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Topic # 21436 26-Apr-2008 23:19
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Is there any info out there about a Wi-Fi Curve coming to Vodafone?

I'm looking at shelling out a cool $900.00 for the 8310 Curve, the only downer is there is no Wi-Fi, I am so used to it  with having a N-95, I would stick with the N-95 but I miss a QWERTY.

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  Reply # 126530 27-Apr-2008 00:33
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I had a curve for a while.  As a Blackberry - ie, Email device it was great.  For browsing it sucked.  For IM it was okay, but its not 3G and you can definitely tell once you start getting into bandwidth intenstive applications.  I've not heard of a wifi version coming out, and to be honest if there was one I wouldn't see much benefit in it for that form factor device.  one thing is for sure - it is totally not worth $900, I wouldn't even pay $500 for it.  If you're willing to pay $900 to have email pushed to your pocket then more power to you!

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  Reply # 126534 27-Apr-2008 08:13
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Blackberrys are cool but it is not really the gadget for me. I would love this. Having push email is great but as above post, it's not 3G it sucks for browsing etc. Not to say the least, BIS is over priced, where I can get a mobile broadband of 200MB for similar price.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 126535 27-Apr-2008 08:27
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  Reply # 126551 27-Apr-2008 11:41
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Speaking from experience, comparing the normal data plans to blackberry data plans is like comparing apples to oranges...

The reason why I say this is that the blackberry does a lot behind the scenes to optimise data usage so that you don't needlessly use data. You'll find that vodafones highest blackberry plan is quite overkill unless you are an extremely heavy user.

Disclaimer: I'm posting from a blackberry in china, and am not worried about the roaming costs as they tend to be very low.




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Reply # 126557 27-Apr-2008 12:04
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cokemaster: Disclaimer: I'm posting from a blackberry in china, and am not worried about the roaming costs as they tend to be very low.


That's because you are usinga Telecom Blackberry, and Blackberry roaming on Telecom is cheaper than Vodafone...




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  Reply # 126559 27-Apr-2008 12:12
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freitasm:
cokemaster: Disclaimer: I'm posting from a blackberry in china, and am not worried about the roaming costs as they tend to be very low.


That's because you are usinga Telecom Blackberry, and Blackberry roaming on Telecom is cheaper than Vodafone...
is it? I thought it was still $30 per meg

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Reply # 126560 27-Apr-2008 12:14
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johnr: is it? I thought it was still $30 per meg


Telecom BlackBerry data roaming pricing is divided in zones. China is $20 per megabyte, Australia is $8 per megabyte.

Vodafone charges $30 per megabyte regardless of location outside New Zealand.




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  Reply # 126561 27-Apr-2008 12:16
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You learn something new everyday. Thats good

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  Reply # 127014 29-Apr-2008 11:27
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DonkeyKong: Is there any info out there about a Wi-Fi Curve coming to Vodafone?

I'm looking at shelling out a cool $900.00 for the 8310 Curve, the only downer is there is no Wi-Fi, I am so used to it  with having a N-95, I would stick with the N-95 but I miss a QWERTY.



check out trademe. brand new curve 8320 for $750

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  Reply # 127017 29-Apr-2008 11:37
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Regarding the original post:

Why not get the Blackberry Curve 8320 for $900 (thanks pricespy!)

Or even cheaper from Trademe if need be?

I mean why pay Vodafone's prices? Only people I can see needing the reassurance of purchasing from Vodafone are people ill at ease with technology, which lets face it, shouldn't apply to many here....




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  Reply # 127049 29-Apr-2008 14:12
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I would be ill-at-ease buying without warranty...

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  Reply # 127053 29-Apr-2008 14:20
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Sure, I totally understand where you're coming from and that rules out trademe, but not the other options that are available.




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  Reply # 127058 29-Apr-2008 14:29
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hey nztechfreak, i know this is unrelated, but when are you going to release the second and third article on gps?


or at lease can you tell us the name of the software


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  Reply # 127083 29-Apr-2008 15:46
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Its Garmin Mobile XT - great piece of software and well worth the money (it comes on a 2GB microSD card to soften the blow a little). I've mentioned it a few times here since I've never gotten around to finishing the article!




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