1. Sebbak's Avatar
    Hi all,

    New to here, soon to be new to windows phone when the UK finally gets the 930 released.

    How are you all finding 8.1? The whole lot will be new to me, but looks like a decent and slick OS. Plus you can't really fault Nokia phone design (maybe their marketing/production team though )
    06-26-2014 09:55 AM
  2. index1366's Avatar
    Congrats on your choice, I hope you'll enjoy WP!

    I find the 8.1 amazing, so much new functionalities, simply, I love it. And you bet it is a slick and a quite decent OS, you'll love it ;).
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    06-26-2014 10:12 AM
  3. Baryex86's Avatar
    The 8.1 update is a FANTASTIC update. Cortana is super useful for news, weather, even calculates the time you go and leave work and gives you the estimated time travel. Notification center is great, everything in place is super sexyness. Sleep mode is super great specially for someone who has a lot of meetings, the phone sleeps automatically when the meeting starts (provided it is on your phone calendar) and it will send automatic replies to people that text you saying that you are busy. But you can select specific people that can "break" the sleep mode in case of emergency.

    Old phones with 8.1 are way faster and battery last longer. I guarantee you will love your pho,e with an 8.1 upgrade
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    06-26-2014 10:12 AM
  4. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    At first let me welcome you here on this platform.
    Seconds, NEVER buy ever a windowsphone....................never..........
    Its a dull OS, it ( almost ) never crashes, there's no need for tweaking and it always works.
    Its sleek, swift and fluent, there enought updates so theres nothing to complain about.....................dullllllll
    So as a owner i can tel from experience, if you own such a Phone you got a hell lot more comming to you.
    Hours of joy, but it also has a downside................
    Al those jealous "friends" who are trying to convert you back to Droid or Ios.............just like jehova's they are keeping trying.
    But when you are over that all, then let our brothers and sisters guide you further to the light.
    You just walked trought the valley of darknes, wandering and looking but your journey is at a end.
    Fore you lies the path of righteousness and the everlasting bliss of Microsoft.
    Once your in, you never get out, dont look back, there is no returning.
    You'r life as you know it is at the end, you live for the phone you dy for the phone.

    Welcome brother.


    Btw, my schrink told me i'm making great progress.
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    06-26-2014 10:44 AM
  5. Sebbak's Avatar
    Cheers for the welcome all!

    Can't wait to ditch my HTC to be fair, it was pretty nice when I got it but now it's just sooooo sloooowww and everything.

    Roll on next week when I will hopefully have a nice shiny Lumia 930 in hand. Bright orange of course
    06-26-2014 11:17 AM
  6. index1366's Avatar
    I had an HTC in the past and I'm so glad I ditched it for a Lumia, So happy with the support and the dedication of Nokia to WP.

    Also, jealous on your new acquirement, especially the orange color ;)
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    06-26-2014 12:22 PM
  7. Sebbak's Avatar
    I had an HTC in the past and I'm so glad I ditched it for a Lumia, So happy with the support and the dedication of Nokia to WP.

    Also, jealous on your new acquirement, especially the orange color ;)
    Well don't get jealous yet, the dates keep slipping and Vodafone are being evasive lol
    06-26-2014 12:28 PM
  8. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I always tell people to get a device based on what it can do NOW - Today - not based on what it might be able to do at some point in the future.

    WP 8.1 will bring some amazing features, but it's not here yet.

    That said, I think WP 8 as it stands today is a very good platform with a lot to offer. I'm going to be trying out a Lumia 822 as my primary smartphone for at least 30 days to give it a fair shake.

    I hope you enjoy Windows Phone!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 via Tapatalk
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    06-26-2014 02:05 PM
  9. Sebbak's Avatar
    I always tell people to get a device based on what it can do NOW - Today - not based on what it might be able to do at some point in the future.

    WP 8.1 will bring some amazing features, but it's not here yet.

    That said, I think WP 8 as it stands today is a very good platform with a lot to offer. I'm going to be trying out a Lumia 822 as my primary smartphone for at least 30 days to give it a fair shake.

    I hope you enjoy Windows Phone!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 via Tapatalk
    While what you say is completely true, the 930 is shipping with 8.1 out of the box, so it should be able to that that now. Although now is then. When it comes out.

    But when it's out it'll be now, but right now it's then, not now.

    Newfangled what have you done?!
    06-26-2014 02:09 PM
  10. gedzum's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the WPCentral community Sebbak. Great to see a fellow UK user interested in the platform. If you do get the Lumia 930, I hope you enjoy your purchase.
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    06-26-2014 02:17 PM
  11. Sebbak's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the WPCentral community Sebbak. Great to see a fellow UK user interested in the platform. If you do get the Lumia 930, I hope you enjoy your purchase.
    Cheers gedzum, thanks for the welcome. To be honest, I've been intruigued for a while, but locked in a contract and couldn't move. I've always liked the look of the WP OS and it's simplicity, slickness and overall layout.

    Looking forward to where WP goes from here too, the whole one OS for multiple platforms really is the way things need to go IMO
    Last edited by Sebbak; 06-26-2014 at 02:31 PM.
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    06-26-2014 02:20 PM
  12. gedzum's Avatar
    Cheers gedzum, thanks for the welcome. To be honest, I've been intruigued for a while, but locked in a contract and couldn't move. I've always lke the look of the WP OS and it's simplicity, slickness and overall layout.

    Looking forward to where WP goes from here too, the whole one OS for multiple platforms really is the way things need to go IMO
    I understand. I tend to buy SIM free phones nowadays. The look of the OS definitely attracted me too. The simplicity, slickness and functionality for my usage has kept me on it. I hope it has the same effect for you.

    I also agree, I'm looking forward to see how Microsoft take on this unified approach.
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    06-26-2014 02:31 PM
  13. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    While what you say is completely true, the 930 is shipping with 8.1 out of the box, so it should be able to that that now. Although now is then. When it comes out.

    But when it's out it'll be now, but right now it's then, not now.

    Newfangled what have you done?!
    I think I broke the space time continuum...

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 via Tapatalk
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    06-26-2014 02:31 PM
  14. Sebbak's Avatar
    I understand. I tend to buy SIM free phones nowadays. The look of the OS definitely attracted me too. The simplicity, slickness and functionality for my usage has kept me on it. I hope it has the same effect for you.

    I also agree, I'm looking forward to see how Microsoft take on this unified approach.
    As much as I'd like to go SIM free, I can't justify spending nearly 500 on a phone right now unfortunately!

    A friend of mine had the 925 and I had a quick look and play around on it and just really enjoyed the whole look as opposed to Android, which is great if you want to tweak it to the nth degree, but I'm not that fussed by that option. Roll on next week!!
    gedzum likes this.
    06-26-2014 02:34 PM
  15. gedzum's Avatar
    As much as I'd like to go SIM free, I can't justify spending nearly 500 on a phone right now unfortunately!

    A friend of mine had the 925 and I had a quick look and play around on it and just really enjoyed the whole look as opposed to Android, which is great if you want to tweak it to the nth degree, but I'm not that fussed by that option. Roll on next week!!
    Oh yeah definitely. I picked up the 920 when the price went down a bit (~300 I think). I actually didn't consider other platforms before picking WP. I was mainly a Nokia user with the N97 mini, which I lost and moved on to the N900. After a while, it just felt a bit sluggish and that is when I saw this fresh OS on a sleek device (Lumia 800). It was just an impulse..I wanted this device. Ever since, I've been hooked and enjoying my experience now with the Lumia 920. Looking forward to the WP8.1 update.
    06-26-2014 02:45 PM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome and I am loving WP8.1 on my Lumia 810 via Dev Preview since TMO decided to drop support for this device :-) I am sure you will love WP8.1 on the 930 when you decide to pick it up.
    06-27-2014 11:54 AM
  17. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    Welcome and I am loving WP8.1 on my Lumia 810 via Dev Preview since TMO decided to drop support for this device :-) I am sure you will love WP8.1 on the 930 when you decide to pick it up.
    How can awp7 upgrade to Windows 8.1... ?
    Please tell me i wanna upgrade 510
    06-27-2014 12:33 PM
  18. mpt15's Avatar
    How can awp7 upgrade to Windows 8.1... ?
    Please tell me i wanna upgrade 510
    it can't. The 810 is a WP 8 phone exclusive to t-mobile USA
    Mavee Shah likes this.
    06-27-2014 12:41 PM
  19. colinkiama's Avatar
    never. because the new version of windows phone requires at least a dual core cpu. I really recommend that you upgrade to a windows phone 8/8.1 device when you have the chance.
    06-27-2014 12:45 PM
  20. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral :)
    06-29-2014 08:06 AM
  21. Muessig's Avatar
    Hey Sebbak, great to see you here! I really hope you'll tell us how you like your new device when you get it!
    06-29-2014 12:09 PM
  22. Sebbak's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome all. hopefully it won't be too long until I get my hands on the 930 - currently looking at 2 weeks for relase though!
    06-30-2014 02:38 AM
  23. hopmedic's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! We're glad you're here! As for me, I LOVE my Icon! Best phone I've ever used!
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    06-30-2014 11:23 AM
  24. Sebbak's Avatar
    Well there's no turning back now, 930 all ordered. Just playing the waiting game until release!

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    07-11-2014 06:28 AM
  25. gedzum's Avatar
    Nice one..congrats! Hope it lives up to your expectations :)
    07-11-2014 07:27 AM

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