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I have had a few Windows phones and each one had a bunch of problems which led to me getting rid of them rather quickly. Each time a new one came out, it was supposed to be way better than the previous software version so I gave it another shot (about 4 times) but became disappointed every time. I made the switch to Android the first day it came out and never looked back. I dont know much about the new Windows Phone 7 but with my experience, I am not willing to give it a shot.
post #12 of 18
Microsoft has more marketing strength than Palm did, and they managed to convince Nokia to abandon Meego and Symbian, so its not going to die out like WebOS.

But Microsoft is taking forever to develop the platform. They are a few years behind iOS and Android, and to make matters worse they are moving slower, so the gap keeps widening.

To make matters even worse they are taking all kinds of shortcuts just to get it to run smoothly. Every phone has to have an 800x480 screen and run the same single core Snapdragon processor. That means that not only is the software pre-2010, the hardware is too.

While Google and Apple are releasing blazing fast dual core phones with feature loaded OSes Microsoft is still struggling to catch up with the iPhone 4/Galaxy S.

If you're really lucky, next September the platform might get a hardware and software upgrade to bring the platform up to par with the iPhone 4S/Galaxy S II, buy by then we'll already have the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, along with a whole host of other vastly superior phones.
    
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Remember that WP7 has only been out for about 11 months now. Will be a year Nov. 8th, So I wouldn't be surprised if they are behind. Look how long it has taken Apple to get where they are with their phones. The Titan apparently will have a 1.5ghz processor. Not sure how that will compete with the 800mhz dual core A5 chip.
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I've tried WP7 in stores but and it seemed way smoother than iOS or Android
    
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Remember that WP7 has only been out for about 11 months now. Will be a year Nov. 8th, So I wouldn't be surprised if they are behind. Look how long it has taken Apple to get where they are with their phones. The Titan apparently will have a 1.5ghz processor. Not sure how that will compete with the 800mhz dual core A5 chip.
That 1.5GHz processor is still a single core Snapdragon. The GPU is also still the crappy Adreno 205, so what you're looking at is essentially a Desire HD overclocked to 1.5GHz. I bet HTC wanted to use their dual core Snapdragon and their fast new Adreno 220, but Microsoft wouldn't let them.

Its also still an 800x480 screen, despite being a massive 4.7", so it will look really pixelated.
    
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Meh, to be honest. I have no problem with my current LG Quantum. Everything loads really fast, nothing lags. Never have any random problems. Only reason why I would get the Titan is when I have an upgrade and for the bigger screen and the 8mp camera. I may not have siri, but I can still voice dictate. I mean dictating to your phone is a feature that is there, but no one will use it, because you will look like a tool talking to your phone like that in public lol.
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post #17 of 18
I am ex WP7 user,

1) they have a dozen of junkie apps which are most unofficals! No third party IMz or VRS/ VP apps.
2) HARDLY easy to use for instance swipe and scroll up & down in home screen many TITLE apps installed, take a forever till find TITLE app which you are looking for... LOATHE the narrow BIG TWO TITLE APPS scroll up and down.
3) WP7 phone has poorly battery & charger issues.
4) Mango has no magical like take no rabbit nor flowers nor birds out of magical hat.
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I own an android handset, but I've used the launcher7 app (WP7-like launcher) for a while and I must say really like the WP7 UI (WP7 music app is still my default app for playing music)
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