February 2nd 2012 3:37 pm

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by bojonson

WiFi Calling
I'm trying to find an alternative to Google Voice apps for Windows Phone 8. I use a Nokia 520 but the apps for GV or TalkaTone aren't available for WP8. Through these forums, it seems that available SIP Client Apps + an SIP provider may be the best alternative to the 'WiFi First' providers:
[ http://scratchwireless.com/#our-service ] [ https://republicwireless.com/info/plans/ ]
Unfortunately, they require the purchase of their 'devices'.
The better alternative i've found is paying for a SIP... Read more →

by sas786

mobile operating systems
Hi all, seeing as most users on here have a good understanding of tech, i was hoping for a small request in getting some feedback through my questionnaire.
Im currently doing research on mobile os as part of my final year dissertation in computing and would be extremely grateful for those who could fill it out. Ive approached companies head on and they don't seem to have the time to spare 5 minutes (less than that even) to fill it out. No personal details are required, just simple information on... Read more →

by groovechicken

Leaving Google - Eternal annoyance is the price of liberty
[if you are impatient, just scroll down to the bottom to see the links to the articles in this series]
Forgive the adaptation of the popular 19th century quote, but it really is the best summation of the series of articles I am going to put together about my Exodus from the land of Google. Before I dive into how I have managed to replace Google services, though, I want to clear up why I decided to start breaking the chains of convenience.
Given Edward Snowden's recent disclosures of the universal... Read more →

by groovechicken

Sending Gmail to the Spam Folder
Of all the Google services I am kicking to the curb, I actually expected Gmail to be the most painful before starting this experiment (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-eternal-annoyance-is-the-price-of-liberty-1plj/). Surprisingly, though, it has turned out to be the least painful. In fact, I am even liking my new scenario for mail even better than the old "Gmail everywhere" strategy.
The reason I dreaded this... Read more →

by groovechicken

Replacing Google Voice
I knew before going into this exodus from Google (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-ete... that finding a replacement for Google Voice was going to be painful, and might not even be possible. I have sung the praises of this service since I first joined it when it was still GrandCentral. At that time, I had recently been through 2 different work-issued cell phones, with... Read more →

by xVxM4tthewxVx

Your Favorite Mobile OS?
The mobile phone market is huge, with phones varying in size and shape. And each phone has a little something about it that everybody likes. But you wouldn't be able to do anything on that phone without an OS. There are so many mobile OSs out right now. Each OS has something Special, and i want to know what your favorite features on those OSs are. Is there anything thats missing in the OS. Want a new feature?
Post your ideas in the comments!
Be sure to check the Product tags above for a list of...

by Windows8Lover

Android apps on windows phone
I am planning to do a start-up. I got to know that Windows phone users love their device, but they have concerns with the number of apps available on the platform. They would like to have popular apps from Android or iPhone available on Windows Phone.
My idea is to make android apps available on Windows Phone. I have explained the idea in following survey.
Could you please help me understand your sentiments as a windows phone user? I would really love to have your feedback on this.Its a... Read more →

by sirijo

Are mobile games becoming unfashionable?
Somewhere between 2004 (release of the original DS) and 2011 (3DS) I found that my habit for mobile games had altered. I went from training Pokémon on the bus to blasting marbles around in Peggle. It was a natural shift and whilst my portable Nintendo still saw new experiences come along they came along alot less than my trusty old Gameboy Advance during its hey day.
However as time went on the things I was playing on the go seemingly became less original and I felt that every new app I tried... Read more →

by dave

Share your home screen!
It's been awhile since we've done this, but share your smartphone's home screen below!

(For those who want to know how to embed images, just paste in a URL that links directly to the JPG | PNG | GIF image as a separate line in the comment and it will be embedded when you reply.)



by TgD

What do you think of the windows phone wedding ad?
This advertisement has getting a lot of play on primetime tv. If you haven't seen it you can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19vR1GldRI
I find it hilarious, and interesting for a few reasons
It shows pretty well no Windows Phone features. It is a straight up attack style ad. It actually shows features on other platforms that Windows phones lack. Easy NFC sharing? An assistant like Siri? You get none of that. Only 2 people at a wedding with over 100 guests have windows phones (Oh how... Read more →

by TgD

Flagship Windows 8 Phones are coming. Which is your favourite?

With the release of Windows 8 coming closer every day, we are seeing the first phones that are going to usher in this new platform. The big three that come to mind are the Nokia Lumia 920, the Samsung ATIV S and the newly announced HTC 8X
Comparison is here:
My personal favourite going into the launch will be the Nokia Lumia 920. It is fresh and is trying to differentiate itself from... Read more →

by cooool

Xperia T, V, TX benchmarks beats almost all of the best phones on the market including Quads
Results, Quadrant, Higher is better. Source http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_tx_t_and_v_benchmarks_are_here_promising_too-news-4722.php
as of Aug.29. 2012
Sony Xperia T 5675 Highest
Sony Xperia V 6047
Sony Xperia TX 5793
Samsung Galaxy S II I5365
Meizu MX 4-core 5170
HTC One X (Tegra 3) 4842
LG Optimus 4X HD 4814
Motorola Atrix HD 4178
from GSM Arena "The Krait cores helped the three new Xperias pass the BenchmarkPi with flying colors - none of the quad-core smartphones currently on the market could... Read more →

by frankspin

Introducing the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, do Microsoft and Nokia have a winner?
Nokia took to the stage today to show the two newest members to the Lumia family.
First up was the Lumia 920 which is the latest iteration of the Lumia 900. Nokia didn’t hold back on this phone, not only including their PureView camera technology but also their new display technology called PureMotion HD+ . While the Lumia 920 doesn’t have the same megapixel count as the 808 (8.7 vs 41) Nokia made it clear that PureView is not about... Read more →

by peter

Call it the Surface Player: Why Microsoft needs an iPod touch competitor
Maybe I'm only saying this because the Zune HD never got the love it deserved, but Microsoft should come out with a Windows Phone-based competitor to the iPod touch (i.e. a smartphone without the phone part). Why? Because it would help establish Windows Phone as a viable platform. Challenging the iPod touch isn't going to tip the balance for Microsoft all on its own, but having one could make things a little easier (and it probably would not upset Microsoft's OEM partners as much as doing a... Read more →

by frankspin

Windows Phone 8 gets officially announced bringing some pretty big improvements. Should Google and Apple be worried?
Windows Phone Summit is happening right now and Microsoft is currently talking about their improvements coming to Phone 8. Check them out below:
  1. Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 will be share some core architecture
  2. Multi-core processor support
  3. Display scaling is coming to Windows Phone with support for 720p and WXGA displays
  4. Removable microSD support
  5. IE10 will be on Phone 8 and will support the same rendering engine that the desktop version
  6. Native code development
  7. Native NFC Support
  8. The "Most Complete\..."
Read more →