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Old 04-05-2011, 09:56 AM
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List Features You Feel WP7 Needs

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As far as the wp7 os goes i feel its off to a great start. Better than iphone and android in their first years out the gate. Now that the cdma wp7 is out on sprint and coming to other cdma carriers what does everyone feel are some features needed to make wp7 flourish?

we all know multitasking and app switching is on the way for the mango update scheduled for later this year but the features i feel it needs are..

1. Usb Mass Storage...theres a hack for this now but this needs to be implemented its on the iphone and android currently and windows mobile so to me its mind boggling that they would not include this. the mandatory sync with zune to add files shouldnt be the only way u add them imo

2. Wifi Tethering...the ability to use ur phone as a wifi router to other devices which was possible on windows mobile

3. File Explorer...i know theres a touch xplorer for unlocked htc devices but i'd like a fully supported file explorer, just give us access to storage space if they dont want us accessing the file system

4. Downloading Files Through the Browser...this is able to be done on windows mobile and android...on either os i can download zip files, rar files, mp3's, albums, etc. and open the files up and adding them to my library without the need for a computer. To my knowledge and experience the only thing that can be saved through the browser right now are pictures

5. Updating Zune Library Without A Computer....kinda ties in with #4 but i want to be able to download a album through the browser and update my library without having to sync with zune and/or delete songs without having to sync with zune. or adding songs to the phone via mass storage mode and updating the library on the phone without zune on the computer. Everyone doesnt have access to a computer at all times why so dependent on a computer when windows mobile wasnt dependent on the computer???



6. Front Facing Camera for video calls...

7. Ringtone Maker apps...for trimming and making custom ringtones

8. Playstation Network app...everybody isnt a xbox fan lol gotta give us ps3 gamers something a ps3 hub for is would be dope but if their allied with google then that may not happen



aside from these few missing features i think wp7 is a very credible threat to iphone and android and this is only its first year out the gate things can only get better imo. What features do u guys want on wp7

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:36 AM
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Re: List Features You Feel WP7 Needs

#4 is kinda there. u can download office files and open them on the phone as well as PDF files.

#5 is there too u can use Zune marketplace to download and add songs tho id rather the songs be in the more superior .wma pro format rather than the traditional .mp3 format.

#8 ni muerto! there's no way MS will allow a competitors platform on their own. there's the gaystation phone for this.

everything else i need is pretty much coming but i can do just fine without it now . only other thing i want is more battery low warnings it seems to shut off a few seconds after the first. don't kno how many times i ended up with a dead battery due to this.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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Re: List Features You Feel WP7 Needs

Third party multi-tasking (Q1 2012 Mango?)

Pandora/Slacker

Google Maps

Theme-able UI (kinda like THIS)

HTC hub without all the stupid ads

Folders AND Hub for Apps

HSPA+ (you have a netflix app that Android doesn't but no 4G!)

More keyboards (HTC IME, Swype,...)

release native APIs to devs
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:19 PM
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Netflix works great without h+ ...and it does have slacker.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:31 PM
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Netflix works great without h+ ...and it does have slacker.
Right now it needs true copy/paste.
no shiz, slacker for reals? when did this happen?

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Third party multi-tasking (Q1 2012 Mango?)
is this an actual fact or just an MS bash? I know for a fact MS said it would be here sometime within the next 5 mos. and as for keyboards the stock option is way more than satisfactory its even better than the stock Android keyboard.
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Re: List Features You Feel WP7 Needs

Zune Smart DJ implementation
I know Marketplace is better with Nodo, but damn it could be more specific when searching IMO
MSN Messenger is weak.
Real Office intergration, (ex: I have notes for class upload to skydrive, look at them on windows phone edit last minute, then show up to class work with powerpoint or paper checked over and ready to print.)
Bing maps is barely useful. I used it to travel out of town, it needs serious work, and true turn by turn navigation with voice.
Customization would be nice as OrangeKid alluded to. Greatly would inhance it! Ringtones, yeah I don't need 1000, but right now I don't like the offerings given at ths point.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:08 PM
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Re: List Features You Feel WP7 Needs

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is this an actual fact or just an MS bash? I know for a fact MS said it would be here sometime within the next 5 mos. and as for keyboards the stock option is way more than satisfactory its even better than the stock Android keyboard.
it is confirmed they will implement 3rd party multitasking in Mango.

well the WP7 keyboard isn't bad, but I like having choices. When I'm on Android I like to swype portrait and aosp landscape, and sometimes just use htc ime. Also, for someone on a 3.7" screen Better Keyboard is awesome because it has bigger letters.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:07 PM
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it is confirmed they will implement 3rd party multitasking in Mango. well the WP7 keyboard isn't bad, but I like having choices. When I'm on Android I like to swype portrait and aosp landscape, and sometimes just use htc ime. Also, for someone on a 3.7" screen Better Keyboard is awesome because it has bigger letters.
well I know mango is coming but u said Q1 '12 when MS said it would be here in the 2nd half of this year, I'm guessing September at the soonest.
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