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#61 nub

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 20:24

I've got a Windows Phone 7 smartphone (LG), so I won't be able to access any Windows Phone 8 whatsoever. Thanks, Microsoft, the next time I will need a phone (very far away in the future, that's it) I'll consider your kindness and respect for me as a long-time customer and I'll get a completely different product....


Yeah, but they're giving you 7.8. WP8 introduced a completely different kernel.


#62 Dashel

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:22

No excuse, its still another 'do over' and that is unacceptable for a newcomer.

#63 nub

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:37

No excuse, its still another 'do over' and that is unacceptable for a newcomer.


Then don't buy a WP7 phone?

#64 rhianntp

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 00:27

Yuck, and not a chance :)

#65 Perfect72

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:13

I got mine today. To be clear though, I am still an Android user. I now just have two phones to keep on me.
I like it so far, though, the marketplace is really slim pickings.

Would really love a File Manager app.

Also, I notice a ton of games that are free on Android, are pay apps on the Windows marketplace... That is a shame. But I guess I am glad I am keeping my Android as well.

#66 norseman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:22

I received my Nokia 920 today! I was just wondering if there was a definitive list of apps that people should download. I remember seeing on great Connectiviy Shortcut app for WP8 that allowed them to be resized to smaller icons and whatnot. Anyone using this?

#67 remixedcat

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:32

goddammmiiittt why can't they have one on verizon with no contract.... ?????arrrrrg

#68 norseman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:36

The 920 feels very solid and looks very stylish. My Galaxy Note looked HUGE and sleek but felt cheap. Not hating on Android or Samsung - just feel that the Nokia 920 is a better phone overall.

#69 briangw

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:40

I'm getting one from work next week. Turning in my iPhone 4S. Woo hoo!

#70 OP Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:31

I'm getting one from work next week. Turning in my iPhone 4S. Woo hoo!


I wanna work where you do

I was just wondering if there was a definitive list of apps that people should download. I


http://www.neowin.ne...-best-wp7-apps/

#71 .Neo

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:50

Sorry iOS and Android users, but the Start Screen on WP8 takes it all. Highly functional, and highly glamorous. Kudos to Microsoft for such a beautiful UI.

Agreed. It's the nearly non-existent app support, poor browsing experience and poor syncing options that drove me to iOS though. Who knows I'll return if and when the platform matured.

#72 briangw

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:29

Agreed. It's the nearly non-existent app support, poor browsing experience and poor syncing options that drove me to iOS though. Who knows I'll return if and when the platform matured.


App support will come. Just takes time.

#73 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:40

Sorry iOS and Android users, but the Start Screen on WP8 takes it all. Highly functional, and highly glamorous. Kudos to Microsoft for such a beautiful UI.

Good lord, I knew who was writing that before I even looked at the username.

After being burned and left behind with WP7 and 7.5 I won't be giving Microsoft a second chance, especially with the p***poor selection of Apps available.

If you want a phone to look at and go yeah thats pretty then get WP8 phone, if you want a phone that can do more get Android or IOS.

#74 Dot Matrix

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:45

Good lord, I knew who was writing that before I even looked at the username.

After being burned and left behind with WP7 and 7.5 I won't be giving Microsoft a second chance, especially with the p***poor selection of Apps available.

If you want a phone to look at and go yeah thats pretty then get WP8 phone, if you want a phone that can do more get Android or IOS.


Buy a tablet then? My phone is my phone. My WP7 handset does all that I need it to. Anything more and I switch to my laptop.

#75 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:51

Proper little Microsoft apologist aren't you.

Why would I use a tablet as a mobile phone?

When the opposition has better and more varied apps it's clear that WP is the worse platform just by looking at the selection of apps available. Not only that but there are two tiers of apps now, ones that will only work on WP8 and ones that work on all, Windows will just be the same niche OS it always was on PDAs and early smartphones.



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