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post #51 of 58
That's such a shame, but I have been expecting this. It was nice while it lasted, I'll propably switch to xiaomi, since microsoft starts offering wp10 on it, too. So I shall have my cake and eat it too biggrin.gif
post #52 of 58
I had the thick blue windows slider phone with the qwerty keyboard, ATT's flagship phone back in like 09ish. Was decent for the time, after that switched to tmobile and had a thinner, I wanna say HTC windows phone that was OK but a bit sluggish. (I do miss bubble breaker) I thought about trying the lumia a while back but went with the HTC one.
Microsoft made a good move with getting windows phones in 'House of Cards', that show made me want one, but ultimately went with the note 4 instead. The tiles thing is lame, Microsoft should have gotten off that asap after desktop win8 was met with so much negativity. I liked the old windows phones because of the desktop and multitasking, albeit limited, but multitasking none the less at a time when most phones were in a severely limited sandbox
post #53 of 58
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LOL, when microsoft bought nokia phone business for 5 billion I thought that damn that was cheap and bad move on nokia's part, but now it seems that this was the best possible move from nokia's part.

Microsoft sure is truly lost by eagerly trying this and that without making any progress. Remember zune, bing, and now phone business. Soon probably xbox too. Kepp up the good work microsoft. thumb.gif

M$ just had record profit increases last year... so I wouldn't be to assured of their destruction just yet. They have a lot of money coming in from other places, if a few things fail it doesn't hurt them too bad. Even just with their server division they could probably continue to turn a profit with some massive downsizing. meh
    
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post #54 of 58
As someone who just dropped the Icon for an iPhone 6s I can understand why Microsoft is losing customers. I was hardcore into Windows phone and bought one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices. They pivoted on the OS and I needed to buy a new phone to get Windows Phone 8 and lost a few apps cause they weren't ported to the new OS. In the last 6 months, over 10 apps that I use daily are gone from the Windows store and I can't find a single suitable replacement. The lack of apps and the fact they are passing over the Icon for the Windows 10 upgrade made the decision easy. First day back to an iPhone and I already have three pages of apps. Banking, Health and Fitness, and apps for the xbox/playstation made the switch worth it. Sorry Microsoft... too little, too late.
    
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post #55 of 58
It's pretty sad. I loved my Lumia 620 to the very day I smashed the screen wink.gif WP 8.1 was smooth, good looking, absolutely loved the tiles, glance and how good the screen was, bright and with deep black.
Unfortunately, the apps began to disappear (a friend of mine with Lumia 640 and W10M said even Endomondo isn't working anymore). Some were never updated to be on par with Android and iOS versions. I switched to an Android phone. 3 GB of RAM seems to suit this OS pretty well biggrin.gif, it's fast, it has the right apps I need and... I don't even miss Windows anymore.

I wonder what Microsoft could have done better to promote the system more?
post #56 of 58
Well, they broke a couple of promises. They promised OTG and did not deliver, they promised quite a lot of things and never delivered, which alienated the 5% of initial interested geeks, and the lacking apps killed the phone for normal users.
post #57 of 58
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Well, they broke a couple of promises. They promised OTG and did not deliver, they promised quite a lot of things and never delivered, which alienated the 5% of initial interested geeks, and the lacking apps killed the phone for normal users.

They've never actually tried hard enough with the app store.

To this day there is no fully fledged SSH client for Windows Phone.
   
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post #58 of 58
To be honest, I never really expected Windows Phone to get a huge audience. My girlfriend loved the keyboard for her Lumia 1020, but she wasn't a fan of the rest at all.
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