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post #1 of 29
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I am selling my HTC HD2 and need some ideas for a new smartphone for T-Mobile.  Must have good webkit based browser or the ability to load good browser.  Also need 3g and want to tether natively to a mac.

 

Looking at Blackberry 9700, Nokia E73, HTC 3g mytouch slide, and Moto Clic XT.

 

Any thoughts on reliability or use that you can offer can help.

 

I did hear the My Touch screen tends to wash out completely outdoors.


Edited by bixby - 8/8/10 at 12:23pm
post #2 of 29

No more WinMo 6.5 love?

post #3 of 29

Nexus One?

 

Froyo 2.2 added native tether, has 3G, and has Dolphin (+2.2 Flash 10.1).

 

I have one and love it.

 

post #4 of 29

Probably your best bet is to check out the forums on the T-Mobile web site to get info on the phones you are interested in.

post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post

No more WinMo 6.5 love?


I love my 6.5 but MS going to phone 7 means end of the line for winmobile users IMO.  The last thing winmobile users want is an MS clone of an iPhone w/ the same limitations and restrictions.  Droid's the future for now.

post #6 of 29
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Nexus One?

 

Froyo 2.2 added native tether, has 3G, and has Dolphin (+2.2 Flash 10.1).

 

I have one and love it.

 

If only I could buy one for $300 or so I would hop on it.

 

Thinking I am going to have to settle for a BB 9700. 
 

post #7 of 29

I'd go for N1 or Galaxy S (needs firmware upgrade to FroYo, but it's otw soon...)

post #8 of 29

do they do the Pulse on the US tmobile?

 

its a rather nice android phone for only £150 and now has 2.1, there is also the Pulse Mini for £100.  both give you 6 months free data too on PAYG, then you can buy 6 months of data for £20 when it runs out.  i dont see why they wouldnt have something of a similar nature on their US arm.

 

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop//pay-as-you-go/t-mobile-pulse-payg/

 

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop//pay-as-you-go/t-mobile-pulse-mini/

post #9 of 29

I have the Pulse-Mini - I got fed up with the clunky slowness of symbian Nokia phones.

post #10 of 29
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do they do the Pulse on the US tmobile?

 

its a rather nice android phone for only £150 and now has 2.1, there is also the Pulse Mini for £100.  both give you 6 months free data too on PAYG, then you can buy 6 months of data for £20 when it runs out.  i dont see why they wouldnt have something of a similar nature on their US arm.

 

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop//pay-as-you-go/t-mobile-pulse-payg/

 

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop//pay-as-you-go/t-mobile-pulse-mini/


T-Mobile US is very different than the rest of the world.  Our best Nokia phone is the E73.  Nice little blackberry knockoff with nice feature set but the screen is pretty weak.  The BB 9700 kills it on the screen and is a bit better for typing.

 

I am currently using a European Nokia (6120 Classic)  (http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Nokia-6120-Classic-Review-review-r_1766.html) that does not have T-mobile 3g for the US.  It works fine but is a bit dated and the screen is very small.  I really like big screens but if you have to put up with the goofiness of Windows to get them, then I will accept less.  The Nexus might be on my list if I can find one used for a good price. 

post #11 of 29

try having a look at esato, they i believe have a compatibility checker for mobile frequencys

post #12 of 29
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

http://www.esato.com/phones/findphone.php


Neat but limited.  For example to get 1700/2100 bands required for 3G on t-mobile in the us, you get a whopping 2 choices.  Nokia N8 and SE t717.  Lots more in the US though.

post #14 of 29

ahhhhh yes thats right tmobile in the US have some weird ass stupid set up that no one else on earth uses.  who ever thought doing that was a good idea needs to get fired.

 

 

still the N8 looks quite spectacular

post #15 of 29

Windows Mobile is a very bad OS. It's always been sluggish on the HTC's I've tried.. But why are you letting go of the HD2? That's pretty much T-Mobile's flagship phone. Look at the Samsung Vibrant. If you don't like it, get rid of it and try an unlocked iPhone 3GS (Craigslist). 

 

Keep in mind Android is developing quickly.

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