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  1. grahamf's Avatar
    For a while now I had decided that if I had to give up Blackberry then I'd switch to the pretty cool Windows Phone ('course, back then I had no plans to ever leave Blackberry). Fast forward to today, and I've found that I'm starting to get pretty sick of the uncertainty and really need a phone that runs specific apps that I need (mostly Car2Go, but also Sphero). I've rejected iOS on a philosophical basis, and Android always seems to be too much of a slapped together mess for my taste. I have a cheap Lumina 435 I had picked up as a backup, and after setting it up for when my Z30 sells I found it to be actually pretty great (but tiny and underpowered), so I ordered a BLU Win HD LTE from Microsoft. While it sucks leaving my accumulated game freebies (Amazon app-a-days and Blackberry christmas-promos), Windows 8.1 is actually pretty nice (though I'm looking forward to Windows 10 and it's little keyboard nipple).
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    10-01-2015 03:32 AM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Glad to have you onboard. As a current OS10 owner I can tell you the apps have a familiar "feel" to them but obviously it'll take you some time to realize that swiping up from the bottom edge does absolutely nothing.
    10-01-2015 10:12 AM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central and thanks for the great intro. What new Lumia device are you planning to pick up? I am seriously contemplating a Lumia 950.
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    10-01-2015 11:34 AM
  4. grahamf's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central and thanks for the great intro. What new Lumia device are you planning to pick up? I am seriously contemplating a Lumia 950.
    I actually ordered a BLU Win HD LTE directly from Microsoft. I opted for free shipping so It'll take a week to get here (I should've paid for express, it was only $10)
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    10-01-2015 12:42 PM
  5. grahamf's Avatar
    Glad to have you onboard. As a current OS10 owner I can tell you the apps have a familiar "feel" to them but obviously it'll take you some time to realize that swiping up from the bottom edge does absolutely nothing.
    Thanks. I will miss swiping and the app screen, but I'll adapt.
    fatclue_98 and ven07 like this.
    10-01-2015 12:49 PM
  6. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Hey grahamf, welcome aboard! I've been using Windows Phone for a year now, and I do miss BB10, but I think that Microsoft and Windows 10 mobile is a bright future. I'm planning on sticking around.
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    10-02-2015 12:27 AM
  7. grahamf's Avatar
    Thanks. After getting Windows 10 installed, I'm wondering if it's possible to enable a "phone calls only" sound profile? Cortana is not available in Canada so quiet hours doesn't work. That's the one thing I'll miss so far, as everything else can wait but anyone calling me at night has a good reason to.
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    10-02-2015 12:45 AM
  8. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Ah yes, customization (BB bedside mode) one of the things I miss from BB10.
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    10-02-2015 07:57 AM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Welcome to the site.. and to the platform! Enjoy your new phone, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. We're all here to help!
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    10-03-2015 09:42 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I know that name and avatar from around the MoNa boards. Welcome, grahamf.

    I've got a BLU Win HD LTE as a backup. Nice little value device and guaranteed 10 so smart move on your part.

    Check out my review: http://forums.windowscentral.com/blu...ml#post3196155
    ven07 likes this.
    10-04-2015 12:23 PM
  11. Rose640's Avatar
    Welcome bro. Did you try quite hours? Changing your location in settings will get things done, doubt it'll mess things up that bad.
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    10-04-2015 12:42 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Hey welcome to our side of the world :) Hope to hear about your experience with the Blu once you have it in hand :D
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    10-04-2015 05:50 PM
  13. ohanley's Avatar
    For a while now I had decided that if I had to give up Blackberry then I'd switch to the pretty cool Windows Phone ('course, back then I had no plans to ever leave Blackberry). Fast forward to today, and I've found that I'm starting to get pretty sick of the uncertainty and really need a phone that runs specific apps that I need (mostly Car2Go, but also Sphero). I've rejected iOS on a philosophical basis, and Android always seems to be too much of a slapped together mess for my taste. I have a cheap Lumina 435 I had picked up as a backup, and after setting it up for when my Z30 sells I found it to be actually pretty great (but tiny and underpowered), so I ordered a BLU Win HD LTE from Microsoft. While it sucks leaving my accumulated game freebies (Amazon app-a-days and Blackberry christmas-promos), Windows 8.1 is actually pretty nice (though I'm looking forward to Windows 10 and it's little keyboard nipple).
    It's never too late to leave to dark side and join the light ;)
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    10-05-2015 07:35 AM
  14. rhapdog's Avatar
    Welcome to the site!

    I think you'll find it's pretty much pointless to compare one platform to another. Just try to adapt yourself to the strength of the platform you are using. There are problems/issues or things lacking on every platform, including iPhone/Android, and the key is to embrace what you have and try not to compare. If you try to compare everything, including iPhone/Android to Blackberry, you're going to be disappointed with a lot of things.

    Enjoy your new phone.
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    10-05-2015 08:29 AM
  15. grahamf's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I've adapted to Windows Phone fine now, just it'll be nice when Windows 10 and Edge rolls out.
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    10-05-2015 10:18 AM
  16. alexeysalo's Avatar
    I try my best to leave my Blackberry Passport and use only Lumia, but I can't. Every time I take my Passport after using Lumia (I had a lot of Lumia's, including 1520, 930, 830, 925, 735, etc.) for a few days I feel like Passport is solid business device and its keyboard just fantastic. Also, nothing compares to Blackberry Hub. How to leave BB Passport? What makes you sticking to Windows Phone??
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    10-05-2015 12:00 PM
  17. ven07's Avatar
    I try my best to leave my Blackberry Passport and use only Lumia, but I can't. Every time I take my Passport after using Lumia (I had a lot of Lumia's, including 1520, 930, 830, 925, 735, etc.) for a few days I feel like Passport is solid business device and its keyboard just fantastic. Also, nothing compares to Blackberry Hub. How to leave BB Passport? What makes you sticking to Windows Phone??
    In some cases, it's not easy to let go lol Use the BB for work and WP for other stuff :D
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    10-05-2015 12:13 PM
  18. alexeysalo's Avatar
    In some cases, it's not easy to let go lol Use the BB for work and WP for other stuff :D
    I hate to use two or more devices. I like to have and use only one device at a time (that's the reason I never use tablet and smartphone, just one device)...
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    10-05-2015 12:59 PM
  19. grahamf's Avatar
    It doesn't come in until tomorrow, but I can honestly say I don't really miss Blackberry that much (except the browser). After getting the hang of how navigating works and customizing it to my needs, I'm pretty comfortable jumping around the OS and in some ways find it more efficient than Blackberry. Internet Explorer doesn't compare well the the BB10 Browser though, but that's partially comparing to a higher end device (I'm currently on a $80 Lumina 435). I've tried the Maxthon browser but it's kind of sluggish so I'll leave it for now.
    RumoredNow, ven07 and the1 like this.
    10-06-2015 06:04 PM
  20. the1's Avatar
    It doesn't come in until tomorrow, but I can honestly say I don't really miss Blackberry that much (except the browser). After getting the hang of how navigating works and customizing it to my needs, I'm pretty comfortable jumping around the OS and in some ways find it more efficient than Blackberry. Internet Explorer doesn't compare well the the BB10 Browser though, but that's partially comparing to a higher end device (I'm currently on a $80 Lumina 435). I've tried the Maxthon browser but it's kind of sluggish so I'll leave it for now.
    Welcome and agreed.

    The things that I really wish that Blackberry has that Windows doesn't is mobile browser with ad block support, hub, and a true call/sms blocking feature. Call and SMS filter SUUUUUUCKS...lol
    Last edited by the1; 10-07-2015 at 12:03 AM.
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    10-06-2015 08:36 PM
  21. grahamf's Avatar
    Oddly enough I don't miss the hub. Just the browser.
    Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    10-06-2015 10:21 PM
  22. grahamf's Avatar
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    I'm BLU da ba dee da ba die...
    10-07-2015 01:15 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Congrats! Don't forget to give us a brief summary.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Classic on Tapatalk
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    10-07-2015 01:55 PM
  24. grahamf's Avatar
    So far I love it. I had to go to class immediately after it arrived in the mail so i just performed a restore from my prevouse phone, but now I've had a chance to tweak it a bit. I purchased a Golla Air Wallet to go with it, but it's a bit tight. It is leather so it will stretch over time so that's fine. The bigger screen is definitely an improvement over the 435, and I'm happy with the performance with it. I thought I could use Nokia Drive+ but that seems to be a Lumina exclusive (which is kind of disappointing). I don't have a second cell number so I can't try out the dual-sim feature, but I got it tidied up so I don't just have 1, 1, 2, 2 on the home screen. I haven't put the screen protector on it, I can never get the bubbles out and I had already smudged it a little before thinking of putting the protector on.

    Overall I'm perfectly happy with it and will use it for a while. Eventually (6-24 months) I might upgrade to a Continuum-compatible phone that I can also use as a laptop replacement, but in the mean time this is an awesome phone.

    EDIT: It is now installing a second major update in a row... And I already dropped it, scuffing the frame on one side a little :(
    Last edited by grahamf; 10-07-2015 at 08:10 PM.
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    10-07-2015 05:41 PM
  25. ven07's Avatar
    And I already dropped it, scuffing the frame on one side a little :(
    Bring it to a shop so they can help with the screen protector, seems like you need it :D
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    10-08-2015 07:38 PM
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