01-24-2012 11:51 PM
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  1. aubreyq's Avatar
    Why do you use your smartphone?
    a) You want to edit/change/set the entire phone to be your personal phone... Spend a few hours a month to do maintenance work.
    b) You want to just have a glance and go phone which will never bother you unless you want it to.
    Not sure if that was a rhetorical question, but the good thing about WP7 is that there is no "maintenance" to be done. You cannot "customize" it all the way, but you can personalize it in the sense of which tiles you want in the Start screen. Item "b" is definitely an accurate description of WP7 ;)
    01-18-2012 10:40 AM
  2. zoomy942's Avatar
    Coming from a current android user, the Trophy seems like a breath of fresh air. Ill get one this week.

    No flashing. No force closing. No updates for certain devices and not others and certainly a device that simply gives me my information.

    Curious about something though.

    I see tthere is fb integration and a Facebook app? Can I not use the built in one and use the app and still get notifies in the wm7 way for updates? I ask because I'm not keen on fb people being in my contact list... I just use my Google/gmail contacts for that.

    Sent from my Incredible using Tapatalk
    01-18-2012 10:57 AM
  3. Giddora's Avatar
    Not sure if that was a rhetorical question, but the good thing about WP7 is that there is no "maintenance" to be done. You cannot "customize" it all the way, but you can personalize it in the sense of which tiles you want in the Start screen. Item "b" is definitely an accurate description of WP7 ;)
    Ah, crap! Offcourse I forgot to add what answers my two questions. :P
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    01-18-2012 10:59 AM
  4. IamVortigaunt's Avatar
    Quick note: The phone has to be plugged in for the podcasts to update over WiFi. It's still a great feature and I love waking up in the morning and finding a fresh Adam Carolla podcast episode ready on my phone, as well as the WPCentral podcasts :)
    Hmmm I don't think this is true. I'm pretty sure you can download podcasts over WiFi without being plugged in. I think you run into trouble if the podcast tries to update when you're not on WiFi, giving you the "attention required. Tap here." message. But if it tries to update while you're on WiFi, I'm thinking it will do so. You might be thinking of the setting in the Zune software that allows the phone to sync to Zune over WiFi once its been plugged into the wall for a certain time.

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    01-18-2012 11:02 AM
  5. aubreyq's Avatar
    Hmmm I don't think this is true. I'm pretty sure you can download podcasts over WiFi without being plugged in. I think you run into trouble if the podcast tries to update when you're not on WiFi, giving you the "attention required. Tap here." message. But if it tries to update while you're on WiFi, I'm thinking it will do so. You might be thinking of the setting in the Zune software that allows the phone to sync to Zune over WiFi once its been plugged into the wall for a certain time.

    Sent from my mwp6985 using Board Express
    I know I've subscribed to podcasts and downloaded episodes on WiFi when not plugged in, but I only seem to get the episode updates overnight while its charging. Maybe it's a coincidence and my phone is always charging when the update is posted. Not sure.
    01-18-2012 11:53 AM
  6. aubreyq's Avatar
    Coming from a current android user, the Trophy seems like a breath of fresh air. Ill get one this week.

    No flashing. No force closing. No updates for certain devices and not others and certainly a device that simply gives me my information.

    Curious about something though.

    I see tthere is fb integration and a Facebook app? Can I not use the built in one and use the app and still get notifies in the wm7 way for updates? I ask because I'm not keen on fb people being in my contact list... I just use my Google/gmail contacts for that.

    Sent from my Incredible using Tapatalk
    Congratulations on choosing Windows Phone. I hope you enjoy your Trophy, and I hope Verizon expands their WP choices soon because it's a shame there's only one model available on Big Red.

    Regarding Facebook, you can just use the app. You don't need to integrate FB into the People Hub. However, you can actually have the best of both worlds and use the app and the integration without adding your FB contacts to your contact list. There's a setting, "filter my contact list", where you select what's going to be visible. Just select Windows Live and leave FB and Twitter unchecked.
    01-18-2012 12:05 PM
  7. jleebiker's Avatar
    Welcome to the fold!

    There will be some differences for sure. One of them is how WP handles things like FB, Twitter and Contacts. I used to think the same way as you, keep everything separate and apart. After just TRYING how WP combines things, AND gives you the flexibility to contact people how YOU want to, you'll never want to go back.

    Now I just pull up the person and just type what I want and BOOM, the system uses my configd choices on how to communicate with them. The system is flexible AND efficient. Lot's of times, flexibility = inefficient. WP has done it right.

    Yes there are gaps, but so far, nothing has been show stoppers.

    Be sure to ask questions. No sense in doing the brain damage yourself when there are tons of people who have gone through the same things you have.
    01-18-2012 12:33 PM
  8. zoomy942's Avatar
    WOW! Thanks for the responses!!

    Since everyone is so helpful, can i add a few more questions?

    1. Will my google contacts sync into the device? That's where they all are, and my gmail itself.

    2. I use google voice and google talk sometimes. I see there are third party apps, which is fine, but i have also seen things about the multitasking being different on WP7. Does this mean those 2 apps won't push notifications?

    3. My Droid Inc has an 8MP camera and the Trophy has a 5MP... should that be a concern? I'm no photo artist at all, but I have a 4.5 year old and an infant so I take lots of pics.

    4. Are some of the apps removable? I see Slacker for example is installed by default. Can it and others be removed?

    I have a few other questions, but we'll stick to these for now.
    01-18-2012 01:02 PM
  9. mprice86's Avatar
    WOW! Thanks for the responses!!

    Since everyone is so helpful, can i add a few more questions?

    1. Will my google contacts sync into the device? That's where they all are, and my gmail itself.

    2. I use google voice and google talk sometimes. I see there are third party apps, which is fine, but i have also seen things about the multitasking being different on WP7. Does this mean those 2 apps won't push notifications?

    3. My Droid Inc has an 8MP camera and the Trophy has a 5MP... should that be a concern? I'm no photo artist at all, but I have a 4.5 year old and an infant so I take lots of pics.

    4. Are some of the apps removable? I see Slacker for example is installed by default. Can it and others be removed?

    I have a few other questions, but we'll stick to these for now.
    1/ Your google account can sync contacts, calendar and email. All chosen when you add the account and can be changed at any point.

    2/ I've no experience with this, sorry!

    3/ Not a Trophy user, but given the over all standard of smartphone cameras it is likely that you wont see a huge difference other than the photos being a slightly lower resolution.

    4/ Again not sure with HTC, but from what I've read and experienced myself, WP handsets seem to be much better at letting you remove bundled applications. Just hold the tile on the app list and select uninstall :)
    01-18-2012 01:24 PM
  10. madisonjar's Avatar
    Im an ***** and I have searched for this I just must NOT be searching the right terms to get a hit...can you get your sounds to be silenced at night EXCEPT phone calls? I have my phone by me at night because of my businesses alarm company calls me if there is a problem, I dont want to be woken up by every email or text or facebook thing that comes in...is this possible with windows phone 7 or a program for it.
    01-18-2012 02:17 PM
  11. Giddora's Avatar
    WOW! Thanks for the responses!!

    4. Are some of the apps removable? I see Slacker for example is installed by default. Can it and others be removed?
    First a disclaimer: I do not own a WP _yet_... But I have read everywhere that WP will let you uninstall all programs that are installed by carriers and such.
    01-18-2012 05:11 PM
  12. 11B1P's Avatar
    Im an ***** and I have searched for this I just must NOT be searching the right terms to get a hit...can you get your sounds to be silenced at night EXCEPT phone calls? I have my phone by me at night because of my businesses alarm company calls me if there is a problem, I dont want to be woken up by every email or text or facebook thing that comes in...is this possible with windows phone 7 or a program for it.
    if you're thinking along the lines of how BB has various levels of ringer management, no.

    the easiest thing to do, is not set a tone for your e-mails. I don't need my phone ringing every time I get an e-mail. I know I'm going to get some e-mails throughout the day, so I just check my phone every so often.

    As far as texts, I leave my tone set for txts, regardless of the time of day, and I work swing-shift. If you get a text in the middle of the night, I would guess it is work-related, so no big deal.

    I don't have tone notifications set for FB. Once again, I don't care if someone posts to my wall or accepts a friend request. I'll see it when I see it.
    01-18-2012 07:14 PM
  13. mhans311's Avatar
    All preinstalled apps can be uninstalled.

    As far as the camera, I think it is about on par with the dinc. I have used both cameras. I am getting better at taking good shots with the trophy.

    Sent from my Trophy using Board Express
    01-18-2012 08:05 PM
  14. reelon's Avatar
    Thanks for all the help. So if I understood I can't download the podcasts from the at&t network? (that is what I currently do with my sgs2). My next question was regarding contacts from Gmail, but someone already answered it. This has been a great help for me. Went to the att store and I'm going to be ready for the update on March. :D

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    01-18-2012 08:49 PM
  15. Giddora's Avatar
    Thanks for all the help. So if I understood I can't download the podcasts from the at&t network? (that is what I currently do with my sgs2). My next question was regarding contacts from Gmail, but someone already answered it. This has been a great help for me. Went to the att store and I'm going to be ready for the update on March. :D

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    Welcome aboard then. ;)
    01-18-2012 11:19 PM
  16. madisonjar's Avatar
    if you're thinking along the lines of how BB has various levels of ringer management, no.

    the easiest thing to do, is not set a tone for your e-mails. I don't need my phone ringing every time I get an e-mail. I know I'm going to get some e-mails throughout the day, so I just check my phone every so often.

    As far as texts, I leave my tone set for txts, regardless of the time of day, and I work swing-shift. If you get a text in the middle of the night, I would guess it is work-related, so no big deal.

    I don't have tone notifications set for FB. Once again, I don't care if someone posts to my wall or accepts a friend request. I'll see it when I see it.
    that stinks about the message tones, I would really love to see a phone do this, Android did but then when I got the galaxy nexus they put it to where the notification and ring tone sounds are controlled at the same time, so I sent that phone back...I have a iphone now and would love to try windows phone 7 but only if I can do a bedside mode hassle free (I know I know I am lazy but some nights I just forget to go to my phone and change notification to silent and I get woken up in the middle of the night)
    01-19-2012 08:49 AM
  17. zoomy942's Avatar
    Here is another question. As of now, I have a little bit of music on my sd card and most of it in the cloud at Google Music. I can easily get it off the cloud, but what about the sd card style?

    Does WP7 have an online locker for music to stream? Can the Trophy be accessed as a mass storage device?
    01-20-2012 02:35 PM
  18. mhans311's Avatar
    Thanks for all the help. So if I understood I can't download the podcasts from the at&t network? (that is what I currently do with my sgs2).
    You can't download the entire podcast over the network (at least I can't on Verizon, it says it is too big to download), but you can stream podcasts over the network.

    Sent from my Trophy using Board Express
    01-21-2012 07:23 AM
  19. zoomy942's Avatar
    How about a video.... Can it be published to YouTube?

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    01-22-2012 11:55 PM
  20. dtboos's Avatar
    How about a video.... Can it be published to YouTube?

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    There are ways of doing it, yes. The built in uploads are skydrive, facebook & email. Luckily I think there is at least one youtube client which allows uploads, but Youtube itself has a quick workaround which allow you to send videos to an email address specific to your account for instant uploads.

    Go here and sign in to get your useraccount specific upload address.

    http://www.youtube.com/account_mobile_setup
    01-23-2012 12:02 AM
  21. Fleon's Avatar
    Here is another question. As of now, I have a little bit of music on my sd card and most of it in the cloud at Google Music. I can easily get it off the cloud, but what about the sd card style?

    Does WP7 have an online locker for music to stream? Can the Trophy be accessed as a mass storage device?
    Yes to your first question. You can stream from Skydrive (and a fair number of other sites, actually)

    No to your second. No mass storage. Which would be nice.
    01-24-2012 11:51 PM
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