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Steve Wozniak Says Windows Phone Is More Beautiful Than iPhone Or Android
Businessinsider ^ | April 28, 2012 | Steve Kovach

Posted on 04/28/2012 6:02:50 PM PDT by SmokingJoe

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for playing around with all kinds of mobile tech, even if it competes with iOS devices.

Wozniak recently bought Nokia's new Lumia 900 Windows Phone, and shared some of his thoughts on Microsoft's Mobile platform in a podcast interview with The Report. (The Verge first picked up the interview).

Overall, Wozniak says he prefers the look and feel of Windows Phone apps over Android and iPhone apps. He also likes Windows Phone better overall than Android.

We had similar feelings towards Windows Phone apps when we reviewed the Lumia 900. Many apps such as Evernote, Spotify, Foursquare, and Facebook look a lot better than their Android and iPhone counterparts.

Here are a few key quotes from Woz's interview:

"I definitely favor the Windows 7 phone over Android." "[Windows Phone apps are] much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone" "[Windows Phone] is more beautiful than the other platforms" "[I feel like] I'm more with a friend than with a tool."

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: apple; cellphone; cellphoneapps; microsoft; nokia; stevewozniack; stevewozniak; telecom; thewoz; windowsphone7; woz; wozniak
Why, that Steve Wozniak has gone and lost his mind now. The fangirls are not going to like this one bit. Ah well....
1 posted on 04/28/2012 6:02:58 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

As long as Microsoft keeps doing what it is doing in the arena of phones, it could very well be a contender.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 6:06:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SmokingJoe

Next time I see him I’ll let him know what you said...


3 posted on 04/28/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SmokingJoe

interesting


4 posted on 04/28/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: SmokingJoe

maybe he’s right, who knows. all i know is work too much with windows to want it on my phone.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: SmokingJoe
As far as I understand if you buy a Lumia you must go with the AT&T data plan and that's a problem.

Their unlimited data plan (for surfing the web, media, etc.) is very expensive.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up
Don't much like AT&T either. T-Mobile for me.
7 posted on 04/28/2012 6:41:03 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

My youngest son and Mrs p6 just got Android smart phones when we re-upped the family plan on T-Mobile and my oldest son opted for a Windows phone. I don’t know the makes or models but so far the Windows phone looks better and is easier to use.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 7:04:50 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Jonty30

“As long as Microsoft keeps doing what it is doing in the arena of phones, it could very well be a contender.”

Friend of mine got one recently.

Worst user interface I’ve ever seen.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: webstersII

When I first got the phone, I didn’t like the tile system. system thought it was ugly.

But now I don’t mind it a bit.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 7:17:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SmokingJoe
I still have my pay-as-you-go phone. Suits me fine, costs me next to nothing.

Students asked me yesterday if I still had a flip phone, and they laughed. Five years ago, students laughed because i didn't have a flip phone. Go figure.

11 posted on 04/28/2012 7:22:23 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: webstersII

I ditched my iPhone for the Windows phone and have been a fan ever since. IMO, the Windows phone is superior to the iPhone in every category, save one—quantity of Apps. Note I said quantity, not quality. But, Microsoft is reportedly paying incentives to encourage more cross platform development, so they should gain ground there.

IMO, the UI is crisp, responsive, intelligent and robust. I’ve had nary a crash at all on my Nokia Lumia. The integrated music service (Zune) and Xbox Live for games blows away the iPhone.

What specifically did you dislike?


12 posted on 04/28/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by Carlucci
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To: null and void

Next time you see him? Just roll over. You’re sharing the same pillow aren’t you?


13 posted on 04/28/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: what's up
"As far as I understand if you buy a Lumia you must go with the AT&T data plan and that's a problem.

Their unlimited data plan (for surfing the web, media, etc.) is very expensive."

It's not just the Lumia, and it's not just AT&T.

It's EVERY carrier, and EVERY smart phone. Don't take offense at all when I say that you must not have been shopping for a smart phone in the last few years.

What truly chaps my hide about the carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, et al) is that ANY such device must have its own data plan. IOW, as a Verizon customer, I have a smart phone (Motorola Droid; Android OS) with a data plan. Fine. Now, if I go and buy a tablet with wi-fi and 3G or 4G capability, yet ANOTHER data plan if I choose to avail myself of the 3G or 4G capability.

It's a ripoff, and it's high time someone offers an all-encompassing data plan tied to the USER, not the device(s).

14 posted on 04/28/2012 7:26:13 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SmokingJoe

Woz has quirky taste.

A privilege of genius.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: vladimir998

Nahh, just the same valley.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 7:27:23 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

When will that be and in what context?


17 posted on 04/28/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Jonty30

The more competition the better. I was looking for a third phone which is NOT Iphone nor Droid. Especially I hate Droid and anything Google.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 7:32:36 PM PDT by max americana
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To: DNA.2012

Beats me. I’ve been in Silicon Valley for 32 years. I happened to bump into him exactly once in a restaurant in all that time.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: max americana

I have a Nokia 710. I bought outright, so i could save my upgrade for when Windows releases Windows 8, then i can focus on a really nice phone.

It’s very fast at downloading off the internet. I can watch videos as they download with very little lag. I have also had no software or hardware issues at all.

My only complaint is the battery life could be better, but that may simply be due how I use it, because I’m always on the internet with it and downloading videos and such. But it charges fast enough for me.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 7:45:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: null and void

At least you know where he likes to eat.

You have to set up a grid to keep track of his movements. When you see him, mark it down. Eventually, you’ll know where he likes to shiat on Sundays.

I wish you Godspeed.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; RightOnline
Dittos here on the Pay As You Go. While my family has fancy phones and the family [plan on T-Mobile I use my old Tracphone flip phone. Paid ten bucks for the phone and got maybe 30 minutes airtime to start. Now ten-twenty dollars a month an I'm good to go.

All I need my phone phone calls!

Mrs p6 and the boys use them for EVERYTHING despite having Android tablets. That said when we re-upped the three phones on T-Mobile Mrs p6 said that to get the phones - free - it would only cost another $20 TOTAL on top of the $115 we had been paying for two years. IOW $135/month. That was for unlimited text, calls AND DATA!

WRONG I am now shelling out over $220/month so they can check the stars in the night sky, play games, share pics and videos and who knows what else!

Quite a change from when I grew up and the phone in my parent's house had a crank, separate mic and earpiece on a LONG cord and we were on a party line.

I seem to recall that later on ours had a rotary dial on the bottom. Then we went to a private line and the phone was the standard black phone with a rotary dial. We were fortunate because when we went to that we had TWO phones in our home, one upstairs and one downstairs although they were both on the same line.

It's wasn't until I took over running things in the early 70's we had two lines in the house.

22 posted on 04/28/2012 7:51:25 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
maybe he’s right, who knows. all i know is work too much with windows to want it on my phone.

Heh. I helped someone set on up a few months ago. It's not horrible, but a bit too social media-oriented for my taste. It's certainly better than Microsoft's previous attempts at mobile OSs.

23 posted on 04/28/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Jonty30
At least you know where he likes to eat.

Funny thing, that.

Last time I posted that I'd run into him in a restaurant, I got a FReepmail naming the restaurant...

24 posted on 04/28/2012 7:54:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: B Knotts

The woz commented on windows 7 not mango.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Revolting cat!

I will neither confirm nor deny the name of the restaurant. He’s enough of a target as is.


27 posted on 04/28/2012 8:05:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Carlucci

“What specifically did you dislike?”

I am fairly tech savvy, but I did not like the way the menus were laid out. Even finding basic functions required going through too many menu levels.

Just the way my brain works, I suppose. My friend is just so-so with the phone.

BTW, I don’t have an iPhone but I think it is a well-designed UI. I don’t want Apple products because I think it’s absurd that you have to go thru iTunes for everything.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 8:24:18 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: prisoner6

We had a party line when I was a kid. Two long rings and a short ring meant the call was for us.
And you could pick up the phone and listen to your neighbor’s conversations. It could be like a real life soap opera.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by hirn_man
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To: hirn_man

I was 5 when we got our first phone, and our number was “239”.


30 posted on 04/28/2012 9:31:54 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: SoDak

In my early childhood I vaguely remember the neighborhood busybody eavesdropping on the party line, but even then the number was the standard seven digit local number that it is now.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 9:38:52 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

” but even then the number was the standard seven digit local number that it is now.”

They used to use words instead of numbers for the first part. Ours was Hunter-8 Wich was a cute way of saying 488.


32 posted on 04/28/2012 10:00:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
maybe he’s right, who knows. all i know is work too much with windows to want it on my phone.

Me neither. At work I use Red Hat and Windows 7. At home I use Linux by choice, and I have an Android based phone. I also have an iPod Touch. My wife has an iPhone. In other words, I see a lot of different tech. I prefer Linux and Android. That's me, they work for me.

Here's my take on it - the dirty little secret the fanboys of the various camps don't want you to realize... They're all pretty good. They've all got their relative strengths and weaknesses. Use what works for you.

33 posted on 04/28/2012 10:10:28 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
They're all pretty good. They've all got their relative strengths and weaknesses. Use what works for you.

Party Pooper!

34 posted on 04/28/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Party Pooper!

Ah 'cmon. We can always start a flame war over something else...

Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge. Pretty well settled here since Ford didn't take a government bailout. Hard to support the others. {ducking for cover}

Remington vs Mossberg?

Bourbon vs other whiskeys.

Free weights vs machines.

Skiing vs snowboarding.

Charcoal vs propane.

Polished stainless steel cookware vs nonstick vs seasoned cast iron.

Blondes vs redheads vs brunettes. Obviously green-eyed auburn hair wins... ;-)

Any number of national and local beers.

The merits of any of the NFL teams vs some other team.

The merits of NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, etc. for entertainment.

35 posted on 04/28/2012 10:25:43 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

No religion?


36 posted on 04/28/2012 10:29:34 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: SmokingJoe
Don't much like AT&T either. T-Mobile for me.

'Hate to break it to you, but AT&T bought T-Mobile last month.

37 posted on 04/29/2012 5:18:46 AM PDT by Does so (....... Justice Scalia just turned 78 .........==8-O ............They don't think...they PLOT!)
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To: Does so

-——Hate to break it to you, but AT&T bought T-Mobile last month. ——

I thought this transaction was disapproved and not allowed to take place


38 posted on 04/29/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Does so
Hate to break it to you, but AT&T bought T-Mobile last month. “

They did huh?
Chuckle!
Now why don't you read these?

AT&T gives up on buying T-Mobile
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/att-gives-up-on-buying-t-mobile/

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Collapse a Victory for Consumers
http://www.pcworld.com/article/246636/atandt_tmobile_merger_collapse_a_victory_for_consumers.html

AT&T gives up on T-Mobile merger - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/atandt-gives-up-on-t-mobile-merger/2011/12/19/gIQAapQP5O_story.html

Ummm..on what planet did AT&T buy T-Mobile again?

39 posted on 04/29/2012 5:41:21 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: DaveyB
The woz commented on windows 7 not mango.”

Umm..NO!

40 posted on 04/29/2012 5:43:54 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Does so

No. No. No. Yer Wrong. NO NO NO NO. How wrong can you be? Admit how wrong you are. Even your wrongness is in error. Stuff you didn’t even say is also untrue. Nothing you wrote has a shred of truth. LIAR. Stop being wrong. Inaccuracies abound. Things you say are off. Your facts are in question. Everything you wrote is disproven. Go look it up on Snopes. Why do you persist in your erroneous ways.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 5:45:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: webstersII
Friend of mine got one recently.
Worst user interface I’ve ever seen”

"A friend of yours" did eh? Chuckle! And that suddenly makes you an expert on the widely acclaimed and praised Windows Phone 7 interface?
Apple fan-girls will always be Apple fan-girls. The most close minded, retrogressive, retarded humans I have ever met!

42 posted on 04/29/2012 5:49:30 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ThunderSleeps
Blondes vs redheads vs brunettes. Obviously green-eyed auburn hair wins... ;-)

You'll get no argument from me on that one, said the red-haired green eyed gal : )

And you forgot the mayonnaise vs. ketchup on hamburgers and the over or under on the great toilet paper roll controversy.

43 posted on 04/29/2012 5:51:17 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: SmokingJoe

I’ve used Windows, iPhone, and Android. The latter two are similar so that’s a toss up. But I absolutely hated the Windows phone I had. Very clunky compared to the others.


44 posted on 04/29/2012 6:30:21 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Office 2007 is everything bad about Microsoft. It’s a freaking overwrought disaster. I detest it; and it is everywhere.


45 posted on 04/29/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: RightOnline
It's EVERY carrier

No, T-Mobile unlimited is cheaper than AT&T. Which is why I can't consider the Lumia 900.

46 posted on 04/29/2012 10:42:07 AM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

My point wasn’t who had a cheaper data plan....my point is that you HAVE to have a data plan, for smart phones, tablets, etc., etc., ad nauseum.


47 posted on 04/29/2012 4:03:10 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline
my point is that you HAVE to have a data plan

That's obvious. My initial point was AT&T's plan is too expensive.

TMobile cheaper for unlimited data. So no Lumia 900 for me.

48 posted on 04/29/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: MD Expat in PA
{sound of palm smacking forehead} Of course! I'll admit I'm OCD about the TP thing. I've been known to take partially used rolls off and turn them around to the "right" way. Doesn't sound too bad right? I've done that in public bathrooms at work. I may need professional help or an intervention.

Computers, firearms, cars/trucks/motorcycles, etc. You can start a "spirited discussion" about anything people are passionate about. As a good friend pointed out - people tend to be really passionate about other people and food. She is adamant about this link and we've discussed it at length. She makes a far better case for it than I could ever summarize here.

Red and green eh? Sigh... ;-)

49 posted on 04/29/2012 8:44:58 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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