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Topic # 68243 17-Sep-2010 12:46
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Hi All,

Does anyone from 2 Degrees (or otherwise) want to comment on the possibility of 2 Degrees supplying the Huawei IDEOS handset.

Looking at this information

"Spokesman Luke Coleman said Huawei is currently in talks with New Zealand mobile operators, whom it hopes will sell its new Android, the IDEOS, for between $US100 ($NZ138) and $US200."

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/huawei-tempts-nz-telcos-with-138-android-130049

and

"2degrees selecting Huawei to provide base
stations, transmission equipment, core network, 3G handsets and mobile broadband modems,
as well as a professional services contract."

http://www.huawei.com.au/assets/downloads/PDF/2degrees launches 3G network with Huawei.pdf

Putting it together, seems there could be a chance we will see this new cheap Android handset from 2 Degrees.



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  Reply # 381224 17-Sep-2010 12:59
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I saw the IDEOS yesterday when talking to 2degrees. Yes, I belive it will come through them, but no I don't know the price.

It's an entry level Android handset - don't expect high resolution screens for one... Very responsive though and a good feel. Nice to see you can personalise it by changing the back cover with a choice of colours.





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  Reply # 381235 17-Sep-2010 13:05
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I see at GSM Arena that it's only

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100

which will sort of lock it to 2Ds network for 3G unless they get a different version..




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  Reply # 381271 17-Sep-2010 14:03
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I would buy 2 of these if they are available for vodafone!

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  Reply # 381275 17-Sep-2010 14:12
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old3eyes: I see at GSM Arena that it's only

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100

which will sort of lock it to 2Ds network for 3G unless they get a different version..


Looks like GSM Arena have their fact wrong, according to Huawei website fact sheet it supports

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100

http://www.huaweidevice.com/resource/mini/201009026013/ideos/images/ideos_factsheet.pdf

Which puts it in the Vodafone, 2Degrees and some telecom areas where they have 2100 sites

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  Reply # 381285 17-Sep-2010 14:35
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langi27:
old3eyes: I see at GSM Arena that it's only

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100

which will sort of lock it to 2Ds network for 3G unless they get a different version..


Looks like GSM Arena have their fact wrong, according to Huawei website fact sheet it supports

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100

http://www.huaweidevice.com/resource/mini/201009026013/ideos/images/ideos_factsheet.pdf

Which puts it in the Vodafone, 2Degrees and some telecom areas where they have 2100 sites



pity it's not quad or pentaband.  Oh well  maybe in  2012 then..




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  Reply # 381388 17-Sep-2010 18:41
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Just had a chat with the wife about these phones. If they are a reasonable price we will probably grab one each as we both want android phones just not willing to pay the $1000 price for the ones out now. Hopefully these will work on vodafone and we can jump over to the smart plan.

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  Reply # 384246 25-Sep-2010 10:06
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langi27:
old3eyes: I see at GSM Arena that it's only

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100

which will sort of lock it to 2Ds network for 3G unless they get a different version..


Looks like GSM Arena have their fact wrong, according to Huawei website fact sheet it supports

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100

http://www.huaweidevice.com/resource/mini/201009026013/ideos/images/ideos_factsheet.pdf

Which puts it in the Vodafone, 2Degrees and some telecom areas where they have 2100 sites


It's hardly even worth mentioning Telecom.Who would even bother when your phone won't work in most places without 3G 850 support.

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  Reply # 384248 25-Sep-2010 10:07
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You'd be better off with a Samsung Spica, it has a HVGA screen rather than the IDEOS' QVGA. A lot of apps won't run very well on QVGA. You can get a Spica for about $400 (pricespy), I've been using one for a couple of months and am very happy (especialy as it's my first Android phone after WinMo)



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  Reply # 395865 26-Oct-2010 16:09
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Just received an email,
$379 RRP from 1st November from 2 Degrees.

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  Reply # 395892 26-Oct-2010 16:39
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dolsen: Just received an email,
$379 RRP from 1st November from 2 Degrees.


Just considering one. Trying to chose between an Ideos and LG GT540, both the same price.
Android 2.2 and QVGA conductive screen vs Android 1.6 and HVGA resistive screen. Hard to choose.  

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  Reply # 395896 26-Oct-2010 16:44
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.... and the Samsung spica as mentioned at $400 with hvga and capacitive...




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  Reply # 395900 26-Oct-2010 16:49
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hairy1: .... and the Samsung spica as mentioned at $400 with hvga and capacitive...

Where did you get the Samsung Spica from? 

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  Reply # 395902 26-Oct-2010 16:52
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Expert Infotech on the North Shore. It is still running 2.1 and no sign of 2. 2




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  Reply # 395922 26-Oct-2010 17:26
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Someone needs to import a stack of these:
http://hemorrdroids.net/orange-san-francisco-review/
100 pounds in UK and unlockable for a couple of $

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  Reply # 396364 27-Oct-2010 16:44
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And here is the official press information:


2degrees is exclusive supplier of the new IDEOS smartphone with Google powered by Android 2.2

‘Smartphone for everyone’ is first NZ device based on latest Android 2.2 operating system

2degrees today announced it will be the exclusive supplier of a heavyweight addition to its 3G handset lineup: the new IDEOS smartphone from Huawei, a device that brings full connectivity and the capabilities of the Internet to a phone. Powered by the Android 2.2 operating system with Google, the new IDEOS packs big features in a small, stylish package.

“We think that the IDEOS is a real game-changer for the New Zealand market,” said Larrie Moore, Chief Marketing Officer for 2degrees. “When customers try out the new Android operating system, they’ll see that there really are other options out there for smartphone users. It’s got more features at a better price – it’s the smartphone for everyone.”

The new smartphone, which is the world’s first mass market smartphone to be powered by Android 2.2, redefines the “Android for all” concept by combining full feature performance with high-quality hardware and software at a very competitive price.

The ergonomically designed IDEOS provides a variety of ways to access the internet, boasting downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mb/s and offering 3G + Wi-Fi dual network support. The device also doubles up as a Wi-Fi router, making IDEOS an all-in-one solution for a range of wireless connectivity options.

The IDEOS not only runs faster, based on the latest 2.2 version of Android, but also supports functions such as voice dialing, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications in the SD card, meaning users aren’t limited by the built-in memory. With more than 80,000 applications available in the Android Market, IDEOS provides a wide range of communication, entertainment, and business management applications.

The IDEOS is available for RRP $379 from 2degrees stores, retail locations and through the online store from 1 November.

International markets that presently carry the IDEOS, include the US and UK.





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