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  1. #51


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
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    Dot.... is that you...???
    Huh?

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  2. #52


    Quote Originally Posted by Robinson88 View Post
    I think it's too expensive and unpredictable to buy it instead of a trustworthy brands
    Those are strong words of which I see a few already disagree. Iíll have to also.

    One question for you > Do you have reference to back up your statement or a dissertation on the subject?

    As for me, Iíve been ďcell phoneĒ since one of these > Carrier and all. Circa 1995.

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    Then I had one of these:

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    LOL! I actually ran that one over with my truck on a job site! I had a dumb phone after this, but I simply cant' remember what it was. However, it was a Motorola phone.

    Then this:

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    Then this:

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    Presently this in black:

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    As you can see, Iíve been around the block a few times.

    Please notice they were all Motorola phones. Why a Nokia this time? A few reasons. Firstly, Google bought Motorola. After using the Droid I dislike anything Google. I didn't want to move into their "Chromium" world.

    I wanted a phablet for the size so as not to carry around two devices.

    I wanted a Windows Phone, which works in conjunction with Windows 8/8.1. This simplified my life significantly. WP8 OS is far superior to Android in navigation, features, and over all usability.

    I wanted quality. The bag phone and the Nextel phone were good, but the others were crap. I can testify that Nokia products are of good quality. Just as good as original Motorola products.

    Why not an iPhone you may ask? I considered it, but too expensive and too limited IMO. I paid the introductory price of $550 USD for this Lumia and went prepay. A little pricy, but surely not as much as an iPhone. The 1520 has 16GB of storage with a SD slot for expanding up to as much as 64GB. I inserted a 16GB one I had from my Droid. The iPhone has no SD storage slot. One has to pick the size before purchase as seen here below. This is from the Apple Store online.

    iPhone 5c iPhone 5c - Buy iPhone 5c in white, pink, yellow, blue, or green - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    iPhone 5s iPhone 5s - Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    To be fair I have to compare the Lumia 1520 to the 5s (64GB) since I can expand mine to that. In fact, I can expand mine to 80GB because I could slip a 64GB card in it.

    The 5s (64GB) is $230 more than the 1520 with a $70 micro SD added, but has 16GBs more.
    1520 has 6 inch display vs 4-3/4 inch
    Quad core chip vs duo
    Much better camera with more pixels and optics.
    The 5s does have fingerprint identity sensor, which is a nice feature, but thatís about it.
    Try and buy accessories and cables for the iPhones > Cha ching!

    Then how about OneDrive, OneNote, Xbox (basic), and other MS services included for free. Honestly I wouldn't know what Apple offers and not to say Google doesn't offer any.

    Overall the Lumias are better phones, especially if your running 8/8.1 or even prior on your other PC and/or devices. Thatís really the beauty of it all.

    BTW, I haven't had a land line for 15 years.
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  3. #53


    BTW, I think it was yesterday that SkyDrive on WP8 updated to OneDrive. 8/8.1 should be updating this next Patch Tuesday, but don't quote me on that. Would seem logical.
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  4. #54


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    My 8.1 updated to OneDrive yesterday so I don't have to wait until Patch Tuesday.
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  5. #55


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    My 8.1 updated to OneDrive yesterday so I don't have to wait until Patch Tuesday.
    Oh? I just checked for updates and there wasn't one. I had a Flash Player update yesterday and the usual Defender ones. I thought we Americans came before the Brits, but I guess I'm mistaken.

    Did it update on your phone?
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  6. #56


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    SO AMAZE! MUCH IMPROVE! WOW!

    Dot.... is that you...???
    Huh?
    Oh you just sounded a lot like someone else...
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  7. #57


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    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Robinson88 View Post
    I think it's too expensive and unpredictable to buy it instead of a trustworthy brands
    I assume this is a wind-up? I'm no 'fanboy' of any big corporations, however Nokia and Microsoft are about as trustworthy brands you can expect to get, along with Canon. I guess in part because a sizeable amount of their customer base are business users.

    I get the impression from the internet that some people seem to think Windows Phone is a new thing from Microsoft, however in reality they've been creating mobile OS's for a long time. Apple just put the GSM module inside the PDA, made it look pretty and called it a smartphone. I never understood why Compaq/HP didn't do the same earlier, but I guess at the time most people just preferred to pair their PDA's with their phone instead. O2 tried it with their Xda, but it never really took off and in a twist of fate O2 were the ones who secured an exclusive UK contract to sell i-Phone's when they were first released (which obviously sold well), so it goes to show timing plays an important role.

    As for price, I've just had a quick look on Amazon at new, unlocked, SIM-free Nokia Lumia's and you can buy a Lumia 520 for £97.99/$116.00, and a Lumia 620 for £135.60/$179.99. Don't seem particularly expensive to me, especially as a few years ago you'd pay more than that for a Symbian based non-smart phone.
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  8. #58


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    My 8.1 updated to OneDrive yesterday so I don't have to wait until Patch Tuesday.
    Oh? I just checked for updates and there wasn't one. I had a Flash Player update yesterday and the usual Defender ones. I thought we Americans came before the Brits, but I guess I'm mistaken.

    Did it update on your phone?
    Didn't get it through Windows Update I just went to my SkyDrive online and it told me it was changing, can't remember if I had to click something or not but it showed as OneDrive when I left the site. Just looked at my phone, which is a Nokia Lumia 520 Black, and that's showing as OneDrive and I didn't do anything to that so it updated itself.
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  9. #59



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    My computer nor my tablet shoes onedrive anywhere, they all still say skydrive, on all 5 computers running windows 8 pro 8.1
    I went to the store looked up Onedrive, nothing there only skydrive, very weird
    On my windows 7 computer skydrive updated itself
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  10. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Robinson88 View Post
    I think it's too expensive and unpredictable to buy it instead of a trustworthy brands
    I assume this is a wind-up? I'm no 'fanboy' of any big corporations, however Nokia and Microsoft are about as trustworthy brands you can expect to get, along with Canon. I guess in part because a sizeable amount of their customer base are business users.

    I get the impression from the internet that some people seem to think Windows Phone is a new thing from Microsoft, however in reality they've been creating mobile OS's for a long time. Apple just put the GSM module inside the PDA, made it look pretty and called it a smartphone. I never understood why Compaq/HP didn't do the same earlier, but I guess at the time most people just preferred to pair their PDA's with their phone instead. O2 tried it with their Xda, but it never really took off and in a twist of fate O2 were the ones who secured an exclusive UK contract to sell i-Phone's when they were first released (which obviously sold well), so it goes to show timing plays an important role.

    As for price, I've just had a quick look on Amazon at new, unlocked, SIM-free Nokia Lumia's and you can buy a Lumia 520 for £97.99/$116.00, and a Lumia 620 for £135.60/$179.99. Don't seem particularly expensive to me, especially as a few years ago you'd pay more than that for a Symbian based non-smart phone.
    I agree with this, both Microsoft and Nokia have solid roots in the enterprise space and have been around doing what they've been doing for quite a while. People think apple invented or coined the term "smartphone," but in reality, Microsoft had Windows Mobile for Smartphones well before the iphone was even conceived. And I bet the reason why most OEMs and mostly everyone didn't make a smartphone like apple is because at the time, a handheld computing device like that only was geared for two crowds of people: enterprise workers and tech enthusiasts. Everyone else didn't need one.

    If you're in the US, you can get a Nokia Lumia 520 from Straight Talk Wireless for about 70 USD with a service plan of mostly unlimited everything for 45 USD per month prepaid.
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