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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: for those thinking of switch to winphone 8 Reply with quote

Just quick heads up for those thinking of switching to a windows 8 phone and hoping to use it as satnav as well. make sure you go for the Nokia versions as the htc only have bing maps or gps navigation, why does this matter, well if you were an htc or Samsung winphone7 user then you would have had the choice of htc location (basicly route66) or navigon . At the moment navigon does not appear to be available which is a bit of a kick below ad winphone7 apps are supposed to be backwards compatible. Also for the moment there's no video calling apps ie tangobor skype available to download this could be a network thing. Or a uk marketplace restriction

other than that the htc8x is a cracking phone
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: for those thinking of switch to winphone 8 Reply with quote

alix776 wrote:
At the moment navigon does not appear to be available which is a bit of a kick below ad winphone7 apps are supposed to be backwards compatible.


ONLY if the developer makes it so. If it is the they make it work for 7.8 and 8 but some features of 8 will not be able to be used in the app at all (whether it's running on 7.8 or 8). So Navigon are probably, at the moment, weighing up whether to do an all-singing Win8 version OR to do a 'universal' version that will limit them to some of the SDK that is avaialble to them.


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Also for the moment there's no video calling apps ie tangobor skype available to download this could be a network thing. Or a uk marketplace restriction

Well, seeing as Microsoft own Skype I'm pretty certain something will be put into place at some point!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what a difference a week makes as of yesterday afternoon navigon Europe went live. As id already bought it it was a no cost redownload just have to download the maps at weekend went get home. A preveiw of skype was released and works very well on video calls. Navigon usa was also released late last week for windows phone 8

after having the phone for just over a week now i can say its a joy to use the battery life is much better than on previous windows phones and is on par with my iphone 4s
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I told you to stop your moaning, didn't i?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No im still in a strop because i cant download the maps Arrow Wink
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