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  # 589566 2-Mar-2012 20:28
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I have been hanging out to get the cyan 800 from Telecom once my voucher arrives :)

I just have a few questions for those that have them... I'm coming from a SGS which has a fair amount of APP's on it and I was wondering what the APP situation on WP7 is now?

To give you an idea I use APPS like Stuff, Map My Run, Google Maps and aTorrent regularly/daily - and waste time with stuff like Fieldrunner, Great Little War Game and Where's My Water.

I had a quick poke around on the http://www.windowsphone.com/ webpage which has quite a few. However, judging from the star ratings quite a few of them are rubbish and then you have the token Angry Birds games.

Oh and can you mount it as a USB drive like the SGS.. or is it more iPhoney?


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  # 589600 2-Mar-2012 22:06
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Shapenz: I have been hanging out to get the cyan 800 from Telecom once my voucher arrives :)

I just have a few questions for those that have them... I'm coming from a SGS which has a fair amount of APP's on it and I was wondering what the APP situation on WP7 is now?

To give you an idea I use APPS like Stuff, Map My Run, Google Maps and aTorrent regularly/daily - and waste time with stuff like Fieldrunner, Great Little War Game and Where's My Water.

I had a quick poke around on the http://www.windowsphone.com/ webpage which has quite a few. However, judging from the star ratings quite a few of them are rubbish and then you have the token Angry Birds games.

Oh and can you mount it as a USB drive like the SGS.. or is it more iPhoney?



There is over 75,000+ apps in the marketplace now growing at a rate of close to 300 apps/day. There is an unofficial stuff app, official NZHerald app, gmaps (unofficial google maps), few torrent clients that lets you monitor torrent client at home/work workstation. Nokia Lumia 710 comes with Nokia drive (free offline GPS voice guided navigation for 90+ countries) and Nokia maps which has plenty of local POI and is online only just like google maps.

There is Sports Tracker and Runkeeper which are both very nice apps for activity logging. When looking at reviews for apps on windowsphone.com marketplace, read the latest reviews to see how well they are rated as apps do get updated every now and then and past reviews do not get updated with new ratings from users so the average still stays low.

You cannot mount any WP7 device as a USB drive.       




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  # 589750 3-Mar-2012 10:48
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The Nokia Transport beta came out yesterday and it has support for Auckland. I used it last night to plan a trip into town and back and it worked great - very slick

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  # 589755 3-Mar-2012 10:52
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I see dick smiths have a special for the first 15 people to preorder a 800 @$899 get a free Xbox 369 4gb unit included

When I just checked now the free Xboxes are still available

Www.dse.co.nz

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  # 589767 3-Mar-2012 11:22
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Here is the direct link to the DSE free 4GB Xbox 360 for first 15 Nokia Lumia 800 pre-orders deal.

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/offer/nokialumia?utm_source=Lumia800&utm_medium=fullwidthbanner&utm_campaign=hmpg%2Band%2Blandingpg




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  # 589895 3-Mar-2012 16:31
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Is the DSE one for Telecom? Presumably wcdma 850 means it is?

 
 
 
 


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  # 589900 3-Mar-2012 16:39
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Shapenz: Is the DSE one for Telecom? Presumably wcdma 850 means it is?


correct. it's the telecom xt version.  




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  # 590056 3-Mar-2012 23:13
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billgates:
Shapenz: Is the DSE one for Telecom? Presumably wcdma 850 means it is?


correct. it's the telecom xt version.  



Boom just ordered... Seemed like a pretty sweet deal. Thanks for the advise billgates - I always appreciate the level of knowledge on geekzone.

Im pretty excited now. I've gone iPhone 3G, iPhone4, then SGS - so I'm hoping this will be the best thing since sliced bread. 

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  # 590819 5-Mar-2012 17:40
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BrentR:
chada398: Does nokia music work in NZ? And can you buy music directly?from the lumia? I have seen nokia music has access to nokia store.?Thanks


Not at this stage sorry



So you can confirm its on the way?
Thanks     

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  # 590894 5-Mar-2012 21:30
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chada398:
BrentR:
chada398: Does nokia music work in NZ? And can you buy music directly?from the lumia? I have seen nokia music has access to nokia store.?Thanks


Not at this stage sorry



So you can confirm its?on the way?
Thanks?????


I wish I could, it's something I'd love to use also.

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  # 591043 6-Mar-2012 09:06
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And in NZ music on zune marketplace doesnt work either?



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  # 591382 6-Mar-2012 18:26
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Received the Lumia 800 today and did an unboxing. Here are few pics. 


 









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