Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




306 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 15806 9-Sep-2007 13:23
Send private message

I work for an Australian company and will soon move there and only come back to NZ occassionally.

I told my employer I was keen on a N95 and they said get one on the company plan in Australia.

However, I read someone that some features of the N95 do not work in Australia due to the frequencies Telstra use on their networks - apparently 3G.

It was suggested a new version of the N95 will be released in Aust. at end of Sept to overcome this, called N95i I think.

Does anyone know if all this is true, or perhaps a forum site in Australia where I can ask these questions.

ta

Steve

Create new topic
3546 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 121

Trusted

  Reply # 85954 9-Sep-2007 13:47
Send private message

Yes I can confirm that there is a new version of N95 coming out (by the end of the year) called "N95 8GB".

Telecommunications companies block features using their own firmware, like Vodafone with their Vodafone Live! branding.  I am not sure whether Telstra will do the same.

BDFL - Memuneh
58928 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10296

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 85960 9-Sep-2007 15:16
Send private message

Both Vodafone and Telstra have "3G". The difference is that Telstra uses the 850 MHz band, which the N95 is not compatible with yet, according to the Nokia N95 specs. Could this be what your friend is talking about?






 
 
 
 




306 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 85961 9-Sep-2007 15:26
Send private message

freitasm: Both Vodafone and Telstra have "3G". The difference is that Telstra uses the 850 MHz band, which the N95 is not compatible with yet, according to the Nokia N95 specs. Could this be what your friend is talking about?



Yes, this sounds like it, and further suggested a new phone would come out in Australia at end of September to fix it - I guess by adding the 850mhz band.

Seems like most people try to go Telstra as they have better coverage.

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 86039 10-Sep-2007 08:40
Send private message

I'm not sure whether the 8GB uses the Australian (and US) 3G frequency.

The US model N95 that is meant to be released this month does though, its worth waiting for it - bigger battery 1200mA Vs 950 and doubled RAM (~80MB free after fresh boot cf with ~20MB for the current model). No lens cover is the only downside of course, and the screen real estate won't have improved as it will do for the 8GB model.





Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org




306 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 86200 10-Sep-2007 21:16
Send private message

NZtechfreak:

I'm not sure whether the 8GB uses the Australian (and US) 3G frequency.

The US model N95 that is meant to be released this month does though, its worth waiting for it - bigger battery 1200mA Vs 950 and doubled RAM (~80MB free after fresh boot cf with ~20MB for the current model). No lens cover is the only downside of course, and the screen real estate won't have improved as it will do for the 8GB model.



So are you saying the US release this month is NOT the 8gb version. If so this maybe the version Telstra are releasing as well.

What does the 8gb model do to the screen real estate?

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 86214 11-Sep-2007 07:52
Send private message

No the US one is NOT the same as the 8GB.

The 8GB is slated for release early next year (~January according to reports).

The 8GB has a 2.8 inch screen, rather than the 2.6 of the current and soon-to-be-released US models. If you check out side-by-side photos the difference in screen size is quite noticeable. It still has the same resolution though (240x320), but stretched over the larger size, so pixel density is worse. Up to individuals how they feel about that, I'd rather have the larger screen, but some like Apoc at symbian-freak really hate the drop in pixel density.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.