07-18-2014 10:51 AM
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  1. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    ...I've decided not to make the move to Apple or Android. ha ha
    I just wanted to let you all know because, deep down, I understand that you all really care about my mobile device decisions, as well as the decisions regarding mobile devices of others on this forum. My decision to announce my choice to not leave Windows Phone came about after reading the numerous tear-jerking tales of Windows Phone misery...the unfulfilled app store, the carrier-specific models, the rumored Lumina Android phone, Microsoft's apparent inability to please the ever so deserving and increasingly demanding WP loyalists in a timely manner, etc. So, I thought to myself, "It's my turn ". I'd like to continue with a descriptive explanation of why I came to my decision to not leave Windows Phone. First off, a little history detailing my relationship with Windows Phone. I want to make it clear that I have been a Windows Phone loyalist since the day the Samsung Focus was released on AT&T. A year later, I was sporting an HTC Titan. Soon after that, the HTC Titan II made its way into my hands. Then, the Lumia 900, Samsung Focus Flash, Lumia 920, 620, HTC 8X, Lumia 1520, and 1320. And yes...wait for it...I loved them all. In fact, I still do. Sure, some of them were better than others, and let's not forget the WP7.8 fiasco that left me feeling abandoned and cold. I mean how could a huge, money-making machine like MS leave me out in the cold like that? I digress. I've really enjoyed all of the Windows Phones that I've owned. The app store still kinda sucks, but it is steadily improving, and doesn't suck nearly as bad as it did last year. Carrier exclusives are still with us, but they seem to be going away in the near future. A well-armed gang of WP forum thugs/fanboys/fangirls has formed ready to attack or troll the ios and Android forums. I mean, obviously, things are looking up for the little os that could that is WP. So, after juggling all of this progress, I've decided not to leave Windows Phone. It's definitely not the best phone os (opinion), but each Windows Phone that I've owned has fit my needs...and that's all that really matters. I'm sure my sarcasm will be overlooked by a few people, so I apologize in advance. I just thought I'd throw a little humor into the mix. Plus, I'm tired of seeing posts about a particular person leaving WP. Do people actually think we need to know this? ha ha Maybe I'm just a bit too cynical.

    Posted from a little cabin on the summit of Olympus Mons.
    07-12-2014 01:43 PM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    Someday soon, I am posting I am leaving WP just because Android has a cooler mascot and I will see who falls for it.

    I am feeling as though WP is in fine shape. Not a position of strength, not a sure thing, and not the only option unless you hate mobile: Just a still promising, developing future and it is building a nice fan base that is growing in the area of 1% - 1.5% a year in sales after a miserable start in 2010-11.

    I am glad for sarcasm and that you are staying.

    And that is one HECK of a list of phones. By now, one would guess you could decide if you liked it or not....
    07-12-2014 02:01 PM
  3. vilmusius's Avatar
    Good for you 😊 I also do not understand what the fuss is about. I am very new to the platform, but loving it. Just like for you, for me windows phone suits my needs perfectly and frankly, after iOS, very refreshing.
    07-12-2014 02:12 PM
  4. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    As long as Microsoft will support WP, I'll stick too, Scienceguy.

    It certainly doesn't help when WP users are trying to kill it in little ways. Yesterday, an article titled "Windows Phone store is a ghost town" was picked up by Techmeme. It was written by a WP user who, in his article, claims he wants to see WP succeed. People who do have a voice should be more careful. People browsing Techmeme or their RSS feed will see that title, have confirmation of the "fact," and keep right on going. When it comes time to choose a new phone, they won't even look at WP because the WP store is a ghost town. They read it on the internet so it must be true.

    I am a live tile junky and, I believe, more productive because of my addiction. Every time I see a screen shot of an Android or iPhone start screen, I shudder at the thought of all that wasted space surrounding the icons they use to drill down to what the user wants.

    If the mothership can make the universal OS a reality, with apps working on every device that runs Windows, devs would be crazy to not climb on board.

    Keep the faith.
    07-12-2014 02:24 PM
  5. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    I've never had an Android phone or an iPhone, or even a Blackberry. Being in the U.S., this doesn't seem very common. Prior to Windows Phone, I had 2 Windows Mobile devices, and before that a Symbian device (and before that dumbphones). My Windows phones were Samsung Focus, Lumia 900, Lumia 920, and now Lumia 1520. So about 4 years for me too, or around 7 years if you count Windows Mobile. I have an iPad Mini so I have pretty good idea of what the iPhone experience is like, but I rarely carry it with me because it doesn't provide me with much added benefit. I don't understand what the appeal is. Sure, there are more apps, but most of them I have absolutely no use for, and the UI is just boring. The hype over Apple products is very much exaggerated. Also Android is just too unstable and too fragmented. I've known many people to have phones that consistently crashed. When I'm on the go, I want my device to just work. While I've been considering buying a device such as a Nexus 7 to play around with and familiarize myself with the OS, it's not something I would want as a daily driver and to carry with me on a regular basis because Windows Phone is perfect for that purpose.
    07-12-2014 02:53 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Someday soon, I am posting I am leaving WP just because Android has a cooler mascot and I will see who falls for it.

    I am feeling as though WP is in fine shape. Not a position of strength, not a sure thing, and not the only option unless you hate mobile: Just a still promising, developing future and it is building a nice fan base that is growing in the area of 1% - 1.5% a year in sales after a miserable start in 2010-11.

    I am glad for sarcasm and that you are staying.

    And that is one HECK of a list of phones. By now, one would guess you could decide if you liked it or not....

    Ha ha. I'm sure you'd bring the hate if you left for the little android dude. lol
    I agree though. I really like WP, and I hope and feel that it will be around for the long haul. But that doesn''t mean that I have to hate everything else. Except for Apple...I work with a lady who uses an iPhone. Really don't like her...iPhone is just guilty by association. lol

    And yeah, I have an unhealthy obsession with trying out all the WPs that I can. ha ha

    Posted from a little cabin on the summit of Olympus Mons.
    07-12-2014 02:57 PM
  7. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    I agree that WP just works. And then there is integrated some clever stuff in OS which makes this even sweeter. Now on 8.1 DP and have had some crashes and sod's but I guess it's part of the preview...
    Sent from my NeverAndroidAgain**1020** via Tapatalk
    07-12-2014 03:01 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    As long as Microsoft will support WP, I'll stick too, Scienceguy.

    It certainly doesn't help when WP users are trying to kill it in little ways. Yesterday, an article titled "Windows Phone store is a ghost town" was picked up by Techmeme. It was written by a WP user who, in his article, claims he wants to see WP succeed. People who do have a voice should be more careful. People browsing Techmeme or their RSS feed will see that title, have confirmation of the "fact," and keep right on going. When it comes time to choose a new phone, they won't even look at WP because the WP store is a ghost town. They read it on the internet so it must be true.

    I am a live tile junky and, I believe, more productive because of my addiction. Every time I see a screen shot of an Android or iPhone start screen, I shudder at the thought of all that wasted space surrounding the icons they use to drill down to what the user wants.

    If the mothership can make the universal OS a reality, with apps working on every device that runs Windows, devs would be crazy to not climb on board.

    Keep the faith.
    I agree. Unfortunately, the opinions of some become the facts of others. From the beginning, misinformation, it seems, has played a large part in the slow adoption of Windows Phones, in my opinion...this is not a fact. ha ha Just what I think. There are other reasons, I'm sure, but even the sales reps at my AT&T store and the local Best Buy still have no idea what they are taking about when I ask them about WP. lol Really sad.

    Posted from a little cabin on the summit of Olympus Mons.
    07-12-2014 03:07 PM
  9. Kenneth Fossum's Avatar
    After 1 year on the WP platform I will....well...I don't know. I left the Android world and replaced Google services with the MS equivalents. For the most part it is okay - don't get me started on XBM though...

    Missing a few key apps. Overall sub par app quality. Good device (L925). Waiting on the Onedrive/XBM locker service. If that doesn't happen anytime soon I am gone. I will go with the platform that works with me not against me.

    That LG G3 sure looks nice...
    07-12-2014 03:58 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    After 1 year on the WP platform I will....well...I don't know. I left the Android world and replaced Google services with the MS equivalents. For the most part it is okay - don't get me started on XBM though...

    Missing a few key apps. Overall sub par app quality. Good device (L925). Waiting on the Onedrive/XBM locker service. If that doesn't happen anytime soon I am gone. I will go with the platform that works with me not against me.

    That LG G3 sure looks nice...
    Did you happen to read the original post in this thread?
    07-12-2014 04:33 PM
  11. winboy's Avatar
    I have always been a big fan of Microsoft since the days of MSDOS. I had Android phones, they were ok but I always felt that something was missing and when I switched to WP, I felt like I came home, very comforting feeling and it has everything I need/want and felt nothing missing like I felt with Android. I HATE apple, never used them and never will.
    07-12-2014 05:17 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    07-12-2014 06:55 PM
  13. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I gave up trying to play hide-and-seek with my computer. It's not very good at hiding.
    07-12-2014 08:52 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    K lol

    I give
    I'll stay with Windows\WP until I'm face down on the pavement due to a bad ticker
    07-12-2014 09:36 PM
  15. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    One of the reasons why I ditched my iPad mini was that I've only seen two types of people who use Apple stuff: the n00bs and the fanboys.
    07-13-2014 03:50 AM
  16. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    I truly believe the future of WP is bright. Some one above mentioned that WP "is in fine shape. . Not a position of strength." Although I agree is some way I don't think this will last long. MS now knows it have to work faster and bring better products. Plus with all the partners that has been releasing new WP devices the playfield is getting level, and this has been just the unknown companies to many of us. But LG, HTC and other heavy duties are working in WP devices. What this mean is that people will be expose to more WP and that is always good.
    07-13-2014 06:42 AM
  17. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    I wish Samsung would hop on it a little more too. I'm just crazy about my Neo, and they made that quad-core for Verizon, but anyway, yes, the list of manufacturers making WP's is more than we can count on one hand, that's a valid little "plus" is it not?
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    07-13-2014 06:47 AM
  18. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Ave WP.
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    07-13-2014 07:10 AM
  19. pahutakz's Avatar
    What this mean is that people will be expose to more WP and that is always good.

    Well it is WP will be expose but the problem are those resellers who just ignore and suggest them not to buy WP as what I observed here in the Phillipines. But most of my classmates gettin jelous because I own Lumia device.
    snowmutt and Jorge Holguin like this.
    07-13-2014 07:32 AM
  20. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    So all I got from that OP is you are bragging about how many WP you had. I want to chime in too..
    Samsung Focus
    HTC Titan
    Lumia 800
    Lumia 900
    Lumia 710
    Lumia 920
    Lumia 925
    Lumia 720
    Lumia 1020
    Lumia 1320
    Lumia 630

    ​I win.
    07-13-2014 07:33 AM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have been cheating on my Lumia with an iPHONE....not leaving, i just needed more experience with it in case i leave in september.
    I get this thread is satire(I never understood why people needed to make long drawn out threads...youre switching OS/ecosystems not going off to war lol)

    that being said, while it is good we as windows Phones fans are positive a lot of the above "Pros", i feel can also be viewed as cons that it is taking 4 years for a lot of the pros to come.

    my fling with the iPhone is over and i am getting my Lumia back today, but ehh idk....i guess i am still in for now.

    Funny thread though.
    07-13-2014 07:40 AM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    So all I got from that OP is you are bragging about how many WP you had. I want to chime in too..
    Samsung Focus
    HTC Titan
    Lumia 800
    Lumia 900
    Lumia 710
    Lumia 920
    Lumia 925
    Lumia 720
    Lumia 1020
    Lumia 1320
    Lumia 630

    ​I win.
    I think i have you beat(though i count my colors as separate phones haha)

    1. Lumia 920(Red and yellow....I have a thing for yellow)

    2. Lumia 1020(I got two)

    3. Lumia 810

    4. Lumia 925

    5. Lumia 820(briefly)

    6. HTC 8x(Red)

    7. HTC 8x(California Blue)

    8. Lumia 1520(Red

    9. Lumia1520(yellow)

    10. Lumia 630

    11. Lumia 1320(It is my work phone now)
    07-13-2014 07:43 AM
  23. Jazmac's Avatar
    Has it really been that long with Windows Phone? 4 years? Time sure flies.
    07-13-2014 09:00 AM
  24. snowmutt's Avatar
    I wish Samsung would hop on it a little more too. I'm just crazy about my Neo, and they made that quad-core for Verizon, but anyway, yes, the list of manufacturers making WP's is more than we can count on one hand, that's a valid little "plus" is it not?
    I am so with you. Loved my Samsung Focus S back in the Wp 7 days, and I loved the Neo enough I was going to grab one until I found a new in box L920 for about 50$ cheaper and couldn't say no. Love this Lumia, but I really did like that Neo. That ATIV SE is the most under rated WP 8 out there. Just sings, and is a sexy screen (pure preference).

    Very, very interested as to how all these new maunfacturers and Nokia now being Microsoft Mobile shakes out with new devices in the next 6-18 months. Should be a fun and exciting time once they get rocking the releases.
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    07-13-2014 09:10 AM
  25. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    One of the reasons why I ditched my iPad mini was that I've only seen two types of people who use Apple stuff: the n00bs and the fanboys.
    Yeah, but I think of it as more of a class thing. People who prefer Apple products feel that they are in some sort of exclusive group where they are better than others who prefer Android or Windows. As I stated above, I have an iPad Mini myself, and in all reality, it's a decent little device, but not really anything truly special and certainly not anything technologically superior to what Microsoft has put out. Still, it allows me to familiarize myself with iOS and updates to iOS and try out the latest apps that might not be available on Windows Phone. As previously stated I was considering doing the same with a Nexus 7 for Android as well, but I've been a bit hesitant to buy a Google product because of all the hatred they have towards Microsoft. So we'll see.
    The thing is that I'm the guy who people like to ask when it comes to technology questions, having personally used Microsoft products for about 30 years and previously working in the IT field for many years. So it looks bad on my part if I have no idea when it comes to products so commonly used today such as iOS or Android. I never really understood why all the hatred for Microsoft. Sure, they made deals with OEMs to install Windows but anyone was always free to install whatever they wanted on the computer or buy a custom built computer without an OS. The huge ordeal with Microsoft including IE with Windows and the attempt to break up the company was the most ridiculous thing. Anyone was always free to install another browser. Now days Google includes Chrome and Apple includes Safari. It's the norm. Google is the one who is suckering people in by requiring GMail and Google+ accounts to access many of their services while Microsoft and Apple simply require a Microsoft or Apple ID and you can use any e-mail address you want. Furthermore, Microsoft is supporting all 3 platforms, unlike Google or Apple. Why don't people think of Google as the evil one instead of Microsoft?
    07-13-2014 09:19 AM
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