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  1. lippidp's Avatar
    It's not so much that I'm dependent on Google - it's that I actively avoid Microsoft. But from what I'm reading here, I can still customise my experience and avoid things like Hotmail without too much trouble...

    Thanks for all your continued replies by the way, it's very helpful.
    Funny. I avoid all things Google due to privacy concerns. Did you know they scan all of your emails so they can sell better advertising? I just think that's immoral. They need to mind their own business and look elsewhere for revenue.
    05-25-2012 07:37 AM
  2. lippidp's Avatar
    yet of all of you saying this own facebok accounts and talk about how good facebook integration is with wp7 loll

    oh the irony
    As it so happens, smartypants, I don't use Facebook for the very same reason. No irony here, just you diverting from the fact that Google invades people's privacy.
    05-25-2012 07:43 AM
  3. Skyandsun's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Thought you might be interested in an update. I've decided to go for the cyan lumia 800 (the 900 isn't widespread here in the UK and I have read the 800 is the nicer model - slimmer, smaller etc). I will get used to windows OS, I'm sure. Got it from O2 for 18.50 pm with 200 minutes, 250 o2 to o2 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited landline calls + free weekend calls, and 100mb data (don't use it that much outside of wifi zones). Also get some Nokia monster headphones which will probably go straight on ebay for 150 :P To me this seemed like a pretty decent deal.

    Anyway, thanks for all your help. I liked the idea of being a bit different from android and ios, and I really love the design and look of the nokia phone.
    05-26-2012 05:03 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Have fun with your new 800 Skyandsun, it's a much more rounded and sleek n curvy phone compared to the 900.

    Just be careful with your data, you will use 100mb up in 2 seconds. Wouldn't wan't you being stung with a huge bill.

    Let us know your thoughts after you play around with the phone and OS. :)
    05-26-2012 05:10 AM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    sorry you guys hate to hear any sensical argument that doesn't fit into your paradigm of thought.

    You are bashing google for selling info, yet I guarantee you all have facebook accounts (or the majority of you).

    Just gave me a chuckle is all.

    Ftr, android owner or not, gmail is awesome.
    and if you go to Crackberry, they bash the competition

    and if you go to AndroidCentral, they bash the competition

    And if you go to iMore, there are no f***s given because they don't care

    We have no problems hearing anything sensical. It's only a problem when someone is being patronizing and repetitive to try and get reactions out the forum, i.e. a TROLL. So please chortle somewhere else
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    05-26-2012 05:18 AM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    I wouldn't go that far. I owned three Android phones and three Windows Phones, and I'd say the Android isn't THAT much better with Google services integration. Google Docs is really the only thing that continues to be lacking on WP. I really don't have a big issue with Gmail on WP, except the lack of muting and inability to send as authenticated accounts. The free turn by turn point is moot with Nokia Drive.

    As for search, I almost feel like Bing is pushed on me because I am a big fan of using built in search hardware buttons. It would be great to be able to choose the search service, but I don't expect it nor do I blame MSFT for not implementing it. After all, Android doesn't let you customize what the search button behavior is either. If you really need Google, the app should work great for you.
    Why do you need Google Docs when you have Office? I never understood that
    05-26-2012 06:13 AM
  7. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Well, glad to hear you picked one up, it should work out fine. If you can end up linking your Gmail address to your Xbox live account it should work out great for you.

    Plus you can select what syncs from what accounts, so you can sync your Gmail, plus the contacts and calendars from it. Couple with a bookmark to Google's homepage if you like (can pin it to the Start menu and it will look great) and you should be all set.

    As others have mentioned, Bing is pretty tightly integrated into the phone. Being in the UK it may not be as useful, I know some of the capabilities are dialed back depending on region. I use it pretty much exclusively on my phone, and it's my default search on the computer now as well. Of course here we get the Local search option, Bing audio and vision search and they all work pretty well.

    The integrated Office works nicely too, plus the web-based Office on your regular computer is free to use and will sync to Skydrive as well. Works quite nicely.

    Xbox integration is pretty basic, but you get more gamer points (which I don't really care about so :P).

    Not sure what kind of limitations Zune Pass has over there but it works nice here (especially coupled with Bing audio search, it's like built-in Soundhound).

    Good luck :)
    05-27-2012 11:30 AM
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