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Old 25th March 2010   #801
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CDMA = North and South America and Korea fail.
Fixed that for you.
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Old 25th March 2010   #802
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but surely, if they are developing it for there, it won't be long till similar things hit UK.
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Old 25th March 2010   #803
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They're developing them too fast. I'm going to be upgrading every 6 months whether I break them or not :)
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Old 25th March 2010   #804
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I just ordered a Desire from TMobile. They promised it will be with me Saturday.
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Old 25th March 2010   #805
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I've just been told my work phone will be an iPhone whatever the best one is. Oh well.

Where's the freaking N1 Vodafone? Seriously, my new place is going to have iPhones, iPads and other such stuff and no N1's. I'm joining an Apple shop. I hope I'm going to be able to cope.
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Old 25th March 2010   #806
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I just phoned Vodafone and the only (Android phone) confirmed release date is April 1st for the legend.....they had less idea than me. TMob we're helpful.
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Old 30th March 2010   #807
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I just ordered a Desire from TMobile. They promised it will be with me Saturday.
Did it arrive?
Everyone I looked at (except expansys) said it's not due for release until the 7th or 14th or something.

Still no further news on the Nexus.
I did get £150 from my home insurance for the smashed Samsung which is nice. Not as nice as a working phone but better than a kick in the face.
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Old 30th March 2010   #808
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Cheeky one, but any of you lot got a half decent Android phone for sale?

Want to give it a go, before taking the plunge.
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Old 30th March 2010   #809
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Sure.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_SJyZgjjcykI/S3c14o8M0iI/AAAAAAAACec/8fUnM8Lb0SA/s400/IMG_8177.JPG

Let's say... £250
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Old 30th March 2010   #810
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Ha. £300 and you got a deal.
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Old 30th March 2010   #811
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Sold!
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Old 1st April 2010   #812
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[QUOTE=hippy;1299605]Did it arrive?
Everyone I looked at (except expansys) said it's not due for release until the 7th or 14th or something. QUOTE]

Yeah it arrived-not had a chance to play with it properly yet (limited calls/internet until my number was ported) but first impressions are good.....though this is my first smartphone so I've nothing to really compare it to.
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Old 3rd April 2010   #813
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So, I was in the T-Mobile shop today, and was stuck between choosing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or the HTC Desire. The X10 was my desired choice, but a lack of accuracy in its screen QWERTY keyboard (from reviews) was a bit of a killer. The X10 also looked beautiful, and the Desire looked and felt hum-drum, but efficient. Peculiarly, I always keep my contract upgrades at 12 months, so the 18month and 2year options don't do it for me. So I was offered a surcharge of £10 for the Desire, or £90 for the X10.

I chose the Desire. Got it this afternoon. Not as pretty, but I can upgrade in a year to something more pant-wetting.
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Old 4th April 2010   #814
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If you want pretty buy a pink iPhone and be done with it.

Can you buy them off-contract yet? I thought Apr 7th was release date. Still no word on the Nexus One which is pissing me off no end. Bastards.
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Old 4th April 2010   #815
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If you want pretty buy a pink iPhone and be done with it.

Can you buy them off-contract yet? I thought Apr 7th was release date. Still no word on the Nexus One which is pissing me off no end. Bastards.
I got mine this afternoon from the T-Mobile shop in Peckham. Weirdly, it seems that the only staff without tattoos were the females......
but honestly, I didn't do any extensive research. I do feel I got a spectacular phone (features wise), but the X10 had a lovely look and feel.

X10 pluses: better camera, 3G all regions, bigger screen, looks better, feels heavier/sexier
X10 minuses: less available apps memory, older Android version, unimpressive virtual keyboard, less impressive screen resolution

Desire pluses: more apps memory, better screen resolution,
Desire minuses: a bit plain-Jane, smaller screen, 3G only in Europe/Asia,
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Old 4th April 2010   #816
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Anyone know if either of these two are any good as a 'phone' though.... I'm a bit old fashioned like that.. GA2G - your observations much appreciated on the Desire!
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Old 4th April 2010   #817
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Android Tablet specs vs iPad specs.

Of course no-one will buy either.....

---------------------------------------------

101 Best Android Apps........ Its really worth a look.

Last edited by GA2G; 14th April 2010 at 21:37.
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Old 14th April 2010   #819
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Games. Meh. When are these useless bastards going to have a Nexus One or SIM-free Desire for me?
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Old 14th April 2010   #820
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HTC DESIRE sim free (excellent review....people may become insanely jealous)

option 1
option 2
option 3

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Chopper Harris says..... ;)

Last edited by GA2G; 15th April 2010 at 00:31.
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Old 14th April 2010   #821
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Shit, last time I checked Play.com and that other mob had them for £500+

£400's much more like it! I'm at the point of hating this Sony so much that I NEED the Desire, screw the N1..

Thanks man
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Old 14th April 2010   #822
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How do you buy stuff ex-VAT? Can I do this?

£335.99 ex VAT
£394.79 inc.

http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr...t_id=HTCDESIRE
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Old 14th April 2010   #823
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You pay the VAT, but claim it back if you own a company, or buy it for company use -
you must be at least a director, or better yet, a moderator.
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Old 14th April 2010   #824
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I'm director of a limited company. Would prefer to just pay the cheaper price :)
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Old 14th April 2010   #825
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get a friend with a vat reg business to buy it for you.
i am but i'm not buying it for you as i have no desire to get into trouble with HMRC
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Old 14th April 2010   #826
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Why would you get in trouble? What are they gonna do.. lock you in your house and ask to see all your phones?

"Err.. it's in the shop getting fixed guys, like seriously, like wow these cuffs are like hurting man"
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Old 14th April 2010   #827
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HMRC actually has more powers than the police when it comes to entering your property and seizing assets.
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Old 14th April 2010   #828
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^ Not quite true... They didn't kick my door down, they phoned me at work to tell me they were gonna seize all my property (if I'd let them in the flat to do it), I then told them I had paid the bill two weeks previously so they could fuck the fuck right off... They fucked the fuck off...
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Old 14th April 2010   #829
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teenslain =


http://www.boyercoe.net/images/homepage.jpg
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Old 17th April 2010   #830
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I bet they make money out of this iPad thingy too though. Pointless device that Appleheads will blindly buy because it has a picture of an Apple on it. I still can't think of a situation where it beats a laptop or a smartphone. Mind you, I thought the iPod touch was a waste of time too.
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....I agree on the iPad. Utterly pointless....

Prime Minister runs country via iPad.


At least Malibu admitted that his views on the iPod Touch were also wide of the mark. ;)
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Old 17th April 2010   #831
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http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l0w1cwIzaR1qz9bwro1_500.jpg
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Old 17th April 2010   #832
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Prime Minister runs country via iPad.
At least Malibu admitted that his views on the iPod Touch were also wide of the mark. ;)
"and Churchil and Eisenhower used to run their respective countries using telegrams and telephones during the Yalta talks...
How impressive indeed!(Yawn)"

:)
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Old 17th April 2010   #833
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For those that are interested, the article below offers some interesting analysis of the Android platform and Google's control of it;

http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/201...-android-evil/
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Old 17th April 2010   #834
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HTC DESIRE sim free (excellent review....people may become insanely jealous)

option 1
option 2
option 3

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Chopper Harris says..... ;)
According to the 3 blog, they'll be selling the Desire unbranded/unlocked on PAYG for £349.99 from 20 April (apparently through their stores only)
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Old 17th April 2010   #835
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Finally got a Desire today to replace a 3G iphone....what a relief! So much quicker and smoother, can make it look the way I want (without jailbreaking!) ... all in all.... WIN!
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Old 18th April 2010   #836
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Finally got a Desire today to replace a 3G iphone....what a relief! So much quicker and smoother, can make it look the way I want (without jailbreaking!) ... all in all.... WIN!
Good for you Steves, though lets hope VB doesn't notice your post. His company have lumbered blessed him with an iPhone 3S.

I'm loving my Desire. Its immense.
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Old 19th April 2010   #837
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Good for you Steves, though lets hope VB doesn't notice your post. His company have lumbered blessed him with an iPhone 3S.

I'm loving my Desire. Its immense.
Hopefully picking mine up today as well, yippee! Can't wait. Now I can't even think about an Iphone as an upgrade.

**Edit**

Just picked mine up from the t mobile shop. Tried it out in the shop and was amazed by how clear the screen was, also the camera isn't all that bad which is a nice feature.

Last edited by spenceey; 19th April 2010 at 13:56.
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Old 21st April 2010   #838
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Navigation for UK Gmaps released as update for 1.6-2.1 Android OS.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39...9305507,00.htm
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Old 21st April 2010   #839
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Navigation for UK Gmaps released as update for 1.6-2.1 Android OS.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39...9305507,00.htm
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Old 21st April 2010   #840
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Just tried it out, works brilliantly!
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Old 21st April 2010   #841
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Android 1.6 update for HTC Hero delayed 'til June... :|
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Old 21st April 2010   #842
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Navigation for UK Gmaps released as update for 1.6-2.1 Android OS.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39...9305507,00.htm

Haven't tried the above-mentioned Google Maps with Navigation yet. Who's used it so far?

Opinions on accuracy, lag, battery-drain?
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Old 21st April 2010   #843
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Haven't tried the above-mentioned Google Maps with Navigation yet. Who's used it so far?

Opinions on accuracy, lag, battery-drain?
Used it on my 40 minute drive home from work, didn't listen to it as I normally take shortcuts but it corrected itself really quickly and easily.

First impressions really impressed with it. Whats more when you get close to your destination you can move to street view so you can see the exact location, really handy if you don't know what building to look out for.

Battery life seems ok. Didn't really drop much more than normal to be honest, although I will get an in car charger/ cradle before long.
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Old 21st April 2010   #844
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Oh hai Steve

Google has purchased Agnilux, a secretive chip house made up of engineers who architected the heart of the iPad, then left the company

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362901,00.asp
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Old 22nd April 2010   #845
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On a different note - Android growth is recorded at 250%, while Blackberry and Apple have slight growth. Windows is the significant loser in this otherwise healthy trend of growth. They're faltering. Bad news for those that have just bought Windows Mobile phones.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...sults-analysis


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In fact, we haven't seen any Windows Mobile (of whatever flavour) licensing/sales numbers for a long time. Can anyone point us to them? Anyone? Because Reuters is says that "Microsoft's mobile phone business is in the doldrums":

"The company's market share of mobile subscribers has also taken a deep plunge. Market research firm comScore says that between October and January, Microsoft's share of the market fell from 19.7% to 15.7%. RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, remained the leader, growing from 41.3% to 43%. Apple 's iPhone increased slightly, from 24.8% to 25.1%, and Google's Android grew by more than 250%, going from 2.8% to 7.1%."

But it's worse that that:
"By the end of 2010, Microsoft will be so far behind its competitors that it will likely never catch up. The issue isn't just market share and the perception that Windows phones aren't as worthy as the competition. It's also that Microsoft is losing the app war -- badly. With developer interest lagging and market share dropping, there will be far fewer great apps for Windows Phone than there are for its competitors. And it is apps that drive mobile phone purchases."
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Old 22nd April 2010   #846
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http://www.newphoneinfo.com/index.ph...+the+iPhone/12


strengthening the position of Android presumably?
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Old 22nd April 2010   #847
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Fortunately, Adobe will now redirect those resources to supporting flash on Google's android...a move that will anger Apple even more. "Fortunately, the iPhone isn't the only game in town," Mike Chambers, Flash platform product manager, iterated on his blog.
How good is that?
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Old 22nd April 2010   #848
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http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...and-xstrata.do


strengthening the position of Apple presumably?
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Old 22nd April 2010   #849
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I actually think that its gaming that will decide the true cross-over success of the Android platform. It already covers and excels at the basics, but I'm guessing that Google's past behaviour, means that their recent employment of a games guru, means that they want a slice of the gaming market.

Already the Desire and others, have a 1Ghz CPU, and when that is compared to the 200Mhz Dreamcast, and the 300Mhz PS2, apart from the lack of RAM, there certainly are possibilities. A better mobile comparison is the 333Mhz PSP.

Google are said to be working on a solution to the games-accessible system memory. At the moment its puny. Whats going to shake things up even more, is the realisation that games that challenge the PSP will require heavy memory resources. Ladeez an genellmen, boiz an squirls, I give you ExZues Arcade [FPS]. It requires at least 57MB and is only downloadable via Wi-Fi. The die has been cast.


http://www.androidtapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ExZeus-Arcade.jpg


Its might be worth remembering that Soul Calibre debuted on the Dreamcast. Its just a matter of memory, and cross-platform progamming.....and 32GB memory cards. ;)





Sorry, I seem to have made myself wet. :(

Last edited by GA2G; 22nd April 2010 at 21:16.
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Old 22nd April 2010   #850
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HTC Incredible?! End of the month?!

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile...e-Successor/p1
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