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Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

Advisor
talmarsh
Posts: 8

Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

Hello,

1. I wanted to ask any new gen Lumia owners/mods - does the messaging via windows (nokia suite) work for you?

2. Has anyone tried using the old - and far better - PC Suite communicator (i.e. message program)?

 

This is ONLY thing holding me from buying the 820 - and nokia support is not answering :-\

 

Regards,

Tal.

 

 

P.S. The forum spell checker does not recognize the word Lumia hi hi :smileywink:

Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,704

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

[ Edited ]

NO..

In fact the Nokia Suite and the Nokia PC Suite are NOT compatible with the Lumia series..

Hence even to sync your Media / Image files you either need the Windows Phone application or do it thru' the Windows explorer on Windows 7 or 8 PC. To back-up other details like contacts, Messages, Calendar, etc you need to use the Cloud based service (SkyDrive)

Advisor
talmarsh
Posts: 8

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

What? This is awful..
Is there an alternative for messaging via PC?

Thanks!
Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,704

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

Don't think so ..

Mobile Visionary
rich
Posts: 1,402

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

I send quite a few text messages, did so on my 800 and now 920.

 

Quick to type some directly on phone, or use speech to text. Alternatively, I've typed in 'Onenote' on PC/Skydrive, which is then sycned to phone where I use cut and paste.

 

Depends on circumstances.

Advisor
talmarsh
Posts: 8

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

Unfortunately, the phone's for my mom.
Her work is mostly infront of a computer, and uses A LOT of texting.
She's using a very old XpressMusic with old touch -- she can't get anything else because of long-nails!

Thought the new lumias could solve it all :-\
Mobile Emperor
psychomania
Posts: 28,695

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

She's probably like an 820 or 920 because the sensitive screens on them are designed to accept input by fingernails or even gloves.
Counsellor
halobolola
Posts: 94

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

[ Edited ]

I would think about getting an n8, its not a big jump, the touch is decent, and you can still type with pc.

 

There are quite a few features that are not included in the new phone that the xpress music has.

 

If you did want to get a lumia, you can always return in in 14 days if it isnt working out.

Advisor
talmarsh
Posts: 8

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question

The problem is that all new(er) devices have a capacitive display which she cannot use :-\

 

Thanks for trying to help guys.. I guess this battle is lost..

Counsellor
halobolola
Posts: 94

Re: Lumia 8/920 feature-before-purchase-question


talmarsh wrote:

The problem is that all new(er) devices have a capacitive display which she cannot use :-\

 

Thanks for trying to help guys.. I guess this battle is lost..


I know its not ideal, there is technically no phone (nokia) that would work.

It would have to be a choice between, the touch screen and the way it interacts with a pc. the 8/920 basically acts like a memory card/flash drive atm. thats basically it.


There may be annother make out there that has the combination you would want.