- 02-06-2012, 04:26 PM #1
I'm a current Pre2/3 user and I'm ready to replace my Pre 2 (will keep the Pre 3 for a while as my personal phone, the PRE 2 was my business phone).
I'm debating between a Lumia 800 and a 4S. The 900 is too big for me.
If there are any current/former Webos users here, please let me know your thoughts on WP and on Lumia phones.
Is there anything like Synergy on WP? This is one thing I love about Webos....all contacts from my 7 different email accounts (Exchange, Live, Yahoo, etc) and services (Skype, etc) all in one place useable by all.
I'm assuming this being a WP that Exchange integration is top notch? What about live email as an Exchange account?
I konw I will miss the Multitasking abilities of WEBOS (specially opening several emails to be responded in a stack to go through one by one at a different time)
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02-06-2012, 04:30 PM #2
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- 02-06-2012, 04:35 PM #3
I'm a current TouchPad user and a former Sprint Pre user, as well as the webOS Ambassador for St. Louis. So you could definitely say I'm a total webOS junkie.
My wife got a Lumia 710 this past weekend and I had some time to play with it, but not a whole lot. I like the phone a lot. It's snappy and very smooth. I enjoy the tiles and I do think it has a type of Synergy. When I set it up for my wife I input her Facebook and Google Account. As far as I can tell, the phone pulls contacts from both. I don't know that for certain, but I am sure someone in here will chime in with the final answer regarding Synergy.
I would hope that Exchange is top notch. It better be since this is an MS mobile OS. I don't know about the Live account as Exchange, my wife doesn't use her Live mail. Multitasking. *sigh* I fear we shall never find another OS that does it as well as webOS does.
My wife has been using the phone since Saturday and she's taken to it fairly well coming from a Sprint Palm Pixi. She loves the graphics and design of WP7. She's a professional graphics design artist and she says WP7 is like a fancy magazine. She's not a techie like me, so it's nice to have her opinion on the phone.
Also, I've got an HTC HD7 coming in the mail to me probably on Wednesday of this week.Rob
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02-06-2012, 04:44 PM #4
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I have been borrowing a wp7 device for a couple days now. I was the launch ambassador when I was at sprint for the original pre. I also was the web os area trainer when I worked for HP. Besides the insane multitasking ability that web os had you will be quite happy with it. shoot me a pm of you have any specific questions.
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02-06-2012, 07:59 PM #8
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I came to windows phone from using a Palm Pre Plus and I am very happy with the switch. Really the only thing that I miss is the multitasking and that's it. Most noticeable would definitely be the speed of windows phone compared to webOS. It isn't even comparable in my opinion. I was also easily able to find replacement apps on windows phone for the ones that I had on webOS and they seem to be of much better quality. One thing I do wish is that there was a preware for windows phone but really I haven't felt the need to patch anything on windows phone like I did with webOS. I was very excited for the Pre 3 to come out but HP killed it for me and I don't regret my decision one bit.
- 02-06-2012, 08:38 PM #9
Also, consider the Lumia 710 which boots up in 18 seconds! Wow! Compare that to any webOS phone...it leaves them behind in the dust. I'm just amazed at how fast WP7 boots. My EVO 3D with a dual-core processor and all that still takes a good minute or so to boot. And my Pre? Gosh, that was at least 1 minute 30 seconds---even when overclocked.Rob
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02-06-2012, 09:52 PM #10
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My HP veer died a bit too early :(
What I miss the most is the ability to close apps by swiping up
In webos you can simply close the app by swiping up, in the main screen
in mango, when you hold down the back button, you see all the apps that are open, but you cannot close them by swiping, and you have to use the back button to close an app.
02-06-2012, 11:04 PM #11
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I came from a pre plus, and a veer to my samsung focus flash. I love the decision i made in going with windows phone over any other os, I've used android, iOS and blackberry before and WP is definitely my favorite. webOS was my favorite OS i didnt get bored of it after a good long while of use, while i found myself wanting a new phone every month with android, and got rid of my iPhone 4 in 2 months. Coming from a veer, I bought my focus flash, i had a choice of the TITAN, or the Focus S (this was during the penny deal on Black friday) and i chose the flash because i felt the S or the TITAN would be to big, and i wish i got the TITAN. I would suggest getting the bigger screen, while i love my flash, i could use a bigger screen and regret not getting it.
02-06-2012, 11:19 PM #12
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For my personal line I got an iPhone 4S last October. But over the summer I had gotten a Veer for my business line. I still have it, but last month I got a brand new Samsung Focus S and plopped the SIM from my Veer. I like the OS a lot, as well as the device itself, but I can do without the camera button on the lower right side that I keep accidentally pressing all the time. While I like the Focus S, if you can wait a bit longer I would suggest looking into the Nokia Lumia 900.Toting a locked Samsung Focus S
- 02-07-2012, 11:27 AM #13
THe 900 is too big for me. I think my Pre 3 is too big. I like the Pre 2 size. Just perfect for me. It now looks like there will be no 800 for me either since Nokia is out of their mind with the $899 pricing for the US (in a bundle). This is ridiculous....
02-07-2012, 06:43 PM #14
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02-07-2012, 10:03 PM #18
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It just kind of seems like i am blabbering now, well keep in mind that if you live in the U.S. the Lumia 800 will only get 3g on AT&T's network. Also, keep in mind that the iPhone is much more of an investment. There is more content on an iPhone, but much more of an investment.
02-16-2012, 04:00 PM #19
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Traded my Pre 3 for an Omnia W and i really like WP7. Multitasking in WP7 is inferior, there's no Synergy and it's not completely tether free BUT;
It is smooth, fast and the UI is pretty and there are more hardware options. Also has huge support (dev and corporate).
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02-16-2012, 04:08 PM #20
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2 diff rents between WBEOS and WP7 multy task
- slide up to close app
- drains battery while in background
- push back button to close app
- Doesn't drain your battery cause it doesn't run int he background.
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- 02-16-2012, 08:08 PM #21
You just described multitasking vs NOT multitasking.....the point of multitasking is to run in the background.....
What u described about wp7 is not multitasking.....it is app switching......I'm not even going to get into card stacking here, specially for emails, txt mags, etc.....
There is no comparison here....it is moot point.....let's move on....
02-16-2012, 09:26 PM #22
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To be honest, my biggest complaint about webOS is that it doesn't single-task very well (i.e. is slow), but I do like the gesture interface a lot.