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Topic # 5185 6-Oct-2005 06:30
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Does anyone have the inside word on when the Apache will be going on sale in NZ and what sort of price it will go for?

I was about to buy a Harrier but if the Apache is close to release then I think I'll wait.

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  Reply # 21094 6-Oct-2005 09:27
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my advice is! WAIT!!! don't hurry into getting WM2003 devices now... as WM5 is very very close...

because if you made the trip down WM2003, there is a very high chance that most existing WM2003 devices will not be offered with WM5 upgrade...

only few selected PDA-only devices get WM5 upgrades, and i haven't heard of PDA-Phone/Smartphone getting WM5 upgrades..

so wait patiently and see...




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  Reply # 21111 6-Oct-2005 12:27

Disenchanted posted in another thread that October 20 is a likely street date, if you have a telecom account manager they would be the best person to contact otherwise you can check in with your local telecom dealer

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 21112 6-Oct-2005 12:42
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I wouldn't be to excited about WM5. The first RTM is ok - not great.

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Reply # 21120 6-Oct-2005 13:57
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1st post here..... so howdy all!

Would they just replace the Harrier and take it off the shelf, or would they drop the price..

It would not bother me a great deal if i had the Harrier or not,.. but i may aswell wait 3 more weeks to see what they do

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  Reply # 21123 6-Oct-2005 14:57
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i think they will do what Harrier has done to Falcon. limited stock and selling it off cheaply to help "recoup" some cost...

you probably can find Harrier priced at $499 when Apache comes out at $999




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  Reply # 21131 6-Oct-2005 17:07

possibly, but all these handsets are subsidised already, Telecom is probably expecting to make the subsidy back with data/usage

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Reply # 21141 7-Oct-2005 08:59
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Maybe it could get a little cheaper?
I think the amount of use i would use it would not be more than 50MB a month over the network, so with that in mind its $35 a month with the phone only being subsidised to $955 over 12 months and to $899 over 24.

It does vary alot being with the cheapest purchase price being $280 with taking out a 400MB a month data plan over 36 months.
However you have to pay $99 per month.

My question now would be... How much data would be a comfortable amount that you would need over the network?? I average about 17 emails totalling not more than 1mb a day.

Im not sure but maybe with outlook i can get messages sent through to the harrier that will leave the attachment back at my desktop comp. if its over a certian size?

Oh well, before i bore you all with my little bit of research so far,.. all i shall say is that i think i had better wait and try and scratch this "I MUST HAVE NOW" itch somehow else!

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  Reply # 21142 7-Oct-2005 09:29
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hehe i know what you mean. i'm in the same boat...

i wanted to get HX4700, yet i want to wait for Jasjar... yet i am hoping to see Imate to release 3G smartphone... I'm a confused man! LOL


Imagine, imate 3G smartphone + OQO model 01+ mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm who needs PDA when you have full windows xp pro pocket pc (no pun!)




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  Reply # 21143 7-Oct-2005 10:18
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Oh My Oh My! What a ripper..... I hadn't heard of the Jasjar,.. so i googled it and I went **** immediately once I saw it :)

Ok thats it,.. I cannot control myself,... I need something NOW!! I need something that will last me until Jan 07... so then I can upgrade to something even better.

I dont think Anyone should take out contracts for more than 24 months,... and with telecom it means after 18 months you can negotiate on a New Plan with New Phone= New Technology :)

Ain't Technology Great!! :) I can't wait to see what we have in another 10 years,.. then 20 years,.. etc.

Bring it on I say!!

Just like i would like to see a Drug Olympics.... those who want to take the risk,.. take whatever drug you wish to get as strong or as fast etc. as the Human body can possilbly go... with assistance... hehehe
We could have sprint races against leopards and cheaters.. etc. It would make for great reality TV. :-)

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  Reply # 21144 7-Oct-2005 10:21
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hopskombi: Oh My Oh My! What a ripper..... I hadn't heard of the Jasjar,.. so i googled it and I went **** immediately once I saw it :)


Oh gosh... if i have speed-read that i would have taken it with a wrong impression!!!! LOL



Anyway... so are you going to stay with T3G or V3G? hehehe

I am like you, i want new toy to tie me till JasJar or HX4700WM5..... but i can't afford interim toy now.... :-(




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Reply # 21148 7-Oct-2005 11:57
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Hopefully I'm going to be able to get work to help with some of it... I just need to be able to convince them how much more efficient I will be and how much more of a profit i will be able to create for them... hehehe..

Something to that effect anyway.

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  Reply # 21153 7-Oct-2005 17:25
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Dont be surprised if the Harrier doesnt drop by any significant amount, and the Apache launches with a much higher RRP than $1000... (pure speculation on my part).

My uninformed opinion is ~$1500 for the Apache and ~$800 for the Harrier.

24/36 month contracts? - Check with your account manager, often you may find you are eligible after 18 months on either contract length (depending on a few things).




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  Reply # 21158 7-Oct-2005 19:19
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In general phones released in Telecom network tends to be cheaper compared to GSM phones released by vodafone. For example i-mate PDA2K and harrier, while pda2k retails for $1799 harrier costs just $999. My guess is that apache will retail for just under $1000.








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  Reply # 21167 8-Oct-2005 07:20
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thanks for he replies guys - I think my account manager will be getting an email come Monday. I think I might wait for the Apache - I really dont want to be stuck with a Harrier when I can see a shiny new Apache in the shop window everytime i walk past.


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  Reply # 21363 11-Oct-2005 23:49
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here is a pretty comprehensive review of apache if anyone is interested.

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/Sprint-PPC-6700.htm






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