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Topic # 4865 3-Sep-2005 23:31

Is there any info when it's gonna hit the NZ market?

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  Reply # 19589 3-Sep-2005 23:43
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Not sure, but there are some posts about it here




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Reply # 19598 4-Sep-2005 07:30
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In addition to that... It was being shown during the Microsoft TechEd 2005 in Auckland. I also saw it a couple of days later while meeting with Vodafone - so it should be here really soon.





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Reply # 19601 4-Sep-2005 07:41
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I have seen this on the web branded as a Vodafone VPA IV

Its on Vodafones Europes roadmap so I would think it shouldnt be to far away from being released here hopefully.

As its 3G its prob going through testing and the above posts say its been seen.
be a nice presy for christmas.


check out these pics

http://cellphones.engadget.com/entry/1234000777057087/




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Reply # 19602 4-Sep-2005 07:47
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The Vodafone VPA IV is a long story... Vodafone seems to be very not in love with Windows Mobile devices - except for the good experience in Australia and New Zealand.

Apparently Vodafone Germany found out that they wouldn't have a chance against Deutsch Telekom/T-Mobile Deutschland if they didn't have a good series of Pocket PC devices - that's because T-Mobile Germany always launches these devices with some success. So they decided themselves to create the "VPA" (Vodafone Personal Assistant) line. It is apparently not related to other projects, and having a device as VPA doesn't mean it will be launched anywhere else.

Not sure about the HTC Universal branding in New Zealand yet, though, but so far they have not launched anything under the Vodafone VPA branding, because as I said it seemed to be a Germany go-to-market initiative only.






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  Reply # 19620 4-Sep-2005 19:26
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i'm curious, will JasJar be able to do PTT? and what about Vodafone Live! 3G on JasJar in NZ?

I like to be able to view Mobile TV on JasJar.




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Reply # 19621 4-Sep-2005 19:29
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No PTT, Live video call is available. The Mobile TV (which is a wrong name really, since it's not broadcast programs, but only some video clips of previous programs) will depend on Vodafone - the CPU is certainly fast enough for that, and the screen is nice and large...






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  Reply # 19652 5-Sep-2005 17:41

And here it is one of the first article of the commercial launch:

http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/August2005/1936.htm

Beginning of September...I hope it's a global target.

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Reply # 19654 5-Sep-2005 17:47
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Mahuhu: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/August2005/1936.htm
Or this...

I know, I know... But I still try to understand why people try to find things somewhere else - ok, no exclusive read, but hey, there are lots here to be found.

Another example? The article on Slashdot about 100Mbps 4G yesterday? Great, they reported on something published in another website 9 months after the same article showed up here on Geekzone.

My suggestion? Subscribe to a few RSS feeds (including ours)... You will be surprised that a few sites actually post things one or two days before the other sites.

Enough rants, back to our normal programmes...







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  Reply # 19657 5-Sep-2005 18:24

You are right.
But.
I don't have time to browse for these news or read the newsletters.
This special one came through our internal news system. The main part of the article is just blah-blah, the only thing, which I tried to highlight is THAT article contains date. This is something, because I am not satisfied with this kind of sentences: "this product will be released soon...". I need dates as anybody else, I guess. :)

I didnt want to harm anybody's feeling posting links from other websites. I just wanted to share information, maybe somebody else is looking for releasing dates also.

If I did against the Forum policy, just delete my post.


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Reply # 19658 5-Sep-2005 18:28
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It is ok, not against the forum policy at all. Any link is fine (unless it is clearly a URL drop or pyramid, etc). So much so that our moderator changed the post to be an active "live" link actually...

As for dates... Well it is hard to cope with having information or too much information. If I could disclose everything I know, it would be great, but then again I wouldn't have access to the information later if breaking any NDA. I know you know it...




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  Reply # 19997 13-Sep-2005 02:01
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It's available now from Expansys

http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=119353

They also have the k-jam as well

http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=125518

The Jasjar looks like one seriously cool toy.. If I hadn't spent so much on this overseas holiday I could buy myself one!! :-)




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  Reply # 20286 19-Sep-2005 22:12
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check it out:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/PDAs-handhelds/Windows-CE-pocket-PC/auction-36171021.htm



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  Reply # 20288 20-Sep-2005 00:12

Unbelievable!

I even found this there:
"Note: This phone is available handset only (SIM free) and unlocked, you can use your existing SIM from any of the GSM networks (Vodafone, Telecom, etc.). "

I didnt know that Telecom have GSM network and they are using SIMs. Wow. :)

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  Reply # 20404 23-Sep-2005 08:26
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They are really cool devices, MS sold 1000 of them at heavily discounted prices at the PDC05 in Los Angeles this last week. They rock. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Phone......

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Reply # 20405 23-Sep-2005 08:30
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They are indeed - shame that it sounds like the MS deal was offered to just those few who ran out of the room during the Keynote leaving everyone else without a chance...




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