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Don’t bother trying to claim your Nokia Lumia 930 Wireless Speaker kit in UK; its too late

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One of the big attractions of jumping in early on the Nokia Lumia 930 was the £130 worth of wireless kit, which incudes attractive items such as wireless speakers and additional wireless chargers.

It seems however you had to be rather quick, as the allocation available to hand-out was pretty small, amounting to only a few thousand kits spread over a large number of retailers.

If you try and claim now you will most likely be met with the above, somewhat sarcastic screen.

We agree with Neowin that the offer was misleading, and that Microsoft did not make it clear that stocks were as limited as it was, instead merely emphasising that the offer was time limited.

If you have purchased a Nokia Lumia 930 try your luck claiming here. Don’t hold your breath however…

Carphone Warehouse in UK and Ireland now selling the Nokia Lumia 930

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The Carphone Warehouse has started selling the new Windows Phone flagship, the Nokia Lumia 930.

In UK they are now offering the handset from £28 on contract on O2, EE and Vodafone.

NokiaNewsIreland also reports in Ireland CarphoneWarehouse.ie are also offering the device on O2, Vodafone, Meteor, Three and eMobile, usually from around 429.99 Euro on contract.

They do seem a bit confused however about which OS the handset runs:

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See those offers here.

Cortana coming to UK WP8.1 Developer Preview users in 2 weeks

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Marcus Ash, program Manager for Cortana, has just announced on twitter that he expects the Digital Assistant to come to WP8.1 Developer Preview handsets in around 2 weeks.

The new is somewhat conflicting with other reports, which say we can expect the software only in Q4, but I assume Marcus will know best.

Of note however is that he only said it will come to Developer Preview handsets, and one wonders if it will be available to new Nokia Lumia 930 owners like myself..

Great Value: EE UK Selling Nokia Lumia 930 For £349.99 Without Contract

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EE UK is now selling the Microsoft flagship device Lumia 930 for £349.99 without any contract. However, you need to top up for £10 to start using the device. Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a 5″ full HD curved screen, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 20MP PureView camera with four high performance microphones and Dolby 5.1 surround support and more. I think £349.99 for a new flagship device will offer great value for customers. Hopefully, this aggressive pricing will result in more sales!

Check out the listing here.

Metro Bank brings their app to Windows Phone

UK bank Metro Bank has brought its app to Windows Phone.

The full features app lets you:QRCode

  • View your account balances and transactions on all your accounts
  • Move money between your Metro Bank accounts
  • Make payments to existing payees
  • View transactions being processed
  • Pay bills
  • Manage your cards – temporary block, unblock and cancel your cards
  • View direct debits and standing orders
  • Find your nearest Metro Bank Store
  • Call the Metro Bank Local UK Call Centre

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

EE deals for the Nokia Lumia 930 revealed

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We have heard of Vodafone and O2 pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 930, but now via uSwitch it is now also possible to pre-order the handset on EE (which is a combination of T-Mobile and Orange)’s network also.

BuyMobiles.net is the intermediary for the deal, and deals include 2 GB data with unlimited minutes and text for £34.99. The handsets are expected to ship on the 17th July.

See the full list at uSwitch here.

Phones4U now taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 930

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Phones4U has joined Carphone Warehouse in taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 930.

They are offering the handset on Vodafone, with the handset available from free on a £30.50 contract.

The handset is available in White, Black, Green and Orange with the handset expected to ship on the 17th July.

Grab the device at Phones4U here.

Thanks Shane for the tip.

Clove offers the Nokia Lumia 930 for only £435 with £130 wireless kit free

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Clove has announced their price for the new Nokia Lumia 930.  The new Windows Phone flaghship will be on sale from the 17th July and retail for only £435 (VAT included).  As some-one who paid more than £500 for my Nokia Lumia 920 this seems a great deal.

To sweeten the deal even more Nokia is offering £130 worth of wireless kit free, which includes a wireless charging plate that matches the colour of the phone in the box, and in a seperate shipment a MD-12 wireless speaker and DC-50 portable wireless charger, both of which will be white in colour and a £20 voucher for use on the Windows Phone app store.

The handset is available in Black, Orange or Green and can be pre-ordered from Clove here.

Nokia Lumia 930 Will Be Available In The UK From July 17th With Free Wireless Charging Pad, no Cortana

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Microsoft today announced that Lumia 930 Windows Phone 8.1 device will go on sale form this week in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Microsoft UK has announced that Lumia 930 will be available in the UK from July 17th. All the retailers will be taking pre-orders starting today. Microsoft will also give DT-601 Wireless charging plate for free to all Nokia Lumia 930 customers. In addition to that, all per-ordered devices will get portable wireless charger, MD-12 Wireless Speaker and a Windows Phone Store app voucher for free.

The device will be available on contract for free from all major carriers and retailers from around £33 per month.

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In related news, the official Windows Phone UK Twitter account also revealed that Cortana will not be hitting UK in July, agaisnt expectations that the digital assistant will arive in “weeks, not months.”

Nokia Lumia 930 “coming soon” to EE

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While we have been reporting a lot on the Nokia Lumia 930 coming to other parts of the world, UK carriers have been conspicuous in their silence.

That’s just changed however, with UK carrier EE (which used to be T-Mobile and Orange) announcing that the Nokia Lumia 930 was “coming soon”.

Of course we do not know exactly when, but I suspect, like elsewhere, it will be before the end of July.

Register your interest at EE here.

Barclays Pingit Mobile Banking App Now Available In Windows Phone Store

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Just as reported exclusively here a week ago,  Barclays has released their mobile money transfer app for Windows Phone devices Pingit allows you to send and receive money using just your mobile without holding an account on Barclays. The good thing about this service is that anyone with a UK current account can register to receive your Barclays Pingit payments, without downloading the app.

Features:

• Send and receive up to £1,500 a day. Barclays business customers can send up to £3,000 a day. (Subject to available funds)
• Personalise your payments with a picture or message
• Pay businesses who accept Barclays Pingit payments
• Don’t forget you can now use your Barclays Pingit app to send and receive payments from even more people. Register for Paym, the UK-wide mobile payments service and you can receive mobile payments from people using the service with their own bank, not just from other Barclays Pingit users. You can change your Paym registration in your side menu settings at any time.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

Nokia Lumia 635 4G LTE Version Will Be Available In The UK Starting July 3rd For £119.99 Without Contract

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Microsoft today announced that Nokia Lumia 635, the most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device will be available for sale in the UK starting July 3rd. The device will cost £119.99 without any contract. Microsoft also revealed that all major netowrks including 3, EE, Vodafone and O2 will sell this device in addition to retailers like Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u and Tesco.

Key Specs:

  • Display : 4.5-inch, ClearBlack, IPS LCD, FWVGA (854 x 480), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera:  5 MP
  • Battery life: Maximum talk time (2G): 12 h, Maximum talk time (3G): 14 h, Maximum music playback time: 58 h
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2GHz
  • Storage: 8GB Internal and expandable up to 128GB.

The identical Lumia 630 which lacks 4G LTE is already available on sale for £99.99 without contract.