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  • Ror1984 2 Apr 2014 16:51:53 2,810 posts
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    I wish there was an actual stream of this, rather than having to rely on crappy live blogs.

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  • oceanmotion 2 Apr 2014 17:42:36 15,639 posts
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    Ror1984 wrote:
    I wish there was an actual stream of this, rather than having to rely on crappy live blogs.
    There is a stream

    The Windows Phone segment is finished though but still going with other stuff, Universal Windows Apps at the moment.
  • Ror1984 2 Apr 2014 18:40:09 2,810 posts
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    Ah of course, I should have thought to check MSDN.

    Here's WPC's hands-on with Cortana. Sadly no Jen Taylor, but should be pretty handy.

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  • Anthony_UK 2 Apr 2014 19:21:47 2,457 posts
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    Pretty sure it is Jen Taylor, the announcement video had her talking plainly and it was clearly her complete with Halo reference.

    And now I want a Windows Phone :(
  • Ror1984 2 Apr 2014 19:28:31 2,810 posts
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    Admittedly I didn't see that, as I was just following a live blog. But in the video in the link above the voice sounds the same as it does currently.

    Anyway, here's WPC's walkthrough of the major features of 8.1:

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  • Ror1984 2 Apr 2014 20:15:51 2,810 posts
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    Oh. Well. There you go. I thought the Nokia event was later.

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  • Mageme 2 Apr 2014 20:37:07 1,988 posts
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    I'm glad the 930 is a 5 incher and not the rumoured 4.5. Makes it more worth of an update from my 925. Still looks like an iphone though.

    I'm sounding really sad now but I love the scrolling background! Anyone else contemplating trying to get the update early through the dev program?

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  • Ror1984 2 Apr 2014 21:05:38 2,810 posts
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    I do think it's a nice looking phone, but I'd have preferred something new that followed the 920 design. Still, I do quite fancy a shiny new 5 inch phone, so I will likely end up getting a 930 when it launches...

    I quite like the way the background image works. I imagine you could make it look a bit naff if you picked the wrong image though.

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  • CharlieStCloud 2 Apr 2014 22:40:02 5,011 posts
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    June?

    ... why do companies announce their new products then say, 'oh, but you'll have to wait three months before you can buy it!'?

    I am going on holiday at the end of May and it would have been a jolly nice time to buy the Lumia 930 before I flew away, you see.

    Any news (or rumours) on the inevitable Lumia 1030?
  • PenguinJim 3 Apr 2014 04:16:23 5,754 posts
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    Halo: Spartan Assault is £1.39 for Windows 8, £1.49 for Windows Phone for a few days.
  • Bauul 3 Apr 2014 04:49:58 113 posts
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    @Mageme I rather liked the parallax background as well! The difficulty will be finding just the right image. :)
  • Mageme 3 Apr 2014 09:06:57 1,988 posts
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    @PenguinJim Nice! Will pick that up today. Mind you, running games on my 925 makes it stupidly hot.

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  • twelveways 3 Apr 2014 10:20:19 3,841 posts
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    Even with my wireless charging case, playing Asphalt 8 makes my phone too hot to touch in the top right corner :(

    Runs smoothly though :)
  • Ror1984 3 Apr 2014 20:11:02 2,810 posts
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    I was wondering yesterday whether the voice I heard on the Cortana demos was just a placeholder and that it would be Jen Taylor-voiced when it launches (I have now seen the Build announcement where it is clearly her, but all the hands-on demos sound like the current TellMe voice). It seems like that might be the case.

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  • CharlieStCloud 3 Apr 2014 20:22:03 5,011 posts
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    Is there any reason why all these technology and gadget websites are seemingly masterbating over this Contana thingmebob, especially the woman in question who is doing the voice?

    : S
  • Ror1984 3 Apr 2014 20:29:15 2,810 posts
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    Well, it's news because it's one of the bigger new things in 8.1, and it's news that Jen Taylor will be voicing it because she voices Cortana in Halo.

    Also, you've got a misplaced 'e' in there.

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  • oceanmotion 3 Apr 2014 21:50:48 15,639 posts
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    Ror1984 wrote:
    I was wondering yesterday whether the voice I heard on the Cortana demos was just a placeholder and that it would be Jen Taylor-voiced when it launches (I have now seen the Build announcement where it is clearly her, but all the hands-on demos sound like the current TellMe voice). It seems like that might be the case.
    Yeah the voice is a placeholder until she starts recording more. Think it will be beta for sometime.
  • CharlieStCloud 4 Apr 2014 16:42:00 5,011 posts
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    Ror1984 wrote:
    Well, it's news because it's one of the bigger new things in 8.1, and it's news that Jen Taylor will be voicing it because she voices Cortana in Halo.
    In other words, Halo fans are excited while the rest of the world carries on with their lives.

    : )

    ... going to sway on by the Lumia 930 and patiently wait for the inevitable successor to the phototastic 1020.
  • Ror1984 4 Apr 2014 17:22:44 2,810 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud Well, I think it looks pretty handy, though I'll probably type to it most of the time rather than using speech. As a Halo fanboy though, it does make me smile that it's called Cortana and is voiced by Jen Taylor.

    I was hoping for an updated 1020, but I think I may go for an orange 930. Much as I love my 920, I fancy a shiny new phone sooner rather than later.

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  • Baihu1983 5 Apr 2014 09:36:05 3,269 posts
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    Think this will be my next phone

    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/
  • Mageme 5 Apr 2014 14:07:53 1,988 posts
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    Yup, I think I'll go for a 930 as well. Read that it doesn't support the glance feature but I don't use that much anyway.

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  • Baihu1983 6 Apr 2014 07:45:53 3,269 posts
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    I use it but I'm guessing they can add it later? Comes out here in the UK around about the time ill be due an upgrade so good timing.
  • Kostabi 6 Apr 2014 10:10:48 4,873 posts
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    The screenshot of all the different tiles on one screen is the first that's ever made me think Windows Mobile might be for me. Much better than the multiple home screens in Android/iOS at first glance.
  • Physically_Insane 6 Apr 2014 10:41:12 8,593 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    Think this will be my next phone

    http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia930/
    I like how they have a section titled "APPS, APPS AND MORE APPS."

    Bit rich for a Windows phone, lol.
  • iancognito 6 Apr 2014 10:48:38 967 posts
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    They mean they have three apps.

    Actually, there are a lot of good apps in general but they're missing a lot of high profile ones. Can't imagine that changing for years, if at all. Pity as the hardware and general OS is very good.
  • Baihu1983 13 Apr 2014 16:28:24 3,269 posts
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    Can upgrade at the end of next month. Any release date for the 930 yet in the UK?
  • iancognito 13 Apr 2014 16:52:39 967 posts
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    Does anyone else get the bizarre word suggestion of Girón a lot?

    If ever I type baby or number, there's my phone suggesting Girón.
  • Ror1984 13 Apr 2014 16:55:22 2,810 posts
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    I have just tried that, and that word didn't come up in any of those examples. If I type 'Gi' it comes up.

    I haven't heard a date for the 930 yet, other than the initial 'June' announced by Nokia. I spoke to P4U the other day and I'm eligible for an upgrade now, so I'm ready for it whenever it launches.

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  • iancognito 13 Apr 2014 17:00:02 967 posts
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    Maybe my phone has an odd sense of humour.
  • CharlieStCloud 14 Apr 2014 12:30:01 5,011 posts
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    My Lumia 820 is now a Windows Phone 8.1, hooray!

    ... here's how you can happily get the new update early:

    Windows Phone 8.1 now available to download

    : )
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