12-05-2012 07:12 PM
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  1. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Never get an iphone if you care about being ripped off. Go Nexus 4.
    Nonsense. LG Phones are trash and the Nexus 4 doesn't even have LTE.

    The iPhone is a fine choice, but I'd stick with the Lumia a bit longer. Rowi is an excellent Twitter client BTW, but if you need to be notified with every single tweet I don't know what to tell you.

    Windows Phone is more designed with the idea that you might just have some kind of life outside digging into your phone constantly, it's kind of intended to make things easy to do at a glance and not to demand too much of your attention. If you are the kind of person who wants and expects notifications on absolutely everything constantly and wants to spend most of their day with their face in their phone, then Windows Phone may not be the best choice honestly.

    The iPhone is excellent as far as app capabilities. I'm sure it will notify the **** out of you, if that's what you want. It's a well-made phone too and Apple's support is excellent.

    I'd think carefully before buying an Android device. My experience is that the quality of the user experience on them varies wildly depending on which device you choose, which version of the OS it's stuck on and what apps you want to use. Samsung seems to make the most popular Android devices, so you might look at theirs. People also like HTC's Android phones.

    If I were you, I'd stick it out with the Lumia IF you really like everything else about Windows Phone, i.e. the tiles, the way it works etc.

    If you are kind of indifferent about the Windows Phone OS, then maybe consider iPhone.
    12-05-2012 05:10 PM
  2. textomatic's Avatar
    So is there a twitter app that does what she wanted or was she BS-ing us?
    12-05-2012 05:10 PM
  3. Rippin2's Avatar
    Rowi does everything she wanted, been using it forever. She was trolling lol
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    12-05-2012 05:32 PM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    If you are the kind of person who wants and expects notifications on absolutely everything constantly and wants to spend most of their day with their face in their phone, then Windows Phone may not be the best choice honestly.
    Again, reinvented "around you" and putting "people first" - what if I want to be the first one to wish my girl friend on her excellent photo she took on Instagram and shared on FB because of course she knows that I don't have instagram on WP (isn't she caring? ;))? Now, in that scenario if WP was intentionally not giving the notifications to me, to not bother me, it isn't putting my people first really, is it? My gf's really cool pic will get about 10 likes and 50 comments from her android and iPhones user friends where as I will get that notification about 30 minutes later. So when I comment I'm late on appreciating my "people" who are so loving that they put their Instagram photos for me to see on Fb!
    12-05-2012 05:45 PM
  5. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Actually the groups feature is the best social experience I have had on a phone. You do know if you enter your FB and Twitter info into the WP8 accounts it will link them to your contacts right? Set up a group and add the people you want and you get all their latest updates in one spot. Nothing on iOS or Android compares from what I have experienced.

    I rarely log into FB but with how WP8 ties them together I don't have to, it's all integrated.

    To be honest, you just may need to do some more research on the features and functionality of WP8.
    I think the concern is push notifications. I agree, WP brings social networks together much better than any other OS, BY FAR. But that is not what seems to be the request (which is fine). these users want push notifications. These are unavailable in the integrated facebook and twitter client and perform extremely poorly in the downloadable clients.
    12-05-2012 05:53 PM
  6. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Again, reinvented "around you" and putting "people first" - what if I want to be the first one to wish my girl friend on her excellent photo she took on Instagram and shared on FB because of course she knows that I don't have instagram on WP (isn't she caring? ;))? Now, in that scenario if WP was intentionally not giving the notifications to me, to not bother me, it isn't putting my people first really, is it? My gf's really cool pic will get about 10 likes and 50 comments from her android and iPhones user friends where as I will get that notification about 30 minutes later. So when I comment I'm late on appreciating my "people" who are so loving that they put their Instagram photos for me to see on Fb!
    In your opinion, putting people first means giving you a minute by minute on what others are doing on FB. That's fine. I guess my point is, not everyone feels MS has dropped the ball on their mission statement because we don't feel it's necessary.

    But I get your point. You want choice. I can argue, however, that not being able to set a different default browser, or create my own theme colors, or set custom text message notifications for my contacts means that "I am not put first". ****, one can make that argument about just about anything they are unhappy with in the OS.
    12-05-2012 05:57 PM
  7. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Nope that doesn't make sense.

    Things that don't personally satisfy me has nothing to do with not bring put first.

    Putting "People" in the centre is design philosophy here. You pin your contact to start screen and you see everything that connects you to that person. Sms, emails, calls, messenger, fb chat, skype, their status updates, their photo updates - putting people first!

    That's why we always have been arguing since pre-nodo that "we don't need sea of app icons" because we don't have to open 5 apps to see what our fav person in life is upto. We open that person's tile/card & voila! The tile flips with anything new etc.

    Now if I pin my gf and I cant put her first, I'm 30 mins late in knowing what she did, how is that better than another guy opening 5 apps when he gets 5 notification vs my one tile that flips after 30 minutes if I'm lucky!
    12-05-2012 06:38 PM
  8. edjr07's Avatar
    I agree, I also wonder if the blackberry torch did the notifications that she is looking for?


    Blackberry has awesome notifications that are very fast. I have a 9900 Bold and my 920 and the berry will get me notifications sometimes up to 5-10 min faster.

    Social networking is #1 for a lot of reasons, the crazy thing is that if thats reason that the OP wants to use a device then this operating system is not meeting their needs. an operating system that is something useful and when simple tasks like checking twitter become unsatisfactory then why stay.
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    12-05-2012 07:03 PM
  9. lordofthereef's Avatar

    Now if I pin my gf and I cant put her first, I'm 30 mins late in knowing what she did, how is that better than another guy opening 5 apps when he gets 5 notification vs my one tile that flips after 30 minutes if I'm lucky!
    It is better because, you tap the tile, and instead of opening those 5 apps, all of the information is there, in one convenient place. You didn't just open five apps. You opened one.

    By the way, I am not against you in thinking push notifications are valuable and should be there (I am not sure I ever made that clear). I just disagree that a lack of push notifications is necessarily against Microsoft's vision.
    12-05-2012 07:05 PM
  10. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The OP's mind is made up.

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