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# 208506 15-Feb-2017 09:10
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Looks like it is going to get re-released this year, I'd be keen to get one

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11800899&ref=NZH_Tw

 

 


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  # 1720417 15-Feb-2017 09:30
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will be interesting to see what radios it gets - 3g only or 4g and volte for calls?





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  # 1720420 15-Feb-2017 09:32
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Would surely have to have a 3G radio in it given networks are talking about turning GSM off


 
 
 
 


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  # 1720421 15-Feb-2017 09:34
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LOL.... watched "Before I Goto Sleep" last night, it was set in 2012 I think, and the main character was using a 3310 :D

 

 





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  # 1720422 15-Feb-2017 09:37
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DjShadow:

 

Would surely have to have a 3G radio in it given networks are talking about turning GSM off

 

 

Yes, 3g is a given in any new phone made except a $12 credit card sized chinese phone from aliexpress. Its if they are planning ahead for 3g shutoff that I am wondering.





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  # 1726792 27-Feb-2017 08:22
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Here it is:
https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-3310

I note it only has a GSM radio, if this takes off then an excuse to keep 2G going?

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DjShadow: Here it is:
https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-3310

I note it only has a GSM radio, if this takes off then an excuse to keep 2G going?


No. GSM must go. Sooner the better.




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I think it's overpriced (US$60) for what it is.

 

Internet access in developing markets and 3rd world countries is increasingly via mobile phone, and when you've already got far more powerful Android handsets out there for cheaper prices you really have to wonder who the target market is for such a device.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1726824 27-Feb-2017 08:34
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Only released with a 2.5G radio, will this work in NZ on 3G network?


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  # 1726825 27-Feb-2017 08:35
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It's only 2g. :(

 

So it won't work on spark unless we get them to build us a 2g network for us old people :P


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  # 1726827 27-Feb-2017 08:39
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And only 16MB onboard storage, how does that store anything at all these days?


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  # 1726829 27-Feb-2017 08:39
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sbiddle:

I think it's overpriced (US$60) for what it is.


you really have to wonder who the target market is for such a device.


 



Hipsters. The type who buy crossley turntables and similar retro inspired overpriced crap.





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  # 1726830 27-Feb-2017 08:40
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Yogi02:

Only released with a 2.5G radio, will this work in NZ on 3G network?



Nope, 2degrees or Vodafone only as they have GSM networks.
Both are talking about switching GSM off

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I actually think going forward you'll see some networks around the world shut down 3G before 2G. There are still huge numbers of GSM devices particularly for telemetry, and GSM is perfectly acceptable for voice fall-back.




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Good to see someone at Fairfax has cottoned on quickly that this phone won't work on Spark

 

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  # 1726921 27-Feb-2017 10:24
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The person I spoke to about an Aussie telco said that 2g will stop being available for retail customers long before turn off. Telemetry will still run for a while longer over it till the low bandwidth LTE stuff becomes common and that will replace 2g for that stuff.




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