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    The thing that was great about apple was the variety of good quality apps and for android all of the lock screens.
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    Swiftkey for Android, there is no better keyboard. Both iOS and Android have music and ring volume seprarte. WP8 doesn't, that's a big thing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatotherdude24 View Post
    Swiftkey for Android, there is no better keyboard. Both iOS and Android have music and ring volume seprarte. WP8 doesn't, that's a big thing to me.
    I do have to agree If not swiftkey at least some other new keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatotherdude24 View Post
    Swiftkey for Android, there is no better keyboard. Both iOS and Android have music and ring volume seprarte. WP8 doesn't, that's a big thing to me.
    BlackBerry did too...i never thought that WP wouldn't have it until I switched...its something so necessary (like the power button, or speaker LOL) I just never thought to research if it had it...
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    T9 text input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPADDY View Post
    T9 text input.
    When you say that, do you mean a T9 keyboard?
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    What exactly a t9 keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAB1360 View Post
    What exactly a t9 keyboard
    Think of an old Nokia phone.
    Like the 3310, for example. It has T9.
    And, iit's not a keyboard, it's a keypad. Big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAB1360 View Post
    What exactly a t9 keyboard
    T9 (predictive text) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingTraveler View Post
    Think of an old Nokia phone.
    Like the 3310, for example. It has T9.
    And, iit's not a keyboard, it's a keypad. Big difference.
    And 13 years is also a big difference -- I could understand if WP's had physical buttons, but I don't see the need for this on a touch screen phone.
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    A feature I put to great use on my Android phone and even my old Sony Ericsson's that I would love for WP is profiles. Had a number of profiles defined on my Android which would activate at certain times so for example at 08:00am, a work profile would activate that would turn my volume down, WiFi, BT off and then at 05:00pm change to another profile with different settings. I really miss that feature on WP. It was nice to set up all my profiles one time and not have to worry about turning the phone down at night or switching off WiFi when I know I don't need it. Hopefully something like this comes to WP in future.

    Another feature I miss from Android is decent data management. Lately my WP phone is using about 10 - 12mb a day and I don't know what is using that data. Have even recently scaled back using the phone during the day and removed some apps such as my RSS reader to try and work out what is using data. Had a great little app on Android that would break down by app and day and time what data is being used. Find it helpfull in micro manageing my data usage. I hope the current data management app on WP gets expanded to something similar. Personally would find it very useful.

    Apart from that I am sure I could name lots of other things, some of which are obvious. The two mentioned are rated as a high priority on my wishlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPADDY View Post
    T9 text input.
    T9 was the best feature on a phone without a qwerty keyboard, but our phones have a qwerty keyboard...do you still miss it even with qwerty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAB1360 View Post
    I do have to agree If not swiftkey at least some other new keyboard

    I am a big Swype user. I find myself being a lot more productive with it. WP8 doesn't have it does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    BlackBerry did too...i never thought that WP wouldn't have it until I switched...its something so necessary (like the power button, or speaker LOL) I just never thought to research if it had it...
    I don't think you should have to research something like that. It's such a basic "big" feature it should just come with it
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    Swift key, and separate volume controls.
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    Really guys? Another android IOS what windows doesnt have thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatotherdude24 View Post
    I don't think you should have to research something like that. It's such a basic "big" feature it should just come with it
    You're right and it never crossed my mind. I've noticed that this OS (though I really love it) has some audio oddities about it.)

    1. No separate ringtone/media volumes.
    2. The message/email tones are present during a phone call (very weird)
    3. Some experience a "stutter" of the ringtone when you answer the call.
    4. Some also experience the phone altering the volume setting when powered on/off.
    5. No custom message/email tones
    6. Some ppl are complaining that callers can't hear them.

    All of the above lets me know that there may be a general audio issue for Windows Phones. Hopefully there are nearby fixes.
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    Swift key, and separate volume controls.


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    I think that the windows phone keyboard is on par or better than swift key. Swift key lags on some phones. Although windows phone should get a swype function, it helps people with disabilities.


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    Separate volume controls
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    Cute mascot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPADDY View Post
    Cute mascot!
    Win7 had one :)

    I know, it was in Japan, where there are mascots for everything :)
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    • Connectivity toggles
    • Notification centre
      (I'd be content with having just communication appear in here)
    • Centralised (background) download system
    • Global podcast support
      (Previous point would allow third party apps to fill this gap)
    • Ubiquitous 720p and "multitasking" support in apps
      (Fast app switching, instant resume)
    • Changing default apps
      (WP8 has a basic system for PDFs and navigation which needs to be improved and expanded)
    • Better editing interface for Office apps
      (Third party solutions, even on BB10, do it better)
    • Large overhaul of IE interface, one UI button does not cut it
    • Free turn-by-turn, whether through native Maps or through Nokia releasing Drive worldwide
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    You're right and it never crossed my mind. I've noticed that this OS (though I really love it) has some audio oddities about it.)

    1. No separate ringtone/media volumes.
    2. The message/email tones are present during a phone call (very weird)
    3. Some experience a "stutter" of the ringtone when you answer the call.
    4. Some also experience the phone altering the volume setting when powered on/off.
    5. No custom message/email tones
    6. Some ppl are complaining that callers can't hear them.

    All of the above lets me know that there may be a general audio issue for Windows Phones. Hopefully there are nearby fixes.

    2. My iPhone text/email tones are present during a call. No big deal to me.

    6. That would be hardware not WP8
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    I miss nothing from iOS

    I am a happy camper, enjoy what is that is my beautiful red phone.
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    - custom sound profiles
    - disable sms toast on lockscreen option
    - notification center
    - facebook up until the beta... beta seems to be working solid so far


    those things and I'd be beyond satisfied
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