01-05-2018 04:08 PM
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  1. extrikate's Avatar
    Leaving Windows Phone was a tough choice and I hope there is a future. Unfortunately, there had to come a time for me to stop making excuses for why I use it. As someone who used Windows Mobile/Phone exclusively since it appeared in 2003, my admiration of the platform couldn't out weigh the compromises.

    I hope to return one day, but I am actually having a pretty good experience with Android. I am running Launcher 10 though, so I am getting the closest thing to Windows 10M while also having the apps I need for work 😁
    01-02-2018 04:15 PM
  2. Hazuos's Avatar
    The UI is too hard to live without. This is the first reason why I decided to buy a new battery for my 950 hoping it will solve some issues I have with the phone now. The second aspect is that I really don't need more than 6 apps (mostly social). Why willing a new, fast, sexy phone if it's just to use it for time consuming useless apps.

    I think the idea of a surface mobile device is an interesting thing to have hope for but if nothing comes true or before my phone dies, I will probably get back to a more standard phone. Then maybe switch from laptop to surface Lte which should solve the problem of being always connected while be able to work.

    By the way if Lte becomes more standard in the tablet/pc market, why would a pocket size surface device make sense? Too small to actually work with and too big or expensive to replace a phone?
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    01-02-2018 04:18 PM
  3. naddy6969's Avatar
    It hasn’t been wise to buy a Windows phone for at least a year. Probably longer. No way should anyone be buying one now. It’s dead, Jim. Move on.

    Unless, of course, you are “standing your ground”.
    01-02-2018 07:54 PM
  4. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    For one ninety nine (funny won't let me post currency amounts to post) you can get an Alcatel Idol4s with pretty good specs. That's one fifty nine American.

    The OS is still just lovely - live tiles, very smooth functioning and pretty robust. I have very few crashes.
    My Nokia 930 could kill a rhino if I had to hurl it, and worked really well.

    Everyone who had seen the OS that it was fantastic.

    Apps - the major ones are supported - we even got Uber....

    Probably good for a 2nd phone. I am hoping MS will rally and do a Lazarus with it...Or hopefully let someone else play with it.....
    Or maybe some crazed developers will make more apps...

    Fitbit still supports it....

    Yeah, when Instagram, Twitter, FB, Uber stop being supported...I will have to change...and dump MS (including Office 365 personal....I just need the space and Amazon is cheaper)
    01-02-2018 08:16 PM
  5. markeboyle's Avatar
    while wp10 was clean and was well done, without Google supporting it with their apps no one else followed. the platform died along with the apps both in quality and in number until there was nothing left
    01-02-2018 08:46 PM
  6. markeboyle's Avatar
    It's a matter of time before those apps disappear. Starbucks just left and they are Microsoft's good friend. Quality and features already dying off slowly
    01-02-2018 08:49 PM
  7. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Made the move to Android a few months ago, but reading your comments is making me want to stick my sim back in my trusty old 930! Must resist the temptation...
    930 - the pinnacle of Nokia...Man I hope they attempt a W10 version of a phone....even for chuckles..

    If MS did not destroy Nokia, I would have stay on what ever iteration they went to.

    Symbian was great! Maemo...could have been.... Ah dreams....(nightmares)
    01-02-2018 10:09 PM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Made the move to Android a few months ago, but reading your comments is making me want to stick my sim back in my trusty old 930! Must resist the temptation...
    The 930 was one gorgeous phone.
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    01-02-2018 11:00 PM
  9. mweflen's Avatar
    Buy a good Android phone running a Snapdragon 835. Install Square Home 2 to give yourself a tile interface.

    I don't think you'll regret it.

    I am using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium after being a WP user for years (900/1020/950). I honestly don't miss it, and I thought I would.
    01-03-2018 12:09 AM
  10. levy shikukui's Avatar
    You have lost treasure bro,first this phones have the best mobile camera to date according to AAWP,second this the only phone which supports continuum meaning even with dead screen you get job done plus entertainment,I cant sell mine.
    01-03-2018 01:50 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    If you don't need much as far as apps, then Windows Mobile is still good. I couldn't deal with the app situation and just want Android. Don't feel great about it, but now I can finally get me work email on my phone. Crazy that couldn't on my Windows Mobile device being that we use Exchange for our mail here are work. Other apps like Fios, Amazon Video, Banking, and Sports apps that are lacking on Windows Mobile. It was a sad day for me to move on, but I am over it now.
    Why couldn't you get Exchange email on your Windows Phone, if I may ask? It works fine for me. I am just curious.
    fin11 likes this.
    01-03-2018 02:59 AM
  12. Umbra Emsisoft's Avatar
    Windows Mobile are perfect work phones, i use it to make calls and transfer files to and from my laptops, and it has the few apps required for my job (basically MS Office and Slack), i don't use it for selfie-ing, gaming or watching movies... i have an android for that.
    01-03-2018 03:46 AM
  13. thomasthomaslai's Avatar
    well. like less prone to theft or robbery. i think, less value on black market for parts and stuff. still love my 950xl
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    01-03-2018 04:10 AM
  14. evillama's Avatar
    Wife and I cut bait and got S8s on Black Friday. Loaded it up with Microsoft apps. It does the trick, and does it fast, and oooh the apps. Unless MS gets their sh*t together with a "category defining device" blah blah blah, doubt we'd go back. Got burned on the Band 2 - felt like a guinea pig replacing it over and over again, now very happy with an Ionic that just WORKS with Android. Again - MS - get your sh*t together.
    01-03-2018 09:07 AM
  15. DSR11's Avatar
    So I've sold my (perfectly working) Lumia 950XL after what Belfiore said about the future of Windows Phones.
    Do i regret it? May be.
    But I'm a little lost, i believe like most of you here, about the future of our beloved software.

    I am having thoughts of buying one again, this time (hopefully) for a little longer.

    But my biggest fear in (re-)investing in this platform is plagued by scary thoughts like what if all the apps suddenly stop supporting the OS. Like WhatsApp is one of the most crucial app today.

    What happens if in an extreme case scenario where literally all the mobile (not UWP) apps abandon this ship together or one by one.

    Will this happen? Should i buy one at a full price, only to learn a few months down the line that I've made a HUGE mistake? Get a second-hand one for the time being to let it all cool down?

    Any help?
    Honestly I would strongly caution against buying any Windows phone, especially a new one. I am only holding onto my Lumia 640 until it breaks, becomes un-manageable or, more of the eco-system erodes enough for me to migrate to another platform.

    The loss of support on apps and by microosft is most troubling to say the least, and it weighs heavily on my conscience as I do love my phone and the Windows mobile platform.

    I have lightly toyed with the idea of 'for the holidays' buying a lightly used Lumia 650 or 950 if I can find one for around $50-100 on ebay....but I have paused that decision to see what 2018 brings.
    01-03-2018 09:49 AM
  16. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    I recently bought the Alcatel idol 4s with Windows 10. I just wanted to use it for business and run shopify pos app, I bought the wrong phone silly head. I guess my niece will have a new device with vr headset to play with. DOH. Good thing I kept my PRIV
    01-03-2018 09:50 AM
  17. kwickone's Avatar
    I too loved Windows Phone, but there is ZERO tangible reason to invest in it right now. Would l love a newly released Windows device that ran "full" Windows 10 and had cellular capability, HECK YEAH! But I would still be cautious if/when it is released due to the past (lack of) commitment. But, that being said, I would still probably buy it...because I have a device problem
    01-03-2018 10:27 AM
  18. AnxiousPanda's Avatar
    Huh. I'm new to the forum.

    I probably have too much to say about the current state of the windows mobile platform, but I'm pretty sure most of it has been covered and many other users probably have the same exact feelings.
    Bottom line is, back in 2013 I made my first switch to a touchscreen based device, and back in the day going with a budget-y android device wasn't the smartest move (it was a huawei device if I'm correct). Before that I used almost exclusively blackberries (on the old java based platform). That cheap huawei phone scarred me for life, it was a dreadful user experience, the phone irritated me with the most basic tasks (better said when I was trying to complete them) and overall I just started looking elsewhere asap. I happened to pick up the lumia 925, because it was a little under 200 pounds here in the UK at the time, and it seemed really appealing. That's how I got into Windows Phone. I miss that old phone dearly. Probably even regret getting rid of it. It really felt like a dream, using it was effortless and buttery smooth, it honesltly felt like nothing I've used in the past, and every time I had it out of my pocket it turned heads. But what I loved the most about windows on the phone was that it really felt like an extension of your life, the original approach of making the experience "yours" really worked. Needless to say, I had different lumia phones over the time before finally jumping ships, even converted both my parents to it and they have a hard time saying goodbye to the platform and are still using it. I think sadly it's a matter of time when the big players pull out the plug, the previously mentioned whatsapp or telegram, and it will be a bummer. I normally use two phones, and have recently picked up the LG V30, which I love, but no matter the phone I pick there always seems to be this void that can't be filled, for instance no other phone gave me the same feelings my old beloved Lumia 925 did. That said I might be crazy or mental, but I only just picked up a Lumia 640 off ebay, the listing claimed it to be "brand new" but I'm not certain if that is true, it might just be a refurbished one. But there appears to be some sort of clearance going on online, because the prices are a steal. It arrived today and it reminded me of all the possible reasons why I loved using windows phones. Not to mention MS managed to pull off the best dual sim management on a mobile platform. Since that is what I needed, I'll stick to the 640 as my secondary phone for as long as I can. Heck, I might even look for a backup device too. I'd love to own a high end Windows Phone again, so maybe will aim for that when my budget allows it. I am super bummed out to witness the platform die, they got so many things right and in a way the competitors couldn't.
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    01-03-2018 10:36 AM
  19. SageSage456's Avatar
    I have a cheap $120 Windows Lumina 735. It has always been a good phone for me, my needs are simple, no financial stuff with the phone. I'm retired so the whole link-to-work is moot now.

    When I dropped the last 735 and killed it there was no hesitation on getting another of the same. I saw a HTC WP for half price recently and almost got it for when this 735 dies. I don't want to see the day when I am forced to use a phone I don't like.
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    01-04-2018 06:07 PM
  20. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    I got a brand new galaxy, used it for a month and I'm back on my 950xl. Android is a mess, Imo, and i couldn't stand it. The ui is frigging terrible. It's an OS designed without any style or love. I'll stick with my wp until the next windows phone line launches.

    That being said, i wouldn't buy a new WP today. Idk what i would buy, but it's a tough situation right now.
    Well, I bought a new Windows Mobile 10 phone one week ago and I love it. However, it was a unlocked Idol 4s at the Microsoft store for only $167 + tax so there is that. I would not have bought it at the MSRP though, no chance.
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    01-04-2018 07:24 PM
  21. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    i never used android or ios before.. windows was my first smartphone os..i started using it in 2013.. bought my first android device (oneplus 5T) last month and still have my lumia 640 active. i feel it was a good decision. moving on from live tiles was not that difficult.
    I am not surprised, you went from a low mid range phone to essentially a high end phone. That said, it is a good choice for a phone that size. I have a Idol 4s I purchased but, I also have a Sony Xperia XA1 because I do not like the larger Android phones.
    01-04-2018 07:26 PM
  22. nmco9's Avatar
    Why couldn't you get Exchange email on your Windows Phone, if I may ask? It works fine for me. I am just curious.
    There are many organizations that put OS/app restrictions on their e-mail servers depending on how important security is. My work only allows access to Exchange via iOS/Android via the default apps or Outlook. No other app will work, including desktop Outlook. When I started a couple years ago they didn't support WP, but I had already switched to iOS at the time and I'd be surprised if anyone's even tried to use a WP in years.
    01-05-2018 05:36 AM
  23. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    There are many organizations that put OS/app restrictions on their e-mail servers depending on how important security is. My work only allows access to Exchange via iOS/Android via the default apps or Outlook. No other app will work, including desktop Outlook. When I started a couple years ago they didn't support WP, but I had already switched to iOS at the time and I'd be surprised if anyone's even tried to use a WP in years.
    That's very interesting. Luckily the company I work for is not that restrictive and I can set up my company email on my Elite X3 Windows Phone just fine.
    01-05-2018 06:28 AM
  24. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    It's a matter of time before those apps disappear. Starbucks just left and they are Microsoft's good friend. Quality and features already dying off slowly
    They did? Never even noticed since I never used it, even on my Android phone. If I need an app, that was what my Android phone is for.
    01-05-2018 08:42 AM
  25. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    while wp10 was clean and was well done, without Google supporting it with their apps no one else followed. the platform died along with the apps both in quality and in number until there was nothing left
    That is what happens when you have a monopoly and no accountability. (Google, that is.) However, if MS had done that with the search engine and browser on their OS..........
    01-05-2018 08:44 AM
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