01/06/2009, 04:32 PM
Bingo. It's like just about any relationship, how willing you are to go to the next level depends on how invested you already are ... in the person, financial entity, device, etc.
Originally Posted by Blackhawk5
I've spent a nice chunk of change on my applications. I don't want to have to start over. That's a big factor in my purchasing and I'm not alone in that. If it's important to the consumer, it's worth a bit of the manufacturer's consideration.
One reason I don't want to move over to Windows Mobile is because I've got a suite of applications that would become useless. One reason I've been open to Windows Mobile is because the gps/mapping software on my Treo IS compatible with Windows Mobile. I'd have to change the formats of some stuff, but I wouldn't HAVE to buy new software... and even if I chose to buy new software, I hopefully wouldn't have a hard time getting the old data transferred or translated to my new set-up.
Some folks keep their phones for several months and then move on. I kept my 650 for 2 and a half years. I've had my 755p for a year and a half and it's still going strong. My next device may not be compatible with either of these devices' software or hardware, but the ones that are have a better chance of getting my $$$ than the ones that are not.
I loved being able to use some of my old accessories, for instance, with my 755p.