iPhone --> Windows Phone 7: Anyone else gonna make the switch?

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  • lovely2cu 22 Mar 2010 22:39:37 1,194 posts
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    I've been a long-time iPhone evangelist, but WP7 looks amazing imo.

    Next gen UI design philosophies, native Office and interoperability with my Windows 7 laptop and Xbox 360 are my main reasons.

  • Deleted user 22 March 2010 22:44:40
    I'm looking forward to seeing it attempt to compete, and it certainly looks lovely.
  • THFourteen 22 Mar 2010 22:46:06 32,857 posts
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    not at the moment

    will be getting an iphone upgrade in july and then will wait 18months till my contact runs out before i look at changing to a windows 7 phone

    dont forget that the appstore is years old now, whereas the windows 7 marketplace will be in its infancy so it will need to settle down. windows 7 is only potential so far
  • Deleted user 22 March 2010 22:47:34
    What is the point of native office interoperability when you can edit office documents in loads of other things and transfer them in any number of ways to a PC? It's not something that separates it from the crowd in any meaningful way.

    The interface looks alright but I can't get excited about it.
  • KTM 22 Mar 2010 22:52:35 1,674 posts
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    No copy and paste and no background apps. Two key functions. I know they are trying to make copy and paste redundant with a data trawling type thing but sometimes you just need a good old cut and paste.

    Fucking iPhone keyboard.
  • Deleted user 22 March 2010 23:00:17
    No copy and paste?
  • Dizzy 22 Mar 2010 23:07:56 2,570 posts
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    I am getting a wm7 for professional reasons, looking forward to it.
  • coastal 22 Mar 2010 23:32:29 5,377 posts
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    I'm still waiting for the Android thread to hit the second page. I don't think i'll moving soon no matter how much I despise Mr Jobs.

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  • KTM 22 Mar 2010 23:40:49 1,674 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    No copy and paste?

    Not according to Engadget
  • Vroom 23 Mar 2010 00:39:20 4,644 posts
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    If you're thinking about making the move and you have Vista or Windows 7 pop over to MS and download the Windows 7 Mobile SDK and have a play with the emulator.

    You'll need to do http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/20/taking-the-windows-phone-7-series-emulator-for-a-test-drive-vid/this to get access to the whole emu.

    Worth a play.

    Vroom

  • EmiliasHorse 23 Mar 2010 02:08:59 290 posts
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    I have a Nokia 5800 due for upgrade in 2 months, bought an iTouch a few months ago and love it to bits. I see no reason to bin that for an iPhone so think the Windows Phone 7 could be well placed for a damn good buying.
  • lovely2cu 25 Mar 2010 18:49:10 1,194 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    windows 7 is only potential so far
    True. I just think its integrated approach to information flow will possibly make more sense in the mobile space than iPhone's desktop-with-multiple-icons UI. Obviously the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.
  • otto Moderator 25 Mar 2010 19:34:23 49,298 posts
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    You really think the user experience is going to be up there with the iPhone OS? Let's be honest the track record says it won't.

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  • robthehermit 25 Mar 2010 19:51:37 3,968 posts
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    Can't wait to see how it turns out. Might drag me away from symbian.

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  • ecureuil 25 Mar 2010 19:58:00 76,495 posts
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    It's going to be hard for any iPhone user to move over, because there are so many functions/apps iPhone users have become accustomed to.
  • Lexx87 25 Mar 2010 20:02:19 20,869 posts
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    The only thing i'm liking is the whole Live stuff but when the new iPhone comes out i'll still go for that I think.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • [Slip] 25 Mar 2010 20:03:41 984 posts
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    I'm an iPhone user and develop mobile stuff so I'll be using all 3 main mobile OSa but I'm surprised more isn't being made of the cross platform possibilities of the W7 phones. Especially in relation to gaming.

    Looks like there's some amazing potential there... just gotta hope it's tapped
  • ScoutTech 25 Mar 2010 20:44:49 2,423 posts
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    lovely2cu wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    windows 7 is only potential so far
    True. I just think its integrated approach to information flow will possibly make more sense in the mobile space than iPhone's desktop-with-multiple-icons UI. Obviously the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

    I think this is a huge problem with iPhone or heading for one. Getting more & more apps & the pages UI just isn't up for it. Ok maybe I should be more ruthless & remove apps as I don't use them but I don't so hush. Also technically scrolling through a long list, however pretty the icons, is a bit rubbish UI wise.
  • rock27gr 25 Mar 2010 20:56:17 5,560 posts
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    I am thinking that the iPhone UI is in need of a major overhaul, but from seeing the iPad I don't think this is going to be happening soon.


    However, I am sticking with the iPhone for the time being. It may not be perfect, but its is still better than anything else out there.
  • craigy Staff 25 Mar 2010 21:16:46 7,521 posts
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    Curious to see this in action in the flesh. Has some nice little design touches which appeal.
  • lovely2cu 25 Mar 2010 21:29:11 1,194 posts
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    otto wrote:
    You really think the user experience is going to be up there with the iPhone OS? Let's be honest the track record says it won't.
    Not just be up there, I think it will improve upon it. The way the apps function more like 'plugins', aggregating content and information in a central hub area, is a great idea imo.

    Although obviously there might be an issue going forward if/when you have a multitude of apps that don't conform neatly to the initial specificied hub categories.
  • Carlo 25 Mar 2010 21:32:08 17,948 posts
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    It's hard to say until I've actually used the Win7 phone, but I suspect the answer is going to be no.

    I have already paid and own my iPhone (from Apple, for 450) and have no need to change it, so what's Microsoft giving me to switch?

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  • otto Moderator 25 Mar 2010 21:45:09 49,298 posts
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    lovely2cu wrote:
    Not just be up there, I think it will improve upon it. The way the apps function more like 'plugins', aggregating content and information in a central hub area, is a great idea imo.
    Triumph of hope over experience there. I don't have an iPhone, I have a Nokia, use WinMo phone for work though, I'd rather chew my own arm off then use one in my private life.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • JammyB 25 Mar 2010 22:00:26 756 posts
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    So from what I've read, this phone is going to be terrible for any internet use. Supposedly the browser is somewhere between IE6 and IE7 in terms of functionality, and because the phone can't run native code (only Silverlight/XNA) there's no way of getting Flash or a decent browser on there. This is what I've read on places like Ars, so is this true? That would mean this phone can't even play YouTube videos.
  • lovely2cu 25 Mar 2010 22:34:06 1,194 posts
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    otto wrote:
    lovely2cu wrote:
    Not just be up there, I think it will improve upon it. The way the apps function more like 'plugins', aggregating content and information in a central hub area, is a great idea imo.
    Triumph of hope over experience there. I don't have an iPhone, I have a Nokia, use WinMo phone for work though, I'd rather chew my own arm off then use one in my private life.
    'WinPho' is a complete re-write from WinMo. Like, ground up.
  • lovely2cu 7 Jun 2010 20:19:26 1,194 posts
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  • lovely2cu 15 Aug 2010 20:47:55 1,194 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHsDqg0EpBM

    The more I see of this, the more I like it.
  • coastal 15 Aug 2010 20:59:33 5,377 posts
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    re. engadget video, jeez sales talk really gets on my tits

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  • Deleted user 15 August 2010 21:09:17
    I really love the tiles interface on that. A major selling point to me.
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