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Topic # 154448 28-Oct-2014 16:10
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Microsoft today announced the availability of the affordable flagship Lumia 830 in New Zealand for $599.

Microsoft’s new affordable flagship, the Lumia 830, is the first Windows Phone to use Spark’s brand new 700MHz spectrum, which delivers blisteringly fast 4G speeds in more places and makes everyday tasks faster and easier, allowing people to do more and get more out of their devices. With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, the Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation and performance more affordable.

Steve Lewis, General Manager of Microsoft Devices in Australia and New Zealand said: “With PureView imaging, wireless charging and a wealth of other great features, the Lumia 830 delivers the best innovations and experiences from our flagship smartphones at a more affordable price, cementing Microsoft’s commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone for everyone.”

Jason Paris, Spark GM Home, Mobile, and Business has welcomed the arrival of the new flagship device, saying “The Lumia 830 combines high end style and performance in a sleek design that our customers are going to love. It’s great to see another top quality device supporting Spark’s brand new 700Mhz 4G network too.

“4G is changing the way our customers use their phones, doing more of what they love online, in more places, and at faster speeds. It really is allowing them to unleash the potential of their phones and of themselves.”

The Lumia 830 is the thinnest and lightest Lumia in the flagship range. The device has an eye-catching blend of metal and polycarbonate that come together beautifully to create a sense of balance and harmony – it feels great in your hand and it looks gorgeous on the table in front of you.

The handset comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 including the new Lumia Denim update and is packing the very best Lumia innovations, including Wireless Charging, Optimised Image Stabilisation and SensorCore in an ultra-sleek package; the Lumia 830 delivers:

 

  • Incredible image and video quality, day or night, Lumia 830 captures sharp images with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilisation system to date.
  • Access to Living Images which allows you to capture expressions and emotions that make your camera roll come alive, and share them on social networks using Storyteller.
  • The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update, providing faster connections to everything that matters with Notification Centre, Live Tiles, Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.
  • 15GB of OneDrive storage, which allows you to save photos and documents to the cloud and share easily with friends, family, and colleagues on the go.
  • A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and – plus apps that sync across devices so you can pick up where you left off at work, home or play.
  • A powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor, featuring a quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz, delivering a fast and smooth web browsing, gaming, and overall user experience on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.
  • ‘SensorCore’ low-power motion sensing tracks motion and location even while the phone is 'asleep' in your pocket - perfect for exercise and exploration - for apps like MSN Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.
  • The 2200 mAh battery keeps you going and NFC technology allows the Lumia 830 to work with the second generation ‘Smart Wireless Charging Plate’, which makes the most convenient way to charge even better by interacting with Lumia smartphones to alert people when to charge with a subtle glow.
The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in New Zealand with Spark from 13 November. The Lumia 830 will be available in black. For more information about the handset you can also visit: www.nokia.co.nz/Lumia830

 

 





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  Reply # 1163703 28-Oct-2014 16:24
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$599. Nice!




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  Reply # 1163706 28-Oct-2014 16:26
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billgates: $599. Nice!


To be honest, if they doubled the price point, I think they would sell more.  By pricing them so cheap, they are ruining any chance of being perceived as premium in the market.

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  Reply # 1163708 28-Oct-2014 16:31
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ubergeeknz:
billgates: $599. Nice!


To be honest, if they doubled the price point, I think they would sell more.  By pricing them so cheap, they are ruining any chance of being perceived as premium in the market.


But that was the whole point Nokia was trying to push that a premium phone doesn't have to be expensive when they launched this phone. They are not going to contradict themselves by making it expensive. I think its a fair price. 




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  Reply # 1163709 28-Oct-2014 16:31
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ubergeeknz:

To be honest, if they doubled the price point, I think they would sell more.  By pricing them so cheap, they are ruining any chance of being perceived as premium in the market.


If they double this to $1198, $1098 or even $999, what will they price the successor of Lumia 1020 to $2000? What about Lumia 930 which has better specs than the Lumia 830 and sells for $799. If you can get premium for $599 then why pay double?




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  Reply # 1163718 28-Oct-2014 16:41
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Then they don't get it.  Premium = Expensive, end of.  You cannot have one without the other.



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ubergeeknz: Then they don't get it.  Premium = Expensive, end of.  You cannot have one without the other.




With this logic Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 should have been a big failure which isn't the case. 




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  Reply # 1163740 28-Oct-2014 16:49
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sidders80:
ubergeeknz: Then they don't get it.  Premium = Expensive, end of.  You cannot have one without the other.




With this logic Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 should have been a big failure which isn't the case. 


Nexus are not premium and never have been marketed as such.  They are mid-range dev phones.

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  Reply # 1163742 28-Oct-2014 16:52
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ubergeeknz:
sidders80:
ubergeeknz: Then they don't get it.  Premium = Expensive, end of.  You cannot have one without the other.




With this logic Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 should have been a big failure which isn't the case. 


Nexus are not premium and never have been marketed as such.  They are mid-range dev phones.


Do a spec comparison with other Androids. They were priced that way so everyone could buy. This is what Nokia is doing as your $400-$600 range buyers are not always comfortable to spend another $400-$500 dollars on a device. Xperia Z3 compact with high end specs is priced at $749 and is a premium phone and will sell well too. 




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  Reply # 1163774 28-Oct-2014 17:03
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I don't see band 28 in the specs?




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  Reply # 1164039 28-Oct-2014 22:51
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nice. 735? any new apps coming with launch? trademe, spark account..

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  Reply # 1166612 1-Nov-2014 18:29
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coffeebaron: I don't see band 28 in the specs?


Exactly. That's why I have been holding off buying one from Parallel Imported / Brands Direct / Etc. I'm hoping the Spark version actually has Band 28.



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  Reply # 1166613 1-Nov-2014 18:31
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coffeebaron: I don't see band 28 in the specs?


Since when can we trust specs? Not on third party sites, not on official sites.

Spark's press release says "Lumia 830, is the first Windows Phone to use Spark’s brand new 700MHz spectrum" so it has to work.





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  Reply # 1166941 2-Nov-2014 16:16
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The Spark 830 will support their 700mhz 4G band.

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  Reply # 1166984 2-Nov-2014 17:28
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BrentR: The Spark 830 will support their 700mhz 4G band.


Does this mean that inherently this device will work on other carriers 700mhz 4G when it is deployed also?

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  Reply # 1167380 3-Nov-2014 10:50
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So will this not work on Vodafone or is it just coming to Spark first?

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