i love windows os... had one and may get another once the new app store appears. but you competely miss the point... you can't use the windows 8 apps on the windows 7 phone - this isn't the same with android.
You are correct that apps which target Windows Phone 8 will not run on devices running Windows Phone 7. However, the fear that WP7 devices will be useless is way overblown and generally perpetuated by those that don't understand the mobile industry. The only rational reason developers would target Windows Phone 8 is if they must call into the APIs that support a feature exclusive to Windows Phone 8 (NFC, DirectX etc.)
There are over 120K apps in the marketplace right now and almost all new apps being added to the marketplace will continue to be runnable on a WP7 device since developers will create apps that can be run on as many devices as possible.
I think it's slightly disingenuous to be calling this a good deal at this price. I paid 100$ months ago. These Mobile ecosystems wars people start in every deal thread about phones does get old and is majorly off topic. This site is about saving money not cheer leading your favorite multinational corporation. I can appreciate passion on a topic but don't let it blind you into not getting the best deal. We all love saving money let's unite around that.
good point. I still think this is a pretty good deal at the $150 price point. However, $100 months ago is really slick
That is not true. There are some reviews of SmartGlass using windows phone 7 on youtube already..
good to know, I didn't see it when I looked for it. Must be 7.5/7.8.
Now, I'll have to stop you right there because that is just an outright lie. I am currently using a Windows Phone 7 Samsung Focus and have the SmartGlass app and it 100% works.
The only new Apps that will not work on WP7 are the apps that are SPECIFICALLY designed with the new APIs of WP8. All your Fart Machines and Calories Trackers that make up 95% of the iOS/Android/Windows Phone store will still work on all phones.
You will at least have 120,000 apps to choose from, including most of the popular games. Let me know when you've played through all of those
another comment here corrected me as well. good to know.
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no Android? Epic fail. I don't care how cheap it is. I rather buy a used GalaxyS off craiglist. Yes, you may call me whatever name you want.
If you don't care about apps and just want basic smartphone features like access to email and web browsing, you'd be hard pressed to find a NEW android option better than this. I, too, am an Android user and wouldn't consider a Windows phone. But I'm considering it for my parents, who want to be able to text easier than a dumbphone can and check email easily. But they're not going to be downloading the latest apps. And they keep their phones for 2+ years, and I've found that phones that're already used when I get them will break down before they're ready to get new ones.
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My sister in law has been using Lumia 710 and she loves it. We can use skype and a lot more, it's really an excellent device, she loved it so much my brother in law bought one as well. They paid $50 to T-Mobile when they extended their contracts, so it is an excellent deal. The colors are great, and OS nearly never hangs, it is fast and has excellent built in options, so I would guess 7.5 is even better.
If you are on a budget and don't really care for a lot of crap that google offers, or hate google, get this phone. Otherwise get the Exhibition 4G HSN is offering now for $120.
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