04-26-2011 02:03 PM
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  1. eric12341's Avatar
    Well its not that impressive. And u aren't hunting down an app with this feature either. Just press-hold ,speak then bam.
    03-30-2011 11:18 PM
  2. foosball's Avatar
    Well its not that impressive. And u aren't hunting down an app with this feature either. Just press-hold ,speak then bam.
    Copying is the sincerest form of flattery.

    It's freaking sweet and I wish WP7 had it as much as I love me some WP7.

    If you work in a corporate environment you will quickly find out speaking to your phone is frowned upon and entirely impractical.
    03-30-2011 11:26 PM
  3. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    Copying is the sincerest form of flattery.

    It's freaking sweet and I wish WP7 had it as much as I love me some WP7.

    If you work in a corporate environment you will quickly find out speaking to your phone is frowned upon and entirely impractical.
    That is pretty sweet, and something I wouldn't mind having implemented. Agree with you in regards to the corporate comment.
    03-31-2011 06:30 AM
  4. Matts4313's Avatar
    not only that but its much quicker to type a couple keys and get get the results as opposed to speaking and perhaps not having the phone understand you. Universial search is a nice feature. Voice controls are a nice feature. The 2 features I miss most from competitors are voice texting from andriod and cards from webos. IF we had those this would be a perfect phone. But, not having them isnt really a big deal.
    03-31-2011 09:40 AM
  5. onemadrssn's Avatar
    Well its not that impressive. And u aren't hunting down an app with this feature either. Just press-hold ,speak then bam.
    i used universal search on my pixi all the time. it was fantastic how efficiently i was able to look up anything on the phone. finding a contact for example is much more of a pain on wp7.

    say i had a contact named adrian johnson: i would type "adrian" or "aj" or "jo" from the launcer or card view to bring him up instantly with options to call, text, email, etc.

    if i wanted to search for "charlie sheen" on the internet, i would simply type in his name and the options to search google, imdb, wikipedia, youtube, and twitter would show up.

    speaking a search isn't nearly as good.
    1. i don't want my coworkers overhearing me say "text girlfriend" or "facebook" or "bing search rash on my crotch". the last one was a joke, but the other two i would rather type than have people hear me say out loud.
    2. automatic speech recognition engines are not good. there is not one perfect one out there, and most are pretty lacking. foreign accents they have a particularly tough time with. also, odd names can be tricky and many apps do not have a strait forward name. my best friends name is foreign, and the asr will not recognize it for the life of me. typing his initials into the home screen would be much preferred.

    that being said, the alternative on wp7 is to simply go into "people" and hit the magnifying glass, which is a few more steps but not many. you can't search by initials though...
    03-31-2011 09:46 AM
  6. PhilR8's Avatar
    It's odd that this feature is missing from WP7. Also missing: using the dialpad and T9 to type in the name of a contact. I am used to doing this - I've done it for years on WinMo 5/6.x and on my Evo: open dialpad, type first three letters of the name of the person I want to call, tap their name to call. Is there a way to enable this on the Arrive? I like the People hub (especially for Facebook integration, it's pretty sweet) but I want a quicker way to dial someone without using a livetile.

    i used universal search on my pixi all the time. it was fantastic how efficiently i was able to look up anything on the phone. finding a contact for example is much more of a pain on wp7.

    say i had a contact named adrian johnson: i would type "adrian" or "aj" or "jo" from the launcer or card view to bring him up instantly with options to call, text, email, etc.

    if i wanted to search for "charlie sheen" on the internet, i would simply type in his name and the options to search google, imdb, wikipedia, youtube, and twitter would show up.

    speaking a search isn't nearly as good.
    1. i don't want my coworkers overhearing me say "text girlfriend" or "facebook" or "bing search rash on my crotch". the last one was a joke, but the other two i would rather type than have people hear me say out loud.
    2. automatic speech recognition engines are not good. there is not one perfect one out there, and most are pretty lacking. foreign accents they have a particularly tough time with. also, odd names can be tricky and many apps do not have a strait forward name. my best friends name is foreign, and the asr will not recognize it for the life of me. typing his initials into the home screen would be much preferred.

    that being said, the alternative on wp7 is to simply go into "people" and hit the magnifying glass, which is a few more steps but not many. you can't search by initials though...
    03-31-2011 11:27 AM
  7. DontHate707's Avatar
    i love universal search so simple but so useful imo and im sure with mango or another update we will see it. i seen a video where under the arrow to get to the app (on windows phone 7) there was a search icon like a magnifying glass. ill find the link if you guys want proof...
    03-31-2011 05:44 PM
  8. DontHate707's Avatar
    The Dark Force Team playing with Mango?

    great site btw to get the latest news and what not maybe better then this one.
    03-31-2011 05:48 PM
  9. BMS's Avatar
    no shared calendar syncing, and I didn't realize I would miss true multi-tasking so much.
    I have had no problem with calendar syncing - I use windows live w/ my hotmail account. I totally agree w/ the multi-tasking. I find myself constantly trying to "flick" the screen - bugger!
    03-31-2011 07:04 PM
  10. wizll's Avatar
    I think I've only used webos' universal search to uh..type in a web url and hit enter. :)
    03-31-2011 10:37 PM
  11. nrguser's Avatar
    I also came from a Pre-, it's really great moving to new hardware. I was holding about for the Pre 3 but HP really dropped the bomb and waited too late. Technology moves too fast to announce a phone coming almost 6 months later. I will miss justype/universal search, don't need to hit the people icon, then find your contact. It's just pop open the keyboard and type their name and it shows up, simple.

    I love the arrive, the amount of apps is awesome and I can find anything I really need. The hardware is really solid. I can't wait to see where Windows mobile goes. I used to have a Treo Pro and loved the hardware and software combo palm had with it, and wish they would have stuck with it =(
    03-31-2011 11:49 PM
  12. VernonEL's Avatar
    I am looking into a good alternative to Stitcher and Pandora.
    I too enjoyed having streaming radio on my mobile device, but I have been pleasently surprised with Zune so far. There are so many features that I like so far, and I really haven't dug that deeply into it yet.

    Something to consider.
    04-01-2011 12:42 PM
  13. VernonEL's Avatar
    if you work in a corporate environment you will quickly find out speaking to your phone is frowned upon and entirely impractical.
    +1
    04-01-2011 12:49 PM
  14. VernonEL's Avatar
    I switched from Pre- on day 1 the Arrive was released. WP7 OS is simple, clean, easy to use and most importantly FAST. I was honestly surprised, was expecting something close to Android experience (slaps myself for thinking this). Phone build is solid, hardware and on screen keyboard are comfortable to type with and feels good in the hand, battery life is good for me I don't play games or music on it plus I put it in airplane mode when at work. This is a BIG plus for me no garbage Sprint or HTC Software (football, nascar, htc sense etc never used any of that crap anyway) on the phone. You do have the option of installing this stuff but only if you want to. I don't regret my switch for one bit.
    Welcome to WPCentral!

    There are better threads than this one that can be useful to getting the most out of your Windows Phone.

    It's good to hear that you are enjoying your experience so far!
    04-01-2011 12:55 PM
  15. RosscoPeecho's Avatar
    Ethanol you're from Fargo? That is funny because I'm from Jamestown.

    Has anyone heard of the Windows and HTC event coming in under two weeks? What are the chances sprint gets new phones in the pipeline?
    04-01-2011 04:52 PM
  16. VernonEL's Avatar
    Yeah, there are a few of us that frequent this forum from North Dakota. Firedancer and Averry are two more.

    Sent from my flippin' sweet Quantum using Board Express
    04-01-2011 05:05 PM
  17. omi205's Avatar
    I would say that I was the biggest Palm Pre fan. I got the Pre when it first dropped on Sprint and had it till about 3 weeks ago when I got the Arrive. There just comes a time when patching, hacking, and overclocking to 1.2ghz on the Pre just dosnt cut it anymore. WebOS was amazing and even till now I think its the best, but thats just the OS. The hardware that the OS came with was very very bad and I wasnt about to wait another 6 or so month for the Pre3 to come out.

    So I got the Arrive and am extremly pleased with the switch. WP7 is easier then most OS's that I have used and although it is in need of simple updates, overall its on the right track and I am ready for the ride.
    04-07-2011 02:26 AM
  18. foosball's Avatar
    I would say that I was the biggest Palm Pre fan. I got the Pre when it first dropped on Sprint and had it till about 3 weeks ago when I got the Arrive. There just comes a time when patching, hacking, and overclocking to 1.2ghz on the Pre just dosnt cut it anymore. WebOS was amazing and even till now I think its the best, but thats just the OS. The hardware that the OS came with was very very bad and I wasnt about to wait another 6 or so month for the Pre3 to come out.

    So I got the Arrive and am extremly pleased with the switch. WP7 is easier then most OS's that I have used and although it is in need of simple updates, overall its on the right track and I am ready for the ride.
    ...and welcome to the ranks of your fellow webOS-turned-to-WP7-out-of-necessity cohorts!
    04-07-2011 03:10 AM
  19. Trader05's Avatar
    Im also another former WebOS user. I've had the Pre since launch, WebOS is an awesome OS, but the hardware is garbage compared to HTC's quality. HP is just taking too long to release new phones. There's no way I was switching to an Iphone or Android phone, so it only left with me one choice, especially when Sprint's new upgrade system changed April 1st. It kinda forced me to do an upgrade, since i didn't want to wait 2 more months.

    I've been using the Arrive for about a week. I do miss the WebOS notifications (fb, email and text), email vibrate only, usb drive instead of using software to sync, and the multitasking experience (nothing beats it currently). That aside, I dont need to use homebrew hacking to overclock old hardware, and the battery is excellent (best seller for me). There is no need for me to have a charger at my work, and have 2 house chargers, this battery lasts me all day+. Overall im very happy with my $150 upgrade through AmazonWireless. Looking for some minor updates from MS, maybe a possible camera update for this phone (its ok, but looks like it needs a software update to be on par, as read on a review), and its possible i'll stay with Phone7.
    04-07-2011 12:17 PM
  20. onemadrssn's Avatar
    Iand the battery is excellent (best seller for me). There is no need for me to have a charger at my work, and have 2 house chargers, this battery lasts me all day+.
    Totally agree. The battery on this phone rocks! I am able to get 2 days and 1 night on average so far in between charges, and I use it to check email, scores, and various other little apps often.
    04-07-2011 02:24 PM
  21. digitalvapor#WP's Avatar
    hey everyone! I purchased my Arrive yesterday so I should be getting it tomorrow. I'm leaving Verizon and coming to Sprint and leaving my Samsung Fascinate. I'm getting a tad sick of Android. Anyway just a quick question, how is the angle on the screen? Do you feel its angled to much to you?
    04-13-2011 01:45 PM
  22. foosball's Avatar
    I've found the angle to be perfect for viewing. If you need to reduce it at all it sits very comfortably in the hands so you can easily adjust it to your liking by adjusting your holding angle. The virtual keyboard is really nice too so you may not use the hardware kb as much as you'd think.
    04-13-2011 02:00 PM
  23. digitalvapor#WP's Avatar
    Yeah I used to have Motorola Droid and I rarely used that flat off-centered keyboard.
    04-13-2011 02:05 PM
  24. mmbond's Avatar
    Solid phone as are most HTC offerings, but, thanks to the OS and beautiful UI, best experience ever! And when the Mango update "Arrives" in the fall, WP7 is going to a monster!
    04-15-2011 02:45 PM
  25. rexalbel's Avatar
    Your immaturity shines again. Cant even say why webOS sucks just say its webPOS. Lmao you are sad... Let me tell you this there is nothing about webOS that sucks except for the lack of apps. Any person here who had a Pre will tell you that. The only thing that trully sucked was the hardware than ran it. Which is why it ran slow on the Pre and Pre + without being overclocked. webOS 2.0 on the other hand on the 1GHZ Pre 2 is just as fast or faster than WP7. Don't hate unless you actually know what you are talking about.

    That being said WP7 will hopefully have multitasking by winter this year. They said FALL which is minimum 6 months away. So it could be 7-9 months. I just hope its worth the wait along with other minor updates.
    I agree. I left webos due to lack of hardware and lack of developer support. I debated waiting for the pre 3. ****, the pre 3 will probably have better hardware in some aspects (i miss the feel of the pre) and webos 3.0 is shapping out to be amazing! But.. since i use my mobile phone a lot while out, i really wanted more apps and a decent belief they were comming. I wanted ebay so i can check stuff im selling get notifications ect. I wanted barcode scanners so i can compare prices while out. I wanted pageonce so i can watch bills, see accounts ect. Shazam, and plenty more big name apps. Webos has so few, with none being announced. The only apps i really miss from webos are A+ student organizer and Bank of America (which is coming soon and will be the only differentiated version) As far as software goes, webos is amazing and 3.0 I am telling you, will rock! but I don't want to hold onto my pre for a year while devs finally jump on board. I'd rather just get the touchpad which I am developing for, and i don't need as many mobile apps because the screen is bigger, and things like augmented reality and barcode scanners are more practical on phones.
    04-19-2011 10:59 AM
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