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    Your exactly right when you plug external devices in, the minimum your going to get is a charge to most phones because of the ARM Processor. It all depends on the qualifying questions to choose between the two. The Iconia is great because it has an Intel Atom Processor which will allow you to pretty much do what ever you want, replacing your laptop. The Surface is intuitive because it comes with a keyboard, also its cover and pre-installed programs such as, Office Home and Student and Flash. In the long run, you may not need to download most programs because of apps replacing them. So if syncing your phone is all your worried about wait for the Surface Pro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbdillworth View Post
    I plugged my Nokia 822 into my Surface and nothing happened.
    you need to install the windows phone app for surface first..check the windows store.
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    I love my Surface, I also have a companion laptop for heavy lifting. I'm a student & legal assistant, & the surface fills every need I have
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbuch View Post
    If they had NFC, I would have already purchased a Surface. I want to easily be able to transfer files from a phone, which all have NFC, to a table even when I don't have WiFi or other connectivity.
    Bluetooth?
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    See this page on the app you need for transferring music, photos, etc between surface and your phone. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Windo...device_id36014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Rodriguez Jr. View Post
    Bluetooth?
    SkyDrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoware View Post
    Lol, I bought my wife the new full size iPad that I won't give her until Christmas, while I'm here playing with my new, gift-to-self W510. And last week, she won an iPad Mini at her company holiday party! I'm gonna try to commandeer that!

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    @dbuch, Like ARod said, just use Skydrive to sync w/Surface. Dropbox works, too. No official Win Store DB client, but there are 3rd party apps. Or the desktop app if you get an x86 tablet. I use both, and Google Drive, to sync stuff between the iPad, W510 and my Galaxy S3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfiend View Post
    you need to install the windows phone app for surface first..check the windows store.
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    I've looked on both my Surface store and the phone store. I can't find said app.
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    Here ya go buddy ..App for Windows Phone.. Enjoy =) Windows Phone app for Windows in the Windows Store
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    Ahhh, it is called My Windows Phone.
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    Ya I noticed the search in windows store has to match pretty much match exactly what you type.. If its off slightly it won't find it.. They need to do some work on fixing that so it pulls up apps that are a close match as well.. Anyway glad you found the app. Enjoy.
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    I got over any desire to run legacy apps on a Windows 8 tablet when I owned the Acer W500. I tried running a couple of magazine readers, but quickly found they were unusable for touch, meaning I required a Metro app.

    Surface is all Good!
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    Hi Mark,

    I am looking to buy a convertible tablet and was looking at the acer iconia range/ Does the W500 or W510 have a desktop mode where i could install the legacy apps?
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    The W510 does. The W500 is Windows 7.

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