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  1. freestaterocker's Avatar
    It's not just about specs, it's about ecosystems. For the moment, iOS is better then WP.
    By the time the 920 is released, Microsoft's 3-Screens strategy will be in full swing, and their ecosystem will be VASTLY superior to everything else on the market.
    09-17-2012 08:24 AM
  2. diplomat696's Avatar
    Apple iPhone 5 Specs Versus the Competition's: Which Will You Buy? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

    Head on over to wired and cast a vote, right now lumia 920 is running away with it.

    55% to L920 (18,000+ votes) and the iPhone 5 is a distant second with 22% (7400+ votes)

    Seems Nokia may have a winner on their hands!!

    I do have to admit, am jealous of some of the apps that come for iphone well ahead of anything being developed for wp8 but am hoping that this trend begins to slow and change in the near future. It should based on win8/wp8 sharing features.
    09-17-2012 08:26 AM
  3. freestaterocker's Avatar
    How many smartphone buyers will ever use 365, office, SharePoint, skydrive. They do use apps, and the best apps are on iOS, and usually cheaper. It is still nice to hear sites liking WP better, and MS is catching up.
    The answer to your questions is: "Everyone who needs a smartphone for work". Not everyone buys them just for entertainment, though that is why I bought mine...
    09-17-2012 08:29 AM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    I don't know if I buy into the whole ecosystem idea or not. I think "the ecosystem" is an interesting word because it means a million different things to a million different people.
    For me, ecosystem represents the ability for products and services from a particular platform; Microsoft, Apple, Google, BlackBerry, Sony, etc. to talk and work with each other, within and outside that system. It encompasses everything the provider offers. So not just phones, or computers, or apps, or gaming consoles.

    When you buy a PS3, you can't play or interact with XBox games. You are tied into that ecosystem. To use most Google services, you need a GMail account, which is another way to tie you in. Manufacturers allow outsiders into their ecosystem, but with limited capabilities.

    Apple, for example will let you use an iPhone with a PC. But to fully embrace their ecosystem, and all of their peripheral accessories, like Apple TV, Air (whatever), etc. , you would be better off with a MacBook. The more you buy in to a particular ecosystem, the better it is for said manufacturer. The bigger your investment in hardware/software, the harder it is to leave.

    With W8-WP8 I believe that Microsoft will now have a complete ecosystem that will attract users from multiple directions; gaming, phone, computer, business. Everything connected to everything. They allow outsiders into their ecosystem for a taste. But to enjoy that refreshing cup of Kool-Aid, you will need to buy in, in the form of multiple device/service.

    So, your choices are to dabble in multiple ecosystems; iPhone, Galaxy Tab, PC, PS3, and have no integration (or commitment), or take a big gulp of the flavor of choice. Choose wisely young grasshoppers.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
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    09-17-2012 09:48 AM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    Exactly the best apps are still iOS only and the kool-aid drinkers need to realize that. How do you get those premier iOS developers to crack open a book on C#?
    I think you need to let this koolaid bit go. Your phrasing was wrong. Microsoft does have a bigger ecosystem but apple implements them better. Maybe you need to put down the apple juice
    09-17-2012 10:16 AM
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