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.