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I'm 16 days in, and for the most part, I'm still enjoying the Nokia Lumia 900Reception and battery life continue to be good, and the phone can definitely take a beating thanks to the polycarbonate shell.  But I've found the "multitasking" features to be pretty useless.  All too often, I'll be composing a text message, and have to stop to check a calendar event or something of that nature.  When I come back to the message, the text in the box is gone - or so it seems.  You CAN return to it by hitting the back button several times (or by holding the back button), though I find that to be counterintuitive, particularly for those of us that are constantly flipping back and forth between things.


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Joel Young Little customization? http://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150805622012853&id=647587852&set=a.37010947852.59829.647587852&refid=0&m_sess=HPdbm-xHMGwnX4
Charlie Ebner @Rene. I said the same thing, and I don't know why Aaron hasn't figured this out.
Rene Saenz Jr. @Tyler thanks for fildo app it works great..had been looking for that since I got lumia 900...app list almost complete!!!!
Rene Saenz Jr. Just hold back button and all of your tasks are there and text is still there till u send it love my Lumia 900 better than ios and android
Rnd_0209 Its very intuitive, you can easily Shut Down the app by repeadly tapping the back button until you get to the home screen or hold down the back key and get them all in the card display. No need for a Task Manager!
Patrick Moyle I love the multitasking on WP7
Nick Kathrein I type partial messages all the time and go back in android to look at something else and this issue of having to hit back seems like a bad way of doing this. The phone is called a "smart phone" and this isn't smart.
Joel Young @charlie, I just saw the video and was about to post the same thing.
inskyder actually for the multitasking, you could hold the back button 4 a while and a tomb stone will pop
Charlie Ebner I just saw your multitasking video on your website. You don't have to keep hitting the back button numerous times. I have a Focus Flash, and I can type a text message, press the home button, check what I need to check, THEN press and HOLD the back button and my last text message screen is there. Text and all. It's that simple, you dont have to press the back arrow repeatedly. Try it out and post it on a video and let us know what you thought about it.
Nick LaSorsa I'm on day 1 with the lumia 900 and so far it is adequate, not on androids level though.
Brad Allison What multitasking?
Randall Cloud It works great for me.
Eric Kroh Funny how the euro carriers said this phone was terrible
Ronald Johnson I have used word perfect for years
Tyler Tresenrider Check out the app called fildo u can download any song u want for free
Daniel Quintero Webos did it right
Yerko Damián Lucic Dont open the msgs app again, just use the app switcher, the text will be always there
Brian Kelly Hell, HP
Richard Barnes works fine for me no issues here sweet n simple as it should be
Brian Kelly I have had a Lumia 710 for 3 months now. Multitasking is OK. WebOS was MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better. Damn you to he'll,
Rani Hinnawi I have a similar concept for Windows 8 Consumer's Preview on my desktop computer, and it's pretty nice and simple.
Jason Westrupp I've been using WP7 for a while, everytime I show people using other platforms how easy it is to load and jump between multiple things (contacts, Facebook, music, email, etc) they are always impressed about both how easy and how quick it is to do so...
Chad Forthman I'm use to hitting the back button no problem at all.




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