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Topic # 15806 9-Sep-2007 13:23 Send private message

I work for an Australian company and will soon move there and only come back to NZ occassionally.

I told my employer I was keen on a N95 and they said get one on the company plan in Australia.

However, I read someone that some features of the N95 do not work in Australia due to the frequencies Telstra use on their networks - apparently 3G.

It was suggested a new version of the N95 will be released in Aust. at end of Sept to overcome this, called N95i I think.

Does anyone know if all this is true, or perhaps a forum site in Australia where I can ask these questions.

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  Reply # 85954 9-Sep-2007 13:47 Send private message

Yes I can confirm that there is a new version of N95 coming out (by the end of the year) called "N95 8GB".

Telecommunications companies block features using their own firmware, like Vodafone with their Vodafone Live! branding.  I am not sure whether Telstra will do the same.

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Reply # 85960 9-Sep-2007 15:16 Send private message

Both Vodafone and Telstra have "3G". The difference is that Telstra uses the 850 MHz band, which the N95 is not compatible with yet, according to the Nokia N95 specs. Could this be what your friend is talking about?








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  Reply # 85961 9-Sep-2007 15:26 Send private message

freitasm: Both Vodafone and Telstra have "3G". The difference is that Telstra uses the 850 MHz band, which the N95 is not compatible with yet, according to the Nokia N95 specs. Could this be what your friend is talking about?



Yes, this sounds like it, and further suggested a new phone would come out in Australia at end of September to fix it - I guess by adding the 850mhz band.

Seems like most people try to go Telstra as they have better coverage.

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  Reply # 86039 10-Sep-2007 08:40 Send private message

I'm not sure whether the 8GB uses the Australian (and US) 3G frequency.

The US model N95 that is meant to be released this month does though, its worth waiting for it - bigger battery 1200mA Vs 950 and doubled RAM (~80MB free after fresh boot cf with ~20MB for the current model). No lens cover is the only downside of course, and the screen real estate won't have improved as it will do for the 8GB model.





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  Reply # 86200 10-Sep-2007 21:16 Send private message

NZtechfreak:

I'm not sure whether the 8GB uses the Australian (and US) 3G frequency.

The US model N95 that is meant to be released this month does though, its worth waiting for it - bigger battery 1200mA Vs 950 and doubled RAM (~80MB free after fresh boot cf with ~20MB for the current model). No lens cover is the only downside of course, and the screen real estate won't have improved as it will do for the 8GB model.



So are you saying the US release this month is NOT the 8gb version. If so this maybe the version Telstra are releasing as well.

What does the 8gb model do to the screen real estate?

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  Reply # 86214 11-Sep-2007 07:52 Send private message

No the US one is NOT the same as the 8GB.

The 8GB is slated for release early next year (~January according to reports).

The 8GB has a 2.8 inch screen, rather than the 2.6 of the current and soon-to-be-released US models. If you check out side-by-side photos the difference in screen size is quite noticeable. It still has the same resolution though (240x320), but stretched over the larger size, so pixel density is worse. Up to individuals how they feel about that, I'd rather have the larger screen, but some like Apoc at symbian-freak really hate the drop in pixel density.




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