Windows phones any good?
I'm in the market for a new phone to replace my aging HTC Desire running Android 2.3.
I ideally want to stick with Android, but I've noticed some decent-looking (specs wise) Windows phones and I'm wondering whether they'd be practical for me.
This is what I use my current phone for:
Facebook (using Fast or Friendcaster apps)
Hybrid bitcoin wallet with Blockchain.info
Tethering to Ubuntu
Accessing the contents of the built-in SD card using Ubuntu
Charging through Micro USB
Does anyone with a Windows Phone know about these normal smartphone tasks and how well Windows Phone can handle them? Any caveats or gotchas?
If I can get something that's well built and cheap for the specs, and does the above things, I'll be reasonably satisfied. Assuming I can get past the ugly Windows Phone user interface.
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