Does WP7 meet my needs? App ticklist, advice required.


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Aug 19, 2011
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Good day,

For a long while I've been considering picking up a WP7 handset as my next phone. I am waiting to have a look at the first Nokia WP7 phone before proceeding though. I just have a few questions about apps I would probably want - and whether they're available for WP7.

1. Tumblr - A Tumblr feed browser with posting/sharing ability
2. Twitter - I think this is covered.
3. Soundcloud - Is there an app which allows Soundcloud browsing and listening? I am aware there are a few things for uploads, but not necessarily a player?
3. Mixcloud - Similar to above, but less likely I think.
4. UnNethack - Or any similar Roguelike. If not I'll have to just keep hold of my N900 for that.
5. Opera Mobile - I just really like it. Are there any alternative browsers?
6. Dropbox - Also, is Skydrive any good?
7. A good quality port of something like Quake or Exhumed. Is there such a thing?
8. Translation tools, anything stick out as vastly superior?
9. A high quality podcast manager.

While this may seem a fairly simple list to just Google to see if they have official apps I was hoping the wisdom of the board might be able to offer me interesting options and varitions on the above - 3rd party apps for example.

Further questions:

1. Am I right to also assume the office integration/editing is fairly comprehensive and not something to fret over?

2. The maps, are they actually any good? Especially in the UK? I would be interested in a map/GPS app which "works" and also has the maps loaded onto the phone (rather than having to call everything). I find this especially handy for planning.

3. Is there somewhere when I can browse the WP7 apps online? Seems a fairly tricky task currently.


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Dec 16, 2010
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hey ,

i can Guaranty WP will fit your APPS needs , if not now , int he future.

the OS is still young so Apps are still coming in , and we should see an explosion of games/apps once mango comes out ( hopefully )

second: WELCOME TO WP!!! hehe

1. not sure what this is . but if its just for posting on forums then yes we have apps for that.

2. twitter: yes.

3. not sure what you mean by Soundcloud , but ifr ref to streaming Music over WIFI or 3G (4G ) from ur PC to your phone for example . you can or you will be able to in MANGO . prety sure you can now doh.

4.UnNethack dont think soo

5. yeah 3d Cube browser is nice , might be some other once . + we getting IE9 with MANGO

6. use to MS cloud server , sure you saw the TV adds for W7 ( que the cloud )
but i like dropbox

7. right now the games aren’t amazing but we are getting some Confirmed PORTS after mango.

8. haven’t used any.

9. not sure right now , i know you can but I think MAngo again will bring in better once . I think i remember some one talking about this a while back.

the office thing is good ( i like it )

and as for the MAPS , i use it almost every day its pretty good and MANGO will bring in some extra features as well.

best way to see the available apps and games i would Download ZUNE on your PC and brows the marketplace.

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