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  Reply # 344597 23-Jun-2010 16:26 Send private message

nofam:

Would love to hear who got pinged for GST as well; still sees to me that this is pretty much a craps shoot.

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My Galaxy S is on its way from Clove now - tracking it via DHL - should be with me tomorrow or Friday. Unfortunately I got a phone call from DHL this afternoon saying it was coming and that I had been assessed GST of $122.75. Paid it by credit card over the phone.

This is somewhat disapointing but I'm really not too worried - takes all-up cost to $1,026 but I think that's OK given that the lowest price currently showing on PriceSpy is $1,399.

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  Reply # 344601 23-Jun-2010 16:30 Send private message

My replacement unit will be here in the same timeframe, hopefully tomorrow since it hopped on its flight just a couple of hours ago.




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  Reply # 344612 23-Jun-2010 17:15 Send private message

NZtechfreak: My replacement unit will be here in the same timeframe, hopefully tomorrow since it hopped on its flight just a couple of hours ago.


That's good service! Before you even sent the other one back?




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  Reply # 344618 23-Jun-2010 17:30 Send private message

I'm reasonably well known to them by now, so I don't know if they went a little above and beyond for me :)




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  Reply # 344620 23-Jun-2010 17:40 Send private message

NZtechfreak: I'm reasonably well known to them by now, so I don't know if they went a little above and beyond for me :)


Maybe just a little ;-)




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  Reply # 345203 25-Jun-2010 13:17 Send private message

I wish vodafone NZ would bring these in instead of the desire or both of course..
This phone seems superior though, given the great screen and also proper multitouch which the desire lacks.

They have been rooted already too? tempted to get one.. but now thinking i should wait for the pro version... always something coming...

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  Reply # 345210 25-Jun-2010 13:25 Send private message

Woot! Just got my replacement Galaxy S and its working properly, excellent!




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  Reply # 345219 25-Jun-2010 13:37 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woot! Just got my replacement Galaxy S and its working properly, excellent!


(Grits teeth quietly)




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  Reply # 345235 25-Jun-2010 14:41 Send private message

Kilack: I wish vodafone NZ would bring these in instead of the desire or both of course..
This phone seems superior though, given the great screen and also proper multitouch which the desire lacks.

They have been rooted already too? tempted to get one.. but now thinking i should wait for the pro version... always something coming...


What's the pro one?  Is that just the full 16Gb model?




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SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
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  Reply # 345236 25-Jun-2010 14:41 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woot! Just got my replacement Galaxy S and its working properly, excellent!


Righto - proper review then please!! Cool




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

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ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 345241 25-Jun-2010 14:53 Send private message

Can you read the sd card in windows?
Read on one forum and someone was commenting that the galaxy uses some format that isnt recognised by windows which seems strange.. can someone maybe confirm that? I would definitely like to be able to read the card externally at times..

So... I owned a nexus one for 2 weeks before selling it because i got frustrated by the lack of proper multitouch and the general inaccuracy of the screen....

Is the screen on the galaxy really accurate? are you guys happy with it? recommend it? best android phone out there?

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  Reply # 345252 25-Jun-2010 15:14 Send private message

nofam:
Kilack: I wish vodafone NZ would bring these in instead of the desire or both of course..
This phone seems superior though, given the great screen and also proper multitouch which the desire lacks.

They have been rooted already too? tempted to get one.. but now thinking i should wait for the pro version... always something coming...


What's the pro one?  Is that just the full 16Gb model?


Pro has the same specs but with a slide out keyboard with raised keys...

actually it is a 4g phone and has a flash too...
pictures of it are here..
http://androidcommunity.com/exclusive-more-pictures-of-the-galaxy-s-pro-20100614/

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  Reply # 345255 25-Jun-2010 15:19 Send private message

Kilack: Pro has the same specs but with a slide out keyboard with raised keys...

actually it is a 4g phone and has a flash too...
pictures of it are here..
http://androidcommunity.com/exclusive-more-pictures-of-the-galaxy-s-pro-20100614/


The 4G part of it is likely to be wasted here in NZ so don't buy it on that account... keyboards can be useful but tend to slow you down when trying to use it quickly so in my books not a major factor.




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  Reply # 345257 25-Jun-2010 15:24 Send private message

n4:
Kilack: Pro has the same specs but with a slide out keyboard with raised keys...

actually it is a 4g phone and has a flash too...
pictures of it are here..
http://androidcommunity.com/exclusive-more-pictures-of-the-galaxy-s-pro-20100614/


The 4G part of it is likely to be wasted here in NZ so don't buy it on that account... keyboards can be useful but tend to slow you down when trying to use it quickly so in my books not a major factor.


I would use the keyboad mainly for game emulators :)
If given the choice Id take one with a keyboard if they were similar in price etc... but many prefer without one..

The flash looks tiny.. wish they would pack some big xenon flashs on these high end phones more often..

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  Reply # 345262 25-Jun-2010 15:44 Send private message

Kilack:
nofam:
Kilack: I wish vodafone NZ would bring these in instead of the desire or both of course..
This phone seems superior though, given the great screen and also proper multitouch which the desire lacks.

They have been rooted already too? tempted to get one.. but now thinking i should wait for the pro version... always something coming...


What's the pro one?? Is that just the full 16Gb model?


Pro has the same specs but with a slide out keyboard with raised keys...

actually it is a 4g phone and has a flash too...
pictures of it are here..
http://androidcommunity.com/exclusive-more-pictures-of-the-galaxy-s-pro-20100614/


It's also a CDMA/EVDO handset so very much useless in New Zealand nowadays.

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