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Topic # 5434 28-Oct-2005 01:00
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Am I right in thinking that the HTC Apache is pretty much the same phone as the i-Mate K-JAM (Wizard) but with a faster processor, higher data speeds and a lower price? I've been hanging out for the i-Mate K-JAM through Vodafone which they show on their website as $1599, so the Apache at $1199 (including an extra battery) seems too good to be true? Does the addition of a stumpy antenna really warrant a $400 price difference ;-), or is there more to it?

I recently switched from Telecom to Vodafone because of the ease of global roaming for frequent trips to Australia, and I am thinking of moving there. If I bought the Apache and then moved to Aussie, can I switch to a CDMA provider over there and still get the same kinds of services like high-speed data?

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Reply # 22209 28-Oct-2005 08:04
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Welcome to Geekzone... The HTC Apache and HTC Wizard are very similar in form factor, but with different CPUs.

I am not sure if the Apache is faster than the Wizard though - haven't compared those two models (I had a HTC Universal around here and have an Apache now).

As for roaming, it will do voice and data roam in Australia, but I doubt Telstra would connect it to their network. CDMA operators don't usually connect imported phones.








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Reply # 22217 28-Oct-2005 09:28
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Thanks for your reply...and the warm welcome!

I must admit I was just comparing the processor speeds on the spec sheets for the "416MHz Intel Bulverde" Apache vs the "200Mhz TI OMP 850" K-JAM. It sounds faster but of course there is more to it than that.

Not being able to connect it up in Aussie would be a hassle - I might try and chase Telstra up and see what their official view is on this. Otherwise, the Apache seems a shoo-in (apart from the drama of changing my mobile number...again!). Am I missing something?

I'll have to get down to Telecom and have a play. Anyone know when the K-JAM will be released - I heard 6 November somewhere?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 22224 28-Oct-2005 10:06
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I haven't had any word on the K-Jam here in New Zealand, except what you've seen on VF NZ website (just the specs it seems).





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Reply # 22243 28-Oct-2005 13:39
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K-Jam is available and in stores now :)

$1499 RRP

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Reply # 22247 28-Oct-2005 14:06

freitasm: I haven't had any word on the K-Jam here in New Zealand, except what you've seen on VF NZ website (just the specs it seems).



it was at the roadshow, i liked the keyboard.

Its a high price especially relative to the apache for gprs speeds too. However some people are restricted in their choice of provider

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Reply # 22254 28-Oct-2005 15:58
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Yes, I played with it briefly during the VF NZ Roadshow, but was given the impression it would be another two to three weeks to go to market. Haven't heard anything on that yet.







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Reply # 22383 31-Oct-2005 20:11
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Yep, you were right. The official word from Telstra about coonnecting a Telecom Apache CDMA mobile to their network is... "Telstra is unable to connect these phones to the
Telstra CDMA mobile network in Australia."

So the Telecom mobile option is out for me. Looks like I'll have to wait for the K-Jam!

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Reply # 22384 31-Oct-2005 20:35
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jonts: Yep, you were right. The official word from Telstra about coonnecting a Telecom Apache CDMA mobile to their network is... "Telstra is unable to connect these phones to the
Telstra CDMA mobile network in Australia."

So the Telecom mobile option is out for me. Looks like I'll have to wait for the K-Jam!


Why wait??

As I said before its already available in retail stores throughout NZ



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Reply # 22385 31-Oct-2005 20:47
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Whereabouts? I went down to Vodafone today and they didn't have any and weren't sure when they were getting them. Who do you know that is selling them?

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Reply # 22626 4-Nov-2005 09:29
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jonts: Whereabouts? I went down to Vodafone today and they didn't have any and weren't sure when they were getting them. Who do you know that is selling them?


Which area are you in?

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Reply # 22643 4-Nov-2005 16:41
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maybe a wee bit off topic....and im not sure if im allowed to do this but....is anyone interested in a 1 week old apache for $1000? Its un-connected and i can connect it on what ever if anyone is interested?

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Reply # 22645 4-Nov-2005 16:45
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oooh wow. very nice deal... i' like it. but i can't afford anything above $200. :-(




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Reply # 22660 4-Nov-2005 18:44
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SphinxNZ: maybe a wee bit off topic....and im not sure if im allowed to do this but....is anyone interested in a 1 week old apache for $1000? Its un-connected and i can connect it on what ever if anyone is interested?


Why so cheap? Any catch to it?

I dont really need a second but im a little interested....

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Reply # 22667 4-Nov-2005 20:15
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Nah no catch...as i said unconnected....

I work at a reseller and just wanted the latest and greatest i spose, but ive got a 5600 and really dont need it, but it was fun :D wifi and bluetooth and windows mobile 5 ill miss, but not as much as the money!





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Reply # 22670 4-Nov-2005 21:57
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I'm in Wellington...but no need to find me a K-JAM anymore because I've just got one!

Now the playing starts!

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