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  Reply # 483402 20-Jun-2011 21:03
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Coming from an SGS2 owner I think the Sensation is a great looking handset, much better looking than mine... It was a close call deciding between the two, but the screen and tri band wcdma radio were what made the difference in the end.
Good luck to anyone who gets once of these, I seriously doubt you'll regret it!






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  Reply # 483609 21-Jun-2011 13:07
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Does anyone know if the Sensation has that great feature that the Samsungs have called Contact groups??




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  Reply # 483670 21-Jun-2011 14:31
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old3eyes: Does anyone know if the Sensation has that great feature that the Samsungs have called Contact groups??


Yes - it appears to have a Groups function - not sure if this works the same way as the Samsungs.

What Ive found handy is that it picks up the groups you have set up in Google Contacts (which is where I sync all my contacts to anyway).

It also has a "Frequent" group thats auto-populated based on your last few days worth of calls.

You can create your own that stay on the phone as well, but I like mine synced via Google.

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  Reply # 483708 21-Jun-2011 15:34
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nakedmolerat: is this phone going to be wcdma quadband? (not written on the spec sheet)


If it's in line with their usual 850 3g handsets eg Telstra, or AT&T..

No 


It's worth noting Canadian telcos (Rogers, Telus, Bell Canada and their wholesale re-sellers like FIDO) mostly use 850MHz, too. If you travel to Canada and want to do 3G data, an 850MHz-capable phone is the only way to go, really.   




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  Reply # 483710 21-Jun-2011 15:36
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old3eyes: Does anyone know if the Sensation has that great feature that the Samsungs have called Contact groups??


Android supports groups via your Gmail account. I have my contacts in GMail labelled into various groups and my phone lets me add / exclude groups. But you need to drive it from the GMail account....which is nice, because if you do that, it doesn't matter what Android phone you're using....the Cloud Knows. I also add pics to the contacts on GMail and they come through to my phone nicely for each person. 




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  Reply # 483891 21-Jun-2011 20:17
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Is there any further word on the date of launch for the Sensation? I read that it was to be launched 22 June.

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  Reply # 483897 21-Jun-2011 20:21
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Well on the $100 off promo page it says to fill in your name before the 4th July, so I'd suggest it would be after that date.

If they are anything like Vodafone, no one will know anything, or say anything, and different stores will give different information. At least that's what Vodafone was like when the SGS2 was about to be released.



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  Reply # 483905 21-Jun-2011 20:24
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We don't know the dates, but it looks like the three reviewers will receive their later this week. Mind you those are pre-release units.




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  Reply # 483972 21-Jun-2011 21:21
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There was this link advising that the launch date was for 22 June.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/two-htc-androids-telecom-ck-95362

Of course this is normally just when they announce when it will be released, prices etc. Hopefully there is some truth in that date and we may know more tomorrow.

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  Reply # 483975 21-Jun-2011 21:23
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googamagooga: There was this link advising that the launch date was for 22 June.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/two-htc-androids-telecom-ck-95362

Of course this is normally just when they announce when it will be released, prices etc. Hopefully there is some truth in that date and we may know more tomorrow.


Highly doubt it. Telecom generally only releases phones on thursdays

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  Reply # 483983 21-Jun-2011 21:35
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Yes but they may launch tomorrow advising a release date for an upcoming Thursday. Here's hoping anyway.

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  Reply # 483994 21-Jun-2011 21:45
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Congratulations to Mauricio (Geekzone) and Telecom on this initiative.

So often it's not till after you have bought something that you really discover what it can or cannot do.

I find many of the reviews on the internet to be quite superficial, poorly researched and in some cases a cut and paste of other reviews.  Being able to read what fellow Geekzone members have to say about a device like this is a fantastic opportunity.  We will get real genuine feedback from users operating in our New Zealand enviroment and be able to ask questions on specific issues.

So far as smart phones go, I would suggest most owners (Geekzone members excluded of course) don't know what their phone is capable of. This initiative allows prospective owners to find out about a purchase, and for current owners to get some informed advice on how to make the most of the features on the device.

Well done!!!!!!!




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  Reply # 483995 21-Jun-2011 21:45
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googamagooga: Yes but they may launch tomorrow advising a release date for an upcoming Thursday. Here's hoping anyway.


That's just a media event announcing the phone. I was invited but couldn't make to Auckland this time. It's not the availability.

 




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  Reply # 483997 21-Jun-2011 21:49
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I just want to know some pricing. Very close to picking up the SG2.

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  Reply # 484021 21-Jun-2011 22:25
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Hopefully mine will ship from Clove in the next couple of days, then I can talk directly to the SGSII Vs Sensation issue - you're not alone weighing up the two.




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