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  Reply # 318044 13-Apr-2010 20:56
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Thanks for the posts, I'm still debating between and iphone and a desire. The problem is I have an ipod touch and I really do need, use and like the aps. If I can get equivalent ones, the desire sounds like what I want what with the drag and drop storage, battery swap out and openness of the software.

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  Reply # 318098 13-Apr-2010 21:55
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DunedinComics: That was impressive shipping, makes me think I may see mine this week afterall...

A question I have is about OTA updates - I take it in our case for a phone not officially supported here by any telco instead of them 'broadcasting' the update, we will just get these off the net as a download? 


I don't think the telcos have anything to do with it. It's Google and the phone-maker. My Nexus Ones were both upgraded OTA within an hour of being logged into a google account.

No telco in NZ sells the Nexus One (as I'm sure you know). :-)   




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  Reply # 318111 13-Apr-2010 22:06
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DunedinComics: That was impressive shipping, makes me think I may see mine this week afterall...

A question I have is about OTA updates - I take it in our case for a phone not officially supported here by any telco instead of them 'broadcasting' the update, we will just get these off the net as a download? 


I don't think the telcos have anything to do with it. It's Google and the phone-maker. My Nexus Ones were both upgraded OTA within an hour of being logged into a google account.

No telco in NZ sells the Nexus One (as I'm sure you know). :-)   


Thanks LL, appreciate the clarification Smile - I guess my question came out of reading bits and pieces about places like the US and UK where it seemed to me carriers broadcast updates so I wondered how we'd get on here at the moment.  But like you say if it isn't done via Telcos then we'll be fine for all updates as they come out. 

 

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  Reply # 318133 13-Apr-2010 22:59
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The Nexus 1 looks pretty darn nice. You still going to sell one on TM? I do have a relative in Canada, I suppose I could go that route and have her send a Nexus to me. I wonder when they're going to start selling the blimmin things here!

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  Reply # 318142 13-Apr-2010 23:48
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JayADee: The Nexus 1 looks pretty darn nice. You still going to sell one on TM? I do have a relative in Canada, I suppose I could go that route and have her send a Nexus to me. I wonder when they're going to start selling the blimmin things here!


The Nexus One is available at a few places already. Parallel Imported have it, and if you search on PriceSpy, there's 4 or 5 retailers offering it. Although for a pretty big premium, around the $1200 mark... :)



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  Reply # 318147 14-Apr-2010 00:29
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Slightly off topic.but Vodafone confirmed that the hd2 will be offered on their phone list while I was hunting for a.case.for the desire ps.photo test shots.to be done soon

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  Reply # 318162 14-Apr-2010 04:18
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plehmann: Slightly off topic.but Vodafone confirmed that the hd2 will be offered on their phone list while I was hunting for a.case.for the desire ps.photo test shots.to be done soon


Any luck with a Desire case? I havent seen them anywhere yet? Am off to Hong Kong in 4 weeks so might be able to grab a couple there.

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  Reply # 318180 14-Apr-2010 08:36
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plehmann: Slightly off topic.but Vodafone confirmed that the hd2 will be offered on their phone list while I was hunting for a.case.for the desire ps.photo test shots.to be done soon


Such exciting times to be buying a phone! :) Gotta love it.
And thanks for the heads up on googling around for a nexus.

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  Reply # 318183 14-Apr-2010 08:46
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JayADee: I do have a relative in Canada, I suppose I could go that route and have her send a Nexus to me.
I got my parents to receive my Nexus One and send it on to me. Just so you know, they're in Calgary and had to pay about CAD$80 of import taxes on delivery of the phone. But they then sent it on to me as a 'gift' so i was spared the extra taxes of it arriving here. 

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Hey,
Thanks for the heads up about this.
I am thinking of doing exactly the same....  one question:
Did customs charge you GST on these phones when they landed?

Cheers,
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  Reply # 318604 15-Apr-2010 07:52
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Don't suppose you have any way of testing syncing against an exchange server?

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  Reply # 318633 15-Apr-2010 09:12
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Hi there, thanks for detailing your experiences with this device so far. I have been reading a number of the posts on this forum regarding Android phones already and am wondering if you could answer a couple queries about setting up this particular model in New Zealand?

1. Looking through the post on the Motorola Droid and the Vodafone forum it seems some phones need the APN data put into them before working with the cell network. Did you have to do this? I'm not sure if it would need to be different from what was already listed but I'm curious as to what is exactly needed for this phone.
Did it have any problems connecting to wifi out of the box?

2. I haven't bought a phone with any sort of data plan with it before, or anything Vodafone for that matter. Do you know if a Vodafone prepaid SIM with a voice and data plan could be bought standalone and used with this phone?

Cheers!

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  Reply # 318654 15-Apr-2010 09:46
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Disrespective:
JayADee: I do have a relative in Canada, I suppose I could go that route and have her send a Nexus to me.
I got my parents to receive my Nexus One and send it on to me. Just so you know, they're in Calgary and had to pay about CAD$80 of import taxes on delivery of the phone. But they then sent it on to me as a 'gift' so i was spared the extra taxes of it arriving here. 


Thanks, yeah, I was planning on the "gift" route as well. Had to do the same thing to import a couple clothes line pullys a couple years ago. Couldn't believe I couldn't get them anywhere in NZ!

I just emailed Sis about it.

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  Reply # 318722 15-Apr-2010 11:53
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Craig235: 
1. Looking through the post on the Motorola Droid and the Vodafone forum it seems some phones need the APN data put into them before working with the cell network. Did you have to do this? I'm not sure if it would need to be different from what was already listed but I'm curious as to what is exactly needed for this phone.
Did it have any problems connecting to wifi out of the box?

2. I haven't bought a phone with any sort of data plan with it before, or anything Vodafone for that matter. Do you know if a Vodafone prepaid SIM with a voice and data plan could be bought standalone and used with this phone?

Welcome to the forums, 

1. If you buy a phone from Vodafone all the APN info will be set up already for you. However if you import a phone the APN settings are easy enough to input yourself and set up.

2. No idea sorry, someone else will know heh.  

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  Reply # 318780 15-Apr-2010 13:18
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Disrespective:
Craig235: 
1. Looking through the post on the Motorola Droid and the Vodafone forum it seems some phones need the APN data put into them before working with the cell network. Did you have to do this? I'm not sure if it would need to be different from what was already listed but I'm curious as to what is exactly needed for this phone.
Did it have any problems connecting to wifi out of the box?

2. I haven't bought a phone with any sort of data plan with it before, or anything Vodafone for that matter. Do you know if a Vodafone prepaid SIM with a voice and data plan could be bought standalone and used with this phone?

Welcome to the forums, 

1. If you buy a phone from Vodafone all the APN info will be set up already for you. However if you import a phone the APN settings are easy enough to input yourself and set up.

2. No idea sorry, someone else will know heh.  


1. Nexus Ones already had all the Vodafone APN data loaded, even though they are not being sold here through any official channel. Two degrees SIMs also work without any configuration on N1's, and given the likenesses to the N1, I'd think the Desire would be the same.

As an aside, I've noticed that when using my Vodafone SIM in the N1 the APN details (although present) are actually completely ignored - I can put anything in there and it still works - much to my annoyance, because I'd like to be able to switch off data entirely using something like APNDroid (which changes the APN to enable/disable data), but it doesn't work.

2. Any new Vodafone SIM card should work - pick up a prepay pack from your favourite retailer or you can order an on-account SIM pack through the website or a Vodafone dealer.  Check out the various plans and upgrades on the website to see how much it will cost you (and yes, with a phone like this you *will* want data :)

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