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High-end hardware does matter in other things though, such as high-profile video playback (1080p MKV?), multiple file management and codec support. The fact that WP7 still has some issues with microSD cards implies the lack of robustness in its file managing, unlike Android which can chew on any media file as long as the hardware can keep up.
I do admit that the Metro UI is beautiful, but it is also very basic for my taste. Most of the UI elements are tiles and large text, which can easily become boring after a few uses. I know this because I do have Launcher 7 as well as a Zune HD lying around, with its interface largely the same as Metro on WP7.

WP7 has a built in hardware acceleration support, so it does all that with 1 core CPU.

Also, dual and quad cpu support is comming this year.
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WP7 has a built in hardware acceleration support, so it does all that with 1 core CPU.
Also, dual and quad cpu support is comming this year.

I'd like to see a Titan II play a straight Blu-Ray rip flawlessly without re-encoding it to a compatible format. My SGS II and Transformer Prime can do it no problem.
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Market it yourself, that's what your team is for.

It is smart to see the way your customer's would advertise the product, but you are trading experience and directed work for mass input. 99% of the ideas submitted will be by people who are not informed about the product or market. Use ideas like this for product design, not marketing. By the time you launch a product, you should have a clear vision of your market and advertising channels. If you don't, then I'm not sure you're listening to your customer at all.

Contest like these devalue the marketing/design industry because they attempt to leverage the efforts of non professionals. It is fine and good to be artistic, or even talented visually and with software or physical tools. Marketing and PR require lots of thought and informed decisions. When you start throwing that in the laps of Joe internet, everyone thinks that marketing or design is just easy and anyone with Photoshop can just do marketing or design because they are clever.
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But the thing is Windows 7 Phone does not need a dual core/ high end hardware to function smoothly..
Screens could be better I agree.

Sure it does. That's like saying 1st gen iphone harxware is perfectly fine because it is accelerated and lightweight. It will just be plain faster not to mention playing videos, pushing more pixels for the better screens and rendering webpagesbor games. And don't even tell me that quad cores kill battery because that's a lie.
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I'd like to see a Titan II play a straight Blu-Ray rip flawlessly without re-encoding it to a compatible format. My SGS II and Transformer Prime can do it no problem.
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Sure it does. That's like saying 1st gen iphone harxware is perfectly fine because it is accelerated and lightweight. It will just be plain faster not to mention playing videos, pushing more pixels for the better screens and rendering webpagesbor games. And don't even tell me that quad cores kill battery because that's a lie.

What he meant: it does not need dual cores or quads to run smoothly, like Android needs.

Sure, it would be nice to have better CPUs but they are not as essential as people make them to be.
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Apparently I'm in the minority in thinking that Microsoft should emphasize the product's relationship with the Windows OS. When I look at Windows Phone, the first question that comes to my mind is "What can this do for me that Android and iOS don't already?" Microsoft should be right there showing me seamless interconnectivity between phone and desktop, allowing for a smooth syncing of Office files, multimedia and any other productivity or entertainment needs with no third party apps required. And if Windows Phone can't do that, then they should really work on making that happen because a relationship like that would make a very strong case in Windows Phone's favor.
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What he meant: it does not need dual cores or quads to run smoothly, like Android needs.
Sure, it would be nice to have better CPUs but they are not as essential as people make them to be.

A Nexus S powered by a single-core Hummingbird can run Ice Cream Sandwich flawlessly because of optimizations to the kernel and UI rendering.
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Apparently I'm in the minority in thinking that Microsoft should emphasize the product's relationship with the Windows OS. When I look at Windows Phone, the first question that comes to my mind is "What can this do for me that Android and iOS don't already?" Microsoft should be right there showing me seamless interconnectivity between phone and desktop, allowing for a smooth syncing of Office files, multimedia and any other productivity or entertainment needs with no third party apps required. And if Windows Phone can't do that, then they should really work on making that happen because a relationship like that would make a very strong case in Windows Phone's favor.

It's kinda funny since windows is such a ubiquitous OS for desktops and laptops, you'd think people would accept it on a phone easily. But name recognition doesn't go a very long way when there are already established phones/mobile OS's that are very prevalent, it's an uphill battle to join the game so late--I think that is their biggest issue.

But I think you're right, some sort of ease of connectivity would be really nice. I remember a concept demo not too long ago where the various devices (desktop, laptop, mobile phone, and digital camera) were set on a touchscreen table with wireless connectivity between all the devices, and all you had to do was drag things from one device to the other. Not saying that you need the touchscreen table to do this, but enabling such features would be a good selling point for people constantly sync'ing locally between their devices (though with cloud sync, this is a bit antiquated--perhaps MS should showcase some sort of "Live" sync, like they did with Office Live).
    
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It's kinda funny since windows is such a ubiquitous OS for desktops and laptops, you'd think people would accept it on a phone easily. But name recognition doesn't go a very long way when there are already established phones/mobile OS's that are very prevalent, it's an uphill battle to join the game so late--I think that is their biggest issue.
But I think you're right, some sort of ease of connectivity would be really nice. I remember a concept demo not too long ago where the various devices (desktop, laptop, mobile phone, and digital camera) were set on a touchscreen table with wireless connectivity between all the devices, and all you had to do was drag things from one device to the other. Not saying that you need the touchscreen table to do this, but enabling such features would be a good selling point for people constantly sync'ing locally between their devices (though with cloud sync, this is a bit antiquated--perhaps MS should showcase some sort of "Live" sync, like they did with Office Live).

Summary - Microsoft should take a marketing cue from Apple and show people how the product will fit into their life. How it will work seamlessly.

Microsoft isn't good at selling the user experience.
    
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Summary - Microsoft should take a marketing cue from Apple and show people how the product will fit into their life. How it will work seamlessly.
Microsoft isn't good at selling the user experience.

Agreed.
    
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