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05-25-2011 04:15 PM
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  1. malachijd's Avatar
    Ok now that we have a date and someone with insider info (thanks wireless vet) what is the 1st thing you are going to do with your shiny new wp7 phone on verizon's network.

    I for one am just looking forward to a nonbuggy phone that I can actually text on. I've been going back and forth between a imagio and a storm. They both are way messed up and I am just trying to make it to the trophy. So with the storm freezing and the imagio's screen being way off no matter how many times I try and align it I'm just looking forward to texting.
    05-05-2011 09:10 PM
  2. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Ok now that we have a date and someone with insider info (thanks wireless vet) what is the 1st thing you are going to do with your shiny new wp7 phone on verizon's network.

    I for one am just looking forward to a nonbuggy phone that I can actually text on. I've been going back and forth between a imagio and a storm. They both are way messed up and I am just trying to make it to the trophy. So with the storm freezing and the imagio's screen being way off no matter how many times I try and align it I'm just looking forward to texting.

    Don't be too confident in software even WP7 has it's faults but I guess I would have to say that it's much better than Android and BB. Pitted against iOS they'd be neck n neck I believe.
    05-05-2011 09:33 PM
  3. malachijd's Avatar
    I had the chance to play with a arrive for about a week and yeah there was some shortcomings it faired tons better then anything else I've tried and I was able to text with far less errors then even the iphone 4.
    05-05-2011 09:47 PM
  4. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Oh the keyboard yeah its the best above all other OS's IMHO.

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
    05-06-2011 12:53 AM
  5. malachijd's Avatar
    Yeah the keyboard. Try and imagio or a storm and you'll know how bad I've had it for 2 years. I'm done with it. I just want a phone that works.
    05-06-2011 01:07 AM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    the iphone keyboard just has speed going for it. almost every time i have to use it, i end up wanting to throw my phone against a wall because it keeps pressing the wrong letters.

    the first thing i'm going to do is sync up my music and enjoy the zune UI on a larger screen.
    05-06-2011 05:31 AM
  7. VernonEL's Avatar
    Oh the keyboard yeah its the best above all other OS's IMHO.

    Sent from my HD7 using Board Express
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    05-06-2011 11:21 AM
  8. Biased123's Avatar
    I have had a list going of what apps I would like:

    Set up email accounts
    Set up Xbox Live account

    Facebook
    Vivino (I am a big vino fan)
    Angry Birds
    Weather App

    Import address list (I always use a new phone as a excuse to reduce my contacts)
    05-06-2011 11:47 AM
  9. Tjarren's Avatar
    This will be my very first smartphone, so I'm simply looking forward to something that's not my dumbphone.

    What I do understand, though, is that these phones are NOT computers. They can do a lot more than a dumbphone, but we can't expect miracles. This is 2011, after all. Also I've spent a small amount of time with several iPhones and even less with a Droid, an Epic and a Focus, so I have a tiny taste of the limitations of a smartphone but find myself impressed by what it can do. But access to my Word & Excel docs, full Hotmail and Gmail access, Google Voice app, XBL, Zune, Netflix ..... this is going to be really cool for a dumbphone user like me.
    05-06-2011 12:03 PM
  10. thed's Avatar
    WP7applist - Windows Phone 7 apps news, reviews, deals, price drops

    I've been using this site to keep track of apps I'm interested in. You can create an account and build a list of apps you want, so every time I come across an interesting app review (like on wpcentral for example) I'll go there and add it to my list.

    I already have a pretty big list of apps, so the first thing I'll probably do when I get the Trophy is grab everything that's on my list.
    05-06-2011 12:20 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    thanks for the link thed! i'm def going to start making a list in there
    05-06-2011 01:20 PM
  12. malachijd's Avatar
    Well from all I've heard wp7 is pretty stable too. I'm hoping that's true and when I get mine I'll sure put it to the test. I know windows mobile isn't stable, I don't know about current blackberry's but the storm had to be battery pulled once a day. Andriod I haven't had much experience with but I hear the have lots of crashes, hack's, viruses, and all the stuff that makes me stay away. Ios has been pretty stable but there are some cracks in their arrmor. My fiancee has a iphone 4 and apps have frozen needing a restart and sometimes when she clicks on an app it quickly shuts down needing clicked on again. I know wp7 isn't perfect and I know it's far from it but.....they seem to be listening to the customers and that's the biggest thing for me. So that's what I'm looking foward to.
    05-08-2011 10:47 AM
  13. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Set up Xbox Live account
    I'm very interested in this too. My downfall is, having a 4G phone in a 4G area......I just can't have anything else but that now
    05-09-2011 07:12 AM
  14. WayCool's Avatar
    @Louie,

    Stable is an understatement ! I'm telling you flat out.. I have been using this Sammy Focus .. and its been two weeks since it was restarted (and that was to add a microSD).. I have YET to see the phone freeze .. misbehaving apps simply close and you go reopen it.. (which I must add is very rare IME so far).

    Your question was "What now?" just prepare for the most enjoyable phone experience ever ! I am not making this up ! Its outstanding.. I occassionally wish I had things like Turn by Turn .. but I will forgo that for this wonderful experience.. ZUNE is freaking awesome ! The games are outstanding.. I dunno.. I cant say enough... given MS still has some hurdles to catch up functionality wise (thinking sockets/true multitask) but I must say they have provided a great start !

    Enjoy ! Is all I can say .. its really well done!
    Last edited by waycoolkennel; 05-09-2011 at 11:06 AM.
    05-09-2011 09:44 AM
  15. Biased123's Avatar
    WP7applist - Windows Phone 7 apps news, reviews, deals, price drops

    I've been using this site to keep track of apps I'm interested in. You can create an account and build a list of apps you want, so every time I come across an interesting app review (like on wpcentral for example) I'll go there and add it to my list.

    I already have a pretty big list of apps, so the first thing I'll probably do when I get the Trophy is grab everything that's on my list.
    Thanks!

    Got my list ready to go as soon as that Trophy hits... Great website...
    05-09-2011 10:25 AM
  16. jimski's Avatar
    Well from all I've heard wp7 is pretty stable too. I'm hoping that's true and when I get mine I'll sure put it to the test.
    The one thing I can guarantee is WP7 is stable. Coming from Tilt2 -WM6.5, freezes were daily occurances. And the lag. None of that on WP. I have tested over 200 apps/games and currently have 150 installed. The only reason I have needed to soft reset the past couple months have been due to the Marketplace app crashing ad that was corrected with the NoDo update. So no reset since last week for my Surround.

    As long as you can accept and live with some familiar features missing till Mango hits later this year WP7 will be right for you. All the things that this phone can do, that others can't, makes up forits temporary shortcomings.


    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    05-09-2011 10:27 AM
  17. malachijd's Avatar
    You guys are killing me.... I want this phone so bad and you're making this harder for me because I'm ok with what it doesn't have (yet) what I want is what it does have. Which I don't have to say what everybody here already knows
    05-09-2011 11:40 AM
  18. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    The thing I'm most excited about is not having to carry around both my Zune HD and Windows Mobile phone anymore. One device to rule them all!

    Oh, and A2DP. 'nuff said :-D
    05-17-2011 09:47 PM
  19. malachijd's Avatar
    how is the zune hd I've been curious about it mainly because I hate the way apple does everything but I guess now that the wp's are the next step after that it's not very relevant
    05-17-2011 11:12 PM
  20. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    Zune HD couldn't be further from the HypeTouch, the device itself is very svelte with square and trapezoidal angles, brushed metal, very industrial looking. UI-wise, very similar to Windows Phone 7 (it's actually vice versa). Dual home screen: on one side, the menu (music, videos, podcasts, marketplace, etc.), on the other side, an iconic listing of pinned, new and recent media items. Fully integrated with all Zune services: Zune Pass, Smart DJ, Marketplace picks, some apps/games. And that's before you plug it in to the HD-out dock, which offers 720p playback of music, pictures and of course video.

    Its two Achilles heels: no Bluetooth stereo, and no in-device streaming/downloading of podcasts.

    I've had it for almost two years, and other than the last paragraph, have had no complaints.
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    05-17-2011 11:26 PM
  21. malachijd's Avatar
    cool hows the smart dj? I hear in might be coming to wp with a little mango flavor
    05-17-2011 11:30 PM
  22. Adiliyo's Avatar
    smart dj is pretty nice if you have a zune pass.

    think pandora but with the option to just add whatever it picks to your collection without having to go buy it.

    i love my zuneHD, and the zune feature of windows phones is a big part of why i really want the platform.
    Gungzwei likes this.
    05-18-2011 12:04 AM
  23. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    MS would be extremely dumb not to put Smart DJ in Mango; it was already idiotic for them to leave it out of the initial release.

    Unless you have a very vast and varied music collection, Smart DJ without Zune Pass gets old fast, because it basically becomes just a genre playlist. Where it really shines is when you tie it in with the Pass because then it will get songs from the Marketplace that are not in your collection, allowing you to discover new music in a cool new way. I tried Zune Pass free for a month back when Zune HD was released and discovered a number of new songs that I would've never known had it not been for Smart DJ.

    When Mango is released and this God forsaken wireless company finally releases a Windows Phone, I will probably start paying for Zune Pass as it will become truly awesome with on-the-go Smart DJ, all for less than $15/month (and 10 free tracks!).
    EJNelly likes this.
    05-18-2011 12:08 AM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    This will be my very first smartphone, so I'm simply looking forward to something that's not my dumbphone.

    What I do understand, though, is that these phones are NOT computers. They can do a lot more than a dumbphone, but we can't expect miracles. This is 2011, after all. Also I've spent a small amount of time with several iPhones and even less with a Droid, an Epic and a Focus, so I have a tiny taste of the limitations of a smartphone but find myself impressed by what it can do. But access to my Word & Excel docs, full Hotmail and Gmail access, Google Voice app, XBL, Zune, Netflix ..... this is going to be really cool for a dumbphone user like me.
    Actually, these phones ARE computers. The phone in my pocket is infinitely more powerful than the Apple ][+ that I wrote my first program on. The space shuttles, basically, have run on the same technology that that old Apple was running. Now, if the phone is infinitely more powerful than what launched Columbia in 1979, do you still think it's not a computer?
    EJNelly likes this.
    05-18-2011 08:35 AM
  25. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i hear the space shuttle just runs on an iphone and whole lot of dreams now.
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    05-18-2011 11:51 AM
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