The best and the worst in application behaviour

, posted: 19-Mar-2012 13:13

This post is about the thing I’ve found to be the most exciting and the thing I’ve found to be the most irritating about functionality on the Windows Phone 7platform.The most exciting thing for me is probably such a small thing. But I do wish Android would find a way to incorporate it.

I love that you can go to a Contact and easily write on their Facebook wall, or mention them in a tweet. This of course assumes said contact has a Facebook and/or Twitter account. There’s no need to launch Facebook or Twitter. Just go to the People app and find your person to write/mention them.

It’s just so simple. It’s a no fuss way of making contact. And sometimes it’s the little things in life that make such a big difference.

I’m hoping the thing that I find most irritating is just some setting I’ve overlooked.

When I launch the Facebook application it continues to open at an item that is now days old. I don’t know why it does this. But it stalls at this historic update (it’s from a friend’s wall) and then refreshes to the next round of latest news. It’s easily 3-5 seconds before I get the fresh news.

The very next time I launch Facebook this saga starts all over again. It’s like it’s locked onto this historic item and I can’t figure out why.

Remember I’ve only been using the Nokia Lumia 710 for just over a week now. My opinion has changed on a number of fronts in that time and I may well find something new that’s both a joy and a PITA as I become more familiar with the phone and the Windows Phone 7 OS.

I have one really big gripe about the Windows Phone 7 OS which I’ll save up for another day.

Of course all of this is personal preference and what irks and pleases me may not be a bother or be a big to-do for you.
About the author:

Hi, my name is Anita, on Geekzone and other social network sites I’m known as Neets, sometimes with a “_”, sometimes with “_nz”. I’m a proud kiwi living/surviving in Christchurch. I’m not blogging about this Nokia Lumia 710 because I need a new phone. In fact I love my existing Samsung Galaxy SII. When offered the opportunity to review the Nokia Lumia 710 I took it up because, in truth, it was an honour to be asked, but I enjoy writing reviews, I like learning new things and I’ve got a bit of a fascination about how far you can push smartphones. The brief is fairly simple, use the phone as much as you can and then write about your experiences. My reviews will be honest about the good the bad and the ugly based on how I use the phone, which undoubtedly will vary to the way anyone else uses their phone.

Other related posts:
Nokia Lumia 710: The Good
Nokia Lumia 710: The Bad
Nokia Lumia 710: The Ugly






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