07-25-2015 05:42 PM
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  1. Westarmy's Avatar
    Frankly I work with one of Europe's largest electronic retailers, I cannot say for legal reasons but I have seen Windows 10 running on actual HP laptops that are due to be released to the consumers. Hololens will be coming soon for us to try too :). Let me be clear nearly everyone around my work place either owns an iPhone or Android device, mainly Android as many are tech geeks.

    Once we had the Windows 10 presentation and a play around with devices a lot of people were asking when they could get Windows 10 and the Hololens also a lot were extremely interested in Windows Phone 10. The devices I have seen is a device nearly identical to Lumia 920 in terms of design, a Surface pro in metallic trim loaded with Windows 10 (completely different to the silver on the website). Some lucky fools had Windows 10 tested on an Xbox one. The tablet mode on Windows 10 is amazing!!! In all honesty everyone at my workplace are excited about Windows 10, some are wishing they now have an Xbox one (including me a ps4 fan :)) but Microsoft is going all out on this and I strongly suggest people keep calm and stop dooming and glooming.

    If anyone has any questions of what I've seen let me know! I'll try my best to answer
    07-19-2015 07:34 AM
  2. juanitoriv's Avatar
    07-19-2015 08:26 AM
  3. b0blight's Avatar
    Sweet ! To the limit of your knowledge, and what you can say, can you share with us more about the Lumia device ? ;p
    07-19-2015 09:38 AM
  4. someone2639's Avatar
    That makes me want to work in the retail business, if IT doesn't get that many benefits.
    xandros9, rhapdog and gpobernardo like this.
    07-19-2015 10:02 AM
  5. vodda's Avatar
    The tablet mode on Windows 10 is amazing!!!
    You mean the tablet mode on laptop or xbox? As the tablet mode in 10240 is not really special, IMO, I very much prefer the 8.1 in tablet, tbh.
    07-19-2015 11:24 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Tablet mode is basically just the Win 10 desktop in full screen with the desktop disabled. Hardly "amazing".
    Sent from my S3
    07-19-2015 01:28 PM
  7. agd87's Avatar
    Thanks for that. I'm glad to hear the positive response from your team. I hope people actually start making the jump from iPhone or Android to Windows Mobile. Many people are positive about the Windows Phone but never actually go for it when given the choice.
    rhapdog and RumoredNow like this.
    07-19-2015 04:03 PM
  8. Westarmy's Avatar
    Sweet ! To the limit of your knowledge, and what you can say, can you share with us more about the Lumia device ? ;p
    Cyan anyone? Well it had speaker at the top and with headphone jack seemed stereo speaker the way it was designed. Similar buttons (zircon I think) the presenter was clever not to expose anything on the back of the phone as he always had his hand over the camera lens and always placed phone face up.

    I'm on about the touchscreen laptop version of tablet mode. Seemed very simple and clever. I'll be honest I've not tried tech preview there is a new option of running multiple desktops at once you can have just over 1000 desktops at once, they do not use RAM unless applications are loaded within the desktops.

    The surface was amazing! And looked beautiful it was metallic trim with what seemed two shades of metal with windows logo on the back.

    Let me know if you need any more details guys and gals!
    rhapdog, RumoredNow and Al4video like this.
    07-19-2015 06:45 PM
  9. Westarmy's Avatar
    Forgot to mention Android apps can run on Windows 10. Although the developer of the app needs to publish it on Microsoft store. However since the Windows 10 code is now available to everyone, it will be possible to move apps from android to Windows devices... So say for example snap chat refuse to move over to Windows if someone wishes to they can diy the app onto Windows 10. Now these are words by the tech guys who had a more presentation than me. Hope you understand what I mean.
    hiya15 and rhapdog like this.
    07-19-2015 06:51 PM
  10. b0blight's Avatar
    Cyan anyone? Well it had speaker at the top and with headphone jack seemed stereo speaker the way it was designed. Similar buttons (zircon I think) the presenter was clever not to expose anything on the back of the phone as he always had his hand over the camera lens and always placed phone face up.
    Damn. Now thats sweet. Anything about the screen size ? Is it bigger than the 920 ? Or same size ?
    07-19-2015 10:35 PM
  11. Westarmy's Avatar
    Damn. Now thats sweet. Anything about the screen size ? Is it bigger than the 920 ? Or same size ?
    Roughly the same size but screen was bigger. Wish I could hold the device! 9 days left guys!
    07-20-2015 02:16 AM
  12. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    CLICK BAIT

    I wouldn't have been disappointed, if not for this title. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I basically got "there's some Windows 10 stuff at my store." Implied that there was something great in this thread, and it was very ho-hum.
    hopmedic likes this.
    07-20-2015 07:31 AM
  13. Westarmy's Avatar
    CLICK BAIT

    I wouldn't have been disappointed, if not for this title. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I basically got "there's some Windows 10 stuff at my store." Implied that there was something great in this thread, and it was very ho-hum.
    You could always ask somethin you wanna know about 10
    07-20-2015 09:48 AM
  14. triageatdawn's Avatar
    What if that Lumia device is actually a L830 successor? Oh God please let it be!
    07-20-2015 11:59 AM
  15. fdalbor's Avatar
    Great; as long as it is not overpriced like the 830 was. You can buy four 640's for the price of a 830. Yes the 830 is a better phone; but four times better. Not even.
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    07-20-2015 02:07 PM
  16. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    You could always ask somethin you wanna know about 10
    There's really nothing I want to know from the software side. If anything, I want to see hardware. Like, did they tell you color options for the devices? Did you snag any images of them? Is it the 5.2" or 5.7" iteration that you saw? Is that alleged microSD slot present?

    Software stuff, I can see all of that in the Insider program, and I did (for about an hour, before finding out IM+ wouldn't install, making using Windows 10 totally pointless).
    peachy001 likes this.
    07-20-2015 02:56 PM
  17. peachy001's Avatar
    I'm of the opinion that any phone may have been a placeholder. What assurance is there that the item shown was an actual example of something that will be sold? I want size, bezel features etc.
    07-20-2015 03:31 PM
  18. Yazen's Avatar
    That makes me want to work in the retail business, if IT doesn't get that many benefits.
    Whaaat? You want to work in IT? Was the if a typo?
    Just surprised XD
    07-20-2015 09:01 PM
  19. Yazen's Avatar
    Great; as long as it is not overpriced like the 830 was. You can buy four 640's for the price of a 830. Yes the 830 is a better phone; but four times better. Not even.
    Street price is cheaper, but even at $200 I'd rather get the 640. 830 has some perks though
    07-20-2015 09:05 PM
  20. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Lumia 920 is ugly, so yah i'm disappointed :P
    07-21-2015 07:30 AM
  21. dkp23's Avatar
    I am sprinkling this with a lot of grains of salt. This sounds more like rumor mongering than anything.
    07-21-2015 12:48 PM
  22. rhapdog's Avatar
    Lumia 920 is ugly, so yah i'm disappointed :P
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I know a guy who says his children are the most beautiful children in the world. I just smile and nod. I have often felt those children could frighten a scare crow, but they will always be loved. You may not see any beauty there, another may be blindly in love with it. I can't say as I've never seen one in person.

    Then again, I like my wife and children to be beautiful, but I like my phones to be functional. I'm going to hide my phone in a dual-layer armor case anyway. ;)

    I am sprinkling this with a lot of grains of salt. This sounds more like rumor mongering than anything.
    A wise precaution, as always. Until something is official from the maker of a product, it's always best to hear what is said, then wait and see. Speculation can be fun, but it's like riding on a stationary bicycle. You can log a lot of miles and never really get anywhere. ;)
    tgp likes this.
    07-21-2015 01:01 PM
  23. peachy001's Avatar
    Sadly, I have learnt little from this thread. Not really giving me anything.
    07-21-2015 01:24 PM
  24. rhapdog's Avatar
    Sadly, I have learnt little from this thread. Not really giving me anything.
    <begin sarcastic rant, just for the fun of it.>
    Well, I've learned a lot from this thread:
    1. User Westarmy works for a large European retailer.
    2. juanitoriv thinks that's sweet.
    3. someone2639 suddenly wants to work retail?
    4. You can buy 4 640s for the price of an 830, even though the 830 isn't 4 times as good.
    5. poopyfinger thinks your phone is ugly. (what poopyfinger said, not me.) Well, not your phone specifically, just the model you list in your sig.

    It's okay, peachy. I don't think your phone is ugly.

    I officially announce the mood has been lightened in this thread. ;)
    07-21-2015 01:53 PM
  25. peachy001's Avatar
    Quality!

    I agree, my 920 is nice. Oddly Daniel R suggests the new flagships are more like the 830.

    On the upside, I knew as soon as I saw the title that I would be disappointed. At least I know that my spider sense still works.

    Nice summary dog, you have covered everything.
    rhapdog likes this.
    07-21-2015 05:18 PM
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