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Posted 12 September 2012 - 15:44
Intensity 2 Verizon Prepay $50 unlimited. I'm just to cheap for a Smart phone + data plan
Posted 12 September 2012 - 15:53
Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:05
Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:09
In my eyes, the OS is irrelevant at the end of the day. This feature, that customization - it's negligible, despite what some Android users might say. If I use this skin or the next, mobile phone usage breaks down to two concentrated use cases, while the others are quite minor. First, it's web browsing, and all modern operating systems have sufficient browsers, and applications. This is where the differentiation comes. Apple is by far ahead of the game, in both quantity and quality. Applications are well supported and there are clear UI guidelines which assure consistency across the board.
With Android, while also growing in quantity, quality is still hugely lacking. Up until Android 4.0, there were no UI guidelines by Google, and this meant havoc. Every app looks different to the next; one worse than the other. No consistency. This is still a problem, and since there is such huge fragmentation, it will not go away anytime soon.
With Windows Phone, while there are clear design guidelines, quantity is hilariously lacking. Paypal finally coming to WP marketplace was mentioned earlier - it's a comical symptom of a large problem. The marketshare of Windows Phone is so miniscule that developers tend to stay away. Limiting development environment (C# vs. C/C++ of the other platforms) is also a factor, which has been resolved with WP8.
So yes, maybe the iPhone 5 is not as exciting from hardware standpoint as BBC or whatever would like to claim. But that is irrelevant. Their ecosystem is thriving, and that is why I will remain there until a proper alternative is found.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:28
Posted 12 September 2012 - 16:32
Belle FP1 is huge improvement but it sure lags at some places. My phone came with FP1 preinstalled. Lets hope we will see some more Symbian updates. Which i am not sure about.
Lucky you. I couldn't get FP1. Had to settle for Belle Refresh.