1. finbaar's Avatar
    After 7 months of living in the WP world I just sold my Ativ S. I came as a devout worshiper at the alter of Google and extremely sceptical and negative about WP. I leave as an ally. I know it is not for me but I can appreciate it as a good OS that gives it's users a quality experience. There are some great thing in WP: (that's WP 8.1 as I spent the vast majority of my time in the DP)

    The start screen is really great, probably the best in class. It would be even better with widgets though.

    The way SD cards are handled is superb. Why can't Google realise that people would not be confused if you allowed them to use them like adults.

    MS deserve praise for the DP program. Other than poor battery life on the 1st version I was very happy using it.

    I found I could still live in the Google verse. There were enough apps to get me through. This is down to a good bunch of developers who bring all kinds of "missing" services to WP, and often do it better than the official apps.

    I also liked the Ativ S. It had a great screen, great battery life and ran super smooth. For me it was a great way into WP as someone who has no particular love of Nokia.

    Most of the detractors of WP have no experience of it. They should give it a go first as I am sure they would have a different opinion afterwards.

    I will keep the WP8 app as well just to see how you guys get on.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    09-30-2014 02:58 PM
  2. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Nice way to bid adios :-) Hope you enjoy your new device. Good bye :-)
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-30-2014 03:10 PM
  3. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Farewell, hopefully in the future you will return back to WP when it meets your needs :)
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-30-2014 06:23 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm glad you joined our community and hope that you will stay around, just to keep up with Windows Phone and also Windows.
    10-02-2014 12:09 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks for the really nice goodbye post. Stay classy!
    10-03-2014 10:46 AM
  6. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    Good to hear that you'll keep the WPCentral app and peep in here to check whats going on. Sorry to see you leave behind your WP. Hope someday you will return back.
    10-03-2014 10:53 AM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    This is one of the best-executed goodbye posts I've seen in a while.

    It makes you feel as if he was saying it with the sun setting in the background, and going for one last joyride before it all ends...
    10-03-2014 09:09 PM
  8. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Sorry to see you go, good luck and see you around the forums.
    10-04-2014 07:58 AM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    Nice Beatles homage. Good luck, but is this not an option? :)


    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
    10-04-2014 05:30 PM
  10. hedning's Avatar
    Then I am taking your place on the forums, new here :) May your adventures with your next phone be many and pleasureful!
    10-09-2014 04:42 AM
  11. Muessig's Avatar
    Hope to see you around here in the future!
    10-11-2014 01:34 PM

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