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  1. I find the way to love your product at largest by means of apps and games. Most of adults swift to android, so plz release more apps&games

    More of my friends did not purchase WP8 mobiles as they were in looking more & more apps & games. Market has been shared or covered by android mobiles because of this reason.
    Saying,...added

    can you try, let your product be stay loveable by enhancing and releasing much much apps & games compare to android.

    Although i would appreciate WP8 giving better experience.

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      0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • setting home page

        would be very useful to be able to set a "HOME" in Explorer

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          0 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            2 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • USB micro Gaming Controller (other phones have them)

            add compatibility to a current model or new one so people can play games. the current touch screen controls are practically useless in moving around in most games (notably the d pad). android, iphone, etc have working controllers. nokia/windows does not as of yet.

            here is an example http://www.amazon.com/Gametel-Portable-Controller-Mobile-Tablets/dp/B006L2HBXA

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              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Close application/open window in open app or window itself

              Ability to close application/window with double taping back button or invent X button in every open app or window so we dont need go to multitask screen or hit back button endlessly. It will be real windows experience as we know it!
              And add X feature to every opened app in multitask screen as well.

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                1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • A better nfc transfer of multimedia with other mobile platforms.

                Whenever i try to transfer any photo,audio or video it says this is not supported.

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                • Adult Corner

                  I absolutely love the kid's corner update on the Windows 8 Phone, however, kids are not the only ones who are nosey. Adults are as well. I would like to see an update to Kid's Corner where the option of adding calls and internet, mainly calls, as an option to select. I do not like adults going through my e-mails or text messaging and as of right now, if I am not mistaken, there aren't any apps to password protect your text messages or e-mails. Also, this will allow Windows to advertise not only for Kid's Corner but also a…

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                    1 comment  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show calendar event address on the map app

                    You should be able to open the map app and display the address for your calendar event and display route and traffic information, so you know where you have to go and how long it will take you to drive there.

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                      1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Inprove the SMS area to separate sent and received sms.

                      2 colum, or a quick button to see all sent sms or all recieved.

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                      • Full Skype integration

                        Full Skype os integration. Ability to call and sms over Skype directly from addressbook, add Skype-profile to contacts and to adjust status from within messaging-hub.

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                        • Notification hub to the LEFT of the Start screen

                          We already have a thorough app listing to the right of the Start screen, a simple gesture away. Instead of all these typically draconian methods for implementing a notifications hub (The volume panel? Holding the Search button? Seriously?), make it simple.

                          To the LEFT of the Start screen (swiping from left to right), you get a full screen, beautiful implementation of a notifications hub. The specifics are up to Microsoft, such as how to arrange services and specific messages, but that basic, basic concept of making use of the "unused space" to the left of the start screen makes more…

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                            0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Swipe from left to right on home screen to enter Settings page

                            In the Settings page, remove the Applications tab (put it back into individual apps). And, caterorize/group setting items. E.g.
                            + Personalize
                            + Sound & Audio
                            + Display
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                              1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Let Zune software work with WP8

                              I know, I know, you need an RT app to sync. But until it has all the capability that the Zune software does, please let Zune work with WP8! You are disenfranchising your base!

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                                1 comment  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Docs\PDF directly attach through the mailbox

                                a suggestion as to directly attach the docs\PDF through mailbox and not through Office .. PDF attachments are not enabled either currently

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                                  3 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 9 votes
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                                  • Search Settings

                                    Let me search for Settings like in windows 8 where i can search for mouse and get all the mouse related Settings.

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                                    • Xbox music pass online codes for the rest of the world

                                      Many Young People who want to use the xbox Music pass can't because there aren't any online codes available like in the US.
                                      Make the xbox Music pass available for users without a credit Card!

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                                      • Group call log notifications together

                                        Group missed calls from certain people together to make your call log less hectic and messy.

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                                        • Aplicativo da Globo

                                          A Globo lançou o seu aplicativo para interagi com os telespectadores um aplicativo que está disponível nas plataformas Android e ios, mais não está disponível para Windows Phone. Esse aplicativo ja é entre meus amigos e será muito útil na copa do mundo que está chegando ai.

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