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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 674395 19-Aug-2012 21:45 Send private message

Awesomely powerful unit!
I installed a few graphic crunching games to see how it went.....very smooth
The 7 inch unit means I can use it for navigation in my truck and have found the google nav better than the tom tom (which cost more by the way)...I might add here that google nav knows where the destination is better than any other but is still a bit weak in getting there.

As a commercial driver who also designs software, I can slip between navigation/email/the web/server status and my online books without any delay. 

Downside is that I have to keep it on the net by connecting to my phone (Wireless Access Point)...one day I forgot my phone.....the world stopped. 

I found the 7 inch would be as big as I could go for the portability I need in my daily schedule.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 674466 20-Aug-2012 10:50 Send private message

I've just bought two N7s from Walmart while on a trip to the US. I feel so unlucky that no one here are seeing the infamous backlight flickering problem, but both of the two I bought do Frown

I'm going to return these two and buy from Play Store instead. Hopefully I get quality ones from there.

 

 



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Geek


  Reply # 675031 21-Aug-2012 11:23 Send private message

tried to order one last night through GooglePlay using a proxy. Plan was to have it delivered to my Mate in Chicago to on-send.

All worked fine, but (obviously) my billing address was NZ (no NZ Option) so the order was cancelled due to mismatch in addresses when I put the shipping address.

Anyways, how have some of you got your hands on them - I'm not really wanting to pay over $300 nzd for the 8gb.





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Master Geek


  Reply # 675034 21-Aug-2012 11:32 Send private message

I just put the shipping address as the billing address, but I'm not sure if that's going to work. I also placed my order last night, so far the order status says "Google Inc. received your order".

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Geek


  Reply # 675035 21-Aug-2012 11:34 Send private message

tried that too but that's why they cancelled....mismatch to billing address of the credit card used.

(probably a good thing if someone was ripping me off but not in this scenario)



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 675036 21-Aug-2012 11:37 Send private message

Just log into google wallet and remove your cc then re-add it with the US address.

49 posts

Geek


  Reply # 675038 21-Aug-2012 11:40 Send private message

BigMal: Just log into google wallet and remove your cc then re-add it with the US address.


can't now account suspended....need to supply US residency details etc... man how hard does it need to be to give these guys money?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 675039 21-Aug-2012 11:46 Send private message

janszoon:... man how hard does it need to be to give these guys money?

It's an anti-fraud measure. Stops folk stealing your credit-card and having an on-line spend up.

Generally in the USA they will only ship to the billing address of the credit-card.

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Geek


  Reply # 675088 21-Aug-2012 13:35 Send private message

this rate I'll be buying an Onda 
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=505686610

:-)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 675215 21-Aug-2012 19:57 Send private message

I only paid $339 for my 8GB nexus 7 not to bad considering the shipping was free :) Cheapest way I could find to get one with out going through the hassle of getting it from the US

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 675228 21-Aug-2012 20:23 Send private message

I paid $439 for my 16GB N& from Dick Smith. No hassle, no waiting, and if it packs up I can just drop it off to them anywhere.
In case you were wondering......No, I dont work for Dick Smith

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 675255 21-Aug-2012 21:13 Send private message

Yep.. was pleased with mine from Bond & Bond, $439 is still a great price for this tablet.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 675285 21-Aug-2012 22:51 Send private message

So far I have my Nexus 7 from Dick Smiths, my NFC tags, a car mount, a.case,and a 3.1A car charger. I am waiting on my active sync dock and mini amp so I can build a custom car dock. I am also waiting to hear back about a Huawei 3g WiFi hotspot for the car.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 675963 23-Aug-2012 14:35 Send private message

UnitedWeFall: Has anyone found any cases in NZ yet?

I saw Noel Lemmings had some due in on the 13th, but they're still showing as on order.


These cases have arrived in at Noel Leemings today(at least in Wellington).
Seem pretty decent...

49 posts

Geek


  Reply # 676926 25-Aug-2012 18:57 Send private message

loconz: Awesomely powerful unit!
I installed a few graphic crunching games to see how it went.....very smooth
The 7 inch unit means I can use it for navigation in my truck and have found the google nav better than the tom tom (which cost more by the way)...I might add here that google nav knows where the destination is better than any other but is still a bit weak in getting there.

As a commercial driver who also designs software, I can slip between navigation/email/the web/server status and my online books without any delay. 

Downside is that I have to keep it on the net by connecting to my phone (Wireless Access Point)...one day I forgot my phone.....the world stopped. 

I found the 7 inch would be as big as I could go for the portability I need in my daily schedule.



Is there an app or 'way' to show when a call is coming in on your Mobile....but message displays on Nexus 7 ?

like a caller ID / call indicator app or something? over bluetooth I suppose.

cheers.

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