Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 11:24 UTC
Windows "Does Windows Phone need Google and its services to be successful? No. The fate of Windows Phone and its adoption in the marketplace does not rest in the hands of Google. Microsoft itself holds the key to Windows Phone becoming a successful platform, rapid evolution of its cloud services and integration with the rest of the MS eco system." Good editorial on Google killing AES support for consumers and how it affects Windows Phone, by WPCentral's Robert Brand.
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Google Voice
by WorknMan on Mon 17th Dec 2012 20:19 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

They need a Google Voice alternative that integrates nicely into the phone. Not having such a thing is a deal breaker for me.

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RE: Google Voice
by dukes on Tue 18th Dec 2012 06:11 in reply to "Google Voice"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

They need a Google Voice alternative that integrates nicely into the phone. Not having such a thing is a deal breaker for me.


You must not have done *any* research because I have two very good Google Voice apps that I am having trouble deciding on which one to use.

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RE[2]: Google Voice
by WorknMan on Tue 18th Dec 2012 08:02 in reply to "RE: Google Voice"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I saw this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgEa1_Q6M70

Doesn't look nearly as nice as the Android app.

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RE: Google Voice
by Nelson on Tue 18th Dec 2012 07:16 in reply to "Google Voice"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If Google had a sane Google Voice API, I would of written one ages ago.

But they don't. Oh well, there are alternative for some of GV's feature set in other apps on WP.

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RE: Google Voice
by zima on Mon 24th Dec 2012 18:50 in reply to "Google Voice"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Skype will likely get there fairly soon...

...though it's curious - some people claim that carriers dislike of Skype is a major barrier for WP adoption; but not so with Google Voice?

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