WP7 update to bring copy/paste, multitasking, Bing upgrades, and custom ringers
posted by Ken N. / Nov 29, 2010, 10:51 PM
Chris Walsh (@ChrisWalshie) describes the WP7 update as "massive," and says that "MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years." He goes on to say that Microsoft "could have called it Windows Phone 8." This is music to our ears.
While Windows Phone 7 is a terrific OS, and is showing early signs of success, it's still lacking some necessary features. These deficits might be holding back the success of WP7 devices in general, particularly because most consumers aren't aware of the update. The update should fill some of those gaps, bringing copy/paste, multitasking, custom ringtone support, and Bing improvements like turn-by-turn directions.
I almost feel like this should have debuted with the phones. I think it's funny they mock the iPhone about how it took Apple 3 years to come out with features that WP7 will come out with in 3 months. Back when they first announced the limitations of copy/paste and no multitasking, it was when Apple didn't have either feature. I suspected it was a, "If it's good enough for Apple, we'll get away with it..." And apparently, WP7 isn't doing that great. Developers aren't getting paid until next year in February. Also, developers aren't given any indication of the amount of downloads. I think WP7 is awesome...but I feel like it's going to be a flop. I dunno...
posted on Nov 30, 2010, 12:19 AM 1
early adopters are chomping at the bit for their first major update, expected in January. Other holdouts are waiting to see how the update will improve the OS, and if it will make it more competitive with Android and iOS. Chris Walsh, a contributor to ChevronWP7, has had an inside look at the update, and gives it a glowing recommendation. Chris Walsh (@ChrisWalshie) describes the WP7 update as "massive," and says that "MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years." He goes on to say that Microsoft "could have called it Windows Phone 8." This is music to our ears. While Windows Phone 7 is a terrific OS, and is showing early signs of success, it's still lacking some necessary features. These deficits might be holding back the success of WP7 devices in general, particularly because most consumers aren't aware of the update. The update should fill some of those gaps, bringing copy/paste, multitasking, custom ringtone support, and Bing improvements like turn-by-turn directions.
posted on Nov 30, 2010, 7:44 AM 0
video calling is not important. how many people have that feature now. plus if you want to video call someone with an iphone i dont believe it will work if you on a non iphone phone as well with android devices. video calling in the USA will not take off for another year atleast. there are only a hand full of devices that have front facing cameras.
posted on Dec 01, 2010, 4:13 PM 0
I agree I don't think face time calling is a necessity. I never hear about anyone using it. I owned my iPhone 4 for about three months and didn't use the face time feature once (yes i know quite a few people that had iPhone 4s as well and they weren't interested wither). I just got rid of my iPhone 4 for my wp7 phone and i love it. It just goes to show that Microsoft is not a pushover company and Apple can be competed with.
posted on Dec 12, 2010, 7:30 AM 0
who uses video calling... its a gimmick and honestly right now many people wont be using it... it makes me laugh to think that everyone wants this feature that really wont be used that often... in fact people dont even use their cellular minutes why the heck would they hold a phone infront of their face more often than once or twice.
posted on Jan 02, 2011, 2:08 AM 0
I LOVE WP7! even tho it lacks Pandora which was my most used app, i have learned to use Last Fm which on WP7 is better than pandora on any other device. I agree Video calling is useless, no one does it and Working in the mobile communications feild i cant tell you not one of my customers has come in asking for it. Once CCP and multitasking comes out on WP7 it will in my professional opinion be the new "HOT OS". I already see a huge over taking in sales in my store. More and more people are coming in asking about it and what it can do. I own one and wont go back to an iPhone.
posted on Jan 03, 2011, 9:49 AM 0
i've had my wp7 for a little over a week, and i must say it is far more user friendly than iphone, i prefer android but havent had a good go on 2.1, i fully agree, flash, copy/paste are needed and i think custom ringtones i.e your own music collection is needed, but all in all the only phone i've ever had that i prefer to my trophy was my hero last year, windows defo got a winner with wp7 no matter what company run the os
posted on Jan 19, 2011, 4:00 PM 0
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i hope the wp7 update can allow us to have icons that look like vista and windows 7 icons...and allow us to have a control panel to change certain (but not vital) parts of the phone such as allow us to have a back ground theme (no not the lock theme),like to have a pic in the back ground or maybe a animated video or something also let it play .gifs and such.oh and make the start screen customizable. ETC. that's what i miss bout mr crackberry storm....i could download themes and have it look like win7 or vista or even the crapple ibone.
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 9:35 PM 0
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