Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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Dekonega
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2009-07-28

101 (stupid, pointless, or otherwise useless) reasons that (a fairly limited amount of very specific) people hate Windows Phone. Gotcha


Wrong. There are more than 121 reasons (Apparently you didn't read the list or the post at all).

Are you completely sure that people don't need features like...

108. No bluetooth file transfer.
109. Cannot handle USSD codes necessary for prepaid users to obtain services.
110. Cannot filter call history into Missed Calls, Received Calls, Dialled Calls, Recent Calls, etc.
111. No way to backup or export call history.
112. Does not show call duration in call history.
113. No way to edit MMS profile for Operators in the OS. Need an app which is not available in all markets
114. Call history does not group calls by contact.
115. Call history does not show the time of call for calls older than current day.
116. Cannot set custom sounds for different types of notifications.
117. No ringer profiles.
118. Cannot send/receive contact as a csv file.
119. Cannot backup contacts to PC, only to SkyDrive
120. Cannot backup sms at all, not even to SkyDrive
121. Cannot save contact to SIM card.
122. Cannot change alarm ring tone or use a MP3 file.
123. Cannot set alarm snooze interval.


It doesn't matter if you're a geek or not. I think that these things are damn essential for a phone. Every current Symbian device has these things. Meego/Harmattan does these things too. Damn, even the cheapest 10€ Chinese dumb phones have these features. So why Windows Phone devices cannot have them?

By the way, my favourite "feature" in Windows Phone is that if you're talking to a phone and you receive a SMS then the WP device will make you deaf.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Not only are a shit load of the items on that list addressed by Windows Phone 8, but some are even addressed by Nokia themselves as OEM apps.

The list is stupid though. Anyone could come up with a million reasons to hate a platform. Doesn't make them good reasons.

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Dekonega Member since:
2009-07-28

Not only are a shit load of the items on that list addressed by Windows Phone 8, but some are even addressed by Nokia themselves as OEM apps.

The list is stupid though. Anyone could come up with a million reasons to hate a platform. Doesn't make them good reasons.


It's a valid list of things missing from Windows Phone. Look, Nokia did far better job themselves with N9 hardware and software than what they've done with Lumias built around Microsoft's Windows Phone.

To me it sounds like you're saying that everything is fine, and that OEM & 3rd party applications will complete the missing core functionality, and that Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 9, Windows Phone 10, etc. is sure to address any core flaw the platform has? (facepalm)

If the situation was like you say, then why Samsung sold like more than 20 million GS3s just in 3 months. Nokia has only managed to ship 7 million Lumia devices combined in since they started selling them.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/19/3169153/nokia-lumia-sales-4-milli...

Why Nokia isn't selling Lumia devices like hot cakes? Why Nokia's N9 sold better than any Lumia device despite Nokia restricted seriously its sales? The truth is that Windows Phone doesn't cut it out and Nokia will go down with the Windows Phone with boots on. I'm going to be very happy to see that happen.

You don't know exactly what issues Windows Phone 8 will fix and what it won't since it's not out yet. Claiming that "it will shit load of things Windows Phone 8 will address" is BS until proven otherwise. So far there are only few things we know for certain that are fixed in Windows Phone 8. Some of which I already mentioned in my other post.

The way you put out that "anyone can come up with a million reasons to hate a platform" sounds like in your opinion there are no good reasons to avoid Windows Phone. I'm like offering my opinions here and opinions of others and I'm at least trying to base off these things on facts, and you're like not even trying to pick these things up for a conversation. Personally, I'm going to interpret that as a fanboyism.

And to balance things out a little bit. I like the Windows Phone UI. It's pretty. (But it's complex to dive into [doesn't mean it's difficult to use], and has serious usability flaws.)

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