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My friend is cheap and just bought a Samsung flash (For $1). I haven't seen it yet, but I'm excited to.
BTW, if you guys haven't noticed already, you can now send Facebook AND WLM messages to your contacts even if they're offline. It'll still nag you about the contact being offline, but it will effectively deliver the message. No software update needed. Neat.
Aren't WLM contacts messages just normal sms messages. I can't actually send to messenger contacts from inside as far as I know.
Does anybody have any news on when Tango will get released for other phones? It'd be nice to get a few bug fixes on my phone, Whatsapp has been hard-crashing (restart) like mad recently. I've got an LG Optimus
Just ordered the Nokia Lumia 900. Can't wait.
any release dates for Lumia 900 in Australia? Hopefully not taken control of by telstra seeing as they love the 4g network
Does anyone know when you'll be able to get the Lumia 900 on contract directly from Orange?
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;35960805]any release dates for Lumia 900 in Australia? Hopefully not taken control of by telstra seeing as they love the 4g network[/QUOTE] Telstra has no clue if they're getting it. I was in a telstra store today and they only had the Lumia 800 and Samsung Focus W, I wanted to ask if they had more, but that would mean talking to someone who works there.
My Lumia 900 came in the mail today.
Even though it isn't thoroughly incredible, this report paints a picture that differs from the "no one buys WP7 mentality": [url]http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/16/kantar-says-windows-phone-clawing-back-share-thanks-to-nokia/[/url]
I've seen a good amount of Windows Phones around Denver.
I'm sure phones like the 610 and 710 will also boost market share by targeting lower end markets and poorer countries where the Blackberry still seems to rule in terms of affordable smartphones.
It's really weird Everywhere on campus, EVERY middle-easterner has a blackberry EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35985238]It's really weird Everywhere on campus, EVERY middle-easterner has a blackberry EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.[/QUOTE] Here in Kitchener it's like everyone has a Blackberry, maybe it's to try and keep RIM alive. The carriers here offer the lower end blackberries like the curve fully subsidized on a non data plan and they throw in BBM and such for $2 so people who don't want feature phones go with Blackberries.
i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35987256]i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life[/QUOTE] Excluding myself, I've seen one, from a distance, on a bus and I'm not even 100% sure. Hell, I haven't even seen a WP7 in a shop.
I personally know 2 other persosn with WP7, and I see them a few times a week on the bus.
Me my mum, dad and brother have Windows Phones but other than them I have yet to see one in the wild.
[QUOTE=Ezhik;35987256]i haven't seen a single WP7 user in real life[/QUOTE] I've seen a few on the subway.
You see more where there are technically inclined people. In my office there are 3 or so out of 20 technical people. I saw a good amount at a scifi convention. Et cetera
I have met one person who owns a WP7. He envied my Lumia 800.
Just found out my contract doesn't actually end until August. I thought it was June. Looks like I'm waiting a while for my Lumia 900. FUCK.
[QUOTE=CrumbleShake;36032485]Just found out my contract doesn't actually end until August. I thought it was June. Looks like I'm waiting a while for my Lumia 900. FUCK.[/QUOTE] Might as well hold out for WP8. At least nearly.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;36033055]Might as well hold out for WP8. At least nearly.[/QUOTE] Depends on what they announce before then, I guess. If they say old handsets will get the update, I would go for a Lumia 900 rather than wait.
Lumia 900 is coming to Australia in June... the only downside is that it's exclusive to Optus. But you can still buy it from retailers for $699. [url]http://www.afr.com/p/technology/digitallife/nokia_details_lumia_plans_k0DxkR1nK8nu8ddC9HWaOM[/url]
[QUOTE=Zet;36037237]Lumia 900 is coming to Australia in June... the only downside is that it's exclusive to Optus. But you can still buy it from retailers for $699. [url]http://www.afr.com/p/technology/digitallife/nokia_details_lumia_plans_k0DxkR1nK8nu8ddC9HWaOM[/url][/QUOTE] I'm on Optus and their reception is shockers but I may go with them, depending on their plan
I guess it would be on one of those $80 a month plan for 24months.
What if WP8 looked like this: [url]http://rvanhauwere.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Phone-Reimagined-303344956[/url] [t]http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/141/9/4/windows_phone_reimagined_by_rvanhauwere-d50lqgs.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Panda X;36040375]What if WP8 looked like this: [url]http://rvanhauwere.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Phone-Reimagined-303344956[/url] [t]http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/141/9/4/windows_phone_reimagined_by_rvanhauwere-d50lqgs.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] I honestly wouldn't like that, I think. I'm generally open to UI changes, but this wouldn't make sense, vertical scrolling is easier than horizontal on portrait mode phones.
[QUOTE=Panda X;36040375]What if WP8 looked like this: [URL]http://rvanhauwere.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Phone-Reimagined-303344956[/URL] [t]http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/141/9/4/windows_phone_reimagined_by_rvanhauwere-d50lqgs.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] I'd rather they kept the WP7 theme as it is. Though perhaps allowing custom backgrounds would silence some critics. What I am looking forward to is some really basic features which they still haven't allowed; Wi-Fi used in background so we can receive push notifications in a timely fashion even when not on cellular data (This was confirmed by Microsoft I believe.. I can't remember where I read it though) (Hopefully) Native applications so platforms such as Marmalade can bring their apps easily over to WP7(8). Hopefully also improved battery life, my current phone's battery life sucks - I have to carry two batteries.
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