There seems to be some exaggerations and made up statements here:
1. Windows 10 is beta - No. But you are free to join the beta-program if you want to. The stable version of Windows 10 is just as good and fast as any other system on similar hardware (often faster).
2. No apps - There are more than 600.000 apps. 99% of the services also have great replacement apps that are BETTER than the first-party apps on other platforms.
3. Slow and buggy - Read #1.
4. Disappointment - Windows has had the highest mobile satisfaction rates of all platforms during a couple of years.
5. Microsoft locks you in/not open - Google is the new Microsoft of the 90s. Look at Android Wear. It is locked in to Google, Chromecast? Locked in to Google. Youtube? Where Google wants it. Maps? Where Google wants it. Microsoft is available on ALL platforms everywhere.
Get your facts straight.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2016I use Lumia 540 with window 8.1 which is better than google chrome os. Try it before you com... moreI was lumia 540. Now I retired it. Since 3 months I buy it, I feel something wrong with this phone. I tried to use, then after 11 months I give up to use it. Running apps so slowly. People say smooth, I say slowly. After update become worse, so so so slowly. Apps I used for works doesnt have. Also basic phone dissaponted. Now I switch back to android. Im very happy after switch back to android. Apps running so fast. Before lumia 540, I use lenovo S650. Compare to lumia, lenovo S650 very much better. Apps running fast, never facing lag. I switch to lumia because want to tried with bigger name Microsoft. But what I get is dissapointed, wasting my money. Cannot sell, no ones want to buy. Explore your WP before comment. Market talking.
krystian, 04 Jun 2016The reason shares fell because MS pulled back. They don't want to be associated with the Lumi... moreM8 with no offence but that is call takeing sides....I never used a widows base phone even when it was htc with win 4 or something...They are not good...the overall experience sucks...You cant say its on beta ....if its on beta wtf is it doing on a mobile phone which is giveen to ppl for money...As far as I know products go from alfa to beta and to the end user if you dont wanna pay the alfa/beta tester...and realse a produc which is not 100% functional then its not a finished product and ppl will get bugs/stuck/crush etc and will avoid it in the future its like putting your own trojan horse inside your citadel...Android which has lots of bugs and its laggy its way better then win 10 and ios well ios is not as buggy and its lag free....so NO you point is wrong if its beta then it SHOULD NOT BE on a phone which selles in store...if its finished and its like that its creap....would you buy a game on which I only wrote 1 line of command ....and say its on the way its gonna be the greatest game ever...would?
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2016Once again the trolls come out in force, afraid that WP will burst their android bubble. Final... moreThis runs an ARM proccesor. There will be no pocket PC. Continuum is a joke, we all know it so quit playing.
Just if they made it look like a mobile..
Freakin slabs everywhere..
AnonD-442022, 04 Jun 2016Bought a 640XL out of curiosity , what a laughable experience it was, too slow to do anything ... moreyou do not have an idea how to use WP then you comment here like a expert, hard reset your braind
krystian, 04 Jun 2016The reason shares fell because MS pulled back. They don't want to be associated with the Lumi... moreI agree Win10 has potential. Problem is it's still beta, and it a left bitter taste to people who have used it. Even more to someone who have used WP7 and WP8 before.
As developer, I found UWP API in Win10 is still a mess, documentation a mess, unstable emulator, even a year after launch. I found WP8 is still better in terms of documentation and development environment.
I use Lumia 540 with window 8.1 which is better than google chrome os. Try it before you comment, most people who think window phone is bad are those who think they can use windows like Android. I don't blame after all they can have cheap copy of Android app transferred to them through the use of flash share. Android guy try and buy apps stop looking for free apps
AnonD-90109, 04 Jun 2016WP is DEAD, no one cares, the rest of the world has moved on, including Microsoft, with less t... moreThe reason shares fell because MS pulled back. They don't want to be associated with the Lumia line. They want to let OEMs take over. If you actually used windows 10 for a bit you would realize how much potential there is. It's not really finished nor does it have all the features MS envisions. MS just makes the premium line to showcase what windows 10 can do and then wants the OEMs to get on board. Spring 2017 when windows 10 is truly finished with Redstone 2 they will release some sort of product to showcase the software/hardware power. This is what will drive OEMs to do something similar. It's the equivalent of what they do with their surface line.
I'm not biased. I have an iphone 6, asus zenfone 2 and lumia 950xl. I would put windows 10 before all those if you're talking OS only. Apps I would choose my iphone 6.
Runner up for OS would likely be android marshmallow as ios kind of went downhill when it hit 9.x.
Anyways, no bias here as I like to play with all things. I think Windows 10 mobile has the most potential. Funny part is that even though market share has dropped like crazy there's more and more apps coming. And this is thanks to UWP.
Some apps are even better for w10m. I think Twitter app is much better than the android/ios one. Facebook sucks unfrotunately but there hasn't been an official one released yet. Messenger is still in beta. It's getting there though.
I hope this device will have global release and availability. I can't wait to add it to my 950 XL and also replace my ruined 1520 (stuck in Windows's spinning gears of death since that infamous day 17 March 2016)
AnonD-442022, 04 Jun 2016Bought a 640XL out of curiosity , what a laughable experience it was, too slow to do anything ... moreAnd another one. I have 640XL. Slow? Buggy? Either you did install Android on it or you lie.
AnonD-90109, 04 Jun 2016WP is DEAD, no one cares, the rest of the world has moved on, including Microsoft, with less t... moreOnly thing that's dead, is your brain as it seems. Only capable to produce blatant lies like 'barren app shop' or that MS has abandoned WP. Get your act together and comment about topics you have slightest knowledge about.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2016Do not buy windows phone, u will regret it. Just go ahead if u got too mch money to spend Bought a 640XL out of curiosity , what a laughable experience it was, too slow to do anything and way too buggy. I agree total waste of money.
Once again the trolls come out in force, afraid that WP will burst their android bubble. Finally, the flagship level pocket PC that all we nobody fans have been waiting for. No longer will there be a need to be bilingual. Our work, home, and portable computers will speak the same language! The X3 also features top of the line Bang&Olafsen audiophile sound, not the tinny speaker Samsung offers up. No phone generates the kind of attention I get when I pull out my Nokia 1520. Someone always says, "How did you do that?". I am excited. WINDOWS PHONE LIVES!
AnonD-90109, 04 Jun 2016WP is DEAD, no one cares, the rest of the world has moved on, including Microsoft, with less t... moreI agree with you...there hasn't been any relevant breakthrough in WP, since Microsoft entered mobile world. Their biggest shot was a deal with Nokia, and the F'd it up big time. This will be another Windows phone - it'll come out, few people will say "Oh?", and then it'll disappear completely forgotten. Shame, because hardware can be great, but without software support, there's not much to go about.