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    I'm currently on Android at the moment with my Galaxy Nexus, but I have been wanting to switch to a more fluid platform, hesitant to switch from my investment in the app ecosystem but I need a change. Since I am going to be completely new, I was wondering if the Lumia had any of these features, whether downloading an app or otherwise. Here's a list of critical and then favorable things I'd need/like respectively.

    >Gmail
    >Skype
    >Live Messenger, especially multiple accounts (Given but couldnt hurt to ask...)
    >Viber
    >Visual Voicemail
    >DLNA Client(s)
    >News apps, flipboard/pulse etc
    >YouTube

    If most/all of these are available, I'd be set and going to buy a Lumia when it comes out!
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    Yes. To most.

    I have my Gmail setup through the mail app so that works.
    Skype is integrated into the OS (not trying to be snarky, but this has been mentioned A LOT since Microsoft bought Skype some time ago).
    Don't use Live Messenger, but I believe its there - lots of chat/messenger programs integrated into the OS
    Viber is there for Nokia phones.
    Visual Voicemail is available depending on your wireless provider
    DLNA Client(s) - not sure, I don't use them.
    Plenty of news apps. No flipboard, but Pulse is there and the WP exclusive app Weave.
    There are quite a few good YouTube apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakal View Post
    I'm currently on Android at the moment with my Galaxy Nexus, but I have been wanting to switch to a more fluid platform, hesitant to switch from my investment in the app ecosystem but I need a change. Since I am going to be completely new, I was wondering if the Lumia had any of these features, whether downloading an app or otherwise. Here's a list of critical and then favorable things I'd need/like respectively.

    >Gmail Native mail app supports Gmail
    >Skype Of course, very good integration in WP8
    >Live Messenger, especially multiple accounts (Given but couldnt hurt to ask...) Yes, but not sure you can have multiple accounts as I believe it's driven by your primary MS account that is linked with the phone
    >Viber Yes, but not video calls at the moment
    >Visual Voicemail Carrier specific, but supported
    >DLNA Client(s) Yes
    >News apps, flipboard/pulse etc Not Flipboard specificially, but yes many good news apps, and aggregators like Weave, Zite, etc.
    >YouTube No official one from Google, but MetroTube and SuperTube are excellent

    If most/all of these are available, I'd be set and going to buy a Lumia when it comes out!
    See comments in red above...
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    I have a question myself. For the most part, G-Mail is simple for me in terms of reading and deleting emails. However, important emails, I like to move to my "Important" folder. I noticed I had trouble accessing this on my outlook.com account. I can get g-mail, but I don't get access to those other folders I've made.

    On top of that, when I do delete them from Outlook.com, they don't delete on my g-mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post
    Yes. To most.

    I have my Gmail setup through the mail app so that works.
    Skype is integrated into the OS (not trying to be snarky, but this has been mentioned A LOT since Microsoft bought Skype some time ago).
    Don't use Live Messenger, but I believe its there - lots of chat/messenger programs integrated into the OS
    Viber is there for Nokia phones.
    Visual Voicemail is available depending on your wireless provider
    DLNA Client(s) - not sure, I don't use them.
    Plenty of news apps. No flipboard, but Pulse is there and the WP exclusive app Weave.
    There are quite a few good YouTube apps.
    Oh dont worry, I figured skype was in but again, wanted to make sure since its something I use tons. And with this news consider you guys to have another member!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoon24 View Post
    I have a question myself. For the most part, G-Mail is simple for me in terms of reading and deleting emails. However, important emails, I like to move to my "Important" folder. I noticed I had trouble accessing this on my outlook.com account. I can get g-mail, but I don't get access to those other folders I've made.

    On top of that, when I do delete them from Outlook.com, they don't delete on my g-mail
    Did you set it up with Pop3? I think it has to retain the email on the server for Pop3. I could be wrong.
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    I have to enable this in my G-Mail settings right? I currently have POP enabled, and IMAP enabled as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakal View Post
    I'm currently on Android at the moment with my Galaxy Nexus, but I have been wanting to switch to a more fluid platform, hesitant to switch from my investment in the app ecosystem but I need a change. Since I am going to be completely new, I was wondering if the Lumia had any of these features, whether downloading an app or otherwise. Here's a list of critical and then favorable things I'd need/like respectively.

    >Gmail
    >Skype
    >Live Messenger, especially multiple accounts (Given but couldnt hurt to ask...)
    >Viber
    >Visual Voicemail
    >DLNA Client(s)
    >News apps, flipboard/pulse etc
    >YouTube

    If most/all of these are available, I'd be set and going to buy a Lumia when it comes out!
    Gmail - integrated
    Skype - integrated via app
    Live Messenger - integrated into messaging app
    Viber - Nokia has it, apparently it was broken recently but a fix has since been released
    Visual Voicemail - Integrated into the Phone app - Only on supported carriers (those punks at Rogers STILL dont have it yet, but AT&T does)
    DLNA - Nokia PlayTo works well on my Sony Bravia
    News apps - plenty, not sure about the specific ones there but there are also very good RSS feed apps
    Youtube - yes, official app and MetroTube / Supertube.

    Your gold if you get a Nokia device son. Celebrate :D:D:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoon24 View Post
    I have a question myself. For the most part, G-Mail is simple for me in terms of reading and deleting emails. However, important emails, I like to move to my "Important" folder. I noticed I had trouble accessing this on my outlook.com account. I can get g-mail, but I don't get access to those other folders I've made.

    On top of that, when I do delete them from Outlook.com, they don't delete on my g-mail.
    Regarding folders, click the little '...' menu at the bottom in your inbox then hit folders. You should see them there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalWarrior View Post
    Youtube - yes, official app and MetroTube / Supertube.

    Your gold if you get a Nokia device son. Celebrate :D:D:D
    Full disclosure, that is not really a YouTube App... The Official YouTube app we have on the phone directs you to the mobile YouTube site in the IE Browser.

    Granted, it works GREAT for viewing and browsing...but some people really like their YouTube and spend hours and hours exploring and searching and finding... The Mobile site doesn't work as well as an App might work for stuff like that.

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