These are the most recent forum messages posted by Vmac39:
cold dead hands
I will not be updating. They will have to disable this app before I update.
Stop playing around
Come on, MS! I REALLY hope this update will add Xbox video streaming. At least allow users to put Xbox videos onto their devices. I love the phone, but that's the biggest flaw for me. Sure, there's Netflix, Crackle, Crunchy Roll, and Hulu+. But, no native video streaming? Really? Being able to watch videos that I've purchased on my phone and not just on my Xbox or Surface Pro would be nice.
Re: don't hold your breath
Samsung makes quality devices. It wasn't Android alone that sold the device. If that were the case, every Android phone should sell well. The Ativ S would have sold just as well as the Lumia 920, if not better. Just to clarify, yes, I own a Lumia 920. However, despite my preference in OS, I can look more objectively than some of my fellow Winfans. I try and look at thing from both sides, not just what everyone else ...
don't hold your breath
Nokia and Microsoft have a partnership that Nokia needed more than simply finding an OS to run on it's hardware. While it can be argued that Nokia would have sold more Android devices than they have WP8 devices, would that have been enough to save them? Look at HTC, Sony and LG. Neither of those companies have sold a large number of Android devices. Hell, Motorola didn't do all the well, when compared to Samsung. Why would Nokia have been ...
Re: no plan b
They do have other options. They have been leaking a new qwerty keyboard phone info, that isn't in the WP8 family. Albeit, it's a low end phone, but a plan none the less. I agree that Nokia did the right thing for them, by supporting WP8 more completely, than say Samsung. I really wanted the Samsung Ativ S version of WP8, but they never released it here in the states. I ended up getting a Lumia 920 and love it. ...
Re: Windows 8 on Nokia hardware DOES rock.
What kinds of issues?
Very true. If you don't have a touch screen or not planning on buying one, don't upgrade. If you're in the market for a Windows 8 laptop make sure it has touchscreen. Personally, I love Windows 8 on my tablet. It does everything I want to do on a computer, plus it can be used like a tablet, when I want to web surf, look at media or play games. Yes, it has a learning curve, but it doesn't take ...
In past posts, you've mentioned that you are a BlackBerry fan. My question to you is, have you picked up the Z10 or waiting for the Q10? I got to play with one for about 2 minute. Not having a home or return key will take some getting use to. At least, that was my first impression for the brief time I handled it.
Re: "What about anti-trust?"
Always nice to hear clear and intelligent dialogue. Thank you for the clarification. I just like to look at both sides of things, when possible. Unfortunately, too manny people respond to how they feel about subjects like this. Everyone has a point of view, right, wrong or somewhere in between. Again, thank you.
What about anti-trust? I simply made a comment based off of the comments that were quoted in the article. It seems to be a legitimate gripe, despite how people may feel about ATT and Verizon. If the larger companies go through the proper channels to apply for auction licensing, then why would it be wrong for them to purchase, if the government allows it? To keep them from buying, simply because they have more than the others is wrong. ...
True. However, Skype may have already been working on Android and iPhone versions prior to the purchase. Windows Phone version probably wasn't even thought about before that.
They own it, but the Skype developers operate independently, for the most part. You would think that MS would have had them make it a priority to make the app for WP before anyone else. The other thing you have to consider too, it took them time to get everything transitioned over from the buyout.
Re: No flash for the camera=fail
Obviously, this phone is for people who just want a smartphone and don't really focus on taking pictures with a phone. This was a way for MS to get the phone into the hands of people who don't want a contract or spending $200-$300 for a phone.
Neither does Verizon. This isn't just about ATT or Verizon. This isn't about who has the better prices. This is about the smaller companies supposedly not being able to buy spectrum. Unless I'm unclear on the auction process, when it comes to spectrum, any and all carriers are welcome to participate. It's not the larger companies fault for being able to afford more spectrum and out bidding the smaller companies. I understand the other issues concerning the larger companies ...
I'm really curious to see what the hardware specs will be. For it to be considered a "Hero" phone, it will need to significantly bump up specs. This is in light of the GS4's release from n May. I'm thinking quad-core, 16, 32 & 64 gigabit options, all having microSD slots to support up to 64 gigabit microSD. Upgrading the camera sensor that would be on par with the GS4's camera or better. Until recently, the Nokia 920 seemed ...
I'm loving what Nokia is doing. The regular updates to their devices and software shows a strong desire to succeed.
It's good to see that young devs can make a nice living in technology. Not only that, it shows that some of our youngest are some our brightest. This kid has made a million dollars already, at 17yrs of age.
It is disappointing that many major devs aren't developing for WP8. However, they may not have the official apps for many popular apps, but there are some third party apps that access the same services and some of them actually work better than the official app. It's unfortunate, some devs, if they do an official app, the don't put much effort into it. It's the lack of official apps that keep many people from switching to WP. Crazy as it ...
Re: Good Plan
You are right about MS releasing the updates to all phones. However, the carriers still can decide not to push out the update. Now, I could be wrong, but I recall reading something about that a while back. Call me lazy, I really don't feel like looking it up at the moment. But, if I'm wrong, then I will stand corrected.
Re: Good Plan
I'm a follower of most tech. However, since I own a Nokia 920 and a Surface Pro, yes, I like to know what's going on with them more so. I would say that anyone who has invested in tech by a particular company, will follow them. So, to answer your underline question, I am a fanboy of sorts. Although, I'm not delusional like some fanboys of MS or any other platform. I like it, I buy it. I tend ...
Unfortunately, carriers and OEMs will botch this plan. Except Nokia, maybe. But, if MS decides to make their Surface phone, that may be an issue.
Let's how many consumer customers will pay this price. ATT, you have to do better, when it comes to plans. Following their current price of $10 per gig is ridiculous, when you consider all the fees you still have to pay. Waive the additional line fee for at least two extra lines, or something. The average bill be ridiculous, when it's all said and done. Better yet, reduce the 30 gig to $150, 50 gig to $250, with the ...
Re: Hopefully people see this for what it is...
Agreed. Although, I've never used a GS3 myself, so I can't comment on that. However, from what I've seen so far, Android in general doesn't offer a whole lot more than maybe, few minor things than WP8. Even that gap will be closed and then some, with the next major update. They're both great phones, I actually plan on upgrading my wife's HTC Inspire to GS3, if she wants it. She has expressed their interest in WP8, but I ...
Re: I didn't know they had a Blackberry App
Actually, they did have a couple of apps I've installed on a Blackberry 9000. There was a messenger app and some attempt at giving you yahoo news and other info in another app.
I can see a device like this sporting Windows 8 RT. I think this is more of the niche RT needs to be more popular in the mobile market.
Re: Looks like everyone is getting on board
Agreed! Although, it would be nice to see them make a wp8 device, too. But, that may have more to do with their direct competition in the gaming arena.
good to know
For those who actually have the service. I've never used it, because I have free alternatives to music, LastFM, iHeart Rafio, and Nokia Music. I'm sure the service allows for downloads of music directly to your phone, in addition to other features.
Re: is this good news?
Good points. When I think about it, it would be nice to be able to carry over apps to whatever mobile OS or device you fancy, at the time. Not being able to do that does keep people tied to any one particular OS, if they've spent tons of money on apps and games.
Re: is this good news?
This could prove to be good for BlackBerry. But, doesn't this just solidify Android as being the end all solution for mobile? In my opinion, this is like BlackBerry saying, we can't beat them, so lets find ways to use their apps, instead of actually promoting developers to develop for their OS. I don't like the idea that everything seems to have to revolve around Android or iOS. Just my thought.
I hope that is the case. I would hate to see you and others, who have slightly older devices, not be able to use this app with the 7.8 update. I don't want to see MS and Nokia leave owners of WP 7.5 devices behind. They need to make sure all Gen one and Gen 2 devices get updated, and be able to use at least this nav app.
I've used it for the first time today, on my Lumia 920. I must say, at least in my area, it is very accurate. No rerouting messages, when you don't go the exact way it tells you. It just tells you where to go, when you do. Example, I went straight, instead of making a left, and it just told me to make a u-turn, when I got to the next intersection. It also works through bluetooth, the speed ...
Re: Sprint must hate windows
I don't agree with that, totally. A lot of people will not adopt Windows Phone, because Google will not develop apps for it. It's not that people aren't willing to switch, they enjoy using Google apps, and unfortunately, Google realizes this. Why not help keep the mobile environment a duopoly. People should want more variety to choose from. Windows Phone 8 is a great OS. Yes, it needs improvements in some areas, but it's a far cry from an ...
Re: Common sense
The sad thing about is, those of us who are grandfathered in, still come out better, when you compare the current LTE data plans for 5gigs.
Re: Common sense
How did you manage that? Were you grandfathered in from an older plan?
Re: Smart Move
Fair enough. It just seems like a catch 22. I believe WP will be around for the long haul. They just need more of the apps that people use most, on other mobile OS's. As much as I personally love WP, it do realize that it boils down to the apps. Not, the quantity necessarily, but the most popular apps. Microsoft is gong to have to really put it in, with the premier of Blackberry 10, at the end ...
Re: Smart Move
Never used Google's chat feature. Never really had a reason to, and I've always used Live on my computer. Now that the FB freature had been intergrated and I have a WP8, there's just no need for me to use Google. Not that I wouldn't. I'm sure I probably would, if Google would actually stop being asses and make quality app for WP. By that, I mean actually make apps for WP and Windows 8.
Re: Smart Move
The funny thing is, it wasn't that long ago, people did. The introduction of Google Chat on Android phones changed that. Before that, you either used Live or Yahoo.
Re: This got a lot more complicated
It's business. Just because Sprint made an official bid, doesn't mean that other companies can't bid, too. It is a bid, after all. Which means, it's open to any company that is able and willing to put up the money. This is will only work out better for the share holders. Now that there's another bid on the table, both have to make their offers as attractive as possible to the share holders. Now, as for the consumers, that's ...
I wonder if ZTE will make something an equivalent for WP8, since they are supposed to be making a Windows phone or two. The more OEMs the better.
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