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    It sure is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by failed1234 View Post
    I think if MSFT will utilize hubs effectively enough to get rid of folders.
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    Could you elaborate, don't understand what you are trying to tell me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian addinsell View Post
    iPhone feature I miss
    1) individual contact text tones
    2) individual contact ring + vibrate or not
    3) Repeating text alerts
    4) vibrate with ring, not vibrate once and then ring
    5) custom phone number labels in contact details, not just unhelpful 'work' and 'work 2'

    6) folders to group related apps
    7) time based sound/action control, eg don't push emails (and wake me up) at night, silence calls from strangers at night
    8) 2nd alert in calendar events, eg remind me i have a meeting tomorrow and remind me the meeting is in 10 mins

    Anyone else agree, or am I just a grumpy old bloke?
    Ian
    Some of those features are pretty nice...sometimes I wonder why I am stubbornly committed to the MS ecosystem. Lately I despise Google, but who knows, I still have respect for Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by failed1234 View Post
    I don't think folders could really work in WP. Also, I think if MSFT will utilize hubs effectively enough to get rid of folders.
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    I'm sure folders could work if one wants them to
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian addinsell View Post
    Could you elaborate, don't understand what you are trying to tell me
    I just think hubs will eliminate the use for so many apps, and thus you will not need to organize them in folders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradleyj View Post
    Some of those features are pretty nice...sometimes I wonder why I am stubbornly committed to the MS ecosystem. Lately I despise Google, but who knows, I still have respect for Apple.
    I was stubbornly committed to the Apple ecosystem but finally branched out with the WP and Nokia 920 and couldn't be happier. But I am not planning on giving up my Macs at home anytime soon :-)

    That said, the OP is correct - although if you don't use those features it may seem picky, but if you do, you notice it right away. The only thing I will say is that iOS didn't have those features in it's first couple of versions either. If you are going to use WP you are going to have to accept that it is still not as mature as iOS (nor as fragmented as Android.)

    I wish that there was something like Facetime and that it could be used cross platform. I also would love to see

    1. the lock screen come on when a notification comes through so I can see what the notification is without having to activate the screen,
    2. the ability to pin just a phone number to the start screen so I could simply call my wife without having to open the contact and select the telephone link,
    3. the ability to turn all the sound off with a simple flick of a switch (not software but still)

    For starters... ;-)
    Last edited by scubus; 01-20-2013 at 07:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradleyj View Post
    Some of those features are pretty nice...sometimes I wonder why I am stubbornly committed to the MS ecosystem. Lately I despise Google, but who knows, I still have respect for Apple.
    Perhaps I should say why I got my Lumia 920:
    1) Apple Maps fiasco
    2) Nokia Maps/Navigation etc
    3) Bigger screen for old eyes
    4) NFC payments ... still waiting
    5) Great camera
    6) Great style

    Having got here, I add to that:
    1) Live Tiles
    2) Really great MyStocks App which links via SkyDrive with my PC using csv format
    3) Great weather app 'Weather & Surf Australia'
    and plenty more
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    I wish it had all of those. Folders is the least important out of those for me, but I'd be very happy to see MS implement all of those features. It shouldn't be that hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by scubus View Post

    I wish that there was something like Facetime and that it could be used cross platform. I also would love to see (not all from the iPhone)

    1. the lock screen come on when a notification comes through so I can see what the notification is without having to activate the screen,
    2. the ability to pin just a phone number to the start screen so I could simply call my wife without having to open the contact and select the telephone link,
    3. the ability to turn all the sounce off with a simple flick of a switch (not software but still)

    For starters... ;-)
    Isn't Skype on all platforms?

    And #1 is a feature of WP, unless I'm not understanding what you're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian addinsell View Post
    Perhaps I should say why I got my Lumia 920:
    1) Apple Maps fiasco
    2) Nokia Maps/Navigation etc
    3) Bigger screen for old eyes
    4) NFC payments ... still waiting
    5) Great camera
    6) Great style

    Having got here, I add to that:
    1) Live Tiles
    2) Really great MyStocks App which links via SkyDrive with my PC using csv format
    3) Great weather app 'Weather & Surf Australia'
    and plenty more
    I forgive the Apple Maps fiasco since they apologized and Apple will correct the issue in short order. The whole maps thing was a response to demands Google was making of Apple. That said, Nokia Drive, even in Beta, is a far better driving application.

    I agree on the screen size. Honestly, I wouldn't have thought that half an inch would make that much difference, but I exchanged the Nokia for the iPhone 5 due to the amount of Macs I use at home, pictures, iTunes etc. and a day later exchanged it a again for the Nokia, and the readability for my old eyes (and my near vision is only 20/30 so not that poor) was one major reason.

    I also find the Live Tiles to be a refreshing way to organize your personal apps - much different than rows and rows of app. Better? I don't know for sure but certainly more entertaining and different.

    I have a larger thread from a switcher around here someplace for anyone considering the move from iOS to WP.
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    to the OP, i agree with all of your suggestions. i used an iphone 3s, 4, and 4s. there are some features of ios that i miss now that i'm using wp8 but i'm hopeful they will be implemented into wp8 sooner rather than later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willied View Post
    I wish it had all of those. Folders is the least important out of those for me, but I'd be very happy to see MS implement all of those features. It shouldn't be that hard.



    Isn't Skype on all platforms?

    And #1 is a feature of WP, unless I'm not understanding what you're saying.
    Skype probably is, but Facetime works without any setup right out of the box. I'll look into Skype, but if it has ANY overhead in setup or use my wife and 9 year old won;t consider using it.

    Unless both of my 920's are broken, or I missed the setting, my phone chimes when there is a notification but I have to fumble with the phone to turn on the screen and see what the notification actually is. I liked on my iPhone when the chime comes in I can just look at the screen and see what the notification is and the first few lines.

    And I add to my list that I would like to see the call answering steps changed. I don't like to have to swipe the screen up before I can push another button to answer or ignore the call. An unecessary extra step in my opinion.

    [edit:] Skype is available on all platforms, including iPad. I will be lookikng into it. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradleyj View Post
    Some of those features are pretty nice...sometimes I wonder why I am stubbornly committed to the MS ecosystem. Lately I despise Google, but who knows, I still have respect for Apple.
    You're not the only one. Google has seemed to push Windows out of the picture, or at least tried to.

    Those features will probably come. Then again, Windows is a whole different mobile OS then Android and iPhone. It will have new things come that will be possibly better, and there will be things you miss.
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    I too am a former iPhone user, all the way from 2 - 4s & am very happy with my new HTC 8x apart from (what seems to me) basics of the OS that are missing

    Notifications certainly need improvement

    Separate the volume from apps and ringtones

    Better functionality for Facebook & twitter

    The biggest for me is the car crash that is xbox music! Splitting albums into separate artists for compilations as an example is pitiful & that App2 "thing" as a file manager we are all pointed to is shocking

    Basic stuff, all software based & I really hope they are sorted, even based on the number of threads and votes surely M$ will listen one day?!

    I know the apps "we" miss from iOS will eventually appear but these criticisms are down to M$ really to change
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    @scubus
    I don't know if you've noticed that when you get a text message, the lock screen will activate for a few seconds and show a preview of the message at the top. I'd at least like to see that blinking LED to let you know that you got something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkacesvf41 View Post
    @scubus
    I don't know if you've noticed that when you get a text message, the lock screen will activate for a few seconds and show a preview of the message at the top. I'd at least like to see that blinking LED to let you know that you got something.
    Hmmm.... is there a setting for this I may be missing? My screen doesn't activate (or it is so short as to be useless) and it is something I really found usefull. Not a major deal (there are other things on my wish list I'd rather see first) but if it is something I am doing...
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    I don't want WP to be iOS - or I sould have simply purchased an iPhone, but if iOS was on the Nokia, who knows. I was looking for somethign different. I'd really love to see Microsoft come up with unique solutions to the issues raised here, not just a recreation of the solutions Apple created.
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    The fact is that WP is missing basic features most other OSes provide, like a separate volume for music and ringer/notifications. It's maddening to be missing such incredibly basic stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubus View Post
    Hmmm.... is there a setting for this I may be missing? My screen doesn't activate (or it is so short as to be useless) and it is something I really found usefull. Not a major deal (there are other things on my wish list I'd rather see first) but if it is something I am doing...
    It really is short, I'd say maybe about 3 seconds and then the screen goes dark again. This is separate from the"detailed status" notification settings under lock screen.
    Ok, make that 5 seconds, I just ran a test. Now I'm wondering if the notification that you choose to have with"detailed status" is the one that it's gonna activate the lock screen as I described.
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    buy an apple.
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    Still way better than IOS right out of the gate, give it time. I can get most things done with a flick or two instead of having to open half a dozen apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkacesvf41 View Post
    It really is short, I'd say maybe about 3 seconds and then the screen goes dark again. This is separate from the"detailed status" notification settings under lock screen.
    Ok, make that 5 seconds, I just ran a test. Now I'm wondering if the notification that you choose to have with"detailed status" is the one that it's gonna activate the lock screen as I described.
    Like if I get a notification the screen stays dark if its in my pocket. Then if I pull it out in automatically turns on (as long as I pull it out within seconds of the notification.

    Test that by putting your hand over your light sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moegumby View Post
    Still way better than IOS right out of the gate, give it time. I can get most things done with a flick or two instead of having to open half a dozen apps.
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    Absolutely right, it is why I really like the OS & my shiny new HTC its just the basic functionality that needs working on. It does remind me of early iPhones & iOS, there were bugs (still are!) & with time & if M$ listen to us customers I think it'll come good
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubus View Post
    I don't want WP to be iOS - or I sould have simply purchased an iPhone, but if iOS was on the Nokia, who knows. I was looking for somethign different. I'd really love to see Microsoft come up with unique solutions to the issues raised here, not just a recreation of the solutions Apple created.
    Nor do I, that's why I bought a Win8 device, what I do want however is the basic functionality of a smartphone that is just that, smart. If MS want the phones to be all in one then things like separate volume for ringtone's and media, better & easier media management - in my opinion of course but I've always used my phone as an all in one but if I'm listening to Aqua (joke!) at full whack I don't then want my ringtone to blast out at the same volume
    Equally the choice if media manager would be good and an OS that can handle a compilation album

    Just my thoughts, my Win8 phone is a breath of fresh air, and being able to use windows explorer to drag & drop a God send 😎
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHFH View Post
    I wonder if Microsoft would be willing to reconfigure the bing button. OK, the musicmatch and bing vision is pretty cool, but the ability to search sms, contacts, apps, emails, docs on the phone would be handy. Actually, is SMS searchable? Not that I would use it though.
    Good point. Does the bing(search button) only search the web? Is there a way to search for files, emails, contacts, and music on the phone. Kinda like when you swipe left on an iPhone and can search for music and contacts and such?
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    #475  
    Hi, i am new around here. I have the HTC 8x, lovely phone, good camera and i like WP8 having had ios and android in the past. My one question is...can i download MP3's from internet links or can i stream MP3s directly from a website? when i try and do this it says 'this file cannot be played on this device'. By stream/download i do not mean from a client like deezer or spoitfy i mean a straight up link to a hosted file that has been posted online.

    Many thanks


    ps...HURRY UP WITH SPOTIFY, Microsoft...it is getting annoying now!

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