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Cortona!
Monday, 8:13 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Releases Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 forum

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.

Can't wait!
Apr 2, 2014, 4:46 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8.1 with 'Cortana' Personal Assistant forum

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.

Nokia
Apr 2, 2014, 4:42 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Will Update WP8 Devices to WP8.1 forum

If Sprint picked up a couple of Nokia phones, I'm sure they would sell well on their network.

Nice!
Mar 25, 2014, 4:06 PM
in the Article: HTC Reveals the All New One Flagship Phone forum

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
Feb 26, 2014, 10:03 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit forum

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...
Feb 10, 2014, 9:27 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

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...
Feb 10, 2014, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Nokia to Debut Android Phone, Says WSJ forum

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 ...

Hmmm
Jan 29, 2014, 6:32 PM
in the Article: Sprint Execs Talk T-Mobile with Justice Department forum

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.

Re: 3%
Jan 28, 2014, 5:26 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Announces BlackBerry 10.2.1 forum

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?
Jan 27, 2014, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive to OneDrive forum

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.

Well...
Dec 18, 2013, 8:39 PM
in the Article: Microsoft Breaks Out Xbox Music and Video Apps forum

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.

Re: Hmmm
Dec 10, 2013, 8:56 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm Intros 64-Bit Snapdragon 410 with Built-In LTE forum

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.

Hmmm
Dec 10, 2013, 1:55 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm Intros 64-Bit Snapdragon 410 with Built-In LTE forum

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: Oh goodie- this will influence my purchase decision!
Nov 25, 2013, 1:04 PM
in the Article: Verizon Lumia Phones Get RedBox Instant Exclusive forum

:D

Re: Its a Shame
Nov 19, 2013, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Buyout forum

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
Nov 6, 2013, 9:45 PM
in the Article: Microsoft to Sell Nokia Lumia 1520 Nov. 15 for $199 forum

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 ...

Really?
Oct 24, 2013, 8:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Sell Samsung ATIV S Neo forum

This phone was supposed to have come out last year around this time for ATT. Nice to see it finally make its debut, but why so late? I was waiting for this phone, before I picked up the 920. Oh, well. On to the next bigger and better thing.

nice!
Oct 22, 2013, 3:47 PM
in the Article: Nokia Debuts Lumia 1520 with 6-Inch HD Screen forum

The biggest improvements that caught my eye, quad core and microSD support. It would be great, if that meant installing apps, or at least backups of apps to the SD. When apps get D-listed, you still have a backup of the app you can reinstall, if you have to reset your phone. Of course, MS could avoid all this, if they offered off-line storage for that purpose or allow you to back up to SkyDrive.

About time...
Oct 10, 2013, 5:36 PM
in the Article: AT&T Confirms GDR2 and Amber Updates for Lumia Phones forum

ATT finally released the update. Some nice subtle features added, but I like being able to use some of the cool Nokia apps that I couldn't use before. The glance pic app is nice. It adds a nice level of customization for the glance screen. Now, you don't have to look at m otherwise boring black screen with just the time and battery icon. Well done Nokia. Hopefully, this app forward thinking doesn't stop, once the officially become part of ...

Re: Finally
Oct 4, 2013, 10:19 PM
in the Article: Facebook Users Can Now Unfriend and Unlike from Windows Phone forum

It's a word I made up, while responding to the post. Basically, a person the justifies the validity of an OS, completely on the number of apps. it was on the fly, so don't judge me too harshly. :lol:

Re: Finally
Oct 4, 2013, 6:26 PM
in the Article: Facebook Users Can Now Unfriend and Unlike from Windows Phone forum

Why wouldn't he? Nothing wrong with Windows Phone. Yes, still can use improvements, but by no means is it unusable for what most people need a phone for, unless you happen to use a bunch of Google services, or one of those folks who are app-mongers.

the more the better...
Sep 16, 2013, 9:17 AM
in the Article: Jolla's Sailfish OS Can Now Run Android Apps forum

It will be interesting to see how this works out. I guess my biggest questions is, how much will it stand out from Android or iOS. I purposefully left out WP, only because I imagine Sailfish adopting something closer to the before mentioned OS's. I would hope that they will try and stand out, or they may just get lost in the see of Android devices. Besides that, what will they offer different from Android, if they are going ...

Re: Samsung buying LG
Sep 3, 2013, 1:01 AM
in the Article: Microsoft Buying Nokia forum

I guess time will tell. The real question is, can and will Microsoft keep Nokia on the path to their form glory. Not that I really had an issue with Ballmer, but hopefully whoever takes his place, I'm thinking Elop, will keep them on a good path. He already has a great mindset from being with the head of Nokia. They promote will and make great devices. With him in charge, I see an OS and hardware integration that ...

Re: WE ARE NOT AT&T!!! No Really....
Aug 30, 2013, 5:06 PM
in the Article: Aio Wireless to Reach All U.S. Customers September 15 forum

I don't know much about those other companies, but the only issue I have with ATT is taking their time pushing out updates to L920. :D

Re: of course they should sue...
Aug 29, 2013, 6:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Hits AT&T with Lawsuit Over Aio's Use of Magenta forum

T Bone said: not all people can tell the difference between various shades of colors, some people are more sensitive to seeing shades of color than others. I'd say the color is similar enough that some people might not be able to see the difference. The color isn't my complaint. Despite the color, you can't mistake Aio's logo for T-Mobile. This whole thing about color is silly. If the logos were similar in design AND color, where someone could actually confuse ...

Re: of course they should sue...
Aug 29, 2013, 4:40 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Hits AT&T with Lawsuit Over Aio's Use of Magenta forum

No, T-Mobile should not sue. Aio's logo doesn't even look like T-Mobile's. No one could actually confuse their logo for T-Mobile's, aside from a shade of magenta that isn't the same either. This is absurd.

Re: Nokia?
Aug 21, 2013, 1:21 PM
in the Article: AT&T Pushing System Update to HTC 8X forum

Yes, I know. I'm with ATT, and they have yet to push out the update for the L920. Only HTC8x has the push so far.

Nokia?
Aug 20, 2013, 9:46 AM
in the Article: AT&T Pushing System Update to HTC 8X forum

When will the update for Nokias be pushed out?

Re: Sex Appeal
Aug 19, 2013, 11:04 PM
in the Article: Beats Audio Wants to Ditch HTC forum

If I recall correctly, Beats is only responsible for the software technology, not the actual speakers. The speakers are probably made by HTC or whoever they get to make them.

Re: Sex Appeal
Aug 19, 2013, 9:32 AM
in the Article: Beats Audio Wants to Ditch HTC forum

They should expand their horizon a bit, and go Nokia and Samsung. :D Both are great make great devices.

Re: I Hate To Sound Redundant...
Aug 15, 2013, 4:48 PM
in the Article: Samsung ATIV Neo S Hits Sprint Stores August 16 forum

I don't think it's the denial of iOS and Android having more apps, that's a given. However, having more official apps from top services, such as; banks, food ordering apps like Seamless, more mobile payment apps for business transactions, cable and satellite providers, and apps from top insurance companies. I think apps like the would make the transition over to WP a lot less painful and more people would be willing to migrate over. These are just a ...

Re: The Solution is Obvious
Aug 15, 2013, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Google Again Finds Fault with Microsoft's YouTube App forum

To be honest, it sounds like Google wants Microsoft to not only continue to foot the bill for developing a working YouTube app, but do the work of figuring out how to make it HTML-5 compatible so they don't have to, and all they have to do is mirror what Microsoft has done for Android and iOS. People can say what they want about Microsoft, and there is always two sides of a story, but I doubt that this is ...

Re: Too little too latr
Aug 13, 2013, 5:33 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Explore Strategic Alternatives forum

In some aspects, you are probably right. However, this is one of those topics that can be debated forever. IMO, it boils down to what you like. There are features both OS's can improve on, and I'm sure they each will. I personally hate to see BlackBerry not doing well. I would have liked to see four viable options to consumers, when ot comes to smart phones, and it is the reason I want to see Windows Phone succeed ...

Re: Too little too latr
Aug 12, 2013, 8:16 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Explore Strategic Alternatives forum

Contrary to what people think, Android is not the save all OS. Blackberry running Android would not save it. It is the same reason Nokia decided to go WP7 & 8. They realized that they would be just another OEM in a sea of Android based phones.

Re: Not the biggest ,but still great
Jul 23, 2013, 8:29 PM
in the Article: Nokia Lumia 625 Stretches Display to 4.7 Inches forum

I agree, regards to more device options with larger screens. I was a fan of he Titan 1 & 2. I was hoping that HTC would have done something on this scale, but they haven't. Maybe when the update to support higher resolution and quad-core WP8x devices are.supported.

Re: Nice!
Jul 10, 2013, 3:55 PM
in the Article: HTC 8XT Hits Sprint Stores July 19 for $99 forum

WIndows Phone has plenty of apps. The issue right now, is getting more official apps. There are lots of great third party options, but most people will not take the time to really look for them. Example, Instagram. The best third party app with Instagram features is To Instawithlove. More US banking apps would be nice, too. Capitol One, TD Bank, Suntrust, and a couple of others I can't think of right now. Last but not least, more top ...

Re: This points to a need for HUGE changes in smartphone security
Jul 8, 2013, 6:41 PM
in the Article: Vulnerability Allows Maliciously-Modified Android Apps To Appear Verified forum

You make a great point. I think even Windows Phone will be just as vulnerable to these attacks, as they move forward to making desktop and Windows Phone more compatible in software design. This may allow users to download apps and other software without going through the Windows App store. However, just like with computers, user have to be more aware of what they are downloading, what's bundled with the software and were they download it from. Not amount ...

Man!
Jun 26, 2013, 3:51 PM
in the Article: Sprint Announces First Two LTE-Capable Windows Phones forum

Would have liked to have seen the Samsung Ativ on ATT. Oh well.

Re: Lmao
Jun 17, 2013, 6:32 PM
in the Article: AT&T Revamps GoPhone Plans, Adds LTE Access forum

Well, the $25 dollar plan sounds good to me. I have kids that need and want cell phones. For $75, that's not a bad deal. They don't need data, when they can connect to tons of free WiFi in my area. All they do is text anyway.

New Freedom Comming
Jun 6, 2013, 5:51 PM
in the Article: SD Association Intros smartSD Spec with NFC Support forum

I'm sure many fans of NFC technology will be happy about this. The ability to physically install a SD card that already has your info sounds great. I see this forcing OEM's to continue to incorporate MicroSD slots in phones, when the trend of late has been not to add them.

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