Switching to a Nokia Lumia series phone made easier
Mark/Space, Inc., known for a series of syncing and media applications, most notably, “The Missing Sync,” has released “Welcome Home to Windows Phone," which is free for Nokia Lumia owners. The application is designed to facilitate quick migration of contacts and personal data from your old Android, BlackBerry or iOS device to Microsoft Live. The app will also scan the applications on your old phone and provide a list and QR codes for recommended applications to install on your new Nokia.
The process is pretty simple, first it backs-up your data and you verify the results. Then it provides you with a list of compatible apps from the Marketplace which you can scan directly with your Lumia to install. You provide your Microsoft Live account information next and then the data extracted from your old phone is copied to your computer. Lastly, it will use Zune or Windows Phone Connector for Mac to move your data to your new phone.
Naturally, music and video that have DRM tags will not make the migration, but this is a nice setup. It is sure to come in handy with the expected announcement of new Nokia devices just around the corner. Welcome Home to Windows Phone will back-up and migrate data from Android, BlackBerry or iOS devices.
For many, a simple step-by-step app to assist with the switch to Windows Phone may make all the difference, especially considering how different the user experience is for Windows Phone compared to other mobile platforms. If you have been thinking of making the switch to a Nokia Windows Phone, would an application like this influence your decision?
source: Conversations by Nokia, Mark/Space
Welcome Home to Windows Phone
2. Scan data selection
3. Scanned data results
4. Recommended apps with QR codes
5. Copy from old device
1. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
These kind of apps should be available across all platforms. This makes smartphones switching easier.
Lets hope Nokia gives people a reasons to switch to Lumias on september 5th.
4. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
Agreed. But for now let's just hope there are enough converts out there to help Nokia and MS.
10. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
Me to. And yes this news would have some influence on whether i go with nokia wp8 or samsung wp8. Cant wait.
15. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Easy phone sync is Samsungs version that easily allows you to transfer itunes content to android for instance. So many people are making the switch from the iphone 4 that Samsung is even putting micro to normal sim adapters in alot of its own non micro sim handsets
2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I'm thinking of getting a Lumia800, the price is nose-diving!!!
5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
the next lumia will be better!!
6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
That's for sure, but the price is also sure to be pretty hefty. Maybe around summer of next year I'll get a WP8 :) *can't afford it now :p
18. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
They will do anything to sell all Lumias in stock, maybe ATT slash the prices even more, then will be pretty atractive to the average consumer to buy a Lumia 900
8. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
It would be easier if Nokia WP8 will be as open as Android.
11. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Well more balanced between Android and IOS
16. MeoCao (unregistered)
MS is a shark just like Apple so there will not be anything open from WP.
Android is unique.
19. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
they said that will not be open as android though will not be closed like iOS
13. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
I wonder if it'll upgrade to WP9? Does'nt matter. I'm so locked into Android now (Nexus line only, all other Androids suck) and their awesome Google apps, I couldn't go back to windows for awhile. I got bored with the tiles and lack of common sense features just like I did the iPhone 4. Compared to this Nexus, they just were cumbersome at times to use. But I hope it does well. Nice looking phones.
17. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)
My next phone was going to be the next Lumia anyway but this would have influenced by decision if I was going for another Windows Phone. NOKIA'S BACK!!