These are the most recent forum messages posted by Vmac39:
Re: I See You!
Well, the difference is, ATT's version of the plan requires you to also sign up for U-verse service. Not everyone will need or want that service. So, it's not for everyone, really.
I don't think it will gain the same type of popularity as Android and iOS, initially. I do believe that more carrier support would help sells. I do wish the XL was available, but I'm sure if those phones were available on other carriers, they would have sold fairly well. Without carrier support, it will keep WP in the mindset that it's dead. Marketing is a key component of this. Microsoft definitely has to do more on this end, ...
I See You!
I like it when T-Mobile has such great plans. That means ATT will come up with something similar.
Good to see an OEM putting out a high-end Windows 10 phone. Unfortunately, without major carrier support in the U.S., it will not sell very well. That's been one of the biggest issues with WP gaining popularity, and in relation, major app support from developers.
I believe Microsoft also offered to buy them, under the previous CEO. They should have sold then.
Re: I hope this comes to the US
I agree. Having used the Lumia 1520 for almost 2 years, now, I would like to see more phones with a 6in screen. On another note, I would like to see Win 10 mobile on this phone.
Re: Called it
Well, considering that they have been using Android apps since they realized that they needed apps for their OS 10, it was no surprise.
Re: New Erra of Spartanphones...Smartphones?
Agreed. Technology is far from what it would need to be for a smartphone to completely replace a desktop PC. Besides, even if they could put that kind of power in a smartphone, desktop PCs could triple that easily.
New Erra of Spartanphones...Smartphones?
Now, it will be interesting to see what type of flagship devise Microsoft will create to be the example of this. Microsoft Surface Phone? Microsoft Spartan? Lumia Surface Phone? Lumia Spartan? I don't know, I'm just being a bit excited, but I think MS should consider using the Spartan moniker as one of their flagship devices. The Surface moniker can be the more refined and elegant version. I think it would help with marketing, as long as they do not do exclusives. Exclusives are ...
So, I am assuming that this option is for more carries that do not offer this. I've had the option for carrier billing since I've been on WP, but this may be an ATT thing. Although, PayPal was fairly new. That option came later.
I'm Ready for it.
I'm looking forward to playing around with this. With the few updates to the TP since its release, I'm more confident that I can run it on my Lumia 1520, without too many issues to prevent me from enjoying it as my primary phone. I can't wait to see what goodies they've added, and I'm looking forward to helping improve some functions or suggesting functions for the final version.
This phone doesn't even bring any new technology to the table and is already outdated before it is made. Clearly, this phone, like many other overly priced tech toys is for people who have money to throw away. Uhhh, in the event someone is really considering buying this phone, you can pass the 6 grand this way. I can think of more productive ways to spend it, and to boot, I could probably get you the new hotness of ...
I will wait...
I like everything that Microsoft's fitness band has to offer. However, I think I will wait for version 2. I'm thinking that they will refine the design and add a speaker for Cortona voice feedback and waterproof. I realize this is a fitness band, with smartwatch features, but I need something that will make me want to put up my G-Shock on occasion.
This had nothing to do with Microsoft. Nokia still owns Here Maps. They have essentially, as they put it, perfected the WP version and now they are looking to expand that service to other devices. Here Maps is a great service, considering you don't have to pay a thing for it. In many areas, it would give Gmaps a run for their money. It has always worked well for me.
Re: Now Just Where Have I Seen This Before?
Lol You know, as I was reading this article, I was thinking something very similar. T-Mobile already knows the U.S. government will not allow any large company to purchase it, and any company small enough will not have the money to buy it. T-Mobile loves giving companies blue-balls. Getting them all worked up and sending them packing. Lol
Windows 10 is going to be the last major update to the OS. From here on, it will be tweaked with continued updates. I would imagine, whenever MS decides to do another major OS, it will probably be built from the ground up with new software technology to work on hardware that doesn't currently exist. Until then, enjoy the endless updates! Lol
You know, I was thinking the same thing. This design isn't at all going to be appealing to the masses, but I can see corporations handing these out, and I think that's really the point of the phone. If they can regain a marginal interest in their devices, we might see devices geared more to mainstream customers in the future. It would be nice to have a good fourth option in the mobile device world.
I'm curious about the live tile feature in folders. It is a feature I've always thought would be nice to see added to Nokia's current app folder app.
I'm wondering if the OEMs will follow their lead.
Re: Why Compete?
True. The funny thing is, people who I've deemed as iSheep, this only applies to those I know personally and think Apple can do no wrong or that Apple products are all that matter, believe that everyone should have an Apple product instead of Apple opening up some services to other platforms.
This may or may not be their intent, but competing with Facetime directly on Apple devices is smart. If you can appeal to more users, then it would stand to reason that Skype will be the go to VOIP service, because Facetime is only available on Apple devices. Skype is multiplatform and if MS can make it as easy or better to use, they can grasp a larger consumer base and not just businesses.
Re: different form factor
Yes, I'm aware that they are two different OEMs, but my issue is that the peripheral device becomes obsolete, if you aren't planning to keep your phone for at least three years. The problem, with this form factor is, if Asus follows the same path that Motorola did with the Atrix, it becomes a waist of money. To buy a device like this, it should be able to support future devices. That's where Motorola made their mistake. You had ...
Same Product, Differnt Package...Looser!
They tried this years ago with the Motorola Atrix. While the docking device was vastly more expensive, the Atrix 2 was not compatible. This makes buying such a device pointless. I don't see people buying this pad device, when they can buy a stand alone Android tablet for around the same price. If they can guarantee that Asus' next couple of phone upgrades will be compatible, then maybe, but unlikely it will happen.
Re: Android becoming closed?
It's not becoming closed, by separating the functions into apps. They are starting to realize what Microsoft has realized. Having an all inclusive OS, while a novel idea, is more problematic, when you need to update it. You have to do an entire system update, just to correct or enhance features for a specific function, such as, a camera app in this case. Many people have complained about Microsoft removing the built in ability to post and update to ...
Okay, having a bit of a geek moment. I've been playing with my phone all day. This is a very nice update. Features like, Cortona, notification center, file downloads, more control over volume, the ability to migrate apps to SD, and other little tidbits make an already enjoyable OS feel more complete.
I'm excited to see and play with all these new features. I'm sure it will only make my and others experience with WP8 even more enjoyable.
If Sprint picked up a couple of Nokia phones, I'm sure they would sell well on their network.
I would love to see a WP8.1 variant of this phone. It would only help bolster the growing ecosystem. Not that I don't love Nokia, but this would definitely be a great alternative, with proper and full support of HTC.
Re: Water Resistant
If they made a deal with Casio to make a G-Shock version that is actually waterproof and durable, it might be a worthy watch replacement.
Re: Low spec phone...
You are absolutely right. Without Google services, many people will not migrate to WP. Maybe, a law suite is what MS has in the works. Considering they're doing everything possible to get their services to run on both Android and iOS. I'm not sure about Blackberry, but it does make Google look very anticompetitive. Fifty million users is a large enough base to develop services. Then again, short of WP over taking Android, or even iPhone, they will never ...
Low spec phone...
Hmmm....let's see What about future OS updates? I don't see this phone being updated outside of flashing it, which seems like a lot of effort for a low end phone. Even if you could get a more current Android OS to run on it, it probably will not run very well, because of OS requirements. Despite what people may say about android being able to run their current OS on any hardware, it is not going to run well on ...
I know of several people who left Sprint to go to Tmobile. I don't see this deal going over well with too many customers from either side, if this deal does go through. But, I'm in agreement with the idea that four carriers is more ideal than three. Which is why I want to see BlackBerry and Windows Phone do well. More options for everyone is better.
Agreed! Personally, I happen to like WP, but I want BlackBerry to succeed, too. I use to own a BlackBerry, and like you, I want to see more viable choices. I hope BlackBerry and WP both do very well in the future, because I'm about tired of everything being catered to Android and Apple. Nothing against them, but four options would be nice. it is always nice to see companies update their software.
Re: How Many Times Are They Gonna Rename This Thing?
Believe it or not, they were forced to change it, because it had the word "sky" in the name. But, this little gem of a company managed to successfully sue Microsoft and win. They were also sued over the use of the word "metro." They can no longer officially address their new UI as the metro interface. Is it stupid, I think it is. How many companies use the word metro in their name.
It's about time. However, this app is very well done. The app itself may not support the purchase of HD video, but it will let you play it, if you already purchased it. I don't know if it plays in HD, but the video looks great, regardless. Can't wait to see what features they will bring in the future.
Yeah, the part about 128 bit was suppose to be a joke. That didn't show up in brackets, but thanks for explaining. I'm not going to care much about that right now anyway.
Wonder if this will mean that high end smartphones will be 128 bit? On the serious side, this should further help Microsoft with countries that focus on low end smart phones, maybe even here in the US, too. With Nokia manufacturing creating the hardware, I'm sure they will come out with some outstanding products. Hopefully, they will get this unified OS underway, with some killer features to attract more people. It will also be interesting to see what OEMs will ...
Re: Its a Shame
Sounds like your confusing making the best phones with your dislike for Windows Phone. Nokia still makes excellent phones...some of the best in the market, when it comes to quality of hardware. (IMO) As for making money, they still have to compete with Samsung and HTC. There is no real way to know how well they would or wouldn't do selling Android phones. The one thing they have proven is that they Windows Phone has done well with Nokia standing ...
Re: Microsoft? Nokia made and is selling this phone in November
I think you've missed the point. Microsoft is taking orders for the phones that they will be selling through their online, and probably brick and mortar stores. Microsoft isn't taking credit for anything. Nokia and Microsoft have the closest relationship among all OEMs, which goes unsaid, since Nokia decided to go all in with MS mobile OS. With their union about to become one, even more so. This is why Nokia has gotten the support they need and their ...
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