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Topic # 25640 27-Aug-2008 20:52
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Our usual fleet are HTC Titans which work okay in NZ and with Activesync. But they can't roam. So we tried a Blackberry Worldphone but Telecom just couldn't get that to work properly when roaming. All seems too hard.  So now looking at a VF solution. I have a SE P1i which works quite well and does Activesync but wondering what other devices are out there that are 3G (well VF 3G) and can do Activesync. Looking at VF's web site isn't too illuminating.

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  Reply # 160271 27-Aug-2008 20:53
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All of the new S60 Nokia's support Activesync.



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  Reply # 160278 27-Aug-2008 21:09
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Like a N95? What is the keyboard like?  Is is easy to compose e-mails on them?

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Never mind a quick check of the web site indicates that it's a standard telephone keypad and not that amenable to email




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  Reply # 160280 27-Aug-2008 21:21
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Here's a list of devices for you:

Apple iPhone 3G (Mac OS X Mobile)
Nokia N95 (Symbian S60)
HTC Tytn II (Windows Mobile Professional)
Motorola Q9 (Windows Mobile Standard)
Palm Treo 500v ((Windows Mobile Standard)

i-mate Ultimate 8502 (Windows Mobile Professional)
i-mate Ultimate 9502 (Windows Mobile Professional)

I can say the i-mate series (review posted a couple of days ago here) will roam very well - they have WCDMA 850MH/1900MHz/2100MHz and I had no problems using these in the USA. The 9502 is heavy and slow, but the 8502 would be my pick. The Tytn II is a good one too.







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  Reply # 160282 27-Aug-2008 21:42
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Thanks. Not all of these appear on the VF web site so I guess I would have to go into a store to check them out. The iPhone is intriguing but not sure that's what we want for a business phone.




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  Reply # 160286 27-Aug-2008 21:44
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Both Scottp and Chris021 have new Nokia E71's and both think they are fantastic.. I believe the NZ launch is early next month with an RRP (from memory) of $849. Full Activesync support with keyboard and very nice to use.



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  Reply # 160323 28-Aug-2008 05:32
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sbiddle: Both Scottp and Chris021 have new Nokia E71's and both think they are fantastic.. I believe the NZ launch is early next month with an RRP (from memory) of $849. Full Activesync support with keyboard and very nice to use.


Now that does look nice. I might consider one myself since i am finding that the SE P1i that I use now (which fulfills most of my functional requirements) has a keyboard that is somewhat challenging to use.

I looked at the iPhone but just don't think that is a business phone for us.




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  Reply # 160326 28-Aug-2008 06:44
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Yep the E71 is a brilliant phone, love it!

Mid September launch on Voda NZ at RRP of $949, otherwise I highly recommend www.expansys.com.au they are great to deal with.

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  Reply # 160327 28-Aug-2008 06:48
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TytnII! I am a winmo freak Cool and a flash freak, plenty of chefs for the kaiser Sealed

Edit: good review on here, see for yourself.

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Reply # 160329 28-Aug-2008 07:07
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I'll put my vote in for the Palm Treo 500v

The good: cheap ($600), compact, lightweight, good battery life, 3G GSM, WM6.0
The bad: no wi-fi, microsd slot is under the battery







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  Reply # 160523 28-Aug-2008 18:30
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The E71 does WCDMA 900 as well.Nice...

E71-1 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100 HSDPA

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  Reply # 160576 28-Aug-2008 22:10
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Yip works very well :-)

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  Reply # 160589 28-Aug-2008 23:08
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lchiu7,

Make your short list based on WCDMA 900mhz support, most of the Voda rural coverage seems to be on this frequency. (IMHO)

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/scottjpalmer/4695

(This means don't go the N95), wait for the N96 or the E71

Or do what I do and use a simple phone (6121) and a tablet over bluetooth. N810

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  Reply # 160764 29-Aug-2008 16:27
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Just saw the E71 in Melbourne today. Very nice - that looks like a strong contender. Will have to wait till it's available in NZ though.

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Saw it for A$599 without a plan. That is about $735NZ so I wonder if it's going to be that cheap here? And I guess you could get the GST back also if you were leaving the country?




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