07-27-2012, 10:42 PM #1
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I bought a Windows Phone almost a year ago and have been content with the OS ever since. It's buttery smoothness and quick functionality have greatly impressed me and have completely changed my thoughts about Microsoft.
Before my Windows Phone, I've owned two iPod touches and I currently own an iPad. I've come to the conclusion that it's time for me to switch*
I will probably be switching in the Fall when a new iPhone comes out (I am also fully aware of Windows Phone 8 - which seems like a good update). Are there any apps, homebrew tweaks (no interop unlock), or overall new uses and advantages for my Windows Phone that will keep me entertained for the next little while, or possibly change my mind about switching?
Thanks guys. This experience has been fun.
*This is not an invitation to dispute about different platforms. I'm just looking for some ways to keep myself entertained for now; I'll decide whether I switch or not when the time comes. On my own.
In the end I'm just looking for some iPhone-quality apps (preferably free) because I haven't been able to find any :(
- 07-27-2012, 10:49 PM #2
I don't get it. how is Wp boring. IOS has the most restrictions on an OS. I really think you should try out Wp8 first then make a opinion. you can't really make a opinion when wp8 is not out. if you do switch though hope you come back. or I doubt you would :dry
- 07-27-2012, 11:54 PM #6
Why do people want free apps? You do realise how little return a Windows Phone developer gets, comparatively? Success stories are few are far between, and the ones I've seen truly take off are not of the highest quality, and used dirty methods to get to where they are. *Taptitude*
Last edited by AngryNil; 07-28-2012 at 12:02 AM.
- 07-28-2012, 12:11 AM #7
- 07-28-2012, 01:28 AM #10
My Omnia 7 struggles in most 3D titles that come out today, and games like Contract Killer are almost unplayable. Launch times of apps are long and even the search button is a full second behind my input. The Lumia 800 seems to fly, in comparison. Windows Phone isn't any better than iOS in this regard.
- 07-28-2012, 10:54 AM #11
well i sugget you get out more the basement and see the sunlight more. the phone Works, if you are in an emergency it will call 911 like any other phone in the world. and if you stopped caring about what your neighbors phone cant or can do, or what apps it has or doesn't have, maybe you wouldn't write retarded threads in forums, like if others cared you will switch.
"keep me entertained for the next little while" oh god... if you have time to write in this forums you should be able to look for that yourself. there are things more important than some ***** who gets a phone and since it doesn't have many better looking fart apps, he will switch.
i even wonder if once you have written to a developer to put pressure so they will develop and App. i bet no, since you seem to be the ones that expect apps to come from magical gnomes, dragons and rainbows.
so my point, switch and shut up. because the phone its the same phone from 1 year ago, and there wont appear new "features" without interop unlock/homebrew apps. only 7.8 but there wont be any major features like WP8.
- 07-28-2012, 11:23 AM #13
I'm not sure what your interests are, but WP8 should bring some nice games to the platform since it shares the same core as the desktop, you'll have to buy a new WP8 device though. If zinga games are your cup of tea, words w/friends and draw something are on the way to WP7, I think they will be exclusive to Nokia for 60 or 90 days though.
- 07-28-2012, 04:16 PM #15
I am again a little worried about the negativity on this thread. Someone on our platform is in need of a little advice and encouragement, and we are taking turns raging on him because he is considering the iPhone?
It has already been stated he is worried about apps, so our "more boring than WP" argument is already shot. The iPhone IS a glorified app launcher, and that is easily it's biggest strength. And the answer is that WP is a year or two away from being competitive in that regard. The apps we are have are fine and getting and better. But, half a million apps is tough to compete with when that is what people want. That is not a slam on WP or them, it just is the difference in OS's. Our strengths are somewhere else.
Daniel, if it is only apps that you are after, give us an idea of WHAT you are missing. And also include what it is you still like about WP. Either we can help, or the iPhone may be a better decision."So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
- 07-28-2012, 05:39 PM #16
07-28-2012, 07:15 PM #17
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I am bored with WP7 because of lack of screen shot support, file management including not attaching actual files to email. The Zune desktop software is irritating me. I'd rather go back to manually managing Files and I think spotify might be a better option.
- 07-28-2012, 11:31 PM #18
Although, if the Windows8 tablets don't take off, it could be curtains for WP8 because of the lack of adoption.
I'd say if possible try to pick one or the other up off contract and give them each a whirl. I will be honest, the new iPhone will be tough to resist.
And for the love of Pete, if someone wants to try another OS, there's really no need to be an *** and jump all over them.
It's only a phone people, honestly. You turn the phone off, and the OS doesn't exist!
- 07-29-2012, 08:21 AM #21
Daniel was in NO WAY slamming WP. And our Forums are designed to give advice and deal with problems, right? Other mobile sites- Phone Arena, Phone Scoop, Phone Dog, GSM Arena, and a dozen more are fine places to go and argue about mobile and jump all over fans of other devices. They actually encourage it as it provides hits and great responses. WP Central and the other mobile nation sites along with similar types of "fan driven" forums on WM Power User are more for education and solving problems once purchases are made.
Theoretically, of course. Seems I am being a little naive. I have noticed Mr. Celeste has yet to respond on his own thread. Wonder how the iMore crowd is treating him....."So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
- 07-29-2012, 03:05 PM #22
What are you bored with? The applications?
If there are some specific types of applications you're looking for, we can make suggestions.
Or if there are some apps you like on the iPhone, we can tell you if they're available on Windows Phone, or about some good alternatives.
Not sure what else to suggest as i'm not completely clear on what's boring to you. I can't be the lack of UI themes and customization, because iPhone is no different than WP there.
- 07-29-2012, 03:08 PM #23