Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
7605 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #321186 21-Apr-2010 09:57
Send private message

ummm, the HTC Droid Incredible is a CDMA radio not UMTS, so no will not work in XT but on the old network.

Cyril



BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #321187 21-Apr-2010 09:59
Send private message

Don't give anyone hopes. If it's a CDMA handset it cannot be used in NeEw Zealand, unless released by Telecom - which won't happen anymore.




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


 
 
 
 


5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #321937 23-Apr-2010 08:54
Send private message

freitasm: Just posted about the LG GW620 here. Basically on the Telecom XT network from 22 April with a RRP $699.


So....did they launch it? :-)   




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


1039 posts

Uber Geek


7605 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #321948 23-Apr-2010 09:06
Send private message

So it would seem :)

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/phones

Cheers
Cyril

5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #322026 23-Apr-2010 11:56
Send private message

The LG GW620f has a Facebook page! LOL! 

 




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


326 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #322213 23-Apr-2010 20:42
Send private message

Android 1.5..... Yakk!! Why is that?? It's still one of the most primitive android os. What is telecomnz doing?? Will telecom nz update the os to 2.1 in the future??? I doubt it.

 
 
 
 


5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #322262 23-Apr-2010 23:14
Send private message

Different vendors update Android in different ways. HTC phones sold through telcos tend to get OTA updates, while phones bought directly have the option of downloaded updates from HTC's web site. Acer only do downloaded updates and their process worked very well. In fact you can flash a variety of genuine Acer ROMs on the same phone using their tools. Maybe LG will deliver updates directly in a similar manner. It may depend on the level of Telecom NZ customization....if any. But I agree. Android v1.5 is a poor first showing given kit was superceded 8 months ago. I suspect it willbe updated soon.




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #322415 24-Apr-2010 17:20
Send private message

I went to Albany Mall today and paid a visit to the Telecom NZ store. 

They had a new LG GW620f there. The sales guy was pretty keen about it. Said he really liked it.

I had a wee play with it. The phone feels really nice in your hand. The sliding keyboard has keys with a good, solid feel to them. The screen is a little on the small side after using a nexus one for several weeks.

Overall, the phone feels like an HTC Magic, but with a sliding, physical QWERTY keyboard. It's loaded with Android v1.5, but the sales guy said it was very likely going to be updated soon. That isn't the same as a firm commitment, but I made the point that with phones like this, the vendor's commitment to ensuring it stayed up to date was as important as the phone itself.  

Then I showed him the Nexus One.....and he liked that, too. 

But the LG GW620f looks like a great phone for someone on Telecom, new to Android, and on a budget. 
 




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356




BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

#323605 27-Apr-2010 13:46
Send private message

Linuxluver:
freitasm: Just posted about the LG GW620 here. Basically on the Telecom XT network from 22 April with a RRP $699.


So....did they launch it? :-)   


Got it here today. So far quite impressed with speed. Will start sync to Microsoft BPOS soon...







 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #323622 27-Apr-2010 14:03
Send private message

Ok, first thing I don't like. It comes with Moxier for synchronisation. But it all goes into Moxier apps. And it's not integrated with the dialer. So if you open the Phone app and tap on Contacts... It's empty.

Not funny.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 




BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #323648 27-Apr-2010 14:25
Send private message

And... Tried downloading five different applications from the market. All failed, both over WiFi and over Telecom XT.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #323714 27-Apr-2010 15:34
Send private message

freitasm: And... Tried downloading five different applications from the market. All failed, both over WiFi and over Telecom XT.


Android v1.5 is the one version that has compatibility issues, hence my own harsh comments about this phone when it was first announced. That version of Android was superceded 9 months ago...and no one should be releasing phones with obselete software. That isn't fragmentation. It's bad planning by the phone vendor (and telco). However! There is supposedly an upgrade for this phone in the not-distant future. Other manufacturers are releasing product schedules, so people know when to expect what. For phones like these, this is an important marketing consideration: being transparent about upgrade plans. Lack of transparency may hurt the product as no one wants to risk buying an orphaned phone.  

Which apps?

How did they fail?

If they just didn't download / flow......Did you try starting Google Talk?  

 Very curious. :-)  Thanks for the updates so far. I had a wee play with one at the Telecom store in Albany on Saturday. 




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356




BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #323716 27-Apr-2010 15:37
Send private message

Tried downloading five different apps from Marketplace. Both over WiFi and 3G and all those ten attempts failed. I know my Google Account is working because I got my Gmail synchronised ok.

Yes, that what I mean for market fragmentation. Got this handset for review, only have one week with it. You know what is going to be my impression in one week if it is not "just work" like iPhone or Windows Mobile.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


128 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #323724 27-Apr-2010 15:53
Send private message

There just isn't any excuse for releasing on v1.5 - has to be 1.6 at least.

And either have great Active Sync support or none at all and say it isn't for Business customers.

I suspect there isn't a clear idea of who this device is for - idea being to just chuck any old Android into market 'cause it seems to be getting popular overseas. Hmmm...

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.