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its gen2, gen 1 was omnia 7 with wp 7. this one runs on 7.5
Other than the lack of apps compared to Apple and Android why do people not like Windows phones?
Not enough fart apps maybe? I prefer Windows phone.
Because it was the last OS to be introduced into the market.
Consequently it is now the most polished and easiest to use as its learned to improve where the others didn't.
My wife has a Windows phone and it works brilliantly. I'm tempted to get this,
Circle jerk droid fan boys.
I'm an Android user myself and have been for the last 18 months but after using a WP7 phone I have seen the light.
Not up there in terms of hardware, where droid reigns supreme, but hardware is only as good at the software.
Upon using a WP7 phone, anyone without bias would commend its fluidity and snappiness.
I read somewhere that all windows phones with current version windows phone 7 get a free upgrade to windows 8 when its out for phones.
found it:::: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/microsoft-does-good-wind...
Windows phone is not really usable if you like to listen to music on your phone. This is because, if you turn down the volume to avoid blasting your ears, and forget to turn it back up after listening to music, the ringtone volume is reduced to the same level as the music volume, as well as alarm volume, so you will end up missing calls and being late for work.
Yep, that's super annoying and hopefully MS is gonna fix it. Apart from that and some other minor shortcomings, I'm very happy with my Omnia 7.
However, the really big annoyance for me has been an inability to buy any apps at all, even though I am willing to pay, because I have a really old hotmail account, apparently I need a US credit card to buy any thing from windows marketplace.
You're clearly using a US Windows Live ID and therefore are tied to the US marketplace (which, surprisingly, requires a US credit-card).
The music issue is a minor annoyance, but having used my Windows Phone exclusively as my portable media player for the last 18 months, I can assure you that this is something you overcome/understand very quickly.
I had no idea there was such a thing as different Windows Live ID's tied to different Windows marketplaces. What an annoyance that would be for countless numbers of Hotmail users! (particularly since Hotmail was at one time the most popular email service and many users have held on to their address right from the beginning).
I created my Hotmail address way back in 1999. I would be well enough annoyed if I had to change my email address just to access the Windows marketplace.
Google doesn't tie your Gmail address to a particular Google Play store do they? (or Apple for that matter?)
camelgrass, as long as your location in your WLID profile is set to Australia this will be no problem. You can continue to use your original 1999 Hotmail address if you wish..
I have set my hotmail profile to Australia, was one of the first things I tried, it made no difference.
It says in that digitaltrends article that W7 phone users are actually beta testers for Windows 8, thats how it feels sometimes.
Missing calls and being late for work because you couldn't hear your alarm is not a minor annoyance.
Its also missing functionality that was in Nokia dumb phones such as the ability to forward SMS
Seems like I am surrounded by Windows phone users. One of my colleagues has owned a windows phone for 2-3 months and now he wants to sell it because not enough apps in the market place. Lack of resources is a big problem but competition is always beneficial for the customers in the long run.
There are no less than 75,000 apps (probably 80,000+ now) and some very nice free XBL exclusives (Wordament) to keep you happy.
If the exact app isn't available there's a very good alternative (or mobile website) I can use.
Lack of apps, i hear this all the time. It depends on what you are talking about. If you are talking just about the numbers then it's a load of crap. Apple has 99999999 Gazillion apps - %95 of them are crap.
Windows has the lowest amount of apps, and a lot of them are crap too.
My only problem is the mainstream apps. Like big companies that have their own apps (jb hi fi, 2UE, 2GB, SMH) They only make them for Apple, sometimes Apple & Android, but never Windows.
Actually JB HiFi have a WP7 app coming soon:
Hey, if you neg me no problem , but the truth still prevails,
Windows phone / app store lacks apps, negging me isn't going to solve that problem :-) are my comments rubbing it in for you windows owners?
Truth is you care what other people think too much
agree with Beast.
if you truly believed Windows Phone was inferior wouldn't need to come on this forum to try to get your incorrect claims validated.
as was said before, i'll take quality over quantity any day of the week.
infact i'm not going to neg you, i'm going to give you a +1 to show other people are ignorant you are.
Looking at http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_omnia_w_i8350-4200.php , I am assuming that this uses 850Mhz rather than 900Mhz? What frequencies do the telcos use? (I have a vague feeling that Telstra uses 850/2100 while Optus / Vodafone use 900/2100?)
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