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  1. mackdoogs's Avatar
    I have had my HTC Mozart WP7 phone for about 4-5 months now and i have to say i have been pretty dissapointed so far, the apps are well below par, quite a crap selection of ringtones with no option for mp3, and most games and apps that are readily available on numerous other os are unavailable. i have been a pro-windows user for as long as i can remember but i have to say that the WP7 is not up to the standard i expect from windows. extremly dissapointed with microsofts efforts on this and am now tryin to decide what to go to next as my mozart has pretty much done its dash.
    05-29-2011 09:28 PM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    What apps are you using that are below par. The ones I use a quite above what I'm use to on Android and i0s.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-29-2011 09:40 PM
  3. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Then to be quite honest, and in no offense, you are simply not open minded enough. I've seen people that worship Android or iOS and have hated all things, and I do mean all things Microsoft. I have shown them WP7 and they walk away impressed, even if they say it isn't the phone for them (which is quite understandable) they still say its impressive. Have you seen all the features coming with Mango?
    05-29-2011 10:50 PM
  4. tiny's Avatar
    Give it to the end of the year. I think you will see that most of your concerns will be addressed. The biggest limitation to apps right now is APIs - which will be opened @ Mango release. Also, there will be a lot of added function with that release (including mp3 ringtones).

    So just give it a little time. Or you can just go to Android/iOS, but then one asks, why didn't you do that in the first place? Maybe there are some redeeming qualities that brought you to Windows Phone.
    05-29-2011 11:16 PM
  5. mackdoogs's Avatar
    so when is this 'mango' update due to be released??? i will hold out for a while longer just annoying that there is still sooo many things not available on WP7, i hadnt heard about the mango update untill now so i will wait for that, hopefully they get more games too apart from the rubbish xbox live has put out so far

    hopefully mango will change my mind
    05-29-2011 11:27 PM
  6. sko's Avatar
    troll? Mango has been on the front page for like a week... and you just joined and this is your first post....
    05-30-2011 12:26 AM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    not trying to offend, but it doesn't seem as though you did enough research prior to purchasing the device, especially after stating that you are just hearing about mango. i read up on windows phone prior to making the purchase and instead of being disappointed, i've been amazed at how much more i love this OS over iOS, Android and even WebOS.

    the apps that all 3 (wp, iOS and android) have in common, i prefer on windows phone. some apps include:

    ESPN ScoreCenter, 4sq, IMDb, Photobucket and more.
    05-30-2011 12:29 AM
  8. mackdoogs's Avatar
    troll? Mango has been on the front page for like a week... and you just joined and this is your first post....
    woah a whole week!!!! **** mate!!!!! pretty sure i know i jus joined and made my first post wots ya point???

    ps still no date for mango???
    05-30-2011 12:32 AM
  9. mackdoogs's Avatar
    not trying to offend, but it doesn't seem as though you did enough research prior to purchasing the device, especially after stating that you are just hearing about mango. i read up on windows phone prior to making the purchase and instead of being disappointed, i've been amazed at how much more i love this OS over iOS, Android and even WebOS.

    the apps that all 3 (wp, iOS and android) have in common, i prefer on windows phone. some apps include:

    ESPN ScoreCenter, 4sq, IMDb, Photobucket and more.
    are you sayin that mango was announced 5-6 months ago???
    Oh and the apps that all 3 have in common are extremly limited compared to that of jus android and iOS, thing i dont get all my mates have android or iOS and are talkin bout this app and that app that are so good, then i try get them on my WP7 and get coming soon.. or jus denied, is that microsofts plan to bring out apps after the rest of the world is over using them, seems pretty stupid to me
    05-30-2011 12:40 AM
  10. Exomondo's Avatar
    I have had my HTC Mozart WP7 phone for about 4-5 months now and i have to say i have been pretty dissapointed so far, the apps are well below par, quite a crap selection of ringtones with no option for mp3, and most games and apps that are readily available on numerous other os are unavailable. i have been a pro-windows user for as long as i can remember but i have to say that the WP7 is not up to the standard i expect from windows.
    It doesn't sound like the issues you have are related to WP7 at all, just that the developer community is not as large as iOS or Android - which is a given since the platform is a lot younger.

    extremly dissapointed with microsofts efforts on this and am now tryin to decide what to go to next as my mozart has pretty much done its dash.
    What issues are there with Microsoft? The issues you listed don't seem to be anything to do with them.
    05-30-2011 01:02 AM
  11. Luisraul924's Avatar
    ESPN ScoreCenter, 4sq, IMDb, Photobucket and more.
    IMDb is one of my favorite apps, it's simply amazing! I saw a post from another member a while back stating that he was shocked when he compared the WP7 version and Android version.
    woah a whole week!!!! **** mate!!!!! pretty sure i know i jus joined and made my first post wots ya point???
    ps still no date for mango???
    Well almost a whole week the "big unveiling" was on the 24th and since then that's been the word on most tech sites (except for the biased sites of course) there's an "estimate" floating around and they say its mid October.

    are you sayin that mango was announced 5-6 months ago???
    Oh and the apps that all 3 have in common are extremly limited compared to that of jus android and iOS, thing i dont get all my mates have android or iOS and are talkin bout this app and that app that are so good, then i try get them on my WP7 and get coming soon.. or jus denied, is that microsofts plan to bring out apps after the rest of the world is over using them, seems pretty stupid to me
    Mango was announced a couple of months ago but the features only recently (as stated above). The apps aren't as diverse and available as the "other" major platforms because not all APIs are available to developers for use yet (the dev tools have been released for them but the apps won't work on our OS version) its a good thing, but also very funny that practically anything iOS and Android can do will be added in Mango, so when someone asks about a feature not available yet 9 times out of 10 the answer is "Mango". I understand your frustration with why Microsoft "took so long" but in reality; you ought to give them props for catching up in less than a year. You have to understand that this isn't Windows Mobile, its an OS built from scratch, with a completely blank drawing board completely brand new. Many people were shocked at how great and "non-Windows/Microsoft" this was. In reality though I'm more than positive that this is going to take off in a really big way. It makes sense that they're implementing the same design into Windows 8.
    05-30-2011 01:12 AM
  12. sko's Avatar
    woah a whole week!!!! **** mate!!!!! pretty sure i know i jus joined and made my first post wots ya point???

    ps still no date for mango???
    Hmmm... ok not a troll, just uninformed... no worries.

    Mango is said to release in the Fall... I read that as late Sept to early Nov. but who the crap knows.

    Edit: Actually it's annoying seeing so many devices already running this os, like I feel we should have the option of using the "beta" os or something... seeing how its running so nicely on all them other devices... in the demo's etc. I mean
    05-30-2011 01:23 AM
  13. paulm187's Avatar
    I have had my HTC Mozart WP7 phone for about 4-5 months now and i have to say i have been pretty dissapointed so far, the apps are well below par, quite a crap selection of ringtones with no option for mp3, and most games and apps that are readily available on numerous other os are unavailable. i have been a pro-windows user for as long as i can remember but i have to say that the WP7 is not up to the standard i expect from windows. extremly dissapointed with microsofts efforts on this and am now tryin to decide what to go to next as my mozart has pretty much done its dash.
    To be honest mate, people like you should not be early adopters. When new tech comes out there will be limitations and missing features and will take a while for these to be addressed. Compared to iPhone and Android when it first came out, Microsoft have done a marvellous job with WP7. The mango update is packed with features and its only a matter of couple of months.
    05-30-2011 04:56 AM
  14. Baka's Avatar
    caveat emptor.

    if WP7 isn't working for ya, go get something that does. I find it beyond amusing and sad that mobile devices have become the new religion of the 21st century, responsible for virtual wars and similar stunted thinking.

    It's a freaking phone.

    that being said, your complaints seem driven by a lack of prior research. put in a little effort, and maybe you'll be happier with your next purchase.
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    05-30-2011 07:02 AM
  15. dtboos's Avatar
    05-30-2011 10:10 AM
  16. furygoalbrtis39's Avatar
    Wait until June 26 for the apps and later in the summer for the mp3 ringtones

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-30-2011 10:30 AM
  17. jdunn's Avatar
    are you sayin that mango was announced 5-6 months ago???
    Oh and the apps that all 3 have in common are extremly limited compared to that of jus android and iOS, thing i dont get all my mates have android or iOS and are talkin bout this app and that app that are so good, then i try get them on my WP7 and get coming soon.. or jus denied, is that microsofts plan to bring out apps after the rest of the world is over using them, seems pretty stupid to me
    Both Android and iOS have been around for a few years now and have a well established developer community, not to mention ALOT more apps as a result of being around for that long. It took Apple at least a year to even offer an app store, and android still hasn't come close to the quality of apps for either iOS or WP7. Look at how long these devices have been on the shelf, most since only 7 months ago. Give it some time and enjoy the features that it does offer, which in my opinion are far better than the competition.

    Word of advice as well: Don't come on an exclusively Windows Phone forum and start bashing windows Phone out of the gate. We love the OS and that is why we talk about it on here. If you are dissatisfied with the phone then we will try and help you with any problems you are having. We are a passionate group, so sorry if we came off as rude or uninviting.
    05-30-2011 04:09 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    are you sayin that mango was announced 5-6 months ago???
    Oh and the apps that all 3 have in common are extremly limited compared to that of jus android and iOS, thing i dont get all my mates have android or iOS and are talkin bout this app and that app that are so good, then i try get them on my WP7 and get coming soon.. or jus denied, is that microsofts plan to bring out apps after the rest of the world is over using them, seems pretty stupid to me
    what i'm saying is... you're complaining about features/apps that aren't there or aren't good, so i wouldn't expect you to know about mango. it was official several days ago, but the rumors have been floating around for a while. also, microsoft did say that multitasking was coming prior to this announcement and i wouldn't be surprised if it was back before you bought your device.

    let's talk about some of your gripes... ringtones and apps/games that the other OS have, that WP doesn't. was this not common knowledge? in where you could have searched and found apps that were and weren't available? could you not have researched the option to for mp3?

    maybe you weren't there when the iPhone came out where they didn't even have apps or when android came out and Hello AIM was their premier IM client which was craptastic to me. or let us talk about how Android devices (and only a handful) are just getting the Netflix app for their devices.

    i was there in the beginning... had the original iPhone on release day... yeah $600 bones for a device, a 2 year contract and no apps, custom ringtones or MMS! was i mad? no as i did my research and knew what the device had and was capable of.

    so my point is that your main gripes were things research could have saved you the trouble of having.
    05-31-2011 11:02 AM
  19. Duvi's Avatar
    We are a passionate group, so sorry if we came off as rude or uninviting.
    agreed.
    05-31-2011 11:04 AM
  20. Winterfang's Avatar
    If you are looking for a healthy app selection with a good looking phone and great support. I recommend going with the Iphone. Apple isn't going anywhere right now so is your best bet.

    Sorry that WP7 didn't work out for you but thanks for giving it a sincere try, let's hope maybe you will come back again when the OS is more mature. =)
    05-31-2011 11:26 AM
  21. enahs555's Avatar
    Truthfully, 99% of the apps people talk about are just fluff and have no real content. They are toys. Envying other people for having more toys they never use is a very child like attitude. It is no different then when you were 6 and had to have that awesome new remote control car for Christmas, and it was all you thought about in December! You then got it, played with it a few times and never looked back. Unfortunately, most people never grow out of that (and is why so many people have so much money trouble). The vast majority of apps for all phones are just toys. The real, useful aps you will come back often and use a lot are far and few between for all platforms. Those are the important one, and in my opinion WP7 has a large amount of those, and is getting more and more by the day.

    And I say this as a WP7 developer who totally admits that most of his apps are just "toys".
    05-31-2011 11:35 AM
  22. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Who decides what apps are "just toys" and what apps are really useful. What one might find as fluff another might find very useful.
    Truthfully, 99% of the apps people talk about are just fluff and have no real content. They are toys. Envying other people for having more toys they never use is a very child like attitude. It is no different then when you were 6 and had to have that awesome new remote control car for Christmas, and it was all you thought about in December! You then got it, played with it a few times and never looked back. Unfortunately, most people never grow out of that (and is why so many people have so much money trouble). The vast majority of apps for all phones are just toys. The real, useful aps you will come back often and use a lot are far and few between for all platforms. Those are the important one, and in my opinion WP7 has a large amount of those, and is getting more and more by the day.

    And I say this as a WP7 developer who totally admits that most of his apps are just "toys".
    Now I'm off to buy this cartoon app! :P
    Last edited by 1jaxstate1; 05-31-2011 at 01:31 PM.
    05-31-2011 01:25 PM
  23. Winterfang's Avatar
    I got the Horoscope match app. Yeah is silly but so am I.

    speaking of sillyness. I just hover the mouse to my picture and bellow the ""Thanked X times in Y post" there's a green square, I hover on top of it and it says I'm an *****...

    >_> that's real nice WP central.
    05-31-2011 03:24 PM
  24. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Bwahhahahah, it sure does. Mine says unknown.
    I got the Horoscope match app. Yeah is silly but so am I.

    speaking of sillyness. I just hover the mouse to my picture and bellow the ""Thanked X times in Y post" there's a green square, I hover on top of it and it says I'm an *****...

    >_> that's real nice WP central.
    05-31-2011 03:41 PM
  25. starblade876's Avatar
    That's because someone gave you a bad rep. On the bottom of that avatar area next to the online/offline circle is a star with a plus sign. You can click that to give someone a good or bad reputation. Unknowns have no reps, I guess. That's awful for you though. xD

    Anyway, I strongly agree with a few posts here, so I'll try out the rep system. Maybe I'll try to help unidiotize you... maybe. :P
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    05-31-2011 03:52 PM
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