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  Reply # 181740 3-Dec-2008 11:22
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Yep - The Warehouse is selling the N95 for half price - $499.




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  Reply # 181742 3-Dec-2008 11:31
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That is a fantastic price for an excellent phone Cool

Guess other than Christmas specials, the price is also tumbling in light of the pending release of the N96 and N97, maybe they been told to move as much stock as possible.

If this phone did everything I wanted, I would buy it in a heartbeat at that price, but I am holding out for the N97 (and Telecoms new network)




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  Reply # 181896 3-Dec-2008 23:12
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Really excited about buying a n95 at this great price. I wonder if the n95 8G will get a price drop over the next few weeks? I'd hate to buy a vanilla n95 tomorrow and find the 8gb on sale in a few days.

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  Reply # 181914 4-Dec-2008 05:48
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In many ways the N95-1 is superior, so I wouldn't be too worried (unless plaing Quake III is very appealing to you!).




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  Reply # 181937 4-Dec-2008 09:14
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NZtechfreak: In many ways the N95-1 is superior, so I wouldn't be too worried.


Hi,

Am interested in your reasoning behind this. Only ask as I recently managed to destroy my 8GB phone and have gone back to my N95-1 ... and am being hassled by collegues on the 8GB. Any ammo I can throw back at them would be greatly appreciated Tongue out

I do think both models are easily the best devices I've used. No offence to Apple, RIM etc who all make wonderful devices as well.

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  Reply # 181941 4-Dec-2008 09:24
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The only 2 pluses with the N95-1 would be the lense cover on the camera and and expansion slot as opposed to fixed memory, you should be able to rock a 16GB microSDHC with the later version of firmware.

Personally if neither of those things matter I found the 8GB to be a far superior machine, bigger screen, faster, better looking (IMHO), bigger battery without having to modify the rear housing.

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  Reply # 181964 4-Dec-2008 10:39
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Lens cover, smaller form factor, same battery life despite the smaller capacity (yes, I've owned both, I presume the larger brighter screen is why), 2.8inch display on the 8GB is too large for QVGA (in fact even the N95's 2.6 is slightly too large, but still better pixel density), 16GB microSDHC card (and 32 to come).




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  Reply # 182081 4-Dec-2008 17:35
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Went to the Warehouse today and there they were for $499.  On special until 9 December.




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  Reply # 182090 4-Dec-2008 18:15
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I got mine from the Warehouse today but I am getting conflicting reports on the size of the Mini Sd card I can use with it.

Can it use the 8 gig mini SDHC cards?

cheers Paul.

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  Reply # 182092 4-Dec-2008 18:35
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Depends on your firmware. I can't speak for the Voda ones, but on V20 Nokia firmwares and up you can use up to 16GB microSDHC cards. My recommendation is always to debrand away from the ghastly Voda firmwares... it'll void your warranty though.

I had an 8GB one in mine last December and it was fine.

People who say it can't take them don't know what they're talking about (most CSRs in mobile stores in NZ I'm afraid). They'll also spout rubbish about it slowing your phone down - not true. It will slow down your gallery, because Nokia's inbuilt gallery application is terrible basically (something like Resco photo viewer will be just fine), and it will slow down music player library refreshes, but otherwise you should notice no difference in the day-to-day operation of the phone.

If you want more help with N95 related stuff check out n95users.com - very helpful forum.




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  Reply # 182102 4-Dec-2008 19:45
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The current N95's in country should have version 21.

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  Reply # 182119 4-Dec-2008 20:40
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Current Firmware is 21, upgradable to 30, I have left it vodafone firmware for the time being (Warranty) but removed all the junk like Vodatheme and LIVE! button and put all the "download now" type links into a folder titled "Yawn" :-P which is hidden somwhere i'll never see it Had 8GB card working in mine, an a-data,,,, no, that's right, It's actually a Sandisk once I scraped the PAINT OFF! Tongue out

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  Reply # 182142 4-Dec-2008 21:56
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johnr: Nokia e71 is a nice device. I would buy that over the n95


The E71 is very nice. Very good quality build and nice finish to it.
It depends on your taste in phones. If you were going to be in a situation where you use in like a Blackberry, along with Mail for Exchange, it'd be great for business use.
Its still got a lot of functionallity that the N95 has, but the N95 is more for you if you're a multimedia type person. Its more for play than business. But that may be what you're looking for, and the N95 can do business too.

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  Reply # 182157 4-Dec-2008 22:36
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Its pretty well as business savvy as the E71 (nice handset too). Mail for Exchange can be done on the N95 on the new mail client beta I think.




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  Reply # 182169 4-Dec-2008 23:04
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Yup, sure can. MfE has some problems though. I've installed it on a couple of phones at Vector, including my N96, an E90 and some E50's, and often if you change the user profile, you have to reinstall MfE or it won't work properly. The E50's in particular have trouble.
My N96 hasn't had much trouble though, but it uses a different version to the other ones.

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