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Old 10-14-2010, 11:32 PM
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:06 AM
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I've been saving an upgrade for WP7 My first choice is the Dell Venue Pro, but I'm on AT&T and won't be switching. So I'll either 1) Purchase the LG Quantum, 2) Purchase the Dell Venue Pro off contact, unlock it, and hope the 3G frequencies are compatible with AT&T, or 3) wait and see if T-Mobile loses any exclusivity on the Dell Venue Pro (quickly) and it shows up @ AT&T also.
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:43 AM
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I'm just too frustrated with MS Mobile operating system. No cut and paste is just without a doubt a bad thing to omit. There are also other issues with limiting how I can download SW (same reason I don't want an iPhone).
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:47 AM
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WP7 is going to do everything I do on WM 6.5 worlds better, so I am switching as soon as I can get my hands on the Dell Venue Pro.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:57 AM
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There's not an appropriate answer for me. I would totally buy a WP7 phone, but I'm on Verizon, so that's not an option for me until sometime next year.
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:29 AM
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HD7 Here, will keep the HD2 until tethering is available for me. Switching ASAP so I have a device to develop on.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:06 PM
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I voted for end of year, but Sprint won't have a WP7 device until early next year. I will get it as soon as it is out. I am still using a HTC Touch Pro and I am patiently waiting for WP7.
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:39 PM
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I think I'll wait until the second generation of devices before making a decision. By then, we should have a good indication of the quality of apps being developed for WP7 and how quickly Microsoft will be releasing updates.

The problem is, once you buy into the Apple ecosystem (as I have), it's hard to get back out of it. Transferring all of my media to the Zune software would be a nightmare and I'd lose all of the apps that I've already bought. I'd probably have to buy a WP7 device and an iPod touch.

However, if my employer wants to buy me a WP7 device, I'd gladly use it.
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:37 PM
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I had a (pre-phone) BlackBerry ages ago, and have been a PDA user (HPLX to Newton to WinCE & Psion & Palm and so on) for 20+ years now. For cell I always had a basic phone.

Since I had WiMo 6.1 on my Dell Axim x51v and was quite happy, I figured I'd try a HTC Touch Pro 2 as my first smartphone ... and it was the most abysmal thing I could imagine - everything about it felt wrong and kludgy and performance was dreadful. Went to a Droid and it was a whole different world.

I know this is a whole new OS, but:
- the OS is demonstrably (and undeniably IMO) 'undercooked'. Comparing to iPhone 2007 choices shows how backwards the thinking is - 2 years in mobile terms is an eternity.
- the 'today screen first' mentality is still there (not bad necessarily)
- they failed to get the #1 US handset maker (Moto), who was largely responsible for the massive success of Android
- they failed to get the #1 US carrier (VZW)
- the games they have are 2008 iPhone retreads so far

So there is really no rush in getting it ... as there is nothing to show it will be anything beyond what Palm managed to do.
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:44 PM
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There's not an appropriate answer for me. I would totally buy a WP7 phone, but I'm on Verizon, so that's not an option for me until sometime next year.
Oh yeah, that's a good point - I forgot about you poor CDMA guys. Our CDMA carriers here in Canada have transitioned to the GSM technology tree (HSPA I think?) and now they use "GSM phones" rather than CDMA phones.
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