Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE[3]: How many ... ???
by leos on Sat 26th Oct 2013 03:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How many ... ???"
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"Man you guys buy a lot of stuff.. ;)

As you can see, most of my stuff has been replaced when it died or became unuseable. Or was stolen ;)

I noticed! Man that is bad luck! My motorbike was stolen once, and not insured. Not fun.

The price was good ;)
With iOS 7 it's a bit slow, but far from being unuseable. In fact, it's still a very good phone, I hope it will last two or three years.

Well generally Apple does well with supporting hardware, but more towards the beginning of the release of that hardware rather than the end. My iPhone is fine and almost 3.5 years after I got it still runs the latest OS. However I suspect at this point iOS 7 is the last major release that will support the iPhone 4. In another 3 years you will likely have trouble running current software. Although Apple has just announced that developers can continue to make their old versions of apps (that run on previous iOS versions) available, so the situation should improve going forward.

I didn't list my desktop PCs. In fact, I'm still using my Pentium 60 from 1994 - which of course has been upgraded multiple times, now it sports a Q9550 ;)

Haha. Any original parts?

I didn't list "work" gadgets too ;)

It would be a very long list!

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