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magicalclick magicalclick Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, and no Store name.
  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    In order to receive work emails on my iPhone, or to view calendar appointments or contacts or whatnot, my company no longer allows the usage of the standard apps.  It requires downloading a third-party app that containerizes company mail and calendar data into separately encrypted storage.  Additionally, the phone requires more strict security meaning it will lock very quickly and require passcode to unlock it.  (Thumbprint on newer models.)  And my company gets access to wipe the entire device.

    I can understand those needs given the capabilities of the device.  It doesn't have multiple user accounts.  It doesn't provide fine-grained security (for example, simply swipe to get to the home screen and run most apps, but require passcode once you try to access some apps such as Mail).  My employer deems its built-in security unacceptable.

    Aside from those aspects, the iPhone doesn't have Continuum.  MS Office on a phone is OK at best (which is the case for any data-entry-heavy application), but it can't beat the ability to use it on a full screen with keyboard and mouse.

    And those are just my personal experience and thoughts, I'm certain I don't speak for many others who have other business needs.  And please note, I'm not claiming any specific phone is better in all of the ways I mentioned... which is my point, the market isn't fully mature and MS would be in the best position to capitalize.

    so...... What's so bad about the 3rs party app your company is using that would convince them to change? Because they have already spend resources to set it up and training and getting used to it. Unless they grow extremely bitter, why would they want to change, let along changing the phone.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , Ray7 wrote

    Mmm, so things haven't gone exactly to plan…

     

    *snip*

    Unfortunately, that's the problem. If 90% (actually closer to 99%) of the world is running something else, then developers won't support it, and that won't change because Microsoft is coming up with yet another development framework. The CEO is absolutely right to focus on the cloud services. The operating system is irrelevant; get as many people as you can running Microsoft services on iOS and Android, and from there draw them back to the MS platform.

    I don't fault this approach either. It is best to support iPhone and Android to gain user base. Just like Chrome and etc. Maybe after they like to MS stuff, their loyalty will help them to give MS Mobile OS a chance. Also iVerge and iGadget covers more about MS iPhone apps, which is a good publication.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    , Bass wrote

    *snip*

    Hey, it's actually all anyone wants to talk about anymore on C9. I'm totally hypocritical for contributing. But there aren't really any active threads besides these WM "let's bash/let's save/it's dead/it's not dead" threads. No worries, I'll post another AI thread that nobody will care about. :)

    yeah, if you are so kind, please visit my Surface praising thread that also no one cares about.

  • WM10 hell.

    @Craig_Matthews: Adding to that, I think Edge is eating my data when I was visiting iVerge or iGadget after I loaded comments and leave Edge with the tab open. Maybe it was using data to load latest comments??? Anyway, I have to turn off my 3GB data because I only have 200MB left. Only 3 more days.

  • Microsoft Kill Off Windows Phone

    @Bass: Just a friendly reminder, I did not make this yet another WP bashing thread. And my thread did not actually claim WP is dead or that MS will kill WP or WM entirely. So, in case you or other people trying to stereotype me into the unavoidable future, I am here clear my name before it happens. Sorry TC that I go off-topic, but, I know I will get stereotyped and i have gotten that many times. So, I need to clear my name here.

     

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    what do you mean by "like within an hour"???

    , Bass wrote

    *snip*

    I'm not judging your quality of your complaints, just the quantity. You made two W10 threads within like an hour of each other. Since C9 is not particularly active, if you keep doing this you crowd out everything else and half the main page will consist of magicalclick complaining about W10. 

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    is iPhone lacking in business customers?

    , bondsbw wrote

    *snip*

    Business users.  Many millions.

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , bondsbw wrote

    @davewill:  I still think they should push hard for the non-consumer mobile market.  It's ripe for the taking, it's where Microsoft has traditionally held much influence, and neither Apple nor Google seem to want to commit to that area.

    Please specify non-consumer mobile market because that is very vague. Who will be the users? And how many of those users out there?

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , Ray7 wrote

    *snip*

    I'm going to apologise for that last comment. It was uncalled for.

    Apology accepted.

  • So Joe Belfore is using iPhone right now.

    , Bass wrote

    All you do is talk about it switching phones, this is like the 100th post you made about the topic. Why? Either switch or don't switch. I have iPhones for a long time and have zero complaints about them. But it is just a smartphone, it's not gonna make your junk larger or pay for your private jet. Don't see the point to jerk it furiously in blog comment sections and forums about why some phone choice is number one.

    Hmmmm...... so I have WP7, WP8, WM10..... and you don't. And you think you qualify to judge my complaints toward a device that I own, which you have no interest of buying?