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Windows Phones are starting to look very nice, but the OS itself is still just as locked-down as iOS. When/if WPs get the equivalent of "root" then I might be interested. wink.gif
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eek.gif Who are you and what have you done with Steelbom? tongue.gif
I agree, the smartphone choice just got bigger. I'm glad to see Nokia ditching Simbian at last, although they are still running it on their entry level smart phones for emerging markets. Seems it just wont die.
Hahaha, from what I've seen of Windows Mobile OS I don't mind it although I know and have seen little about it. I think the Lumia 800 looks pretty sleek though. I still like iOS better though tongue.gif

Yeah, I don't know too much about Symbian. What is it exactly? A basic cellphone OS?

It was Nokia's proprietary OS, it was antiquated and terrible compared to modern smartphone OSes.
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Nokia's really pimping that phone out.
    
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I love my Omnia 7, My only criticism of windows phone is the restricted customization of the interface.
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Windows Phones are starting to look very nice, but the OS itself is still just as locked-down as iOS. When/if WPs get the equivalent of "root" then I might be interested. wink.gif

locked down OSes? boo hisssssss thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
    
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Can it run MS Office? because that''s the only reason I would go to a Windows phone over Android.
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Hahaha, from what I've seen of Windows Mobile OS I don't mind it although I know and have seen little about it. I think the Lumia 800 looks pretty sleek though. I still like iOS better though tongue.gif
Yeah, I don't know too much about Symbian. What is it exactly? A basic cellphone OS?

 

The mobile OS equivalent of Somalia. Socially, politically, military-wise, etc#. Think of famines, pillaging, several decade old donated planes flown by inexperienced pilots, no outside foreign assistance, an almost non-existence government, etc#.
 

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Can it run MS Office? because that''s the only reason I would go to a Windows phone over Android.


I think so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6PpLA2tH7w

Brace yourself.

 

"Keep my phone in my back-pocket.  Powerpoints always on my hip socket."


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Stephen Elop's decision to base the Lumia 800 design on the N9 seems to have worked. If you look at the N9, you will see that it is one of the best looking phones out there. Now the N9 has a 4 inch screen and people wanted that identical screen on the Lumia 800. Sadly, Windows OS, needs some dedicated buttons so Nokia made a design decision.


Regarding who shelled out money on this phone? Well, for one, people who like the design, people who fancied a Nokia Windows Phone, the hardcore Symbian fans who said they will never buy a Nokia Windows Phone, and being close to X-Mas, many have purchased this as a present. I am very surprised that Nokia has managed to sell this so well. Once again this is proof that fanboys (symbian ones) are all tough on the internetz saying they will never buy a Nokia phone again but I am sure many of them did biggrin.gif
 
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It was Nokia's proprietary OS, it was antiquated and terrible compared to modern smartphone OSes.
Ah, I see. I thought as much. Thanks.
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The mobile OS equivalent of Somalia. Socially, politically, military-wise, etc#. Think of famines, pillaging, several decade old donated planes flown by inexperienced pilots, no outside foreign assistance, an almost non-existence government, etc#.
Haha, that's funny. I'm glad to hear it's going away!
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The mobile OS equivalent of Somalia. Socially, politically, military-wise, etc#. Think of famines, pillaging, several decade old donated planes flown by inexperienced pilots, no outside foreign assistance, an almost non-existence government, etc#.

Maemo is/was awesome though.
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