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If you are going to buy into a close platform why not go with the one with the well established and biggest app market, iOS? Windows Phone is every bit as locked down as iOS, which is part of the reason I run Android.
If I had to choose only between Windows Phone and iOS device I would be rocking an iPhone today.

I agree. I'd rather spend more money on an iPhone, then on a Windows Phone. Unless your activities are limited to checking your email, calling, and texting. Then the iPhone offers a much better experience. I have owned all 3 mobile OSes at one point or another. My iPad has iOS, I have 2 Windows Phones, and I've gone through at least 4 different Android handsets either just to play around with it, or for my girlfriend. I can safely say that, while I intuitively hate Android, it's a perfectly serviceable OS that even old people can use with just a 10-15 minutes of training.

iOS, even with the latest version is still as great as ever. If I had a choice, I'd be rocking the iPhone 5S. It's fast, it's small, and it does everything I want well.

The Windows Phone, which I have by far the most experience with has disappointed me time and time again. I've also played around with the Nokia Lumia 520. I have to say that it's a fast phone. A good phone even. The OS runs without hiccups, has very few bugs, and I do love the Metro UI despite the fact that I hate the OS in general. Yet the same issues are there. As a default Windows 8 Experience, many apps like Text + still enforce the Metro UI for some strange weird reason. IE forces you to use Bing as a search client, not to mention they were not creative at all about integrating their search function. Looking through your history or favorites is still as annoying as ever.

From a utilitarian standpoint, the phone is perfect. The tiles are there, if you need just the basic functions like text, phone call, a rare internet search, then the Windows Phone is perfect. Nokia boasts excellent cameras, the HTCs even have SD storage options, and the large big tiles make accessing apps or other parts of your phone very easy.

If you are a heavy smartphone user however... I strongly suggest you pick up an Android or an iPhone. Hell, even if I wasn't I'd still pick one up because of the very neutral OS. Unless you're a contracted killer who uses disposable cells, or a 70 year old grandpa who just learned how to text, then anyone will be just as happy, or even happier with an Android or iOS equivalent.
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Ouch, I understand your frustration, that old version was terrible tongue.gif

Anyway, it has been at least 6 months since the WP8 app is on par with Android (try to see if there's an update). Also, to take screenshot with your phone, just hold the Windows button and power.

But, don't upgrade the Facebook app, just get the BETA one; it's so smooth (even compared to my Nexus 7 2013 which has good quad-core and still find a way to stutter in this app -_-)
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/facebook-beta/93da5d29-daf0-4783-9ed5-a87b33247ec6 thumb.gif

Seriously, they just dropped the Windows 7 users in a mud pit. Let's not even get into the Youtube app that MS COMPLETELY abandoned after Windows 8 Phone. It's still non-functional and refuses to work no matter how many times I reset my phone and update everything all over again. I can see the same exact thing happening with the next iteration of the Windows Phone. Hopefully not, but I have yet to see anything to indicate otherwise.
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The Windows Phone, which I have by far the most experience with has disappointed me time and time again. I've also played around with the Nokia Lumia 520. I have to say that it's a fast phone. A good phone even. The OS runs without hiccups, has very few bugs, and I do love the Metro UI despite the fact that I hate the OS in general. Yet the same issues are there. As a default Windows 8 Experience, many apps like Text + still enforce the Metro UI for some strange weird reason. IE forces you to use Bing as a search client, not to mention they were not creative at all about integrating their search function. Looking through your history or favorites is still as annoying as ever.

From a utilitarian standpoint, the phone is perfect. The tiles are there, if you need just the basic functions like text, phone call, a rare internet search, then the Windows Phone is perfect. Nokia boasts excellent cameras, the HTCs even have SD storage options, and the large big tiles make accessing apps or other parts of your phone very easy.
If you are a heavy smartphone user however... I strongly suggest you pick up an Android or an iPhone. Hell, even if I wasn't I'd still pick one up because of the very neutral OS. Unless you're a contracted killer who uses disposable cells, or a 70 year old grandpa who just learned how to text, then anyone will be just as happy, or even happier with an Android or iOS equivalent.
Seriously, they just dropped the Windows 7 users in a mud pit. Let's not even get into the Youtube app that MS COMPLETELY abandoned after Windows 8 Phone. It's still non-functional and refuses to work no matter how many times I reset my phone and update everything all over again. I can see the same exact thing happening with the next iteration of the Windows Phone. Hopefully not, but I have yet to see anything to indicate otherwise.

What are you talking about? you can use Google as the default search provider. Just change in your settings. Do you really know how to use a WP8?
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I loved my 620, aside from some of the complications in the os, some options aren't where they should be imo, the phones are great, it just needs to mature more but the phones are pretty good smile.gif.
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Seriously, they just dropped the Windows 7 users in a mud pit. Let's not even get into the Youtube app that MS COMPLETELY abandoned after Windows 8 Phone. It's still non-functional and refuses to work no matter how many times I reset my phone and update everything all over again. I can see the same exact thing happening with the next iteration of the Windows Phone. Hopefully not, but I have yet to see anything to indicate otherwise.

I don't see how it's relevant to my post, but WP7 user received the new improved Facebook app about a month ago if it's what you were talking about (got it on my old Samsung Focus).

As for the YouTube app, it has more to do with Google actively blocking the MS app if you want my opinion; why MS isn't removing its app from the market since it's blocked is beyond my comprehension though. That being said, MetroTube, SuperTube and MyTube are great YouTube app which are not blocked thumb.gif

Microsoft and Nokia both said that WP8.1 will be compatible (yes, an official statement compared to the "meh" we received with WP7=>8). After that, it'll pretty much be like old Android device / iPhone which does not get new OS or get a crippled version (WP7.8 was a nice facelift, not the whole thing, but at least they gave one)
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Just went from a nokia 3310 to a lumia 920. The seller didnt recommend nokia at all, claimed it lacked support for everyting, i however had allready desided before i even entered The store. I could not be any more satisfied With my choise, The Phone supports most things the seller said it didnt, it feels AS solid as my previous 3310 and it wasnt as hard getting used to as The seller claimed. My sisters iphone4s feels less solid, has less funktions and is less User friendly in my opinion.
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Windows phone has potential to be top in the market rolleyes.gif
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