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  # 473011 23-May-2011 15:15
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stevenz: Just bit the bullet and ordered mine from Clove. Getting hit with GST, duty etc makes it a fairly expensive prospect, no doubt significantly cheaper than buying locally though.

I got the MHL adapter as well so that should be amusing to play with.

BTW - anyone with an Android device an an always-on PC at home, get "Plex", it's fantastic.


By my rough calculations, it's much of a muchness.  IF you get stung GST and Customs fees then it'll be almost the same price. Don't forget you've got to account for the Bank's "conversion fee" as well.

BUT, Clove (and other UK sellers) provide a 2 year warranty directly back to Samsung and that might be a big difference.  Of course getting the phone back and doing without it is going to be painful.

For all that, I ordered mine from Unlocked Mobile and cross fingers it was either shipped Friday or today.  Either way an email will be sent today (their time) confirming which date it was sent and provide the tracking details.

I understood from Clove's website they didn't yet have the MHL cable.  I requested an email when it came into stock but haven't received an email as yet.




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  # 473023 23-May-2011 15:29
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Neets: I understood from Clove's website they didn't yet have the MHL cable.  I requested an email when it came into stock but haven't received an email as yet.


Hmm, bother, I didn't notice the "Stock expected mid-June" bit. Guess I'll be waiting the best part of a month for my phone & goodies then. :(




 
 
 
 


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  # 473099 23-May-2011 17:54
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stevenz:
Neets: I understood from Clove's website they didn't yet have the MHL cable.  I requested an email when it came into stock but haven't received an email as yet.


Hmm, bother, I didn't notice the "Stock expected mid-June" bit. Guess I'll be waiting the best part of a month for my phone & goodies then. :(



main reason why i canceled my order from handtec ( wanted nz warranty as well )  ,Samsung keeps putting the date back for the batch arrival  ...as sum nz sites already got them in stock..... you  know when you  pay top dollar for the toys u want them straight away lol




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  # 473984 25-May-2011 15:39

Got my SGS2 from Ezigadget yesterday, so far I have been pleased with their service.

The phone itself is awesome, I am still getting used to Android though (coming from IOS). Its not as intuative, but its very customisable, testing 3 different keyboards atm (;

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  # 474010 25-May-2011 16:12
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Is it still a good idea to order from Clove with the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption, which has already impacted on hundreds of flights ex UK, no doubt will impact on the air freights?

Any thoughts?

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  # 474022 25-May-2011 16:23
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mrgsm021: Is it still a good idea to order from Clove with the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption, which has already impacted on hundreds of flights ex UK, no doubt will impact on the air freights?

Any thoughts?


Depends where they're based. But it's pretty much guaranteed to delay things at least a little bit as passenger flights would presumably take precedence over freight?

Scotland and Germany are both mostly grounded. It doesn't sound like much out of England is too badly affected at this stage, if they're heading in Iceland's direction then it's up to individual airlines as to what they want to do. I haven't found any word of anything too major beyond slightly longer than normal delays.




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  # 474167 25-May-2011 21:20
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eracode:

A highly reliable source tells me that one of the NZ banks is trialling an NFC system with SIM cards with embedded NFC chips using its staff and a few cafes around Auckland CBD right now.



I'm trying to get onto the trial. :) 




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  # 474238 26-May-2011 08:16
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Asrafrate:
eracode:

A highly reliable source tells me that one of the NZ banks is trialling an NFC system with SIM cards with embedded NFC chips using its staff and a few cafes around Auckland CBD right now.



I'm trying to get onto the trial. :) 


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# 474525 26-May-2011 18:39
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eracode:

Aha! Now I know where you work!



Why ditto, good sir! ;)

Just you wait, we'll have an Android revolution if I have my way! 




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  # 474571 26-May-2011 21:25
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received my sgs 2 from tech brands today even gave me a free adapter :) ...now lets have fun with the toy .........




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  # 474579 26-May-2011 21:50
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cokeman2: received my sgs 2 from tech brands today even gave me a free adapter :) ...now lets have fun with the toy .........


Have fun with it, might not see you posting for awhile because you will be so warped into it :P

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  # 474588 26-May-2011 21:58
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So who's keen to start the Help Lokhor get an SGS2 Fund?




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  # 474608 26-May-2011 23:08
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think this is my fav tech purchase since my ps3 .... just love it.


returned the home screen config to default back to far left ... kinda gotten used to it like that.

seriously, phone is just so perfect form factor wise ..

tried out readers hub today .. i know just a skin for the usual apps but first time i had bothered with those two for the newspapers and mags ... not too bad at all!


oh i'd recommend GTasks for any one who wants a good Gmail task app btw

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  # 474618 27-May-2011 00:10
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I'm having lots of fun still with my AT&T Samsung Captivate now that it has GB 2.3.3 but have plans to have a SGS II within the next month or 2.




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- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  # 474634 27-May-2011 03:58
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Mine left Auckland yesterday just after 6pm. Surely I'll have it in my hot little hand by lunch time. Though there's been no further tracking update. Got to remember to take my SGS charger or an adapter. Pretty excited :D




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