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  1. a5cent's Avatar
    How about combining the data from monitoring heart rate (vein pulses in the neck), eye tracking, voice pitch, breathing and a fingerprint sensor that also measures skin conductivity into a WP based lie detector?

    I bet that would make for a very popular toy during recess at school.
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    06-09-2014 09:07 PM
  2. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    How about combining the data from monitoring heart rate (vein pulses in the neck), eye tracking, voice pitch, breathing and a fingerprint sensor that also measures skin conductivity into a WP based lie detector?

    I bet that would make for a very popular toy during recess at school.
    Not to mention in class when the test answer key goes missing. . . .
    a5cent likes this.
    06-10-2014 01:16 AM
  3. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Whatever it is it has to be something people don't know they want until they see it. Something that's unique. Something that's never been done before or never been implemented the way Microsoft could do it. Henry Ford once said, if I'd asked the people what they wanted they would've said faster horses. That's the type of thinking Microsoft needs.
    MikeSo likes this.
    06-10-2014 10:11 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    Whatever it is it has to be something people don't know they want until they see it. Something that's unique. Something that's never been done before or never been implemented the way Microsoft could do it. Henry Ford once said, if I'd asked the people what they wanted they would've said faster horses. That's the type of thinking Microsoft needs.
    Yup. I think "faster horses" is a pretty good summary of this thread too.
    06-10-2014 10:29 AM
  5. bushwhacked's Avatar
    kill idea would be Google Apps integration!
    06-11-2014 01:24 AM
  6. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    kill idea would be Google Apps integration!
    That's not a killer feature. That's called android. That's nice update but that from killer feature.
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    06-11-2014 01:18 PM
  7. ferdin08's Avatar
    That's not a killer feature. That's called android. That's nice update but that from killer feature.
    Well Said..
    06-11-2014 01:37 PM
  8. bushwhacked's Avatar
    That's not a killer feature. That's called android. That's nice update but that from killer feature.

    I was more or less kidding but WF needs it. If its on windows why can't it be on WF?
    06-11-2014 04:53 PM
  9. nicfromwales's Avatar
    I was more or less kidding but WF needs it. If its on windows why can't it be on WF?
    What's WF?
    06-11-2014 04:59 PM
  10. ohgood's Avatar
    I think you guys missed the point of my op. I'm not asking how can windows phone improve itself. I'm asking what's the one killer feature windows phone needs to grab attention, to lure users away from their iPhone or android phones. IPhone did it years ago with Siri and Samsung did it afterwards by overloading the OS throwing every feature and the kitchen sink (lol) into the phone. What can WP do to get the same results? Yes making the OS another and better will make the OS better to use but what's going to win people over to windows phone really?
    I don't think there is such a thing. why? because people use their phone for different things, and one awesome feature won't apply to everyone.

    Even with a 41mp camera folks still but iPhone and snap away.

    wireless charging, no big deal, they just plug in their droid and keep on trucking.

    neither android note iPhone have one killer feature that attracts tons of people, it's the entire package that convinces them to choose on our the other.


    ..,.....

    so it's hard to say. if I had my druthers, I'd call a week long battery a pretty nice feature
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    06-11-2014 05:17 PM
  11. bushwhacked's Avatar
    What's WF?
    haha stupid auto correct ... WF = WP - windows phone
    06-11-2014 05:38 PM
  12. nicfromwales's Avatar
    haha stupid auto correct ... WF = WP - windows phone
    Ah, just wondered if it was something I didn't know, or if you're just down wiv da kidz. Windows Fone, innit. ;)
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    06-11-2014 05:40 PM
  13. phasar's Avatar
    A built in FM transmitter.
    06-16-2014 07:33 AM
  14. mjrtoo's Avatar
    A built in FM transmitter.
    Then you'd need an FCC license etc, I wouldn't want to accidently Bridget my phone calls. :)
    06-16-2014 07:45 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Then you'd need an FCC license etc, I wouldn't want to accidently Bridget my phone calls. :)
    Nokia Symbian phones had this feature built in. It wasn't always easy to use due to all the FM stations being taken up so finding a blank was not simple. I prefer Bluetooth myself and buying a Nokia BH-121 and plugging it into my Aux port is a lot better and less issues.

    I know not every radio has an Aux port but FM transmitter is not going to happen folks.

    I have to agree with 'ohgood' regarding 'one' killer feature. There is no such thing.
    06-16-2014 09:35 AM
  16. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Nokia Symbian phones had this feature built in. It wasn't always easy to use due to all the FM stations being taken up so finding a blank was not simple. I prefer Bluetooth myself and buying a Nokia BH-121 and plugging it into my Aux port is a lot better and less issues.

    I know not every radio has an Aux port but FM transmitter is not going to happen folks.

    I have to agree with 'ohgood' regarding 'one' killer feature. There is no such thing.
    I think one killer feature does work. Apple did it a few times. They essentially offered the same phone over and over by giving it a cool factor feature. Making it gold. Adding a fingerprint scanner. These are clearly gimmick features.
    06-16-2014 07:01 PM
  17. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Having the phone come with Bluetooth instead of wired ones would be a cool gimmick but they'd have to be extremely stylish. And they'd have to look like they sound better than they actually did sound.
    06-16-2014 07:03 PM
  18. a5cent's Avatar
    I have to agree with 'ohgood' regarding 'one' killer feature. There is no such thing.
    Only if you define a killer feature as something that would be very desirable to every person in the world, which probably makes little sense.

    For the original iPhone, the killer feature was being the first mobile phone with a decent internet browser. After that came the app store, which gave people a controlled and safe way to browse and install software. The app store was so simple, that even the most technically challenged person could now find and confidently install/remove software. These features were at least somewhat original (no mass adoption up to that point), useful, and very desirable for many people. Not everybody wanted it. Not even everybody wanted a smartphone, but I definitely would consider those killer features, or more precisely, they were killer features when they were initially released.

    There is certainly no 'one' feature that can convert everyone in the world to WP. But IMHO anything that can get 15% of the U.S. population to just consider WP deserves to be called a killer feature.
    06-16-2014 09:36 PM
  19. aboutdas's Avatar
    My idea is different in some ways.
    I've loved WP, i've owned an LG Optimus 7 since december 2010 and i really appreciated the idea of a user interface with pure design and intelligents hubs.
    Now, with WP8.1, HUS are gone and i can only use apps. Apps, apps, apps.
    I've seen some WP Start Screen and just a few were used as it should be: lots of tiny icons and absence of people and live Tiles.

    That's a wrong approach. The Start Screen itself needs a redesign for "the smartphone built around you", much more focused on the phone owner.
    We need an evolution of the notification center and the interface of WP with focus on usability.
    I miss the utility of the "me" tile and i think more social networks should integrate with contacts.
    06-17-2014 04:25 AM
  20. ohgood's Avatar
    Only if you define a killer feature as something that would be very desirable to every person in the world, which probably makes little sense.

    For the original iPhone, the killer feature was being the first mobile phone with a decent internet browser. After that came the app store, which gave people a controlled and safe way to browse and install software. The app store was so simple, that even the most technically challenged person could now find and confidently install/remove software. These features were at least somewhat original (no mass adoption up to that point), useful, and very desirable for many people. Not everybody wanted it. Not even everybody wanted a smartphone, but I definitely would consider those killer features, or more precisely, they were killer features when they were initially released.

    There is certainly no 'one' feature that can convert everyone in the world to WP. But IMHO anything that can get 15% of the U.S. population to just consider WP deserves to be called a killer feature.
    I thought the killer feature in the beginning of the iPhone was its actually having a usable, finger friendly interface?

    I remember one guy at lunch punching away at his wm6.5 device with a stylus at tiny boxes and missing most of the time.... then the new iPhone guy was just doing everything, easily, with one finger at arms length.
    06-17-2014 07:03 AM
  21. microSkop's Avatar
    Holographic 3D projection. If done right in combination with Cortana it could be a game changer. Amazon might be the first to try that though. And I'm not sure the technology is there yet...
    06-17-2014 07:18 AM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    I thought the killer feature in the beginning of the iPhone was its actually having a usable, finger friendly interface?

    I remember one guy at lunch punching away at his wm6.5 device with a stylus at tiny boxes and missing most of the time.... then the new iPhone guy was just doing everything, easily, with one finger at arms length.
    Ha, I used WM for a couple years. I remember recalibrating the screen every once in a while. The touch would become way off. When I got my first Android I was amazed that calibration wasn't necessary.
    06-17-2014 07:26 AM
  23. MikeSo's Avatar
    Only if you define a killer feature as something that would be very desirable to every person in the world, which probably makes little sense.

    For the original iPhone, the killer feature was being the first mobile phone with a decent internet browser. After that came the app store, which gave people a controlled and safe way to browse and install software. The app store was so simple, that even the most technically challenged person could now find and confidently install/remove software. These features were at least somewhat original (no mass adoption up to that point), useful, and very desirable for many people. Not everybody wanted it. Not even everybody wanted a smartphone, but I definitely would consider those killer features, or more precisely, they were killer features when they were initially released.

    There is certainly no 'one' feature that can convert everyone in the world to WP. But IMHO anything that can get 15% of the U.S. population to just consider WP deserves to be called a killer feature.
    All of this is true, and I agree (especially regarding Safari - and especially in the US, where Nokia's and SonyEricson's models were not widely available), but we also have to remember the extreme hype that was before the iPhone was released. The iPod was hot stuff back then, and the media worked itself into a frenzy covering this new exciting phone (rumored to be called the iPhone). There was mainstream media coverage of it like few tech things before it. This helped it right out of the gate. I think the real killer feature of the iPhone was that it was the iPhone... at least at first. And that headstart helped it get where it is now.
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    06-17-2014 01:04 PM
  24. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Killer feature? 1000 euros. Cash, unmarked notes, included in the box.

    Alternatively, just give the phones away. What's the cost to make Lumia 630? 50 euros? Give away 20 million of them over 12 months - that's about as many units as the Lumia 520 sold last year. Of course, when the free phones are gone, you sell the phone too at normal prices. It would increase Microsoft's unit market share by about 50% at a cost of one billion euros. That's probably not bad value and would make the platform much more attractive to developers.

    WP fans who would have bought the phone anyway are far too sane to be the ones queuing overnight for the free handout - so I'm going to claim the market share increase is broadly accurate.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 06-17-2014 at 02:50 PM. Reason: Grammar
    06-17-2014 02:37 PM
  25. jailman's Avatar
    Microsoft should keep attacking low end markets with cheaper/better alternatives to laggy exoensive Android and offer same apps and experience
    06-17-2014 02:40 PM
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