Don't change your e-mail to Outlook.com if you're a Windows Phone user
2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
That honestly just seems foolish on Microsoft's part. Microsoft has several email clients and one of their goals should be that they play nicely with the their devices. I get why it does it but that shouldn't be a case in a perfect world. But we all know we don't live in a prlerfect world.
3. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i kinda like what microsoft doing lately...but not the rumor nokia buy out! :P
4. akbar (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
You have to hard-reset your phone if you change your e-mail???? One more reason in the long list not to move to WP.
5. Hammerfest (Posts: 348; Member since: 12 May 2012)
MetroUI looks like a tile floor... literally... I could take a tablet with the MetroUI and the only difference I could tell is the outer casing for the tablet, and the BLUE tile color...
MetroUI MIGHT be nice for Phone/Tablet/Touchscreen devices, however, for a desktop and now web interface... its UGLY AS SIN
I was a Windows Mobile user since 2003 (OS, not year), and I decided to go to Android instead of Windows Phone 7 because I thought the UI was ugly, its also why I am going to stick with Windows 7 on my PC, I LOVE alot of the changes and updates for Windows 8, but if I cannot disable MetroUI, there is ZERO love from me in the purchase arena.
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
indeed..win8 should be only for tablet/smartphones/convertable hybrids but win8 metro UI in a desktop looks nasty... but i love looking at it on a loptop..but i miss the start botton and it should be on tablet/smartphone/hybrids only... they should not put the win8 on a desktop!! thats crazy... but im getting a loptop(a convertable) with win8
but microsoft is just trying its metro UI to be as accepted as its new OS
7. Penny (Posts: 991; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I had an existing hotmail account and I tried out outlook.com, but you don't have to transfer your account to try it as far as I know. I just went to outlook.com and signed in using my hotmail address. Haven't noticed any adverse effects on my Windows Phone yet. And yeah, I did consider the consequences of transferring my hotmail account to an outlook.com account, which is why I didn't look for that option.
9. Ronoc039 (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Upgrading to outlook doesn't change your email address. I upgraded three and all three remained hotmail.com
15. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
No, but you do have the option of changing your @live.com or @hotmail.com email address to an @outlook.com one. This is where the WP problem starts -- you can't remove the primary @live.com or @hotmail.com account without performing a factory reset on your device.
11. Glim12808 (Posts: 391; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Have just signed up... love the metro UI! This will come handy when I upgrade to WP8 this fall!
13. dlsmith00 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I have not had any issues with my Focus. Everything seems to still be there. I just simply upgraded to the outlook.com and kept everything the same. It imported the hotmail into a folder option so know I have a clean inbox. Xbox, Marketplace, email still seems to work. I have yet to check Zune, that will be my next thing.
14. dlsmith00 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I just checked my Zune account and the reason I did not loose anything or had any transition issues is because I was using my gmail email as my main account for everything. Good luck everyone! Seems kind of silly if you ask me.