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Here are 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5

0. phoneArena posted on 17 May 2012, 07:36

Ah, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango! Just saying the name of the platform seems to start controversy - and don’t get us wrong, we appreciate the design work and…

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posted on 17 May 2012, 12:38 2

157. DechyX (Posts: 142; Member since: 16 May 2011)

63 evernote
64 and some do have equalizers
66 you can download stuff from the browser
70 just received a video via text (much to my own surprise) so it can be done

and I'm not knocking your list I'm just using it as a rebuttal against the main articles

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:41 1

159. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Haha :D it's good to get the facts right! Thanks!

posted on 17 May 2012, 16:38 2

190. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Reminds the tail cut-off fox story... So, if M$ bring those features, you will cry and blame them for bringing or what????

These are the current restrictions... Ask M$ to correct them fast and please don't say, I am happy with the issue and I don't need them anyday...

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:53 2

193. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

The Fox without a Tail
Aesop fable retold by Oban

One day a fox was out walking when suddenly he heard a loud snapping noise and felt a sharp pain in his rear.

“Ooooow!!!!” howled the fox, tears coming to his eyes. “That hurts. Ooooow!!!

The fox looked behind him and saw his tail was caught in a trap. He struggled and struggled to get free but his tail was firmly stuck in the jaws of the trap.

With one last frantic effort the fox used all his strength and broke free.

“Ooooow!!!!” howled the fox as he looked behind him and saw his tail still stuck in the trap. All he had left was a little stump on his backside.

“My tail, my beautiful fluffy tail. What will I do?” he cried. “How will I face all the other foxes without my beautiful tail? It will be so embarrassing.”

The fox thought and thought and finally came up with a plan.

He called all the other foxes together for a meeting.

When the other foxes saw the little stump on his backside they began to laugh.

“I've cut off my tail on purpose and I want you all to do the same” he yelled over the laughter.

“A large tail is more trouble than it's worth”, he shouted. “When we're being chased by dogs it gets in the way, and when we get together for a talk you never know what to do with it. Do you wrap it around your feet, do you sit on it, or do you leave it out for some one to trip over?” asked the fox.

“So now is the time to free yourself from your tail and join me in a tailless society.”

One of the older foxes shook his head and said, “You wouldn’t be saying that if you still had a beautiful tail. You’re only saying that out of your own self interest and because you’re embarrassed.”

All the other foxes walked off laughing with their big bushy tails proudly pointing upwards.

The End

What is the moral of this story?

Do not trust some one with self-interest
Misery loves company
Losing a tail is embarrassing.

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:45 2

200. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

57. Viewing youtube video in browser. Ok. What about M$ owned silverlight support?
58. S60 has it. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
59. Tail-less fox story...
60. so you agree it
61. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
62. Again Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
63. PhoneNetInfo in s60 that reads HID layer and gives infos...
64. again tail-less fox story
65. Not tried this in WP, but surely will try when I see it somewhere
66. plz answer about text reflow
67. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
68. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
69. again tail-less fox story..
70. I never need a tail by a tail-less fox...
71. NOBODY??? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
72. Bing maps better than Google's???? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
73. Even ur lame excuse is better than this sarcasm... That is a bug, boss...
74. PlayStore is lot less restrictive here and for power users there is MarketEnabler..
75. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping... Esp for such a simple thing to implement (most bing features)...
76. Ya, again tail-less fox story here...
77. U know when u experience it (downloading a fairly big file and you need to go away urgently for a min... hehe, for eg answering nature's call ;p )
78. hats off to ur honesty here...
79. Not tried by me
80. ditto
81. OMG..
82. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
83. but NOT FULL INFO...
84. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
85. Not so in symbian...
86. Again tail-less fox story here... Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
87. USSD message working to check balance???
88. Even dumbfones have this. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
89. tail-less fox story...
90. ditto...
91. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
92. Boss, group calls and GROUP CALLS BY CONTACTS are NOT same... OMG
93. tail-less fox story...
94. seems like pointed out earlier, but a minor difference..
95. Don't know Profiles??? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
96. Usability issue..
97. about sending?? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:53 2

124. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

98. True.
99. No need to because you can use a thing called contact exchange. A smart thing by the way. I wonder if there's an equivalent for iPhone or android...
100. Yeah you can but not to your own mp3...
101. Yes you can... -.-
102. True but I don't see any problem with that...
103. Mmm.. never actually listened to a podcast before...
104. Well d44... -.- (sorry that was the most demining answer I came up with...)
105. I like that it's useful!
106. Ahem... wrong again...
107. Well of course not...
108. No they don't loose exif, I tested that... And no they are not reduced in quality.
109. Yeah there is a hotspot feature... Currently only in nokia 610 and nokia 900 (not sure about other manufacturers). And the feature is comming any time soon to all wp devices.
110. True.

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:59 1

194. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

98. Hats off to ur honesty here...
99. NO NEED???? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
100. so u agree the limitation
101. No idea, NOT tried in WP
102. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
103. ask steve of allaboutwp
104. --.---
105. useful??? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
106. No idea. have to try in WP
107. Not tried in WP
108. ditto
109. so its absent today, right..
110. hats off for ur honesty here...

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:59 2

125. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Conclusion: The writer of these 110 statements clearly is a pessimistic retarded moth****** who isn't satisfied with anything... And as for you Phonearena I'm thoroughly disappointed and after posting this I will delete my account and stop reading this site (though I will answer to comments of my posts)... Additionally who would take seriously take seriously or PUBLISH this kind of sh*t that was wrong grammatically AND factually...

It's over now

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:18 6

166. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

"Windows Phone Sucks!!! And Here's 100 reasons why!!!"


"When you insult my phone, you insult me! Whaaaaaaaa, I'm never coming back to this site again."

My friend, you and just about everyone else in this thread are taking all this WAAaaaaayyyyy too seriously. Android works best for me, so that's what I'm packing. Windows Phone works best for you? Then by all means buy what best suits you. At the end of the day, they're all just a bunch of phones.

Thanks to all for the entertainment - this has been 100% comedy.

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:53

181. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

:DD Actually I totally agree with you! I don't hate people because of their opinions but I do hate it when someone makes up rubbish and others praise it... (and yeah I'm taking it too seriously;) A year ago I thought phonearena was one of the best mobile sites because they reported everything that happened. Since then imo the site has become a tad too biased to me...

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:23 2

177. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

yes this is not normal anymore, i think this site hates Windows Phone but is still making Articles, funny isnt it ??

One day Phonearena will look up to WP8 what kind of succes it will make together with Windows 8 and Xbox 8 all three with the latest TellMe ;)


posted on 17 May 2012, 18:05 1

197. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


You tried your best in most cases by acting like sleeping, so that others can't wake u up... In some cases, you said WHO NEEDS THAT FEATURE, like a tail-lost fox saying "FOX doesn't NEEDS tail".. And in few cases, you can't even give lame excuses...

Thanks for helping me, to pass the leisure time... And writing gramaticaly wrong is much much better than using bad words... Your teachers have NOT taught that in your school, kid???

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:22 3

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

the funny thing is that most of the cons you've just posted don't exist in Symbian phones (e.g. nr 48..it is possible and easy). I know it's not about Sumbian but it only shows how mature Symbian was (and is). the only problem is how it looks like. No eye-candy=less customers.
Most of the cons are silly, suffice to say.
We could dig some androidish and ioish problems too. They wouldn't be so much different or annoying.
PA posted an article with stupid headline and anty MS/Nokia kids started posting comments (yet they have probably never had any windows phone in hands let alone using it). It could be quite funny to read but wrong attitude ruined whole fun.
I wonder what would happen if PA posted similar android/ios article. It would be another holy war.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:31 2

139. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Susprisingly, most of android can do all those things ( fragmentations vs limitationssssss )
So, we cant call it SMARTPHONE at all, right?
( i hope wp8 can eliminate all those lists )

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:45 2

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

that's not the point.
term smartphone lost his meaning.
Today smartphone is an iphone. Android phone either.
And phones often are smarter than users.

My point was that really good article which could be an entrance to discussion turned out to be a spark to arguments.
First of all: the title.
Second: maybe not most of them but lots of these cons are false.
Unintentionally or not author and PA turned Windows Mobile into damn piniata.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:52 3

142. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Thank god I didn't buy a window ph,ms need a another 2 years to fulfill these features

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:14 2

146. profperez1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 May 2012)

Very interesting list. Over the last 3 years I have had Droids (4), the iPhone 4, and a Blackberry. My old Trophy beats them all. My old Trophy is as fast as an iPhone 4. I think if you gave someone a Lumia for 30 days---they wouldn't give it back. By 4Q you will stop seeing these posts. By Nov they will activate 1M Windows phones per week and by Q1 they will be publishing stupid articles on iPhone "killer". (which it won't) I think by 2014 Windows will be in a very close 3rd in activation's.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:23 3

147. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

It's already been proven that some of them are crap. Take for example #5 the 16GB cap. This is pure garbage. Nobody wants to make a 32GB version simply because they don't see a reason to spend the money for a bigger memory chip, because they don't feel the market is there for such a model, which I personally find irritating.

#103, yes it does. I just downloaded Tiesto's Club Life the other day from my phone while at the gym on a 4G connection.

#54 Really? I guess Tango and Skype aren't video call apps then.

#22 isn't completely true. You have to go into the document itself and email it from there. You can't be in an email and try and attach it, which is really stupid.

#24 is again crap. I'm using my SE W600 and Jaybird Freedom stereo Bluetooth headsets with my Lumia 900 without a problem.

This list should have been entitled "101 reasons I would never buy a WP - from the perspective of a Symbian/MeeGo user" What's really funny is that if you really dig into this list, first of all not all of it is correct, a lot of stuff I agree with him on, and even funnier, the iPhone lacks a lot of these things too like the ability to attach a document from within the email app and of course no flash player and Swype.

posted on 18 May 2012, 03:37

215. rocky459 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)

Bro the FM point is also wrong , or most of them are just written without using the latest build of Win 7.5

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:29 2

149. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Ok, after reading all of that, why in the F--- would anyone want it? I mean dealbreaker 1 is the lack of true multitasking. So you mean I can't listen to gmusic or amazon while surfing the web? What's the point of having it?

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:33 1

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

jesus...read it more carefully:
1. No true multitasking – apps are frozen in the background. - Although this has been covered a thousand times WP does have multitasking (fetching emails in background, playing MP3); the apps frozen in the BG are a way of quickly jumping from task to task without losing battery and Ram.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:35 1

154. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

I listen music from grooveshark mobile website and I can multitask or lock my phone without interruption to the music... I can also pause and play the music from the volume control bar which appears when I change my volume.

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:36 2

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

does browser have a text overflow?
if not, how do you even use the damn thing??

posted on 18 May 2012, 07:05

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

is it so hard to use browser without overflow?

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:38 1

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

about "true multitasking" whatever it means.
aforementioned Symbian has "true multitasking. Apps are not frozen.
WP has something like ios5. A few native apps can work in the background while the 3rd are frozen (inter alia so that the battery lasts longer)

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:49 2

162. Jdub0323 (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)

This is definitely a biased article, but it does bring out some good points. However, it fails to mention how quickly Microsoft has been fixing some of these flaws. To the average consumer this list would seem pretty legitimate...but they REALLY stretched to get the 101 flaws. Most of those are addressing the same issue in some way or another. It's not necessarily flaws that are being pointed out, just things that other phones may have that WP7.5 doesn't. I've been following PhoneArena for over a year and I have to say, I'm really disappointed in them for posting this article!!!! I haven't even seen anything this biased toward BlackBerry who is doing much worse...

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:11

174. jimjam (unregistered)

yes like the 10 MMS ones that everyone cares about

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:18 3

175. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

PhoneArena made me sad, feel like looking other phone sites now.. :( huff

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:19 2

176. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

Yeah 101 reasons, thats why every OEM is interested in it, still Samsung is making WP7.5 devices, Nokia made a revolution with its Lumia devices, look how many devices At&t, Microsoft and Amazon have selled, i'm from Europe and we still have to wait for the devices becouse they are out off stock, thats the succes W¨P7.5 already has.

WP7.5 is officially the 3th best OS in the world, and WP8 still have to come, even with the improved Microsoft TellMe, WP8 will rule soon !

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:03 2

182. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Just another anti-MS-Nokia article from Victor. That unprofessional guy should be kicked (hard) out.

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