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It's day 20 with the Nokia Lumia 920 and I'm two-thirds of the way through the challenge of using both Windows Phone 8 and a Nokia smartphone - two things I haven't done in a while.  Going back to applications, there are a lot of things missing on Windows Phone 8, and I find that (lack of) ecosystem to be a very important thing.  It's a challenge for people that enjoy apps and the ease of use that often come with them.  That's my biggest issue - if I had to pick one thing out of 20 days with the phone, it would be that.  Switching gears, I've gotten used to the messaging and notifications on Windows Phone 8, and overall, the multitasking works relatively well.

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"Do you like the messaging capabilities on Windows Phone 8?"


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Klas A. Lilja Yes its awesome!
Lenn Liggins Yes I do
Anonymous WP8 is clearly the best at keeping up with friends and family. The people hub lets you track all your friends and families Facebook and Twitter feeds with one click. As well as lets you update all your social media sites with one post. No need to use multiple apps.
Faye Gavin Haven't had a windows phone in several years so I can't say yes or no. I would like to see though
Chad Forthman Aaron Baker try Instance, it's a full feature Instagram client.
Glenn Rubio Urrea I have had a few windows phones and I can honestly say messaging is one thing they got right. A wonderful idea that WebOS had down to perfection. Windows Phone just needs to add more account compatibility. Instead of just SMS and Facebook it should also allow for 3rd party messengers like Hangouts or Whatsapp. More choices.
Seth Brenneman Getting the Nokia lumia 920 today and can't wait !!! :)
Ryan Rees-Williams Being the mobile phone built with typing and social in mind, yes, I'd say that it's typing and texting capabilities are much, much more than adequate, sublime even. Also again with the app count attack, does it really matter that much? You would never be able to install any where near the number of apps available at one time even on a 64Gb phone and the quality of a good portion of the apps is top notch, it all comes down to personal preference of whether you like the 'modern UI' or not
Parth Singh Airborne wimdows is best just need few"GOOD APPS"
Kevin Joel Love my Lumia 920, has all the apps a sane person would need (no official instagram)
Stephen Victor Messaging in WP8 needs work. Facebook Chat has lag on most days, messages flood all at once sometimes minutes later. No way to Skype IM without the app, like it was once hyped.
Kevin McQuade About as much as that creepy Aaron smile thumbnail is how much i like it
Jamil Cooper I miss using Windows phone
Luis Carlos Diaz Sananes I got the Lumia 521 and I must say that is a great value. Apps are OK and most of the apps I use have a WP version that is fairly OK. I do agree that app quality is better in most of the iOS version but, on the other hand, some WP apps are just faster. Nevertheless. I do agree with Aaron that this is the one area setting WP back in many people's consideration set.
Mark Belkowski I dont like windows phone so i dunno.
Phillip Bernal Tired of people saying there's a lack of apps. I'm someone who switched from android to windows phone and I love it. Don't miss any apps from android.
Geraldy Reyes Damn right, Nokia Lumia 920 is just fkn awesome!!
John Agzarian nokia Lumia 4 life
David Shaw I love my windows phone. Its different and very easy to use. Just wish more app support was there. But the HTC and Nokia windows phones are def on the top!




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