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    Default What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I came when the 5s first came out and wrote a bit of a review for the 5s and iOS 7 as a whole. Overall, I liked the OS outside of the keyboard which I deemed near unusable. So, that said, my mobile OS of choice is having it's next big update and it's a thoroughly compelling update. We're getting Cortana for all you HALO fans out there, we're getting a proper notification center, and we're improving on the already industry-leading keyboard turning it into the fastest keyboard in day to day use. So, I don't know if any of you have a vested interest in Smartphones that aren't iOS but what are your thoughts on WP8?
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I was a former win 6.1 user and I heard the new 8.1 is pretty polished but I haven't had the privilege to try it out because sprint doesn't carry win phones
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    I was a former win 6.1 user and I heard the new 8.1 is pretty polished but I haven't had the privilege to try it out because sprint doesn't carry win phones
    Yeah, Sprint's selection of Windows Phones are laughable at best. 8.1 isn't actually publicly available just yet but it's a pretty compelling OS. Had I not switched prior, I'd be doing so now.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    When it actually comes out for my Lumia 1020 in Singapore, then I could actually give some thoughts of my own, but it's still not on there yet...

    Maybe in the coming months or weeks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    When it actually comes out for my Lumia 1020 in Singapore, then I could actually give some thoughts of my own, but it's still not on there yet...

    Maybe in the coming months or weeks...
    I'm not sure what Singapore's update schedule looks like but I know that support for it officially starts early June so I'd expect a broad rollout soon after. The developer preview is pretty fleshed out though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    I'm not sure what Singapore's update schedule looks like but I know that support for it officially starts early June so I'd expect a broad rollout soon after. The developer preview is pretty fleshed out though.
    Is that so, if so there is much cause to rejoice then.

    The new features are actually looking pretty good on the new platform, it seems, from what I saw of the WPcentral coverage so far.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    As far as I'm concerned the only main issue the platform has remaining is getting apps. If they get that sorted out, I can honestly see myself using it.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I'd like to pick up one just to use on the aide to keep up with it. But the 520 is too low speed I think and I don't have a spare 400 dollars or whatever for a 925.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I'm tempted to get a Lumia Icon to try out windows phone. I'm quite impress with MS after everything I've seen them do with WP and especially their surface lineup. I don't have any tablets atm but that Surface 3 has caught my attention. I might be getting a job at VZW pretty soon so I'll be using that as a chance to play with a WP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    I'm tempted to get a Lumia Icon to try out windows phone. I'm quite impress with MS after everything I've seen them do with WP and especially their surface lineup. I don't have any tablets atm but that Surface 3 has caught my attention. I might be getting a job at VZW pretty soon so I'll be using that as a chance to play with a WP!
    Yeah, I'm interested in a surface 3 as we'll, but wonder if it'll be hard to incorporate with my apple ecosystem (iPhone, iPad, appletv) maybe it's a complete non issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Yeah, I'm interested in a surface 3 as we'll, but wonder if it'll be hard to incorporate with my apple ecosystem (iPhone, iPad, appletv) maybe it's a complete non issue?
    Yeah I'm in the same boat. I already have an iPhone and a MBP so I feel like an iPad would be the better choice for me. I also have a win7 PC so I probably don't need a surface in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    Yeah I'm in the same boat. I already have an iPhone and a MBP so I feel like an iPad would be the better choice for me. I also have a win7 PC so I probably don't need a surface in the first place.
    I do think the surface is a neat device though, at least in concept. I don't really mind getting something to replace a laptop or tablet, but only if that thing is going to do both those things we'll. but for the price of a surface pro 3 I'd want to use (i5, 256gb model) you could get a iPad mini and a MacBook Air or we'll speced windows laptop.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    They are really having a surge in popularity these days with the Surface and their 8.1 improvements...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    They are really having a surge in popularity these days with the Surface and their 8.1 improvements...
    Who, MS?
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    From what I've seen, Windows 8.1 looks quite nice. Unfortunately, I haven't actually used it for myself to get an overall feel for it.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    From what I've seen, Windows 8.1 looks quite nice. Unfortunately, I haven't actually used it for myself to get an overall feel for it.
    The phone 8.1 or the desktop 8.1?
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I was thinking of trying a windows phone when I was upgrading my 4S and then return it within my carriers return window but Bell (Canada) didn't have windows phones available at the time so I got the 5S instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'd like to pick up one just to use on the aide to keep up with it. But the 520 is too low speed I think and I don't have a spare 400 dollars or whatever for a 925.
    For the record, you can pick up a new 920 as low as $120 when they have special deals (Pretty often) or a 925 around $179. The 520 will give you pretty much the full experience minus Glance screen and the front facing camera so to test drive, it's an outstanding device. It might take a second longer to load some apps and not play a few top-tier games but it's good.
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    Default Re: What does iMore think of Windows Phone 8.1?

    I went through a 521, 810, and a 925. Tried Windows 8, then the developer preview of 8.1. I just... I don't like the UI.

    I'm not Apple bias either. I'm on a BlackBerry Z30 right now and I use a Note 3 too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I'd like to pick up one just to use on the aide to keep up with it. But the 520 is too low speed I think and I don't have a spare 400 dollars or whatever for a 925.
    Got my 925 for $165. Deals are to be had. HSN has it for $200 new... they did last week at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    For the record, you can pick up a new 920 as low as $120 when they have special deals (Pretty often) or a 925 around $179. The 520 will give you pretty much the full experience minus Glance screen and the front facing camera so to test drive, it's an outstanding device. It might take a second longer to load some apps and not play a few top-tier games but it's good.
    Yeah, I've actually used my friends 930 for a month. Honestly , I like the OS. The apps are my main complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z33dev33l View Post
    For the record, you can pick up a new 920 as low as $120 when they have special deals (Pretty often) or a 925 around $179. The 520 will give you pretty much the full experience minus Glance screen and the front facing camera so to test drive, it's an outstanding device. It might take a second longer to load some apps and not play a few top-tier games but it's good.
    This is the lowest price I can find near me:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Yeah, I've actually used my friends 930 for a month. Honestly , I like the OS. The apps are my main complaint.
    What apps were you lacking if you don't mind my asking?

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    This is the lowest price I can find near me:
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    Yeah, definitely more expensive up in Canada...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Yeah, I've actually used my friends 930 for a month. Honestly , I like the OS. The apps are my main complaint.
    So far, I think the only complaints I have is a poor Tapatalk, and Steam and the Google apps being missing.

    If the Operating system is going to be better in Windows Phone 8.1, I have no doubt the business is going to pick up...

    At least we got things like Vine and Instagram, and Line, and Viber and Whatsapp and Kindle and a good number of top of the line apps on Windows Phone.that even Blackberry doesn't have on BB10...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    So far, I think the only complaints I have is a poor Tapatalk, and Steam and the Google apps being missing.

    If the Operating system is going to be better in Windows Phone 8.1, I have no doubt the business is going to pick up...

    At least we got things like Vine and Instagram, and Line, and Viber and Whatsapp and Kindle and a good number of top of the line apps on Windows Phone.that even Blackberry doesn't have on BB10...
    Is that true though? I'd imagine app developers care more about market share and user base numbers rather than how good the OS is.
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