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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    We're curious - what phone operating system are you currently running? Let us know in the poll below. Are you kicking it with Windows Phone/Windows Mobile, keeping it app-icilious with iPhone, emailing like a pro with BlackBerry, multitasking elegantly with WebOS, or customizing widgets with Android? If you're using Symbian or something else, just select "other." Thanks in advance for your answers! What Mobile Phone OS are You Running?online surveys

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    Most touchscreen devices that have no physical keyboard have capable onscreen keyboards that can either be oriented in portrait or landscape, aumatotically adjusting by how you're holding the device. That begs the question: which do you prefer? Do you enjoy have the largest keyboard possible in landscape, or do you like something more compact (thus allowing for less finger travel) in portrait? Vote and let us know! On screen keyboard: portrait or landscape?(opinion)

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    The ability to hard reset a phone may not seem all too important, but it is something that could be appreciated if you either switch and sell devices, give your devices away, or modify your phone's software and registry and need to get back to the factory default. A lot of smartphones--if not all--these days offer the ability to hard reset (also known as formatting, restoring to factory defaults, and wiping) the device should something go wrong, which is why I was a bit surprised in my time with the Nokia N900 as the device doesn't offer a way for users to restore the device to factory ...

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    Should HTC Dump Windows Mobile in Favor of Android?(trends) The talk over at MobileTechWorld surrounds the debate over whether HTC should abandon its Windows Mobile roots and go with the Android operating system. Whiloe at first glance, it may make sense for HTC to jump ship--its HTC HD2 hardware is receiving praises but getting knocked at CNET and Gizmodo because it runs the Windows Mobile OS that many are critical of, the firm may cut licensing costs as Android is open source, and Android is getting hot with Google services like Google Maps for Navigation, flagship devices like the ...

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    Is there over-reaction to the easily cracked Microsoft's DRM implementation in Marketplace(poll) A recent report on WMPowerUser notes that the new DRM and anti-piracy measures recently implemented by Microsoft for Marketplace applications alongside the launch of Marketplace for Mobile on the PC has been cracked. The crack is simple and only involves bypassing some snippets of code, leaving some developers to be frustrated and angry over the lack of a more solid anti-piracy protection. Some developers even want to use their own methods. According to the report, a member from XDA-Developers ...

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