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post #46 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-01, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the info, this is certainly encouraging. I'd certainly use the wi-fi capability, but I might also want the GPS to work while out and about (i.e. w/o the $3/day surcharge ).

I've seen conflicting reports on the web, so do you happen to know if the phone features; 1. True GPS, 2. (assisted) aGPS or 3. Both GPS and aGPS receivers?

I'm hoping to confirm (1) or (3), since aGPS might not work if the data connection is switched off, or if you were out of cell tower range.
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post #47 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-01, 03:25 PM
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It has true GPS, not aGPS.
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post #48 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-01, 07:22 PM
 
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Has the screen response improved with 2.2?

My brother has a Sony X10 with 1.6 and its not as slick as my iPhone 3G. I considering my options for my next phone.
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post #49 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 06:43 AM
 
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Google is selling the N1 again!

This is good news!!

... and apparently to Canadians too!

Edit: I'd certainly like to hear from any Canadians who had problems with ordering these from this side of the border(?)
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post #50 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 09:27 AM
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They never actually stopped. I ordered mine two weeks ago and received it last Friday.

No issues. It came via DHL with no fuss.

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Has the screen response improved with 2.2?
I'm running 2.2 and it's very responsive. Faster than a co-workers 3GS when we did a side by side.

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post #52 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 11:54 AM
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Well, I think I am about to jump into the smartphone market. I think I am going to grab a Nexus One (AWS band), and join Wind here in Calgary. I use almost zero talk time, but I anticipate a fair amount of data usage. My only worry is that if I am not happy with Wind, I will be stuck with an AWS band Nexus One phone, which will have low resale value. Oh well, I guess we'll see.

Any accessories for the N1 that you can recommend? Do I need an extra battery?
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post #53 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-08, 12:04 PM
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I got the dock, which is nice.

If you are going to be doing a lot of surfing/browsing you might want to consider an extra battery since the screen being on is by far the biggest battery drain.

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Yeah, thanks for the advice. I was already considering getting a third-party dock with a spare battery charger on it.
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I bought the spare battery too but I have never used it. With the wall charger and USB charging I never really needed it. Plus, I don't feel like taking the back cover off each time and potentialy damaging a clip or something.
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I have the OEM dock which I really like since it just rests on there and charges via the contacts, not the micro-usb (which is what most 3rd party docks use).

I also bought a spare battery but haven't used it yet. I did buy a bunch of 99 cent mini-to-micro USB converters from eBay so I could continue using all of my old mini-USB chargers and cables. And the leather belt clip/holder also from an eBay store for $4.25.

And just remember that a non-contract iPhone is $799 so even with those extras, you're still probably $150 better off.
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post #57 of 80 (permalink) Old 2010-06-09, 03:33 PM
 
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Just ordered mine, and received shipping notice through DHL.

Anyone know what the charge on delivery is? Taxes? or that darned 'Brokerage fee'?

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If I remember correctly, the brokerage fee was only $7. PST and GST was around $80.
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Ordered mine on Monday and received it today - pretty fast delivery!
Phone + dock + shipping was $603
COD: "Processing fee" was $7 and GST was $30
Glad there's no PST here in AB. We have to pay enough fees as it is. Perhaps Google should get a warehouse here in Canada so that everyone here can get a better discount?

Anyway, can't wait to get Froyo OTA!
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Yup, bang on - I remember paying DHL $37 and change on pickup at the Calgary depot.

It's certainly not a cheap toy but even with accessories, cases, and shipping it comes in way cheaper than a non-contract iPhone. (Although I'm sure most people would only buy their iphone non-contract if it was a replacement for a lost/broken one.)
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