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  # 89201 2-Oct-2007 23:46
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Orcon. I'd put money on it.

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  # 89205 3-Oct-2007 04:37
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I'll second that. The stuff article (here) states:

Orcon will have exclusive rights to sell some iMate handsets in New Zealand and is talking with Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, among others, Bartlett says.


I reckon the "others" may be Apple. Orcon have always been fond of apple gear, and from what I hear the boss has a shiny new unlocked (presumably hacked, though maybe it's an Apple-hack Cool) iPhone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 89211 3-Oct-2007 07:34
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I don't think it's hacked at all.

It may explain TradeMe's hostile position towards iPhone listings (Orcon have "close" ties with them)

Maybe Vodafone's EDGE slip up wasn't really a slip up, but a sign of things to come?

Could explain Kordia's interest in mesh wifi.

Could explain Oron's delay in launching their cell operation.

Would be an excellent product to launch a cell operation with. Plenty of priceless free media exposure and hype.

If it's true, it'd be a cunning move I think.

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# 89224 3-Oct-2007 09:32
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lduncan: February 08 may be a hint.


They're waiting for me to head down to New Zealand, how sweet :)

I already have a Vodafone Supa Prepay SIM for my iPhone ready for the trip but maybe there will be another choice once I get there.

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  # 89413 4-Oct-2007 09:36

NZHerald has and article also:

Orcon tipped to pick up iPhone

Comments posted on computing and technology website geekzone.co.nz speculate that the internet and phone company will cut a deal with iPhone that will leave major mobile providers Telecom and Vodafone out in the cold.


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  # 89414 4-Oct-2007 09:45
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Wow, a whole piece in the Herald based totally on rumour and speculation :-)

Queue the free advertising and hype machine...

 
 
 
 


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  # 89417 4-Oct-2007 10:16
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Wow, They are going to Offer DVB-H?  Sweet!

That means the Nokia N77 may be on it...

Off topic but meh!


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  # 89420 4-Oct-2007 10:22
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macuser: Wow, They are going to Offer DVB-H?  Sweet!

That means the Nokia N77 may be on it...

Off topic but meh!



DVB-H was trialled in Auckland earlier in the year.


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  # 89422 4-Oct-2007 10:27
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Shows how much attention I pay!

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  # 89430 4-Oct-2007 10:59

" a deal with iPhone that will leave a major mobile providers Telecom and Vodafone out in the cold"



They will not freeze out in the cold. :) Orcon will sell a phone to be used on a "EDGEless" network?



I am sure as soon the 3G iPhone is out Vodafone will put its hand on it.

And hopefully sooner or later we will hear this from Steve Jobs at the end of his presentation: "and one more thing: the 3G iPhone is here"





And one more thing from me: Remember Motorola's RAZR? Was a big hype, uh? They sold millions and millions. Everybody loved it everybody wanted it. 2G only, yeah. And then the 3G version was just not the same and the whole phone become some kind of boring after all.
If Apple will not be able to cope with the fast changing technology in the telecom sector (2G, 3G, HSDPA, LTE, 4G...) and come up later with something new, new design, etc then the iPhone will have a similar lifecycle than the RAZR.




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  # 89431 4-Oct-2007 11:06
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and one more, one more thing.. we've invented new battery tech to power it so it lasts more than a day ;-)

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  # 89436 4-Oct-2007 11:17
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iPhone on Orcon in Feb - is this for real or just wishful thinking? I must say I have absolutely no faith in the NZH.

"At the moment only one other carrier in the world has what we're going to offer," he said. "We may not be the only carrier by the time we launch - we don't know - but at this stage, yeah."

Are O2 & T-Mobile part of AT&T?

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# 89437 4-Oct-2007 11:22

SJ: and one more thing... the new 3G iPhone is here: with HSDPA, front camera for video calling, WIFI, BT 2.1 with A2DP, 5MP camera on the back, GPS navigation, 30GB memory, DVB-H, 2000mAh LI-ION battery, what else?
Ah yes, unfortunately it's not that thin anymore. Actually it's 100mm thick now and the weight is 900g. Oops.




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# 89438 4-Oct-2007 11:22
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sciascia:

iPhone on Orcon in Feb - is this for real or just wishful thinking? I must say I have absolutely no faith in the NZH.


Did you read the NZ Herald article? Really? Read it again. This is what it says:


Comments posted on computing and technology website geekzone.co.nz speculate that the internet and phone company will cut a deal with iPhone that will leave major mobile providers Telecom and Vodafone out in the cold.


It says the story originated here. I expanded it in my blog yesterday, so that's where the NZH got it from...




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