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Ultimate Geek

# 77237 12-Feb-2011 21:00
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As it turns out, it looks like only ships to selected countries in the EU, so bummer for us Kiwis downunder..

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  # 438686 12-Feb-2011 21:04
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Ouch, $1000! (ex vat, ex gst)

Wonder when samsung are going to release 2.3 for their other phones :|

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  # 438693 12-Feb-2011 21:26
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Based on current exchange rates, that's almost the same price as when I bought my SGS from ebay and was lucky enough not to be stung by GST at custom...

Not sure if Samsung is making Gingerbread available to its current line ups, I doubt it and there are speculations on the internet that Samsung won't upgrade SGS to 2.3 due to the SGS2 not being too far away. I do think that SGS has enough grunt to run 2.3. Also this won't stop the geniuses at XDA coming up with their own custom 2.3 ROMs.


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  # 439015 13-Feb-2011 21:59
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Hmmm, I dont think grunt is the problem, if anything it should be easier to run because it is optimied for speed. I think samsung are just a bit slack in giving updates...

Only a few hours and the Samsung galaxy SII will be revealed to the press at MWC!!!!!!    

Here are some pretty pictures I found a few hours ago too:

I believe the official release date is March 4th - some of these online store seem to be jumping the gun...

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  # 446815 8-Mar-2011 22:13
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  # 446826 8-Mar-2011 23:50
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Hmmm....interesting, available on mobilecity for preorder, although I am more interested in the 32GB version. If the preorder price of the 16GB version is NZ$1170, I wonder how much more the 32GB version would be? $1250? If that's the price, it'll be the most expensive cellphone/smartphone I would ever purchase.

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  # 446829 8-Mar-2011 23:58
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Its the first time I'll be spending over $1000 on a phone but the way I look at it is, its the first of many, in a years time I'll sell it, get a quad core and only have to spend a few hundred, the first buy is always the most painfull :( after that its just a matter of upgrading each time. This phone is well worth it, dual core, tegra 2, 1 gig ram 1080p recording, its all you need. My first smartphone, its been well worth the wait for the technology to finally reach a point where it becomes a useful multi-device.

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  # 446850 9-Mar-2011 08:51
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Wonder what the NZ carriers will sell them for $1300??




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  # 446904 9-Mar-2011 11:58
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Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 16GB ? ?440 + VAT (?528 inc.VAT)
Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 32GB ? New price TBC

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