Posts tagged with: Poll
  • by | January 19, 2011 9:33 AM

    We like to poll our readers every few months to understand the breakdown of operating system usage so that we can appropriately cater our content. So please tell us: are you keeping it old school with Windows Mobile, rocking the shiny new Windows Phone 7, keeping it simple with iOS, staying professional with BlackBerry, flipping through cards with WebOS, or perhaps you're in the "other" category running on Symbian or, heck, even Garnet OS (Palm original)? Let us know! Which Platform Are You Currently Using?

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  • by | December 12, 2010 2:07 PM

    As we reported yesterday, the Android Market is about to get a makeover which brings both a fresh look as well as several new features -- some perhaps more welcome than others. Besides raising the download limit to 50MB, introducing resolution-specific versions of the store, and adding content ratings, Google has also drastically throttled the refund period on apps from 24 hours to just 15 minutes. The company claims that the change is not a big deal because "most users who request a refund do so within minutes of purchase," and that somehow it "will help developers manage their businesses ...

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  • by | September 28, 2010 6:00 AM

    Some newer Android-powered phones (such as the Samsung Galaxy S, i9000, Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, and Epic 4G) don't seem to be reporting the battery state-of-charge (SOC) accurately in the notification bar. This can lead to unexpectedly premature power-down. The Android OS, however, seems to be correctly reporting the remaining battery power, which leads me to believe that the battery-life icon in the notification bar is being optimistic at best, and may be deliberately mis-representing the remaining battery life. In this video I'll show you just what I mean using a widget called ...

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  • by | September 24, 2010 2:00 PM

    Besides being an Open Source, developer-friendly OS, the thing I like best about Android is the ease in which you can change the overall look and feel of the device, just by installing an app -- specifically the "Launcher App." What's the Best Launcher for Android?online survey Switching the Launcher App lets you change things like the number of home screens you can run, how those home screens behave, what widgets you can place on them, what the notification bar and pull-down look like and contain, and even how the app drawer works. Some Launchers require a big, bulky memory footprint that ...

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  • by | July 29, 2010 8:51 AM

    Amazon just announced the third generation Kindle, which makes us wonder how relevant dedicated eBook readers are when today, we have a vast amount of choice in how we consume our books. Whether you're an Amazon or Barnes and Noble customer, you can read your books on PC, Mac, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone. That covers most smartphones. Some devices make it easier than others...I find it much easier to read an eBook on the iPhone 4's Retina display than on an HTC Hero. But how about you? Do you read books on mobile, or does the cramped screen and sometimes grainy text make it a chore ...

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  • by | July 20, 2010 12:38 AM

    Reading Brandon's post earlier about What's Still Missing from Windows Phone 7 I started thinking about Copy/Paste functionality as soon as I've reached the second line of things (allegedly) missing from the upcoming OS, according to what we've seen and read so far. How Important is Copy and Paste in a Smarpthone?online surveys Putting my other self aside (the one that is constantly installing, tweaking, testing, etc. to bring you content), I figured that I, in my every day's life, don't really use Copy/Paste on my Windows Phone, except a few occasions when I copy or move files I've ...

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  • by | June 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    We're still a bit more than three months away from the release of Windows Phone 7, which we first heard about in February at MWC 2010. A lot has changed in these past four months in the smartphone industry: Android is stronger than ever with a new release (Froyo) already being deployed to certain devices, not to mention a fat pipeline of devices waiting in the wings (Droid X, Droid 2, Samsung Galaxy S on all carriers, etc): the iPhone 4 has been released with compelling new hardware (Retina display, front-facing camera, etc) and software that can finally multitask; and RIM continues to ...

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  • by | June 28, 2010 1:25 PM

    Most of us have more than one email account, and so it makes sense to load multiple accounts onto your smartphone so that you can keep an eye on each. Most smartphone platforms (with the exception of Windows Phone 7) now have a unified inbox option that lets you see all of your email, from multiple accounts, in one screen. But I can't help but wonder how often this feature gets used. Personally, I don't want to mix emails from different accounts. But what about you? Vote in the poll below! Do You Like Having a Unified Inbox?customer surveys

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  • by | June 2, 2010 5:02 AM

    AT&T has announced the death of unlimited data effective on June 7th. How happy are you with the new plans? The finite data plans do offer a cost savings for users who use minimal broadband data on the carrier's network, but for heavy users, it could add up to a bit more money for adding additional data buckets. Vote in our poll below and post your comments in the discussion. Are You Happy With AT&T's Non-Unlimited Data Plans?online surveys

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  • by | May 27, 2010 5:11 PM

    We like to keep a pulse on the mobile phone choices of pocketnow readers so that we can better cater our content to you. Please answer this poll by selecting the operating system of your daily driver. Thanks in advance! Which Mobile Operating System Are You Currently Using?Market Research

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  • by | April 21, 2010 7:18 PM

    Today we published two opinion pieces about the app development scene for WP7 and Apple and Android. Are apps as important as some (ahem, Apple) make us believe? Maybe, but maybe not. It's likely that you have more than a dozen apps installed on your phone, whether you got them from the Windows Phone Marketplace, the Android Market, the Apple App Store, the WebOS App Catalog, or BlackBerry App World. But of those apps you have, how many do you actually use on a regular basis? The 3D racing game that you play when bored once per week doesn't count - I'm talking about apps that you spend at ...

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  • by | April 5, 2010 9:22 AM

    HTC seems to think that a proper onscreen keyboard should provide vibration feedback each time you hit a key. On all new HTC devics (both Windows Mobile and Android) since the Touch Pro2, they've made this feature standard (though you can turn it off easily). Apple, on the other hand, doesn't think likewise...their on-screen keyboards on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch don't vibrate. We're wondering: do you like on screen keyboard vibrations, or do you disable the feature? Let us know in the poll below if it's helpful, or just annoying. Do You Like Keyboard Vibrations?opinion

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  • by | March 17, 2010 9:00 AM

    While many of pocketnow.com's audience members are power-users who demand certain power-user features from Microsoft, it seems that Windows Phone 7 Series--for better or worse--made some compromises and trade-offs to target a broader consumer audiences, eschewing features such as copy & paste, user-replaceable memory, user file management scheme, and will feature Marketplace as the only source for apps for consumer-based features such as the "lack for the need of" a task manager, better UI, tighter hardware and software control, and a controlled, stable environment that resembles the ...

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  • by | March 16, 2010 4:39 AM

    With Windows Phone 7 Series, Microsoft made quite a few sacrifices as far as "power" features of Windows Mobile as a tradeoff to creating what the company is framing as a powerful user experience for consumers. Gone are removable memory cards, skinning and UI overlays, multitasking, and different methods to install and load apps onto the device. New, and much welcomed, is a platform that breaks away from fragmentation and provides a very consumer-oriented experiencing. As a loyalist to the platform, and a power user, do you feel ignored by Microsoft as the company turns its focus to ...

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  • by | March 1, 2010 6:48 AM

    Over the years, we've seen screen sizes trend from large--for its time--3.5-inch touchscreen display of the Blue Angel, one of the earlier widely popular smartphones from HTC, evolve to the popular 2.8-inch found on device's like the Touch Pro and then back to the larger screen size on the Touch Pro2 and the HTC HD2. On other device's, we've seen small square screens on the Palm Treos to 3.7-inch Droid displays that's slim and narrow to a possible 5-inch display that straddles the category of large phone to mini tablet on the Dell Mini 5 prototypes. The question then becomes what screen ...

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