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    Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    Have your say: does Microsoft's mobile proposition have it takes?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    Not sure - I reserve judgement as the first person I actually know has bought one this week. Gimme a play and I'll have an opinion
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I thought their share was decreasing? I quite like the APPEARANCE of the interface, its a nice change from the android/iOS style, but overall, is it really a functioning OS? Does it have the developer following? Not quite...
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I had a mess around with a windows 7 phone when they first came out and thought it was pretty good but not good enough to make me swap from android.

    I dont think its going to die off completely but I dont think it will really challenge android /ios

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I don't think it'll ever be the top seller out of the 3 majors, but I see a lot of people with WP at the moment.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I think its going to be the Apple of the desktop world. An insignficant also ran, that a very small minority of people of a certain type make a lot of noise about.

    I have a Lumia 920.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    If you have any doubts, get hold of one and try it out for a few days - you'll love it.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    bought one two of weeks ago. it showed a "Wow" factor on the people around me (or i can say that they where amazed on the looks/UI) but still they want to invest on android / ios phone, and the only reason that i heard is because of the apps/games. I understand that the good apps/games for now are limited for win 8. but i think this is one of the reason for low market sales.

    well I'm not really pro on this, just based it on what happened.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    Absolutely. I'm looking into getting my first smartphone and if a windows 8 phone hit the price/features that I'm after (down to the hardware guys) then I'd jump at the chance to use one.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    Not a chance. Current owner of WP 7.5, owned Android since 2nd versions, had Galaxy S2, S3; some experience with iOS. While Android and iOS are both functional and fun to use WP 7.5 is just plain boring and cumbersome. Trust me - I tried for last 3 months to use it. Lack of apps, cumbersome and not productive interface, lack of basic functions, mediocre camera (Lumia 800) and other weird little and significant things. I am selling this one and going back to S3, not a chance I am going back to Windows device until whole interface and functionality is re-branded.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    No, I would never go back to WinMo, it used to be the best but too many wrong decisions and it's turned into a useless mess.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    Still needs a lot of refining, the UI and general phone use is brilliant, but it misses a decent notification center and my biggest bugbear lies with the Beeb refusing to code an iPlayer app for it.

    I don't think it'll die, iOS is stale and normal folk are tentative about Android as it's so open, their opportunity is now if ever.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I don't want 500 billion apps. I just need the basics - good GPS / Navigation, Browser, MP3 Player, Cloud storage, Camera and probably 1 or 2 others things. I don't even need games, don't play them ....that's what a desktop PC is for!

    If they can get these things right I might make the jump this summer, but I'm starting to get sucked into the Google eco system ....Gmail, Gdrive, Contacts....so we'll have to see, this rather than android or iOS apps library is what will sway me.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    My Lumia 800 was the smartphone I've hated least, lasting for a year before I replaced it... with a Lumia 820. I've never managed to stomach a smartphone OS enough to upgrade it before. Android is dreadful, WebOS is too buggy to use, MeeGo is dumb.

    But does it have a chance? Without apps? That remains to be seen. Making it "easy" to port Win8 apps to WP8 means they may manage to shore up the app library with desktop developers, but is it enough? Outlook seems hazy.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    We will know by the end of the year.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Does Windows Phone stand a chance?

    I've tried to help kill the 'there are no apps' problem with my app, AppSwitch. It suggests replacement apps for ones you might already have on your iOS or Android phone:
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/st...1-949c2c86e2a5

    It's more a win for Nokia than WP but here are some photos I just took on my Lumia 920 (5:30PM) - I'd like to see another phone compete with these


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