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  • phands.theheretic5 phands.theheretic5 Dec 22, 2012 1:55 PM Flag

    Why I'm ditching Windows Phone 8 to go back to IOS

    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

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