Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 21:56 UTC
Windows A few days I switched back to Windows Phone 7.5 as my main smartphone operating system. Why? Well, because I can. I like to change things up every now and then, and blessed as I am with an iPhone 3GS (currently pulling duty at my best friend as her portable gaming device), Galaxy SII with CM9, and an HTC HD7, I have the luxury of doing so. Now that I'm back in the neat, tidy, and straight-lined arms of Windows Phone 7 - three long-standing issues really break the illusion, which all come from one source: the networking stack.
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Correction
by kragil on Wed 2nd May 2012 22:50 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

As a geek, you owe it to yourself to at least go to your nearest phone store and play around with the N9.(if you can)

For the the buttomless bigger screen on the N9 makes all the difference. The Lumia 800 is weird looking.(to me it looks unsymmetrical and ugly when the screen is lit)

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RE: Correction
by gan17 on Thu 3rd May 2012 11:15 in reply to "Correction"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I've never tried any WinPhone device, but I am fortunate enough to own both a Galaxy Nexus and N9.

I find the N9's keyboard much more comfortable compared to the one on the Nexus' ICS (non-swipe), despite the latter having a bigger screen (and bigger buttons as a result). Android's keyboard has improved by leaps and bounds, but Meego-Harmattan/N9's haptic feedback is truly something else. It's almost like it's organic, reacting at just the portion of the screen your thumb touches.

Edited 2012-05-03 11:17 UTC

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RE[2]: Correction
by sagum on Thu 3rd May 2012 11:48 in reply to "RE: Correction"
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

My WP LG e900 has one of the smallest screens at 3.7" (i think..) and I have quite big hands, not fat just big. And the keypad on the Windows Phone is great, I was a bit unsure of it before with all the problems with autocorrection on iOS, but I find I'm getting more and more lazy with my spelling and aiming now because it feels like I'm just bashing my finger randomly and the Winodws Phone somehow knows what I'm trying to say.... Now I feel like an Chimp.

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RE: Correction
by No it isnt on Thu 3rd May 2012 16:19 in reply to "Correction"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Sure, the N9 looks nice, but I'm not sure the buttonless UI is all that great. Good for being buttonless, sure, but swiping twice to get from an app to the events screen (which is where new messages, mail, etc. shows up) feels more convoluted than simply pulling down the notifications screen on an Android device. Getting to the home screen simply by pushing the nice, mechanical home button is also better than the more error prone swipe movement.

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RE[2]: Correction
by leech on Fri 4th May 2012 03:20 in reply to "RE: Correction"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Sure, the N9 looks nice, but I'm not sure the buttonless UI is all that great. Good for being buttonless, sure, but swiping twice to get from an app to the events screen (which is where new messages, mail, etc. shows up) feels more convoluted than simply pulling down the notifications screen on an Android device. Getting to the home screen simply by pushing the nice, mechanical home button is also better than the more error prone swipe movement.


They've made the swiping far less error prone. I'll say I haven't used ICS all that much, but all the earlier versions of Android tend to not be terribly consistent. Sometimes I'd hit Home, expecting the home screen, and instead it takes me to the program's 'home'. Though this same inconsistency exists on the N9, it's not very common (a perfect example is Firefox, when you swipe from the top, it's supposed to close the application, but because it's Firefox, it swipes off the screen, but then flashes back on and asks if you'd like to close all tabs... You can turn that off though.)

I absolutely love my N9, and if the Blackberry 10 is as similar as Harmattan, then I may switch to them in a few years!

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