Let your Microsoft flag fly5 posts
Let your Microsoft flag fly5 posts
about 5 hours ago
Unless it relates to porn…
Give me a DVP, with these added specs, and I would be ALL OVER IT:-
So basically….I want a Nokia with a vertical slider….lol
Btw I have never seen anyone in the wild with my phone, and I quite like that…individuality : D
I’m going to get a Zune HD player (had one before but gave it to my sister), the ONLY thing stopping me getting another one is the lack of bluetooth, as I have gotten too used to using wireless headphones.
Also planning to get a new tablet, probably going to be an iPad mini as the lack of apps on the Metro side of things is putting me off a surface tablet any time soon.
Couldn’t edit the above post, but here is the original image…
Going from 7 to 8 was a clusterfu*#k. Now I can’t connect my phone and have music and playlists sync and just work? Nope. Here’s MS’s FAQ which is 3000 words:
I read that Microsoft FAQ and I am TOTALLY confused about why there is 4 different ways to get music onto your phone!!!
Why isn’t there one application that does ALL of those things?
An Xbox application that you can drag and drop ANYTHING to your phone’s memory or SD card from the computer, create playlists, look at your current files/music/videos, a streaming service AND a place you can buy content on?
Why have Xbox music AND a separate Windows Phone app to move content around!
What they literally should have done is:
Here, i’ll do it for them…
Click for a bigger image : )
Recommended BTK's comment in Brightness slider - will it be available in WP at least by 2015?
1 day ago
Brilliant reply to a nonsensical comment…
Recommended rich1lloyd's comment in Apple pulls Bang With Friends hookup app from the App Store
1 day ago
Oh dear…not pretty indeed
So much wasted space….they are putting style over substance and taking the Metro language (which, when done well is beautiful) and over simplifying it…Not everyone is 5 years old and require targets the size of their faces…
When you play a song, does the music control buttons stay on the actual player, or are they hidden by that right mouse click thing you need to do to get menus to pop up?
Can someone post a couple of screenshots of Xbox music. Want to compare how it looks to Zune Player….
1 day ago
That has nothing to do with anything…lol
He didn’t say Microsoft couldn’t afford Blackberry, he just stated that $12 billion would be better spent building your own brand rather than trying to save another.
You do realize how powerful the iPhone is right?
The graphics capabilities of the iPhone 5 only just got matched by the S4 just recently…and this is going to be even increased by the next iPhone.
The android specs may seem like overkill, but it’s warranted due to the high performance capabilities of the iPhone.
I’m not saying everyone wants the most powerful phones, but these overly powerful phones show to the masses what is capable and gives them a jealousy factor of “My phone can’t do that, next phone I’ll get the version better”…
It also drives customer awareness of your brand due to media coverage.
Nokia aren’t going to put an octocore in their phone if it isn’t needed, but Microsoft should have the foresight to know that technology is faced paced. They should realize that their ‘Maximum specs’ shouldn’t be as restrictive as they are in order to increase reaction time to industry changes.
No, the casual user looks at advertisements and what their friends are using/suggesting to buy.
People don’t generally look at spec sheets, but its no coincidence that the highest specced phoned tend to sell the most.
I’m not specifically blaming anyone, OS or otherwise.
The OS and the manufacturer collaborated together to make the phone and what they produced fits my use case scenario 75% of the time.
Nothing wrong with that, but I’d prefer 100%.
Its hard to use in sunlight, but the same can be said for other phones.
The brightness is too high at the low setting, but I’m guessing this brightness was agreed by both parties to be low enough, but for me it’s too bright.
If my max brightness on my phone is 100%, my middle brightness is 80% and my low is 60%. I would want two more settings at 40% and 20%. Surely that can’t be too much to ask…
This is just going to make cutting my hotdogs in half impossible!
Thanks…but no thanks
2 days ago on Finger-saving SawStop has been around for a decade, but tool companies aren't interested 1 reply 5 recommends
That would actually make perfect sense, keep the 9xx status for flagships and when a new flagship comes out it pushes it down a peg. So the 920 would become the 820 when the next flagship comes along. Even though that would just confuse everyone…lol
Lets hope Nokia works out its naming system that goes with its flagship status. It’s already getting a bit confusing. Its going to become the phone version of Graphics cards, where the GeForce 9600 is no where near as good as the GTX 690?!!!
5xx – low tier
6xx – low/mid tier
7xx – mid tier
8xx – mid/high tier
9xx – high tier
1xxx – Phablet
2xxx – Tablet
2 days ago
It annoys me as well, the brightness on low is way too bright indoors. Sometimes I try to use my phone to look at the time in the middle of the night and its blinding…lol
Low is too bright (on my particular phone) and bright isn’t bright enough to use in daylight outdoors (again, on my particular phone). It’s nothing to do with battery for me, my battery is fine.
I don’t live in the US, I also tend to buy my phones outright. The US way of tying customers into long contracts is a bit weird to me too!
I just speak in ‘American’ terms because they are one of the biggest markets, and a lot of people here are from the US.
Btw, I’m not stuck on 7.8 (I use an off-contract simcard), I have this phone because the phone I want hasn’t been made yet…lol
Anyway, just to set things straight, Nokia isn’t the one who at fault here, they are literally doing everything they can do push Windows Phone forwards, the push for the mass market (520, 620) is a lot more Nokia than Microsoft. The lack of cohesion is stemming from Microsoft, not Nokia.
The hardware isn’t the issue here at all, its the software and Microsoft hardware limitations which are the problems. Their lack of pushing things forward quickly enough which is irritating to me.
The 920 is equal to the HOX and S3, but unfortunately they aren’t their respective flagship phones anymore, but the 920 is. They are equally priced but not equally specced or have equal ecosystems. That fault is Microsofts, not Nokias.
Having your flagship phone be similarly specced as last years flagship phones is precisely the point I am trying to make….It’s not going to be enough to have you catch up.
2 days ago
You didn’t understand what ‘updating slower’ means.
Updating slower doesn’t mean that they are not updating yearly. Updating slower means updating their core OS with newer features at a slower pace than everyone else, esp since everyone else’s OS is currently ahead of yours.
They went from Windows mobile 6.5 to Windows phone 7 and lost a lot of functionality (copy and paste, multitasking etc). They went from Windows phone 7 to Windows phone 8 and went sideways, instead of forwards (In terms of what the customer sees, obviously the change in kernel is no small feat…For one Xbox music isn’t as good as Zune, some people have stated it isn’t as stable as Windows phone 7, adding skype which didn’t work and kids corner which is hardly used etc).
To be progressing, it should be obvious that this generation of phone is better than the previous, but if you put the same internals that Windows phone 8 currently has into a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone (HTC HD2 for example) I personally think it would have a higher regard than Windows phone 8 does now. Google and Apple have clearly updated their hardware and software in the past 3 years, Windows have gone backwards and then forwards.
I don’t understand how you can not understand that…
Unfortunately, it has been said for many years “Wait for Windows phone 7…Wait for 7.5…Wait for 8…now its wait for 8.1”
They really have to show their true colours soon, or just get out of the game altogether…
basically what you are saying is, no matter how fast MS releases updates “THEY ARE TOO SLOW”. That’s how I’m reading it.
Yeah, sounds about right.
Microsoft are updating their ecosystem slower than Apple and Google are. That’s kind of what he means by going to slow.
Updating a ecosystem which is behind, slower than the ecosystems currently out there isn’t going to get you caught up, you may feel like they are closer, but that’s just because they have just lapped you.
Everyone will sue everyone until we revert back to featurephones and desktop computers…
Mark me, I’m calling it
3 days ago
Like I said, I wasn’t the one comparing the two. I just answered Tauren’s statement.
Compare this to Build, and then we can have a fair competition and see which one is more exciting.
I only know of it because a co-worker uses it to keep in touch with her family back home in the Philippines. So maybe its not that well known in the US, but it certainly has a lot of people using it.
Well, I’m not sure about other people on this site whether they would get a higher specced windows phone or not, but I CERTAINLY would, without a question.
I’ve had my Dell Venue Pro phone for almost 3 years, paitently waiting for a true flagship to come out. I don’t want to pay another $500 on a phone which already has outdated internals. The Lumia 900 was announced, and something just felt a little off about it, 6 months later it wasn’t relevant anymore. The Lumia 920 was announced, and again something didn’t feel right, like Nokia were again being held back.
I want to be able to buy a $500 phone and be 100% satisfied that it will last 2 years, be able to play all the games, apps that come out in that 2 year span. The only phone which has had that kind of longevity is Apple.
In the space of 3 years, Windows have changed their phone kernel TWICE and any chance of a flagship being announced just has a hint of:- In 1 years time, this phone won’t be relevant anymore, that’s why we aren’t giving it everything you want as we are not even slightly focused on this generation of phones. I wouldn’t mind the change in kernels, if it meant that the phone announced was absolutely a true flagship phone, and by flagship I mean its clear why this phone is better than the iPhone 5 or S4. The 920 is barely as good as the G3 or 4S.
When they release a phone that has EVERYTHING that can be put into a phone, it not only shows that they are serious about THIS generation of phones but it also shows that they are less likely to turn around in 6 months time and say “You know that phone you just bought, yeah, it can’t run any of the newest apps we are releasing for the platform.”
And developers are going to develop for the masses, it makes economical sense. Biggest reward for the least amount of time.
For Apple, they can develop for the 4S, knowing it works for the 5, giving them X
amount of millions of people that they target.
For Android, they can develop for 4.0, knowing it will work for every phone above this, targeting X amount of millions of people.
For Windows phone, they can target Windows phone 8, which is half of 3% of the market. Or they can target 7.5, which will work on 8 but then lose out on any added functionality that WP8 gives them. Its MUCH easier to target 90% of the market with two different apps, that 93% of the market with 4 different apps.
No matter which way you look at it, market share isn’t going to go up if the developers they need to target are not going to develop for a platform that doesn’t have a cohesive thought and doesn’t have a strong history of keeping their customer base happy.