Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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by gsyoungblood on Thu 15th Nov 2012 02:02 UTC
gsyoungblood
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(1) turn by turn, voice directions in maps/navigation? that's the big thing i missed from wp7.x
(2) voice control for text messaging? greatest feature in wp7 IMO is the ability to receive and respond to text messages hands and eyes free.

My biggest gripe is the lack of connectivity while asleep. It means it's harder to get updates to emails/etc. without manually checking things. Or when you turn it on and go to weather or rowiapp or whatever, you have to wait for the app to "connect" on the network and get the data.

I have an HTC Trophy that I switch back to from time to time - I want to like the environment, but I keep returning to Android for daily use.

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