07-08-2013, 12:53 PM #1
- 9 Posts
I'm an Android user and a sales rep on the go and I'm planning to get the HTC 8XT when it's available from Sprint. I don't need to do too much, but I'd like to know if these various things are available.
2. Set up Icons of contacts so you can one touch dial them instantly just by pushing their icon
3. Send picture texts so my contacts get it the same day instead of sometimes a week later - and more importantly receive picture mail without having it come into my texts and then have to download it and wait for it to load and load until the picture finally comes up.
4. Configure my company email which is Lotus. I was able to load it on my samsung android, so i should be able to load on WP right?
5. Have a working calendar to load future meetings with reminders
6. Use evernote - or is there something better? I use it to store things for work like passwords, door codes, ship to addresses, notes on individual customers.
7. I'd like to have access to my banking app WellsFargo and my Yahoo email - both don't seem to be available.
Like I said, I don't need to do much. The above list seems pretty basic, but I've read some posts where WP seems to fall short or annoying on really basic stuff.
- 07-08-2013, 01:00 PM #2
1. Navigation - Nokia Here Drive
2. Set up Icons of contacts so you can one touch dial them instantly just by pushing their icon -Two Clicks - Contact Icon, then Dial.
3. Send picture texts so my contacts get it the same day instead of sometimes a week later - and more importantly receive picture mail without having it come into my texts and then have to download it and wait for it to load and load until the picture finally comes up. - This is a carrier/service problem if you have it.
4. Configure my company email which is Lotus. I was able to load it on my samsung android, so i should be able to load on WP right? -This I can't answer.
5. Have a working calendar to load future meetings with reminders -Works great for me
6. Use evernote - or is there something better? I use it to store things for work like passwords, door codes, ship to addresses, notes on individual customers. -Microsoft office / One Note
7. I'd like to have access to my banking app WellsFargo and my Yahoo email - both don't seem to be available. -Yahoo mail is built in. Try mobile W.F. website.
- 07-08-2013, 01:08 PM #3
2) You can pin a contact, but you can't pin a phone number. So it is two taps to call, but two taps to text and to email.
3) All texting is instant...if it is NOT instant, I'd say that is a carrier, not a phone OS. Not sure what you mean by "picture mail"...are you talking about Emails? If you get a photo in an email, you have to download it to view it. That is to save data.
4) No idea what you wouldn't be able to load in Lotus Notes, but I've never tried.
5) The calendar is really nice, but missing a weekly view (coming in next update, rumor). Connects to your Outlook.com Calendar if you want it also.
6) I like OneNote which is built into the phone and what we use at work, but there is Evernote also. Evernote | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
7) I use Yahoo daily. There is no issue at all with Yahoo Email. You don't use an app for email, it is all native functions. There is no official Wells Fargo app. They said it was in the works but not available. You'd have to use the Mobile Site, which is easily pinned to your start screen for app like access.
- 07-08-2013, 02:08 PM #5
I think WP is more designed for the business field. As stated, you have Microsoft Office and Onenote built right into the phone (as well as the Evernote app). I create invoices on my Surface RT, store them on Skydrive and can access them on my phone if I need to. Vice versa.
I put everything into my calendar. Once again it syncs with my Surface RT. Vice Versa.
Plenty of nav.
Email, yep, syncs back and forth.
I think you will find WP will work for you. Everything, almost everything can be pinned to your home screen.
Don't forget the Live tiles as well!
07-08-2013, 03:04 PM #7
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I know some people depending on their IT department's security/encryption policies in EAS (Exchange Active Sync) can have an issue if a certain policy on the server end is enabled (Encryption of Storage Card), but other than that I believe most people's devices work in their corporate environments. everything else you want to do seems like it shouldn't be a problem at all.
07-08-2013, 09:28 PM #8
- 9 Posts
Thanks for the responses. Very encouraging! One more thing - when new software versions come along, that will be pushed out to your device to get updated correct? Like when Android goes from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean. Am I stating that correctly? Does WP do the same thing? Is that what windows 8.1 is, the next update to the software? Or do you have to get a new device that supports the new software?
- 07-09-2013, 03:06 AM #12
Skydrive is great but need to keep in mind the limitations of the phone and what files it will recognize and allow you to use. Not being able to use ZIP files is a big let down for me, which again is a very business thing.
- 07-09-2013, 03:11 AM #13
07-09-2013, 07:15 AM #15
- 36 Posts
About the fourth item "Configure my company email which is Lotus. I was able to load it on my samsung android, so i should be able to load on WP right? ".
Updating GDR2 will be available Notes Travaler vowe dot net :: IBM Notes makes it into Windows Phone 8
- 07-09-2013, 07:44 AM #17
- 07-09-2013, 08:47 AM #19
For Storing Passwords :
Use Wallet App which comes built-in with WP8
Why not ? Instead of entering credit card name and number , You will be entering name instead of credit card name and password instead of credit card number.
(Add the card manually instead automatic selection)
- 07-09-2013, 08:51 AM #20
But yes, WP does the same update thing, but better :) There are a lot of Android phones that are released and will not get another update, ever (usually economy models). A lot of people got pretty upset about the Lumia 900 not going from WP7 to WP8 but it still did get an update to WP7.8. Anyway, the general understanding is that all phones released now will be on an 18 month update schedule from Microsoft. That is something they have promised in press releases. So if you buy a phone now, you will get major updates.
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