Mark/Space Welcome Home eases us into new Nokia Lumias, lifts the burden of app hunting

So you just bought a Nokia Lumia 900 and are wondering how on Earth you'll get all your old phone's data over to that new Windows Phone. Nokia and Mark/Space have you covered with a new, Lumia-tuned Welcome Home to Windows Phone app. The Mac- and Windows-based utility goes beyond just shuffling calendars, contacts and media; if you're jumping ship from Android, a BlackBerry or an iPhone, it will scan apps linked to the outgoing hardware and offer QR codes to download either direct or close-enough equivalents for the Windows Phone world. Fresh Lumia owners might appreciate the price more than anything -- unlike the Android porting tool, the Lumia version is a free treat just for joining the Nokia flock. It's available today, but we have a feeling that most of the demand will come after September 5th.

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New Welcome Home App Makes The Switch To A Nokia Lumia Device Fast, Easy

Customers Considering Switching to New Windows Phone Now Have a Fast One-Time Set-up App to Transfer Contacts, Music, Playlists, Photos, Videos and Calendars For Free

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Mark/Space, Inc., the leading developer of phone and tablet synchronization solutions for PC and Mac, today announced the availability of the new Welcome Home to Windows Phone - Nokia Lumia Edition application for customers who are new to the Windows Phone platform. Welcome Home is a comprehensive one-time set-up tool, offering customers who are transitioning from a BlackBerry, iPhone or Android device, a fast and easy way to set-up a Nokia Lumia phone with their info and media. Welcome Home also leverages Quixey's app search technology that sees the apps people already own and presents the app if it has a Windows Phone version. For the apps that don't have an exact match, users are recommended similar apps for Windows Phone.

"Transitioning to a new phone or mobile device is something that should be as seamless and painless as possible for the user," said Brian Scott Toney, Mark/Space Director of Sales and Business Development. "No one wants to spend part of their day re-typing address book entries or fumbling around trying to get their photos off of their old device. We capture their workout playlist, vacation photos from their old phone, video they shot of their friends, even info and media from their computer, so that folks could complete their device set-up in minutes instead of hours."

"With smartphones serving as the hub of digital content, consumers are looking for an easy and efficient solution for moving their digital lives to a new device," says Ignacio Riesgo, Head of Developer Experience, Nokia Americas. "To address this need, we worked with Mark/Space and Quixey to create a unique tool to ensure that content and applications make a safe transition to a Nokia Lumia device, without sacrificing the experiences they've grown accustomed to."

The Welcome Home to Windows Phone - Nokia Lumia Edition application reviews the apps on the consumers old phone and gathers media and personal information from an old phone or PC/Mac computer, then suggests new apps and packages everything to be moved to a Nokia Lumia device.

It encompasses:

Personal Information
Music and iTunes playlists
Photos and photo albums
Videos (MP4, MOV, AVI)
Device Apps
Recommends same or similar Apps

"Many people considering a switch to Windows Phone are worried about losing their data and their Apps," said Brian Scott Toney, Mark/Space Director of Sales and Business Development. "Welcome Home is very straight forward and easy to use so customers get all the info they want and with the integration of Quixey App search, they can get their Apps too."

Mark/Space is offering the Welcome Home application to customers transitioning from an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android device. The desktop application runs on Windows PC or Mac computers. Welcome Home for Windows Phone - Lumia Edition is available now for free at