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Topic # 49804 20-Nov-2009 14:39
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Hi Guys

Im having a few problems with choosing a new phone
I have an okta touch, have had it for 4 months and I can no longer stand it. The performance has gone down hill and takes ages to do anything. So i wanna get a new phone

My preference was first towards a nokia N97. I love the idea of a slide out qwerty but I have not seen many good reviews.
The next is the iphone 3Gs. Not a fan of apple but they seem to hold a big advantage over all otehr touch phones at the moment. Expensive for what they are
I have also seen some other HTC phones and androids but would like to see what you guys think

What have you guys got or think is good atm.
I want to stay on telecom as well


Let me know

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  Reply # 274752 20-Nov-2009 15:00
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HTC HD2




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  Reply # 274759 20-Nov-2009 15:44
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Anything else?
I wanna hear what phones you guys have and why you love it so

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 274769 20-Nov-2009 16:15
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Hi - kinda hard to make comment without knowing what uses you will have for the device..... but I've been very happy with the iPhone 3GS (previously had iPhone 3G). There are lots of functions that allow me to leave the laptop behind & feel confident that I can survive with the iPhone, whether it's emailing, note taking (written or recorded), Facebooking, Twittering, remotely viewing web cams, reading pdf's, GPS, TV guide, translator, books, pump action shotgun, photo/video shooting & editing, umm...& I thinkyou can talk & text also. It is quick to access whatever you may want to use on the phone, has huge expandability thru' the App Store, easy to back-up & transfer data/files, shoots good piccies & video, blah, blah...




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  Reply # 274772 20-Nov-2009 16:27
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+1 for the iPhone. I just bought one a couple of weeks back and I hardly turn my computer on now. It's just so cool!

But be warned, the inital $ outlay is just the beginning. I had to replace my head unit in the car to work with it, then of course had to import a decent car mount/dock for it. Today just ordered a carbon fiber case from the states... it's never ending I tell u! And don't even get me started on the apps!



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  Reply # 274795 20-Nov-2009 18:14
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Sony Ericsson Satio Has been getting Rave reviews I think. Not a bad Phone IMO.

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  Reply # 274808 20-Nov-2009 19:13
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I have the Touch Pro 2 and it's an excellent phone. See also NZTechfreak's comments on the HTC HD2 he's just bought:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=6&topicid=49088&page_no=1#274731




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  Reply # 274812 20-Nov-2009 19:23
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Also see my thread on my i8910, another good touchscreen phone. I'd probably still take that over the Satio (I've played a lot with a friends Satio), unless low light and night photography is of paramount importance to you.

Probably worth waiting a few weeks and seeing how the Nokia N900 fares once its released, and that would also give some time to see whether the Motorola Milestone (Droid for the EU/Vodafone frequencies) becomes more widely available.

Why not let us know what experiences you want from a mobile - I'm pretty sure we can help you out here.

EDIT: Just saw you're keen to stay on Telecom. Options much more limited.




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  Reply # 275142 22-Nov-2009 12:41
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the okta touch was an AWESOME phone, I don't fully understand why you don't to keep on using it?

you say performance has gone way down hill, yet over a 4 month period it should be going just as fast now as it is when you bought it

are you closing running apps when you don't need them anymore? is there memory space on the phone or have you filled up ever last byte with an excessive number of files?





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  Reply # 275365 23-Nov-2009 09:06
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Hey i find the okta really slow. with no apps open it can take up to 5 seconds to open messages and it constantly missed touches. The main problem i find is that it seems to lock up and you cant open close anythign, wont recognise you touching the screen at all. Then i have to turn it on and off again. Does not seem normal to me

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  Reply # 275383 23-Nov-2009 10:02
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Potentially you could take it to a Telecom store and get them to look at it, see what they think.

Anyway, what features do you want from a phone? As others have said, its hard to recommend one if we don't know what you want.

However, if you like slide out QWERTY then the Touch Pro2 is a great (but expensive) option. If you were after a lower-end model, then maybe the LG GF500?
http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/lg-gr500f

Curious as to what you think of the LG in particular

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  Reply # 275399 23-Nov-2009 10:49
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Anyone use nokia 5800? I've read that most (almost all) devices have faulty speakers and that cause major troubles and lots of repair overseas. Is it the case in NZ too?

Phone is for my gf and needs to be under 500... so nokia 5800 to go, but want to hear some reviews from owner in NZ.

Thanks.




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  Reply # 275402 23-Nov-2009 10:55
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I am also curious about teh new LG phones. I have heard good things but im not sure if i will take that plunge. Its still LG if you get my drift.
The nokia N900 could be one to look for.
My main wants in a phone are a decent camera, office, good email support, twitter apps etc. Decent touch with logical actions, qwerty for text and availabilty of apps for upgrading.

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  Reply # 275409 23-Nov-2009 11:20
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ive had a quick play with the lg500. at first glance it was bloody good(especialy for an lg), ill ask the guy who owns it for a bit of a review and see if he has come up with any bad points




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  Reply # 275419 23-Nov-2009 11:52
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Cheers that would be perfect. Hopefully it comes up top notch.
I also love the samsungs i8910 use of widgets. However, the omnia seems a wee bit large and too costly for me. Do not really need HD video.

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  Reply # 275423 23-Nov-2009 12:02
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kobiak: Anyone use nokia 5800? I've read that most (almost all) devices have faulty speakers and that cause major troubles and lots of repair overseas. Is it the case in NZ too?

Phone is for my gf and needs to be under 500... so nokia 5800 to go, but want to hear some reviews from owner in NZ.

Thanks.


As fas as I'm aware the speaker problems were actually quite limited. I owned one briefly, it was fine, in its price bracket its very hard to beat. A workmate has one, he's had no problems whatsoever.




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