I realized I didn't clarify well on the contact list, but I think we're coming from the same place. The linking seems messy with nicknames, full names, screen names, and email addresses--I was getting some weird error about not linking various accounts for some reason I don't recall. I spent a good 30 minutes last night tediously entering in phone numbers on my contacts from my old phone where I have about 35% of the LCD left, and all the Facebook profiles (even though I had email/skype contacts for these same people) just required notecards, whatever the hell those exactly are. Luckily, M$ synced this with all my other services, which was my first initial yippie response when logging into my Live account. And I feel vindicated after taking flak from people for still using Hotmail after all these years
So Zune Sync just...syncs music? I'm going to be anal because I don't understand it. What's preventing you from importing the music via a different method like Control C and Ving?
Also, have you got a wireless charging plate? If so, how's it working out for you (speed, connectivity)? Mine's still awaiting shipment from the factory; I've got a feeling this is going to be one of those 4 week deals.
1. MTP mode.
I've read that the 920 shows up as removable storage when plugged into a PC. Can you transfer any type of file or are you limited to pictures/movies/music?
Anything you want. It first shows up in Windows under devices and printers for some reason, because we all know how useless that is (though it does point you to the Windows Phone App for transferring files). But it also list the phone as a removable 29.1GB harddrive which is segregated by 5 folders: documents, music, pictures, ringtones, and videos. You can swap in the appropriate file types into those folders and access it via your phone: I threw a document into the document folder and edited it 10 seconds later on my phone--oddly enough, it wouldn't let me delete the document that was in the document folder because of permissions error even though I didn't have it currently open; everything outside the folders I could delete.
You can use the rest of the harddrive to store whatever you want but it doesn't seem like the phone can access it, and unlike Android there's no file manager, unless someone makes the app, if it is even possible. As a side note, I couldn't open documents that weren't in the document folder.
2. Bluetooth file transfer.
Is this implemented?
Yes!! You just made my night. I've hardly done anything Bluetooth besides a phone-car hookup. I fired up the TF101 running Android 4.0 and synced it to my Lumia via BT. I opened the document on my phone, clicked "Share," clicked the TF101, accepted on the TF101, and done. Very cool.
Nokia is making a big deal of the NFC chip being able to tap + sync, so that might be worthwhile.
I've read some reviews complaining about softness in bright light? Care to comment? Many smartphones oversharpen their images anyway, so I'm wondering if this is the problem (nokia tends to be light on postprocessing so you can manipulate the images later with more fidelity). Is this what you're commenting on about daytime photos?
I haven't taken any daytime photos, but those are the rumors I've seen; I really don't understand photo-attributed things well. I'll try snapping some pictures tomorrow and upload them--on Imgur--and share for your review. Nokia has a few different photo apps, and at least one of them is suppose to let you do some editing of the photos (and another one to animate them?). I'm assuming that with the high-quality camera that should be in this thing, there will be or there is an app to help tweak the best visually out of them.
4. File Manager.
Is there one stock?
It doesn't look like it, no. It looks like it gives an option to rename some of those aforementioned directories but the option is grayed ou,t curiously.
I picked up a few tricks from Wired's article here: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/ ... ewall=true
Notable:the contact-jump trick, I.E. Tabs, and sharing location via contact.
Today, I've used the phone more fiendishly for everything besides games. The battery has squeaked through till midnight...but just barely. It's been about 17hours~
and probably less in heavier-use situations. But it's good to know the phone can last a solid 48hours~
if I need it too with Wi-Fi, NFC, and cellular 4G activated. I'm still keeping my eyes out for a Mophine like pack.