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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    My daily driver is a Lumia Icon. It's currently running the Windows Mobile 10 preview. Meaning it has no glance, & an inconsistent/buggy alarm app.

    Which got me thinking, why would I use my Icon as my alarm if it's buggy? Why would I want to look at my Icon's screen in the morning when it has no glance to soothe my eyes? Why would I want to look at a device rife with text messages, emails, and other notifications first thing in the morning? That's not a good way to wake up.

    So I converted my old Lumia 822 to a dedicated bedside device. It's simple and useful. It has glance, a killer battery, and it's the perfect size for viewing first thing in the morning.

    Glance with night mode enabled is perfect for a quick time check when I wake up randomly at 3am before letting my bed hit the pillow again in relief.

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    The lock screen displays the time, weather. And without any Windows 10 Technical Preview lag!

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    The start screen is simple. Cortana for setting reminders. Blue Skies for the forecast so I know whether or not it's a good time to get up and take my dog for a walk or a run. Battery saver so I know if I should place it on the charger before going to bed. The functional built in alarm app. And the Calendar so I know what's on the agenda.

    And that's it.

    So in case you were wondering what to do with an old WP8 you have sitting around, this may be a good option!
    09-08-2015 11:49 AM
  2. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Great idea, actually I did the same in the past, but I decided to use my old 720 WM10 as a primary device along side 735
    09-08-2015 11:52 AM
  3. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I use a 520, have nightstand clock running 24/7. Works awesome.
    09-08-2015 11:54 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    That's smart thinking.

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    09-08-2015 11:57 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Or an old unused phone can be recommisioned as a dedicated music/MP3 player, mobile gaming device, or what I use my very old iPhone 4 for, a dedicated midi controller that I use with one specific app that controls modulation (like an expression pedal - think: WahWah pedal) for my guitar apps on my iPad. Yep, the old iPhone 4 lays on the floor, and I control the midi controller app with my big toe! :D
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    09-08-2015 05:12 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Or an old unused phone can be recommisioned as a dedicated music/MP3 player, mobile gaming device, or what I use my very old iPhone 4 for, a dedicated midi controller that I use with one specific app that controls modulation (like an expression pedal - think: WahWah pedal) for my guitar apps on my iPad. Yep, the old iPhone 4 lays on the floor, and I control the midi controller app with my big toe! :D
    So the once $600 device is now exclusively touched by your toes 😄
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    09-08-2015 10:07 PM
  7. Pacus1x's Avatar
    I have tried using a low end android phone and Here maps app as a dedicated GPS device... didn't work out that well for obvious reasons, so i will get the 520 instead and pretty sure will work fine.
    09-08-2015 10:47 PM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    So the once $600 device is now exclusively touched by your toes
    Yes lol
    09-09-2015 05:58 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I have tried using a low end android phone and Here maps app as a dedicated GPS device... didn't work out that well for obvious reasons, so i will get the 520 instead and pretty sure will work fine.
    I did just that for awhile... 520, dedicated GPS unit and all around toy. With downloaded maps it worked nicely.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...t-five2oh.html
    09-09-2015 09:25 AM

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