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  1. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Another thing is...I want my phone to match my new Windows 8 RT tablet later this year. Vain, I know. But it's gonna look cool.
    Last edited by 1jaxstate1; 08-23-2012 at 01:43 PM.
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    08-23-2012 09:27 AM
  2. speedfreak228's Avatar
    Another thing is...I want my phone to match my new Windows 8 RT table later this year. Vain, I know. But it's gonna look cool.
    Hahaha me too
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    08-23-2012 11:01 AM
  3. hellomiggy's Avatar
    I wanted to be apart of a different crowd that had the same phones. Everyone has iPhones or Androids and I wanted to be separated from all that. I mean, my whole family has iPhones, I get the whole grid part, but when my sisters boyfriend said my phone was "too hard? too many options?" I was confused at that. I felt glad that I thought outside of the box, everyone is raging about iOS and Android. Everyone needs to know about WP. I try my best to show people on my facebook and twitter. "Hey here is my phone, look how pretty it is, look at these cool options.... etc etc." Not everyone will like it, but I find it much better than iOS. I have an iPad, but I mainly use it for websites that don't work on my Phone.

    I love the Live tiles, to think about how long it's going to take iOS to get a live icon people have been begging for that Weather icon to change to actual current temperature. Look at all the great apps in WP that give you actual Live weather updates. I use AmazingWeather, I love that app. How long do you think it takes for people to find out if there is traffic or not on the way home? You have to go onto your Maps wait for it to load and it takes forever. With Nokia Drive you have a Live tile telling you Watch out! there is traffic! I don't know, I know there is plenty of more opportunities for WP to succeed. We just need more air time. I just love being different and love not having a phone that everyone has.
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    08-23-2012 11:53 AM
  4. pwaikon's Avatar
    With all the options out there, what keeps you with Windows Phone? Or even if you wield a second device, what is it about Windows Phone that draws you back in?
    ;) Hi. My name is pwaikon and I'm an addict. For Nokia Mix Radio. First I tough that Mix Radio sounded like cool service and I would use it as I use my all other mobile music apps: every now and then when I feel like listening some music. But when I got my Lumia 800 everything changed from the first play: When I realized how much FREE music the service includes I was hooked. I listen Nokia Mix Radio every single day many hours as I live my life and I cannot stand a tough without it anymore. I even bought a Nokia Play 360 speaker to awesomise my Mix Radio experience So, as long as Nokia includes Mix Radio in their WP OS I keep using Windows Phones :D

    Phew, I feel SO much better after that confession :P :giggle:
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    08-23-2012 02:02 PM
  5. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Like many before me have said, it simply works. It is simple yet still manages to have a beautiful elegance to it.

    Probably the primary reason it really caught my eye, is for once in the mobile market I felt something truly new and fresh had emerged. Microsoft built this phone from the bottom up and even Apple has admitted it's something completely different from the iPhone. It's gutsy and bold instead of a copy of another phone OS.
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    08-23-2012 02:36 PM
  6. index1366's Avatar
    Stability
    Fluid interface
    Minimalistic design
    Major one is full Office integration
    Keyboard
    "Sleekiness" (Sleek UI)
    Live Tiles
    Security
    Integration with social networks
    My addiction to Microsofts' stuff

    And many more..
    08-23-2012 02:47 PM
  7. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Amazing UI and OS concept in general. Only Drawback is IE9 HTML5 rendering.

    The mail client is great, on par with BlackBerry plus the actual bonus feature that You can turn off mail retrieval (set to manual sync) during holidays etc.

    Design and choice of materials is outstanding on my Lumia 800, beats the fragile Apples on durabillity and the plasticky samsungs/HTC on sturdyiness and feel. (I know that that only relates to Nokia and not WP in general, but the Lumia design was a big factor for me in giving up the Blackberries)

    With the BB's i felt hmmmm. And then, great, it works! (and it really was a great performer)
    With the iPhone it was just, hmmm, nice, but how do I do that? (then I found an app for it)
    With the Android I thought, hey this can do do everything, but it did it kind of half hearted, always the feeling of "unfinished-ness". Spent more times in settings than actually using the thing.

    With WP and the Lumia i'm just Amazed - Every day!

    (guess it just fits my needs)



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    08-23-2012 03:26 PM
  8. Luminatic's Avatar
    My reasons for still having my WP - in no particular order:

    - My 2 year's contract
    - I still like the gui (When I chose it, I tried a WP, an Andriod and an iPhone and I liked the WP - best. I still do.) It's just so uncomplicated to use and I get things done so quickly. I especially learnt to appreciate this when things at work became bad and with my WP, I had a simple tool to help me quickly checking important emails, remind me of important tasks and so on.
    - I must admit I sometimes enjoy having smart answers to dumb questions like "... why didn't you just get an iPhone? Everyone has one".
    - My WP hasn't triggered the I-throw-you-out-of-the-windows reaction yet. :lol:
    - Wordament. I'm addicted.
    - Nokia Music to give me a change in my music routine every now and then.
    - Internet browsing. I experienced browsing on a symbian, on two androids and on WP, and I liked the WP experience best. Heck, it makes me want to have a windows tablet. Well done, MS.

    I must admit, though, that there is one or another thing about my Lumia 800 that I find slightly irritating, for example the sometimes weird task behaviour (notably when the audible app is involved) plus the camera (I'm cheating on it with the Nokia 808 sometimes and when I go back to the lumia, I'm irritated by the missing lossless zoom). But those are small quirks compared to the things my former phone wanted me to do (like throwing it out of the window). In a way, I feel like someone who has removed her rose-tinted glasses, sees her partner as he really is and finds out that he might be flawed, but he's good person and he's worth staying with.

    So, I'll wait till my contract expires, afterwards, I might get a WP9 with pureview :D. (and I want all 41 megapixels. I won't compromise.)
    Last edited by Luminatic; 08-24-2012 at 03:06 AM. Reason: typo
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    08-23-2012 05:11 PM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    My Contract =(
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    08-23-2012 06:38 PM
  10. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Well, actually I just got here - I really don't bounce around from phone to phone and I'm pretty loyal to my o/s.

    Like everyone else, I love the fluidity of the o/s - sometimes I scroll through my app list just to watch it spin. And it feels good to be with Nokia again as my first cell was a Nokia.

    One of the weird reasons I'm here is because by owning a Windows device I feel a little like an outsider. Like a fringe user. I like the screwed up looks I get when I tell people what I run with.
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    08-23-2012 07:08 PM
  11. HeyCori's Avatar
    Have you ever wondered what it takes for a sports team to win a championship? Lets take football. Imagine all the long hours, grueling practices, and hard fought games a team must go through before they can win the Super Bowl. As a fan, you may imagine that your influence is minimal. After all, you're not the one sweating on the field. If anything, it's up to the team to do all the hard work by themselves. Not true. A football team is very dependent on their fans. Foregoing the any-given-Sunday rule, a team needs talented players to win a Super Bowl and talent doesn't come cheap. Teams are highly dependent on selling stadium tickets, jerseys, advertisements and other memorabilia so they can pay for a player's (outrageous) salary. More support = More money generated = Better team. That's my reason for supporting Windows Phone.

    It does not, in any way, shape or form, benefit me to play the "waiting game." The more I support WP, and the more people that supports WP, the faster the platform grows. That's pretty standard for any product on the market. Some products catch on faster than others and some teams win Super Bowls before others. But you can't make something better by pushing people to other platforms, much in the same way you can't help your football team by selling tickets for the opposing team.

    That doesn't mean that Microsoft gets a free pass. They still has to put in a lot of hard work and grueling hours. There's nothing wrong with pointing out the good and the bad, though some people are so fixated on the bad that you wonder if they like anything at all. There's a lot of fair-weather fans that think that things will get better by them sitting on the couch being a negative Nancy. Trust me, they'll be quick to take credit if/when the platform takes off because they were the "honest" ones...
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    08-23-2012 08:01 PM
  12. aubreyq's Avatar
    My Contract =(
    LOL that was going to be my original reply but I changed it up ;)
    08-23-2012 09:48 PM
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    08-23-2012 10:09 PM
  14. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Wish I could add my story to this. :(
    Feel like an outsider. I have a RaZr and dying to get my hands on my next WP8.

    I just posted 3 instances on how much time it took for me to do 3 simple tasks.

    1. Finding a calculator
    2. Taking notes
    3. Turning on the flash (emergency situation)

    All 3 times, I had to scroll through pages and pages of icons to finally locate what I want.
    You can argue, why didn't I have it on the homescreen?

    I already have Taptalk, Twitter, Flipboard, HTC Flip clock, root explorer along with the dock bar full of calls, message, browser.

    Cluttered? I think so too. :D


    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    08-23-2012 10:25 PM
  15. cckgz4's Avatar
    fyi, a contract does not mean you have to stick with that phone. You have options
    08-24-2012 04:18 AM
  16. aubreyq's Avatar
    fyi, a contract does not mean you have to stick with that phone. You have options
    Exactly. That's why I chose not to use "my contract" as a reply. I realized that I could always by a used phone with a different OS (or not even a smartphone, really) until the contract runs out, so technically a contract doesn't lock you to an OS, it just locks you to the carrier.
    08-24-2012 06:33 AM
  17. aubreyq's Avatar
    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    RaZr Nexus???
    08-24-2012 06:36 AM
  18. cgk's Avatar
    Exactly. That's why I chose not to use "my contract" as a reply. I realized that I could always by a used phone with a different OS (or not even a smartphone, really) until the contract runs out, so technically a contract doesn't lock you to an OS, it just locks you to the carrier.
    Back in the days when I was stupid enough to take out long contracts, if the phone I wanted wasn't available, I get the phone company to send out the option that would make the most money on ebay (as in the UK at least, you own the phone outright from day 1) and then buy the phone I wanted.
    08-24-2012 08:05 AM
  19. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    RaZr Nexus???
    Lol! Yea...
    I have a RaZr. But running a stock ROM. Like the one on a Galaxy Nexus.

    Hence RaZr Nexus. :D

    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    08-24-2012 09:23 AM
  20. aubreyq's Avatar
    Lol! Yea...
    I have a RaZr. But running a stock ROM. Like the one on a Galaxy Nexus.

    Hence RaZr Nexus. :D

    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    Ah, OK. Hahaha!
    08-24-2012 09:59 AM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    I know I can buy another phone but I'm changing carriers when my contract is done. And the LG Optimus 7 is worthless, as my carrier was giving them for 100/50 bucks new off contract. And there's like 2 for sale new in the entire country.
    08-24-2012 10:50 AM
  22. jabtano's Avatar
    I love the OS I like how the tiles give me info that I need at a glance. I hate my device i'm stuck on t-mo family plan with 4 Lumia 710 and my HD7 #4 replacement but nothing to upgrade to but lower end devices. Looking at Samsung galaxy III today almost bought it. but I'll wait another month
    08-24-2012 07:01 PM
  23. Agent-P's Avatar
    My smartphone OS history has gone from Windows Mobile 6.5 (HTC HD2) > Android 2.3 (Nexus One) > iOS 5 (iPhone 4) > WP7 and Windows Phone has been my favourite (still rocking my Radar as I await WP8). For me the lives tiles are a big feature I enjoy. I hate to sound like an ad, but the glance and go is perfect. Although Android had widgets, it looked ugly to have a bunch of widgets on my home screen since they all didn't follow one design guideline.

    Also, the fact that so many features are built in (local scout, bing music, social networks, etc) and don't require an app download makes it easier to access these features as the OS places them very intuitively for easy access.

    The fluidity of the WP OS is the third big feature that keeps me sticking in the Microsoft camp. Although iOS is very smooth too, the design is so boring. The live tiles may be a simple design, but it just looks so nice. I have an iPad, so I still get my iOS fix. But for my phone, I definitely plan on upgrading my Radar this fall to a shiny new Apollo handset.

    Lastly, it's the little features and the fact that Microsoft paid attention to the little details that I enjoy. It's small things like the lock screen bouncing, or the signal strength dropping down when you open the phone app, or the live tiles flipping away when you launch an app that makes me appreciate the effort Microsoft put into this OS to make it so great.
    Last edited by Agent-P; 08-24-2012 at 10:05 PM.
    08-24-2012 09:31 PM
  24. eshy's Avatar
    I guess you have to look at the competition and why you prefer windows phone over the other options.

    I owned a WM 5, an iphone 3G and an HTC Evo before switching to windows phone.

    Here's what I like and why I'll stay with WP.

    * Multi-Tasking or the lack of it. I don't believe you really need it on a phone. what you need is some things that can run in the background. Android kept launching apps in the background and there was no way for me to control that.

    * App Store Approval - this was an issue with Android. I just couldn't trust apps I was installing. ended up using Amazon's app store instead of Google's because at least they tested apps.

    * Live Tiles - I liked the widgets on Android as well, when switching to it from the iphone. The WP implementation is limited (with Android you can do a lot more in a widget). but it performs faster and looks better.

    * social network integration - I never really used facebook apps on previous devices, or WP. but floating pictures and udpates from facebook or twitter to the tile is great. I have groups pinned to the start menu with friends or family and I see updates I never would've noticed before.

    * device design - this is specific to my current phone, the lumia 800, which I think is the best hardware design for a smartphone so far (the curved glass makes it better than the 900 as well).

    * UI in applications. as an app developer I think this is a very big point in favor of WP. apps in WP looks so much better than android and ios. the name Modern certainly fits this design language (even if in a few years it won't). The idea of authentic digital is great. There's no need for additional chrome where it doesn't make sense. Opening an app on android or ios now, they feel like old enterprise software (the kind built with VB...)

    I think we'll get a few more reasons with WP8 (voip integration is a big reason to stay with WP).
    It really feels like Microsoft saw what others are doing and did it better and voip integration is a great example of that. instead of baking Skype into the OS (like Apple did for their facebook and twitter integrations) they made an API that any developer can use.
    08-24-2012 09:54 PM
  25. power5's Avatar
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    Lastly, it's the little features and the fact that Microsoft paid attention to the little details that I enjoy. It's small things like the lock screen bouncing, or the signal strength dropping down when you open the phone app, or the live tiles flipping away when you launch an app that makes me appreciate the effort Microsoft put into this OS to make it so great.
    I like the little things too but they missed some little things.
    I want to be able to pull down the signal strengt at any time. Most apps do not allow that.. So do not even know the time. My phone is my watch. Also WiFi strength does not show up, just if you are connected. Would like Batt% a well.
    08-24-2012 10:14 PM
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