Treab

Windows phone fanboys. Give me some advice.

Android fanboy here... but i just bought a nokia 710 for a bit of fun.

Any advice for me? good apps to try?

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Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:25

My top apps are:

YouTube
Chrome Beta
FaceBook
Twitter
AdFree
Google Drive
GMail
Some kind of file manager
Speedtest
NavFree
Torch
News and Weather
Google Docs

Matt's request... (for my reference.)

MATT EDIT: I forgot about Google Docs.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:31

I'm also interested, the Lumia 710 is now down to a very reasonable price and it's been a long time since I gave another OS a fair run.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:32

Its an incredible price really... take the sgs2 atm its going for 300 odd for a 1.2ghz dual core compared to 100 for a 1.4ghz single core.. its unbelievable really....

do you like my title... i thought it would get some response ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:33

Treab, following on from the other thread, I realise some of those apps aren't going to be on WP (GMail, Chrome etc.), but that's my full list of frequently used apps and I want to see in all honesty how close WP can come with either WP versions of the same apps, or apps which are different but serve the purpose of that app just as well (e.g Nokia Drive).

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:35

So see my comparison of things i know WP has and see if you agree?

Chrome vs IE9
navfree vs nokia drive

what is google drive?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:36

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:38

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

tbf huawei is not that unknown.... its just people arent used to them being a brand... they are well known by most indirectly... osf and omc have sold v. v. well.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:39

So see my comparison of things i know WP has and see if you agree?

Chrome vs IE9
navfree vs nokia drive

what is google drive?

Hmmm...on desktop I hate IE, I've been using Chrome since it was first launched. It might be better on mobile though, I doubt it's anything like the desktop version. Google Drive is the new name for Google Docs and Google's cloud storage, all rolled into one (I'm more bothered about Docs than I am about cloud storage, hence adding Docs separately to my list at the top of the page).

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:39

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

tbf huawei is not that unknown.... its just people arent used to them being a brand... they are well known by most indirectly... osf and omc have sold v. v. well.

They're not quite Nokia though, are they :p?

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:40

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

tbf huawei is not that unknown.... its just people arent used to them being a brand... they are well known by most indirectly... osf and omc have sold v. v. well.

They're not quite Nokia though, are they :p?


no they havent gotten to a point where their 300 quid phones need to be given away for 100 quid with free headphones worth 75-100 quid ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:42

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

tbf huawei is not that unknown.... its just people arent used to them being a brand... they are well known by most indirectly... osf and omc have sold v. v. well.

They're not quite Nokia though, are they :p?


no they havent gotten to a point where their 300 quid phones need to be given away for 100 quid with free headphones worth 75-100 quid ;)

I meant build quality :p. You can use a Nokia phone as a makeshift road-drill haha :D.

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 02:04

It is an unbelievable price, especially considering it's not some cheap piece of crap from some unheard of far eastern company *cough* Huawei G300 *cough*.

tbf huawei is not that unknown.... its just people arent used to them being a brand... they are well known by most indirectly... osf and omc have sold v. v. well.

They're not quite Nokia though, are they :p?


no they havent gotten to a point where their 300 quid phones need to be given away for 100 quid with free headphones worth 75-100 quid ;)

I meant build quality :p. You can use a Nokia phone as a makeshift road-drill haha :D.


i wouldn't... their smartphones might need to be (well the new asha ones anyway) to notice you using the thing..

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 02:11

What day is this phone arriving, btw? Assuming the seller sends it tomorrow, I guess it'll be with you by Saturday?

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 08:21

well on the ebay page he reckons monday... saturday was an extra £3 option.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 08:53

Angry Birds :p

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 09:00

Have they got space yet ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 09:40

Nope... Nor Microshaft's very own Skype :p (both on my Symbian 701 out of the box hahahaha )

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 15:49

Well hes sent it today apparently by 1st class post to try and be here tomorrow... will have to see how she performs... probably be crap it is nokicrap after all...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 16:15

1st Class or Special Delivery? He's either faithful, stupid or both so send a phone via normal 1st Class.

It'll perform well, all WP handsets do, it's just a case of the app drought and the fact that the UI is...questionable...

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 16:26

special delivery in the end... got a tracking number :D

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 16:30

special delivery in the end... got a tracking number :D
It'll be with you before 1PM tomorrow then :). If it's not, Royal Mail refund the postage costs.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 16:37

This is all just a ruse - this whole 'special offer thiong... I saw Treab buy a Lumia 900!

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 17:02

special delivery in the end... got a tracking number :D
It'll be with you before 1PM tomorrow then :). If it's not, Royal Mail refund the postage costs.


umm no they wont... thats extra its a monday - friday delivery guarantee unless you pay extra ;)

dont be sick jan... 400 quid for that crap.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 8, 2012 at 17:09

special delivery in the end... got a tracking number :D
It'll be with you before 1PM tomorrow then :). If it's not, Royal Mail refund the postage costs.


umm no they wont... thats extra its a monday - friday delivery guarantee unless you pay extra ;)

dont be sick jan... 400 quid for that crap.

That's weird, Royal Mail deliver "normal" post on a Saturday...

Treab  Jun. 8, 2012 at 17:41

special delivery in the end... got a tracking number :D
It'll be with you before 1PM tomorrow then :). If it's not, Royal Mail refund the postage costs.


umm no they wont... thats extra its a monday - friday delivery guarantee unless you pay extra ;)

dont be sick jan... 400 quid for that crap.

That's weird, Royal Mail deliver "normal" post on a Saturday...


Yeah but the royal mail guts aren't normal

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