The 5.7-inch 950XL ($650; converted that works out to £425 or AU$910) is similar to the 950, but uses an eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor. The phones both have dual antennas so you're never "holding it wrong," and they use liquid cooling, probably because those processors run hot. The cameras have a 20MP sensor, triple LED RGB flash, updated optical image stabilization and a dedicated camera button. It supports 4K video. Plus it auto-uploads to the cloud. They ship with the usual Microsoft apps onboard.
Both will be available in November, -- at least in the US for AT&T customers, along with a less-whizzy-but-cheaper quad-core Lumia 550 ($140, which works out to £90 or AU$195 at current rates), In Australia the 950 and 950 XL will be on sale "before Christmas", There's also a Continuum dock that has a Type C input and three USB, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors; it will let your Surface automagically switch between tablet and desktop mode and display small screen content -- like your phone screen -- on larger screens while behaving like a desktop device and a suck it up buttercup iphone case mobile device, Windows 10 automatically scales the screen display, I have to say, it looks tempting..
The next version of its fitness band gets some much-needed updates. For Microsoft Band, the company showed the typical video of people moving and sweating, looking at their wrists, and analyzing their bodies on a tablet. While it has the same name as its predecessor, it's been redesigned to be wider, more curved -- the OLED screen uses durable Gorilla Glass 3. Cortana (Microsoft's Siri) has been improved. Now you can track elevation; the Band adds an eleventh sensor to handle it. It delivers constant access to all the data recorded by the Band, and integrates Microsoft Health to analyze it -- it now supports VO2 Max, a common training metric for maximum oxygen intake.
Golfers can use it for shot detection -- it knows whether you're putting, driving or taking practice swings (and doesn't count the latter), It uses accelerometer, gyroscope and vibration sensors to display information like distance to the green, and delivers an automatic scorecard, It works with iOS, Android and Windows suck it up buttercup iphone case devices, Lots of partnerships, including a shout-out to Lose It, Preorders start today; it will be available on October 30 for $249, which converts to around around £165 or AU$350 ..
The company also demoed "mixed reality" (its term for HoloLens' augmented reality) in the form of Project X Ray, which turns every room in your house into a game level and has "wearable holograms" like weaponry. From the outside, it looks really cool. Hololens has "the world's first holographic processing unit", and is untethered. It will become available to developers in the beginning of 2016 for $3,000 (currently that equates to about £2,000 or AU$4,200). They're taking applications starting today.