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WM7 v Android 2

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Here's the deal guys:

I've had a WinMo phone / device / gadget since the Canary first came along. I'm about to upgrade despite it not being due until September.

T-Mo have offered me a super deal (that is very tempting) on a shiny new HTC Desire.

The thing is -- should I take the 2yr deal for a tidy Android 2-point-something device or hold out for WinMo7, knowing full well it will be chock full of problems, anomalies and prone to constant crashing. How long would it take for the WM7 devices to start to shine I wonder. Lets face it, WinMo has never really grabbed the masses by the throat compared with the (in my opinion) hugely flawed iPhone. Even the Android OS seemed to have many more "fans" shortly after launch than WinMo ever seemed to have in all these years.

Is the Desire worth the trade-off? Is WM7 "that good"? And will I be able to look myself in the eye in the morning?

Your thoughts...?

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Here's the deal guys:

I've had a WinMo phone / device / gadget since the Canary first came along. I'm about to upgrade despite it not being due until September.

T-Mo have offered me a super deal (that is very tempting) on a shiny new HTC Desire.

The thing is -- should I take the 2yr deal for a tidy Android 2-point-something device or hold out for WinMo7, knowing full well it will be chock full of problems, anomalies and prone to constant crashing. How long would it take for the WM7 devices to start to shine I wonder. Lets face it, WinMo has never really grabbed the masses by the throat compared with the (in my opinion) hugely flawed iPhone. Even the Android OS seemed to have many more "fans" shortly after launch than WinMo ever seemed to have in all these years.

Is the Desire worth the trade-off? Is WM7 "that good"? And will I be able to look myself in the eye in the morning?

Your thoughts...?

How often can you upgrade? I have the luxury of upgrading 1 time per year with Sprint. I have also decided after purchasing a launch day Palm Pre that I won't ever be a smartphone beta tester again. ;) With that said I feel that WebOS took a good 8 months to mature to a customer ready level. It still has issues though.

Anyway I really am in the same boat as you because I also would like a Windows 7 phone but I have decided in June to pick up the Evo and let Windows 7 phones settle in and mature until next June when I am ready to upgrade again. I would like to see what other people think. Will WP7 be ready upon release? I am jaded after the Pre issues I have had...

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Technically the new WP7 should be spot on right from the start as such as it is a complete redesign.

If there are problems will the platform for the phone format survive or will it be back to the business handhelds from where it started?

Fingers crossed for me, lets hope that the Windows phone department have finally listened to the end user and not kept the ideas inhouse only.

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My shiny new Desire will land one day this week - once the upgrade dept is allocated their stock. I assume I'll have the usual cooling-off period within which I can change my mind and send it back?

I'm hoping, of course, that it'll do what I want how I want when I want. Rather than when it suits itself like my current HD. There's nothing wrong with the HD - its lovely and generally performs well.

But.

Once I have 3 apps running using 60%+ of resources it generally slows to a crawl. It needs soft resetting every day, if not twice a day, if I really ask it to work hard. I spend most of my mobile time Tweeting via moTweet, emailing and FB, some MSN via Palringo and browsing with Skyfire. I've always been underwhelmed with the browsing experience no matter what I've used. Laggy, unresponsive and oh-so-slow especially with the likes of Opera.

By all accounts, this Desire will fit the bill - hopefully anyway :}

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The main thing that stops me using an Android device for everyday use is that you can not sync with Outlook unless you go through google.

I have zero faith in googles security especially as they are renown for collecting user data and so i would never trust them to handle any part of my email.

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Stay on target, mate. Stick on W7s.

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I think it's a bit early to announce a winner. Android could do better (the iPhone still has FAR better 3rd party software support and is, generally, a much friendlier op. system) so I think WP7 will have an easy time beating Android. Unless there won't be third party apps at all for WP7, of course.

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The main thing that stops me using an Android device for everyday use is that you can not sync with Outlook unless you go through google.

I have zero faith in googles security especially as they are renown for collecting user data and so i would never trust them to handle any part of my email.

I think the Orwellian paranoia can get in the way sometimes. I've used Google Sync on Outlook for a long time already. I have my work email (via NHS.net), home Sky a/c, Gmail and Hotmail all sync'd via several plugins and connectors. I should be able to use my SKoogle mail a/c directly with Android due to Sky using Google's servers, plus the Gmail a/c etc, etc...

I can't see the problem personally. If some twit somewhere keeps a log of my obscure Google searches or even a list of my Gmails - I really don't give a hoot. The option to save a history of every page I've browsed or searched is, periodically, a bonus because I can access it from any machine in the world, mobile or otherwise.

I just wish there was a stock of these HTC Desire devices. Retentions (at T-Mo), upgrades (ditto) nor the local shop have any stock at all and have no idea when they will.

Dismal :huh:

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