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Easily switch from an old Nokia to Lumia Windows Phones

Nokia UK has published a new video to help you get started with a Lumia Windows Phone. Should you be rocking an old Nokia mobile device, this walk through will have you back up old content and transfer everything across to your new smartphone. While Windows Phone is simple to get to grips with, it's neat to have a resource available for those who aren't tech savvy.

Be sure to check out the video if you're a little confused as to where to begin. Catch the Windows Phone apps below:

Source: YouTube



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SamiSaifDine says:

Naah! I prefer my 3310

In June you will receive windows phone 9! So better keep it!

rockstarzzz says:

Question is how do I easily switch from Nokia X to Nokia Lumia?

arn6735 says:

Not now but wait for Nokia Y. Lol.:D

SamiHanna says:

Well, My dad needs a New Phone...

bitz0071 says:

My Dad uses nokia 5233 and he wants new phone I am telling him to buy Nokia Lumia 630 when it releases.

pookyjoralyn says:

haha I was using that 5233 before WP!

pierrerv says:

I won't let go of my 521 'til t-mobile get a better Lumia with 8.1 that 635 don't impress me.

arn6735 says: too n i'm ready for 8.1 preview. I might get the 925 instead of 635...

I'll keep my 808 and 521.

Shit, i thought it would be a deal about exchanging my Lumia 920 for a newer one :((((

dwshobhit says:

Same here.... I thought exchange you any old Nokia for any Lumia...

ebin5 says:

Still keeping nokia 5130 and c5 as it have some awesome games.

rubenwidjaja says:

all switch progress is easy, just 1 is not easy, money
nah you know what I mean :)

willboyce says:

I bought 2 new lumia 920. Prefer the design

Concur.... Design of 920 imho is still the best of the bunch. Just wish it had amoled, and of course some newer guts.

damo579 says:

Agreed. I love my 1020 but I miss the Nokia smile of my 920.....

lubbalots says:

1020 has amoled. I honestly don't think it looks good. Too saturated and dark. The 1520 and 8x, i think, has the right balance. Though I wouldn't mind new guts and less bezel. Do I think the Icon and 930 are the successors. No. The 920 had this new feel, design, and tech to it that it excites. It paved the way for the future of Nokia Lumias. Icon/930 doesn't add anything. Doesn't open any new chapters.

vincentchuck says:

But 1520 has sensitivity problem...
Sometimes it will response as you touch the screen but actually you want to swipe on the screen

lubbalots says:

True that. Even with the latest update it is about I'd say 70% improved. really though I was commenting the screen. I prefer my 1520 LCD rather than amoled.

Good choice! The 920 is amazing :)

The MS Takeover is showing here

Originally, videos like this would have "Nokia Lumia" instead of just "Lumia"


I expect that to go away as well, to be eventually replaced with Surface Windows Phones.

lubbalots says:

Lumia is staying. Its a recognized "brand name". Kill it and MS will have to start all over again. I wouldn't risk that.

Will my 8X get Glance Screen with 8.1? :/

+1520, Microsoft should consider adding this feature platform-wide.

After live tiles, this is the identity of Windows Phone in standby mode.

Ushae says:

I expect Lumia branding to stay, except with Microsoft in front instead

lubbalots says:

Just doesn't sound right, "MS Lumia". Lolzzz

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searitus says:

Please Richard, I understand you're writing for a predominantly American audience here, but it doesn't mean you have to use such crass Americanisms all the time - especially as you're the "UK editor"! Phrases such as "rocking an old Nokia" sound horribly cheesy and can be left to the Yanks to use. (It's not a personal attack btw but I've seen such instances increasingly often on UK-based sites, and just had to point it out after seeing it here.)

Rockartisten says:

What should he have said? -Swinging a classic Nokia? :)

searitus says:

How about "Should you have an old Nokia"? Or "Should you own an old Nokia"? Or even "Should you still possess an old Nokia"? There are umpteen ways of expressing the concept of owning and using something, it's a sad indictment of the state of the English language today if the first thing that comes to mind is some awful construction like "rocking". It would be slightly more tolerable if it were used very sparingly, but it seems to be popping up everywhere. It just reeks of the writer trying to sound "hip and down the the kids", but instead it just looks tacky. And if it's used repeatedly, its use becomes normalised to the extent that the writer doesn't realise how bad it sounds.

As andrewb65 says below, would you ever hear that phrase used in a normal, everyday human conversation, regardless if it's between adults or not?

Haha that turned into quite a rant but it had to be said :P

andrewb65 says:

"Rocking..." Sounds like the oldest swinger in town trying to be hep with the kids. Yuck!

Seriously, would you use 'Rocking' in a conversation with grown-ups?

Deaconclgi says:

N8 FTW!!!! The 12MP 1/1.8 sensor and Carl Zeiss optics is still larger than any smartphone camera that isn't made by Nokia. It is the 3rd largest smartphone camera sensor. 808 PureView: 1/1.2, Lumia 1020: 1/1.5, Nokia N8 1.1.8.

My N8 still takes great pictures after 4 years, it is slow as molasses in the winter cold but the photos are great. The battery is almost a gonner and I honestly don't use it enough to buy another battery and torx screw driver and replace it myself. Like Drago said, "If he dies......he dies".

Two words: N8 Delight. Look for it. You'll be pleased.

Deaconclgi says:

Thanks Alejandro!

For the record: Microsoft developed a "Sync with SkyDrive" app for Symbian Belle. If you have a Symbian^3 phone, you can have that, and your transition to a Lumia will be easy.

MikeSo says:


Two WP Central phrases I hate:

"rocking" a phone

"daily driver"


dayveethe says:

Still using 1110 even I have my 920

JoRdaNeK says:

This is all well and good, but how do i get the action centre on my 6600 slide? :P

cybermoose89 says:

Im still wanting to see the mystery gold finger device

MrGoodSmith says:

I miss my N95-8GB