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Master Geek

# 21569 30-Apr-2008 20:51
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Does anyone know when the Samsung Ace is going to be released? I had read it was supposed to be out in April, but it's the last day of the month and I don't see it on Telecom's website.


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  # 127396 30-Apr-2008 21:15
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I too was lead to believe the release was imminent, but Telecom is well known for delaying handset launches, or even canning the release of handsets altogether, well into the process (Though I would say this particular phone is just waiting on all stock to be reflashed with Telecom specific firmware etc).

Such an ugly phone though!


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  # 127447 1-May-2008 07:22
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I think you'll find that the phone is available for sale from today.

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Master Geek

  # 127535 1-May-2008 12:13
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You're right Tony, it is fugly! I was originally going to get a BlackBerry but not enough data on either of the plans unfortunately.  I thought about the Touch, but I don't know that I'd cope without real buttons.

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Master Geek

  # 127609 1-May-2008 15:07
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Take a look at the boss, It is a nice device, I love mine.

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Master Geek

  # 127732 1-May-2008 22:19
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I have a Palm Treo 650 which I use as a modem from time to time, but it is cdma and I need a phone for going to Aus shortly. I just cheked the Samsung features and it says it can't be used as a modem?

"*The Mobile Broadband feature does not mean the phone can be used as a modem"

So on my trusty Treo (30 months now - by far the longest survivor for me in twenty years)

I have

Video camera
SD slot
MP3 player
Web access
Qwerty keyboard
Remote Sync
Remote access (what a tiny screen, like looking at your pc through a keyhole)

What am I going to miss if I get a Samsung Ace?


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Master Geek

  # 129396 8-May-2008 15:54
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I took a look at the Samsung Ace today and I can get it on a plan for $225 or so.  It is a bit thinner than my Treo 650, with no Palm functionality, just thumbs and fingers.

Anybody got a lead into the "next" worldmode phone/pda that is coming through telecom?



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Ultimate Geek

  # 129429 8-May-2008 17:50
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3-4 more before nov 08

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Master Geek

  # 129543 8-May-2008 22:40
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n00dy: 3-4 more before nov 08

 I'm off to OZ roaimng in mid july for a couple of weeks... anything new scheduled for before then?

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