My 24 month contract on vodafone with a nokia 6303i ends next month and I am totally confused by the options out there. I was originally determined to buy an iphone 4s or a Samsung Galaxy, but now I am unsure. I am an Outlook user and currently use Nokia Suite to sync my contacts & calendar to my phone and to send text messages. Whilst I don't currently pick up outlook email on my phone that would be a useful feature. I am concerned that Nokia seem to be losing the war, but their products seem to offer me the easiest synchronization capabilities. The Lumia range has attractions, be-it the 710, 800 or 900.
I would welcome any guidance.
As always handset choice is extremely subjective, and all the phones you've mentioned would be a massive upgrade in performance and user experience. With the Nokia phones you would get a similar experience on any and the cheapest would be the 710 , obviously, main difference being screen size and camera res but basic performance all the same. Go to a phone shop and play with one and then chose the model that feels right for you ?
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I agree with carman58, phones really are a personal taste. If you're intrested in the Lumia series they will all perform pretty much the same there is a difference in speed but with WP7 even the slowest phone runs extremely well. There are differences that again are based on personal perference. Off the top of my head
Small form factor
Small form factor
beautiful (my favorute in terms of looks)
Lumia 900 (My Choice)
Large Form Factor
Nice looks (not as beautiful as the 800 but nice)
Front Facing camera for apps like Skype
As carman58 suggested, best to go into a store and try them all on for size.
Thank you for comments so far. Just to highlight my "must haves" in importance order:
Needs to be able to sync easily with standalone Outlook 2010
Need to be able to send texts from laptop or desktop (I have both)
Would like to be able to pickup outlook emails
Other features would be nice to have, but the above are the important ones. And I guess what I was trying to say in my original post is that I believe whilst all those are probably possible with an iphone 4s or Samsung Galaxy that a windows 7 phone and Nokia Suite make it all much simpler?
You're right about that, I guess you have made it out, only you need some assurance.
Outlook is a microsoft product, the on coming releases of its desktop, mobile and even servers(NOS) operating systems have a big impact on Exchange servers. You'll be at the safe side if you stick to Win 7 phones, Nokia or whatever brand you fancy.
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Thank you for your reply, but it worries me! I thought I would be able to continue using Nolia Suite which I currently use to sync outlook with my nokia phone?
31-05-2012 14:24 - edited 31-05-2012 14:28
It is mostly a matter of working habits, and even if you decide to buy one of the other alternatives mentioned in your first post in this thread, there will be initial frustrations and sleepless nights before everything works again the way you want it to.
There is a lot of information about both the Windows Phone in general and Nokia-Windows specific information on Microsoft's website:
31-05-2012 14:49 - edited 31-05-2012 14:51
Well, after reading your wishes; go for Nokia 700 or 701 Belle.
1. Syncing (contacts, calender, todo and notes) by bluetooth or usb (Usng Nokia Suite) or over the air (using Funambol and reg the phone as Nokia E7).
2. You also have over the air sync for OneNotes (microsoft mobile office for free on Nokia 701 and Nokia 700..)
3. Using Nokia Suite for sending SMS connected by bluetooth or usb and using your keyboard to your pc.
Overall Nokia Belle on these 2 phones are fast, stable and the offers almost everything for a daily working mobile life without limitations.
I just cant see the point of using any other platform when I am readingyour wishes.
You will not achieve your wishes better on any platform as I can see.