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  1. Get a FULL SCREEN experience on IE or other apps

    Make disapear the black tool bar on Internet Explorer or others app to get a FULL SCREEN experience!

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      1 comment  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • be able to add your own custom text tone

        to be able to add cool custom text tones and would make it more personal. :)

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • system-wide file manager

          A system wide file manager access like symbian or WM 6.5. For example if we have 2 music player apps we should be able to access music from the same Folder rather than syncing the same files twice to both apps which occupies more space.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Publish a development roadmap and changelogs for new features

            As customers we'd like to be taken serious.
            It is nice to have a platform where you can submit suggestions, but in the end it all is a black-box, we never now what Microsoft does with our suggestions:
            - Are the suggestions taken seriously?
            - Is a specific feature already in development?
            - Will a feature ever be implemented?
            - When will a feature be implemented?

            To sum up, Microsoft should publish a development roadmap where we can find our feature suggestions. A changelog with a complete list of new features and corrected bugs would also be nice.
            Thanks :)

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Joined calls attribution show, and call recording function, so that consumers can improve call quality.

              In China, daily call, the caller did not show attribution, it is very humane, in many cases, we will call calls attribution in the end not to take the call.I feel very pity for the lack of this feature of the telephone recording system such a focus on business functions of the windows phone with call recording can ignore so I was very surprised.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Name / Company Call + Default Phone / SMS / Mail

                Work!

                This system was created for the work’s world.

                Actually all smarthphones have following problem:
                when you receive a phonecall, you can see just name and surname!

                But how can I remember all the people I know? Nevertheless I always save the company name.

                As I get a phone call, if I could see the company name (in small font) or if I could see some other information (that I could choose), maybe I'd immediately understand who is calling me?!

                Another thing, the choice of the telephone number in the text messages

                If someone want to communicate with multiple numbers…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • say contact name on incoming calls

                  Say the contacts name on incoming calls. Would be helpful to know who's calling when using hands free kit.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable image edition (crop, resize, add efect, insert globes or other content, etc.)

                    Give the camera / images the option to edit the pictures taken, by resizing, cropping, adding efects and so. Currently, the picture & camera post-photo taken actions are almost zero, and are one of the most needed features in a phone with a good quality camera.

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Contact sending via Bluetooth

                        My car-kit requires the handset to send a single contact number via Bluetooth to the car-kit in order to ad it to it's directory. Please create an APP for this or include it int the next update.

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                          1 comment  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5 Devices for a best WP experience

                          windows phone no comes to the windows mobile 6.x devices. i would like an update for this version of windows phone 6.0, 6.1& 6.5

                          7 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include a stock **** app on all Windows Phone devices

                            Of course, there will be better, more full-featured **** appas in the marketplace in time. but who wouldn't want to start out with an "official" **** app? BEEEEFFFFF!

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PLEASE give us the option to stream video from ANY site, not just youtube?

                              I work in advertising and I often need to view videoclips etc as part of my job. Everyone else has a blackberry and it seems to work fine, but my Lumia is laughable. Cant even stream a simple video if its not on youtube. Its pathetic. Please do something about regular video streaming as well as viewing embedded videos, no matter the origin?

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Saving Contacts to sim-card.

                                As the title says. Ridiculous that basic function doesn't exist.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 7 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Vibrate on answer

                                    I want my phone to alert when my call is answered.
                                    I don't like staring at the (tiny) timer on screen or putting the phone beside ear before I know my call is picked. A short vibration upon answer is very necessary.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Continue using Zune Software!!!

                                      Syncing with Windows Phone 8 got more difficult than it was with WP7 - Which I don't understand as this is a slap in the face of all WP7 users who decided to get a WP8.

                                      You stop using Zune Software which was the only real alternative to iTunes so far. You replace it by a Windows Phone App, which barely gives the user any possibilities to change settings. As an alternative you give us the Windows Phone Desktop Application, which may work for people who miss the 90s and want to have a retro-experience. But you make all WP8-users…

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add GPS information to DNG RAW Picture Files

                                        Adding GPS information on DNG files will let outdoor and nature photographers to map their RAW pictures on Lightroom, Aperture or other pictures catalog and processing software, most of the photographers prefer to process the RAW file rather than the smaller JPG file.

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • needs better apps and games

                                          Needs better apps like instagram and a few other gaming apps full Version of fruit ninja these small things would make it from an okay phone to a great or excellent 5 star phone handa downs

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                                            1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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