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euanandrews

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  #253278 4-Sep-2009 17:43
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Hey Brent, is there any way I can purchase this through one of the Nokia sites? (UK or US)
In the past I noticed it was not possible due to having to povide a local address...
On quick look, it appears only US resdints can purchase via the US Nokia website

And if purchased through the US site, is it the WCDMA 900/2100mhz version? (not some NAM variant)

And what worldwide/NZ warranty does the US Nokia site offer?

And, and, and...and...and...and...




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  #253282 4-Sep-2009 17:56
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I can also look for you Bartender on the UK Nokia site if you want. I'm a kiwi living in London.




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  #253301 4-Sep-2009 18:51
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TheBartender: The Nokia N900, the latest and greatest announced by Nokia, already outdating Nokia's current flagship, is expected to be released this October.

It is what the N97 should have been.

Specs:
2G: GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
- 3G: WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz
- CPU: ARM Cortex-A8 600MHz
- GPU: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
- Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP
- Data: HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
- Radio: Stereo FM radio; FM transmitter
Battery: 1320mAh
- Flash: Full Adobe Flash(TM) 9.4 support
- Keyboard: Full physical slide-out QWERTY
- RAM: 1GB (256MB RAM, 768MB virtual RAM)
- Memory: 32GB, expandable via microSD
- Dimensions: 110.9×59.8×18mm = 181g
- Browser: Mozilla powered Maemo browser
- Video: Record up to 848×480px, up to 25fps
- Codec: Divx/Xvid, wmv
- Screen: 3.5in TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors, 800 × 480 pixel resolution
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light



What I like about the N900:
- Brand new OS, Maemo/Linux
- The multiple Homescreens
- The Dashboard
- The swipe transition effects between screens
- That it can play divx/avi out-of-the-box
- The 1GB of RAM means no shortage of memory/crashing apps
- The PowerVR SGX hardware graphics acceleration
- The web browser appears much easier and deskop traditional to use
- Full flash support
- The larger pyhsical qwerty keys

What I do not like about the N900:
- Brand new OS, Maemo/Linux...should this device and/or Maemo not take off, the owners of this device could be left with an unsupported OS that no one makes apps for
- The N900 is a slider...I like the snappy slide-n-tilit form factor of the N97
- The N900 is wider and thicker hence is also heavier than the N97
- The incompatibilty with many Nokia apps such as Nokia Sports Tracker
- No D pad for gaming
- Still only 3 rows of qwerty keys, no dedicated number keys
- The battery appears to be smaller than that used in the N97, which is always running out, and this is a more powerful device?

That said...I am going to buy one, either on first release, or possibly 1 month after release to give time for reviews to come out as base my decision on that.


Your thoughts/questions?


 

i dont know if i should get n900 or e72... sigh...



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  #253304 4-Sep-2009 19:42
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Resistive instead of a capacitive touchscreen? Does this mean you will need (or it will work better with) a stylus? I've really gotten used to using a finger.

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  #253310 4-Sep-2009 20:03
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gadgetmannz: I can also look for you Bartender on the UK Nokia site if you want. I'm a kiwi living in London.

I appreciate that, but paying in pounds/euros is much more expensive so not really appealing...

UK Nokia = 499 pounds = $1139.79
USA Nokia = 649 US dollars = $907.57

Other than my Blackgold TV tuner, I have never brought from overseas before,so do not know how the taxes etc work...




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  #253314 4-Sep-2009 20:14
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Hey,

As you already know you can only purchase and send handset bought from those stores to the country the store is in, the same goes for warranties, they're only ever applicable in the country of sale.

Your choices are:
Buy local and get local support
Buy abroad and risk any issues being needing to be dealt with by the country of purchase.

I couldn't give you an answer of whether or not or when it may be available in New Zealand through official channels.

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  #253324 4-Sep-2009 21:08
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Having seen the premium Vodafone put on the N97, I will not be waiting for them to release the N900...
$1800...what a joke!

Guess I might have to use a parallel importer like Expert Infotech agvain....

NZtechfreak....how are you going to source yours?
Would it be benificial to you if we pool together?




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  #253325 4-Sep-2009 21:09
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do you think i could write a letter to nokia nz and complain about my n97 on the basis that it is slow and needs restarting frequently, and get a (heavily) subsidised N900? ;)


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  #253327 4-Sep-2009 21:14
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mdf: Resistive instead of a capacitive touchscreen? Does this mean you will need (or it will work better with) a stylus? I've really gotten used to using a finger.


Its resistive, although everyone who has laid hands on the device rates it very highly for sensitivity.

Just watched JKK Mobiles 16min hands on. Mostly focused on browser using a WiFi connection. Generally positive I think, although having to manually remove the top and bottom menu bars is undesirable and it does lack the key behaviour where double tap both zooms AND reflows text. Looks to me like the browser falls a little short of Opera Mobile 9.7, but still very good and positively awesome next to the S60 browser....




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  #253339 5-Sep-2009 02:52
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TheBartender:
gadgetmannz: I can also look for you Bartender on the UK Nokia site if you want. I'm a kiwi living in London.

I appreciate that, but paying in pounds/euros is much more expensive so not really appealing...

UK Nokia = 499 pounds = $1139.79
USA Nokia = 649 US dollars = $907.57

Other than my Blackgold TV tuner, I have never brought from overseas before,so do not know how the taxes etc work...


Fair enough, that's a big cost difference. If you import it to NZ don't forget to factor in customs duty which will be GST 12.5%.




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  #253340 5-Sep-2009 04:45
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this phone does not support JAVA program right? 

euanandrews

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  #253341 5-Sep-2009 05:51
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Apparently not, no.




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  #253347 5-Sep-2009 08:17
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I'll probably get mine from one of the NZ parallel importers, but it depends on the respective prices, certainly I can ask them for a discount for purchasing multiple units...




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  #253389 5-Sep-2009 15:09
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hey nztechfreak, ill b keen to pool in for n900,
The more the merrier eh?

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Cool, indeed the more the merrier when it comes to asking for group purchase discount...




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