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Windows 8 -- Not the problem -- The PHONES are

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    i just get annoyed that with my Droid, if I take it off my charging dock at home, have it on me all day at work and get home and try to go for a run, it seems like I don't have enough juice to use my Amazon MP3 cloud player and RunKeeper with GPS tracking on the phone without having to charge it for awhile.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    i just get annoyed that with my Droid, if I take it off my charging dock at home, have it on me all day at work and get home and try to go for a run, it seems like I don't have enough juice to use my Amazon MP3 cloud player and RunKeeper with GPS tracking on the phone without having to charge it for awhile.
    That sucks. My Nokia Lumia 900 has enough power to go on through the day. I can use apps and their live tiles, stream music to my car stereo through Bluetooth, take some pictures (which are fantastic with the lens on it), and still have enough to talk and text. I once talked on it for about an hour with only 8 percent left on the battery and STILL had power to text people and go onto some apps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That sucks. My Nokia Lumia 900 has enough power to go on through the day. I can use apps and their live tiles, stream music to my car stereo through Bluetooth, take some pictures (which are fantastic with the lens on it), and still have enough to talk and text. I once talked on it for about an hour with only 8 percent left on the battery and STILL had power to text people and go onto some apps!
    I personally would like to try out this Lumia 900 from Nokia, the tiles look cool but one thing that upsets me about it is that it doesn't have the popularity like the iPhone 4S. I just completely agree that Apple products are way overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That sucks. My Nokia Lumia 900 has enough power to go on through the day. I can use apps and their live tiles, stream music to my car stereo through Bluetooth, take some pictures (which are fantastic with the lens on it), and still have enough to talk and text. I once talked on it for about an hour with only 8 percent left on the battery and STILL had power to text people and go onto some apps!
    I personally would like to try out this Lumia 900 from Nokia, the tiles look cool but one thing that upsets me about it is that it doesn't have the popularity like the iPhone 4S. I just completely agree that Apple products are way overrated.
    Just remember that Apple iPhone is so trendy and kewl that when the phone has antenna reception problems it isn't the phones fault it is because your holding it the wrong way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That sucks. My Nokia Lumia 900 has enough power to go on through the day. I can use apps and their live tiles, stream music to my car stereo through Bluetooth, take some pictures (which are fantastic with the lens on it), and still have enough to talk and text. I once talked on it for about an hour with only 8 percent left on the battery and STILL had power to text people and go onto some apps!
    I personally would like to try out this Lumia 900 from Nokia, the tiles look cool but one thing that upsets me about it is that it doesn't have the popularity like the iPhone 4S. I just completely agree that Apple products are way overrated.
    Oh you must! Find an att retailer, they'll have one. If not one, they'll have a black one, a white one, and a cyan one. They're pretty cool. As for popularity, that might change soon. Att is putting some effort in promoting it in their stores and on TV. There was a commercial promoting att that had the phone in it. It sucks though that when people recommend a "smart" phone, they say get an iphone or a droid. droids suck. iphone is HUGELY overrated. A Windows Phone does just that, a phone in the modern times that connects you with your people better than the others, and that's where I think is lost these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    That sucks. My Nokia Lumia 900 has enough power to go on through the day. I can use apps and their live tiles, stream music to my car stereo through Bluetooth, take some pictures (which are fantastic with the lens on it), and still have enough to talk and text. I once talked on it for about an hour with only 8 percent left on the battery and STILL had power to text people and go onto some apps!
    I personally would like to try out this Lumia 900 from Nokia, the tiles look cool but one thing that upsets me about it is that it doesn't have the popularity like the iPhone 4S. I just completely agree that Apple products are way overrated.
    Just remember that Apple iPhone is so trendy and kewl that when the phone has antenna reception problems it isn't the phones fault it is because your holding it the wrong way!
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    Speaking of Nokia, the Windows Phone platform is a great dovetail mesh slogan wise. Nokia's slogan is Connecting People. The Windows Phone's slogan is Put People First. Coincidence?....
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  8. #18


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    Hi there
    C'mon guys: the Nokia stuff looks like an old Brick Phone

    The latest Samsung Galaxies are really Thin -- have beautiful screens and it's the first time even people like me can actually use the wretched thing -- I could never do the "thumbs" texting and was totally hopeless with the firtst generation of "Smart phones" -- I needed an Idiot proof one-- Apple would have probably been OK as their stuff works straight out of the box but expense and dislike of apple generally swayed me to look for something else..

    Might be the Galaxy III S isn't yet available in the US but in it's white / Black / Blue options beats Iphone hands down and is a really terrific looking phone too. It's really THIN as well -- that's great for carrying it and battery life is fine even with a music app on all day plus wi-fi.and Android 4.03 (ICS) Does actually seem really more useable than Android 2.3.

    The new thin HTC phones are also great looking too.

    Nokia is DEAD and BURIED over here -- even the normally conservative and staid "Financial Times" is suggessting that Nokia might not make it and its best survival course is for a takeover.

    The only hope for Nokia to shift volumes of these phones is in some 3rd world countries -- but shifting handsets is one thing -- making MONEY is another.

    If I were to start using a Nokia phone with that HIDEOUS Nokia ring tone in a bar here in central Brussels the looks I'd get would be unbelievable -- people would view me as a throw back to the Dinosaur age -- and while I normally don't give a toss about that sort of stuff in this case I'd actually agree with them.

    Go and have a look at the latest HTC's and SAMSUNG's --might not be available in US yet though.

    Now "Hacks"for using Wind 8 on a Samsung might be interesting -- as I said the problem isn't with Win 8 but the not very interesting platform Ms has deceided to try and get its mobile OS on. Can't see a huge revenue stream emerging from that source.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    C'mon guys: the Nokia stuff looks like an old Brick Phone

    The latest Samsung Galaxies are really Thin -- have beautiful screens and it's the first time even people like me can actually use the wretched thing -- I could never do the "thumbs" texting and was totally hopeless with the firtst generation of "Smart phones" -- I needed an Idiot proof one-- Apple would have probably been OK as their stuff works straight out of the box but expense and dislike of apple generally swayed me to look for something else..

    Might be the Galaxy III S isn't yet available in the US but in it's white / Black / Blue options beats Iphone hands down and is a really terrific looking phone too. It's really THIN as well -- that's great for carrying it and battery life is fine even with a music app on all day plus wi-fi.and Android 4.03 (ICS) Does actually seem really more useable than Android 2.3.

    The new thin HTC phones are also great looking too.

    Nokia is DEAD and BURIED over here -- even the normally conservative and staid "Financial Times" is suggessting that Nokia might not make it and its best survival course is for a takeover.

    The only hope for Nokia to shift volumes of these phones is in some 3rd world countries -- but shifting handsets is one thing -- making MONEY is another.

    If I were to start using a Nokia phone with that HIDEOUS Nokia ring tone in a bar here in central Brussels the looks I'd get would be unbelievable -- people would view me as a throw back to the Dinosaur age -- and while I normally don't give a toss about that sort of stuff in this case I'd actually agree with them.

    Go and have a look at the latest HTC's and SAMSUNG's --might not be available in US yet though.

    Now "Hacks"for using Wind 8 on a Samsung might be interesting -- as I said the problem isn't with Win 8 but the not very interesting platform Ms has deceided to try and get its mobile OS on. Can't see a huge revenue stream emerging from that source.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thinness on a phone is something I don't really mind so much, after a while, I just want to be able to put it to my ear to use it as a phone.

    I don't get why Nokia, the third largest phone maker, is declared almost dead in the water. They've had their rough years with Symbian and not breaking into the market that well, but things might be turning over for them since they adopted Windows Phone as their main platform, not only are they supporting Windows Phone 7, but they're developing for Windows Phone 8. I think they're a good company that knows how to build quality phones and has phones with surprisingly awesome cameras on them. Even the HTC Titan II with its 16 MP camera is beat out by the Lumia 900's Carl Zeiss lens!

    Nokia is focusing on the emerging markets and the lower end scale of smartphones that android dominates in. Microsoft wants to tap the emerging markets that as of now, can't afford iphones but can afford a dreaded android. The Lumia 610 is running on a slender built Windows Phone 7, code named Tango, and actually runs surprisingly well compared to a higher end Windows Phone. It's designed to target the vast demographic that uses a crapdroid and despises it, I've personally seen that hate physically and verbally expressed. The problem is, even new phones built today and a few years ago STILL use android 2.3.2.4.2.4.23.23 or maybe from time to time android 3. Only a few new ones have android 4. I've tried them all and the experience ends in frustration and disgust.

    Nostalgia is for some who might like that, I personally don't use Nokia's ringtone, I use the Lumia 800's ring tone. I think you need to use a Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone, a totally different beast than I think you might be talking about.
    Nokia Lumia 800 Ringtone.avi - YouTube
    That is a cool ringtone! Beautifully different, as is the Windows Phone!

    I've checked some HTCs and Samsung phones running android, bleh. Where's the phone part? If I wanted something with a quad core processor, a gig or RAM and 32 gigs of storage, I'll get me a WinRT tablet. Seriously, I think it's straight up ABSURD how phones, especially android phones, have gotten to. It's like some uber competitive, high end Intel desktop builder decided to make a small touch screen puter that has a phone built in. They're not phones anymore, they're computing devices that DO NOT do what an ACTUAL smartphone should do these days; connecting you to the people you care about most and making the complex process of human communication easier and better. As for as I know, android and ios fall flat. Every new android phone is about one thing: more processing ability. It's ridiculous, it's like the race between AMD and Intel on who can make a faster device. Why? Is the OS that crappy it needs more power to provide the user experience? I mean really?! Some of these phones have motion backgrounds, Windows vista once had that back in the day when processing power was the name of the game because vista needed better hardware to provide a solid user experience. Phones aren't PCs, the form factor isn't designed for that, but yet android wants to change that.

    Microsoft choosing Nokia for Windows Phone will probably turn out well for the both of them. The others are too focused on putting quad core processors and 20 gigs of RAM and 5 inch 1080p screens and 500 gigs of storage and the capacity on using a little phone as a PC. Nokia's Symbian OS isn't that great and could work if they tried really hard, but they don't have something different from the rest. They don't have a product so truly different. Microsoft needs a company that can built top notch phones and can market them.

    I don't know, Microsoft, as of recent, has been picking up some weaker tech companies that were once huge and together, they can make a comeback. Maybe I just like an underdog story....
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    i just get annoyed that with my Droid, if I take it off my charging dock at home, have it on me all day at work and get home and try to go for a run, it seems like I don't have enough juice to use my Amazon MP3 cloud player and RunKeeper with GPS tracking on the phone without having to charge it for awhile.
    A few things you can do to extend the battery life.

    1) Turn off the GPS and Bluetooth when you're not using it.
    2) Use wireless internet rather than 3/4G when at all possible, it uses much less power.
    3) Disable services that are constantly pinging a server on the network (the default SMS app that comes with Android is actually a pretty bad culprit.. if you install a 3rd party SMS it helps. You have to disable the factory one though).

    There are a few others as well, but doing these doubled my battery life.
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