Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




115 posts

Master Geek


# 21436 26-Apr-2008 23:19
Send private message

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.

Create new topic
5778 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 126530 27-Apr-2008 00:33
Send private message

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!

1786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126534 27-Apr-2008 08:13
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


Minimalist
5587 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 126535 27-Apr-2008 08:27
Send private message
Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 126551 27-Apr-2008 11:41
Send private message

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.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


BDFL - Memuneh
64698 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 126557 27-Apr-2008 12:04
Send private message

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...




19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 126559 27-Apr-2008 12:12
Send private message

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

BDFL - Memuneh
64698 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

# 126560 27-Apr-2008 12:14
Send private message

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.




 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 126561 27-Apr-2008 12:16
Send private message

You learn something new everyday. Thats good

10 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  # 127014 29-Apr-2008 11:27
Send private message

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

4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 127017 29-Apr-2008 11:37
Send private message

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....




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 127049 29-Apr-2008 14:12
Send private message

I would be ill-at-ease buying without warranty...

4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 127053 29-Apr-2008 14:20
Send private message

Sure, I totally understand where you're coming from and that rules out trademe, but not the other options that are available.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


10 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  # 127058 29-Apr-2008 14:29
Send private message

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


4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 127083 29-Apr-2008 15:46
Send private message

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!




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58


Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18


Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11


Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.