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Topic # 27731 4-Nov-2008 22:18
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Has anybody managed to bring a HTC Touch Diamond Pro in from abroad and get teh 3G running and connected? I just looked at Expansys.co.nz and they are selling the ozzie version and will deliver to NZ.

I suspect it would need to be on Vodafone?

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  Reply # 175978 5-Nov-2008 07:04

thefunkysoulone: Has anybody managed to bring a HTC Touch Diamond Pro in from abroad and get teh 3G running and connected? I just looked at Expansys.co.nz and they are selling the ozzie version and will deliver to NZ.

I suspect it would need to be on Vodafone?


Hi there, firstly you need to decide which model you want, there is the Touch Diamond or the Touch Pro  they are diferent! I recent'y got a HTC Touch Pro from the UK and I have no problem connecting on 3G and also HSDPA High Speed on Vodafone. Mine is Quad Band but I think I read somewhere that the Aussie ones are only tri-band but I could be wrong Smile so it would be good to check.

Here is a link to the Vodafone website that says what frequencies they use: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/roaming/set-up-services-support.jsp#expander1 so make sure yours is compatable,

As for purchasing you could also check out: http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=10653 as they are in Auckland.

All the best

Frank

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  Reply # 175993 5-Nov-2008 08:15
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I preordered my touch 3g! they keep on pushing the release date back! But yeah it should work as the previous post, as long as the band matches, definitely will work.

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  Reply # 176001 5-Nov-2008 08:42
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zocster - where is you find the Touch 3g??

I was looking around on the HTC site yesterday and found this phone, but couldn't find anywhere selling it.  Am interested to know price/release date etc.




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  Reply # 176002 5-Nov-2008 08:43
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davidcole: zocster - where is you find the Touch 3g??

I was looking around on the HTC site yesterday and found this phone, but couldn't find anywhere selling it.  Am interested to know price/release date etc.


I had to pre order from expansys UK site. as per link above, they kept on pushing it back, from 11th to 17th now 18th Undecided

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  Reply # 176125 5-Nov-2008 15:11
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Had mine over a month now - good phone and working fine on Vodafone. Got it from x1387 on Ebay (only person to buy a phone from on Ebay as far as I'm concerned). Quite a bit cheaper than Expansys from memory.


I'd hold off buying one for the mean time though (next several weeks), as the HTC Touch HD and Xperia will both be around (released in the case of the former, available in the case of the latter).

EDIT: Heh, mine is for sale now - just dropped the clams on a Black Xperia by Sony. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing my Touch Pro. It'll come with an 8GB MicroSDHC card, TV-Out cable (purchased separately as doesn't come with the Pro), car charger and 3.5mm adapter - altogether approaching $200 of extras. Price will be competitive.





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  Reply # 176448 6-Nov-2008 23:03
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I modified my htc titan and it pretty much looks/feels like a touch diamond pro. doesnt quite have the same graphics as the real thing but still has the wiper on the rain weather icon.. looks mean :D

i'm really hangin out for a touch hd :) which retailer in nz is bringing that phone in?




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  Reply # 176480 7-Nov-2008 06:11
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Damager: I modified my htc titan and it pretty much looks/feels like a touch diamond pro. doesnt quite have the same graphics as the real thing but still has the wiper on the rain weather icon.. looks mean :D

i'm really hangin out for a touch hd :) which retailer in nz is bringing that phone in?


how's it handling the manila2d interface? find screen with edges no good with touchflo stuff of any kind Frown



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  Reply # 176555 7-Nov-2008 10:25
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NZtechfreak:

Had mine over a month now - good phone and working fine on Vodafone. Got it from x1387 on Ebay (only person to buy a phone from on Ebay as far as I'm concerned). Quite a bit cheaper than Expansys from memory.


I'd hold off buying one for the mean time though (next several weeks), as the HTC Touch HD and Xperia will both be around (released in the case of the former, available in the case of the latter).

EDIT: Heh, mine is for sale now - just dropped the clams on a Black Xperia by Sony. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing my Touch Pro. It'll come with an 8GB MicroSDHC card, TV-Out cable (purchased separately as doesn't come with the Pro), car charger and 3.5mm adapter - altogether approaching $200 of extras. Price will be competitive.



so how much did you manage to get one off of ebay for? approx


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  Reply # 176572 7-Nov-2008 11:28
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Around $1330 from memory - still selling for around the same because although the price has dropped a little its been offset by falls in the Kiwi dollar.




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  Reply # 176692 7-Nov-2008 17:58
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zocster:
Damager: I modified my htc titan and it pretty much looks/feels like a touch diamond pro. doesnt quite have the same graphics as the real thing but still has the wiper on the rain weather icon.. looks mean :D

i'm really hangin out for a touch hd :) which retailer in nz is bringing that phone in?


how's it handling the manila2d interface? find screen with edges no good with touchflo stuff of any kind Frown


it runs great! if youre in Hamilton, drop into work and ill show you :D

The titan sux though with it's 64megs of ram only, as opposed to the touch diamond/pro with 128 megs.





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  Reply # 176696 7-Nov-2008 18:09
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is the xperia wcdma 850?

looks good but the screen to me looks a tad small.. wish it was a bit wider maybe.

wouldnt say no if one was given to me of course!




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- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
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- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 176698 7-Nov-2008 18:10
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oops double posted, not sure how that happened :(




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
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- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 176743 7-Nov-2008 22:52
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Off topic a bit .. but touch 3g preproduction videos is floating on youtube.

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  Reply # 176763 8-Nov-2008 01:05
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zocster: Off topic a bit .. but touch 3g preproduction videos is floating on youtube.


reallly nice vids there. definitely a winner right there with the touch 3g





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- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
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  Reply # 178131 15-Nov-2008 12:43
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yeah the more i look at it the Touch 3G could be gold. i dont really need the kepad and the 5mp camera and with the same cpu as the diamond combined with a lower resolution screen( which is still more than ample for a mobile device) it should be very very responsive....

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