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  1. a5cent's Avatar
    I thought the killer feature in the beginning of the iPhone was its actually having a usable, finger friendly interface?
    Nope. Just being able to touch the screen with your finger instead of using a stylus doesn't make the device any more useful. That doesn't allow you to do anything more than before. Had the iPhone been released with the same crappy browser that other devices had at the time, the iPhone wouldn't be anywhere near as popular as it is now. Touch was important, as was Apple's knack for making things simple, as were a hundred other things that contributed to an all-round simple and reliable experience, but the killer features were the browser and the app store.
    MikeSo likes this.
    06-17-2014 03:19 PM
  2. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    A built in FM transmitter.
    My 1520 does fm radio through the headphones. Not sure if other Lumia phones do that or not.
    06-17-2014 05:44 PM
  3. vepac's Avatar
    The Lumia icon has fm radio. I use it all the time.
    06-17-2014 06:04 PM
  4. MikeSo's Avatar
    He's talking about an FM transmitter, not an FM receiver. A transmitter would send music to a radio on an FM frequency. I used to use one several years ago with my iPod. It was good for the time, but with BT being around and vastly superior I can't see a lot of people wanting this built into a phone anymore. Certainly not being a killer feature.
    06-17-2014 06:26 PM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    Nope. Just being able to touch the screen with your finger instead of using a stylus doesn't make the device any more useful. That doesn't allow you to do anything more than before. Had the iPhone been released with the same crappy browser that other devices had at the time, the iPhone wouldn't be anywhere near as popular as it is now. Touch was important, as was Apple's knack for making things simple, as were a hundred other things that contributed to an all-round simple and reliable experience, but the killer features were the browser and the app store.
    OK, now
    try using that same browser with 10 pixel sized input points, and that stylus, instead of just jabbing it with a finger.
    06-17-2014 06:41 PM
  6. ricbon's Avatar
    its apps man just apps and app support thats all we need
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    06-17-2014 06:54 PM
  7. clvrbas's Avatar
    Would be nice to be able to hide apps that are utilities that I do not have to load, this way I do not see them in my app list every time.
    06-18-2014 01:24 AM
  8. MikeSo's Avatar
    Would be nice to be able to hide apps that are utilities that I do not have to load, this way I do not see them in my app list every time.
    That's not a "killer app", of course (by the way, what they should have is the ability to sort them based on frequency of use, like in W8. Maybe that will come later.)
    06-18-2014 12:39 PM
  9. adkrish22290's Avatar
    There is no provision for setting up a static IP for a WiFi connection. This is really irritating as all other mobile OSs provide this feature. I fail to understand why Microsoft refuses to include such a simple feature in an otherwise great Windows Phone OS.
    06-26-2014 11:57 PM
  10. Shared1155's Avatar
    From the beginning I haven't found a Windows Phone that was really "Windows Phone". My Nokia 1020 is heavy and thick, and so are all Nokia. Samsung is cheap plastic. I think Windows Phone needs a REAL "Modern" hardware such as this (oh god I love this concept). Then Windows Phone can become more like actually cool phones than just a platform in people minds.
    Last edited by Shared1155; 06-27-2014 at 02:23 AM. Reason: wrong statement
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    06-27-2014 01:46 AM
  11. fe1fe1's Avatar
    From the beginning I haven't found a Windows Phone that was really "Windows Phone". My Nokia 1020 is heavy and thick, and so are all Nokia. HTC and Samsung are cheap plastic. I think Windows Phone needs a REAL "Modern" hardware such as this (oh god I love this concept). Then Windows Phone can become more like actually cool phones than just a platform in people minds.
    HTC and cheap plastic? Seriously?
    06-27-2014 02:04 AM
  12. Shared1155's Avatar
    My bad I had mainly Samsung in mind, HTC are currently pretty good I fixed it.
    06-27-2014 02:26 AM
  13. PAC757's Avatar
    its apps man just apps and app support thats all we need
    I agree, Microsoft needs to have some kind of incentives in place for developers of popular iOS and Android apps to produce quality WP 8 apps. Every person I work with that asked to see my phone likes it, thinks " that's different " then comes the questions about apps, kills it every time, without exception.
    06-27-2014 07:41 AM
  14. raptr569's Avatar
    For me it has to be the integration with Windows on a PC. What Apple is doing with Yosemite is exactly what Microsoft need to do but I would push it further.

    I think the project my screen app is something that could lead to killer integration. Part of this would be able to directly control your phone using mouse and keyboard controls like the project my screen app but then in addition to that a UI (as part of an application) that allows you to manipulate everything on your phone from settings and store downloads and then the more obvious things like answer calls and replying to messages.
    06-27-2014 09:04 AM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    For me it has to be the integration with Windows on a PC. What Apple is doing with Yosemite is exactly what Microsoft need to do but I would push it further.

    I think the project my screen app is something that could lead to killer integration. Part of this would be able to directly control your phone using mouse and keyboard controls like the project my screen app but then in addition to that a UI (as part of an application) that allows you to manipulate everything on your phone from settings and store downloads and then the more obvious things like answer calls and replying to messages.
    Yep. This is what I've been thinking too. When you sit down at your PC and log in using the same ID you use for your phone, you shouldn't have to take your phone out of your pocket to operate it - it should be a window in Windows. SMS, phone calls, etc, everything. Sort of like Remote Desktop INTO the phone instead of out of it.
    06-27-2014 12:40 PM
  16. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Yep. This is what I've been thinking too. When you sit down at your PC and log in using the same ID you use for your phone, you shouldn't have to take your phone out of your pocket to operate it - it should be a window in Windows. SMS, phone calls, etc, everything. Sort of like Remote Desktop INTO the phone instead of out of it.
    That would be super cool.
    06-27-2014 02:10 PM
  17. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Also the Lumia line is truthfully too confusing with numbers. A cool feature would be to build the phone similar to the surface. Make it look industrial, slick, and professional. And keep the name simple. The surface phone 1,2 etc...
    06-27-2014 02:11 PM
  18. bozvandam's Avatar
    Sharpen the edges so you can slash at someo . . . I've misunderstood 'killer feature' haven't I ;)
    06-27-2014 02:51 PM
  19. a5cent's Avatar
    Sharpen the edges so you can slash at someo . . . I've misunderstood 'killer feature' haven't I ;)
    Not necessarily. That might actually be a popular selling point, not to mention it would instantly become the standard issue device for her majesty's secret service :-/
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    06-29-2014 06:56 AM
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