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#21777 6-May-2008 18:32
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You heard it here first folks!

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/5013

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  #128872 6-May-2008 18:35
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Actually I heard it first in the thread opened a minute before this one... But if you mean GZ, then yes, first place I heard it ;]

Will be interesting to see what they do with it specs-wise, currently the iPhone isn't a patch on the N95/N82, will be interesting to see how much ground they make up...




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#128873 6-May-2008 18:35
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Awesome! This is really a good news! Cool




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  #128874 6-May-2008 18:36

And I can confirm we will be offering the iPhone later this year.

No other details are available at the moment though.

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#128877 6-May-2008 18:37
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PaulBrislen: And I can confirm we will be offering the iPhone later this year.
Paul


Thanks Paul Laughing




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  #128879 6-May-2008 18:41
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Yay... But how many millions is it going to cost?





 


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  #128880 6-May-2008 18:43
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Thanks for that Paul, seriously I give you so much kudos for posting direct to these forums.




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  #128881 6-May-2008 18:43
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Actually not the first place I heard it, but good to see it here :)

There's ten countries in total lucky enough to get it:

 New Zealand, Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey.

 

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  #128882 6-May-2008 18:44
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You were quick Paul! :-)

I was going to beat you all to it and do a blog post on Friday but everybody at VFNZ that I knew was denying it - obviously because they didn't know either!

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  #128883 6-May-2008 18:48
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3G iPhone would really increase uptake as it's very data focused.

This would really win over many corporate users (dragging them in with SIM locks).

I would wonder... will a future iPhone update allow Vodafone SIMs in existing iPhones? (though I think that wouldn't happen, and only apply to 3G iPhones)




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  #128886 6-May-2008 19:01
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Funny, we were just discussing in the office today whether telecom would try and get it and the implications of that (ie, not being able to use it) so its great news we have. I'll have to try and wangle a 'demo model' to use for a few months when it comes out ... purely for testing purposes of course.

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  #128888 6-May-2008 19:11
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Bet it's locked..




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  #128897 6-May-2008 19:32
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it takes what one programme and 3 clicks to unlock.  Takes one click to have it back to phone that can be warranty repaired.  Sim-locked iphones are no problem

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  #128900 6-May-2008 19:35

duh of course it will be locked..

Good news. Now I don't have to pick one up in USA later this year :D

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  #128901 6-May-2008 19:38
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old3eyes: Bet it's locked..


Vodafone handsets are going to be locked anyway. But i'm sure it can be unlocked once it's released. I'm betting it's going to be cheaper to get it from US rather than from Vodafone.






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  #128906 6-May-2008 19:48
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I have totally steered clear of the 2G Jesus phone, but if the 3G is not missing any fundamental functionality, I would be quite interested.

Good coup for Vodafone, will win many hearts belong to small and large decision makers alike.







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