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  Reply # 610276 16-Apr-2012 22:28
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NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt:
scottjpalmer: After all these years pining for a Padfone type device, I have changed my mind.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be my introduction to Android. I have decided that I want the biggest screen/resolution possible that will fit in my pocket.

T minus 2.5 weeks until I purchase one in Australia.


Maybe an HTC One X instead of the Note? Slightly more pocket-able, higher resolution


Lower resolution than the Note in fact. The Note's is 1280x800, rather than the One X's 1280x720. If you're looking for maximum utility then the Note is the clear choice over the One X (providing you can handle the size that is, which is not a small caveat of course). Larger screen, replaceable battery, USB OTG, expandable memory, likely better bluetooth stack for things that are non-audio related based on history of both companies devices.


All the things I need, thanks :-)

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  Reply # 610321 17-Apr-2012 08:37
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NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt:
scottjpalmer: After all these years pining for a Padfone type device, I have changed my mind.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be my introduction to Android. I have decided that I want the biggest screen/resolution possible that will fit in my pocket.

T minus 2.5 weeks until I purchase one in Australia.


Maybe an HTC One X instead of the Note? Slightly more pocket-able, higher resolution


Lower resolution than the Note in fact. The Note's is 1280x800, rather than the One X's 1280x720. If you're looking for maximum utility then the Note is the clear choice over the One X (providing you can handle the size that is, which is not a small caveat of course). Larger screen, replaceable battery, USB OTG, expandable memory, likely better bluetooth stack for things that are non-audio related based on history of both companies devices.


Yeah what he said "IF" you want it as your "utility device" primarily and not as your "phone device" primarily.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 610326 17-Apr-2012 08:44
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NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt:
scottjpalmer: After all these years pining for a Padfone type device, I have changed my mind.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be my introduction to Android. I have decided that I want the biggest screen/resolution possible that will fit in my pocket.

T minus 2.5 weeks until I purchase one in Australia.


Maybe an HTC One X instead of the Note? Slightly more pocket-able, higher resolution


Lower resolution than the Note in fact. The Note's is 1280x800, rather than the One X's 1280x720. If you're looking for maximum utility then the Note is the clear choice over the One X (providing you can handle the size that is, which is not a small caveat of course). Larger screen, replaceable battery, USB OTG, expandable memory, likely better bluetooth stack for things that are non-audio related based on history of both companies devices.


All the things I need, thanks :-)


Does it have a built-in breathalyser? I hear you could use one :P 

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NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt:
scottjpalmer: After all these years pining for a Padfone type device, I have changed my mind.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be my introduction to Android. I have decided that I want the biggest screen/resolution possible that will fit in my pocket.

T minus 2.5 weeks until I purchase one in Australia.


Maybe an HTC One X instead of the Note? Slightly more pocket-able, higher resolution


Lower resolution than the Note in fact. The Note's is 1280x800, rather than the One X's 1280x720. If you're looking for maximum utility then the Note is the clear choice over the One X (providing you can handle the size that is, which is not a small caveat of course). Larger screen, replaceable battery, USB OTG, expandable memory, likely better bluetooth stack for things that are non-audio related based on history of both companies devices.


Yeah what he said "IF" you want it as your "utility device" primarily and not as your "phone device" primarily.


I think the OP was pretty clear about that being important, so I didn't feel any particular need to qualify it as you've done here. Something like 5 million of us are using Notes quite happily as our phone device too though.




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  Reply # 610339 17-Apr-2012 08:59
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NZtechfreak: I think the OP was pretty clear about that being important, so I didn't feel any particular need to qualify it as you've done here. Something like 5 million of us are using Notes quite happily as our phone device too though.


I'll qualify what I said then... "My pockets ain't big enough to carry that device around" Tongue Out



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  Reply # 610374 17-Apr-2012 09:59
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Nail on the head NZTF.

It will be my everything device . . . phone, tablet, computer, music player, camera, movie player. Possibly the most converged geekzoner? :-)


Hahaha Gehenna shhh, your fiancee got me intoxicated!

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  Reply # 610382 17-Apr-2012 10:18
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scottjpalmer: 
Hahaha Gehenna shhh, your fiancee got me intoxicated!


You can't be the change you want in the world until you own your own actions.

(also next time you call her a ginger she'll probably knock you out....fair warning) :) 

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  Reply # 610386 17-Apr-2012 10:21
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motorwayne:
NZtechfreak: I think the OP was pretty clear about that being important, so I didn't feel any particular need to qualify it as you've done here. Something like 5 million of us are using Notes quite happily as our phone device too though.


I'll qualify what I said then... "My pockets ain't big enough to carry that device around" Tongue Out


Absolutely fair enough. I've never for a second pretended that the Note is anything other than a niche device (if you're in the niche though it's an incredible handset).;




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  Reply # 610629 17-Apr-2012 16:06
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Here we go folks pricing for the Padfone, Infintity and other stuff.
http://phandroid.com/2012/04/17/asus-padfone-transformer-pad-infinity-and-pad-300-priced-and-dated-for-europe/

Edit: In case you are too lazy to look up exchange rates Padfone roughly NZD 1150

Infinity roughly NZD970. Seems pretty good to me.

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  Reply # 610631 17-Apr-2012 16:11
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^your link is a little bit borked kiwitrc

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  Reply # 610633 17-Apr-2012 16:14
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Sorry try now

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  Reply # 610669 17-Apr-2012 17:06
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NZtechfreak:
Dingbatt:
scottjpalmer: After all these years pining for a Padfone type device, I have changed my mind.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be my introduction to Android. I have decided that I want the biggest screen/resolution possible that will fit in my pocket.

T minus 2.5 weeks until I purchase one in Australia.


Maybe an HTC One X instead of the Note? Slightly more pocket-able, higher resolution


Lower resolution than the Note in fact. The Note's is 1280x800, rather than the One X's 1280x720. If you're looking for maximum utility then the Note is the clear choice over the One X (providing you can handle the size that is, which is not a small caveat of course). Larger screen, replaceable battery, USB OTG, expandable memory, likely better bluetooth stack for things that are non-audio related based on history of both companies devices.


I stand corrected on the resolution, thanks. I guess in the context of what I was proposing (retaining phone and tab as separate entities) was tidier in my circumstance than the Padfone plus accessories for around a similar price. However if it is to be only one device then the Note with some bluetooth accessories would appear a good solution.




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  Reply # 623463 11-May-2012 11:44
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A 17 minute unboxing video has appeared of the padfone, and tablet.. Quite interesting if you like that sort of thing!




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  Reply # 623469 11-May-2012 11:53
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I'm quite glad I went Phablet over Padfone. It has been 10 days now, on the road, and having a pocketable big screen device rocks

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  Reply # 623481 11-May-2012 12:13
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i really want one of those :)

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