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post #16 of 29
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Windows Mobile is a very bad OS. It's always been sluggish on the HTC's I've tried.. 


I beg to differ.  Manage your settings better or get a cooked ROM.  If thats too much trouble Steve Jobs is always looking for more subjects.

post #17 of 29

How come no one suggested the Samsung Vibrant? I got mine a week back, and its a brilliant phone. My cousin got the iPhone 4, and the screen of the Vibrant is better than the iPhone 4's. The details of the iPhone 4 is better, but the colors and the contrast is mindblowing. Not to mention its 4" vs 3.5". 

 

Froyo is going to come out soon officially, or else you can install a custom ROM for Froyo if you want. There is a LOT of development for the Vibrant. Out of the box it stalls and lags a bit, and the GPS might not work, but fixes have already released for it at XDA. Its camera is also one of the best in the market, it only fails in the dark due to no flash, otherwise daytime and low light it does very well.

 

The Galaxy S Series is the best Android GSM series IMO. I travel a lot, so CDMA is a total no.

 

I forgot to add, it has WiFi Tethering too, through this app called Wireless Tether at Google's site. (which will be redundant once the official Froyo firmware is out)


Edited by Superfrag - 8/9/10 at 11:59pm
post #18 of 29

Nokia N900. Linux + Phone = Win.
 

post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Superfrag View Post

How come no one suggested the Samsung Vibrant? I got mine a week back, and its a brilliant phone. My cousin got the iPhone 4, and the screen of the Vibrant is better than the iPhone 4's. The details of the iPhone 4 is better, but the colors and the contrast is mindblowing. Not to mention its 4" vs 3.5". 

 

Froyo is going to come out soon officially, or else you can install a custom ROM for Froyo if you want. There is a LOT of development for the Vibrant. Out of the box it stalls and lags a bit, and the GPS might not work, but fixes have already released for it at XDA. Its camera is also one of the best in the market, it only fails in the dark due to no flash, otherwise daytime and low light it does very well.

 

The Galaxy S Series is the best Android GSM series IMO. I travel a lot, so CDMA is a total no.

 

I forgot to add, it has WiFi Tethering too, through this app called Wireless Tether at Google's site. (which will be redundant once the official Froyo firmware is out)


I voted for it (post 7 ^_^)


 

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Nokia N900. Linux + Phone = Win.
 


Android is Linux too... don't forget :)

post #20 of 29

Hm. Have you considered a Blackberry 9800 Torch unlocked?

post #21 of 29
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I voted for it (post 7 ^_^)


 

 

 

Ah.. my bad.
 

I wouldn't suggest the Torch.. doesn't have native WiFi tethering.

post #22 of 29

Nexus One or Vibrant (Galaxy S).

 

I've played with the AT&T Captivate (Galaxy S) and it felt cheap and plasticy next to the N1. If you don't plan on keeping your phone for 3+ years get the Vibrant, otherwise get the better built Nexus One.

post #23 of 29

Sounds like your typical Samsung garbage.

post #24 of 29

The Vibrant isn't the typical Samsung Garbage.. believe me. The build quality isn't that great, but everything else about the phone is amazing.

 

Also, the N1 is now only available through the developer's section of Google.. they've officially stopped selling it..

 

The Captivate is built differently btw.

post #25 of 29
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The Vibrant isn't the typical Samsung Garbage.. believe me. The build quality isn't that great, but everything else about the phone is amazing.

 

Also, the N1 is now only available through the developer's section of Google.. they've officially stopped selling it..

 

The Captivate is built differently btw.


If it says Samsung on it that's good enough reason not to buy it for me.

post #26 of 29

I'm getting the blackberry 9700 for $50. I'll be selling it in ebay and bought other phone I want :p

post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
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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.

Letting go of the hd2 because it is a bit quirky.  Opera  resizes itself, slow response to touch with browser, phone book is not intuitive, and a host of other reasons like the overlay htc uses on the messages which looks good but when swiping goes down to the regular windows layer most of the time.  And because it does not hold onto a 3g signal very well at all.  And it misses calls when in pocket.  Other than that it is a great phone with a nice screen.

 

My main uses of a current cell phone are as a phone first and then an email reader and message, and then perhaps as a modem for my mac.
 

post #28 of 29
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Hm. Have you considered a Blackberry 9800 Torch unlocked?


no I don't think it does 3g band on t-mobile and I don't have the extra $ for the torch.

 

Bought a used BB9700 which should show up tomorrow.   Hopefully it will do well as a phone and email machine.  And from what I can see it can be tethered to a mac.

post #29 of 29
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Letting go of the hd2 because it is a bit quirky.  Opera  resizes itself, slow response to touch with browser, phone book is not intuitive, and a host of other reasons like the overlay htc uses on the messages which looks good but when swiping goes down to the regular windows layer most of the time.  And because it does not hold onto a 3g signal very well at all.  And it misses calls when in pocket.  Other than that it is a great phone with a nice screen.

 

My main uses of a current cell phone are as a phone first and then an email reader and message, and then perhaps as a modem for my mac.
 


Interesting, My friends Droid Incredible browses as quick as a PC.  It also has a stripped version of HTC sense UI so that may help.  I wonder if the 4.3 inch screen is responsible somehow.  Shouldn't be since its the same resolution as the smaller ones.  I wonder if both have the same amount of memory.

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