It's online with telecom http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/personal/phone-details/htc-windows-phone-8s-black/our-picks
However its $499 from them (same price as harvey norman)
So much for a RRP of 449
gjm: Got one of these in for work. First impressions are that its ok, not bad for the price. Unit is a little bit bigger then the old HTC trophy and maybe a tiny bit lighter. Screen looks good and response seems ok although it does seem to lag every now and again when typing and then it suddenly catches up. Considering replacing our remaining blackberry users (i.e those who dont warrant an iPhone) with these so I can turn our BES servers off. For $400 I say thumbs up.
mrtoken:reven: yeah i just said to the guy "Can you do it for $380, someone on geekzone said they got it at that price from dick smith", he played with his computer for a bit and said "Sure"
sounds like the white ones are better (they do 850/900/2100) where the blue (vodafone) only does 900/2100
And never pay retail, always ask for a discount, worst they can say is no.
cdouble: The main issue I have with the 8S is the lack of space for installed applications. Out of the box only about 1.5GB is free. Install 6 games or so and it's full. Is there a way to install apps on the SD card? I've seen reference to installing from an SD card, but not installing onto one. I hope that feature becomes available as it would extend the usability of the phone a fair bit.
reven: yeah the space is a bit annoying, but its aimed at "normal" users not power users.I use webapps a bit so that cuts down on the space needed. It'd be less annoying if there was a way to manage the space. Currently there's no way to know what apps are taking up the most installed space so I could make an informed decision on which ones to remove.