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  1. SnatchedIT's Avatar
    As it's been widely stated, the main thing of the ecosystem is a wonderful, fast and complete sync, all automated and under the hood. Nothing amazing, but I like this while staying on Windows (imho way powerful than osx)
    06-19-2013 03:40 PM
  2. chezm's Avatar
    I'll say it again; Apple is well made and runs great but they have always been and will always be BORING
    Cant disagree with you there...Bore-fest for sure. It's hilarious how impressing and in the same respect how snoring a product can be. I randomly pick up my wifes iPhone 5 here and there, and within seconds reminds me of why im happy and love my 920.
    06-19-2013 03:44 PM
  3. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Ok thanks for clarifying. So the ecosystem is centred around the users Hotmail/Outlook account for as you mentioned Skydrive, contracts, email and calender. Theres no additional special super cool things right NOW that would make someone run out and buy strictly for the ecosytem. However, like most of us expect and HOPE...8.1 will be that centralized relationship.
    I'm not certain, but I think Xbox Music is also somewhat integrated across phone, desktop and Xbox. Hopefully we'll see greater ecosystem integration throughout 2014 once all the Blue updates are out.
    Also hoping that MS opens up app development on the Xbox to allow for more cross-device app experiences.
    06-21-2013 02:00 PM
  4. addicusbrown's Avatar
    As it's been widely stated, the main thing of the ecosystem is a wonderful, fast and complete sync, all automated and under the hood. Nothing amazing, but I like this while staying on Windows (imho way powerful than osx)
    Actually it is amazing that it is fast, completely synced, automatic, under the hood and you don't have stability issues. This is what makes it wonderful. Productivity and ease of use. If we could search for and email pdf's and other documents directly from the phone easier it would really be "the bees knees". haha.
    06-24-2013 02:20 PM
  5. addicusbrown's Avatar
    Laura, Yes, as one who uses Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, I can tell you it definitely does benefit you to have both of these. My hubby was forever bugging me about getting things from his phone to the computer. I was constantly showing him how to do this so you just KNOW I had to get both of these for this to work. Now? When he takes pictures, they go to his SkyDrive which he can access from the computer very easily. Any documents he might use on his phone are also there. When he buys music in Xbox on the phone, it immediately downloads onto the computer when you open up Xbox music there. If you put notes and such in OneNote on the phone, it will sync automatically with your OneNote on the desktop. It is the one solution that works to the point where my hubby has very little issues and THAT'S saying something. We won't however mention printing
    Connie - seeing you and Laura on these forums discussing what is great about Windows Phone keeps bringing me back to my thought of the platform won't take off until women embrace it. I work with a lot of non-tech savvy people and the women tend to ask me what type of phone they should get. When they say they want one that will help them stay organized and eliminate the clutter of work and home (most are wives and moms also) I explain the benefits of Windows Phone since everything at our job is Windows. Still, every one gets an Iphone because they are popular. I really don't care, except for the fact they continue to complain about the clutter of work and home in their schedule. If more women would gravitate towards Windows Phone and the ease of every day life in all aspects on it, the platform would blow up and never look back.

    What is really ironic is how they all look at the tiles on the screen and get intimidated thinking it will be information overload when that is the key to staying organized. The static icons of the other two systems seems to really have people fixated.
    06-24-2013 02:29 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Connie - seeing you and Laura on these forums discussing what is great about Windows Phone keeps bringing me back to my thought of the platform won't take off until women embrace it. I work with a lot of non-tech savvy people and the women tend to ask me what type of phone they should get. When they say they want one that will help them stay organized and eliminate the clutter of work and home (most are wives and moms also) I explain the benefits of Windows Phone since everything at our job is Windows. Still, every one gets an Iphone because they are popular. I really don't care, except for the fact they continue to complain about the clutter of work and home in their schedule. If more women would gravitate towards Windows Phone and the ease of every day life in all aspects on it, the platform would blow up and never look back.

    What is really ironic is how they all look at the tiles on the screen and get intimidated thinking it will be information overload when that is the key to staying organized. The static icons of the other two systems seems to really have people fixated.
    I really don't think I would be a good example here. I am not married and do not have children. I also have an IT background, so I'm more tech-savvy than the consumers you describe.
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    06-24-2013 02:35 PM
  7. zipro's Avatar
    I'm not certain, but I think Xbox Music is also somewhat integrated across phone, desktop and Xbox. Hopefully we'll see greater ecosystem integration throughout 2014 once all the Blue updates are out.
    Also hoping that MS opens up app development on the Xbox to allow for more cross-device app experiences.
    It is and I absolutely live it - runs circles around Spotify.


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    06-25-2013 11:33 PM
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