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*Throws HTC Titan II into the trash* Thanks Microshaft! That has to be one of the fastest OS to hardware phase outs I've ever seen! I can understand maybe WP9
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    *Throws HTC Titan II into the trash* Thanks Microshaft! That has to be one of the fastest OS to hardware phase outs I've ever seen!

    I can understand maybe WP9 and beyond, but give your product some growing room for crying outloud!! WP7.5 - WP7.8 is not acceptable as a complete product lifespan and has guaranteed that I won't own a Windows Phone ever again

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    Mircosoft is murdering the competition this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveHavok View Post
    *Throws HTC Titan II into the trash* Thanks Microshaft! That has to be one of the fastest OS to hardware phase outs I've ever seen!

    I can understand maybe WP9 and beyond, but give your product some growing room for crying outloud!! WP7.5 - WP7.8 is not acceptable as a complete product lifespan and has guaranteed that I won't own a Windows Phone ever again
    You do realize that WP7.0 -7.8 classifies as a full year of updates right?

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    As others have stated, I'm happy to see Microsoft thinking outside the box...finally!!! I'm looking forward to playing w/ a WP8 when it's released.

    Will I buy one...prolly not. I'm very happy w/ iPhones.

    Do I like the direction MS is headed? Definitely!!!

    I look forward to seeing Apple challenge MS and give us what we expect from them!!!

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    Looks too good to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveHavok View Post
    *Throws HTC Titan II into the trash* Thanks Microshaft! That has to be one of the fastest OS to hardware phase outs I've ever seen!

    I can understand maybe WP9 and beyond, but give your product some growing room for crying outloud!! WP7.5 - WP7.8 is not acceptable as a complete product lifespan and has guaranteed that I won't own a Windows Phone ever again
    How is apple releasing a new OS and hardware catered around it every year different? Yeah they give you updates to the new iOS but like from the 4 to 4s siri was an iPhone 4s only thing you. Your phone will still get updated but it won't have the extra stuff like Multi-core support...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
    Looks amazing! Really impressed by it! & I'm loving the new start up screen! I'd trade my 4s for that any day!!! Hehehe
    Haha I probably would too. If they had the programs I have on my iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlcaddie View Post
    Theres still one major hurdle though.
    One thing that they can never fix.
    ( It still runs windows ).
    Which instantly makes it more useful then a the ripped off closed design OS X "stole" from bsd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
    Which instantly makes it more useful then a the ripped off closed design OS X "stole" from bsd.
    Just curious why ur on MMI??? Why aren't you on an Android or Windows Phone forum? That way you wouldn't have to get so mad at Apple enthusiasts on an Apple-related Website.

    Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr00brando View Post
    How is apple releasing a new OS and hardware catered around it every year different? Yeah they give you updates to the new iOS but like from the 4 to 4s siri was an iPhone 4s only thing you. Your phone will still get updated but it won't have the extra stuff like Multi-core support...
    and the A5 processor.. Improved camera .. Faster 3G..

    But the same goes with every phone .. You won't ever get the "extra stuff" from a software update

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    impressive, but i still have faith in the iPhone 5 to kill it. bwhahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
    The lumia actually sold really well.
    It depends on your definition of 'really well'.

    The Lumia 900 is expected to sell a million units in Q2 2012 which isn't bad.

    The iPhone 4S clocked up that number within 24 hours of being available for pre-sale.

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    Microsoft usually does have some good ideas..they wouldn't still be here if the didn't. The phone is decent but not revolutionary. My question is this, how many applications do I have to choose from? 100,000..500,000>>?? I think not! More like 25,000 and that's the problem. As good as the phone may be, if MS and its 3rd party support do not have valid (i need to have ) applications, the phone will fail just like Windows Phone 7 and its Mango update. Im still not convinced they will take over anything. They may compete a bit but no take over here. One thing i do like is the 3 model choices(im sure they will have different price points) good for the consumer. We shall see if MS can compete with Apple and Android..time will tell :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    Microsoft usually does have some good ideas..they wouldn't still be here if the didn't.
    Name one?

    Apart from software (most of which they bought from other people) what good ideas have MS had?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
    Coming from someone who uses the OS7 Dreamboard Theme on my device, I can say I have no interest in this phone. The phone itself still does not look appealing to the eye.. might as well be a 3Gs. The iPhone 4 Design by itself screamed I'm sexy without even pressing the home button to debut the OS. Not to mention it's absolutely ludicrous to create (3) different models based off resolution.. Microsoft is still 5 steps behind.
    Uhhhh... that's a mockup device. We have yet to see any WP8 devices. Unlike the iPhone, Windows Phone supports a wide variety of models made by many manufacturers. I'm sure Nokia will release a phone similar looking to the Lumia 800/900 running WP8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
    I'm sure Nokia will release a phone similar looking to the Lumia 800/900 running WP8.
    Assuming, of course, Nokia are still in business when WP8 is released...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    Microsoft usually does have some good ideas..they wouldn't still be here if the didn't. The phone is decent but not revolutionary. My question is this, how many applications do I have to choose from? 100,000..500,000>>?? I think not! More like 25,000 and that's the problem. As good as the phone may be, if MS and its 3rd party support do not have valid (i need to have ) applications, the phone will fail just like Windows Phone 7 and its Mango update. Im still not convinced they will take over anything. They may compete a bit but no take over here. One thing i do like is the 3 model choices(im sure they will have different price points) good for the consumer. We shall see if MS can compete with Apple and Android..time will tell :]
    Actually Microsoft made quite a big thing at the conference about there being 100,000 apps available on the store. Sure, it's not 500,000, but it's still a heck of a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    Assuming, of course, Nokia are still in business when WP8 is released...
    Of course they will be. If Nokia's financial situation was so dire that they couldn't afford to continue any longer than September/October this year (so very unlikely), Microsoft would bail them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr00brando View Post
    How is apple releasing a new OS and hardware catered around it every year different? Yeah they give you updates to the new iOS but like from the 4 to 4s siri was an iPhone 4s only thing you. Your phone will still get updated but it won't have the extra stuff like Multi-core support...
    Sadly, Microsoft is much worse - which is suprising, because I never would have imagined any company could be worse than Apple when it comes to planned obsolescence.

    The iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S will be getting iOS 6. If Apple had been like Microsoft, then it would be like when iOS4 came out, 3GS users couldn't upgrade to it, or when iOS5 came out, iPhone 4 users couldn't upgrade to it, and when iOS6 comes out, 4S users can't upgrade to it. Oh sure, Apple drops features, which I hate, but Microsoft is dropping "old" devices from ENTIRE OS UPDATES! Not only is that bad for consumers, but it's bad for the environment. We're already a society that generates a ridiculous amount of tech waste, and Microsoft isn't helping.

    I think it's sad, because I've played around with WP7.5 on a spare HTC HD2 and I actually really like it. What few apps there are for Windows Phone, look a lot slicker than their iOS and Android counterparts. I have seriously considered switching to Microsoft, but if this is their attitude, then hell no! In fact, I hope the analysts are wrong and Windows Phone becomes a total failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat View Post
    Sadly, Microsoft is much worse - which is suprising, because I never would have imagined any company could be worse than Apple when it comes to planned obsolescence.

    The iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S will be getting iOS 6. If Apple had been like Microsoft, then it would be like when iOS4 came out, 3GS users couldn't upgrade to it, or when iOS5 came out, iPhone 4 users couldn't upgrade to it, and when iOS6 comes out, 4S users can't upgrade to it. Oh sure, Apple drops features, which I hate, but Microsoft is dropping "old" devices from ENTIRE OS UPDATES! Not only is that bad for consumers, but it's bad for the environment. We're already a society that generates a ridiculous amount of tech waste, and Microsoft isn't helping.

    I think it's sad, because I've played around with WP7.5 on a spare HTC HD2 and I actually really like it. What few apps there are for Windows Phone, look a lot slicker than their iOS and Android counterparts. I have seriously considered switching to Microsoft, but if this is their attitude, then hell no! In fact, I hope the analysts are wrong and Windows Phone becomes a total failure.
    I hear ya!

    Let's, hypothetically, give MS the benefit of the doubt. Is it possible that MS might be trying to 'start over' in a sense w/ WP8 as their new platform. Let's say, WP7.5 was their 'beta' and now 8 will be their backbone.

    It's possible that they 'might' not follow Google or Apple and try to make all their WP8 devices upgradable no matter how old it is.

    Again..hypothetical...benefit of the doubt! LOL!

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