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#33261 5-May-2009 13:47
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The Nokia N97 is now available for preorder, in both the European (WCDMA 900Mhz) and American (WCDMA 850Mhz) flavours.

The question now, is which version to buy?

I am now just waiting on Telecom and Vodafone to show their hands, announce any new deals they may have going, with the launch of the new Telecom network...

For those wondering, the European 900Mhz version is best suited for Vodafone, and the American 850Mhz version is best suited for Telecom.

So come Telecom and Vodafone...what are you going to do to entice me to stay with your network?

I am primarily a Prepay customer, who uses 'Add-ons', and desire a large data package such as 2GB...
I could be tempted to signup for a plan, but I would not want to be tied into minutes...it needs to allow me to choose the components, such as txt and data.

I will give them 1 month to make their best case, entice me, otherwise if nothing worthwhile has come out, I will likley just stay with Vodafone, as they currently do have the better deals/plans/add-ons for data.




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  #212504 5-May-2009 13:50
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Euro is 900mhz and American is 850mhz

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  #212522 5-May-2009 14:17
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Woops, I got it round the wrong way lol

I notice quite a difference in pricing...

US its 700 US = NZ $1152
Germany its 649 Euros = NZ $1431
Italy its 599 Euros = NZ $1321
Sweden its 7995 Krona = NZ $1700?

Wow...cheapest to import from US...of course that means going with Telecom.




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  #212580 5-May-2009 17:18
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I'm getting the Omnia HD real soon, will wait a while before also grabbing an N97...




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  #212611 5-May-2009 18:36
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WTH? that is sooo expensive, for such a sexy thing, worth it? The Samsung Android looks as sexy being a Samsung. OT tho so ... sorry.

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  #212616 5-May-2009 18:52
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Each to their own bud.

In my mind, worth every penny, as it does everything I want and more...obviously not suitable for you.

NZtechfreak, on the other hand, he buys every high spec mobile out there...must be pulling in a good salary or turning them over pretty quick!




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  #212618 5-May-2009 18:57
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I believe he is a doctor :) so gets paid more than we think.

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  #212744 6-May-2009 06:49
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Actually I've had most of them while I was a student, getting them early from overseas and selling them meant they were each paying for the next, also Nokia send me their latest and greatest from time to time for testing. The falling dollar was helping a lot will reselling for close to the price of purchase though, and that no longer applies, but now I'm not a student so its OK. Working long hours and having no life certainly helps the disposable income ;)




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  #214234 11-May-2009 22:00
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NZtechfreak: Actually I've had most of them while I was a student, getting them early from overseas and selling them meant they were each paying for the next, also Nokia send me their latest and greatest from time to time for testing. The falling dollar was helping a lot will reselling for close to the price of purchase though, and that no longer applies, but now I'm not a student so its OK. Working long hours and having no life certainly helps the disposable income ;)


Lol I do what you do all the time


I keep replacing my mobile every year and look after it so its in excellent condition.


The high exchange rate for the past 3 years has helped me buy alot of phones and sell too.


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  #215179 16-May-2009 02:45
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NZTechFreak how soon would you be able to get the omnia HD ? I am looking to get one myself.Was waiting for N97 but then changed my mind :\ its gonna be my first samsung phone though .

sorry for hijacking the thread..

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  #221266 3-Jun-2009 12:23
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The latest news is that the Nokia N97 will be available in 75 countries simutaneously this month when it is finally launched!

I am still waiting for the official list of countries, to see if New Zealand will be one of them (fingers crossed)...will post an update when I find out more.




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  #221365 3-Jun-2009 16:48
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It is now shipping according to numerous sites such as Symbian-Freak.com and Allaboutsymbian.com.

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#221369 3-Jun-2009 16:56
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Here is an interesting video of the N97 being made and shipped out  :)

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