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  1. Please don't use Chinese font instead of Japanese font when I choose "English" as a Display language.

    If I choose "English" as a Display language,WP use China font to show Japanese Kanji character.It's a very strange looking.This is a disappointing thing.
    Please use Japanese font to show Japanese character in a situation that selecting English as a display language.

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      2 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XBOX360 LIVE TV APP FOR WINDOWS PHONE (TV ON THE GO)

      XBOX360 LIVE TV APP ON WINDOWS PHONE...WITH INTERACTION BETWEEN THE XBOX360 AND PHONE LIKE TAKE YOUR SHOW WITH YOU

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        0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Phone Defender

        A "Windows Phone Defender" like on Windows 8 should be added!

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        • Make the power button + start button combination launch the camera

          This would be useful for the new 730 and 735's and also for those whose camera button is broken. Using the tile or tapping the camera in the notification center isn't so great.

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          • get the weedmaps and verizon fios app for the phone

            These are the only two things need to make the market the best.

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            • SOOUND EQUALIZER

              Sound EQUALIZER for all phones with wp8 ;) i have Samsung ativ s and i really need this

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              • I use Microsoft Chinese Input Method for over ten years, and my favorite is double click pinyin. So I hope WP7 will add it.

                I use Microsoft Chinese Input Method for over ten years in almost all Windows OS, and my favorite is double click pinyin. So I hope WP7 will add it. Thanks.

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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove Carrier Exclusive phone

                  Carrier Exclusive Phones are hurting the WP community. Just recently Verizon has dropped the ICON from their list. It has not been a year since the release of the ICON and Verizon has practically told Microsoft to go F themselves and we're not going to support WP exclusives here. The rest of us on other carriers are suffering because all we have for selections are low end phones and limited selections.

                  Please sell unlocked phones through Microsoft store rather than having it be specific towards a certain carrier. Sales rep at all carrier stores are not knowledgeable about WP and…

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                  • resume the app instead of restarting when left in background

                    App restarts instead of resuming when we switch to home screen from the app in use.
                    consider this issue and do add this feature in the very next update of wp8 os.

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                    • Streaming Zune movie rentals (like on Xbox) and an "all you can eat" rental package

                      4G phones and increasing screen sizes mean this will be a much better experience

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                        2 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • windows phones should get the words with friends app

                        words with friends is availible for android and iphones. it is a fun word game that you can challenge yoursf and have fun.

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                        • Tamil Keyboard required in keyboard settings..For Indian Location.

                          Tamil Keyboard required in keyboard settings..For Indian Location.

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                          • Add Schwab mobile as an Application.

                            A request to add Schwab as a mobile app.

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                              1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • timer for automating connection settings

                              set days of week and time of day to turn on/off radio, data access, wifi, bluetooth.

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                              • opera mini for windows phone

                                Opera mini for windows phone

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                                • Subway Surfer , temple run 2 and candy crush for Lumia 625. It will great for product.

                                  Lumia 625 doesnt have luxury of games like Subway Surfer , temple run 2 and candy crush . It will be great if you can launch these games for Lumia 625 . It will be great for product.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • actionable notification and notification page

                                    it would be nice to create a actionable notification, like other idea, swipe down when there is a toast will open up a chat, comment, tweet, like etc

                                    it would be nice if there is notification page, on start screen, swipe to the left open up the app list, swipe to the right will open up the notification page. this notification page will be like fastlane (only show notification) you allowed to open app or reply in the page(tap reply button, it will expand up and you are allowed to reply) same as press like, share, comment, tweet, retweet etc…

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                                    • Please give an option whether or not to enable jump applications option..those alphabets are so irritating.between the apps.......

                                      Please gv in option in settings to close jump application optipn...those alpjabets are so irritating

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                                      • Windows Phone Start Screen

                                        1) Ability to add a same background textures to the start screen and Application list screen, just like way it happens in Windows 8. The ability to add Name for a group needs to more intuitive to user and need not install a separate app for it! A pull down notification screen would add a lot of interest to it.

                                        2) Landscape mode for Windows Start screen supported. Just Imagine how beautiful WP is gonna look, when we have the landscaping mode available, ability to add background etc.

                                        3) Feature of Tile Cubes. Currently Windows Phone tile only flips and…

                                        11 votes
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                                        • allow network shares as sources for music, videos, etc. like Zune software did. Important for those of us using NAS and/or domains.

                                          New software is a huge step backwards for those of us who had Zunes and/or WP7 phones. Need ability to use network shares for music sources.

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