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  Reply # 596931 18-Mar-2012 22:37 Send private message

Personal Hotspot is confirmed to be coming in the next update.




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  Reply # 597010 19-Mar-2012 10:02 Send private message

freitasm: Personal Hotspot is confirmed to be coming in the next update.


Ok thanks.. is there a scheduled date for this?

No comment on the phone switching to speaker mode on the Lumia  800?? it is really frustrating, I guess its a hardware issue with the Lumia, and not a WP7 issue? 



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  Reply # 597012 19-Mar-2012 10:05 Send private message

I only saw it this weekend in the Nokia blog, no dates, but I assume soon - I was told the same the month before the local Lumia launch during the Nokia press meeting.




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  Reply # 597016 19-Mar-2012 10:25 Send private message

kiwiandy:
freitasm: Personal Hotspot is confirmed to be coming in the next update.


Ok thanks.. is there a scheduled date for this?

No comment on the phone switching to speaker mode on the Lumia ?800?? it is really frustrating, I guess its a hardware issue with the Lumia, and not a WP7 issue??


No scheduled date as yet.

In regards to the switching to speaker phone, can we first make sure the proximity sensor that is meant to lock the screen while the phone is held up to the ear is working properly.

Call a free call number - 777 on VF or *333 on TNZ and when the call is active place you finger over the top right of the screen, the screen should black out and be non responsive, remove it and the screen should light up again.

If this does as described then the sensor is working as it should be, if not then probably best to get it assessed by Nokia Care (if bought in NZ)



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  Reply # 597023 19-Mar-2012 10:37 Send private message

I see Nokia missed an important "let's enhance battery life" possibility here - pushing Microsoft to implement a "2G/3G" switch.

Currently in "Settings | Mobile Network" you can chose "Hghest connection speed" and the options are E (Edge) and 3G. It's not clear this limits data transmission only, or mobile network connections.

The best option would be something like "Mobile network mode" with options such as "2G", "2G only", "2G/3G" and "3G only".

These would allow people to for example use 3G only on a network like Telecom XT, which has no 2G option, and save some battery life. It would also allow people to lock in to 2G only when using a network with fringe 3G coverage, preventing the handset jumping from one to another.

Also, it would be great if the automatic use of WiFi was implemented - like the one on Meego and Symbian. That would reduce a lot of mobile data bills. As it is now with Windows Phone, it only uses WiFi if it's on and the handset is plugged in charging (of if you unlock the handset manually and keep it unlocked).
 






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  Reply # 597090 19-Mar-2012 12:57 Send private message

freitasm: I see Nokia missed an important "let's enhance battery life" possibility here - pushing Microsoft to implement a "2G/3G" switch.

Currently in "Settings | Mobile Network" you can chose "Hghest connection speed" and the options are E (Edge) and 3G. It's not clear this limits data transmission only, or mobile network connections.

The best option would be something like "Mobile network mode" with options such as "2G", "2G only", "2G/3G" and "3G only".


I've just accessed the engineer's menu and can confirm that selecting "3G" in the "Highest Connection Speed" setting effectively switches the handset to 3G. Selecting "E" switches the handset to automatic - so that's great news. 
 




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  Reply # 597119 19-Mar-2012 13:37 Send private message

Are you saying that under the lock screen data reverts back to 3G and not wifi?



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  Reply # 597145 19-Mar-2012 14:11 Send private message

If the device is not plugged to mains, once the screen turns itself off then it reverts to mobile data only. When you turn it on again (well, "wake up") then it will connect to WiFi again.

Any data used while the screen is off will be mobile data. That's Windows Phone.




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  Reply # 597194 19-Mar-2012 15:14 Send private message

Ah, that's something I did not know. Thank you.

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  Reply # 598016 21-Mar-2012 07:43 Send private message

There is an update available for Nokia drive app in the marketplace. V2.0 has added full offline support for navigation without using any data, ETA is displayed, last destination, current speed you are travelling at and you can also set speed alerts in the settings menu.

If you do not get an update notification in the marketplace, then you can force the update notification by going to to the Nokia collection menu under the marketplace, open the Nokia Drive app in marketplace and at the bottom it should say 'update'

To switch Nokia drive to 100% offline mode, under settings in the Drive app, switch connection to 'offline'.

Also Nokia maps has been updated as well. download it from the marketplace as explained above. You can now share routes and destinations on your favorite social networks. You can also pin your favorite places to the start screen.

  




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  Reply # 598154 21-Mar-2012 12:18 Send private message

billgates: There is an update available for Nokia drive app in the marketplace. V2.0 has added full offline support for navigation without using any data, ETA is displayed, last destination, current speed you are travelling at and you can also set speed alerts in the settings menu.

If you do not get an update notification in the marketplace, then you can force the update notification by going to to the Nokia collection menu under the marketplace, open the Nokia Drive app in marketplace and at the bottom it should say 'update'

To switch Nokia drive to 100% offline mode, under settings in the Drive app, switch connection to 'offline'.

Also Nokia maps has been updated as well. download it from the marketplace as explained above. You can now share routes and destinations on your favorite social networks. You can also pin your favorite places to the start screen.

  


Thanks for the info. Very nice update from what you've described. I think that makes it almost perfect now. I liked that you could pin a map to the home screen so pinning a route is great news. Will help my navigationally challenged Mother in Law to set it up prior to the trip and then access it simply when needed. My Update is showing as soon as I go to the Marketplace so hopefully it's a similar experience for the masses.




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  Reply # 598155 21-Mar-2012 12:19 Send private message

Just found out: Nokia released Creative Studio, a panoramic photo app for Nokia Lumia... Free.






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  Reply # 598156 21-Mar-2012 12:21 Send private message

Also note, in addition to Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps has also been updated.





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  Reply # 598157 21-Mar-2012 12:22 Send private message

Neets:
billgates: There is an update available for Nokia drive app in the marketplace. V2.0 has added full offline support for navigation without using any data, ETA is displayed, last destination, current speed you are travelling at and you can also set speed alerts in the settings menu.

If you do not get an update notification in the marketplace, then you can force the update notification by going to to the Nokia collection menu under the marketplace, open the Nokia Drive app in marketplace and at the bottom it should say 'update'

To switch Nokia drive to 100% offline mode, under settings in the Drive app, switch connection to 'offline'.

Also Nokia maps has been updated as well. download it from the marketplace as explained above. You can now share routes and destinations on your favorite social networks. You can also pin your favorite places to the start screen.

  


Thanks for the info. Very nice update from what you've described. I think that makes it almost perfect now. I liked that you could pin a map to the home screen so pinning a route is great news. Will help my navigationally challenged Mother in Law to set it up prior to the trip and then access it simply when needed. My Update is showing as soon as I go to the Marketplace so hopefully it's a similar experience for the masses.



Marketplace checks for updates once a day automatically, the other method of going into the app and updating from there forces Marketplace to check for updates   for that app



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  Reply # 598158 21-Mar-2012 12:26 Send private message

Wow... Just found about Nokia Transport. It's free, but not pre-installed. Installed, started it and...

"Looks like you are in Wellington. We support Newlands Coach Services, Tranzit Coachlines, Go Wellington, Mana Coach Service, Valley Flyer, nakedbus,com, Runcimans, Kapiti Coach Tours, Madge Coachlines, Intercity, Wellington Cable Car, East by West Ferry, Tranz Metro, Tranz Scenic."

Brilliant!




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