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  1. #11


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Kari, but the 2 apps I use most with my Nexus are not available in 8.1 - GrooveIP for free phone calls from Europ to the US and Navigation. The MS devices do not even have GPS or GNSS. In fact, 80% of the Apps I use in Android are not available on 8.1.
    I speak with my friends and family on various countries and continents using Skype which works excellent on WP. As for the navigation, I have never had so good navigators as those on Windows phones and Lumia 2520 tablet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Kari, don't confuse them with facts, their minds are made up.

    Jim
    I'm too easily provoked...

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    What navigation program do you use in 8.1
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  3. #13


    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    The issue with Windows Phones going away is the plan to merge RT and Windows Phone for the 2015 update. MS has too many plans for Windows Phone for it to go away. The problem I have found with ZDNet is the try (probably succeed) to get more viewers by writing articles which destroy the names of products whether there is truth or not to the subject. I use to read so many articles on ZDNet and would find so many wrong findings on there site.
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  4. #14


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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  5. #15


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    It's hard for me to comment, because I don't have a win phone, I have an S3.
    Odds are, for my purposes, the win phone would do just as well, as I mostly use my phone as, well... a phone...
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    These are nice map programs. But which one gives you the current GPS position on the map whilst you are driving, traces your route on the map and tells you ahead of time when to turn. Radar warnings would be nice too.

    I need it for an 8.1 tablet, not a phone.
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  7. #17


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    These are nice map programs. But which one gives you the current GPS position on the map whilst you are driving, traces your route on the map and tells you ahead of time when to turn. Radar warnings would be nice too.

    I need it for an 8.1 tablet, not a phone.
    Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 tablet with Here Maps and Navigation. I do not know which other Win 8.1 tablets come with GPS.
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  8. #18


    No doubt MS doesn't have the amount of apps the others do for WP8 or 8/8.1, but just how many apps does one need? 1 MIL? The lesser amount of apps vs the other two is just a ploy to deride MS > Period!

    Nokia Lumia 1520. I can attest that the GPS-guided driving navigation within the HERE Drive+ app, which is a Nokia branded app, works just as well as ones on Android, of which I used for years. There are others I can get for the phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    These are nice map programs. But which one gives you the current GPS position on the map whilst you are driving, traces your route on the map and tells you ahead of time when to turn. Radar warnings would be nice too.

    I need it for an 8.1 tablet, not a phone.
    May I suggest the 1520 so you only need to carry one device?

    Here you go, Wolfgang. It claims it is the only app with voice navigation, but I'm sure with time there will be others. The statement is in the orange that I encompassed in red.

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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks guys. This is all very informative. For my Asus Transformer I was actually looking at this MS program. I need it only for Europe, especially France where we do most of our travel.

    But since the transformer does not have GPS or GNSS, I will get this device. BT works well on the Transformer. I already use a BT mouse. I prefer to get this in Europe because the standards and regulations are sometimes different.

    What do you guys think. Will that work.
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  10. #20


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    I guess that will work, in fact I know a long haul truck driver driving Scandinavian food products to Southern Europe and fruits / vegetables back in his refrigerated trailer who uses that kind of combo (laptop & BT GPS receiver) although the Windows software he's using (can't remember the name) is a "truck driver" version with all weight, hight and other limits for heavy vehicles for bridges and so on.
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