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  1. Lumia 1030 and quick!

    Same camera as 1020 if you like, but latest internals like 930 but with MicroSD slot. 32Gb is just not enough. Size of 930 feels about right, I just need a replacement for my 808 and 1020 is just not fast enough or has enough memory.

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      85 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        3786 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We continue to extend Cortana to other geographies and languages … with the latest update it will now be available in the UK and China, with regional support for Canada, Australia and India

      • Branding should be named just Lumia. not Microsoft.

        The Branding of the Microsoft phones should say Lumia in front not Microsoft. It looks really ugly and the name is too long. Lumia is just right and its a cool name.

        4,238 votes
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          713 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Phone needs more personalization – like support for background themes and pictures

          Please add background theme on next generation Of Windows Phone update..
          Windows Phone 8.1 update is a major update for Windows Phone OS update.
          We known in Windows Phone 8.1 is available a Start screen Background..

          Please add background Theme in all place in Windows Phone OS next update..

          Like this example Background Theme..

          https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10154288_550992691686802_8904829801216252018_n.jpg

          https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-0/10153750_550992735020131_7856544037476688124_n.jpg

          https://scontent-b-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10170770_550992801686791_3073321493318596527_n.jpg

          Please Microsoft...

          PLEASE VOTE ALL !!!
          PLEASE 3 VOTE EVERYONE....!

          34,052 votes
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            2043 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Want Hikaru (藍澤光) to be Taiwan Localized Cortana Character

            Cortana in China is localized with a new character named Xiao Na, we want Taiwan Localized Cortana to use the existed Microsoft Taiwan's famous character Hikaru. (http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/28/microsoft-silverlight-girl-hates-spicy-foods-has-no-nose/) (http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%97%8D%E6%BE%A4%E5%85%89)
            希望台灣版Cortana角色由藍澤光來擔任.

            5,583 votes
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              168 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • developer preview firmware for Lumia

              Developer Preview should also allow firmware updates for the Lumia line. Having the firmware available will be useful for "developers" as well as actual developers who will be able to test their code on the final product with the firmware. Detecting what device it is shouldn't be an issue but if it is for whatever reason then simply have a drop down menu that will let the user pick their device. Have a warning for non Lumia devices.

              Also should be able to work with 3rd party oem (HTC, Samsung etc) to get their firmware rdy and be able to…

              3,646 votes
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                120 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mobile Data On/Off Option to Quick Settings!

                According to the WP8.1 Beta SDK leaks, It seems there is no Mobile Data on/off option in quick settings. It's really unbelievable how would Microsoft forget to add that option! It's a really huge missing for the system and the coming update. Many people need that option. It's really interesting that Microsoft limits celluar download, brings DataSense to protect their wallet but doesn't let them to control their mobile data themselves!. Please fix this situation in the final build!

                41,569 votes
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                  968 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please sort settings by name, function or usage

                  I can't see any system right now in how the different settings are arranged. Please sort them by name, group them by functions or sort on how much I use them.

                  14,787 votes
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                    124 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Display a blinking LED notification when there are missed calls, voicemails, emails, text messages (SMS) etc ...

                    Please we Need LED Flash like blackberry phones!!!

                    vote for 3 !!!!
                    vote for 3 !!!!

                    1,410 votes
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                      71 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More colours in Windows Phone UI

                      I have made some concepts for a more colorful WP UI.
                      These are some pictures of what I thought: http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-concepts-dream-devices/292521-%5Bconcept%5D-more-colours-windows-phone-ui.html

                      Thanks,
                      Matt

                      3,548 votes
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                        156 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 5,818 votes
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                          220 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cortana should answer calls

                          Hello,

                          What if we could tell Cortana to pass a message when someone calls? Scenario:
                          •James: "Cortana, when mum calls, tell her that I'm busy and will call back later"
                          •<mum calls, Cortana picks up call in the background>
                          •Cortana: "Hello, James is busy at the moment and will call you later, do you want me to pass a message to him?
                          •Mum: "Yes, tell him that we need to talk about dad's birthday"

                          Then you could get a notification or you could just ask Cortana if there were any calls and then she could playback/read messages that others left.

                          1,798 votes
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                            23 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Readyboost on WindowsPhone

                            use SD cards as Ram
                            we do this on Windows Vista and later by using Windows Ready Boost
                            if that feature got added, the 512mb ram users will be able to download and use apps that require 1GB+ ram
                            those with 1gb+ will be able to have more memory for more apps

                            1,270 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keep Nokia Brand Name

                              Microsoft, Nokia's name must remain .

                              6,956 votes
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                                280 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use two different gestures to turn on/off an option or for access to the page of this one in the quick settings

                                The Windows Phone 8.1 preview revealed the quick settings in action center. But few of them are not ergonomically to use. For example, the wifi button!
                                In the case of the wifi is off, push the button turn the wifi on, but another push on it show now the wifi setting page instead of desactivation.
                                It's not an ergonomic usage!
                                Many of quick settings in action center may be improved by adding 2 different gestures:

                                -one push on the button: activation/desactivation
                                -hold the button: access to the settings page

                                This gesture can be apply to all the settings that need…

                                5,173 votes
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                                  50 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Persian Work Flow Keyboard

                                  Hi , please add Persian (farsi) in Work Flow Keyboard List in first windows phone8.1 update

                                  با سلام لطفا زبان فارسی را در اولین فرصت در لیست زبان های ساپورت شده در کیبورد جدید وین فون ۸.۱ موسوم به ورک فالو قرار دهید

                                  7,407 votes
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                                    687 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Download status in notification center

                                    It would be great to have the download status of apps, or files downloaded through the browser, to be shown in the notification center ( much like android has). Having this feature would really help so you don't have to re open the windows store app to check on a downloads status

                                    4,822 votes
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                                      21 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1

                                      Please do not remove the panorama style of the photos hub currently implemented on Windows Phone 8. This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's. The new pictures app in 8.1 is just a pivot app and is disappointedly lacking in design, compared to what we have currently. At least include an option to add a background picture.

                                      6,738 votes
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                                        109 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Port IDM (Internet Download Manager) for WP

                                        Port and bring Windows version IDM for WP with all capabilities: Resume, Stop, Schedule, Queue, Refreshing download link address, Several connections and working in background.

                                        A powerful IDM for WP please!

                                        2,945 votes
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                                          48 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a timer app, stopwatch and a built in audio recorder

                                          Please add a built in timer and a stopwatch app or get it integrated with the current Alarms app.

                                          Also please add a system app for recording audio instead of having to depend on a 3rd party app for it.

                                          1,634 votes
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                                            29 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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