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  1. David P2's Avatar
    In my case, I don't like iPhones and I'd long since fallen out with Androids by the time I picked up my Lumia 620.

    It was the only one in my price range at the time (I don't think the 520 had been released at that time). Replacing it with a 1520 in October.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 02-16-2015 at 05:39 PM.
    07-20-2014 03:46 PM
  2. saras112's Avatar
    Before buying a first smartphone I wasn't interested in it at all. And I bought WP just because of the tiles
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    07-20-2014 04:04 PM
  3. badMojo69's Avatar
    Ive Been using windows phones since this:

    I use windows... Microsoft for everything. Now I'm not blind I have done android and I have a iPad, but I always come back to Microsoft. Its like a bad relationship.
    Last edited by badMojo69; 07-20-2014 at 06:08 PM.
    07-20-2014 04:04 PM
  4. CowardlyLions's Avatar
    I was going to get an s4, but the Sprint store was sold out. I honestly just wanted to get rid of my iPhone, so I grabbed an HTC 8xt and found myself loving the OS.
    07-20-2014 04:04 PM
  5. LTTG's Avatar
    I wanted to go away from Android because it was driving me crazy...
    07-20-2014 04:06 PM
  6. TheJoester09's Avatar
    Every smartphone that I've owned has been Windows-based, starting with Windows Mobile 5. By WM6.5, I was so over the OS that I was ready to go Android. I hadn't even really heard about WP7, but then we an HTC HD7 at worked (I worked for RadioShack at the time). I powered it up and IMMEDIATELY fell in love! I haven't looked back since, and I really have no desire to move to any other OS.
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    07-20-2014 04:11 PM
  7. Nestor Mier's Avatar
    I used to have a Zune HD. At the time I was still in high school (2011) and I always wished there was a smartphone with a similar OS. Then I found out about WP7 and made it my first smartphone. I feel in love. Then I obviously moved to WP8, and now 8.1 😊
    Not planning on iPhone or Android lol
    07-20-2014 04:19 PM
  8. henry.gray's Avatar
    I remember when the iPhone came out, I wanted one but funds were never available, android the earlier versions of the OS are just as bad as it is now. The first Windows phone I had was WM6.1 it was the O2 XDA Zest, after that was the XDA Orbit, on the HTC HD7 and finally onto 8X.
    07-20-2014 04:21 PM
  9. masaga91's Avatar
    I had an iPhone 3gs, and i hated Ios, hated it, then I saw wp7, they announced it and I was caught, the live tiles, everything, I wanted one so bad, so I bought my Samsung focus, and has been all windows phone (Focus, Focus S, Titan, Lumia 920, Lumia Icon) ever since I discover the platform, except for like four months at the beginning of the year that I got an LG g2
    07-20-2014 04:28 PM
  10. peachy001's Avatar
    I had several Sony Ericsson phones, in the pre-smartphone years. They were great, and more reliable than the Nokia 8210 that I had (4 or 5 new screens). Eventually jumped for a smartphone and did some research, ended up with a HTC Desire. At the time I was very impressed. 18 months in and I was in the mood to begin some more research. Apple was a no no, just felt like a product that everyone wants because it was cool. For me, it felt too forced to be cool. And I hated the way that iPhone users topped using the word phone, and instead replaced it with iPhone. It smacked of brainwashing. They still do it now, even though so many people have a smart phones, the term smartphone is almost redundant, and phone is a suitable word for it. Anyway, I felt HTC were a little sketchy on update cycles, and I didn't want a Samsung Galaxy. So many friends had a Galaxy and I heard some horror stories, together with my dislike of their designs. The iPhones were not my thing, and all the people that had one seems to suffer from a cracked screen, so that was yet another reason to avoid them. While carrying out some research I thought I would see what else was available. Blackberry had keys I could never hope to use, and I had also grown tired of people using the term Blackberry instead of phone, just like the Apple types. Tiring of Android left me with one option, Windows Phone. I also liked what I was hearing about some Nokia phones. Then momentum built on rumours about some fancy imaging phone, and my hunt was over. The 920 became my first, but it won't be my last.
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    07-20-2014 04:35 PM
  11. SpaceyO's Avatar
    My 822 is my first smartphone. My girlfriend loved her Windows 7 phone, and when her upgrade time came, we went to get her an 8X. While there, I saw the 822 was the free phone with contract at the time, so she just added me onto her plan. Upgrade time is coming again in January, and I can't wait to see what's coming out in the near future so I can begin drooling...
    07-20-2014 04:59 PM
  12. ByeVanno's Avatar
    well I've always been a Microsoft boy and never really had a use for a phone but my zuneHD got stolen and at the time the lg quantum was cheaper than getting a new zuneHD plus zune was on windows phone so it was like why not plus i didn't really like apple stuff and android was pretty disgusting to use to me at the time fast forward to a Lumia 800 then 900 and now a 920 and i'm pretty content
    07-20-2014 05:16 PM
  13. JamesPTao's Avatar
    My first WP was a Samsung focus, then a Samsung focus s (when the screen broke on the first), Then the 920 I own now. With wp7 I enjoyed the os but was not dedicated yet. Before I got the 920 I was going back and forth between it and the Samsung s3. I hated the fact that the Samsung felt like a cheap toy holding it and the 920 did feel solid. The "logical part of me was making me consider the Samsung as I was heavily invested I google online services at the time. The 920 definetly hit my geek factor and was an exciting phone. A friend of mine sent me a YouTube review of some crazy ******* taking a large kitchen knife to the 920. First he slashed it, then started stabbing it, and to end the review literally hammered a nail into a piece of wood using the screen. It had some minor scratches buy survived it. After watching this the decision was made. I was sick of brittle phones, this was the pho e for me. Almost two years in running wp8.1 Dec. Preview now I am completely sold and would have no interest in android at all. Sure i would like the music app to catch up in functionality but that will come with time.
    07-20-2014 05:29 PM
  14. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I wanted to go away from Android because it was driving me crazy...
    Like this post, I had some bad experience with android. I had 3 android devices, out of those 3 devices it did not feel as though I got my moneys worth out of them. My primary phone is an iPhone but my secondary phone is a 521, I believe I got more of my moneys worth with the Lumia 521, it is also another phone I can depend on. I am more than happy with the 521 than most phones I bought.
    07-20-2014 05:58 PM
  15. Nickkk101's Avatar
    My WP story starts with the HTC Mozart at the launch of WP7. It was what I would consider my first 'smart phone' after various excellent Sony Ericsson cam/feature phones. Frankly, I was a newbie to the market but something drew me to the simplistic metro look- a type and design aesthetic I've always admired beyond technology. I love my iPod classic but WP just looked so much more elegant-and still is imo. Like many of us, its been a tough ride with many ridiculing or simply not understanding the choice to be different. Such is life! WP7 was by today's standards, more limited than most but I just loved it and now own a 920. My next will be whatever Lumia flagship comes our way no doubt in my mind. WP also opened my eyes to what MS was bringing to the tech world at the time and I've since gone all in on their products-typing this on a Surface 2 as it happens. Whatever they did with WP7, it still resonates with me and I will continue to support it going forward. I haven't owned any IPhone or Android device but they still leave me cold in mid 2014. Long live WP!
    07-20-2014 06:04 PM
  16. VS729's Avatar
    My love for nokia...my first phone was a nokia xpress music...my father's first phone was a nokia si was my mother's...and almost everyone in the family....and at that time wen nokia decided to go all wp...and the world was doubting that decision (they still do) i felt ever more supportive and attached to Nokia and it's struggles as a whole....for my buying a windows phone was my way to show my support and belief in Nokia(and now MS) ...and that's how i decided to buy a Windows phone (happy with Nokia Lumia 920)... :)
    07-20-2014 06:08 PM
  17. badMojo69's Avatar
    Every comment I read made me smile and was impressed.... In fact so impressed that not one person said a bad word about the app store. Yet again that's something that keeps being said over and over by android and apple fans. I can't help but laugh at yet they put the phones down by slating it off... And yet.... IPhone and Samsung has been in the news for exploding phones over heating and the windows phone...been in the papers for saving a life by stopping a bullet. *smiles*
    You know I'm not a huge app person. I mostly use my live tiles for news, stocks, and youtube. Yea I have Twitter and Instagram, but I don't live by them, so having an app for them is just meh. So for me the only true app gap is ComiXology. If they would just come back to WP I'd be 100% fine.
    Last edited by badMojo69; 07-21-2014 at 09:47 PM.
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    07-20-2014 06:15 PM
  18. tungah's Avatar
    This is my first post!
    Well, I had a Moto Razr i for 18 months. Then, all of a sudden, it simply died on me.

    When I bought it, it was actually very fast, but as time went on, it got very sluggish and crashed all the time. It was driving me crazy. So I was kinda happy when it died.

    Then I wanted no businesses with android anymore and decided to give wp a try. So I bought a Lumia 925 5 days ago, and I gotta say, I couldn't be happier. This system is amazing, even though it didn't update to 8.1 yet, I'm loving every bit of this phone. Unbelievable camera for a phone. Great design. No complaints.
    I think Microsoft has to screw up BIG time for me to go back to android now. :)
    Patiently waiting for the update. Come on Microsoft!
    07-20-2014 06:26 PM
  19. EcDumB's Avatar
    Because it's Nokia!! Haha.
    07-20-2014 06:43 PM
  20. Scouseman's Avatar
    I like the design of windows.I think the iPhones are a bit overrated and overpriced. I've been through a few Samsung devices and wasn't impressed. I wanted to try something different. I needed a new phone and I decided to go with the Lumia 925, which I quite like. The live tiles was definitely a big reason for me personally, and it beats looking at static icons on my screen. Coincidentally my first cell phone was a Nokia phone. It wasn't a "smart" phone though. The first "smart" phone I ever used was the Nokia E71. Awesome phone by Nokia.It's built well, nice and sturdy with stainless steel. The OS at the time was Symbian. I actually still have that phone .
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    07-20-2014 06:58 PM
  21. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    No other reason but just a whim.
    07-20-2014 07:01 PM
  22. javeg85's Avatar
    I first started off using flip phones, then prepaid budget Android phones *shudder* Like another poster mentioned, I too had Zune and Zune HD and when Windows Phone 7 was announced, I had my eyes set on the sexy Samsung Focus (sigh...such good memories). I then jumped from Lumia to Lumia. 925, 928, Icon, 1020, 1520, 520, Ativ SE and now I currently use a 635.

    So far, I'm extremely satisfied with the 635 despite it being a budget phone. I've had various flagships and honestly, the 635 does everything the flagships did and does everything I use it for perfectly. I'm not a mobile gamer so the RAM limitations don't affect me at all. Highly recommended.

    So yeah. I've been with WP for a long time and I will remain loyal for as long as the OS exists.
    07-20-2014 07:05 PM
  23. ikhwanZulkefli's Avatar
    Freakishly fast OS. That's it
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    07-20-2014 07:12 PM
  24. dameon_03's Avatar
    Originally had a HTC titan II on win mo 6.5. I liked the heavy customization you could do with it. Then I ended up booting Android from a sd card when it first came out to try it out. I loved it so my next phone was an android Dell Streak. Continued flashing and tinkering with it. After awhile I got bored of androids and wanted to try something new. I knew I didn't want an iPhone so I looked into WP. I liked what I saw and almost jumped at getting a Lumia 900 but saw it wouldn't get updated to WP8. It would have been either the 900 or HTC phone at the time the Titan I believe.

    I sometimes think about going back to Android but I love the live tiles and the is in general. I still dabble in Android from time to time.i know they have a skin for the WP theme but its just not the same as actually having it. I'm hoping some great new devices will be coming out later this year so I can upgrade.i would love to stay with WP and hope the new devices coming out are worthy of an upgrade
    Last edited by dameon_03; 07-20-2014 at 07:31 PM.
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    07-20-2014 07:18 PM
  25. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    When entering the smartphone era, I was still interested in physical keyboards so I had a choice of a Motorola backflip and the Samsung focus. I took the backflip because it had a physical keyboard and ANGRY BIRDS ( worst decision of my life). After a couple of months, the backflip would continuously restart itself, lag, and not receive phone calls. I opened another line to my family's At&t plan and got the Samsung focus flash after realizing that it had games with achievement points ( I'm huge achievement hunter, competing with my friends) so I got the the focus flash and been with windows phone ever since then. I then upgraded to a 920 that I shattered the screen and now I have a 1020 waiting (hopefully) for nokia/Microsoft to launch a flagship device this fall despite recent news.
    07-20-2014 07:29 PM
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