04-03-2012 04:23 PM
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  1. cormasco's Avatar
    Is Nokia Music app available at all in North America?
    I don't know. I'm looking for a decent music app that works in landscape mode. I attach my phone to cardock and use it for music everyday. My main annoyance with zune music is no landscape mode.
    04-01-2012 07:11 PM
  2. chsoriano's Avatar
    Can you test whether you can stream audio to bluetooth while playing video (i.e., Netflix or Youtube)?
    04-02-2012 08:24 AM
  3. Siah1214's Avatar
    Interesting info on the Lumia 900.

    I originally had the Focus, & while I thought Win7 was interesting & artistic, it didn't have the app support in the beginning. So I took it back to the AT&T store & picked up the HTC Inspire 4G.

    I've since sold the Inspire 4G & have been using a buddy's iPhone 3GS. It's a nice little phone and the apps are cool, however I wouldn't mind trying a Windows phone again. Btw, the battery life that Apple is always saying is so great? Ya, it sucks on the 3GS. I can't believe Apple users make fun of Android phones.

    In any case, I'm interested in the Lumia 900 & the Windows platform again, however my issue is still the lack of apps. I checked Zune & apps like Waze, which I LOVE on Android/iOS, isn't available.

    Here are a few other apps I'd miss out on:
    > Draw Something
    > Words With Friends
    > Box
    > Angry Birds Space (I've read its on the way)
    > Pandora (Really?)
    > Paypal (1st party app)
    > Pulse News (great app on Android/iOS)
    > Open Table
    > Weather Underground
    > Raindar (iOS doesn't have this either - awesome app on Android)

    I knew these apps might eventually be on the way but it's discouraging to thing great apps aren't included in the Windows marketplace even after all this time.

    Anyone else have this issue?

    Open table is on WP7 as well, as is Pulse news (simply called pulse). There's also a 3rd party app for Box that works pretty well.

    Did you search for these apps or just assume they weren't there?
    04-02-2012 11:02 AM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    Can you test whether you can stream audio to bluetooth while playing video (i.e., Netflix or Youtube)?
    Should do, I can do that on my Radar and I think all 2nd gen devices can, just not 1st gen, though there was a reg tweak that enabled it on some 1st gen devices. Unless at&t or Nokia blocks it no reason why it wouldnt.
    04-02-2012 11:35 AM
  5. jbrandonf's Avatar
    Can you test whether you can stream audio to bluetooth while playing video (i.e., Netflix or Youtube)?
    This may depend on the device but I just paired the Lumia with the in-store demo of the Beats by Dre BeatBox and the mobile version of YouTube as well as Netflix stream audio to the Bluetooth speaker.
    04-02-2012 12:00 PM
  6. jbrandonf's Avatar
    Open table is on WP7 as well, as is Pulse news (simply called pulse). There's also a 3rd party app for Box that works pretty well.

    Did you search for these apps or just assume they weren't there?
    Microsoft needs to continue marketing MetroRadio and the weirdly named Radio Controlled as Pandora players. These apps have been out for months.
    04-02-2012 12:11 PM
  7. invertme's Avatar
    Interesting info on the Lumia 900.

    I originally had the Focus, & while I thought Win7 was interesting & artistic, it didn't have the app support in the beginning. So I took it back to the AT&T store & picked up the HTC Inspire 4G.

    I've since sold the Inspire 4G & have been using a buddy's iPhone 3GS. It's a nice little phone and the apps are cool, however I wouldn't mind trying a Windows phone again. Btw, the battery life that Apple is always saying is so great? Ya, it sucks on the 3GS. I can't believe Apple users make fun of Android phones.

    In any case, I'm interested in the Lumia 900 & the Windows platform again, however my issue is still the lack of apps. I checked Zune & apps like Waze, which I LOVE on Android/iOS, isn't available.

    Here are a few other apps I'd miss out on:
    > Draw Something
    > Words With Friends
    > Box
    > Angry Birds Space (I've read its on the way)
    > Pandora (Really?)
    > Paypal (1st party app)
    > Pulse News (great app on Android/iOS)
    > Open Table
    > Weather Underground
    > Raindar (iOS doesn't have this either - awesome app on Android)

    I knew these apps might eventually be on the way but it's discouraging to thing great apps aren't included in the Windows marketplace even after all this time.

    Anyone else have this issue?

    Honestly I feel like you just went out and found a list of high profile apps WP is missing and posted it - regardless of if you use them or not.
    04-02-2012 03:00 PM
  8. krayziehustler's Avatar
    Honestly I feel like you just went out and found a list of high profile apps WP is missing and posted it - regardless of if you use them or not.
    That was my exact thought
    04-02-2012 03:04 PM
  9. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    Oh and PS it picked up the LTE because the radio has that frequency available and set as priority. So if LTE is available that gets priority over hspa+ and then 3G. All the same radio just different frequencies.
    From the Nokia USA website:
    GSM 850
    GSM 900
    GSM 1800
    GSM 1900
    WCDMA Band V 850
    WCDMA Band VIII 900
    WCDMA Band II 1900
    LTE Band 17 (700)
    LTE Band 4 (1700/2100)

    LTE doesn't share any frequencies with GSM or WCDMA radios, thus they operate on different wavelengths. You are correct with your assesment that EDGE/3G/HSPA+ uses the same radio frequencies but there is no correlation between the GSM/WCDMA bands and LTE bands. AT&T plans to sunset their 2G/EDGE network to make more room for 3G/HSPA+ bands.
    04-02-2012 03:38 PM
  10. Siah1214's Avatar
    Honestly I feel like you just went out and found a list of high profile apps WP is missing and posted it - regardless of if you use them or not.
    Even though half of those apps AREN'T missing.... And the weatherbug app was just updated today...
    04-02-2012 04:07 PM
  11. krayziehustler's Avatar
    Even though half of those apps AREN'T missing.... And the weatherbug app was just updated today...
    what is hurting us now is word of mouth. When I had Android all my friends would d/l an app and recommend it to all of us. Now I am the only one with WP and I get my recommendations online. Most people buy a phone and that's it. Very few are like us with a passion for our phones
    04-02-2012 05:48 PM
  12. spaine#WP's Avatar
    Does anyone know for certain that the 900 will be upgradeable to Apollo?
    04-02-2012 11:28 PM
  13. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    From the Nokia USA website:
    GSM 850
    GSM 900
    GSM 1800
    GSM 1900
    WCDMA Band V 850
    WCDMA Band VIII 900
    WCDMA Band II 1900
    LTE Band 17 (700)
    LTE Band 4 (1700/2100)

    LTE doesn't share any frequencies with GSM or WCDMA radios, thus they operate on different wavelengths. You are correct with your assesment that EDGE/3G/HSPA+ uses the same radio frequencies but there is no correlation between the GSM/WCDMA bands and LTE bands. AT&T plans to sunset their 2G/EDGE network to make more room for 3G/HSPA+ bands.
    I heard the 2G/edge sunset was for additional LTE because of the spectrum shortage
    04-03-2012 09:51 AM
  14. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I heard the 2G/edge sunset was for additional LTE because of the spectrum shortage
    That could be right, because they may expand their LTE frequency band, but currently the EDGE network is sharing frequencies with 3G/HSPA+
    04-03-2012 09:54 AM
  15. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    That could be right, because they may expand their LTE frequency band, but currently the EDGE network is sharing frequencies with 3G/HSPA+
    yea im gonna look for the article , but im 99% sure it was to expand the LTE band

    This is a good article yet still leaves the answer kind of murky
    http://gigaom.com/broadband/is-att-s...works-as-well/
    Last edited by AndreaCristiano; 04-03-2012 at 10:05 AM.
    04-03-2012 09:57 AM
  16. Peter McCain's Avatar
    Hello, (angellbemba@yahoo.com) My name is Miss Angel , I saw your profile today and became interested in learning more about you Please, I want you send mail to my e-mail address (angellbemba/@/yahoo/./c/o/m), so I can give you my picture and tell you more about me, your angel I wish you best have a good day thanks to your Angel
    is this the rumored Lumia 910?
    04-03-2012 03:05 PM
  17. Peter McCain's Avatar
    what is hurting us now is word of mouth. When I had Android all my friends would d/l an app and recommend it to all of us. Now I am the only one with WP and I get my recommendations online. Most people buy a phone and that's it. Very few are like us with a passion for our phones
    I learned about Wordament on Wpcentral. It's pretty cool, I recommended to everyone, wish there was a paid version with no ads and skip button.
    I think is better than iOS' Boggle, it's not cartoonish and shaking the device is not cool for me.
    04-03-2012 03:08 PM
  18. Curtieson's Avatar
    I learned about Wordament on Wpcentral. It's pretty cool, I recommended to everyone, wish there was a paid version with no ads and skip button.
    I think is better than iOS' Boggle, it's not cartoonish and shaking the device is not cool for me.
    What would the skip button do?

    My wife plays "Scrabble with Friends" on her iPhone. Might be "Scramble with Friends"...anyway, it is just like Wordament just that you start your round whenever you want and go head to head against someone else for 3 rounds instead of joining a huge pool of people around the world. When she was in her height of playing, she thought Wordament was much cooler as it didn't limit you like her's did...but her's was much more refined / not metro which she liked (neat little sounds and animations)
    04-03-2012 04:23 PM
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