08-25-2012, 06:54 AM #1
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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
- 08-25-2012, 07:29 AM #2
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
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08-25-2012, 10:50 AM #4
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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.
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- 08-25-2012, 12:50 PM #8
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! ...:)
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08-26-2012, 11:06 AM #16
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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).
- 08-27-2012, 02:23 AM #19
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."So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
08-27-2012, 02:49 AM #20
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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
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.
08-27-2012, 03:02 AM #21
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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.
08-27-2012, 06:36 AM #22
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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.
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!
-- 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...
- 08-27-2012, 11:56 AM #25Text 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.
Seeing how easy it is to code up and how big a capability it is to add MS should be doing it.