06-17-2015 07:28 AM
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  1. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Who I am determines what I buy. For others, what you buy determines who you are. I doubt SMOHEATH is that one dimensional. Besides, we are talking about "Trivial" reasons. So, technically, if being different is considered a trivial reason then he is aware that its not a reflection of his entire being.
    Whatever I buy determines who I am because who I am determines what I buy. It's just so much trivial! ;)
    05-11-2015 09:58 PM
  2. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Identity is "extremely trivial?"

    I was hatched in the late fifties (whew!), so I've overcome most of the conditioning I soaked up as a young couch potato, and I've learned to consciously avoid as much as I can the "tractor beam" that is modern advertising. Why? Because a fair chunk of their budgets are spent on psychology professionals whose goal in life is to help sucker us into thinking identity can be purchased instead of developed over time. They know how to hit us deep and hard. So now it's the differing utility and functions offered by competing OSs and "devices" that draw me, not the appearance, popularity or lack thereof. There used to be a comic strip called "Calvin & Hobbes," probably before your time Mr. smoheath, that had a hilarious take on this once.
    Six year old Calvin was very impressed by an ad on TV, proclaiming that like the "manly man" on the screen, he would someday buy the same product and be the same way: tough and self-reliant! Hobbes, his stuffed tiger come to life, said something like, "Interesting. So you plan to express individuality by brand conformity." It's easy for us to say "they" are doing it, but harder to see in ourselves, ain't it.

    And now I'll poke fun at you:
    Hipster? You say hipster? Maybe slacker is more like it. No self-respecting hipster of my day would consider a market share around 3% something unique. No way! Why, we'd only settle for less than 1%, and that's why I still drive a Blackberry, by gum!

    If you like having a research project for a phone, come join us if you dare. ;-)
    05-21-2015 07:17 AM
  3. arjunan's Avatar
    The reason I stay with windows phone is because I'm a Old-nokia/Lumia fanboy.

    I would never use a non-lumia Windows phone .
    I would also never use an Android Nokia phone.

    Oh! and Shutter button. Only reason I chose an 830 over the 730
    05-28-2015 01:52 AM
  4. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    Not really a trivial reason I guess, but I stay for the interface. I don't like the iPhone's UI at all, and Android, while able to have more customization, is confusing as all hell for me. I would get used to it, but I don't really want to. :-)
    06-01-2015 10:55 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Last week I read an article on another website about platform lock-in and why it's becoming harder to switch because of each platform's unique ecosystem. But I disagree. I don't stick with WP because of platform lock-in. I stick with WP because I'm allowed to. What I mean is, there is growing uniformity between the major platforms (Android, iOS, WP10). Out of the box functionality is so similar that I don't feel particularly gimped by using one OS over another.

    There is some truth that there is peripheral lock-in. If I buy an Apple Watch or some sort of Android smarthwatch then I'm more likely to be locked into that ecosystem. Same with any work related apps (fortunately my job doesn't require any apps or peripherals). But Windows Phone 8/10 gets enough support that various options are available to me. I can get a smartwatch if I want or a third party app if an official one isn't available. So there's enough uniformity that I can choose whatever platform I want.
    06-01-2015 12:58 PM
  6. MoeJ's Avatar
    I stick with Windows Phone because I think this will be possible in the near future (even though Motorola failed at it):

    I believe that phones are the future of "everyday computing." More and more people are using only their phones for surfing, email and social media.
    The day that I can plug my phone into a doc and have a close to full desktop experience will be the greatest day ever! When that happens, I will only need my high end PC and my phone that can be a docked and be used as a laptop and/or tablet.

    I also broke 4 iPhone 4S's in 2 years. No I did not drop them. Mostly receiver speaker blew and one kept locking up.
    Also, I'm not too sure about Android.
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    06-02-2015 06:38 AM
  7. muneshyne21's Avatar
    I think Asus's phone that can slot into a tablet was the best idea so far. Eventually it should slot into the keyboard side and act at a touchpad and data connection. That way the it will add weight to the keyboard portion which will help the balance of the laptop device.

    ...Damn, I should patent that a soon as possible. That sounds like a great...
    Laura Knotek and Timbre70 like this.
    06-06-2015 12:59 AM
  8. Vincentius Dalton's Avatar
    Things I love from Windows Phone:
    1. Metro UI. It is so refreshing to see different kind of UI.
    2. Physical camera button (old Lumias) and manual control in Lumia Camera. This drives me to learn photography techniques.
    3. Haptic feedback when I press back, start, or search.
    4. Bold and colorful phone design. And strong phone from Nokia hardware. I can confidently bring my phone anywhere without having to put any screen protector or cases.
    5. Live tiles. I love pinning things in my start screen and changing the layout.
    6. Panorama and hub apps. I guess they won't stay in Windows 10.
    7. It is so smooth in my low-end, 512 MB Lumia even though I install different apps on regular basis.

    I guess I can keep going on...
    06-06-2015 01:39 AM
  9. MK Shatnawi's Avatar
    Well were to start..
    Ms office, one drive , Skype and soon Cortana are available to iOS and android .. And as far as I can tell work a lot better ( my wife has note3 ).
    1-2 new MS branded phones are droping the capacitive buttons and going for on screen buttons, which I hate.
    4 home screen design is either love or hate.. For me it does the Jo but can certainly do a lot better.

    As for the last part.. Can only tell you that it made me laugh..
    So what does your WP tell about you ?
    Get over the fanboys staff and get the device that suits you..
    Skipping a device just because a lot of ppl own it although is suits your needs the best is plain stupid.
    06-06-2015 02:33 AM
  10. hiya15's Avatar
    Since it has to be trivial - i'd say Cortana because she is not even for my region and still i love her, although she denied my marriage proposal.
    06-06-2015 04:05 AM
  11. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I have always been different, or odd ball as my friends have said. Even now as most I know have and use iPhone and Galaxy, the jaws still drop when they see my 1020. It took some doing but I have an almost Cyan looking phone thanks to the case. Then to see peoples eyes bug out when the case comes off and the shocking Yellow blows there mind.
    You can see an almost sadness in their face when hear the Camera is 41 MP, and Cortana sings a song or tells a joke. Just the other day a Gal at work tried to school me on how bad my Windows Phone was (she was in joke mode, and an iPhone user).
    When the dust settled and Siri can not tell jokes, or sing a song, or set reminders (pre update, I risked that one), Jess didn't like her iPhone as much.

    A few of the younger guys loved the Cortana reminders, and said that would be great to have on iPhone so they could remember to say nice things to the chicks they date........I should have said Cortana is coming to iPhone, but I just kept quiet.

    Windows Phone is different, it's not for everyone, but that's a good thing!!!!
    Mach_E and 920Walker like this.
    06-06-2015 07:23 AM
  12. Zakaria Desai's Avatar
    How about double tap to wake! When I do use my old Note, I instinctively end up tap tapping...
    06-06-2015 08:16 AM
  13. fdalbor's Avatar
    My reason I stick with WP is my 820 always just works like it has from day one (over 2 years ago). While I see my brother pulling the battery from his Galaxie S3 to get it going again and my sister rebooting her IPhone again and again my 820 just keeps rolling along. I have never had it lockup or had to reboot it once. What more can you ask. It works when I need it and does what is suppose to do every time it is suppose to. It's almost as good a friend as my dog and wife.
    06-17-2015 07:28 AM
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