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  Reply # 517127 5-Sep-2011 20:55
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Shouldn't have watched that video, gadget lust ramped up even more :)

We must be hearing something pretty soon about the Nexus Prime too... Since this one is slated for Q1 2012 release perhaps I can fill in some time with the Prime...




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  Reply # 518247 7-Sep-2011 19:22
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If anyone here missed it Clove has this up for preorder, price is purely speculative - the preorder is really just to register your interest (and importantly get in the queue nice and early to ensure delivery from the first stock received!). Naturally I have pre-ordered it and will subject it to my usual ultra-critical "real-user" review for their blog.




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  Reply # 518384 8-Sep-2011 08:43
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You may want to think twice about ordering one of these if the European pricing is anything to go by US$1000
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_hits_new_high_in_benchmarks_and_pricing-news-3099.php




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  Reply # 518387 8-Sep-2011 08:50
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Thats only NZ$1220 ish by todays exchange rates.

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  Reply # 518434 8-Sep-2011 10:12
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Which is 400$ more than its tablet cousin, and its iPad competitor.

Geeks like us will buy it, maybe - but at that price I doubt they'll really set records!

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  Reply # 519316 10-Sep-2011 17:11
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this is aimed at artists on the move hence the stylist for drawing on their intro vids, i would get this if it was 5inch sized phone with no bezel

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  Reply # 519326 10-Sep-2011 17:32
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I gotta say, after looking at the sensation, galaxy and optimus 3d, I'm not sure how I would use these as a phone. I find 3.2" to 3.8" to be the sweet spot in terms of calling/texting and this will be the size I will be looking at when I replace my ideos. 4"+ is hust too big.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes seeing how badly the dell streak 5' was received. Maybe a big phone will be better received than a small tablet.




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  Reply # 519350 10-Sep-2011 19:08
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paulmilbank: I gotta say, after looking at the sensation, galaxy and optimus 3d, I'm not sure how I would use these as a phone. I find 3.2" to 3.8" to be the sweet spot in terms of calling/texting and this will be the size I will be looking at when I replace my ideos. 4"+ is hust too big.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes seeing how badly the dell streak 5' was received. Maybe a big phone will be better received than a small tablet.


when i first bought my sgs2, i thought it was a bit too big and wide. now, i have to squint when looking at screen smaller than my sgs2!

size matters. bigger is better!





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  Reply # 519362 10-Sep-2011 19:48
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paulmilbank: I gotta say, after looking at the sensation, galaxy and optimus 3d, I'm not sure how I would use these as a phone. I find 3.2" to 3.8" to be the sweet spot in terms of calling/texting and this will be the size I will be looking at when I replace my ideos. 4"+ is hust too big.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes seeing how badly the dell streak 5' was received. Maybe a big phone will be better received than a small tablet.


I chose the Tab 7" over the Streak, but picked up a Streak cheap earlier this year when they ran them out.
Its a good device, but was a serious marketing failure when it was released.  Then Dell finished it off with a disastrous Froyo update.  

For a smart phone, its a great size. 



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  Reply # 519394 10-Sep-2011 22:38
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This stands to be a bigger success than the Streak - the extra resolution really helps in particular (obviously lots of other benefits, but I think this is the major one). Makes all the extra screen real estate really worth it. Will still be a fairly niche device, but I expect it will outsell the Streak massively. 




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  Reply # 519398 10-Sep-2011 22:45
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NZtechfreak: This stands to be a bigger success than the Streak - the extra resolution really helps in particular (obviously lots of other benefits, but I think this is the major one). Makes all the extra screen real estate really worth it. Will still be a fairly niche device, but I expect it will outsell the Streak massively. 


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  Reply # 519623 11-Sep-2011 17:50
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I've pre-ordered through Clove.

Hopefully will get a review unit pre-release also, have to see how that pans out :)




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  Reply # 524895 23-Sep-2011 09:34
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Such a long wait! Might hold off and see what HTC comes up with then decide:)

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  Reply # 524927 23-Sep-2011 10:30
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Just hope that the NZ$ doesn't tank by then..




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