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Hi guys, recently I was chatting with the SG guys on Twitter about WP8 models and decided on the 1020. It was funny hearing the podcast last week from my new phone and the guys talking about me. I'm very happy with the 1020 and glad I didn't go in half way with a 520. It would have been nice but I think as I tried WP7.5 with a 610 last time I tried WP, I ended up going back to Android. I wanted to give WP8 a real try and knew a high end model like the 1020 would give me more joy. And if it didn't work out, at least I had a very nice camera!

 

Some history here, I had an iPhone 4 for two years with my wife. We liked it but when it was time to renew the contract we knew it wasn't going to be iOS. As nice and simple as it is, we needed more and went with Android. I dabbled with the 610 but everyone was talking about WP8 now and 7.5 was limited. No apps and no extra funds to get another phone at that time. After selling our Note 2 phones, we also knew big screen was nice but not fun to carry around. We picked up some Moto G phones and she uses it now and mine is my back up. Good value phone but missing the high end features.

 

Slowly I'm learning about WP8 and installing apps. I'm getting comfortable using it daily as my main phone and mostly use all Microsoft services.  I started using them in Android so it wasn't new to me moving over. Really love Xbox Music, Office 365 and One Note. I also picked up on the same day a Xbox One TF edition with controller. Few months ago, a Surface Pro 2 with dock. So, you can say I'm in the Microsoft camp once again after 15 years being in the Apple camp.  I use every platform including Chrome OS to keep up with tech for my job and personal.  I would never be open minded to new tech if I stayed locked into one platform. Tech bloggers and reviewers write about this or that, but until I use it daily, I won't know if I will love it. There's way too many Microsoft bashers out there.

 

I recently converted the management team at my job to use all Surface Pro's as well.  They were researching their options using an iPad plus keyboard, but quickly learned it was impossible. They saw my Surface Pro 2 and were sold.  So it's not all gloom out there for this tablet!  Some of us use it daily.

 

Anyway, first post here and looking forward to joining the community and not only just a podcast listener. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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Great to have you. I recently also bought into WP 8 myself. I bought my wife the 520 for Xmas but I am a heavy mobile user so the 520 wasn't enough for me. The tmobile variant of the 925 came down to under $200 so I jumped. I put away my HTC One and have been using the 925 solely for a few days now. Love it, love getting familiar with a new OS as well. I have found most of my regular android apps on WP but as Darren has often expressed, the quality of the same app is lacking vs android and IOS (I also have an iPad mini). The biggest gap was podcast apps. I am a super fan of pocket casts, especially for android, and nothing in WP is at that level yet. The best alternative so farm at least the one I am okay with using for now, is podcast lounge.

 

Still I am super excited to be part of the WP user base and am very excited for the future. I haven't yet installed 8.1 on the 925 yet, I am going to wait for the next beta version/upidate first (or the final version).

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I'm a huge fan of Pocket Casts too and started using Podcast 2 Go because it was free. I haven't had any issues but I'm curious about Podcast Lounge and the new podcast app in 8.1. I haven't updated to the developer preview.

 

I agree the quality isn't on par but Android apps were so unpolished in the beginning too. It takes time and I'm sure 8.1 will help to push development.

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Totally, agree. I am not trying to complain, just stating fact. I prefer so much about WP already so I can deal with the app shortcoming for now. I also look forward to trying the new podcast app in WP 8.1.

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I made the Dev update to WP8.1 on my Lumia 920. The new podcast app fixed all the issues I had with the original built in podcast/xbox music app.  Much happier.

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I just switched from the 1020 to the htc one m8, the only issue I ever had with the 1020 was tethering to my tablet. Sometimes I would have to reboot the phone in order for it to connect, otherwise the phone stayed on the entire duration of my use without reboot

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I'll need to test out the tethering, since I was using the Moto G with my surface pro 2 just fine. My old Note 2 worked well too.

 

Any file manager recommendations?

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I'll need to test out the tethering, since I was using the Moto G with my surface pro 2 just fine. My old Note 2 worked well too.

 

Any file manager recommendations?

I used file manager free

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