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  1. TKAtlanta's Avatar
    What can you do with your MS abandoned 950xl or other W10M device?

    1. Spoonrest
    2. Door Stopper
    3. Projector Leveler
    4. Drink Coaster

    What other ways can we use these bricks?
    10-19-2017 01:52 PM
  2. Newfangled's Avatar
    Did they all just stop working, suddenly?
    fin11, jeffchapik, libra89 and 7 others like this.
    10-19-2017 02:38 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thread moved to the "Off Topic" lounge.
    10-19-2017 05:36 PM
  4. Timbre70's Avatar
    Maybe when Microsoft pulled out the phone and messaging app like what they had done on FM radio. 😄
    10-19-2017 06:31 PM
  5. jasqid's Avatar
    I would use it as a remote control but they broke the Xbox app. I can't even use it for that anymore.
    10-20-2017 05:32 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    What can you do with your MS abandoned 950xl or other W10M device?

    1. Spoonrest
    2. Door Stopper
    3. Projector Leveler
    4. Drink Coaster

    What other ways can we use these bricks?
    I use my work issued iOS device for all these things already, so...I guess I'm left to use my 950XL to listen to music, take pictures and browse the internet...
    editguy, libra89, mtf1380 and 1 others like this.
    10-20-2017 05:40 PM
  7. Wolfjt's Avatar
    What can you do with your MS abandoned 950xl or other W10M device?

    1. Spoonrest
    2. Door Stopper
    3. Projector Leveler
    4. Drink Coaster

    What other ways can we use these bricks?
    I use my 635 as an MP3 player
    10-20-2017 05:46 PM
  8. Timbre70's Avatar
    What app do you guys use as mp3 player?
    10-21-2017 01:27 AM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    I put my old 920 in my shirt pocket.... If someone shoots me, it can become my bullet proof vest and stop bullets..

    ... !
    TgeekB, libra89, MSFTisMIA and 3 others like this.
    10-21-2017 01:36 AM
  10. G4Grandad's Avatar
    I use my L830 for everything I've always used it for, even though it isn't dependable enough to trust as my main phone these days. It's always a joy to pick it up and see that beautiful start screen, and then enjoy the ease and simplicity of opening and using all the apps on it. Sadly the screen has blacked out 3 times already while typing this reply which is why I can't trust it as my main phone. That is now a Sony Xperia X which is a great alternative with tap to wake and sleep, camera button etc. But it's still second best and I would've bought a new Windows Phone in a heart beat if they were available and supported.
    Also, as I'm in the UK, I've got the phone unlocked and put an O2 network sim with £10 credit on it. The network has an app called Priority that's in the Windows Store. It offers all kinds of freebies and useful treats for free or heavily discounted. This will mean the phone will continue to repay my investment in Windows Phone until it eventually does die. Five screen blackouts now while typing this!
    Last edited by G4Grandad; 10-21-2017 at 04:16 AM.
    hippohumongous likes this.
    10-21-2017 03:37 AM
  11. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    I use WP8.1 apps to navigate (HERE maps), book cabs (OLA), read books (Bookviser reader), watch my YouTube subscriptions (myTube), listen to Podcasts (default podcast app), manage back account (ICICI bank - iMobile app), book movie tickets (BookMyShow app), read feeds (NextGen Reader), eWallet (PayTm) and play games (Stick Cricket, Flick2Shoot, InsideOut, FlowFree etc) besides normal stuff like WhatsApp, messaging and calling. Not suffering from the "app gap" problem that has destroyed the entire OS. May be because I live in India.
    10-21-2017 04:29 AM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    In the spirit of the OP, who I understand was not trying to get people to defend their beloved Windows Mobile devices and take all this too seriously, I use mine in areas of high crime because I know no one would steal it.
    10-21-2017 07:34 AM
  13. Wolfjt's Avatar
    What app do you guys use as mp3 player?
    Groove all the way. Best looking app out there. I wish it would recognize an SD card on Android
    Mark Craciun likes this.
    10-21-2017 09:54 AM
  14. DJCBS's Avatar
    I use them to play the Xbox games on WP. Except for the Nokia 1020 which I continue to use as a camera because it's still way better than any other smartphone (and I shoot RAW so it's not like I care about HDR etc).
    10-31-2017 09:39 AM
  15. Jason Velocity's Avatar
    Returned to MS Store and swapped for a Samsung S8+.
    oviedofreak82 likes this.
    10-31-2017 09:41 AM
  16. buffalosolja's Avatar
    I'm keeping my 950xl for continuum and hoping Samsung and MS let us use the continuum dock for my S8+.
    Mark Craciun likes this.
    10-31-2017 09:41 AM
  17. Random DS's Avatar
    My 650 is still my main phone, so... 😁
    10-31-2017 09:46 AM
  18. TechFreak1's Avatar
    What can you do with your MS abandoned 950xl or other W10M device?

    1. Spoonrest
    2. Door Stopper
    3. Projector Leveler
    4. Drink Coaster

    What other ways can we use these bricks?
    Continue using them?

    I still use my L930 and L920, my L930 is a daily driver and the L920 is an emergency loaner device. It can run apps corner and apps still so I just have it ready with a few games incase my smartphone addicted little cousins need a smartphone to play with.

    In regards to my L930, I can't send any SMS anymore... I guess the Skype team is exacting their vengence due to my rathery honest reviews . What else is a person to do other than be honest about their product experiences so said product could be improved upon... not regressed as it is the case with Skype. Which really has gone down... the pan and I doubt Captain hook would ever entertain the notion of engaging said 'pan'... lol.

    Beyond the recent SMS issue, noticed today as I rarely send SMS... and bar some camera issues and issues introduced by recent un optimised updates My L930 is chugging along rather okay. Although it appears someone thought it would be funny, if we experienced the same level of aggravation with the auto correct experienced by ios users.

    For example, I'm typing a message to a relative and I'd type "Yo Bro!" it would correct it to "You Bra"... FML.

    But it's not always that hilarious it correct "Loool you joker" to "look you joker", which has serious conotations given the context a person has made a utter fool of themselves and it would immediately put them on the back foot. Whereas the former just brushes it aside and defuses a potential volatile situation and we all continue on cracking jokes as if nothing happened.

    Lingustics plays a cruicial role everywhere - even with text messages, sadly though most people do not comprehend the power of words on a screen.

    Since I have a habit of spell checking and I caught it. However it could have caused an argument to flare up unnecessarliy as the other person's wishes to save the last shred of intellectual dignity after severly back tracking once proven wrong in their presumption and had admitted they were wrong.

    So yeah... if you're using a older device not on the official feature 2 update branch, be weary about the auto correct .
    10-31-2017 09:57 AM
  19. nrwood's Avatar
    I'm using my 640 XL as my main phone, and my 520 as a music player when I take the bus or go walking, as DJCBS says, I would prefer someone to steal that than my main phone.
    kwright62 and Mark Craciun like this.
    10-31-2017 10:00 AM
  20. Biff Henderson's Avatar
    I'm still using my HTC Windows Phone. It works fine and meets my needs. I hate to have to move to the Apple platform. Yuck. Android is the wild west. No thanks. Windows pure.
    kwright62 and Mark Craciun like this.
    10-31-2017 10:12 AM
  21. Noshaba Khatoon's Avatar
    You can already... Nothings special with any dock, wether Microsoft continuum dock or Samsung dex
    kwright62 likes this.
    10-31-2017 10:21 AM
  22. sweatshopking's Avatar
    As phones, since they didn't suddenly stop doing all the stuff they did when we bought them.
    10-31-2017 10:34 AM
  23. MichaelBanning's Avatar
    I'm picking them up and looking into the unlit screens, looking back angrily at my reflection for spending so many years buying/using/believing in Windows Phone in large part because this site apparently worked as MS's PR firm, writing propaganda like a 6-part series last year as to why Windows Phone ISN'T dead.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/windo...art-vi-app-gap

    Also, I like how Belfiore insinuated WP's failure was because of apps. Sure that was part of it, but do you think MAYBE it was also stuff like going from an A+ syncing experience w Zune to an awful 'WP Desktop app' that worked like a 6th grader made it. It stuff like how my 1520 *STILL* pauses songs when I lock the phone? You put Cortana into a phone. Congrats. How about making a phone that can receive a text message while playing a song without almost freezing the phone itself?
    keith bjones and SAIF8897 like this.
    10-31-2017 10:41 AM
  24. bokchoy1's Avatar
    Still rocking my Lumia 830 after 3 years! Love the thing despite its flaws.

    The battery's degrading but other than that, the hardware's going strong.

    The occasional missing app bothers me, and I know the others may stop working one day. What I really want is a decent web browser.
    kwright62 likes this.
    10-31-2017 10:50 AM
  25. EspHack's Avatar
    I just bought a 950 lol
    10-31-2017 10:52 AM
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