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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post

Windows Phone is not a good platform. Aside from a pretty UI amd fluid interface, the OS is extremely limited. I will be transitioning to Android in the near future.

You can unlock it, play with registry, add widgets, folders etc.

http://windowsphonehacker.com/

lockwidgets.jpg

I still fail to see what customizations would improve the speed of experience,
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

I guess that would be same thing as this:
- Why buy a new GPU when this game looks fine now? I can still play it.
- Yes, but new one will make it look much better and improve your experience
- But will it add new features?
- No
- So I need to waste $400 just for slightly different look?
- Yes
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In all seriousness, a lof of cool things can be done only in WP, recent example I found:
http://www.reddit.com/r/GetMotivated/comments/shls7/never_stop_improving_learn_foreign_words_the_easy/
I guess you won't know what you miss until you try it.

Please learn how to be unbias and do bulletpoints properly. In that order.

What about his app library? What about his preference? getting a new GPU doesn't change very much (except performance, the odd feature every year or so) whereas getting a new phone on a different OS is wildly different.
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Windows Phone is not a good platform. Aside from a pretty UI amd fluid interface, the OS is extremely limited. I will be transitioning to Android in the near future.

In that case, Android wasn't a good platform until after Froyo, which wasn't a good platform until after the iPhone launched.

The only reason it may not be a good platform is because of hardware/software sales.
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Not beinf to use browsees beside IE is nuts. WM is more cposed than iOS. Thats bad
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yep !rep isnt discusted at the window phone (even if i perceive it this way)he is discusted at the fact he wont be making the huge profit he would make if he convinced you to get an android or an iphone(rep turn around:mm!maybe i can sway the person into an android?lets try just in case they dont know left from right.most of the time it is a win for vendor cause not many time people will force the smartphone issue.they ll rely on the clerc.oh ok if clerk say x is better then y !who am i to argu!it is like me saying to you:ok ser i know lada had a bad luck in the past, but 3 month ago we evolved ,this is the new lada!the niva 9000!it is a beast.i am drooling!ok sold.i am a happy men the vendor told me what i wanted to hear,my lada niva 9000 is a beast!(hahahaha)lada being android)
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You can unlock it, play with registry, add widgets, folders etc.
http://windowsphonehacker.com/

I still fail to see what customizations would improve the speed of experience,

Not bad. I see WP7 as a balance between the curated iOS experience and the sandbox Android environment.

Customizations are not always limited to the phone UI. With root access, you gain admin rights to every system file and folder in your device - which could prove very useful. For example in Android, root apps such as Titanium Backup, ROM Toolbox and SetCPU allow management of system apps, kernels, and CPU frequencies that are editable at will.
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Windows Phone is not a good platform. Aside from a pretty UI amd fluid interface, the OS is extremely limited. I will be transitioning to Android in the near future.

A good platform for what? OBviously it's been established time and time again that if you want a piece of hardware that you can tinker and tweak and screw up and fix in your pocket then iOS and WP7 are not for you. But when you're talking about a device made to view email, text, phone, social network, and a little web surfing WP7 is just as good (if not better) than the others.

Remember, 'not a good platform for you' =/= 'not a good platform'.
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post #168 of 365
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

You can unlock it, play with registry, add widgets, folders etc.
http://windowsphonehacker.com/
lockwidgets.jpg
I still fail to see what customizations would improve the speed of experience,

in all honesty i feel thats a downside, just like with the Iphone. If i go and drop a couple hundred on a cell phone i don't want to sit there and hack it in order for it to work the way i want it to.
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Meh. Honestly, I would hands-down go with an iPhone if I was forced to buy a phone on contract, as I can't stand phones bigger than 4", and an optical trackball is pretty much a necessity (how else do you edit an email? Hope you magically place the cursor in the right spot by touch?). But, I just got a Droid Incredible for about $80 used, more than fast enough for my purposes. Why would people go in on a 2-year contract for a Windows phone, when it's hard to tell if it'll even be "in" in 2 years? I don't think anyone wants the "Me too" phone, nor is Windows "cool" like Android or iOS (most college students have Macbooks).

Oh, and that picture of the Windows Phone in the ZDNet post? Those tiles look quite obnoxious- it's just as easy to put an icon with the number of missed calls/texts/emails in the notification bar and takes 5% of the space. No, I don't need a huge tile to tell me that I have a missed call, nor do I need 2 other tiles to tell me how many emails or texts I have. Perhaps WP7 is good in some sort of utilitarian sense of the word, but that "business" feel is a big part of what led to Blackberry's demise.

Windows Phones with screens smaller than 4"

Samsung Focus
Samsung Focus S
Nokia Lumia 710
LG Quantum
HTC Trophy
HTC Radar

Press and hold in the text box, a red cursor will appear. It will not be placed under your finger, but several millimeters away so you can see it. moving your finger around moves the cursor. The cursor will stick in-between letters and spaces so that you don't have to "guess" where it will land.

If you buy a phone to be part of the "in" crowd, your opinion on the performance and/or usability of the phone is completely irrelevant.

It's not about the space efficiency, it's a usability issue. Standardized larger icons are easier to read. You can put more info on them.

By that last bolded line, you probably have never used the social integration built into Windows Phone. Try it and be objective, don't immediately compare it and say "oh, well my android/iPhone can do that"
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post

i have a windows phone and i kind of regret it. i wished mine had skype and other apps like the what i drew thing. i feel like an outcast in my social group

Skype is coming in either Tango or Apollo, not sure which one tbh.
Edited by RussianGrimmReaper - 4/19/12 at 9:10am
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Press and hold in the text box, a red cursor will appear. It will not be placed under your finger, but several millimeters away so you can see it. moving your finger around moves the cursor. The cursor will stick in-between letters and spaces so that you don't have to "guess" where it will land.

Now that is a feature im very interested in! Perhaps my next phone will be one of these thumb.gif
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