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  1. metalchick719's Avatar
    My best friend still has a Lumia 710, but retired it when she got her 521 in May of 2013 and she's been using her 925 since March of last year. I'm pretty sure if something happened to the two WP8 devices, she would return to using the 710.
    01-06-2015 05:14 PM
  2. OSMiniGame's Avatar
    01-09-2015 03:21 AM
  3. pwrof3's Avatar
    I just picked up a Lumia 900 to use as an MP3 player. So, I don't use it as a phone, but I use it essentially as a replacement for my Zune HD.
    01-14-2015 06:17 PM
  4. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I still have my L900 and use it for netflix since the 8.1 version is unplayable and I have a bricked L800.
    01-15-2015 09:50 PM
  5. infoblues's Avatar
    Yes.. been about a year since bought a dell venue pro on 7.5 mango. Best OS ever. Pity that only 1 phone available in the form factor I prefer i.e. portrait slider with qwerty keyboard. Doubt if I'll switch to any other "smartphone" anytime soon. Definitely not any other OS. I do have plenty of low end androids which I tend to put to specific uses (tv remote, 3d camera, hiking gps, etc; mostly from freedompop) but none that can substitute the user friendliness of wp 7.5 from an overall phone perspective. Iphones are simply too expensive and limited in terms of hardware choices.
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    02-07-2015 11:38 AM
  6. ianberg's Avatar
    A Lumia 710 is still my daily phone, I've been using it since June 2012. I don't keep it in a case yet its screen is just like new even though I've dropped the phone a few times. I upgraded it to WP 7.8 2 years ago but app selection is limited. It does everything I need and want: voice calls, text, email, web browsing, mp3, mp4 YouTube playback. My only complaints are no microSD for extra storage and limited battery life (11 hours on standby and only 3-4 hours with WiFi or Bluetooth enabled). I bought a second battery for $20 from Amazon for use when traveling. I've used it as a back up still camera and video camera on trips to Orlando and Las Vegas and was happy with the results.

    Sent from my Lumia 710 using Tapatalk
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    03-08-2015 12:57 PM
  7. utopian201's Avatar
    I am still using a Lumia 800 purchased in November 2012.
    It has been slowly losing more and more functionality; first skype then microsoft's own weather app stopped updating.
    I still use it because I can't find a phone this size with a better camera. Having said that, the camera sometimes has the pink spot issue still.
    I will be unlikely to upgrade to another windows phone unless MS come out with a camera that takes good photos consistently.
    Last edited by utopian201; 03-26-2015 at 05:20 AM.
    03-25-2015 06:16 AM
  8. saras112's Avatar
    I am still using a Lumia 800 purchased in November 2012.
    It has been slowly losing more and more functionality; first skype, then microsoft's own weather app stopped updating. This morning I found youtube videos do not appear to play anymore from the website.
    I still use it because I can't find a phone this size with a better camera. Having said that, the camera sometimes has the pink spot issue still.
    I will be unlikely to upgrade to another windows phone unless MS come out with a camera that takes good photos consistently.
    I switched from Lumia 800 to Lumia 620 and 620's camera performs better in most conditions. And most importantly there is no pink spot in the camera. And of course the Lumia 620 is still supported
    03-25-2015 06:37 AM
  9. bokchoy1's Avatar
    One of my relatives broke their Samsung Galaxy Ace II X (a piece of junk masquerading as a smartphone). I set up my old Lumia 710 and gave it to them. Having experienced WP7 at its height, browsing the app store now feels a bit like walking through an abandoned ghost town.

    Apps and services are slowly dying but core functionality is still there. The interface is still snappy and responsive. It just makes me sad, looking at a perfectly functioning piece of hardware 😢
    Last edited by bokchoy1; 03-31-2015 at 02:08 AM.
    03-31-2015 01:48 AM
  10. Broad and Market's Avatar
    I brought my focus flash back to life and have been playing around with it. I miss the simplicity of it but at the same time I didn't have many apps. Also I can't remember how to close of multitasked apps haha.
    04-27-2015 10:26 AM
  11. Yazen's Avatar
    I guess progress is a misnomer. I could have easily taken your entire post back in 2010 and substituted WM6.5 in the place of WP7.
    WM6.5 was crap. WP7 was amazing in terms of consistency. In WP8.1 the platform is fragmented. W10?
    Though in all honesty WM6.5 was certainly better than lagdroid. A far cry better. Funnily enough, Android was the platform with the "app gap".

    Oh man, looking back I cannot even believe I thought the HTC Hero was a thin phone! HTC Hero pictures, official photos

    Where is Zune HD and WP7?
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    04-28-2015 05:39 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    WM6.5 was crap. WP7 was amazing in terms of consistency.
    No cut and paste until NoDo, no file browser, no external expansion, no internet sharing until Mango, no email attachments except pictures, crippled bluetooth profiles, no customization. Ugh, I'm getting tired here.

    Explain to me again how WP7 was so amazing compared to WinMo?
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    04-28-2015 05:49 PM
  13. xrs22's Avatar
    Yes, 7.8 Nokia Lumia 900, its just an extra phone.
    04-28-2015 06:13 PM
  14. lawalhu's Avatar
    Yeah, i still use my HTC titan. The facebook and twitter integration, as mentioned, is really awesome. Of course, not many will buy a new windows phone 7 now.
    04-28-2015 06:14 PM
  15. bh5213's Avatar
    I don't as of last year when I bought the 830, but my wife is still using Focus 2. I am trying to get her to upgrade to the 830 or the 640 when it comes to the states.
    04-28-2015 06:22 PM
  16. Yazen's Avatar
    No cut and paste until NoDo, no file browser, no external expansion, no internet sharing until Mango, no email attachments except pictures, crippled bluetooth profiles, no customization. Ugh, I'm getting tired here.

    Explain to me again how WP7 was so amazing compared to WinMo?
    I actually edited out my praise for WM6.5 by mistake. Cannot believe it took this long to have contact/SMS backup on WP8.1 ...
    On a technical level WP7 was innovative, regardless of missing features.
    04-28-2015 06:22 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    On a technical level WP7 was innovative, regardless of missing features.
    WP7 was WinCE-based like WinMo. It wasn't until WP8 that MS switched to the NT kernel. WP7 was a severely crippled iteration of WinMo. If it wasn't for Cotulla and the Dark Forces Team to unlock the bootloaders, those early HTC devices would have been next to useless. At least the LG Quantum had an onboard registry editor to unlock it and make it capable of ROM flashing without much fuss. The Samsungs could be Interop unlocked but not dev unlocked so xap sideloading was about all you could do with them.

    Don't get me wrong, WP7 was a lot zippier than WP8. But WinMo was, and is, a LOT more functional than anything Microsoft has done since.
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    04-28-2015 06:43 PM
  18. Yazen's Avatar
    WP7 was WinCE-based like WinMo. It wasn't until WP8 that MS switched to the NT kernel. WP7 was a severely crippled iteration of WinMo. If it wasn't for Cotulla and the Dark Forces Team to unlock the bootloaders, those early HTC devices would have been next to useless. At least the LG Quantum had an onboard registry editor to unlock it and make it capable of ROM flashing without much fuss. The Samsungs could be Interop unlocked but not dev unlocked so xap sideloading was about all you could do with them.

    Don't get me wrong, WP7 was a lot zippier than WP8. But WinMo was, and is, a LOT more functional than anything Microsoft has done since.
    That's exactly why WP7 was amazing haha. Got to appreciate the engineering involved.
    Functionality wise I'm still left disappointed...
    04-28-2015 09:54 PM
  19. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Here is the conundrum:

    Yes, everything people say about WP8 is true and the future of WP is better served overall with an NT-based Kernel OS. BUT, having used both WP 7.X and 8.x phones I can tell you that, at least for me, the expereince is much better using 7.x. Smoother, faster, much better integration.

    So, the conumdrum is: Do you want a better overall experience now OR better, more up-to-date, and more numerous apps and a continuously udated OS with some choppiness and less than optimal integration?

    Of course going back to WP 7.x means either buying a used WP7 phone or a NOS with no/little support which ,over time, will be a dead end anyway. So this is all a mute point. I understand.

    But maybe not. Many of these phones are still more that servicable and function quite well for all but the most demanding of users. Going back to WP7.x is more of a mental hangup than an actual lack of funtion - using a 3 year old phone with a walking-dead OS is too much to explain for many.

    But for me, having owned a Lumia 900 at launch, switched to a HTC 8S, then a Blackberry Z3, then an ASUS Zenphone, I'm days away from getting a NOS Lumia 900 and heading back to 7x. I cant wait!

    ​Thats just me.
    Last edited by jefbeard911; 05-12-2015 at 06:24 AM.
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    05-11-2015 07:53 AM
  20. jmc99's Avatar
    I still have a Dell Venue Pro, for me is an awesome device, i like it so much even in 2015 becouse it has got a physical keyboard. I have an android device also and for me Dell venue is better...

    Sent from my Venue Pro using Tapatalk
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    05-21-2015 08:57 AM
  21. Sam_Cook's Avatar
    I still have a functioning LG Quantum. I've thought about using it again, primarily because I miss the physical keyboard. That, and the phone was built like a tank! I dropped it multiple times, yet it still kept up with me.
    05-22-2015 05:29 AM
  22. Ben Levi Giron's Avatar
    I've not been a high tech buyer but always liked the topic. That's why I received in October the old Lumia 510 from my uncle and I still using it just because it's a 10 times better than my other phone (just imagine a world without any touch screen hahaha). But seriously, I have in mind to get a Lumia 830 or a HTC One M8 soon because I discovered a lot of productive stuff that I can make with a WP device.
    05-26-2015 12:02 AM
  23. hal1429's Avatar
    I still use my HTC Titan as a wifi device and for the camera. It is still one of my favorite phone cameras ever. It did suck as a phone though. It sounded like you were talking underwater. I have since moved on to WP8 and Android and I like both.

    Sent from my XT1097 using Tapatalk
    07-12-2015 07:06 PM
  24. thepolicecall911fordetails's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 800 - My first Windows Phone is still being used as an alarm clock and spare phone today :P
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    07-28-2015 10:15 PM
  25. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Focus Flash. My first WP. Still play some old WP7 games like The Harvest, and Tentacles.
    07-28-2015 10:33 PM
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