January Windows Phone 7 survey available
Previously, we looked at how one can getting touch about Microsoft and provide feedback about their Widnows Phone 7 experience. There hasn't been a clear located channel for the community to focus suggestions and feedback, but a survey has popped up from @windowsphone on Twitter.
The first question you are faced with is (quite obviously) querying if you actually own a Windows phone, and if so what platform you currently use. Selecting Windows Phone 7 will bring you to a table where you rate (out of 5) the level of influence that particular feature had on your purchase decision.
The beauty of this survey comes after you have selected the choices and move onto the second half of the form - "What, if anything, would you change about your Windows Phone 7?” As many have stated over at the XDA Developer forum, this is a perfect opportunity to release the ranting anger inside of you about some missing functions and features. As much detail as you can provide, or a simple list will suffice.
Once complete, you receive a love note from the big MS "Thank you for taking our survey. Your response is very important to us.", you're very welcome. Take this survey at surveygizmo.
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I asked Santa for: 1)Implementing some sort of screen capture, 2)some form of tethering and 3)native satellite navigation Those are the features I miss most about my iPhone (although I never used tethering - I really like the idea though, and would definitely use it if it was free). Please listen to me Microsoft!Oh and they should definitely reduce the price of most of their Microsoft games, +/- £5 is way too much for a mobile game I think! Surely they would sell way more at lower price points?
I think they do have games at lower prices, and some go free after time. But as for the Xbox Live ones, maybe after enough time passes they'll drop the price for those as well, but right now MS is trying to stop the marketplace from starting a "race to the bottom" where everything gets cheaper and cheaper in order to compete and devs end up making nothing.Having some form of stable pricing for things is good news for the game devs in this case.
Thanks for the notification about the survey, hope it will have some effect on future platform updates.I realized there was a lot of things I missed at this point:- Single worldwide Marketplace or at least the ability to change to another country's marketplace when physically changing country.- Zune subscriptions available in all markets.- Bing available outside of the US (itinary, local search, ...)- Windows SideShow ... can't believe this was left out.- Native applications SDK.- Windows Live Messenger client (official one, not 3rd party)- TV-out, simple composite TV out like on the early Zune.- Play-to to be able to play from a phone to a big screen or speakers.- Shared media client to play files from a PC while on home Wi-Fi.- Tasks (with EAS)- Threaded e-mails.- SMS sync (EAS)- Optional time zone when setting a meeting.- Better Microsoft-provided gadgets : Weather, Currencies, World Clock, RSS Reader, all with live tiles.- Office sync through SkyDrive, not just SharePoint, direct PC sync would be great too.
I think they need to get through the Marketplace issues before anything else, and that is the freezing. On the Samsung Focus (and others I have read), the Marketplace freezes after a few minutes and you have to reboot the phone in order to use it again. This is the #1 most critical fix IMO. You can't have the phone crashing on a stock app as important as this one.
By Jez Corden