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Windows Phone 8
I'm happy to read that you think this is a competitive product...at long last.
But after Microsoft sucker-punched me with the shockingly poor combination of the Lumia 800 and Windows Phone 7, I will not be even considering investing in this platform for at least another 24 months until it has a proven track record and mature app infrastructure & support.
Oh, and they must ditch the terrible toddler-tile design too!
Was really looking forward to Windows Phone 8. I saw a live stream from the press conference and thought, hey they have done it. But after reading this it almost seems a step backwards. Missing simple key elements, screen wastage in many places, most offensivly in the app list. Email app looks horrible, search function is ridiculous. Call app taking me to the history is strange, messaging looks pretty good however.
I can lay criticism almost everywhere. I just wrote a huge list of things about the Email app specifically, but nobody actually wants to read that. But theres lots wrong with it. Mostly the swipe menu at the top. Text size and screen wastage, lack of option there to expand a single email whilst remaining in that list.. woops there I go again.
MS, read this review, delay release by a month, fix everything and you'll have a winner.
picture caption says "The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship phone of the Windows Phone 8 launch."...erm...that's the htc!! ;)
SMS notifications /text message receipts were never sorted out on Android (issue 2305)http://code.google.com/p/andro...
I have stuck with my Windows Mobile 6.1 for years due to text message receipt confirmation which works internationally (as per the old pre smartphone era)
1 )Does this function correctly ?
2) Also, does this synchronise with the Outlook Suite ok (unlike windows 7/7.5 which has to go via the cloud as opposed to Windows Mobile Device Centre) ?
don't know about the rest of it, but Samsung Android phones can sync to Outlook on the PC (no cloud etc) using Kies. It is a bit klunky, there are endless updates to Kies and it can get its knickers in a twist, but I do use it successfully to keep my contacts synced to Outlook. If you have advanced requirements it might not satisfy however, I already notice that it muddles the order of street address fields etc.
Thank you Martin. Have you been able to check the SMS/text message receipt functionality ?
Agreed, the UI looks like it is trying to be a slot machine! Unless it's designed for the younger crowd - looks far too busy.
If Windows Contacts is the best MS can do in 2014 they will fail. Awful functionality for Contact set up. Soft Reset not really my idea of fun with 523 unwanted contacts. Lazy engineering. They'll all be buying Samsung S5s....the market will not put up with contact garbage in 2014.
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