On the Inquirer right now......
WP8 is garbage....
EARLIER THIS YEAR I made a big move, I switched from an Iphone 5 to a Nokia Lumia 920.
This was a huge move for me, as I also own a Macbook, Ipad and Apple TV, so switching from IOS to Windows Phone 8 was a pretty daunting experience. But, I did it, and it was much easier to let go of my Iphone than I had expected.
Two months have since passed, and it's fair to say I'm not quite so happy. As much as I adore my Lumia phone - in fact, I think it's one of the best, if not the best phone released in 2012 - I've reached the end of my tether with Windows Phone 8. Sure, it scored highly in our review, but too many problems have since come to light.
The first issue is the lack of apps. I know we mentioned this in our Windows Phone 8 review, but after two months of trawling through the bleak Windows Store it has become too much. The major apps my Lumia 920 phone is missing include Spotify and Instagram, and I've found it difficult. So difficult that I also carry an Android phone around with me, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini in fact, just so I can get my fix of Christmas music on the train in the morning and check that I haven't been tagged in any Instagrammed snaps from the night before.
Why aren't these apps available? We're not sure. Of course, the fact that Windows Phone 7 apps won't automatically work on Windows Phone 8 can't have helped developers. We've also heard that it's very expensive to develop applications for the latest iteration of Microsoft's mobile operating system, which might be why some developers are dragging their feet.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
while you copy only the part of woman's article, I will paste full man's answer to it:
michaeljustgreat•a day ago−
Lack of apps for the Windows Phone 8?!!! 120,000 apps is not enough for you?!! Among them, 46 of the top 50 apps available for the iPhone and the Android phones!!!
You say you miss Spotify? You have at least two music apps installed on your 920: Nokia music and XBox music and I do not count the other apps that are equivalent to Spotify!
But rest assured, in a few months, you WILL have both Instagram and Spotify on the Windows Phone 8 available. Same for the games but the games do take quite some time to prepare for a new phone system.
I recently heard something like that there are 350 new apps per day reaching the Windows Phone store. In six months, you will see that most of what you want concerning apps will be there.
why didn't you copy the end of the article...Here is the last sentence.
As once Microsoft sorts out these issues, I might become a Windows Phone user once again.
Who give a fk about Instagram and Spotify, Nokia Music blows Spotify out of the water 100X over and Instragram is just a fad, No one even used Instagram even a YEAR ago now you "can't live without" it. Hell I wouldn't be surprised for them to announce an instragram app for it in the next 1-2 weeks.
Windows Phone 8 is still a work in progress
This is a garbage hit piece. Instagram was $B garbage app. Most people snap photos and share to FB directly.
SPOTIFY?! How about free Nokia Music?
Gargbage hit piece, she got a nice Christmas bonus check for the effort.
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The rights grab
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