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#90319 19-Sep-2011 21:38
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There is a new HTC Trophy at work I can have, I have wanted to upgrade my HTC Touch Pro2 ever since Windows Phone 7 was release. I was told that the HTC Trophy is not XT friendly as I am with TELECOM and don't want to change my TELCO. The same person who told me this also said Windows Phone 7 Update-"MANGO" is going to be realased soon along with a new line of TELECOM smartphones/HTC. Not sure if I try to get this HTC Trophy working on TELECOM network or wait for TELECOM to release new MANGO line. Can anybody shed any light to TELECOM MANGO release or HTC Trophy working on TELECOM network? Thanks

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  #523275 19-Sep-2011 21:51
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Trophy is a vodafone model, it wont work on the 850Mhz 3g signals so I would avoid it. You'll only be covered in about 3% of the country, instead of 97%....

there are a couple of telecom xt compatible windows 7 phones you can currently buy (if there is still stock), such as the LG Optimus 7Q, but i'd recommend waiting for a new mango phone.

check the http://windowsphonenz.com/wp7/category/telecom-nz website which has a couple of blog posts on XT compatible handsets






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  #523282 19-Sep-2011 22:06
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Thanks for the quick reply/advice. My last three phones have been HTC so not going to entertain another manufacuturer. Another case of TELECOM not catering to my excat requirements, not sure if I'm the problem or "they" are.

 
 
 
 


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  #523292 19-Sep-2011 22:24
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there are about 10 wp7 handsets that exist today, only two of them exist in NZ - Trophy on Vodafone, LG Optimus on Telecom. I think the operators are somewhat limited to what deals their wholesalers get from the manufacturers.

There is nothing stopping you from buying a parallel imported handset from one of the various companies that exist. That way you could buy Samsung, Dell, HTC and LG phones that arent traditionally 'supported' by the networks here.

There are also a bunch of new handsets, and some new OEMs, coming for Mango. Acer, Fujitsu, Nokia, are new OEMs making devices, for example. The local range may well be extended when these new units start shipping.





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  #523887 21-Sep-2011 09:20
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Hi mushtac,

The Telecom XT network is WCDMA 850 & 2100.

I believe the HTC Trophy is WCDMA 900/2100. Therefore it would only work in major cities but I would advise against only using the 2100 frequency.

Telecom does have the LG Optimus 7Q (http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/lg-c900k) if you're interested in a Windows phone 7.

If you're keen for an HTC we do have the HTC Sensation with Android (http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/htc-sensation) or the HTC Wildfire also with Android (http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/htc-wildfire-s).

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  #523935 21-Sep-2011 10:40
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I am running the Samsung Focus on the XT network which I bought from Amazon US and had someone bring it over to me from US when they came back to NZ.

You could buy it from a parallel import shop like techbrands.

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=680&referer=prisjakt




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  #524181 21-Sep-2011 16:48
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Thanks for the info akia & billgates.

I'm not a fan of Andriod or Samsung cellphones. I like the LG but it's overpriced, might see what kind of deal TELECOM can offer me otherwise I'm waiting for Windows Phone 7 Update "MANGO". 

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  #528337 2-Oct-2011 21:45
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I and others are have purchased the HTC Mozart (model variant T8697) for use on Telecom's XT network. This model was produced for Telstra in Australia and works perfectly on Telecom's XT network. I've recently picked up several new T8697 Mozarts for friends and family on eBay Australia for around AU$250. Nicer phone than the HTC Trophy.

KJ 

 
 
 
 




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  #528740 3-Oct-2011 21:44
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Thanks KJ, the Mozart look very good. Have you tried the MANGO update?

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  #528743 3-Oct-2011 21:48
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i'm running mango on my trophy. i was running the beta for a couple of months.

its like a whole new phone with mango update. runs faster, and heaps of changes which i couldnt live without now.

the few people i've shown the phone to are quite impressed with how it runs and the features. most of the apps they consider important are available too, there are one or two 'official' apps still missing, but nearly there.




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  #528745 3-Oct-2011 21:52
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mushtac, I would personally wait till November now which by then you will have the latest Windows Phone hardware released in the market which have front facing camera for video calling, better CPU, better battery life etc. Also Nokia will release it's windows phones in November as well and most likely will have penta band 3G set which you can use on XT, Vodafone or 2Degrees. Another 29 days to go.




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  #528747 3-Oct-2011 21:54
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I love geekzone, thanks for the awesome advise everyone. Gald to see I'm not the only one that takes this seriously!

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  #529066 4-Oct-2011 14:37
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mushtac: Thanks KJ, the Mozart look very good. Have you tried the MANGO update?


Yes, I updated a few weeks back using the 'leaked' internal Microsoft Mango update, and in general it's a fantastic upgrade, and certainly it takes the phone to a whole new level and is now comparably competent next to android and iOS.

However three or so weeks after the Mango update, I started having an ongoing and frustrating problem with being unable to easily swipe up the phone lockscreen, which is #8&%@! frustrating when you are trying to answer a call. What the cause is I have no idea at this stage.

Since the 'leaked' MS Mango update didn't contain the HTC firmware updates that are rolled out with the official carrier specific Mango updates, I've rolled back to NoDo to await the proper Telstra Australia update. The lock screen problem has disappeared for now.

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  #529073 4-Oct-2011 14:44
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billgates: mushtac, I would personally wait till November now which by then you will have the latest Windows Phone hardware released in the market which have front facing camera for video calling, better CPU, better battery life etc. Also Nokia will release it's windows phones in November as well and most likely will have penta band 3G set which you can use on XT, Vodafone or 2Degrees. Another 29 days to go.


I'm looking forward to Nokia's WP7 offerings. I had been a solid Nokia user for many years but had to in the end ditch for HTC, which has been a good experience - every HTC phone I've bought has been solid and reliable. However a 3G penta band Nokia would be very attractive for international travel.

KJ 

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