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  1. chicaguapa's Avatar
    I ordered 20/10 (when delivery was stated 1-2 weeks) and there's been no progress as yet. No 50 voucher, no confusing emails. The card hasn't been charged and the order still says pre release 2/11. Also in Eastleigh so watching with a hopeful eye that mine comes at the same time as the other one that's being delivered there!
    10-29-2012 02:55 PM
  2. bartekxyz's Avatar
    I ordered 20/10 (when delivery was stated 1-2 weeks) and there's been no progress as yet. No 50 voucher, no confusing emails. The card hasn't been charged and the order still says pre release 2/11. Also in Eastleigh so watching with a hopeful eye that mine comes at the same time as the other one that's being delivered there!

    Eastleigh here too, I'm also waiting and hope it comes tomorrow.
    10-29-2012 03:11 PM
  3. whenimcleaningwindows's Avatar
    I have just received a email cancelling my order? They have already reserved the cash on my credit card as I can see it removed from my available balance?

    Well then, clearly they don't want me to buy it.............and they send the email after the customer service line closes..........

    I think I won't bother re-ordering now. I can live without it.
    10-29-2012 03:43 PM
  4. paolo lance's Avatar
    I have just received a email cancelling my order? They have already reserved the cash on my credit card as I can see it removed from my available balance?

    Well then, clearly they don't want me to buy it.............and they send the email after the customer service line closes..........

    I think I won't bother re-ordering now. I can live without it.
    We got the same situation, poor guys
    10-29-2012 03:53 PM
  5. whenimcleaningwindows's Avatar
    Think I may give the new google nexus phone and 10" tablet a go. I'm a apple person iphone and iPad but a bit bored with them. Thought I'd try windows phone and tablet but not impressed with what has happened. I wouldn't mind a delay but to cancel my ruddy order and the funds have been reserved and authorised on my card is annoying!
    10-29-2012 03:56 PM
  6. theseusperse's Avatar
    Think I may give the new google nexus phone and 10" tablet a go. I'm a apple person iphone and iPad but a bit bored with them. Thought I'd try windows phone and tablet but not impressed with what has happened. I wouldn't mind a delay but to cancel my ruddy order and the funds have been reserved and authorised on my card is annoying!
    The new Google Nexus 4 phone does look mindblowing, with full 360 sphere photos, and wireless charging. I'll definitely be getting that. Google have done it again, leapfrogged everyone else.

    The 10" tablet looks OK, but I'd still stick with the Microsoft Surface for tablets though. I own a Nexus tablet at the moment, and I have to say it's really lacking in the app department. All it's apps are just blown up phone apps, which really sucks, and will be worse on a 10" screen! Also, it won't have USB etc and all that gives you.

    Just my personal opinion.
    10-29-2012 04:05 PM
  7. whenimcleaningwindows's Avatar
    The new Google Nexus 4 phone does look mindblowing, with full 360 sphere photos, and wireless charging. I'll definitely be getting that. Google have done it again, leapfrogged everyone else.

    The 10" tablet looks OK, but I'd still stick with the Microsoft Surface for tablets though. I own a Nexus tablet at the moment, and I have to say it's really lacking in the app department. All it's apps are just blown up phone apps, which really sucks, and will be worse on a 10" screen! Also, it won't have USB etc and all that gives you.

    Just my personal opinion.
    Don't disagree really on the tablet front. But I try and keep to one system so I'm not paying for the same apps on multiple platforms.

    I see android is improving slowly but still badly fragmented. That's why if I was to go with google it would have to be plain vanilla.

    I really fancied Microsoft as I have just ordered a new windows 8 laptop but the cancellation of my order for no reason and the total lack of correct communication has lost me as a customer........

    No doubt microsoft will evolve in tablets and phones even more but for me, they have lost me......not that they would be bothered! ;)

    Anyway I had better stop......as this is not the right forum to be venting this......sorry folks!
    10-29-2012 05:26 PM
  8. Coreldan's Avatar
    I don't see how the Nexus 4 leapfrogs anything, really. Panoramas (although the sphere thing is slightly improved of just a normal panorama) have always been a niche with very little practical use IMO.

    It's not a bad phone for sure, but I dont think it's mindblowing in any aspect of the word.
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    10-29-2012 05:54 PM
  9. theseusperse's Avatar
    I don't see how the Nexus 4 leapfrogs anything, really. Panoramas (although the sphere thing is slightly improved of just a normal panorama) have always been a niche with very little practical use IMO.

    It's not a bad phone for sure, but I dont think it's mindblowing in any aspect of the word.
    Use a Nexus for a day then you'll see. Also it's got wireless charging, NFC and a whole host of other features. It has leapfrogged the other phones which Apple and Microsoft are soon to release. Although it is lacking in the design department.
    10-29-2012 06:11 PM
  10. whenimcleaningwindows's Avatar
    Use a Nexus for a day then you'll see. Also it's got wireless charging, NFC and a whole host of other features. It has leapfrogged the other phones which Apple and Microsoft are soon to release. Although it is lacking in the design department.
    I agree.......sort of. I borrowed the current nexus for a while and thought the vanilla version of android was very intuitive, but the design was rather plain Jane. Also the sound was appalling. It could be sorted with a app but it was a big fault!

    The wireless charging for the lg version is interesting but then nokia has that and some good looking Phericals.
    10-29-2012 06:53 PM
  11. Loz Blake's Avatar
    Use a Nexus for a day then you'll see. Also it's got wireless charging, NFC and a whole host of other features. It has leapfrogged the other phones which Apple and Microsoft are soon to release. Although it is lacking in the design department.
    Unfortunately it's running android, so it's inherently rubbish.
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    10-29-2012 07:12 PM
  12. theseusperse's Avatar
    Unfortunately it's running android, so it's inherently rubbish.
    Have you tried 4.2 Jellybean? It's great for phones, far superior to iOS and Windows 8 mobile, although Windows 8 is much better for tablets and laptops. Each to their own I suppose. I don't like being tied into one ecosystem though.
    Last edited by theseusperse; 10-29-2012 at 07:57 PM.
    10-29-2012 07:41 PM
  13. adesonic's Avatar
    Well, I have got up early to welcome my surface - surely it will come today!
    10-30-2012 01:29 AM
  14. paulmd's Avatar
    I've just received a shipping email with tracking number. Delivery today...
    10-30-2012 01:34 AM
  15. adesonic's Avatar
    Oh dear, no email here, I am getting confused, yesterday, support told me my payment had gone through and the billing section on my MS account page shows the transactions for my surface and type cover are "settled" but my credit card still does not show any charges (on my bank website). I am getting that sinking feeling that they (MS) have messed up and my surface isn't coming.
    10-30-2012 01:49 AM
  16. Catcoo's Avatar
    Dammit, now I'm going to be itching for an email / delivery all day today, and I know I'm just setting myself up for disappointment! Good luck everyone :p
    10-30-2012 02:30 AM
  17. Theonlyix's Avatar
    Have you tried 4.2 Jellybean? It's great for phones, far superior to iOS and Windows 8 mobile, although Windows 8 is much better for tablets and laptops. Each to their own I suppose. I don't like being tied into one ecosystem though.
    Wow, you sure know everything there.
    Of course its better than Windows 8 Mobile which you surely have alot of experience with.

    Ive owned like every iteration of the android since the dream, and i can say for sure that they are lagging behind in usability and have alot of shortcomings. This discussion dont belong here though, so BACK ON TOPIC pls!
    10-30-2012 02:35 AM
  18. adesonic's Avatar
    Wow, you sure know everything there.
    Of course its better than Windows 8 Mobile which you surely have alot of experience with.

    Ive owned like every iteration of the android since the dream, and i can say for sure that they are lagging behind in usability and have alot of shortcomings. This discussion dont belong here though, so BACK ON TOPIC pls!
    I agree, there are plenty of places to discuss the relative merits of different OS choices, this thread is about when our Surfaces land on our doormats!!!
    10-30-2012 02:37 AM
  19. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Finally got a shipping notice and a way to track my delivery which should happen today! So when I'm not in today and have to pick it up tomorrow somehow it will have only been 5 days (3 working) late...
    10-30-2012 02:43 AM
  20. theseusperse's Avatar
    Finally got a shipping notice and a way to track my delivery which should happen today! So when I'm not in today and have to pick it up tomorrow somehow it will have only been 5 days (3 working) late...
    When did you order?
    10-30-2012 02:50 AM
  21. lmckinley's Avatar
    UK - has anyone received a shipping email?
    10-30-2012 02:56 AM
  22. theseusperse's Avatar
    UK - has anyone received a shipping email?
    It seems most people received the email shortly after midnight. But none of the people who got their Surfaces yesterday got any email. Also, the people who did get their emails today mostly ordered when pre-ordering was first available early on the 16th.

    This is too tense.
    10-30-2012 03:27 AM
  23. Jim Chapman's Avatar
    Received a 'shipping email' from Microsoft at 3am today UK Time, and on the MicrosoftStore website, my status has moved from 'in process' to 'completed'. The email includes a link to a 'WISMO - Where Is My Order?' site with tracking info (which seems to suggest that delivery is planned for today but more likely to happen tomorrow).

    I ordered on 17th October.

    Here's hoping that I can actually start getting fingermarks on a Surface real soon now. Especially since I have an app published on the Store, and I'm getting reports of intermittent issues with launching it on the Surface, so it would be nice to be able to check it out on the real hardware!
    10-30-2012 03:31 AM
  24. ndschris's Avatar
    I've had no shipping confirmation email and ordered within minutes of pre-orders going live, none of it makes any sense, I guess people's orders will simply turn up when they turn up, bearing no relation to when they ordered.
    10-30-2012 03:59 AM
  25. theseusperse's Avatar
    Well Microsoft guaranteed that they would all be with us in the UK by end of play today, which is 7PM for UPS, so we'll all know in 11 hours time. There's no more excuses Microsoft can use, wording games or other stuff, they clearly said the 30th at the latest, for everyone.
    10-30-2012 04:09 AM
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