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LifeStyl3r 11-05-2009 10:54 AM

Nokia N900 Unlocked 32GB Smartphone, 5MP camera and 800x480 3.5" screen (Preorder) $442
 
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Dell SB [dell.com] has the NOKIA N900 Unlocked Smartphone available for Pre-Order for $520 - 15% Code 9PD$33PJFL5P21 = $442 + Free Shipping + Tax. TY naru for the code.

Cheapest I found so far was $560 on Newegg [newegg.com].

I think you can still get 5% Bing cashback = $442 - $22.10 Cashback = $420 + Free Shipping + Tax. Link on top of page [bing.com].

redsolar 11-05-2009 10:54 AM

Nokia N900 Unlocked 32GB Smartphone w/ 5MP camera and 800x480 3.5" screen (Preorder) $442
 
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Dell SB has a preorder for Nokia N900 Unlocked 32GB Smartphone w/ 1GB RAM, 5MP camera and 800x480 3.5" screen [Review] for $520 - 15% off coupon 9PD$33PJFL5P21 = $442 with free shipping. Next best on Google Products is $565. Thanks LifeStyl3r

Specs
  • 3.5" 800x480 Screen
  • Voice Recorder
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Built-in FM Transmitter
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Wireless 802.11b/g
  • 5MP (2584x2938) Camera
  • aGPS
  • Supported video playback formats:
    • MPEG-4
    • 3gp
    • H.263 video and AMR audio
    • WMV (Windows Media Video)
    • XviD
    • H.264
  • 1GB (256MB RAM + 768MB Virtual/Swap) Application memory

wikipost 11-05-2009 10:54 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
For those who did get in on this deal - there is an additional $50 rebate available from Nokia - see this post


***DEAD*** COUPON IS NOT WORKING ANYMORE

Very nice deal op. Oh by the way I updated the Nokia Deal community. If you are not part of it, you are welcome to join. I will update it each time with new prices and free software, themes, games, etc

Here is the link


---Coupon not working as of 8:00 p.m. ET---

inbox4sumit 11-05-2009 10:55 AM

Somehow EPP does not work with this? :confused:

naru 11-05-2009 11:03 AM

Estimated Delivery Date 12/10/2009

raysacr 11-05-2009 11:15 AM

Waiting for the usual posts...

"$520 for a phone is not a slickdeal!"

"I rather get 3 iphones for that price"

"My iphone destroys this piece of junk"

IFS 11-05-2009 11:20 AM

Dont see Dell on bing ??

dlhuss 11-05-2009 11:22 AM

Check your email or ejunkie.

It's sitting in my cart for $442 after a one-time use (I believe) coupon on Dell BUSINESS.

I'm holding out for the HTC Dragon because it's thin (this is definitely not) and Android.


Edit: coupon not one time use.

9PD$33PJFL5P21

Go nuts.

naru 11-05-2009 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IFS (Post 24350740)
Dont see Dell on bing ??

go to bing.com and search for "dell", should be one of the sponsored ads on the right side.

@dlhuss: which coupon are you using? i see only 2 possible coupons, one of them is 30% unlocked smartphones (expired) and the other is 25% gps/smartphone (3.49)?

dlhuss 11-05-2009 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24351924)
go to bing.com and search for "dell", should be one of the sponsored ads on the right side.

@dlhuss: which coupon are you using? i see only 2 possible coupons, one of them is 30% unlocked smartphones (expired) and the other is 25% gps/smartphone (3.49)?

got it from dell business about 7 hours ago - good for today only - 15% off and it stacked with the discount.

sevdali 11-05-2009 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlhuss (Post 24352596)
got it from dell business about 7 hours ago - good for today only - 15% off and it stacked with the discount.

where did you get this coupon?

lailanis 11-05-2009 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlhuss (Post 24352596)
got it from dell business about 7 hours ago - good for today only - 15% off and it stacked with the discount.

is it a one time use coupon?

domain 11-05-2009 12:17 PM

Unlocked Nokia N900 for442 at Dell
 
Taken from DN

Dell Small Business is taking preorders for the Unlocked Nokia N900 Cell Phone for $519.99. Apply coupon code "9PD$33PJFL5P21" and it drops to $441.99.

daniel32 11-05-2009 12:18 PM

never mind

naru 11-05-2009 12:18 PM

found one that works:

9PD$33PJFL5P21 for 15% off, expires nov 5, 2009

441.99 shipped + tax - (possible 5% bing cashback)

this is huge!

(beat me to it jackbean)

daniel32 11-05-2009 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by domain (Post 24352936)
Taken from DN

Dell Small Business is taking preorders for the Unlocked Nokia N900 Cell Phone for $519.99. Apply coupon code "9PD$33PJFL5P21" and it drops to $441.99.

coupon did not work

siftekhar 11-05-2009 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24352998)
found one that works:

9PD$33PJFL5P21 for 15% off, expires nov 5, 2009

441.99 shipped + tax - (possible 5% bing cashback)

this is huge!

(beat me to it jackbean)



coupon didnt wrk though


EDIT: nevermind, works in small business part

tintin_snowy 11-05-2009 12:25 PM

This is the best price on this phone that I have found thus far. The taxes are a sad part of the deal, but for 482$ I am going to buy one!

lailanis 11-05-2009 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackbean (Post 24353182)
coupon did not work

it does
you should use it in dell business not home

lailanis 11-05-2009 12:26 PM

use the coupon on DELL BUSINESS

branon 11-05-2009 12:26 PM

Fantastic ..just ordered one for myself!! lets hope Bing works with the coupon..doubt it will though..but a great deal nevertheless!

nexus14 11-05-2009 12:28 PM

i confirm it works

Save an Add. 15% on Select Phones, GPS, Networking, Memory & Flat Panels
Expires Friday, November 06, 2009

petshopboy 11-05-2009 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24352998)
found one that works:

9PD$33PJFL5P21 for 15% off, expires nov 5, 2009

441.99 shipped + tax - (possible 5% bing cashback)

this is huge!

(beat me to it jackbean)

I get a coupon error when I try to use the above code. Is the code not reusable? How did you get the code?

nevermind...just saw the posts above

dandan3456 11-05-2009 12:34 PM

It works. Just placed an order for one.

lailanis 11-05-2009 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petshopboy (Post 24353594)
I get a coupon error when I try to use the above code. Is the code not reusable? How did you get the code?

use DELL SMALL BUSINESS not home to make the coupon work

naru 11-05-2009 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petshopboy (Post 24353594)
I get a coupon error when I try to use the above code. Is the code not reusable? How did you get the code?

found it on "another" deal site (bb). it's not a one-time use code.

make sure you're ordering from dell small business.

Doc Savage 11-05-2009 12:36 PM

Please put price in title.

SDtech 11-05-2009 12:40 PM

Damn!!!

But my 5800 just got better with Opera 10 beta. :'(

As I recall, the 5800 was about $300 on Dell near pre-order (when I ordered) when other stores were carrying it for about $380. Couple months later, there was a massive $200 Dell deal (and around $225 deals after that). As much as I'd hate to, I think I'll pass and wait for price to drop <$400.

On the other hand, I think the N97's best price has been only $450 so far.

Damn SD...

mrm16 11-05-2009 12:42 PM

I am not interested in this phone but the coupon seems to work on the E71 bringing it down to $256 including shipping + tax. Is this a good deal? Should I wait for further price drop of this phone?

tenderidol 11-05-2009 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdspendthrift (Post 24354004)
I am not interested in this phone but the coupon seems to work on the E71 bringing it down to $256 including shipping + tax. Is this a good deal? Should I wait for further price drop of this phone?

I would wait for the E71 prices to go down, especially since E72 will be out soon.

tehsu 11-05-2009 12:44 PM

coupon works for me, but shipment date is 12/10

ajkam 11-05-2009 12:45 PM

Repost? http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1644932

dlhuss 11-05-2009 12:46 PM

confirmed.

yes, that's the code i got in my email: 9PD$33PJFL5P21

dell business.

sevdali 11-05-2009 12:50 PM

got to from dell SB for 480 including tax,
great price. also got %2 CB from a website too.

mrm16 11-05-2009 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tenderidol (Post 24354068)
I would wait for the E71 prices to go down, especially since E72 will be out soon.

thanks. will wait but man I am so eager to get my first smartphone and after days of research I have decided to get the E71. Excellent reviews of this phone on almost all sites !

makar 11-05-2009 12:53 PM

Thanks a lot!
I have been waiting for this phone from Amazon since September when I pre-ordered it for $589 (no tax), canceled that now, and got it even with the outrageous CA taxes for $485!
As they say - I think the difference is clear!
Thanks for helping me save $100 which now is going to go towards my "hookers and beer" fund. :lol:

Mattside 11-05-2009 12:53 PM

$462, tax included. Great deal... way better than the one I posted, especially if CB comes through. Thanks! Repped!

guitars_girls 11-05-2009 01:00 PM

wow this is great and the phone not even out yet. I think ill wait it out, hope fully it may touch the 350-400 range.
cant wait to ditch the iphone for this

tenderidol 11-05-2009 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdspendthrift (Post 24354356)
thanks. will wait but man I am so eager to get my first smartphone and after days of research I have decided to get the E71. Excellent reviews of this phone on almost all sites !

I've been using E71 for almost 6-7 months now, and it's a great phone. The form factor is excellent!

Enasmalakas 11-05-2009 01:04 PM

I want to ditch the iphone for this but I heard it doesn't support 3g on AT&T

naru 11-05-2009 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enasmalakas (Post 24354860)
I want to ditch the iphone for this but I heard it doesn't support 3g on AT&T

it doesn't. it supports 3G on t-mobile. you'll still get EDGE speeds on att though

mshanek30 11-05-2009 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makar (Post 24354462)
Thanks a lot!
I have been waiting for this phone from Amazon since September when I pre-ordered it for $589 (no tax), canceled that now, and got it even with the outrageous CA taxes for $485!
As they say - I think the difference is clear!
Thanks for helping me save $100 which now is going to go towards my "hookers and beer" fund. :lol:

wow...hilarious all around...

hookers and beer fund

the dude abides

you talk about CA taxes but have your location set to cleveland (ohio)

rep just because

joeinko 11-05-2009 01:07 PM

This is sooo tempting, must resist...until price drops below $400

MOkoFOko 11-05-2009 01:10 PM

The bing search for "DELL" pulls up a link to dell home only--I can't get a link to small business. Can someone post a link please?

ryanderso 11-05-2009 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MOkoFOko (Post 24355078)
The bing search for "DELL" pulls up a link to dell home only--I can't get a link to small business. Can someone post a link please?

Click on that link - once you are on the Dell site it gives you the Home or Small Business option

mugupo 11-05-2009 01:16 PM

Do they charge your card only when it shipped or when it order?

MOkoFOko 11-05-2009 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanderso (Post 24355230)
Click on that link - once you are on the Dell site it gives you the Home or Small Business option

You sir, get reps! I need to look at the pretty pictures on the pages :)

baddtm 11-05-2009 01:23 PM

thanks for the coupon

SDtech 11-05-2009 01:24 PM

Damn SD. Don't think, just buy, right? I guess I'm making the switch to T-mobile.

On a side note, with Bing CB (which I'm not sure I'll receive since there are coupons), do I just wait for the email afterwards or am I supposed to get redirected after the purchase?

makar 11-05-2009 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mshanek30 (Post 24354926)
wow...hilarious all around...

hookers and beer fund

the dude abides

you talk about CA taxes but have your location set to cleveland (ohio)

rep just because

Sorry moved to LA 6 months ago, still have not updated my profile here, thanks for the reminder :)

simplyrags 11-05-2009 01:25 PM

sweet... thanks OP.... finally bit the bullet... does any1 have experience with preorder... when do they charge CC... also supposing we find a better deal before the item ships... is dell cool with cancelling the order??

ajamils 11-05-2009 01:27 PM

Thanks ordered one. Time to cancel my buy.com order :)

SDtech 11-05-2009 01:27 PM

Dell is not cool with certain returns, not sure about cancellations. If you do choose to return, make sure you tell them the problems with the phone (and you better find some). Otherwise, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee.

MOkoFOko 11-05-2009 01:28 PM

Just WOW--this is obvious FP material. I'm going to pawn off my N85 for this!

persian_mafia 11-05-2009 01:28 PM

Very nice deal op. Oh by the way I updated the Nokia Deal community. If you are not part of it, you are welcome to join. I will update it each time with new prices and free software, themes, games, etc

Here is the link

http://slickdeals.net/forums/group.php?groupid=65

raysacr 11-05-2009 01:29 PM

Canceled my Amazon preorder and placed my order with Dell. I HATE Dell customer service and return policy, but saving $130 over amazon is kinda worth it.

makar 11-05-2009 01:32 PM

I am not sure about Dell, but Amazon did not charge me for my pre-order. I would venture a guess that Dell doesn't charge either until they actually ship. I recently bought an ASUS motherboard from Dell small business, it wasn't pre-order, but they didn't have it in stock for like 2 or 3 weeks and they didn't charge me until they shipped it. So I think we are safe.

bestco 11-05-2009 01:33 PM

What does this phone have over iphone?

makar 11-05-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bestco (Post 24356028)
What does this phone have over iphone?

Here is a nice one-to-one comparison with the I(diot)Phone
http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/compare_advresults.php?phones[]=4008&phones[]=3774

dlhuss 11-05-2009 01:37 PM

i'm not seeing any cashback symbol for dell. how do you know that cashback is active?

trenz 11-05-2009 01:38 PM

N900 apps
 
Anyone here knows whether the nokia OVI.com web site is the only place to get apps for this phone? how many are available? Can't find any decent information regarding this.

persian_mafia 11-05-2009 01:39 PM

If you get this for $442, you can always sell it and get your money back

Quote:

Originally Posted by trenz (Post 24356220)
Anyone here knows whether the nokia OVI.com web site is the only place to get apps for this phone? how many are available? Can't find any decent information regarding this.

As of right now ovi.com is the only one. Just wait until the phone comes out and then you'll be able to find softwares, etc online

dreamexecution 11-05-2009 01:41 PM

I like this phone because it works with t-mobile but can't justify spending $442 on a phone...

makar 11-05-2009 01:41 PM

..Oh, and Iphone is a phone (granted, it's "smart" phone), where as Nokia N900 is Mobile Computer that runs LINUX version - Maemo. But at they actually have the same Cortex processor, not that it matters, because the processor alone by itself doesn't mean much.

makar 11-05-2009 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trenz (Post 24356220)
Anyone here knows whether the nokia OVI.com web site is the only place to get apps for this phone? how many are available? Can't find any decent information regarding this.

Here is another location for apps,
http://maemo.nokia.com/
click around, it's somewhere there, but for now not too many applications are available yet
But since this open Linux computer there will be a TON of them pretty quickly.

And last but not least...
here is THE MOST in-depth review of this mobile computer that I have seen so far, very rich on details and features, 4 pages worth of info.
http://my-symbian.com/other/preview_n900.php

SCtrojan 11-05-2009 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makar (Post 24356394)
Here is another location for apps,
http://maemo.nokia.com/
click around, it's somewhere there, but for now not too many applications are available yet
But since this open Linux computer there will be a TON of them pretty quickly.

And last but not least...
here is THE MOST in-depth review of this mobile computer that I have seen so far, very rich on details and features, 4 pages worth of info.
http://my-symbian.com/other/preview_n900.php

nice info about the phone!!
thanks!

nerdicus 11-05-2009 01:56 PM

ack this makes me want to get it... but my e71 is still very good to me. what to do... what to do. i think i'll wait till it comes out and gets mms... i hope it doesn't take 2 years like it did for the iphone!

sp44 11-05-2009 01:56 PM

Almost bought one til I saw the R word for type of screen.

trenz 11-05-2009 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makar (Post 24356394)
Here is another location for apps,
http://maemo.nokia.com/
click around, it's somewhere there, but for now not too many applications are available yet
But since this open Linux computer there will be a TON of them pretty quickly.

And last but not least...
here is THE MOST in-depth review of this mobile computer that I have seen so far, very rich on details and features, 4 pages worth of info.
http://my-symbian.com/other/preview_n900.php

Thanks, those links were very useful !

mugupo 11-05-2009 02:05 PM

coupon do not work...

cnewsgrp 11-05-2009 02:06 PM

Word of caution. This phone does not support AT&T 3G network.
See specs here: http://www.nokiausa.com/find-prod...ifications

Operating Frequency

* Optimized for WCDMA 900/1700/2100
* Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
* Optimized for 3G networks on WCDMA 900/1700/2100 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900

AT&T 3G (WCDMA) network = 850/1900

I should have read the specs first :(

MrPeanut 11-05-2009 02:06 PM

I'd jump on this if I could get 3g on AT&T

mugupo 11-05-2009 02:07 PM

if i use bing search link the 15% or even my own certification coupon do not work. Anyone know if i get the N900 and buy the tmobile even more plus plan i can get it without buy their full price phone?

youth 11-05-2009 02:12 PM

Thanks for the deal. Placed an order & hope it works out even though I'm not a business. I've seen several of these Dell SB deals here in the past. Do these type of deals usually go through for just an end user? I guess if I had to argue it the parent company of the place I work for has a contract with dell.

tenderidol 11-05-2009 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by youth (Post 24357408)
Thanks for the deal. Placed an order & hope it works out even though I'm not a business. I've seen several of these Dell SB deals here in the past. Do these type of deals usually go through for just an end user? I guess if I had to argue it the parent company of the place I work for has a contract with dell.

Dont worry... It will go through even if you just put your first and last name as business name.

makar 11-05-2009 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sp44 (Post 24356838)
Almost bought one til I saw the R word for type of screen.

The resistive screen isn't that big of a problem, read the reviews, search the youtube for the videos, everybody is saying it's very well done and very responsive. In the end though, it's just a matter of preference, some people just HAVE to have the capacitive one.

youth 11-05-2009 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamexecution (Post 24356296)
I like this phone because it works with t-mobile but can't justify spending $442 on a phone...

This isn't just a phone though. It's a mobile computer with phone functions. A nearly full desktop browsing experience with Flash 9.4.

hanabie 11-05-2009 02:25 PM

crap i can't get 5% from bing and 5% from discover to work! :(

mugupo 11-05-2009 02:37 PM

They don't charge it till shipped right?as long i don't use paypal.

hanabie 11-05-2009 02:41 PM

485 total.. ordered with bing cashback and used discover card! I see the discover link does not change even i used from the main website.. I guess we can just use the card and call discover to redeem 5% back.. definitely worth a try

robsssss 11-05-2009 02:44 PM

I apologize if someone already mentioned this but: Dell site states n900 has MMS.

Last time I saw any new info there is still no MMS on the device.
I'm sure they are working on adding that feature right now, at least I hope.
Someone please tell me I'm wrong though.

hanabie 11-05-2009 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robsssss (Post 24358386)
I apologize if someone already mentioned this but: Dell site states n900 has MMS.

Last time I saw any new info there is still no MMS on the device.
I'm sure they are working on adding that feature right now, at least I hope.
Someone please tell me I'm wrong though.

full spec here http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n900-2917.php

but yeah I think it does not state anything about it

OMG AMAZON PM DELL'S DEAL!!! LOL :p I HOPE!!!
F me if that happens! cus I paid over 43 bux for stupid CA tax

love_good_deals 11-05-2009 02:55 PM

Last time i bought N97 it made in China so I sold it out and lost 70 bucks. I do know if this phone N900 also made in China? Anyone know? I am allergic to "made in china"

tenderidol 11-05-2009 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by love_good_deals (Post 24358698)
Last time i bought N97 it made in China so I sold it out and lost 70 bucks. I do know if this phone N900 also made in China? Anyone know? I am allergic to "made in china"

Then your life must be like hell with all the "allergies" from made in China stuff. What's NOT made in China?

If you think that "made in Finland" will make the phone better, think again. I had to send two E71s back because they had cosmetic defects and they were put together by Finnish :eek:

shatterkneesinc 11-05-2009 03:01 PM

is bing cashback working?

jeweladdict 11-05-2009 03:06 PM

ends up being $480 shipped to CA. Still better than newegg and amazon (beat amazon by 108 bucks)

deal_master 11-05-2009 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlhuss (Post 24350798)
Check your email or ejunkie.

It's sitting in my cart for $442 after a one-time use (I believe) coupon on Dell BUSINESS.

I'm holding out for the HTC Dragon because it's thin (this is definitely not) and Android.


Edit: coupon not one time use.

9PD$33PJFL5P21

Go nuts.

Have you even seen videos of Maemo OS and this N900. If you see how powerful and capable this phone, is you will forget about HTC Dragon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by robsssss (Post 24358386)
I apologize if someone already mentioned this but: Dell site states n900 has MMS.

Last time I saw any new info there is still no MMS on the device.
I'm sure they are working on adding that feature right now, at least I hope.
Someone please tell me I'm wrong though.

You are right, there are rumours they are working to add MMS. There is no official word
and it might not be present in the initially shipped devices, but may be included in the next
SW update.

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:10 PM

Dell Rep said they gonna charge the card today if pre order.

Quote:

Originally Posted by love_good_deals (Post 24358698)
Last time i bought N97 it made in China so I sold it out and lost 70 bucks. I do know if this phone N900 also made in China? Anyone know? I am allergic to "made in china"

Not sure, but the one you brought in china has missing wifi. anyone phone sold in china require by law to remove wifi that include iphones. so big brother can watch you all the times.

HTC dragon and other google phone are easily well over $500 price tag, many don't had unlock version right away and usually only for carrier first. Any HTC phone has little or no internal memory. The photo and video record no way near as nokia n900.

MinhTrinh 11-05-2009 03:12 PM

Amazon please match this, OMG
I am keeping my eyes on the HTC touch HD though (not HD2 since it will be more than $900)

rambywong 11-05-2009 03:13 PM

If ne thing I think the only phone that is getting compared to this right now is the Sony Erricson Xperia
X10. But that one doesn't come out till 2010. This phone is freaking awesome, I dont' know why ppl are questioning its capability lol. I just pulled the trigger on it. Now I just need to get the phone, and try and negotiate from a third party t mobile company for a start up promotional cash back offer. =)

slickRoman 11-05-2009 03:15 PM

almost $500 for a phone. Does that sink in?

makar 11-05-2009 03:15 PM

Maybe Dell rep doesn't know what he is talking about.... but then again, maybe he does.
anyway it would seem strange that they would charge for a something that is a pre-order and not charge me for the Motherboard that was sold out and out stock for 3 weeks and they charged me only when it got back in-stock and they actually shipped it to me. (Refer to my previous post a couple of pages back).

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickRoman (Post 24359218)
almost $500 for a phone. Does that sink in?

lol you obvously never buy unlock phone, all those smartphone in carrier will cost more than $500 easily, sure those $199 or $299 sound good but data fee eat you easily $600 for 2 years data contract. I bet many who buy nokia n900 is not for 3g use.

makar 11-05-2009 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickRoman (Post 24359218)
almost $500 for a phone. Does that sink in?

The next person who calls this MOBILE COMPUTER a PHONE is gonna get slapped :lol:

slim_dealer 11-05-2009 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robsssss (Post 24358386)
I apologize if someone already mentioned this but: Dell site states n900 has MMS.

Last time I saw any new info there is still no MMS on the device.
I'm sure they are working on adding that feature right now, at least I hope.
Someone please tell me I'm wrong though.

I've been using/testing this phone for a few months now. I was a bit disappointed at first when I found out that it did not have MMS, but with all the other features, I can tell honestly I don't miss it:
  • 32 GB memory, expandable up to 48GB.
  • 1 GB of application RAM
  • True multi-tasking...ability to easily keep apps running in background and switch to them
  • Built-in VoIP capability.
  • DVD quality video record and playback
  • Fully customizable desktops....make that 4 of them. You can have apps, widgets, contacts, bookmarks, on your desktops or nothing. I have one for work, friends, family, bookmarks
  • Basic unix utils for all you unix geeks (telnet, ssh, sshd, vpn, rdesktop, eyes, etc)
  • IMAP, POP, Mail for Exchange, Google Talk, skype, sip, jabber and ovi

Plenty of apps via Maemo website. Best thing is that most are free right now. Testing SNES nintendo emulator now. :-)

slim_dealer 11-05-2009 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slim_dealer (Post 24359282)
I've been using/testing this phone for a few months now. I was a bit disappointed at first when I found out that it did not have MMS, but with all the other features, I can tell honestly I don't miss it:
  • 32 GB memory, expandable up to 48GB.
  • 1 GB of application RAM
  • True multi-tasking...ability to easily keep apps running in background and switch to them
  • Built-in VoIP capability.
  • DVD quality video record and playback
  • Fully customizable desktops....make that 4 of them. You can have apps, widgets, contacts, bookmarks, on your desktops or nothing. I have one for work, friends, family, bookmarks
  • Basic unix utils for all you unix geeks (telnet, ssh, sshd, vpn, rdesktop, eyes, etc)
  • IMAP, POP, Mail for Exchange, Google Talk, skype, sip, jabber and ovi

Plenty of apps via Maemo website. Best thing is that most are free right now. Testing SNES nintendo emulator now. :-)

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention.....its a mobile phone too!

lowteckh 11-05-2009 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickRoman (Post 24359218)
almost $500 for a phone. Does that sink in?

Go away already you technologically backwards person.

drunknmunkys 11-05-2009 03:27 PM

I don't want to be 'that guy', but out of curiosity, what do ya'll do with these to get 500$ out of them?

I'm not one to judge, I spent 850$ on a dell 30" monitor, like I said, just curious.

mail2vrp 11-05-2009 03:28 PM

btw newegg shows release date of 11/14/2009
finally something.. :) :)

allanak 11-05-2009 03:29 PM

Pretty decent price for a badass unlocked phone. Too bad I'm on Sprint but I can't get myself to leave SERO. Personally I'm gonna wait for something like this with a Tegra chipset.

wildfxp 11-05-2009 03:30 PM

I have a quick question for some of you pros...

Will this phone have the 3G band, HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 900, even if it's unbranded?

I want to purchase this, but want to make sure 100% it will work with Tmobile 3G as the current edge speeds is slow as heck! I also don't think Tmobile will release this phone any time soon.

Thanks!

raysacr 11-05-2009 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by love_good_deals (Post 24358698)
Last time i bought N97 it made in China so I sold it out and lost 70 bucks. I do know if this phone N900 also made in China? Anyone know? I am allergic to "made in china"

Like 95% of N97s were Made in China. I don't why it matters where it's made. It's still made in a Nokia factory with Nokia design, specifications, and parts...the only difference is the ethnicity of the assembly line workers.

This reminded of this idiot from CL that called me wanting to buy my N97 and then accused me that it was fake because it was made in china. He apparently thought that if the N97 was a US version, that it HAD to be made in the US...effing noobs.

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildfxp (Post 24359660)
I have a quick question for some of you pros...

Will this phone have the 3G band, HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 900, even if it's unbranded?

I want to purchase this, but want to make sure 100% it will work with Tmobile 3G as the current edge speeds is slow as heck! I also don't think Tmobile will release this phone any time soon.

Thanks!

I think it work, some blog they test out with tmobile 3g and work, just non t-mobile 3g won't work. That is apply to most smartphone 3g anyway.

hanabie 11-05-2009 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raysacr (Post 24359666)
Like 95% of N97s were Made in China. I don't why it matters where it's made. It's still made in a Nokia factory with Nokia design, specifications, and parts...the only difference is the ethnicity of the assembly line workers.

This reminded of this idiot from CL that called me wanting to buy my N97 and then accused me that it was fake because it was made in china. He apparently thought that if the N97 was a US version, that it HAD to be made in the US...effing noobs.

they should not play internet and watch more news! China now is the second strongest country in the world due to its economy power.

SDtech 11-05-2009 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drunknmunkys (Post 24359596)
I don't want to be 'that guy', but out of curiosity, what do ya'll do with these to get 500$ out of them?

I'm not one to judge, I spent 850$ on a dell 30" monitor, like I said, just curious.

Sell them on fleabay for more? :)

Seriously, I plan for this bad boy to replace my media player, phone, netbook, camera, etc. Not that my 5800 wasn't capable of most of that...

While I don't mind resistive, I do wish it had that huge HD2 screen. Meh.

hanabie 11-05-2009 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDtech (Post 24359852)
Sell them on fleabay for more? :)

Seriously, I plan for this bad boy to replace my media player, phone, netbook, camera, etc. Not that my 5800 wasn't capable of most of that...

While I don't mind resistive, I do wish it had that huge HD2 screen. Meh.

seriously I hate fleabay nowdays!
1. Ebay fee kills
2. Paypal fees again which is more lame
3. Insurance is required for every auction now.
4. Headache dealing with internet thieves.

Craiglist.. Cash and Good luck with the phone :D no fee no headache

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24359818)
they should not play internet and watch more news! China now is the second strongest country in the world due to its economy power.

China is no doubt the rising power, but right nwo japan is still #2 in GDP, China is #3 just recently over Germany, China know if they wanna pass #2 or 1 they must release more home product that attract foreign not just making the item for the, but actually design and company based in china. They need to stop copying other and invent their own product, china has history know how to this.

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24359920)
seriously I hate fleabay nowdays!
1. Ebay fee kills
2. Paypal fees again which is more lame
3. Insurance is required for every auction now.
4. Headache dealing with internet thieves.

Craiglist.. Cash and Good luck with the phone :D no fee no headache

If you do plan to sell the phone, you better do it quick cause like phone price reduce very fast pace.

topsales 11-05-2009 03:46 PM

I don't mean to threadcap, but a word of warning about waiting for programs to be built for newly developed OS, don't be surprised if you get tired of waiting. I have a Nokia N97 (s60v5) and am getting rid of it because of a lack of software. A question for Android users, is there a lot of software for that? Maemo is new and as far as I can tell only has one phone using it.

proud2beviet 11-05-2009 03:49 PM

just entered coupon but its not showing the discount? anyone might know why? I am at the Dell SB website

mail2vrp 11-05-2009 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by proud2beviet (Post 24360156)
just entered coupon but its not showing the discount? anyone might know why? I am at the Dell SB website

looks like its dead..

mikenguyen 11-05-2009 03:52 PM

DEAD! at SB website~ damn im too slow~ just got back from work~!

mugupo 11-05-2009 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topsales (Post 24360080)
I don't mean to threadcap, but a word of warning about waiting for programs to be built for newly developed OS, don't be surprised if you get tired of waiting. I have a Nokia N97 (s60v5) and am getting rid of it because of a lack of software. A question for Android users, is there a lot of software for that? Maemo is new and as far as I can tell only has one phone using it.

When andorid first out, they also lack of software that sames goes to iphone, but i can tell you this maemo will be getting large third party support since nokia is probably gonna dumb their symbia os and use maemo in most of their top nokia line up. I got it 299 like year and half ago refurb.

makar 11-05-2009 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topsales (Post 24360080)
I don't mean to threadcap, but a word of warning about waiting for programs to be built for newly developed OS, don't be surprised if you get tired of waiting. I have a Nokia N97 (s60v5) and am getting rid of it because of a lack of software. A question for Android users, is there a lot of software for that? Maemo is new and as far as I can tell only has one phone using it.

There are quite a few apps for Android, and I am sure there will be a lot for Maemo too, Nokia gathered a ton of developers a couple of weeks ago and gave away 300 units for free to the developers ( granted only for a period of time, I donno, few month), so that they could start "playing" with it and developing apps. Now, all of you Apple fan boys - when was the last time Apple gave away something for free?? Of course Maemo most likely never gonna grow to the size of Apple store, after all it's Mobile Linux, but for those of us who are not afraid to be different and like their inderpenance and the ability to poke around in their own phone/computer without having to ask Mr.Jobs' or Mr.Gates' permission this is exactly the mobile computer we all have been waiting for.

deal_master 11-05-2009 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trenz (Post 24356220)
Anyone here knows whether the nokia OVI.com web site is the only place to get apps for this phone? how many are available? Can't find any decent information regarding this.

Dude check out maemo.org and maemo.nokia.com.
This phone doesn't require most of the minor useless apps that you require for iphone, etc, since it has full web-browser with also desktop shortcuts.

Currently the Maemo dev. community is working aggressively to port the existing apps from Symbian, etc and also developing new ones, especially since Nokia opened up the dev kit making easy for devs to develop/port apps.

I have been following this phone/OS since long time, and will be my next phone/OS.
I have Nokia 5800 currently.

menx 11-05-2009 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenguyen (Post 24360272)
DEAD! at SB website~ damn im too slow~ just got back from work~!

damnit. dead...i woulda ordered one and called my preorder with amazon. damn damn damn.

ilovesd 11-05-2009 04:14 PM

So who ordered 20 and killed it for everybody???

mugupo 11-05-2009 04:15 PM

I had iphone 2g, wanted to upgrade, i hade fact i can only run 1 appt at a time, and if i put more than 5 page of app it start getting slow navigation, also those jailbreak app is kinda turtle no more roms support and lack many previous cool app like camcorder etc..all no longer valid in the newer iphone update. I read youtube someone running the n900 in roms very smoothy.

Phoebusvh 11-05-2009 04:15 PM

man, anyways to get the 15% works?

ilovesd 11-05-2009 04:21 PM

This seems like a steal compared to the HTC HD2 for 800 bucks!!!!!

naru 11-05-2009 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makar (Post 24360366)
There are quite a few apps for Android, and I am sure there will be a lot for Maemo too, Nokia gathered a ton of developers a couple of weeks ago and gave away 300 units for free to the developers ( granted only for a period of time, I donno, few month), so that they could start "playing" with it and developing apps. Now, all of you Apple fan boys - when was the last time Apple gave away something for free?? Of course Maemo most likely never gonna grow to the size of Apple store, after all it's Mobile Linux, but for those of us who are not afraid to be different and like their inderpenance and the ability to poke around in their own phone/computer without having to ask Mr.Jobs' or Mr.Gates' permission this is exactly the mobile computer we all have been waiting for.

the way i see it, nokia loaned out the n900s to developers because they HAD to do it. they're basically starting from scratch, and they're way behind apple/android.

at the time apple launched its app store, it already had the hottest cell phone on the planet, so they didn't have to bother.

i'm looking forward to getting the n900, but i know that realistically, nokia's app store will never even come close to apple or android's.

deal_master 11-05-2009 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topsales (Post 24360080)
I don't mean to threadcap, but a word of warning about waiting for programs to be built for newly developed OS, don't be surprised if you get tired of waiting. I have a Nokia N97 (s60v5) and am getting rid of it because of a lack of software. A question for Android users, is there a lot of software for that? Maemo is new and as far as I can tell only has one phone using it.

I think you don't know where to look for the apps for your N97 then.
I have Nokia 5800 which is also S60v5.
There are plenty necessary apps available that make like easy.

Only things that are not available is high end games, which will start becoming available soon.

Go to ovi store and also dailymobile.se, mobifall.com, etc third party sites for apps.

doctorfox 11-05-2009 04:25 PM

I was a little late and wasn't able to get the code to work through Dell's small business site, but I called Dell's small business sales to place the order over the phone and they were able to enter the discount manually.

deal_master 11-05-2009 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24361102)
the way i see it, nokia loaned out the n900s to developers because they HAD to do it. they're basically starting from scratch, and they're way behind apple/android.

at the time apple launched its app store, it already had the hottest cell phone on the planet, so they didn't have to bother.

i'm looking forward to getting the n900, but i know that realistically, nokia's app store will never even come close to apple or android's.

Nokia is not starting from scratch. Its just Maemo that is new, Symbian is there and is going through major UI haul.

Also, yes Nokia's app store may not boast of 100,000 apps, but for phones like N900, you don't need half of those 100,000 apps for reading news, chatting,social networking, etc.

Also apps for Nokia phones have been available since a long time on third-party websites. IF you total all the apps available on different sites/vendors, it will be a huge huge number.

sharepoint 11-05-2009 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilovesd (Post 24361062)
This seems like a steal compared to the HTC HD2 for 800 bucks!!!!!

Although, that HTC HD2 looks juicy! Really sucks though that it's a WinMo device... :vomit:

mail2vrp 11-05-2009 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24361102)
the way i see it, nokia loaned out the n900s to developers because they HAD to do it. they're basically starting from scratch, and they're way behind apple/android.

at the time apple launched its app store, it already had the hottest cell phone on the planet, so they didn't have to bother.

i'm looking forward to getting the n900, but i know that realistically, nokia's app store will never even come close to apple or android's.

apart from games most of the apps in apple's app store is needed because of the short coming of iphone's browser..
for eg. why do u need an app for movie listings when u have a full fledged browser??

100k apps is just crazy.. it justs makes it hard to get the right app..

menx 11-05-2009 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doctorfox (Post 24361158)
I was a little late and wasn't able to get the code to work through Dell's small business site, but I called Dell's small business sales to place the order over the phone and they were able to enter the discount manually.

lucky you. i tried the same...15 mins on hold but no success. sigh.

kennyduduxd 11-05-2009 04:41 PM

Quote:

I was a little late and wasn't able to get the code to work through Dell's small business site, but I called Dell's small business sales to place the order over the phone and they were able to enter the discount manually.
just got off the phone with them and they said that they were not able to use the coupon because the item is already on sale?

Adnan01 11-05-2009 04:41 PM

i havent received confirmation yet... has anyone gotten confirmation yet?

SDtech 11-05-2009 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharepoint (Post 24361266)
Although, that HTC HD2 looks juicy! Really sucks though that it's a WinMo device... :vomit:

I agree. The N900 and HD2 were on my hotlist. Loved the HD2's screen and processor. Didn't like the lack of GPU though. Still, I really wanted as close to desktop browsing as possible and I really hope the N900 doesn't disappoint. I remember all the hype with the 5800 and N97. The N900 does look much better in the initial impression reviews so far though compared those previously mentioned.

doctorfox 11-05-2009 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menx (Post 24361518)
lucky you. i tried the same...15 mins on hold but no success. sigh.

Hmm, I guess I was lucky. I made sure to call the small business sales number. I gave him the code and he put me on hold for awhile to check on it. When he came back, he said it was valid and that he'd manually enter the discount. I suppose you could try calling again to get someone else.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kennyduduxd (Post 24361662)
just got off the phone with them and they said that they were not able to use the coupon because the item is already on sale?

Maybe you could try someone else. The guy I spoke with didn't give me any trouble at all.

SDtech 11-05-2009 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adnan01 (Post 24361664)
i havent received confirmation yet... has anyone gotten confirmation yet?

I have. That's the first email after the order, right?

AirRescueFF 11-05-2009 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doctorfox (Post 24361936)
Hmm, I guess I was lucky. I made sure to call the small business sales number. I gave him the code and he put me on hold for awhile to check on it. When he came back, he said it was valid and that he'd manually enter the discount. I suppose you could try calling again to get someone else.



Maybe you could try someone else. The guy I spoke with didn't give me any trouble at all.



Was able to get the 15% applied after rep spoke to a supervisor.

$450.27 w/tax.

Inacurate 11-05-2009 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naru (Post 24361102)
but i know that realistically, nokia's app store will never even come close to apple or android's.

The *only* reason you "need" and "have" an app store is because of Apple's iron fist.

Copying the app store from Apple is a bad move I think, though it does give consumers a place to focus and give the appearance of "competing" with Apple, it is unnecessary since Nokia doesn't have to approve all the apps first.

That means the potential for more apps actually exists for the Maemo platform overall and chances are, they are not going to be stupid apps that "somehow" gain traction or apps that are developed to overcome a shortcoming of the handset. :)

Montusama 11-05-2009 04:59 PM

I can't stand my HTC Hermes, but I can't afford a new phone right now.

Good price as its not even out yet.

rambywong 11-05-2009 05:01 PM

Yeah I got an order confirmation email from Dell Small Business not too long after I order the product.

I hope the November 14th date is real, I can't wait!

kennyduduxd 11-05-2009 05:02 PM

Quote:

Maybe you could try someone else. The guy I spoke with didn't give me any trouble at all.
just called again and i think i got the same guy @-@ i give up haha

mugupo 11-05-2009 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rambywong (Post 24362366)
Yeah I got an order confirmation email from Dell Small Business not too long after I order the product.

I hope the November 14th date is real, I can't wait!

11/14? when i order it said 12/10 and the rep also said is 12/10.

menx 11-05-2009 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kennyduduxd (Post 24362384)
just called again and i think i got the same guy @-@ i give up haha

haha, me too.

11/14 is the rumor when it'll be out officially here in the US. doesn't mean that's when dell will get it.

topsales 11-05-2009 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deal_master (Post 24361136)
I think you don't know where to look for the apps for your N97 then.
I have Nokia 5800 which is also S60v5.
There are plenty necessary apps available that make like easy.

Only things that are not available is high end games, which will start becoming available soon.

Go to ovi store and also dailymobile.se, mobifall.com, etc third party sites for apps.

I know there are some apps available, I use them, but "soon" is what I keep hearing from everyone about high end games, Slingplayer or Hava. I had those on my old Nokia and I want them on my new phone.

I am not arguing that the N900 is a great phone, but every new phone that comes out is the next best thing. I am done buying "the next best thing" and am now going to get something that works NOW.

BTW, as mentioned before, the N900 will not work 3g on ATT and I am not switching.

menx 11-05-2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topsales (Post 24363322)
IBTW, as mentioned before, the N900 will not work 3g on ATT and I am not switching.

then why even bother to commentate...this phone clearly isn't meant for you. unless you're willing to switch to tmo, or are currently using tmo, this phone would be wasted.

abcheng 11-05-2009 05:46 PM

Did anyone get Amazon to price match to Dell's price?

dlhuss 11-05-2009 05:48 PM

There are 2 huge negatives...

1) It's fat. It's like getting into a committed relationship with a fun fat chick. When you see the hot neighbor chick watering her flowers in her bikini, you're gonna wish you didn't have that ball and chain.

2) Maemo is sorely lacking in the app department. Android just mops the floor and is growing much faster. Ask any techie, virtually no one is developing for Maemo first. The apps will be there soon....yeah right.

And the HTC Dragon has a 1 GHz processor and bigger screen and is freekin' skinny and hot. Just look up the HTC HD2 and imagine Android 2.0 on it. Hell, even the Droid is rocking hard - I just need the GSM version.

tintin_snowy 11-05-2009 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abcheng (Post 24363940)
Did anyone get Amazon to price match to Dell's price?

Amazon just lowered the price to 560$. Still not the same. I don't think they price match.

Mephistus 11-05-2009 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raysacr (Post 24350496)
Waiting for the usual posts...

"$520 for a phone is not a slickdeal!"

"I rather get 3 iphones for that price"

"My iphone destroys this piece of junk"

IN YOUR DREAMS ONLY

In case you haven't heard, the Iphone is officially the worst phone with the most problems ever made. It looks nice but looks aren't everything. I want a phone that works all the time not some times. If I am paying $599 for the phone, it better work. Even chrysler's K-car was more reliable.

The Iphone 3GS is $599 + tax for the 16Gb no contract. It is $199 with a 2 year Ball and Chain attached to your leg courtesy of AT&T.

:bounce:

dlhuss 11-05-2009 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mephistus (Post 24364236)
The Iphone 3GS is $599 + tax for the 16Gb no contract. It is $199 with a 2 year Ball and Chain attached to your leg courtesy of AT&T.

How about if you sign a contract, cancel after 1 month and pay ETF?

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mugupo (Post 24360056)
If you do plan to sell the phone, you better do it quick cause like phone price reduce very fast pace.

i know i did that to my n97! sold it like 2 hours after received the phone... btw I sold it at full retail price =/

petshopboy 11-05-2009 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlhuss (Post 24364404)
How about if you sign a contract, cancel after 1 month and pay ETF?

It'll be

199 + 36 (activation) + 70 (1-month data+service fee) + 175 = 480 for 3GS 16GB
299 + 36 (activation) + 70 (1-month data+service fee) + 175 = 580 for 3GS 32GB

The iphone actually costs more than this so I got this deal which I plan to use as media/mp3 player and phone and maybe gaming (nintendo ROMS). For $480 I think I"m getting my money's worth since you spend 300 for 32GB ipod I figured I'm only paying $180 for a sweet phone,camera and a gaming device.

digitaltc 11-05-2009 06:28 PM

deal is dead, damn it.

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:30 PM

so HTC HD2 or this one ? which one is better? and why

raysacr 11-05-2009 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tintin_snowy (Post 24364024)
Amazon just lowered the price to 560$. Still not the same. I don't think they price match.

Really? That's at least promising...I hope they go down to at least $520. IF they do I'll cancel Dell, and order from Amazon instead. I much rather pay $520 at Amazon, than $480 at Dell. It's a new phone, who knows what bugs and stuff it has. Amazon no questions asked return policy is priceless; while Dell's 15% restocking fee on ALL returns is pure crap.

Can't wait for this phone nonetheless, and then signing up for T-mobile's unlimited talk+text+data for only $80/month. Tmob 3G here I come!

dlhuss 11-05-2009 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24365176)
so HTC HD2 or this one ? which one is better? and why

HTC HD2 but with Android (currently called Dragon, but it isn't out yet.) Why? Bigger screen but same res, much thinner and runs Android.

Edit: There is a slew of ~800 x 480 Android phones with 600MHz-1GHz processors coming: Sony X10, this Acer: http://www.theunwired.net/?item=p...smartphone the Droid in GSM, HTC Dragon

There is one Maemo phone announced, the N900.

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlhuss (Post 24365316)
HTC HD2 but with Android (currently called Dragon, but it isn't out yet.) Why? Bigger screen but same res, much thinner and runs Android.

but its 65k color.. instead of 16mil color screen .. I think it's out already but not in states

menx 11-05-2009 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24365346)
but its 65k color.. instead of 16mil color screen .. I think it's out already but not in states

no, the dragon is not out. and it's still only rumored. the most interesting part of the rumor is that it'll have a 1gz processor.

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menx (Post 24365472)
no, the dragon is not out. and it's still only rumored. the most interesting part of the rumor is that it'll have a 1gz processor.

link [gsmarena.com]

sdaddy 11-05-2009 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mephistus (Post 24364236)
IN YOUR DREAMS ONLY

In case you haven't heard, the Iphone is officially the worst phone with the most problems ever made. It looks nice but looks aren't everything. I want a phone that works all the time not some times. If I am paying $599 for the phone, it better work. Even chrysler's K-car was more reliable.

The Iphone 3GS is $599 + tax for the 16Gb no contract. It is $199 with a 2 year Ball and Chain attached to your leg courtesy of AT&T.

:bounce:

LoL...I think you totally missed his point. He was actually making fun of iphone fanboys...:lol::lmao::lol:

oxyi 11-05-2009 06:45 PM

what rumor ?

HTC HD2 is running 1ghz .... slim body.. much better than n900.. but the price is aobut twice as well :lmao::lmao::lmao:

raysacr 11-05-2009 06:46 PM

Everyone should email Amazon's CS and let them know about Dell's pricing. This would push Amazon to match the Dell price.

Here's my email to Amazon:
Hi, I know Amazon does not pricematch, but most of the time Amazon stays very current with its prices to be very competitive or even lower than its competitors. I would like to let Amazon know that the Nokia N900 is currently priced at $559.99 on Amazon. While Dell.com has the same phone for only $519.99 with a 15% coupon off, so they're selling the phone for only around $450. I had an existing pre-order with Amazon but canceled it to order from Dell instead. It would be unreasonable to ask Amazon to match the coupon pricing of Dell, but if Amazon at least priced this phone more competitively, I would be more than willing to cancel my Dell order, and reorder from Amazon. I am a loyal Amazon customer, but I just can't ignore the huge savings by ordering from Dell instead. Thank you.

Link to Dell's Nokia N900:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...0fp0c0s558

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oxyi (Post 24365600)
what rumor ?

HTC HD2 is running 1ghz .... slim body.. much better than n900.. but the price is aobut twice as well :lmao::lmao::lmao:

yeah that's what I was considering.. the price is not that right..

dlhuss 11-05-2009 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by raysacr (Post 24365628)
Everyone should email Amazon's CS and let them know about Dell's pricing. This would push Amazon to match the Dell price.

Here's my email to Amazon:
Hi, I know Amazon does not pricematch, but most of the time Amazon stays very current with its prices to be very competitive or even lower than its competitors. I would like to let Amazon know that the Nokia N900 is currently priced at $559.99 on Amazon. While Dell.com has the same phone for only $519.99 with a 15% coupon off, so they're selling the phone for only around $450. I had an existing pre-order with Amazon but canceled it to order from Dell instead. It would be unreasonable to ask Amazon to match the coupon pricing of Dell, but if Amazon at least priced this phone more competitively, I would be more than willing to cancel my Dell order, and reorder from Amazon. I am a loyal Amazon customer, but I just can't ignore the huge savings by ordering from Dell instead. Thank you.

Link to Dell's Nokia N900:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...0fp0c0s558

Repped for taking the initiative!

AirRescueFF 11-05-2009 06:50 PM

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SCtrojan 11-05-2009 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24365346)
but its 65k color.. instead of 16mil color screen .. I think it's out already but not in states

I own the international version for HTC Touch HD T8282 and I would say, its an awesome phone!!!

Cant imagine more!

:D

hanabie 11-05-2009 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by AirRescueFF (Post 24365754)
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yeah I will probably resell the n900 and get hd2 as well.. I like the rumble weather ability.. lmao
I check weather almost twice a day.. call me a weather freak.. but yeah I do that..

AirRescueFF 11-05-2009 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24365176)
so HTC HD2 or this one ? which one is better? and why



Even though I ordered the N900, I'm still looking forward to the HD2.

For me, the expected retooling of Windows Mobile to Windows Mobile 7 and the confirmed integration of the Zune service by Steve Ballmer is a deciding factor.

The built-in wireless router capability is another. Allows devices to connect to the HD2 via Wi-Fi to utilize its internet connection. Hopefully, with the rumored speculation that it's going to T-Mobile USA and the announcement of HSPA+, 21 Mb/s speed next year, that could make that feature a really big plus.

In addition to the other mentioned plusses in the various reviews as well.


Each phone has its benefits. It's up to you to compare and figure out what would most suit you.

I gain a lot of "hands-on" information from watching the many reviews of both phones on YouTube.

jt092009 11-05-2009 06:58 PM

when i enter the code it wont take 15% off....... is the deal dead?

AirRescueFF 11-05-2009 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by hanabie (Post 24365876)
yeah I will probably resell the n900 and get hd2 as well.. I like the rumble weather ability.. lmao
I check weather almost twice a day.. call me a weather freak.. but yeah I do that..


I think either won't disappoint, but at this stage in development on either device, FOR ME, the HD2 might suit me better, and will most likely pick one up should it be supported by T-Mobile USA.

mail2vrp 11-05-2009 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by AirRescueFF (Post 24365754)
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wifi is no big deal.. i do it already with my nokia 5800.. using Joiku spot.. and its free..

dlhuss 11-05-2009 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by mail2vrp (Post 24366044)
wifi is no big deal.. i do it already with my nokia 5800.. using Joiku spot.. and its free..

therein lies the rub. the N900 is a Maemo 5 phone, not a Symbian like the 5800.

i don't think there is a program that does it on the N900 (at least as of August)

ahmadka 11-05-2009 07:08 PM

Hey guys, is the coupon over .. ? It's not working for me .. please tell if there's any other coupon to use as I really want this phone ..

hanabie 11-05-2009 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ahmadka (Post 24366286)
Hey guys, is the coupon over .. ? It's not working for me .. please tell if there's any other coupon to use as I really want this phone ..

ur SOL.. read the wiki please

SDtech 11-05-2009 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by raysacr (Post 24365238)
Really? That's at least promising...I hope they go down to at least $520. IF they do I'll cancel Dell, and order from Amazon instead. I much rather pay $520 at Amazon, than $480 at Dell. It's a new phone, who knows what bugs and stuff it has. Amazon no questions asked return policy is priceless; while Dell's 15% restocking fee on ALL returns is pure crap.

With Dell, if the device has problems or is faulty, you can get a full refund so long as it's within the first 30 days (or was it 21?). But if you just tell them you want a refund expecting that since you'll be receiving a refund anyway you won't need to tell them about any issues, you'll get hit with the 15%. It's stupid but I found out the hard way. And once they tell you about the 15%, it goes on your account record so you'll have no luck calling back and trying to tell them about the issues to avoid getting hit with the 15%. They'll just direct you to the manufacturer's warranty.

ALWAYS TELL THEM ABOUT THE ISSUES WITH THE DEVICE!!!

I hate Dell's customer service but they do have some kick ass deals sometimes due to their coupons.

d1n3sh 11-05-2009 07:38 PM

WAAAAAAA :lmao: .....the deal is dead....iam desp. waiting for Nokia n900 and missed...

ahmadka 11-05-2009 07:39 PM

Damn man ... the one day when i don't monitor SD, this happens .. :(

mugupo 11-05-2009 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by abcheng (Post 24363940)
Did anyone get Amazon to price match to Dell's price?

Amazon has lower price of N900 to $555 figuire out is still cheaper than $520 price tag of dell if has sales tax

SDtech 11-05-2009 09:34 PM

Anyone get their Bing CB email yet?

MOkoFOko 11-05-2009 10:38 PM

Ugh... Garmin Mobile XT won't have support for this right away... if at all, since this isn't Symbian based. Does anyone know if the included OVI maps provides for turn-by-turn routing WITHOUT requiring an active data link for map transfers? I love Garmin XT because all the maps are stored on your memory cards.



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Originally Posted by SDtech (Post 24370282)
Anyone get their Bing CB email yet?

No... it is a pre-order though

abcheng 11-05-2009 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MOkoFOko (Post 24371394)
Ugh... Garmin Mobile XT won't have support for this right away... if at all, since this isn't Symbian based. Does anyone know if the included OVI maps provides for turn-by-turn routing WITHOUT requiring an active data link for map transfers? I love Garmin XT because all the maps are stored on your memory cards.





No... it is a pre-order though

I have a 5800, and out of Garmin, Ovi Maps, and Google Maps, I prefer using Google Maps since it fixed a GPS position the fastest and its also the quickest to use. I would imagine your choices when the phone is first released would be Google Maps and Ovi Maps.

Dr.Tek 11-05-2009 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by MOkoFOko (Post 24371394)
Ugh... Garmin Mobile XT won't have support for this right away... if at all, since this isn't Symbian based. Does anyone know if the included OVI maps provides for turn-by-turn routing WITHOUT requiring an active data link for map transfers? I love Garmin XT because all the maps are stored on your memory cards.



Garmin is doing away with their MobileXT program. Version 5.0 is it.

MOkoFOko 11-06-2009 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by gamo62 (Post 24372050)
Garmin is doing away with their MobileXT program. Version 5.0 is it.

That is extremely disheartening news. MobileXT is quite possibly the greatest phone app I have ever used. The ability to use it to convert a phone into a full-fledged offline GPS is amazing. It allows my N85 to perform about a swell as my Etrex Legend HCX

philliplowe 11-06-2009 06:47 AM

I really wanted in on this deal but unfortunately no dell rep would give in. I even have screen shot before proceeding to checkout with the 440 price...

as I was checking out the price jumped without any notification that the coupon became invalid with this phone. oh well... save me 500 for something else.

menx 11-06-2009 07:21 AM

I'm really curious if Dell will honor these orders.

ryanderso 11-06-2009 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by menx (Post 24377580)
I'm really curious if Dell will honor these orders.

Sure they will - no price mistake, and using a coupon that they widely distributed.

hazelnutpark 11-06-2009 09:03 AM

So I have a question. What do you guys do with an unlocked phone?

I'm guessing you buy them because you don't want to sign a 2 year contract with the mandatory data plan. If so, how do you use the phone to surf the net (beside wifi)? Do you just use it as a phone and a media player? Do you put in a simcard for prepaid plans and pay by the bytes? I'm a little lost.

SDtech 11-06-2009 09:17 AM

I hope Google Maps Navigation will be released for this.

fyu 11-06-2009 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by hazelnutpark (Post 24381254)
So I have a question. What do you guys do with an unlocked phone?

I'm guessing you buy them because you don't want to sign a 2 year contract with the mandatory data plan. If so, how do you use the phone to surf the net (beside wifi)? Do you just use it as a phone and a media player? Do you put in a simcard for prepaid plans and pay by the bytes? I'm a little lost.

what?
um. you can easily get on the net. provided you have a data plan. What do you do with the iphone?

btw, this phone isn't avaliable on any network, so unlocked is the only way to go.

mugupo 11-06-2009 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by hazelnutpark (Post 24381254)
So I have a question. What do you guys do with an unlocked phone?

I'm guessing you buy them because you don't want to sign a 2 year contract with the mandatory data plan. If so, how do you use the phone to surf the net (beside wifi)? Do you just use it as a phone and a media player? Do you put in a simcard for prepaid plans and pay by the bytes? I'm a little lost.

Yes and No, some get this phone so they can trade their g1 or iphone by still use the data plan. Tmobile offer new even 2 plan that offer no contract, just take this phone to store had it activated, the plan is about $10 less for the same feature except you don't get phone discount. but best you can cancel anytime. Depend where you work, many place aleady offer wifi, like college. of course on the road wifi won't work.

mugupo 11-06-2009 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by SDtech (Post 24381946)
I hope Google Maps Navigation will be released for this.

Dreaming answer is no, google navigation will be exclusive for android phone, plus nokia aleady has decent map navigation, why would nokia paid money for google while they aleady had a map navigation. Google nav is still beta stage, and you has to use network data.

SDtech 11-06-2009 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by mugupo (Post 24384472)
Dreaming answer is no, google navigation will be exclusive for android phone, plus nokia aleady has decent map navigation, why would nokia paid money for google while they aleady had a map navigation. Google nav is still beta stage, and you has to use network data.

Does Nokia's supplied map app have turn by turn voice or do you have to pay for that? And does its app not use network data like a standard GPS? While I'm interested in the desktop browsing and divx playback, I really wish phones wouldn't nickel and dime you everywhere. 32GB is more than enough to install maps, POIs, speech, etc. and just use the onboard GPS to track using the installed maps. No need to charge monthly fees and what not when standard GPS units can be had for $80 (or even lower) without monthly fees. I mean it's $600 for the farking phone and they still want to charge you more? Props to google for offering their service for free even if it uses network data (it's a start).

rambywong 11-06-2009 11:07 AM

Did anyone get a call from dell? I got one just an hour ago. He confirm to see if i ordered a phone.

Rep: Did you order a phone from dell?
me: yes
Rep: okay thank you
me: why what is wrong? Is there anything wrong with my order?
rep: no
me: is the phone available or is it still pre order
rep: the phone is available now

Is this true? or is dell calling to check up on me?

naru 11-06-2009 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SDtech (Post 24385864)
Does Nokia's supplied map app have turn by turn voice or do you have to pay for that? And does its app not use network data like a standard GPS?

that's a good question actually. from what i've seen, navigation/routing is free but there's no voice navigation. (edit: or turn-by-turn nav)

"# Integrated A-GPS receiver*
# Ovi Maps application
# Switch between views: rich 3D, satellite and hybrid maps
# Search maps for addresses and places
# Find your destination with free routing"

btmcwk 11-06-2009 11:30 AM

That's a very interesting conversation...

I doubt if the phone is really available now. I couldn't find any source to publish the release date except Newegg which said it would be on 11/14/09.

I would be surprise if Dell get this shipment one week ahead of time !?


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Originally Posted by rambywong (Post 24385894)
Did anyone get a call from dell? I got one just an hour ago. He confirm to see if i ordered a phone.

Rep: Did you order a phone from dell?
me: yes
Rep: okay thank you
me: why what is wrong? Is there anything wrong with my order?
rep: no
me: is the phone available or is it still pre order
rep: the phone is available now

Is this true? or is dell calling to check up on me?


naru 11-06-2009 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by btmcwk (Post 24386842)
That's a very interesting conversation...

I doubt if the phone is really available now. I couldn't find any source to publish the release date except Newegg which said it would be on 11/14/09.

I would be surprise if Dell get this shipment one week ahead of time !?

right, even dell's shipping date was 12/7/09. if anything we're getting it 3 weeks after newegg

SDtech 11-06-2009 11:43 AM

Dell's shipping dates are usually off for the better. As I recall, that date was a ship by date and Dell is usually pretty good about shipping before then.

raysacr 11-06-2009 12:10 PM

Did anyone else get a call from Dell? I didn't pick up because I was in a meeting but they didn't leave a voicemail or anything. They called from 1-800-289-3355

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw the post above, I guess they are calling people...

pogi 11-06-2009 12:49 PM

I also got a call from dell to confirm my billing address, the rep said that the phone will be shipped 3 to 4 days. It looks like the phone isn't listed on the web site anymore :confused:

mugupo 11-06-2009 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pogi (Post 24390510)
I also got a call from dell to confirm my billing address, the rep said that the phone will be shipped 3 to 4 days. It looks like the phone isn't listed on the web site anymore :confused:

3 and 4 days? so dell gonna release before nov 14?

pogi 11-06-2009 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mugupo (Post 24391502)
3 and 4 days? so dell gonna release before nov 14?

I don't know, thats what the rep said to me before ending the call, made me scratch my head but if you account for the transit time should come on release day or couple days after.

menx 11-06-2009 01:32 PM

man, I'm going to royally sad I missed this if it ends up being $100 less than Amazon AND ships earlier. wtf.

tanveer9 11-06-2009 03:00 PM

I also got a call, the rep told me that the phone is shipping on Monday.

SDtech 11-06-2009 03:04 PM

Yay. Does AT&T charge ETF if you end service within 2 months of contract expiration? I want to make the switch to T-mobile while they still have the $10 internet deal.


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