billgates: ^ nice. DSE releases the LG E900 WP7 model today as well. $100 off RRP for a limited time. Fantastic handset but only works on VF or 2D.
I would strongly recommend against buying a import if it's for use on the XT network. The phones on XT have been through quite a few tests and quality checks. Please refrain from doing this as if anything also goes wrong with this phone, you have no NZ based support to go back to. I have had quite a few customers with imports from AT&T and while they work, they have AT&T branding, and also are not designed for the XT network. Also for the general person this is less than ideal.
The LG Optimus in my mind is a excellent phone for it's price. For $899 you are getting a 16gb phone with a very fast processor and user interface. I took one home for a week and while at first the phone feels heavy (at 178gm) you do get used to it rather quickly. The iPhone is 137gm + the Samsung Galaxy S is 119gm, so the slide does add a wee bit of weight. The keyboard was easy to use and I managed to get used to it rather quickly. The screen is what is called "Gorilla Glass" which is VERY strong
If you are after a good phone for the price, I do recommend this phone. If you buy from Telecom you know you are going to expect good service if you need any help + also somewhere to take the phone to if anything goes wrong.