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Postby robbo » 28 Oct 2015, 17:40

Tappy wrote:Source of the post Tried to pre-order but there's no option. Guess it's gone out of stock.


Maybe they've set their inventory low... Which one?
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Postby Tappy » 29 Oct 2015, 13:11

All of them! The 950 is back on there now though.

Think I will go for an XL. Just shame about the dull colours. Thought we were getting over the noughties "grey" trend of cars and electronics.
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Postby robbo » 30 Oct 2015, 00:09

Tappy wrote:Source of the post Think I will go for an XL


Ah ok. That's what I meant when I said which one. But isn't the XL like John level bigness?! ;)
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 30 Oct 2015, 00:25

robbo wrote:Source of the post
Tappy wrote:Source of the post Think I will go for an XL


Ah ok. That's what I meant when I said which one. But isn't the XL like John level bigness?! ;)


No, the Xl is only 5.5in or similar.

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Postby Tappy » 30 Oct 2015, 11:18

Yeah, John was definitely taller than 5.7"
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Postby robbo » 09 Nov 2015, 12:03

I see there's a ships on Dec 3 on the pre-order page now for the 950 and 950 XL.
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Postby scarbunny » 09 Nov 2015, 12:07

Local carrier has an offer on the 950, free on a £35 a month contract. No details on the contract terms though, nothing about data allowances ect. Tempted though if the contract is ok.
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Postby Replicant » 09 Nov 2015, 18:03

Affordable mobiles has contracts starting fron £32 with EE and thats with no payment for the phone.
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Postby Tappy » 11 Nov 2015, 11:20

Further price drops on the 950 and XL, on Amazon at least. Amazon have them for £430 and £480 respectively. That's in line with European prices. Mind you, those Affordable Mobiles contracts seem pretty decent.
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Postby Replicant » 12 Nov 2015, 05:28

Mobilephonesdirect have several contract deals listed for the 950/XL as well.
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Postby robbo » 18 Nov 2015, 14:48

Getting cheaper! £420 and £470 on Amazon. Is the extra cost from the MS store for the 'free' dock with the XL worth it? For Tappy that is, as I'm not going to get one.
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Postby Tappy » 18 Nov 2015, 16:55

It doesn't have to be from the MS store to get the display dock. Just an "authorized retailer". http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/m ... -offer/tc/

Oddly the MS page says the XL is available from £469.99, but none of the retailers it lists have it for that price.
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Postby robbo » 20 Nov 2015, 23:30

Coming from the windowscentral people I read this as quite an unbiased review of the Lumia 950 - has some good bits but nothing much for the general public to get excited about. http://www.windowscentral.com/lumia-950-review

And a look at the Continuum Dock http://www.windowscentral.com/closer-lo ... -continuum
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Postby Replicant » 22 Nov 2015, 13:27

Got an invite to the Lumia Windows 10 launch event the other day. Can't be bothered with it though. Probably not going to bother with windows phone until they sort out their substandard app store. Even many of the 'major' apps are poor imitations of Android/iOS.
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Postby robbo » 22 Nov 2015, 14:20

I got the invite too. Signed up to see if I get a ticket so will see what happens.

The Android app porting tool (is it Astoria?) has been shelved so no looking forward to ported apps from android but think the iOS porting tool is still going ahead. If developers actually use them is another matter though.

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