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# 47137 10-Nov-2009 15:07
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Hi there,

Does anyone have any idea on the NZ release date of the famed "Motorola Droid"?

It was released in the US last Friday.
As far as I am aware, its not sold by any operator in New Zealand but I imagine parallel importers would be quick to get some over here...
Have had a look on trademe, pricespy and priceme (among others) and haven't seen any.

I'm quite keen to get my hands on one of these, so if anyone has any leads or contacts on where I can find one, it would be much appreciated.

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  # 272451 12-Nov-2009 16:38
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It's a CDMA phone so I doub't it'll end up in NZ

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  # 272475 12-Nov-2009 18:01
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Its being released in Europe relatively soon, under the name Milestone, on 3G bands that will be compatible with Vodafone.

Google Navigation turn-by-turn won't be available outside of the US for a while though.

In terms of where to get it - places like expansys/clove/devicewire/gummobile will have it very close to release, but Ebay is usually the earliest place (and you'll a premium to have the device in your hand ASAP when its availability is very limited).




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  # 273699 17-Nov-2009 00:41
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[UPDATE: It's CDMA only. I should have checked. Seemed bizarre to sell a CDMA-only phone these days. The owner will have limited travel options outside the US, though I realise that isn't often a concern in the US of A.... ]


I think the Droid does CDMA and GSM.....perhaps a migration device for Verizon....




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  # 273727 17-Nov-2009 08:14
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Linuxluver: I think the Droid does CDMA and GSM.....perhaps a migration device for Verizon....


GSM is no use it you want to put it on Telecom. Hopefully UMTS as well.. I suspect Verizons migration path will be from CDMA to LTE which they are already trialling in a few cities..




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  # 273750 17-Nov-2009 09:42
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Unfortunately, the Motorola Droid - in Verizon configuration - is CDMA only (like their network).

http://j.mp/IYaFp




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  # 276518 26-Nov-2009 14:14
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Stock in UK due in 7 December according to this.

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  # 276717 27-Nov-2009 00:45
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OK....at first I thought the Droid would be CDMA and GSM, then all the info avaiable said CDMA only (US). Now the Milestone is WCDMA & GSM and quad-band with it. 


Looks like we may well see this device here in NZ. If not via a telco, then through Parallel Imports. 
 




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  # 277017 27-Nov-2009 17:15
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Ok, expansys UK has it also listed.

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  # 277075 27-Nov-2009 20:43
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Hmm.

"Operating System Android 2.0
Dimensions 115.8mm (L) x 60mm (W) x 13.7mm (T)
2G Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Dual-Band 900/2100MHz
Bluetooth Yes (Stereo)
Camera 5 mega-pixel (auto focus)
Memory Card microSDHC"

No 850 3G. May not be much good if your on Telecom.. Guess we will have to wait until the AT&T version is released..




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  # 277109 27-Nov-2009 22:37
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Check out the reviews on droiddog YouTube page by John Walton. Very informative.

Not a fan of the looks, but performance looks pretty good from the reviews.




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  # 277110 27-Nov-2009 22:41
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Damager:
Not a fan of the looks.


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  # 277252 28-Nov-2009 16:52
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Here's a fairly detailed reviews of the UMTS/GSM version.

http://www.mobile-review.com/review/motorola-milestone-en.shtml




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  # 278238 1-Dec-2009 12:48
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Unboxing video ... hmm nice looking depending on what angle you look at it lol.

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  # 278445 1-Dec-2009 18:51
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Maybe we could ask NealR if there is going to be a Telecom release next year??




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  # 278448 1-Dec-2009 19:02
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old3eyes: Maybe we could ask NealR if there is going to be a Telecom release next year??


Unlikely. If i remember right, Telecom and Motorola had a falling out, and they couldnt wait to get rid of each other after contractual obligations were met.




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