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# 36872 2-Jul-2009 21:35
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I got my HTC Magic from Vodafone this week, and I love it. But I can't find any good apps on the marketplace - there are zero paid apps available to me, and I can't find a lot of the good free apps, even including Google Maps 3.1. This is really starting to piss me off, because these apps etc are one of the main features of the phone. Does anyone know why I can't see these apps or when they'll be available to Vodafone NZ clients? Thanks.

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  # 230509 2-Jul-2009 23:04
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Yikes

 
 
 
 




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  # 230556 3-Jul-2009 08:00
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No that has nothing to do with it.

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  # 230580 3-Jul-2009 09:05
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All resolved

HTC magic is back

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  # 230639 3-Jul-2009 11:42
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Hi John, thanks but my problem has not been resolved. I can't search for many popular apps including ANY paid apps, and other important updates like Google Maps 3.1.

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  # 230683 3-Jul-2009 13:45
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Hi Mike.. I checked this morning on my magic, and yeah, no paid apps (not that I'm that keen to part with my money), and no google maps update. Have you spoken to anyone from vodafone about this? If you do, I'd be very interested to hear what is up. Will see what my google-fu comes up with.

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  # 230689 3-Jul-2009 13:51
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Don't have much info for you, but this Google blog post includes a number of New Zealanders in the comments complaining about the 3.1 maps update not being in the NZ market place.

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/06/search-by-voice-and-transit-directions.html

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  # 230766 3-Jul-2009 16:30
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Received this response on twitter from @vodafonenz:
Waiting on a response from google on dates for that. Will report back soonest.



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  # 231779 6-Jul-2009 19:47
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John, any update on when we might get to use the Marketplace? This is crippling my phone and I'm thinking fairly seriously about cancelling my contract and getting a refund. Thanks.

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  # 231798 6-Jul-2009 21:02
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I understand it is annoying not having some apps but I wouldn't describe it as crippling. It is a Google issue so vodafone might not know when it will be resolved. Personally I think its a bit extreme to take it back over that, but hey, if its that big a deal... I still think the magic is great.



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  # 231940 7-Jul-2009 11:02
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I love the phone, but there's some major annoyances about not having the app market. For example, I have no access to any good nav software until we can get paid software. That's a pretty limiting factor. Even some free updates like Google maps are unavailable.

Also, it's not corerct to say this is a Google issue. This is a licensing issue, which is between Google and Vodafone.

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