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Windows Phone earns top honors in Readers’ Choice Awards

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2013, 04:03 posted on

For the past 26 years, PCMag has surveyed to find out which device is first, and which is worst...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:11 39

1. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Very delighted to hear the news.. Slowly but steadily WP8 is grabbing the attention it deserves. Worth it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:14 14

48. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep dude..........OS from microsoft is always beautiful.........!!! Specially Nokia did great job........!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:11 29

2. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


windows is growing............

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:23 9

6. 4channer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


no it is not ....they did the survey on a mag that is baught only by Pc fans. hence the name

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:30 23

9. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Another anti nokia or anti windows bot!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:56 7

14. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Has a point though... how well do you think a Nissan or Toyota sports car would fare in something like a Muscle Car magazine poll pitted against things like Mustangs or Camaros? Venue is as important to a poll as the survey questions.

Maxwell should probably amend the title to read: Windows Phone earns top honors in PCMag's Readers’ Choice Awards

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:05 8

34. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Then how would you explain Samsung being a winner on the other GSM networks apart from At&t ? It should again be Nokia, right ?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:54 13

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


PC does not always mean Windows. It can also mean Linux, Unix, Solaris, OS2/Warp, or whatever. PC mag just picked whatever operating system seemed most innovative and intuitive, and WP8 made the cut. Your own dislike of it doesn't reflect the general sentiment...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:26 14

19. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


and android users are also PC users.... so what ur point? u are using a PC aswell =)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:50

32. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


You must be very well informed!!! Google uses MAC and moved away from PC's like a couple years ago.

I have been an android user since it's launch and never held a pc...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:07 3

36. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


LOL @ Google uses MAC, is Google really a person ?
On a serious note, why would they move away from PC when tons of advertisement money comes from Windows PC's ?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:13 2

39. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


"Google uses MAC and moved away from PC's like a couple years ago." any source? And y they dont use Chrome OS?

PC's r used by majority of the people irrespective of which mobile OS they use just because WP came on top doesnt mean u hav to cry like a bitch

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:15 1

40. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


well the majority (average joe) is still using PC.

and u are just a tech savy user ofcoz u use MAC.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:29

52. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Of course Google uses a machine access code. In fact, I'd imagine they use thousands.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:09

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


Mr.Virus.com.droid/Retard

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:37

41. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Absolutely. I don't buy that magazine so I had no chance to know about this poll thus no opportunity to vote. I'm sure there are people buying WP's, I've just never seen one pulled out in public.

I would have to agree that the main factor has to be the camera as that is all anyone really ever brags about with these phones. Microsoft's software may be ok but it is Nokia's hardware that is saving Microsoft.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:43

43. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


PC Mag reviews other things besides Windows computers, including gadgets and apple stuff.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:45

62. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You're right, but I see what he's saying. As someone who doesn't like PCs, I wouldn't be all that interested in reading that magazine, but an avid Windows user would be. A PC user might be more inclined to buy a WP device as well, so those are PC Mag's target audience. It's kinda like conducting a Windows vs Android vs iOS poll on Apple Insider. I'm sure iOS would come out on top in every category. Is that to say this poll was fixed...No, not at all. But with their target audience in mind, the home team did have a very slight advantage.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:46

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


Many PC users also have Android devices, although MAC users will likely have an iPhone. Also, I don't think Android or iOS would be seen as more innovative and cutting edge compared to the new metro style live tiles that dominate WP8, and so this choice is correct. Home team may have won it, but the ref's didn't have to do much to intervene ;o)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:15

68. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I always give credit where credit is due. I hate Windows XP, Vista, 7, and ALL Windows Mobile. But Windows 8 and WP8 are miles apart from what they used to be, so I can't say they don't deserve or didn't win any of their awards fairly. I'm still convidering going to a Windows device if Nokia get's their heads out of AT&T's ahhh... Well you get what I'm saying. Not really convinced live tiles are cutting edge, but many (and even some OEMs) people don't think widgets are either. But anyway, you gotta admit if you saw a user driven poll on AndroidCentral saying Android was voted the most innovative OS of 2013 by its readers, you'd probably think ... "Well, duh!" Right?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 21:29

71. bevans512 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Perhaps a helpful definition: A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 19:39

73. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Apple makes PCs since they adopted the same architecture as everyone else a few years back.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:12 6

3. louiemapa (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


I love lumia, i dont like WP8 that much. although i have a 920

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:27 11

21. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


pretty dumb comment lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:16 8

4. tomakali (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


2015 - Year of Windows
AGAIN...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:16

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


few more years.......windows phone is just 3 or 4 years old......!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:21 10

5. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Slowly but surely the beast grows. And even though Android will still remain king Win Phone just might pass iOS.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:36 5

23. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


no doubt about that, android will remain "the king" as you say. i don't think that android has any competition regarding the massive quantities of Android devices out there.
just look at samsung, spams phones and tabs like nobodies business in all price ranges. people simply chose droids due to the fact that the market is full of them, and they are mostly cheap from low to mid end.
but in terms of the OS WP has a great chance of passing iOS indeed and getting close to Android.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:45 4

28. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Android will remain king but only b/c of $100 phones

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:37 2

42. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Isn't the Lumia 920 a $100 phone? And all other windows phones around the same?

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