Windows Phone Owners And Haters Alike, Here’s A Lengthy List Microsoft Should Review

Warning: this article begs for a fanboy war in the comments and in this particular instance, I’m only asking to keep it clean as this is an interesting, if not completely subjective look at why Windows Phone may never be as successful as Android or even iOS without some drastic changes to the software. Don’t get me wrong, Windows Phone has incredibly smooth performance, but is that really enough to win over the masses? Part of reasons we love Android and part of the reason I’m truly enjoying my Android challenge is that a lot of the things listed below are already baked into the software — and if they aren’t, compatibility is just one Google Play tap away.

Before diving into this list, you should know that the list ONLY references software and not misc extras a manufacturer may build in. For example, the sheet says that no microSD card support, which is true from a software perspective, even so Samsung has built it into their own hardware. Just keep that in mind while reading this as there may some points here you could disagree with, but they may be a manufacturers decision and now a Microsoft one.

There is a disclaimer here from the person who compiled this list that says these are purely from the standpoint of a Nokia Lumia owner. We should say that that’s ok, as Microsoft’s strongest effort at bringing out the very best in their platform is now said to come from Nokia’s line of Windows Phone products.

I’ll be curious about your thoughts on this list, but you’ve been warned about the comments!

PhoneArena via My-Symbian

OS LIMITATIONS
1. No true multitasking for 3rd party apps – they re frozen in the background.
2. No Divx/Xvid video codec support. Zune will convert with loss of quality.
3. No mass storage mode.
4. No micro-SD card support.
5. Only support up to 16GB storage.
6. No filemanager. Directory system is totally opaque.
7. Need Zune to transfer files. Zune will only transfer photos, videos & music. All other files need to email/upload to yourself.
8. Your contact details are automatically uploaded to cloud service whether you like it or not.
9. Limited to 800×480 resolution.
10. Voice search is hardwired to Bing.
11. Cannot use any MP3 file as ringtone except those with strict constraints.
12. Cannot set static IP address so no connection to ad-hoc networks.
13. No VPN support for this “corporate enterprise” phone.
14. Cannot sync directly with Outlook without syncing to Cloud
15. Totally closed OS, cannot sideload apps outside MS Marketplace.
16. System font size cannot be changed.
17. Images and photos cannot be renamed in the phone.
18. Windows Live ID account cannot change country once set.
19. No centralized notification page.
20. Alarm clock cannot work when phone is turned off. All Nokia Symbian and Meego phones can do this.
21. The idle screen is completely blank and cannot display time or notifications.
22. Only photos allowed as email attachments, documents not allowed.
23. Bluetooth does not have rSAP protocol which is the most common protocol for car audio streaming.
24. Cannot stream audio from video to Bluetooth devices (No A2DP).
25. No support for full on-device encryption required for secure applications like mobile banking and online payment.
26. Cannot use Bluetooth keyboard.
27. Cannot silence ringtone or alarm by flipping the phone.
28. Very limited customization option.
29. Cannot be upgraded to WP8 (Apollo)
USABILITY ISSUES
30. No always visible status bar for battery life, signal strength, carrier, 2G/3G wi-fi, Bluetooth on.
31. Taskmanager has no option to shut down apps you don’t want running in the background.
32. Search and Back button cannot be de-activated in apps or games and easily touched by accident which interrupt your user experience.
33. Lockscreen need to be activated to show missed call/sms notification.
34. No way to close an app except pressing back button all the way to the first screen.
35. Tiny fonts in messages is very hard to read for those over 45.
36. Cannot create and save playlists on the phone.
37. Playlist can only be edited when you are playing it.
38. Cannot search your music collection on the phone, only in the Marketplace.
39. Cannot close music player, can only pause. Music player on lockscreen will stay until you reboot. Be careful not to touch it in a meeting.
40. No draggable progress bar for current track playing and no indication which track in an album is currently playing
41. Cannot lock screen orientation.
42. Online and phone contacts are mixed together with no ability to filter.
43. Cumbersome dialing with no smartdial. Not able to enter alphabets into dialler for name lookup.
44. Cannot save draft sms messages.
45. Call history only show phone number type. If a contact has multiple phone nos. for a type the number used is unknown.
46. Cannot recognize phone numbers in sms or email to save or use as calling number.
47. Text messages can only be deleted one by one or the whole thread.
48. Cannot select multiple pictures for deleting, sending or uploading. They must be done one at a time.
49. Clicking on the Me Tile doesn’t take you directly to your notifications it takes you to your profile, a serious usability blunder
50. Apps are listed alphabetically with no way to group by category. Can be hard to find if you don’t remember the name.
51. Calendar scheduler has no weekly view and monthly view is non-zoomable.
52. No peak time/off-peak time scheduling for email downloads to prevent unnecessary email downloads at overnight.
53. If both wi-fi and data connection are available which one it chooses to use is unpredictable. User experiences don’t agree with Microsoft that it “typically” choose wi-fi over 3G.
FEATURE LIMITATIONS
54. No video call.
55. No haptic feedback for keyboard.
56. No Swype.
57. No flashplayer support.
58. No support for Java apps.
59. No call recording or app to do it.
60. No call blocking or app to do it.
61. No screenshots or app to do it.
62. No auto wallpaper changer and no app to do it.
63. Totally locked down os means apps which interact directly with hardware not allowed. This excludes a whole range of useful apps
64. No equalizer for Zune music player.
65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker.
66. IE browser has no text reflow, no download capability and no offline reading.
67. No 3rd party browsers allowed except those based on IE.
68. Volume up/down buttons cannot be used to zoom in camera (sign of an immature os)
69. Cannot open zip or rar files received as email attachment.
70. Cannot send or receive video by MMS.
71. Office Mobile has much less features than 3rd party Office editors like SmartOffice, QuickOffice and Polaris. Shame on you, Microsoft!
72. No native Google maps and Bing maps is useless for most countries outside U.S.
73. Email time stamp does not show the year.
74. Wide difference in apps availability in different markets and users locked to one market.
75. Not all Bing features available outside U.S. especially Local Scout
DUMB AND DUMBER
76. One volume control for all functions including media playback, ringtones, alarms, notifications.
77. Wi-fi disconnects when screen sleeps.
78. If you receive a text message when talking on the phone an audio alert will blast your ear at the full volume set. All other phones will give a soft beep.
79. Can only enter one mobile phone no. for each contact. Mobile nos. entered in other fields will not accept sms.
80. Cannot send/receive MMS without enabling 3G data connection. MMS does not use 3G data.
81. Phone cannot be charged when off.
82. Need to be plugged in to wall charger to sync wirelessly (a funny definition of wireless).
83. Oversized fonts for headings waste screen space and result in low information density
84. Phone will wake up and display sms content on lockscreen when locked – a privacy violation.
85. Phone can be rebooted without entering security code.
FEATURES EVEN DUMB PHONES HAVE BUT WP7.5 DOESN’T
86. No bluetooth file transfer.
87. Cannot handle USSD codes necessary for prepaid users to obtain services.
88. Cannot filter call history into Missed Calls, Received Calls, Dialled Calls, Recent Calls, etc
89. No way to backup or export call history
90. Cannot show call duration in call history.
91. No way to edit MMS profile to work with a carrier in the OS. Need an app which is not available in all markets.
92. Call history does not group calls by contact.
93. Call history does not show the time of call for calls older than current day.
94. Cannot set custom sounds for different types of notifications.
95. No ringer profiles.
96. No silent option (no vibrate and no ring) from ringer menu. Need a trip to settings and another trip to revert.
97. Cannot send/receive contact as a csv file.
98. Cannot backup sms to PC.
99. Cannot save contact to SIM card.
100. Cannot change alarm ring tone or use a MP3 file.
101. Cannot set alarm snooze interval.
BONUS SHORTCOMINGS
102. Unable to read long names in audio and video playlist as they get cut off
103. Zune does not allow user to add or update podcasts directly from the phone
104. Zune can only be installed if you have an internet connection
105. Alarm does not revert to speaker if headphones are plugged in.
106. Forwarded emails cannot be edited
107. OS does not reduce volume of text message alerts when using headphones
108. All photos automatically upload to Skydrive have resolution reduced (no option) and lose their EXIF information
109. Wifi- hotspot and internet tethering not integral features in the OS but need to be provided by manufacturer on a case by case basis.
110. Internet Explorer has no Forward/Backward button for page views.

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  • FUS3360

    many of these points are completely wrong.. 
    5.  I get the whole storage thing but i have no issues because i have 25g free with skydrive… i usually upload almost everything to my skydrive!
    6.  I liked the file manager on wm 6.5, but WP7 has no file manager.  however, I find cloud storage so much better and I don’t really need a file manager with everything skydrive has to offer.  I use Office a lot and with the skydrive app, it is a  breeze to share, move, and create files or folders… but i also have the office hub!
    10.  I find “bing’s tell me to” very useful and works as well as voice control did on my android..
    24.  I have a wireless Bluetooth head set that i use for my workouts and it works perfectly while    listening to music.  If a message is received, i can listen and reply to it without ever touching my phone.  3rd party apps work with it as well.. even video playback when watching videos within IE9.
    49.  This one is just ridiculous.  The tile is called “ME”  tile not notification tile!!  and a simple swipe left will take you to the notifications.. 
    53.  Mine always chooses WiFi if available!
    70.  I do miss this but its a feature that i will have within a month or so…
    71.  Again.  Office works great for me and i am a heavy user!!!  so this makes no sense..
    72.  No native Google maps?  really?  This is a Windows Phone!!!!  meaning “Microsoft”
    78.  This is true!!!  lol 
    81.  more of a preference.  I like my phone on at all times..
    83.  This never bothered me
    108.  I don’t use this function and it can actually be turned off.  WITH THE NEW SKYDRIVE APP, PICTURES CAN BE UPLOADED AT FULL RESOLUTION.   So problem fixed through a small app update.. 

    I’ve used all OS’s except for symbia  or palm.  I agree with some of the users.  All platforms have pros and cons and that will never change because at the end of the day.  its all about preference.   I switched from android to WP7 and the only thing i miss, AND NOT BY MUCH,  (FLASH PLAYER) 
    These are some of the points that i thought were the most bogus…

    • Derail Doax

      “5. I get the whole storage thing but i have no issues because i have 25g free with skydrive… i usually upload almost everything to my skydrive!”

      I could see that not being a problem if people did not have tiered data plans. There were many months that I would hit by 5GB limit on my HD7.

      “72. No native Google maps? really? This is a Windows Phone!!!! meaning “Microsoft”

      Well native Google Maps is also available on iOS and was available on webOS. So just because it is a Microsoft platform does not mean that Google will not make official applications for it. It is just a current con even though Google can change this at anytime. I know I was extremely frustrated with Google not making an official Google Voice or Google Talk application for WP7.

      • FUS3360

        You do know that google and android are not on good terms. That’s obviously why google hasn’t made any official YouTube apps or other useful apps for WP..

      • FUS3360

        One thing I miss about google maps is street view! other than that I have Nokia drive and it works well for me. Again. Its all about preferences. I’m not bashing on any OS or saying that WP is better.

  • purpletatoe

    I have a lumia 900 and I can say that many of these points are untrue.

    And secondly, comparing windows phone to android is unfair, its more comparable to ios.. its a controlled and nurtured environment.  If what you want is openness and the ability to do many things poorly to average and only sometimes greatly then get an android.  If you want stability and the ability to do a selected number of things greatly then get ios or windows phone.

    Without spending too much time, going over the first 20 points:
    1. is partly untrue, there are 3rd party apps with ‘multitasking’- that run in the background.  But even on the iOS there is no ‘true’ multitasking -apps are paused for resource reasons as well as practicality… do you want a game to keep on playing while you are not actually playing it?
    2. True, but also true for iOS.
    3. True, but also pretty much true of iOS.
    4. True, but applies to iOS.
    6. True, but also true for iOS. 
    8.  this is arguably a positive, it took me literally 10 seconds to get all of my contacts onto my phone.
    10.  Untrue, e.g. google search app.
    11.  I’ve had no problems using an mp3 as a ringtone…not sure what constraints the author is referring to.
    15.  True, but also true for iOS, and arguably a positive.
    17. True, and would be nice, but also true for iOS
    20.  True, but also true for iOS.

    Based on that sampling, 55% of the points are invalid criticisms or untrue.
    From the first 20, i’d say 9, 13, 19 are good criticisms 15%.  Some of which will be addressed in windows phone 8, and some I hope are addressed.  The 30% remaining points are nit-picky.

    • FUS3360

       I agree with you 100%

    • http://profiles.google.com/mahmoud824 Mahmoud Shaaban

      Have you read the disclaimer? he is comparing it to Nokia Lumia!

      • purpletatoe

        i know?  I have a Nokia Lumia 900.

        • http://profiles.google.com/mahmoud824 Mahmoud Shaaban

          “And secondly, comparing windows phone to android is unfair, its more comparable to ios…”

        • purpletatoe

          The original author is comparing windows phone os on nokia lumia to android os.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

       I read a list in which you stated most of these things are “true.” Just because it’s true for another OS doesn’t make it less true for the OS we’re talking about….

      • purpletatoe

        It doesn’t make it less true, thats why I said it was true. However, the original list is a compilation of reasons why you should not buy windows phone 7.5 because it lacks these features compared to other smartphone os’s (see original link). The fact that these criticisms can be made about another os, pretty much undermines the original author’s reasoning. Any point that is true for another popular smartphone os is invalid in the original argument. In addition I make the point that comparing windows phone to android is not appropriate because android is arguably designed to allow lots of customization and unique and specialized functions, however at the cost of stability and fragmentation. Windows phone is more comparable to ios, which is stable and more restrictive.

  • FUS3360

  • Derail Doax

    I had a HD7 for a while and decided I needed to go back to Android for work productivity issues. Here’s my list of pros and cons of the WP7.5 system.

    *Lack of an official Google Voice client, there are third-party clients but they often closed in the background due to poor third-party multitasking.

    *Lack of an official Google Talk client, IM+ would run in the background half of the time and other times would be shut down due to third-party multitasking issues.

    *Poor Evernote interface, although this has to be reworked by Evernote.

    *Lack of Swipe Keyboards.

    *GREAT SMS to voice interface over Bluetooth headsets. Voice to text dictation and SMS reply voice commands work awesome overhead headsets.

    *Live tiles are too large, too much scrolling to find what you need if you have a lot of tiles on your main page. This could easily be solved by support for qHD screens.

    *Lack of a Pandora app, Slacker Radio was an option however I prefer Pandora.

    *Awesome third party Youtube client Supertube.

    *Awesome Netflix client

    *No Dropbox or Box.net clients, this was a big deal breaker because I owned my HD7 before the recent addition of SkyDrive support, and the creation of the Windows desktop SkyDrive sync application.

    *Visual voicemail either plays over the Bluetooth headset or over speakerphone, no earpiece support. This might have been an issue specific to T-Mobile’s HD7, but this became a huge privacy issue when I was listening to work voicemails.

    *Lack of ability in the browser to log into Disqus, I’m not sure what the issue was here but I couldn’t log into Disqus in order to me to leave comments on blogs.

    *Awesome camera interface. Probably the best camera and interface I’ve ever used on smartphone.

    As you can see there were pros and cons to the Windows platform for my personal use. It was a very hard decision to walk away from Windows phone permanently. However it had to be done. I guess I am just more of an Android guy…

  • Zanefbanks

    Is this a record for most comments in such a short time?

  • 30014

    Wow, and i thought ios and android fanboys were over the top. You windows phone fans are some bitchy crybabies. WOW just WOW.

  • Dave Macias

    David , did you banned the guy already?

    • Fakesubmite

      Why should anyone be banned?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/75VTTWZM7VZJE25W5NHMW3UOUU Rohan Lakhani

    And you can’t see the time in the browser… This is why i threw my hd7 against a wall (well that and the rest of the list, but mostly not being able to see the time)

    • Jimmy_Jangle

       You can, press “…” and it’ll appear at the top.

  • http://twitter.com/bryanilee2 Bryan Lee

    “58. No support for Java apps” -  yeah, that’s why Windows Phone isn’t as popular as Android and iPhone.  All those bazillions of Java apps I use on my Windows and Mac machines that just don’t work on Windows Phone.  And why can’t I run my BASIC programs too?  I so want a phone that can run gorilla.bas.

  • bruce_leer0y

    I just think the author of the article shouldn’t have labeled it 101 reasons not to buy windows phone 7.5 when it’s based solely off the Nokia lumia. I guess the Lumia is the most popular WP7 there is but I use the HD7 and I love this phone. Reading through some of whats listed are things that most people who own a WP7 device wouldn’t even notice. Someone reviewing the device would definitely notice. The article should be called 101 things to consider before purchasing a Windows Phone 7.5 device   

  • kresk

    Oh my goodness! I only made it to #39 before giving in and just agreeing with all of it.

  • HeLLo

    It’s trashy WP so who is surprised that this supposedly “modern” OS that all these WP fanboys call it lack so many features.Once again it’s WP  so no one should be surprised.

    • Fakesubmite

      Yeah, that’s not trolling.

      • bruce_leer0y

        could barely make out what he/she wrote

  • ManoloDF

    Wifi Calling

    • Fakesubmite

      Windows Phone supports WiFi calling and that is a feature that the carrier must implement.

  • bruce_leer0y

    From your not so techy WP7 fan

     

    OS LIMITATIONS

    1. No true multitasking for 3rd party apps – they re frozen in
    the background.- Sounds great to me

    2. No Divx/Xvid video codec support. Zune will convert with loss
    of quality.-Don’t care

    3. No mass storage mode. Don’t care

    4. No micro-SD card support. Don’t care

    5. Only support up to 16GB storage. Don’t care

    6. No filemanager. Directory system is totally opaque. WTF does
    this mean

    7. Need Zune to transfer files. Zune will only transfer photos, videos
    & music. All other files need to email/upload to yourself. Don’t care

    8. Your contact details are automatically uploaded to cloud service whether you like it or not. Don’t care

    9. Limited to 800×480 resolution. Don’t care

    10. Voice search is hardwired to Bing. Never use voice search

    11. Cannot use any MP3 file as ringtone except those with strict
    constraints. Don’t care

    12. Cannot set static IP address so no connection to ad-hoc networks.
    WTF does this mean

    13. No VPN support for this “corporate enterprise” phone. WTF
    does this mean

    14. Cannot sync directly with Outlook without syncing to Cloud. Don’t care

    15. Totally closed OS, cannot sideload apps outside MS
    Marketplace. Don’t care..WTF does this mean

    16. System font size cannot be changed. Don’t care

    17. Images and photos cannot be renamed in the phone. Don’t care

    18. Windows Live ID account cannot change country once set. Don’t
    care

    19. No centralized notification page. Don’t care

    20. Alarm clock cannot work when phone is turned off. All Nokia
    Symbian and Meego phones can do this. QQ

    21. The idle screen is completely blank and cannot display time
    or notifications. Don’t care

    22. Only photos allowed as email attachments, documents not
    allowed. Don’t care

    23. Bluetooth does not have rSAP protocol which is the most
    common protocol for car audio streaming. WTF does this mean

    24. Cannot stream audio from video to Bluetooth devices (No
    A2DP). Don’t care

    25. No support for full on-device encryption required for secure
    applications like mobile banking and online payment. Don’t care

    26. Cannot use Bluetooth keyboard.

    27. Cannot silence ringtone or alarm by flipping the phone. HTC
    phones can

    28. Very limited customization option. Don’t care

    29. Cannot be upgraded to WP8 (Apollo) Who told you that

    USABILITY ISSUES

    30. No always visible status bar for battery life, signal
    strength, carrier, 2G/3G wi-fi, Bluetooth on. Don’t care

    31. Taskmanager has no option to shut down apps you don’t want
    running in the background. Don’t care

    32. Search and Back button cannot be de-activated in apps or games
    and easily touched by accident which interrupt your user experience. Don’t care

    33. Lockscreen need to be activated to show missed call/sms
    notification. Isn’t that the same with all of the major OS’s?

    34. No way to close an app except pressing back button all the
    way to the first screen. Don’t care

    35. Tiny fonts in messages is very hard to read for those over
    45. 45? You sure it isn’t 46?

    36. Cannot create and save playlists on the phone. Don’t care

    37. Playlist can only be edited when you are playing it. Don’t
    care

    38. Cannot search your music collection on the phone, only in
    the Marketplace. Don’t care

    39. Cannot close music player, can only pause. Music player on
    lockscreen will stay until you reboot. Be careful not to touch it in a meeting.
    Valid

    40. No draggable progress bar for current track playing and no
    indication which track in an album is currently playing. What?

    41. Cannot lock screen orientation. Don’t care

    42. Online and phone contacts are mixed together with no ability
    to filter. Valid

    43. Cumbersome dialing with no smartdial. Not able to enter
    alphabets into dialler for name lookup. Really? Don’t care

    44. Cannot save draft sms messages. Don’t care

    45. Call history only show phone number type. If a contact has
    multiple phone nos. for a type the number used is unknown. Valid

    46. Cannot recognize phone numbers in sms or email to save or use as
    calling number. Lies

    47. Text messages can only be deleted one by one or the whole
    thread. Don’t care

    48. Cannot select multiple pictures for deleting, sending or
    uploading. They must be done one at a time. Don’t care

    49. Clicking on the Me Tile doesn’t take you directly to your
    notifications it takes you to your profile, a serious usability blunder. All
    you need to do is slide once to left.. smh

    50. Apps are listed alphabetically with no way to group by
    category. Can be hard to find if you don’t remember the name. Valid

    51. Calendar scheduler has no weekly view and monthly view is
    non-zoomable. Don’t care

    52. No peak time/off-peak time scheduling for email downloads to prevent unnecessary email downloads at
    overnight. Don’t care

    53. If both wi-fi and data connection are available which one it
    chooses to use is unpredictable. User experiences don’t agree with Microsoft
    that it “typically” choose wi-fi over 3G. Valid

    FEATURE LIMITATIONS

    54. No video call. Don’t care

    55. No haptic feedback for keyboard. Don’t care

    56. No Swype. Don’t care

    57. No flashplayer support. Don’t care

    58. No support for Java apps. Whats java?

    59. No call recording or app to do it. Don’t care

    60. No call blocking or app to do it. Valid

    61. No screenshots or app to do it. Somewhat valid…mostly don’t
    care but I know people would like to have this

    62. No auto wallpaper changer and no app to do it. Seriously? Grow
    up

    63. Totally locked down os means apps which interact directly
    with hardware not allowed. This excludes a whole range of useful apps. Don’t
    care

    64. No equalizer for Zune music player. Don’t care

    65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker. Don’t care never use the
    FM radio

    66. IE browser has no text reflow, no download capability and no
    offline reading. WTF does this mean

    67. No 3rd party browsers allowed except those based on IE. Don’t
    care

    68. Volume up/down buttons cannot be used to zoom in camera
    (sign of an immature os) Don’t care

    69. Cannot open zip or rar files received as email attachment. Don’t
    care

    70. Cannot send or receive video by MMS. Valid

    71. Office Mobile has much less features than 3rd party Office
    editors like SmartOffice, QuickOffice and Polaris. Shame on you, Microsoft! Don’t
    care

    72. No native Google maps and Bing maps is useless for most
    countries outside U.S. Where’d you get this info about Bing maps being useless?

    73. Email time stamp does not show the year. SO

    74. Wide difference in apps availability in different markets
    and users locked to one market. Valid

    75. Not all Bing features available outside U.S. especially
    Local Scout

    DUMB AND DUMBER

    76. One volume control for all functions including media
    playback, ringtones, alarms, notifications. Don’t care

    77. Wi-fi disconnects when screen sleeps. I actually love that,
    saves battery life, when your charger is plugged in it doesn’t

    78. If you receive a text message when talking on the phone an
    audio alert will blast your ear at the full volume set. All other phones will
    give a soft beep. Valid

    79. Can only enter one mobile phone no. for each contact. Mobile
    nos. entered in other fields will not accept sms. Valid

    80. Cannot send/receive MMS without enabling 3G data connection.
    MMS does not use 3G data. Don’t care

    81. Phone cannot be charged when off. Valid

    82. Need to be plugged in to wall charger to sync wirelessly (a
    funny definition of wireless). Valid

    83. Oversized fonts for headings waste screen space and result
    in low information density. I love that look

    84. Phone will wake up and display sms content on lockscreen
    when locked – a privacy violation. Don’t all phones do this?

    85. Phone can be rebooted without entering security code. How’d
    you find this out

    FEATURES EVEN DUMB PHONES HAVE BUT WP7.5 DOESN’T

    86. No bluetooth file transfer. Don’t care

    87. Cannot handle USSD codes necessary for prepaid users to
    obtain services. Don’t care

    88. Cannot filter call history into Missed Calls, Received
    Calls, Dialled Calls, Recent Calls, etc. Don’t care

    89. No way to backup or export call history. Don’t care

    90. Cannot show call duration in call history. Don’t care

    91. No way to edit MMS profile to work with a carrier in the OS.
    Need an app which is not available in all markets. Don’t care

    92. Call history does not group calls by contact.

    93. Call history does not show the time of call for calls older
    than current day. Lies

    94. Cannot set custom sounds for different types of
    notifications.

    95. No ringer profiles. Valid

    96. No silent option (no vibrate and no ring) from ringer menu.
    Need a trip to settings and another trip to revert. Valid

    97. Cannot send/receive contact as a csv file. Don’t care

    98. Cannot backup sms to PC. Yeah I miss that

    99. Cannot save contact to SIM card. Don’t care

    100. Cannot change alarm ring tone or use a MP3 file. Don’t care

    101. Cannot set alarm snooze interval.

    BONUS SHORTCOMINGS

    102. Unable to read long names in audio and video playlist as they
    get cut off. Don’t care

    103. Zune does not allow user to add or update podcasts directly
    from the phone. I believe you subscribe to new podcasts directly from your
    phone

    104. Zune can only be installed if you have an internet
    connection. LOL

    105. Alarm does not revert to speaker if headphones are plugged
    in. valid

    106. Forwarded emails cannot be edited. valid

    107. OS does not reduce volume of text message alerts when using
    headphones. valid

    108. All photos automatically upload to Skydrive have resolution
    reduced (no option) and lose their EXIF information. Valid

    109. Wifi- hotspot and internet tethering not integral features
    in the OS but need to be provided by manufacturer on a case by case basis.

    110. Internet Explorer has no Forward/Backward button for page
    views. WOW

     

  • Fakesubmite

    Somewhere in this thread someone asked for proof that Windows Phone had surpassed iOS in market over in China.  I provided that proof but now those post are gone.  Oh well I guess truth has no place in this thread of misinformation.

    • gwhyte01
      • Fakesubmite

        Thanks

        • Havoktek

          Ok 7%……….It’s a party now!

    • Havoktek
      • Fakesubmite

        Old news is old.  gwhyte01 has posted the new.  Just like did earlier in this thread.

        • Havoktek

          Didn’t see that hamburger………Was on tha go.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Nothing whatsoever has been deleted from this thread, period. I wouldn’t be surprised if you deleted them yourself to try and skewer me.

      • Fakesubmite

        Please, you aren’t worth such bother.  Hope it’s not the guilt making you so paranoid.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I get that you have some issues, but continuing to accuse me of wild accusations really means you have no place here. You aren’t doing anything other than trolling, if you want to participate, feel free, continue to troll and say goodbye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    NOKIA is Toast

  • Digga2012

    no wonder they say wp is buttery smooth…………

    it does f**k all………………………

    • bitbank

      :)

    • Havoktek

      Damn you read my mind!

  • bitbank

    As many have pointed out, the long list above is basically a lot of techno-speak that doesn’t directly apply to people’s real world usage scenarios. A more user-centric list of limitations might be worded like this (WP limitation = how it affects usability)

    1) Lower spec hardware (800×480, older CPUs, less storage space) = Slower browsing of complex websites, no 1080p video recording, limited multasking, slower loading/activating of applications.
    2) No native code (only C# interpreted code) = Games and apps that do “work” will suffer with poor performance. Some apps are not possible without native code. A good example is photo editing/filter apps run very slowly.
    3) Can’t register MIME types nor work with new file types = If someone needs to work with a file format not currently supported by the OS, 3rd party apps are blocked from writing a program to view/edit them.
    4) Can’t replace web browser = features and speed limited to what MS gives you (e.g. no Dolphin/Silk/Chrome/Opera)
    5) All media must pass through Zune = More limited choices for syncing/buying/consuming files/music/video
    6) Metro UI = limited customization opportunities, long scrolling lists become tiresome when many apps/links are pinned to start screen
    7) Many services (e.g. virtual keyboard) are locked = missing out on improved input methods (e.g. Swype)
    8) Application interop severely limited due to locked file system and MIME types = passing data from one app to another is basically impossible while other OS’s (e.g. Android) make it easy to share almost any kind of information from a source app to a consumer app.

  • Havoktek

    Ok Wp7 users to be fair I don’t know WHAT wp7 does or doesn’t do….However I’ve migrated 1 or 2 users from that platform over to android. Some little research tells me that this listing may be outdated. Has anyone actually seen news or updates covering wp7 phone OS current capabilities?

    Now personally I deal with Windows Clients and Servers daily and I don’t want it on my phone. Android is my only freedom…

  • now_onTMO

     windows phone is not ripe yet.. lol
    we want it to survive so we have more choices for phones of different OS’, same with blackberry..

    i like the transition animation of windows wp7

    android is the best!

  • iknowaeiou

    I like Windows Phone. Ran it on my HD2 forever. I was 9 kinds of convinced this year that I was going to snag the HTC Titan for use on T-Mo (I’m fine with an edge/wi-fi situation).

    However, a couple things held me back. No guaranteed official upgrade to WP8 on current devices, no video out & screen resolution restrictions. And the ecosystem is sadface at it’s best.

    So, I bought a used G2x on the cheap & rooted to ICS. Just a holdover to see what this fall brings – I’m definitely interested in a Metro tablet, and am enjoying the Windows 8 CP on a spare machine. I think it’s interesting. And with the MS touch mouse, a lot of fun. But I won’t make the jump to WP until I see what this fall brings.

    Also, I’ll always keep an extra Android phone handy, because of the ecosystem. It’s like the wild west and the 80′s all rolled into one – you can get away with anything. I work for a restaurant/bar, and the WiFiKill app is a particular favorite of mine; I can boot the leeches (people who drink a beer/take up a table for 3 hours just so they can surf the net) off our wifi anytime. 

  • Fernandoarriaza32

    The iphone had all of those limitation and where is the iphone now ?

    • Foxeh

      The problem is Windows Phone is late to the party. It begs the question, why buy a WP device over an iPhone? Perhaps you want 3/4G on T-Mobile…

      I’ve had the Lumia 710 for a couple months now and I do like it a lot. Compared to my previous Android devices… the things that WP actually DOES do, it does much better (bluetooth interaction, appointments, IMAP, etc) with the exception of navigation. However, I’m not going to lie to you, MS has a lot of catching up to do yet in just about every sense, but they are on to something, here.

      • Fernandoarriaza32

        I agree with you but 90% of people’s don’t care about all that stuff that wp can’t do right now, we care because we are geeks and we like to be able to do all that stuff on a phone and that 90% of people’s that are not geeks like to be in a close system because everything its easier, and I think android needs to be a little more that way otherwise we will keep getting cheap hardware and bad software buggy and laggy all the time.
        Window phone will cachup and eventually be better than android if android doesn’t change the way it’s doing things right now

  • mantikos

    you are an idiot in a nut shell
    calling valid UI decisions – limitations…IDIOT!

  • Deaconclgi

    Problem is, WP ISN’T limited as much as this article would have us to believe.

    http://mynokiablog.com/2012/05/10/windows-phone-myths-debunked-the-truth/

    • bitbank

      That blog exaggerates heavily in favor of WP, so it’s not a useful reference either.

  • Neli

    WIndows Mobile is f os for phone. I am tmo and the phone i got from tmo is HTC HD7 and i have a iphone 4s manifacture unlocked. Just the fact that wp voip is a … makes me buy the iphone. Microsoft owns Skype, look at the version of Skype that the Microsoft just came up with for wp… Lol. You don’t lnow who is online and if you have to do something else you are automaticly loged out from skype. F… windows phone…

  • MisterBlue

    I like Tmobile.  I like Tmonews.  However, when things are getting so slow that you have to post a week old piece that is blatantly biased, then it gets really sad, both for Tmobile and Tmonews.  You can masquerade it as a “conversation piece” all you want, but this is fanboy drivel and click bait at its best.  I think plenty of us expected more from you David.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Honestly, I didn’t know it was 6 days old, had I known, I wouldn’t have posted it. When I saw it on PhoneArena, I merely assumed the list had been put together a few days ago and was just not making the blog rounds, not that it had made the rounds 6 days ago when I must have missed it. It wasn’t my intent to post something so old, I think you guys know I hate doing that. A mistake I’ll be sure to watch out for again in the future.

      • Chuck Smith

        I had not read the article and would not have seen it if it had not been posted on tmonews.  

  • tommy

    So make a list of rebuttals and post it (valid ones I hope) I found this interesting. Let the games begin!

  • Jock

    Windows Phone is a rotten OS.

    Microsoft will soon dump the whole Windows Phone 7.x OS, and move to the completely new Windows Phone 8. Because Windows Phone 8 apps don’t run on Windows Phone 7.x, users of Windows Phone 7 will be on an abandoned platform with ever dwindling apps.

    Why on earth would anyone buy a Windows Phone that is about to be abandoned?

    • Jimmy_Jangle

       Because NOTHING has been confirmed.

  • tommy

    Microsoft is a big slow beast but they’ll fix things and update the lumina 900 and 710 I betcha… (hope?)

    • WW

      I hope so too.

  • Roger Johnson

    Hey David,

    I’m a huge Microsoft Buff. I am bias when it comes to MS products. I hate Apple because of their business practices.  Microsoft has always been a better company because it allows you to do more for less and customization to user preference.

    That being said, I have owned a WP7 since its release and I have also developed for it.  I HATE THE PHONE.  It’s so restricted that it feels like a product from Apple (I had an iPhone 3G for two years).

    People keep mentioning performance is better.  IT SHOULD BE WITH AN INTERFACE THAT’S LESS GRAPHIC THAN WINDOWS v3.1 INTERFACE.  When there isn’t any graphics to process, there shouldn’t be any processor load.

    You did miss one MAJOR point on the list though.  The reason WP7 is practically worthless.  IT IS PRACTICALLY IGNORED BY EVERYONE WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPING PROJECTS.  I’m SO TIRED of seeing cool stuff coming out or is out and the common response from the company is “A WP7 version is not planned for the foreseeable future.”  Every article, “Supported on Android & iOS”.  WP7 is a red headed step child.

    The problem with WP7 is Microsoft was TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.  They not only missed the boat on new smartphone concepts, but when they finally decided to jump they released a phone that was WELL BEHIND everyone else.

    Who would find WP7 great? 
    People that never used their phones for anything more than basic functionality like Email, Browsing, and Text Messages AND people that upgraded from call only phones. 

    What does this mean for me? 
    I’m dumping this phone as soon as the Samsung Galaxy S III is released in the US.  Will I go back to WP in the future?  I hope so, but not for theforeseeable future.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      All very awesome points, but remember this isn’t my list. I had nothing to do with its creation!

      • Roger Johnson

        Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that.  It would of been better said “The List is missing a huge point”.  On that same note, people will say “someone just need to make the app for it.”  Many developers would disagree because the Phone is so restrictive that many hardware manufactures can’t.

        ALSO, THANK YOU FOR REPOSTING THIS LIST!  I didn’t see it until you posted it.  I don’t TROLL the internet like others do.

  • WW

    Those are some pretty glaring omissions.  I’m an old Windows CE/Mobile (lots of PDA/non-phone iPaq’s) user from version 2 (I think) so I have a soft spot for Windows Mobile and hope it makes it.

    My last iPaq 210 fricking supported both SD and CF (compact flash for you younger people) at the same time plus the on-board memory.  How is that missing from WP7?!?!When it came time to upgrade (my last iPaq 210 started taking fully 120 seconds to open even small Excel files which I open 20 plus times/day; I work in the field), I tried desperately to stick with a Windows phone with the functionality I wanted but couldn’t find one with the large screen size of the iPaq 210 and good keyboard for quick (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) copy/paste & entering mixed (separate number row above qwert) alphanumeric characters.  Liked the features of the HD2 and touchpro (I think it was called) but ctrl+c/ctrl+x/ctrl+v function wasn’t present in those.Since Windows Phone selection wasn’t good, I switched to Android and haven’t looked back (just got my $400 GNex yesterday).

    • Roger Johnson

      I was a big fan of Windows Mobile.  I loved my phones!  I switched to iPhone 3G because it was the best at the time and the Marketplace was GREAT.  I switched to WP7 as soon as it came out and I really hate it.  I should say it took me 6 months to hate it.  It was cool at first because it was something new but once the honeymoon wore off all I notice is all the things I can’t do or change.  I’m looking forward to switching to Android soon!

  • WW

    The walled garden approach to the ecosystem is the primary reason iOS is losing ground to Android.   
    Apple once dominated the smartphone market because they had a good product and were the only game in town.  It didn’t take long for an open ecosystem (hardware and software) competitor to knock them off the throne.   

    MS is giving us more choice/freedom on the hardware side but if they continue trying Apple’s approach to the software ecosystem, they’ll never become a contender (I would like to see an open WP give Android and iOS a good fight) in the mobile arena.   

    • Roger Johnson

      You couldn’t be more right!  Its ok to have a simple phone from the first boot, but give the users the ability to change things.

    • gwhyte01

      Lets see….hmmmm how many bugs has android have in the last year or so….maybe there’s a reason……for the whole closed approach.

  • Jimmy_Jangle

    Not so. Just tried this by going into IE, then opening a link elsewhere. Then pressed start, opened Wordament. Held down back and went into IE, pressed back and what happens?

    That’s right, it went back to the original page, no exiting.

    • FUS3360

      That’s right! I guess some people don’t know how to use a phone. Thank you for clearing this up for those that can’t use a phone..

  • WD7 LOVER

    and I still love my HTC Radar!    and I hate ANDROID…..

  • mantikos

    you are an idiot in a nut shell
    calling valid UI decisions – limitations…IDIOT!

    You deserve your Android hell…dumbass

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

      then get the hell off this site…

      • mantikos

        K.M.A.

  • emeza1984

    Finally someone who knows how to use Windows Phone!

  • FUS3360

  • Buttons

    Eh, WP7 limitations only exist like this when compared to Android. Sure, Android is an very open and has a great market and features… but it is super buggy. Perhaps it is just my luck, but every Android phone I’ve owned (Cliq, Behold II, Cliq 2, 3G Slide, Vibrant, Galaxy S2, G2, Sensation 4G and Galaxy S3) have had issues everywhere. I’ve had phones freeze, restart, open and close programs at will, send messages to other people in the MMS thread (for that particular issue I could only have on thread at a time otherwise I had no guarantee that the message would go to the intended person, it got awkward before I caught it as ‘I love you!!!” messages for my husband went to various people…), playing music at full volume (even with media volume turned completely down via settings after it first happened, personal favorite was Tool’s ‘Prison Sex’ during church), various force close issues (from MMS to home screen failures), and phones getting stuck in portrait display as accelerometers failed (even on slide out, which I know is something else on the 3G slide specifically). Now I have had some issues from apps themselves but those listed above are from phones running stock in order to rule out an app issue.
    Now with my WP7 I have had it restart, and that was from an app. I got rid of it and haven’t has an issue since. That’s it, in a year of use I have had one issue.
    I try new Android phones because I love the market but I got tired of the phones eating themselves. So, I got an Android tablet to meet my needs. I much prefer a phone that works everyday versus and a tablet for fun stuff. My phone is used for work and school (by the way I am not a fan of swipe and the HD7′s size along with WP7′s keyboard is amazing! It is the MOST accurate keyboard I have ever used), so it needs to work. While there are some features I would love to see (mostly different volumes and real multitasking), I much prefer my phone to be reliable. Also, a feature I rarely hear about is when connected to a Bluetooth I can have my messages read to me and reply to them via voice command. None of my Android phones have done that, (if there is an app or setting for it I don’t know about it).
    This is just my testimony, my reasons of why I am a WP7 user. Take it however you want. 

    • FUS3360

      Thank you for posting this. Its about time we get an honest testimony!

    • Roger Johnson

      Curious how you used the Galaxy S3 considering its not even out yet.  I agree with your point that if you need a phone that only does calls and basic functions, WP7 is great.

      • Jimmy_Jangle

         He may not be in the US though. The S3 has been out here for a week or 2 now (UK)

    • Gina

      Just switched to an HTC Radar from an Android phones for exactly all of the bugs mentioned above.  In two years, I exchanged my phone 4 times because of bugs I could not live with.  Android left a BAD taste in my mouth!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adas-Weber/622729281 Adas Weber

    Here are details on some selected items.

    1. No true multitasking for 3rd party apps – they re frozen in the background. – TRUE, although background multi-tasking options are available for 3rd party apps. Microsoft chose to control this tightly, perhaps too tightly.
    3. No mass storage mode. – TRUE. It would be handy to have, but it would need to be implemented in some kind of sandboxed fashion to keep it secure from malware.
    6. No filemanager. Directory system is totally opaque. – TRUE, and it’s a good thing. Microsoft is moving towards CONTRACT DATA SHARING, just like with Windows 8. This negates the requirements for a file manager. Sandboxed apps means even less need for a file manager.
    8. Your contact details are automatically uploaded to cloud service whether you like it or not. – ONLY if you use the Live ID.
    9. Limited to 800×480 resolution. – TRUE. Not really a problem for a phone.
    11. Cannot use any MP3 file as ringtone except those with strict constraints. – TRUE, but these constraints are not exactly severe.
    12. Cannot set static IP address so no connection to ad-hoc networks. – TRUE.
    13. No VPN support for this “corporate enterprise” phone. – TRUE, although not an issue with SharePoint and not really an issue for most users. Not an issue for Exchange Server connections either.
    14. Cannot sync directly with Outlook without syncing to Cloud. – TRUE.
    15. Totally closed OS, cannot sideload apps outside MS Marketplace. – NOT TRUE. Apps can be sideloaded, but requires that you either have a developer-unlocked phone, or unlocked with one of the Chevron tokens.
    16. System font size cannot be changed. TRUE.
    19. No centralized notification page. - NOT TRUE. There is a centralized notification area in the Me tile. However, it currently only shows notifications from social networking, and would be useful if this was expanded to all 3rd party app notifications.
    22. Only photos allowed as email attachments, documents not allowed. – NOT TRUE. Any Office documents can be sent by email simply by opening the document of choice and selecting the Share option, where you can choose to send it by email.
    25. No support for full on-device encryption required for secure applications like mobile banking and online payment. – TRUE, but on device encryption is different to message encryption. A secure banking app can be implemented as long as it doesn’t store any data locally.
    27. Cannot silence ringtone or alarm by flipping the phone. – NOT TRUE. All the HTC phones do this.
    29. Cannot be upgraded to WP8 (Apollo) – UNKNOWN – Depends on the handset, but nobody knows for sure.
    30. No always visible status bar for battery life, signal strength, carrier, 2G/3G wi-fi, Bluetooth on. – TRUE, but they appear when you need them to. For example, if you go to the phone book, the signal strength appears. It’s only one click at the top of the screen if you need to see them anyway.
    31. Taskmanager has no option to shut down apps you don’t want running in the background. – NOT TRUE. You can shutdown background tasks from Settings. And you can close them from the task manager by selecting the app, then pressing the Back button.
    34. No way to close an app except pressing back button all the way to the first screen. – NOT TRUE. To close a specific app, press and hold the Back button, select the app you want, then click the Back button to close the app.
    35. Tiny fonts in messages is very hard to read for those over 45. – UNKNOWN because I’m not there yet!!!
    41. Cannot lock screen orientation. – TRUE, although 3rd party devs have control over this for their own apps.
    46. Cannot recognize phone numbers in sms or email to save or use as calling number. – NOT TRUE.
    54. No video call. – NOT TRUE. Depends on the handset if it has front facing camera or not.
    55. No haptic feedback for keyboard. – NOT TRUE. This can be changed in the settings.
    56. No Swype. – TRUE, although the keyboard is good enough not to need it.
    57. No flashplayer support. – TRUE.
    58. No support for Java apps. – TRUE.
    61. No screenshots or app to do it. – TRUE, but can be done with an unlocked phone and a side-loaded app.
    64. No equalizer for Zune music player. – NOT TRUE – this is device specific. HTC includes an equaliser.
    65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker. – NOT TRUE.
    77. Wi-fi disconnects when screen sleeps. TRUE – but it’s useful for battery saving.
    78. If you receive a text message when talking on the phone an audio alert will blast your ear at the full volume set. All other phones will give a soft beep. – NOT TRUE. Mine gives a soft beep, so must be device specific.
    86. No bluetooth file transfer. TRUE.
    92. Call history does not group calls by contact. TRUE, but you can view the call history for any contact by clicking their number from the main call history.
    96. No silent option (no vibrate and no ring) from ringer menu. Need a trip to settings and another trip to revert. - NOT TRUE. Simpley press the volume button, then click on the bell icon to toggle between silent and not-silent.
    100. Cannot change alarm ring tone or use a MP3 file. – NOT TRUE. You can change the alarm ring-tone, but you can’t use a custom MP3 file.
    110. Internet Explorer has no Forward/Backward button for page views. NOT TRUE – it has a Back button, but not a Forward button.

    • theking_13

      “Before diving into this list, you should know that the list ONLY references software and not misc extras a manufacturer may build in.”
      This includes the equalizer, and some of the things that are dev specific, like locking screen orientation. Taking a screen shot shouldn’t take as much work as you stated too.

    • WW

      Nice response, Adas.  Glad to hear a good number of these are drawbacks aren’t (or aren’t so much).

    • WW

      Nice response, Adas.  Glad to hear a good number of these are drawbacks aren’t (or aren’t so much).

    • ShinYiu

      You answered the many of the complaints (except those that were untrue) the way any Microsoftee would have answered them and that’s why WP will fail…

      So let me say this some of us… “YOU ARE NOT LISTENING”

      • ShinYiu

        sorry meant to say “So let me say this for some of us…”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adas-Weber/622729281 Adas Weber

        Well, since I’m not a “Microsoftee”, then thankfully I don’t have to listen to you!

  • Roger Johnson

    My Issue With WP7…http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/18/3027998/ecobee-smart-si-thermostat-automation

    Again, another interesting device that is NOT developing an WP7 app.  At least this device gives you a limited abilities with a browser.

  • WW

    Number 81: “phone can’t be charged when off” doesn’t sound right/possible.

    If it can’t be charged while off, then it can only be charged when on. If you run the battery dead, your phone is off…now it can’t be charged ever?

    • Roger

      At least with my HD7.  The phone powers on when you plug it in.  If you power it off while it is plugged in, it will not charge.

  • Philosoraptor

    I’ll respond to all of these.  Besides my dorky name, I’m actually a Tech Lead and I work with Microsoft products on a daily basis.  Does that make a little bias?  Yeah probably.  But even our lead sys admin at work sports a Windows Phone.

    Personally I think Microsoft would have done better to call this phone a Xbox Phone since people see Windows and think bad. 

    I think WP7 needs to convert the fanboys, and then the regulars will come onboard.  How to do this?  Specs.  The OS is great and does not need the crazy specs, but they just need specs to shut the fanboys up.

    Also, in my experience I have found that many “haters” are misinformed.  This or they are intentionally spreading lies.  Whatever the reason, there is alot of misinformation out there.

    Previous phones were Cliq, MyTouch Slide, HD7, and now the One S.

    OS LIMITATIONS
    1. No true multitasking for 3rd party apps – they re frozen in the background.

    ** True multi-tasking on low end phones is terrible.  My One S doesn’t even multi-task properly.  In the end my HD7 switches apps faster than the One S.

    2. No Divx/Xvid video codec support. Zune will convert with loss of quality.

    ** Average consumer won’t even know what this is.

    3. No mass storage mode.

    ** Neither does the One S.  In fact, due to bloat the One S actually has less available storage than the HD7.

    4. No micro-SD card support.

    ** Same thing.  One S doesn’t have it either.

    5. Only support up to 16GB storage.

    ** Same thing.  One S is only 16 GB.  But let’s be honest, my music playlist is about 2 GB and I hit skip ALOT.  Having that much space is pointless.

    6. No filemanager. Directory system is totally opaque.

    ** A power user complaint.  Average consumer doesn’t care nor should they.

    7. Need Zune to transfer files. Zune will only transfer photos, videos & music. All other files need to email/upload to yourself.

    ** Seeing how Google is all about the cloud, I don’t get how this is bad for WP7.  Even on Android I still sync to my desktop but instead of Zune I have to use a clunky HTC interface or iSyncr.  And WP7, you have SkyDrive which is actually really good.

    8. Your contact details are automatically uploaded to cloud service whether you like it or not.

    ** And this is bad how?  Google phones (at least the One S) does the same thing.

    9. Limited to 800×480 resolution.

    ** This is only noticable on Large (i.e. the Titan) phones.  You need to hold the phone a few inches from your face to see pixels.  Come on, let’s be honest.

    10. Voice search is hardwired to Bing.

    ** Bing, despite what fanboys say, is actually good.  In fact I kind of miss it.

    11. Cannot use any MP3 file as ringtone except those with strict constraints.

    ** It has to be a certain size and length.  Not a problem (for me anyway).

    12. Cannot set static IP address so no connection to ad-hoc networks.

    ** Power user complaint.  Average user doesn’t care.

    13. No VPN support for this “corporate enterprise” phone.

    ** Power user complaint.  Average user doesn’t care.

    14. Cannot sync directly with Outlook without syncing to Cloud

    ** Reading complaints about having to use the Cloud when that’s Google whole approach is funny.

    15. Totally closed OS, cannot sideload apps outside MS Marketplace.

    ** You used to be able to.  If you really care about it sign up as a Dev and pay $99 and do all you want.

    16. System font size cannot be changed.

    ** In my opinion, it doesn’t need to be.  But I can’t even change the font much on my One S.

    17. Images and photos cannot be renamed in the phone.

    ** Power user complaint.  Average user doesn’t care.

    18. Windows Live ID account cannot change country once set.

    ** Power user complaint.  Average user doesn’t care.

    19. No centralized notification page.

    ** Hey a valid complaint.  Yes, Android notifications are much better than WP7.  Hopefully WP8 does something about it.

    20. Alarm clock cannot work when phone is turned off. All Nokia Symbian and Meego phones can do this.

    ** But Android doesnt either…

    21. The idle screen is completely blank and cannot display time or notifications.

    ** I’m assuming idle screen is the Lock Screen?  The lock screen DOES display time, calendar, and notification info.

    22. Only photos allowed as email attachments, documents not allowed.

    ** I never noticed this.  I actually don’t believe it since I never had any problems with email on the phone.  I would need to look back to confirm.

    23. Bluetooth does not have rSAP protocol which is the most common protocol for car audio streaming.

    ** Some people may be affected.  Bluetooth is hit or miss on the Android side anyway.

    24. Cannot stream audio from video to Bluetooth devices (No A2DP).

    ** True

    25. No support for full on-device encryption required for secure applications like mobile banking and online payment.

    ** Unsure, but for what it’s worth, WP7 is less likely to have any malware when compared to Android.

    26. Cannot use Bluetooth keyboard.

    ** Sounds like a niche market.

    27. Cannot silence ringtone or alarm by flipping the phone.

    ** False on HTC phones from what I remember.  I think it comes with build in settings to handle this (I forget what it’s called).

    28. Very limited customization option.

    ** True, but by comparison I never feel happy with my Android home screens (tell me you don’t feel the same).  On HD7 I set it and was just happy.

    29. Cannot be upgraded to WP8 (Apollo)

    ** UNCONFIRMED

    USABILITY ISSUES
    30. No always visible status bar for battery life, signal strength, carrier, 2G/3G wi-fi, Bluetooth on.

    ** You like having the status bar always wasting screen real estate?

    31. Taskmanager has no option to shut down apps you don’t want running in the background.

    ** In WP7 you actually don’t need to worry about killing tasks.  It handles this better for you.  This is why WP7 phones with low specs run great.

    32. Search and Back button cannot be de-activated in apps or games and easily touched by accident which interrupt your user experience.

    ** Yes this is annoying.

    33. Lockscreen need to be activated to show missed call/sms notification.

    ** True for SMS and emails.  LED works for missed calls.

    34. No way to close an app except pressing back button all the way to the first screen.

    ** Again, in WP7 you don’t have to worry about it like you would in Android.

    35. Tiny fonts in messages is very hard to read for those over 45.

    ** False.  WP7 fonts are LARGER and easier to read than Android.

    36. Cannot create and save playlists on the phone.

    ** True.  People do this?

    37. Playlist can only be edited when you are playing it.

    ** True.

    38. Cannot search your music collection on the phone, only in the Marketplace.

    ** Kind of true.  You can still browse your music by Artist Name, Song, Album, etc.  I never find myself typing a name out in Android.

    39. Cannot close music player, can only pause. Music player on lockscreen will stay until you reboot. Be careful not to touch it in a meeting.

    ** True, but not a problem the way this trys to make it seem.  I never accidentally hit the play button on my phone.  You won’t either.

    40. No draggable progress bar for current track playing and no indication which track in an album is currently playing

    ** True.  You have to use the Forward and Back buttons.

    41. Cannot lock screen orientation.

    ** Depends on the App.

    42. Online and phone contacts are mixed together with no ability to filter.

    ** False.  You CAN filter contacts.  In fact I removed the linkedin and twitter contacts from my list.

    43. Cumbersome dialing with no smartdial. Not able to enter alphabets into dialler for name lookup.

    ** You can pin any contact to your homescreen and dial them that way.  Besides that the dialer is not bad.

    44. Cannot save draft sms messages.

    ** True.

    45. Call history only show phone number type. If a contact has multiple phone nos. for a type the number used is unknown.

    ** This isn’t true.  I had work contacts with multiple number (cell/work/home) and don’t remember having any issue.

    46. Cannot recognize phone numbers in sms or email to save or use as calling number.

    ** I think Mango update may have fixed this.  Maybe I’m wrong.

    47. Text messages can only be deleted one by one or the whole thread.

    ** Not really a big problem unless you’re cheating on your wife LOL

    48. Cannot select multiple pictures for deleting, sending or uploading. They must be done one at a time.

    ** True, but not as annoying as you’d think.

    49. Clicking on the Me Tile doesn’t take you directly to your notifications it takes you to your profile, a serious usability blunder

    ** True, but isn’t as bad a “blunder” as you think.

    50. Apps are listed alphabetically with no way to group by category. Can be hard to find if you don’t remember the name.

    ** True, but Android does this by default also… meaning the average consumer won’t care or notice.

    51. Calendar scheduler has no weekly view and monthly view is non-zoomable.

    ** False.  You can zoom to month from what I remember.

    52. No peak time/off-peak time scheduling for email downloads to prevent unnecessary email downloads at overnight.

    ** True.  Again, I worried less about what my WP7 phone did which I found to be a good thing.

    53. If both wi-fi and data connection are available which one it chooses to use is unpredictable. User experiences don’t agree with Microsoft that it “typically” choose wi-fi over 3G.

    ** I NEVER had any issue with this.

    FEATURE LIMITATIONS
    54. No video call.

    ** False.  Mango supports video calls.

    55. No haptic feedback for keyboard.

    ** False.  The HD7 does.

    56. No Swype.

    ** True.  But in my experience, the only reason I need Swype is because the keyboard on Android are terrible.  TERRIBLE.  The WP7 keyboard is fan-freaking-tastic.  Seriously.

    57. No flashplayer support.

    ** True.  But guess what, Chrome browser on Android doesn’t either!  Ha!

    58. No support for Java apps.

    ** True?

    59. No call recording or app to do it.

    ** True.  Again, cheating your wife eh?

    60. No call blocking or app to do it.

    ** True.  Stop being a playa.

    61. No screenshots or app to do it.

    ** True.  How many times did I really need it?  Zero.

    62. No auto wallpaper changer and no app to do it.

    ** True.

    63. Totally locked down os means apps which interact directly with hardware not allowed. This excludes a whole range of useful apps

    ** WP7 is all about you not worrying about your phone.  I didn’t need it.

    64. No equalizer for Zune music player.

    ** False.  HTC Phones provide this.

    65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker.

    ** I never used the FM Radio.

    66. IE browser has no text reflow, no download capability and no offline reading.

    ** Text reflow is actually very annoying in Android. 

    ** This is person opinion maybe, but the whole text reflow is why pinch to zoom is horrid in android. 

    ** Chrome Beta doesn’t reflow the text (which is why I use it). 

    ** I think the download piece works for certain files. 

    67. No 3rd party browsers allowed except those based on IE.

    ** I found the IE browser to be better than most, if not all, browsers I’ve found in android.  Personal opinion.

    68. Volume up/down buttons cannot be used to zoom in camera (sign of an immature os)

    ** So use the On Screen buttons.  Is that so hard?

    69. Cannot open zip or rar files received as email attachment.

    ** True.

    70. Cannot send or receive video by MMS.

    ** True.  People do this?

    71. Office Mobile has much less features than 3rd party Office editors like SmartOffice, QuickOffice and Polaris. Shame on you, Microsoft!

    ** Haha.  Yes, it’s odd that Android renders word docs better than WP7 does (in my experiece).  Is it that bad?  No.

    72. No native Google maps and Bing maps is useless for most countries outside U.S.

    ** I think international support has been improving.  Us Americans wouldn’t be affected.

    73. Email time stamp does not show the year.

    ** I don’t remember noticing this.  If you have years worth of emails on your phone then you have bigger problems.

    74. Wide difference in apps availability in different markets and users locked to one market.

    ** Again, international support has been improving.  Us Americans wouldn’t be affected.

    75. Not all Bing features available outside U.S. especially Local Scout

    ** Same answer.

    76. One volume control for all functions including media playback, ringtones, alarms, notifications.

    ** In my switch to the One S, I actually found it annoying to have to go into settings to lower my Media playback sound.  WP7 is all about less steps, and if I wanted to lower to music volume I simple hit the volume rocker button.  On Android I have to start the music or go to settings.

    77. Wi-fi disconnects when screen sleeps.

    ** False.  I ran downloads and left the phone alone for a while.

    78. If you receive a text message when talking on the phone an audio alert will blast your ear at the full volume set. All other phones will give a soft beep.

    ** Kind of true.

    79. Can only enter one mobile phone no. for each contact. Mobile nos. entered in other fields will not accept sms.

    ** True.  But who really comes across this?

    80. Cannot send/receive MMS without enabling 3G data connection. MMS does not use 3G data.

    ** I don’t remember this.  Have a data plan and don’t worry about.

    81. Phone cannot be charged when off.

    ** What they mean to say is the phone powers on automatically when plugged in.

    82. Need to be plugged in to wall charger to sync wirelessly (a funny definition of wireless).

    ** True.  Battery saver.

    83. Oversized fonts for headings waste screen space and result in low information density

    ** I actually like the Metro look and feel.

    84. Phone will wake up and display sms content on lockscreen when locked – a privacy violation.

    ** True.  Not all the text is displayed, and it’s only for a second.  No images are ever displayed.

    85. Phone can be rebooted without entering security code.

    ** Unsure.

    86. No bluetooth file transfer.

    ** True.

    87. Cannot handle USSD codes necessary for prepaid users to obtain services.

    ** Unsure.

    88. Cannot filter call history into Missed Calls, Received Calls, Dialled Calls, Recent Calls, etc

    ** True.  Most people wouldn’t notice.

    89. No way to backup or export call history

    ** True.  Most people don’t care.

    90. Cannot show call duration in call history.

    ** True.  Most people don’t care.

    91. No way to edit MMS profile to work with a carrier in the OS. Need an app which is not available in all markets.

    ** And who realistically has this problem?

    92. Call history does not group calls by contact.

    ** True

    93. Call history does not show the time of call for calls older than current day.

    ** Dont remember.

    94. Cannot set custom sounds for different types of notifications.

    ** You can set a custom ringtone only.

    95. No ringer profiles.

    ** True

    96. No silent option (no vibrate and no ring) from ringer menu. Need a trip to settings and another trip to revert.

    ** False.  You can set this on the lockscreen.  I actually miss this since it was so easy to silence or unsilence my phone.

    97. Cannot send/receive contact as a csv file.

    ** People do this?

    98. Cannot backup sms to PC.

    ** People do this?

    99. Cannot save contact to SIM card.

    ** True.  But you can download your contacts to CSV and import to Android (I did).

    100. Cannot change alarm ring tone or use a MP3 file.

    ** True

    101. Cannot set alarm snooze interval.

    ** True.  Wasn’t annoying.

    BONUS SHORTCOMINGS
    102. Unable to read long names in audio and video playlist as they get cut off

    ** I don’t remember.  But while on this, let me say something — Zune Music Player is better looking and works much better than anything I found in Android.

    103. Zune does not allow user to add or update podcasts directly from the phone

    ** I don’t user this.

    104. Zune can only be installed if you have an internet connection

    ** …what?

    105. Alarm does not revert to speaker if headphones are plugged in.

    ** You mean it plays out of the headphones when plugged in… as it should.  Right?

    106. Forwarded emails cannot be edited

    ** I don’t remember this.

    107. OS does not reduce volume of text message alerts when using headphones

    ** I don’t remember having this problem.  And I use headphones alot.

    108. All photos automatically upload to Skydrive have resolution reduced (no option) and lose their EXIF information

    ** I never noticed any issue with skydrive.

    109. Wifi- hotspot and internet tethering not integral features in the OS but need to be provided by manufacturer on a case by case basis.

    ** How is Android any different?

    110. Internet Explorer has no Forward/Backward button for page views.

    ** Hold the back button

    • akuthakur

      “Us Americans wouldn’t be affected.”  is dat even a valid reply? or defense? 

      • Philosoraptor

        This being a T-Mobile website, I don’t see why not.

    • keithzg

      Many of your responses are that “yeah, but Android isn’t any better or different.” I don’t want to sound harsh, but I think you might fail at research and/or reading comprehension, because where does Android enter into this at all? The list was written by a guy who knows Symbian phones and currently has an N9, and is in the context of Nokia ditching the existing Symbian and promising MeeGo/Harmattan for the supposedly more “modern and mature” WP7. The question is not whether this stacks up against Android or not, it’s “why did Nokia ditch an OS that, point-by-point, is superior?” 

      Anyways though, even in regards to Android some of your replies are wrong (for point 109, Android nowadays actually does have hotspot and tethering baked into the OS; now, many US carriers screw with that, but manufacturers and/or carriers taking it out is rather different than if each manufacturer had to add it). But again, that’s besides the point; as an N9 user myself, every time I pick up an Android phone I’m baffled at all the little things it can’t do, or does so poorly when compared to Harmattan. That in some respects Windows Phone is perhaps not much worse than Android is willfully ignoring the argument the original author is actually making.

      • Philosoraptor

        I didn’t read the link, just the list. My mistake. Anyway just responded from a point of view from someone who has used android and wp7. I’m not sure Tmo offers Symbian phones.

  • tommy

    Wow what a list of excuses. Average customer and power user. tee hee hee silly. take it with a grain of salt. Microsoft has always been this way they have to be hit with a sledge hammer to see reality.

    • Philosoraptor

      Like not being able to rename a picture file is a serious problem for anyone. 

      Tee Hee.   You so silly.

      • tommy

        You cannot ‘rename’ a picture? That must be some amazing new system. Could you enlighten me? You give a picture a name, and it is not a file. So you cannot rename it? I did not see renaming pictures in your response. I am sorry if I had a facetious or mocking tone (really). I think it’s an interesting point that the system is what the user cannot know or use, they don’t need. Sometimes that works I know. I usually err on the side of the users should be learning. It’s amazing what people can do now that 10 years ago was impossible for most people to understand (about using the web for forms, etc). Can you copy and paste a picture? There is no file manager possible on windows 7 phone? wow…I could not live without file managers myself. Seriously. And storage space? it increases so fast, Sd cards are just a stopgap because they’re harder to use than main memory but really important I’m sure. I’m thinking about how I remember how a 20 MB drive cost $300 and was thought of as excessive. ha. oops no laughing.

        • Philosoraptor

          What real world purpose does renaming a picture file name serve?  Besides shits and giggles, I can’t think of any.  If you need to do any real changes to a photo, you would just upload it your computer and work with it there.  Yes, the functionality of sharing photos exists in WP7 (received in email, text, or on the web and then pasted or “shared” into some other email, text, or to the web).

          Microsoft made a phone that doesn’t require you to maintain it with a file manager or even a task manager.  I know that idea is hard to grasp if you’ve only used Android.  Buy one, use it for a good while and you’ll understand.  It just works.  You don’t have to worry about phone maintenance.

          If storage is your issue, how much storage space do you actually use?  I think my entire music collection is around 5 GB.  I only load about 2 GB on my phone.  Then I have my work email, personal email, pics, and videos and I never even get close to 16 GB.  But even this “issue” isn’t specific to WP7.  My One S is only 16 GB.

          Microsoft came out with an original idea, not a copy of iPhone’s OS.  They, so far, have limited fragmentation and a vast majority of phones are on version 7.5.  So why all the hate?  Insecure about an emerging “threat”?  I don’t get it.  It’s clear who has, and who hasn’t used the phone besides 5 minutes in the store.  I own both and I enjoy each phone system for different reasons, but WP7 is good and I’ll be back to them when the new WP8 comes out.

        • tommy

          You make good points. But I want my phone to be as good as my computer. I dont want to upload it to my computer.
          I don’t want to store movies and music anywhere but maybe Sd card and phone. Things evolve and your phone I’m afraid in 2 years will be a paper weight. I’m just saying in my experience. Or else windows 8 will have file manager or equivalent.
          By the way, on Android you can use the USB port for mass storage (and keyboard and mouse) so on Windows phone?… if you could use USB for a thumb drive then problem solved.
          Microsoft wants you to use Azure to store all the stuff you cannot store on your phone. That’s where I start giggling and snickering again. What about google drive, drop box, SD cards, thumb drives, external USB drives? That’s just lack of flexibility. And for that I say…kill kill kill…sorry I should keep my emotions polite. AND by the way while you’re storing all your music and movies up on Azure, are you paying TMobile for Data just to transfer data to the cloud and back?…kill kill kill. sorry but that’s my feelings. I like expressing feelings…

        • Philosoraptor

          You lost all credibility when you mentioned Azure. Azure is more of an enterprise tool. What you meant to say is SkyDrive. I’m guessing you spend 5 minutes looking this up and found the wrong result.

          Anyway, if you are against the Cloud the Google is not for you. Google’s platform is the internet. They want you to use the Cloud.

        • Roger

          Actually, Microsoft SkyDrive IS AZURE and Microsoft wants app developers to use Azure for storage, compute time, and database access.

        • Philosoraptor

          SkyDrive and Azure are not the same.  While they are both Cloud products from Microsoft, they serve different purposes.

        • Roger

          Correct But SkyDrive IS ON AZURE.  Though its hidden from you, its running Azure.

        • gwhyte01

          Here Here man.

        • http://twitter.com/dalydose Jeff Daly

          Even IF someone wanted to rename a photo, it can be done with photo editing apps.

    • Roger

      Thats the part I don’t understand.  Microsoft has always been “if you don’t like it, change it”.  WP7 is MORE RESTRICTIVE than iPhone.

  • Marsx7

     I have owned every kind of phone out since windows mobile and blackberry were
    relevant, and i can tell exactly what wp7 problem is, its just not cool and does not meet peoples expectations. I am 25
    and currently own an hd7 on t mobile. I’m considering switching carriers just to get a new phone. i have had t mobile since 2007 and before
    that at&t (can’t stand at&t but that’s a different story). I like my hd7
    mostly because of how solid it is inside and out. it doesn’t feel like a fisher
    price toy and i don’t have to soft reset on a weekly basis. in fact i have not
    so much as formatted the thing since i got it, something i did monthly on android
    and occasionally on blackberry (i only did so on iPhone cuz i kept jail-breaking
    it). that being said i am getting tired of the phone. its boring. one of the
    main reasons i got the phone was for netflix which needs an update badly. it is the farthest thing from competitive, and the lack of RELEVANT apps is a serious let down. i swear i enjoyed my Razr a whole lot more than any phone I’ve had so far. it met my expectations. my Razr did everything i would expect my then 259$ phone to do, but my hd7 does not. it did at first, but in this market of sheer convenience, its falling behind fast. in 2006 i was out of school and on my own working at a grocery store didn’t have mobile banking, didn’t pay for my own car insurance, didn’t email anybody, and myspace was still big. 2007 i landed a job at a payroll company and suddenly had to be professional. i had contacts to manage, emails to send and receive, documents to bring home and go over. picked up a dash on t mobile. it did all that plus the added benefit of surfing the web better than the razr plus i could load cartoons to the memory card for watching on the train. loved that phone. did everything i expected it to do. in 2009 i started selling stuff local and online, moved to the beach and met new people. i also dropped my dash in some water, so i picked up a blackberry curve. the curve still handled all my contacts and emails only BETTER, still did video but had a better camera for taking pictures of ex girlfriends and uploading them to Facebook. i got ZERO reception on the beach so the WiFi calling option was heaven. never missed a call or had a call drop. wonderful phone. only thing it didn’t do was handle my video files like the dash so i didn’t watch cartoons on it (didn’t have to ride the train anymore so i guess i didn’t matter that much) so it was kinda of let down. i found i used my iPod for all my media so i got an iPhone from my friend and instantly fell in love. apps were awesome i did mobile banking for the first time, found myself on my phone more than i was on my computer. email kinda sucked but i no longer worked for that payroll company so it wasn’t important. i could get ebay notifications from stuff i was selling and i could handle payments on the go. my brother had a g1 at the time and found that he could do some of the same things just not a lot. the advantage tho was he had 3g where i was stuck on edge so in 2010 i got a vibrant. i loved the screen and the apps were great. the ability to customize my phone was new but found i didn’t really care to much about it. i loved android but the vibrant felt like somebody glued two blockbuster cards together. it was cheap. i bought a case for it and all was good till the random reboots started. first monthly then weekly then daily. did a soft reset, then battery pulls, then a hard reset. only plus was all my stuff was backed up to Google. then i found that it uploaded stuff i had no intention of uploading. it randomly uploaded photos to Facebook that i didn’t choose. it was buggy as hell and i began to hate it. i gave it to my sister as a birthday present soon after. i used a sidekick for a while till the hd7 came out, and since I’m a Microsoft fanboy i jumped on it. loved the phone, it had a good camera. i could watch netflix which only the iPhone could do at the time, and i could still do online banking with BoA and i could pay my car insurance with an app too. great phone for first 6 months. then i began to get irritated. still no WiFi calling, receptions in my house sucks (iPhone has slightly better reception), i switched banks to wells Fargo, and guess what? no app. (iPhone and android and even blackberry have one). i fell in love with this game called run in crowd on my ipad, and guess what? no app (iphone, android, and blackberry have one) can’t save or send documents except by something called a skydrive? what the heck is that anyway? i don’t care so much for backgrounds and stuff or for customizing it but at least give me the option for a different ringtone!! come on!! i found an old Nokia in the closet and not only could i change the wallpaper to my favorite beautiful ladies but i could change the ringtone to whatever i pleased. small gripe but still there. by far my biggest pitfall with this phone is the inability to save important text messages. every smartphone prior to this one could do it. this one can’t. i absolutely MUST have this option but sadly this phone cannot do it. i have been searching and searching but found nothing. i can’t even update to another version of windows phone cuz none of them do it. all of them are the same. i don’t even mind that they are all the same, if only windows had come out with a more capable OS from day 1. give me the all the options i need so that i wouldn’t have to look for them in the future. that’s the benefit of iphone. android has a new release and a new phone like every other day. windows just kinda “came out” and that was it. i have now had this phone for a little over a year and i can no longer live with it. im missing calls i can’t check my bank accounts easily, and when, not if, i sell it i can’t save my text messages. this phone has not met my expectations and has let me down. i like windows, xbox live, hotmail, and even internet explorer (though firefox runs a lot better imo) but this phone is a serious let down and there isn’t even any relief in the horizon.

    • Roger

      Great Post!  I have the HD7 also and it was around the 6 month mark that I started hating WP7.

  • http://twitter.com/FullMetalFetus brett hutton

    wow you really slammed it down here. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    Some of these flaws are in all OSes though. It’s more of a feature request type thing, but others are pretty big oversights that the OS doesn’t have the capability to do things like set a ringtone from an mp3 file and there are many other things.

    • Happyandhard

      you can set an MP3 as a ringtone on WP7.5.  set its genre as “ringtone” and it will appear in the list.

      • gwhyte01

        This is true….I’ve got 13 custom ringtones…..wma and mp3…..and they sound great.

    • keithzg

      Which of flaws are in all OSes, in particular? Remember, this is a list coming from someone using an N9 . . . personally, as someone who doesn’t actually own an Android device, I’m constantly shocked by tiny little things I assumed every modern phone OS must do (especially as Nokia ditched MeeGo because it was ostensibly not “mature enough”) yet apparently nobody does. For example, you can’t just close all open apps from the ICS multitasking view? WTF?

      So I’m curious (I’m not trolling, I’m too sad about MeeGo’s lost hopes to have the energy to troll ;) ) what tidbits you think no OS does, because I’d love to see how MeeGo stacks up against what people expect and what people think would be too much to even expect . . .

  • Nithi Music

    GU job keepitup

  • souggie

    I have a radar , it’s lagged about 7times since I’ve had it, and crashed twice. No phone is perfect, but I’ll tell you my galaxy nexus has yet to crash……so I’m taking our over my radar, which is now a backup phone

    • gwhyte01

      Now I know you’re lying……..I have a lumia 710, radar, hd7, g2, vibrant, galaxy tab 10.1 iphone 4 and a one x that I found……guess which ones lag..its not the windows phones…..even my $600 tmobile galaxy tab lags and the new one  x lags…..lags…..lags….and effing lags…..I LOVE MY WINDOWS PHONE…

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    Wow lots of negatives :( 

    I like my WP and i’ve been an Android & iOS user for sometime. I do agree that the OS is quite closed and not as open as it should be. 

  • gwhyte01

    Lets get this straight….whoever wrote this list is a freakin dumbass…..half this shhhhh is because the person doesn’t know how to use the damn phone…..calendar doesn’t display month view, hell yea it does….seems like the person is saying he wants a android phone, but windows phone isn’t android buddy.

    • keithzg

      Actually, you’re misreading his post; he’s saying it doesn’t display a WEEK view, and can’t zoom in on the month view.

      Also, most of his complaints are because Symbian and MeeGo (or Harmattan, at least) DO do these things, ex. sending arbitrary files over bluetooth, turning off an alarm by flipping over the phone, keeping a persistent set of notifications on the screen even while ‘off’, etc. Believe me, as an N9 user, there’s a very similar (albeit far less extensive) list of faults with Android, and many of them overlap with this list. It isn’t a matter of an Android fanboy hating on WP7, it’s a matter of a Nokia fanboy wanting to continue loving the company’s products but watching them being replaced by a demonstrably inferior OS.

      • http://twitter.com/dalydose Jeff Daly

        Some of these things are just…uh…wrong. Some will be fixed by end of year with Apollo/WP8. Some would just sacrifice ease of use for geek chic and won’t ever make it.

        • http://twitter.com/dalydose Jeff Daly

          and SOME are maddening even to a WinPhan like me! :)

    • FUS3360

      If this person can’t use something as simple as Windows phone, then he should be using android. Lol.
      You are right tho. He doesn’t know the OS which is why so much of this lost is completely wrong.