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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, 15:44 4

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

you MS/WP fans are sounding like you're living under a rock..or like someone hit you hard with a rock..

of course that the list is wrong on many points, biased, not fair, far fetched, but MOST OF THE POINTS ARE CORRECT.
anyone ready to ignore that is stupid and ignorant

posted on 17 May 2012, 16:06 1

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

let's talk about android flaws. let's see what argument would you have.
That's the point. The article is unfair and for narrow-minded users.
You cannot take it seriously. If you are decently smart you just can't.
Quoting is one but going toward such stupid and in many cases unproven and deceitful arguments is another thing. Especially when it happens on such a popular site like PA.

posted on 17 May 2012, 16:10 3

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

NOKIA are you reading or still sleeping...

posted on 17 May 2012, 16:28 3

189. redmd (Posts: 1368; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 17 May 2012, 18:02

195. rsiders (Posts: 1095; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

And yet you really only need one reason to buy a Windows Phone. Flaws and limitations, you will fall in love and I love Windows Phone. You stick with something you love through the ups and the downs. Can't wait for what's next!

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:45 3

199. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Wow, Nokia fan just burned them. And sadly they are right, WP7 does lack a LOT of features or have a lot of restrictions.

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:09

202. Owoteva (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Getting a bit late for the weekly anti-WP article, you guys must be busy with more decent news this week.

Seriously, a good portion of that list applies to iOS. I assumed that anyone reading this website knows that MS was taking a page from the Apple playbook by restricting many of the things that Android is capable of. Is it because that iPhone is reigning No1 that no one bitches about it's restrictions.

More fun picking on the easy target huh?

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:30 3

203. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

"Wi-fi disconnects when screen sleeps." This is a terrible news, even a simple feature phone can do this task. kinda disappointed. Nokia should defend themselves to this kind of writeups whether true or not.

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:36 3

204. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

A few days ago we read all about this ANTI IOS article 'Letter to Microsoft professes an Apple fanboy’s love for the Lumia 900"... Now someone came up with this '101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5" .............. Clearly, a marketing ploy.. IOS vs WP, WP vs IOS. Anyways, people are smart enough to discern which one is true.

posted on 17 May 2012, 21:11 3

206. azafirster (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 May 2012)

Love this article, eventhough I am a Lumia 710 user, I agree with them all. Was so hoping they would do over the air fix-it. Nothing till now. About ready to trade in for something else.

posted on 20 May 2012, 21:12

231. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

OMG... to think that I am almost ready to sign up for a two year contract with nokia 710 as a free handset. This is not a good sign. I will withold my application though. :-(

posted on 17 May 2012, 23:35 3

207. VncentAaron116 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

FM Radio DOES work on speaker
You have to long press on the station frequency to access the option
Not the most obvious way to do it, but PLEASE get your facts right

posted on 17 May 2012, 23:45 2

208. Waver (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 May 2012)

SamKB was also a Bada user and a member of mysamsungwave.com forum. His comments were always unbiased and may be a little rough at times on Samsung for their treatment of Bada, but then which bada user is happy with Samsung.

I too am a bada user and interacted with SamKB on the above mentioned forum. Calling his posts biased, is at best a lack of appreciation of reality.

And I am not saying this because is a fellow of the same forum as I. I am saying this because this chap has been truly unbiased. Mistaken in a few points, could be. But biased, hell no.

posted on 18 May 2012, 00:16 2

209. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Hopefully Microsoft will take notice to alot of these short-comings. They're obviously not ALL true, but even if half, 50, are true than it's still an awful lot of of missing features. My biggest thing is that no phone can be upgraded to Windows 8. That's BS!!! So you're just stuck with what you got, it'll never improve or get better. It's basically like MS is starting over again.

posted on 18 May 2012, 01:32 2

210. xtplnet (Posts: 61; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

Please , Phone Arena foreword this 101 reasons to that stupid Stephen Elop and to Steve Ballmer so that they can include half of there features in windows Phone 8.

posted on 18 May 2012, 01:58 2

211. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Thank god I am not using Windows Phone.
In todays market limitations doesn't work.

posted on 18 May 2012, 06:03 2

216. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

81. Phone cannot be charged when off.
derp :V

posted on 18 May 2012, 07:07 1

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

hmm...is it a problem? is it a REAL DEALBREAKER??
Where is the problem? Turning on the phone and start charging...
I didn't know it was so hard and inconvenient.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:31 1

240. homeedition88 (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)

Vice Versa

posted on 18 May 2012, 06:31 3

217. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

How many of these downsides are present in the last/latest iPhone ?

posted on 20 May 2012, 00:51 1

228. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

no m serious! i want to know :O

posted on 18 May 2012, 08:30 2

221. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

The ironic thing here is that you can have virtually the same experience on Android using Launcher 7, with all the raw power and flexibility of Android in the background...

I'm currently using Launcher 7 (I've actually downgraded my phone from a GS2 to an Xperia Play, until the new Nexus is out), it's clean and easy to use, and works really well on lower-specced phones, but I know that the compromises are just too great to actually take the leap... as well as the overpriced apps / games and shortage of them..

When a solo developer can actually produce something better than the entirety of Microsoft... you have to wonder where all that money goes...

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:44 1

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

I've used Launcher 7 and Windows 7(7.5)... they look similar, but they're nowhere near the same. Creating a launcher and creating an OS are to incredibly different things, otherwise GOLauncher and ADW could just make their own OS... right?

posted on 20 May 2012, 13:32 1

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

you are very wrong. And it is clear that you have never used any windows phone.

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:53

222. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Folks you Know what is true in responce to this article and this going to shock you
dispite all the Windows 7.5 mango OS faults Windows smart phones will still sell well
enough to make a profit for those who make them and they work well enough for People to keep buying them. I do hope that someone at Microsoft's main office takes not of this list and makes sure Windows 8 smartphones donot come to the market place weak like the Windows 7 series smartphones did with no cut and paste and no multitasking or front facing camera and using Mid technology CPU and no high def screen and ect. Microsoft has a chance now with windows 8 to really give the market place something People will want to buy..folks please realize that a smart phone does not have to do everything to sell well it just has to do certain basic things well and be priced right

posted on 20 May 2012, 12:56 1

229. minhaj18 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2012)

All of them are true.. Even the bonus shortcomings.

posted on 21 May 2012, 02:17

232. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

It's pretty simple, who are willing to live with these shortfalls will buy the Windows Phone, who can't buy something else, and who are smart enough will wait for Windows Phone 8 aka Apollo.

posted on 21 May 2012, 22:49 1

234. DirtyMike (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 May 2012)

I just want to clear up some of the things the author is stating. I know it will get downvoted and most likely hidden, but if you do see this I hope it gives you an idea of what Windows Phone really is.

4. Sort of true, Samsung Focus has sd card slot. Iphone doesnt have one either.
11. I guess 40 seconds is a strict constraint?
15. There are definitely ways to sideload apps. Just look around for it.
27. I'm pretty sure most phones do not do that
29. How do you know that? It hasn't even been announced yet...
30. Tap the top of the screen to see it
32. Really?
33. They are shown on live tiles
39. Closes after a couple of hours automatically. It is for ease of use.
42. You can turn off online contacts.
46. If you click the bold letters/numbers on the top it goes to the area where you can call them.
49. One slide and you are there.
54. Tango and Skype
57. Iphone doesn't have it either
72. Google has said they will file charges against Microsoft if they use any of their copyright material. Shame on you, Google!
74. Developers control this, not Microsoft.
77. For maximum battery life.
82. Yet again for maximum battery life.
87. T-mobile has prepaid lumia 710's, I don't think they would sell them without them working.
104. How would you get the data without an internet connection?

There are other things that don't make sense as bad things as well.

For being such a fresh OS it has a lot of features that were missing from others until years after they were released

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:53

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

thaaaat's right phonearena! feed the damn trolls. :) good job!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:23 1

237. rodex (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

OS limitations??? most of these apply to iOS as well.. if Voice search is hardwired to bing, what's the negative in that? 14. can't sync with outlook?? i didn't even finish the list, but there seems to be a lot of inaccurate information with no research whatsoever. you can't sideload apps in any phone unless its jailbroken/rooted etc.. fun read but baseless with no factual support!!

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