With the recent launch of Apple’s iPhone 4, it’s time to do a once-over of the current smartphone market in New Zealand to see if there are any pretenders to the throne. Today on TVNZ Breakfast I took a look at a few of the models available from local carriers.
I have directly asked Vodafone about an NDA with Apple, and whether they care more about their relationship with Apple than potential iPhone customers, and get the same “We have no comment. You need to talk to Apple.” response.
What the hell is going on between Apple and Vodafone New Zealand? Apple’s announcements around the iPad and iPhone 4 launches have almost gone out of their way to ignore and alienate the local carrier.
Just a quickie: Vodafone will be selling the iPhone 4 in New Zealand from the 30th of July.
Now we’re talking. Finally a “real” Android device is being released in the New Zealand market. The HTC Desire is a wicked fast phone with the latest (well, almost, but let’s not quibble), Android software. HTC also have a reasonable track record of keeping their current devices up to date, so with Android 2.2 out to the public yesterday, we might see it on the Desire in the near future.
“Travel” gadgets from TVNZ Breakfast this morning. Check back later for video!
Vodafone NZ have announced availability of a Vodafone-branded and supported MiFi 2352 for $499, or $299 if you buy it with a 1GB data plan.
Is net neutrality already dead in New Zealand, and if so, is that a good thing? With sweetheart deals popping up from all ISPs, what does the “new” net neutrality look like?
It’s been a bit ungadgety around here lately, but never fear! I’ve got some cool stuff coming up in the next couple of weeks: Reviewing the new Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit. Reviewing the Arduino starter kit from Mindkits.co.nz Giving away an LG HFB-500 Bluetooth hands-free kit Noisy and fast gadgets for Fathers’ day. A [...]
Over the last couple of days, there has been some grumbling on Twitter (where else!) about SMS marketing messages from Vodafone. This is not new. My wife gets a bunch of messages about “best mates” and other add-on options. Under the current New Zealand “anti-spam” law (aka the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007), any commercial [...]