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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.

    52,397 votes
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      81 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 50,176 votes
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        3778 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

      • 42,265 votes
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          845 comments  ·  Applications  ·  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!

          41,466 votes
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            968 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Under status bar, we need a shortcut to turn on/off connections and Internet sharing

            Under status bar, we need the ability to turn on or off the following (when specific icons are clicked) like in WM6.5 (this saves a whole lot of clicks):

            - WIFI
            - 3G (data connection)
            - Bluetooth
            - Internet sharing

            41,261 votes
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              265 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your shortcut suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s your great idea? Keep those votes coming!

            • Blinking LED notification for Missed Calls Email SMS

              Display a blinking LED notification when there are missed calls, voicemails, emails, text messages (SMS) etc waiting for you. Also, a blue LED when Bluetooth is on would be a great option. It enables the user to know something is awaiting is attention by just looking at it, without even picking up the phone. No more turning on Power to know what awaits you.

              38,019 votes
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                610 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for your missed calls suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature and while we didn’t implement this exactly this way, we have made it possible for device manufacturers to deliver notifications without having to wake the phone up. For example, Nokia’s Glance screen shows you time and missed notifications without having to wake the phone up.

              • 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....!

                33,951 votes
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                  2042 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "Vibrate AND Ring" not "Vibrate then Ring"

                  Let's make another option, becuse now it doesn't vibrate after the first two one. Continuous vibrating is a must have option for noisy environment.

                  20,729 votes
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                    408 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for full Bluetooth profiles - including accessories, keyboards, low energy

                    Windows Phone loses usability, market visibility and relevance, and falls behind competing products by not supporting the HID Bluetooth profile (and others) for actions such as hooking up Bluetooth accessories including game controllers, keyboards, and low energy accessories e.g. sport (Pebble). Full compatibility between WP8 and the massive Bluetooth ecosystem is important to

                    14,772 votes
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                      339 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  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.

                      14,742 votes
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                        123 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Need USB ON-THE-GO (OTG) in Windows Phone

                        Need usb on the go feature in Windows Phone 8. It will be an easy task for u(ms),as the snapdragon s4 chip supports this feature.

                        12,566 votes
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                          409 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Full Sync with Outlook

                          WP should fully sync to Outlook, tasks, including categories calendar including categories contacts including categories and notes including categories

                          10,966 votes
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                            537 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Field Test Net Monitoring

                            We want a Field Test ( Net monitor ) for engineers & windows phone users with this feature:
                            - All Information & channels towers
                            - Manually selecting our favorite channels(ARFCN) towers option
                            - Manually changing 2G, 3G & 4G option
                            - & ...

                            10,467 votes
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                              268 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 10,120 votes
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                                718 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable document attachment in emails

                                Enable document attachment in emails, since its painful not to be able to answer a coworker and quickly attach a word document.

                                10,016 votes
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                                  469 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bengali/Bangla Language Support

                                  Bangla despite of being sixth most spoken & native language of 250 million isn't supported by windows phone. We want full Bangla support on WP.

                                  9,620 votes
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                                    1789 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 9,395 votes
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                                      509 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Manual IP Configuration

                                      Allow the user to manually specify the IP, subnet mask, DNS servers, etc.

                                      9,393 votes
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                                        769 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. We’re always listening!

                                      • Allow camera button to launch a Lens app

                                        Lenses are camera-centric apps. I think it would be a great option to allow users to choose which Lens launches when they press the camera button.

                                        (As the developer for ProShot, this is actually my most-requested feature!)

                                        Thank you!

                                        8,898 votes
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                                          724 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • We do NOT want Android apps on WP

                                          Really a horrible idea just to think about putting Android apps on the UI of Windows Phone. The UI is unique, and the apps should be as well.
                                          The person(s) at MS coming up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves!!

                                          8,618 votes
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                                            322 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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