- 05-16-2011, 02:54 PM #1
Alot appears to be coming with Mango and thats great but what if say only 50% of what is said actually comes with Mango. Will you keep WP7 for another year in hopes it will catch up with the rest of the OSs or will you ditch it for something better??
My view is if Mango does not catch WP7 up with the other OSs then I have basically wasted a year of my time that I could have used another OS that gave me what I wanted so.... I will ditch it if Mango does not produce. What will you do?
Maybe WPcentral can run a pole that may show Microsoft how important Mango is. Maybe?????
- 05-16-2011, 03:18 PM #3
Depends on what's available. As the current line up of "smartphones" stand, I won't. There's nothing out there that grabs my attention or would be that much of an improvement, except that 4.5" Samsung Android phone. But I'll wait for 2nd Gen hardware to be showcased.Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
- 05-16-2011, 03:24 PM #4
WP7 or nothing. Cant see myself using anything else on the market so unless they actually completely stop developing the OS I'll continue to use it, even if I'm the last WP7 user.
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05-16-2011, 03:37 PM #6
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I'm on this platform till Nov 2012... for better or worse. At that time, I'm going to look at the market and whatever excites me is what wins. When wp7 came out, it was the most elegant phone OS I'd seen to that point, and I haven't really seen anything to change my mind thus far.
As a bonus, I'm a .net developer and I've been working on some apps.
- 05-16-2011, 03:39 PM #7
First, I have a hard time seeing MS showcase all these new features and then totally failing to deliver. That being said, I have a hard time seeing myself moving away from the WP platform for quite awhile regardless of the completeness of the Mango update.
- 05-16-2011, 04:44 PM #8
I'm committed to whichever platform delivers the best experience combined with the best data plans/price. Right now that's WP7 on Sprint for me. Mango will just be icing on the cake and hopefully mainstream Windows Phone in the process.dumb phone > Palm Pre > Palm Pre+ > HTC Arrive> HTC EVO LTE > No more Windows Phones until WP gets Swype.
- 05-16-2011, 05:07 PM #10
Dare I say, Mango has gotten to be TOO big!!! Like jalb said, if the 50% is the most important part then I can wait a few more months for the other features."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 05-16-2011, 06:06 PM #12
I will never get a device that I'm not currently happy with and only bought because of promised features (leaked or official). Everything Mango is said to bring is just icing on the cake for me.
So even if 10% comes out, I'm sticking with WP7. Of course, I'm not one to talk being that I have every OS out (except Symbian). The Focus is my primary device.
- 05-16-2011, 06:11 PM #13
MS already knows how important Mango is and I have very little doubt that they'll deliver. That said, like most others who posted, I've already played with the others and I chose WP7 not on the possibility that it'd get better fast, but on the fact that it does what it does with the possibility of growing eventually. I don't need all of Mango to come in one wave in order to keep me with WP, but the fact that so much is coming in Mango only makes me love the OS more.
- 05-16-2011, 07:36 PM #14
another silly thread. I can totally see MS delivering some of these features during a summer update or the rest during the fall
or maybe even all at once in the summer or fall who knows? but the truth will soon be known next Tuesday at the mango event. im also confident and willing to bet that there will be even more features announced and confirmed. im sticking with wp7 regardless.
- 05-17-2011, 12:34 AM #18
- 05-17-2011, 10:27 AM #19
Also, I choose my technology based upon how dedicated the company is to supporting it. If Microsoft told me tomorrow that they will never be releasing another update, I would likely move to another platform. Without growth, the platform will die, developers won't code for it, and WP7 would become a shadow to it's competition. It's the very reason I ditched webOS for Windows Phone. I took a gamble expecting Microsoft to provide heavy support for WP7. So far I am pleased.
05-17-2011, 11:28 AM #20
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But I bought my WP for the original concept of it, and I'm also extremely happy with amount of support Microsoft have given and are going to give.
I believe all early adopters of WP probably took a gamble but I think we will be rewarded.
I'm sorry I lied about being a "Simple man" LOL:D
- 05-17-2011, 11:32 AM #21
05-17-2011, 11:40 AM #22
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Well Mango is a big deal certainly. I do not yet have a WP, and am waiting for Mango and the new fall wave of devices. Though the reason I am waiting is because of a combination of stupid things. First, MS not having CDMA compatability out of the box. Second, Sprint getting a bad device. So, I am forced into waiting until Mango. But really, all of my family has Windows Phones now and I would gladly take one as is, I am perfectly happy with the OS. Alot better than my BB Tour at any rate!
- 05-17-2011, 04:11 PM #24
I think NoDo is the operating system I've been looking for. Any other features are just icing on the cake. I don't think WP7 is behind feature wise and I wouldn't jump ship whether we saw half the features. Just keep my performance and battery life the same and I'm happy.
- 05-17-2011, 11:23 PM #25
And I don't even see this coming close to happening... How many companies announce features and not deliver? When it gets delivered... that's a different story.