Would you move from Android or iOS to Windows Phone 8?
0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2012, 13:51 posted on
So, Microsoft has introduced us to its new Windows Phone 8, which which will probably arrive in time for the Holiday season, and we wondered, what do you, Android- and iPhone-sporting fellas think about this... Did Microsoft's presentation of WP 8 manage to get you excited about the platform...
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52. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
I am so going to get naked in a wireless store's inventory room when these S.O.B.s start rolling out. Nudity, baby oil, a mop, bucket, a turkey drumstick, and Windows Phone 8. Call me Mrs. Jackson if you're nasty.
56. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Can i have my option changed to Mila Kunis?:-P
61. McLTE (Posts: 745; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Wow.. interesting question.
Seriously though.. why her? Stick Jennifer Love Hewitt on there and I'll choose her and never look at another piece of hardware ever again! lol
As for the phone.. this is going to be a very interesting next couple of years! I would NOT switch right now. I need to see what kind of integration WP8 will have with the desktop OS.. It has to be done just right. too much integration and it will turn people off, too little and the same thing will happen. The problem is I don't know what level I want or need yet!
I'm rather liking the new UI and icons. I think that's definitely a step in the right direction for WP. Allowing the users to resize the icons and move them around gives the phone a level of individuality. Now let them color the icons as they see fit!
The idea that WP8 shares the same core as the desktop OS is freakin HUGE! I'll wait and see how quickly apps are ported and especially the games.. the GAMES! If they do a decent job of bringing good games into WP, that might convert me.
Also, with the amount of texting people do these days, I need to see how well the phone handles that. keyboard use and layout is very important to me, so it has to be done right.
One thing that may kill WP for me is if I'm forced to tether the phone to a PC for downloading into the phone. I HATE that. One of the best parts of Android is that it supports mass storage mode. WP MUST have that for ME.
Give us a file manager!
I also need to have notifications at a similar level to what I get with Android as well.
So, for me it's a waiting game. I have an upgrade available that I'm currently saving for the Note2.. but if WP8 hits with a similar phone, I just may take a look at it.
Now.. come on over here Jennifer.. I got something to show ya! :p
64. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Ugggg...I'd rather go back to a non-smart phone than to rock a Windows based phone....They are terrible
65. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
As an Android user it is an Absolute yes. I have the Xperia Play from Verizon which is Very Laggy, I have tried the Droid X and Droid 2 Global and i was very disappointed by there performance. WP9 ran very smoothly and I expect nothing less from WP8. Also the Office apps are very nice, the Re-sizable and re-arrangeable tiles are very unique and so is the OS.
67. scorpeyun (Posts: 24; Member since: 18 May 2012)
I'll be willing to switch! I've played with the lumia 800 and 900 and liked the interface alot. I would like to see more customization when it comes to the home screen and a boost in display qaulity to be on par with the other players but hopefully that will be addressed soon. So, I'll be lookng forward to seeing designs and specs from the different manufactures in the coming months.
68. rassouli5 (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
My first smartphone was Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, I'm going to buy a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 or a HTC HD2. I've never ever liked android, in fact I've hated it from the beginning. I am and will always be loyal to Microsoft. Windows and Windows phone 4EVER.
I hate Apple too. ;)