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Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

29 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up - read the full textWindows 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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W8 RT support DirectX?? w8 will beat the game on ios and android for a while longer (a few years later) . Hahahaha

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  • 2012-10-30 04:48
  • PFjm

> In reply to Alexei @ 2012-10-29 23:22 from 3dX$ - click to readyeah..agree

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  • 2012-10-30 04:27
  • t7Xk

no word on bluetooth file transfer yet? It is a make or break deal for most of us in india :-)

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  • 2012-10-30 03:45
  • YQTT

There is turn-by-turn voice navigation on the Nokia Lumia series of Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-10-30 03:24
  • uHQP

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 20:31 from 0C{c - click to readlol ... fandroid .... be happy with ur android, why r u bothered about this then. why r u even looking at this post ...if i was a true fandroid i would not care what other platforms launch .... probably i wouldn't even have known that win phone has something called tiles.
Go and have fun with ur phone

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  • 2012-10-30 02:07
  • kAmE

> In reply to Bruce Lee @ 2012-10-29 21:55 from MZ52 - click to readTo support the copyright act .... microsoft does not want to support sharing of music files between two devices that is same as piracy.
Guess thats the reason .... nokia was developing their own custom app for sharing files via bluetooth ... guess it shud be out soon

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  • 2012-10-30 02:04
  • kAmE

> In reply to Bruce Lee @ 2012-10-29 21:55 from MZ52 - click to readIt supports Bluetooth. It allows you to pair with Bluetooth headsets. Also you send files using NFC.

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  • 2012-10-30 01:37
  • kBH{

I'm an Android fan, but I admit WP8 has some good features, has a different some sort of magazine looks which I kinda like. Hope Android will steal some ideas and implement them into OS :)

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  • 2012-10-30 00:41
  • nxSF

Same garbage as before. Doesn't even have an orientation lock, and that UI... ugh....

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  • 2012-10-29 23:37
  • ppj7

isnt the dandelion wallpaper the same one as the one on the samsung galaxy s3

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  • 2012-10-29 23:27
  • mp1Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-29 22:10 from t}4y - click to readApple has iTunes and Microsoft has Zune Store. Still, Google does have a service to buy music from as well, but the transfer via bluetooth isn't blocked. So it's just a choice of policies.
I was hoping that WP8 would enable an unrestrained BFT capability since I need it and I'm quite fond of the quirkness of Windows 8 (finally on par with Linux distributions)

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  • 2012-10-29 23:22
  • 3dX$

> In reply to greg @ 2012-10-29 22:56 from ntdw - click to readI don't know the answer to No.1.
But, for No.2 - no, you can't set a custom MP3 file as a ringtone, unfortunately. All ringtones need to be downloaded from the Marketplace.

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  • 2012-10-29 23:07
  • Fv4$

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-10-29 19:35 from N9xA - click to readIm with u...google got crazy w the prices..

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  • 2012-10-29 23:02
  • jxgm

a big big change... i like the USB Mass Storage thing. , bluetooth multimedia transfer btw is present ( i read it somewhere),m not xur.

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  • 2012-10-29 23:02
  • t7Xk

some question? 1)Can i play directly (without re-compression) files: ogg,flac,ape, wv (places on sd card)? 2) may i set my mp3 music as a ringtone?

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  • 2012-10-29 22:56
  • ntdw

Guys, WP8 has MULTIMEDIA Blueetooth transfer, and also you can transfer your songs (using MTP) directly to the folder ringtones.

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  • 2012-10-29 22:18
  • 0WXp

> In reply to Bruce Lee @ 2012-10-29 21:55 from MZ52 - click to readeven iphone dosnt support bluetooth...still it is top selling phone of the world....90% bluetooth transfers support piracy...this could be the reason

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  • 2012-10-29 22:10
  • t}4y

android took many years in establishing its market but windows phone standing neck to neck with top os of world in just few months...so you guys can see the popularity of windows phone..love u microsoft..

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  • 2012-10-29 22:04
  • t}4y

> In reply to DaMan @ 2012-10-29 20:51 from m}F% - click to readbluetooth transfer, people complain about. option to choose what you like interms of browser is important. i like chrome and dolphin. plus hardware better and can handle it. if i want easy, i'll go apple. nothing beats their simplicity

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  • 2012-10-29 22:01
  • Lh}2

Unfortunately the WP minuses that I wanted gone are still there and it seems Microsoft considers them features (worst of all the lack of file manager, system wide or not).

This doesn't help me (as an Android user for mobiles) to shift towards the Microsoft ecosystem, especially now that Google is pushing really hard with good hardware, low prices and great functionality - see the NEXUS 4.

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  • 2012-10-29 21:56
  • LaEV

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