@33MHz You're welcome, thanks for reading. Perhaps these Windows Phone handsets may disappoint people who are more obsessed with having the latest & greatest apps, or having 6 different choices to accomplish the same task.
@jws I suspected that, but was not sure. My only experience with Windows on desktop now is through my wife (she's a PC user), and she upgraded from a laptop with Win 7 to a new one with Win 10… (Sorry for the late reply. I didn't get the notification.)
@jws We kept communicating in English for a while. When I moved to Spain in 2005 to live with her, I started learning Spanish — again, by myself with the aid of language books. But this time I also had a mother-tongue teacher. :-)
@jws Spanish is a different story. I originally met my wife online. Not online dating, mind. We started a correspondence after she saw some of the things I wrote (in English) on my old LiveJournal. She's Spanish. One thing led to another...
@jws When I went to middle school & high school, I luckily had awesome English teachers, and I was always on a learning 'fast lane' because at age 11 I had already accumulated a lot of English vocabulary.
@jws I studied English by myself from age 4 because I loved the books my dad was using to study English in order to get a better job. It was a beautiful course with lots of comics & audio lessons on 33⅓ vinyl records.
@jws If I now have friends & acquaintances (online or otherwise) from different countries, it's b/c I learnt English and Spanish. If, in the past, I could send job applications to firms in UK, US, Canada, and here in Spain, it's thanks to this knowledge.
@jws …But I also learnt a lot about British and American culture in the process. And maybe I'll never visit these countries properly, but I certainly have better communication skills to talk with people from there.