Switching to a Nokia Lumia series phone made easier

Switching to a Nokia Lumia series phone made easier
Nokia’s Lumia series has delivered some great style to the Windows Phone line-up. Switching to a mobile operating system with such a different user experience may not seem like a simple task for some.  For example there are some basic steps to take to handle moving your contacts, but then there is the task of looking for compatible apps or comparable alternatives.  What about all that music and video?  For many that imported their entire CD libraries into iTunes, they may not be at all excited about the idea of doing that again using Zune.  Fortunately, for new Nokia owners, there is an app for that.

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



1. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 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: Nov 18, 2011

Agreed. But for now let's just hope there are enough converts out there to help Nokia and MS.

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i'm going to make the switch

10. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Feb 27, 2012

I'm thinking of getting a Lumia800, the price is nose-diving!!!

3. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

yup , good value for money now !

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

the next lumia will be better!!

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Oct 18, 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

7. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Next lumia will be a long future.

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It would be easier if Nokia WP8 will be as open as Android.

11. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 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: Oct 18, 2011

they said that will not be open as android though will not be closed like iOS

12. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

That's great.!!

13. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

14. Nizar-ma

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

cool.. NOKIA IS BACK !!!

17. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 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!!

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