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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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Loving my HD7. Tried my bosses' iphone4, and I liked it, just not as much. Tried multiple droids... hated them all. Though I'm also one of two people in the entire world that bought Zunes. Had one of the original 80 gigs, then a 16gb Zune HD, and fell in love with the whole metro interface.

Personal preference.
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Though I'm also one of two people in the entire world that bought Zunes. Had one of the original 80 gigs, then a 16gb Zune HD, and fell in love with the whole metro interface.

Personal preference.
I still got my 30gb laying around when they launched. Also bought the GoW2 edition 120gb zune. I would still use them, but the batteries are screwed up and they will no longer sync. I absolutely LOVED them! But the zune software (while a good concept, with the "rent your music" deal) completely blows. I finally canceled my zune account after 4 years of use, didn't feel like syncing my WP7 every week. While not that difficult by any means, I would always forget to sync it lol, would suck when I went to the gym and had no music. Plus having to redownload some CDs on zune due to licensing issues was a pain. Just deleted all my downloaded zune pass music and just threw on MP3s on the WP7, zune software on the phone works great now.
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Honestly, I can't say that I want to have EVERYTHING I own be Microsoft based.

I'm personally happy with them being on my PC, but that's about it. Pretty much, when companies get too well entrenched in your life, they tend to do things that can negatively affect it based on their whims.

Just stick to what you do well and keep doing it well I say...
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Honestly, I can't say that I want to have EVERYTHING I own be Microsoft based.

I'm personally happy with them being on my PC, but that's about it. Pretty much, when companies get too well entrenched in your life, they tend to do things that can negatively affect it based on their whims.

Just stick to what you do well and keep doing it well I say...
I'd also agree to this. However, I really like what Microsoft has done with WP7 (and the Metro interface altogether) and I think that after more recent events in the industry they will be doing a better job at thinking of the customer.
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I'd also agree to this. However, I really like what Microsoft has done with WP7 (and the Metro interface altogether) and I think that after more recent events in the industry they will be doing a better job at thinking of the customer.
I hope you are right, thus I hope it stays as the bold thus way forever. But AT&T doesn't think the same.
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I find WINPHONE7 offers less than Android..hence why I went with Android, plain and simple.
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I find WINPHONE7 offers less than Android..hence why I went with Android, plain and simple.
Not being confrontational in any way, but such as what? I ask because for me, WP7 really offers just about everything I want and need on a phone. But I know other people have other requirements and I'm just curious as to what yours (or anyone else, feel free to chime in) are.
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What WP7 offers (for me at least):

-A professionally done interface, that is smooth and is the same across any Windows Phone 7 you pick up. (Same as iOS)
-An OS that does everything it should out of the box
-Professionally done apps. Compare Android Apps with WP7/iOS apps and you'll see what I mean. The free apps are most certainly higher quality. I have an Xperia X10 and MOST of the apps I use are very low quality. I know for sure if I use a WP7 app and in most cases an iOS app they will be of high quality.
-The invalid 'more apps argument'. 2 Billion Apps or 100, it all comes down to what the OS doesn't provide and things you only use every now again. Why do you NEED so many apps? You'll NEVER use all of them. And quality over quantity. I can guarantee WP7 does everything a phone user will want it to do.
    
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Not being confrontational in any way, but such as what? I ask because for me, WP7 really offers just about everything I want and need on a phone. But I know other people have other requirements and I'm just curious as to what yours (or anyone else, feel free to chime in) are.
Speed: are there even any dual-core WP7 phones yet?

GMail/Google App integration: I've used GMail since well before Android came out, Android's integration with GMail and GApps is unmatched.

Customization: I like WP7's interface (mentioned this in this thread) but find it is lacking in customization. If you have 10 or so apps, it becomes pretty cluttered since you're limited to just 2 columns to scroll down through. WP7 doesn't have a hundred different custom ROMs that you can just look through on XDA like Android's CM7, MIUI, Ultimate, gigglebread, etc. ROMs that completely change the way the OS works and looks (in addition to maybe hundreds of themes for each ROM)

That, and in the end, the only thing I'm attracted to about WP7 is its interface, for which I can get Launcher 7 on Android. Again, I find it kind of lacking when you reach a point where you have plenty of apps that you use frequently, but sometimes I still want to just switch to Launcher 7 as my default launcher for a while just because it's so nice looking.
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