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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RE[2]: About the sleeping WiFi
by kaiwai on Thu 15th Nov 2012 02:05 UTC in reply to "RE: About the sleeping WiFi"
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The HD7 took like 10-20 seconds, but the 8X is about a few seconds. Way better, but I'm used to no delay at all :/.

The Mac sync application is very basic, but I like it. It syncs shit. The end. Perfect.

I hope they regularly update it when compared to the last time I used it which resulted in an update for Windows Phone 7 leaving me unable to sync with my Mac thus pretty much resulting in my giving up and going to purchase an iPhone (it took over 5 months for the fix to be delivered by the Mac Business Unit).

Regarding the future updates, from what I understand you'll be able to bypass the using 'carrier fucking the user over' situation as it exists now in favour f getting updates directly from Microsoft instead. IMHO that is one of the biggest things that are pushing me from Windows Phone 7.5 (Lumia 900) to Windows Phone 8 thus avoiding a long standing issue that impacts Windows Phone and Android users. Hopefully with easier upgrades it'll be quicker upgrades being released with more users adopting them in a shorter space thus spur on developers to take advantage of new features as they arrive. IIRC notifications are apparently coming to Windows Phone 8 but they weren't ready for the RTM - maybe in 6months at the latest?

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