Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
6 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1174922 13-Nov-2014 08:20
Send private message
8026 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1175026 13-Nov-2014 10:53
Send private message

BrentR: It's NOT locked. As I already said earlier, it works on both Vodafone and 2 Degrees other 2/3/4G bands perfectly fine, this is simply a hardware limitation on this particular handset.

Apple have always impressed me with their RF engineers abilities to squeeze such a large variety of frequency spread into their later handsets, it is quite phenomenal!

Spark have ranged this handset because it works for their network spread, not for how it may work with other local networks.


Doesn't it just come down to save $x per handset by using a cheaper "modem" that has less band(s) supported in variant X.

Spark wouldn't be able to range this variant if Microsoft didn't offer it.

Apple learnt from the iphone 3g that having variant X not working on network Y is bad long term marketing. People move countries and Networks all the time, I wish Microsoft, Samsung, HTC and Google would stop caving to carriers.

1523 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1175030 13-Nov-2014 11:01
Send private message

BlargHonk: On sale at Spark now, ladies and gentlemen laughing

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/nokia-lumia-830---black--free-gift.html 


Hopefully its available at more stores than just Spark

672 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53


  Reply # 1175035 13-Nov-2014 11:13
Send private message

semigeek:
BlargHonk: On sale at Spark now, ladies and gentlemen laughing

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/nokia-lumia-830---black--free-gift.html 


Hopefully its available at more stores than just Spark


yeah hopefully, and a little more colour selection would be nice, however it does seem to be a trend that they start off with black then later move on to the colour variants

1523 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1175073 13-Nov-2014 11:40
Send private message

Shoes2468:
semigeek:
BlargHonk: On sale at Spark now, ladies and gentlemen laughing

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/nokia-lumia-830---black--free-gift.html 


Hopefully its available at more stores than just Spark


yeah hopefully, and a little more colour selection would be nice, however it does seem to be a trend that they start off with black then later move on to the colour variants

 

 

 

Except HN won't be stocking it, so they tell me.. and I am happy to have black... but giving others the option of having a coloured one from the start would be good.
Though someone could easily replace the back with another cover or the wireless charging flip case

6 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1178017 18-Nov-2014 15:46
Send private message

Anyone seen any good deals on replacement back covers for the 830? The Flip Shell Cover (CP-627) looks pretty cool in green and would be a good way to liven up the black on black of the Spark 830

3806 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 807


  Reply # 1181393 22-Nov-2014 18:41
Send private message

Went to a Spark shop today to try and see one of these handsets in person, but no one seems to have a floor model in stock yet?

1523 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1182020 24-Nov-2014 11:11
Send private message

quickymart: Went to a Spark shop today to try and see one of these handsets in person, but no one seems to have a floor model in stock yet?


Where are you? Dunedin's Spark store had one to play with. JBHifi are also selling them now. My partner got me one for Xmas, pity its put away until then.


1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.