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Topic # 59868 13-Apr-2010 22:13
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I see there are some Telecom XT compatible, Android v1.6-bearing Sciphones on TradeMe for about $600. 

Sciphone is a Chinese brand who have supported Android for a while now, at least since Q2 last year, but they can't quite get their hardware anywhere near the level of players like HTC and don't quite match even a lesser brand like General Mobile, who also sell the DSTL1 - a nice-looking Android phone.  

The features and speeds look great......except for the small sdcards (2GB max). That tiny external storage limit is a killer. You'd want at *least* 4GB. 

I can't find the first auction I saw 5 minutes ago. It looks likes it disappeared and this one below appeared - at a higher price. It's now $650. 

The auction I can see now is here:  

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Telecom-XT/auction-283626092.htm 






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  Reply # 318121 13-Apr-2010 22:30
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UPDATE: As i can't edit mistakes in the original post, I'll post the correction here:

I see there are some Telecom XT compatible, Android v1.6-bearing "Excalibur" phones on TradeMe for about $600.

I thought they were "Sciphones", but it appears I was wrong, mislead by one site that used an Excalibur pic to illustrate a Sciphone write-up. They do look quite similar on the outside.

The features and speeds look great......except for the small sdcards (2GB max). That tiny external storage limit is a killer. You'd want at *least* 4GB. 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Telecom-XT/auction-283626092.htm

and here:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=283688079&permanent=0




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  Reply # 318366 14-Apr-2010 13:56
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freitasm: That's 3G 2100MHz - suitable for Vodafone (in the main centres) but not for Telecom.


That got me, too.....but the manufacturer's spec says it supports 3 UMTS frequencies:

RF Band: WCDMA/HSDPA: 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz  




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