11-17-2011 09:34 AM
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  1. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I'm up for renewal by the end of this year with Sprint so I have $150 credit towards a new phone. I'm considering going iPhone4s for now and maybe going back Windows in another year or two. I'll keep my Arrive as a Zune for awhile maybe. My wife will be going iPhone this year, moving up from her Blackberry and she's already buying accessories for it like a speaker dock station for the bedside. If WP7 devices had these types of features/options it would be a no brainer. I like my Arrive, I just don't have any real reason to stay one way or another. I'll make up my mind closer to the end of the year as to whether to stay or go but either way, I still see myself with a Windows phone in the future. Probably even more so after Windows8 and Windows Phone8, if they begin to merge closer to each other like I've read.
    11-13-2011 03:06 PM
  2. Depatter's Avatar
    I just bought my way out of my iPhone and walked away from an ecosystem I had invested some money in...all just to get here. I really love Windows Phone, but the lack of apps and accessories is incredibly frustrating. Yesterday I was looking or a good set of ear phones with an inline mic and couldn't find one that would work right. Everything...and I mean everything... is designed to work with the iPhone. I had to custom order a case from the AT&T store because nobody carries them. Microsoft really blew it by releasing this phone before it was really ready (Mango). Now I think they have some serious ground to make up before anyone is going to take them seriously again. Look at the Focus S...nobody has even bothered reviewing it. I am also a little scared that at some point Microsoft will just bail on this like they did on the Zune devices and the Kin.

    All that said....I have Zune Pass, Mobile Office, Outlook Integration, and Xbox Live games. If you give me a nice GPS Solution and Words with Friends...I am good to go.
    11-13-2011 03:08 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    I hope to stay with wp7, but when it's time to upgrade I'll play with the top phones out there and see what I like. I'm hoping there will be a windows 8 tablet out by then.

    Sent from my Windows 7 phone using Board Express
    11-13-2011 03:19 PM
  4. joemd60's Avatar
    More than likely I will. Wait, isn't the world supposed to end in 2012??? What happens if there are no new phones before that??!! :D
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    11-13-2011 04:32 PM
  5. justop26's Avatar
    I will get another one, definitely (and since I'm a prepaid customer, there's no contract holding me back). And it doesn't matter to me my country is not supported, I'll get my way as I did with my Focus :)
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    11-13-2011 05:05 PM
  6. dtboos's Avatar
    Definitely. Will wait and see what Nokia releases to AT&T Q1 of 2012. If its amazing I will get it, if not, I will wait for Apollo phones since my Focus is still an excellent phone.
    11-13-2011 05:41 PM
  7. jdd77's Avatar
    iSuck - Well, the name says it all. Can't stand the company and the OS is dated. Icons, icons and, well, more icons.
    I gotta say, that's freakin' funny.
    11-13-2011 06:31 PM
  8. mcwop's Avatar
    Since my current phone contract expires in about 2 years, I'll probably buy it out and get an iPhone, and keep telling everyone how bad MSFT is since there is still no Mnago update for the Samsung Focus 1.4.

    Took a chance on WP7 and it was a huge mistake. Other phones are lights years ahead of even Mango, but I cannot even get it.
    11-13-2011 06:54 PM
  9. dtboos's Avatar
    Since my current phone contract expires in about 2 years, I'll probably buy it out and get an iPhone, and keep telling everyone how bad MSFT is since there is still no Mnago update for the Samsung Focus 1.4.

    Took a chance on WP7 and it was a huge mistake. Other phones are lights years ahead of even Mango, but I cannot even get it.
    You know as well as we do that that was a Samsung botch job. But go ahead and spew what you need to to feel better. I doubt it would be difficult to get a replacement if you complained to AT&T.
    11-13-2011 07:19 PM
  10. starblade876's Avatar
    You know as well as we do that that was a Samsung botch job. But go ahead and spew what you need to to feel better. I doubt it would be difficult to get a replacement if you complained to AT&T.
    Wait, you mean use logic? No wai! It's far more productive to troll.
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    11-13-2011 08:24 PM
  11. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Absolutely!

    As I said in another thread I went back to android and I hated it. I came back to WP7 faster than Obama accepting an invitation to be on The View.

    Android is just clunky, buggy and slow. It doesn't help that it takes a lot more 'clicks' to get to the same places as a windows phone.

    Apple is one of those if you get just ONE of their products you then have to do almost everything through their preparatory software. They really shove their brand down your throat if you get anything they have.

    WP7 is fast, easy, has all the major apps, Xbox Live... etc. I just don't know why I even went back to android. It's good to be back!!!
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    11-13-2011 09:18 PM
  12. psychotron's Avatar
    Yes. By the time my contract expires all the minor things that need to be tweaked should be by then so I don't see why I wouldn't.
    11-13-2011 09:21 PM
  13. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Since my current phone contract expires in about 2 years, I'll probably buy it out and get an iPhone, and keep telling everyone how bad MSFT is since there is still no Mnago update for the Samsung Focus 1.4.

    Took a chance on WP7 and it was a huge mistake. Other phones are lights years ahead of even Mango, but I cannot even get it.
    Tell me what other phones do that is so "light years" ahead of WP7? What features are so incredible that other phones are so far ahead of WP7?

    Really, I am curious as to what you think because I don't see it.
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    11-13-2011 09:21 PM
  14. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    very likely. Then again, my contract goes out in Feb2012 :p


    Of course, it will depend on what's up there by then.

    Actually, one more point.... after using my ipod touch 4g for about a month (replaces a now completely dead ipod touch 1g :(), WP7 is just that much smoother o.0 I never took much notice of the little stutters and excessively long latencies of iOS (maybe it's just iOS5 on A4 SoC?) until I really got to using my Samsung Focus (which, strangely enough, replaced a broken ZuneHD - though I got the ZuneHD to replace my iPod touch [in music], due to the headphone jack breaking).
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    11-13-2011 09:33 PM
  15. jalb's Avatar
    I haven't decided yet. I like WP and Android both (iPhone is not on my radar). I am not under a contract now, and I am pretty content with my Focus, so I feel pretty relaxed about waiting and seeing what comes out. I'm very interested to see how Skype is implemented on WP, and also very interested to see if new handsets will come to market between now and Christmas. Not to mention CES and the Mobile World Congress. I have one good eye on the Titan too... if I get that, I will be on a contract again, and would probably give my Focus to my daughter.

    As I say, I am content just watching for now. I like both the Android and WP ecosystems, and my current handset runs smooth and has all the major apps. Interesting times for cell phone fans, to be sure.
    11-13-2011 09:46 PM
  16. VernonEL's Avatar
    It is a hard question to answer. Most people still have at least a year left if they are in on contract, and alot can happen in that time. I have an interesting contract situation though. In addition to my line, both my wife and daughter have phones on the family plan. The get my "hand-me-down" devices, and I get a new subsidized device about every eight months. (So far they have no problem with it, so I will continue this racket as long a I can!)

    They way things are now, I will be getting a decent Nokia device when they show up on AT&T next spring/summer. I have no plans of changing platforms, but I am always looking to see what else is out there. If there is something better, I will get it!

    Sent from my SGH-i937 Focus S using Board Express!
    11-13-2011 10:04 PM
  17. Allthisforwhat's Avatar
    I most likely will stay with WP when my contract expires in 2years. It took some time for me to get used to the OS since I didn't have a smart phone before. Now I love the darn thing. People at work have mostly iPhones and BB, I'm the only one with WP7. Very nice to be ahead of the crowd.
    11-13-2011 11:19 PM
  18. marcojavier's Avatar
    Even though my country's not supported and I had to go great lengths to even FIND a Windows Phone, I'm sticking with this baby until MSFT drops it (which I hope it doesn't!). It's such a dream and I'm perfectly happy with it
    11-14-2011 06:47 AM
  19. leakAddict's Avatar
    Focus S hopefully before the weekend!
    11-14-2011 07:58 AM
  20. kylej1050's Avatar
    I'm not under contract. My gf got me this phone for my bday off-contract($230 vs $199 contract cost) because she was tired of hearing me complain about my old phone. So glad she did. When a new Windows Phone comes out I'll end up with one.

    I'd rather have a phone that lacks a feature or two but works flawlessly than one that has everything I want but only half works.
    11-14-2011 10:44 AM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm off contract but I'm pretty sure the next phone I'll buy is WP. If they were still Windows Mobile, I probably wouldn't even be here. The only other phone that interest me is that new Blackberry QNX prototype but I'd have to see what their apps are looking like
    11-15-2011 12:13 AM
  22. ninjaap's Avatar
    Doing my best Dave Hester (Storage Wars) impression: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
    11-15-2011 01:22 AM
  23. awesumjon's Avatar
    I am. Just waiting for the right device to come forward.

    Hopefully Nokia sticks with making WPs, i'd really like to have one of theirs in my hand. T-Mobile n all
    11-15-2011 01:47 AM
  24. theefman's Avatar
    Always buy my phone outright when I can so contract is not a concern, but OS wise I cant see myself using anything else. Windows Phone is set to become the center of all the Microsoft services and devices I use, plus the original and beutiful UI thats not a clone of anything else - try and stop me from getting another Windows Phone!
    11-15-2011 10:09 AM
  25. selfcreation's Avatar
    Im brobly gona end up paying full price for the Next gen FOCUS (not the S but next gen) unless my company gets a Samsung. witch i dout they will :( stupid ROGERS always gets the good phones :(
    11-15-2011 10:24 AM
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