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    Quote Originally Posted by heffe2001 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Much like, people complain that they can't get Linux from Dell,,, well hey guess what, you can't get Mac for your shiny new built Dell PC either. Don't hear anyone bithcing about that.
    While Dell not offering Linux for the Desktop, they've been supplying their servers with Red Hat Enterprise since like '98(we've ordered several over the years, our accounting package runs on RHEL):

    Red Hat - OS and Applications - Wiki - OS and Applications - Dell Community

    And to be more on-topic, I definitely agree that if Google is going to have their API open on Android & iOS, they should allow the same access on WP.

    We've got several Android phones (I use a Galaxy S3, best phone I've ever had), a couple iPhones, and one Windows Phone, and one thing the WP we have lacks (Nokia Lumia 822 anyway) is a notification LED. Who designs a phone without a notification LED?? Our general manage has the phone, and she was told by Verizon it was designed that way on purpose, since 'most smart phone users look at their phone screen every few minutes anyway, so it's a redundant feature', lol.

    None of that was my point. I wasn't at all referring to Servers. I mean really? Come on, that wasn't that hard to deduce was it? Really?

    My point was clear in it's meaning.

    Notification LED = an LED light that flashes when you have a missed call or VM.

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    Ohh!! Windows Phones don't have one of those because they aren't running a dated UI model where the lock screen only tells you your recent texts, time, and slide to unlock. On Windows Phone lock screens, you can have five different things to notify SPECIFICALLY on what you missed, as well as having an app provide further information, like who texted you, what is your recent email and who sent it, your calendar appointments, among potentially MANY other things.
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  3. #53


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    Actually, My Arrive has an LED that flashes green when I miss calls. Only for calls though.
    Red for when the battery is about to die.

    But yeah,, the LED could be considered obsolete, however, if it is sitting across the room and I don't want to go get it and I can see it,, like when it's charging, that LED does come in handy.
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    Thinking about that, I think HTC Windows Phone MIGHT have something of that. I know their Windows Phone 7's did, not sure about the 8X though. I don't really see a point in having the LED when the software can do a better job of that. Like a nice lock screen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't really see a point in having the LED when the software can do a better job of that. Like a nice lock screen...
    Tepid gave you a specific example of when the lock screen "doesn't cut it".
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Actually, My Arrive has an LED that flashes green when I miss calls. Only for calls though.
    Red for when the battery is about to die.

    But yeah,, the LED could be considered obsolete, however, if it is sitting across the room and I don't want to go get it and I can see it,, like when it's charging, that LED does come in handy.
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    I live by my LED notification light on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I don't want to waste battery life lighting up the screen when a little blinkey light will let me know when I have something that has arrived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I live by my LED notification light on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I don't want to waste battery life lighting up the screen when a little blinkey light will let me know when I have something that has arrived.
    Then you ultimately waste battery life lighting up the screen when a blinky light is taking nominal amounts of battery power. I live by notification sounds if I have anything new that is received.
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  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I live by my LED notification light on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I don't want to waste battery life lighting up the screen when a little blinkey light will let me know when I have something that has arrived.
    Then you ultimately waste battery life lighting up the screen when a blinky light is taking nominal amounts of battery power. I live by notification sounds if I have anything new that is received.
    Audio notifications eat up more power (about 150 time more) than a blinking led.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I live by my LED notification light on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I don't want to waste battery life lighting up the screen when a little blinkey light will let me know when I have something that has arrived.
    Then you ultimately waste battery life lighting up the screen when a blinky light is taking nominal amounts of battery power. I live by notification sounds if I have anything new that is received.
    Audio notifications eat up more power (about 150 time more) than a blinking led.
    Yet my battery never has died from that...
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  10. #60


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Then you ultimately waste battery life lighting up the screen when a blinky light is taking nominal amounts of battery power. I live by notification sounds if I have anything new that is received.
    Well, of course. But if my light is blinking to let me know that I have an email, then I am going to turn on the screen anyway to read that email. So, I don't actually see the point you are attempting to make. However, if I look across the room and my phone is not blinking, then I don't have to get up and check on it. Thus saving me from having to turn on the screen to see if anything new has arrived.

    Sound notifications are almost pointless in my house with my kids, my dog, my wife, my tv going, the stereo running or watching a movie.
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