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Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-29-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,998
Posted By Richard76
Agreed. The most surprising aspect of that...

Agreed. The most surprising aspect of that article is that there is indeed no mention of Bing. Even if I were to concede that, head to head, Google is a better search engine, don't you think the...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-15-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,275
Posted By Richard76
Refreshing Read

I'm so glad to have read this article written by another "hardened" Windows Mobile veteran (and MS MVP if I'm not mistaken). With all of MS's resources, you would have thought that they would have...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-05-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Richard76
Hey, I remember that PC-3! Although the...

Hey, I remember that PC-3! Although the "programming" part scared the heck out of me so I opted to go with my first PC (Personal Computer), a Tandy model without a hard drive and only 2 x 5 1/4"...
Forum: Windows Phone Thoughts Site Updates 07-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,533
Posted By Richard76
Welcome Darren. I look forward to your knowledge...

Welcome Darren. I look forward to your knowledge and insight offering us some interesting thoughts on the current and future evolution of our favourite hobby.
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,196
Posted By Richard76
Somebody please, take the gun away from Microsoft...

Somebody please, take the gun away from Microsoft (or at least help them point the barrel at 90 degrees)!
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 07-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Richard76
OMG Todd! Pardon the pun but as I read through...

OMG Todd! Pardon the pun but as I read through your post, I thought you were talking about me. Aside from the fact that I started out on a Rolodex handheld purchased from Radio Shack and then took a...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 06-24-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By Richard76
Bad Mango...I think I need a hosted exchange account?

I have really been trying hard to like WP7, I really have. So much so that while I have been waiting for it to evolve to include the services I need, I even bought one for my son. At least that way I...
Forum: Windows Phone Events 06-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,535
Posted By Richard76
And still nothing on seamless integration with...

And still nothing on seamless integration with desktop Outlook (sans MS Exchange)! :(

I really want to like WP, I really do but......

I'm getting tired of fruit!
Forum: Digital Home Talk 05-13-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,694
Posted By Richard76
Almost As Good

Although not having all of the options of your version, I have one of the vtech-skype units and you can use it as both a skype phone or a normal cordless phone. Much better than having to wear a...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 05-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,851
Posted By Richard76
And with the "error rate" on that forecast being...

And with the "error rate" on that forecast being discounted by roughly 20% per year, well you do the math!
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 05-13-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,287
Posted By Richard76
Bottom line.....have not been able to migrate to...

Bottom line.....have not been able to migrate to WP7 due to lack of tasks support and direct Outlook sync. Had to buy my son a Sammy Focus just so I could have some "play time" with WP7!
Forum: Windows Phone News 04-01-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By Richard76
Ok, right now I am hiding under my desk while...

Ok, right now I am hiding under my desk while typing this in fear of the fallout, however, I feel compelled to state this fact. I am 54 years old and have used or tried almost every computing gadget...
Forum: Windows Phone News 03-26-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By Richard76
I was about to ask, "what about Canada". Thanks...

I was about to ask, "what about Canada". Thanks for posting this link but after reading the description of the different stages, shouldn't the chart for Rogers Canada read, "February-Scheduling,...
Forum: Windows Phone News 03-13-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,865
Posted By Richard76
I know I am the minority but I can't resist...

I know I am the minority but I can't resist another chance to voice my opinion in the hopes that, someday, someone from Microsoft will read these posts and realize that there is a whole segment of...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 02-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By Richard76
Fail

My take on this is twofold. First, I believe that Microsoft fell down when it came to investing the time, money and effort to properly market this new platform. When you look at the stronghold iOS...
Forum: Windows Phone News 01-14-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By Richard76
That's good to know Sven, thanks. Just so I...

That's good to know Sven, thanks. Just so I understand it right.....so you have to set both of those switches to 'off'. And you can still use WiFi while the screen is on and you can get phone calls...
Forum: Windows Phone News 01-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By Richard76
Well I thought I had read that somewhere but I...

Well I thought I had read that somewhere but I guess it didn't sink in relative to the phone polling for data all night when not being able to use a local AP.

This is a bit of a game-changer now...
Forum: Windows Phone News 01-14-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By Richard76
Can you not hold down the power button to turn...

Can you not hold down the power button to turn the phone off completely before charging it for the night?
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 01-01-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By Richard76
Jeff, I am interested in your thoughts on the...

Jeff, I am interested in your thoughts on the Apple TV. I have been debating which hardware device to get to handle my Netflix subscription. I look forward to your review.
Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 12-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By Richard76
Well, we started out trying to keep things simple...

Well, we started out trying to keep things simple this year. Only because we had already made a couple of fairly big purchases since the summer; a new leather couch and 2 leather chairs for the...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-24-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,321
Posted By Richard76
I was so looking forward to getting the new...

I was so looking forward to getting the new Samsung Focus this month but with no MS Outlook desktop sync, I have been forced to keep my iPhone 3GS. Yes, I also have and use an HTC Fuze with WM 6.5...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 12-17-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,341
Posted By Richard76
From a development point of view, you would think...

From a development point of view, you would think the design team would be driven by the law of averages. In other words, consider what percentage of users would want the display off while charging...
Forum: Windows Phone Software 11-20-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,912
Posted By Richard76
Excellent Walk-Throughs!

Once again, thank you for the informative videos on this new platform. Integration of most elements is tighter than I had anticipated too.

With respect to the Zune hub, can you offer any advice...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 11-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By Richard76
Agreed. I even got my hopes up when I read that...

Agreed. I even got my hopes up when I read that CompanionLink is working on a solution as I have used this in the past to sync ACT->Outlook->WinMo and it worked beautifully. However, first they can't...
Forum: Windows Phone Talk 11-11-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,915
Posted By Richard76
Hmmm, after further investigation, Companion Link...

Hmmm, after further investigation, Companion Link will not sync the notes due to a lack of support for this feature from Google. Thats a deal-breaker for me. However, Comanion Link notes that they...
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