101 Reasons not to buy a Windows Phone 7.5 device - OUCH?!
Could I resist? Could I?
My-Symbian.Com published this lovely list of, shall we say "shortcomings" of Windows Phone 7.5 that many people may not expect in a modern smartphone.
In fact, I'll admit it: I consider myself mildly well informed about smartphones; I owned a WP device when the platform was launched, read about many more and tried a couple in person. Yet, I wasn't aware of some of those idiotic flaws/bugs...whatever you want to call.
( please visit My-Symbian for some caveats - manufacturers have added some workarounds to some of the listed shortcomings etc etc... )
MOD Edit Mr Nim updated this list on page 3 of this thread. For your convenience I pasted his new list into this post. You can still visit the original AllAbout link above
12. Cannot set static IP address so no connection to ad-hoc networks.
17. Images and photos cannot be renamed in the phone.
19. No centralized notification page.
20. Alarm clock cannot work when phone is turned off.
27. Cannot silence ringtone or alarm by flipping the phone
31. Taskmanager has no option to shut down apps you don’t want running in the background.
32. Search and Back button cannot be de-activated in apps or games and can be touched by accident which interrupt your user experience.
34. No way to close an app except pressing back button all the way to the first screen.
41. Cannot lock screen orientation.
46. Cannot recognize phone numbers in sms or email to save or use as calling number.
49. Notification for recurring events is only given once and none thereafter.
50. Apps are listed alphabetically with no way to group by category. Can be hard to find if you don’t remember the name.
52. No peak/off-peak scheduling for email downloads.
55. No haptic feedback for keyboard. [this is an OEM limition but WP8 can be operated with gloves on!]
57. No flashplayer support.
58. No support for Java apps.
65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker.
69. Cannot open zip or rar files received as email attachment.
72. No native Google maps
73. Email time stamp does not show the year.
74. difference in apps availability in different markets
DUMB AND DUMBER
78. If you receive a text message when talking on the phone an you will hear an audio alert
79. Mobile nos. entered in other fields will not accept sms.
83. Volume up/down buttons cannot operate when screen is off.
84. Phone will wake up and display sms content on lockscreen when locked – a privacy violation.
FEATURES EVEN DUMB PHONES HAVE BUT WP7.5 DOESN’T
88. Cannot save new contacts from call history. [unverified