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  1. Ron Gramann's Avatar
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    Instead of focusing on what apps are or are not available for Windows Phone, I thought it may be interesting to see how users actually use their phones.

    Personally, I only use my phone (to make phone calls) roughly 5% of the time - if that.

    My breakdown includes:

    30% News and Information (Weave, Fuse, WPCentral, CNN, Amazing Weather, etc)
    20% Email
    15% Surfing the Web
    10% Quick Reference (IMDB, All Recipes, etc)
    5% Maps & Navigation
    5% Books (Kindle)
    5% Photos
    5% Phone & Txt Messaging
    5% Social (Twitter)

    (No, I did not forget to include Games)

    I thought this kind of information may be of some value for developers, since it focuses on usage rather than missing or inferior apps.

    Your thoughts?
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    IDK about my percentages, but the apps I use most of the time ( In order of use):

    People Hub
    WPCentral
    Gaming (various titles)
    IE
    Beer Knurd
    Fail Blog (various, not crazy about apps I've used so I haven't settled on 1)
    My Apps: PIP (WP8 - Compass / Flashlight), Beer Knurd (WP7/8), Meme 8 Ball (WP8)

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    Political News, Weather, WPCentral,blogging about politics, music, games, photos, CardStar
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    Mainly news - weather, sports, tech. Email and text. Internet, camera, and quick note taking.
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    Twitter, RSS feeds, WPCentral, email, WhatsApp, browser, streaming audio/video, maps, SMS/MMS, weather, sports scores, games, camera.

    Phone calls are the feature I use the least.
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    RSS feeds, WPCentral, email, Twitter, Facebook, checking my DeviantArt messages, games, music, texting, phone calls, and the camera. Sometimes, I use it to take notes in meetings with OneNote, too.
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    Texting
    Phone calls
    Checking weather (I never used to do this until WP8)
    Checking email
    Using the internet
    Other (Pictures, Music, other apps)
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    Music, Email, news, games, short messages, WPCentral forum, Whatsapp... I seldom use the phone function.

    But what I think I do definitely the most is remodeling the home screen ;)
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    #9  
    • News and Weather
    • Forum Surfing
    • E - Mail
    • Texting
    • GroupMe
    • Facebook/Tweeter
    • Reading books
    • Alarm
    • Calendar & To Do list
    • Phone calls
    • Camera
    • Navigation.



    No Games
    The SmartPhone Parade (2006-Now)
    QTEK 9100 > Samsung Blackjack > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > BB 9700 > Xperia X10 > Motorola Atrix > HTC Vivid > Lumia 900 > Lumia 820
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    Texting,gaming,sending mails,alarm,music,taking photos,news...
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    1. Facebook/Twitter
    2. Music
    3. Text/GroupMe
    4. News/Sports/Weather
    5. Email
    6. Browse Forums/Board Express
    7. Phone Calls
    8. Games
    9. Alarm/Timer
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    60% emails
    30% calls
    8% mixture of showing off camera and installing apps/updates
    2% games
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    Music probably 90% of the time. My 920 is like a MP3 player that also happens to make phone calls.

    Email
    Internet sharing for my tablet
    Runstatic
    GPS navigation
    Audiobooks
    Phone calls
    Camera

    I don't prefer reading news, surfing the net, watching videos or playing games on a phone due to the small screen size. I usually have my Surface with me for those things and will only use the phone as a last resort.
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    Calendar - 50%
    Email - 30%
    eBay & PayPal - 10%
    Text & Phone - 10%

    Weather? Who cares, it's hot as **** in Miami every day!
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    Communication, PIM, news, weather & reference, web browsing, some light gaming and streaming media, and the camera (920)
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    Web browsing 50%
    Texting 25%
    Camera 10%
    Calendar 5%
    Email 5%
    Games/Apps 2%
    Phone Calls 2%
    GPS 1%

    And I wonder why my battery life sucks ;)
    Sent from my Lumia 920 C3P0.
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    Email (5 accounts)
    Alarms (3 every morning)
    Calendars (3 merged)
    Weather
    Facebook
    Calls/Texting
    WP Central/Windows Phone News
    Camera/Pictures
    Other apps (Amazon Mobile, CNN,Ebay,Flixster,GasBuddy,Yelp, etc)

    *I also have Ask Ziggy but I rarely use it. I just have it to show my iphone friends.
    ...When you judge someone you tell more about yourself than the person you are judging.
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    Music
    Calls
    SMS/Whatsapp
    Time & track my runs
    Camera
    Facebook
    Emails
    Weather
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    ~45% streaming media
    20% People Hub
    10% texting
    10% forum posting
    10% checking weather
    5% email, calls, browsing
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    #20  
    30% Facebook mobile
    10% FB chat + gtalk
    20% News reader (RSS)
    10% forum + call + text + navigation + game + camera + music + video
    30% email

    not using at all: calender, weather, podcast
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    40% calls and texting(weird, right? *includes skype*)
    30% Music DLing & Listening
    20% General Internet Access (fb, wpc, news & weather, etc)
    9% Games
    1% Other (camera, apps, etc...)

    My phone is also my Bible, which I use every day, but I consider that part of communication... Not gonna preach in here, so if you *genuinely* want to know what I mean, PM me.

    That's right, folks! My phone is primarily a COMMUNICATION device. How bizarre, indeed.
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    40% News (Weave, WPCentral, Amazing Weather)
    30% Communication (Messaging, Email, Phone)
    15 % Referencing (Davis's Drug Guide, MPR, Pocket Lab Values, PillBee)
    10% (Well... sorta 100%) Productivity (Calendar, but it's always on my Start screen... but I usually use it every so often to update my schedules)
    5% Games (Dodonpachi Maximum, Mush, Bonnie's Brunch, etc)
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    40% news, 5% texting, 44% web browsing (to Facebook, I hate the app), 1% phone calls, 5% photos and 5% social.

    Reading is done on my Kobo Mini eReader. Green text turns white when I stare at the LCD screen too long.

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