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X-Box Connect! Make My Phone A TV Remote Control

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X-Box Connect! Make My Phone A TV Remote Control

Review by Mikee Tucker for Scoop Techlab

I've only ever had two brands of phone in my entire life, Nokia's and iPhone's. After 10 years on Nokia handsets I moved to the iPhone in 2007 and haven't looked back. So to be handed the Nokia Lumia 920 to review is an exciting prospect. As part of my line of work I am a content provider to and derive income from the likes of Apple (iTunes), Nokia (Nokia Music Store), Microsoft (Formerly Zune, now XBox Music) and many other communications companies. So my blog is going to assess and test the entertainment environment of the Nokia Lumia 920.

But first the phone. It's heavy and does not sit ergonomically well in my hand and if I don't hold the ear piece exactly to the right part of my ear conversations can be a little hard to hear. But that's where the negativity stops and positivity begins. Nokia may just have saved themselves with this puppy. The interface is beautiful, intuitive and super fast. The camera is second to none (Carl Zeiss lens) and takes amazing pictures in low light. The rest of the phone does what it's meant to and stacks up too.

But I'm here to test the entertainment experience so lets get to it... oh... hold on... I've been trying to download the XBox SmartGlass application for 3 hours now and it's not happening. This application is key as it basically turns my Nokia Lumia 920 into a wireless remote control for my XBox entertainment system. I need to get this working. Ill be back.

UPDATE (later that evening): After jumping hoops for an hour I was finally able to download the key to making this phone's entertainment capabilities hum. A free application called 'XBox SmartGlass'. This app connects with the XBox 360 and allows more interactive entertainment, allowing mobile devices to serve as second screens and a remote controller! I've only had an hour or so playing with it but so far so good.

(continuing)

Content Note: This post has been enabled by Telecom NZ , but the thoughts are the blogger's own. Find out more about the Nokia Lumia 920 here you can find our more about Windows 8 on the Telecom Network here. Scoop TechLab is a project of Scoop Independent Media www.scoop.co.nz. It is edited by Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson.

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