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Topic # 70586 27-Oct-2010 08:14 Send private message

I've been using a Vodafone 845 for a week or two now, evaluating it as an alternative platform to Windows Mobile/CE. I find it a good phone, having used Android 1.5 on a Sciphone N19 and 1.6 on an Eken M001.

Anyway, now that I've received my tracking number for my own personal Vodafone 845, I thought I'd mention (if people haven't already seen) that the Warehouse have a special introductory pricing for the Vodafone 845 for $199 (half price).

They are sold out online, but you may be able to pickup one instore.

Enjoy.

Nigel H. 

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  Reply # 396108 27-Oct-2010 08:51 Send private message

Yeah I saw this in the mailer and told my mum to go in and get one.




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  Reply # 396129 27-Oct-2010 09:32 Send private message

That is a great deal!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  Reply # 396190 27-Oct-2010 11:41 Send private message

The resistive screen is a big downside to this one IMHO. Typing with fingers on a resistive screen is no fun.

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  Reply # 396193 27-Oct-2010 11:46 Send private message

Cant say ive ever had a problem typing on a resistive screen.. All 3 of my touch screen phones have been/are resistive, you get the odd wrong letter but i put that down to fat finger/typing to fast Cool

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  Reply # 396204 27-Oct-2010 12:12 Send private message

garvani: Cant say ive ever had a problem typing on a resistive screen.. All 3 of my touch screen phones have been/are resistive, you get the odd wrong letter but i put that down to fat finger/typing to fast Cool


Do yourself a favour and don't pick up a phone with a capacitive screen then.  The difference is night and day :)

The other problems are the screen in only QVGA and it doesn't have much RAM - specs are all round lower than a first generation device like the G1 or Magic

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  Reply # 396296 27-Oct-2010 14:18 Send private message

It is very cheap though. Turns out there are customs roms although there's no dedicated section on XDA.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=741643




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  Reply # 397136 29-Oct-2010 06:23 Send private message

I saw last night that harvey norman has the same deal, 199 for it

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  Reply # 397837 30-Oct-2010 19:59 Send private message

I bought one today. Screen is less responsive than an iPhone, but other than that I'm very impressed so far.

FWIW it comes with $200 free credit for Vodafone Supa Prepay Customers, which lasts about 3 months. 

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  Reply # 397913 30-Oct-2010 23:31 Send private message

c71931f:
rez: I bought one today. Screen is less responsive than an iPhone, but other than that I'm very impressed so far.

FWIW it comes with $200 free credit for Vodafone Supa Prepay Customers, which lasts about 3 months. 


$200 free credit?from where?I'm just about to order 2-3 from digital mobile online..


I got mine from the warehouse, but I'd assume that all vodafone 845 phones sold would come with it, regardless of where you buy it from. The sticker with the offer code has a URL on it: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/specials-promos/xmas/index.jsp 

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  Reply # 397916 30-Oct-2010 23:38 Send private message

im guessing all the Xmas deals start on the 1st of nov.

Seems like this deal is likely to show up across all companies.  

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  Reply # 397933 31-Oct-2010 00:47 Send private message

For non typing on the screen I would go resistive over the iphone oversensitve screen everytime, but for typing the capacitive wins out. Its a shame they are so sensitive that just brusing past them is enough to trigger them sometimes.

Any places have in instore operating one to use? Not that an empty display phone is really a good indicator of UI speed once the phone actually has some content on it.




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  Reply # 397938 31-Oct-2010 01:19 Send private message

richms: For non typing on the screen I would go resistive over the iphone oversensitve screen everytime, but for typing the capacitive wins out. Its a shame they are so sensitive that just brusing past them is enough to trigger them sometimes.

Any places have in instore operating one to use? Not that an empty display phone is really a good indicator of UI speed once the phone actually has some content on it.


Fair enough. I guess that its just a matter of getting used to it. 

Noel Leeming and The Warehouse didn't have them on display, but theres a few videos on youtube of the phone in action. 

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  Reply # 398148 31-Oct-2010 18:05 Send private message

garvani: Cant say ive ever had a problem typing on a resistive screen.. All 3 of my touch screen phones have been/are resistive, you get the odd wrong letter but i put that down to fat finger/typing to fast Cool


Capacitive screens are feather-touch sensitive. Resistive tend to be easier to use with a stylus.

The Eken M001 is resistive and a pair of cut off knitting needles enhance two-handed typing enormously.  




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  Reply # 398150 31-Oct-2010 18:09 Send private message

Posted in wrong thread....




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  Reply # 398640 1-Nov-2010 16:38 Send private message

My wife's phone is dieing and I want to get her a cheap android.

What would you  choose out of the Vodafone 845 http://bit.ly/bn0o10
or the 2degrees IDEOS U8150 http://bit.ly/9wxhyw

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