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  1. bothfly737's Avatar
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    So I have a Android phone, and just got the Nokia 900. One feature on the Android which is very nice is you hit the Google search button or widget and say, "Navigate to Starbucks" for example. It will either bring up a list if there are several places close to have you choose one or go to the nearest place. Then it auto loads the Google Nav, voice turn by turn app and away you go.
    Its super handy when your driving, I mean my Wife and Daughter in the back seat on vacation saying we want to eat at the XYZ place, say it to the phone and the nav pops up, no texting it into the phone while your driving.
    I've got the Nokia Drive and Maps, is there a feature on the 900 that does something like this?
    Thanks
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    Tap and hold the Windows button. Speak "Starbucks". Should get a list of local Starbucks. Click one to get the address. Tap the address amd it will appear on Bing maps. Tap get directions and you are on your way. No Nokia Drive integration with TellMe voice control. Not yet anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Tap and hold the Windows button. Speak "Starbucks". Should get a list of local Starbucks. Click one to get the address. Tap the address amd it will appear on Bing maps. Tap get directions and you are on your way. No Nokia Drive integration with TellMe voice control. Not yet anyway.

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    I'll try it.
    Thanks
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    Day 3 on the Lumia 900, I have my Ringtone Vol set almost to the max, just plugged in the Apple Headset to go for a run, launched the music player app and just about busted my ear drums.
    Does this thing not know I'm plugging in a headset and keep a separate volume for it.
    I have the iPhone and when you plug in a headset, it even says Headset for a sec on the screen, same with Android, it has a separate media volume.
    This could be another deal breaker for me.
    I did order a Nokia headset, hoping its just not liking the Apple one.
    What's everyone else saying??
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    There is not a separate volume for headset and speaker. It is one of the things the OS is missing.

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    Man, I'd say. I just called Nokia and he said the same thing.
    I also tried to use Nokia Maps while connected to my cars Bluetooth, no sounds work.
    Which I can deal with, but I found that 15/30 is the highest setting I could stand with a in the ear headset, but without the headset the ringer volume on 15 is too low, so 28-29/30 is better.
    So I have to remember to lower the volume everyday I plug in my headset for a run, then remember again to raise it so I don't miss any calls or messages.

    I'm really wanting to like this phone, but there are too many steps backwards.
    I think I'll be heading back to my iPhone 4S.:@
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    I hear you. There are some things that are trivial but can get annoying if you are used to it on other devices. I have made my piece with the small things and the things I like about the OS outweigh them. I don't think I will he able to ever go back to another OS just because of the separate people hub. I love being able to just see my important contacts update on FB without having to sift through the utter drivel some people post.

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    So I have a nice full rez pic on the phone and I made it a Contact picture, but when I get a call that same contact pic on the caler id screen is blurry and out of focus.
    How do you get a sharp contact pic for caller id.
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    So I can send a MMS Picture message fine to my Wifes iPhone but I can't get one from it.
    I get some text link saying Get media content now, but when I click on it nothing happens. I sent a test MMS pic, but no luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bothfly737 View Post
    So I can send a MMS Picture message fine to my Wifes iPhone but I can't get one from it.
    I get some text link saying Get media content now, but when I click on it nothing happens. I sent a test MMS pic, but no luck.
    Can you get the message if you turn WiFi off and try to retrieve it over Cellular instead?
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    Also, make sure you got the update through Zune.
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    Yeah, MMS ONLY works over ATT, NO WIFI.
    I normally have my phone go to WiFi when I'm home, so I wont be able to get MMS's while on WiFi.
    Another step backwards IMO.
    Every phone I know can be on WiFi and still get MMS
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    Bad:
    1. Weird Bluetooth, can't be connected to your car and use Voice Turn By Turn.
    Also no tones, text or email work when connected to BT.

    2. Headset volume when listening to music is the same settings for the Ringtones, so if your ringer is set high, like 25 or higher and you plug into a headset and start your music, be prepared to blow out your ear drums. No separate media volume.

    3. No Video MMS, and No Picture MMS when on WiFi. MMS ONLY works on ATT Network.

    4. No 1080 video recording. Camera takes ok shots, has some strange pink spot when you look at a all white background thru the camera lens.

    5. No Vibration for Text or eMail

    6. Vibration has some weird rattle when it starts

    7. No real multi tasking, when you leave an app, you sometimes have to restart it. Like if your using Nokia Drive, it will not run in the background. So if you get a phone call, it looses the GPS signal.

    8. Phone is kinda heavy. weighs more than the iPhone 4S.

    9. Limited number of Apps.

    10. If you have a Contact picture set for someone, no matter where you get the picture, when that person calls you and you get a Caller ID, he picture is blurry. I've tried using the camera to take the shot, from my computer, doesn't matter.

    Good:

    1. Phone is basically FREE

    2. The UI is fresh and better than IOS and Android.

    3. Phone is nice to hold but a little heavy. Great design

    4. Has LTE

    5. Call quality is very good and clear.

    6. Speaker is very loud and clear, no Android tin like speaker sounds.

    7. Has great Mac iTunes sync software.

    8. Has enough apps to get you by, no great amount but it has the ones you want.

    9. Battery life is pretty good. Not as good as iPhone, but better than Android.

    10. Is totally different than anything out there right now.


    I really want to like this phone, I've been posting about issues I've listed above.
    I don't want to return to the iPhone, but I just don't see keeping this thing.
    If your new to smartphones, then nothing on my list will most likely matter.
    But it seems that this phone is a step backwards in tech. Sure the UI is fresh and nice to look at but everything else is not.
    IMO of course
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    This is what i did. I synced both my live contacts, Facebook contacts and my old phone contacts via BT. Then on the people hub I went to option and unchecked Facebook. Then i started linking contacts. linking was easy as the phone will pre find you based on names. so at the end all my contacts were updated with Facebook contact pics. now when they call i get the pic !!!!
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    No vibration for text? Can anyone comment on this? I'm pretty sure a phone released in 2012 would have this function
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanNSupreme View Post
    No vibration for text? Can anyone comment on this? I'm pretty sure a phone released in 2012 would have this function
    My phone vibrates on email and text. I have no idea what the OP is talking about. Sometimes smartphones aren't for everyone :rolleyes:

    settings > ringtones and sounds > ringer on - vibrate on
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    I'm not experiencing the bluetooth or MMS issues the OP has found. The phone reads text messages through my speakers in my car while connected to bluetooth. Haven't tried the turn by turn yet. As far as the MMS issues others seem to be having, my girlfriend went on a rampage and send me 10 pictures of pugs earlier today. Now I wish I had these problems!
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    "Battery life is pretty good. Not as good as iPhone"

    Wait, what?
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    My bluetooth works great in my car, did email and voice text with no issues.

    and my phone vibrates on calls, emails, texts and other alerts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanNSupreme View Post
    No vibration for text? Can anyone comment on this? I'm pretty sure a phone released in 2012 would have this function
    The phone does vibrate on text. My gripe about that is that there is no way to differentiate what type of alert you get between calling and texting.

    So either they are both on loud, both on vibrate, or both off. You can turn the sound on and text off, but you can not keep one on loud and one on vibrate.
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    The contact picture complain the OP has is incorrect. I have used a picture from mu camera roll and it has full resolution

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    Bad:
    1. Weird Bluetooth, can't be connected to your car and use Voice Turn By Turn.
    Also no tones, text or email work when connected to BT.

    Is your car equiped with A2DP?

    2. Headset volume when listening to music is the same settings for the Ringtones, so if your ringer is set high, like 25 or higher and you plug into a headset and start your music, be prepared to blow out your ear drums. No separate media volume.

    Don't have this issue at all.

    3. No Video MMS, and No Picture MMS when on WiFi. MMS ONLY works on ATT Network.

    No problems sending through WIFI.

    4. No 1080 video recording. Camera takes ok shots, has some strange pink spot when you look at a all white background thru the camera lens.

    I knew this before I bough my Nokia. Apollo equipment will be much better hardware due to release later this year. :)

    5. No Vibration for Text or eMail

    Check your Ringtones+sounds. Make sure they are both toggle on.


    6. Vibration has some weird rattle when it starts.

    All WP7 phones start like this, some lounder some are quite.

    7. No real multi tasking, when you leave an app, you sometimes have to restart it. Like if your using Nokia Drive, it will not run in the background. So if you get a phone call, it looses the GPS signal.

    Multi Tasking are there, some apps still have not covert to Mango yet.

    8. Phone is kinda heavy. weighs more than the iPhone 4S.

    iphone 4.9 ounces
    L900 5.6 ounces (not bad consiering its much bigger than iPhone)

    9. Limited number of Apps.

    70K and growing

    10. If you have a Contact picture set for someone, no matter where you get the picture, when that person calls you and you get a Caller ID, he picture is blurry. I've tried using the camera to take the shot, from my computer, doesn't matter.

    You can use any picture you want for your contacts. If you setup Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, you will get those picture instead the one you have on your phone. But you can manually change what picture you want for contact. You will need to link muliple contacts together as one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bothfly737 View Post
    Yeah, MMS ONLY works over ATT, NO WIFI.
    I normally have my phone go to WiFi when I'm home, so I wont be able to get MMS's while on WiFi.
    Another step backwards IMO.
    Every phone I know can be on WiFi and still get MMS
    But aren't texts/MMS sent via the network? It would make sense to retrieve the MMS from the network as well.

    I use a N8, with an AT&T sim, and retrieve MMS from the network (none of my data allowance is used for the retrieval). I get charged the standard MMS text rate. It takes a while to download, depending on the size.
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    So you can send a MMS Picture when connected to WiFi??
    I do not think so, I tried several times then found where someone said it was a limitation.

    But after reading everyones responses, maybe I just have a bad unit.
    As for Headset, put your ringing on 30/30, plug in a headset and start the music and be ready to be blown out. There is no separate media volume, I even called Nokia today about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkp23 View Post
    "Battery life is pretty good. Not as good as iPhone"

    Wait, what?
    I have used most phones including an iPhone 4 and 4s, and having used the 4s more recently, I can easily say the battery on the lumia is much better. I always get at least full days use with heavy browsing while my 4s would always die at about 5pm...

    Another understated thing about this phone is the radio. I thought the iPhone radio wss good at getting signal but the 900 blows even that away, not to mention any android phones I've had like the galaxy nexus. This always grabs at least one or two more bars with faster data speed regardless of LTE or not.

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