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11-14-2013 01:12 PM
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  1. CommieCow's Avatar
    Is it possible to have a small breathing LED light placed just under the Windows Logo at the bottom of the phone that will alert you of missed calls etc like the Nokia 5800 Series?
    I understand it should be easy enough to do, but then again some people who have the phones and want an addition like that will have the phones that dont have it..

    Nokia would never do this as they would have to recall every phone, costing them money.. install the LED and ship it back out, UNLESS there is a DIY way of doing it..
    This is one of the major flaws on these phones so I'm hoping some reads this and takes it into consideration, I've missed SOOOO many messages/emails etc.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by CommieCow; 11-06-2013 at 05:11 PM.
    11-06-2013 04:50 PM
  2. Rising Mos's Avatar
    While they can't add a new LED light, they can make the current windows phone logo button blink or something. This is actually a widely requested feature. It would only require firmware update and it would work on all current devices. Microsoft or Nokia would have to do this. And now that Microsoft in buying Nokia, it will be Microsoft who would do it. I have high hopes for WP 8.1 . It should be a good sizable update.
    11-06-2013 05:13 PM
  3. CommieCow's Avatar
    But to make it blink wouldn't it require a LED there unless there might already be one?

    I know its a hugely requested feature I just hope that they decide to make their magic and have it work like the 5800..
    Sometimes my phones on silent on the table and I miss stuff so once I see it blinking I'll know..
    11-06-2013 05:17 PM
  4. Rising Mos's Avatar
    There is an Light under windows, back and search button already on most windows phones if not all.
    11-06-2013 05:20 PM
  5. CommieCow's Avatar
    Weird, I have never seen them glow or do something, Do you think its as easy as adding it in a software update, 4 maybe?
    11-06-2013 05:21 PM
  6. Rising Mos's Avatar
    What is your device?
    11-06-2013 07:37 PM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    Didn't the titan have a notification light? Maybe that was the hd7, my memory is a bit foggy...
    11-06-2013 07:58 PM
  8. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    ^^

    HD7 it is !
    11-06-2013 08:48 PM
  9. rcazador's Avatar
    Didn't the titan have a notification light? Maybe that was the hd7, my memory is a bit foggy...
    HTC only had notifications for battery and charging... Not for calls, texts, or email

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-06-2013 09:40 PM
  10. jmerrey's Avatar
    No, one of the early HTC WP7 devices had a notification light for missed calls and texts. The
    11-06-2013 09:50 PM
  11. lupo84's Avatar
    While they can't add a new LED light, they can make the current windows phone logo button blink or something. This is actually a widely requested feature. It would only require firmware update and it would work on all current devices. Microsoft or Nokia would have to do this. And now that Microsoft in buying Nokia, it will be Microsoft who would do it. I have high hopes for WP 8.1 . It should be a good sizable update.



    i agree with you... That would be an Amazing step ahead for Microsoft....





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
    11-07-2013 01:57 AM
  12. FinancialP's Avatar
    No, one of the early HTC WP7 devices had a notification light for missed calls and texts. The
    Sorry, you're probably confusing the light with another device.
    11-07-2013 02:13 AM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    Several of the WP7 devices had red LEDs. My Trophy had one, but now I can't recall if it used it for notification of missed calls, or if it was just for charging state, as it's been a year since I used it. The manufacturers could do whatever they wanted, as far as making a notification light. But the rest of us, not so much. Microsoft has not published an API for accessing the state of the backlights behind the hardware buttons, so that's not an option for developers - at least not for the moment. I'm sure they could open it up, but whether they will, and when it would happen, who knows.
    11-07-2013 12:18 PM
  14. inteller's Avatar
    HTC Surround had this...it is like an HTC DNA thing, almost all their devices have that.
    11-07-2013 12:36 PM
  15. ratsttam's Avatar
    According to HTC and Sprint's documentation the 8XT is supposed to notify about messages via a small LED... But in my experience, it only lights up to indicate that it's charging/charged status.
    HTC 8XT User Guide
    11-07-2013 01:00 PM
  16. FinancialP's Avatar
    According to HTC and Sprint's documentation the 8XT is supposed to notify about messages via a small LED... But in my experience, it only lights up to indicate that it's charging/charged status.
    HTC 8XT User Guide
    That's all it has ever done on Windows Phone.

    There has never been a notification LED on windows phone.

    There have been charging and low battery lights, that's it.
    11-07-2013 01:40 PM
  17. DenniSundaY's Avatar
    That's all it has ever done on Windows Phone.

    There has never been a notification LED on windows phone.

    There have been charging and low battery lights, that's it.
    that's not true. HTC had a wp7 device with a notification led (I believe the trophy). Although it was the only windows phone ever with a notification led...
    11-07-2013 01:47 PM
  18. FinancialP's Avatar
    that's not true. HTC had a wp7 device with a notification led (I believe the trophy). Although it was the only windows phone ever with a notification led...
    No it didn't. Sorry. That was just a charging and low battery indicator. All HTC windows phone devices used to have this.
    11-07-2013 01:54 PM
  19. lupo84's Avatar
    I just realized that mine 1020's Microsoft logo flashes for a while until it boots when exhaust is completely.....
    So I suppose Microsoft could let it work as a flash led...
    It is also true that Nokia will upgrade the glance screen whit the BLACK update wich allow glance screen to show notifications..
    But Microsoft still must work on it...



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    11-07-2013 02:55 PM
  20. jmerrey's Avatar
    No it didn't. Sorry. That was just a charging and low battery indicator. All HTC windows phone devices used to have this.

    I remember an early HTC WP7 phone having an indicator for at least missed calls, and possibly missed text messages.
    11-07-2013 03:32 PM
  21. hopmedic's Avatar
    I couldn't remember if the red/green light on the Trophy was a notification light or just battery charge state indicator... I don't get enough phone calls to recall. Nobody wants to talk to me. And I'm good with that.
    11-07-2013 03:47 PM
  22. FinancialP's Avatar
    I remember an early HTC WP7 phone having an indicator for at least missed calls, and possibly missed text messages.
    Sorry buddy, windows phone has never had support for notification lights. Sorry, it's just doesn't support it.
    11-07-2013 03:59 PM
  23. thed's Avatar
    Sorry buddy, windows phone has never had support for notification lights. Sorry, it's just doesn't support it.
    The Trophy definitely had a notification light. It blinked green for missed calls and lit up red when charging. That's all it did though, nothing for texts or other notifications.
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    11-07-2013 04:12 PM
  24. FinancialP's Avatar
    The Trophy definitely had a notification light. It blinked green for missed calls and lit up red when charging. That's all it did though, nothing for texts or other notifications.
    ^ this is correct

    So we all are sort of correct.

    http://m.windowscentral.com/htc-wind...-led-indicator
    11-07-2013 04:18 PM
  25. jmerrey's Avatar
    "Sorry buddy" but I'm not sure how "we're all sort of correct" because you stated it never supported it, and it did.
    11-07-2013 06:13 PM
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