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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, 09:05 1

47. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The world doesn't have only contract phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:08

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


Well that can be the answer for all the people saying the only reason Android is king because of $100 phones. Not everyone buys Android devices on contract either.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:27 1

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


No its a $600 phone Galaxy y is a $100 phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:27

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


So is your point that Android is king because Samsung sold several hundred million Galaxy Ys? How dare Samsung make a phone for poor people!

It's a $600 phone off contract. So is Samsung's most popular phone, the GS3. The Note 2 is $800 off contract. Let's keep it honest, you can't compare the price of a Galaxy Y and a Lumia 920 and think thats a fair comparison.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:33

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


First read my comment in context FANBOY

f**kin Idiot

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:20 1

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


I read you stupid comment, b***h! If it's been misconstrued...say that! Because you barking up the wrong f**king tree coming at me like you got a pair. Little girl, if you have nothing intelligent to say, STFU!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 13:39

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


I m sorry didnt knew u were goin through ur first period and when its over then GO f**k YOURSELF YOU COCK SUCKIN s**t EATIN NYMPHO BITCH

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:18 1

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


Touched a nerve, huh? As suspected...you're a dumba$$. You have no way to express yourself with real grown up words, so you start repeat the stuff the guy who takes your lunch money says to you out on the playground.

Well listen, we're all sorry that bully bends you over and takes your manhood from you at lunch time, bullying is wrong! But that doesn't give you the right to come in here and talk tough. Face to face, I would make you piss your panties, Lucy! So how about we just call it ...
Whateverman - 2
Facial 8708 - 0
and you can get back to deepthroating, okay?

P.S. just curious... Do you $wallow too?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:52 1

69. papss (unregistered)


I just lost it lol

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 20:12

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


Lol, I'm sorry Papss. I was trying to play nice, but I hate when someone disagrees with what you say, but instead of debating, they start insulting and attacking you. We're all tech fans, geeks, and nerds to various degrees. I love that we have a place to share opinions and ideas with like-minded people, so why can't we all debate in a civil manner without all the insults?

Anyway, sorry everyone. I'll be good now.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:26 2

7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


How many windows phones are on offer on AT&T?
There's not a single low end, cheap model.
I bet 90 percent of that score comes from two Nokia models, and the rest is HTC 8X.

Also, most people still just want a good looking, quality made, smooth, easy to use, reliable phone that can do social networking, texting, calling, and taking photos.
Nokia 920 and 820 have all that covered.

A person that wants a truly versatile pc and gaming console in her pockets, has only one real choice to make though.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:25 1

18. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Widows phones on AT&T are pretty inexpensive..49.99 to 99.99. Good deal

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:00

33. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Well, just imagine Samsung stopping support for Android, and developing phones for another platform...
HALF(+) of the Android fans will follow their "mother", Samsung, and Google will loose SO much ground.
Everything is fluid on the top...
But, in general, yes, I believe that nothing can beat the freedom and openness of Android. Even when this freedom is bound with ads (everywhere), it still is sweet.
(wrong part)
This goes to GJanee & speckledapple

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:46

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


Actually I think they still sell the (7.8) Lumia 900, a couple of Samsung Focus-series, and maybe the Titan 2 as $1 or free devices.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:27 9

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Well look at WP. Congrats.

2013 is gonne be an interesting year in the smart phone wars. This might be the make or break year some some.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:39 4

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


I'm thinking there's some hope for Nokia yet ;o)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:44 1

11. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


WP 7 = android

wut?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:52 5

12. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


now don't mistake me
but if windows have separate ratings for WP7 and WP8
isn't is fishy to see android not to have seperate ratings for 4.2, 4.1, etc.,

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:56 1

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Great point!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:34 1

26. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


They have different kernel WP7 is based on Win CE, while Windows Phone 8 replaces its previously Windows CE-based architecture with one based on the Windows NT kernel (with many components shared with Windows 8).

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:41 1

27. windroid (unregistered)


The reason is that the hardware capable of running WP8 and WP7 is completely different (although it's still called WP), the programs that run in those OS also involves different compilation. In case of android both 4.2 and 4.1 (and even earlier versions) can run in the same device (and that actually happens), and the same program can also run in both versions of Android OS.
I think that's the main reason.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:17 2

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


WP7 and WP8 are not the same operating system. WP8 is based on the NT Kernel, and if you don't believe me, then try running WP8 apps on a WP7.x device. All I can say is good luck ;o)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 02:55

72. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well then that is the greatest fail ever!!
They are both WINDOWS PHONE aren't they?

Justifying the use of a double standard, good luck with that to you

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:57 9

15. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Ladies and Gentleman, i'm proud to present to you the next biggest competitor, Windows Phone! :D

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:06 1

16. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Not that fishy since they are technically different operating systems (based on different kernels). OG windows mobile would also be a separate OS, as would be webOS compared to palm OS, and therefore separate category. But I do see your point. It skews the number of total windows phone users, although it could be argued that it does so justly.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:46 3

24. papss (unregistered)


That's good info..im happy with mine

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:03 1

29. ryq24 (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


If they could only turn this into improve sales!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:07 4

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


So many people butthurt here... Just give the underdogs like Windows Phone and Blackberry some time to grow, more choices for consumers is never a bad thing,

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:07 1

35. kostas12ldb (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Thank God some ppl still have their brain to their head!
This is exactly what should happen for a market to be "alive" and evolving as well!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:08

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


let the TROLLINNG POLLING beging oh i am late it has already startrd

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