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biggest problem with wp7 is that the hardware is very far behind. in terms of hw superiority it goes like this android>iphone>wp7>blackberry. market your os but it wont get much attention if the phones are crap with snapdragon s1s and wvga screens.

But the thing is Windows 7 Phone does not need a dual core/ high end hardware to function smoothly..
Screens could be better I agree.
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But the thing is Windows 7 Phone does not need a dual core/ high end hardware to function smoothly..
Screens could be better I agree.

High-end hardware does matter in other things though, such as high-profile video playback (1080p MKV?), multiple file management and codec support. The fact that WP7 still has some issues with microSD cards implies the lack of robustness in its file managing, unlike Android which can chew on any media file as long as the hardware can keep up.

I do admit that the Metro UI is beautiful, but it is also very basic for my taste. Most of the UI elements are tiles and large text, which can easily become boring after a few uses. I know this because I do have Launcher 7 as well as a Zune HD lying around, with its interface largely the same as Metro on WP7.
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But the thing is Windows 7 Phone does not need a dual core/ high end hardware to function smoothly..
Screens could be better I agree.

The lack of an urgent need for more processing power shouldn't deter CPU advancement in phones.
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If you build it, they will come.

Originally about a baseball field but applicable here.
Edited by flamingoyster - 2/6/12 at 7:18pm
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-False, 95% of people haven't tried it. Fact is that everyone that has tried Metro has liked it.
-Define "better" most of the junk on high-end Android phones are novelty at best and have no practical uses.
-Copy/Paste isn't a huge issue. iOS' implementation is vastly different from Android's and it doesn't seem to have an impact on sales.
-You just contradicting your first point.
-Microsoft makes $15 for every Samsung & HTC Android phone sold, they're already profiting

1) Awfully broad, I tried it and it was okay but definitely not really that good. Way too much wasted space for each icon and (Especially on the Android Launcher7 version) its a real annoyance when you have a lot of apps.
2) Good battery life, 1GB RAM and dual core CPU, good cases with sAMOLED+ screens and decent cameras like the iPhone 4S?
3) True.
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But the thing is Windows 7 Phone does not need a dual core/ high end hardware to function smoothly..
Screens could be better I agree.

Needs about the same as Android and iOS, actually. My mothers HTC Desire is as smooth as any WP7 phone I've seen in person, or an iPhone 4.
They need the better hardware for games and the like, which on a smartphone is actually a concern for a large percent of the market.
    
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1) Awfully broad, I tried it and it was okay but definitely not really that good. Way too much wasted space for each icon and (Especially on the Android Launcher7 version) its a real annoyance when you have a lot of apps.
2) Good battery life, 1GB RAM and dual core CPU, good cases with sAMOLED+ screens and decent cameras like the iPhone 4S?

(snip)

1) It's true though, WP7 has an incredibly high user satisfaction rate. I've provided citations in previous posts, but one need only do a google search for wp7 user satisfaction to find the numbers for oneself.
2) Not an issue of the OS, though.
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Make people wait in line for the Galaxy SIII at an At&t/Verizon/Fido store and then show a guy....oh wait:thumb:tongue.gif
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Market it yourself, that's what your team is for.
    
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Market it yourself, that's what your team is for.

That team needs to be fired IMO.
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Show off what it can do. Show off how people are suppose to use it or how it is useful.

Android boasts about it's technology.
iOS over exaggerated what it can do.
MS should show them how it is done.
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1) It's true though, WP7 has an incredibly high user satisfaction rate. I've provided citations in previous posts, but one need only do a google search for wp7 user satisfaction to find the numbers for oneself.
2) Not an issue of the OS, though.

1) His quote was "Anyone who has tried Metro likes it" which is completely false.
2) Except MS forces a certain hardware configuration...So, yes, it is. Some of it is up to the phone makers, but a lot is MS.
    
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