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  Reply # 730390 11-Dec-2012 13:12 Send private message

DuncanMcC:
Badboy2303: As per Bring back native Maps on Nokia Windows Phones


This didn't work for me.  What it *did* do was bring back the old Maps look.  But it still shows Nokia Maps data.

Indeed, now, when I look up a contact, I have now gone back to the Nokia Map data, even though the old Maps look is there.

So dunno if it was installing this app.  I removed it, but it made no difference.

Wanting to have up-to-date map data, I have installed "Advanced Maps Viewer" - dunno what data source it is, I think it might be Google - but at least I now have reasonably current map data.


Just FYI, gMaps/gMaps Pro is the main Google Maps app for Windows Phone. It's worth having onboard as an extra option.

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  Reply # 730981 11-Dec-2012 23:38 Send private message

If I don't want black where is the best place to buy phones online? I guess I may get stung buy customs though... Are there different versions or will they all work on all carriers?

Nick

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  Reply # 731156 12-Dec-2012 09:56 Send private message

NZ255: If I don't want black where is the best place to buy phones online? I guess I may get stung buy customs though... Are there different versions or will they all work on all carriers?

Nick


I got my red one from https://online.axiomtelecom.com/. As far as I know, they're the only ones with unbranded, unlocked, coloured stock that are shipping them internationally at the moment. Clove did have stock but it's all sold out.

I paid NZ$854 inc shipping for mine, took 3 working days to arrive and I was lucky enough not to get stung by customs. It did have a customs value of USD$700 printed on it.



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  Reply # 731669 12-Dec-2012 23:04 Send private message



battery life to those interested.

regular phone calls, email polling every 2 hours, browsing (unplugged at 5.30am)





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  Reply # 731711 13-Dec-2012 00:55 Send private message

My 920 arrived today, ordered it from Clove. Got through customs without having to pay GST as well :D

So great to get a white, unbranded 920 for less than what I could've got a black, branded one from Telecom.



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  Reply # 731712 13-Dec-2012 00:58 Send private message

Glass: My 920 arrived today, ordered it from Clove. Got through customs without having to pay GST as well :D

So great to get a white, unbranded 920 for less than what I could've got a black, branded one from Telecom.


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  Reply # 731718 13-Dec-2012 01:54 Send private message

i am also disappointed with Lumia NFC capability.

with android, you can set the tag to turn on/off wifi bluetooth etc.. on winpho 8 you can only launch applications!





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  Reply # 731746 13-Dec-2012 07:56 Send private message

I haven't looked yet, but wouldn't the NFC functionality depend on what app you are using? Which ones have you tested?





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  Reply # 731757 13-Dec-2012 08:15 Send private message

Unfortunately the Windows phone 8 API doesn't allow much functionality when it comes to NFC

Not only do you have to accept the NFC tag, all it will do is launch the settings page where you have to manually enable/disable the setting.

In any case, it's faster to do it manually

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  Reply # 731761 13-Dec-2012 08:25 Send private message

I see the NFC functionality could be enhanced. But there are some cool things that can be done too - I see one of the NFC apps allows you to encode an address so you could tap a tag to launch Drive and start navigation to an address on the tag.





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  Reply # 731763 13-Dec-2012 08:28 Send private message

Yep, there's definitely room for improvement

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  Reply # 731764 13-Dec-2012 08:29 Send private message

And that battery life up there is quite impressive. Mine is doing really well too.




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  Reply # 731792 13-Dec-2012 09:29 Send private message

Mine took maybe a week for the battery life to settle and am getting 25hrs life with fairly solid use

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  Reply # 731830 13-Dec-2012 10:18 Send private message

I have just posted the first of the Nokia Lumia 920 series of posts on TelecomTech now: "A week with a Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8".

Other posts will start flowing soon.




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  Reply # 731906 13-Dec-2012 11:19 Send private message

Got my Otterbox Commuter here. Ordered Sunday afternoon, directly on the phone itself, delivered in Wellington on Thursday. Pretty good service then.

Just a question to nakedmolerat... Are you using the screen protector? I am not so sure I will...





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