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Mango is going to bring a ton of new features to the table. The new Internet Explorer and the new Games hub look pretty exciting. I can't wait to see what new features they add to Zune too. Hopefully they're not at the mercy of the carriers for Mango.
 

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I want some of that Mango speed jump! What I have always desired from a device is for it to be able to keep up with my thoughts. If I want phone then internet then contacts I want the device to get there and do that without interrupting my train of thought. My Arrive comes closes to doing this of any of the devices have owned so I am excited by the prospect of a faster device.
 

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The list of things coming was pretty huge imo. And the demonstrations of implementations was quite amazing. The only thing I did not see was smart dialing, but I got more than I hoped for.
 

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I seem to recall reading that HTC owns the patent on smart dialing. Honestly, I'm not sure how it would work with WP7 since the keyboard is generally only displayed when an input field has focus. Can't say I miss it much though; most of the calls I make are on the first screen or two of my call history, and if not it's easy enough to jump into the people hub and access them. And phone calls are a secondary contact method for most people I communicate with nowadays.

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I dont too my hat to them. Not yet anyway. Promising things and delivering them is two different things. I'll give them props if they deliver.

I dont think the current line will be the lower end. I see android phones being released with specs less than the HD2. Anyway. I'm only interested because my contract is up in July and I don't want to jump the gun.

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Yeah I just remembered your stuck on the ****ty network that likes to make **** complicated lol sorry about that I'm probably just saying that because I already running NoDo on my HD7. Well honestly the way I see it is funny... Everyone blamed Microsoft for not delivering then they post that "where's my update" page pretty much just slapping the carriers in the face by letting people know that if its testing the carrier has the update held back by testing and then ATT probably wanted to avoid bad press and negative customer experience so they probably told Microsoft off behind closed doors to pull the "testing involves us and the OEMs too not just the carriers" stunt with the official WP7 podcast lol.
 

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MS @ [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/wp7-keynote-summarised said:
Built-in]wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews[/url] multitasking is shown with holding down the back button, and more 3rd party apps are being included in hubs

BAD BAD NO!

Windows key hold down needs to being up this. Not the voice search as it is now. Voice search needs to be moved to the search button. DAMN it MS listen. I am in and have been in many of your testing groups this is gross over sight of continuity for branding! Ahhhh...



Oh well everything else looked good. Hate that its 7.5 and not coming in waves. Makes the wait long and hard.
 

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Ive had NoDo for a while on my Focus. From what ive seen on websites is that the update has been bouncing betweet at&t and MS. Reguardless. I'm excited for what was shown today. The added API support for devs is huge. Hopefully this will let them pump out better push apps. And ill put this captivate on eBay.

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BAD BAD NO!

Windows key hold down needs to being up this. Not the voice search as it is now. Voice search needs to be moved to the search button. DAMN it MS listen. I am in and have been in many of your testing groups this is gross over sight of continuity for branding! Ahhhh...



Oh well everything else looked good. Hate that its 7.5 and not coming in waves. Makes the wait long and hard.

I guess it's just that Microsoft doesn't wanna copy anybody, or at least is trying not to anyways... think about it, if it was the start button for apps, search button for voice search, and back button to say close out the current app... that would be an awful lot like android... where as I'm assuming the "long press start button" launches voice commands because it does MORE than just search, it launches sh!t too, so using it to START some app or game, would make sense that it's the START button long press. and since the current model of "press back to get to where you were before" all its doing is, by long pressing the back button it'll just let you get back to WHEREVER you were by CHOICE so say you were to go from Facebook>Twitter>Angry Birds>Bing Search>IE9; and your search was already satisfied and you wanted to get back to say Twitter to tweet that IE9 truly does whoop on Safari Mobile or Android Default Ugly Unnamed Browser, instead of pressing back three times you could just hold it switch straight to Twitter, thereby sticking to the current WP7 model as opposed to changing things up drastically and risk confusing people whom got the device because SIMPLICITY was a strong advertising point...
 

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Ive had NoDo for a while on my Focus. From what ive seen on websites is that the update has been bouncing betweet at&t and MS. Reguardless. I'm excited for what was shown today. The added API support for devs is huge. Hopefully this will let them pump out better push apps. And ill put this captivate on eBay.

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Of course you do, but you probably had to go out of your way to get it... Unlike me and other T-Mobile subscribers that recieved the notification to update, had that actually been delivered to everyone by late March, given the apologies and everything, would you then tip your hat?
 

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I guess it's just that Microsoft doesn't wanna copy anybody, or at least is trying not to anyways... think about it, if it was the start button for apps, search button for voice search, and back button to say close out the current app... that would be an awful lot like android... where as I'm assuming the "long press start button" launches voice commands because it does MORE than just search, it launches sh!t too, so using it to START some app or game, would make sense that it's the START button long press. and since the current model of "press back to get to where you were before" all its doing is, by long pressing the back button it'll just let you get back to WHEREVER you were by CHOICE so say you were to go from Facebook>Twitter>Angry Birds>Bing Search>IE9; and your search was already satisfied and you wanted to get back to say Twitter to tweet that IE9 truly does whoop on Safari Mobile or Android Default Ugly Unnamed Browser, instead of pressing back three times you could just hold it switch straight to Twitter, thereby sticking to the current WP7 model as opposed to changing things up drastically and risk confusing people whom got the device because SIMPLICITY was a strong advertising point...

I guess...


But,
I know the voice comands can start apps and...everything, that is our phone search that everyone is asking for, it exsists. Long hold Windows key will show everythin, like ctrl alt delete. I had the perfection application for long hold back but I forgot (it will come to me I am sure of it), oh well it really doesn't matter...how about let me customize, my 8125 let me do what ever I wanted with my buttons.
 

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I guess...


But,
I know the voice comands can start apps and...everything, that is our phone search that everyone is asking for, it exsists. Long hold Windows key will show everythin, like ctrl alt delete. I had the perfection application for long hold back but I forgot (it will come to me I am sure of it), oh well it really doesn't matter...how about let me customize, my 8125 let me do what ever I wanted with my buttons.

I understand what your saying, and sooooo many people would agree with you, including me, but, I don't because I appreciate what Microsoft is doing with WP7 (I'm not saying you don't) it's all about simplicity and intuitivness, every once in a while I'll see articles of people with "what multi-tasking interface should look like" or something to that effect, and I always completely completely disagree, they always end up over complicating in some aspect or another, and that isn't what Microsoft is trying to do. I can understand the people coming from Android wanting to see a little bit more customization options (I had a Moto Droid before getting my HD7) and at first I was like, wow this was a step backwards! lol but I learned to love the minimalist feel it has, and in my opinion, it's the simplest (most simple?) OS to use outta all of em. In order from complex to simple (now try not to confuse this with ease of comfort of using an OS a lot of people do. I'm also only including major OS's within the U.S. ) : Blackberry, Android, WebOS, iOS, Windows Phone 7. that is based on layout and level of intuitive use, the way I compiled this list is by remembering the first time I used the device and compared how long it took me to do certain things on it, mainly major things like placing a call was first in line, text message was next, sending an email followed, and finally browse a web page on the device was the last thing I tested and using that I saw how difficult a device would be in the long run in terms of getting frustrated with it lol
 

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I seem to recall reading that HTC owns the patent on smart dialing.

They may own 'a' patent, but I've had smart dialing on just about every phone I've ever used. Its been around, and to me is a pretty basic feature of any phone, let alone a smartphone. I can do without for now, but would like to see it added in the future.
 

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They may own 'a' patent, but I've had smart dialing on just about every phone I've ever used. Its been around, and to me is a pretty basic feature of any phone, let alone a smartphone. I can do without for now, but would like to see it added in the future.


I know patents aren't a big deal. All Microsoft would have to do is fork over a little bit of cash, which I'm sure they do have enough of...
 

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BAD BAD NO!

Windows key hold down needs to being up this. Not the voice search as it is now. Voice search needs to be moved to the search button. DAMN it MS listen. I am in and have been in many of your testing groups this is gross over sight of continuity for branding! Ahhhh...



Oh well everything else looked good. Hate that its 7.5 and not coming in waves. Makes the wait long and hard.

why does it matter?
 

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i hope there adding more functions and features to every native app and especially bing and zune... idk about the app search button i think the hardware search button should be the only thing i use to search my phone...
 

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I understand what your saying, and sooooo many people would agree with you, including me, but, I don't because I appreciate what Microsoft is doing with WP7 (I'm not saying you don't) it's all about simplicity and intuitivness, every once in a while I'll see articles of people with "what multi-tasking interface should look like" or something to that effect, and I always completely completely disagree, they always end up over complicating in some aspect or another, and that isn't what Microsoft is trying to do. I can understand the people coming from Android wanting to see a little bit more customization options (I had a Moto Droid before getting my HD7) and at first I was like, wow this was a step backwards! lol but I learned to love the minimalist feel it has, and in my opinion, it's the simplest (most simple?) OS to use outta all of em. In order from complex to simple (now try not to confuse this with ease of comfort of using an OS a lot of people do. I'm also only including major OS's within the U.S. ) : Blackberry, Android, WebOS, iOS, Windows Phone 7. that is based on layout and level of intuitive use, the way I compiled this list is by remembering the first time I used the device and compared how long it took me to do certain things on it, mainly major things like placing a call was first in line, text message was next, sending an email followed, and finally browse a web page on the device was the last thing I tested and using that I saw how difficult a device would be in the long run in terms of getting frustrated with it lol

All true, but what's easy, slick and intuitive for one person isn't for another.

why does it matter?
Its my phone and my service I want it my way. Its more intuitive and natural to my brain the way I have stated.
 

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