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Old 11th January 2012   #6601
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ASUS Transformer Prime Review:
http://androinica.com/2012/01/asus-t...-prime-review/

I want one.

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Okay, separately, should i get the Samsung Galaxy Note? I can get one on Friday.
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Old 11th January 2012   #6602
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good news is that the TF101 will be getting ICS soon as well as an upgrade...
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Old 12th January 2012   #6603
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Yep, meant to be arriving shortly after the Prime gets it, and the Prime has definitely got it now.

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What are they selling for on eBay- more than they cost new?
Yes, most of the places which did pre-orders (such as eBuyer) aren't even taking new orders now. Folk seem to be willing to pay up to £600 on eBay.

At the moment though I'm inclined to open it, have a good play with the wi-fi and if it's ok keep it. The screen is apparently great, the HD better, but you have to put them next to each other to really notice the difference.

Also more pixels = more power used, right? And I much prefer the unibody aluminium design of the original prime. Plus I've waited ages for this one, god knows how long they'll take to get the next one out.

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have you ever seen him and fox in the same room at the same time?!
I wish I could have fitted my post into 140 characters...
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Old 12th January 2012   #6604
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Finally got an android phone again yesterday, rooted it and running CM7 and enjoying having a phone I can play with.
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Old 15th January 2012   #6605
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Bought a Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (horrible title) for £100 on PAYG, and it's a really nice budget android phone. Due to get ICS in April too.



http://http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_live_with_walkman-4111.php
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Old 15th January 2012   #6606
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does anyone know a lightweight app that enables you to have different notification sounds for email and sms?
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Old 16th January 2012   #6608
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Off to the states in a month, looking at grabbing a tablet whilst there. Looking at around the $200 mark, so I guess a nook, or kindle fire. Essentially just want it for browsing the web, maybe streaming music, and the odd film or something whilst travelling.

Anybody got any first hand recommendations?
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Old 16th January 2012   #6609
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Not first hand, but I'd strongly consider the HP TouchPad as worth a punt for that price.
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Old 16th January 2012   #6610
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Not first hand, blah blah blah
^ Scoble mode
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Old 16th January 2012   #6611
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does anyone know a lightweight app that enables you to have different notification sounds for email and sms?
You can do this on some (all ?) phones without an additional app. You should be able to change the notification sound within in the SMS app, and then seperately within the main settings.
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Old 16th January 2012   #6612
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That works with Gmail but I assume he's talking about Mail, t'other email app. Covered in my first link.
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Old 16th January 2012   #6613
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Not first hand, but I'd strongly consider the HP TouchPad as worth a punt for that price.
you know if you can still pick them up at the reduced price over there. Talk of CM 9 being tested on them looks fun.
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Old 16th January 2012   #6614
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Precisely. Obviously *some people* haven't heard about the TouchPad's abilities as an Android machine. And the fact that WebOS has been released to the public domain, can only be very promising.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6615
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I can use LFG on my HTC desire without a problem until i need to type a message such as this.
The relevant screens come up along with the keyboard and i can put a title in but when typing in the message box, nothing happens.
Any ideas
thanks.
Is there an app for LFG
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Old 17th January 2012   #6616
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There's a button at the top right of the post input (like "A/A") which you can use to disable the WYSIWYG feature. You should then be able to write stuff.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6617
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Anyone had issues with the USB connection on a SGS2? Mine has suddenly stopped functioning - when I plug it in I just get "A connected USB device has malfunctioned" errors. Have reinstalled drivers etc. Win7 & Win8 by the way.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6618
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^ sounds like your USB socket on PC itself
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Old 17th January 2012   #6619
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Yeah, try another pc and cable.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6620
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Yeah same issue on both PCs and several ports on each. Guess it's a hardware issue with the phone itself..
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Old 17th January 2012   #6621
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HTC dealer >>>

;)
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Old 17th January 2012   #6622
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Yeah same issue on both PCs and several ports on each. Guess it's a hardware issue with the phone itself..
Have you got a custom rom on it? Try a factory re-set if nothing else works
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Old 17th January 2012   #6623
falconvitesse
thanks.




im sure that button wasnt there earlier
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Old 17th January 2012   #6624
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So does anyone have tips or suggestions for a phone in the next couple of months to replace an original Google Nexus ? I know HTC and Samsung both have fancy multi-core phones coming soon, any page about them ?
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Old 17th January 2012   #6625
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I don't know specific models, but I have gathered from tablet research that the trend is 2012 is quad core + HD screen (think retina display, but Android). So if you can't find one that doesn't have both of these you should wait.

In other news, I'm really not that patient as I got fed up with waiting for the gold Asus Transformer Prime to arrive and have a grey one coming tomorrow. I do prefer the gold really but Asus seem to have lost the gold ones - they were due this week but have been delayed again. Wi-fi in the real world doesn't seem to be an issue, dead/stuck pixels, your prime not having a serial number (!?) or docking issues seem to be more common problems. So hoping I don't get a duff one, but I haven't cancelled my gold pre-order yet...
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Old 17th January 2012   #6626
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Quad-core as a *trend* for mobile phones? I don't think there will be as many as we might imagine. Maybe only for the very top of the range, and even so, I am somewhat sceptical.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6627
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He did say tablet research.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6628
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So does anyone have tips or suggestions for a phone.....? I know HTC and Samsung both have fancy multi-core phones coming soon, any page about them ?
Oh really hippy?
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Old 17th January 2012   #6629
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I don't know specific models, but I have gathered from tablet research that the trend is 2012 is quad core + HD screen (think retina display, but Android). So if you can't find one that doesn't have both of these you should wait.
Yes, really GA2G.
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Old 17th January 2012   #6630
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Pedantic. I greatly approve.
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Old 18th January 2012   #6631
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My reply was based on my knowledge of Kirth, who I would identify as a 'prosumer'. I think he will therefore be wanting all four cores ;)

In other news, there is a Transformer Prime on my desk. I need to play with it a bit more.
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Old 18th January 2012   #6632
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My reply was based on my knowledge of Kirth, who I would identify as a 'prosumer'. I think he will therefore be wanting all four cores ;)

In other news, there is a Transformer Prime on my desk. I need to play with it a bit more.
Interested to know how you get on....where did you get it from? Most places seem out of stock at the mo....
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Old 19th January 2012   #6633
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Just installed BS Player (http://www.bsplayer.com/) which is brilliant. Connects to my NAS and plays anything I can throw at it, quickly and seamlessly. Ads are not too intrusive either.

Recommended

#curentwestwingaddictionfurtherfacilitated
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Old 19th January 2012   #6634
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Interested to know how you get on....where did you get it from? Most places seem out of stock at the mo....
Ebuyer. It's lovely, feels very well made, screen is great, has a nice weighty feel of quality to it, fast. Unfortunately though, it's going back!

It has a 'speck' of light bleed in the centre of the screen - this is not a dead pixel, it's more like a small white fleck, the size of perhaps 4 or 5 pixels.

It also has an air or fluid 'bubble' under the screen. This is a intermittent fault, sometimes it's very obvious, sometimes you can't see it, but most of the time there is something there. It's most visible against a plain dark or light background. Putting pressure on that part of the display moves it around, so it's definitely some kind of bubble. It's very slight, and I could live with it if it wasn't for the light bleed.

I am disappointed, but ebuyer have been very helpful so far. I now need to work out where they will be able to collect it from.

I'm going to wait until the Prime is more widely available (and a later batch is being distributed) and buy one from a shop, so if there are any faults with the screen I can return it immediately. I'm also going to get a gold one, as hands on with the grey has shown me it is quite purpley, I do prefer the look of the gold/silver.

This is very poor quality control by Asus, someone should be checking the screens of the finished products in the factory and rejecting any with light bleed or bubbles under the screen. I could live with a dead pixel, but this is really quite unimpressive.
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Old 21st January 2012   #6635
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Original Motorola Xoom for £225.

Good price!

http://www.coolsmartphone.com/2012/0...rtphone.com%29
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Old 21st January 2012   #6636
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Damn, out of stock.
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Old 22nd January 2012   #6637
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my typing has got really bad over the last week, i kept skipping letters, couldn't spell words, thought i was loosing my mind slowly.

then i just realised swiftkey was off
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Old 22nd January 2012   #6638
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I often try and type on my computer now and wonder why it isn't auto correcting my words when randomly jabbing near the keys I mean to press. Then I realise there is no swiftkey on my computer.
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Old 22nd January 2012   #6639
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Cake got me using Dolphin HD browser. Loving it so far. Recommend.
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Old 22nd January 2012   #6640
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i bet there is a predictive text plugin for your browser
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6641
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Cake got me using Dolphin HD browser. Loving it so far. Recommend.
+1. Best mobile browser I've used.
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6642
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+1 i really rate it.
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6643
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^ re dolpin browser:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1319529

its sending info about evry url you type in, ssl etc. to their servers. Probably not the best thing in the world!
Althoguh it seems like this might have been fixed with the current version.

Also, my typing IRL sucks too :(
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6644
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^ re dolpin browser:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1319529

its sending info about evry url you type in, ssl etc. to their servers. Probably not the best thing in the world!
Althoguh it seems like this might have been fixed with the current version.
Fixed in a more recent version.
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6645
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I've had it for a fair while now, and I still love my Galaxy S II.

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Old 23rd January 2012   #6646
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^ Horrific desktop... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6647
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Forgotten their inner child >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Last edited by GA2G; 24th January 2012 at 13:57.
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Old 23rd January 2012   #6648
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Can't cope with clutter.

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Old 23rd January 2012   #6649
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Yeah, once you've had black.png, you never go back.png.
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Old 24th January 2012   #6650
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Wallpaper courtesy of NASA, Android 4 for Galaxy S courtesy of TeamHacksung.

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