08-31-2012 10:40 AM
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  1. anodynamic's Avatar
    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.
    You can see WiFi strength in the wireless settings... but that's awkward so, yes, there's a lot of small details like that where a little more work would have been needed.

    Volume control is one that I share with many. Ring volume and media volume should be separate. Headset volume should of course also be separate. On the bus, for example, I have to take the headset volume near max for music because my headphones require it, but with the single volume setting that also means that when I get a call while listening to music the very powerful external speaker on my phone rings loud enough that it probably can make someone in a car behind the bus reach for their phone...
    08-24-2012 10:45 PM
  2. Agent-P's Avatar
    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.
    I thought that was dependent on the app and whether the developer accounted for leaving that or not? I might be wrong about that. I'm just basing my guess off of the fact some of my apps still show the status area and some don't.

    Volume control is one that I share with many. Ring volume and media volume should be separate. Headset volume should of course also be separate. On the bus, for example, I have to take the headset volume near max for music because my headphones require it, but with the single volume setting that also means that when I get a call while listening to music the very powerful external speaker on my phone rings loud enough that it probably can make someone in a car behind the bus reach for their phone...
    That's one of those things I also wish they would address. It's so annoying to have to reset my ring volume after listening to music. I thought it was supposed to be fixed in Mango, but apparently not.
    08-24-2012 11:00 PM
  3. corn13read's Avatar
    I like that it's uniform like ios but not utter crap and that it's clean.

    I'd still rather go webos but it's so dead and a man's gotta have a phone...
    08-25-2012 12:00 AM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    For me it is easy. I have a Titan 2, and my phone before was a HD7. I really like the additions that HTC has added to its devices over Nokia and Samsung. #1 Attentive Phone should be standard on every Windows Phone. #2. The camera is just great.

    What keeps me in the ecosystem is mostly Bing. I can't tell you how much I use Bing it isn't even funny. On my desktop I use both Google and Bing, but the built in Bing Search is 2nd to none. I won't even consider Android but it probably works the same. I love how I can search for a restaurant and get directions using Bing Local faster than anybody who has iphone or even android.

    The other reasons why I have stayed besides the OS, is how many choices you have over what you want in a phone. Honestly if Apple ever makes an iphone that is 4.3 inches. I might switch back. 4 inches is way too small still for me.

    The UI in the OS is great. I don't feel like my phone is boring anymore. I am concerned that I won't like 7.8 - wp8 start screen. I really liked the black space to the right of the phone. It makes Windows Phone look unique. The new start screen has the potential to really look cluttered.
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    08-25-2012 12:40 AM
  5. Agent-P's Avatar
    I am concerned that I won't like 7.8 - wp8 start screen. I really liked the black space to the right of the phone. It makes Windows Phone look unique. The new start screen has the potential to really look cluttered.
    You can arrange your live tiles so that you still have space on the side just like it is now. I'm not sure how well it would look, but I imagine it would look alright.
    08-25-2012 12:58 AM
  6. suvastallions's Avatar
    WP is easy to use, less clutter, good intergration of apps, etc. Also sets you apart from the crowd.
    08-25-2012 01:07 AM
  7. anodynamic's Avatar
    You can arrange your live tiles so that you still have space on the side just like it is now. I'm not sure how well it would look, but I imagine it would look alright.
    That only works with the regular and quarter size tiles. The double wide ones would still go to the edge, unless I'm half-blind and geometrically impaired.

    And I will also miss the space. It gave the screen a nice balance, and from a design perspective it was necessary since if the tiles had filled the whole width there would have been space for only three rows and a few pixels of a fourth, and that wouldn't have worked well with without the extra small tiles.
    08-25-2012 01:46 AM
  8. Agent-P's Avatar
    That only works with the regular and quarter size tiles. The double wide ones would still go to the edge, unless I'm half-blind and geometrically impaired.
    Whoops, I completely forgot about the double wide tiles. Those will go end to end.
    08-25-2012 02:22 AM
  9. anodynamic's Avatar
    Whoops, I completely forgot about the double wide tiles. Those will go end to end.
    Maybe we should get 2/3 wide tiles next time around? Putting two of the tiny ones next to one that size would look great in my opinion.
    08-25-2012 03:11 AM
  10. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    For me, i'm waiting to see what BB10 has to offer. Though i still like the current BlackBerry devices, they have been giving me some problems, so decided to use my Lumia 800 as my daily driver these days. Not a fan of Android and iOS, they're just not suited for me. So WP7.5 is the next best thing out there. :)
    08-25-2012 04:56 AM
  11. eric12341's Avatar
    For me it is easy. I have a Titan 2, and my phone before was a HD7. I really like the additions that HTC has added to its devices over Nokia and Samsung. #1 Attentive Phone should be standard on every Windows Phone. #2. The camera is just great.

    What keeps me in the ecosystem is mostly Bing. I can't tell you how much I use Bing it isn't even funny. On my desktop I use both Google and Bing, but the built in Bing Search is 2nd to none. I won't even consider Android but it probably works the same. I love how I can search for a restaurant and get directions using Bing Local faster than anybody who has iphone or even android.

    The other reasons why I have stayed besides the OS, is how many choices you have over what you want in a phone. Honestly if Apple ever makes an iphone that is 4.3 inches. I might switch back. 4 inches is way too small still for me.

    The UI in the OS is great. I don't feel like my phone is boring anymore. I am concerned that I won't like 7.8 - wp8 start screen. I really liked the black space to the right of the phone. It makes Windows Phone look unique. The new start screen has the potential to really look cluttered.

    Why would you switch back to an iPhone after experiencing the greatness of WP? Especially with WP8 on the verge of release.
    08-25-2012 03:46 PM
  12. cgk's Avatar
    I should add to my earlier answer

    I'm too cheap to buy a phone until a) it breaks or b) I convince a company to give me one for free.
    08-25-2012 03:49 PM
  13. DontHate707's Avatar
    Performance,
    Easy of use,
    Love the design,
    Its only getting better,
    Unique hardware,
    Its the underdog :)
    08-25-2012 06:13 PM
  14. anodynamic's Avatar
    I guess I have to add something a bit more creative to the thing about it feeling "just right". The feeling I got when I managed to find a store that actually had a WP phone and got to try it hands-on the first time... it was like the feeling you get after walking a day in a pair of new shoes, and then come home and switch to that three year old pair that's about to fall apart but you can't bear to throw away because they are so damned comfortable.

    I don't think "Windows Phone - feels like old shoes!" would make a very good tagline, though... :D
    08-25-2012 07:42 PM
  15. dtristan111's Avatar
    -> iOS and Android look and feel like Windows 95 on a mobile device compared to WP7.
    -> great devices at lower prices, Android devices at the same price range are crap
    -> its the underdog
    08-26-2012 06:59 AM
  16. rdubmu's Avatar
    Why would you switch back to an iPhone after experiencing the greatness of WP? Especially with WP8 on the verge of release.
    Mostly because even thou the App catalog is growing. It gets kind of frusterating when some apps don't work because the API changed. You have to use 3rd party apps to work and when the API changes, you are SOL, and I don't like relying on it. The 2nd is the absence of major players in the app catalog. For Example like Instagram. Lastly what frusterates me is that WP8 apps won't work with my Titan 2. will WP9 apps works with WP8. I go with history and what happened with WM 6.5 =/ WP7 =/ WP8.


    While apps for iphone 3gs = 4= 4s = iphone 5 accept for any hardware limitations which is totally understandable.

    I think if they don't add backwards and [HL]forward[/HL] compatibility then it will not just deter me but many others.

    I will also wait to see if my Titan 2 will get WP 7.8. If it doesn't another reason to leave the platform.

    I love the live tiles, I love how the look of some apps look, while others apps look half complete. I like the hotmail/outlook integration. I like how most of the apps I use work pretty good... The reason why I left the iphone is because of the smaller screen. I like a bigger screen and I think 4.3 inches i the perfect size. I won't have to worry about 3rd party apps because I have a 1st party app.

    Lastly the reason is that I own a Mac, there is no Zune for the MAC. Iphone plays nicely with PC's and MACs while Microsoft doesn't support MACs. I can't use my icloud (Apple's fault) with my windows phone. Only as a POP3 email, but no contact or calendar sync. Yet on my MAC, I can't sync my Calendar or contacts with mail or calendar apps or even outlook 2011. If I had an iphone, I could just use hotmail as email and use my icloud for syncing important data like calendar, apps, and contacts.

    I really hope that Windows Phone and Hotmail/Microsoft Accounts really add more flexiablity to Windows Phone and with Macs. I like the user interface of Windows Phone. I am not a fan yet of the new start screen but I haven't seen it personally to try it out, it might be a better start screen, who knows... Also lastly the reason I love my Windows Phone is the built in Bing Search, especially when I am on vacation. The Camera is great on my Titan 2. Battery life is good and it makes good phone calls.
    08-27-2012 10:59 AM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    Why would you switch back to an iPhone after experiencing the greatness of WP? Especially with WP8 on the verge of release.
    For the second part of your question, My Titan 2 will never be a WP8 device. So to have a windows phone 8 device I would have to pay for a new one. WIth an iPhone I wouldn't have to worry about this as at least since the 3gs, the 3gs has had iOS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and now 6.0 once it is released. yet my TItan 2 will only get 1 major upgrade, 7.8 and that isn't even confirmed.
    08-27-2012 11:04 AM
  18. speedfreak228's Avatar
    Every time i upgraded my iphone to the New os my Phone begun to slow down. Apple just let's you update with out telling you that your phone is going to go to crap. MS didn't do that, go get you an android as they get outdated every couple of months. Most phones don't have ics and yet jellybean is coming on new phones.
    08-27-2012 05:23 PM
  19. Reflexx's Avatar
    I tried iOS for about 2 months before even hearing about Windows Phone. There were some things I liked. Definitely a quality product. But I couldn't really get into it. I'm not sure why. It just didn't win me over.

    I pondered getting an Android device. However, they seemed to be hit and miss. And I heard about apps that would work well on some devices, but not others. My wife picked up an Android tablet, and it was so slow. This was with a dual core processor in it.

    When I first heard about Windows Phone, my first reaction seeing it in motion was one of awe. It was just so simple and fluid. It was beautiful in its simplicity. And it was so fast.

    After picking up a Samsung Focus for myself, I became a major fan. Sure, there was some functionality present in other high end smartphones that Windows Phone didn't have yet. But the things WP did, it did in an awesomely efficient way. And it did it beautifully.

    As we learned more about how the overall ecosystem will eventually tie together, I can't think of a better platform to grow with. If I'm going to invest in apps and games, I'd rather do it in an ecosystem that includes XBOX and Windows than any other ecosystem out there.

    In a few years, the integration between all the elements in this ecosystem will be flat out amazing. And it's fun to go along for the ride, being here as each piece gets added, as each leap is made. It feels like being a part of history in a way.
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    08-27-2012 06:30 PM
  20. cckgz4's Avatar
    A mini o/t outburst but I cannot wait for the 7.8 homescreen

    Anyhow I just really enjoy my phone. Like for some reason it has hit harder today lol. I am streaming my purchased Google music library right now with goroovster, tweeting and checking my friends Facebook updates, changed my theme and lock screen, bing'D a couple of songs off the radio today and local locations' phone numbers to call, and watched a few YouTube vids on super tube. This phone flows so well for me and gets through my tasks pretty much effortlessly. I hope those that are unhappy find a platform that works for them, but I know this is "home".
    08-31-2012 06:11 AM
  21. bear_lx's Avatar
    the ecosystem
    08-31-2012 09:38 AM
  22. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    For, it's the whole feeling of glance and go. Just a quick look at the homescreen, and then when I'm using it, I often just flick the start screen etc, or just stare into the live tiles even though they have nothing to show me. When flicking between apps, the animations make it feel like my phone is alive. I just find iOS looks stale in comparison. HTC with Android isn't too bad but it's still no WP imo
    08-31-2012 10:40 AM
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