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  1. txaggies07's Avatar
    iPhone 4
    Motorola Atrix
    Samsung Focus
    Motorola Atrix
    Samsung Focus Flash
    04-04-2012 12:24 PM
  2. kregstrong's Avatar
    Im dropping the galaxy nexus on verizon to try out the lumia. Tired of fighting the battery and constantly having to customize to fix things lol. And that phone has terrible signal all the time
    04-04-2012 12:34 PM
  3. hellomiggy's Avatar
    BlackBerry 9700 (First Smartphone), iPhone 4, iPhone 4s. Now this bad boy.
    04-04-2012 12:38 PM
  4. sr!'s Avatar
    My first smartphones were winMo 5.5 made by HTC but branded as CIngular I think it was 8250. then had a treo 650 or 7xx with winMo 6. then iPhone 3, and currently a super slow iPhone 3gs.
    Now preordered black 900 at MS store. but will wait for the white version and compare before buying.
    04-04-2012 12:51 PM
  5. Tyresian's Avatar
    I had tried my friends' and co-workers' Windows Mobile phones and really disliked them, I stayed on dumb phones for years, I wasn't big on texting and didn't want to move to AT&T so I wasn't going to go to a Smart Phone as iPhone was the only option back then. But then in 20(09?) I tried the HTC Droid Incredible and fell in love with that phone. Picked it up shortly after it was released which was more difficult than I would have thought because they were selling so fast.

    Something about that phone that spoiled me was that the release models had an AMOLED screen. The screen was a Samsung and was the best screen on a smart phone at the time. Shortly after the release Samsung brought out it's new phones and stopped selling the screens to HTC (or some disagreement). The LCD replacement was terrible, and I saw this trend in other Android phones.

    My love for the Incredible started to die after waiting forever for updates, in fact it was a full year after the 2.3 release that it came to my phone, which was the same week that I ordered an off-contract HTC Trophy from Ebay. I really didn't want to give up my AMOLED screen but really wanted to try WP7 because my co-workers were all using it (we're Microsoft developers). The Incredible also had issues after it's Froyo update that my texts would sometimes go to the wrong person. (When I pressed send I could actually see the contact in the contacts list CHANGE). Also constant crashes and restarts and hacks to try to make the phone work correctly...

    I love WP7, unfortunately the Trophy is not my favorite phone, it is the same hardware as the outdated HTC Incredible but had a lower end screen and camera. The HTC Incredible had the BEST camera on a US Android Handset for its time, and I'm sure was better than any other US Carrier smart phone including the iPhone. I don't get how this didn't have more publicity but whatever, it is long past now. And seeing how it is long past I'm disappointed with cameras on phones yet today.

    I have my Lumia 900 on pre-order, I am switching to AT&T and had the handset ordered at a price of $0. I really really can't wait. I do wish the resolution of the screen was higher (since I'm going to a bigger screen but same resolution) but atleast it is better screen techonology so I really can't wait to play with it and as long as you don't hold it right up to your face I'm sure that the screen will look beautiful. The other disappointment is the camera, it looks excellent in well lit situations but it's low-light is worse than expected. We will see how it fairs but it is looking worse in low light than my Incredible was. I guess there is nothing to do there as there isn't much competition.

    I also have a feeling with WP7 that there is an issue with the camera software itself. It seems like none of the phones take very good pictures and I'd really expect the Focus S to be better than it is. The Focus S is an excellent phone, and if the Lumia hadn't been coming I would have probably switched to that in June when my Verizon contract is up. That being said, I'll be paying an early termination fee to switch to AT&T which I'm sure is their intent with the $100 off for new subscribers deal.

    One last gripe which I have meantioned previously is the location of the charge and headphone port. I really do wish the charge port was on the bottom of the phone. It seems like with the speaker placement it should be on the top, but I fully understand why it is on the bottom, because most commonly people will put the phone down in front or to the side of them when using speaker phone. Again with the charge port on top, this phone is not dockable without some creativity or if the OS can rotate upside down in portrait, which would be acceptable. And I really think the Zune HD nailed having the headphone port on the bottom, it made the headphones wires less of a mess.

    Picture of my car from my HTC Incredible:
    Last edited by Tyresian; 04-04-2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Added Picture
    04-04-2012 01:23 PM
  6. WinPhan7's Avatar
    Congrats to each one of you for being open minded and finding out about the BRILLIANT Windows Phone OS that Microsoft has created!

    Sent from WinPhan7.5! using Board Express
    04-04-2012 01:56 PM
  7. bimbojr1's Avatar
    the Lumia 900 will be my first WP7, the past has been:

    Nokia 3310, Palm Treo, iPhone 1 to 4 and next the Lumia!!!!

    I just got bored of iOS, great OS.. but I just want something new
    04-04-2012 02:06 PM
  8. tbeagl's Avatar
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    i'm coming from a incredible as well, except I stop paying Verizon because they tried some sht on my bill but I kept the phone, half of my apps don't even open anymore.
    04-04-2012 02:21 PM
  9. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I have been a Symbian user since 2008, and a Nokia for 9 years. I have probably had one bad Nokia device out of the dozen or so I have had, and despite the naysayers who need HD screens, dual-core processors, and large internal storage, I have always done well with what I have had. My N8 is only 16 GB internal, although it has a micro SD card, which has the same 2 GB card I had on my E71. Symbian is my favorite mobile OS ever, but the fact it received no real attention from anyone other than Nokia harmed the ecosystem. Still a great OS, although I notice a lot of stutters and lock ups on my N8, newer hardware could solve that. Anyways, Windows Phone is my first non-Symbian smart phone (I have an iPad and my wife has an HTC Inspire, so I have tried the other OSes) and am really looking forward to my next great Nokia experience.
    04-04-2012 02:34 PM
  10. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    I have been a Symbian user since 2008, and a Nokia for 9 years. I have probably had one bad Nokia device out of the dozen or so I have had, and despite the naysayers who need HD screens, dual-core processors, and large internal storage, I have always done well with what I have had. My N8 is only 16 GB internal, although it has a micro SD card, which has the same 2 GB card I had on my E71. Symbian is my favorite mobile OS ever, but the fact it received no real attention from anyone other than Nokia harmed the ecosystem. Still a great OS, although I notice a lot of stutters and lock ups on my N8, newer hardware could solve that. Anyways, Windows Phone is my first non-Symbian smart phone (I have an iPad and my wife has an HTC Inspire, so I have tried the other OSes) and am really looking forward to my next great Nokia experience.
    I had an E71 totally forgot about that phone loved it!
    04-04-2012 02:38 PM
  11. dkp23's Avatar
    Had original iphone, iphone 3gs (lost), iphone 4. Left iphone 4 for samsung focus s and never looked back. Plan was to get the 900 all along after selling my focus s which i did...

    Hopefully it comes in friday :)
    04-04-2012 03:08 PM
  12. prathyushms's Avatar
    blackberry 8310
    iphone 3gs
    iphone 4

    can't wait for my Lumia 900
    04-04-2012 03:15 PM
  13. raruhs's Avatar
    I'm coming from Android and decided to give it a try to Windows. I have had a wide range of phone.. remembering my first phone was an Oki 900 back in 1994?? Then several motorolas (microTac, premier, starTac, v60c), samsungs, nokias (n1...) can't remember all models as some of there were when I was back in my country (Before 2006).

    Then when I move here, I was looking for a good nokia and I could not find something near good.. so I went and I got samsung a727 or something like that.. After that I got an iphone.. then captivate... now waiting impatiently for my Lumia :) :)
    04-04-2012 03:32 PM
  14. Dalek Sec's Avatar
    First smartphone/pda
    Palm Zire 72 ---> Dell Axim x30 ---> iphone ---> iphone 3g ---> Blackberry Torch ---> Galaxy S ---> HTC Surround ---> Focus ---> Titan ---> Nokia 900.

    Also had an nook color and asus transformer at one point

    I've used quite a few devices. Sold all the others on ebay except for the Titan... because I'm waiting on the Lumia.
    04-04-2012 05:40 PM
  15. drusand810's Avatar
    I had an iPhone 3GS. I've wanted to move over the WP7 for awhile because a few things about iOS frustrated me. Overall, I think I just got very bored and frustrated with the grid of apps. I hated how many steps it took to do anything. I was introduced to WP7 at a mall kiosk right at launch when I was still under contract and thought it was really cool. I've kept tabs on it ever since. They gave me a free t-shirt that's been useful for lounging around the house, haha.

    Eventually the mic in my iPhone broke (it was always a poor "phone" but this made it unbearable). I bought an HP Veer for $80 during the firesale to be a stopgap until the Nokia WPs became available here. It hasn't been the greatest experience but I'll be slightly sad to see it go as I move on to the 900.

    I've basically been waiting to switch to WP7 for a little over a year. I don't expect it to be a perfect experience, but I think I'll enjoy it. The last few years, I've used my phones less for apps and it's become increasingly important to me to just have a solid phone. The Nokia name means something to me because the first phone I had was a Nokia 2000 series thing. It probably had better and more reliable call quality than my iPhone did (and I live in NYC).
    04-04-2012 07:14 PM
  16. dacunto's Avatar
    Left Verizon and the iphone. Cant wait till friday
    04-04-2012 08:27 PM
  17. bobsentell's Avatar
    Left iPhone after Apple's condescending response to antennaegate. Went to webOS. So now I'm coming over here.
    04-04-2012 08:29 PM
  18. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I had tried my friends' and co-workers' Windows Mobile phones and really disliked them, I stayed on dumb phones for years, I wasn't big on texting and didn't want to move to AT&T so I wasn't going to go to a Smart Phone as iPhone was the only option back then. But then in 20(09?) I tried the HTC Droid Incredible and fell in love with that phone. Picked it up shortly after it was released which was more difficult than I would have thought because they were selling so fast.

    Something about that phone that spoiled me was that the release models had an AMOLED screen. The screen was a Samsung and was the best screen on a smart phone at the time. Shortly after the release Samsung brought out it's new phones and stopped selling the screens to HTC (or some disagreement). The LCD replacement was terrible, and I saw this trend in other Android phones.

    My love for the Incredible started to die after waiting forever for updates, in fact it was a full year after the 2.3 release that it came to my phone, which was the same week that I ordered an off-contract HTC Trophy from Ebay. I really didn't want to give up my AMOLED screen but really wanted to try WP7 because my co-workers were all using it (we're Microsoft developers). The Incredible also had issues after it's Froyo update that my texts would sometimes go to the wrong person. (When I pressed send I could actually see the contact in the contacts list CHANGE). Also constant crashes and restarts and hacks to try to make the phone work correctly...

    I love WP7, unfortunately the Trophy is not my favorite phone, it is the same hardware as the outdated HTC Incredible but had a lower end screen and camera. The HTC Incredible had the BEST camera on a US Android Handset for its time, and I'm sure was better than any other US Carrier smart phone including the iPhone. I don't get how this didn't have more publicity but whatever, it is long past now. And seeing how it is long past I'm disappointed with cameras on phones yet today.

    I have my Lumia 900 on pre-order, I am switching to AT&T and had the handset ordered at a price of $0. I really really can't wait. I do wish the resolution of the screen was higher (since I'm going to a bigger screen but same resolution) but atleast it is better screen techonology so I really can't wait to play with it and as long as you don't hold it right up to your face I'm sure that the screen will look beautiful. The other disappointment is the camera, it looks excellent in well lit situations but it's low-light is worse than expected. We will see how it fairs but it is looking worse in low light than my Incredible was. I guess there is nothing to do there as there isn't much competition.

    I also have a feeling with WP7 that there is an issue with the camera software itself. It seems like none of the phones take very good pictures and I'd really expect the Focus S to be better than it is. The Focus S is an excellent phone, and if the Lumia hadn't been coming I would have probably switched to that in June when my Verizon contract is up. That being said, I'll be paying an early termination fee to switch to AT&T which I'm sure is their intent with the $100 off for new subscribers deal.

    One last gripe which I have meantioned previously is the location of the charge and headphone port. I really do wish the charge port was on the bottom of the phone. It seems like with the speaker placement it should be on the top, but I fully understand why it is on the bottom, because most commonly people will put the phone down in front or to the side of them when using speaker phone. Again with the charge port on top, this phone is not dockable without some creativity or if the OS can rotate upside down in portrait, which would be acceptable. And I really think the Zune HD nailed having the headphone port on the bottom, it made the headphones wires less of a mess.

    Picture of my car from my HTC Incredible:
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    personally i like the headphone port on top since i plug my phone into my car's stereo and a bottom port really messes up my cup holder method of keeping it from flying around the car. i agree with the bottom charge port, not really sure why they went with it on top, but it's still better than HTC's bizarre side placement of their charging ports, since the cable is ALWAYS in the way if you have to answer the phone when it's charging.

    my focus s seemed to take better pictures than my galaxy note though, so i'm hoping the l900 camera is at least as good as that one.

    oh, and i left android and apple for wp7 when i got my OG focus a while back, left verizon for wp7 too since the stupid trophy wasn't something i was going to sign a 2yr for, been with them since they were airtouch and i haven't regretted going to att once yet. getting on that underutilized LTE network with the l900 will be the icing on the cake. :)

    i've had an iphone4 and probably 13 various android devices and of all of them, i've been the happiest for the longest with wp7.
    04-05-2012 03:34 AM
  19. kurosawa79's Avatar
    Went from Symbian back in the early 2000s to Palm OS to Blackberry briefly then to the original Droid, then to Desire HD then to Galaxy S 2 then now to Lumia 800. I also use an iPad 2 for work.

    I have to say i dont mind any of the operating systems I have used (perhaps the exception is Symbian, but then again, smartphones were in their infancy back then). I like Android because of the level of customisation that can be applied but the stability and battery wastage can be shocking at times. I also got sick of constantly flashing my phone with different ROMs...I just wanted to use one that was stable, fast and easy on the battery.

    iOS is great because of the plethora of apps available. My iPad has made my work a lot easier and it's fun to game on once in a while too. But I never wanted an iPhone. I have my wife's iPhone going off next to me every other minute and to see that everyone else has an iPhone just puts me off. The only gripe against iOS is the staid and backward UI. Rows and rows of app icons is just dull after a while.

    So last week I took a plunge and got the Lumia 800 and absolutely love it. I even think the camera is great with a bit of tweaking! My only two gripes about WP 7 at the moment is that it does not support VPN (near crucial for me as I work in a country that filters the internet) and tethering has not come to the Lumia 800 yet.

    If both of those problems can be fixed at some point in the not too distant WP is a keeper for me. Cant believe I am actually enjoying a MS product!?!?!
    04-05-2012 06:21 AM
  20. nascarnate326's Avatar
    iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and now I will be powering off my faithful iPhone 4.

    I have been a huge Apple supporter but there is just something about the Lumia that made it love at first sight lol.

    I think apple got "out appeled" by nokia on the design of the lumia.
    krayziehustler and apoc527 like this.
    04-05-2012 08:08 AM
  21. hipporama's Avatar
    Started with a plethora of Symbian phones from Nokia. Then went to Windows Mobile for a while. HTC Touch Diamond was a horrendous phone I must add. Then went back to Nokia's Symbian range. Then finally switched over to the Galaxy S and now presently the S2. I have to say I am sick and tired of flashing custom roms to make the phone work the way I want it to.

    Gifted my sister an Omnia W (Focus Flash) and fell in love with WP. It's apparently releasing here in India by the end of this month or early next month. It's a full circle back to Nokia. Can't wait!
    04-05-2012 08:27 AM
  22. smapor's Avatar
    Leaving Iphone 4. Boring phone, boring OS.

    Will never use an android, my friend can pretty much hack into any Android phone. The security on that is a joke.
    04-05-2012 09:05 AM
  23. Sridhar V's Avatar
    After three years of using a rooted android device I totally understand you. I just want to be able to pull a phone out of the box and have a fully functional phone that I don't have to tinker with and void my warranty just to uninstall carrier apps, and fix the numerous bugs that's it's released with. I just want a good daily driver
    i am totally with you on that....but dont count out on rooting...cos its the wildest thing to do on a wp. I have the sgs rooted with cm9...but i had an att fuze prior to that wm6.1...rooted the phone and installed wm6.5, android, ubuntu...the beauty of windows..see xda was for wm and not android..although it rules the roost there now. so its hello there windows my old friend!!!!
    Last edited by Sridhar V; 04-05-2012 at 11:06 AM.
    04-05-2012 09:40 AM
  24. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    First smartphone/pda
    Palm Zire 72 ---> Dell Axim x30 ---> iphone ---> iphone 3g ---> Blackberry Torch ---> Galaxy S ---> HTC Surround ---> Focus ---> Titan ---> Nokia 900.

    Also had an nook color and asus transformer at one point

    I've used quite a few devices. Sold all the others on ebay except for the Titan... because I'm waiting on the Lumia.
    had to do this FOR YOUR AVATAR!!!
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    04-05-2012 10:03 AM
  25. shingi_70's Avatar
    Leaving Iphone 4. Boring phone, boring OS.

    Will never use an android, my friend can pretty much hack into any Android phone. The security on that is a joke.
    By hack I think your friend means rooting which is something completely different.

    Anyway currently on a HTC G2 right now and since my upgrade isn't due until next year I'm probably going to grad luminary 710 off of ebay over the summer to hold me over.
    04-05-2012 10:50 AM
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