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# 80788 4-Apr-2011 19:18
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So I've heard for a while this phone is coming to Telecom XT, and now i see this appear in my inbox today, as part of subways promo email:


I've never seen a major company run a promo where they weren't getting the phone from a local supplier, so i assume this means we'll be seeing it very soon?
Might not be telecom, but i'd heard rumours of it coming for a while and telecom has had a history of getting in rugged phones.

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  # 455258 4-Apr-2011 19:57
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i had heard rumours of a rugged motorola running android x telecom, mmmm maybe

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  # 455511 5-Apr-2011 13:07
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I spoke to my source at Telecom and the Defy is coming to XT just after easter. Am trying to find out the pricing.

 
 
 
 




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  # 455512 5-Apr-2011 13:10
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Im guessing if the package is worth $875, perhaps its $799-850ish. Not sure what else subway would put in a phone package, a few sandwiches perhaps?

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  # 455818 6-Apr-2011 09:49
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Telecom is famous for releasing last generation phones and then pricing them at current gen phone prices.  First the Motorola Milestone for $999 now this.  Haha what a Joke.  Can get an Atrix for $600-700 from ebay.

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  # 455888 6-Apr-2011 12:32
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siimo2005: Telecom is famous for releasing last generation phones and then pricing them at current gen phone prices. ?First the Motorola Milestone for $999 now this. ?Haha what a Joke. ?Can get an Atrix for $600-700 from ebay.


defy is a good phone. telecom can get huge sales if they priced it on par with ideos x5. defy is probably the only phone that you can use as underwater camera / video camera! (dont know why you want to do that but it is fun). phones for XT network tend to be a bit more expensive (due to 850/2100 band).



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  # 455935 6-Apr-2011 14:22
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The prize to be won in this Promotion is a Motorola DEFY™ with Motoblur™ smartphone (RRP $799 (including GST)) and a Telecom SIM card with $50 Prepaid credit (total RRP $878.95 (including GST)) (the Prize). 

Cant get a better confirmation than that :P

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  # 456924 9-Apr-2011 07:41
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Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

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- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

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  # 461430 21-Apr-2011 19:24
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The Telecom website has a $100 off if you preregister which would make it $699

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/special-offers




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  # 461614 22-Apr-2011 15:50
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I have a Defy and can recommend it. 


However, I got mine from Infotech Expert and it is running on Voda.

Still, a rocking phone

Jack 




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  # 461618 22-Apr-2011 16:02
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crackrdbycracku: I have a Defy and can recommend it. 


However, I got mine from Infotech Expert and it is running on Voda.

Still, a rocking phone


Jack 


How reliable is the Sat GPS system??  Better than the Samsungs where you have to power cycle the fone every time you want to use it??




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  # 461621 22-Apr-2011 16:10
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truth be told I haven't given it a good work out. I'll post when I give it a go. this post is being written on it.




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  # 461644 22-Apr-2011 18:11
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I really really do not like the custom rom situation with the Defy. I don't know if this goes for modding all Motorola devices, but its terrible compared to putting custom roms on my desire, other peoples IDEOS, LG p500s and even my HTC Vogue that used to run windows mobile.

You have to flash a stock service flash as base, then the custom rom over the top which has the changes. The telecom XT version requires flashing some files to make the radio work properly again after this (Don't have to do this with my XT Desire). No support for custom kernels so that whole department is out the window. Custom recovery doesn't seem to be properly implented either.

Crappy motorola and their encrypted bootloaders. Would definitely not recommend if people are even considering modding their phone (a process which i wholeheartedly do recommend).

If you want to use it stock, and like motoBLUR, then go for it.

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  # 461650 22-Apr-2011 18:36
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crackrdbycracku: truth be told I haven't given it a good work out. I'll post when I give it a go. this post is being written on it.




Thanx.  Am looking for a new fone  for the wife.  Was interested in the Galaxy S2  but looks like it won't be here any time soon  on XT or 2D  so its a GS1 which is rather pricey,  the  Defy or the Huawei X6  and port her number to 2D  but the X6 is due for release may at the same time as the Defy.. 




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  # 461690 22-Apr-2011 22:06
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eXDee: I really really do not like the custom rom situation with the Defy. I don't know if this goes for modding all Motorola devices, but its terrible compared to putting custom roms on my desire, other peoples IDEOS, LG p500s and even my HTC Vogue that used to run windows mobile.

You have to flash a stock service flash as base, then the custom rom over the top which has the changes. The telecom XT version requires flashing some files to make the radio work properly again after this (Don't have to do this with my XT Desire). No support for custom kernels so that whole department is out the window. Custom recovery doesn't seem to be properly implented either.

Crappy motorola and their encrypted bootloaders. Would definitely not recommend if people are even considering modding their phone (a process which i wholeheartedly do recommend).

If you want to use it stock, and like motoBLUR, then go for it.


I repair and flash phones for a living but my own Milestone has been running stock 2.1 FW since I bought it in June. Only had occasional problems with alarm clock that was solved after flashing with Canadian kernel build and everything went fine. As long as you can root the phone and remove those bloatware (ditto for motoblur) it is enough for most people. Having full sbf is nice in case you completely stuffed the software but not needed for most users

The thing about unlocked bootloader is because some earlier devices have little RAM and need a recompiled kernel that support swap partition on SD, not really that important with current android phones

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  # 461821 23-Apr-2011 17:05
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old3eyes:
crackrdbycracku: I have a Defy and can recommend it. 


However, I got mine from Infotech Expert and it is running on Voda.

Still, a rocking phone


Jack 


How reliable is the Sat GPS system??  Better than the Samsungs where you have to power cycle the fone every time you want to use it??


Hi,

I have now tried out the Sat GPS system and it works fine. Switch on the Sat GPS, hit Nav, type [I didn't try the voice option] where you want to go and you get directions. Simple as that. Want to go somewhere else just type that in and off you go. Definitely no need to turn it off and on to use it. 

I usually have Sat GPS turned off because I already know how to get from home to work Smile But if I was in a city I didn't know I would definitely use it. Having said that I am pretty sure it would seriously drain the battery. 

To be completely honest this is my first true smart phone so I was always going to be impressed. But for around $500 I can't see even an iPhone doing anything that warrants being almost 3 times the price. A better camera, sure. A better battery life, sure. A better App store, maybe. A better music player, definitely. But almost three times better?

Well, lets just say that the reviews of the Defy have been very positive and I agree.

There is a lot of negative talk about Motoblur. I have been using it for about a week now and maybe I'll download Launcher Pro or something similar but for what I do it is a pretty good skin on Android. Certainly not 'awful'. The messaging widget is cool, the social network widget is good for me as my twitter feed for newspapers doesn't use my data allowance [thanks Voda] and universal mailbox is great. 

There are plenty of reviews out there so I won't try to do one here but to say I am happy with the phone. 
 
 Kind regards, 

Jack




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