09-06-2012 03:55 PM
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  1. Mokonoko's Avatar
    Someone linked me to Windows Phone - Pastebin.com which shows all the flaws WP7 has compared to Android/iOS

    My top needs I'd want as a normal user:
    -Any MP3 can be used as a ringtone
    -Volume control, so I don't get really loud text messages, but can still keep a loud alarm when I sleep
    -Micro-SD card support
    -Bluetooth connection with car

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    08-25-2012 06:54 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    Your points are valid.

    Since you're directing people to that Pastebin post, I need to note. While there are some valid points in the Pastebin post, I want to point out that there are also some invalid points. I am surprised he didn't add:

    -Not being able to warp the Space/Time Continuum
    -No remote control for the Mars Curiosity Rover
    08-25-2012 07:29 AM
  3. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Out of your list the only thing that isn't available now or a question mark for 8 is alert volume customization.
    08-25-2012 09:48 AM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    Any MP3 can be used as a ringtone today. You just need to clip it. No reason for a ringtone to be 12MB and 7minutes long. Why focus on building that capability into an OS. That's dumb. I am sure Microsoft can add a tool that will auto-clip your MP3, but I bet it won't be the 30 seconds you want to hear.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
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    08-25-2012 10:50 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I would like the ability to take screenshots.
    08-25-2012 11:53 AM
  6. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Your points are valid.



    -Not being able to warp the Space/Time Continuum
    There's an app for that on the iTunes store. Unfortunately, the medium you need to pay for it won't be invented for another 500 years.
    08-25-2012 12:11 PM
  7. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    There's an app for that on the iTunes store. Unfortunately, the medium you need to pay for it won't be invented for another 500 years.
    If u search through the trazillion or so apps on the iTunes store, u might even see an app to chat with Stevy...

    Tell him we all said Hi.

    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
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    08-25-2012 12:39 PM
  8. selfcreation's Avatar
    FYI: Bluetooth works with cars! if it doesn't work its probably the car..

    when i sold Cellphones i had this problem with all phones , i told client to call their car dealer to find out witch phones was compatible with the car they had.

    my WP connects to my car`s BT! ...:)

    - id like a phone that does this:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1dbrHPIrwA[/YT]

    08-25-2012 12:50 PM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I wish my HTC WP8 did this...



    Sent from my RaZr Nexus.
    08-25-2012 01:14 PM
  10. SnailUK's Avatar
    I want a quick camera like the iPhone, and I want the 16bit dac from the galaxy s3.

    Other than that, in pretty happy with my wp7.

    Sent from my HD7 T9292 using Board Express
    08-25-2012 01:57 PM
  11. Joelist's Avatar
    Enable text reflow in both IE and in any and all PDF reading functionality they add - lack of reflow is a huge weakness which makes WP7 useless in some key scenarios.
    08-25-2012 05:16 PM
  12. dreester's Avatar
    I want WiFi not to shut off whenever the screen goes off, I don't want a 3rd party app to do that.
    08-25-2012 07:18 PM
  13. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    The back button is janky.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    08-25-2012 08:11 PM
  14. eric12341's Avatar
    Your points are valid.

    Since you're directing people to that Pastebin post, I need to note. While there are some valid points in the Pastebin post, I want to point out that there are also some invalid points. I am surprised he didn't add:

    -Not being able to warp the Space/Time Continuum
    -No remote control for the Mars Curiosity Rover
    That guy had way too much time on his hands yet didn't spend enough time with the phone.
    The back button is janky.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    That may be a Nokia issue rather than WP.
    08-25-2012 08:21 PM
  15. anodynamic's Avatar
    SD cards means I will be able fit lossless audio files on my phone, so playback of that should be fixed/added.
    08-25-2012 09:21 PM
  16. HerronScott's Avatar
    Top ones for me are related to using the phone for work:

    - Alert tone customization (so I can use something that will wake when I'm on call)
    - VPN support
    - Encrypted mail support
    - Delete multiple SMS messages with checks like in e-mail (for alert storms)

    Personally I would also like them to open up Bluetooth access for developers so we can get programs that interface with Bluetooth devices (OBDII readers for example).

    Scott
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    08-26-2012 11:06 AM
  17. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    Better HTML5 support!

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
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    08-26-2012 11:42 AM
  18. jimski's Avatar
    I want WiFi not to shut off whenever the screen goes off, I don't want a 3rd party app to do that.
    +1

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    08-26-2012 11:51 AM
  19. snowmutt's Avatar
    There are so few worries I have left that rumors haven't addressed. But a couple remain:

    -Arrows on the keyboard so I can put that curser where I want without fighting the "tap" command.

    -Quicker access to dialing options.

    -A functional laser beam.

    I am willing to compromise on the third option. A ninja-star shooter will be fine.
    08-27-2012 02:23 AM
  20. mb-dape's Avatar
    Some of the things I would like to see:

    MUCH improved status bar / notification center

    Being able to attach other files then just images in emails

    HDMI out

    Being able to have more then just one cell phone nr per contact

    More advanced Office features, at least at the level of Office suites to Android/iOS

    Being able to multi select files, rename photos and read EXIF info

    Charging while off would also be nice.
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    08-27-2012 02:49 AM
  21. anodynamic's Avatar
    There are so few worries I have left that rumors haven't addressed. But a couple remain:

    -Arrows on the keyboard so I can put that curser where I want without fighting the "tap" command.

    -A functional laser beam.

    I am willing to compromise on the third option. A ninja-star shooter will be fine.
    The first one I really miss from my previous S60 phone. For the last one, I learned about caseless ammo recently. They should make it in 3.5mm caliber so that it can be fired from the headset jack.

    Edit, more ideas: For the cursor, I just got an idea that it could be made easier with a single key that switches the cursor behavior from "select" to "edit", so if I would write two wordswithout a space I switch to "edit" and can put the cursor in the middle of wordswithout without selecting the whole thing. As a bonus, there could be arrows that are hidden when not using edit mode.
    Last edited by anodynamic; 08-28-2012 at 01:04 AM.
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    08-27-2012 03:02 AM
  22. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Any MP3 can be used as a ringtone today. You just need to clip it. No reason for a ringtone to be 12MB and 7minutes long.
    I know what he meant... it would be nice to be on the phone and just tap and hold a song and choose use as ringtone. If the OS wants to enforce size limits, it could then open a "clipping" tool (cool if it was like pic crop, where you just reposition the clip in a frame to choose... maybe I should patent this idea).

    Enable text reflow in both IE and in any and all PDF reading functionality they add - lack of reflow is a huge weakness which makes WP7 useless in some key scenarios.
    Text reflow would be really nice and useful. Not sure I'd call it a huge weakness, but for IE it would be a very nice benefit.

    I want WiFi not to shut off whenever the screen goes off, I don't want a 3rd party app to do that.
    Agreed.


    - Alert tone customization (so I can use something that will wake when I'm on call)
    - VPN support
    - Encrypted mail support
    - Delete multiple SMS messages with checks like in e-mail (for alert storms)

    Personally I would also like them to open up Bluetooth access for developers so we can get programs that interface with Bluetooth devices (OBDII readers for example).
    Alert tones and Bluetooth are already confirmed in WP8. I totally agree on deleting multiple SMS threads.

    As an IT guy, I can say the focus should be on moving away from VPN to cloud-based options like SharePoint. VPN has always been an IT weakness, and frankly it needs to die.

    -Arrows on the keyboard so I can put that curser where I want without fighting the "tap" command.

    -Quicker access to dialing options.

    -A functional laser beam.

    I am willing to compromise on the third option. A ninja-star shooter will be fine.
    My God, man! You took the thoughts straight from my mind!!!

    I freaking HATE the Tap-to-Position feature. So difficult to be precise, so I usually just erase and retype!

    And if you don't want freaking laser beams or ninja stars shooting out of your phone, you're probably some whiny hippy pacifist!


    Some of the things I would like to see:

    MUCH improved status bar / notification center

    Being able to attach other files then just images in emails

    HDMI out

    Being able to have more then just one cell phone nr per contact

    More advanced Office features, at least at the level of Office suites to Android/iOS

    Being able to multi select files, rename photos and read EXIF info

    Charging while off would also be nice.
    In order:

    -- Agreed.
    -- Agreed.
    -- Meh. I'd rather do wireless video push to Xbox.
    -- Not gonna happen... they'd have to add it to every email service they support-- Hotmail/Outlook.com, Exchange/Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Oh, but you CAN create a multiple contacts and link them, and everything should show up.
    -- I'm sure that's coming with Office 2013, but could you be specific?
    -- Can you give a scenario where this would be useful?
    -- I've never had my phone turned off... it doesn't charge? That seems odd...
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    08-27-2012 06:36 AM
  23. MrBurrrns's Avatar
    I freaking HATE the Tap-to-Position feature. So difficult to be precise, so I usually just erase and retype!
    You know you can just hold and a cursor will appear, right?
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    08-27-2012 08:16 AM
  24. Winterfang's Avatar
    All the little annoyances. I hate when I try to do something and there's no wait to do it and I have to look online and the answer is Wait for Apollo =/.
    08-27-2012 09:50 AM
  25. Joelist's Avatar
    Text reflow would be really nice and useful. Not sure I'd call it a huge weakness, but for IE it would be a very nice benefit.
    For the work based scenarios I run into reflow is absolutely essential. It is also essential in personal areas too, as otherwise reading text off the web (or PDF files for that matter) is painful as you have to scroll both vertically and horizontally. Meanwhile I don't have to do that in Android or Blackberry or even iOS if I use Opera instead of Safari.

    Seeing how easy it is to code up and how big a capability it is to add MS should be doing it.
    08-27-2012 11:56 AM
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