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  Reply # 288522 9-Jan-2010 20:58
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Linuxluver: chiefie: Looks like a FUD story. No names. No details. When you turn the phone on, the instructions you need to follow are right there on the screen.

Are you saying Apple have accessible phone support for the average customer? Where? :-)


Oh really? It's on Engadget now. http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/google-support-forums-rife-with-nexus-one-3g-complaints-is-this/




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  Reply # 288622 10-Jan-2010 10:10
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A couple of things interest me is the Broardcom BCM4329 chip re ifixit strip down of the Nexus One.  This chip is capable of WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM Rx Tx.  The is speculation that it will do 802n on top of b/g.  Also would be handy is Android 2.1 core could do FM receiver and transmit, but no mention of it.




Secondly and maybe somehow related is mention of but no sight of two Nexus One docks, one for desk and one for car.  Anyone managed to find any further detail on above.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 288678 10-Jan-2010 14:42
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Great to hear that a few people are trying!!
Looking forward to updates, especially regarding throwing the Vodafone SIM card in the phone and any other setup steps after unboxing.

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  Reply # 288679 10-Jan-2010 14:49
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All will be revealed next week :)



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  Reply # 288687 10-Jan-2010 15:43
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OK - got my Nexus One.

Came in a very nicely packed box with cheap slip case, USB cable, AC charger and headphones.

Tons of pix on the net but it's a nice phone with a nice heft to the weight and good construction. It came with a 4G micro SD card.

Popped the battery in and charged it briefly. Then put my friend's SIM card in (AT&T) and registered the phne with Google using my Google account. Not sure that was necessary but anyway.

Then took out his SIM card and put in my VF card (stupid!).  Stupid only because when I turned it on it automatically downloaded my Gmail and at $10/Mb for roaming data charges, that might cost me. I didn't check - it might have just downloaded the headers but I am up for $10 anyway.

Turned on wifi and connected to my friend's wifi network and tried out the turn by turn navigation. That seemed to work pretty well though I wasn't actually travelling anywhere. Of course this feature won't work at home I am told until somebody hacks the phone. I might as I noted, just get the mapping software.

More later when it's charged but as folks might realise, most of the features are better explored when I am home since data is so expensive when roaming.




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  Reply # 288709 10-Jan-2010 16:40
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@Ichiu7 I read online that the 4 soft buttons(at the bottom) keep getting pressed when using the onscreen keyboard. Is that true?

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  Reply # 288714 10-Jan-2010 17:13
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twistadias: @Ichiu7 I read online that the 4 soft buttons(at the bottom) keep getting pressed when using the onscreen keyboard. Is that true?


I didn't notice that. And  used the keyboard to enter my google account information and also some URL's to test out surfing plus from here to there addresses in the Car map application. In fact I found I had to press the keys a bit to get them to register.

Still playing around with the phone - no manual so it's all online I guess.




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  Reply # 288723 10-Jan-2010 17:36
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According to gizmodo the European version of the nexus one has multitouch(http://gizmodo.com/5443090/nexus-one-totally-does-multitouchin-europe)

Wouldn't it be better to get it from Europe rather than the states?



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  Reply # 288728 10-Jan-2010 17:45
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chiefie: Yeah, I'm sure the story is a lot of places. Maybe some people are even having trouble. My skepticism is based on timing; unnamed others having problems that aren't detailed; people I do know NOT having trouble at all.

We'll see how jamesyb0i and lchiu go with their nexus Ones.

Churchill once said (something like) a lie can be halfway round the world while the truth is still putting its pants on. We've seen that over and over in life, politics and.......competitive IT.




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  Reply # 288729 10-Jan-2010 17:45
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Well not the UK one since it's the same version as the US one. And multitouch is not enabled apparently only for native apps - 3rd party apps can do it. And how can you get the European one (only the UK is enabled at this time). I got the US one because I am here now and it seemed like an opportune purchase.




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  Reply # 288763 10-Jan-2010 18:57
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Ichiu7

Since I am somewhat clumsy with my mates iphone on screen keyboard what is the voice input on text fields like, any good?

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  Reply # 288770 10-Jan-2010 19:33
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twobikes: Ichiu7

Since I am somewhat clumsy with my mates iphone on screen keyboard what is the voice input on text fields like, any good?


Sorry don't know since I put the phone away and won't start using it in earnest till I get back home on Tuesday. Will post experiences with the phone in the VF network then.

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Just did a quick check of the voice input. I pulled up search and spoke TVNZ(ed) not Zee. And lo and behold it brought up the browser with a Google search result with the tvnz web site first on the list. That was kind of cool.




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  Reply # 288773 10-Jan-2010 19:43
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Here's hoping one is released soon enough that supports 850 WCDMA (XT) ;) Other than that, you can also use ToR to get a US IP:
http://www.torproject.org/download.html.en

I've grabbed the windows browser bundle as a test on my Win7 machine and it worked a treat :) It's nice (IMO) because it requires no permanent installation!

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  Reply # 288791 10-Jan-2010 20:41
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Just noticed that this shop has a banner saying they are getting parallel imports soon http://www.electronicsdirect2you.co.nz 

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  Reply # 288832 11-Jan-2010 00:17
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I read somewhere that the cost of making a Nexus One is only like $170 odd USD... not including marketing, packaging etc.. eeeh... But I'm sure the ones retail in NZ will be a lot more expensive. If so I can use my shipping routes to buy and resell another 4 for cheaper price.

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