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Topic # 56696 21-Jan-2010 09:58
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Hi,

Need some advice please...

I am on the look for a new phone...

Considering the iPhone, but what else would people recommend...

Need the phone to connect to Exchange 2003...

An possibly Remote desktop...

In New Plymouth, and on the Vodafone Network...

Any ideas on what to do?

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  Reply # 291770 21-Jan-2010 10:15
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iPhone can do Exchange connectivity, but I'm unsure about RDC.

In any scenario, if you can, wait until the 28th. Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.




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  Reply # 291780 21-Jan-2010 10:33

magu: iPhone can do Exchange connectivity, but I'm unsure about RDC.

In any scenario, if you can, wait until the 28th. Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.


The only thing on the 27th relating to the iPhone will be iPhone OS 4.0. There is nothing to suggest new phones are being announced. That will happen at WWDC.


Edit: well perhaps the Verizon iPhone but that won't be a new model.

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  Reply # 291797 21-Jan-2010 10:59
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maknz:
magu: iPhone can do Exchange connectivity, but I'm unsure about RDC.

In any scenario, if you can, wait until the 28th. Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.


The only thing on the 27th relating to the iPhone will be iPhone OS 4.0. There is nothing to suggest new phones are being announced. That will happen at WWDC.



I'd still wait and see. Only a week out, anyway.


And AFAIK there has been NO confirmation of what the event will be about. All that is known is the date and the tagline of the event. Anything else is pure speculation.




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  Reply # 291803 21-Jan-2010 11:09
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magu:
maknz:
magu: iPhone can do Exchange connectivity, but I'm unsure about RDC.

In any scenario, if you can, wait until the 28th. Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.


The only thing on the 27th relating to the iPhone will be iPhone OS 4.0. There is nothing to suggest new phones are being announced. That will happen at WWDC.



I'd still wait and see. Only a week out, anyway.


And AFAIK there has been NO confirmation of what the event will be about. All that is known is the date and the tagline of the event. Anything else is pure speculation.


Which the rumors and speculation normally come from people that have connections inside apple, the last couple of years i have been keeping an eye on the rumors they have been right every time the only things that are ever wrong is occasionally a feature, but every time they said a new iphone, mac or ipod is or is not coming they have been right so its usually a justified thing to go by

Also in regards to remote dekstop you can do it through a VNC client




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  Reply # 291823 21-Jan-2010 11:57
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Thanks, Yes, will wait an see the apple announcment at 7am 28th Jan - Thursday (NZ Time)....

Has the iPhone 3GS really been out that long for Apple to announce a new phone at WWDC???

I dont really wan to wait till WWDC... but then again, I could be stuck with an outdated model if I dont...

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  Reply # 291834 21-Jan-2010 12:15
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It's been a cycle.

You can read more about it here: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/




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  Reply # 291851 21-Jan-2010 12:36
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I would go for the Iphone 3GS. I use this phone and it's excellent. I had the HTC Hero before that and it's not a scratch on the Iphone. Everything is so smooth and quick on the 3GS plus the apps are so much more polished on the Iphone than any other phone.




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  Reply # 291853 21-Jan-2010 12:38
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magu: iPhone can do Exchange connectivity, but I'm unsure about RDC.

In any scenario, if you can, wait until the 28th. Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.


I think you're dreaming if you expect a new iPhone model to be announced next week...

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  Reply # 291856 21-Jan-2010 12:43
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There seems to be some misunderstanding from my answer to the OP. Let's clear it up:

I DID mention Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.

I DID NOT say I'm expecting a new iPhone model to be announced at the event.

All that I did was alert the OP to the fact that it's not generally a good idea to buy Apple products so close to an Apple event.




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  Reply # 291861 21-Jan-2010 12:50
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magu: There seems to be some misunderstanding from my answer to the OP. Let's clear it up:

I DID mention Apple is supposedly announcing new mobile devices on the 27th.

I DID NOT say I'm expecting a new iPhone model to be announced at the event.

All that I did was alert the OP to the fact that it's not generally a good idea to buy Apple products so close to an Apple event.


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  Reply # 291874 21-Jan-2010 13:22
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The HTC HD2 will do exchange, and remote desktop, both are native functions.

Its screen size (4.3inch) and resolution (WVGA) make it considerably superior to the iPhone for this kind of use.

If you want to know more about the HD2 fire away, I've had mine for 6 or 7 weeks now as I got it at first release, so I'm quite familiar with the device. Its hardware is top notch, so much so that its confirmed for upgrade to Windows Mobile 7 when it comes later this year, so no particular need to worry about being lumped with an outdated handset in the short-medium term.




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  Reply # 291884 21-Jan-2010 13:37
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I have a remote desktop app for the iPhone so it is definatly possible.



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  Reply # 291923 21-Jan-2010 14:38
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What app was that? I have heard of a few, is the one you use good?

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  Reply # 291940 21-Jan-2010 15:35
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But would you rather be using RD on 480x320 pixels or 800x480?




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  Reply # 291950 21-Jan-2010 15:47
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yes, the 800x400 is looking attractive... where can you pick up the HTC HD2?

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