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  Reply # 183567 11-Dec-2008 16:52
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I have a 20% discount on any Nokia mobile, so if I was to use that with a N95...$480!

I got the 20% discount through the Wheel of Fortune TV game, I txt in the correct answer...but I am not going to use it.




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  Reply # 183891 13-Dec-2008 17:13
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Ok, Be quite careful of the quality control of these devices, My first one from 2007 was a stellar phone and was Made in Finland, I now have had two from Vodafone "Made in China" and both have failed.

First, crooked made manu pad, really stiff keypad, large patch of blue pixels on camera, flashing picel cluster on display.
Second, Great solid keypad, loose slider, bad background hiss in the audio-out, stuffed camera - bottom half of images are horribly out of focus and device locks up even after full wipe when video accel is interrogated (capure or playback)and software reflash. hmmmmmm.


Maybe I might stick with the Samsung ACE/i325 with GSM mode.

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  Reply # 183894 13-Dec-2008 17:38
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Today I went into a Vodafone store and looked at their N95.  I am surprised it isn't on Vodafone firmware?  Because I could actually change the Vodafone theme to something else and all the nasty red menu bars are gone, leaving only the Vodafone Live icon under Applications.

Or is this still based on Vodafone firmware?  Confused!!

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  Reply # 183903 13-Dec-2008 18:31
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Thats pretty normal TBH.

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  Reply # 183904 13-Dec-2008 18:45
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Jeffthechef: Thats pretty normal TBH.


So is it still running Vodafone firmware or not?

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  Reply # 183913 13-Dec-2008 19:35
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Yes that is the Vodafone firmware, You can change all the shortcuts, change the "live" right softkey, change your theme, use SIP etc.

The startup/shutdown graphics are still Vodanised and there are still a lot of annoying "online services" links and the icons (which you can shove into another nested folder anyway to get them out of your face though I think a lot of the links are Nokia's)

Shame for the hardware glitches, I was really liking the phone again. I'm considering now awaiting the arrival of the new T'com network and getting the N95-3 and rehousing it with the N95-1 body (lens shutter, lighter battery, slimmer etc)

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  Reply # 183915 13-Dec-2008 19:46
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Loving my new N95 a lot more now that I have had it for a week. Updated to the latest Vodafone firmware and it seems to run and do everything I want it to do. Glad I managed to get it at $499 from The Warehouse. Got a really nice crystal case off Trade Me for $5.99. I'm amazed how snuggly it fits the phone and how good it looks. 

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  Reply # 183922 13-Dec-2008 20:25
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Regarding the "Made in Finland" thing, I don't believe they are any better in truth (this is an issue that has been done to death in forums elsewhere). Over a much larger sample size the anecdotal beliefs that MIF handsets are better than MIC handsets appears to be disproved, which of course is, in a nutshell, the problem with anecdotal evidence.

Ideally make them open the box and let you try the slider/keys etc, as the build quality is quite variable for all N-Series phones whether MIF or MIC.




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  Reply # 183927 13-Dec-2008 20:52
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Let me just say it's amazing how the N95, compared to the devices available today, is still rated so highly in terms of functionality and ease of use after nearly two years on the market.

Would the N97 be the next big thing?  Well, gotta wait and see.

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  Reply # 183945 13-Dec-2008 23:35
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why buy n95 when n97 coming out and its seems to look better
the warehosuse on is 369 i think last time a checked when i was working there




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  Reply # 183957 14-Dec-2008 03:15
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I have just been told, there was a bit of an issue with some of the Chinese factories Nokia were using being inconsistent, Nokia returned manufacture of phone to Korea until the quality issues were sorted out, Subsequent handsets like the N95 8GB were returned to Korean manufacture for example.

I tried this one in the store, of course it looked fine and worked fine until I tried the headphones and viewed the pictures from the previous night's party and realized I'd have been better taking them with an old VGA cameraphone, ugh..

I'd really like to make a handset out of the 3 I have had, the current one's great keypad and flawless screen, the 2007 one's great camera and the second's main board which did not crash whenever the PowerVR was activated or have the hissing from the headphones. Hmmm, it's not hard swapping the front panel containing LCD and menu buttons then swapping the keymat across, I could live with the bad pixels for the clarity otherwise in the second camera.



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  Reply # 183963 14-Dec-2008 05:07
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cws82us: why buy n95 when n97 coming out and its seems to look better
the warehosuse on is 369 i think last time a checked when i was working there

When were you last at the Warehouse?  I thought they were $399 until 9 Dec.  I'll definitely buy one at $369!




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  Reply # 183969 14-Dec-2008 09:00
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w2krules:
cws82us: why buy n95 when n97 coming out and its seems to look better
the warehosuse on is 369 i think last time a checked when i was working there

When were you last at the Warehouse?  I thought they were $399 until 9 Dec.  I'll definitely buy one at $369!


No, they were selling it for $499, other places $599.  Now that the deal is over, everyone is retailing it at $599.


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  Reply # 184248 15-Dec-2008 13:25
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Took the N95 back and got a refund, big thumbs down to Nokia care centre for appaling service.

Stellar service from Dick Smith Electronics with regards to returning it

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  Reply # 184337 15-Dec-2008 17:20
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I have been trying to sell my Nokia N95 for a month or so now.
Its on trademe at moment for $500




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