Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 14:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember when Apple surpassed Nokia to become the world's best-selling smartphone manufacturer? Well, Apple only had one quarter to enjoy this title, since Samsung just soared past them by quadrupling its smartphone shipments, making Samsung the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Update: As was noted in the comments, Apple also uses shipments - they just call them sales. Straight from their SEC filing.
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RE: Click bait...
by dragossh on Fri 28th Oct 2011 16:36 UTC in reply to "Click bait..."
dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

I have used iOS and Android before jumping to Windows Phone 7 about two months ago. And let me tell you this: the OS totally rocks. Not only does the interface stay out of my way (hello Android!), it's also good looking and has tons of nice little touches that you rarely find in software nowadays.

Would you mind sharing what looked like a mess and made little sense for real world usage? I find the "jump in and jump out" (or whatever slogan MS used in their ads) is actually true. I've pinned my most important items at the top of my screen, and with just a swipe I have access to: how many calls and messages I had, what's new on FB, how many unread emails I have, what's coming up next (Google Calendar, Facebook, Windows Live), and my todo list. Then if I swipe down I have weather and a few other shortcuts to apps I frequently use. I find this way better than having 10 widgets on 5 home screens along with 15 notifications in the notification bar.

I also didn't notice the lack of any major apps I need. Most of what I want -- media player, RSS reader, chat, Office, email, web browser -- is already there or is available in the Marketplace.

But maybe I'm just odd and I'm one of the 3 people liking Metro. It certainly doesn't seem to click that well with the majority of people.

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by bloodline on Fri 28th Oct 2011 17:03 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

I have used iOS and Android before jumping to Windows Phone 7 about two months ago. And let me tell you this: the OS totally rocks. Not only does the interface stay out of my way (hello Android!), it's also good looking and has tons of nice little touches that you rarely find in software nowadays. Would you mind sharing what looked like a mess and made little sense for real world usage? I find the "jump in and jump out" (or whatever slogan MS used in their ads) is actually true. I've pinned my most important items at the top of my screen, and with just a swipe I have access to: how many calls and messages I had, what's new on FB, how many unread emails I have, what's coming up next (Google Calendar, Facebook, Windows Live), and my todo list. Then if I swipe down I have weather and a few other shortcuts to apps I frequently use. I find this way better than having 10 widgets on 5 home screens along with 15 notifications in the notification bar. I also didn't notice the lack of any major apps I need. Most of what I want -- media player, RSS reader, chat, Office, email, web browser -- is already there or is available in the Marketplace. But maybe I'm just odd and I'm one of the 3 people liking Metro. It certainly doesn't seem to click that well with the majority of people.


If it works for you then that's the most important thing! I just couldn't get into it after half an hour of playing... And I wasn't alone... HTC let us play with the phones and we were all struggling to make sense of it, my friend who was with me already had a win7 phone so he was able to guide me for the first 10min... But other people weren't so lucky, one guy just gave up... It was stark contrast to watching my grandmother pick up my iPhone and use it with only minimal prompting.

I will agree the interface is original and unusual, if that's what you want then it's perfect... But I just need stuff to work now, I'm not 21 anymore ;)

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by dragossh on Fri 28th Oct 2011 23:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Yep, if it doesn't work for you that's fine. But when people ask about WP7, tell them to try it for themselves. The people who do get Metro seem to be very happy with the OS.

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by WorknMan on Fri 28th Oct 2011 21:37 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I also didn't notice the lack of any major apps I need.


How is the Google Voice integration in WP7... you ever tried it? Not having that baked in would be a deal breaker for me ;)

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by dragossh on Fri 28th Oct 2011 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

That's not one of the things I need since Google Voice doesn't yet exist in Europe. Still, I believe there is an app for it in the market.

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 29th Oct 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Im on Gingerbread... since when is it backed in?

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 29th Oct 2011 13:58 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

I would have gotten an WP7 phone in September but my carrier only had one phone and it had an LCD screen rather than an AMOLED... I could have dealt with the hardware being over a year old since that is how Apple roles as well, but please... who the F makes a high end phone with out an AMOLED screen these days?

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