1. DenisThundy's Avatar
    Hello, guys! I'm getting an HTC Windows Phone 8X for new year, and I'm switching from Android. Can you answer next questions, please?

    Is it possible to create a spherical panoramas (like Nexus 4/5 does) with Windows Phone?

    I know, that WP8 have it's own wallet app. So, is it possible to connect my card to this app and use it with NFC to use PayPass function in shops?

    Does WP have something like Jailbreak or Root?

    Thank you. :)

    P.S: Sorry for my English, I'm from Ukraine.
    12-14-2013 09:44 AM
  2. index1366's Avatar
    1. It is, with Photosynth, and you can upload them to photosynth.com and share them with your friends or the world :D.
    2. I would not know thw answer for this one, I just know that you can link your card to it and pay for apps and IAPs.
    3. Nope, it hasn't. They are achieving something with the Samsung ATIV S, but nothing else on other phones :).
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    12-14-2013 10:08 AM
  3. Warren Sammut's Avatar
    You'll be happy with the change!

    1. There are plenty of apps to take panoramas in spherical motion yes.
    2. Never used NFC for payment, but it does support cards yes.
    3. None that I know of.

    May I suggest you look at a Lumia device as well for a device? I had the HTC 8S and it was beautiful, then switched to the Lumia 925 and i just love the Nokia experience even more. I'd consider it if I were you, but you can't go wrong either way!
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    12-14-2013 10:37 AM
  4. DenisThundy's Avatar
    Thank you, but I like HTC. :)
    12-14-2013 12:12 PM
  5. JaiMento's Avatar
    From everything I've read, for NFC Payments, you'll need a special Secure SIM from your carrier to make it work. However, depending on your carrier and market, these Secure SIM cards may not be available or may be extremely hard to obtain.
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    12-14-2013 12:20 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    As far as your 2nd question, WP8 does not support tap and pay like Android. WP supports both NFC and Wallet, but so far the payment function is not possible.
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    12-14-2013 12:27 PM
  7. DenisThundy's Avatar
    What is that Secure SIM? I'm on Ukrainian carrier MTS.
    12-14-2013 12:47 PM
  8. DenisThundy's Avatar
    And one more question:
    Guys, does HTC Windows Phone 8X have a gyroscope? I looked at WP Central Forums, someone say, that it has gyro, and others say it don't. So, does it have gyro?

    P.S: Thank you guys for your quick replies. ;)
    12-14-2013 12:51 PM
  9. JaiMento's Avatar
    What is that Secure SIM? I'm on Ukrainian carrier MTS.
    Sorry, I've only done minimal research on the subject.

    And one more question:
    Guys, does HTC Windows Phone 8X have a gyroscope? I looked at WP Central Forums, someone say, that it has gyro, and others say it don't. So, does it have gyro?

    P.S: Thank you guys for your quick replies. ;)
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones

    By gyro, do you mean the Digital Compass?
    12-14-2013 01:48 PM
  10. DenisThundy's Avatar
    I mean gyroscope.
    12-14-2013 03:28 PM
  11. JaiMento's Avatar
    I mean gyroscope.
    I would say no, then. Just a G Sensor (accelerometer, I believe) and a Digital Compass.
    12-14-2013 05:21 PM
  12. dragonking1's Avatar
    I think it supports tap and pay never tried. Microsoft's windows phone website says it does.
    Wallet FAQ | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    12-15-2013 01:31 AM

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