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  1. Give us snapchat!

    Give us either the original app or make your own, as long as we can send snap chats to anyone that owns a snap chat account! (Whether it be on an android or ios.)

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      0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • dont kill the backbutton !

      i think a lot people love the backbutton and so do i !
      could we have more clarity about this rumor ?

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        0 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 8 votes
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        • Remember songs being played

          Remember song and location consistently.

          8 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Expand Speech Command to include playing music

            Speech Command to play music by saying "play song", "play artist" and "play album".

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            • Internet Explorer favorites Synchronization PC and Phone

              IE sync with IE mobile all favorites and bookmarks

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              • Kids mode

                When I let my kids use my phone an play games, we should be able to put the phone in a diferent blocked mode.

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                  1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please make Windows Phone 3.0 compatible with OS X 10.6

                  Unless there is a particular feature in OS X Lion and above that Windows Phone 3.0 needs, please make it compatible for OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). I don't want to buy a new OS just to sync my phone. (I also cannot upgrade my OS to 10.7 because my MacBook is so old.

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                    2 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • clousing mp3-player

                    I want to close my mp3-player, but there is no function. I dont want to restart my phone just because of the mp3-player in background

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                      0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make the volume adjustment non-linear

                      There are drastical differences between low volume levels, whereas insignificant between high levels. There is not enough low volume level to listen with earphones before you go to sleep! In contrast, there is not any difference between levels 28 and 29 in one's perception.

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                        0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better bing integration - feature more of the tools available on bing.com by default with WP8 search (bing rewards, weather, flights, etc)

                        Better bing integration - feature more of the tools available on bing.com by default with WP8 search (bing rewards, weather, flights, etc). Right now it really only works for basic searches and image searches; it would be a lot cooler and more useful if in integrated other features available on the full fledged version of bing search

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                          0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Separate controls for volume.

                          On my Nokia Lumia 920, there is only one volume control that controls everything simultaneously. This is very annoying.
                          I wish to turn my ringer off at night, but still have max. volume for my alarm clock. Or turn my ringer off and be able to listen to my music. Turn down the volume on some apps while keeping the volume of my ringer full, and so forth. Separate volume controls are essential to a useful device.

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                            0 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please able the bluetooth to transfer files over phone and PC

                            in the world of sharing i am feeling lonely...please able the bluetooth to transfer files over phone and PC

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                              0 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please add dual window multitasking.

                              Similar to the option in Windows RT/8, add the ability to snap two applications together so they can both be used at the same time. This feature can be added on phones with 4.5" screens and above, especially on the Lumia 1520/1320.

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                              • Translator using camera function for Japanese

                                Pls add Japanese translation by using camera for MS Translator apps.

                                8 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pattern Lock for Locking device

                                  Add the Pattern Lock Feature for Locking the Device and also any Other Locking Mechanism.

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • password protection for phone and folders

                                    A password protection can be added for the home screen and folders. it is a smartphone hence has personal details

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Make birthday calendar easier to use

                                      It is really long winded to get birthdays showing on my phone in the 'birthdays calendar'. Surely this can be simplified so once I've entered the birthday on my phone contacts they come up on the calendar - I've been told I have to do it on my PC first!

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                                      • Turn off/on wifi or bluetooth from the home screen itself than from settings.

                                        Using a omnipresent icon on the screen, one should be able to toggle wifi or bluetooth than going into settings making it convinient & userfriendly

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                                        • The ability to Search the Calender / Appointments

                                          Calender Search: I need to search my calender for dates I completed work for my clients.
                                          Search on any Contact Field: Attorney, for example, who's name I cannot remember.
                                          Multi-Task (Open any App or Contact while talking on the phone to find information)
                                          Date and Time Stamp on incoming and outgoing calls: stored in Call History

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