I own an android tablet so I hope that suffices.
I prefer WP7 for usability tbh. Everything I need is just there and quick to load and seamlessly integrated so it's fast and functional. I didn't get it for the apps but there are a few apps that are free that can extend usability but most of the good games cost $$$. But aside from the appearance becoming stale quickly, it's about as slick and straightforward as it gets.
Overall using the phone feels a lot smoother with WP7. So things like music etc tend to work really well. The native player as well browser feel much much better than anything I've used on android and the keyboard while being smaller seems easier to use for some reason.
A small annyoing bit is that for some of the stuff you need to go into settings - to turn wifi on and off for instance.
Used HTC Desire for a year and a half before switching to the Lumia 800 so I didn't have the latest Android phone experience but I did have quite a lot (rooted on latest android version etc).
The phone is streets ahead in usability (I did and still do have problems with the keyboard though but I'm getting there, it's just changing from x to y that'll be a problem), and the performance in things like games etc feels very similar to the latest iPhone and latest android handsets you can buy. If you're after something for apps and games I wouldn't get a Windows Phone just yet. It's odd to go from a marketplace where you can find pretty much any app to one where the apps are only just starting to surface, but the windows phone is starting to get some more apps.
The one thing I don't like about the music app which is built into windows phone is there's no bloody scroller to go through songs, and you have to hold the next/back button to fast forward or rewind. But the browser is p.sleak and works well.
One thing I noticed in my time with WP7 is that all the included apps are great, fit in so seamlessly.
However many apps from the marketplace just don't fit in right. Not polished enough, I guess?
Though I was testing on an HD2, so don't take this very seriously.
I find the microsoft apps are the only good ones :P
For example, we just switched to Lync at work and the Lync app that they have works well enough
Is there much of a modding scene for WP7? Custom ROMs and the like? I know its limited by being closed source but still...
There are some registry tweaks but it's a pain in the ass to unlock some phones.
The easiest to unlock right now are the Omnia 7 and the Focus. just by visitng a website, just like jailbreak.me. There are also custom ROMs for HTC's and first gen samsung phones.
WP7 is consistently fast and very smooth. I really like it's music player (It's replaced my iPod now). Hands down beats android for music and speed (except the Galaxy S2, that's the only android phone I've seen which is as fast as WP7).
There aren't anywhere near as many applications for WP7 as there are for Android, and there aren't that many free games etc. If you absolutely must have loads of free applications then WP7 isn't ideal.
WP7 is faster, easier to use and has a better Music Player than android (including third party Music apps on the Android Market)
Android has more applications in general and definitely more free applications than WP7.
I don't use my phone a lot as I'm usually near a PC anyway, but there's nothing that I would really need an app for, actually.
Is anyone else having problems with their 3G connection on AT&T? I tried a hard reset, soft reset, any sort of reset possible on the Samsung Focus (Mango). I first noticed it when trying to resync with Facebook in the Peoples Hub when it wouldn't refresh my notifications.
Now, when I tried to resync my phone with my Live account, it cannot connect to it, yet when I turn on Wifi and try it, it syncs without a problem.
EDIT: Also experiencing the issue when trying to sync with Outlook
great vid on the lumia 800 here
blown away by the phones OS, i'm getting one soon
Just a shame a bunch of those features don't work everywhere sadly. For instance nokia music
- Cz, pretty much smackdown in central europe by the way.
Where the hell have you been? Windows Mobile/Pocket PC has been in existence since 2000.
They just didn't appeal to the casual user until WP7.
I work at a local electronics store, and today we got some lumia 800s in
fired one up, holy shit that thing is so smooth and quick
even though it only has a single core cpu, it's just as smooth as the more expensive iphones and android phones. dayumn good optimizing, windows
Posting from lumia 800 now, just bought it:D
there has been some leaks regarding the tango update.
original (translated from russian): http://translate.google.com/translat...ngo%2F&act=url
apparently, you'll be able to import/export contacts to/from the SIM and some other new stuff.
seriously can't wait as i really wanna start typing in my native language, which hopefully will be supported finally.
But you can already import contacts from your SIM card. It's been really handy for the times when my phone had to do a factory reset.
Of course, me being on Verizon... doesn't really help.
I have my contacts tied to my Windows Live account. The only reason my phone has a SIM is for international use at no extra charge
how do i take screencaps with the lumia 800? is it even possible?
I haven't found a way to take screenshots on my Trophy, so I don't think one exists.
you need a dev unlocked device. There's an app for it I think then.
FUCK I just bent the flap that hides the USB connection on my Lumia 800! I seem to remember in the reviews someone mentioned that Nokia would stock replacement ones, I wonder how hard it would be to change it
My phone was in my pocket, with about 60% battery remaining. Just put it there after listening to music, which I had stopped.
Pull my phone out an hour later, it's REALLY warm, and is at 3% battery.
What the fuck?
Obviously you had an app that was still running in the background, not sure if WP7 has a battery monitor like Android