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BlargHonk
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  #1174922 13-Nov-2014 08:20
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Ragnor
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  #1175026 13-Nov-2014 10:53
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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.

 
 
 
 


semigeek
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  #1175030 13-Nov-2014 11:01
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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

Shoes2468
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  #1175035 13-Nov-2014 11:13
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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

semigeek
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  #1175073 13-Nov-2014 11:40
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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

BlargHonk
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  #1178017 18-Nov-2014 15:46
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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

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  #1181393 22-Nov-2014 18:41
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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?

 
 
 
 


semigeek
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  #1182020 24-Nov-2014 11:11
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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.


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