Originally Posted by jrbroad77
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 S
Nokia Lumia 710
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"
Originally Posted by Cacophony
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