|QUOTE (Remix @ Sunday, Sep 23 2012, 20:59)|
|QUOTE (Iminicus @ Monday, Sep 24 2012, 04:27)|
|QUOTE (Remix @ Sunday, Sep 23 2012, 20:21)|
I'm a very happy customer! Not sure why everyone (okay, maybe just the users of Gizmodo and other tech sites) seem to hate on Apple and the iPhone 5, but this is exactly what I wanted and expected with the iPhone 5.
You are sh*tting me, right? Every f*cking tech blog loves Apple and the iPhone, which is why they always receive the most attention. Looking now at Giz, TechnoBuffalo, The Verge I see between them 10 posts relating to the iPhone, 3 relating to Apple and 5 relating to iOS 6.
Sorry, I mustn't have been very clear in what I was trying to say. I was more or less referring to the members/users of Gizmodo and the tech sites you mentioned, rather than the actual content posted by the sites themselves.
I 100% agree with the unnecessary amount of publicity the iPhone 5 has got in comparison to other phones. Based on the legion of people who comment on these sites, apparently Samsung/HTC/Nokia phones are actually quite good (who woulda thunk it?)
However, I don't understand why everyone that owns a Samsung/HTC/Nokia feels the need to bash Apple. Of course, anything that is extremely popular attracts a ridiculous amount of vocal haters, but I really don't think it's warranted.
If there are any non iPhone owners reading this, I'd love to know why you prefer it over the iPhone. Despite reading hundreds of comments, none have actually outlined the positives of other phones, but usually stray towards bashing Apple/iPhone - which I don't understand at all.
I use a HTC Trophy 7 running Windows Phone 7 build Mango.
I love this phone. The integration of my Windows Live account and Xbox Live account right into the OS is amazing. Plus, with OS integration of Twitter and Facebook, I don't actually need dedicated apps. I know the iPhone now has this. However, at the time Windows Phone 7 was the only OS offering it.
I like the fact that with the next version Windows Phone 8, I will have an even better integration of my life between my phone, laptop, desktop, tablet and Xbox. I'll be able to seamlessly move between each device. I won't even have to worry about adding anything to Skydrive because it will automatically save there by default on my phone and tablet. As such, when applicable it will share those with my other devices. This isn't like iCloud or G Drive. With those services you have to manually add items to sync. I won't have to worry about that.
I have Office on my phone built in and connected to my laptop and desktop. I am aware iCloud now offers similar features but Windows Phone 7 did it first.
I also can access my Xbox Live account and buy points, add Gold, message friends and control my console with my phone. Soon, I'll be able to watch a movie or TV show on the TV and just leave the house but take the movie with me. No one else is offering this.
Now, I understand I am talking about features coming in Windows Phone 8 but I am getting into the eco system now with Windows Phone 7 and loving it. The function of Live Tiles can't be underestimated. A glance at them tells me all I need to know. I don't have to open apps to find out anything, like who just tweeted me or emailed me.
My Hub is amazing. It consolidates all my accounts ( Twitter, Facebook, GMail, Outlook, Hotmail, LinkedIn, etc ) into one place. I can update everything from there. Change my profile picture and have it affect as many services as I like. Or post a status and have it sent out to all the services or just one.
Pinning friends to the Start Menu is brilliant. I can keep those I want constantly updated there and know what is happening. And thanks to the ability to link people with their accounts, I have all their information in one place.
For example, I have my girlfriend pinned on my home screen. At a glance, I can see her new Facebook posts, texts, missed calls and emails she has sent me. I then have all her contact details ( sourced from different services ) there to reply with.
Of course, there is a lack of apps and I don't mind. There are a few apps I'd like that Android and iOS have but it doesn't bother me that I don't have them, well, except an app for My Account with Vodafone NZ.
Now, I must add, before I got my Trophy 7, I was using an iPhone 3G. I enjoyed it but found it so limiting. I don't regret moving to Windows Phone 7 and am eagerly awaiting Windows Phone 8, I just don't know if I will get the 920 Lumia or the ATIV S from Samsung.