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Forum: Windows Phone Talk 10-16-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By Eriq Cook
After 7 faithful years, I abandoned Microsoft's...

After 7 faithful years, I abandoned Microsoft's mobile platform for Blackberry after upgrading to WP7.0 from 6.5. The reason? ALL of the useful functionality of WinMo 6 and earlier was wiped out in...
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 09-27-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,487
Posted By Eriq Cook
Um...WOW! Congrats on the new career and sure it...

Um...WOW! Congrats on the new career and sure it will take off in the right direction for you. I'm proud to have been a part of the Thoughts network for a short while after being a longtime reader. ...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 08-16-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,882
Posted By Eriq Cook
Yeah, I kind of thought it might be an app...

Yeah, I kind of thought it might be an app development issue. I'm not a developer, so unsure about how (or if) Microsoft could force a way for developers to implement the proper text boxes that...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 08-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,882
Posted By Eriq Cook
The issue isn't being able to click on a phone...

The issue isn't being able to click on a phone number (that DOES work), the issue is with short 3 or 5 digit numbers, like 311, 123, 46645, etc. Currently, WP7 is only programmed to recognize...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 08-14-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,882
Posted By Eriq Cook
Just double-checked if I could do this in Windows...

Just double-checked if I could do this in Windows Mobile 6.5 (couldn't remember). #checkmark, you could.
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 08-14-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,882
Posted By Eriq Cook
Windows Phone 7 Mango Update - What's still missing?

Hey all,

While I haven't had much time to see WP7 Mango in action (except with someone @ Microsoft store briefly), based on the many recent reviews and feedback I've compiled a list of still much...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-14-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By Eriq Cook
I too will likely cancel DVD service (for Redbox)...

I too will likely cancel DVD service (for Redbox) and go streaming only...but then I'll likely cancel the streaming service soon after. I liked having the OCCASIONAL access to streaming via xbox (the...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 05-12-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By Eriq Cook
Thanks for posting this, Jason. This was one of...

Thanks for posting this, Jason. This was one of the many reasons I ditched WP7 after less than a month (and went to Blackberry). "What in the world were the programmers thinking?" is all I can ask....
Forum: Windows Phone News 04-14-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By Eriq Cook
Geez, when I first glanced at the title I thought...

Geez, when I first glanced at the title I thought "Flexible on hardware buttons? Yes! I might soon see a WP7 device with dedicated phone start/end buttons."

Then I realized it was only about...
Forum: The Competition 02-01-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,052
Posted By Eriq Cook
Unless you're of the conspiracy type, these...

Unless you're of the conspiracy type, these services don't automatically "know" where you are and check you in without you knowing. You must manually perform an action to check in at any location.
...
Forum: The Competition 01-29-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,052
Posted By Eriq Cook
I use Foursquare strategically to share what I'm...

I use Foursquare strategically to share what I'm doing in the business community and also promote local businesses & events in the area mostly. But I don't check in everywhere and agree that it's...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-28-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,470
Posted By Eriq Cook
I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
Forum: Digital Home News 12-19-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By Eriq Cook
Best AV program hands down.

Best AV program hands down.
Forum: Digital Home News 12-11-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By Eriq Cook
So they're betting that Windows 8 will spell the...

So they're betting that Windows 8 will spell the end of Windows Media Center and Zune will replace it. If this does happen I'd expect a form of TV control (NOT online TV) added to the Zune desktop...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 11-28-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,358
Posted By Eriq Cook
After almost a solid month of use, I've gone back...

After almost a solid month of use, I've gone back to using my "Classic" TouchPro 2 running 6.5.3. The WP7 OS is great CONCEPT and much faster/snappier, but there are way too many small but extremely...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 11-10-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Eriq Cook
I really missed the Windows Mobile users groups...

I really missed the Windows Mobile users groups here in Colorado. I was involved quite a bit and there were lots of very "energized" people who contributed to the platform & groups greatly (there...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 10-31-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By Eriq Cook
#fail. I think this is a bad idea. e-ink and...

#fail. I think this is a bad idea. e-ink and battery life is what real e-readers are all about. This is basically just another touchscreen tablet with limited functionality. I'd rather buy an iPad,...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 08-16-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,755
Posted By Eriq Cook
Thanks for the tip Jason. I experienced the same...

Thanks for the tip Jason. I experienced the same thing and got tired of troubleshooting so I reverted back to using VGA connection to TV. Guess I'll switch it back and give it a try.
Forum: Windows Phone News 08-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By Eriq Cook
Cool Well said. I too agree that WP7 is too different...

Well said. I too agree that WP7 is too different of an interface and dumbs things down too much to be an enterprise contender, at all. WM6.5 works better for the enterprise market, but WM6.5 will...
Forum: Windows Phone Accessories 08-15-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,716
Posted By Eriq Cook
Great review Jon! This will be my next headset...

Great review Jon! This will be my next headset replacing my Jawbone II soon. Love the fact that it's micro-usb instead of the proprietary crap their previous headsets used.

The sturdy form factor...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 08-12-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,153
Posted By Eriq Cook
For me, the advantage of WMC is the ability to...

For me, the advantage of WMC is the ability to record TV and watch it on any PC later. I have a WMC PC connected to TV in living room that I use for (you guessed it) watching TV and quick access to...
Forum: Windows Phone News 08-03-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Eriq Cook
I have to disagree with you on that point. I...

I have to disagree with you on that point. I would hate to install the WP7 OS on a slower device and it run like crap, and then leave with the opinion that "WP7 is crap." MS played it right since the...
Forum: Windows Phone News 08-03-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Eriq Cook
I think they're playing it right this time....

I think they're playing it right this time. Microsoft has disappointed me many times revealing new technologies, only to have those technologies never see the light of day in good time, come out less...
Forum: Windows Phone News 07-20-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,922
Posted By Eriq Cook
I completely agree. Microsoft Mobile is on life...

I completely agree. Microsoft Mobile is on life support right now. I believe that if Microsoft is TRULY dedicated to making the platform better day-by-day, it will be ok. But Microsoft needs to...
Forum: Windows Phone News 07-20-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By Eriq Cook
I hate to say this, but after almost 9 years...

I hate to say this, but after almost 9 years using Windows Mobile since the CE days, I've switched to BlackBerry. However since I can't "let go" all the way I'm now carrying my TouchPro2 along as a...
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