1. freestaterocker's Avatar
    So yesterday I'm at the local Bell retail outlet asking about the 830. Guy looks in the bottom cupboard, they have one in black. I turn it on, we fast forward through the setup, I check it out... I love it. I want it. I can buy it outright because I've been raking in overtime for the last month. He starts to get ready to make the sale, checks the computer: No. Pricing. Information. He can't sell it to me, because it has no SKU. Doesn't exist. No info from the carrier, no info from the supplier. What. The. Eff?!
    11-02-2014 10:22 PM
  2. fdalbor's Avatar
    The whole pricing system for the Microsoft phones seems a bit odd. Went on Amazon and they have the 735 (from several vendors) at 439$, the 830 (from several vendors) at 449$ and the 930 (also several vendors) at 459$. Seems the 735 and 830 are way overpriced and the 930 about right. Going to wait and see what happens. My 820 is still going strong so I am not in a hurry. But when the big carriers start getting the 735 and 830 at a decent price I might upgrade. All these phones are unlocked. At the prices on Amazon the 930 is by far the best buy; but no SD slot.Big no no.
    11-03-2014 08:25 AM
  3. freestaterocker's Avatar
    No micro SD is the big thing keeping me from taking the plunge on the 930... I have 40 GB of music and videos (mostly for road trips with the kids, so it's essential) on the SD card in my Ativ S...
    11-03-2014 07:14 PM
  4. o4komodo's Avatar
    Go to Wireless Wave. That's where I went to get mine... a day before it "officially" released in Canada (although I'm sure you all know that was a big lie).
    11-04-2014 02:48 PM
  5. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Go to Wireless Wave. That's where I went to get mine... a day before it "officially" released in Canada (although I'm sure you all know that was a big lie).
    The nearest one to me is over 200 km away... :/
    11-10-2014 07:28 PM
  6. o4komodo's Avatar
    The nearest one to me is over 200 km away... :/
    Damn, by the sounds of it you're pretty far out from the city!
    Which province are you from if you don't mind me asking?
    11-10-2014 11:18 PM
  7. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I live in Saskatchewan. In a town of about 35,000 people called Moose Jaw (no joke) and the nearest Wireless Wave--in fact the only one in the province--is in Saskatoon, about 212 km north by northwest of here.

    I'm willing to bet that even if I find the time to make the drive they won't have any in stock.

    UPDATE:

    My local retailer finally got their act together! My upgrade came in and I picked up a black 830 yesterday. I can't believe how much better the battery is than my Ativ S, even though it's smaller capacity. Standby and even heavy use barely makes a dent. I'm guessing it's having the updated firmware making the difference, but the truth is I'm getting better battery life than I ever got on my Ativ S, as great as it was...
    Last edited by freestaterocker; 11-22-2014 at 11:09 AM.
    11-10-2014 11:40 PM

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