Lumia Home Trial participants are receiving their kits
posted by Alan F. / Dec 13, 2015, 2:53 PM
The trial ends January 1st, and those who receive the kit will be asked to take part in nine challenges that will help teach them how to use certain features of the Lumia 950. Microsoft is apparently selecting participants who were involved in previous Lumia events. The software giant is not taking any requests to join the home trial.
With the Display Dock and the cables included in the kit, the Lumia 950 can be connected to a mouse, a QWERTY keyboard and a monitor in order to create a makeshift PC. Microsoft hopes to get some feedback on the Continuum feature along with other software and hardware issues, and can use these comments to build a better phone.
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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I really hope a Surface Phone or whatever HP might be working on comes out next year. I reeeeaaaallly would like to switch to a Windows Flagship and Continuum has the potential to be a great feature along with x86 features. Please Microsoft, or anybody for that matter bring us the perfect computer/phone hybrids!!!
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 3:05 PM 0
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Everything needs to be wireless. Maybe an HDMI wireless adapter for a TV / monitor is a better choice. A bluetooth foldable keyboard with a tracpad, and a USB port would be the best option. A slot for the HDMI adaper too. Easy to carry around. All you would need. 1) Phone 2) wireless HDMI adapter 3) wireless Foldable keyboard w/ usb port and a slot for the HDMI adapter.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 3:12 PM 0
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I agree. And judging by picture #4 it doesn't scream all that "portable" to me.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 4:36 PM 0
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Those are just chargers, and connecting cables. If you want even less clutter go with wireless display dongle from MS for 50bucks. I have a wedge keyboard and mouse (awesome btw), and if all I needed to do was carry a dongle around (wireless), then perfect. This is more for a solution like what my father in law is getting shortly: He runs a business doing training classes, he works from home. He doesn't need a pc at work and for the moment his aging laptop is what he takes, and then hooks it up to a monitor/projector for either powerpoint or video training tools. He doesn't need a laptop anymore since he isn't as 'mobile' as he used to be. He has an aging cell phone. This will allow him to get a phone, get a display dock, and go at it. His display dock will stay at work, along with the keyboard and mouse. Now when he goes to work, he just pops in his phone and walla done.
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 7:09 AM 0
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The only problem with WM10 in my opinion is some major Apps is missing like snapchat and others. I like Windows 10 I use it in my Sp 3 and I find it nice OS and different but I can't switch to it with this app gap my bank and other apps I use daily I can't find it in Windows app store when the apps I use frequently will be available definitely I will try windows 10. Mend my English because it is my second language.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 4:00 PM 0
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I wouldn't call snapchat 'major'...but ok. I am so so so glad my kiddo is not asking for snapchat right now. And by kiddo I mean teen, if I can avoid that trainwreck I will. Other major apps are missing, but that hopefully will come in tiem
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 8:26 AM 0
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I Want To Switch From Android For A Year But Microsoft Or Apple Just Can't Seem To Create A Phone That Lives Up To My Standards. Maybe I Set The Bar Just A Little To High.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 4:10 PM 0
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Remember that on paper versus actual performance windows phone does phenomenal on very little hardware compared to android, or what do you want your ideal windows phone to do? Besides sexual pleasing.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 5:56 PM 0
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they should have waited for SD820.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 7:41 PM 0
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