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iPhone Arrives in NZ

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Walking down Cashel Street tonight after the ACT Dinner, and we spotted some hardcore Mac fans queueing up outside the Vodafone shop. The iPhone will be officially available for sale from 00:00am, Friday 11 July 2008. For months now, trend starters (such as my brother) have imported their own iPhone and jailbroken it. Of course, Trademe, in all it's infinite wisdom, has seen fit to ban the sale of imported iPhones until they are officially put on sale in New Zealand.

Consumers can either fork out $979 for their standard 8GB 3G iPhone, and run it on prepay, or they can sign up for one of the plans which is on offer. These range from $549 up front and $1,920 over two years, right up to $199 up front and $6,000 over two years. For people who need to use their phone a lot, it's not a bad deal. When you've actually seen what an iPhone can do, the digits after the dollar sign won't matter so much to you, as you are simply blown away by the break-through technology that you can hold in your hands.

The iPhone may be taking the world by storm, but big player RIM isn't taking this lying down, with the release of their new Blackberry Thunder just around the corner. Dubbed by some as "the Apple Killer", or A.K., the Thunder looks like it has a lot going for it, with it's expandable memory (MicroSD card slot), camera and hi-res touch-screen, as well as a few physical buttons which some of us actually appreciate.



A girl dressed in purple, and a cool gorilla offered us a bar of chocolate which we happily took. Helped us get into the spirit of the thing. A busker was busily setting up his keyboard, while a mobile-espresso van was getting set up at the side of the road.

Update: Scrubone blogs on the iPhone

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15 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

Nothin' on the Ngage man.

9:12 am, July 11, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why on earth andy do you still hang out with that stupid rodney fella?

12:26 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Simeon, Simeon. Why the name-calling?

12:37 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Michael said...

Are you getting an I-phone Andy?

4:56 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

If you give me one Newmany!

...I'd sure like one.

5:15 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Rick said...

Rodney Hide is fantastic.

5:30 pm, July 11, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Act has no future under Rodney

6:26 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Rick said...

I don't think we'd want it any other way.

6:44 pm, July 11, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no i understand, the act party doesn't want a future.

7:32 pm, July 11, 2008 
Blogger Rick said...

No, that was the Sex Pistols.

6:45 am, July 12, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who in their right mind is going to sit down and actually read acts 20 point plan except for the already "converted"??

8:04 am, July 12, 2008 
Blogger Rick said...

The contientious voter?

And the very act of putting this plan in someone's hands means they have to decide if they are one or not.

8:44 am, July 12, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Rick can you please tell me whether you believe in rights and wrongs?

10:40 am, July 12, 2008 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

sigh... isn't that just the tiniest bit irrelevant to this discussion?

10:44 am, July 12, 2008 
Blogger Rick said...

It's what the people want Andy!

Right and wrong!? Very much so.
I'm going to have to tell Andy anyway so when I post that one make sure you take a look.

1:37 pm, July 12, 2008 

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