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How to save Windows Phone, according to WMPoweruser.com readers

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So after nearly 100 comments by our readers explaining how they would save Windows Phone, I have collated the main ideas into a rather expansive list.

As one would expect, much of the ideas are things which could only happen in an ideal world without resource constraints but there are a few gems in there.

The most popular idea seems to be that Microsoft needs to improve their marketing, with 18 readers suggesting this. Related to this 3 readers suggested Microsoft needs to get carrier staff to recommend Windows Phone (this can be achieved via generous incentives), phones should get better placement in stores (1 reader), and 6 readers suggested the Microsoft and Windows Phone names were a dead weight on the OS and the names should be dropped.

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Do you want Gamer Community on Windows Phone? Vote below

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imageFrench mobile developer Allan is looking to gauge interest in bringing his Android App, Gamer Community, to Windows Phone.

His app, which has a few thousands installs on Android, lets users create and share game videos, and supports both Xbox and PS3 video sources and also lets users chat with other gamers.

As can be seen in the screen shot above, the app would already look pretty at home on Windows Phone.

Would our readers be interested in such an app, or is the Windows Phone market already saturated? Let us know in the poll below.


Fan-made Windows Phone ad pretty cool

In UK it is pretty clear that Microsoft is making a strong marketing push for Windows Phone, with saturation TV ads for the Nokia Lumia 630 and now the Nokia Lumia 930.

The ads however sometimes leaves something to be desired in terms of appeal and message, which is why we often see fan-created ads such as the one above by Ohsneezeme.

His version is certainly dynamic, but I wonder if it really touches on selling points of Windows Phone compared to other operating systems. I would love to see an Apple-like explanatory ads actually clearly expounding on the selling points of the OS.

What do our readers think? Let us know below.

Thanks Scott for the tip.

Vote for the Nokia Lumia 1020 as T3’s Camera of the Year

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is up for UK gadget mag T3’s Camera of the Year.

The handset put a 41 megapixel camera in the hands of the average consumer, and also featured an OS which is designed to make it easy to take advantage of the power.

I think that certainly makes it better than the next random Lumix camera.

Vote for it at T3 here.

Are you a Windows Phone family? (poll)

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Windows Phone has a high net promoter index ie people who own one are very likely to recommend them to others.

The people most often subject to these recommendations are of course our families, which often means that more than one person in a family will own a Windows Phone handset.

In my family it is me and my wife, with my iPhone 5s-totting daughter remaining unconvinced.

This allows better internal tech support, and the use of Windows Phone specific features like Rooms.

Have you converted or been converted by a family member? Let us know in the poll below.


MOLOME Photo Sharing Network App Now Available For Windows Phone Devices

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MOLOME is a photo sharing network similar to Instagram which allows you to shoot a photo, decorate your photo with easy-to-use photo decoration tools and share it with your friends and family. You can even earn badges along the process of sharing photos to others.

Key Features:

- Decorate your photo with Filter, Sticker, Frame, Text, Tilt Shift and many more Molome qr code

- Express your feeling with “Feeling Generator”

- Share your humor to your friend with “Meme Generator”

- Share the decorated photo to many supported social network: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Imgur, Tumblr, Picasa, Flickr, VK, app.net, Dropbox and Google

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

via: Nokiaviews

An all-Nokia finale in Smartphone Championships League Grand Final

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After sifting through 32 handsets from Samsung, HTC, LG and Nokia and collecting more than 1 million votes the GSMArena’s Smartphone Championships League has hit its finale, and has settled on pitting the two best Windows Phones against each other.

On the left we have the Nokia Lumia 1020, with its unmatched 41 megapixel camera, while on the right we have the pinnacle of smartphone technology on Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520, with its quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor and 6 inch 1080P screen.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 beat the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Motorola Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and LG Nexus 5 to win its spot in the final, while the Nokia Lumia 1520 demolished the Samsung Galaxy S Mini, Nokia Lumia 720, Sony Xperia Z1 and Nokia Lumia 520.

Vote for your favourite Windows Phone in the finals here.

Vote for Windows Phone in the Smartphone Champions League Semifinals

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Windows Phone has been doing pretty well in GSMArena’s Smartphone Championship League, starting with 5 handsets and ending with 3 in the semi-final.

Compare this with Samsung, who started with 16 and ended with none, and of course HTC, Motorola and Sony and LG all being eliminated along the way.

The last contender the the pure Google Nexus 5, up against the Nokia Lumia 1020, while the Nokia Lumia 520 is up against the Nokia Lumia 1520, set to be a rather uneven battle.

The semi-finals has already been raging for a few days, and will come to an end tomorrow at 5 PM GMT. Vote for your favourite handset at GSMArena here.

Thanks to all the readers who sent this in.

Vote for the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the#SmartFone13 finals!

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Talking about FoneArena, they are also running an end of your poll for the best smartphone of 2013, and so far the only Windows phone entrant, the Nokia Lumia 1020, has been doing well, defeating the HTC One and LG G2, and has made it all the way to the finals, and is currently running against the Sony Xperia Z1.

As can be seen from the screen shot above, the contest is running on a knife’s edge.

Vote for your favourite handset at FoneArena here.

Thanks Gerhard for the tip.

Toughest battle yet! Vote for Nokia Lumia in the Smartphone Championship League!

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In what looks to be the toughest battle yet for Windows Phone in GSMArena’s Smartphone Championship League, in the quarter finals we have the Nokia Lumia 520, 1020 and 1520 up against the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S III and the Sony Xperia Z1.

The battle between the HTC One and the Nokia Lumia 520 appears to be the most intense, with nearly 20,000 votes cast on each side and the lead changing several times already.

Vote for ALL of your favourite handsets at GSMArena here.

Thanks everyone who sent the tip in.

Round 4: Vote for the Nokia Lumia 520 in GSMArena’s Smartphone Champion’s League

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Nokia’s Lumia handsets have been progressing well through GSMArena;s Smartphone Championships League, and today we have the Windows Phone champion, the Nokia Lumia 520, up against the Sony Xperia M.

Sony is expected to be Nokia’s biggest rival in this contest, and have already deposed the Nokia Lumia 625 and Nokia Asha handsets, so every vote counts.

Vote for your favourite handset at GSMArena here.

Thanks John for the tip.