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Switching to a Nokia Lumia series phone made easier

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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

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posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:03 17

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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:18 7

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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:46 8

9. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

i'm going to make the switch

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 00:05 2

10. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; 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.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 05:11 2

15. andro. (Posts: 1999; 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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:05 7

2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:11 7

3. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

yup , good value for money now !

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:28 7

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

the next lumia will be better!!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:33 7

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

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 11:13

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:37 1

7. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Next lumia will be a long future.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:43 5

8. redmd (Posts: 1368; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 00:23 1

11. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

Well more balanced between Android and IOS

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 06:09 1

16. MeoCao (unregistered)

MS is a shark just like Apple so there will not be anything open from WP.

Android is unique.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 11:15

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

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 01:54

12. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

That's great.!!

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 04:01

13. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; 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.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 04:49 2

14. Nizar-ma (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)



posted on 02 Sep 2012, 06:59

17. T12RYK (Posts: 114; 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!!

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