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Topic # 80019 25-Mar-2011 22:06 Send private message

Hi folks,

I have been researching non stop and the only two phones i can find that i can use on my Telstra mobile plan are the HTC 7 Trophy and the Samsung I8700 Omnia 7. Are these the only two phones i can purchase from NZ for my network? The only difference seems to be that the samsung has a AMOLED screen but no Java and the HTC has Java but not as good a screen.

My entire house runs on windows 7 so i really need an OS i can sync all my work folders on. I am a builder so i mainly use Word, Excel, outlook and Adobe. The other side of the coin (that i needn't mention to my partner) is that i am a huge gamer on all platforms and think these devices have finally come into their own in this regard. If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.
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  Reply # 451918 25-Mar-2011 23:01 Send private message

WP7 does not have Java support. Whoever told you that or wherever you saw it, is false info. WP7 runs XNA, C# and Silverlight apps. Android runs Java apps.

Samsung Omnia 7 is not officialy available for sale in NZ but you can buy various wp7 handsets from parallel importers. I bought Samsung focus from Amazon which runs on the Telecom XT network in NZ.

I suggest www.mobicity.co.nz or www.clove.co.uk as they both have number of wp7 handsets that will run on the vodafone/2 degrees/telstra network in New Zealand.


Telstra compatible handsets that I can recommend are


Samsung Omnia 7, HTC Trophy, Dell Venue Pro (has QWERTY physical keyboard), HTC HD7 or LG Optimus 7

Dell Venue Pro has the best hardware of lot but it's also heavy and chunky due to the physical QWERTY keyboard.       




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  Reply # 451939 26-Mar-2011 01:14 Send private message

The HTC Trophy is a great handset overall and conveniently available from TelstraClear and Vodafone too. If you want to be a bit more adventurous then by all means look at one of the parallel import handsets but bear in mind you may have limited options with support and phone insurance replacements.

Having Microsoft Office on the handset is great, as is the Xbox gaming. The OneNote application is best as it provides online synchronisation - for other apps you need to transfer files by email. I'm picking these options will improve when they release the next major update (Mango) to WP7 later in the year.

I've written up some details on all the Windows Phone 7 handsets I've tried on the Windows Phone NZ website: http://WindowsPhoneNZ.com  






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  Reply # 451957 26-Mar-2011 09:18 Send private message

Thanks for all your help. I went with the trophy from mobicity.



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  Reply # 453840 31-Mar-2011 15:33 Send private message

Well i love the handset but can't seem to sort out sending/receiving pictures through MMS. The telstra call center can't seem to help either. I thought it would be something to do with the APN settings.Have i made a mistake by getting an unlocked phone from overseas?
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  Reply # 453844 31-Mar-2011 15:55 Send private message

Ropata: Well i love the handset but can't seem to sort out sending/receiving pictures through MMS. The telstra call center can't seem to help either. I thought it would be something to do with the APN settings.Have i made a mistake by getting an unlocked phone from overseas?
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You can't update MMS settings with the current Windows Phone 7 release.

This means if you got an overseas version without the local settings, unless the OEM provided for an automatic configuration application, you won't have any luck.

  

 




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  Reply # 453848 31-Mar-2011 16:15 Send private message

Pretty sure, in the marketplace section under HTC section, they have a network config app which will let you configure MMS settings for your carrier.




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  Reply # 453849 31-Mar-2011 16:21 Send private message

billgates: Pretty sure, in the marketplace section under HTC section, they have a network config app which will let you configure MMS settings for your carrier.


Correct, and just now I tested it and when selecting 2degrees it cleared up the APN and left it blank... #fail.
  




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  Reply # 453862 31-Mar-2011 16:52 Send private message

freitasm:
billgates: Pretty sure, in the marketplace section under HTC section, they have a network config app which will let you configure MMS settings for your carrier.


Correct, and just now I tested it and when selecting 2degrees it cleared up the APN and left it blank... #fail.
  



In the netwok config app itself, is there no option to manually configure the MMS settings? or it lists all the carriers available and you select one out of that.  




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  Reply # 453863 31-Mar-2011 16:56 Send private message

Here's how it works:

- Start app
- It automatically shows the current operator (2degrees) and you can click to configure or
- Tap menu and select "Manual select" which allows you to chose from a list of known New Zealand operators.

There isn't a way to manually enter the settings themselves.

Now, a normal user would ask "Shouldn't I have done that?" "Shouldn't I have trusted the OEM's own app?"

Rethorical questions of course, for the sake of making it fun ;)

I tried again, and again the APN is now empty.





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  Reply # 453919 31-Mar-2011 19:33 Send private message

my htc trophy is running on 2degrees and i did nothing special..... internet and mms etc just worked. I did have to change my voicemail number though (took me a good few seconds before i fiigured out why the message center was asking for my mailbox number :P)




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