Thanks for reminding me of IE's horror. Why is the adress bar ALWAYS on the screen? Who is the stu-pid one running the show on win phone OS development?
i made several criticisms of win8p os in hope that nokia or msft would listen, too. On number 2, i was wondering why iphone didnt have a buttonless button like the one on win8 phones. It all made sense that it wasnt implement because of accidentally touches. Try cutting two pieces of electric tape and placing it on both the search and back button. There should be only 1 button on the front in my opinion. There is already a bing app, why would i need a bing button too?
The volume button bugs me, too. i woke up late one time bc i turned the vol button down. One thing puzzle me, why is there two buttons for the volume? I think clicking one button or the screen should bring up the touch volume control. Sliding your finger up and down is more fluent than clicking a button 20-30 times.
I wont mention screen orientation lock since csarkar said it should be fix with next update. But Msft ways of doing things is #$%$ me off. Did it not occur to msft that people might lay in bed sideway while playing with their phone?
BTW, did you notice there is no slider for mp3 and pocast? If you missed or want to listen to a certain section of audio again, you have to listen all over from the beginning. Something similar happen to pdf, you cant drag to certain pages like the appendix so have to swipe hundreds of times to get there. Then swipe back to where you were reading.
BTW, you wont be getting used to the WP. You'll find that there are more things about it that will #$%$ you off. Hopefully, the update coming next month fix some of the problem. I kinda went on a complaining rampage here hoping someone at nokia and msft picks it up "so my fingers are crossed".
What new Linux phone are you talking about? After being upset by win8phone OS, I have given android a chance as well as BB.
Read my previous posts, I pointed out of some of win8 phone os's stupidity.
I know your pain. You aren't the first to mention the file system. I believed MANY has complained in the "app" section of the phone. I was looking for a better pdf viewers and read that many wanted to view pdf off their sd drive. They didn't realize you can't access the sd drive other than a place to dump your medias in one folder!
I can't believe something so simple and expected like this and msft didn't bother with it. Maybe by win10 Phone, msft will get this straight.
"OS doesn't matter"? You gotta be kidding. I bought the 620 and I can tell you win8 suckz! Heck, you can't even lock the orientation! I can't even seek position in my mp3s! I have to flip my phone backward in my pocket if I want to listen to my video instead of watching it!!! Worst, scroll bar is nonexistence! What was msft thinking?!!!
Msft is the problem. It's color tiles forces nokia and other phone makers to make colorful phones straining the supply chain and cash.
Not only do you don't have wallpaper, you don't have screen orientation lock, can't jump to certain section of music or podcast, must flip through 200+ pages just to reach the appendix of pdf files and unlabeled mp3s and videos, can't store pdf on microsd chip or read pdf from the chip, can't save to specific folder (iphone has this problem too), volume control is button control only (at least clicking the volume button should bring up the volume control onscreen too), 3 dedicated buttons on the phone when one suffice, try playing a video and putting the phone in your pocket (working people can't stare at the screen all day while working)
Wallpaper are common on desktops, laptops, tablets, music players, every other smartphones even some dumb phones have them. When you place an iPod with its beautiful, vibrant photo of a tiger next to a win8phone with its black or white background, it is embarrassing.
Win8 has some great stuffs going. At least they should allow user to choose a different photo to represent their app. Eg. A web or spider for web browser, a car for here drive, etc... OR allow the tiles transparency. Better yet do away with tiles.
you cant do anything about it if win8 os is the problem. Try selling win8 desktop, you'll get a few sell that's it. Are you gonna tell the desktop hardware vendor, you're not executing right when win8 is a flop? Remember win8 phones doesn't even have wall paper that even ipods have.
Pretty voice? Hehehe... that is the same old voice on win xp machine of Mary.
That is the thing, bad or good commercials, the advertising company wins. When they make a good commercials; it get reruns over and over and goes viral. When they make a bad commercials; they high give each other high fives for getting people to talk about the 15million they wasted.
Again, I didn't said not to do commercial, I said anyone could write a script. I am betting the people who knows more about your product is you and your worker, not some advertising people.
Some of the apple designs were from the designers asking their kids which one they like better.
Have you seen samy's and bb's ads? A high school kid project could do better than an ad company. If you haven't, go see the Superbowl commercials on those two on YouTube.
Details that forces manufacturers to make same phones in multiple colors causing shortage of color units. The printing on boxes and having units boxed and shipped according to color are stupid. All this stemmed from the attention to stupid detail? That detail cost Nokia and htc millions.
You love the tiles? I might give the tiles a chance IF you can customize it's background with some images instead of a solid color. Put these tiles together and you have wasted your screen with plain tile color. Because of the stupid tiles, NOK and HTC had to make multiple colorful bodies for their phone causing shortage of certain color at certain location. Other than news, reminder list, and calendar there is no need for live tiles.
I personally don't think it was a pump and dump. Many probably expected lumia low end phones to sell well in emerging market since nokia makes excellent hardware and selling their phone cheap. Having bought a lumia 620, I can tell you that there is no way nokia's flagship phone can compete with other OS flagship phones. Win8 is a disappointment. A beautiful phone with a crummy OS. Look at BB, it has a beautiful OS but a #$%$ phone.
lotsomoremorney, I hate to say it, but it is true. Win 8 software is holding nok back and I can only guess that until win10 will MSFT caves in and win phone will finally beat iphone. Every desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and nonsmart phone have wall paper except win phone. If anyone of us investors were to be running the win 8 software development, the first thing we would have asked our programmers is where is the wallpaper. Wallpaper makes the phone pleasing to view.
MSFT seemed to be too full of themselves forcing the "back" "home" "search" buttons, too. If we need to search for something, we can click on the search app instead of a dedicated key.
I love the surface tablet because I have been waiting for the win tablet with desktop mode. However, again I noticed MSFT's stubborness forcing a 1 pixels for their own use. You don't know how frustrating it is if you are playing a game or something and swiping around in the game only to activate the touch around the paremeter.
There are other MSFT's stupidity all over the place. I could go on like the "no orientation lock on the phone" or "swiping just to get to the end of a pdf files" or "can't store or save pdf files on micro sd chip, so you have to bloat up your main os folder" or "you must use volume buttons to set volume (sometimes clicking either of volume button should bring up an on screen volume also" and "no file structure, so we'll dump all your file in one place.(I thought msft stuffs were for productivity?)"
Also, win OS should have been free. Look at android.
Stop your lying. U told everybody you sold all your shares at 2.50, weeks later after it went up you said the same thing that you are gonna sell all your shares (again) @ in 2.90's. This tells us you got no skin in the game, you are most likely a boiler room worker.
Then you started making new nicks to use like Fokia33 and who knows what others.