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Old 08-06-2011, 01:45 AM
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Default Have A Windows Phone? Help DaveMac-MS out!

Check this forum post here at abi in the Windows Phone forum. Dave need's Beta testers:

http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64511

And if you have a Windows Phone (WP7) and aren't dropping by this forum and contributing then shame on you!

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Old 08-06-2011, 11:28 AM
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Have Dave send me one and I'll be happy to sign up. No phone account needed on it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:12 PM
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Have Dave send me one and I'll be happy to sign up. No phone account needed on it.
Same here. Otherwise, good luck with WP7, Dave!
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:35 PM
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Once you try WP7 you'll never go back....I promise that!
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Once you try WP7 you'll never go back....I promise that!
That's what the Apple salepeople told me about the iPhone. Living happily with my HTC Evo android phone. Don't think I'm social enough for a social UI.

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:32 PM
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I dunno, personally, I think that Android looks too much like an iOS wannabe. I like its looks more than iOS, but both look too stripped down to me. I love the UI on WP7, it's original, fresh. Besides that, if its integration with my PC and XBox is as freakin' awesome as my ZuneHD's is, it wins in my book anyway.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 PM
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Android = Customization
Ios = Apps
WP7 = Simplification

Just me but I absolutely love the style of WP7.
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Android = Fragmentation
iOS = Apple (nuff said)
WP7 = As it should be.
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Android = Fragmentation
iOS = Apple (nuff said)
WP7 = As it should be.
So no bias, then...

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Once you try WP7 you'll never go back....I promise that!
Can I get that in writing? Actually, I guess it already is. What happens when your promise breaks? I've spent some time with a friend's WP7 phone, and it was fine. Just fine. Certainly not a conversionary experience, though.

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I dunno, personally, I think that Android looks too much like an iOS wannabe...I love the UI on WP7
To me, a smartphone is much more than its GUI...I do applaud Microsoft for bringing something visually different to the table, but only with Mango are they catching up to the competition functionally. I'm more of a tinker-to-meet-my-individual-needs type of person, so Apple's and Microsoft's one-size-fits-all paradigms don't really work for me, at least so far.
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iOS = Apple (nuff said)
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Android offers many, many, devices and with so many fragmentation is inevitable.
But it also helps the user to find the device that absolutely fits them.
Google even has plans to fix some of the major fragmentation issues.
Ios has no fragmentation because its like you said its apple.
They fully control everything.
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Android offers many, many, devices and with so many fragmentation is inevitable.
But it also helps the user to find the device that absolutely fits them.
Google even has plans to fix some of the major fragmentation issues.
Ios has no fragmentation because its like you said its apple.
They fully control everything.
Not if you jailbreak.
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Haha
Good point. But for most that's a lot of work.
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To me, a smartphone is much more than its GUI...I do applaud Microsoft for bringing something visually different to the table, but only with Mango are they catching up to the competition functionally. I'm more of a tinker-to-meet-my-individual-needs type of person, so Apple's and Microsoft's one-size-fits-all paradigms don't really work for me, at least so far.
I'm not saying that it's better than the others purely because of its interface, just that it's a big factor to me. For me I don't think I could stand using a device every day that was unpleasant for me to look at. I'll be honest, I've used iOS a lot, Android a little, and WP7 none at all. So I'm not so experienced with where its functionality is lacking.
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Honestly WP7is the best looking by far, however Android beats it out with its customization. However if MS wants to send me a free handset I wont complain
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Honestly WP7is the best looking by far, however Android beats it out with its customization. However if MS wants to send me a free handset I wont complain
If they send me a handset and set me up with a contract that doesn't cost me more than $25 a month, I'll sing their praises everywhere I go! I don't need a lot of voice minutes, just plenty of texting and data capability.
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If they send me a handset and set me up with a contract that doesn't cost me more than $25 a month, I'll sing their praises everywhere I go! I don't need a lot of voice minutes, just plenty of texting and data capability.
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If there's an iPhone 5 w/a bigger screen I'll stay w/iOS myself - otherwise the larger screen is the main reason I'd switch to WP7. Granted, it is a nice OS - but so is iOS. And both are pretty locked down either way you look at it, but I'm fine with that. And yeah, I'm too damn lazy to jailbreak.

Now, send me a free 4.3" screened (or better) WP7 device and I'll sing the WP7 praises myself,...
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Ooops....Sorry Dave, I think we got sidetracked somewhere.

And I can absolutely promise no bias in my assessments of MS WP7. It's not like I run an exclusive website in Australia for WP7 and moderate the Windows Phone section of a website called anythingbutipod...

What gave you that idea :P
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I suspect any WP7 phone could go toe-to-toe with the android and iOS offerings out there as a phone/pda. Email and contacts and calendar are a given. I've never been put off of android tablets just because there were more iOS tablet apps than android tablet apps out there, but that was because there are plenty of android phone apps that run fine on the tablets. I'm invested in apps from both sources, and it does annoy me that I have to pay again for an iPad app that I already paid for as an android app. That is where being third to the party disadvantages WP7 though. I like the WP7 UI, the hardware specs, the looks of the phone, etc.. I just have no interest in investing in a whole new (costly) ecosystem.

This is the Zune HD forum, and that's my point. I'm invested in the HD. MS had a string to me that they could have pulled to bring me to WP7, but they screwed up and failed to make them system-compatible. My Zune apps won't run on a windows phone. I'm actually looking forward to the day my HD's battery dies. Then I can finally delete the Zune software from my PC. There goes the last string. It was a dead-end string all along though. Kind of sad.
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If they send me a handset and set me up with a contract that doesn't cost me more than $25 a month, I'll sing their praises everywhere I go! I don't need a lot of voice minutes, just plenty of texting and data capability.
That would be perfect, I would go out of my way to promote them for that deal.
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