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Do want! Also, here's a good article to read up on.

I needs to sell my Nexus S (white model unlocked), wonder what it's worth. X3
Edited by Miki - 11/6/11 at 12:35am
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Love the windows phone 7(.5) stuff. I think if I had an Xbox my wife and I would get these. I like that the OS is getting higher quality phones too
     
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Yeah, I love the UI. ^_^ I'm definitely planning to swith from Android asap.
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Yeah, I love the UI. ^_^ I'm definitely planning to swith from Android asap.
Totally! The tiles, especially the live ones, beat the pants off of widgets and boring app list. The last time I looked at one it almost lookedas smooth as an e reader, if that makes sense.

Thanks for posting that article too. I did think it was a bit weird that they talked about people hating FCCs but the point was really good. Be sure to let us know when you get it!

Btw, a nexus s should still fetch a decent dollar. What I normally do with my old phones is get a new shell off eBay and sell it there.
     
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Launcher 7 on Android.

I can see why you'd want to sell your Nexus S, but why go for an equally slow phone with a 4 year old single core, slower gpu and (if its anything like the original Focus) horrid battery life. But then, 4 year old technology would probably go well with an OS that feels like its 3 years old. You can pretend that you're using an iPhone 2G, but faster and with a nicer screen.

Sell your phone and get a Galaxy S II. Same screen, over twice as fast, with much better battery life, and it costs the same.


But then maybe not. I need a new quote for my sig, and maybe if you actually get a WP7 device you can stop mooning over how great you think it is.
    
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Exactly! I love my Nexus S even more than my iPhone 4, but something different is needed. I am over the icons along a grid look. And, the Android WP7 themes are a joke to Android. No really, stop it.

Actually, the phone is in excellent condition, and buying a new shell seems nice, but I generally find them to be very cheap. I also would rather sell it here, assuming I do. XD

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Launcher 7 on Android.


I can see why you'd want to sell your Nexus S, but why go for an equally slow phone with a 4 year old single core, slower gpu and (if its anything like the original Focus) horrid battery life. But then, 4 year old technology would probably go well with an OS that feels like its 3 years old. You can pretend that you're using an iPhone 2G, but faster and with a nicer screen.


Sell your phone and get a Galaxy S II. Same screen, over twice as fast, with much better battery life, and it costs the same.



But then maybe not. I need a new quote for my sig, and maybe if you actually get a WP7 device you can stop mooning over how great you think it is.
Ohay nathris, I'm happy to see you've found mah thread. ^_^

First off: LOL @ that screen shot (I really did laugh). That's the exact point I was making. It's crap, worthless, and no where near like the real thing. Yes, I've tried it (all of them). It's hilarious that Android fanboys continue to point to crappy made themes like that as a comaprable alternative to Windows Phone 7 Metro UI.

"Look what Android can do!" Uh, yeah, if I want a medicore poser theme like that, to give a, sort of, Windows Phone 7 look, I'll be sure to check it out. >_>

Here we go with specs. Read the link I posted. Windows Phone 7 doesn't NEED a Dual Core. The specs it has are perfect for it's needs. Is it slow? No. It's comparable, easily, to the fastest Android device on the market. Hands down. I've never heard anyone say, "Man, my Windows Phone 7 device is so slow!" Android? Yep.

Android needs beefy specs, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just how it is. They're different platforms, comparing them based on things like that is ridiculous.

That's like taking a Honda NSX, and comparing it's smaller less powerful engine to a Corvette and saying, "Derp, the Corvette engine is bigger and means it faster".

LOLWUT?

And, as your siggy states, I'm not going back to an iPhone, waste of time, Android is far better.
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If you do actually get the Focus S I doubt you'll keep it for very long. Take it from someone who used to have the original Focus(and since this is WP7 its basically the same device), you'll feel extremely handcuffed by the OS, and you'll probably ragequit back to Android when you try to install the stupid software you need just to use the phone. I hate iTunes, but at least it works. Its also no more fluid than my Desire. Sure my Desire will stutter occasionally, but thats only when doing things that are impossible on WP7 anyway
    
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If you do actually get the Focus S I doubt you'll keep it for very long. Take it from someone who used to have the original Focus(and since this is WP7 its basically the same device), you'll feel extremely handcuffed by the OS, and you'll probably ragequit back to Android when you try to install the stupid software you need just to use the phone. I hate iTunes, but at least it works. Its also no more fluid than my Desire. Sure my Desire will stutter occasionally, but thats only when doing things that are impossible on WP7 anyway
Hm, I hate to admit it, but you're probably right. >_> It's a tough call, and there's some very nice Android devices on AT&T right now, specifically the Galaxy S II. O_o
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hmm ive used the focus for the last year since black friday and find its just fine got tired of iphones (iphone-3gs) but do like androids customization (samsung gallaxy sII and tablets). So far wp7 IMO is my fav phone os its simple and shows what i want ...it just needs a freaking back button in the web browser though.. my one pet peev .. but windows phone isent for everyone, i would play around with it in the store and see what you think first

But the Focus s will be the next phone im picking up this black friday, my GF is looking froward to the HTC titan when it comes out to replace her htc surround
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You will miss Android app market ALOT. I am buying a Galaxy Nexus as soon as my upgrade eligibility comes in December. I've used to Focus for an year now, the OS is so-so but the app support is very poor and so is the support for the OS itself. If you love your apps on the android I wouldn't do it.
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