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  1. Don't remove the Back Button!

    As WP users, we all love the unique experience that windows phone gives us compare to other mobile OSes.
    One of those important feature is the back button. Please, don't do it. It allow the user to easily move around the UI and is already used very effectively by most of the developers.
    This is one change I can't stand by.

    8,563 votes
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      300 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      5,865 votes
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        189 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Longer Battery Life

        Phones current battery life only last from 2 to 4 hrs. People use there phones,alot. This would be a great improvement

        1,672 votes
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          55 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove/disable use of capacitive buttons

          These buttons are the worst part of my windows phone experience. They are always being triggered accidently when hands or fingers get anywhere near them.

          1,546 votes
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            150 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • HDMI port or Composite tv out

            Provide TV-out connectivity via 3.5mm jack to composite or mini HDMI. ideally provide TV appropriate UI similar to Nokia Big Screen.

            910 votes
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              37 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please allow users to disable haptic feedback on the main buttons on Windows 8 phone

              I love my new Nokia 820 except the enforced haptic feedback on the buttons.

              Please allow owners the option to switch it off. I have only had it one day but it's giving me RSI even though I have never suffered from it before.

              I'm at the point or returning the phone. A pity.

              Many thanks

              844 votes
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                79 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add ANT+ receiver

                There are so many nice areas of application for that feature like:

                heart rate monitors
                speed sensors
                cadence sensors
                foot pods
                power meters
                activity monitors
                calorimeters
                body mass index measuring devices
                blood pressure monitors
                blood glucose meters
                pulse oximeters
                positions tracking
                short range homing beacons (Disc Golf, GeoCaching)[6]
                weight measuring devicesa
                control of music playersa
                temperature sensorsa

                806 votes
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                  26 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • give the windows hardware button the blue-yellow-red-green colors

                  change the white color windows hardware button to blue yellow red and green colors, this will make all of the windows phone devices look shiny, as a windows phone user i would like to see this improvement on future windows devices (WP8)

                  684 votes
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                    20 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More phones with physical keyboard

                    Better phone options with QWERTY keyboard, like BlackberryBold. We want to recommend WP to executives who type a lot of email and prefer physical keyboard.

                    585 votes
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                      41 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • more capacity then 16GB

                      I want more capacity 32GB or better 64GB.

                      8GB or 16GB is not enought

                      493 votes
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                        23 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support a hardware keyboard on WP8

                        Windows Phone 8 devices finally bring a lot of Office power. They may have excellent on-screen keyboards, but split-screen edits of Office documents are not ideal, and do not do the device justice.

                        An NFC-only keyboard exists for Android, while Bluetooth or USB(otg) keyboards can be used with Android, Apple or Symbian^3 devices. Microsoft has always created excellent keyboards, and the Surface RT supports a keyboard dock. This is why complete lack of keyboard options on WP8 is bizarre.

                        Please support a Windows 8 phone with a slider keyboard like the Nokia E7, support a wireless charging NFC keyboard for…

                        485 votes
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                          19 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keep the Nokia branding for all future Smartphones - Not just for Asha

                          NOKIA is a well recognized brand all over the world. Its also a major reason for the traction WP is experiencing over the last two years. We hate the see the brand name vanish. Keep the name Nokia...Please!

                          419 votes
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                            23 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't drop the Nokia name from next-gen Lumia devices.

                            Don't remove the Nokia branding from hardware, as this will drastically cut into sales of Lumia devices. People unfortunately don't buy Windows Phones, they buy Nokia devices. The Nokia name has much better perception in many non-US nations, which is where the bulk of Windows Phone sales are coming from. Dropping the name would hurt Windows Phone and make Android gain even more marketshare.

                            397 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • cityman

                              Cityman and Talkman Verizon support please!!!

                              294 votes
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                                38 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Microsoft - branded smartphones

                                Start producing Windows Phone smartphone under the brand Microsoft

                                222 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 211 votes
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                                    20 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 208 votes
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                                      16 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Microsoft handsets should be integrated with Kinect Feature

                                      With the help of most Xbox employees, Microsoft should go for handsets that can interact well with the motion and detection of our body using the Kinect technology that these handsets would perform any specific task when the sensors within them detects the motion / tense applied by any parts of our body. [ Interaction through air gesture & palm / Interaction through the movement of our eyes & mouth / Interaction through the motion of our head ]. The front camera should also be able to recognize our face / detect fast motions of our head / eyes with…

                                      207 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 206 votes
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                                        • Support for AdHoc Wifi connections

                                          Ability to AdHoc Wifi networks.
                                          It allow to share Internet connections, control devices and robots, share files, etc...

                                          206 votes
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