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  Reply # 396366 27-Oct-2010 16:46
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Argh,


"2degrees says that only the blue and pink units will be available in New Zealand."

No black units...
(not too concerned about missing out on the yellow, but, some would be).


from http://www.techday.co.nz/connectme/news/2degrees-to-launch-huaweis-ideos-on-nov-1---3/18336/3/

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  Reply # 396390 27-Oct-2010 17:23

shk292: 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 $


The reason they are cheap in the UK is because they are locked! 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 396420 27-Oct-2010 18:08
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shk292: 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 $


The reason they are cheap in the UK is because they are locked! 


I think he mentioned that :) just take them down to the local market 5 pound to unlock or free once the operators/Orange/T-Mobile start unlocking them 




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  Reply # 397420 29-Oct-2010 16:09
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Just got one here now, in time to spend the weekend with it... Haven't powered it yet, had to rush and post these pictures for you folks:








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  Reply # 397463 29-Oct-2010 17:37
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freitasm:
c71931f: Gonna probably import a US Samsung I5700. (Telecom compatible ;) )


Talk about off topic.


Other people were talking about the Spica. And with it being the same phone...

I too have a Spica, got it for under $400. I am pretty happy with it. Main downside of it is the lack of 2.2.

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  Reply # 397486 29-Oct-2010 19:35
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stormcloud:
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.  


Wouldn't have minded (is that a word?) a look at the Ideos but qvga killed it for me.
The last smartphone I had was the Okta Touch running WM6.5 and froyo depending on the way I felt when I burnt a rom :D

I bought the GT540 the other day and I'm amazed at the battery life, screen (ten times better than the Okta Touch), GPS and speed.

You can actually upgrade the GT540 to 2.1 if you dont mind an aussie or UK or even baltic rom. NZ one souldn't be far behind (yeah, right)

I would buy another GT540 at the drop of a hat.

EDIT: BTW, The LG Home screen rocks!

And am about to update to 2.1

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  Reply # 397580 29-Oct-2010 22:40
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Can anyone comment on the IDEOS's battery life? What's good for a smart phone - a couple of days of reasonable usage?




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  Reply # 397603 29-Oct-2010 23:53
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lissie: Can anyone comment on the IDEOS's battery life? What's good for a smart phone - a couple of days of reasonable usage?

A couple days of medium usage is exellcent!
I have to put my HTC Desire on charge every night if I use it for ~an hour+ (wifi or 3g)

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  Reply # 398099 31-Oct-2010 15:01
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I bought an Ideos about an hour ago in Wgtn - they now have 3 left from the original shipment of 20




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  Reply # 398104 31-Oct-2010 15:19
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lissie: I bought an Ideos about an hour ago in Wgtn - they now have 3 left from the original shipment of 20


It's a nice little smartphone. Not too fancy, does all the Android stuff. The screen is not the greatest but functional and responsive to touch. And the whole size is about right.





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  Reply # 398116 31-Oct-2010 16:37
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freitasm:
lissie: I bought an Ideos about an hour ago in Wgtn - they now have 3 left from the original shipment of 20


It's a nice little smartphone. Not too fancy, does all the Android stuff. The screen is not the greatest but functional and responsive to touch. And the whole size is about right.




 

please review it asap mauricio! how many apps can u install before it starts to crawl?





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  Reply # 398169 31-Oct-2010 19:06
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It will be interesting to see if the launch of this $379 Froyo handset will bring other Android 2.x handset non parallel imported prices down

Good on 2degrees for leading the charge again

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  Reply # 399601 3-Nov-2010 13:38
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Wonder if there are plans for the X5 and/or X6, they look the business:

http://www.gsmarena.com/froyodriven_huawei_ideos_x5_and_ideos_x6_unleashed-news-2024.php

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  Reply # 400150 4-Nov-2010 13:05
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The IDEOS is only 10,000 texts away from reach - 2degrees' Text Me Race started again today...

The Acer beTouch E130 needs 20,000 texts - but considering that it only has Android 1.6... meh. 




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