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I think the Windows Phone 7 is amazing. I enjoy it more than my Android HTC Evo 4. The user interface is far super imop, but it is trying to get into a market where users are loyal to their brand. They need to rethink their marketing strategies imop.
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My 2 Cents:

I would ditch my Evo4G tomorrow if I could get my HD2 (running WP7) working on my Sprint service. I get a lot of complaints about android phones and I have converted 3 people already over to WP7. They had issues and while their phone was getting replaced under warranty I would loan them my HD2. I think right now Android has a lot of sales ... but a lot of disatisfied customers. When their contracts are up, I wonder how many will jump from Android to WP7/iOS ? A lot of my friends who are "stuck" with android already have told me they are not going to get another google phone next time around. Usually the complaints are all the same. Poor battery life, slow sluggish ui, force close randomly. Google needs to get it together and get android unfragmented. Allowing manufacturer skins was a terrible idea. Sense and Blur are so godawful slow. I had a Hero (first google phone for Sprint) and it was unusable on stock froyo, but amazingly fast with CM6 on it. WP7 is simple and works... like iOS. It's not customizable, and I don't want it to be. At the end of the day, I want a phone that can communicate quickly and reliably. I don't care if it looks pretty.
    
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Took me a few times to read through it too. I hate when people don't proof read their post, or use phrases like "imo", or "imop" (whatever the hell that means!). But he is saying that people are very steadfast about either owning a Droid or a Iphone, and are not likely to sway to a different phone OS. Microsoft needs to offer something to the consumer that Droid OS and iOS don't, and considering that they all pretty much do the same thing plus the fact that WP7 is the new kid on the block still, it will be very difficult. The only things that WP7 has that the other's don't is XBox Live access/games for gamerpoints, and an integrated Window's Office application (which I really don't find any bit useful).

One thing that I would love to see the WP7 incorporate is FLAC support, with a built in amp for the phone as well. It will definately turn the little fella into even more of a media powerhouse (although I can forsee that taking up a lot of juice out of the battery). Other than that though, I cannot even think of anything else that is really needed out of a phone. I think people nowadays just expect to much out of electronics. Hence the popularity of the iPhone. It has apps for everything. For example, for kicks I bought a cheap application on my iPod Touch (2nd G) that would track my workouts for me and allow me to build custom ones. As a concept, yes it is a good idea. But in practicality it was horrible. I used it for one day and it turned a 90 minute workout in a 2 hour session. What is a good and just as cheap alternative to this? Ohh Emmm GeeeZZ...pen and paper?! That is unheard of nowadays! But what does this concept do? It allows the person to finish what they are doing faster. But since apple supports cruches such as these, our lazy society eats it up and doesn't look back, and the majority views the company as pioneers and places them on a pedastle.
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WP7 is simple and works... like iOS. It's not customizable, and I don't want it to be. At the end of the day, I want a phone that can communicate quickly and reliably. I don't care if it looks pretty.
Very true. But a little bit more customization would be nice. Such as a wallpaper behind the tiles on WP7, not just on the lock screen. Gives the thing a little razzle dazzle lol.
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Took me a few times to read through it too. I hate when people don't proof read their post, or use phrases like "imo", or "imop" (whatever the hell that means!). But he is saying that people are very steadfast about either owning a Droid or a Iphone, and are not likely to sway to a different phone OS. Microsoft needs to offer something to the consumer that Droid OS and iOS don't, and considering that they all pretty much do the same thing plus the fact that WP7 is the new kid on the block still, it will be very difficult. The only things that WP7 has that the other's don't is XBox Live access/games for gamerpoints, and an integrated Window's Office application (which I really don't find any bit useful).

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Remember that proof-reading your own writings is not very effective as your brain knows what you meant and, as such, little things can often be glossed over.

Also, *crutches and *pedestal.
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Remember that proof-reading your own writings is not very effective as your brain knows what you meant and, as such, little things can often be glossed over.

Also, *crutches and *pedestal.
Well, you have to admit, there are some posts that are all over the place sometimes...and I will be the first to admit, I am not a dictionary lol.
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Well, you have to admit, there are some posts that are all over the place sometimes...and I will be the first to admit, I am not a dictionary lol.
Oh, I'm all for well written posts, proper punctuation, and proper grammar but I also understand that mistakes happen. A horrible post with no paragraphs or punctuation gets on my nerves quite a bit but a few misspellings or auto-correct blunders are inevitable.

Staying on topic (both of the article and this discussion ), I like WP7s auto-complete feature where it suggests words as you type. Conversely, I strongly dislike my iPhone and iPad's auto-correct function. Luckily, being jail-broken allows me to install a tweak that reverses how it works. I now click on the suggested revision to replace what I typed rather than having to cancel every suggestion it tries to make.
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I don't use Windows for compatibility or gaming. I use it because I find the gui and interface extremely intuitive and easy to get around in. I could code, make music, and play tf2 on Linux just as easily but I haven't found a single theme/window border/decoration/icon set I can stand, dock bar x isn't what I need it to be, and the font rendering is terrible for Netbeans. Just my two cents. I've tried to use Linux multiple times.

In fact I would love to use it because I like the Ubuntu Gnome font smoothing the best out of any OS I have used, to bad the people doing Netbeans screwed that to hell. Then they tell me there's nothing wrong with it. Idiots.

At least the gui isn't as half backwards as OSX and the mouse acceleration is nice.
Very personal thing, most people are fine with anything that has a start menu and a task bar.
    
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I like Android better than iOS, and WP7 the least. Just saying...
Thanks for your input

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Lol @ this article. I plan to buy a Windows Phone 7 device upon the release of a Nokia Mango based phone.

To count Microsoft out now is utterly ridiculous. While not having as many apps as Android or iOS, WP7 got to where they are much faster than Android ever did.

Not only that, they got big name apps quickly, even having Netflix before Android.

Look, I have owned an iPhone 3gS, 4, and now I have a Nexus S (obviously), and I can't wait to own a Windows Phone. Enough said.

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