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  1. I'm a developer resident in Vietnam, Asian.

    I'm a developer resident in Vietnam, Asian.But Vietnam is not supported. Please expands marketplace to Vietnam.

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      1 comment  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I'd like to be able to buy, rent and view/stream videos from my Windows Phone when WP7.8 comes out, wifi or OTA.

      I'd like to be able to buy, rent and view/stream videos from my Windows Phone when WP7.8 comes out, wifi or OTA. I pay for data, I'm frequently around wifi, and it'd be great to just rent, buy, and receive videos wherever I am. Having to be around a Zune client isn't always feasible.

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        1 comment  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Like a post or photo straight from people hub, me hub, pictures hub

        add support to Like a post comment or photo straight from people hub, me hub, pictures hub

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          0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cortana inner circle should break through driving mode

          The contacts in my inner circle are important (and that's why they're in my inner circle). Cortana allows them to break through my quiet hours, but they should also be able to break through driving mode.

          Yes, there are potential safety concerns (that's the whole reason we have driving mode) so this should be limited to just those contacts in my inner circle. For example, my son's school should be able to reach me whenever they need to by being in my inner circle to break through quiet hours and also driving mode.

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            1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fifth column in Windows Phone

            I'm reading about a possible fifth column in the update for Windows Phone 8 GDR3.
            Sounds like a great idea, and some WP 7.8 users also appreciate if possible. As owner of a HTC Titan, when I upgraded to WP7.8 lost the fourth row to maintain the proportionality of the tiles, which were already perfectly in WP 7.5 with my screen of 4.7 ".
            Is it possible to make Windows Phone behave like Windows 8, adjusting the number of rows according to the resolution and screen size?

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              0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ich würde mich freuen, wenn mit meinem NFC-fähigen Handy Vodafone Smartpass verwenden könnte und warte auf die dazugehörige APP

              Ich würde mich freuen, wenn ich mit meinem NFC-fähigen Handy Vodafone Smartpass nutzen könnte, aber leider gibt es die dazugehörige APP nicht im APP-Store.

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                0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add metroinfo.co.nz

                Plz add metro info application for Christchurch new Zealand. The current Nokia transport can't give enough info

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Chinese Traditional Hanyu Pinyin keyboard .

                  Add Chinese Traditional Hanyu Pinyin keyboard

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                    0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please update the Wi-Fi settings software to enable DNS changes.

                    With Windows phone OS 7.5 one still cannot adjust DNS settings. I moved to a developing country and changes are being made to the networks here. The provider gives me new DNS settings that I can update on my Windows 7 laptop, but now I cannot do the same for my phone. I depend on WiFi as a phone pay plan is not an option here.
                    Microsoft, PLEASE CHANGE THIS. It is annoying and makes me less productive with a Win7 phone than with a Blackberry or iPhone. It makes sense to keep up with the competition.

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                      2 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The mode of a mobile network only 3G, 3G + 2G, only 2G :).

                      The mode of a mobile network only 3G, 3G + 2G, only 2G :). Now it is on Android and is a very convenient feature.

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                        1 comment  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Html email signature option

                        Ability to add formatting and pictures to default email signature

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                        • multi core cpu support

                          next update should support multi cores for even better performance........

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                            1 comment  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to edit and remove certificates

                            Option to edit and remove certificates. A major feature that is missing

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                            • Verified Apps

                              The same way Twitter does Verified Accounts, we must have verified apps. I am tired of searching for "facebook", and the marketplace returning multiple bogus third party results.

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                                0 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The phone functionality should include everything that RapDialer has. I shouldn't have to use two menus to call my dad

                                The phone button should allow you to search names or dial numbers frmo the same menu. Having the people search as a separate tab is a nice alternative, but the main dialpad should be some sort of omni-search like blackberry, palm, everyone else...

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                                • Live tile should flip and update on one tap, open on the second tap (like a mouse basically).

                                  This would also allow to pit elements on tiles for interaction since a double tap opens app. Ohter thing is have the app preload with one tap so on the second tap (I know its half a second but better then nothing) its closer to already being loaded.

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                                  • Have option to use google when search button is clicked

                                    When magnifying glass icon is tapped have option to use google or bing instead of just bing

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                                    • Emergency Information access by swiping left or right on lock screen (Medial History, Medication, etc)

                                      Not everyone carries around their medical history or medication information, a simple swipe to the left or right on the lock screen should access a page that shows all that information for medics and other people that could use that information in a emergency.

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                                      • Remove the 'X' from multi-tasking

                                        After Windows phone 8.1 when we can swap down to close apps the 'X' in multi-tasking should be removed for more clean and elegant look!
                                        Thank you !

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                                        • Easier way to close applications

                                          Possibility to close application by swiping those away (like in Windows 8). Also ppossibility to close background tasks from task switcher view.

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