1. Post #361
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    My friend is cheap and just bought a Samsung flash (For $1). I haven't seen it yet, but I'm excited to.

  2. Post #362
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    July 2010
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    BTW, if you guys haven't noticed already, you can now send Facebook AND WLM messages to your contacts even if they're offline. It'll still nag you about the contact being offline, but it will effectively deliver the message. No software update needed. Neat.

  3. Post #363
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    Aren't WLM contacts messages just normal sms messages. I can't actually send to messenger contacts from inside as far as I know.
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  4. Post #364
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    Does anybody have any news on when Tango will get released for other phones? It'd be nice to get a few bug fixes on my phone, Whatsapp has been hard-crashing (restart) like mad recently.

    I've got an LG Optimus

  5. Post #365
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    Just ordered the Nokia Lumia 900. Can't wait.
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  6. Post #366
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    any release dates for Lumia 900 in Australia?

    Hopefully not taken control of by telstra seeing as they love the 4g network

  7. Post #367
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    June 2010
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    Does anyone know when you'll be able to get the Lumia 900 on contract directly from Orange?

  8. Post #368
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    any release dates for Lumia 900 in Australia?

    Hopefully not taken control of by telstra seeing as they love the 4g network
    Telstra has no clue if they're getting it. I was in a telstra store today and they only had the Lumia 800 and Samsung Focus W, I wanted to ask if they had more, but that would mean talking to someone who works there.

  9. Post #369
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    My Lumia 900 came in the mail today.
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  10. Post #370
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    Even though it isn't thoroughly incredible, this report paints a picture that differs from the "no one buys WP7 mentality": http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/16/k...anks-to-nokia/

  11. Post #371
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    I've seen a good amount of Windows Phones around Denver.

  12. Post #372
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    I'm sure phones like the 610 and 710 will also boost market share by targeting lower end markets and poorer countries where the Blackberry still seems to rule in terms of affordable smartphones.

  13. Post #373
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    It's really weird

    Everywhere on campus, EVERY middle-easterner has a blackberry

    EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

  14. Post #374
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    It's really weird

    Everywhere on campus, EVERY middle-easterner has a blackberry

    EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
    Here in Kitchener it's like everyone has a Blackberry, maybe it's to try and keep RIM alive. The carriers here offer the lower end blackberries like the curve fully subsidized on a non data plan and they throw in BBM and such for $2 so people who don't want feature phones go with Blackberries.

  15. Post #375
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    i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life
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  16. Post #376
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    i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life
    Excluding myself, I've seen one, from a distance, on a bus and I'm not even 100% sure.
    Hell, I haven't even seen a WP7 in a shop.

  17. Post #377
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    I personally know 2 other persosn with WP7, and I see them a few times a week on the bus.

  18. Post #378
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    November 2009
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    Me my mum, dad and brother have Windows Phones but other than them I have yet to see one in the wild.

  19. Post #379
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    i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life
    I've seen a few on the subway.

  20. Post #380
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    You see more where there are technically inclined people. In my office there are 3 or so out of 20 technical people. I saw a good amount at a scifi convention. Et cetera

  21. Post #381
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    April 2009
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    I have met one person who owns a WP7. He envied my Lumia 800.

  22. Post #382
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    June 2010
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    Just found out my contract doesn't actually end until August. I thought it was June.

    Looks like I'm waiting a while for my Lumia 900.

    FUCK.

  23. Post #383
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    November 2009
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    Just found out my contract doesn't actually end until August. I thought it was June.

    Looks like I'm waiting a while for my Lumia 900.

    FUCK.
    Might as well hold out for WP8. At least nearly.

  24. Post #384
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    June 2010
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    Might as well hold out for WP8. At least nearly.
    Depends on what they announce before then, I guess.

    If they say old handsets will get the update, I would go for a Lumia 900 rather than wait.

  25. Post #385
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    Lumia 900 is coming to Australia in June... the only downside is that it's exclusive to Optus. But you can still buy it from retailers for $699.

    http://www.afr.com/p/technology/digi...K8nu8ddC9HWaOM

  26. Post #386
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    November 2010
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    Lumia 900 is coming to Australia in June... the only downside is that it's exclusive to Optus. But you can still buy it from retailers for $699.

    http://www.afr.com/p/technology/digi...K8nu8ddC9HWaOM
    I'm on Optus and their reception is shockers but I may go with them, depending on their plan

  27. Post #387
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    I guess it would be on one of those $80 a month plan for 24months.

  28. Post #388
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  29. Post #389
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    I honestly wouldn't like that, I think. I'm generally open to UI changes, but this wouldn't make sense, vertical scrolling is easier than horizontal on portrait mode phones.
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  30. Post #390
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    May 2008
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    I'd rather they kept the WP7 theme as it is. Though perhaps allowing custom backgrounds would silence some critics.

    What I am looking forward to is some really basic features which they still haven't allowed;
    Wi-Fi used in background so we can receive push notifications in a timely fashion even when not on cellular data (This was confirmed by Microsoft I believe.. I can't remember where I read it though)
    (Hopefully) Native applications so platforms such as Marmalade can bring their apps easily over to WP7(8).
    Hopefully also improved battery life, my current phone's battery life sucks - I have to carry two batteries.

  31. Post #391
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    I honestly wouldn't like that, I think. I'm generally open to UI changes, but this wouldn't make sense, vertical scrolling is easier than horizontal on portrait mode phones.
    I'd be happy with just the background patterns and the groups to be honest. Would like to see some form of that though. With vertical scrolling of course.

    If there were groups though I would like it to if you tapped a group name it would show a vertical list of all groups so you could go straight to one if you have a lot of tiles on the screen. Sort of like how the lists work in Zune/People by tapping on of the letters.

  32. Post #392
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    I'd be happy with just the background patterns and the groups to be honest. Would like to see some form of that though. With vertical scrolling of course.
    Groups could be cool, though they may not be as useful vertically and with such little screen estate, and I could understand why people might want the patterns. I find it cool with just the black background, but options are/should be there to satisfy everyone.
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  33. Post #393
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    Companies need to give a choice of these kind of things, like you can just go to the menu and change it. I wouldn't mind trying out that UI, but I really like the UI as it is, I don't want one or the other, I want one and the other .

  34. Post #394
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    ugh, this shit looks so fucking awful. And it's probably going to be the future of Windows Phone logo. I don't know why for windows 8 they couldn't go with the regular flag shape and plast a square on it and be done with it. Shitties logo refresh ever, imo.

  35. Post #395
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    ugh, this shit looks so fucking awful. And it's probably going to be the future of Windows Phone logo. I don't know why for windows 8 they couldn't go with the regular flag shape and plast a square on it and be done with it. Shitties logo refresh ever, imo.
    "Regular flag shape" - I'm down with the fact that I don't find it an improvement, but it does kinda make sense it not being a flag, but, peculiar as it may be, a window.

    And who made that the official logo? Wait for the actual refresh before complaining, or go to the Windows 8 thread.

  36. Post #396
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    I actually kinda like that.
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  37. Post #397
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    "Regular flag shape" - I'm down with the fact that I don't find it an improvement, but it does kinda make sense it not being a flag, but, peculiar as it may be, a window.

    And who made that the official logo? Wait for the actual refresh before complaining, or go to the Windows 8 thread.
    It would make sense it was a windows instead of a "flag" if it wasn't for the fact that the windows flag brand has exised for more than two decades and its a globally recognized brand.

    the windows phone flag logo is a nice looking transition from aero to metro and by simply giving it the regular windows colors it would be a clear enough statement of the new look of windows 8 without losing the familiarity of the Windows flag logo.

  38. Post #398
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    It would make sense it was a windows instead of a "flag" if it wasn't for the fact that the windows flag brand has exised for more than two decades and its a globally recognized brand.

    the windows phone flag logo is a nice looking transition from aero to metro and by simply giving it the regular windows colors it would be a clear enough statement of the new look of windows 8 without losing the familiarity of the Windows flag logo.
    I agree completely. I'm just saying it sort of makes sense, not that it's a good thing.

  39. Post #399
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    June 2006
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    i think consistency is key and changing their logo so drastically would make them lose out of brand recognition

    also my phone's home button would be outdated
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  40. Post #400
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    I honestly wouldn't like that, I think. I'm generally open to UI changes, but this wouldn't make sense, vertical scrolling is easier than horizontal on portrait mode phones.
    What I'd personally prefer is to keep the current UI more or less. But add a swipe Left to a notification center of sorts.

    You could have quick setting like Wifi, data services in there. As well a better writeup of the various notification toasts.

    So that would give you

    Home - standard live tiles
    Swipe Right - applist as it currently is
    Swipe left - notification center
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