12-11-2014 03:21 PM
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  1. thesachd's Avatar
    I've given up on Windows Phone | The Verge

    Interesting read, your thoughts?
    fl_x likes this.
    12-11-2014 01:27 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Surprised it took him this long.

    Actually, strike that. What I should say is, how does Microsoft concentrating on android and ios sound now?
    12-11-2014 01:30 PM
  3. JamesDax's Avatar
    Good riddance. Tom Warren gave up on Windows Phone when he joined The Verge. And MS should continue doing what it's doing. Bringing as many users to it's software and services as possible.
    12-11-2014 01:39 PM
  4. JohnStrk's Avatar
    Ed Bott too.

    Why have I given up on Windows Phone? Blame Verizon

    Good for them if they want to abandon ship. Can't say I really blame them. I'm not going anywhere. At least until next year. Waiting to see what 2015 and Windows 10 does for us.
    12-11-2014 01:41 PM
  5. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    He bought an iPhone 6 and wanted to defend his choice over WP. He did not need to write an article for that, lol
    Jazmac likes this.
    12-11-2014 01:43 PM
  6. segasaturn's Avatar
    I think its clear to everyone that WP 8 is a failure, at least in terms of the overall goal of gaining marketshare. For now I think MS has to put all it weight and energy behind a WP/W10 push and make sure that everything is lined up for a meaningful launch.
    12-11-2014 01:50 PM
  7. Long Syntax's Avatar
    As a MS observer and admittedly somewhat a fanboy (with some limits) this takes the wind out of my sails - so to speak. I've already voiced concern over what seems to be a rudderless phone division and this just underscores my concern. Of course Tom ditching WP doesn't spell the end, it just doesn't bode well to have yet another higher profile user ditch the platform. My biggest concern is I can't really find much fault with Tom's arguments in defense of him dropping the platform. If there were obvious flaws in his logic I'd feel better.. but I don't.
    tissotti and aximtreo like this.
    12-11-2014 01:51 PM
  8. Long Syntax's Avatar
    segasaturn - The problem is that MS needs to do this with all their product lines. MS can't focus all it's energy on phones, even though I'd like them to. Their goal of a unified OS over their product lines makes a lot of sense conceptually, but practically pulling it off may be harder than everyone realizes. I fear they have too many lose threads to handle at once.
    Last edited by Long Syntax; 12-11-2014 at 03:16 PM.
    aximtreo and a5cent like this.
    12-11-2014 01:55 PM
  9. thesachd's Avatar
    He bought an iPhone 6 and wanted to defend his choice over WP. He did not need to write an article for that, lol
    He works in the tech industry, he has pretty much the capability to get any phone he wanted, he doesn't need to justify his purchase.

    I would much appreciate if you would read the post instead of immediately dismissing it when you see the mention of an iPhone or Android device in the article.
    12-11-2014 01:57 PM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    Except he did write an article to justify his purchase. Now he doesn't need to pretend anymore. He's a full fledge iVerge.
    12-11-2014 02:03 PM
  11. simpkijd's Avatar
    I wonder what magical powers he will now enjoy now that his everyday life is not burdened by his choice in mobile operating systems... Good Grief. It's just a phone....
    EBUK, Nicholas Maguire and Hoekie like this.
    12-11-2014 02:04 PM
  12. JamesDax's Avatar
    Please try not to speak for everyone. WP has gained market share. Perhaps not as quickly as you'd like but Windows Phone is here and here to stay.
    12-11-2014 02:06 PM
  13. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    He works in the tech industry, he has pretty much the capability to get any phone he wanted, he doesn't need to justify his purchase.

    I would much appreciate if you would read the post instead of immediately dismissing it when you see the mention of an iPhone or Android device in the article.
    I read the post and do not need your appreciation, so keep it with you.
    I dismissed his thoughts because being a "so called tech blogger" he did not need to write an article as why he opted for an iPhone. "Got an iPhone, keep it with you" and there is no need to write an article for this as why he left WP. I am not interested in knowing what someone has opted and what left. It was his own choice to leave WP and there was no need to write an article for the same.

    P.S: I did not doubt his capability to buy an iPhone, if you correctly read my comments. He can buy any phone in the world and guess what I don't care;-)
    12-11-2014 02:07 PM
  14. noobchief's Avatar
    "Tom Warren gives up Windows Phone". WHAT? Shockingly cool
    Ashish Gupta888 likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:08 PM
  15. bilzkh's Avatar
    The real drawback for me, personally, is Microsoft's unwillingness to push its own apps on Windows Phone. That for me is the line. Unless Microsoft can truly 'wow' me with Windows 10, I am going to take up the Moto X.
    12-11-2014 02:15 PM
  16. Slovenix's Avatar
    His article is actuality pretty good and realistic. It states the reality. No need to be a butthurt fanatics.. I'm sick of whining on WC when people can't accept when Android and iOS does a better job. WC turned into one lame boring butthurt fanatic community from being the best.
    tissotti likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:17 PM
  17. tooly26's Avatar
    I will really miss u timy warren ;) without u ms and WP will have no chance! Now all WP users need to buy a iPhone :P......
    Omg.......
    gEtApATaLkEd
    12-11-2014 02:31 PM
  18. dlalonde's Avatar
    I sadly agree with him. I've been looking at the iPhone 6 lately too. I still have hopes for Windows 10 but it is a little annoying sometimes.

    It's always a matter of "Will this app be available for my phone?" and 8/10 times it's not or they are but lacking behind in updates (including MS apps).

    I'm also afraid that the "Windows 10 will be available for all platforms" could mean the end of Windows Phone in the long term. Because they'll only be creating one version of Windows. Therefore if the phone's popularity dies away, they're not losing as much as if they were making two seperate OS's.

    Anyhow, it's sad but I'm also growing tired of the frustrations we have to endure. We always have to lower our expectations.
    12-11-2014 02:31 PM
  19. jleebiker's Avatar
    I wonder if this will be followed up with a "grass isn't always greener on the other side" article in a few weeks?
    to_be_announced likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:41 PM
  20. erzhik's Avatar
    The problem with WP is not lack of apps, it's lack of any kind of support from Microsoft themselves. When you give a top grade Skype performance to iOS and Android and tell WP users to wait a year or two, that's when no other developer will come to WP unless they absolutely have to to get users like Candy Crash Saga. The minute when Microsoft makes WP their mobile priority and cut off Android support, is the day when people will start buying WP devices.
    Slovenix likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:46 PM
  21. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I could see this coming a mile away. He's been trashing Microsoft for a few weeks. I don't care about Tom Warren, he can leave if he wants, it's his choice.
    Hoekie and JohnStrk like this.
    12-11-2014 02:47 PM
  22. Andrew Gordon's Avatar
    Just read his article and it just conveyed to me a pathetic human being. Can't decide whether to have another beer without an app to tell him what the weather will be like in 30 minutes; can't get to a meeting on time without an app to tell him which bus/train to catch. How did he function before apps?

    I have to agree with other posters on here in that there was no reason to publish that article and it came across as a self justifying whine.
    Nicholas Maguire and Hoekie like this.
    12-11-2014 02:49 PM
  23. threewulfmoon's Avatar
    I actually just came over to the Windows Phone platform from iOS (used a 4S and then upgraded to a 5C, then switched to a 1520), and a lot of what Mr. Warren stated is readily apparent to me as well. It kills me that there are several apps that I love that are just plain missing (Amazon Music, I'm looking at you) or are gimped versus the iOS/Android versions. Microsoft seems to be struggling to find its place in this "post-PC" world. Is the war lost? Maybe not, if Windows 10 hits a grand slam and delivers on the promise of true convergence between PC & mobile.

    However, I will say that I hedged my bets on WP somewhat--I bought a used 1520 for about the same price I sold my 5c for, so I still have freedom to upgrade into a 2 year contract or sign a NEXT agreement if it doesn't work out. However, right now, I don't see that happening. So far, I would rate my satisfaction as a strong 8. I appreciate the concept of collecting all of the relevant communications from certain contacts--like my wife--into a single Live Tile. What a brilliant concept! And I love the 1520 hardware. Man, what a camera!
    12-11-2014 02:51 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I've used VSCO on Android. I uninstalled it almost as quickly as I downloaded it. I'm glad some of the Android and iOS apps haven't found their way to WP. I do miss Pageonce (Check) though, Mint has a long way to go on any platform. Mr. Warren's needs and mine are quite different but he has a soapbox and I don't. I do however, have man-sized hands that appreciate the 1520. Plus the fact that some of my supervisors and my estimators marvel at that beast. Au revoir, Mr. Warren.
    Ashish Gupta888 likes this.
    12-11-2014 02:51 PM
  25. Slovenix's Avatar
    The problem with WP is not lack of apps, it's lack of any kind of support from Microsoft themselves. When you give a top grade Skype performance to iOS and Android and tell WP users to wait a year or two, that's when no other developer will come to WP unless they absolutely have to to get users like Candy Crash Saga. The minute when Microsoft makes WP their mobile priority and cut off Android support, is the day when people will start buying WP devices.
    This exactly. It's Microsoft, not WP.
    12-11-2014 02:55 PM
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