05-24-2013 09:33 AM
70 123
tools
  1. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    You really think so? I have always thought that iTunes was an aesthetic load of crap. I haven't used an iPod Touch myself, but I assume that they followed in the way of creating ugly software. I love the Xbox Music UI (which borrows heavily from the Zune HD's UI). I like my Lumia 920 as a music player so much I don't even carry my Zune HD with my anymore, unless I'm going to be gone all day, as I don't quite trust the 920's battery to last all day while playing music.

    I have no tablet, not keen on them just yet. I don't carry anything else for apps, not at all. I still HAVE my HTC Droid Incredible (was on Verizon, came to AT&T for the 920), just because I might WANT to learn to root and customize Android someday. Like I said, if I am leaving for a long stretch of time (like I went out of town for several hours last Saturday, that being the first time I actually did this), I will take my Zune HD with me for music, since I don't know that the 920's battery will last all day while playing music.
    Sure, it isn't the greatest looking interface. But I've always found iTunes user friendly and I like that I can add or subtract to a playlist right on the device. The UI on WP looks nice. But just to create a playlist shouldn't be as convoluted as it stands.
    sharpycl likes this.
    03-03-2013 01:05 PM
  2. cedarlog's Avatar
    nope
    03-03-2013 01:10 PM
  3. WavingReds's Avatar
    just my ipod touch 4 for instagram but that's about it
    03-03-2013 01:30 PM
  4. clbarker10's Avatar
    I want to stick with the whole Windows theme all around. I need an ecosystem that is the same. I'm also very OCD when it comes to brands and colors.
    03-03-2013 01:34 PM
  5. nashid_ashraf's Avatar
    How's Facebook messages horrible on WP? They come in like any other, I can switch to facebook messages from SMS and back as I see fit and it's all neatly in a single conversation. Sending a FB message is also easy enough. I don't see the horrible in that at all.

    If you do not want a shared inbox then don't. I could not care less which mail account something comes in on. I know who is on which anyway so I do not see the problem..
    Hi,

    I was talking about messages not appearing on the live tile. I've checked the settings and everything but the live tile doesn't update properly. The issue is that I have Facebook chat disabled for most people as I hate the distraction. The chat function is enabled for only a handful of people. I have a notification of an incoming message on my One X whether I'm online or not. That's the issue.

    I wasn't talking about the linked inbox. I LOVE that. The issue is with Twitter. This actually happened today. My Twitter live live tile said that someone retweeted me. I also had a toast notification for that. What the notification didn't tell me is which of the four accounts had the retweet come from. It said "XXX retweeted you" but didn't tell which of the four accounts the 'you' referred to. My Android notification says "New interaction for account x". That's a huge difference.
    03-03-2013 02:00 PM
  6. nashid_ashraf's Avatar
    My 822 does everything I need it to do. When I travel I do bring a eInk Kindle just because the reading experience is better. But the 822 lets me manage all email, most notes (OneNote is awesome), and reading material (Pocket and rss readers) just fine. My one wish (and I know it is pretty specialized)... I teach high school math. I use OneNote to write all of my lessons. I write all of the math formulas with the OneNote equation editor. I can not read those special objects on my phone, much less edit them.
    Which Pocket client do you use? I've tried most of the,m. They are well below par. The text is not even justified, it's aligned left. That's just wrong.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    03-03-2013 02:02 PM
  7. darkoman4's Avatar
    When I use my Windows phone , I carry with me my Nexus 7 HSPA+. I get great experience with this combo. I also have another line which I use for my business, there I change phones on a weekly bases. Pre 3 or Bold 9900. Sometimes Nexus 4. So I am covered completely.
    03-03-2013 02:07 PM
  8. fardream's Avatar
    Yes, an iPad, Spotify and Exchange ActiveSync
    03-03-2013 03:53 PM
  9. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    My Rt goes with my l920 cause I just never know if I'm gonna go relax somewhere. Plus if I still had my Zune hd it would definitely be my music device choice. Sad times when people are aholes and steal. ��
    03-03-2013 04:40 PM
  10. clbarker10's Avatar
    My Rt goes with my l920 cause I just never know if I'm gonna go relax somewhere. Plus if I still had my Zune hd it would definitely be my music device choice. Sad times when people are aholes and steal. ����
    Stealing huh..you must have been on a Navy ship.
    03-03-2013 10:38 PM
  11. KorJax's Avatar
    Yep. Still carry my HTC One X around. That one's rooted and I'm using Android Jelly Bean there.

    Some of the crucial apps that I used are not in WP8. The Facebook experience in WP8 is horrible, especially messages.The updated Twitter is great but still has it's lackings. I have four accounts configured (2 personal/2 work) but the live tile doesn't show which account any new mentions/messages have come into. Haven't found a decent client for Pocket (read it later). I use Pocket quite frequently and it's a shame. The Kindle app doesn't sync personal documents so I can't look at my files the way I used to on my One X. There isn't an app for Pulse news reader. There are apps like Fuse or Weave but they aren't as good as Pulse or Flipboard. No Viber yet. I also miss some other apps like Getglue, Goodreads, Hipmunk and had to resort to mobile websites.

    That's a long list, I know. Still using the Lumia 920 as my primary phone.
    Sent from my Grey Lumia 920 using Board Express


    Are you kidding?

    I've used pulse and such and weave blows it out of the water. I actually ended up getting rid of the laggy POS pulse was on my android tablet, not to mention the UI, because gReader was simply far better running and a much more efficent UI. But that said, Weave is by far the best RSS reader I've used on any device, bar none.

    No comment really on all your other apps. I don't use them at all and/or have never heard of them. Facebook for me works perfectly fine. The only downside is the lack of messages, which in that case going to the mobile site is great (and runs really really well, to the point of it controlling as if it were an app). I'd like for them to improve the facebook aspect in the people's page, but it is no where even close to being "horrible"
    03-03-2013 11:15 PM
  12. rdubmu's Avatar
    Still use my iphone to check my lumias phone plan data/call usage as there is NOT A SINGLE APP that does this on windows phone.
    Not on a small carrier either, largest carrier in Australia, but i am on a business plan (which isnt a problem for android and ios, but for some reason windows phone app devs don't care)
    At&t in the United States has an app since WP7 came out in 2010. I would petition or ask your carrier.
    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express Pro
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-04-2013 12:12 AM
  13. nashid_ashraf's Avatar
    Are you kidding?

    I've used pulse and such and weave blows it out of the water. I actually ended up getting rid of the laggy POS pulse was on my android tablet, not to mention the UI, because gReader was simply far better running and a much more efficent UI. But that said, Weave is by far the best RSS reader I've used on any device, bar none.

    No comment really on all your other apps. I don't use them at all and/or have never heard of them. Facebook for me works perfectly fine. The only downside is the lack of messages, which in that case going to the mobile site is great (and runs really really well, to the point of it controlling as if it were an app). I'd like for them to improve the facebook aspect in the people's page, but it is no where even close to being "horrible"
    See that's the point. I use a lot of apps and I can't really do that on my Lumia 920. The fact that I actually have to open up the Facebook mobile site for messages illustrates how bad the Facebook apps are. The non-specific Twitter notifications simply don't cut it. I love the OS but SO MANY requirements of a power user are missing here.
    Sent from my Grey Lumia 920 using Board Express
    03-04-2013 12:16 AM
  14. dalydose's Avatar
    I still keep my Lumia 900 with WP7.X on it because Zune Player works and Xbox Music doesn't. My L900 is now a fancy MP3 player that I wanted to sell.
    03-04-2013 12:45 AM
  15. LeLee092's Avatar
    not really

    I carry my laptop almost everywhere, i do use it for facebook and tumblr coz its a tad more convenient than my phone but honestly my phone can do anything
    03-04-2013 12:55 AM
  16. Rico's Avatar
    I use my work Evo LTE because I have a hotspot app with unlimited data, and the data speeds are actually good for me on 3g - symmetrical 400kbps during the day up to 2mbps in the late/early morning hours. I have little need for land-based internet because of it.

    My Windows Phone is my daily driver, and I can't say I really miss not having anything from Android and iOS. Both of those OSes have some great apps, and there's things I wouldn't mind seeing on Windows Phone, but both OSes have more niggling annoyances and thongs I miss that keep me with Windows Phone.
    03-04-2013 01:53 AM
  17. nikhilr51's Avatar
    How's Facebook messages horrible on WP?
    Facebook and facebook messaging is HORRID on windows phone.
    The FB app keeps popping up connection errors on mine and my friends phones. Also unable to add images in any app, also group chats don't work well at all.
    03-04-2013 04:16 AM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I was thinking of getting a nexus 4 to replace my 920 but I'm sure I would miss my incredible music and the camera(even though it is hit or miss most of the time)
    03-04-2013 04:30 AM
  19. nikhilr51's Avatar
    At&t in the United States has an app since WP7 came out in 2010. I would petition or ask your carrier.
    They dont even have an app for personal users on windows phone (They have iphone, ipad, android and facebook apps, but no windows phone one).
    And this is the only carrier that has the 920 in Australia (they have exclusivity) and they dont seem to care a whole lot.

    Sigh. Their website is horrible too. Takes me a solid 6 or so clicks on their website to get to my call usage (data usage is in a completely different place, heck its on a different website!).
    03-04-2013 04:39 AM
  20. sharpycl's Avatar
    Nope! If I can't do it on my Lumia 920 than it doesn't get done until my Lumia supports it. If it runs out of battery than I wait till I can charge it.

    I've been trying to carry only a single device around with me for the past 2 years now and so far I am managing just fine on my current phone (Lumia 920).

    Side note: I have an iPad 3 that never leaves the house unless I go on long trips and need something for media consumption. Otherwise it stays at home 95% of the year.
    03-04-2013 11:22 AM
  21. bilzkh's Avatar
    Nope. My Lumia 920 is my go to device for most things on the go, though I wish I had a couple of key apps to make my experience complete - e.g. an RBC banking app, Flipboard, a robust Facebook app, and a few current games, e.g. Temple Run 2.

    Where my L920 is insufficient, I use my Surface Pro.
    03-04-2013 12:52 PM
  22. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    HTC Flyer (Android tab), iPod Touch, and MacBook Pro. I'm a device freak.
    03-04-2013 01:37 PM
  23. eric12341's Avatar
    Nope, my 8X is all I need.
    03-04-2013 05:17 PM
  24. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Just bought a Nexus 7. Super smooth.
    Last edited by jdhooghe; 03-05-2013 at 01:45 AM.
    03-04-2013 11:53 PM
  25. spaulagain's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 4 for testing the websites, etc. I build. Other than that, WP has been my king device for over 2.5 years.
    03-04-2013 11:55 PM
70 123

Similar Threads

  1. What apps do you think are still needed for Wp?
    By hyperova in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 129
    Last Post: 01-14-2015, 07:31 PM
  2. What WP8 needs in order to succeed
    By peterpphoto in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 04:19 AM
  3. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 08-31-2012, 02:15 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-15-2012, 07:14 PM
  5. Can WP7 do AIM internally? Or do we still need an app for it?
    By ipvrf in forum Other Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-11-2012, 10:00 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD