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# 180937 27-Sep-2015 07:32
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These specs look good! I'm thinking about this now instead of the BlackBerry slider/ priv as I already have an android device but not windows.

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  # 1395103 27-Sep-2015 08:28
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It has go good specs but I seems to remember reading last week that the price was going to be about US$650 making it about $1100 +  here.  For Windows Phone the apps are  important and still way behind everyone else..




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  # 1395104 27-Sep-2015 08:30
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Ouch, never thought it was going to be that high! They should have kept it at 800 NZ max ... anyone has any news on project astoria yet?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1395141 27-Sep-2015 10:00
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It's a quad HD, SD810 powered monster, it should be over a grand as all similarly spec'ed phones are at a similar price point

If rumours are correct there is a beast of a W10 handset in the works and that is the one i would hold off for. The key to W10 phone's future success is Continuum but will the SD810 provide sufficient power to deliver a productive desktop experience? 

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  # 1395152 27-Sep-2015 10:33
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The lumia series always had good hardware, its the app support that lets it down - not really Microsoft's fault, its the app developers (Im particularly complaining about Google here!). But this looks to be a rather good (and much needed) refresh for the Lumia flagships

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  # 1395198 27-Sep-2015 12:32
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Agree that Continuum is key. Not sure about S810 running the show in a desktop environment, but I'm interested. May need another hardware generation before it's where I'd like it to be.




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  # 1401552 7-Oct-2015 10:25
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Man if you get Android on the 950 I'd be all over that like white on rice.

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  # 1401589 7-Oct-2015 10:44
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It looks a nice phone.  Now only if they would improve the app store to be similar to IOS and android  I'd get this phone.  

Nathan.  Any ideas of  NZ availability and who might carry it??  I assume it will be about NZ$1100 based on a Ozzy price of A$901




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  # 1401590 7-Oct-2015 10:45
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Kopkiwi: Man if you get Android on the 950 I'd be all over that like white on rice.
Do you really think that's going to happen?




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  # 1401596 7-Oct-2015 10:47
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Assuming that the NZ phone providers are going to be slow as hell in getting these.  (which past experience leads me to believe is a not unreasonable assumption)  where do people think the best location to do a parallel import from is?




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  # 1401598 7-Oct-2015 10:48
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expensys or mobicity i'd think, but I am pretty sure last lumia got in pretty quick? I like the XL

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  # 1401604 7-Oct-2015 10:53
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950 is looking pretty amazing, but I will give it at least a month to see.

I do not want to spent 1k on a flagship and end up with the same experience I have on my 1020. Really nice phone - OS works well, 3rd party apps non existent or rubbish.

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  # 1401613 7-Oct-2015 11:03
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Some interesting 'hands on' brief reviews popping up, too familiar, not enough wow

I'm real keen to try a W10 phone, but paying top dollar for a work in progress experience will prove futile

At this stage W10 ecosystem is still chasing its tail with apps, im sure it will level out but switching to windows could still be a year away for me unfortunately :(

Continuum is what is of interest to me but its only as good as supported apps here and now, once we see intel powered phones could we start seeing continuum support for x86 software? Snapdragon powered phones would fast become the crippled RT version of continuum supported phones?

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  # 1401616 7-Oct-2015 11:08
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Wade: Some interesting 'hands on' brief reviews popping up, too familiar, not enough wow

I'm real keen to try a W10 phone, but paying top dollar for a work in progress experience will prove futile

At this stage W10 ecosystem is still chasing its tail with apps, im sure it will level out but switching to windows could still be a year away for me unfortunately :(

Continuum is what is of interest to me but its only as good as supported apps here and now, once we see intel powered phones could we start seeing continuum support for x86 software? Snapdragon powered phones would fast become the crippled RT version of continuum supported phones?


If you just want to dip your toes in W10 mobile, get a Lumia 640 or 640XL, shop around and they're sub-$200, come with WP8 and will upgrade to W10 when its released, or you can shove on the test pilot versions now. Hands down the best quality handset in that price bracket: good camera front & back, NFC, etc.
Then if you like it, you can cough up for the $1K+ flagship and know what you're getting into.

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  # 1401636 7-Oct-2015 11:17
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BlueShift: 
If you just want to dip your toes in W10 mobile, get a Lumia 640 or 640XL, shop around and they're sub-$200, come with WP8 and will upgrade to W10 when its released, or you can shove on the test pilot versions now. Hands down the best quality handset in that price bracket: good camera front & back, NFC, etc.
Then if you like it, you can cough up for the $1K+ flagship and know what you're getting into.


This is good advice.

Actually I don't think the number of apps are too limiting for most people. 

The OS is nice to use however what turned me away from Windows Phone was the OS limitations.

For example; only being able to add one calendar entry at one time and not a complete roster timetable.  The Pebble app only works when it's in the foreground, once you start using another app the Pebble app stops working, thus no notifications etc.




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  # 1401647 7-Oct-2015 11:27
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BlueShift:
Wade: Some interesting 'hands on' brief reviews popping up, too familiar, not enough wow

I'm real keen to try a W10 phone, but paying top dollar for a work in progress experience will prove futile

At this stage W10 ecosystem is still chasing its tail with apps, im sure it will level out but switching to windows could still be a year away for me unfortunately :(

Continuum is what is of interest to me but its only as good as supported apps here and now, once we see intel powered phones could we start seeing continuum support for x86 software? Snapdragon powered phones would fast become the crippled RT version of continuum supported phones?


If you just want to dip your toes in W10 mobile, get a Lumia 640 or 640XL, shop around and they're sub-$200, come with WP8 and will upgrade to W10 when its released, or you can shove on the test pilot versions now. Hands down the best quality handset in that price bracket: good camera front & back, NFC, etc.
Then if you like it, you can cough up for the $1K+ flagship and know what you're getting into.


Worst advice ever is to recommend a cheap handset as a precursor to a flagship :P 

The secret source is in developers recreating their iOS & Android apps for windows store, there is not enough momentum yet, i'm confident it will come the question is when, in the meantime I'm not willing to be a early adopter who has to wait for functionality that is already here and now on other platforms

There is still the Surface phone to come....

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