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  1. DJCBS's Avatar
    Nokia.


    No special story. It was what ran on Nokia phones. Plain and simple. If Nokia had gone Android, I'd be using Android, if Nokia had gone iOS, I'd be using iOS, if they had gone back to the software of the 3310, I'd be using it.
    Not the most exciting of stories I'm afraid.
    07-21-2014 02:51 PM
  2. nohra's Avatar
    Wanted the security of iPhone without the company of Apple.
    Stephen Lynam and Nerdy Woman like this.
    07-21-2014 02:58 PM
  3. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    I was fed up of app crashes and bad build quality.. also liked the top notch cameras that Nokia had
    07-21-2014 03:02 PM
  4. slap0rama's Avatar
    The live tiles had always had me wondering since I first heard of windows phone back in 2010-2011 ish. I had a mytouch 4g that was getting pretty laggy and slow so my birthday last year I decided to get the HTC 8X. Loved it!!
    07-21-2014 04:30 PM
  5. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    A sales rep at the ATT store recommended the Samsung Focus when I went in to buy an iPhone in December, 2010. I think this is the only documented case in history of an ATT sales rep recommending WP.
    Nerdy Woman and nohra like this.
    07-21-2014 05:23 PM
  6. wnljp7's Avatar
    I really fell in love with the UI. Had some feature phones before and really needed functions like inbuilt facebook etc. Other functions like inbaked qrcode reader or Bing music scan were nice to have's that made tasks faster than before...
    Due to my small budget, owning a smartphone was a lovely dream for a long time... Androids were cheaper but I adored the UI, concept of hubs and live tiles. So I started with a HTC Mozart! Used it till few weeks ago, now I am happy to own a Lumia 625.
    Never thought, it would be that different to WP7.8!
    Missing my old messages though!
    07-21-2014 05:33 PM
  7. leo74's Avatar
    The desire to be productive. I use SharePoint a whole lot and of course office and outlook. When I read about how WP 8 can integrate all of that, I was sold. And the UI just rocks! I love live tiles, I just do...
    Nerdy Woman and Great deal like this.
    07-21-2014 05:39 PM
  8. Kubiubo's Avatar
    I picked up a Windows Phone moving from webOS because of the similar social integration. In addition, I really enjoyed the design of the Lumia 920.
    07-21-2014 05:53 PM
  9. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    Dell Venue Pro was my first Windows Phone, but I bought Windows Phone in general because I loved the design. It was fresh!
    07-21-2014 07:36 PM
  10. nickolitis's Avatar
    Simple: Attractive use of minimalism in a operating system. Bonus: Heavily invested in Zune so I had music to boot. My first WP was the HTC surround.
    07-21-2014 07:41 PM
  11. Xabier Granja's Avatar
    The well designed UI, primarily because it was based on white-on-black text which I'm absolutely obsessed with.
    07-21-2014 07:41 PM
  12. Jeannuel's Avatar
    Nokia. And not being laggy like Android.
    07-21-2014 07:44 PM
  13. MAHER_Central's Avatar
    I wanted to change my phone (had an iPhone 4). I wanted a good phone. I saw the windows phones and their design was amazing and the price even better. I bought a Lumia 925.
    07-21-2014 07:51 PM
  14. Azurus's Avatar
    What attracted me to windows phone is how its different. I don't like mainstream products. I chose to defy that idea of android and apple taking over the technology world. It was just an idea in my head in the beginning. There was also this quote I read in one of the reviews on phonearena.com (before I heard about wpcentral :p) that stated that the Microsoft keyboard was the best in typing. Im a texty text guy. So I found that really attractive about the platform. I liked the idea that's so personal and that you can choose the sizes of the apps on you home screen. Why should I be bound by icons of the same size with endless homescreens. You only need one home screen , just one. And finally, my mind was set when I found out that Nokia I microsofts new partner. I've always been a Nokia fan. So I gave Microsoft a chance with the fist flagship (800,900) and I directly got my 920 because I knew it was the perfecto phone for me
    07-21-2014 07:52 PM
  15. headmonkeyboy's Avatar
    My first windows phone was a WP7 Samsung Focus S. I liked it because at the time, it had pretty great specs, and I really liked the design of windows phone. I figured it would work well with the laptop I was about to get, and my XBOX 360. I think one of my favorite things was the ability to post to facebook and twitter off of the me tile, as well as check in. Shame that feature went away. As that phone faded, I went to a focus 2, and eventually I picked up the Nokia 520 because I didn't want to use up a contract renewal. I didn't get the lumia 1020 solely because an update was coming out soon, and the screen wasn't at a HD 1080p resolution.
    07-21-2014 07:55 PM
  16. deathdealer35's Avatar
    I picked it due to Zune music pass. Zune was the best.. Wp7 was not bad and wp8 was ok.... I know ygeh unbundled it in 8.1 and its getting back to where it needs to be.

    I firmly believe WP can own the midrange with music and video
    07-21-2014 07:55 PM
  17. cdbstl76's Avatar
    UI, simplicity, live tiles, not going with the sheep
    07-21-2014 07:56 PM
  18. hasasimo's Avatar
    Quite simply, Nokia hardware.
    07-21-2014 07:57 PM
  19. K Raghu's Avatar
    My first Choice is Nokia and Symbian , but now no new Symbian phone.. so with Windows. Still think 808/8/N9 with a better processor with Symbian would be great buy than windows with Elop....

    I hate the App crap, Apps are for missing functionality in the OS... Symbian had it all,
    07-21-2014 07:58 PM
  20. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    The 521 was my first Windows Phone and it was purely by accident. I set out to Best Buy one day, knowing I wanted a smarter phone. I had an old Motorola flip phone - sadly I don't recall the actual name. What got me going was my whole family was always upgrading to a new phone; iPhone, Android for a select few. My 12-year-old brother and sister both had much better phones than I.

    The 521 is a great phone but it lacked power, a good camera, music space, and battery life. I later got a Lumia Icon, thanks to WPCentral for sharing a promo.
    07-21-2014 08:02 PM
  21. Atticuscr's Avatar
    Reason: Android Sucked back in 2010-2011,,, I moved to Windows Phone 7.0, HTC Surround was first then Samsung Focus ... I hated on Android to keep killing apps, my ram always exhausted, I spend too much time baby sitting my phone, killing apps, rooting, deleting bloatware, upgrading with custom firmware as the vendor didn't update the phone... too much hassle.

    Windows phone 7/7.5 gave me everything I needed
    - No need to baby sit
    - No need to root (unless you're in the scene!)
    - Exchange SuperB integration
    - FB and Twitter Integration, app-less , MSN Messenger too! :) (now happy memories)
    - The Tiles

    Not having a Notfication center, the copy paste and other basic stuff didn't kept me away, not even the small app catalog.

    Then Windows Phone 7.5 came, I loved my Samsung Focus phone a lot, I had like 3 of them and 4 of my friends converted to WP just because is still a performer (the O.S and the Phone Hardware)! (I kept buying used phones, and they are still working today!)

    Yes, I interop-unlocked the phone to change the MMS settings (I'm in costa rica) then used other tools to upgrade the phone to Windows Phone 7.8... but I loved the phone, even the camera (5mpx) was always a way much better performer than any other android phone, 720p Video Camera I loved it, Photo Camera always shooted the best pictures.

    At August 2013 Moved to a Lumia 620 with Windows 8 , The phone I didn't find it as performer than my old phone with failing battery , but It opened a new world, new apps, more updated platform ,,, camara was bah! but what can I say, then my Carrier Offered me My Lumia 925 and I love that Phone!, Old Lumia 620 was stolen!

    WP Lumia 925 was updated with Dev Preview to 8.1 and moving it back to 8.0 was a killer, the phone does not seem like the same and Honestly I'm hoping Lumia Cyan gets released for my Phone soon.

    Today I'm waiting for end of year to see which phone will be next, which phone will replace my Windows Phone, but Take something for sure, the only way I move away from WP would be Microsoft killing the platform, Samsung does not sell their windows phones here in Costa Rica, HTC neither, only Nokia sell their phones here... Next Phone will be a Windows Phone...
    07-21-2014 08:06 PM
  22. soul347's Avatar
    The main reason I switched:

    Integration with my Windows PC. Everything syncs almost seamlessly: Calendar, Office docs, One Note, Music/Video App, One drive. Makes my life so much easier.

    You may be able to sync some or most of these things on android/iphone, but they don't do it nearly as well.
    07-21-2014 08:06 PM
  23. Anthony Morgan's Avatar
    My reason for getting the Lumia Icon that I have now (bought off contract because of a Verizon Unlimited plan that I am NOT giving up until they pry it from my cold, dead hand) actually started in 1998 with a Compaq Aero Pocket PC running Windows CE. Since then I have had just about every flavor of Windows based mobile device (AudioVox / UT Starcom XV6700, Samsung Omnia, HTC Trophy and now Lumia Icon). I have always found them to be the best of breed in PIM (personal information management) by truly linking my information from my computer and putting it in my hand. My wife had to deal with "HotSync"-ing her Handspring and Palm devices which I thought was ridiculous. I still live in Outlook and Outlook.com and WP8.1 works seamlessly with them for me. (Oh, and my 11 year old daughter gets a big kick out of Cortana).
    07-21-2014 08:12 PM
  24. shykhan16's Avatar
    I had a Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile and it was terrible! I hated the android software, so laggy so slow and just looked bad. I didn't want an iPhone, I mean I like the iPad but ios just didn't seem right on the small screen. And then finally my upgrade came and I was looking for something different. I remember hearing about the Lumia 710 and it sounded nice but I didn't get it cause well the wp7 software didn't look so great. BUT then I saw the Lumia 925. It looked so amazing, so thin and the aluminum sides with the glossy screen caught my attention. It head wp8 on it and a preview camera and it looked awesome. So I got it and I immediately fell in love. The camera was amazing and I always get attention from when we compare pictures. I got the 925 in October of last year and I still have and i am still in love. I can wait till the rumored Lumia 1525 comes out to T-Mobile!!!
    07-21-2014 08:14 PM
  25. poiman's Avatar
    Long time Nokia fan.
    07-21-2014 08:15 PM
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