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wrkactjob
Aug 11, 2012, 05:43 AM
Especially if your not keen on the next iPhone would you consider a move?

There are a variety of screen sizes (4" 4.3" and 4.7") available both from Nokia and HTC.

http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/windows-8-phones-nokia-expected-revealed-month/


http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/htc-windows-phone-8-handsets-arriving-september-3-1091634



ChazUK
Aug 11, 2012, 06:08 AM
I'll be checking them out. WP7 isn't bad at all and WP8 should bring some nice features to the table.

scott craft
Aug 11, 2012, 10:07 AM
I am very interested in a WP8 from Nokia. I am currently using a WP7 device and I really enjoy it. I'm looking forward to what WP8 brings to the table.

ixodes
Aug 11, 2012, 10:16 AM
While I wait for Apple to catch up to the mainstream smartphones with full sized displays, I have decided to buy a Windows 8 phone. It should be an interesting experience.

Quotenfrau
Aug 11, 2012, 10:25 AM
Especially if your not keen on the next iPhone would you consider a move?


No not at all. IMHO Android and iOS are the most attractive mobile environments. The rest is too far away.

By the way: M$ released the Windows Phone 7 Connector in App Store for free:

http://t.imgbox.com/acn7DCMq.jpg (http://imgbox.com/acn7DCMq)

AustinIllini
Aug 11, 2012, 10:30 AM
If you're an android user, I'm sure there will be a launcher for it soon enough anyway. Try launcher 7, the interface is absolutely crazy.

Calidude
Aug 11, 2012, 10:36 AM
I would definitely look at them, but I can't see them becoming a major player for smartphones for another 3 years.

Also, I really hate the interface. It's really childish and simplistic looking, like I'm not using a phone but rather some kind of electronic mall kiosk menu. If they can actually deliver an interface that doesn't make me feel like I'm being sold some flashy crap like a futuristic display from Minority Report, I'll consider a Windows Phone.

Dr. McKay
Aug 11, 2012, 10:41 AM
WP7 is good, and is a match for Android and iOS. But MS were too late with it. In any case, the fact that you're more or less screwed if you bought a WP7 phone, really makes me ignore WP altogether.

It puzzles me : is a phone that runs WP7 not powerful enough to handle WP8 ?
In any case, I'll be getting an iPhone 4S when the 5 is released (it's too expensive right now) or Google Nexus with Android (a LOT cheaper and just as good)...

sentinelsx
Aug 11, 2012, 11:39 AM
Yup. 90% chance i will also flip my S3 for a WP8 from Nokia. Love the Metro UI and the app design consistency. Give it more apps and i don't care at all about android.

noteple
Aug 11, 2012, 11:54 AM
I am very interested in a WP8 from Nokia. I am currently using a WP7 device and I really enjoy it. I'm looking forward to what WP8 brings to the table.

It brings a whole new phone. The WP7 device can go in the closet.
Even so I'm looking forward to a test drive.

greygray
Aug 17, 2012, 08:05 AM
All i can say is that I'm keeping an open mind. If other phones are better, I wouldn't mind considering jumping ship; that's technology, it always gets better.

Prototypical
Aug 17, 2012, 11:59 AM
If you're an android user, I'm sure there will be a launcher for it soon enough anyway. Try launcher 7, the interface is absolutely crazy.

Launcher7 is what woke me up to Windows Phone when I had a Droid. I switched launchers like underwear before I discovered L7, and stuck with that for the remaining six months I owned the phone. So much better than the stock Android launcher and so much different than any of the other launchers out there.

Also, I really hate the interface. It's really childish and simplistic looking, like I'm not using a phone but rather some kind of electronic mall kiosk menu. If they can actually deliver an interface that doesn't make me feel like I'm being sold some flashy crap like a futuristic display from Minority Report, I'll consider a Windows Phone.

IMO, it's beautiful in a simplistic/minimalistic kind of way. And it is by far the easiest interface to use of the three major players... at least for me. Get in, get out, get on with my life. Exactly what I want from my device.

WP7 is good, and is a match for Android and iOS. But MS were too late with it. In any case, the fact that you're more or less screwed if you bought a WP7 phone, really makes me ignore WP altogether.

It puzzles me : is a phone that runs WP7 not powerful enough to handle WP8 ?

A lot of the WP8 issue is hardware, from what I understand. Display, scaling, NFC, etc. That said, Windows shot themselves in the foot by proclaiming that all WP7 devices couldn't be updated to WP8. The average consumer wouldn't know the difference between WP8 and WP8.01, the latter of which could be the Windows 7.8 (stripped down WP8) they plan to release to all legacy phones.

AustinIllini
Aug 17, 2012, 01:13 PM
Launcher7 is what woke me up to Windows Phone when I had a Droid. I switched launchers like underwear before I discovered L7, and stuck with that for the remaining six months I owned the phone. So much better than the stock Android launcher and so much different than any of the other launchers out there.

Honestly, after owning the GS3 for a month, I have to agree with you. The Windows feel was actually really enjoyable.

Technarchy
Aug 17, 2012, 02:20 PM
I like Windows 7 and I am sure I will like Windows 8.

The app situation is atrocious though. That's my biggest point of contention.

In terms of user experience, it's very very good. I think it looks good as well.

Vegastouch
Aug 17, 2012, 10:04 PM
If you're an android user, I'm sure there will be a launcher for it soon enough anyway. Try launcher 7, the interface is absolutely crazy.

Giving this a shot today and so far, its pretty cool and works great. Dont think it is the best looking home screen using th tiles but its a change of pace.

AustinIllini
Aug 17, 2012, 10:14 PM
Giving this a shot today and so far, its pretty cool and works great. Dont think it is the best looking home screen using th tiles but its a change of pace.

It also doesn't really fit the phone. It feels really "not native". However, it really does make a case for Windows phone.

Vegastouch
Aug 17, 2012, 10:20 PM
It also doesn't really fit the phone. It feels really "not native". However, it really does make a case for Windows phone.

Looks like it fits fine to me

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/Boltjolt/Screenshot_2012-08-17-20-23-48.png

AustinIllini
Aug 17, 2012, 10:25 PM
That said, Windows shot themselves in the foot by proclaiming that all WP7 devices couldn't be updated to WP8. The average consumer wouldn't know the difference between WP8 and WP8.01, the latter of which could be the Windows 7.8 (stripped down WP8) they plan to release to all legacy phones.

You nailed this 100%. If I'm Microsoft, I either
A) bring WP8 to Lumia
B) Don't announce that the Lumia isn't supported until a WP8 phone is an option.

We still don't know to what degree Microsoft has screwed up on this. Honestly, I feel like for us power users, this is kind of like strike one. Microsoft probably doesn't want to fall into the same boat as android where updates never happen.

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Looks like it fits fine to me

Image (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/Boltjolt/Screenshot_2012-08-17-20-20-40.png)

Well yeah, but it's not really Windows phone. Choose a tile and it just opens the android app (duh), which really isn't the whole windows experience. It does look great, but there's definitely a chrome logo tile in the launcher so you don't have the IE logo on your Chrome tile!

thejadedmonkey
Aug 17, 2012, 10:47 PM
Yes.

I'm already using a Lumia 800 as my main phone and love it. I'll definitely switch to a WP8 device asap.

The iPhone isn't even an option anymore.

scott craft
Aug 17, 2012, 11:27 PM
Looks like it fits fine to me

Image (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/Boltjolt/Screenshot_2012-08-17-20-23-48.png)

That looks pretty nice. I ran launcher 7 for a time when I used my Motorola Droid.

Calidude
Aug 18, 2012, 02:18 AM
Yes.

I'm already using a Lumia 800 as my main phone and love it. I'll definitely switch to a WP8 device asap.

The iPhone isn't even an option anymore.
You're not upset that you bought a phone that you can't even upgrade from 7.5 to 8?

thejadedmonkey
Aug 18, 2012, 02:28 AM
You're not upset that you bought a phone that you can't even upgrade from 7.5 to 8?

Not at all. The phone I purchased was a Samsung Focus, so it's already old and pretty beat up. I actually got the Lumia 800 after WP8 was announced for a great price.

irDigital0l
Aug 18, 2012, 02:35 AM
Sure, but I wont buy it.

Grolubao
Aug 18, 2012, 12:07 PM
You're not upset that you bought a phone that you can't even upgrade from 7.5 to 8?

If it works fine, then why bother with windows 8? Same for iOs6, why bother upgrading to ios6 if I'm losing maps, and basically not gaining anything?

I think for all that matters, windows 7.5 is more than enough for what one needs.

LostSoul80
Aug 18, 2012, 12:13 PM
Yes, why not. WP7 is gorgeous, I'd recommend to try it out. I think the aestethics will play an important role though, so we'll see how that goes.

Grolubao
Aug 18, 2012, 12:45 PM
Yes, why not. WP7 is gorgeous, I'd recommend to try it out. I think the aestethics will play an important role though, so we'll see how that goes.

What I really like in Windows phone is that the Operating System is really different from the competition, and actually scrolling is as fluid as in iOs something that Android never got to fix.

I just don't understand people buying expensive iPhones just to use Facebook, mail, whatsapp, and that's it. If you're a normal user, Windows Phone is more than enough and in fact a better choice than android.

Dontazemebro
Aug 18, 2012, 03:28 PM
Looks like it fits fine to me

Image (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a369/Boltjolt/Screenshot_2012-08-17-20-23-48.png)


I see your windows phone 7 and raise you a jelly bean phone 7 :D

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q61/jaytrajik/20120812-205900.jpg

G51989
Aug 18, 2012, 11:22 PM
Yes, I will be making a purchase this fall, while I do like Jelly Bean, and I love my S3. Windows 8 phone is so tempting, the interface looks great, the hardware looks good to.

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All i can say is that I'm keeping an open mind. If other phones are better, I wouldn't mind considering jumping ship; that's technology, it always gets better.

Well, I had a 3GS, and Jumped ship to Android, because iOS felt dated compared to Android at the time, and Now I'll be jumping ship to Windows 8 Phone, not because Android feels old, but I just like W8 more.

Thats kinda odd, when will Apple give iOS a huge overall? That's it would take to get me to get back onto the iPhone as a personal phone. It needs updated, badly.

VulchR
Aug 19, 2012, 09:52 AM
I see your windows phone 7 and raise you a jelly bean phone 7 :D

Image (http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q61/jaytrajik/20120812-205900.jpg)

The battery's 8% down and it isn't even 9AM yet? :P

Seriously though, I think Microsoft has so many resources it would be silly to count them out. And, unlike Google's Android platform, you are their customer. So yes, I'll be taking a look at WP8, but it woudl have to be outstanding to make me consider leaving iOS.

flameproof
Aug 19, 2012, 09:50 PM
I will certainly check it out!

I bought a Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7) for the kid, and love the interface. WP8 can only get better. What's cool is that it feels so different.

MaxxTraxx
Aug 19, 2012, 09:56 PM
I would, if I wasn't entrenched in the iOS world

intervenient
Aug 20, 2012, 12:07 PM
I'm definitely interested, and would pair well with my eventual W8 tablet.

Prototypical
Aug 20, 2012, 02:39 PM
The battery's 8% down and it isn't even 9AM yet? :P

It IS an Android device. :p