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Topic # 87475 29-Jul-2011 16:35
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Hey guys,

I'm ready to buy a new phone, and really really like Sony Ericsson's phones. Was really interested in the Xperia X10 Mini Pro but talked to a sales person at Vodafone who told me they had seen quite a few problems with them. Things such as the accelerometer failing and some apps not working correctly. Can anyone confirm this? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for other phones of similar features and price?

Appreciate any help!

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  Reply # 499519 29-Jul-2011 18:12
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Windows Phone 7. I have'nt looked back. Awesome OS. Cheap as on trade me and mobi city....That is all

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  Reply # 499525 29-Jul-2011 18:29
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Check talkischeap.co.nz for a deal on a xt phone

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  Reply # 499529 29-Jul-2011 18:51
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Ignore link above from 1 post user and go here:

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-mini-black-p-18847.html

Who a lot of people on teh forums have used and get a brand new phone, including box for $124 less than a second hand job on the above site





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  Reply # 499542 29-Jul-2011 19:19
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LG P500... updateable but no keyboard...

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  Reply # 499564 29-Jul-2011 20:08
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Looking at the talkischeap website... It looks like it's run by Telegistics. Interesting as the site offers "new, nearly new and used handsets".






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  Reply # 499566 29-Jul-2011 20:15
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freitasm: Looking at the talkischeap website... It looks like it's run by Telegistics. Interesting as the site offers "new, nearly new and used handsets".




Lol,
"At the beginning of the 2010 we diversified a little and began to also operate as a nearly new mobile phone outlet. All of the product that we sell are sourced directly from Telecom and are authentic XT handsets."


Bold was mine...

edit: "The phones we sell, unless otherwise stated, have not been repaired. They are customer returns under the consumer guarantees act, we have selected the best of these returns to bring you quality 2nds that look brand new and are functioning properly.


So... some fixed written-off phones re-released? Some not fit for purpose? And Telecom resets the IMEI?

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  Reply # 499923 31-Jul-2011 00:18
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Lots of giveaway phones through telecom at the mo for getting a contract.

I grabbed a htc sensation, although that may be more than you require if you were looking at that se phone.



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  Reply # 499927 31-Jul-2011 01:09
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I have been looking at the Samsung Galaxy Mini today, seems pretty nice. Anyone have anything to say about this phone? Have heard that the battery life sucks... :/

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  Reply # 500343 1-Aug-2011 14:32
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Whatever you get, don't get a QVGA android phone. You'll miss out on heaps of apps.

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  Reply # 500364 1-Aug-2011 14:49
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Yeah, get a 'mainstream' android phone. 

Get an older HTC desire over an x10. Or HD2 and put android on it (or WP7).

 

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Do whatever you want to do man.

  



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  Reply # 500371 1-Aug-2011 15:03
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billgates: I recommend WP7 (Windows Phone) as well.

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/htc-trophy-p-21120.html

or

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-i8700-omnia-8gb-black-p-15587.html


What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Mini???? 

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  Reply # 500377 1-Aug-2011 15:08
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eetsummorr: What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Mini???? 


Well if you want to go the android route and looking for something within the galaxy mini price range, then I would rather go for the LG Optimus One P500. Cheaper and better because it runs the vanilla version of android so no bloatware or crapware loaded.

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/lg-optimus-one-p500-black-p-20782.html




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 500592 1-Aug-2011 22:27
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Wp7 is good and the update is near which will make it very good.

Don't get an obscure android phone.

Anything HTC
Samsung galaxy s or sII only
Moto milestone 2
New songs are ok, but dear

Get a second hand nexus or desire over the 'smaller' new phones. Trust me youll regret it.

All wp7 phones are pretty solid.

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  Reply # 500605 1-Aug-2011 22:59
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The Xperia Mini Pro (X20?, not the X10) has just been released.. You might look at parallel importing that if you liked the X10 MP form factor.. (Should be cheap too.. <$400NZ)

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