I got a Lumia 800, I love it, it's just crap that the battery dies in no time. It's fast and looks good - but seriously? Can't upload your own ringtones? You have to modify and cut them so they're 40seconds or less ._.?
Yeah, that's weird. I looked at the Lumia T-Mobile carries (can't remember the model number, it's probably the one you have) and decided if I was going to go Windows, the HTC was slightly better than the Nokia. Now I just don't like Windows. Joy!
I see no reason for me to have a smartphone. Last year I got an LG 231C flip phone. Great battery life, and it makes calls and texts. That's all I need. For multimedia, I have a laptop and an MP3 player.
See, I don't get tablets. If I want a big screen, I'll use my laptop and if I want to do fun stuff, I'll use my phone. I can't fit a tablet in my pocket, so it's not as portable as my phone. I don't know. If it works for you, who am I to complain?
I still don't get why everyone wants a smartphone. My regular phone can call people, send texts, note appointments/alarms, and a bunch of other crap I never use. That's all I need from a phone, and I find it hard to imagine what else you could conceivably NEED. I just don't even. D:
Also, people who review reviews are stupid. #factnotopinion
I use my smartphone as a mini computer. It's helpful when you don't want to lug your laptop around everywhere but still want easier access to the internet. Not everybody needs a smartphone but some people find it pretty convenient.
I can't really call my iPod a smartphone though can I? I mean I text and everything on it so it pretty much is... D:
I'm on my phone right now. I almost never turn on my laptop anymore, except to use word processors. It cuts out a step and makes my online life easier. You're right, I don't need it. But I do prefer it.
Hmm, fair point. I do a lot of gaming on my laptop, in addition to all my uni work and general browsing, so I couldn't manage it your way, but if you just use it for on-the-go style browsing, I could definitely see the advantage. I think, if I had a smartphone, I'd use it for texting, calling, and maybe facebook/cracked if I were REALLY bored. But instead, I spend most of my spare time at uni doing work that's not due for the next week or so ('cause I find it hard to work at home), and then when I'm at home, my laptop's right there, so I doubt the phone'd get much use lol. I guess I never considered browsing as an option even, my bad.
If you say "I don't like this band" people get really angry, like somehow saying you don't like a band they like is a personal affront to them and their tastes. It's not, I'm sure the band is perfectly enjoyable, I just don't like their music, it does not make my dopamine levels go "oooo". Who knows why?
As an open source software user I accept a lot of negative reviews to things I use in my daily life, GIMP and Inkscape for example, and yet I am so used to how they work (and don't) that when someone goes "omg I hate it there's this weird thing that happens" I kinda think "oh yeah.. that's funny." Sort of like how you know when your friend gets drunk they sing bad kareoke XD
I've seen others get soo angry about it "OPEN SOURCE IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO" etc but you can't deny that sometimes it doesn't work, but I accept that and use it anyway. Other people do prefer their program to have less quirks. For them there is Photoshop or Sai or other paid software.
You gotta love it when people get butthurt, it's a source of comedy XD
tbh it's part of being a teenager as well. No matter how mature a teenager, things still get to them far easier than most more grown up people. I used to get angry and hurt too when people said stuff about Fantasy as a genre or Music I liked. I'm still hugely private about what music I like because for some reason it's something most people just can't get over is being bitchy about what music they like. Usually "Ugh so and so is so mainstream and shit how can you like that." "Cos I do? So what if it's not Mozart Genius, it's catchy and it makes me smile, does it have to do much else?"
Who knows it could have been your particular handset that was the issue, or it could be that you simply don't gel with the operating system, because obviously other people do.
I like that the smartphone market is wider now because before it was either apple... or blackberry if you wanted the buttons, now you've got windows, android, and them operating on different machines too, we know from computers what's inside your machine effects the OS too.
I like buttons so I'm a blackberry user huzzah. But Everyone else I know is a touch phone user of some kind. I believe the HTCs had a bug that sometimes sent texts twice (at no extra cost) so I kept getting repeat texts from people XD
Even if it wasn't glitchy, it was annoyingly uncustomizable, the apps were annoying, and stock programs bothered me. I would never personally own that phone.
Now that you mention the HTC bug, my wife had been complaining that she would get a lot of my texts from my old phone twice and that was an HTC. We thought it was her phone goofing up because it would happen when my brother texted her, too. Can you guess the brand of his phone?