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  • Peew971 16 Nov 2012 16:32:46 5,342 posts
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    Ok so it turns out Expansys had no stock left on Wednesday night when their website was showing +20 in stock and they have no idea when they'll get more. Had to cancel the order and now I have to wait for a week for a refund. Motherfuckers!

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  • Tricky 16 Nov 2012 17:09:20 4,485 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    What's missing Mike?

    I'm interested as I'm considering going from Droid to WP8.

    Merci.
    Which apps do you use most?
  • Ror1984 16 Nov 2012 17:15:21 4,265 posts
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    @Peew971 So they took your money when they had no estimate for stock?? That's a bit of a pisstake!
  • Peew971 16 Nov 2012 17:22:10 5,342 posts
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    Totally! When I ordered, they were showing 22 in stock which is why I was able to pay straightaway. Now they tell me the website was wrong and they had no stock left. The guy I spoke to told me he wouldn't bet on stock coming soon and advised me to cancel. The issue now is the refund will take a week and if say, Clove gets stock on Tuesday I won't even be able to buy one! Fuckers!

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  • Ror1984 16 Nov 2012 17:35:46 4,265 posts
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    A week?? Fucking hell. Why so long?
  • Peew971 16 Nov 2012 17:51:47 5,342 posts
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    I have no fucking idea. I paid fully with my PayPal balance, they should be able to give me an instant refund with just a click.

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  • Ror1984 16 Nov 2012 18:02:08 4,265 posts
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    I think it might be worth kicking up a massive, massive stink about that. That's a pisstake.
  • UncleLou Moderator 16 Nov 2012 21:53:34 35,854 posts
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    Played around with a HTC 8X today - pretty lovely, but I can't believe there's only a 16GB version. :-/ Would have picked it up in a heartbeat with 32 GB.

    Did confirm though that I want a Win 8 phone or stay with iOS. I tried to get used to Android in the last couple of weeks on a phone I borrowed from a mate, but think it's a confusing, ugly mess.
  • Sharzam 16 Nov 2012 22:07:05 3,362 posts
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    Thing with android is it is heavily into the customisation side of things. If you dont want to or cant be bothered to fiddle to setup your layout then yes it is a complete mess.

    Where as iOS has bugger all customisation (rows of icons woot) and Win Mobile is in the middle with a bit of both. So comes down to personal preference i think.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • UncleLou Moderator 16 Nov 2012 22:20:06 35,854 posts
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    Oh yeah, definitely, I understand anyone who picks Android because they want to tinker with their phone, and it can look pretty cool if you know what you're doing, but it's not for me.
  • Psychotext 17 Nov 2012 02:10:03 55,032 posts
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    I'm too old for all that tinkering shit. I just want stuff to work. :D

    /mumbles about kids on his lawn not knowing they're born
  • Peew971 20 Nov 2012 09:34:49 5,342 posts
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    Well well well, what do we have here? :D

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  • Peew971 20 Nov 2012 09:39:24 5,342 posts
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    Because I paid with PayPal, the refund from Expansys arrived faster than the ETA. It just so happened that one of the chaps from the Overclockers forums wanted to get rid of his 920 because of a too basic Gmail experience.
    Got my refund yesterday and the phone this morning. It's one from clove too which means it's fully unlocked. Using my 3 sim in it :D

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  • Peew971 20 Nov 2012 09:49:22 5,342 posts
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    By the way, Connect 4 for Nokia phones has been priced down to 0.79 and Mirror's Edge is currently free!

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  • superdelphinus 20 Nov 2012 10:18:03 8,126 posts
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    I decided to just get an iPhone 5 in the end. Really wanted to try windows phone os this time but just not impressed by the phones :(
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Nov 2012 10:28:52 39,569 posts
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    Tricky wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    What's missing Mike?

    I'm interested as I'm considering going from Droid to WP8.

    Merci.
    Which apps do you use most?
    Dolphin browser (internet) Engadget, facebook, twitter, Economist, BBC news, Sky sports football, ESPN cricinfo, Unified remote (control PC from phone) Nike + Running, Google maps (GPS navigation).

    I know the economist is missing but that's about it.

    Games would be nice, but then again most touch controlled games I've tried are shit. Only puzzle and RTS games work and their is a serious lack of decent RTS games on android anyway.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mikew1985 20 Nov 2012 11:29:47 13,043 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Tricky wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    What's missing Mike?

    I'm interested as I'm considering going from Droid to WP8.

    Merci.
    Which apps do you use most?
    Dolphin browser (internet) Engadget, facebook, twitter, Economist, BBC news, Sky sports football, ESPN cricinfo, Unified remote (control PC from phone) Nike + Running, Google maps (GPS navigation).

    I know the economist is missing but that's about it.

    Games would be nice, but then again most touch controlled games I've tried are shit. Only puzzle and RTS games work and their is a serious lack of decent RTS games on android anyway.
    Well obviously I can't speak for wp8 but the likes of whatsapp never really worked, never received notifications for anything other than email and sms.

    Run keeper is terrible, there's no Swype. The games they do have are pretty poor even by phone standards not to mention overpriced. The Xbox interface is two to three extra layers anytime you want to load a game.

    Nokia drive is fantastic I must admit but outside that literally every app is better on ios or android even if there is an equivalent on wp. Media has to go through zune.

    Podcast management has to be done through zune.

    And finally: no eg app.
  • mikew1985 20 Nov 2012 11:30:39 13,043 posts
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    Also I found the browser super slow.
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Nov 2012 11:59:45 39,569 posts
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    Don't need an EG app! :)

    Thanks for the heads up though.

    Anyone know if Wp8 has improved the problems MikeW faced?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 20 Nov 2012 12:02:02 10,861 posts
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    Who uses the EG app!?

    I'm still undecided about WP8. Waiting for the Samsung Ativ S to launch so I can have a hands-on with it.
  • Psychotext 20 Nov 2012 12:11:16 55,032 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    Run keeper is terrible
    Endomondo or Sports Tracker.

    Also, Nokia Drive is better than Google Maps for navigation, especially as it works offline. Google Maps is better as a pure mapping solution though (and it's on Windows Phone, it's called gmaps).

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:12:39 20-11-2012
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Nov 2012 12:14:17 39,569 posts
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    What about the notifications? Are they better on Wp8?


    Obviously this doesn't matter until March :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mikew1985 20 Nov 2012 12:47:48 13,043 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    Who uses the EG app!?

    I'm still undecided about WP8. Waiting for the Samsung Ativ S to launch so I can have a hands-on with it.
    On android the eg app is great.
  • mikew1985 20 Nov 2012 12:49:55 13,043 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    Run keeper is terrible
    Endomondo or Sports Tracker.

    Also, Nokia Drive is better than Google Maps for navigation, especially as it works offline. Google Maps is better as a pure mapping solution though (and it's on Windows Phone, it's called gmaps).
    I said Nokia drive was super but gmaps is not as good as a proper Google solution.

    I use run keeper so that's the app I wanted to use. All my records and run history are on it. The runkeeper app is utter toss.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 13:46:20 20-11-2012
  • Psychotext 20 Nov 2012 13:03:39 55,032 posts
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    You can probably upload GPX files to runkeeper same as I do with Strava. At the end of the day you can only really blame the people who run the service. It's their responsibility to write the ports, no-one else's.

    Why isn't gmaps as good as a proper Google solution? It's worked perfectly any time I've tried it.
  • spamdangled 20 Nov 2012 13:08:53 27,467 posts
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    Took out an early upgrade and nabbed myself the lumia 920 (upgrading from samsung omnia 7).

    Very nice it is too, loving the improvements over wp7.

    Just got to wait for my new sim to activate now...

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • Psychotext 20 Nov 2012 13:13:19 55,032 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    The stands pig the wp app ids utter toss
    What does this actually mean btw? :D
  • mikew1985 20 Nov 2012 13:46:51 13,043 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    mikew1985 wrote:
    The stands pig the wp app ids utter toss
    What does this actually mean btw? :D
    :)

    The runkeeper app is utter toss... I think!
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Nov 2012 13:47:50 39,569 posts
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    I suggest you move from swype to swift key :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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