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  Reply # 1017839 3-Apr-2014 13:27
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NikT: As there's obviously a lot of interest in future-proof purchases of devices with the APAC 700MHz LTE band (band 28), I've made some inquiries regarding the M8. On paper, it does support the band, but as the local 700MHz rollout has yet to begin, the device has not been certified for this band under NZ network operating conditions, and may not work as intended/at all in practice (e.g. may require additional power amplifiers, et cetera). Still, definitely a nice-to-have.


You are right, it is nice to have that LTE 700 support. By the time the 700 service is rolled out, I'd probably have moved on to my next device already LoL!!

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  Reply # 1018258 4-Apr-2014 09:13
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Here is a review for all you M8 fans http://phandroid.com/2014/04/03/htc-one-m8-review/

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  Reply # 1018314 4-Apr-2014 10:37
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kiwitrc: Here is a review for all you M8 fans http://phandroid.com/2014/04/03/htc-one-m8-review/


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  Reply # 1018315 4-Apr-2014 10:39
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Kopkiwi:
kiwitrc: Here is a review for all you M8 fans http://phandroid.com/2014/04/03/htc-one-m8-review/


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  Reply # 1023031 10-Apr-2014 17:47
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The M8 introduction video is up at the Vodafone coming soon site:

 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/coming-soon/ 

No indication of price or availability, not even a mention of which variant.

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  Reply # 1023226 11-Apr-2014 08:46
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I can understand the removable battery thing but the others are pretty meh - especially the point about a larger customer base. The original HTC One M7 still hyas a really large and thriving development community and also receives updates a lot faster than the Galaxy S4.


I find this quite difficult to believe. According to Wikipedia "On 23 May 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that sales of the HTC One had reached around 5 million since its launch in March.[78] By comparison, the iPhone 5 sold 5 million units within its first three days of availability[79] and the Galaxy S4 shipped 10 million units within its first month of availability". "As of October 23, 2013, Samsung has sold over 40 million S4 units"...HTC don't report total M7 sales numbers. I hope its fair to say that the M7 was widely regarded as a critical success but a commercial failure in terms of sales.

One of the pleasures of owing an S3 for me has been the wide availability of accessories, roms, cases, you name it, and I suspect that is directly linked to the size of the user base.  This would make me think that there is a heck of a lot more support out there for the S4 than for the M7.

Having owned a couple of HTCs before the switch to Samsung, and liking them a lot, I am pretty interested in the M8. M7 was a dead duck for me without a micro SD. Looking forward to handling a real M8 in a store when they finally arrive...

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  Reply # 1023543 11-Apr-2014 17:18
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Available at HarveyNorman in Aussie if anyone knows someone here to get one from.

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  Reply # 1023545 11-Apr-2014 17:26
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It's available from Expansys NZ or Exeltek, both of which ship to NZ. Shipping cost from Exeltek is more expensive as they only use courier like Fedex or DHL from memory. Expansys has cheaper shipping cost with tracking available.

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Reply # 1024332 13-Apr-2014 12:44
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Hi,

yeah but with exeltek.com.au I didn't see any possibility to send it to NZ. You can choose NZ as country but nothing works after that, just the pick up option looks to be available... strange ... :-)

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  Reply # 1024940 14-Apr-2014 15:05
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BTW you can also note that on Expansys.co.nz ;-)

Please note that our Asia Pacific Hub(HK)is responsible for all New Zealand, Australia and Oceania Greater orders. Deliveries to New Zealand may incur additional charges and fees, as imposed by local New Zealand Customs Authorities. GST may apply to your order for more information please visit:http://www.customs.govt.nz/.



... not really cheaper at the end

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  Reply # 1024941 14-Apr-2014 15:06
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Just purchased a grey One M8 from clove, they say its in stock so hopefully get it sometime next week :)

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  Reply # 1025057 14-Apr-2014 18:14
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myndlyz: Just purchased a grey One M8 from clove, they say its in stock so hopefully get it sometime next week :)

Did you get the one with LTE 700 APT band?




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  Reply # 1025071 14-Apr-2014 19:14
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coffeebaron:
myndlyz: Just purchased a grey One M8 from clove, they say its in stock so hopefully get it sometime next week :)

Did you get the one with LTE 700 APT band?


oops... wont it work on vodafone 4g?

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  Reply # 1025106 14-Apr-2014 20:36
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myndlyz:
coffeebaron:
myndlyz: Just purchased a grey One M8 from clove, they say its in stock so hopefully get it sometime next week :)

Did you get the one with LTE 700 APT band?


oops... wont it work on vodafone 4g?

It will probably work on the current city 1800MHz 4G band, but Vodafone will very likely have 700MHz 4G (band 28) sites starting to go live by end of the year. The phone your ordered may or may not be the correct variant.






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