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that's hexidecimal, so he was 4 * 16 + 1 or 65 when it came into existence.
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My little Windows phone is no more, well I've turned it into an mp3 player for my son, but in terms of a working phone it has gone. So much unfulfilled potential.
I know I was in a very small minority but I really liked it and I really liked the UI. I particularly liked the confused looks I got from people when I told them I had a windows phone which often meant I didn't have access to a particular app. It let me make calls, listen to podcasts and access the internet and emails. I have simple needs.
But everything has either stopped working or will soon and too many things just kept on crashing.
Now I have to spend lots of time trying to stop Google doing things for me. I'm not interested in their news and I don't want to talk to them!!!
You were one of approximately a dozen people who did like it.
Too little, too late, too forced onto desktops.
If they had "split the OS" into "mobile" and "non-mobile" versions (like Apple do) and reduced the hardware requirements as a result it might have done well. Especially if it came out five years earlier than it did.
But I don't think the world will really miss it.
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Turns out I'm not very good at picking a technology winner!
Who needs to pick a "winner"? I'm also one of those 12. I intentionally go with the underdog.
I bought mine when Microsoft called it quits - I paid $122 for my Lumia 640, taxes included, delivered right at my door. Turns out it's a better camera than all the standalone cameras I've ever bought (and cheaper too). It's also a better GPS than all the standalone GPS units I've ever bought (also cheaper). It's a better MP3 player, PDA, podcast player, etc. Since it's got a MicroSD slot I always have 256GB worth of storage available on me.
And (I never miss an opportunity to point this out) even though the Windows Phone has been declared "dead" for years now, unlike the 5 Android tablets I own (silly me), it's still been getting regular OS updates until recently. My Android tablets have all been pretty much abandonware the moment I walked out the store with them and are still vulnerable to exploits that have been patched elsewhere for years. I've learned that lesson. Why should I believe any manufacturer that now, for real this time, pinky-swear, they're going to keep the OS updated? Nope, I'm done. I won't spent the money on a sixth Android device.
You know what other "winner" I purchased when MS said it was exiting the market? A Zune. Since all the stores were getting rid of theirs at the time, I got it for cheap and they threw in the car adapter for free. I've used it for well over a decade and listened to podcasts on it daily, and it's been subjected to a lot of abuse. It's served me a lot better than all the standalone MP3 players I had previously bought.
You don't have to pick a "winner" to get some great use out of a device.
My first two 'smart' phones were Lumia WP's. I just retired the last one a few months ago due to a damaged screen. Like you, I had simple needs...phone, email, and music player mostly...and didn't care much about the lack of apps.
The new android phone took a little getting used to but it really is a better device than the WPs, maybe only due to the fact that it is newer, charges faster, and hold a charge longer.
I wonder how many other WP users (dying breed) are still out there.