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Yes, Replace iOS 1 4.76%
Yes, as a side OS 8 38.10%
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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If you could get Windows Phone on the iPhone, will you get it?

I'd love to have one as a side OS.

By side OS, I meant dual booting.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Not only no, but hell no.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Why?? If you want windows, buy a windows phone.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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I tried the Lumia 900 for about a week and the OS is actually really nice. I think it'd be great to have the option to switch between the two.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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As a dual boot option, of course that would be great. Why not want the option for a 2nd OS to play around with.

I think Windows 8 Phone will surprise a lot of people, me included. I am a big Android-Nexus fan the last few years, but the previews of Windows 8 looks pretty cool, and a step in the right direction, more customization options, a much larger app store, larger 720p screens, etc...

The Nokia 1000 phone should be pretty awesome, I will keep an open mind to three of the best phones due this Fall;

- Nexus-5.0
- iPhone5
- Windows 8
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:49 AM   #6
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Probably no. I'd just a Windows Phone.

Also, Windows Phone's "Glance and Go" Metro UI just works better on a larger screen.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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Just Jailbreak and use the Metroon theme under Dreamboard. It basically gives you the Windows Phone UI experience. I used it for a week straight before, worked flawless with no bugs.
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As a dual boot option, of course that would be great. Why not want the option for a 2nd OS to play around with.
For me a couple of reasons. First, you would have to buy your apps twice. Angry Birds for iOS won't play on a Windos phone. Second, I HATE the UI on Windows Phone.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:10 PM   #11
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Can a mod change my vote from "Yes" to "No"?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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From a practiality point of view, it's missing WP essential hardware buttons.

Windows phones make the best Windows phones.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 09:05 PM   #13
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No, it wouldn't be nice to take photos on windows phone without a two stage shutter or a dedicated camera button.

But for playing around it would be fine. I don't care about ecosystems as most apps I use are free and I don't play games, nor would I want to purchase angry birds for any OS. Windows phone has real xbox games, I don't think iphone games can compare.
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