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  Reply # 1402120 8-Oct-2015 08:22
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nathan: you want to run Win32 apps natively on a small form factor phone?


That's what RDP is for, I'd never want the mess, or the support calls associated with trying to do that.




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  Reply # 1402121 8-Oct-2015 08:26
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cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..




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  Reply # 1402125 8-Oct-2015 08:33
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qyiet:
nathan: you want to run Win32 apps natively on a small form factor phone?


That's what RDP is for, I'd never want the mess, or the support calls associated with trying to do that.


It would be great to run PuTTY on a phone, just whip out the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard...

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  Reply # 1402597 8-Oct-2015 18:32
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old3eyes:
cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..


LMAO

 

They must be dreaming thinking people are going to pay that much for a windows phone.
(how does 650 USD = 1200AUD???)

I was holding back buying a new phone till these came out cause I don't mind my Lumia 920 and I was interested but not at that price no way.
Guess I'll be going back to android just need google to announce the new nexus nz pricing...

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  Reply # 1402601 8-Oct-2015 18:52
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Abo:
old3eyes:
cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..


LMAO They must be dreaming thinking people are going to pay that much for a windows phone.
(how does 650 USD = 1200AUD???)

I was holding back buying a new phone till these came out cause I don't mind my Lumia 920 and I was interested but not at that price no way.
Guess I'll be going back to android just need google to announce the new nexus nz pricing...


Check the Nexus thread, you might reconsider the value proposition being offered here :P

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  Reply # 1402644 8-Oct-2015 19:33
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Wade:
Abo:
old3eyes:
cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..


LMAO They must be dreaming thinking people are going to pay that much for a windows phone.
(how does 650 USD = 1200AUD???)

I was holding back buying a new phone till these came out cause I don't mind my Lumia 920 and I was interested but not at that price no way.
Guess I'll be going back to android just need google to announce the new nexus nz pricing...


Check the Nexus thread, you might reconsider the value proposition being offered here :P


Yep.. fortunately there's a bit of choice around so if the nexus range is bad value then just move on to the next one :)



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Abo:
old3eyes:
cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..


LMAO
They must be dreaming thinking people are going to pay that much for a windows phone.
(how does 650 USD = 1200AUD???)

I was holding back buying a new phone till these came out cause I don't mind my Lumia 920 and I was interested but not at that price no way.
Guess I'll be going back to android just need google to announce the new nexus nz pricing...
get a grip. US price does not include sales tax. The other price you quoted does. Also checkout the FX rate. If it's too expensive for you, just parallel import.

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  Reply # 1402852 9-Oct-2015 08:38
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nathan:
Abo:
old3eyes:
cbdkid: Just saw Australian pricing for the new phones. $1099 AUD for 950, $1199 AUD for 950XL.  http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Microsoft-Lumia/categoryID.70389900




Ouch for NZ$  pricing then..


LMAO
They must be dreaming thinking people are going to pay that much for a windows phone.
(how does 650 USD = 1200AUD???)

I was holding back buying a new phone till these came out cause I don't mind my Lumia 920 and I was interested but not at that price no way.
Guess I'll be going back to android just need google to announce the new nexus nz pricing...
get a grip. US price does not include sales tax. The other price you quoted does. Also checkout the FX rate. If it's too expensive for you, just parallel import.


US$650 = A$895  add 10% GST = A$984..




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  Reply # 1403392 10-Oct-2015 11:13
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Well I for one am very keen to get my hands on the 950 XL as soon as I can. I've been keeping a very close eye on this phone for the past few months and I'll probably be importing directly to get it ASAP after the US release date. I'll be sure to post my experiences and carrier availability.

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  Reply # 1403395 10-Oct-2015 11:17
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Oh and my only reservation about this phone is the non x32 support under 8" as per Joe Belfiore's Twitter post earlier this year. It was nearly a deal breaker when I read that but I'm still going to take the plunge on this phone next month. :)

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  Reply # 1403436 10-Oct-2015 11:43
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Pilbromatic: Oh and my only reservation about this phone is the non x32 support under 8" as per Joe Belfiore's Twitter post earlier this year. It was nearly a deal breaker when I read that but I'm still going to take the plunge on this phone next month. :)


Strong rumors point to an Intel Phone next year from Microsoft that will run x86 apps inside an App-V container on top of Universal apps in the Windows store. Surface phone!




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 1407536 15-Oct-2015 23:02
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My guesstimate on NZ availability based on the last mega launch 3 years ago. Any more informed views?

Nokia x20 series timeline vs x50 series timeline:

Announced Sep 6 vs Oct 6
Available in US Nov 2 vs Dec 2?
Available in NZ Nov 27 vs Dec 27?

This timing would not suck only if initial release was also a Boxing Day sale ;)




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  Reply # 1407607 16-Oct-2015 09:25
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compost: My guesstimate on NZ availability based on the last mega launch 3 years ago. Any more informed views?

Nokia x20 series timeline vs x50 series timeline:

Announced Sep 6 vs Oct 6
Available in US Nov 2 vs Dec 2?
Available in NZ Nov 27 vs Dec 27?

This timing would not suck only if initial release was also a Boxing Day sale ;)


Don't expect a bargain   on this Boxing day  sale then  ;-)




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  Reply # 1409074 19-Oct-2015 10:51
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Imaging samples from the 950XL look great, obviously they represent the best case scenario - professional photographer, probably a tripod etc - however they are very impressive indeed. I think I will pick up at 950XL to try at some point, will make a cute little companion phone to go with my P8max.




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  Reply # 1414615 27-Oct-2015 13:03
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No plans to release 950XT in NZ, according to Vodafone?

https://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/658792924893835265

"I looked into that further. Unfortunately Microsoft is not releasing the 950XL to the NZ market. However, we will have the 550. "

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