Has anyone checked out a new Windows phone?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by Ehilbert1, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    I would like to see Microsoft get successful so that it will keep Apple on its toes.
     
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Competition is good for everyone.

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  3. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    Can I quote you on that?
     
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    My point exactly, besides there is room for multiple players in the US market. Though I am committed to my iPhone for now more so because of the ecosystem that it has given me than anything. I have been keeping up with Windows Phone and Androids. I've seen lots of reviews on both.

    Competition is a good thing! Wait someone already said that. hehehe
     
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Sure. I won't even charge for it.

    I will add:
    Competition is good for everyone. . . .
    Except the guy that loses......
     
  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It's like deja vu all over again.......
    And the DRC Yogi Berra Award goes to DAB! ! ! !
    [​IMG]
    :smm::smm:

    Congratulations!
     
  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I had a co-worker who jailbroke is iPhone4S and made the interface like a Windows phone. He has all the iPhone apps (+ the ones Apple doesn't allow) and has a windows like phone. It looked pretty cool.
     
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Sounds like he feels guilty about using an iPhone.
     
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    He liked the features but didn't like the UI that much.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    My dad got the Nokia Lumia today. This phone is slick. If there's anything that might steer me away from an iPhone this would probably do it. I'll have to see what the 5S turns out to be like.
     
  11. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    What makes you prefer it to an iPhone?
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure I do quite yet (yes I know what I said) at least not by a lot, but it is a nice phone. The 41-MP camera is a big draw. Although it is my understanding that the app availability for Windows 8 Mobile isn't near what it is for iOS or even Android.

    But then the 10th is in two days, maybe Apple will surprise me.
     
  13. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Why is a 41mp camera a huge draw. It isn't like people are taking pictures with their phone and want to blow them up to huge sizes for printing.
     
  14. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Cropping. At 41mp, you can zoom in 4x-8x after you take the picture and it still looks good. Since phones lack the optics for telephoto, giant sensors are a pretty good idea.
     
  15. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    That's why I prefer to take my CAMERA to places where I want to take good pictures. And no my camera doesn't have a phone in it.
    For me phone cameras are mainly for snappinga quick pic to send to your friends or tweet, not for lasting memory type stuff. Maybe I'm just weird like that. Like when I went to Joshua Tree National Park I took good pics with my camera, but snapped a few on my phone to text to my friends.
     
  16. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'm the same way. I took my good SLR and a couple of point and shoots with me on vacation last week. I only used my cell a few times. I used it mostly at the Dread Zeppelin concert. The still images from he cell aren't great, but the videos rock. No matter how many pixels a cell phone has, I can't picture the quality getting anywhere close to a dedicated camera. The processors and glass won't cut it for a very long time. Eventually maybe.
     
  17. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    But if you didn't own a dedicated camera (which is becoming typical, because phone cameras are getting better) you'd appreciate a better phone camera. That seems obvious.
     
  18. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Check out Sony's QX10 and QX100. They're basically Sony's DSLR optics and sensor in a package that's drive by apps on your phone, packed in the smallest space possible so they can be mounted on your phone. I hate Sony, but this is a great idea.
     
  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I like not having to carry a second camera or worry about cards filling up.
     
  20. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Ditto. The best camera is the one you have with you.
     

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