Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This past week and this weekend I've finally found the time to enter into the colorful world of custom Android ROMs. After figuring out just how insanely great and awesome ClockWorkMod Recovery is, I set about to figure out what the best Ice Cream Sandwich ROM is for the Galaxy SII. While the answer to that question became clear quite quickly, this answer also gave rise to a whole bunch of other questions.
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helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

I beg to differ on WP7 phones. Don't talk out your ass, especially since an HTC WP7 handset = HTC Android unit. I have an HTC Arrive and it has a really REALLY nice physical keyboard and has taken a ridiculous number of falls. I beat the crap out of my phones. I had to get a new back plate due to the old one getting so bent up falling on my gravel driveway it wasn't staying in place well.

I'll agree on the iPhones. My sister has an iPhone 4 that she dropped in her office on carpeted floor and shattered the back glass.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Apologies. I didn't know about this little piece of hardware, which Morgan also mentioned earlier, but it seems indeed quite nice by my hardware standards, although a little expensive with respect to competition.

Edited 2012-03-19 18:27 UTC

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, I think i was a bit harsh :p

Yes, its really nice but rather expensive. But it is still the only Sprint WP7 handset I believe.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

If he don't want to get a Nokia Symbian phone because it would give Nokia money which is bad for some reason (switch to WP?) then it doesn't make much sense to get a WP phone from someone else since... obviously he dislike WP / doesn't want it / want something else.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If he don't want to get a Nokia Symbian phone because it would give Nokia money which is bad for some reason (switch to WP?) then it doesn't make much sense to get a WP phone from someone else since... obviously he dislike WP / doesn't want it / want something else.

It's not that bad ;) I sure resent what Nokia did when they dropped all form of hardware and software innovation to fully go WP, and I tend to put part of the blame on Microsoft for that, but in the end Nokia are the main culprits of that move. Even if money was passed around, people who have respect for Nokia's products could have rejected it.

As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft's inflexible approach is the biggest problem of the Windows Phone platform for now. If I want cheaper and smaller phones or more detailed information on my home screen, developers and OEM cannot give me that like they do on Android because Microsoft dictate too much of the hardware and the software of WP7 phones.

I am also aware that this inflexible approach is a key part of the Windows Phone ecosystem and that Microsoft are unlikely to give it up any time soon, though. So for now, it seems that the situation is blocked.

Edited 2012-03-20 08:13 UTC

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