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  1. Fdo35's Avatar
    Hello again!
    01-23-2010 12:54 AM
  2. Fdo35's Avatar
    Hello once more!
    01-23-2010 02:11 AM
  3. raiderfanbigjun's Avatar
    Hey Everybody!

    I've passed the torch to Phil for representing WinMo full time this year, but you and I both know that WinMo is an old friend for me. So while I get the OS, I'm more curious about where you think things are and where they're going, specifically:

    - Do you use something like sense or touchwiz? Are the NECESSARY for WinMo these days
    - Do you miss WinMo standard? Does anybody use it anymore?
    - Do you think Microsoft is behind? What do they need to do to catch up?
    - What's one feature you'd steal from webOS? From Android?
    Hey Dieter! hows it goin buddy? To answer your questions: I personally do not use UI plugins at all. Mainly being because they all look cartoonish in nature for me, I dont like looking at my phone and feeling like it doesnt match my personality. Some of them do a great job of re-skinning winmo and adding some features but mostly it comes down to eye candy and ill pass. Winmo standard, we talkin no touch screen? no, not really being used anymore (it seems anyone who wanted that style phone has a TreoPro lol) I think the motorola q was the last good one and that is so outdated (sorry samsung jack users) by now. Is MS behind the times? They have to be right? Well its a good thing they are one of the most powerful and innovative companies in the world, arnt they... You would think they cant be held down for long, at some point these developers pride kicks in and inspires greatness (hopefully). As far as winmo phones being able to do anything a droid or iphone can do, they handle nicely, biggest problem is that the averge consumer isnt as cpu saavy as many winmo vets thus they get frustrated and say gimme that palm pre! To catch up, MS just needs to be itself, dont be something your not! Thats not to say change isnt needed but dont forget whats keeping MS on top, throwing money at their problems until they go away, jk jk. If we winmo guys could steal one thing you all know what it would be, CAPACITIVE touch screens! I like my stylus buuut wouldnt mind more sensitivity!
    01-23-2010 12:54 PM
  4. rickafterburner's Avatar
    Hey Everybody!

    I've passed the torch to Phil for representing WinMo full time this year, but you and I both know that WinMo is an old friend for me. So while I get the OS, I'm more curious about where you think things are and where they're going, specifically:

    - Do you use something like sense or touchwiz? Are the NECESSARY for WinMo these days
    - Do you miss WinMo standard? Does anybody use it anymore?
    - Do you think Microsoft is behind? What do they need to do to catch up?
    - What's one feature you'd steal from webOS? From Android?
    1)I have a Treo 800w running WM6.1, so I don't have the choice. I really like the standard today screen. On a 320x320 screen, I have the following information on my today screen:
    -Temperature in the taskbar and 3 days of weather farther down (Weatherbug Direct)
    -Counts of unread emails in multiple accounts
    -Counts of unread text messages
    -Calendar
    -Tasks/ToDo (Tasks+ for more information)

    2)Never seen WinMo standard - I can't imagine not having a touchscreen.

    3&4)There are a lot of apps for WinMo, many that don't seem to have good equivalents today on other platforms - that said, I'd love to see a better Facebook app and a Pandora app. In addition, I wish that there was more control of data (disable data when roaming, and maybe have the option to automatically check for WiFi when roaming or no signal). I can roam for voice, but when data tries, I get a neverending popup telling me it can't make a data connection. WebOS at least has the option of disabling data while roaming.

    Rick
    01-23-2010 05:00 PM
  5. Fobok's Avatar
    I wish I could think of more to say, but at this point I'm afraid it's just an entry.
    01-23-2010 07:19 PM
  6. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm back again!
    01-24-2010 03:15 AM
  7. Fobok's Avatar
    We should be nearing the end of this thread. How was your time on the Windows Phone?

    You guys really need to update the main round robin page more often with the forum threads. Or is it purposely like this, so we have to go hunting for the current week's threads? :)
    01-25-2010 12:22 AM
  8. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm still here!
    01-25-2010 03:14 AM
  9. tms78's Avatar
    Unfortunately most of Windows Mobile's apps are terrible. I had WinMo 5, WinMo 6, and WinMo 6.1 and half of the apps I found reliable were to just fix shortcomings in the OS.
    -FingerSuite
    -Some Task Manager
    -Calendar+ homescreen plugin
    -Tasks+ homescreen plugin
    -iContact
    -TotalCommander
    -OperaMobile / Skyfire
    -Stopwatch

    I cooked my own rom just to have a more stable, faster OS. Everyone I work with has felt their WinMo crash, freeze, and act up horrendously. WinMo was cool 3 years ago, but now just about any of its competitors can do whatever you need them to do.

    Admittedly, WinMo has THE BEST copy & paste, just like a desktop. 6.5 also mostly eliminates the need for finger-friendly UI modding apps.

    WinMo and most of its apps still need a stylus. No one wants to pull out a stylus whether in the car, at the mall, or even at work.
    I flashed a 6.5 rom to my treo pro, and I NEVER need to use a stylus outside of the initial screen config. If you think Winmo has issues, you should be a blackberry user when their email server goes down, and nothing but BBM works-regardless of carrier. Also, I've seen soooooo many android & iphone users in NYC with shattered screens that I would never even think of getting one.
    There are plenty of crap apps on Winmo-the same is true for every application platform. However-as I said b4-winmo (out the box) still is FAR more powerful than anything else out there.
    01-25-2010 10:37 AM
  10. tms78's Avatar
    1)I have a Treo 800w running WM6.1, so I don't have the choice. I really like the standard today screen. On a 320x320 screen, I have the following information on my today screen:
    -Temperature in the taskbar and 3 days of weather farther down (Weatherbug Direct)
    -Counts of unread emails in multiple accounts
    -Counts of unread text messages
    -Calendar
    -Tasks/ToDo (Tasks+ for more information)

    2)Never seen WinMo standard - I can't imagine not having a touchscreen.

    3&4)There are a lot of apps for WinMo, many that don't seem to have good equivalents today on other platforms - that said, I'd love to see a better Facebook app and a Pandora app. In addition, I wish that there was more control of data (disable data when roaming, and maybe have the option to automatically check for WiFi when roaming or no signal). I can roam for voice, but when data tries, I get a neverending popup telling me it can't make a data connection. WebOS at least has the option of disabling data while roaming.

    Rick
    the facebook app does suck. I only use it for photo uploads. there is aqvga pandora app floating around that worked flawlessly on the 800w)
    01-25-2010 10:39 AM
  11. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry!
    01-25-2010 05:20 PM
  12. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    01-26-2010 09:48 AM
  13. Fobok's Avatar
    Not much more to say here yet, I'm afraid. :(
    01-26-2010 10:23 AM
  14. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm back!
    01-26-2010 07:58 PM
  15. Manu2192's Avatar
    Contest Entry
    01-27-2010 09:13 AM
  16. Fdo35's Avatar
    Hello once more!
    01-27-2010 07:54 PM
  17. Fobok's Avatar
    Any updates on the review?
    01-28-2010 02:14 AM
  18. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm here again!
    01-28-2010 07:27 PM
  19. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm not giving up yet...
    01-30-2010 01:36 AM
  20. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm still here!
    01-30-2010 02:36 PM
  21. Fdo35's Avatar
    Hello again!
    01-31-2010 04:03 PM
  22. Fobok's Avatar
    I honestly wasn't expecting this thread to still be going this long. I guess there's still some delay in getting the final reviews written.
    02-01-2010 01:31 PM
  23. Fdo35's Avatar
    I'm still not giving up...
    02-01-2010 08:38 PM
  24. Fdo35's Avatar
    Hello once more!
    02-02-2010 06:48 PM
  25. Fobok's Avatar
    Looks like it's just the two of us left, Fdo35.
    02-02-2010 07:02 PM
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