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post #21 of 42
what i think it is

customer walks in store thinking iphone sees and awe crap too much

sees BB oh god it looks like a brick

sees android ooh its like a machine gun and cheaper then iphone but looks like it can do the same

sees windows ,whats this i didn know windows work on phones but its so different na i'll get something els

but as i said in a previous windows article
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honestly i think its just that widows and symbian has become too isolated in their own worlds

yeah they are great but its become a bigger leap for someone to go from android/ios to widows

people are more willing to go ios 4 to ios 5 or froyo to gingerbread or to ics

and the fact that the user knows the software and only has to adapt to the new hardware is really much more comfortable then learning a whole new OS

but its easier to get a new phone these days

BB will be BB users know what to expect

apple people know apple

but andriod is a real winner here i think because its just so vast i could go from an older android samsung to any of the android partners with ease and know what to expect
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Windows phone is still a phone...that's why I got one. I don't see the need to be perpetually glued to a damn phone anyway, But I will say from experience...Siri is aiding in social destruction, nobody I know can stop talking to that thing...they are like zombies.
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Windows phone is still a phone...that's why I got one. I don't see the need to be perpetually glued to a damn phone anyway, But I will say from experience...Siri is aiding in social destruction, nobody I know can stop talking to that thing...they are like zombies.

I can vouch for that, the couple people I know with iPhones won't stop talking about, and talking to Siri, they're all like Raj and his obsession for Siri...

If I'm going to use my phone to talk to someone, I'll call a friend to actually have a conversation with.
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post #24 of 42
I'm actually thinking of switching from Android to Windows. I thought I wanted something free and open, that I could customize to heart's content. But I soon realized that I don't care about the the thousands of useless apps found in the market or getting my home screen to look just right. Give me something elegant, simple and smooth that works and works well. Openness is a good thing, but I now feel that Android is a bit too open for my taste.
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post #25 of 42
No thanks! I was WP7 user for a month, then go back android ... WP7 is no innovation future!, you know that..
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I'm loving to hear WP7 news. I hope it does well.
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post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by GAMERIG View Post

No thanks! I was WP7 user for a month, then go back android ... WP7 is no innovation future!, you know that..

Since WP has higher satisfaction rate than Android and similar to iPhone or in some studies higher than the iPhone, I call it bs.
post #28 of 42
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I can assure you that 90% of the people that get a Android Device know and understand their phone more then iPhone users. Trust me if you want to use Android you have to be a bit more technical. Installing custom ROMs has nothing to do with it. Android devices also are are not any cheaper when u are talking high end. And for what ever reason those people that got a Android phone dont really understand it it probably is because they wanted a iPhone but the carrier could not provide it. Also i never said Android Users are Tech Savvy. I said they get their phone for a different reason. People that still use BB is for these reason: Got it from Work, use BBM, Used to the Keyboard, Hate touchscreen? iPhone is more of a: everyone has one i want one too and very few people get it for other reasons. (Was build upon being easy to use and simple interface). Android is a different story. People buy the for specs, looks, speed, OS, things that it can do and that because they have so many models to chose from.

I think you're severely overestimating the thought process of the majority of Android users. Nearly every phone that is decently advertised and appealing that isn't an iPhone carries Android, and Android phone makers like Moto/Samsung/HTC churn out new Android phones all the time. Saying the majority of Android phone users are technically minded and understand their phone better than the average user would be like saying the same about those who own Windows PCs. Right now if you want a smart phone and that phone happens to not be the iPhone, it's probably going to be an Android phone whether you're knowledgeable or not.
post #29 of 42
Honestly it will take more then that to convince me to shift back to windows in my phone. Androids only competitor was windows mobile which MS killed off for some pseudo "smart" OS excuse by the name of windows phone. Windows mobile was truely smart in its capabilities of more then just a phone and when it was skinned right, it easily matched all other OS. HD2 was such example but unfortunately MS killed the platform which forced me to move to android though i wouldnt mind having windows phone on my HD2 again..

What windows phone feel like to me at the moment is a 10yr old nokia aka a regular dumb phone with the ability to take photos, play some songs, wap(internet) and to be able to install symbian / java apps or games all wrapped in a prettier package with the only benefit of social networking which I dont use anyway. Most importantly with windows phone is that you dont feel like you own the device(same goes with iFruit), it just feel like an appliance where as with android or windows mobile they feel like its a part of you with the customizations.

I really wish MS would re-release windows mobile

What i'd like to see from reviewers is not how the phone is out of the box but rather the whole thing with its potential capabilities. I have to agree that most androids suck out of the box but they truely shine once you root them and throw in some 3rd party apps and nether of these do reviewers do.
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I think you're severely overestimating the thought process of the majority of Android users. Nearly every phone that is decently advertised and appealing that isn't an iPhone carries Android, and Android phone makers like Moto/Samsung/HTC churn out new Android phones all the time. Saying the majority of Android phone users are technically minded and understand their phone better than the average user would be like saying the same about those who own Windows PCs. Right now if you want a smart phone and that phone happens to not be the iPhone, it's probably going to be an Android phone whether you're knowledgeable or not.

Thats different Windows has been out for ages.
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