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  # 1250804 4-Mar-2015 10:05
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NikT: Hi folks,

 I'm pleased to confirm that Vodafone NZ will be ranging the Microsoft Lumia 640 from next month. More details coming soon.

Cheers,

 - Nik


Excellent, that looks like it'll be just what we're looking for in a corporate smartphone. The lack of flash and front camera in the Lumia 635 is irritating...


Ha, excellent - Our enterprise portfolio manager will be very pleased to hear that. It will, naturally, be available in Business Time Black. :)




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  # 1250821 4-Mar-2015 10:22
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NikT: Hi folks,

 I'm pleased to confirm that Vodafone NZ will be ranging the Microsoft Lumia 640 from next month. More details coming soon.

Cheers,

 - Nik


Good stuff. My 520 is starting to play up so may be looking for a replacement/upgrade soon.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1250833 4-Mar-2015 10:44
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NikT:
BlueShift:
NikT: Hi folks,

 I'm pleased to confirm that Vodafone NZ will be ranging the Microsoft Lumia 640 from next month. More details coming soon.

Cheers,

 - Nik


Excellent, that looks like it'll be just what we're looking for in a corporate smartphone. The lack of flash and front camera in the Lumia 635 is irritating...


Ha, excellent - Our enterprise portfolio manager will be very pleased to hear that. It will, naturally, be available in Business Time Black. :)


Sweet, black goes with everything. Although some people really liked the road-cone orange 625 - much easier to locate inside a purse, or when left lying around in the field.

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  # 1251276 4-Mar-2015 18:54
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Really like the look of the 640. Similar to the Ativ I already have, but with some neat improvements and full Microsoft backing so it isn't going to be a drawn out affair getting updates. Nice.




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  # 1251285 4-Mar-2015 19:19
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NikT: Hi folks,

 I'm pleased to confirm that Vodafone NZ will be ranging the Microsoft Lumia 640 from next month. More details coming soon.

Cheers,

 - Nik


Fantastic! Thanks Vodafone/Nik

(though this is great I'm secretly hoping 2degrees releases this next month too...) Hopefully you guys keep it at around it's retail price (Lumia 640 should be ~$200-$220)

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  # 1278183 7-Apr-2015 10:20
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Only a matter of time now before I get my hands on a Cyan Lumia 640 XL!

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Someone on V/fone forums has made comment of "shouldnt be north of $299" - if its north of $240 Ill be rather disappointed.




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  # 1278348 7-Apr-2015 14:28
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They also mentioned they won't be ranging the 640XL which is kind of a shame as I was liking the look of it.

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  # 1278353 7-Apr-2015 14:34

invisibleman18: They also mentioned they won't be ranging the 640XL which is kind of a shame as I was liking the look of it.


640 feels nicer in-hand. :)




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  # 1278354 7-Apr-2015 14:35
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Oh... but I wanted the XL. Well hopefully another company will have it. Or maybe unlocked from microsoft.com?

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  # 1280312 10-Apr-2015 10:38
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invisibleman18: They also mentioned they won't be ranging the 640XL which is kind of a shame as I was liking the look of it.


640 feels nicer in-hand. :)


Is the front facing camera any good? I see it's only 1MP compared to 5MP on the XL, or even the 535 which is available by parallel import for possibly cheaper.

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  # 1280538 10-Apr-2015 15:04
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Looking forward to this one as I've really enjoyed the 1320 - the 640XL could be just the ticket.



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From Microsoft today:


Microsoft today announced the launch of the first Microsoft branded Lumias in New Zealand, with the arrival of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 435. The affordable devices offer the best of Microsoft services at competitive price points.

The Lumia 640, announced recently at the Mobile World Congress, offers more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences, OneDrive[1] storage and fast 4G connectivity. A year’s subscription to Office 365 is available with any model of the Lumia 640, which starts at RRP$299.

The Office 365 Personal subscription makes working on the go easy with the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Extra subscription benefits also include one TB OneDrive storage for 12 months, and 60 Skype world minutes of calling per month for 12 months to 60 plus country landlines and mobiles in 8 countries.

Microsoft says the Lumia 435 is the most affordable Lumia in New Zealand to-date and will be available from RRP$89, delivering premium Lumia experiences and the best Microsoft services, at an incredibly low price point.

As the first 400 series Lumia, the Lumia 435 builds on the success of previous affordable Lumia handsets, offering innovation seen on premium devices, including 30GB of OneDrive cloud storage and Skype calling straight out of the box.

Microsoft continues to drive innovation in a broad range of smartphones to encourage productivity and help people accomplish more on-the-go. Both devices offer an affordable gateway to rich services, including the full Microsoft Office suite pre-installed and access to over 350,000 apps. Both Lumias will upgrade to, and benefit from, the core features of Windows 10 as it becomes available later this year2.

“Innovation is for everyone, and we’ve consistently worked to bring meaningful innovation to even more accessible price points,” says Steve Lewis, General Manager of Microsoft Devices in Australia and New Zealand.

“The Lumia 435 is particularly great for those looking to buy a smartphone for the first time, while the Lumia 640 steps up a level with the advantage of Office 365 to help people be more productive. While comfortably catering for a range of needs and different price points, both devices feature an operating system that is intuitive and deeply personal,” he says.

“With the launch of these devices we are bringing more consumers the best of Microsoft by providing all core smartphone features, the latest Windows Phone software, thousands of apps and Microsoft’s industry-leading services.”


With the Lumia 640 you can:

 

  • Smoothly and quickly access important documents or run all of your favourite websites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
  • View photos and watch videos on a crisp 5” HD display.
  • Power through the work day and enjoy almost 24 hours of talk time, thanks to a long-lasting 2500 mAh battery.
  • Capture detail rich photos even in low light, thanks to the 8 MP camera on the Lumia 640 with LED flash and Lumia Camera right out of the box.
  • Stay updated on the most important information with Glance Screen, available out of the box on the Lumia 640.
  • Enjoy the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Keep up-to-date with the best features through regular updates to Windows, including all the benefits of Windows 10 service as it becomes available later this year.

The Lumia 640 is expected to be available with Spark and Vodafone New Zealand from April 23 in matte black, from RRP$299.

With the Lumia 435 you can:

 

  • Multi-task seamlessly between websites, leading apps and games, with a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and 1GB of on-board RAM providing all the power needed.
  • Switch effortlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera.
  • Read, review, edit and share on the go with the full Microsoft Office suite coming pre-installed.
  • Keep your photos, videos and Office documents safely backed up with 30GB of free3 OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Easily manage work and personal correspondence on the fly, with Microsoft Outlook straight out of the box.
  • Capture photos quickly and easily with Lumia Camera right out of the box, and take, edit and share great selfies with the front-facing camera and Lumia Selfie app.
  • Have your Start Screen your way with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Centre, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Stay up-to-date with the best new features through regular Windows updates.
The Lumia 435 is expected to be available in New Zealand from Vodafone New Zealand on May 18, in black, for RRP$89 on the Vodafone network or RRP$119 unlocked.




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  # 1282820 14-Apr-2015 11:59
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invisibleman18: They also mentioned they won't be ranging the 640XL which is kind of a shame as I was liking the look of it.


640 feels nicer in-hand. :)


Is the front facing camera any good? I see it's only 1MP compared to 5MP on the XL, or even the 535 which is available by parallel import for possibly cheaper.


If its anything like the front facing camera on the 830, then it will be fine. 

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$119 for a unlocked Lumia 435 is incredibly cheap for the specs considering 1GB RAM.




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