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4 Reasons to Buy a Windows Phone

Updated on June 4, 2012

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4 Reasons to Buy a Windows Phone

So, you're considering buying a smartphone and you want to know about the Windows 7 phone. Is it hot? Is it a dud? Well, you've come to the right place. I have owned a Windows phone now for about a year and I have learned probably most if not all of the features. It seems like in this day in age when so many people are talking about the iPhone and Androids, the Windows phone gets left in the dark. There are plenty of great reasons to buy and own this phone which are listed below.

Reason #1: It's very intuitive to use. At first this may not seem like a big deal but it really is. When owning a smartphone you want something that is going to do what you want and be easy to access. Since a great majority of people use Windows Operating Systems (OS), the Windows 7 Phone is an extension of that. There are tiles of windows that are labled so you know which application is where. If your application is not on the "home" page then, you simply slide the screen over and then locate your app. If it's an app that you recently downloaded and want to use it as a tile on the main screen, you can do that. It's very simple to move apps and tiles around to make navigation simple.

Reason #2: Facebook, Facebook, Faceboook. I must be honest up front and admit that I do not "facebook" like others I know. I am on there maybe once every few weeks updating my status, picture or checking messages. With that said, for those of you that facebook all the time, this phone is perfect. There are two tiles on the main page that are Facebook related. One is labeled people and that gives you updates on friends that you have either checked the status of recently, called them (you can link your contacts to Facebook contacts), or have recently interacted with them. You can also link up your contacts with their Facebook account so when they call you, their status and picture appears. Pretty cool. The other tile only allows you to see your profile. You can actually change you profile picture using a downloaded picture or one you took with your phone. You can update your status and see who has been writing on your wall. Overall the integration of Facebook with the Windows 7 Phone is pretty unique and fun. Now when my family calls I can catch their most recent post and picture.

Reason #3: Xbox Live. One of the other great features integrated with the Windows Phone is the Xbox Live tile. You can migrate your current profile into this phone and play games. Most of the games you can try for free before spending money. I'm not much of a video gamer so this feature was not that important to me. However, I do know people that love Xbox love this feature. Of course there are plenty of other games you can download for free and are stored under the Xbox tile.You are also able to create your own character and profile that fits your personality with this feature and communicate with fellow gamers. Isn't technology great?!

Reason #4: Welcome to Microsoft Office-Mini Version. You guessed it, the Windows Phone even has a mini version of Microsoft Office programs like Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, and SharePoint Worspace. OneNote is similar to notepad on the Windows OS. You can capture ideas, notes, pictures, and even record your voice. Then, you can link up with your computer if it has SkyDrive and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The SharePoint Server keeps your lists and documents on a server until you are ready to access them. I have created several documents on the Windows Phone using the Word program and then emailed it to my account and accessed it from my computer. This is a very powerful tool if you are someone constantly on the go and needs to create documents while they are fresh in your mind. This allows you to capture all of those ideas and thoughts and gives you the ability to complete the project later.

4 stars for Windows 7 Phone


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    Bhaskarpal 5 years ago

    funny reasons. All these facilities are in android OS. android is far better!

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    yeagerinvestments 5 years ago from Wisconsin

    Thank you for your comments and votes! ibbarkingmad, I agree the marketplace of apps for Windows7 lacks greatly compared to Android and iPhone, but I think it will continue to improve along with it's mobile OS.

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    Navneet Thakur 5 years ago from India

    thanks, for provide the information about the window phone.

    Nice article and also share, vote up.

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    Brian 5 years ago from Utah

    Most of the reasons you give can easily be applied to Android. Additionally, I find Android to be significantly more customizable. While Android doesn't do much with Xbox live, there are applications that offer similar services and the current availability of games is stellar. I actually feel the metro UI is very clunky. Perhaps Windows 8 will offer something more to the game, but I have a feeling that Microsoft is giving too litte late to late the smartphone and mobile OS fronts. Still, a well reasoned hub. Voted up!