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I chose Windows Phone

0. phoneArena 15 Jul 2013, 06:46 posted on

We've all been there. That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device. It's a time of joy, excitement and discovery! But even in a saturated and booming market, such as the smartphone one, it's quite surprising how finding what's best for you may prove to be so difficult. My personal experience from a few weeks ago was particularly challenging...

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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:48 86

1. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

what the hell is this garbage

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:49 38

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Fanwars will start in 3,2,1...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:05 48

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

It simply shows you dont respect other people's decisions.
Some of my friends and me too switched to Windows Phone. If things dont work out the way you expected, ADAPT and change, unless there is something crucial to you missing.

The same thing applied when i transitioned from windows 7 to windows 8 for computers and laptops. No start button? Stop using it then. Within a week i dont even miss that button anymore because i changed my methods of navigating and opening programs in a computer.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:30 13

42. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Or, you can view this article in a different way.
"I want fanboy wars to start so that the website traffic comes in."


posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:30 19

43. rd_nest (Posts: 1653; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Why should you adapt to a device? You pay and then you adapt to a device? The device should adapt to you. You are not slave of the machine. The machine is your slave.

I guess that's why WP is unpopular. You have to 'learn' and 'adapt' to the system. Nobody has that time and patience. Actually nobody should ever do that.

Notification center, many basic apps, 'huge' battery life is non-existent in WP. These are kind of fundamental issues till this point.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:40 15

49. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Your bloodline just ran thin!!
You would cry "Yay", "good choice", "you did good", "good job Ray" if the article was "I chose Android" won't you???
There's such thing as choice and option...and Ray has his freedom to.
He isn't telling everyone to GO for WP...he's explaining why he chose WP. PERIOD!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:40 33

50. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

"Nobody has that time and patience"

That is a poor excuse. Even animals can learn to adapt to a different environment, you as a human are telling me you cant adapt to something new, then i really have no comments. Life is about learning something new regularly regardless of age.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:41 24

51. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

So you buy any phone, except WP, and it adapts to you instantly??

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:43 11

53. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

What an old fashion way of thinking. You really have to step out from ur room men. Humans need to adapt to the changes in the surrounding in order to be innovative. Without adapting to Change why not u just stick to ur old phone. U don't have to get a phone with those special features.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:48 14

55. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

When you use something new, you need to learn first, regardless of what OS it is. The first time you touched a computer as a kid, the first time you owned an iPhone or an android phone, you have to go through a process called learning and adapting to it. What rd_nest said are simply poor excuses.

And the problem with most adults nowadays (compared to kids, teens, and young adults), they are lazy to learn using "no time" and "work" as an excuse. You are already convincing yourself you dont have time, then how to do you some free time for yourself?

If you dont like it because it is lacking the features you want, that is fine. But if you dislike it because it is different from others and a "pain in the arse" to learn, then you are just making excuses.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:57 1

63. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

My comment was for rd_nest actually, lol!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:59 3

65. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Im well aware of that, im also replying to him.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:48 2

86. Jamreal (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

So why does Samsung put all those new features in the phones if people are not going to adapt to them?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:51 6

89. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

lol so you follow same old thing but dont want to adopt to new stuff and you call urself free, by the words u saying ur slave to old ways and dont want to be slaved by nnew ways If we put it your logic. are you seriously that dumb or angry that why wp8 came to existance

normal people take it as a new and more option in market, guys like you think "ow thats outragous we cant change"

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:20 9

104. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 532; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I have a galaxy S4. I absolutely love it. Im a fan of samsung but not a fanboy. I just appreciate great tech regardless of who makes it. nokia 1020 offers some compelling features. If nokia bring out a 5+" 1080p amoled device with 41mp camera I'd happily switch camp. Id also be tempted to try wp if ms ever do get round to converging the one os to run on every device. Ps fanboyism is retarded. Defend your mates, defend your family, defend the weak and innocent. these I get. But why would anyone have a need to defend a company who only care about your money?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:24 4

110. jopancy (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

I just had to respond to your comment:

"Nobody has that time and patience. Actually nobody should ever do that"

If you have no patience for a thing, it is not worth your time. if it isn't worth your time it's useless.
Your reason just reveal you are either lazy or very unintelligent.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:35 20

113. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

i see this PA becoming as an advertiser for WP phones recently.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:40 9

125. Dastrix (unregistered)

This just got me, and I just had to reply. I'm speechless. From a broader standpoint, by your logic, society should adapt to you. You are not a slave of society. Society is your slave. O_O

Never before have I seen a statement so devoid of logic that it's actually borderline paranoia. People function according to society. Society dictates how you behave and interact with others. You mean to say that you dictate how society works? Society dictates how you work. It is reflected in everything you do because you adhere to society. If it were the other way round, as expressed by your opinion, the whole world would just be unstable.

You adapt and embrace technology and innovations in a similar way. Innovations are brought about by hard-working people adapting to the needs of society. With your viewpoint, the world will just be devoid of any technology.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:41 18

126. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Every Android lovin' dog is in howling mode now ;o)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:01 2

132. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

just a paid article by Microsoft who gives all our data to any gov that asks with passion ...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:19 4

137. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

What device do you own that "adapts" to what you want when you want it? No smartphone on earth can do that, because it's a machine, a computer, it has no human emotions or feelings, thus cannot anticipate what you want when you want it. It can only do it's best, which is never "adapting", just "attempting". This isn't a sci-fi movie, this is reality.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:36 2

142. Commentator (Posts: 3721; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

"At the end of the day, I have discovered that there's nothing to fear in having a Windows Phone as your primary handset, as long as you aren't doing stuff that's not yet available for the platform..."

Nominee for "Most Obvious Statement of the Century."

Also, this guy is an editor on a PHONE REVIEW WEBSITE, yet he ditches Android after trying ONE PHONE? Granted, if you've ever read any of Ray's reviews, you'd think that the GS4 (and any other Samsung phone) is the only Android handset on the planet. Also, the fact that he only realized this stuff "as time went by" is VERY disconcerting: how are we supposed to trust a PHONE REVIEW WEBSITE if their reviewers give reviews on products immediately, and their opinion drastically changes over time? I know we (as the consumer) demand timely reviews, and there's really nothing you can do to fix this, but it really doesn't help when an editor COMES OUT AND ADMITS IT. Keep it to yourself, at least the illusion of authority and objectivity will still exist.

I guess I'll never trust another Ray S. review.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:39 3

143. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

bloodline@duplicate accounts

40+ thumbs up for posting that dumb one liner? I seriously doubt it...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 12:14 1

148. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

He only recently became a Windows Phone "Nokia" fan... Before it was all Apple, but i agree with you, considering his influence over people as a writer, he should keep his personal choice under rap.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 13:31 2

159. ianbbaa (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

you personally did not adapted to any device...you just born and used android, you also born with root in mind, your first word was not "mama" but "cyanogenmod"...
..you probably never read owners manuals for other in house devices, nor for phones...
..you are lucky guy, all devices adapting to you...

If you come to new system, better one, you will learn it so what for s***t you are writing abt...you know WP just from reading of other kids like you, nevver used it before. I am android user, but these comments about WP make me laugh :) ..i ll switch to WP soon, so bye bye forums about rooting, flashing - customizing! Then will be my WP device my slave, just make a call and it will make a call...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 13:58 6

163. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

butthurt when somebody prefers wp over android? pathetic kiddo.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 14:00 5

164. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

well..Ray S. was known for being Nokia hater and bashing Nokia/ms when he could. Maybe he grow up and gave windows a chance. If he's happy with his choice, why bashing him? It serves him well, so you can shovel your android up your fanboy's as%

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:10 4

175. rd_nest (Posts: 1653; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Excuse? What excuse? It's the excuses from WP/Nokia trolls that we see here. I don't have to invent excuse for lacklustre performance of WP7/8. If I don't like WP, that means WP doesn't appeal to me. It's MS/Nokia's mistake that they can't make the package good enough for my use. If I don't like something, why should I waste time and effort on that? It's not as if my life is going to end if I don't use WP. I feel WP is not good for me, I simply don't use it. It's not my mistake that I find it lacking in apps and features. it's mistake of Nokia/MS that they don't have a value proposition which is good enough for my use. Can I find an app like Tasker in WP? Does it provide me the freedom to modify themes or every possible setting of the system? If this is not something WP can do, what's the point of using it? Do you deliberately want me to change to much inferior product?

Here's a realty check for you guys - it has been around 3 years since WP7 was launched. Yet, it failed to gain much market share.

Maybe, MS is doing something wrong. Else, why WP is failing so bad? You need to invent a lot of excuses for that. I don't need to invent many excuses to use a N4.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:36 7

176. shy2papa (Posts: 331; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

Garbage indeed Breaking News MS now owns PA

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 18:11 4

179. papss (unregistered)

Right after one bloggers opinion that must be true.. Go back to whatever dream world you live in

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