Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

29 October 2012
Windows Phone 8 is officially in the race. It probably isn’t time to count the horses just yet but Team Windows seems ready to bounce – major OEMs have backed Microsoft up with flagships and mid-range options. Redmond is doing its part with what looks like one of the biggest OS overhauls this year...

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  • Avi

is the disadvantages list shrinking?

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  • 2012-10-30 11:36
  • LBHV
  • FTP

Yeah windows phone 8 have Bluetooth File Transfer.
Now Nokia please release ur windows phone 8 under 300$ fast.
I like Android but I also like Nokia.

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  • 2012-10-30 11:31
  • t1{V
  • immuzain

i want it !!!!

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  • 2012-10-30 11:23
  • PAQU
  • Anonymous

They didn't tell about video recording...does it supports pause and zoom in while video recording?

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  • 2012-10-30 10:50
  • 2Zd{
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 00:41 from nxSF - click to readthere is an app called windows7 launcher in playstore.Its a free app.

excellent UI..same windows phone lookalike with live tiles and low memory consumption launcher

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  • 2012-10-30 10:22
  • 7q95
  • Anonymous

> In reply to no idea @ 2012-10-30 02:07 from kAmE - click to readfandroids ain't like fanboys,who are blinded by their OS....

we love android coz it offers the best(price,features,experience)

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  • 2012-10-30 10:20
  • 7q95
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 22:04 from t}4y - click to readthe jump that android has taken..every year in providing better experience and latest features is unmatched by any other platform...
honestly windows 8 is growing slow....
it is still not on par with iOS..forget GSMarena said.
but after around 2 years it can(hope it will) be the best smartphone OS out their

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  • 2012-10-30 10:17
  • 7q95
  • Anonymous

why to use "Galaxy Series Wallpapers" on a windows phone Lock... it killed the appeal of the beautiful UI :P

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  • 2012-10-30 09:30
  • GZ1M
  • Matta

> In reply to DaMan @ 2012-10-29 20:51 from m}F% - click to readSo, what you're basicaly saying is that "more features = bad user experience" ?
WM 6.5 didn't had problems with features, it had problems with implementig basic phone features (calls, messaging, etc) and lot of others very poorly.
WP7 gave users less features and only stuff that will be really used. And look how it ended in percentage of conquered market.
I would really like for WP8 to succeed. But if it doesn't get more open it won't attract so many people that think they will.

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  • 2012-10-30 08:59
  • 3iH{
  • Anonymous

Share files over Bluetooth
Do you want to share a photo or other file with a friend who has a smartphone, laptop, or tablet with them? There are a couple of ways to do it from your phone—one of them is to share it over Bluetooth.

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  • 2012-10-30 07:43
  • McB5
  • Jake

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 22:10 from t}4y - click to readsaying like transfer picture , files , video ,business card , link is rest of the 10% wtf ?

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  • 2012-10-30 07:13
  • IWbH
  • Karthik

"Windows Phone 8 is only now able to start matching up against iOS, and it's still got a lot of ground to cover to reach Android levels of functionality and customization options"

-- The idea is not to provide customization like Android so that EVERYONE knows and use the OS easily.
This is is entirely different idea done intentionally by MS. Love it OR hate it :)

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  • 2012-10-30 06:50
  • vIp9
  • Anonymous

it doesnt have launcher support, swype (or any third party keyboard for the matter)

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  • 2012-10-30 06:35
  • PvYx
  • Anonymous

WP8 has Bluetooth file transfer and even NFC transfer.

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  • 2012-10-30 06:15
  • kg3U
  • Silthice

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 05:30 from RNDm - click to readThose who don't go for Lumias won't get this feasture... So if going for WP8 better go for Lumia cause it has bunch of added features and apps compare to the others

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  • 2012-10-30 05:41
  • RNDm
  • Anonymous

No voice-guided navigation?
Lumia have Nokia drive that not only have turn by turn navigation but also support offline navigation?

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  • 2012-10-30 05:30
  • RNDm
  • wisewizard_87

Make Way..Make Way please!
The King has arrived..Its Mirocsoft Era, Superb integration. Time to Unite all of your devices..and time to shine all Windows Users!

and please, who still give a shit bout other platform for now, pftt~!

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  • 2012-10-30 05:23
  • RNx$
  • borys991

have 2 simple questions:

1. Can I play music by my own folders?
2. Will I be able to use China map OFF LINE after downloaded it? (which is around 1GB)


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  • 2012-10-30 05:17
  • U$Nk
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 22:10 from t}4y - click to readIf Bluetooth supports piracy, Wifi too supports piracy??? nfc supports piracy, even cellular capabilities support piracy! Why dont u suggest to remove them! They want us to depend on their market place or app store for file transfer except ms included usb mass storage. U know how apple tightens its claws around you.

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  • 2012-10-30 04:54
  • s8YI