• Windows Phone 7 Thread
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Got an LG Optimus 7 earlier this month and I can say it is easily one of the best investments I have done. I was skeptical about the LG phones but demoing out the Omnia, I accidentally exited out of 5 apps by slightly grazing the back button and having hardpress buttons is awesome. All in all, worth it.
WP7 is going to hit the sweet spot very soon. It has an awesome selection of high quality apps, less paid apps than iOS and more not shitty apps than Android. There is a good selection of usually high quality hardware, better than two phones for iOS and a million android phones that may or may not suck. There is very limited carrier interaction with the software, more than iOS and much less than Android. It is more open than iOS but not easy to mess up like Android. I can go on and on, all I know is that the only thing that stands in my way of a WP7 phone is the presence of a dual core CPU. I am going to get the Focus 2 if it has a dual core CPU, we can already guess that it will have a 4.3 inch Super Amoled Plus screen and an 8megapixel camera etc.
Carriers are indeed fucking around already, though. A lot of people still didn't get notifications for the first tiny update and apparently it's the carriers' wrongdoing. But yeah, I'm happy with WP7 so far. A little bit of regret every now and then when I play around with an iPhone 4, but I just can't stand iOS anymore. iOS Apps are good. OS not so much.
10000 apps: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/11/windows-phone-7-marketplace-hits-10-000-apps-wp7-updates-still/[/url]
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;28584304]10000 apps: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/11/windows-phone-7-marketplace-hits-10-000-apps-wp7-updates-still/[/url][/QUOTE] Engadget reached new lows recently with how much they're biased against WP7, Android. But maybe they're going to start going uphill now that Josh is leaving.
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;28586453]Engadget reached new lows recently with how much they're biased against WP7, Android. But maybe they're going to start going uphill now that Josh is leaving.[/QUOTE] Hopefully, but I don't think it'll get any better anytime soon.
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;28586453]Engadget reached new lows recently with how much they're biased against WP7, Android. But maybe they're going to start going uphill now that Josh is leaving.[/QUOTE] I agree, everyone knows Engadget is firmly on Apple's side
[QUOTE=Milky;28597802]I agree, everyone knows Engadget is firmly on Apple's side[/QUOTE] It's pretty evident when you even as much as enter the site. Today there was an article over the white iPhone 4 coming this spring, and nothing negative was even said about it, whereas a delayed update, which actually implenments something new other than the colour of a case, get's shat on every 5 seconds.
I guess all hope for an unbiased site goes to hell when you have an editor in chief who looks like this: [img]http://media.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/10/editor-joshua-topolsky.jpg[/img]
I think the reason Engadget seems so biased for Apple is because they review things the way an average consumer would.
[QUOTE=person11;28605491]I think the reason Engadget seems so biased for Apple is because they review things the way an average consumer would.[/QUOTE] Correction: I think the reason Engadget seems so biased for Apple is because they review things the way an average Apple fan would. iPhone 4 got a 9/10 despite being unusable as a phone without a case. Nexus One got 7/10. Both phones were rated by that same guy. Hmm... [editline]14th March 2011[/editline] But like I said, he's leaving, so maybe that will make them not so biased anymore.
Reason I don't go to Slashdot and Engadget is because of bias.
I still visit Engadget but take their general reviews with a grain of salt. At the very least, they keep me up to date on the tech happenings, and I've yet to find a site that gets updated and posted on so frequently. Gizmodo used to be an alternative but they probably suck Apple's dick the most currently. [editline]14th March 2011[/editline] Aaanyway... Where the fuck is my NoDo, Microsoft?
[url]www.mobiletechreview.com[/url] is the site I go to when I need an unbiased review.
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;28604011]I guess all hope for an unbiased site goes to hell when you have an editor in chief who looks like this: [img_thumb]http://media.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/10/editor-joshua-topolsky.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] Not anymore.
I tried a Samsung Omnia 7 today, and I must say, that was twenty minutes of nerdgasm. Never have I seen a screen compliment an OS in that way. WP7 devices is awefully hard to come by here in Denmark, if you don't buy one, soo I was pretty lucky to meet this swedish guy in the train, he had had an N900 before that.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;28616916]I tried a Samsung Omnia 7 today, and I must say, that was twenty minutes of nerdgasm. Never have I seen a screen compliment an OS in that way. WP7 devices is awefully hard to come by here in Denmark, if you don't buy one, soo I was pretty lucky to meet this swedish guy in the train, he had had an N900 before that.[/QUOTE] My brother recently got a HTC 7 Trophy so I got to do a nice comparison between my Omina 7 and his Trophy's screen, I came away extremely happy with my choice.
So uh I went to Engadget and got curious as to what the writers there look like Here's what I found [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/03/myriam-big.jpg[/img] No, I am not shitting you. [url]http://www.engadget.com/editor/myriam-joire[/url] This thing is actually an editor.
It'll be fun to see Engadget's article quality once Arianna gets her hands over it.
Since this is now the official analyzing Engadget bias thread, here: [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/16/internet-explorer-9-hits-2-35-million-downloads-in-first-24-hour/#disqus_thread[/url] Not that I like IE9 much in comparison to chrome, but it's a huge leap forward for Microsoft, and they still have to have that biased comment on the article. It isn't even pushed through Windows Update.
I got Launcher 7, a WP-style launcher for Android, and it's awesome.
Got Tmob to check over my Omnia today - bluetooth faulty :( They are sending it off and sending back a new one. Anyone want to buy the new Omnia?
Giving up on WP7?
[QUOTE=SA Spyder;28671716]Giving up on WP7?[/QUOTE] Yeah. There are things I love.. things I hate. I review phones for companies as a side venture, every time I am finished with one I always seem kind of happy to get back to the cleanliness of WP7, but then a week later I remember the things I hate. Considering a Dell Streak of all phones.
What do you not like? (Kinda important to me, as I'm debating with myself whether I should buy a Smartphone or upgrade my computer. Yes, a smartphone costs about the same as a 6870/CF-capable AM3 MOBO/AMD Phenom II X4 and 4GB of corsair XMS3. And prices on hardware is higher here too, so it's even more expensive.)
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;28672952]What do you not like? (Kinda important to me, as I'm debating with myself whether I should buy a Smartphone or upgrade my computer. Yes, a smartphone costs about the same as a 6870/CF-capable AM3 MOBO/AMD Phenom II X4 and 4GB of corsair XMS3. And prices on hardware is higher here too, so it's even more expensive.)[/QUOTE] Mainly the general lack of any good apps, didn't think I used them that much but I now I know I did. Also the loading times. The software is incredibly fast, but at points it needs to load and those times are mindnumbing.
I have a question. The development for apps of windows phones is a lot slower and less apps, right? I had the original Samsung Omnia, it sucked pretty much. No apps, etc. I now have a Droid X and love it.
The Marketplace currently has stronger momentum than iOS and Android did given the same time span. There are now over 10,000 apps so it's growing pretty nicely.
[QUOTE=Funny;28675038]Mainly the general lack of any good apps, didn't think I used them that much but I now I know I did. Also the loading times. The software is incredibly fast, but at points it needs to load and those times are mindnumbing.[/QUOTE] Aren't loading times being cut down to atleast half in the next update?
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;28684576]Aren't loading times being cut down to atleast half in the next update?[/QUOTE] In most cases it's more than half. Check out the table half way down [url=http://www.anandtech.com/show/4108/update-for-windows-phone-7-performance-improvements-copy-and-paste-cdma-]this[/url] page.
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