Nokia Lumia 820 Giveaway

United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)

Just a quick reminder, if you're in the United Kingdom and are interested in winning a Nokia Lumia 820, you only have a few more hours to enter the Expansys/Windows Phone Central giveaway.

We have gotten our hands on (courtesy of Expansys) a red Lumia 820, a wireless charging pillow, and a set of Bluetooth Monster headphones to give away.

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Live in the United Kingdom
  2. be a registered member, which you can do here.
  3. post in the comments below what local app you'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store.  It could be a UK banking app, retailer app, or anything that would make life more covenant in your neck of the woods.

We'll shut things down at midnight on Thursday, May 9th and randomly draw one winner shortly there after. Again, you need to be a UK resident to qualify.  Good luck everyone!



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craigy18181 says:

Bank of Scotland app and a Vodafone account management app.

ciscomoto says:

LloydsTSB Secure Banking App

howard-moore says:

A dedicated BBC app would be a good one. It was a real shame when Laurence Gripper's app disappeared, and the content is worth someone putting a good metro/modern UI interface on it.

akanak says:

BBC iPlayer and Sky Go.

M James says:

I'd love to see a Google Now app, and a Santander Banking app!!

wky77 says:

Halifax Bank App! Or Datasense equivalent for UK users!

BBC iplayer for me! 

jetchy says:

Definitely a Barclays Mobile banking app. 
Having to remember my membership number or carry my PINsentry everywhere is not desireable.

BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD & Sky
Barclays bank, TFL oyster support app, Royal mail/parcel tracking, unified app for UK national newspapers.

sHAYM4N says:

Love to see a decent Non-league football (the real kind) app.  Fixtures, directions, live scores, news etc.  Ability to add fixtures to your calendar.  Maybe with some forum integration.  Would be amazeballs on Windows Phone.

Clydesdale bank app because right now u cant even log in using ie10 on the phone. This would solve alot of problems for me :)

andokai says:

Sky Go, Barclays, PingIt, iPlayer, EE Mobile & HSBC Fast Balance

Nikumba says:

Cooperative Bank app but better than the one on iOS

Markmk says:

Love to see Halifax banking app. Use online banking a lot and web access is clunky

Gmotagi says:

Ice cream app

snorri788 says:

iPlayer and VLC!

banany says:

Greggs (bakery shop) app so I can salivate over the Chicken Bakes. Also, because they are revamping all Greggs stores in the forthcoming months - a new Windows Phone application would be perfect to compliment the revamp of Greggs' strategy. 

SoullessOnyx says:

The Simpsons Tapped Out App!

fatlad1989 says:

Nationwide Building Society app

4oD. They have a Windows 8 app too - so frustrating.

HSBC banking app (so I can check exactly how poor I am )

pmt32577 says:

Also go for Lloyds TSB

In order of preference: a) Lloyds TSB app; b) BBC iPlayer; c) Just-Eat.couk

Camboo says:

Halifax banking app! The mobile site isn't great.

ag7 says:

halifax share dealing/banking app

davidh1 says:

Bank of Scotland App

psygon says:

Going with a Lloyds TSB app as well - would make life easier.  Am sure it would look awesome on an 820 as well  ;)

Washeyn says:

My app would be The MSA British Rally championship app onto windows please

macas says:

Barclays banking application please. Also need a new phone so that I can give my wife my Nokia Lumia 800 as she has a BlackBerry Curve. I need to bring her into the touchscreen era.

tsfall says:

Simples, I'd like the BBC iPlayer app to actually turn up! I mean, I know they've said they're working on it but still!
Either that or a live location based app for public transport, showing you how to get to somewhere and using your location to pull where the nearest and quickest options are! Don't know if thats what Nokia Transit is like, I've got an 8X :)

rlatarche says:

Barclays banking App

voodoocars says:

Certainly a tsb app. What about a petrol price app...

percy percy says:

Lloyds tsb would be my number one. Also, a virgin media/tivo one.

First Direct banking app would be great

grenade44 says:

Nationwide app would be great!

Raddimus says:

Lloyds TSB App

Retro_uk says:

Sky go please

loosec says:

Sky on demand app,Santander bank app,O2 app

SuperDaveLD says:

LloydsTSB banking app

speccy says:

Could do with a Santander app asap.

cornflake1 says:

Santander banking app, Northern Bank (Northern Ireland) app

SuperDaveLD says:

App to monitor data usage per application/service.

cix says:

Lloyd TSB, iPlayer - 4OD etc. (TV services), Argos & Asda would be handy and Rightmove!

SuperDaveLD says:

Virgin media streaming app

ThomasKL says:

A Paddy Power App would be really nice. Fuel my gambling on the go :)

Paul Joyce says:

Barclays, pulse, candy crush 

tamalyn1 says:

instagram!!!!!! please
and a halifax bank app

Mr osi says:

llyods tsb app

morpheus1982 says:

First Direct banking, myo2, virgin media, Tesco club card, skyGo

cypripri says:

RingGo parking app, thanks

JJUKJJ says:

BBC iPlayer
First Direct
(for WP7.x as well as WP8 - I know it's a long shot but I suppose that's a good enough reason to be entering this comp to win a Lumia 820!)

cypripri says:

RingGo parking app thanks.

archkron says:

Snapchat. I'm hopelessly addicted to it, to the point where I actually carry around two phones. Being able to finally ditch my aging Desire and go full-time with the Lumia 920 would be a dream.

bonehead411 says:

HSBC Banking
Tesco Clubcard

oldgaius says:

Santander app for English-speakers. :) The mobile site is woefully basic, and if Natwest can pump out a good quality app then others must keep up!

Carlos GuVa says:

<p>now tv app</p>

Yahn Filcak says:

Lloyds tsb app would be nice

smithy05 says:

Cant wait for Sky Go..... one day......

Daniel_H_UK says:

Even though its been Confermed Barclays Mobile Banking App as im sick of getting emails about Mobile Banking and them only having Android and IOS

HSBC and First Direct banking / Tesco clubcard app


Personally I would like to see a Barclays app, will give me quite a lot of convenience.

Ihawks says:

Ebay please with better search facilities.

Corkers100 says:

Beer app. Where to find beer when in a strange town or village. Be it a pub or off licence, but able to show me where to go so I don't have to wander around or try to use outdated search tools that say there is an offie where there isn't.

twiggyrj says:

Barclays Banking and Bluestar Buses App

Corkers100 says:

Virgin media app as well so I can change channel etc when my other half has 'lost' the remote down the side of the sofa and tries to make me watch only way is Chelsea or some such tripe.

thegooner says:

An HSBC banking app, failing that, more movement on the promised iPlayer app

Corkers100 says:

Finally I would like an app to help me quantify my comic and graphic novel collection.

Corkers100 says:

One more. A mind reading app to help understand what im being told. or just one that can instantly summarise for me what the other half has just said to me when I wasn't listening.

BBC News
BBC iPlayer/Radio
Virgin Media Tivo control
FirstDirect banking

National Trust app

MrJefegu says:

I love PicsArt app for editing and having some fun with my photos in android, that would be a great windows app, wouldn't be? already has a modern ui style!

jackincaves says:

BBC iPlayer. It's the only app I miss from my iPhone.

thisise says:

It would be great if there was an app for the Metro subway service in Newcastle. It's a great city and would be a complete life-saver for busy-bodies such as students, including me! =)
(Or have this added to Nokia Transit, but it would be great to buy tickets through a separate app.)

LimeSoda says:

Has anyone said BBC iPlayer ?

LimeSoda says:

Got to be BBC iPlayer!

Pippa Pip says:

There are two apps which will put the icing on the cake:
Barclays/Barclaycard App
BBC iPlayer App

Del_B8 says:

Bank of Scotland app or an app for Strathclyde Uni services would be lovely.

frugo says:

EE app to manage minutes and megabytes!

JSACES says:

BBC iPlayer app would be great!

fishmanmtb says:

I would like to see a BBC iplayer app, lloyds TSB, Barclays and santander banking apps.

Fleisch says:

the Paybyphone parking app
BBC iPlayer
Remote control and near vision testing app for UK made optometry test chart i use! (quite specific that one!)

crypticnexus says:

Congrats on convincing me to sign up.
I'd love to see an app similar to Google Now. 
Seamless collection of information that's relevant to you without you having to do anything other than use your phone for some things. It'd be great if it could be expanded to show times for local transport (train times/bus times) and such as well, based on your location.

Freuder says:

Autosport app

Freuder says:

Autosport app

Alien CCTV viewer app, is available for windows 5/6 mobile use on my N8 symbian version

Superleague Rugby app, Use daily on Symbian.

pam213 says:

I'd like to see a Barclays app for Windows Phone

timliand says:

Sky go would be great to watch the football.....also Santander/first direct banking apps would be useful. Generally though I can get by with the apps I have and they are good quality apps.

Krazeh says:

Would like to see a BBC iPlayer and Sky Go app. A return of the BBC News app and a Co-Op Bank app would also be nice.

Zambzuk says:

I live in bristol uk and would love to see first group busses implement NFC and a bus fare app, so you could swipe your phone and get on board.

Flash Browser (Skyfire), Barclays Bank, Santander Uk, BBC iPlayer, Sky Go Player, Vodafone UK

Flash Browser (Skyfire)
Barclays Bank
Santander UK
Sky Go
BBC iPlayer
BT SmartTalk

bigmickc22 says:

A Tesco clubcard app, BBC apps from the BBC, like iPlayer and sport apps

bigmickc22 says:

Sky go app would also be nice :-)

A task management app that asks me whether I've completed a task after a set period of time, which I can then set to ask me again in another set amount of time without having to go into the app and manually reset the alarm.

Svenster23 says:

BBC iPlayer or BBC Sport apps

chemengoff says:

BBC i-Player
HSBC ebanking
Tesco ClubCard
Starbucks card

A Vodafone app would be good. Can't login to their support site from my Lumia!

sylv696 says:

I think NatWest have very good app, but I really miss a proper football live score application not limited to 5 or 6 leagues only.

BBC iPlayer would be on my list

A betting app SkyBet, Paddy Power or Bet365 anything :) so I can win some money on the football/soccer ;)

Halifax / Bank of Scotland app

TJ_UK says:

A Barclays specific app that makes good use of the NFC capabilities of the phones, that can also be tied into Barclays "ping it" service

Jacky Hui says:

A better o2 app

Lloyds Tsb mobile banking app.

Lloyds TSB mobile banking app

marksuth says:

Lloyds TSB app would be excellent

McScroats says:

Would love an app that showed the safest bike routes in my city (Plymouth) as I rode around. The council has a map on their website showing all of the available routes/conditions, but its a 40mb PDF. Would be great to have an app that would suggest a different and safe route, maybe even giving voice navigation cutting in over music, as i peddled. Would make the 8 mile ride to work everyday a little more interesting as there are hundreds of routes i could take! Plus would absolutely love to see the obligatory iplayer app!

Faise says:

A rat tracker app, so I know which cheap restaurants to avoid.

TheNerosam says:

HSBC FastBalance

dle233 says:

Lloyds TSB!! It's pretty much the one app I'm missing from my previous Adnroid phone! :(

jezza8 says:

Hsbc online banking

jezza8 says:

Bbc iPlayer app

TomRawlo says:

Festival/gig app where you can put in your preferences on music to show what fesitivals or gigs that you may like and how close they are to you!

TomRawlo says:

Also a Barclays banking app (in addition to my other comment)

jeff says:

Arsenal FC app!

Need a Barclays banking app would help me so much.

dseverard says:

Barclays banking app please!

rsood79 says:

Barclays bank mobile banking app (not just the mobile authenticator!) and as a bonus Football Manager 2013!

alistair4267 says:

Switch user app just like windows when having multiple accounts.

Neal58 says:

Totally another vote for LloydsTSB app!!

jdt_61 says:

BBC Iplayer app, HSBC app

IADK says:

I know its been said plenty of times already but an Iplayer radio app. also a decent data monitor app.

iagpk says:

HSBC Mobile Banking App


mark4130 says:

An app that pulls events together based on either GPS location or an entered location. You choose the types of events (sport, music, festival, fayres etc) that you want, it then produces location based results. Or you just go random and let it provide any results!
So often you happen to have time free and it can take forever trying to find localised sites with a "whats on" section.

Hi wpCentral! For me the most frustratingly lacking app is definitely an HSBC Mobile Banking app...Natwest do it so well! Also an official BBC iPlayer radio app the same as Android and iOS is much needed! Ciao for now!

MikeRoz2012 says:

Custom Live Tile app, something you can have cycle between various feeds from social networks and even rss feeds if required. One tile to rule them all!!!

dep2ks says:

Would love to see O2 money wallet app for windows phone

yloops says:

Pageonce.... and a form NFC PAYMENTS APP, hopefully through our banks!

norsuie says:

Barclays banking app.


would love a Halifax Banking App, perhaps an app to locate your car?

HaraldB says:

Barclays, Tomtom, Google now! equivalent.
All-in-one free communicator (iMessage, BBM) - just kidding ;-)

HSBC Mobile banking app.
VIBER with voice streaming

Mobile-dom says:

LloydsTSB needs to come to Windows Phone, like now

Wilbur Lin says:

RBS banking app for England users...

tj321 says:

The Economist magazine would be pretty sweet.

jouan says:

A proper Grooveshark client app!

I think Nokia's phones are one of the best one a market, and this one would be a nice change, to push my daily driver ( Nexus 4 ) to a secondary place ( at the moment HTC HD7 with WP7.8 hack )

Local file explorer/manager with ability to open pictures/pdf/multimedia etc. files.

adurbe says:

LlydsTSB banking app + iPlayer app

g clark says:

UK GPS Ordnance Survey hiking app. I use Viewranger on Android but would love it or something similar for WP8.

kellow87 says:

Sky Go App would be sick

jakal121 says:

An Odeon Cinema app which can be used as a virtual loyality card with their current points scheme and ofcourse for bookings and listings!

windydene says:

Nationwide  banking app   or (HSBC) 

hamphlet says:

Sky+ Sky+ Sky+

greedypnguin says:

A sky go app, a reliable notification center, data sense, halo with multiplayer would be awesome, Barclays app and last but not least an app that locks your phone when you clap twice xD