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I personally would not jump for a WP7.5 when 8 is so close to coming out with better internals.
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Im jumping on Windows phone when it comes out. But I have a contract to oblige to.
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WM app market has always been and still is a flop compared to Android and iOS. I'm not downplaying WP7, it's great, but I'm done with Windows Mobile OSes. I've given them enough chances.
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post #14 of 365
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Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post

Im jumping on Windows phone when it comes out. But I have a contract to oblige to.

Who are you with for your contract? Every Canadian Carrier I know of allow you to upgrade when you in your plan. Most smart phones have a 2 year period so once you've had the phone for 2 years, you can upgrade your hardware for the nice 3-year contract price if you re-sign for another 3 years starting from that day.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

WM app market has always been and still is a flop compared to Android and iOS. I'm not downplaying WP7, it's great, but I'm done with Windows Mobile OSes. I've given them enough chances.

I loved WP7 as a OS but it was not a Smart-phone OS. I could not do a lot of things that i could do in iOS and Android.
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post #16 of 365
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As a Windows Phone Owner and someone who owned phones with all other OS's, I would have to narrow down Windows Phone 7's "success" to the following:
- initial availability
- very young app market
- lots of low-quality apps in an attempt to fill up the app library
- less than stellar initial advertising (I only found out about it because I browse tech news sites)
- the Windows name which hurts the image quite a bit
- not enough knowledge of the OS's capabilities on the sales people's part

probably the biggest reason. the main reason I want to sell my hp touchpad as well, app market is miniscule compared to droid/apple. put out a windows phone with access to the droid market and i'd be 10 times more likely to buy it
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I loved WP7 as a OS but it was not a Smart-phone OS. I could not do a lot of things that i could do in iOS and Android.

And you can do a lot of things on WP that you can't do on other OSes like control xbox with your phone, use office, etc.

I am not sure you know what smartphone definition is? It's basically a phone with documents editing, email, browsing and API for 3rd party apps.
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I loved WP7 as a OS but it was not a Smart-phone OS. I could not do a lot of things that i could do in iOS and Android.

And you can do a lot of things on WP that you can't do on other OSes like control xbox with your phone, use office, etc.

I am not sure you know what smartphone definition is? It's basically a phone with documents editing, email, browsing and API for 3rd party apps.

^ I'm a PC gamer, as the majority of OCN members are. I use Google Docs, which is much better than Word for school use as you can collaborate on the document in group assignments in real-time (used this countless times this semester). There is also Documents To Go, which supports .doc/x. And what exactly do you control on your Xbox with WP7? Menu selections and movie playback?
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Stuck in a contract with VZ, also do not want ATT (for Lumia 900).
   
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An issue i've found regarding apps is the pricing. Here's a quick example.

Doodle Jump on Android - $0.97
78

Doodle Jump on Windows Phone - $3.64
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Doodle Jump on iOS - $1.09
258

As you can see there is quite a big difference in pricing for the same app on different platforms.
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