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by bear » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:15 pm

Based on the rumoured pricing which puts this in Galaxy S/ iPhone territory Microsoft would probably make more money selling their inventory of parts to someone like Huawei or another company that actually sells phones. Unless they are hiding something spectacular you'd have to be an idiot to choose this over Android or iOS at the same price.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Acer unveil Jade Primo 'pocket PC'
by Death's Head » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:19 pm

What is the rumoured price? This needs to be no more than £350 if they want to take customers from Apple and Android. My son is holding on for an upgrade from his 920 but he won't spend £500+

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Acer unveil Jade Primo 'pocket PC'
by bear » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:38 pm

€650 for the standard. €740 for the XL.

£480/540 ish.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Acer unveil Jade Primo 'pocket PC'
by Death's Head » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:12 pm

That seems a bit silly. Clearly MS don't want to expand the Windows phone userbase.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Acer unveil Jade Primo 'pocket PC'
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:05 pm

Official Google Apps to be unveiled at Microsoft's Windows hardware event later today?

http://www.ibtimes.com/rumor-windows-10 ... nt-2126691

I'd certainly welcome official Chrome, Google Now, Google Maps and YouTube apps :)

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Acer unveil Jade Primo 'pocket PC'
by bear » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:35 pm

I'd be shocked if that happened but itd be great to see.

I'm hoping for aggressive pricing on the Lumias and the band. Paul Thurrott had a rumour about a 14 inch 4K surface with dual GPUs but that'd be way outside my price range.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950 XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:45 pm

Introducing Lumia 950 and 950XL

Lumia 950
•5.2" Quad HD AMOLED 2560x1440 (564ppi) gorilla glass 3 screen
•Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8 GHz hexa-core w/liquid cooling
•20 MP camera sensor with Zeiss optics, triple-LED flash, advanced Optical Image Stabilization, and 4K video capture
•5 MP FFC camera
•Wireless charging support
•3000 mAh / USB-C Fast Charging (get up to 50% capacity with ~30 min charge)
•32GB internal storage with microSD support
•Available in November for $549



Lumia 950XL

•5.7" Quad HD AMOLED 2560x1440 (518ppi) gorilla glass 3 screen
•Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2.0 GHz octa-core w/liquid cooling
•20 MP camera sensor with Zeiss optics, triple-LED flash, advanced Optical Image Stabilization, and 4K video capture
•5 MP FFC camera
•Wireless charging support
•3340 mAh / USB-C Fast Charging (get up to 50% capacity with ~30 min charge)
•32GB internal storage with microSD support
•Available in November for $649



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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by degoose » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:08 pm

Now this i'm intrigued about as my contract is up in march next year.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:58 pm

Introducing Lumia Display Dock

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/a ... y/hd-500/#!

Connectivity
Charging connectors: USB-C
AV connectors4: DisplayPort, HDMI
System connectors5: DisplayPort over USB-C
USB: 2 x USB 2.0, USB 2.0 high current charging port
Content protection: High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 1.3 / 1.4


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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by degoose » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:05 pm

my question is even though it says it's windows 10 can it actually handle flash player and many java based forms of streaming like normal windows.That would be great.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by NickSCFC » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:55 pm

Continuum demonstration


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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by bear » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:57 pm

£500 & £550


DOA.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by degoose » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:26 pm

bear wrote:£500 & £550


DOA.

does anyone actually ever buy phones though, i never do i just get a contract.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by Errkal » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:50 pm

degoose wrote:my question is even though it says it's windows 10 can it actually handle flash player and many java based forms of streaming like normal windows.That would be great.


I would imagine it is productivity focused with Office and such and accessing files from cloud storage. More a thing for business folk who can plumb the little box up to hotel TVs and things and not need a laptop.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by more heat than light » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:54 pm

degoose wrote:
bear wrote:£500 & £550


DOA.

does anyone actually ever buy phones though, i never do i just get a contract.


If you have the cash it's normally far cheaper to buy the phone outright. I paid £200 for my Lumia 930 and £10pm for my sim (3000 mins, unltd texts, unltd data). So over two years that works out at £18.33 per month, assuming I keep it for two years which I don't have to.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by degoose » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:19 pm

more heat than light wrote:
degoose wrote:
bear wrote:£500 & £550


DOA.

does anyone actually ever buy phones though, i never do i just get a contract.


If you have the cash it's normally far cheaper to buy the phone outright. I paid £200 for my Lumia 930 and £10pm for my sim (3000 mins, unltd texts, unltd data). So over two years that works out at £18.33 per month, assuming I keep it for two years which I don't have to.

my wife did a similar thing for a lumia 650 i think it was but she isn't much of a techy. nice budget phone though. I guess i just like all the high end stuff.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by more heat than light » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:28 pm

degoose wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
degoose wrote:
bear wrote:£500 & £550


DOA.

does anyone actually ever buy phones though, i never do i just get a contract.


If you have the cash it's normally far cheaper to buy the phone outright. I paid £200 for my Lumia 930 and £10pm for my sim (3000 mins, unltd texts, unltd data). So over two years that works out at £18.33 per month, assuming I keep it for two years which I don't have to.

my wife did a similar thing for a lumia 650 i think it was but she isn't much of a techy. nice budget phone though. I guess i just like all the high end stuff.


A 930 is currently the high-end Windows Phone. ;-)

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by degoose » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:35 pm

more heat than light wrote:
degoose wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
degoose wrote:
bear wrote:£500 & £550


DOA.

does anyone actually ever buy phones though, i never do i just get a contract.


If you have the cash it's normally far cheaper to buy the phone outright. I paid £200 for my Lumia 930 and £10pm for my sim (3000 mins, unltd texts, unltd data). So over two years that works out at £18.33 per month, assuming I keep it for two years which I don't have to.

my wife did a similar thing for a lumia 650 i think it was but she isn't much of a techy. nice budget phone though. I guess i just like all the high end stuff.


A 930 is currently the high-end Windows Phone. ;-)

oh i did not know that, i guess 500 is steep then. It's kind of the norm for apple and htc phones newly released. Depending on the price when my contract runs out then i might get a 930 if it still holds up well in March.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by more heat than light » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:38 pm

Well I didn't buy it new, I think a brand new 930 when it was first released was £450. Even at that price it would still be cheaper than taking out a £40 contract on one.

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PostRe: Windows Mobile thread - Lumia 950 and 950XL 'Continuum' phones unveiled
by Death's Head » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:50 pm

Do they have any other phones to release at the same time? I can't see anyone taking a monthly contract and then picking a Windows phone over an iPhone or Samsung S6 Edge. I'm sure the price is going to drop to £300 very quickly.

I buy my phones off contract and will be looking to replace my phone end of next year, but I certainly wouldn't want to spend more than £300.

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