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    Post To late for Windows Phone.....

    If anything, Microsoft is usually early into everything to the point of being way too early. Smartphones, tablets, smart TV platforms and devices, consumer cloud (few people know that SkyDrive appeared earlier than Dropbox), voice recognition, natural language computer instructions etc. They...
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    Post Is Windows Phone suffering from Osborne effect ?

    Paul Thurrott isn't Microsoft. He writes books so does get information under NDA early, and sometimes talks about it openly when there's a leak. Microsoft does leak info way too often, and even more so via Nokia lately. That's bad but it's not quite announcing. Mango was announced in...
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    Post Is Windows Phone suffering from Osborne effect ?

    Neither is Microsoft. They haven't even so much as confirmed the existence of Tango and Apollo.
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    Post Will WP7 devices today lose features when upgraded to WP8? I'm worried.

    I didn't say that's what I think or believe. There hasn't been any official info on the upgrade path whatsoever. The only information was that WP7 apps would work on WP8. Which, come to think of it, doesn't say anything about current device upgradeability. The rumor is that there won't be any...
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    Post Will WP7 devices today lose features when upgraded to WP8? I'm worried.

    Who knows. But the only existing rumor that would give an answer to your query is that no single WP7 device will ever be updated to Apollo, so no features will be lost.
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    Post Is Windows Phone suffering from Osborne effect ?

    Did he switch after you showed him what WP7 is? Who would do it for a customer who comes to a carrier store for an upgrade, and only cares about phones once every two years?
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    Post Is Windows Phone suffering from Osborne effect ?

    Timing wouldn't matter at all if MS didn't have to rely on third parties (and these are OEMs and ISVs). When people mention XBox as an example of how MS can burn billions for years and then have a success there's a caveat - they can't sell phones unless OEMs make them, and we won't have great...
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    Post Is Windows Phone suffering from Osborne effect ?

    The Osborne effect has nothing to do with it. Android sales would collapse with the announcement of ICS if it mattered. I bet 99.99% of the population has no idea about upcoming versions. WP7 is suffering from the fact that the world (carriers, OEMs, consumers) isn't dying to have another OS...
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    Post Audiophile? Lumia 800?

    Okay, I have finally replaced my unit and got one that has great audio quality. The difference is massive. It has the same hardware revision number and everything is exactly the same, the IMEI is different by about 700, so they have been built in the same production run most probably. There's...
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    Post Xbox Live Companion App

    What do you want to do with the app while the console is off?
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    Post Audiophile? Lumia 800?

    That's a great philosophy, but it's obviously not good for all users. Whether an update can fix anything or this is a faulty batch of phones is another question.
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    Post Audiophile? Lumia 800?

    I'm a Westone 3 user and the sound on my Lumia is beyond disastrous. I can totally confirm the GSMArena results. This was such a shocker to me when I first plugged my earphones I couldn't believe it. Some users though report that their sound is fine (although it's difficult to sort out people...
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    Post Can you share the battery performance of Lumia 800?

    That's what I expected. Thanks for checking!
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    Post Can you share the battery performance of Lumia 800?

    Nokia Russia claims that phones sold over here have the battery patch installed. I haven't used the phone long enough to judge, but I certainly don't have any dramatic battery life issues. I don't buy their story, but just in case, let's compare the software versions, shall we? My phone is...
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    Post NOKIA Lumia 800 >>>YeS or NO?

    There are two major and two minor issues I have with this phone. First is Pentile. There are two types of people - those who see it and those who don't. I do, so I was thinking about returning the phone at first. Now I'm sort of living with it, but still black text on white background looks...
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    Post [Q] Keep screen on with power?

    There's no separate app for this, and there's no setting, unfortunately. Generally apps that need the screen on (like satnav) will not let the phone sleep, but that's not a system-wide setting. It is annoying when I listen to music in my car.
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    Post First Impressions on your new Nokia 800

    What about it, there's no vibration or it's too weak?
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    Post "2nd" Generation WP7 Devices dissapointing = Fail

    Since WP7 apps with very rare exceptions don't use native code, a new OS doesn't need to break them. It's you who doesn't get it.
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    Post Market Place is a dead grave.

    Who are these "most people"?
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    Post Market Place is a dead grave.

    37400 apps with 16% having trial would be 43000 by Android/iOS standards (you'd get "lite" versions instead of trial). It's not a bad number, and it's growing. There was a slump pre-Mango, but the pace is fast again. Of course, numbers aren't everything. There are categories with very poor...
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    Post My nokia Lumia 800 is finally here.

    You can check it out beforehand. Just take a look at any Samsung's Super AMOLED (without the Plus) screen - Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus S, Omnia 7/Omnia W. You'll get pretty much the same experience in terms of dottiness. If you don't see any problems with those screens consider yourself lucky. I...
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    Post My nokia Lumia 800 is finally here.

    There aren't many reviews that talk about the USB port cover either. Yet it breaks and/or bends easily on the N9. As for pentile, it was mentioned on GSMArena and Engadget. Like I said, it looks like not everybody notices the problem. If you think that Samsung Focus or Nexus S has a great...
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    Post My nokia Lumia 800 is finally here.

    So far it looks like the 800 has a serious list of drawbacks, both well-known, discussed ad nauseum like storage, lack of FFC etc., but also more obscure ones. 1. Horribly pentilish display. Since this tech is based on an optical illusion some people don't notice the problem, but it's worth...
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    Post Official: AT&T Samsung Focus S has 16GB of non-expandable storage

    N8ter, does your SGHwhatever have spell checking? What's with all these typos and dots between words?
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    Post "2nd" Generation WP7 Devices dissapointing = Fail

    What's "messaging hub"? Do you mean People Hub or something else? Anyway, messages come instantly both via FB and WLM to my phone no matter if I have anything else open or closed.
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    Post My nokia Lumia 800 is finally here.

    Does it have an equalizer?
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    Post Nokia Lumia 800 reviewed

    They were actually quite enthusiastic about Mango. And no, what you're saying isn't really an excuse. If they criticized it it would be ok. They just didn't know. And not just about Zune, even Windows (you know, that dominant desktop OS).
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    Post Nokia Lumia 800 reviewed

    I was listening to a This Is My Next podcast a week ago where they were talking about how streaming radio services like Spotify etc. have this problem where you can't just buy a song when it's not available for streaming and make a playlist with both purchased and online tracks. One of them then...
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    Post Where to buy the 800 in Italy

    Ouch, I plan to leave on 19th. :( Is that date certain? Thanks for the names! I've seen their websites but wasn't sure if they had brick and mortar stores, most seem like online only. Will check these out. I'm sure I will. :) Not yet decided whether to go up North to...
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    Thread Where to buy the 800 in Italy

    I plan to visit Italy in mid-November (Rome, and a few other places I haven't decided on), so I just thought I might use that trip to get myself an 800. So I would appreciate if our Italian fellow XDAers or people who know could answer a few questions about shopping for phones in Italy. First...
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    Post Xbox Live is a big unfunny joke

    Graphics heavy games need a lot of storage and, more importantly, custom shader support. So it's pointless to talk about GPUs and CPUs when the OS doesn't allow these games essentially. Moreover, they are too expensive to make. WP7 doesn't have the market share to have them.
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    Only 4S is top specced. Previous models were ridiculed in forums and blogs about being outdated specwise (remember the pictures with stones vs. the iPhone?). The iPad was laughed at as well. I'm not suggesting that Nokia or Microsoft may build enough brand equity anytime soon to dare to match...
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    Lack of top end specs hasn't been off putting US audience in the iPhone case. Or most of the tech - TVs, cars, microwaves, dishwashers. If you walk into a Walmart, you see crap there that nobody even in the third world would buy for the most part. The only reason why specs became suddenly...
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    That depends on where you live. I can't buy a decent offline satnav app here. Navigon isn't available in Russia. Then, like on other platforms, satnav apps are expensive and limited to regions. I travel to Europe often, and tend to rent cars there. I also plan to spend some time next spring in...
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    Post The real reason WP7 isn't popular

    Surprise, what else would they say? This phone won't turn WP7's market share around, and no single phone ever will. The only thing it can achieve is show that with proper promotion WP7 devices can sell well. Or not. If it can, operators and OEMs may take the OS seriously. If it cannot, they...
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    Post The real reason WP7 isn't popular

    We're going to see it soon. Judging by what I hear, Nokia's campaign in Lumia launch countries does appear quite massive (and decently done, too). If this doesn't help WP7, nothing will.
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    Post Now nokia is pulling out some big guns.

    I don't see what these games can change whatsoever, exclusive for Nokia or not. Aren't they more of the casual crap of which Marketplace is already full?
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    Me, I'm happy they haven't modified anything - maybe that's why I'm eager to grab one of their phones before they start to screw up the OS with their "value add". :) Free offline navigation, working with any country you wish, with maps downloadable on demand, is a great addition to the OS at...
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    N8ter, at times you really go over the top. :-)
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    Re "same phone", it has a different SoC that Nokia never used before.
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    Post "2nd" Generation WP7 Devices dissapointing = Fail

    Yeah, but it doesn't have anywhere the build quality or materials of the 800. Plus it has a large screen, which isn't everybody's cup of tea. Not mine for sure.
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    Post The real reason WP7 isn't popular

    Swapping cards is a good thing but there are caveats. Ever wondered why Nexus One won't get ICS? Among other things, there's not enough space in the system partition. And it's tricky to resize it because you don't know how much space is used up by user's apps. Also, SD cards are slower than NAND...
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    Post After The Spec Release Of The Nokia L800 Is Anyone Else Thinking:

    I just don't see phones as investment. The only thing I care for is whether it fits my usage pattern or not. 16GB isn't cool but I can live with it, although only 64 gigs would make me happy. That said, I don't care if they release a 64 gig phone two months from now, I'll sell the 16GB version...
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    May I ask why they are talking to you about this? See, this is the whole deal and why I said from the very beginning that MS chose wrong countries to launch WP7. :) WP7 is an awesome offering for midprice segment. Every batch of Mozarts that HTC manages to supply to Russia gets sold out in a...
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    Post Worth it for a Lumia 800?

    How do you know that? 800 has much better materials, a supposedly better screen (there were mentions about it after looking at both phones side by side), and a much more appealing design. Also, you are comparing subsidized and open market prices.
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    Post After The Spec Release Of The Nokia L800 Is Anyone Else Thinking:

    Yeah, I'd easily pay more for 64GB. As for reasons, we can only guess but I think it's due to manufacturing constraints. They can only produce a limited quantity initially, and opted for the most popular (cheaper) option. Overall I wouldn't look at this device as a flagship for months to come...
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    Post Lumia 800 specs mention FLAC and AVI support

    I read about it but don't see it mentioned anywhere on the specs page.
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    Thread Lumia 800 specs mention FLAC and AVI support

    Here. May be just an error though.
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    Post Did Nokia really save WP7?

    I totally don't care about the front facing camera, so it's hard for me to see it as a make or break feature for the platform.
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    Post Nokia 900 could be the Holy Grail

    Yeah, me too, and the screen size is perfect for me. The looming threat of PenTile and 16GB only announcements likely to come out tomorrow spoil the party though...