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  • smugla 23 Jan 2013 16:33:52 2,065 posts
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    what will happen with the nokia 800 when the msn live is stopt im march 15th ?
  • Dirtbox 23 Jan 2013 16:39:47 77,480 posts
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    Nothing, because no part of the 800 uses it.

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  • Peew971 23 Jan 2013 19:06:08 4,703 posts
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    Actually yes, live messenger chat is baked in Windows Phone, that includes the 800.
    I guess they'll replace it with Skype there too.

    Edited by Peew971 at 19:09:26 23-01-2013
  • Peew971 23 Jan 2013 20:59:42 4,703 posts
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    Nokia Drive released for all other devices! That's awesome news.
  • Psychotext 23 Jan 2013 21:00:13 53,855 posts
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    It's an excellent bit of software.
  • Dirtbox 23 Jan 2013 21:22:19 77,480 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:
    Actually yes, live messenger chat is baked in Windows Phone, that includes the 800.
    I guess they'll replace it with Skype there too.
    I haven't seen it anywhere at all, even if it's there I've quite happily ignored it's existence and just used skype.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:29:11 23-01-2013

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  • Peew971 23 Jan 2013 21:51:45 4,703 posts
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    It's hidden in the messaging hub along with facebook chat, click on status and that's that.

    Edited by Peew971 at 21:52:13 23-01-2013
  • Ror1984 29 Jan 2013 16:22:46 2,853 posts
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    Installing Portico...

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  • Peew971 30 Jan 2013 12:12:32 4,703 posts
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    Still not available for me. So much for paying extra for an unlocked phone, this has to be a first in smartphone History.
  • mcmonkeyplc 30 Jan 2013 12:15:17 39,387 posts
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    Nope Samsung have done the same thing recently.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Peew971 30 Jan 2013 13:54:46 4,703 posts
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    Assuming you're talking about an Android phone, Touchwiz would probably have been to blame for that. Before Portico I've never heard of unlocked and unbranded phones getting updated after the others.
  • Ror1984 31 Jan 2013 15:02:07 2,853 posts
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    I actually got the update notification on the evening of the 28th, but I needed to connect to WiFi (which was off at the time), so I forgot about it until the 29th. I haven't noticed much new, other than the WiFi keep alive and text reply features, but I haven't really gone digging. Hopefully everyone else will get the update soon.

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  • Peew971 1 Feb 2013 08:17:52 4,703 posts
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    TVCatchup is available in case you missed that.
  • sport 1 Feb 2013 10:41:57 12,579 posts
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    Really tempted by this:

    https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/nokia/lumia-620/?cm_mmc=affiliate-_-47868-_-blank-_-blank&cm_mmc=affiliate-_-47868-_-blank-_-blank

    Basically, 149 for a Nokia 620 - locked to O2, but I got a giffgaff sim so no problems there. You get Music, Drive, City Lens plus the goodness of Win Phone 8.

    Seems a pretty good deal.
  • Peew971 1 Feb 2013 12:19:04 4,703 posts
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    I'd say at this price you should go for it. Or wait for reviews maybe if you have doubts.
  • Stranded87 1 Feb 2013 17:12:23 865 posts
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    I'm working on a review of the 620 right now. While I haven't settled on a score yet I would say if you're considering it go for it. It's a solid little handset and there's nothing else comparable at the price.
  • Sharzam 1 Feb 2013 17:56:09 2,726 posts
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    I buggered up my Android phone as i was fiddling with roms and royally screwed it up. So i need a new phone, now i could buy a Nexus 4 of course but taking the chance to try out Windows Mobile 8.

    I have ordered a reconditioned 'Grade A' HTC 8X for 250 which seams rather nice. As much as i like the Nokia feature set i just cant justify the cost and the weight/size.

    So what things do i need to know as a newbie coming from years of Android ownership? Also I saw on the HTC website that i get 25GB of dropbox storage but how does that work with no dropbox app on winmob?

    Edited by Sharzam at 17:57:31 01-02-2013

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  • Ror1984 1 Feb 2013 18:04:24 2,853 posts
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    I've never used Dropbox, so can't help you there. You could try to log in on their site and see how that goes I guess?

    Is there anything specific about WP8 you'd like to know? I have only ever used Android briefly on a couple of cheapo tablets, so I'm not exactly well-versed in it.

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  • Sharzam 1 Feb 2013 18:45:16 2,726 posts
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    To be honest i really know nothing about WP8 so just wondering if any must know stuff. For example if you were new to Android i would say about how to change the keyboard, and how widgets work.

    Anything like that, must know for WP8 but isnt immediately obvious?

    One thing wondering about is that Android syncs bookmarks, history etc with Chrome along with contacts etc. Is there a simliar thing for WP8 does it sync bookmarks with Internet Explorer? Also what is the integration with Windows 8 like, iam currently on 7 but would change to 8 if it made things alot easier (assume i stay with WP)

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  • Ror1984 1 Feb 2013 19:30:28 2,853 posts
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    I think all I can say really is to explore a bit when you get it, and then if you can't figure out any specifics, ask here.

    A couple of tips - pay attention to the ellipsis on the app bar down the bottom - that pulls up deeper menus, and a lot of people seem to miss it. Same with 'tap and hold', which is used a lot throughout the OS and also brings up further options. People seem to miss these functions and then just assume WP has no options.

    Spend a bit of time figuring out which apps are the most important for you and sorting out their tiles on your homescreen. You don't need to have everything pinned to your homescreen, as a swipe to the left brings up your alphabetical jump-list, so just pin what you want and configure your layout to how ever you want it.

    I haven't actually looked into the Win 8 integration too much, to be honest, but other than Xbox Music (which is... well, let's just say I treat my PC and phone as separate music collections for the time being), I'm not sure what else there is.

    IE doesn't share bookmarks, which is a bit baffling, considering they do sync across my three machines running Win 8/RT. To be fair, you're better off asking someone else about Win 8 integration - it's never been a major selling point for me, as I use my phone and PCs for different things, so don't really need them to reflect one another. All I need is my files in SkyDrive, and that works well for me.

    I can't help with taking contacts over from Google services I'm afraid, as I've never used any of their services bar YouTube and search, but when you first boot the phone up it'll ask you to log into your various accounts (if it doesn't, factory reset it and then it will perform first boot). All my contacts were automatically dragged in from FaceBook, Hotmail and Yahoo, and automatically merged if any were duplicated (you can also manage these links manually). I'd assume it'll work the same for GMail?

    As I said, I've never used Android for more than a few minutes here and there, and there are plenty of features of WP I don't even use, so I may not be the best person to ask, but if you have any specific questions when you receive your 8X, I'll try to lend a hand. The things that I do use in WP, I know pretty well - I've been on the platform since the day it launched.

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  • Psychotext 1 Feb 2013 19:55:14 53,855 posts
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    Updated to 7.8... /shrug

    Probably my imagination but it's like they made the normal icons bigger so that the smaller versions would work. Can't say I like it particularly.
  • Ror1984 1 Feb 2013 21:00:02 2,853 posts
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    They are bigger - the negative space along the left-hand side is gone, so they're shifted over.

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  • Psychotext 1 Feb 2013 22:16:14 53,855 posts
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    I see. Annoying.
  • Ror1984 1 Feb 2013 23:28:53 2,853 posts
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    I was a bit disappointed at losing the 'gutter' down the side - I liked that the screen was a little bit offset. I got used to it though, and it's admittedly quite nice to have a nice arrangement of different sized tiles, and some of them really don't need to be any larger than the smallest tile size.

    Give it time, you might come to like it after a while.

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  • Peew971 2 Feb 2013 09:27:33 4,703 posts
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    @Sharzam The best advice I can give you is to forget you ever owned an Android. You'll come full of expectations, will get frustrated and start bitching about Windows Phone and how Microsoft can't do shit.
    Appreciate the OS for what it is, it's different. Keep that in mind.
  • CharlieStCloud 2 Feb 2013 10:00:03 5,100 posts
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    I have had my Lumia 820 since the beginning of November and I still utterly love it after three months.

    A fair share of people I meet up with to go to the cinema or watch a play/show at the theatre in the evenings really do like the look of my phone ... unfortunately, most of them are tied to a two-year contract with a Galaxy S III or an iPhone so, you know.

    The games are great too; AlphaJax, Angry Birds Star Wars, Mirror's Edge, Shuffle Party, Skulls of the Shogun and Wordament - three of which are available to download for FREE!

    The last phone I had was a Sony Xperia S, which I had for eight months before getting fed-up with the Android side of things. The whole WP8 ethos is a wonderful revelation in comparison.

    My Dad is 50 this year and am thinking of buying him the new Lumia 620 after using his old Nokia for the past seven years (since Christmas 2005 I believe!) ...

    ... : )

    p.s. although the Lumia 820 is fairly big, I still cannot get over just how tank-like the Lumia 920 is in comparison. It is blooming huge!
  • Vice.Destroyer 5 Feb 2013 01:26:03 5,823 posts
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    @Sharzam Unless I am missing something, this Dropbox boost is a) limited to two years and b) only available for people that get the HTC Desire X.
  • spamdangled 5 Feb 2013 10:29:46 27,271 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21325535

    WP8 launches in Africa

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  • Sharzam 7 Feb 2013 11:34:16 2,726 posts
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    Ok after a few days with it one thing i can say is 'swish' everything is so well integrated and the design is so consistent. I have been using android for years and got used to all the random stuff and cluttered widgets. So far loving it, whether the inflexibility annoys me we shall see for example podcasts and eu store with no manual rss adding.

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  • Sharzam 7 Feb 2013 11:54:52 2,726 posts
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    @Vice.Destroyer
    I know it applies to the One range so i checked the HTC website and it is on the 8X also. But cant actually use it, must be a general HTC thing.

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