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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    07-09-2016 09:50 AM
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    07-10-2016 12:15 PM
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...dows-10-mobile


    We LOST backers.

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    Last edited by RumoredNow; 07-11-2016 at 02:28 PM.
    07-11-2016 02:18 PM
  4. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Oh no :/ this isn't looking too good
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    07-11-2016 03:27 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've got a Tip in to the blog... But it doesn't hurt to have the Tip sent in more times so we can get their help rallying the troops.

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    07-11-2016 03:40 PM
  6. g808's Avatar
    Definitely not looking good

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    07-11-2016 11:39 PM
  7. BustyBloke's Avatar
    I love the design of this phone, I am okay with mid-range / outdated specs, but the one thing I cannot live without is Qi wireless charging...

    Good luck with the funding fellas (though it seems like optimism is fading fast here). As for me, I will look for my old Lumia 920 and slap this case on it for a poor impostor :

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    07-12-2016 01:55 AM
  8. ETX808's Avatar
    On the back of the Neo there is a cardholder (for transit cards and such) - in theory it should be easy to add wireless charging in that space. It's almost a bit puzzling they don't sell that as a little add-on.

    Edit: ... ah, might not be so easy after all. For some reason I had assumed, based on it's size that it had a removable battery. All the more reason for them to sell an official add-on though - but that's probably not so easy to add this late in the process.
    Last edited by ETX808; 07-12-2016 at 07:24 AM. Reason: Clarification
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    07-12-2016 06:22 AM
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    07-12-2016 11:05 AM
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    Honestly, I like Qi a lot. But I've had so many devices without I can manage to live with a device that doesn't have it...


    On the back of the Neo there is a cardholder (for transit cards and such) - in theory it should be easy to add wireless charging in that space.
    Now I wonder though... Do they make those Qi receiver pads with a type C connector? It would seem you could plug one in and tuck it under the battery cover really easily. Maybe make a carefully done slot for the ribbon cable to pass through.
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    07-12-2016 11:09 AM
  11. ETX808's Avatar
    Seems like they do indeed exist. Can be found at Aliexpress or eBay (I have no personal experience with them). With a tiny little incision in the bottom cover I do imagine it will be almost invisible.

    In this image underneath the cover of the Neo
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    it looks like there is just some sort of sticker between the transit card space and the battery - possibly that one could simply be pulled off (pure speculation on my part though).
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    07-12-2016 03:00 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thanks for the links to the Qi receivers. I also think it could be made almost invisible fairly easily with a Dremel and a sanding wheel.

    In this image underneath the cover of the Neo

    it looks like there is just some sort of sticker between the transit card space and the battery - possibly that one could simply be pulled off (pure speculation on my part though).
    Looks can be deceiving. BLU Win HD LTE has a plastic sheet glued down over the battery and glued down hard. Pulling it up reveals a strap of the sub-frame over-top the battery. It actually involves disassembly to service the BLU battery.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/blu...ml#post3280479
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    http://forums.windowscentral.com/blu...ml#post3281957
    07-12-2016 03:29 PM
  13. ETX808's Avatar
    Ouch, that sounds like a path best left alone. Nuans should give us a teardown though : ) Good way to generate more publicity.
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    07-12-2016 04:47 PM
  14. Jakoh's Avatar
    With
    1. having a 950 in hand.
    2. the Meizu MX6 Ubuntu version on the horizon
    3. New Nokia (HMD or whatever) cooking something up
    4. the eminent release of HP X3 Elite
    5. iphone 6 and 920 in back pocket.
    6. N9 64GB automated to play music in my car.
    its hard to drop a few bills on this Kickstarter right now.
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    07-12-2016 06:44 PM
  15. ETX808's Avatar
    Asked NuAns about modding the Neo for wireless charging - reply was perhaps not entirely unexpected although I had hoped for a slightly less corporate style reply: Please note that NEO does not support Qi Wireless Charge. We strongly recommend you NOT TO MODIFY NEO.
    It is not going to be covered by warranty and you will not be able to get any support from us.
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    07-13-2016 03:06 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Grrrraaaaggggghhhhh... I think people are just messing with us.

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...dows-10-mobile
    07-13-2016 11:30 AM
  17. mageman17's Avatar
    NOTE: Might edit this later into a fuller post.

    I think its too steep. Probably should be half of the price and make $700k a stretch goal (either 1080p, 3GB RAM or SD650 SOC upgrade). I'm also am not sure if this has USB type C or if that was the VAIO Phone Biz
    07-13-2016 01:01 PM
  18. coolj40041's Avatar
    NOTE: Might edit this later into a fuller post.

    I think its too steep. Probably should be half of the price and make $700k a stretch goal (either 1080p, 3GB RAM or SD650 SOC upgrade). I'm also am not sure if this has USB type C or if that was the VAIO Phone Biz
    Nuans should have done all this AND waited until the HP Elite x3 came out. Then they could have offered a lower priced, continuum enabled alternative for those upset at the high price of the x3.
    07-13-2016 01:25 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    NOTE: Might edit this later into a fuller post.

    I think its too steep. Probably should be half of the price and make $700k a stretch goal (either 1080p, 3GB RAM or SD650 SOC upgrade). I'm also am not sure if this has USB type C or if that was the VAIO Phone Biz
    It does have USC-type C. The spec is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nua...-features.html


    About that price... They are a start up. As such they probably aren't qualifying for any price breaks on components, but IMHO it is solid upper Mid or lower High end. It seems a balanced package. iPhone SE at $400 only gives a 640p screen (compared to Neo's 720p), same 16 GB internal, same 2GB RAM, Neo ups the ffc by quite a bit (5MP vs SE's 1.2MP) and gives 1 more MP in the rear camera, Neo gives waaaaay more battery at 3350 mAh vs SE's 1624 mAh. Neo also has a full sensor package and offers continuum.

    Yeah, it's not an iPhone, but it shows that phones in this spec range can carry that price tag. Wanna bet who makes more profit off their $400 phone, Apple or Trinity (the makers of Nuans Neo)?


    About that goal... From what I've seen when researching the $725k won't stretch to cover all their certification costs for US and EU authorities.
    07-13-2016 01:40 PM
  20. coolj40041's Avatar
    Deleted post. I like the price. Still think they should have waited until x3 came out for reasons stated above. Maybe throw in an extra GB of RAM. Don't like 2GB anything anymore since I got my 950xl, lol.
    07-13-2016 02:41 PM
  21. ETX808's Avatar
    To me it seems like they were unprepared for what it takes to run a successful Kickstarter campaign - to keep interest going throughout the whole period. However it does seem like they are aware of this. From the comments section of the campaign:

    Hi fans,
    Thank you so much for all of your comments and messages. We truly appreciate the passion everyone has shown for NEO. We have reviewed everyone's comments and suggestions and have taken them all into consideration. We are currently working on several different promotions, as well as different media outlets in hopes of bringing more awareness to NuAns NEO. We have not given up on our goal to bring NEO to the rest of the world, and we hope you haven't either. Thank you for your patience and support!
    NuAns NEO Team

    From their Twitter account it seems they are fairly good at keeping up engagement in Japanese.
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    07-13-2016 05:44 PM
  22. mageman17's Avatar
    They need more coverage than twitter in Japanese. Can't they reach out to some impartial youtubers (or at least those who will not slam Windows Phones like AndroidAndyUK) like Michael Fisher, Juan Bagnell, Rich Woods, the 950/XL promo lady from Carphone Warehouse, etc.?
    Last edited by mageman17; 07-14-2016 at 03:13 AM. Reason: added parenthesis statement
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    07-14-2016 03:06 AM
  23. ETX808's Avatar
    Their Japanese engagement on Twitter does nothing for this campaign sadly, but shows that at least they understand how social media works. Hopefully their above comment means they're about to change that for the rest of the world. I'm not sure how receptive they are, but sending them som tips about who to get in touch with can't hurt. Hopefully they'll also manage to get some exposure on the fashion sites as this is a phone that sells more on it's looks than it's technical specifications.
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    07-14-2016 06:24 AM
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    07-15-2016 11:54 AM
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