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  Reply # 391052 12-Oct-2010 18:04 Send private message


No longer am I annoyed by the launch.  I am really bloody confused by it instead!

So far, this is what I'm to understand:

* On launch day, Vodafone launches the HTC Trophy. This is certainty. Cool.
* On November 8th, Gen-i launches the LG Optimus for Corporate customers on XT. Certainty again.
* After asking Telecom (via Twitter) when us plebs get WP7, Microsoft replies to say November 8th.
* After replying to Microsoft (via Twitter) asking what phone, Telecom replies to say the LG Optimus, sometime after the corporate customers.
* After replying to Telecom (again via Twitter) asking what the heck is the story, I get no response.
 
So from what I've seen, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand or even left foot are doing!  I'd just like some CLARITY!  Should I give up and buy an Android device in frustration?  (Because I sure won't be buying Nokia again - too crash-prone)

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  Reply # 391112 12-Oct-2010 22:31 Send private message

"Should I give up and buy an Android device in frustration?  (Because I sure won't be buying Nokia again - too crash-prone)"


And Windows 7 won't be crash prone?  I have a Windows Mobile phone that I use for work, it's not the most stable platform out there.  They can all have their issues, many times it's the third party software that causes problems.




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  Reply # 391135 13-Oct-2010 00:07 Send private message


Technofreak: "Should I give up and buy an Android device in frustration?  (Because I sure won't be buying Nokia again - too crash-prone)"


And Windows 7 won't be crash prone?  I have a Windows Mobile phone that I use for work, it's not the most stable platform out there.  They can all have their issues, many times it's the third party software that causes problems.


I'm certainly hoping it wont be.  Bear in mind that Windows Phone 7 bears almost no resemblance to Windows Mobile 6 - so in that sense it's a fresh start.  And hopefully buggy third party software won't be am issue on WP7 - the software undergoes rigorous testing before users can even think of installing it.

 

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  Reply # 391138 13-Oct-2010 00:47 Send private message

hey guys, i was just wondering if the dell venue pro will work on any of the carriers in new zealand? vodafone preferably..
thanks for any help :)

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  Reply # 391157 13-Oct-2010 07:24 Send private message

myndlyz: hey guys, i was just wondering if the dell venue pro will work on any of the carriers in new zealand? vodafone preferably..
thanks for any help :)


yep will work both on Telecom and Vodafone (2100mHz only).

but only t-mobil is getting it in USA in Novembor so it will prob be locked anyway. rumors are that it will be released in Europe before the end of this year.




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  Reply # 391159 13-Oct-2010 07:38 Send private message

Please, please, please do not recommend 2100MHz only handsets for Telecom XT. The experience will be bad, and people will then complain about the network, when they should not even use it to start with.





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  Reply # 391170 13-Oct-2010 08:56 Send private message

freitasm: Please, please, please do not recommend 2100MHz only handsets for Telecom XT. The experience will be bad, and people will then complain about the network, when they should not even use it to start with.



Dell Venue pro supports both UMTS 850mHz and UMTS 2100mHz. I should have prob made my post a bit clear that on vodafone only 2100mHz band will be supported.




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  Reply # 391172 13-Oct-2010 08:58 Send private message

Interesting, because if they're on T-Mobile it'd be 1900/2100MHz to start...





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  Reply # 391174 13-Oct-2010 08:59 Send private message

freitasm: Interesting, because if they're on T-Mobile it'd be 1900/2100MHz to start...



Dell Venue supports all three UMTS bands. 850mHz, 1900mHz and 2100mHz. Very interesting device.

http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_venue_pro-3280.php




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Reply # 391179 13-Oct-2010 09:09 Send private message

allan: Over eating????


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  Reply # 391184 13-Oct-2010 09:15 Send private message

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freitasm: Interesting, because if they're on T-Mobile it'd be 1900/2100MHz to start...



Dell Venue supports all three UMTS bands. 850mHz, 1900mHz and 2100mHz. Very interesting device.

http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_venue_pro-3280.php


Dell's track history of mobile devices is abysmal.  Expect discounted prices (eventually coz no one buys them) but nothing more.  Stick with known and trusted mobile OEMs for new software platforms is my recommendation.

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  Reply # 391188 13-Oct-2010 09:27 Send private message

Kyanar:
Technofreak: "Should I give up and buy an Android device in frustration?  (Because I sure won't be buying Nokia again - too crash-prone)"


And Windows 7 won't be crash prone?  I have a Windows Mobile phone that I use for work, it's not the most stable platform out there.  They can all have their issues, many times it's the third party software that causes problems.


I'm certainly hoping it wont be.  Bear in mind that Windows Phone 7 bears almost no resemblance to Windows Mobile 6 - so in that sense it's a fresh start.  And hopefully buggy third party software won't be am issue on WP7 - the software undergoes rigorous testing before users can even think of installing it.

 


Yep, unlike WP7, WM was based on Pocket PC designed for PDAs, which was based Windows CE designed for embedded devices.  Windows CE was first released back 1996.  So WP7 is fresh, but not sure how fresh coz it is based on Zune OS that was first used in Zune music devices, not phones. 

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  Reply # 391190 13-Oct-2010 09:40 Send private message

Kiwipixter:
Kyanar:
Technofreak: "Should I give up and buy an Android device in frustration?  (Because I sure won't be buying Nokia again - too crash-prone)"


And Windows 7 won't be crash prone?  I have a Windows Mobile phone that I use for work, it's not the most stable platform out there.  They can all have their issues, many times it's the third party software that causes problems.


I'm certainly hoping it wont be.  Bear in mind that Windows Phone 7 bears almost no resemblance to Windows Mobile 6 - so in that sense it's a fresh start.  And hopefully buggy third party software won't be am issue on WP7 - the software undergoes rigorous testing before users can even think of installing it.

 


Yep, unlike WP7, WM was based on Pocket PC designed for PDAs, which was based Windows CE designed for embedded devices.  Windows CE was first released back 1996.  So WP7 is fresh, but not sure how fresh coz it is based on Zune OS that was first used in Zune music devices, not phones. 


So the logical question then would be how stable are Zune devices?  I don't actually know anyone that has one to ask...




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  Reply # 391193 13-Oct-2010 09:46 Send private message

Paulthagerous: 

So the logical question then would be how stable are Zune devices?  I don't actually know anyone that has one to ask...


I've never heard bad things about them (except the horrible colour and naming a feature "squirting") but sadly they've never been available in NZ.  Pretty much doomed to failure on the NZ market then eh?

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  Reply # 391218 13-Oct-2010 10:18 Send private message

Just a note on the 2100 band from XT, i use it in Auckland quite happily, and the building issue is not bad enough for me to use my slower Vodafone SIM until I go out of town. If you are only after one handset then definitely it won't be ideal. But until Vodafone can pick up their speeds I'm happy to swap sims between devices.

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