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I like Internet Explorer on my Samsung Focus, after that Mango update its faster then ever, faster then when I first got it. I do prefer it over safari (used to own the iPhone 4 until I changed to the Focus for $50) and the phone itself isn't bad. Yea I lost some apps to keep track of my classes from iOS but I have enjoyed all that WP7 can offer.

Other then the fact the names of the numbers who call me while I'm driving don't show up like the iPhone's did I love it, might be a SYNC issue but I find it odd that its made by Microsoft and has this issue with a Windows OS biggrin.gif
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Windows Phone needs to prove itself a little more long term, before I give it a chance. Look how obsolete Windows Mobile 6.x was before this current reincarnation. Sure it's fast now, but will it evolve with rapidly changing smartphone technology.
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Because iPhone and Not Iphone (Android) were good enough choices. Windows just came to the game too late.
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As for Angry Birds...Never seen mine have to load apart from when I first start it. And as for camera launching, does WP7 have a button to launch it directly from the lock screen? Mine does. (Proof)
As for "feeling solid", that means crap all. A Macbook feels solid, but some models have that bad overheating issue. My SGSII has 2-3 scratches and that's including showing off to people how solid it is.

Hello! **ALL** Windows Phones have a dedicated physical camera button. You can start the camera by holding the button while the screen is off. As soon as the camera opens, you can press the button again. After the picture is taken, one swipe down, and three clicks (menu>share on *default option*>post) and tada! It's on Facebook or Windows Live or Twitter.
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Really simple for me. Great or not great, I don't want to buy all my hundreds of apps all over again for a new phone.
    
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Really simple for me. Great or not great, I don't want to buy all my hundreds of apps all over again for a new phone.

 

 

That^ is exactly why Google started the Android platform...  so they could sell you non-tangable products and lock you into their ecosystem.

 

 

 

The youth today own nothing, they don't even own albums anymore, they just have the low bit rate DRM MP3's..  they don't own any of it, their lives are controlled by data libraries.. selling & telling you when & where you can use your own products. (Stream, iTunes, Cloud, etc)

 

If you had them on your computer (Windows 7) and the apps you bought were real (& not throw away $0.99 ones), then you'd be able to move them to & from your main OS to your phone. Instead, you are forever locked into pathetic Android devices because you don't want to give up $60 in apps...(?)  the same mentality that Google was banking on when they build their Android ecosystem.   <---

 

Same thing that all you kids fell for, when buying all your iTunes w/drm...      So...  before kids got cheap, they use to BUY their albums, which coincidentally I still have it and can make copies of all of them, or copy it to any one of my devices (Phone, Car, home System, etc...)

 

 

 

So, did you not understand that everything you bought thru the Android Market, was only  for people getting sucked into a marketing Fad...?

 

 

YOUR OWN COMMENTS SUGGEST... that Google has a sucker 4 life, because your unable to leave them....

 

 

 

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For me it'll take a while before I'll even consider changing phones. The entire shopping experience for mobile phones is awful. You get nickle and dimed for certain "features" and all the red tape makes me want to throw my arms in the air and scream "FORGET IT!". My iPhone 3GS works fine for what I use it for (making calls, sending texts, browsing the internet occasionally, playing simple games like solitaire on the road) so it's really not worth my time or sanity.
If I wasn't already using a smart phone on my family's plan, I'd be tempted to just get a prepaid dumb phone. The entire market makes me cringe and I don't want to be a part of it.

Do you have any specific examples of what kinds of things are bothering you about the app/shopping experience?
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Really simple for me. Great or not great, I don't want to buy all my hundreds of apps all over again for a new phone.


That^ is exactly why Google started the Android platform...  so they could sell you non-tangable products and lock you into their ecosystem.



The youth today own nothing, they don't even own albums anymore, they just have the low bit rate DRM MP3's..  they don't own any of it, their lives are controlled by data libraries.. selling & telling you when & where you can use your own products. (Stream, iTunes, Cloud, etc)

If you had them on your computer (Windows 7) and the apps you bought were real (& not throw away $0.99 ones), then you'd be able to move them to & from your main OS to your phone. Instead, you are forever locked into pathetic Android devices because you don't want to give up $60 in apps...(?)  the same mentality that Google was banking on when they build their Android ecosystem.   <---

Same thing that all you kids fell for, when buying all your iTunes w/drm...      So...  before kids got cheap, they use to BUY their albums, which coincidentally I still have it and can make copies of all of them, or copy it to any one of my devices (Phone, Car, home System, etc...)



So, did you not understand that everything you bought thru the Android Market, was only  for people getting sucked into a marketing Fad...?


YOUR OWN COMMENTS SUGGEST... that Google has a sucker 4 life, because your unable to leave them....



What are you on about?

Let me take my Microsoft Office CD that is a legitimate application and put it on Lin- Oh wait I can't.
OS application interchangeability isn't possible without some sort of source code that you can compile. This is not some Google or Apple conspiracy. And since when can you put x86 Windows applications on an ARM based phone regardless of OS?

Your rant holds no logic and isn't valid. Please try again.
     
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Because iPhone and Not Iphone (Android) were good enough choices. Windows just came to the game too late.

So? Have you seen xbox adotpion?

Didn't they came late to the game?
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Windows Phone needs to prove itself a little more long term, before I give it a chance. Look how obsolete Windows Mobile 6.x was before this current reincarnation. Sure it's fast now, but will it evolve with rapidly changing smartphone technology.

Yes Windows will start to enter a very fast development cycle since it will gain momentum at the end of the year,it will clearly be the third dominant platform.
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