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Topic # 64906 25-Jul-2010 12:24
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Does Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N96 or Samsung i8510 work on XT?




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  Reply # 356041 25-Jul-2010 12:33
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N86 8MP - Not the one sold in New Zealand
N96 - Not the one sold in New Zealand

Note I looked at the Nokia New Zealanbd specification pages.

You MUST look for handsets that support WCDMA 850MHz.







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  Reply # 356047 25-Jul-2010 12:52
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Ok Ive been looking on trademe and is this suitable

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=305749005

is says supports Quad band 1900, 1800, 900, 850 GSM & WCDMA networks.


Or this one

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=305710915

that says General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version



I'm confused about what network is suitable?

Is only WCDMA 850 suitable for XT or could HSDPA 850 work?

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  Reply # 356049 25-Jul-2010 12:54
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The first one is quad band GSM. GSM (2G) is not the same as WCDMA (3G).

The second one is incorrect. The handset can't be "3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version" at the same time.

None of those will work.








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  Reply # 356052 25-Jul-2010 13:08
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Thanks for the help, I had no clue that it was so hard to get phones that work on XT.

So if I buy an American version of a N86 8MP or N96 with HSDPA 850 would that work on XT?

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  Reply # 356060 25-Jul-2010 13:49
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Yeps both of the auctions are no go as freitasm said.

Quoting freitasm also ---> The handset can't be "3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version" at the same time.

The problem is these sellers list all the specs of all models instead of just specifically the model they're selling. The model in the second auction is definitely only 3G 900/2100.

As long as it says 3G/WCDMA/HSDPA 850. Be aware that if you do purchase a handset from overseas, it may need to be network unlocked and/or firmware upgraded to ensure it is usable on XT.

I doubt you'll find XT compatible N86 or N96 models on trademe unless they're in the XT section and even then, ask the seller questions to confirm.

If you're not keen on those ones, then you'll have to go ebay most likely





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  Reply # 356211 25-Jul-2010 21:46
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After looking on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOKIA-N96-16GB-UNLOCKED-WiFi-US-CELL-PHONE-5MP-CAMERA-/120600087346?cmd=ViewItem...

would this be suitable if they shipped to NZ. I can't find any US sellers that ship outside of the US. So I may have to wait a while or get a friend to ship it to NZ.

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  Reply # 356212 25-Jul-2010 21:50
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Its this simple look for a device that is not SIM locked and supports one of these standards UMTS / HSDPA / WCDMA 850mhz

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  Reply # 356218 25-Jul-2010 21:58
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The US version of this phone does support HSDPA 850mhz. I had a N95 and liked it a lot. Don't want to get a phone with touchscreen or qwerty keyboard but want something like the n95 and for it to run on XT. So I have decided on a unlocked n96 NAM.



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  Reply # 356220 25-Jul-2010 22:00
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freitasm: It does not list anything under "Cellular Band"...



down the bottom it says


Vital Statistics
The Nokia N96 weighs 4.4 ounces and measures 4.06 x 2.17 x 0.71 inches. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as the 850/1900 MHz HSDPA 3G frequencies found in the US.


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