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  Reply # 1598749 26-Jul-2016 09:36
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Windows Hello is not much use to login with a rear facing camera (carry around a mirror?)

 

Luckily the X3 has a front facing camera as well, and it has support for Windows Hello (Iris and Fingerprint)


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  Reply # 1598790 26-Jul-2016 10:14
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MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks Mike.


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  Reply # 1598793 26-Jul-2016 10:23
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ramboky:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks Mike.

 

 

 

 

Her jokes are still terrible though tongue-out





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  Reply # 1598795 26-Jul-2016 10:24
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MikeB4:

ramboky:


MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.


 


Awesome, thanks Mike.



 


Her jokes are still terrible though tongue-out



That's OK, so are mine.

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  Reply # 1598830 26-Jul-2016 10:46
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MikeB4:

 

BlueShift:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

Woohoo, just in time for MS to stop selling Windows Phones in NZ.

 

 

 

 

HP starts selling Windows phones in NZ soon

 

 

Nifty, but the X3 isn't really in the same niche as the Lumia 650. US$699 will likely be NZ$1000 which might be OK as an executive device, but for everyday users, like our folks using the Lumia 640 & 650 in the $300ish price bracket, it ain't gonna fly.


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  Reply # 1598869 26-Jul-2016 11:27
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BlueShift:

 

MikeB4:

 

BlueShift:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

Woohoo, just in time for MS to stop selling Windows Phones in NZ.

 

 

 

 

HP starts selling Windows phones in NZ soon

 

 

Nifty, but the X3 isn't really in the same niche as the Lumia 650. US$699 will likely be NZ$1000 which might be OK as an executive device, but for everyday users, like our folks using the Lumia 640 & 650 in the $300ish price bracket, it ain't gonna fly.

 

 

I don't wear this argument, iPhones aren't cheap and neither are Galaxy I'd bet 70% of Kiwi's have one or the other.

 

 


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  Reply # 1598994 26-Jul-2016 12:42
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BlueShift:

 

MikeB4:

 

BlueShift:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

Woohoo, just in time for MS to stop selling Windows Phones in NZ.

 

 

 

 

HP starts selling Windows phones in NZ soon

 

 

Nifty, but the X3 isn't really in the same niche as the Lumia 650. US$699 will likely be NZ$1000 which might be OK as an executive device, but for everyday users, like our folks using the Lumia 640 & 650 in the $300ish price bracket, it ain't gonna fly.

 

 

I don't wear this argument, iPhones aren't cheap and neither are Galaxy I'd bet 70% of Kiwi's have one or the other.

 

 

Many people in my company have iPhones and Androids, but none of them are purchased by the company. All company phones are Windows phones, mostly Lumia 6xx series, all are in the circa $300 bracket, approx. 200 phones. We won't be upgrading them all to $1000 windows (or android or iPhone) phones as they come due, we'll upgrade to $300 Androids.


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  Reply # 1598996 26-Jul-2016 12:45
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For enterprise customers the market for phones will be considerably different. HP and like will offer these devices bundled as part of solutions. Unit prices will be somewhat irrelevant and buried.  





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  Reply # 1599007 26-Jul-2016 13:05
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BlueShift:

 

 

 

Many people in my company have iPhones and Androids, but none of them are purchased by the company. All company phones are Windows phones, mostly Lumia 6xx series, all are in the circa $300 bracket, approx. 200 phones. We won't be upgrading them all to $1000 windows (or android or iPhone) phones as they come due, we'll upgrade to $300 Androids.

 

 

 

 

You aren't comparing apples with apples. 

 

 

 

 

These are windows device replacements, capable of attaching to external accessories and becoming a full workstation.


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  Reply # 1599019 26-Jul-2016 13:31
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MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

 

 

May I ask what settings you are using to get Cortana working, and is it working reasonably?






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  Reply # 1599021 26-Jul-2016 13:34
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networkn:

 

BlueShift:

 

 

 

Many people in my company have iPhones and Androids, but none of them are purchased by the company. All company phones are Windows phones, mostly Lumia 6xx series, all are in the circa $300 bracket, approx. 200 phones. We won't be upgrading them all to $1000 windows (or android or iPhone) phones as they come due, we'll upgrade to $300 Androids.

 

 

 

 

You aren't comparing apples with apples. 

 

 

 

 

 

These are windows device replacements, capable of attaching to external accessories and becoming a full workstation.

 

 

Exactly my point. MS is no longer supplying Lumia Windows phones to the NZ market. Currently, Lumias are the only Windows phones available on the NZ market. Soon the HP X3 will be the only Windows Phone available, but it is in a different category of device. Therefore, Windows Phones are no longer suitable as the standard mobile device for my company. We're having enough trouble trying to get Surface Pro 4s in a state suitable to hand to our execs, let alone an even smaller desktop replacement.


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  Reply # 1599075 26-Jul-2016 14:31
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Brumfondl:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

 

 

May I ask what settings you are using to get Cortana working, and is it working reasonably?

 

 

 

 

All region settings are NZ and it's working very well





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  Reply # 1599217 26-Jul-2016 20:28
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MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

Interested to know how you managed that. I have the latest build on my test tablet, English (New Zealand) as the language, region set to "Match the Windows display language" and Cortana does not recognise the language. If I go to Cortana & Seach settings the only languages available are English US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.

 

So, no I am not sure you have it working with NZ regional settings. It works if I select US or Australia sure, but that's not "NZ regional settings".





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  Reply # 1599232 26-Jul-2016 20:49
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freitasm:

 

MikeB4:
ramboky: So, with the Windows 10 Anniversary update imminent, are we going to see Cortana finally make an appearance in New Zealand?


I have the latest insider build on one of my machines and Cortana is working fine with NZ regional settings.

 

Interested to know how you managed that. I have the latest build on my test tablet, English (New Zealand) as the language, region set to "Match the Windows display language" and Cortana does not recognise the language. If I go to Cortana & Seach settings the only languages available are English US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.

 

So, no I am not sure you have it working with NZ regional settings. It works if I select US or Australia sure, but that's not "NZ regional settings".

 

 

 

 

I received that error message but it proceeded to work. I will check all the Settings again and come back. 





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  Reply # 1599240 26-Jul-2016 20:59
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I have time zone Auckland/Wellington D/L saving. Region set to NZ. Speech set to Australia, something I didn't set. I maybe missing something though.





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