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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 722012 23-Nov-2012 19:23 Send private message

billgates: Lot of users might not know this about WP8 but do go to the Wallet app and set a pin number for your wallet. This ensures that no one can delete/edit credit card info that you have tied up with your Microsoft account to purchase apps from marketplace or on Xbox 360. Also it will always ask for that pin number when buying paid apps from the Windows phone store.


Oh! Thanks! Done. 

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 722016 23-Nov-2012 19:26 Send private message

Is there any Emulators for Windows Phone? I am mostly interested in Gameboy + PS1 emulators, I love playing games from my childhood. I think I have found an emulator from Gameboy, but not one for PS1.

Thanks

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  Reply # 722017 23-Nov-2012 19:30 Send private message

Finch: Is there any Emulators for Windows Phone? I am mostly interested in Gameboy + PS1 emulators, I love playing games from my childhood. I think I have found an emulator from Gameboy, but not one for PS1.

Thanks


They do get released very rarely if the dev gets lucky with the certification proccess but they also get pulled from the store very quickly since they those apps are not legally licensed to run PS1 and gameboy games. You would need to developer unlock your phone and side load apps like these.




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Master Geek


Reply # 722028 23-Nov-2012 20:13 Send private message

Today I was told that I would be receiving a free Lumia 920 from Nokia. I had originally ordered the iPhone 5 for myself and the wife, however I cancelled my own order at the last minute.

I had been waiting patiently for the release on Friday 23/11 and had used my annual leave to queue at the Telecom store for release. I was extremely disappointed when I found out that Telecom had started selling on 22/11. I then wrote an email to Stephen Elop regarding the shambles that was the NZ launch - didn't expect anything from it. He came back to me in about 2-3 hours saying that they were trying to get the phone out to everyone (was already surprised to receive a response, first for me from a CEO of a big multinational). Elop then forwarded the email to Scott McFarlane, Nokia's NZ Sales Manager who emailed then called me regarding my frustration. Had a brief conversation with him and he let me know that he understood my frustration regarding obtaining a Lumia 920 and that he would be sending one out to me this afternoon and that I'd probably get it on Monday.

Much respect to Nokia! They now have me as a lifetime customer. Further, two colleagues of mine who were on the boat regarding getting the iPhone 5 or the Lumia 920 have now gone with the Lumia for peace of mind and just the fact that Nokia have damn good customer service!

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  Reply # 722029 23-Nov-2012 20:14 Send private message

cbdkid: Today I was told that I would be receiving a free Lumia 920 from Nokia. I had originally ordered the iPhone 5 for myself and the wife, however I cancelled my own order at the last minute.

I had been waiting patiently for the release on Friday 23/11 and had used my annual leave to queue at the Telecom store for release. I was extremely disappointed when I found out that Telecom had started selling on 22/11. I then wrote an email to Stephen Elop regarding the shambles that was the NZ launch - didn't expect anything from it. He came back to me in about 2-3 hours saying that they were trying to get the phone out to everyone (was already surprised to receive a response, first for me from a CEO of a big multinational). Elop then forwarded the email to Scott McFarlane, Nokia's NZ Sales Manager who emailed then called me regarding my frustration. Had a brief conversation with him and he let me know that he understood my frustration regarding obtaining a Lumia 920 and that he would be sending one out to me this afternoon and that I'd probably get it on Monday.

Much respect to Nokia! They now have me as a lifetime customer. Further, two colleagues of mine who were on the boat regarding getting the iPhone 5 or the Lumia 920 have now gone with the Lumia for peace of mind and just the fact that Nokia have damn good customer service!


Wow thats great. Good response from Nokia :)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 722030 23-Nov-2012 20:18 Send private message

Have heard similar stories about their customer service, big plus for Nokia. Just hope people don't take advantage of their kindness

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Master Geek


  Reply # 722033 23-Nov-2012 20:34 Send private message

lueyyou: Have heard similar stories about their customer service, big plus for Nokia. Just hope people don't take advantage of their kindness


Just wanted to let everyone else know how awesome Nokia are as a company and their superior customer service!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 722216 24-Nov-2012 11:18 Send private message

cbdkid: Today I was told that I would be receiving a free Lumia 920 from Nokia. I had originally ordered the iPhone 5 for myself and the wife, however I cancelled my own order at the last minute.

I had been waiting patiently for the release on Friday 23/11 and had used my annual leave to queue at the Telecom store for release. I was extremely disappointed when I found out that Telecom had started selling on 22/11. I then wrote an email to Stephen Elop regarding the shambles that was the NZ launch - didn't expect anything from it. He came back to me in about 2-3 hours saying that they were trying to get the phone out to everyone (was already surprised to receive a response, first for me from a CEO of a big multinational). Elop then forwarded the email to Scott McFarlane, Nokia's NZ Sales Manager who emailed then called me regarding my frustration. Had a brief conversation with him and he let me know that he understood my frustration regarding obtaining a Lumia 920 and that he would be sending one out to me this afternoon and that I'd probably get it on Monday.

Much respect to Nokia! They now have me as a lifetime customer. Further, two colleagues of mine who were on the boat regarding getting the iPhone 5 or the Lumia 920 have now gone with the Lumia for peace of mind and just the fact that Nokia have damn good customer service!


I have to say the launch has been pretty pathetic. Unless you're following what's happening you wouldn't even know looking at Telecom's website that they've launched the Nokia 920 until you click on mobile phones and see it there

It doesn't instil confidence that Microsoft or Nokia have any faith in their products

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 722218 24-Nov-2012 11:27 Send private message

JamesL:I have to say the launch has been pretty pathetic. Unless you're following what's happening you wouldn't even know looking at Telecom's website that they've launched the Nokia 920 until you click on mobile phones and see it there

It doesn't instil confidence that Microsoft or Nokia have any faith in their products


Agreed, there's a similar sentiment across the world, people are still waiting for their preorders in some cases. Just seems a bit odd that they didn't realise people really wanted to buy the 920. Telecom's launch was just silly as well, pretty much non-existent. Although the one good thing is that NZ actually got it fairly quickly

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 722221 24-Nov-2012 11:34 Send private message

Does anybody have a SGS3 aswell as a Lumia 920? Im wanting to know what the size difference between the two is. I dont mean screen sizes I mean entire device sizes. Had a quick look on google images but couldn't find any "Real life" ones only the photoshopped type pictures.

I want to see how much bigger the SGS3 is while the 920 is sitting on it.

Thanks if you could take a picture for me or could direct me somewhere... :D

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 722227 24-Nov-2012 11:52 Send private message

Finch: Does anybody have a SGS3 aswell as a Lumia 920? Im wanting to know what the size difference between the two is. I dont mean screen sizes I mean entire device sizes. Had a quick look on google images but couldn't find any "Real life" ones only the photoshopped type pictures.

I want to see how much bigger the SGS3 is while the 920 is sitting on it.

Thanks if you could take a picture for me or could direct me somewhere... :D




And here's a small comparison image:

http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2012/09/13/iphone-5-vs-lumia-920-vs-galaxy-s3-the-specs-winner/

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  Reply # 722291 24-Nov-2012 14:17 Send private message

Popped past TNZ Lambton Quay and Willis St this morning and they both had more stock.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 722296 24-Nov-2012 14:36 Send private message

Finch: Is there any Emulators for Windows Phone? I am mostly interested in Gameboy + PS1 emulators, I love playing games from my childhood. I think I have found an emulator from Gameboy, but not one for PS1.


You're obviously not old enough, but there's also a Sinclair Spectrum emulator out now on WP... real nice :)
Rob

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 722300 24-Nov-2012 14:41 Send private message

cbdkid: Today I was told that I would be receiving a free Lumia 920 from Nokia. I had originally ordered the iPhone 5 for myself and the wife, however I cancelled my own order at the last minute.

I had been waiting patiently for the release on Friday 23/11 and had used my annual leave to queue at the Telecom store for release. I was extremely disappointed when I found out that Telecom had started selling on 22/11. I then wrote an email to Stephen Elop regarding the shambles that was the NZ launch - didn't expect anything from it. He came back to me in about 2-3 hours saying that they were trying to get the phone out to everyone (was already surprised to receive a response, first for me from a CEO of a big multinational). Elop then forwarded the email to Scott McFarlane, Nokia's NZ Sales Manager who emailed then called me regarding my frustration. Had a brief conversation with him and he let me know that he understood my frustration regarding obtaining a Lumia 920 and that he would be sending one out to me this afternoon and that I'd probably get it on Monday.

Much respect to Nokia! They now have me as a lifetime customer. Further, two colleagues of mine who were on the boat regarding getting the iPhone 5 or the Lumia 920 have now gone with the Lumia for peace of mind and just the fact that Nokia have damn good customer service!


I've had a far worse experience than this over the last year with my Lumia 800... way worse. I also went through exactly the same launch day drama as you. I've been planning to write it up to send to Elop but wasn't sure it was worth the trouble.. and now I've gone ahead regardless and bought a 920 off Telecom online. I might write it up just for fun anyway, but for now I'm going to put the 800 aside and get the 920 out of the box :D
Rob

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Master Geek


  Reply # 722341 24-Nov-2012 16:59 Send private message

Ordered mine on Thursday mid morning. Expected it to arrive early next week as the email stated 3-5 business days and I live rural. Just got delivered now, no dispatch email from telecom - me happy!

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