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  # 463577 29-Apr-2011 07:18
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Engadget review out today, rather took me by surprise - said its the best smartphone available today, period. I half expected a 7/10 for no good reason given the source, but they just couldn't find much to criticise (they were the only reviewers not to get flash working though).




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  # 463583 29-Apr-2011 08:01
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NZtechfreak: Engadget review out today, rather took me by surprise - said its the best smartphone available today, period. I half expected a 7/10 for no good reason given the source, but they just couldn't find much to criticise (they were the only reviewers not to get flash working though).


That must have hurt them to say that.

 
 
 
 


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  # 463587 29-Apr-2011 08:26
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Really wondering when VFNZ will get these in stock...

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  # 463589 29-Apr-2011 08:28
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BLazeD: Really wondering when VFNZ will get these in stock...


I asked our local rep and she had no idea. Mind you she doesnt have much idea about anything to be fair.

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  # 463603 29-Apr-2011 09:10
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NZtechfreak: Engadget review out today, rather took me by surprise - said its the best smartphone available today, period. I half expected a 7/10 for no good reason given the source, but they just couldn't find much to criticise (they were the only reviewers not to get flash working though).


Josh Topolsky and Nilay Patel no longer work at Engadget - this explains the about turn.  




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  # 463615 29-Apr-2011 09:23
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lokhor:
NZtechfreak: Engadget review out today, rather took me by surprise - said its the best smartphone available today, period. I half expected a 7/10 for no good reason given the source, but they just couldn't find much to criticise (they were the only reviewers not to get flash working though).


Josh Topolsky and Nilay Patel no longer work at Engadget - this explains the about turn.  


Yeah a lot of Nilays reviews were questionable, Josh did a lot of good work though:
he gave:
Atrix 9/10
G1 8/10

Unfortunately Richard Lai is still festering round Engadget too.  That guy is making the place just like Gizmodo.
This review in particular, show's how much of a fanboy he is:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/16/mobee-magic-charger-review-wirelessly-juice-up-your-apple-magic/

9/10 for a Magic Mouse charger


Matches well with the Magic Mouse
No need to take out batteries for charging
Attractive pricing

Took 3 days instead of 6 hours to fully charge
Battery shows 70 percent charge even when full

WTF
Took 3 days to charge and only shows 70% full on the battery charger.  That would be a 2/10 if I reviewed it.
 




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  # 463661 29-Apr-2011 11:03
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Hi guys,
Just a thought would it be more reasonable to buy it from mobicity rather than importing it from clove if the price difference is only $100-150?(that is my if calculations are correct). Im just worried that if i import it what happens if theres something wrong with the unit and i have to ship it back? JUst really after some enlightenment on the advantages of buying it from clove over mobicity. thanks!

 
 
 
 


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  # 463662 29-Apr-2011 11:03
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Hi guys,
Just a thought would it be more reasonable to buy it from mobicity rather than importing it from clove if the price difference is only $100-150?(that is my if calculations are correct). Im just worried that if i import it what happens if theres something wrong with the unit and i have to ship it back? JUst really after some enlightenment on the advantages of buying it from clove over mobicity. thanks!

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  # 463667 29-Apr-2011 11:17
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I am gutted I missed the first shipment from Mobicity, are there any other NZ retailers/etailers who will be getting these phones at release time?

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kepster: Hi guys,
Just a thought would it be more reasonable to buy it from mobicity rather than importing it from clove if the price difference is only $100-150?(that is my if calculations are correct). Im just worried that if i import it what happens if theres something wrong with the unit and i have to ship it back? JUst really after some enlightenment on the advantages of buying it from clove over mobicity. thanks!


If you do buy from a company with a local presence (e.g. Mobicity, and no doubt others in the near future) then you have legal recourse should anything go wrong (Consumer Guarantees Act). You should also get some sort of local warranty, in case any there are faults with your phone.

This was exactly my reason for ordering from Mobicity over Clove. There isn't a lot of difference in cost: $1219 from Mobicity (using a $20 coupon code to cover the shipping cost), or around $1155 from Clove (including shipping and GST). That's only about $64, which isn't that much to pay for peace of mind.

If you're very lucky and don't get stung for GST when the phone comes in, you could save over $250 by ordering from Clove. However, there's a good chance you will get charged, and it's a pain if you have to send the phone back for any reason.

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  # 463670 29-Apr-2011 11:21
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Mobicity getting more for release anyway?

First pre-order allotment is now full however more stock is inbound on 3rd of May and should ship at the same time for all orders placed after 27th April.

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  # 463671 29-Apr-2011 11:22
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Thanks bro. This is exactly what im thinking. Btw, where did you get your discount code from? haha

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  # 463672 29-Apr-2011 11:22
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Hmm live chat just told me second week of May.

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  # 463673 29-Apr-2011 11:23
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networkn: I am gutted I missed the first shipment from Mobicity, are there any other NZ retailers/etailers who will be getting these phones at release time?


Mobicity quote this on their website:

First pre-order allotment is now full however more stock is inbound on 3rd of May and should ship at the same time for all orders placed after 27th April.


EDIT: Beaten to it - should type faster.


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  # 463674 29-Apr-2011 11:26
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I'd be keen to know the code for free postage too.

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