04-19-2013 04:47 AM
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  1. Lumiaddict's Avatar
    I am a migrant from iOS to WP8...One thing i feel that didnt bridge the gap was the overall ability of my Lumia 920 to keep me "engaged" while using the phone. The lack of apps and to some extent, the quality of apps, is not keeping me interested.....

    What apps are you using that keep you occupied the most? Does anyone know what im talking about? Lol
    04-17-2013 12:58 AM
  2. Ozi1950's Avatar
    I feel that the quality of all apps that I use on a daily basis is great. To answer your question what apps are keeping me occupied the most, those are Pandora (without commercials!!!), Basketball Live (there is no NBA Gametime, but this app does an excellent job), ESPN, Note Plus, Amazing Weather HD, Wikipedia, WP Central, ProShot, Office, SkyDrive, Metrotube, Engadget, App Highlights, LinkedIn, Facebook (needs improvements), Twitter, Whatsapp and Viber.

    I might mention more than you needed, but I'm using all these on a daily basis. Viber received major improvements with last update, Whatsapp is looking good, but more work can definitely be done (GPS and received pictures!!!).

    Just be patient, as the things have started moving forward for WP 8. I am experiencing a huge difference between mid December when i got L920 and now.

    Hope this will somehow help.

    Cheers
    04-17-2013 01:21 AM
  3. kassdog's Avatar
    I'm with op on this one. I got the 920 to test out before the HTC one comes out Friday. What I'm finding with windows mobile is I don't stay on my phone and I want to. But after looking at it for three minutes im bored.

    not to say its bad but with android I was always on my phone doing something. Most people wouldn't like that but I love being on a phone.
    04-17-2013 04:06 AM
  4. crav4speed's Avatar
    04-17-2013 09:22 AM
  5. Lumiaddict's Avatar
    The HTC One may be the first MUST own Android device for me.

    WP8 is so fluid and flawless in its operation, but without proper support from developers, its lacking.
    04-17-2013 09:27 AM
  6. respect306's Avatar
    Baconit? Uses ALL of my time
    04-17-2013 09:40 AM
  7. absonj's Avatar
    So true! I have noticed, as has my wife, that I am no longer 'messing around' with my phone near as much as I did with my old Thunderbolt. She is on her iPhone now much more than me. I am enjoying the fact that this phone tells me exactly what I need to know without having to mess with so many apps. Its a real nice breath of fresh air. Plus, my neck doesn't hurt as much from all that looking down.

    Now, to answer the OP, I don't use my phone for more than catching up on the news, listening to music, and an occasional post to facebook or check up on my forums. I use the stock facebook app, Board Express for my 2 forums, CNN, ESPN score center, and I have a game or two.

    Other than that, I text and call alot, so thats where my activities really are.
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    04-17-2013 09:43 AM
  8. Ozi1950's Avatar
    Like you mentioned, WP8 is so fluid and flawless and I appreciate that. I am constantly changing themes, customizing to my needs. With more and more apps coming out I feel WP8 would have a decent fight against iOS or Android. I agree it needs better support from developers.
    04-17-2013 09:43 AM
  9. etphoto's Avatar
    What apps to keep me occupied? Fortunately, none.
    04-17-2013 09:46 AM
  10. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Hi, I am engaged with my phone all the time. I use it for both accomplishing work (2 Exchange accounts, Word, Excel, OneNote, LinkedIn, Navigon.) and entertaining myself (WPCentral, Windows Weekly and other podcasts on Xbox Music, CNN, USA Today, Bloomberg, Wikipedia, Weave, Vevo, and Family Room to name the Apps I use regularly. I'm not much of a gamer but I do like Cut the Rope, Flow Free, Bubble Birds, Tapitude, and Asphalt 7 Heat). I'm fully engaged with my phone. For the WP fans, let's make a point of showing our phones and what they can do, to others.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 04-19-2013 at 09:08 AM.
    04-17-2013 10:03 AM
  11. Lumiaddict's Avatar
    All great responses. I am definitely a WP8, and 7, fan. I try to spread the word about my Lumia being a solid, beautiful device that runs amazingly without errors or freezes.
    I feel that it is STILL a little too far out from the mainstream needs of the average user or person who still desires the "im cool with my iphone" mentality.
    04-17-2013 12:34 PM
  12. Torch4x4's Avatar
    I'm don't use games but occupied with news, info and entertainment apps like:
    Weave, CNN, Twitter, Break, Pandora and some others.. all of them are good quality apps
    04-17-2013 01:12 PM
  13. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I thought I needed apps on my phone to keep me occupied but then found a girlfriend ;)
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    04-17-2013 01:17 PM
  14. independentvolume's Avatar
    I thought I needed apps on my phone to keep me occupied but then found a girlfriend ;)
    Same thing happened to me. Then I got her a dog and got her pregnant. Now I'm back on the apps. lol
    04-17-2013 09:19 PM
  15. menghai's Avatar
    The main reason i have a Windows Phone is because of the amazing Office/Outlook integration. having this phone means i dont HAVE to be chained to my work computer all day.Beyond that, I use Kindle, Lyrics, IM+.
    04-17-2013 09:27 PM
  16. raul_junior's Avatar
    i tottaly understand but if you look at posts from windows phone central from about a year ago they barely reported on top apps that came from other platforms, and if you look now at it, like every single day they report on new top apps coming! that is the main reason i don't dislike my phone, because i know windows phone is catching up, and i can't wait to hear nokia's earning report tomorrow lol
    04-17-2013 09:32 PM
  17. FinancialP's Avatar
    Wpcentral, metrotube, and basketball live are all that I use when I find time for my Lumia.
    04-17-2013 09:36 PM
  18. JammyGitz's Avatar
    I'm actually bored of my 920 now. New games are crap or expensive and jetpack joyride isn't available!
    04-18-2013 06:09 AM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    The entire ethos of the Windows Phone experience, like it was alluded to in that advert, is to do exactly what you're complaining about ironically. It's designed to tell you everything you need to know on one screen - your messages, phone calls, updates about your pinned family and friends and news from around the world, weather etc based on different live tiles and the apps you have. If you are actively seeking to waste your time having your face in your phone sure there are some apps and games that will do that but you have to realise that Windows Phone is trying to get your head out of your phone so you can have experiences outside of your phone. Think of your phone as a tool to do things with rather than something to sink time into. At least that's how I think of it.
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    04-18-2013 06:20 AM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    The entire ethos of the Windows Phone experience, like it was alluded to in that advert, is to do exactly what you're complaining about ironically. It's designed to tell you everything you need to know on one screen - your messages, phone calls, updates about your pinned family and friends and news from around the world, weather etc based on different live tiles and the apps you have. If you are actively seeking to waste your time having your face in your phone sure there are some apps and games that will do that but you have to realise that Windows Phone is trying to get your head out of your phone so you can have experiences outside of your phone. Think of your phone as a tool to do things with rather than something to sink time into. At least that's how I think of it.
    You are definitely a "glass half full" kind of person!
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    04-18-2013 08:02 AM
  21. Lumiaddict's Avatar
    The entire ethos of the Windows Phone experience, like it was alluded to in that advert, is to do exactly what you're complaining about ironically. It's designed to tell you everything you need to know on one screen - your messages, phone calls, updates about your pinned family and friends and news from around the world, weather etc based on different live tiles and the apps you have. If you are actively seeking to waste your time having your face in your phone sure there are some apps and games that will do that but you have to realise that Windows Phone is trying to get your head out of your phone so you can have experiences outside of your phone. Think of your phone as a tool to do things with rather than something to sink time into. At least that's how I think of it.
    There always has to be someone like this guy...lol. Just pipe down and go use your tool!
    04-18-2013 10:45 AM
  22. Bartdog's Avatar
    YES! This is the commercial I always think of. I think it was the first I saw for WP, or one similar with the AA guy seeing a FB update on his live tile, making a quick comment and getting back to LIFE. Thanks for posting this.
    04-18-2013 11:43 AM
  23. vwarp's Avatar
    How good is Office on Windows Phone. I am an Office /Skydrive user. I am in the Apple ecosystem though, and as such I only have iWorks on my mobile devices (it is great and works just fine and syncs seamlessly with iCloud) but I am an Office / Skydrive user. I can keep my Mac as Skydrive & Office 2011 works fine there but it would be great to have access to all my documents on my phone and be able to edit as necessary, that means Windows Phone. So, honestly what is your take on it?
    04-18-2013 10:56 PM
  24. YCSMD's Avatar
    How good is Office on Windows Phone. I am an Office /Skydrive user. I am in the Apple ecosystem though, and as such I only have iWorks on my mobile devices (it is great and works just fine and syncs seamlessly with iCloud) but I am an Office / Skydrive user. I can keep my Mac as Skydrive & Office 2011 works fine there but it would be great to have access to all my documents on my phone and be able to edit as necessary, that means Windows Phone. So, honestly what is your take on it?
    Its nice in the sense that it doesnt mess up documents, integrates with Office (Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint), but its not full office or anything. You cant edit every thing that full Office supports. And you may even get more features in a third party Office app on Android, BUT those also can screw up your documents pretty easily.

    I must say that taking notes in OneNote on my tablet PC and then viewing them on my phone, handwriting and all, is great. Then when I want to put a photo in, I load up OneNote on my phone and take a photo and it adds and syncs it.

    Works great for my Robotics work where we need to draw on pictures from the book.

    In short, the Office/SkyDrive makes this phone great for me, but it could be improved.
    04-19-2013 12:13 AM
  25. vwarp's Avatar
    Thanks, I am going to try to get a hold of a W8 device to try it out. I canīt live without Office (regardless of the competition, and MSFT winks its eyes at me with so much Skydrive space). When I change my phone, a Windows device might be in order. Itīs interesting that there are great third party options on Android, but I am a strange dude, I prefer the closed type system MSFT and Apple offer, and I havenīt had the best experiences with Android in the past. So really it is down to iOS or Windows Phone..
    04-19-2013 12:19 AM
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