Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


8471 posts

Uber Geek


#116834 11-May-2013 15:30
Send private message

My wife played with the Samsung ATIV S today and likes it way better than her Android fone.  Does she require a account to  access the MS app store??




Create new topic
4240 posts

Uber Geek


  #815791 11-May-2013 15:33
Send private message

No. But she would need to create a Microsoft account ( that she can register with her existing email id (be it with, gmail, yahoo, work email etc).

Microsoft account is mandatory for Windows Phone if you need to download apps from the Windows Phone Store.

Edit - Each to their own but I would strongly suggest looking at Nokia's range of Windows Phone. App support and software update support (firmware updates etc) is a LOT better than Samsung or HTC in the Windows Phone ecosystem.

Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 720 (available from TheWarehouse or, Nokia Lumia 620 (Noel Leeming) and Nokia Lumia 520 (Telecom, Vodafone NZ) are the best one's to go for.

Do whatever you want to do man.



8471 posts

Uber Geek


  #815882 11-May-2013 19:08
Send private message

Thanx for the info.. She looked at he 920 and didn't really like it. I like the 920 but I guess it's her choice,,




3539 posts

Uber Geek


  #815902 11-May-2013 19:32
Send private message

old3eyes: Thanx for the info.. She looked at he 920 and didn't really like it. I like the 920 but I guess it's her choice,,

Can't say I blame her as the 920 is too heavy and too expensive.  But check out the other options as Bill said.  Telecom showed me the 520 in store, along with the Ativ.

Create new topic

News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03

Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41

Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30

Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.