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  Reply # 814477 9-May-2013 13:17
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lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.

So it's that kind of thing that's poorly supported.

WP app for Sqeezebox?, Sonos? - definately not the later, I checked.
Yesterday, I setup a new D-Link modem/router, you can control it remotely via your Smartphone - but not a Windows Phone - no app available.

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  Reply # 814478 9-May-2013 13:20
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DuncanMcC:
lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.

So it's that kind of thing that's poorly supported.

WP app for Sqeezebox?, Sonos? - definately not the later, I checked.
Yesterday, I setup a new D-Link modem/router, you can control it remotely via your Smartphone - but not a Windows Phone - no app available.


Yep I agree that it takes time atm for a small company to justify developing a Windows Phone app, it is definitely getting better though and hopefully once it reaches critical mass everyone will develop for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The great benefit of Windows Phone is that the development is pretty easy, so there's not as much technical barrier.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 814481 9-May-2013 13:24
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lueyyou:
DuncanMcC:
lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.

So it's that kind of thing that's poorly supported.

WP app for Sqeezebox?, Sonos? - definately not the later, I checked.
Yesterday, I setup a new D-Link modem/router, you can control it remotely via your Smartphone - but not a Windows Phone - no app available.


Yep I agree that it takes time atm for a small company to justify developing a Windows Phone app, it is definitely getting better though and hopefully once it reaches critical mass everyone will develop for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The great benefit of Windows Phone is that the development is pretty easy, so there's not as much technical barrier.


I don't think the vendors can be excused that easily.  Ease of WP app development is something MS have strived for, and I think, done very well.  I've only briefly looked at the Android app dev environment and I think WP dev is much easier.

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  Reply # 814483 9-May-2013 13:24
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DuncanMcC:
lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.
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Wrong!  There are several apps for Panasonic TVs (which is the brand I have), as well as an IP camera.





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  Reply # 814497 9-May-2013 13:39
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grant_k:
DuncanMcC:
lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.
...


Wrong!  There are several apps for Panasonic TVs (which is the brand I have), as well as an IP camera.


I bet that is not an official Panasonic app though is it, and some of those have ads.

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  Reply # 814498 9-May-2013 13:39
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grant_k:
DuncanMcC:
lueyyou:
DuncanMcC: what apps? - ANZ, BNZ, Westpac, Trademe, Metservice, supermarkets, petrol stations, Teamviewer - just a few straight off the top of my head.

They don't have any mate.


Ummm are you kidding mate?

As said previously all the banks have mobile sites which pretty much have the same functions as an app. I use the Kiwibank mobile site all the time. There's even a NZ specific app for supermarkets and petrol stations and public toilets!!

I think Apple and Android have brain washed people into the idea of more apps is best since apps make them loads of money. But seriously I use maybe 2 or 3 apps on a daily basis and all the rest of them are free on my Windows Phone. Apart from a few time waster games I've never felt like my Windows Phone lacked any apps I need.



No not kidding.  Perhaps websites/apps are not good examples - indeed, they're not.  It's more hardware support.
You buy a new TV, you can probably control it via an app for iPhone or Android - bet you can't get a WP app though.
...


Wrong!  There are several apps for Panasonic TVs (which is the brand I have), as well as an IP camera.


Well good on Panasonic.  But if you're trying to convince me that vendors, in general, support WP like Android or iPhone, you haven't suceeded.

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  Reply # 815628 11-May-2013 09:38
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Just a quick question. Now that you've owned your 920 for a while, how much time are you getting on a full charge with normal use, everything on so to speak.

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  Reply # 815754 11-May-2013 13:46
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motorwayne: Just a quick question. Now that you've owned your 920 for a while, how much time are you getting on a full charge with normal use, everything on so to speak.

Cheers


Since the 1308 update and with everything on (wifi, bt, nfc, all background tasks etc) it now seldom goes below 50% at the end of the day.

Prior to 1308 it would still last a full day, but would often end up in battery saver mode.

Definitely happy with the battery life now.

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  Reply # 816665 13-May-2013 12:39
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What is the best or most popular colour in the 920?

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  Reply # 816670 13-May-2013 12:46
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Best - Yellow or Red
Popular - Black




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 816686 13-May-2013 13:02
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My personal favourite is grey

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  Reply # 816760 13-May-2013 14:22
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So last night my sister-in-laws Lumia 920 was charging via micro usb jack, she picked it up and it was so hot at the bottom by the charge plug area she had to put it back down immediately, never the less she unplugged it and it now refuses to charge via cable, (doesn't have wireless charger so unsure about that), so looks like this one will be going back

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  Reply # 816789 13-May-2013 14:58
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Shoes2468: So last night my sister-in-laws Lumia 920 was charging via micro usb jack, she picked it up and it was so hot at the bottom by the charge plug area she had to put it back down immediately, never the less she unplugged it and it now refuses to charge via cable, (doesn't have wireless charger so unsure about that), so looks like this one will be going back


I had a *similar* problem - where my phone just decided to run really hot.  Some nice chap here advised I just let it run totally flat.

Fixed it.!

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  Reply # 816851 13-May-2013 16:15
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DuncanMcC:
Shoes2468: So last night my sister-in-laws Lumia 920 was charging via micro usb jack, she picked it up and it was so hot at the bottom by the charge plug area she had to put it back down immediately, never the less she unplugged it and it now refuses to charge via cable, (doesn't have wireless charger so unsure about that), so looks like this one will be going back


I had a *similar* problem - where my phone just decided to run really hot.  Some nice chap here advised I just let it run totally flat.

Fixed it.!


Tried that just now, nothing, also a slight burnt smell from round the plug area, thats never a good sign

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  Reply # 816889 13-May-2013 17:03
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I saw one on a site somewhere that did this when used with a car charger. You'll have to take it back and see what Nokia says.

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