Lots of updates for a "dead" phone:
Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14371 | Windows Experience Blog
Barclays Bank Home banking
Live Football on TV
Chromecast (might be OK now - but didn't work on Windows phone recently) - Phone controls on remote TV. Phone acts as the handset.
Bose sound touch (that might possibly run on Windows phone - but never used to)
Squeezebox (Logitech) media server (connects to your remote server)
Plex (controls PLEX on remote TV
OR code reader (think Windows phone has a different Bar code reader)
TV guide (Be, Is, nl)
Etc etc. Could go on a lot more.
Note you can get to the main (desktop) website of course but the mobile apps are much better and geared to mobile phone usage.
Well, I for one think that the iPhone is still the best phone around, hands down. It just does it. I don't own one, but my roomie's do. And I rely on them to always have it with them. Pretty much can do anything with it. We can print to our Windows connected printers, do virtually anything with them, connect to our PCs via teamviewer (why do I need a desktop on my phone anyway?).
I just can't see paying good money for a phone, that is not supported by business and limited apps. Why would anyone do it, except for a few enthusiast's.
I guess, I am just not much appreciative with anything this 'new' Microsoft has brought to the table.
To me they are pretty much like knock-off artists, just trying to duplicate what has already been done by everyone else, and then try to sell it as cutting edge technology. Even their Surface tablets are made by Pegatron, the same people who build the iPads. go figure.
iPhone could be greatest thing since sliced bread but to pay so much for a bloody phone is ridiculous. I'd rather get robbed !!!
As for the Windows phone. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn't support the newest Lumina's at the moment, which sucks. When they do, or Microsoft clarifies its long term vision and rolls out some hardware supported by all the major carriers, I may consider switching to Windows Phone as everyone I know loves their phone. Considering the price difference, it's worth a try. Otherwise, for the phone Apple will probably have my business, but only on my phone.
I would have no problem with iPhone (I actually have iPhone 5 in my drawer - but the display is too small now when I have met Lumia 640), but the price is now out of reach. Kids and life in general do change things... As for Android, I don't have time for fiddling/allways charging/etc. anymore. My first experience with Android was also the last one. For nearest years, at least.
Not an apple fan at all but I think I might pick one up.
Last edited by tomseys; 24 Jun 2016 at 19:45.
- we can get the National Rail app, and Barclays Mobile Banking app in the UK..
- there's new ones appearing all the time..