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Topic # 58092 7-Mar-2010 09:35
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Does anyone know if there is any other way (other than Expansys) to buy a Palm Pre for use in NZ?

Would appreciate your comments on this one. 

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  Reply # 305187 7-Mar-2010 10:59
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Ebay would probably be cheaper, Plemix is another possibility.

Worth waiting for unlocked versions of the Palm Pre Plus though, considering its improved Vs the original Pre?

If you go ahead would be really keen to hear your feedback on the device.




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  Reply # 305191 7-Mar-2010 11:37
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Thanks for this. Plepix does not currently have the Palm Pre available. There are some on ebay. Finding a gsm palm pre plus is impossible at the moment.

Any other ideas?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 305317 8-Mar-2010 09:28
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Are you sure you want the Palm Pre? I have had a go with the device and I'd have to save I wasn't that impressed. The hardware keyboard that slides out is terrible. Tiny little hard buttons. Not trying to sway you either way. See if you can get a demo of the device before you buy.




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  Reply # 305910 10-Mar-2010 12:12
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There's one for sale on TradeMe at the moment

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Vodafone/Other/auction-276710194.htm

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  Reply # 305936 10-Mar-2010 13:04
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gadgetmannz: Are you sure you want the Palm Pre? I have had a go with the device and I'd have to save I wasn't that impressed. The hardware keyboard that slides out is terrible. Tiny little hard buttons. Not trying to sway you either way. See if you can get a demo of the device before you buy.


...and by the sounds of it those are some of things addresses by the Pre Plus...




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  Reply # 306630 12-Mar-2010 14:17
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Relisted here - http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=276710194

Looks like it has been dropped to me so not keen on this one.



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  Reply # 306632 12-Mar-2010 14:22
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The problem is that getting your hands on a test model first is next to impossible!!!! I would love to have the time to try before buy but cant see anyway for this to happen.

Finding a Palm Pre that works on GSM is impossible at moment as well so still looking at the original pre.

I have spent considerable time watching vids and reading reviews. Without ever having had a go on a palm pre (and having been a long time iPhone owner) the WebOS looks simply stunning.

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  Reply # 306643 12-Mar-2010 14:41
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aimsy007: The problem is that getting your hands on a test model first is next to impossible!!!! I would love to have the time to try before buy but cant see anyway for this to happen.

Finding a Palm Pre that works on GSM is impossible at moment as well so still looking at the original pre.

I have spent considerable time watching vids and reading reviews. Without ever having had a go on a palm pre (and having been a long time iPhone owner) the WebOS looks simply stunning.


Dont they produce a GSM model for Mexico? 

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  Reply # 306805 13-Mar-2010 00:38
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Check out the GSM Pre forum on precentral.net. There's a couple of guys there selling unlocked spanish Pre's internationally with good feedback.

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  Reply # 307342 15-Mar-2010 11:29
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have been watching and waiting for palm pre for a while. I have found some online store selling unlocked GSM pre in Germany. Trying to get one of my german friend to figure out whether they can sell to NZ without paying local GST. However, I reckon I will wait few more months as price may drop after GSM version available in US.

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