- Jan 27, 2014
Nice phone. I had one for a while, but got rid. It's absolutely crippled by the lack of apps
National Trust, and my bank. Pretty basic fodder for any smartphone to have.
But the market is so oversaturated now that it probably wouldn't matter either. Most phones at any price range can be rock solid and more than enough for a casual user for the rest of this decade. A person can buy a $50 to $200 and be very, very satisfied with whatever OS is on it.
I can certainly see how an app for your bank would be a deal breaker. Most banks just would not see a return in developing an app for Windows Phone considering the OS's market share.
I'm curious, what is National Trust? I'm not familiar with it. I'm assuming it is something in the UK.
National Trust is a large organisation that aquires mostly historically significant properties and land it feels worth preserving for future generations. If the properties are in a poor condition, the Trust will restore them to as close to original condition as posible.
The properties are then opened to the public (for a price !), or, what a great number of folks do, pay an annual subscription which gets you admission to any of the properties as often as you like.
There are some real gems, you should check out the National Trust website.
Was an NT Member for years when I lived in the UK. Spent most weekends visiting NT properties, gardens and historic castles ... Yes my teenage years were really uncool