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  Reply # 315714 7-Apr-2010 12:01
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ryan1019: Well Apple are releasing there firmware details early 8th April for the Iphone HD (4g) to come may be better than the HTC Desire


And may not.



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  Reply # 315717 7-Apr-2010 12:10
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If you're an Apple fan then I would say its worth waiting, but everyone I've seen who has changed from an iPhone to the Desire find the Desire a much better device. So if you're not completely inured to Apple then the Desire is a great device.

I look on with interest to Apple's announcement, but I doubt I'll be getting an iPhone no matter how good it is (once it gets jailbroken then perhaps the next iPhone will be good enough).




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  Reply # 315735 7-Apr-2010 12:45
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looks like Clove are shipping out on the 8th ...not the 7th :( ( hmm thinks about the hd2 that would be here by now  from a nz parallel importer...www.pricespy.co.nz) sigh all good things come to those that wait.. and wiat ...and wait..... :)

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  Reply # 315752 7-Apr-2010 13:22
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ryan1019: Well Apple are releasing there firmware details early 8th April for the Iphone HD (4g) to come may be better than the HTC Desire


Pretty sure they're just showing details of iPhone OS 4, no details of the iPhone 4 (or whatever it'll be called) of any merit. Maybe they'll finally have multitasking...

And anyway, it'll still be a closed-down Apple device. People like Android because you can mess with it and aren't tied to proprietary software.

Will be interesting to see what the Aussie Desire ends up being like, if it's an 850/2100 device and can be rooted to put the generic HTC firmware on rather than whatever bastardised version Telstra put on, then I'll be on it like white on rice.





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  Reply # 315858 7-Apr-2010 19:40
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Apple Holding an iPhone OS 4 Event on April 8th!
http://pocketnow.com/tech-news/apple-holding-an-iphone-os-4-event-on-april-8th



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  Reply # 315863 7-Apr-2010 19:55
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ryan1019, how about staying on topic, or starting your own thread on the OS 4 event?




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  Reply # 315866 7-Apr-2010 20:01
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NZTechfreak so have you got a quote for a HTC Desire? im also interested but these people ordering from britian no warranty cover and extra gst

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  Reply # 315870 7-Apr-2010 20:07
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There is no "extra gst".



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  Reply # 315871 7-Apr-2010 20:08
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Basically even including GST the price from the UK is very competitive, I don't expect to see NZ parallel importers matching it, and my source couldn't. I can't provide any more warranty cover than the UK online seller we're all purchasing it from, so there was no advantage to me sourcing it. If you're keen Clove.co.uk has it cheap, otherwise you'd have to wait on NZ parallel importers to get it in. If you waited you would probably have the 720P video recording and DivX playback available from the get-go, so waiting isn't necessarily a bad thing.




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  Reply # 315885 7-Apr-2010 20:38
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Well just put my order through will add a screen protector for 7 pounds with $41 delivery asb foreign rate bout 0.455 used to be years ago0.30 so should be $800 something

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  Reply # 315894 7-Apr-2010 20:56
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Ryan, I had some of the same resovations but I figure Clove appear pretty reputable and will assist as far as possible in the unlikely event something is wrong.  My inexperience with setting up an import device is what concerned me most but I'm sure our more expert friends here who are also getting Desires will be happy to lend us some advice.  That's one of the reasons I'm keen to finally get my hands on an Android device to see if any of whay I've read/learnt over the last year or so has stuck :-)

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  Reply # 315895 7-Apr-2010 20:57
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Ryan, you can get screen protectors cheaply on Trade Me.

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Reply # 315902 7-Apr-2010 21:05
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Well according to the Clove website now under the HTC Desire:



Please Note



Frist shipments delayed by HTC until approx 13th April



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  Reply # 315906 7-Apr-2010 21:14
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Such is life. At least that will miss my current credit card cycle so another 6 weeks before I have to pay for it :)

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