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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladinleeds View Post
    My problem is, a LOT of my friends have BB devices. They won't get Skype et al either, and they won't respond on Facebook (yet they did when I had them on BBM). But I can't afford to go to BB. I'm already in enough trouble for shelling out on a Nokia Lumia 920. Maybe once I have a job (I used my Christmas money on the Nokia), I can get a BB10 device... The Nokia has a good 18 months to go out of it. And it is an awesome phone.
    So your friends ONLY use a very proprietary messaging system that works on a limited set of devices and refuse to use Facebook chat, Whatsapp, Skype, or any other cross platform app?

    Sounds like they have issues, lol.
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    I don't see why developers of that apps you like on Windows 8 pro will not come WP8 wich share the same kernel. They don't want to reprogram for ARM platform, ok, probably in the nesxt month will see an X86 Atom phone with Windows 8. Microsoft and Intel are very close together, Wintel, and for sure Lenovo, Dell, Hp will like to try a business phone X86 full Windows Phone 8. Windows 8 pro will kill any phone only with the network services that run in the full OS wich are unnecessary for the phone OS. WP8 doesn't have Users, can't acces shares only if u have a sharepoint server etc.. it is very limited because otherwise will be killed by the OS. Maybe after Haswell will have a Core i7 quad at 2 Ghz consuming 2 watt :)
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    Of course I would, once it's powerful enough that I can replace my notebook with it. I have no doubt that's where we're going, Motorola made it's first attempt with Atrix and it's keyboard/screen/dock. Only flaw was it still used android (which I'm a fan of) due to its having an ARM processor, while we still can't (won't) get rid of a full featured Intel running PC.
    One could still assume that everything will be on the cluod and that using different SOs on different devices will be seamless, but we are a long shot from that being 100% usable (including media, compex Office files, our favorite games, etc). We are undoubtedly closer to having an Intel Phone being our PCs processor and storage and having a seamless experience with all of our data and just different screen sizes.

    That's my humble opinion but I'm certain it's where we are going.

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    I'd instantly give up my Lumia 920 for an Atom Windows 8 phone OR a Windows RT phone. Windows Phone is limited in many ways that Windows 8 and Windows RT are not.

    And if it had a Wacom digitizer, then I'd switch even faster.

    That being said, many of the apps would need some optimization for portrait mode (including Microsoft-made apps such as the Store app).
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    No thanks.. I already have Win 8 on my phone, it's called WP8.

    The idea that full Windows 8 on a phone would give the same file functionality as the desktop version, is laughable.
    MS wouldn't allow it. It opens up the possibility for all sorts of security problems.....

    Then, we would get the same sort of whining that happens for all the users who are hell bent on turning WP8 into Android.

    Notification Centre is a big annoyance to me. We don't need it, we have LIVE TILES!!!!
    All the moans associated with missed 'notifications' are down to the application developers, NOT WP8. If a developer writes an application that uses Live Tiles correctly, that's the Notification Centre a lot of users moan about. Sorry to get a bit 'off topic', but I've had my fill of users trying to get rid of, or 'improve' WP8.

    It's pretty much flawless IMHO. Releasing a Windows 8 phone is just a duplication of what we already have....

    It might be handy if MS releases a full guide to all the 'hidden' functions and ways to do things that current users feel are missing... Most of it is already in the OS.
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    For a min, I thought how hard it would be to use a full OS on a 4" display but, then I came up with something the might make it better for me...

    Can it play Black Ops 2 with a xbox 360 controller ? if so, count me in. Stick of lame mobile games, I want the real thing in my pocket. Just think, Multi player over LTE :)
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