04-29-2012 04:17 PM
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  1. cckgz4's Avatar
    Let me state this:

    My experience with WP is like a.........relief. I'll rundown my smartphone experience:

    Palm OS: My first "smartphone" which I loved. I had a green Palm Centro. I had my NES emulator, used my stylus, typed away to my friends, checked my email and appointments, was in love. The casing on the phone started to chip and peel so I decided to get me another phone in fear of my phone breaking

    Windows Mobile 6.5 (?): Got the HTC Snap. Liked it better than my Centro. Camera was better (no flash though) and even though I was VERY scared of jumping on WM for the consistent complaints about it being laggy, I didn't have a lot of lag. It was little to none. This was the phone I kept switching back to over the years while I was trying out other phones. Left this phone due to my gaining interest in apps and the internet on my phone

    WebOS: Great idea, bad execution and possibly a bad phone. I got the Palm Pixi and liked the idea and the whole cards thing, but my battery life was abysmal. That on top of freezes and a lack of application support, I sold it on ebay and went back to the snap

    Android: Visited this twice. First was my Samsung Transform. Liked the whole customizing set-up at first but it got old, fast. Pretty soon I just wanted my phone to WORK on a good day. This phone was clocked faster than the Optimus (that came out at the same time) but the Optimus had a better user experience. Quickly left this and went onto Blackberry (posting next). I revisited Android after my iPhone 3GS (posting later) with the MyTouch 4G and loaded MIUI on it. Liked it a lot and was a much smoother experience, but was tired of opening a lot of applications to get to what I was trying to accomplish and was used to getting to everything within the OS (this was after using Windows Phone, coming up). So I ended up leaving this for the Nokia L900 later on down the line

    Blackberry: VERY short visit. I had the Curve 8530 and got this after my Transform. Liked having a good keyboard again but the OS was just too dated. Went to iOS and prepaid

    iOS: Finally. An operating system that performed everyday no matter the task. I got an iPhone 3GS. Having access to the latest apps and didn't have to worry about battery life was refreshing. Then, I got bored. My homescreen was just icons (Same thing ultimately I decided with Android and it's widgets). Boyfriend loved everything about it and took full use of the jailbreaking, but I didn't care for that. Then, I went to WP

    Windows Phone: Initially, I went to this for two reasons: The promise of updates with Mango and Zune. Didn't think I would stick with this for long either. I was very surprised at how fluid it was (on par with iOS) and how integrated a lot of things were (Facebook, before the twitter/mango update). My HD7 was the biggest phone I've owned at the time and I liked everything about it. The keyboard is the best I've owned, the People hub was great to use, then came Mango and the group tiles were like HEAVEN. Also, it was GREAT that I didn't have to choose which songs I wanted to use my credits for on Zune to put on my device because of the Zune integration. I can put as much of my library on that storage allowed and not have to worry about my device not working with songs with DRM protection. I left WP and went to Android (MyTouch) because my boyfriend got an iPhone 4 after his Focus. I wanted to be up to date with apps, but I began to notice I barely played the popular games or used the apps most of the time. So I went to the L900. Feels like home. Offline a lot of my friends don't really care about WP but I don't care. I'm happy with what I have and it works for me. I now understand how people who can support unsupported OS and be completely satisfied. It's all about the user experience and what they get out of it, not about what's popular. If you're happy with the top-selling OS out there, then that's fine. But I've learned not to knock others for supporting OS' that aren't considered the cream of the crop. Not for me to judge because I didn't get the same experience.
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    04-25-2012 03:18 AM
  2. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Great Post!
    04-25-2012 06:54 AM
  3. BSiegel1's Avatar
    I purchased my 900 Lumina about one week ago and today while on business in Santa Clara CA I was finally able to give Att's LTE network a run...

    17 Mbps down and 5 up (on average)

    Not bad for Att...
    04-25-2012 07:17 AM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    I now understand how people who can support unsupported OS and be completely satisfied.
    Windows Phone is a fully supported OS.
    04-25-2012 12:24 PM
  5. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I think cckgz4 means supported by the consumer market, not by Microsoft. Better wording probably would have been underdog OS or minority OS.
    04-25-2012 02:53 PM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    I think cckgz4 means supported by the consumer market, not by Microsoft. Better wording probably would have been underdog OS or minority OS.
    exactly and you're probably right

    Sent from my Le Lumia using Board Express
    04-25-2012 03:58 PM
  7. dwlovell's Avatar
    Love It. Got a White on the 21st with the 100$ credit. Life is good and the phone is too. (Came from HTC Arrive WP7 on Sprint)
    04-25-2012 04:26 PM
  8. KingCrimson's Avatar
    I'm still in testing mode, trying out different features.
    04-25-2012 04:27 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    I am now!!!

    I think my battery issues are gone with this new Lumia I got on Monday. Today my battery only drained to 61% at work with what I consider my normal usage. This is vastly improved from the past 2 weeks. I am very happy.

    One co-worker stopped dead in his tracks today while I was sitting using it. He was practically drooling over it while he was messing with it. I may have converted him, he is ready to upgrade from his iPhone 3GS.

    Another positive note. The vibrate on this Lumia is completely different from the first one I had. I mean not even close to the same. Absolutely no cheap rattle feel or sound at all. The vibrate overall is still a little weak but it feels very solid all over the phone now. No more toy electric razor sound when I use the touch buttons on the bottom.

    wOOt wOOt!
    04-25-2012 06:16 PM
  10. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    After following the Lumia 900 forum for a few weeks, I was hesitant to make the plunge from my Android device. All the bugs and issues people were reporting really put me on the fence about getting this device. I finally took the plunge. All I have to say is that I have NONE of the issues reported.

    - The camera wakes up from sleep EVERY time.
    - I have absolutely NO connectivity issues. My Lumia switches seemlessly between WiFi and LTE (I'm in LTE area so I'm curious about 4G/LTE handoff)
    - I have yet to encounter the "back button" or "home button" bug when playing music through speakers. I also tested this while watching Netflix.
    - The vibration issue I'm not so sure it is an issue. It sounds very different than any other device I've used, however, it is not annoying nor does it sound like there is anything wrong.
    - The volume buttons work as they should even when coming out of sleep screen.

    Overall, my experience thus far has been superb! The "lack" of apps is not really an issue. I seem to have found everything I was looking for. The only apps I miss are my banking and credit card apps. That is not a problem for me, though. I absolutely LOVE the integration of this OS...social and app wise. It's nice not to have to rely on a separate app for social networking. I love how Zune player links up w/ my podcast, radio, and internet streaming apps (BringCast, Cloud Music, Internet Radio Tuner, TuneIn Radio, Youtube Pro). I have access to everything in one place. Same can be said for Bing search. I can access IMDb from there if needed. Also, there's no need to get a separate music search app or barcode scanner app. Local scout is pretty good for finding anything I need nearby.

    My Lumia has provided me with everything I needed/wanted to get out of my Android, but in a much easier and quicker fashion. I'm not going to promise that EVERYONE will have a stellar experience like I have, but I can say that there ARE Lumia 900's out there that aren't plagued with bugs like we see on forums. I guess I just got lucky? Needless to say, I'm never turning back now. This device is AWESOME and any limitations or shortcomings of the WP OS aren't as bad if you know what to expect. My advice to those on the fence about this device (or any WP device) is you have to really access what you want out of your device. If you want something that is easy and quick to use that just gets things done, you HAVE to get this. If you want customizability and the ability to hack and explore file systems, you'll absolutely HATE this device/OS.
    04-29-2012 04:12 PM
  11. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    After following the Lumia 900 forum for a few weeks, I was hesitant to make the plunge from my Android device. All the bugs and issues people were reporting really put me on the fence about getting this device. I finally took the plunge. All I have to say is that I have NONE of the issues reported.

    - The camera wakes up from sleep EVERY time.
    - I have absolutely NO connectivity issues. My Lumia switches seemlessly between WiFi and LTE (I'm in LTE area so I'm curious about 4G/LTE handoff)
    - I have yet to encounter the "back button" or "home button" bug when playing music through speakers. I also tested this while watching Netflix.
    - The vibration issue I'm not so sure it is an issue. It sounds very different than any other device I've used, however, it is not annoying nor does it sound like there is anything wrong.
    - The volume buttons work as they should even when coming out of sleep screen.

    Overall, my experience thus far has been superb! The "lack" of apps is not really an issue. I seem to have found everything I was looking for. The only apps I miss are my banking and credit card apps. That is not a problem for me, though. I absolutely LOVE the integration of this OS...social and app wise. It's nice not to have to rely on a separate app for social networking. I love how Zune player links up w/ my podcast, radio, and internet streaming apps (BringCast, Cloud Music, Internet Radio Tuner, TuneIn Radio, Youtube Pro). I have access to everything in one place. Same can be said for Bing search. I can access IMDb from there if needed. Also, there's no need to get a separate music search app or barcode scanner app. Local scout is pretty good for finding anything I need nearby.

    My Lumia has provided me with everything I needed/wanted to get out of my Android, but in a much easier and quicker fashion. I'm not going to promise that EVERYONE will have a stellar experience like I have, but I can say that there ARE Lumia 900's out there that aren't plagued with bugs like we see on forums. I guess I just got lucky? Needless to say, I'm never turning back now. This device is AWESOME and any limitations or shortcomings of the WP OS aren't as bad if you know what to expect. My advice to those on the fence about this device (or any WP device) is you have to really access what you want out of your device. If you want something that is easy and quick to use that just gets things done, you HAVE to get this. If you want customizability and the ability to hack and explore file systems, you'll absolutely HATE this device/OS.
    Try the pageonce app for some banking/credit car budget type stuff. I tried it and liked it. Not fully functional with your accounts but still gives you alerts and stuff. Its free.



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