What Would You Like to Change in Your Smartphone?

The smartphone report by FixYa looks at Top devices currently available in the market like Samsung Galaxy SIII, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, RIM Blackberry Curve, HTC Titan II, and the Nokia Lumia 900. This report is generated from over 25 million users, 650,000 experts and 15 million product problems and solutions.

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S
1. Battery life: 45%2. Can’t connect Wi-Fi: 20%

3. Bluetooth connection: 15%

4. Siri complaint: 10%

5. Other: 10%

Nokia Lumia 900

 Nokia Lumia 900
1. Tinted purple screen: 25%2. Camera button: 20%

3. Can’t find applications: 20%

4. Battery life: 20%

5. Other: 15%

HTC Titan II

 HTC Titan II
1. Screen resolution: 35%2. Can’t find applications: 20%

3. Camera quality: 15%

4. Battery life: 15%

5. Other: 15%

BlackBerry Curve

BlackBerry Curve
1. Random reboots: 40%2. Software errors: 20%

3. Missing applications: 20%

4. Memory card error: 10%

5. Other: 10%

Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus
1. Microphone malfunction: 55%2. Battery life: 20%

3. Can’t connect Wi-Fi: 10%

4. General usability: 10%

5. Other: 5%

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III
1. Microphone malfunction: 50%2. Battery life: 15%

3. Device gets hot: 15%

4. Internet connection issues: 10%

5. Other: 10%

[via FixYa]

New Smoked by Windows Phone ads start today!

Over the last few months “Smoked by Windows Phone” has been a huge success—we’ve seen over 25,000,000 views of our videos and digital ads and run more than 150,000 in-person challenges in 45 countries worldwide. Those are some pretty big numbe…

Over the last few months “Smoked by Windows Phone” has been a huge success—we’ve seen over 25,000,000 views of our videos and digital ads and run more than 150,000 in-person challenges in 45 countries worldwide.

Those are some pretty big numbers. So we thought “Why stop there?”

Today I’m proud to lift the curtain on a new set of Smoked ads that will run through the summer. This time, rather than challenge people at Microsoft Stores (or on the CES show floor), we hit the streets of Seattle, asking real smartphone users to complete common tasks like taking photos and posting them to Facebook, finding awesome places to eat, or connecting with someone on a social network.

In this spot, for instance, I meet Ramona, a new Seattleite who just moved here from Montana. After talking to her for a few minutes I quickly learn three things: she loves seafood, hates to cook, and spends her free time with her friends. So I challenge her to find a great nearby seafood restaurant and share the details with a few of her friends. If her Android phone gets it done faster than my Windows Phone, dinner is on me.

Take a look to see how things go down:

You’ll probably run into the new ads over the next few months all over the web, on MSNBC and MSN — even on Skype or your Xbox — but if you’re impatient you can check all of them out right now on the Windows Phone Challenge YouTube playlist.

And remember: if you like what you see, spread the word using the hashtag #smokedbywindowsphone!

 

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VIDEO: Hands on with Windows Phone 7.8’s amazing new Start Screen

Yesterday I snuck over to the engineering building and “borrowed” a Nokia Lumia 900 running a VERY early build of Windows Phone 7.8, so I could shoot a video of the amazing new Start Screen. It’s pretty awesome; being able to resize tiles to S/M/…

Yesterday I snuck over to the engineering building and “borrowed” a Nokia Lumia 900 running a VERY early build of Windows Phone 7.8, so I could shoot a video of the amazing new Start Screen. It’s pretty awesome; being able to resize tiles to S/M/L gives a whole new dimension – no pun intended – to personalization and customization. Take a look:

For me, the small-sized tile that made me contentedly sigh “finally…” is my Phone Tile. I don’t do that much talking on my phone and use it pretty much entirely for email, text, web, games and everything else, so it was a big relief to miniaturize it and get it out of the way. On the other hand, I’m pretty jacked to make things like email, messaging and music nice and big so I can see more of what’s going on at a glance.

Also wanted to give you a heads up that we just set up a new page on WindowsPhone.com that covers all of the awesome stuff that’s coming in 7.8 – like the new start screen with resizable tiles, all of the killer new apps that are coming to Nokia Lumias, as well as a roundup of all the other app news, like the arrival of Audible, and the so-close-you-can-taste it launches of Words with Friends and Draw Something. Check it out!

 

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