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  Reply # 616450 28-Apr-2012 09:55 Send private message

freitasm: Whatever it is, if you are in WLG remember to register - and attend - the event!

It's a unique opportunity, for Geekzone users only.



I do sometimes feel that living in Tauranga has some drawbacks ;) Would enjoy some of these main centre events. 

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  Reply # 616599 28-Apr-2012 15:58 Send private message

Any chance of some sort of video feed for us who don't live in Wellywood?? Sort of like when Apple launches something..




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  Reply # 616602 28-Apr-2012 16:09 Send private message

old3eyes: Any chance of some sort of video feed for us who don't live in Wellywood?? Sort of like when Apple launches something..


+1 to that, sir.

Smartphone, UStream App, solid Wifi (or 3G (parenthesinception(or 4G?!?!))) connection... make it so!! :)

If no official streaming is on the cards, anyone willing to bootleg stream it? ;-)

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  Reply # 617109 29-Apr-2012 20:59 Send private message

jtbthatsme: For those that have talked about it what's so great about the Ascend??? Those specs are only marginally better than some of the other top model phones on the market....


Sad when dual-core isn't "great".
Dual core, 8MPixel camera, SAMOLED -- which is by far the best screen technology and generally only on Samsungs.

Oh, and its just gone on sale last week in China for 3000 yuan = $570 NZD, so can probably expect 2d to sell it for $650-750 my guess.

For comparison the HTC One X is $999 which for the extra $ you get quad-core, built in flash (Ascend P1 needs a microSD card, oneX has no microSD at all), OneX is non-stock ICS which is a negative IMHO. Stock ICS is very good i've been using it on my GalaxyS (mod).

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  Reply # 617331 30-Apr-2012 11:19 Send private message


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  Reply # 617388 30-Apr-2012 12:25 Send private message

Bee: hmmmm...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=9622


But this contradicts it a bit:

"The trial, which utilises Telecom’s XT network"



Could still be NFC though






I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 617759 1-May-2012 05:40 Send private message

Article in the Dom Post today, doesn't say any more than we have already here (surprise surprise ;-) ) other than drawing conclusions that it will be able to be used in Snapper-enabled shops and payments will possibly deduct from your 2deg balance. I can't find the article on stuff.co.nz yet.

*Waves hi to the author Tom Pullar-Strecker*

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  Reply # 617846 1-May-2012 11:23 Send private message

scottjpalmer: Article in the Dom Post today, doesn't say any more than we have already here (surprise surprise ;-) ) other than drawing conclusions that it will be able to be used in Snapper-enabled shops and payments will possibly deduct from your 2deg balance. I can't find the article on stuff.co.nz yet.

*Waves hi to the author Tom Pullar-Strecker*


http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6835251/Smartphones-to-replace-Snapper-cards

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  Reply # 617851 1-May-2012 11:34 Send private message

M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
scottjpalmer: Article in the Dom Post today, doesn't say any more than we have already here (surprise surprise ;-) ) other than drawing conclusions that it will be able to be used in Snapper-enabled shops and payments will possibly deduct from your 2deg balance. I can't find the article on stuff.co.nz yet.

*Waves hi to the author Tom Pullar-Strecker*


http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6835251/Smartphones-to-replace-Snapper-cards


Contains Spoiler alert

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  Reply # 617893 1-May-2012 13:02 Send private message

And where are the latest smartphones mentioned coming from?? How many NFC fones have been sold in NZ over the past year??




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  Reply # 617897 1-May-2012 13:19 Send private message

NFC enabled sim?

Possible?

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  Reply # 618028 1-May-2012 19:09 Send private message

old3eyes: And where are the latest smartphones mentioned coming from?? How many NFC fones have been sold in NZ over the past year??


Not sure about exact numbers of sales, but a lot of the Blackberries were NFC enabled, and a lot of govts here use them still.  We still purchase Blackberries unfortunately.

Prob have to ask Vodafone/telecom/2degrees/TelstraClear how many NFC phones have been sold so far but available from Carriers
Blackberry 9930, 9360
Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S
HTC One X
Nokia N9, 

Parallel imported you can get:

Blackberry 9790, 9900, 9350, 9370, 9380
HTC One X
HTC amaze
Xperia S
Nokia N9, 701, 700, C7-00, 608
LG Prada P940

Coming soon:

Samsung Galaxy S 3
Plus a lot more cheaper NFC enabled Samsung, LG, Sony, and other phones later this year.



It's a emerging technology.  It just needs good partnerships, and a strong marketing drive

As for NFC enabled Sim cards, quite possibly.

 

NFC batteries were included on the Galaxy Nexus, so they could possibly enable other devices(Galaxy S  II) which have the circuitry for NFC, to be used with a replacement NFC battery, and sim




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  Reply # 618034 1-May-2012 19:28 Send private message

Was the event on today?

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  Reply # 618038 1-May-2012 19:37 Send private message

JoshWright: Was the event on today?


No.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=101204

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  Reply # 618063 1-May-2012 20:09

dontpanic42:
JoshWright: Was the event on today?


No.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=101204

"People are stupid."





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