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#59676 9-Apr-2010 08:58
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Just posted about the LG GW620 here. Basically on the Telecom XT network from 22 April with a RRP $699.

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  #316445 9-Apr-2010 09:21
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Would be great to have a hw/sw specs list as well.

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  #316451 9-Apr-2010 09:34
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More info including specs etc here http://www.lg-gw620.com/

 
 
 
 


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  #316470 9-Apr-2010 10:52
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GSM Arena review here, http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_gw620-review-464.php

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  #316509 9-Apr-2010 12:50
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I have some pictures now and will post when back home...




 

 

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  #316521 9-Apr-2010 13:33
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Needs to be $399 to make any splash. Or have more features at the $699 price point.

Not exactly a bold first-up Android from Telecom but going by the Press Release this is only the first of many.



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  #316556 9-Apr-2010 14:48
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It does look nice:









 

 

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  #316570 9-Apr-2010 15:04
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Looks very nice. But the specs are very low. Android 1.5?! Processor speed?? Resistive screen!! Worse than the Hero! It's not a good toy for us geeks. Ordinary people will buy it anyway. But the name "Android" is unheard of for most NZers. So nobody cares.

 
 
 
 


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  #316572 9-Apr-2010 15:05
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It looks terrible, where are the front menu and search keys?

Telecom really need to piggyback Telstra or AT&T (like they used to do Sprint) and bring some decent handsets quickly. Telstra is launching the HTC Desire this month for under $1,000. Why would Telecom offer customers an out-dated, bad first impression of Android.





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  #316579 9-Apr-2010 15:13
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At $399 it might have a chance in the teen/tween messenging market who are really getting into the cheaper LG GW300 with a keypad and the cheap Vodafone 541 touchscreen and aren't so worried about features.

But those who want Android specifically are prepared to pay for something much gruntier and newer like HTC Desire or Legend, Motorola Milestone or Samsung Galaxy S.

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  #316580 9-Apr-2010 15:14
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The LG-GW-620 comes with Android v1.5.

That was superceded almost a year ago. I don't think we can really blame Google for THIS particular example of "Android fragmentation". This one is 40% LG for selling it and 60% Telecom  for selecting this phone for sale here.  

IMHO, for Telecom, it's a poor choice for their first Android phone, simply underscoring they aren't really up with the latest and best and instead sell old gear....and probably expect a premium. If they want to impress with Telecom XT being latest, best and cuting edge....this isn't the phone to be leading with. But knowing a too-frequently-seen Kiwi business model, they probably got a "really good price" from LG for clearing out this old product for them.....Reminds me of how Gordon & Gotch used to (still do?) collect up all the old rubbish returned magazines from overseas and sell them here are at a premium several months past their cover dates....until guys like Frank Wong (Quay Computers founder) began importing the very latest issues and selling them cheaper.   

If LG / Telecom aren't upgrading this phone soon (or at all) to a later version of android....it's an even worse choice. 

As I sit here looking at my 1GHz, 512MB, Android v2.1-bearing Nexus One, I'm wondering why I would buy an LG GW-620 for 70% of the same cost.

Telecom? Why would I? Honestly.  




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I wonder if telecom need a professional nerd on staff to help with phone selection...I'll do it.




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  #316589 9-Apr-2010 15:30
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mike: It looks terrible, where are the front menu and search keys?

Telecom really need to piggyback Telstra or AT&T (like they used to do Sprint) and bring some decent handsets quickly. Telstra is launching the HTC Desire this month for under $1,000. Why would Telecom offer customers an out-dated, bad first impression of Android.


Agreed.  If Telstra can get the Desire so quickly why can't Telecom?  Would be the ideal way to put the network woes behind them and leap ahead of the competition in one foul-swoop.

Although Android penetration is pitiful in NZ currently, I don't think its fair to judge against the iPhone yet.  Android is just hitting its straps now, with quality hardware which is a generation ahead of the 3GS, and an app market which is rapidly expanding.  This is the perfect opportunity for Telecom to back a winning horse early ...

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  #316590 9-Apr-2010 15:36
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walt12:
Although Android penetration is pitiful in NZ currently, I don't think its fair to judge against the iPhone yet.  Android is just hitting its straps now, with quality hardware which is a generation ahead of the 3GS, and an app market which is rapidly expanding.  This is the perfect opportunity for Telecom to back a winning horse early ...


Overseas, Android is being leapt upon by telcos who don't have exclusive iPhone vendor status. it gives them something that is easily as good and arguably better as it is more open and growing rapidly, too.

You'd think Telecom would be onto that as it has been telegraphed to the public for over a year.....never mind telcos.

But I've never been wrong assuming Telecom NZ would shoot too low and wide of the mark.

Telecom XT - two control centres nationwide...and no effective backup. You just knew it would happen that way. The only reason I had any cause for hope was that Steve Lowe was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in NZ. I know him, have worked for him directly for several years....and he's good. But one man can't turn the tide, no matter how good he is. 




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  #316595 9-Apr-2010 15:43
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Also confirmed today the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, for both Vodafone 3G and Telecom XT, at $1,399 from June 2010.





 

 

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  #316602 9-Apr-2010 15:54
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OK now the XPERIA X10 is a nice phone

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