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Topic # 56096 12-Jan-2010 10:29
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What's coming up in the first half of this year?

From skimming through CES coverage AT&T is getting the Dell Mini 3 and four more Android phones from HTC and Motorola.

I'm considering importing a Telus HTC Hero from Canada which are $499+tax CAD at the moment. Probably be around $750 NZD landed here, which doesn't seem too bad if not for the fact that the phone is over half a year old already.

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  Reply # 289204 12-Jan-2010 11:01
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I believe that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be available with 850. It's only Android 1.6 though.

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  Reply # 289701 13-Jan-2010 16:26
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RickD: What's coming up in the first half of this year?


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I'm considering importing a Telus HTC Hero from Canada which are $499+tax CAD at the moment. Probably be around $750 NZD landed here, which doesn't seem too bad if not for the fact that the phone is over half a year old already.


Check out this list of all known Android phones. It's looking a little out of date, though. 


The LG GT540 looks good - though not until April and it looks like two flavours - one that's perfect for TNZ (850/2100) and one perfect for VFNZ (900/2100).....unless the one phone can be set to either config. That WOULD be cool.  


The Motorola Backflip looks perfect......even if loaded with MotoBlur. 

You want a phone that does 850 / 2100 for best compatibility with the XT network.  The DELL Mini 3i looks like the best fit of those "available". 

I think the HTC Hero does 850 and 1900? If that is correct, you'd be relying completely on the UMTS 850...and not be able to take advantage of the 2100 where it exists (apparently to provide better building penetration in built-up areas).


You also wouldn't be able to do any UMTS / 3G at all with Vodafone. At least the HTC Magic can do 2100 with both carriers. 


If you're into it, people are porting android to various other HTC Phones...including the American flavour of the  Touch Pro 2, which would be an awesome phone for 850 / 2100 if it was running android. 







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  Reply # 289732 13-Jan-2010 17:28
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Hero is 900/2100

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  Reply # 289742 13-Jan-2010 18:08
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peejayw: Hero is 900/2100
 


The Hero has more than one flavour. The Telus HTC Hero is 850/1900.


Telus is an American-owned phone company that operates mainly in Canada, based on Vancouver (IIRC). Used to be that way, anyway. Stuff changes all the time. 




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  Reply # 289743 13-Jan-2010 18:13
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I stand corrected :-)

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  Reply # 289751 13-Jan-2010 18:31
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850/900 UMTS offers better in building penetration NOT 2100 UMTS.

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  Reply # 289753 13-Jan-2010 18:40
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Linuxluver:
If you're into it, people are porting android to various other HTC Phones...including the American flavour of the  Touch Pro 2, which would be an awesome phone for 850 / 2100 if it was running android. 



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  Reply # 289802 13-Jan-2010 20:49
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BrentR: 850/900 UMTS offers better in building penetration NOT 2100 UMTS.



Sorry....My bad. Thanks for the correction. 


I was mislead by one article I read and can't get it out of my head. Maybe this time. 







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