Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Apr 2012 20:30 UTC
Windows It had to be said. It had to be said because no one else in the technology industry had the guts to say it. "I think it's time to stop giving Windows Phone a pass." Thanks, Joshua Topolsky. He's right. A few weeks ago I went back to my HTC HD7 for a few days while I was getting acquainted with the Android ROM scene, and to my utter surprise, most of my problems with Windows Phone 7 from when the platform was just released were still there.
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MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

I dont' know what you count as "amazing" (please don't say, "iPad 3"), but according to a recent user satisfaction survey, WP7 is tied with iOS for highest user satisfaction.
See the multiple charts here:
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/03/28/revealing-user-survey-proves...

BTW, Blackberry OS, which Topolsky scores higher than WP7, is last (and not a close last, but FAR behind, behind even the old Windows Mobile). I only point that out as evidence that Topolsky's evaluation is not "exactly right". It's partially right, but it's also partially bologna. ;)

Edited 2012-04-06 01:11 UTC

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

as a percentage of users far more fanboyz have wp7 phones than do apple or android. It's because people have had to directly request the windows phone whereas ios and android are more actively sold. So take those satisfaction numbers with a grain of salt.

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

You don't like the results of the survey, I assume.

Even if I take an entire point away from the WP7 score due to "fanboy-ism" (if I were to dock for potential fanboy-ism, I'd be inclined to dock a point from iOS as well, for "Apple can do no wrong"-ism), it still scores quite high. And still would blow away Blackberry, which Topolsky, by way of his site's reviews, would claims he would recommend to his readership over WP7. That is an absurd position to take, according to user satsifaction scores. And I said elsewhere that I seriously doubt that Topolsky would choose a Blackberry device over the Lumia for his own use.

Topolsky's Lumia review has an agenda. His agenda, I believe, is to overly trash the Lumia in order to spur MS to improve WP faster.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

as a percentage of users far more fanboyz have wp7 phones than do apple or android.


I would love to live in your world for awhile, at the very least the colour of the sky must be amazing...

Edited 2012-04-06 12:58 UTC

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Also consider that as a percentage, more blackberry users will have been given one by work and thus have no choice over their handset...

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I dont' know what you count as "amazing" (please don't say, "iPad 3"), but according to a recent user satisfaction survey, WP7 is tied with iOS for highest user satisfaction.

You can quote satisfaction surveys all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that iOS and Android are moving forward faster than WP7 is.

I am, for anecdotal example, immensely satisfied with my Nokia 2323. To the point that I would say I'm ecstatic about it. However would I give it a 10 when comparing to smartphones? Guess...

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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I wouldn't give a 10 to any smartphone.

The person that I referred the survey to was making the sarcastic implication that WP7 was utter garbage, and I was merely providing evidence to refute that.

As for the Nokia 2323, you say that you love the device (and I assume you are "satisfied" with it), but you say you would not score it a 10 in a user survey. By which I assume that you contend that satisfied Nokia 2323 users would not give the device a 10 (or, I assume an average 8.7) in a user survey. But WP users did give WP an average 8.7 score.

Nokia 2323 users that are "satisfied" with the device but feel that its lack of functionality prevents them from giving it a high score in a survey are not comparable to WP users that are satisfied and don't feel there's a lack of functionality that prevents them from giving it a high score in a survey. The scenarios are not analogous.

Edited 2012-04-06 07:32 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Missing the point of the post.

The original by Vanders claims was that Windows Phone 7 was crap and there is evidence to dispute that.

It is irrelevant to that argument whether Android and iOS are moving faster. It wasn't part of the argument.

Edited 2012-04-07 17:58 UTC

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

You have to remember, most iOS users are experiencing it through a layer of crumbling glass fragments getting lodged in their fingertips. I don't think these people can be counted on for an accurate description of a good user experience.

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wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

BTW, Blackberry OS, which Topolsky scores higher than WP7, is last (and not a close last, but FAR behind, behind even the old Windows Mobile).


Yeah, but at the end of the day, BB get's the job done. The current BB OS may not be pretty, but it's feature rich (just like Symbian).

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