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  1. Steven Beckett's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    I am in it, till the bitter end. I cannot stand android and have zero desire to have an apple. Microsoft should not give up so quickly. My kids would have went with windows if they could have been able to have the same apps that the others provide. That is where the real issue is as I see it. That is why they are not getting the business they would get.
    I use windows computers, I have Xbox, and my phone is Windows. I personally do not want to lose the seemliness I enjoy now.
    fin11 and mattmossmusic like this.
    10-09-2017 06:18 PM
  2. slooksterpsv's Avatar
    I left wimo after I found out that no new features had been implemented for numerous builds. Went to iOS bought a Mac and I’m set
    theefman likes this.
    10-09-2017 07:03 PM
  3. Yuvarajmk's Avatar
    iPhone after 950xl. mac after surface laptop. fitbit this thanksgiving and returning band.

    Once that happens, will stop using onedrive and outlook and adopt apple ecosystem.

    Still not decided on xbox one though
    10-09-2017 08:47 PM
  4. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    I'm sticking with my Lumia 950. I love this phone. It's gotten better and more speedy as time has passed which is exactly the opposite of my old LG Android.

    Whenever I see Android and especially iOS I just think the GUI looks ridiculous. I mean, I really hate it. I love my live tiles.

    Only thing that will push me off of Windows 10 Mobile is when my phone breaks or if some key function stops working. If my bank stopped supporting microsoft wallet then I'd be bummed out.

    Keeping my eyes open for getting another 950/xl or X3 to have a back up.
    10-09-2017 11:01 PM
  5. pdnrph's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    I'm running Microsoft 950, and will stay with it, until Microsoft gets it together and has a perfect marketing team. I have offered and know how to get the job done, so Microsoft will become the 90% like Android is. However, they keep stumbling and not marketing as they should. And, I still can be reached to solve their problem in marketing. I will keep my Microsoft Lumia 950 as long as it will run. It is the best.
    10-10-2017 12:20 AM
  6. dj_hetick's Avatar
    Who else is with me? Till the bitter end we stick together, we will make it through, and we know good things come to those who wait.

    My 1520 finally crashed and screen shattered, I'm now looking for a 950XL as an upgrade or if I can find an HP x3 for cheap that'll be great too.

    I don't think WM is a burning and a sinking ship at all, I just think we're in a transitional phase, and there's absolutely no reason why MS isn't doing something secretly in their Research Lab. They're most likely preparing for the post-smartphone era that's about to unfold in the next couple of years or so. I'm very excited to finally see the "foldable phone" they've been working on for quite some time now, and I'm sure it'll be great.

    I would totally understand why you are leaving this platform, and it's absolutely within reason and totally justified, I won't miss you though because I know deep down inside, you've got a special place for WM and you'll eventually come back to us when a new spark has been ignited.

    But for us who are staying and sticking through this long haul, we're going to be all right. Everything is going to be all right. We shall make it through and reap the rewards when the time is right.
    I'm with you.!

    Not because I'm the Microsoft fanboy, but I do enjoy the simplicity and every sync between my phone-daily notebook-pc at home.

    I still remember how interested i was since the first announcement of Windows Phone based device (based on how jealous I was to my iPhone-iPad-Mac's brother).

    It's very understandable some of us choose to leave Windows Phone device, I do.
    I'm very sory to hear that, but I do respect every decision u guys made.
    10-10-2017 02:27 AM
  7. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Does anybody know where w10m funeral is? I'd like to send flowers
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    10-10-2017 02:54 AM
  8. dxer1's Avatar
    100 % in it , newbie in the forum but old school at the same time, when i saw this post had to jump on board ,i too like the intergration across devices still ,im no expert but does most things i want .laptop, tablet and 2 mobiles.
    10-10-2017 04:01 AM
  9. BobiBolivia's Avatar
    2x L930, then L650 (till today)...

    I want to say, that I am being tempted every day to just go to Android, because of Google services, apps base (I definitely would like to use more apps than I currently have available) and general reliability...
    But I can't stand the fact, that users with Android are forced to upgrade phones every 2 years, because manufacturers decide that you will simply not get next major release. SD835 is one powerful chipset, so I am having hard time to understand, why 3-4 major releases are not possible

    So for now, I am sticking to my L650 Dual SIM. I got rid off Office Suite (except OneNote), because I would have to pay for 365 license to get editing possibilities. I will also get rid off of TV/News, and whatever other balast I still have. Groove Music doesn't concern me - I own powerful headphones, which require something more than regular 3,5 mm jack output from phone, so I might as well uninstall also that. Contacts are synced nicely, though I would prefer local storage over cloud/Outlook. I rarely use outlook.com email, but calendar is nice.

    I can justify me buying 700+ € device... but I can't justify that price for SW upgrade side of things.
    I did read somewhere that keynote on 31st of October will also have Panos, who will present "one more category of device set" - here is hoping we will see something meaningful.
    10-10-2017 04:43 AM
  10. xpmymob's Avatar
    I am sticking with the Windows Mobile Platform like the windows desktop! I feel it has no replacement as yet. have been using windows phones since windows 5/6 appx from around 2006~7 or so and never once though of changing the platforms. Kept upgrading to newer windows devices and currently we have the lumia 1520, 640, 650 and the 950!!! Will keep using the windows phones till I find that all windows phones are out of the market and not a single piece found!
    fin11 likes this.
    10-10-2017 04:53 AM
  11. Unkitjc's Avatar
    In till the end :)
    Lumia 950 XL, and a Lumia 830 on the side!
    10-10-2017 06:09 AM
  12. BrunoMG's Avatar


    Definition of Irony:

    - a band called "the Doors" has a song that can be used to sing about the end of "Windows"
    Last edited by BrunoMG; 10-10-2017 at 07:10 AM.
    10-10-2017 06:39 AM
  13. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Perhaps everyone is overreacting to this? Whether or not the platform is dead depends on each one of us and our definition of 'dead'. It might be dead because of no apps, it may be dead because of no new hardware, it may be dead because of some other thing. But for others it may still work for whatever they need it for and so, in that respect, the platform will always have a use and will necessarily be dead. It's up to how everyone interprets it for themselves.

    If you no longer trust MS, and I wouldn't blame you, or you don't have the apps you need, then by all means, move to a platform that meets your needs. Microsoft tried, failed, tried, failed, tried and have failed again. They kept trying until Nadella decided enough is enough and who can really blame him? MS has definitely moved focus and instead is turning in to a software and services only company, as long as they get their products on as many devices they can then the remain relevant. They no longer want to build the house, they just want to make the furniture.

    I will still keep using my 950XL. There are no apps I am willing to move platform for, and the price of the latest handsets on both Android and iOS is just too expensive for me. At a push, I would go for a Nokia Android device, if I really had to choose, but I am happy with what I have, MS may have given up hope on the platform and many others here and elsewhere may turn their backs, but, that doesn't mean I have to follow the crowd and do the same.

    Whether you stay or go, as long as you do what is right for you, and that is what MS seems to be relaying to us all, that is the main thing.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-10-2017 06:52 AM
  14. ryanlrobinson's Avatar
    Currently my thinking is that I will ride out this last year of support for my HP Elite x3. There's nothing wrong with it. It will still do everything I need and is a high-quality device. If it doesn't break - and I've never broken a phone before, so it would be weird to start with this one despite it being water and dust proof - this will probably be good enough. It's tempting to get frustrated and jump ship purely out of that emotional reaction, but in my usage case, I don't see enough reason right now to go out and drop another $1000 on another phone.

    That would put me around this time next year to re-evaluate when the new Fall batch of phones is announced. If Microsoft has shown something promising by then, fantastic, I'll likely move on to that. If not, I'll be able to weigh my Android/iOS options: the Pixel 3 or whatever the next iPhone is called or maybe something from TCL BlackBerry with a keyboard (I do miss the keyboard for working on the bus).
    10-10-2017 08:01 AM
  15. Localhorst86's Avatar
    Perhaps everyone is overreacting to this? Whether or not the platform is dead depends on each one of us and our definition of 'dead'. It might be dead because of no apps, it may be dead because of no new hardware, it may be dead because of some other thing. But for others it may still work for whatever they need it for and so, in that respect, the platform will always have a use and will necessarily be dead. It's up to how everyone interprets it for themselves.
    No. This is not open to interpretation. The W10Mo platform has now officially been declared dead or at least abandonded by microsoft themselves. The fact that there will be no new features or hardware in the future means that the current platform is left to decay as it currently is. It is true, however, that anyone can decide for themselves wether or not they want to keep using the OS on their device as long as the device is still alive. But that's not how you define a platform.

    I am happy for you if the current state of the platform and the impeding slow decay is good enough for you or anyone else. Go for it! Keep using your device until you no longer can if that is what you want.

    In my oppionion, Satya Nadela is at least partially to blame for this, if not fully. There was a noticable reduction in effort on W10Mo once he became CEO. And while I have moved to android just about 2 years ago, i still often look back to the days I enjoyed using the WP8/W10Mo platform. It brought a lot of great features to the market that other platforms are still missing today or are not implemented as well. Thanks to Microsofts lack of effort though, Windows has been relegated from most of my digital life. Now my Desktop PC is the only device running Windows anymore, I had to replace all of my mobile devices with other platforms.

    Farewell, W10Mo. It was nice knowing you, but your family didn't care for you.
    10-10-2017 08:27 AM
  16. MrockNroll's Avatar
    Right there with you mmmmjaen, still love my 950XL and its working better than ever. Just hope its lasts three more years till surface or whatever arm device that supports phone calling comes out. :-)
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    10-10-2017 08:56 AM
  17. etphoto's Avatar

    If you no longer trust MS, and I wouldn't blame you, or you don't have the apps you need, then by all means, move to a platform that meets your needs. Microsoft tried, failed, tried, failed, tried and have failed again. They kept trying until Nadella decided enough is enough and who can really blame him? MS has definitely moved focus and instead is turning in to a software and services only company, as long as they get their products on as many devices they can then the remain relevant. They no longer want to build the house, they just want to make the furniture.
    Nadella was hired as CEO was the beginning of the end to W10m, you can't claim they "tried" when he gave half *** effort. It makes you kind of wonder, when the idea of UWA was announced a lot of people thought, wow, what a great idea. They also believed that could be the thing that turned WP around. Yet, now, after Nadella revealed his dislike for the direction of the mobile platform you kind of understand why it didn't take off.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    10-10-2017 09:09 AM
  18. khadheer karumanchi1's Avatar
    whatever happens iam not leaving windows mobile. android and ios are very boring mobiles. we can't expect anything new from them. always loves windows😘😘😘😘
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    10-10-2017 09:12 AM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    No. This is not open to interpretation. The W10Mo platform has now officially been declared dead or at least abandonded by microsoft themselves. The fact that there will be no new features or hardware in the future means that the current platform is left to decay as it currently is. It is true, however, that anyone can decide for themselves wether or not they want to keep using the OS on their device as long as the device is still alive. But that's not how you define a platform.
    I agree. I've heard it used with an analogy of a prisoner on his way to execution. The other inmates use the term "dead man walking" to describe him. The prisoner is technically alive, but cannot escape death, and the end is within a very defined timeline.
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    10-10-2017 09:22 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Does anybody know where w10m funeral is? I'd like to send flowers
    Ask the people in charge.
    10-10-2017 10:08 AM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    whatever happens iam not leaving windows mobile. android and ios are very boring mobiles. we can't expect anything new from them. always loves windows
    Boring = Alive.
    10-10-2017 10:10 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Boring = Alive.
    Alive, yes. A life? Not in your wildest dreams.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
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    10-10-2017 10:15 AM
  23. jgschwandtner's Avatar
    I've got a WP 8.1 1020 that still (mostly) works. It's not to Microsoft's credit that they deliberately broke Skype on WP 8.1, and it's intriguing how my phone seems to freeze vastly more often since they stopped supporting WP 8.1. Not surprisingly, the battery is beginning to hold less and less charge. If I can nurse it along until a Surface mobile devices shows up, I will. I would much rather stay on this platform.

    However, I had to replace a 1020 recently, and it's getting tough - even a new battery is hard to come by. I don't want to go to iOS, and I'm more likely to use a flip phone than to let Google watch everything I do. Nevertheless, if our Windows phones die before Microsoft comes up with the "next mobile device," we may have to look at migrating to Apple. Mobile phones are built with planned obsolescence in mind, and running an old phone is becoming harder and harder.
    10-10-2017 10:28 AM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    Alive, yes. A life? Not in your wildest dreams.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    Hey, I’ve been boring all my life and I’m doing OK. 🤣
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    10-10-2017 11:08 AM
  25. ACF1's Avatar
    I guess the only hook to use W10m to stay in a MS Ecosystem, is the pay once use everywhere. Other than that, most MS software can be used on Android and iOS, so with the lack of apps, there is little incentive to stay in W10m. Most data can be synced via one drive, so I doubt I will feel any pain using W10 on desktop and laptop and Android on phone/tablet.

    Hardware is pretty much not a differentiator on the higher end phones, so there is little there.

    But the only 3 reasons I stay with W10m on my L950 and pretty much making a switch to android/iOs a non-starter are:
    - Live Tiles (I mean Live Tile functionality, no tiles UI)
    - Glance
    - UI (I know Android has some Tile look a like launcher, but it is not the same).

    Back in the good old WP7 days, it used to be People's Hub and OS smoothness/reliability a huge differentiator. The integration with social media was awesome. Too bad they got rid of it.
    10-10-2017 12:41 PM
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