quote: While some Windows Phones (think the HTC Titan) have offered more of a premium hardware experience, they still trail Android models in CPU speed (less noticeable) and screen resolution (more noticeable)
quote: the upside of having a single core is much better battery life than android.
quote: While WP7 is definitely the smoothest and IMO the most polished phone OS around, it does need dual-core CPU's and better hardware.
quote: I don't know where you got that from butboth Samsung Galaxy s2 (Android) and Samsung focus S (WP7) have same screen resolution. As for processors i don't care if u have dual core or quad core , the point is WP7 runs way smoother than android and the upside of having a single core is much better battery life than android.
quote: No, they don't and they don't care. They go with the Android because that's what salespeople push and the commercials are cool. They go with Apple because it's Apple and they think it's automatically awesome.
quote: I'm also sure the iphone4S didn't need dual core processors either, but it has it, and it makes a difference in the ability to take video, photos, share wifi and browser performance.
quote: *Scratches head* Damn, DT has some of the thickest users I've ever seen who contradict themselves within the same sentence. If the 4S didn't need a dual core processor then Apple wouldn't have included one. If adding a dual core processor "makes a difference" in the things you stated, then by fck, it was needed all along.
quote: Explain to me why a WP7 single-core phone would need a dual core processor if it's just as fast as a 4S or Android phone?
quote: It's like saying a Ferrari needs to get a 600 HP engine to match the Mack truck's 600 HP engine even though a Ferrari smokes the Mack truck. The Mack truck needs the 600 HP engine to pull a trailer full of sht. The Android OS is basically a trailer full of
quote: First, Mango supports LTE. The problem is the OEMs can't deliver an LTE phone that meets Microsoft's battery life requirements. I was in the VZW store last week getting my wife a phone for Christmas and the salesman was explaining to a couple who were buying two Bionics that if they left LTE turned on they could expect about 6 hours of battery life. That's just not going to cut it, I need my phone to make it at least 10 hours without being charged. And I don't want to have to fiddle with radio settings to get it there. That's why WP handsets don't currently have LTE.And then there's the whole dual core ordeal. Why do you need a dual core smartphone? The only reason you need it with Android is because the OS is so poorly optimized that the dual core helps smooth it out but not all that well. A Droid Razr still feels clunkier than my 1Ghz Trophy that matches the specs of a Droid 2. So I'm not seeing the benefit. Not to mention do you think the average user goes into the store and says "I need a phone with dual core and more GigaHertzes"? No, they don't and they don't care. They go with the Android because that's what salespeople push and the commercials are cool. They go with Apple because it's Apple and they think it's automatically awesome.
quote: If the budget hardware indeed makes the WP experience clunkier, it should be interesting how much that cripples the UI experience.