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Title: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:12:33 pm
Want: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/c902?cc=gb&lc=en

:nods:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:13:44 pm
I'm not due an upgrade for f***ing ages.

 :undecided:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:15:57 pm
c902 looks class.  £300 though.  :buck2:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:19:28 pm
I'd love a decent phone but there's no point due to the amount I drop them. I'm on my 3rd since last july.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:27:01 pm
I want a contract phone now i have turned 18, but no one will give me one :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:37:40 pm
Liking the look of this, however not due an upgrade until October!!!

Can't wait for this aswell mind:

(http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/file/1.483474.1212230389/X1_product_quality_image_1.png)

What do people think the likelihood is of this coming out on T-Mobile this decade?!??!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:38:56 pm
I changed my contract and got a new phone today, was going to get the C902 but it felt proper weird in the vodafone shop.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:42:26 pm
I want a contract phone now i have turned 18, but no one will give me one :lol:
Sell you min 32.50 for £90 quids allowance which is 900 texts or 450 minutes. Its got 12 month left.

think im gonna get an Iphone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:47:22 pm
(http://blog.nftecnostar.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/n95-black.jpg)
Thats, what im after!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:49:26 pm
Don't do it!!!!!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:52:17 pm
N95 8gb is a lovely phone, not had a single problem with it. Only downside is its s*** for photos as it still takes ages to take a picture.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 19 June 2008, 11:53:18 pm
mine came with Sidekick slide its an ok phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: McCormick on Friday 20 June 2008, 12:40:54 am
(http://blog.nftecnostar.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/n95-black.jpg)
Thats, what im after!

Hate that phone. The sony w-(something or other) 8 gb touch-phone is the one i have right now, and i'd seriously recommend it.
It was either that or the iphone, and the latter didnt have bluetooth so i opted for the sony. wise choice imo, the guys at ericsson know what they're doing
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 20 June 2008, 01:04:51 am
I was going to get the W 960 (cormcik's phone) ages ago but I got an 8Gb walkman instead, i've just emailed vodafone ad asked them to changed the order from a K850i to this, if they say on will just send it back and ask for an exchange lol.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Friday 20 June 2008, 01:08:24 am
Dave! Get on PAYG! Then you get to keep the same lovely held-together-by-sellotape phone for years!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Joey on Friday 20 June 2008, 08:21:58 am
At the minute i've got the samsung soul however it's a bit quiet, i'm waiting to swap it but theres nothing decent out.

The N95 feels cheap as s***, horrible buttons and they even have the "rails" down the sides. Bleh
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: AfroP on Friday 20 June 2008, 10:50:08 am
(http://www.pma-show.com/news_images/00309_lg-viewty.jpg)

Awesome phone. not had any bother with it at all.
fantastic picture quality on the camera, good features and software package for the p/c and looks quite stylish to boot.

only things i can complain about, the stylus dangles off the side rather than being integrated and the battery life is not all that good.
but i mostly use it for txt's and pictures and it only needs to be charged every 3-4 days

using the internet or making lots of calls means i'll be charging it once a day or every 2 days depending on usage
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 20 June 2008, 11:05:56 am
Yeah, I have no complaints with this phone. My only concern is that I do actually miss buttons. Actually, with all these new 'touch' phones being released, I think it's starting to look dated already. f***ing 18 month contracts!!  :angry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 20 June 2008, 12:40:40 pm
Well vodafone can't change the phone I am due to get until I get it an send it back :S
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: robbo_11 on Friday 20 June 2008, 01:58:27 pm

Posted in two thread but oh well.

(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/411/lgsecretek4.jpg)

Just started a new contract with Vodaphone and chose this phone. It was a close call between the Samsung F480 (brand new out) I was looking at the F490, but it was out dated after 2 weeks!

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 23 July 2008, 11:17:28 pm
Anyone got one of these?

(http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/images/samsungf490.gif)

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-f490.htm
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Thursday 24 July 2008, 12:13:16 am
Anyone want to buy an HTC Diamond of me? Brand new, boxed, never opened?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 24 July 2008, 02:16:48 am
Id ebay it mate.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattypnufc on Thursday 24 July 2008, 08:42:07 am
Anyone want to buy an HTC Diamond of me? Brand new, boxed, never opened?



Not like it like?

Heard it was the bees knees to be honest.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 24 July 2008, 10:12:48 am
Pretty f***ing snazzy.

(http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2007/Talks/0508-query-log-privacy/old-telephone.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MW on Thursday 24 July 2008, 11:07:28 am
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/k770i?cc=gb&lc=en

Got it a few days ago, love it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattypnufc on Thursday 24 July 2008, 05:27:38 pm
(http://www.realgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/nokia-n96-1.jpg)

Thats where its at like
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Thursday 24 July 2008, 06:08:21 pm
Not new, but the N51i is the best phone I've ever had.

Texting is such a joy on it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Thursday 24 July 2008, 06:11:15 pm
E61i, even.

I get confused by the names sometimes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: marko1892 on Thursday 24 July 2008, 06:16:45 pm
ive had my 6500 slide since December, it does my head in now, the screen keeps plipping upside down :| and the phone just completely f***s up. 18 month contract so i've got it for a while yet :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Friday 1 August 2008, 12:09:33 am
I'm looking for a new phone, PAYG, nothing more than £150, any recommendations, cheers ;)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 09:52:30 pm
I think I'm gonna go with this:

(http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/images/samsungf480.gif)

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-f480.htm

I think!!! Can't decide between this, the Viewty or the F490!?!?!?!? AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHHH

Help/advice/suggestions....anyone!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 10:22:43 pm
Great deal on the Tocco here:

http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/directtrack/basket.aspx?addoc=12O235N890&qty=1&ins=1
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Matty_Lash on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 10:31:21 pm
I think I'm gonna go with this:

(http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/images/samsungf480.gif)

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-f480.htm

I think!!! Can't decide between this, the Viewty or the F490!?!?!?!? AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHHH

Help/advice/suggestions....anyone!

Vodafone palmed one of these onto me when i called up to cancel my contract so that i could get an iphone.
its a nice looking phone and the internet is fast but would be on any phone with high speed net.
sent it back after an hour of using it, the menus are s**** and the whole thing just seems to lack any sort of style and is the least intuitive thing i have ever used
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 10:40:44 pm
What do people make of this offer?

http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/directtrack/basket.aspx?removeoc=12O235N890

Also sorry to be thick but what does this mean:

Quote
7 Months Half Price line rental (Discount worth £105.00!)

For 7 months of your contract line rental is half price, that's an amazing saving of £105.00!

Your FREE 7 months half price line rental is available by redemption in 3 stages: £35.00 at month 6, £35.00 at month 9, £35.00 at month 12

Payment by direct debit is mandatory.

Itemised billing is not included. (Can be requested at a charge of £0.99 per month)This is a minimum 12 month contract.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 10:47:17 pm
I'd never go for a redemption offer. They can f*** off having a short-term loan from me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 5 August 2008, 10:51:12 pm
I'd never go for a redemption offer. They can f*** off having a short-term loan from me.

:clap: Too f***ing right.

Total disgrace that these companies are still allowed to get away with these shady business practices, tbh.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: The Bonk on Wednesday 6 August 2008, 12:53:01 am
(http://www.realgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/nokia-n96-1.jpg)

Thats where its at like

f***ing hell, I had to stare at that image for weeks designing the training manual.  b****** Nokia!

My new iPhone 3G (2nd I've had) is pretty sweet. 
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 6 August 2008, 01:49:50 am
Yeah looking at that it looks quite ccompact button wise, Iphone isbetter asits more spaced out.

Do you ever find your keyboard slowing up?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 6 August 2008, 09:13:54 am
The newest firmware (2.0.1) is meant to help with the keyboard responsiveness.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:34:24 am
Can't believe I'm here again!
It's only been a few months since I got my w960i, and it's broke, and I haven't got an insurance, so I have to get me a new one.
Obviously thinking about the iPhone, but I've already got the iTouch, so basically that would be buying the same thing again.
Been pretty loyal to Sony Ericsson (last four phones), though I think I would consider moving away from them now, especially as I wasn't happy at all with the w960. The X1 looks good though, but it's still a couple of weeks away and with a hefty price-tag, don't know if I can afford it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:35:37 am
Can't believe I'm here again!
It's only been a few months since I got my w960i, and it's broke, and I haven't got an insurance, so I have to get me a new one.
Obviously thinking about the iPhone, but I've already got the iTouch, so basically that would be buying the same thing again.
Been pretty loyal to Sony Ericsson (last four phones), though I think I would consider moving away from them now, especially as I wasn't happy at all with the w960. The X1 looks good though, but it's still a couple of weeks away and with a hefty price-tag, don't know if I can afford it.

Go with the iPhone. It's hyped the f*** up, but it's worth most of it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:37:21 am
Can't believe I'm here again!
It's only been a few months since I got my w960i, and it's broke, and I haven't got an insurance, so I have to get me a new one.
Obviously thinking about the iPhone, but I've already got the iTouch, so basically that would be buying the same thing again.
Been pretty loyal to Sony Ericsson (last four phones), though I think I would consider moving away from them now, especially as I wasn't happy at all with the w960. The X1 looks good though, but it's still a couple of weeks away and with a hefty price-tag, don't know if I can afford it.

Go with the iPhone. It's hyped the f*** up, but it's worth most of it.
I know just how good the iPhone is, but that's also part of the problem. It'll just feel like a f***ing expensive device that I've already got.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:40:26 am
Can't believe I'm here again!
It's only been a few months since I got my w960i, and it's broke, and I haven't got an insurance, so I have to get me a new one.
Obviously thinking about the iPhone, but I've already got the iTouch, so basically that would be buying the same thing again.
Been pretty loyal to Sony Ericsson (last four phones), though I think I would consider moving away from them now, especially as I wasn't happy at all with the w960. The X1 looks good though, but it's still a couple of weeks away and with a hefty price-tag, don't know if I can afford it.

Go with the iPhone. It's hyped the f*** up, but it's worth most of it.
I know just how good the iPhone is, but that's also part of the problem. It'll just feel like a f***ing expensive device that I've already got.

Sell your iTouch O0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:45:02 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:46:09 am
Towlie stay SE, don't be a hater !
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:47:32 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:57:19 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
No insurance.
Does my head in this, been trying to save a bit of money, and this comes as a massive blow. :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 27 September 2008, 01:59:15 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
No insurance.
Does my head in this, been trying to save a bit of money, and this comes as a massive blow. :(

Do you use your mobile often and to do other things than call or text? 'cause if you don't, just go with something cheap and save money that way.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 02:11:10 am
I don't actually, but I'd hate to have to step down.
What would a solid, mid-range phone be? If we're talking about texting, calling, responsiveness, some music and some photography?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 27 September 2008, 02:57:31 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
What the f*** kind of hamsters live in Norway?!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 27 September 2008, 09:33:15 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
What the f*** kind of hamsters live in Norway?!

:lol: blame the cat with the hammer!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Saturday 27 September 2008, 09:47:57 am
Well I've had my Samsung Omnia for a few weeks now and loving it, p*ss easy to use, very powerful and responsive touch screen, good mp3 player, easy to customise and adapt and I've dropped it twice now and it just bounced off the floor, not a mark on it.

For 35 quid a month I get unlimited texts, 700 free minutes and internet, only bogey is the 24 month contract. Beats the HTC Touch Plus I had so I'm well happy with it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Saturday 27 September 2008, 09:50:07 am
Oh and I got free upgraded headphones and a 8gb memory card thing on top of the 8 that comes with it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 27 September 2008, 10:12:35 am
I'm waiting for this:
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1733/sonyericssont700vh7.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7121/sonyericssont700combosj9.jpg)

:nods:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 27 September 2008, 10:15:45 am
I'm waiting for this:
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1733/sonyericssont700vh7.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7121/sonyericssont700combosj9.jpg)

:nods:

What's that mutha fucka?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: catmag on Saturday 27 September 2008, 10:24:34 am
Well it's got Sony Ericsson T700 written on it so...... ;)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 27 September 2008, 10:26:39 am
Well it's got Sony Ericsson T700 written on it so...... ;)

Smart arse ;)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:09:25 am
That looks canny, Dave, when's it out?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:25:55 am
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_t700-2481.php
Quote
Announced    2008, August
Status    Coming soon. Exp. release 2008, 4Q
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 27 September 2008, 06:32:14 pm
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

I know you've got a touch, but just IMAGINE how amazing that device would be if it was a phone too!

I'm sure you can find a good home for the touch - maybe gift it to someone? Or if you keep it yourself, use it as a 2nd iPod for all those Jackie Collins audiobooks youve got, or just a mobile porn gallery. The options are endless.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:03:39 pm
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

Do you still got warranty on it? If you do, smash it with a rock and tell the insurance company your hamster did it.
What the f*** kind of hamsters live in Norway?!

(http://curiousanimals.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/three-hamsters-small1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:04:55 pm
I'm waiting for this:
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1733/sonyericssont700vh7.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7121/sonyericssont700combosj9.jpg)

:nods:
I thought you had an Iphone ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:07:43 pm
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4214/n82blackeh3.jpg)

Just ordered this. Not the prettiest looking, but one of the nicest cameras out there, and a decent multimedia player to boot. Recently stood on the screen of my old one, had it for 3 years though so it had a good run.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 27 September 2008, 11:10:30 pm
I thought you had an Iphone ?

No.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:07:38 am
Ahh you have I touch.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 28 September 2008, 03:07:37 am
Sell your iTouch O0
Won't get much for it, got a couple of scratches.
Anyone got either HTC S740 or HTC Touch Diamond? Or any other HTC-phone? Quite like the look of them, tbh.

I know you've got a touch, but just IMAGINE how amazing that device would be if it was a phone too!

I'm sure you can find a good home for the touch - maybe gift it to someone? Or if you keep it yourself, use it as a 2nd iPod for all those Jackie Collins audiobooks youve got, or just a mobile porn gallery. The options are endless.
I'd really love an iPhone, but it's not what's right for me at the moment.
The contracts here for getting one are really s****, I'd have to sign up for a 18 month contract, with my minimum cost a month being £25, and on top of that I'd have to pay £270 for the phone. On top of that I'd still have to pay off my current contract that I've got some 8 months left on.
I'm also hoping to be moving to England in February, which would make that contract even worse.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Toon Saint on Sunday 28 September 2008, 03:16:18 am
I'd really love an iPhone, but it's not what's right for me at the moment.
The contracts here for getting one are really s****, I'd have to sign up for a 18 month contract, with my minimum cost a month being £25, and on top of that I'd have to pay £270 for the phone. On top of that I'd still have to pay off my current contract that I've got some 8 months left on.
I'm also hoping to be moving to England in February, which would make that contract even worse.
Tried Virgin? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 28 September 2008, 03:19:52 am
I'd really love an iPhone, but it's not what's right for me at the moment.
The contracts here for getting one are really s****, I'd have to sign up for a 18 month contract, with my minimum cost a month being £25, and on top of that I'd have to pay £270 for the phone. On top of that I'd still have to pay off my current contract that I've got some 8 months left on.
I'm also hoping to be moving to England in February, which would make that contract even worse.
Tried Virgin? :rolleyes:
I live in Sweden, mate, no way of getting the iPhone without this contract at the moment.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 28 September 2008, 07:35:39 pm
Narrowed it down to either Sony Ericsson G900 or Nokia N82, both cost pretty much the same.
Anyone got either of the two?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Sunday 28 September 2008, 07:39:39 pm
Narrowed it down to either Sony Ericsson G900 or Nokia N82, both cost pretty much the same.
Anyone got either of the two?

Just ordered an N82, getting it on Tuesday. If you can wait that long I can tell you what I make of it then.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 10:47:26 am
What do you think of it, mate?
I'll either be buying that or wait for the n79. How come the black version of the n82 is slightly more expensive than the white one though?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 01:33:23 pm
What do you think of it, mate?
I'll either be buying that or wait for the n79. How come the black version of the n82 is slightly more expensive than the white one though?

Well personally I like it. screen is sharp, and a good size. Thing seems to boot and load things quite quickly. The camera is top notch, really good. Had absolutely no problem getting my contacts and music and stuff on there, the software it comes with is really simple and easy to use. Buttons are a bit fiddly, but I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt and say that it just takes some getting used to. Overall a really good phone, I'm pleased with it. I think the blacks more expensive simply because the mirror sheen of the white one looks ridiculous, basing from reviews I read.

However I know nothing about the N79, so maybe you should read some reviews of that before deciding, as for all I know it could be twice the phone the N82 is.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 01:42:09 pm
It looks to be pretty much the same as N82 except with no flash but slightly better battery and, IMO, better design. It's lighter, not quite as thick and buttons look much more comfortable. It also got a FM-transmitter, so you can listen to your music on a radio. It's also built on Feature Pack 2 as opposed to FP1 as in N82, and it's supposed to be smoother.
I can live without the flash, I don't take many pictures anyway, so it looks like the N79 is the better option for me, as long as it's released soon.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 01:47:58 pm
It looks to be pretty much the same as N82 except with no flash but slightly better battery and, IMO, better design. It's lighter, not quite as thick and buttons look much more comfortable. It also got a FM-transmitter, so you can listen to your music on a radio. It's also built on Feature Pack 2 as opposed to FP1 as in N82, and it's supposed to be smoother.
I can live without the flash, I don't take many pictures anyway, so it looks like the N79 is the better option for me, as long as it's released soon.

Fair enough, the camera was the main reason I bought the one I did, so flash was a necessity in my case. If you don't need it then yeah the N79 sounds like the better option for you.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 02:15:25 pm
e2save.com is th place to go for phones. dont get a clearance one though  :pow:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 03:11:22 pm
Anyone got a Blackberry Bold, just been offered one by Vodafone retentions...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 1 October 2008, 05:41:27 pm
Mate just got one through Orange I believe. Says its good.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Thursday 2 October 2008, 11:56:00 am
I had been trying to decide between the Blackberry Bold and the Iphone. Looked at the N96 but have the N95 8gb at the moment and I don't think its that much of an upgrade from that.

I really do not fancy the touchscreen keyboard for e-mailing on the Iphone so thinking of possibly getting the Crackberry and an Ipod Touch for my music/vids etc
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 4 October 2008, 10:25:00 pm
I'm waiting for this:
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1733/sonyericssont700vh7.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7121/sonyericssont700combosj9.jpg)

:nods:

But DAVE...THERE'S NO WLAN!! :kasper: :frantic:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 4 October 2008, 10:26:41 pm
Anyone got a Blackberry Bold, just been offered one by Vodafone retentions...

Mate of mine got one and showed it to me last week - its way better than anything Blackberry have ever produced - very stylish and excellent display screen. Looks good, tbh. Tempted next time round.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Saturday 11 October 2008, 10:48:22 pm
Anybody on here got a Nokia N96 yet ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 12 October 2008, 12:47:02 am
Anyone got a Blackberry Bold, just been offered one by Vodafone retentions...

Mate of mine got one and showed it to me last week - its way better than anything Blackberry have ever produced - very stylish and excellent display screen. Looks good, tbh. Tempted next time round.
I always found it hard to justify Blackberrys and the like did I really need all the functions and such its mainly an email phone yeh?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 12 October 2008, 12:53:24 am
Anybody on here got a Nokia N96 yet ?

No but I wouldn't mind one. They look good but I've yet to have a real go on one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 12 October 2008, 03:05:03 am
Anybody on here got a Nokia N96 yet ?

No but I wouldn't mind one. They look good but I've yet to have a real go on one.
Go for the N85 rather than the N96. The N85 is some £150 cheaper, and got a screen that is much better and will save you a lot of battery-life.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Sunday 12 October 2008, 04:18:38 pm
A couple of weeks on I'm loving my Omnia, took away all of the Vodaphone branding crap, updated all the software, added new stuff. Its a mobile office now, loving it. I keep finding new things about it too. One very powerful phone, the camera is amazing too, better than my 10 mega pixel digi camera (Omnia is 5m px or something) and the extra storage comes in great. Viewing video and playing music is brilliant as well, pisses all over my Touch Plus and while I wanted the Touch Diamond I'm glad I went for the Omnia as I've had a play with my mate's Touch Diamond and while it looks and feels great I didn't like it all that much.

I think I got a great deal for 35 quid a month. I recommend it to anyone. It makes my Touch Plus when I have the two side by side feel and look very dated. I got the black and white Omnia too, so all the better. I even designed my own theme and reskinned it, its now a cross between the Tyne Bridge and NUFC theme.

Can't believe how much of a phone geek I've become mind, I can see why people now go daft for good phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Navman on Sunday 12 October 2008, 11:37:30 pm
got an N96 - looks nice but am struggling to use it
Not sure its the phone 4 me
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Monday 13 October 2008, 09:09:25 pm
got an N96 - looks nice but am struggling to use it
Not sure its the phone 4 me

Why mate, what's the craic with it ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: olliemort on Saturday 25 October 2008, 03:29:06 am
Need a new phone badly.Thinking about...........

http://www.samsungmobileusa.com/Instinct.aspx

Or else maybe...........

http://www.htc.com/www/product/touchdiamond/overview.html
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Saturday 25 October 2008, 10:28:58 am
Mine's broke :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: olliemort on Saturday 25 October 2008, 11:25:25 pm
Mine's broke :(
What phone have you mate?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Monday 17 November 2008, 03:44:03 pm
I'm not due an upgrade for f***ing ages.

 :undecided:

This.

Which is a problem since I really want this

(http://img.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/sonyericsson/se-c905-03.jpg)

despite all the problems I've had with SEs over the years.


Not due an upgrade till Spring next year.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Monday 17 November 2008, 04:02:26 pm
Just got an LG KC910.

http://www.lgkc910.co.uk/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobby on Monday 17 November 2008, 04:08:20 pm
SAMSUNG 8510i        best phone out, by far




(http://www.displayblog.com/wp-content/gallery/samsung_innov8/samsung_innov8_02.jpg)(http://www.displayblog.com/wp-content/gallery/samsung_innov8/samsung_innov8_01.jpg)
(http://www.techfresh.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/samsung-i8510-innov8.jpg)




Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 17 November 2008, 04:55:23 pm
Samsungs are cack IMO.  Know 4 people who's various Samsungs have broke, including myself.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 17 November 2008, 05:52:37 pm
My samsung g600 has been battered by me and its still working fine!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 6 December 2008, 05:43:50 pm
Mine's broke :(

Did you get it fixed? I was hoping you'd be able to give us a bit of an update on it.

I'm looking to upgrade but I can't make my mind up what I'm wanting phone-wise - maybe Nokia N96, maybe a new Tytn, maybe an Omnia - but I do know I'm going to try for a cheaper tariff though regardless.

Currently paying a rip-off £42.50 a month on T-Mobile Flext 35 (£35.00 + £7.50 for Web'n'Walk)...never once have I used up my monthly allowance of minutes or texts, mostly using it for the web on the go. (aye, Robster, :fwap: that's right mate! :pow: )

Any suggestions about phones or service providers warmly welcomed. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Saturday 6 December 2008, 07:00:07 pm
I like the look of the Pixon.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Saturday 6 December 2008, 08:39:13 pm
Mine's broke :(

Did you get it fixed? I was hoping you'd be able to give us a bit of an update on it.

I'm looking to upgrade but I can't make my mind up what I'm wanting phone-wise - maybe Nokia N96, maybe a new Tytn, maybe an Omnia - but I do know I'm going to try for a cheaper tariff though regardless.

Currently paying a rip-off £42.50 a month on T-Mobile Flext 35 (£35.00 + £7.50 for Web'n'Walk)...never once have I used up my monthly allowance of minutes or texts, mostly using it for the web on the go. (aye, Robster, :fwap: that's right mate! :pow: )

Any suggestions about phones or service providers warmly welcomed. :)

Aye got it fixed then broke it again, now awaiting new phone. My clumziness is at fault not the phones. I'm on 35 quid a month contract, unlimited texts, high speed web, 700 minutes, could be more. The omnia is a fantastic machine, brilliant camera, good music player, 6gb internal storage, loads of goodies, just a superb multi-media mobile office kind phone. Piece of p*ss to customize too and almost toe easy to use. I got mine from carphone warehouse, the black and white version.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Saturday 6 December 2008, 08:39:33 pm
I like the look of the Pixon.

Same here. Samsungs are top phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:11:39 pm
I like the look of the Pixon.


I'm getting one of them this week. Big step changing from Nokia to Samsung but my N95 is on it's way out so I need a new phone desperately. The Pixon is about the only phone on the market that I really like the look of.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 6 December 2008, 11:20:29 pm
Hello rubbish thread.

Anyone got any ideas on a phone that has moderately large text on screen for people with p*ss poor eyesight. Something cheapish. i.e. less than £100 on payg/simless.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: olliemort on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 09:57:20 pm
Anyone know anything about the Cect  phones? http://cgi.ebay.ie/BRAND-NEW-BOXED-CECT-P168C-SIM-FREE-FREE-HOLIDAY-VCHR_W0QQitemZ330292161173QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MobilePhones_MobilePhones?hash=item330292161173&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318

I really want an iphone but I cant afford one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 10:09:31 pm
Christ, how do they get away with that?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=paGEKEtWagM
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 10:35:51 pm
Christ whats that thing run off Dial up? :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 11:04:34 pm
Christ, how do they get away with that?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=paGEKEtWagM

Get away with what, Dave? ???
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 11:37:06 pm
It's blatant.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 11:41:13 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 10 December 2008, 11:43:33 pm
Christ, how do they get away with that?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=paGEKEtWagM

:-/

Surely apple could sue them all over for that? It's basically EXACTLY the same, except much worse.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Friday 30 January 2009, 05:35:40 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush

How lush exactly?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Friday 30 January 2009, 07:48:54 pm
Question - is there a phone out there that has 3G, good camera, wifi and a great web browser? I fancy the iphone 3G but have heard the phone is rubbish! Am I asking for too much?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Friday 30 January 2009, 08:03:01 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush

I got the mrs one of these a few weeks and although it has some decent features it's pretty poor in comparison to my Pixon.
Feels cheap and nasty, touch screen isn't very responsive, ring/alert tones are the quietest I've heard on any phone and tbh I could go on and on.
In fairness the Pixon is far from perfect and has software issues, something which Samsung have just released a fix for but the phone has to go away for up to ten days to get the update, but overall just about everything on the Samsung is far better than on the LG.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 30 January 2009, 08:11:39 pm
Question - is there a phone out there that has 3G, good camera, wifi and a great web browser? I fancy the iphone 3G but have heard the phone is rubbish! Am I asking for too much?

T-Mobile Google G1. Just got one and it is lovely. :thup:

And fits the bill for your spec. One gripe: no camera-flash though. :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Saturday 31 January 2009, 01:50:31 am
My phone is cracking. I think it's a sony, does the job no worries. Good photos too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:53:22 am
I love my Iphone, my brothers contract runs down in about month or two and he wants my Iphone and I would be willing to give it to him if I can get a cheaper blackberry are they any good? Anyone know any good cheap deals?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Saturday 31 January 2009, 12:02:14 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush

I got the mrs one of these a few weeks and although it has some decent features it's pretty poor in comparison to my Pixon.
Feels cheap and nasty, touch screen isn't very responsive, ring/alert tones are the quietest I've heard on any phone and tbh I could go on and on.
In fairness the Pixon is far from perfect and has software issues, something which Samsung have just released a fix for but the phone has to go away for up to ten days to get the update, but overall just about everything on the Samsung is far better than on the LG.

These are my two choices. So you would definitely say the Pixon over the Renoir?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Saturday 31 January 2009, 01:35:43 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush

I got the mrs one of these a few weeks and although it has some decent features it's pretty poor in comparison to my Pixon.
Feels cheap and nasty, touch screen isn't very responsive, ring/alert tones are the quietest I've heard on any phone and tbh I could go on and on.
In fairness the Pixon is far from perfect and has software issues, something which Samsung have just released a fix for but the phone has to go away for up to ten days to get the update, but overall just about everything on the Samsung is far better than on the LG.

These are my two choices. So you would definitely say the Pixon over the Renoir?


I would mate. Was torn between the two myself and was well pleased that I opted for the Pixon.
The software issue with the Pixon has now been sorted so I would imagine that the updated version will be installed on any new phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:19:11 pm
I love my new phone, LG910 Renoir, lush

I got the mrs one of these a few weeks and although it has some decent features it's pretty poor in comparison to my Pixon.
Feels cheap and nasty, touch screen isn't very responsive, ring/alert tones are the quietest I've heard on any phone and tbh I could go on and on.
In fairness the Pixon is far from perfect and has software issues, something which Samsung have just released a fix for but the phone has to go away for up to ten days to get the update, but overall just about everything on the Samsung is far better than on the LG.

These are my two choices. So you would definitely say the Pixon over the Renoir?


I would mate. Was torn between the two myself and was well pleased that I opted for the Pixon.
The software issue with the Pixon has now been sorted so I would imagine that the updated version will be installed on any new phone.

Champion, gonna go and get it this afternoon!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:39:35 pm
I'm due an upgrade actually in March. Anyone recommend anything? I'm thinking of a Blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:48:53 pm
(http://blog.omio.com/wp-content/iphone3g_orange1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:55:43 pm
Orange!!?!??!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 31 January 2009, 02:58:08 pm
I'm due an upgrade actually in March. Anyone recommend anything? I'm thinking of a Blackberry.

Same here mate. Was being imaginative and simply thinking "iPhone" but I'd be willing to check some other stuff out.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 03:33:34 pm
Orange!!?!??!

I guess thats either a doctored picture or a jailbroken iPhone. It was the biggest picture I could find. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 31 January 2009, 05:38:09 pm
Genuinely recommend you take a look at the T-Mobile Google G1. :nods:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 05:39:05 pm
I'm due an upgrade actually in March. Anyone recommend anything? I'm thinking of a Blackberry.

Same here mate. Was being imaginative and simply thinking "iPhone" but I'd be willing to check some other stuff out.

See it's pointless getting an iPhone due to already having a Touch. Sure you'll probably think the same.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 05:58:19 pm
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/12/review_smartphone_android_g1/

Canny.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 06:02:07 pm
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07/18/review_apple_3g_iphone/

Canny..er.

Sell your iPod Touch.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 06:03:54 pm
No.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 06:06:29 pm
Mistake.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 06:12:40 pm
Why?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: CPL on Saturday 31 January 2009, 06:19:31 pm
Got the N85 last week great phone better than the N96
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:23:09 pm
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:26:34 pm
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.

But I need my 32GB.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:42:23 pm
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.

But I need my 32GB.

I would question that need for 32gb, but if you really need that, then buy an inferior phone I guess... or wait and see if such an option comes for iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:43:19 pm
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.

But I need my 32GB.

I would question that need for 32gb, but if you really need that, then buy an inferior phone I guess... or wait and see if such an option comes for iPhone.

That's the main gripe for me, my Touch is full and it's the above size.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:45:43 pm
Can't get a decent free upgrade till late April. Gutted, looks like my k850 is on its way out again.

I won't be getting an iPhone, I know that much.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:47:10 pm
Can't get a decent free upgrade till late April. Gutted, looks like my k850 is on its way out again.

I won't be getting an iPhone, I know that much.

I'm on an 18-month contract, with 6 months still to run.  :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:50:00 pm
Can't get a decent free upgrade till late April. Gutted, looks like my k850 is on its way out again.

I won't be getting an iPhone, I know that much.

I'm on an 18-month contract, with 6 months still to run.  :(

K850 too? What's wrong with them?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:52:33 pm
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.

But I need my 32GB.

I would question that need for 32gb, but if you really need that, then buy an inferior phone I guess... or wait and see if such an option comes for iPhone.

That's the main gripe for me, my Touch is full and it's the above size.

I just don't put all my music on my iPod. I never have. Used to have a shuffle and a nano!

I don't see the need for 32gb of music on a portable device really.

Thats not to say 32gb wouldn't be nice, it's just far from a necessity imo.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Saturday 31 January 2009, 07:57:47 pm
I've got about 8gb worth of space left on my 60gb Zen Vision M, and that's only because I've left a fair amount of stuff on it. I want all my music on it as I have a varied taste and use it a lot, and don't want to find myself in a situation where I don't have the songs I want available to me. Music playing abilities on phones doesn't mean a thing to me, I don't use them for that.


Can't get a decent free upgrade till late April. Gutted, looks like my k850 is on its way out again.

I won't be getting an iPhone, I know that much.

I'm on an 18-month contract, with 6 months still to run.  :(

K850 too? What's wrong with them?

Mine has developed an annoying habit of turning itself off at random times. It's not the end of the world since I can easily turn it back on, but that's only if I've noticed that it is off. This on the back of the keypad not working for a while, it registered most button presses as me pressing the touchscreen, which made the phone pretty much useless unless receiving calls. Had to be without it for a bit whilst it got fixed.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Saturday 31 January 2009, 08:09:07 pm
Think I'm going to switch to Orange and get one of these bad-boys:

(http://www.techshout.com/images/htc-touch-hd-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 08:22:01 pm
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_x1-pictures-2246.php
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 09:31:59 pm
Think I'm going to switch to Orange and get one of these bad-boys:

(http://www.techshout.com/images/htc-touch-hd-001.jpg)

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/14/review_smartphone_htc_touch_hd/

Looks good if that's the same one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 31 January 2009, 09:49:08 pm
I wouldn't want any touch-screen phone now I've got my Touch/tried an iPhone. Clunky as f*** in comparison.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 09:51:23 pm
The N97 looks pretty smart for when that comes out but I'm staying away from Nokia's as I can imagine the lag on it being rather annoying.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Saturday 31 January 2009, 09:53:02 pm
Tooj, get an iPhone, keep the Touch = 48gb of storage.

That's my plan.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 31 January 2009, 09:53:24 pm
Tooj, get an iPhone, keep the Touch = 48gb of storage.

That's my plan.

:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 1 February 2009, 12:15:24 am
Think I'm going to switch to Orange and get one of these bad-boys:

(http://www.techshout.com/images/htc-touch-hd-001.jpg)

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/14/review_smartphone_htc_touch_hd/

Looks good if that's the same one.

Yeah, that's him.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Sunday 1 February 2009, 09:35:31 am
Why?

Because I've never had a phone that I didn't hate after 6 months other than iPhone.

Think of the love you have for your iPod Touch... and then imagine such love could belong to a phone.

But I need my 32GB.

That's my problem. I well want a touch, but I'm going to have to wait for the extra memory.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieAce on Sunday 1 February 2009, 12:03:23 pm
Just lost my iPhone in the back of a black cab. f***ing gutted. Is there anyway i can block the IMEI number or anything?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 1 February 2009, 12:50:38 pm
I wouldn't want any touch-screen phone now I've got my Touch/tried an iPhone. Clunky as f*** in comparison.
Take notice of this, people.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 1 February 2009, 01:59:37 pm
Just lost my iPhone in the back of a black cab. f***ing gutted. Is there anyway i can block the IMEI number or anything?

No clue. Call O2.

The joy of the iPhone (for me) is that I could lose my iPhone tomorrow and any replacement would be syncronised to be exactly the same within 20mins.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 1 February 2009, 02:00:10 pm
I wouldn't want any touch-screen phone now I've got my Touch/tried an iPhone. Clunky as f*** in comparison.
Take notice of this, people.

my old lg prada phone =  :kinnear: :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 1 February 2009, 08:58:39 pm
I wouldn't want any touch-screen phone now I've got my Touch/tried an iPhone. Clunky as f*** in comparison.
Take notice of this, people.

my old lg prada phone =  :kinnear: :lol:
My SE W960i :kinnear:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Sunday 1 February 2009, 10:09:43 pm
Touch ftw, buy a cheap mobile.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: olliemort on Monday 2 February 2009, 12:27:12 am
f*** this Im taking a loan out to pay off debts and buy me self a ipod touch.Anyone see any gd deals on the net?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 2 February 2009, 12:33:50 am
f*** this Im taking a loan out to pay off debts and buy me self a ipod touch.Anyone see any gd deals on the net?

8GB first generations are £126.25 in-store at PC World. Allegedly.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: olliemort on Monday 2 February 2009, 12:39:33 am
f*** this Im taking a loan out to pay off debts and buy me self a ipod touch.Anyone see any gd deals on the net?

8GB first generations are £126.25 in-store at PC World. Allegedly.
mmm....cheers I will have a look.Cheers
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Monday 2 February 2009, 01:26:51 am
Still loving the iPhone, but I wish apple would do something more noteworthy with their firmware updates. Don't understand how third party developers can create apps that allow for MMS, horizontal keyboard and other such things, but apple can't get these things done themselves in their official updates.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 2 February 2009, 11:37:09 am
They'll get there imo... just taking their time.

Alot of chatter about working with adobe re:flash.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 2 February 2009, 11:58:54 am
They'll get there imo... just taking their time.

Alot of chatter about working with adobe re:flash.
Adobe pretty much confirmed some months ago that they've got flash working on the iphone, just waiting for Apple to give the go. Wish they'd get on with it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 2 February 2009, 01:31:02 pm
I'm not so sure it's a good idea if it slows Safari down.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 2 February 2009, 01:38:52 pm
I'm not so sure it's a good idea if it slows Safari down.

Aye same, but I imagine thats exactly why its taking so long.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Monday 2 February 2009, 03:24:55 pm
Good for porn though, which is the main thing.

Priorities, people.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Besty on Monday 2 February 2009, 08:24:04 pm
Just broke yet another phone screen.  :rant:

Just gonna get a Samsung B130 for a tenner this time!  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Monday 2 February 2009, 10:38:00 pm
Flash not coming to iphone apparently!

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/02/he-saidshe-said-flash-not-coming-to-iphone/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 2 February 2009, 11:36:27 pm
Quote
“It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating,” [Adobe CEO Shantanu] Narayen told Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver.”
How does that equal Flash not coming? ???
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 3 February 2009, 12:32:57 pm
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/14/review_smartphone_htc_touch_hd/

This still looks the boy like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Tuesday 3 February 2009, 02:21:31 pm
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/14/review_smartphone_htc_touch_hd/

This still looks the boy like.

I'm tempted with this as well - only issue I have with it is it doesn't have a flash on the camera
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 February 2009, 03:36:33 pm
Just ordered that on contract from Orange, my phone is battered now, had it two years  :kasper:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 3 February 2009, 03:47:32 pm
Just ordered that on contract from Orange, my phone is battered now, had it two years  :kasper:

f*** it, I don't want it now then.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 February 2009, 04:55:56 pm
:razz:
You came second in worste taste  :harry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 February 2009, 04:27:25 pm
WOW, what an amazing phone!
Just arrived!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:06:50 pm
WOW, what an amazing phone!
Just arrived!

What contract you on?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:30:27 pm
Orange
£30 a month, 700 minutes, Unlimited texts,
Plus i had the 500mb browsing £5

24months like, but if i get fed up i can buy a new phone and keep the sim
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:34:41 pm
24months

Ouch.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:38:05 pm
24months

Ouch.
Indeed. I'd never sign up for a £30 a month contract for two years. Thinking about it, I'd never sign up to a £30 a month contract, rather pay more for my phone and just pay for what I use rather than having a big cost like that that I "have" to use up.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 5 February 2009, 06:58:24 pm
Orange
£30 a month, 700 minutes, Unlimited texts,
Plus i had the 500mb browsing £5

24months like, but if i get fed up i can buy a new phone and keep the sim

Did you try and barter with them?

Did you get it online, over the phone, or from a shop?

I'm going to try and get them to chuck in unlimited internet, because I reckon T-Mobile will offer me a G1 with unlimited t'internet for less money than that and I don't make that many calls or texts, so that's not much use for me. Also did they offer you free broadband?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:08:04 pm
Yeh they did, considering setting it up just in my bedroom like so i have one for myself just for xbox.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:13:23 pm
Right, wonder if I could bin that in exchange for unlimited data on the phone?

Did you negotiate with them?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:15:01 pm
Got it online, no negotiating, should have really, had a sim only contract with em for about 6 month, maybe could have got summert
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 5 February 2009, 07:21:03 pm
Ok cheers. :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 6 February 2009, 03:53:48 pm
Does anybody have this phone, or know?
If wifi is on will it automatically use this for net or still go through orange?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Friday 6 February 2009, 07:36:14 pm
Orange
£30 a month, 700 minutes, Unlimited texts,
Plus i had the 500mb browsing £5

24months like, but if i get fed up i can buy a new phone and keep the sim

Did you try and barter with them?

Did you get it online, over the phone, or from a shop?

I'm going to try and get them to chuck in unlimited internet, because I reckon T-Mobile will offer me a G1 with unlimited t'internet for less money than that and I don't make that many calls or texts, so that's not much use for me. Also did they offer you free broadband?

Let me know how you get on indi.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Friday 6 February 2009, 07:37:01 pm
:razz:
You came second in worste taste  :harry:

Also second in best taste though kidda.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 6 February 2009, 10:25:41 pm
:razz:
You came second in worste taste  :harry:

Also second in best taste though kidda.
Which came first is the question.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 8 February 2009, 09:40:55 pm
Orange
£30 a month, 700 minutes, Unlimited texts,
Plus i had the 500mb browsing £5

24months like, but if i get fed up i can buy a new phone and keep the sim

Did you try and barter with them?

Did you get it online, over the phone, or from a shop?

I'm going to try and get them to chuck in unlimited internet, because I reckon T-Mobile will offer me a G1 with unlimited t'internet for less money than that and I don't make that many calls or texts, so that's not much use for me. Also did they offer you free broadband?

Let me know how you get on indi.

So, I tried negotiating using the online chat thingywhatsit and that was totally useless "I can only offer you what's on the website", well what's the f***ing point in you being there then, I can already see what's on the f***ing website!! Duh!!

Anyway, after I told her that I reckon I could get a better deal staying with t-mobile, she said that I might be best calling the sales team on the phone as "they might be able to help" me. I'm taking that to mean that they are actually able to negotiate, so I'll give them a ring and see what happens.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Sunday 8 February 2009, 11:27:30 pm
Hopefully you get one of these and give me some advice on the internet/wifi business. Havent got a clue with it!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: khay on Tuesday 10 February 2009, 11:44:43 am
My phone broke last night. So have now spent most of the day looking for a new one.

Looking at the Google G1 and the Nokia 5800 Music Express. Anyone advise me one way or the other? :)

(I-phone is out of the price range....) I like the looks of unlimited internet with T Mobile though..
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 10 February 2009, 11:46:53 am
Get G1 above anything that says Nokia
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: khay on Tuesday 10 February 2009, 01:22:36 pm
Question - is there a phone out there that has 3G, good camera, wifi and a great web browser? I fancy the iphone 3G but have heard the phone is rubbish! Am I asking for too much?

T-Mobile Google G1. Just got one and it is lovely. :thup:

And fits the bill for your spec. One gripe: no camera-flash though. :(

How are you finding the battery life for this one GM?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 11 February 2009, 11:53:40 pm
Question - is there a phone out there that has 3G, good camera, wifi and a great web browser? I fancy the iphone 3G but have heard the phone is rubbish! Am I asking for too much?

T-Mobile Google G1. Just got one and it is lovely. :thup:

And fits the bill for your spec. One gripe: no camera-flash though. :(

How are you finding the battery life for this one GM?

Charge it up every night. Battery life is not so good, but it's a canny enough phone. Have to say it does still feel a bit like the phone equivalent of a Skoda Octavia to the iPhone's BMW 3 series. But there again, it's a canny piece of gadgetry and I do like the operating system (android).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 12 February 2009, 10:55:58 am
Just ordered this one

(http://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_16204_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 12 February 2009, 10:57:19 am
Thought that said Bassong.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 12 February 2009, 11:02:32 am
Question - is there a phone out there that has 3G, good camera, wifi and a great web browser? I fancy the iphone 3G but have heard the phone is rubbish! Am I asking for too much?

T-Mobile Google G1. Just got one and it is lovely. :thup:

And fits the bill for your spec. One gripe: no camera-flash though. :(

How are you finding the battery life for this one GM?

Charge it up every night. Battery life is not so good, but it's a canny enough phone. Have to say it does still feel a bit like the phone equivalent of a Skoda Octavia to the iPhone's BMW 3 series. But there again, it's a canny piece of gadgetry and I do like the operating system (android).

:lol:

No doubt the whole android op system is a fantastic bit of kit with great potential, but that phone just isn't up to scratch.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 12 February 2009, 11:27:49 am
Anyone got any handsets for sale?  :dave:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Thursday 12 February 2009, 07:27:38 pm
Think I'm going to hold off for the N97, just hope its worth the wait
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 12 February 2009, 11:30:54 pm
Think I'm going to go for the Blackberry Bold actually. Mainly due to the web browsing package I can get with T-Mobile.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 12 February 2009, 11:36:27 pm
I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 13 February 2009, 12:10:32 am
Think I'm going to go for the Blackberry Bold actually. Mainly due to the web browsing package I can get with T-Mobile.
What package is that mate? Just been on the site and the prices are all really high.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 13 February 2009, 12:12:24 am
I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.

This is what you want:

Samsung Acme i8910

(http://dailymobile.se/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/samsung-acme-i8910-06-500x375.jpg)

Samsung has another phone kept under wraps and it is called the Samsung Acme i8910. It has similar specs as the Samsung Omnia such as GPS, WiFi, 3.5mm headphone jack and 8GB / 16 GB internal memory. Additionally, it is said to have an 8 megapixel camera and can record HD videos.

Another thing left uncertain is the area of which software the Samsung Acme i8910 will run on. It has been rumored that to use Windows Mobile OS and can support DivX playback and is DLNA compatibility.

We’ve known that Samsung is planning around 11 devices for release at the MWC this month. If this is accurate, then perhaps this rumored Samsung Acme i8910 Smartphone will be one of them.



(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadgetmobile.com/media/2009/02/samsung-i8910-itw-2.jpg)


If there's a single phone that could steal even a sliver of spotlight from the GSM Pre, Windows Mobile 6.5, and a barrage of Android announcements, this beaut could be it. We've already seen the Acme's hardware, but now we have the first shots of Samsung's lovely new slate with the screen on -- and guess what? It's not going to be a WinMo 6.5 launch device, because it just so happens to be running S60 5th Edition. Not only does that make us forget the 5800 ever existed, it seriously puts our pending love for the N97 in jeopardy -- especially when you take into account the alleged 8 megapixel cam, frickin' HDMI support, and a display that would put our own HDTVs to shame. More on this little gem at MWC, we presume.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieGirl1985 on Friday 13 February 2009, 12:20:29 am
Does anyone know if the LG Renoir is any good?? I have the Viewty at the minute and I am guessing the Renoir is the newer verison of this.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 13 February 2009, 12:41:17 am
Im in the last 6 months of a Tmobile contract, Can I upgrade to the bold or not?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 13 February 2009, 12:58:07 am
Does anyone know if the LG Renoir is any good?? I have the Viewty at the minute and I am guessing the Renoir is the newer verison of this.
Apparently (from a very good and reliable Swedish site):
PLUS: The display for watching films, Video recording
MINUS: Unresponsive touch-screen, the flash, camera settings

Usability: 6/10
Design and quality: 7/10
Multimedia: 7/10
Menus and programmes: 6/10
Phone and Data: 8/10
Total: 68%


They recommend Samsung Omnia instead of it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 13 February 2009, 04:15:28 pm
I'm now seriously regretting upgrading my phone. It's a nice phone. The browser is cool. The functionality is good. But I don't use it enough to justify the cost. Spend more time using my work Blackberry and I really only use my phone for texting and browsing.

Bollocks. Well f***ed off now.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 13 February 2009, 05:53:14 pm
Well that was a stupid thing to do wasnt it.
Most people make these considerations before buying something

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2717/loserng4.gif)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:01:00 pm
Ash, how you getting on with your phone so far?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:02:06 pm
Its brilliant! Faultless, the browser is really good (Opera).
Very easy to use, the touch isnt laggy like other phones can be.
Its a really good phone!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:28:49 pm
I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.

This is what you want:

Samsung Acme i8910

I don't want anything with a touch screen, GPS or anything w*** like that. I don't see the point, and it really f***s me off that it's so hard to find a camera phone that is just good at being a camera phone.

All I need:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:31:31 pm
I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.

This is what you want:

Samsung Acme i8910

I don't want anything with a touch screen, GPS or anything w*** like that. I don't see the point, and it really f***s me off that it's so hard to find a camera phone that is just good at being a camera phone.

All I need:
  • Decent screen.
  • Decent keypad.
  • Decent software.
  • Decent camera.
  • HSDPA
  • Bluetooth

A phone would do me, small, sleek, no camera, no games, just text and talk, nowt else.

We don't live in a world where a good phone is made with those two basic qualities only.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:33:49 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:44:01 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.

Where I have wifi I use my Touch, when I'm at work I link up to my laptop via Bluetooth and any phone can do the wap version of N-O. So though I'd normally agree it is very important, for me it's not actually much of an issue.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:54:33 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.

Where I have wifi I use my Touch, when I'm at work I link up to my laptop via Bluetooth and any phone can do the wap version of N-O. So though I'd normally agree it is very important, for me it's not actually much of an issue.

Fair enough, but I don't have a touch or a laptop - although I'm thinking of getting one, any recommendations? - and I need something that I can put in my pocket and use on the bus and stuff, so a phone is the best option in my case, I think.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:55:06 pm
This looks pretty nice:

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2247/sec9032nd3.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9777/sec9033lo3.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3912/sec9034kj0.jpg)

Still got f***ing GPS like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:55:35 pm
The Google G1 is the phone for you, indi. :nods:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:57:20 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.

Where I have wifi I use my Touch, when I'm at work I link up to my laptop via Bluetooth and any phone can do the wap version of N-O. So though I'd normally agree it is very important, for me it's not actually much of an issue.

Fair enough, but I don't have a touch or a laptop - although I'm thinking of getting one, any recommendations? - and I need something that I can put in my pocket and use on the bus and stuff, so a phone is the best option in my case, I think.

Yeah, if it has to be pocketable you're best with a phone. An iPhone. ;)

Netbooks are all the rage at the moment for something in between phone and laptop.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 06:58:03 pm
The Google G1 is the phone for you, indi. :nods:

Looks like it was designed by Stevie Wonder tbf.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:00:29 pm
The Google G1 is the phone for you, indi. :nods:

If I stick with t-mobile then that's what I'm going to get, they're offering me it for £15 on my current contract, but I reckon I could get it for free if I say I'm going to leave. I still like the idea of windows mobile, so I'm going to ring Orange and try and blagg unlimited internet this weekend, if they don't play ball then I'll probably go for the G1 though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:01:19 pm
It's a great phone actually. It only looks bad in direct comparison with the iPhone. In terms of functionality and everything else it's actually alright Dave.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:02:09 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.

Where I have wifi I use my Touch, when I'm at work I link up to my laptop via Bluetooth and any phone can do the wap version of N-O. So though I'd normally agree it is very important, for me it's not actually much of an issue.

Fair enough, but I don't have a touch or a laptop - although I'm thinking of getting one, any recommendations? - and I need something that I can put in my pocket and use on the bus and stuff, so a phone is the best option in my case, I think.

Yeah, if it has to be pocketable you're best with a phone. An iPhone. ;)

Netbooks are all the rage at the moment for something in between phone and laptop.

They're phenomenally expensive though and O2 are crap.

The Google G1 is the phone for you, indi. :nods:

Looks like it was designed by Stevie Wonder tbf.

It is canny ugly like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:05:04 pm
It's a great phone actually. It only looks bad in direct comparison with the iPhone. In terms of functionality and everything else it's actually alright Dave.

I've not used one, I'm sure it's fine. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:09:23 pm
Who am I kidding? It's a piece of s***. And I'm stuck with it for the next 18 months!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:16:36 pm
Who am I kidding? It's a piece of s***. And I'm stuck with it for the next 18 months!

If you got it on the net you can send it back, distance trading within 14 days.

Also most mobile contracts have a 14 day cooling off period to see if you like it, and why the currants can tie you down for 18months at a time after.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 13 February 2009, 07:17:01 pm
Who am I kidding? It's a piece of s***. And I'm stuck with it for the next 18 months!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 13 February 2009, 10:25:30 pm
Who am I kidding? It's a piece of s***. And I'm stuck with it for the next 18 months!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's quite heartless, even for you Dave. :weep: You're probably the sort of person who sets fire to tramps for a laugh on their way home on Saturday nights, aren't you?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 13 February 2009, 11:02:15 pm
I spend way more time on the internet on my phone than I do making calls or texts, so that's important for me, hence wanting something akin to a pocket PC running windows mobile.
The touch browser and whole "operating system" is it still called that on a phone? Is much much better but if you want a phone too and the ability to use word/pdf etc you need this phone!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 14 February 2009, 01:56:41 am
Who am I kidding? It's a piece of s***. And I'm stuck with it for the next 18 months!
I may have a Sidekick Slide on the go, let me know if you fancy it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jimburst on Saturday 14 February 2009, 02:31:16 am
This looks pretty nice:

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2247/sec9032nd3.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9777/sec9033lo3.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3912/sec9034kj0.jpg)

Still got f***ing GPS like.

That looks class, what's it called?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 16 February 2009, 05:16:25 pm
(http://z.about.com/d/cellphones/1/0/o/W/vk-530-g.jpg)


Shexy...


Having to use this fuking thing while i wait on my insurance claim.  :blush:


Yes in pink...its staying in the house, it doesn't come out to play, ever.  :lol:

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Monday 16 February 2009, 05:31:11 pm
I like the look of that Samsung HD or this one http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_idou-2683.php

Jutst not sure how long I would need to wait for either?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Monday 16 February 2009, 05:41:51 pm
Quite a while I'd imagine.

Not sure what to do myself, get my upgrade in a couple of months, or stick with my dodgy K850 until later in the year and get an Idou or something.

Seems a bit redundant upgrading to something when better phones will be released a few months later if I'm willing to be patient. That and I can't really afford to just change phones whenever I feel like it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Monday 16 February 2009, 06:04:17 pm
Quite a while I'd imagine.

Not sure what to do myself, get my upgrade in a couple of months, or stick with my dodgy K850 until later in the year and get an Idou or something.

Seems a bit redundant upgrading to something when better phones will be released a few months later if I'm willing to be patient. That and I can't really afford to just change phones whenever I feel like it.

It's like computers, there's always better phones on the horizon, if you wait you'll always be waiting, just choose a phone you like and get it, that's the only way.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Monday 16 February 2009, 06:06:43 pm
Quite a while I'd imagine.

Not sure what to do myself, get my upgrade in a couple of months, or stick with my dodgy K850 until later in the year and get an Idou or something.

Seems a bit redundant upgrading to something when better phones will be released a few months later if I'm willing to be patient. That and I can't really afford to just change phones whenever I feel like it.

It's like computers, there's always better phones on the horizon, if you wait you'll always be waiting, just choose a phone you like and get it, that's the only way.

I would have done that if my upgrade was due a few months ago, but it's not due till very late April, and it's not like my current phone is dead or anything. May as well wait a few months more and get the best phone I can get as soon as it hits the market (well, as soon as Orange support it).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 16 February 2009, 06:09:03 pm
That looks class, what's it called?

C903.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Monday 16 February 2009, 06:49:04 pm
If I was to give any advice it would be avoid the sidekick slide.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 16 February 2009, 07:05:00 pm
I i was to give any advice, it would be to ignore Nixons advice.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Monday 16 February 2009, 08:09:54 pm
Are blackberry's worth the money? Or are they just hype?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Tuesday 17 February 2009, 09:31:14 am
I have a Blackberry for work and they are excellent for e-mails and business - not so impressed for web browsing, media and generally anything that could be classed as 'fun'.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 17 February 2009, 01:52:22 pm
Are blackberry's worth the money? Or are they just hype?
htc touch hd is what you want!
browser, brilliant!
Music, quite good
camera, very good (if you dont need a flash)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 17 February 2009, 02:49:32 pm
If I was to give any advice it would be avoid the sidekick slide.

If I was too rubbish to get an iPhone, I'd either wait for a better Android phone, or get a Blackberry. If you're ready to be an emailing machine, they're the dogs.

They're so much better if your mates etc have a blackberry/mobileme/push email of some form. No need for SMS anymore.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 17 February 2009, 03:07:23 pm
Ignore my point about Andriod (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7894516.stm?lss)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 17 February 2009, 08:08:06 pm
Pixon or Renoir?!?!?!?

HELP!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Wednesday 18 February 2009, 10:13:25 am
Pixon or Renoir?!?!?!?

HELP!

Pixon
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 18 February 2009, 10:39:41 pm
Pixon or Renoir?!?!?!?

HELP!

Pixon

And particular reason why?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 19 February 2009, 10:52:14 am
Pixon or Renoir?!?!?!?

HELP!

Pixon

And particular reason why?

Erm page 4 of this thread, conversation we had at the end of Jan lol.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 19 February 2009, 02:48:59 pm
Are blackberry's worth the money? Or are they just hype?
htc touch hd is what you want!
browser, brilliant!
Music, quite good
camera, very good (if you dont need a flash)

So the camera's s*** then? :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Thursday 19 February 2009, 02:56:09 pm
The camera is the best going so long as you don't need to take photos or record video.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 19 February 2009, 03:54:49 pm
Are blackberry's worth the money? Or are they just hype?
htc touch hd is what you want!
browser, brilliant!
Music, quite good
camera, very good (if you dont need a flash)

So the camera's s*** then? :lol:
Outdoors its fine.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 22 February 2009, 02:37:18 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Sunday 22 February 2009, 02:38:29 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 22 February 2009, 05:58:52 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.

Aye, I'm the same, I told them I'd take less mins and texts in exchange for the internet, but in the end they just gave me it without lowering either.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 22 February 2009, 07:03:40 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.

Aye, I'm the same, I told them I'd take less mins and texts in exchange for the internet, but in the end they just gave me it without lowering either.
That's some pretty poor negotiation skills from the salesman. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 22 February 2009, 07:13:54 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.

Aye, I'm the same, I told them I'd take less mins and texts in exchange for the internet, but in the end they just gave me it without lowering either.

Excellent. Let me know how it is mate and how did you bargain?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 22 February 2009, 07:35:57 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.

Aye, I'm the same, I told them I'd take less mins and texts in exchange for the internet, but in the end they just gave me it without lowering either.
That's some pretty poor negotiation skills from the salesman. :lol:

Reckon it's pretty hard for them to sort out the billing if they give you some random combination rather than one of their standard packages. The marginal cost to them of minutes, texts and data is essentially zero anyway, so it's not like their losing out really.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Sunday 22 February 2009, 07:48:29 pm
So after a bit of negotiation Orange have chucked in unlimited internet for free!!!  :celb:

Good skills. Honestly, that's the only thing I use properly; I reckon I could get away with 50 texts and 100mins aside from that.

Aye, I'm the same, I told them I'd take less mins and texts in exchange for the internet, but in the end they just gave me it without lowering either.

Excellent. Let me know how it is mate and how did you bargain?

Will do. I just said that I wasn't that interested in minutes or texts, but that I used the internet all the time and implied it would be a deal breaker if I didn't get it. The bloke I spoke to was pretty reasonable, I think he sussed that the hard sell wasn't going to work with me. I told him that t-mobile were going to offer me a free G1 on my existing contract (£20 a week: £34 credit to spend on calls/texts and unlimited internet), which is a bit of a lie as they wanted me to pay £25-30 for the phone, but I reckon I'd have got them to give me it free if I'd decided to stay. Basically, I just asked for what I wanted and kept asking for it in a polite way until they gave me it. I had to have a credit check, but that's no big deal as I've never failed one of them and I've seemingly got some ridiculously high credit score - think there must be a billionaire somewhere with the same name or something. :lol: Also, I'm not sure but I think they might be chucking in a 8gb micro-sd card as well, because I asked him if it came with one, expecting to have to try and blag it because I'd not seen one in the details online, but he said it would have one with it, that might just be standard though.

Just ask for what you want and be prepared to say no thanks if you don't get it, it's no big deal, you can always ring back later and try and blag a different person.


The thing to remember is that minutes, data and texts literally cost them nothing, so they essentially have a choice of do they want your £29 a month or not, the answer's nearly always yes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 23 February 2009, 03:48:38 pm
Just bought this, arrives tomorrow.  :dave:

Samsung Soul £150 PAYG

(http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/47/samsung-soul.jpg)

(http://www.unwiredview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/samsung-soul-mobile-phone.jpg)


Needed a replacement for my G800 as i've been royally skanked by my insurance company. No point in arguing, can live without a decent phone, needs to be a Samsung since all other phones are thick in terms of operating them, so this was the best cheap option.

Gutted.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 23 February 2009, 04:45:18 pm
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/08/12/...ther-to-shreds/

http://www.avforums.com/forums/mobile-phon...-nokia-e71.html

Think I'll go for the Bold.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 23 February 2009, 04:47:32 pm
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/08/12/...ther-to-shreds/

http://www.avforums.com/forums/mobile-phon...-nokia-e71.html

Think I'll go for the Bold.

Both links are dead mate.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Monday 23 February 2009, 04:56:34 pm
The Soul is a decent phone tbh. The touchpad is quality.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 23 February 2009, 04:59:48 pm
The SOul is a decent phone tbh. The touchpad is quality.

Have you got one? Or just played with one?

Spent 10mins in choosing it, like i say, 1st Samsung at the right price i could find.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Monday 23 February 2009, 05:01:49 pm
My brother has got one, so I've had a good look.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 23 February 2009, 05:03:23 pm
My brother has got one, so I've had a good look.

Sweet. Hopefully its better than i initially hoped for.

Could only get it in graphite, would have liked it in silver, but NM.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 04:43:47 pm
My brother has got one, so I've had a good look.

It's actually really impressive.  :yikes:


Prefer it to the one i've just lost. Camera is nowhere near as good though, lost my xeon and optical zoom which was impressive as fuk for a phone, but i hardly ever used it.

The MP3 player is much better (probably on par with the iphone) the in-ears supplied are pretty good tbh, iphone and apple in general should supply something of this quality and you'd not need to change unless you are really in to quality.

The touch pad is a little tricky, keep pressing the wrong buttons but the screen is bright and lively while the build quality is rock solid. Love the brush metal on it just like my last G800, gives it real presence and seperates it from the tacky plastic rivals.

Gonna get a little reviewy on ya here mind.  :blush: :laugh:



Usability 8/10 - Typical logical Samsung, everything done with thought, touch pad innovative, may take some people a little time getting used to.

Style 9/10 - Superb looking phone, especially when the touch pad is lit up. Internet pictures do not do it justice.

Display 10/10 - Probably the best screen on a phone i've seen. 16m colours is great, but probably too much for a mobile. Good size, nothing too big.

Build quality 10/10 - Solid feel, smooth slider and compact.

Sound quality 8/10 - On par with the iphone, but lacks any audiophile controls over sound. in-ear phones supplied a rather big surprise, out of the box this versus the iphone and its horrible headphones, you' worry if you were an iphone user.

Camera 6/10 - Samsung are hit and miss with cameras imo, this one more miss. Plenty of tweaks for enthusiasts, but i just want to point and shoot as quickly as possible at my drunken mates.

Camcorder 8/10 - After using the camera i thought the worst but its actually pretty impressive, a better cam than my G800, the frame rate much higher

Features 6/10 - Its not packed i give you that but the things it does it does very well. Pre installed games as usual from Samsung a let down.

Value 10/10 - £150 PAYG, don't think i could have got more phone that suits me for less than £250. A big bargain.

Overall 9/10 - Not a flagship phone that im used too, scaled down in areas but certainly worth a recommendation to any PAYG buyer. For contract i'd want more (such as the i850 by Samsung) more gimmicks and more useless rubbish i'd never use, that's just the way it is, but right now i'm looking at this phone to the end of my contract in 5 months and thinking of a 30 day contract and keeping it for as long as it lasts.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Joey on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 05:26:49 pm
I've got a soul, it's good, never have any problems with it at all. Although you may find it is quiet you'll get used to it.

Only bad thing (bar the issues at the volume, but thats because I was used to using a stupidly loud nokia) is the inability, or atleast faff to get any software to work on it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 06:35:16 pm
I f***ing love my Samsung Omnia. Excellent camera (5mpx), loads of storage space with the storage card provided and the one in built giving it 16GB in total, brilliant for playing music and while the ear plugs that come with it aren't the best you can get into the phone's core programming to change all sound settings from ear plugs to ring tone to incoming calls which helps massively. You can also do this with camera settings if you don't like the setting options in the camera section. I also love the fact that there is so much out there for this phone, from themes to software.

The web browsing is very good too and it is packed full of programmes and gadgets. It is like a PC in a handset and is p*ss easy to customise. For those who know what they are doing you can even design your own theme and basically set the phone up to work the way you want it to.

Its my diary, my internet, my phone, my radio, my sat nav, my what's on guide, my TV even as you can watch TV on it which is spot on quality due to the resolution and screen size. It is also very light weight, sleek and I got the two tone one, black and white. I've broke mine a few times and got one back that wasn't black and white but managed to source the white back for it.

Best of all though is the price and deal I got, 35 quid a month for high speed internet, 1,000 minutes (could be 900 I can't remember) and unlimited texts. I use the phone mostly as its a business tool basically so those minutes are brilliant. Service is excellent too with Vodaphone.

Only downside is the stylus isn't inbuilt so mine is kind of tied to the little slot which can poke you in the ear when on the phone and that it isn't the toughest of phones as its so slim. I've played with an I phone and the Omnia for me is a better all-rounder. Previously had the HTC touch which I give to my sister and while I thought that was a canny phone it looks, feels and works seriously shitty compared to the Omnia.

I've had a few Samsungs now and for me they make the best phones. If you're after a phone that does it all the Omnia is arguably one of the best out there. I'd be lost without mine.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 06:46:18 pm
I f***ing love my Samsung Omnia. Excellent camera (5mpx), loads of storage space with the storage card provided and the one in built giving it 16GB in total, brilliant for playing music and while the ear plugs that come with it aren't the best you can get into the phone's core programming to change all sound settings from ear plugs to ring tone to incoming calls which helps massively. You can also do this with camera settings if you don't like the setting options in the camera section. I also love the fact that there is so much out there for this phone, from themes to software.

The web browsing is very good too and it is packed full of programmes and gadgets. It is like a PC in a handset and is p*ss easy to customise. For those who know what they are doing you can even design your own theme and basically set the phone up to work the way you want it to.

Its my diary, my internet, my phone, my radio, my sat nav, my what's on guide, my TV even as you can watch TV on it which is spot on quality due to the resolution and screen size. It is also very light weight, sleek and I got the two tone one, black and white. I've broke mine a few times and got one back that wasn't black and white but managed to source the white back for it.

Best of all though is the price and deal I got, 35 quid a month for high speed internet, 1,000 minutes (could be 900 I can't remember) and unlimited texts. I use the phone mostly as its a business tool basically so those minutes are brilliant. Service is excellent too with Vodaphone.

Only downside is the stylus isn't inbuilt so mine is kind of tied to the little slot which can poke you in the ear when on the phone and that it isn't the toughest of phones as its so slim. I've played with an I phone and the Omnia for me is a better all-rounder. Previously had the HTC touch which I give to my sister and while I thought that was a canny phone it looks, feels and works seriously shitty compared to the Omnia.

I've had a few Samsungs now and for me they make the best phones. If you're after a phone that does it all the Omnia is arguably one of the best out there. I'd be lost without mine.

Omnia is a very good mobile, but the i850 takes it to another level...if i were to contract again after this, it would be that right now. Though theres a HD samsung around the corner.  :kasper:

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,53689.msg1703025.html#msg1703025

I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.

This is what you want:

Samsung Acme i8910

(http://dailymobile.se/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/samsung-acme-i8910-06-500x375.jpg)

Samsung has another phone kept under wraps and it is called the Samsung Acme i8910. It has similar specs as the Samsung Omnia such as GPS, WiFi, 3.5mm headphone jack and 8GB / 16 GB internal memory. Additionally, it is said to have an 8 megapixel camera and can record HD videos.

Another thing left uncertain is the area of which software the Samsung Acme i8910 will run on. It has been rumored that to use Windows Mobile OS and can support DivX playback and is DLNA compatibility.

We’ve known that Samsung is planning around 11 devices for release at the MWC this month. If this is accurate, then perhaps this rumored Samsung Acme i8910 Smartphone will be one of them.



(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadgetmobile.com/media/2009/02/samsung-i8910-itw-2.jpg)


If there's a single phone that could steal even a sliver of spotlight from the GSM Pre, Windows Mobile 6.5, and a barrage of Android announcements, this beaut could be it. We've already seen the Acme's hardware, but now we have the first shots of Samsung's lovely new slate with the screen on -- and guess what? It's not going to be a WinMo 6.5 launch device, because it just so happens to be running S60 5th Edition. Not only does that make us forget the 5800 ever existed, it seriously puts our pending love for the N97 in jeopardy -- especially when you take into account the alleged 8 megapixel cam, frickin' HDMI support, and a display that would put our own HDTVs to shame. More on this little gem at MWC, we presume.



Basically Samsung dominating the mobile phone market, just like the display market and anything else they can bother to manufacture these days.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 06:47:24 pm
I've got a soul, it's good, never have any problems with it at all. Although you may find it is quiet you'll get used to it.

Only bad thing (bar the issues at the volume, but thats because I was used to using a stupidly loud nokia) is the inability, or atleast faff to get any software to work on it.

I've heard a lot of people complaining about the loudness, do you mean ring tone?

I've had my Samsungs on vibrate for 5 years now so never bother.  :lol:

Ear volume has to be turned down two notches while the music player is loud, not ear bleeding though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 07:02:38 pm
I f***ing love my Samsung Omnia. Excellent camera (5mpx), loads of storage space with the storage card provided and the one in built giving it 16GB in total, brilliant for playing music and while the ear plugs that come with it aren't the best you can get into the phone's core programming to change all sound settings from ear plugs to ring tone to incoming calls which helps massively. You can also do this with camera settings if you don't like the setting options in the camera section. I also love the fact that there is so much out there for this phone, from themes to software.

The web browsing is very good too and it is packed full of programmes and gadgets. It is like a PC in a handset and is p*ss easy to customise. For those who know what they are doing you can even design your own theme and basically set the phone up to work the way you want it to.

Its my diary, my internet, my phone, my radio, my sat nav, my what's on guide, my TV even as you can watch TV on it which is spot on quality due to the resolution and screen size. It is also very light weight, sleek and I got the two tone one, black and white. I've broke mine a few times and got one back that wasn't black and white but managed to source the white back for it.

Best of all though is the price and deal I got, 35 quid a month for high speed internet, 1,000 minutes (could be 900 I can't remember) and unlimited texts. I use the phone mostly as its a business tool basically so those minutes are brilliant. Service is excellent too with Vodaphone.

Only downside is the stylus isn't inbuilt so mine is kind of tied to the little slot which can poke you in the ear when on the phone and that it isn't the toughest of phones as its so slim. I've played with an I phone and the Omnia for me is a better all-rounder. Previously had the HTC touch which I give to my sister and while I thought that was a canny phone it looks, feels and works seriously shitty compared to the Omnia.

I've had a few Samsungs now and for me they make the best phones. If you're after a phone that does it all the Omnia is arguably one of the best out there. I'd be lost without mine.

Omnia is a very good mobile, but the i850 takes it to another level...if i were to contract again after this, it would be that right now. Though theres a HD samsung around the corner.  :kasper:

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,53689.msg1703025.html#msg1703025

I'm waiting for the SE C510. 23rd February apparently.

This is what you want:

Samsung Acme i8910

(http://dailymobile.se/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/samsung-acme-i8910-06-500x375.jpg)

Samsung has another phone kept under wraps and it is called the Samsung Acme i8910. It has similar specs as the Samsung Omnia such as GPS, WiFi, 3.5mm headphone jack and 8GB / 16 GB internal memory. Additionally, it is said to have an 8 megapixel camera and can record HD videos.

Another thing left uncertain is the area of which software the Samsung Acme i8910 will run on. It has been rumored that to use Windows Mobile OS and can support DivX playback and is DLNA compatibility.

We’ve known that Samsung is planning around 11 devices for release at the MWC this month. If this is accurate, then perhaps this rumored Samsung Acme i8910 Smartphone will be one of them.



(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadgetmobile.com/media/2009/02/samsung-i8910-itw-2.jpg)


If there's a single phone that could steal even a sliver of spotlight from the GSM Pre, Windows Mobile 6.5, and a barrage of Android announcements, this beaut could be it. We've already seen the Acme's hardware, but now we have the first shots of Samsung's lovely new slate with the screen on -- and guess what? It's not going to be a WinMo 6.5 launch device, because it just so happens to be running S60 5th Edition. Not only does that make us forget the 5800 ever existed, it seriously puts our pending love for the N97 in jeopardy -- especially when you take into account the alleged 8 megapixel cam, frickin' HDMI support, and a display that would put our own HDTVs to shame. More on this little gem at MWC, we presume.



Basically Samsung dominating the mobile phone market, just like the display market and anything else they can bother to manufacture these days.



Will keep an eye on those two phones, agree with your final comments too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 08:45:34 pm
Anybody with an HTC know how to change the text tone to a custom one?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 09:40:07 pm
Anybody with an HTC know how to change the text tone to a custom one?

Not yet, know how to import contacts from another phone (Sony Ericsson)? Tried via bluetooth, but it doesn't seem to work for some reason.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 09:41:57 pm
I couldnt do that atall, sat here HOURS copying them all over, but if you have there numbers on hotmail linked to there email and you set up hotmail email to it it syncs the contacts numbers to the phone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 12:48:03 am
Posting this from my new phone connected to my wireless network. :D

Gonna take me a while to get my head around how to use this thing!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 01:08:00 pm
Posting this from my new phone connected to my wireless network. :D

Gonna take me a while to get my head around how to use this thing!

Well you've got 24 months.  :yikes:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 03:46:33 pm
Yeah i know. But i can upgrade after 15 and my first impression is that it's a total beast! :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 03:53:11 pm
It is, and whats the craic with upgrading never had a contract phone before!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 03:53:24 pm
Not yet, know how to import contacts from another phone (Sony Ericsson)? Tried via bluetooth, but it doesn't seem to work for some reason.

You've probably already considered this, so I apologise in advance, but can you not copy them from your old sim?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 03:56:22 pm
Yeah i know. But i can upgrade after 15 and my first impression is that it's a total beast! :)


That's good to know like.

Actually, what sis you get again?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 05:37:54 pm
Not yet, know how to import contacts from another phone (Sony Ericsson)? Tried via bluetooth, but it doesn't seem to work for some reason.

You've probably already considered this, so I apologise in advance, but can you not copy them from your old sim?

There's a whole load that won't fit on the sim, but that's what I'll have to do if I can't get anything else to work. I think I've sussed it though, I've synced my old phone with outlook and I'm going to now do the same with the new one. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 05:39:59 pm
Yeah i know. But i can upgrade after 15 and my first impression is that it's a total beast! :)


That's good to know like.

Actually, what sis you get again?


The phone's an HTC Touch HD and it runs windows mobile 6.something-or-other.

Is that what you meant?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 05:44:03 pm
It is, and whats the craic with upgrading never had a contract phone before!

Basically, to try and get you to sign up for a new contract, when yours runs out they offer you an upgrade - basically a new phone for free or cheap or money off your bill or whatever - if you do. It's usually only when you're out of contract, but for some reason Orange said to me that I'd be eligible for a free upgrade after only 15 months of this contract. If you're on the same one it probably applies for you and all.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 08:51:35 pm
Not yet, know how to import contacts from another phone (Sony Ericsson)? Tried via bluetooth, but it doesn't seem to work for some reason.

You've probably already considered this, so I apologise in advance, but can you not copy them from your old sim?

There's a whole load that won't fit on the sim, but that's what I'll have to do if I can't get anything else to work. I think I've sussed it though, I've synced my old phone with outlook and I'm going to now do the same with the new one. Fingers crossed.

Success!! :D

I'm going to shut about this now.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 09:06:03 pm
Yeah i know. But i can upgrade after 15 and my first impression is that it's a total beast! :)


That's good to know like.

Actually, what sis you get again?


The phone's an HTC Touch HD and it runs windows mobile 6.something-or-other.

Is that what you meant?

Aye cheers.

Glad you are happy with it, sound a good phone/media browser.

Is it big though, bigger than the iphone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 09:57:03 pm
Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 10:03:10 pm
Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels

Looks like an iphone killer...always welcome imo, can't stand apple.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 10:21:00 pm
Why?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 11:22:36 pm
Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels

Looks like an iphone killer...always welcome imo, can't stand apple.

:lol: I LOVE how everyone keeps trying to find 'the iPhone killer'. Just makes me grin even more-so. Merely because you could have a PDA made by God himself made of gold, titties and fairy dust... but the second he installs Windows Mobile on it, it'll goto s*** :lol:

Even DEVELOPEERRRSSSSSSS Steve Ballmer found it hard to talk up Windows Mobile.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 11:24:56 pm
Im tempted to download the touch interface for my touch hd.
Windows one really isnt as good, difficult find my music!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 11:29:39 pm
Can someone recommend a phone thats cheap. Allows me to make and take calls, recieve and send texts. Doesn't need much more than that except it would need to be ORANGE or easily unlocked.

Thanks girls.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 11:32:52 pm
G600
£100
Really was a marvellous phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 25 February 2009, 11:52:25 pm
Can someone recommend a phone thats cheap. Allows me to make and take calls, recieve and send texts. Doesn't need much more than that except it would need to be ORANGE or easily unlocked.

Thanks girls.

http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilephone/sony-ericsson-t303-shimmer-silver-t-mobile-payg.html?base
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Allmo on Thursday 26 February 2009, 12:40:04 am
Can someone recommend a phone thats cheap. Allows me to make and take calls, recieve and send texts. Doesn't need much more than that except it would need to be ORANGE or easily unlocked.

Thanks girls.
Nokia 1130 (I think). Can get it for around 20 quid. Its basically just a really really basic phone, no camera, no internet, just calls, texts, has a colour screen, really does the job. Has a beast of a battery life aswell. Got it after selling my upgraded Blackberry Bold, as I really don't need to do anything other than call or text.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 01:33:51 pm
Why?

It's not so much Apple the company that annoys me, its the retards it attracts and use their products that get to me. Usually teenagers who pick style over substance and because it has style believe everything about it is the best eva!!!!11! and nothing beats it.

Try telling an iphone or ipod touch user how average their device is in terms of music replication, its like talking to a brick wall; God forbid there is anything that actually trumps it, which there is is, but they can't get it though their thick skulls its true.

Try telling anyone who's bought an Apple mac they've had their pants down and could have saved 30% and still have a better spec computer...they look at you with the blank expression that they haven't got a clue, and you realise the kind of people you are talking too.

I could just about love Apples innovation, the touch interface, the wheel for the ipod, but it gets so over rated, so over hyped that the rest of the product is forgotten about and people just buy for the sake of buying it and because they've paid a mighty dollar they believe its without any flaws.

I like how this Touch HD has HD resolution, in a handheld, its quite a step forward in technology and apparently the rest of the kit is sweet. But because most Apple touch users won't know what HD is or spot the difference it will be classed as pointless...until apple releases it then its the bees knees.

In a nutshell; there are too many Apple fanboi's around without a clue to actually take to their products and to buy one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 01:38:46 pm
Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels

Looks like an iphone killer...always welcome imo, can't stand apple.

:lol: I LOVE how everyone keeps trying to find 'the iPhone killer'. Just makes me grin even more-so. Merely because you could have a PDA made by God himself made of gold, titties and fairy dust... but the second he installs Windows Mobile on it, it'll goto s*** :lol:

Even DEVELOPEERRRSSSSSSS Steve Ballmer found it hard to talk up Windows Mobile.

Perfect example.  :lol:

How could anyone buy an iphone or touch and take themselves seriously when someone like that has one?  O0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:00:15 pm
Why?

It's not so much Apple the company that annoys me, its the retards it attracts and use their products that get to me. Usually teenagers who pick style over substance and because it has style believe everything about it is the best eva!!!!11! and nothing beats it.

Try telling an iphone or ipod touch user how average their device is in terms of music replication, its like talking to a brick wall; God forbid there is anything that actually trumps it, which there is is, but they can't get it though their thick skulls its true.

Try telling anyone who's bought an Apple mac they've had their pants down and could have saved 30% and still have a better spec computer...they look at you with the blank expression that they haven't got a clue, and you realise the kind of people you are talking too.

I could just about love Apples innovation, the touch interface, the wheel for the ipod, but it gets so over rated, so over hyped that the rest of the product is forgotten about and people just buy for the sake of buying it and because they've paid a mighty dollar they believe its without any flaws.

I like how this Touch HD has HD resolution, in a handheld, its quite a step forward in technology and apparently the rest of the kit is sweet. But because most Apple touch users won't know what HD is or spot the difference it will be classed as pointless...until apple releases it then its the bees knees.

In a nutshell; there are too many Apple fanboi's around without a clue to actually take to their products and to buy one.

Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels

Looks like an iphone killer...always welcome imo, can't stand apple.

:lol: I LOVE how everyone keeps trying to find 'the iPhone killer'. Just makes me grin even more-so. Merely because you could have a PDA made by God himself made of gold, titties and fairy dust... but the second he installs Windows Mobile on it, it'll goto s*** :lol:

Even DEVELOPEERRRSSSSSSS Steve Ballmer found it hard to talk up Windows Mobile.

Perfect example.  :lol:

How could anyone buy an iphone or touch and take themselves seriously when someone like that has one?  O0

You reply as if your response is in someway better, when it's just a pathetic jibe.  :rolleyes:

You've even said you know Apple's products are good, you just dislike them because of the clientelle, which is completely pathetic. Its a ridiculous basis for an opinion.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: diddimz on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:10:17 pm
Just got the Nokia 6120, seems like a good phone, spent half the afternoon trying to get it to sync with my computer though. Happy with it now.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:27:32 pm
Why?

It's not so much Apple the company that annoys me, its the retards it attracts and use their products that get to me. Usually teenagers who pick style over substance and because it has style believe everything about it is the best eva!!!!11! and nothing beats it.

Try telling an iphone or ipod touch user how average their device is in terms of music replication, its like talking to a brick wall; God forbid there is anything that actually trumps it, which there is is, but they can't get it though their thick skulls its true.

Try telling anyone who's bought an Apple mac they've had their pants down and could have saved 30% and still have a better spec computer...they look at you with the blank expression that they haven't got a clue, and you realise the kind of people you are talking too.

I could just about love Apples innovation, the touch interface, the wheel for the ipod, but it gets so over rated, so over hyped that the rest of the product is forgotten about and people just buy for the sake of buying it and because they've paid a mighty dollar they believe its without any flaws.

I like how this Touch HD has HD resolution, in a handheld, its quite a step forward in technology and apparently the rest of the kit is sweet. But because most Apple touch users won't know what HD is or spot the difference it will be classed as pointless...until apple releases it then its the bees knees.

In a nutshell; there are too many Apple fanboi's around without a clue to actually take to their products and to buy one.

Touch HD: Size (W x H x D) 63 x 115 x 12 mm, Weight 147g

i-phone: Size (W x H x D)  62 x 116 x 12 mm, Weight 133g

So pretty much the same size, but a little bit heavier. I think the screen's bigger and better though and I reckon it's a nicer looking phone than the i-phone.


Touch HD: Main screen (W x H)  51 x 84 mm, Resolution 480x800 pixels

i-phone: size 3.5 inch (diagonal) Resolution 480x320 pixels

Looks like an iphone killer...always welcome imo, can't stand apple.

:lol: I LOVE how everyone keeps trying to find 'the iPhone killer'. Just makes me grin even more-so. Merely because you could have a PDA made by God himself made of gold, titties and fairy dust... but the second he installs Windows Mobile on it, it'll goto s*** :lol:

Even DEVELOPEERRRSSSSSSS Steve Ballmer found it hard to talk up Windows Mobile.

Perfect example.  :lol:

How could anyone buy an iphone or touch and take themselves seriously when someone like that has one?  O0

You reply as if your response is in someway better, when it's just a pathetic jibe.  :rolleyes:

You've even said you know Apple's products are good, you just dislike them because of the clientelle, which is completely pathetic. Its a ridiculous basis for an opinion.

I said their innovation is good, their products are over priced and based on style before substance.

Again like i said, people like you put me off buying an Apple product, i just couldn't lower myself.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:30:00 pm
Another waste of time jibe. Dull.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:40:30 pm
Another waste of time jibe. Dull.


Sorry for (lower) that, probably a bit harsh, you are a canny lad, but like a typical Apple fanboi you are annoying me with your 'look at me im smug coz i've got an iphone ' because no matter what anyone can say or do, Apple rules and they are the best at everything.
 

I'm sure you are not the other type of Apple user, the apple fashion accessory user, what it does doesn't matter, its what it looks like and how hyped it is that matters.



End of the day you wouldn't buy something Burberry would you? Simply because of the types of people who wear it. Same thing with the Apple, could never buy one as it shows a lack of intelligence in the technology market to me.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:47:11 pm
I have Burberry After Shave!

(I'll give a fuller/proper response when I leave work!)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 02:48:34 pm
I have Burberry After Shave!

(I'll give a fuller/proper response when I leave work!)

About the aftershave? You better!  :razz:

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:10:28 pm
Another waste of time jibe. Dull.


Sorry for (lower) that, probably a bit harsh, you are a canny lad, but like a typical Apple fanboi you are annoying me with your 'look at me im smug coz i've got an iphone ' because no matter what anyone can say or do, Apple rules and they are the best at everything.

If people like something, that's typically justifiable enough means to praise or defend it. It doesn't make said person a "fanboi" (seriously, is there a more cringeworthy word in English diction than that?), it makes them a satisfied customer. In order to have made them a satisified customer, one would expect that Apple were doing something right in the first place, otherwise people would be critical, unsatisfied customers.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:33:44 pm
Another waste of time jibe. Dull.


Sorry for (lower) that, probably a bit harsh, you are a canny lad, but like a typical Apple fanboi you are annoying me with your 'look at me im smug coz i've got an iphone ' because no matter what anyone can say or do, Apple rules and they are the best at everything.

If people like something, that's typically justifiable enough means to praise or defend it. It doesn't make said person a "fanboi" (seriously, is there a more cringeworthy word in English diction than that?), it makes them a satisfied customer. In order to have made them a satisified customer, one would expect that Apple were doing something right in the first place, otherwise people would be critical, unsatisfied customers.

Hate the word as well, but his original response to my 'iphone killer' comment reaked of it.

I shouldn't have reacted like he was one though (sorry again Dan) but from my side its the kind of reaction i've seen many times.

Your right about satisfaction, my problem is the people it satisfies and their reaction to any other product that they've not even seen, tried or used, nothing can compete because they are satisfied, usually for the wrong reasons as well.


Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:41:36 pm
How can somebody have a "wrong" reason for being satisfied though? Different strokes for different folks. Some of us want our music to be accesible via intuitive menus rather than for it to have true-to-life sound -- most of us can't tell the difference anyway.

I have an iphone and I don't think it's flawless, but there's certainly no aspect of it which makes me think that another phone may be a better option, because I'm happy with what I've got and it does what I want it to do.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:49:09 pm
How can somebody have a "wrong" reason for being satisfied though? Different strokes for different folks. Some of us want our music to be accesible via intuitive menus rather than for it to have true-to-life sound -- most of us can't tell the difference anyway.

I have an iphone and I don't think it's flawless, but there's certainly no aspect of it which makes me think that another phone may be a better option, because I'm happy with what I've got and it does what I want it to do.

How can somebody have a "wrong" reason for being satisfied though? - Being satisfied by the iphone for it being the must have, and having no clue what to do with it. That's one for me.



You can accept there are other products out there that can rival and beat it in certain departments, and not take offence when its said and that's great. Not many Apple users respond like that though.

The classic for me: Someone using those horrible headphones you get with and and telling me its the best thing they've heard. That's just criminal imo...my ears have never been so offended.

Apple iphone, macs etc...have rubbed me up the wrong way for years, nothing is ever going to change on that tbh, i shold learn never to comment on them, and let people get on with it, not my money after all.  :lol:

So i apologise to all apple users; enjoy your products.  :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:50:38 pm
Think apple robbed the ipod wheel off one of the other manufacturers and had to pay for the patent, didn't they?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 26 February 2009, 03:53:06 pm
The headphones are terrible TT, can't argue with that. First thing I do is replace them, and I can't believe Apple persist with such s**** ones.

I do love my iPhone though, and I find a Mac much more enjoyable to use than a PC. I switch between both at work/home anyway though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Thursday 26 February 2009, 06:15:05 pm
:lol: Phone wars
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 27 February 2009, 12:03:03 am
Is anyone on Three? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 27 February 2009, 12:23:41 am
Is anyone on Three? Thoughts?

Know a few people on 3 and they seem to agree that it's cheap, but a bit s***.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 27 February 2009, 11:51:11 am
Is anyone on Three? Thoughts?
Was a while back, decent, but s*** coverage and signal, mind you did enjoy getting goals as early as 5;15.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Saturday 28 February 2009, 10:56:21 pm
Does anybody have this phone, or know?
If wifi is on will it automatically use this for net or still go through orange?

Think wifi takes precedence because mine connects but my contract doesn't start until Tuesday and I turned off the phone part and it still worked without interrupting the connection.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Monday 2 March 2009, 02:04:49 am
Does anyone know if the LG Renoir is any good?? I have the Viewty at the minute and I am guessing the Renoir is the newer verison of this.

Do you like the Viewty:? Then get the renour! I' a little drunk, but I've had both phones and they are a carbon copy of each other, but the renoir is a 8mp camera and the viery is 5. TOuch screeen qalty is al luitte better bt apart from that they re the same. Go for the touh diamond HD or even the pixon, i'd dya

xxxx
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieGirl1985 on Monday 2 March 2009, 09:44:56 am
Does anyone know of any good deals that are available on these phones at the moment?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Monday 2 March 2009, 10:31:21 am
Looking for a new phone, preferably PAYG but no more than 130ish?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Monday 2 March 2009, 10:33:10 am
EDIT- this is in regards to Geordiegirl's post. I was horribly p*ssed last night. Apologies.

Depends what you want in your contract. You can get get the pixon( you can get it in pink  :thup:) renoir and basically any phone free online with the right plan.

Orange, for example, have all those phones free when you get any '40' plan. With the online discount that price goes down to £34 pound something, and for that you get 750 mins and unlimited texts, and a bunch of other goodies like free net access etc

I can get another 20% off that for you, if you connected with Orange.


Failing that, you've obviously got the iphone with o2 with deals still hovering around 40 quid at the mo, with unlimited texts, and from what i hear, T-mobile are still knocking out those Flext tariffs, which are s****.


Enrique dude, what spec's you looking for in you PAYG phone? Decent camera, decent musicplayer?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 2 March 2009, 10:35:12 am
EDIT- this is in regards to Geordiegirl's post. I was horribly p*ssed last night. Apologies.
Depends what you want in your contract. You can get get the pixon, renoir and basically any phone free online with the right plan.

Orange, for example, have all those phones free when you get any '40' plan. With the online discount that price goes down to £34 pound something, and for that you get 750 mins and unlimited texts, and a bunch of other goodies like free net access etc

I can get another 20% off that for you, if you connected with Orange.


Failing that, you've obviously got the iphone with o2 with deals still hovering around 40 quid at the mo, with unlimited texts, and from what i hear, T-mobile are still knocking out those Flext tariffs, which are s****.


Enrique dude, what spec's you looking for in you PAYG phone? Decent camera, decent musicplayer?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 2 March 2009, 01:42:42 pm
EDIT- this is in regards to Geordiegirl's post. I was horribly p*ssed last night. Apologies.

Depends what you want in your contract. You can get get the pixon( you can get it in pink  :thup:) renoir and basically any phone free online with the right plan.

Orange, for example, have all those phones free when you get any '40' plan. With the online discount that price goes down to £34 pound something, and for that you get 750 mins and unlimited texts, and a bunch of other goodies like free net access etc

I can get another 20% off that for you, if you connected with Orange.


Failing that, you've obviously got the iphone with o2 with deals still hovering around 40 quid at the mo, with unlimited texts, and from what i hear, T-mobile are still knocking out those Flext tariffs, which are s****.


Enrique dude, what spec's you looking for in you PAYG phone? Decent camera, decent musicplayer?
:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Thursday 5 March 2009, 12:46:26 pm
EDIT- this is in regards to Geordiegirl's post. I was horribly p*ssed last night. Apologies.

Depends what you want in your contract. You can get get the pixon( you can get it in pink  :thup:) renoir and basically any phone free online with the right plan.

Orange, for example, have all those phones free when you get any '40' plan. With the online discount that price goes down to £34 pound something, and for that you get 750 mins and unlimited texts, and a bunch of other goodies like free net access etc

I can get another 20% off that for you, if you connected with Orange.


Failing that, you've obviously got the iphone with o2 with deals still hovering around 40 quid at the mo, with unlimited texts, and from what i hear, T-mobile are still knocking out those Flext tariffs, which are s****.


Enrique dude, what spec's you looking for in you PAYG phone? Decent camera, decent musicplayer?
A good camera but not bothered about the musicplayer, I only really use it for text messaging and calls.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 12 March 2009, 01:12:27 pm
Rung Phones4U this morning.

Me: Hello. Have you got any C510s in stock on PAYG?
P4U: Let me just check.
...
P4U: Yes, we have them. £97.60.
Me: On O2?
P4U: Yes.
Me: Okay, thanks. Bye.
P4U: Bye.

Sent the missus into Leeds to get one:

Mrs: C510 please.
P4U: Sorry, we don't have any. Someone rang up earlier about them.
Mrs: Will the other [Leeds] store have one?
P4U: No, none of the P4U branches have them in stock.

What a set of c***s.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 12 March 2009, 01:20:36 pm
Just rung the O2 store.

Me: Hello. Do you have any C510s in stock on PAYG?
O2: A C510?
Me: Yes.
O2: I'll just check.
...
O2: No, they're not even on our system.
Me: Oh, okay. Bye.

f***ing w*****s don't even know what they're selling.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 12 March 2009, 01:39:17 pm
Kill them Dave. Kill them all.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 17 March 2009, 01:33:22 am
im due a new phone at the begining of april... really do not have a clue what phone is worth getting.. or what network/deal to get.

i'm leaning towards a touch screen phone of some sort. but not too sure which to go for ( any suggestions ?? )

same with the network/offers i can get... im not to bothered about many minutes as i rarely phone people... but unlimited texts would be prefered..

any suggestions??
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 26 March 2009, 10:41:50 am
Canny deal.

http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=18UT20D090
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 26 March 2009, 12:19:20 pm
HTC TOUCH HD USERS
Do we have GPS?
If so, how do i use it?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 26 March 2009, 12:24:31 pm
:lol:

You have GPS.

I have no clue how you use it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 26 March 2009, 12:46:19 pm
I would just like to say that despite being a bit of an ugly b****** machine, the Google G1 is growing on me, especially now that StreetView maps have been launched for the UK. Excellent feature on the Maps application. :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: khay on Thursday 26 March 2009, 02:27:37 pm
well the g2 is coming out on vodaphone in april I think.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 26 March 2009, 03:46:24 pm
Just got a Samsung U900 for free, with unlimited texts and 200 mins for £14, cannot complain at all with that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stu on Thursday 26 March 2009, 04:40:20 pm
HTC TOUCH HD USERS
Do we have GPS?
If so, how do i use it?

It was a bit of a mission to get working with googlemaps on my last HTC TyTnII - haven't even bothered getting it to work on my replacement.

There's a forum somewhere which has all the tips and tricks, I'll have a look when I get home for you
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 26 March 2009, 05:15:16 pm
HTC TOUCH HD USERS
Do we have GPS?
If so, how do i use it?

It was a bit of a mission to get working with googlemaps on my last HTC TyTnII - haven't even bothered getting it to work on my replacement.

There's a forum somewhere which has all the tips and tricks, I'll have a look when I get home for you
:thup: Thanks, i've had a look but cant find anything
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:08:37 pm
Opted for the E71. Simply due to the price of the deal on Three. Couldn't not do it for that, plus £47.50 cashback via Quidco.

I know Three gets a lot of bad press like, but as I've said it's worth taking the risk for the price.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:13:47 pm
Ordered an iphone on contract, and got an email through asking me to phone an 0870 number in order to check/verify ID and address. Took nearly an hour to get through on the number provided.

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/20080709676/o2-asks-iphone-3g-customers-to-email-passport-and-credit-card-scans.html

Pretty sure this is a nice little scam for them.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:15:14 pm
I'm gutted off because the other week the Quidco on the O2 deal I wanted was £110.00. Now it's £35.00. :angry:

My C510 is lush though. Someone at work has just got a Nokia 5800 and it seems awful to me. Clunky as f*** and just too many unnecessary features.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:46:17 pm
I'm gutted off because the other week the Quidco on the O2 deal I wanted was £110.00. Now it's £35.00. :angry:

My C510 is lush though. Someone at work has just got a Nokia 5800 and it seems awful to me. Clunky as f*** and just too many unnecessary features.

Do Quidco actually honor the cashbacks on contracts though? I've heard they're a bit picky when they come to pay monthly contracts.

Also, some of the links go straight to the retailer's official main web address (e.g. phones4u.co.uk), i.e. there's no seperate section of the site that you would assume would be for Quidco customers. So how would they know that you've purchased the contract phone by going via Quidco's website?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:49:44 pm
Plus I can get £145 for my N95 on Mazuma. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:50:43 pm
Plus I can get £145 for my N95 on Mazuma. :)
Did you try Envirophone, I got more off them for the Iphone I found.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 01:54:19 pm
I'm gutted off because the other week the Quidco on the O2 deal I wanted was £110.00. Now it's £35.00. :angry:

My C510 is lush though. Someone at work has just got a Nokia 5800 and it seems awful to me. Clunky as f*** and just too many unnecessary features.

Do Quidco actually honor the cashbacks on contracts though? I've heard they're a bit picky when they come to pay monthly contracts.

Also, some of the links go straight to the retailer's official main web address (e.g. phones4u.co.uk), i.e. there's no seperate section of the site that you would assume would be for Quidco customers. So how would they know that you've purchased the contract phone by going via Quidco's website?

Whatever site you're visiting will know that you have got there via the means of a Quidco link. The site itself will look the same.

Quidco paid out £59 on my iPhone contract.

Bit of a side note: I wonder what the likelyhood is of this cashback paying out...    30 Oct 2008 08:05:00   Woolworths    8.99   0.36   validated   ~ Apr 2009
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 02:05:34 pm
They pay all cashback if they get it. I've got £80.00 from a 12 month Three contract and £70.00 from a 12 month O2 broadband contract before.

They'll pay you those pennies Dan, I once got 12p from a Play.com order. :laugh:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 02:06:04 pm
They pay all cashback if they get it. I've got £80.00 from a 12 month Three contract and £70.00 from a 12 month O2 broadband contract before.
They'll pay you those pennies Dan, I once got 12p from a Play.com order. :laugh:

Same here. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 02:06:51 pm
Oh, and the referral system works using cookies, as hinted at above. As long as you clear your cookies and then go to the site you want via Quidco it should track.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 02:07:06 pm
They pay all cashback if they get it. I've got £80.00 from a 12 month Three contract and £70.00 from a 12 month O2 broadband contract before.

They'll pay you those pennies Dan, I once got 12p from a Play.com order. :laugh:

.. aye, but Play.com still exists...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 02:11:16 pm
s***, just realised what you meant. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 03:30:10 pm
I've just been looking at the current sim-only deals and because I'm a nice guy I thought I'd post them up for everyone. Bear in mind this is based around my usage, which is basically the cheapest contract with unlimited internet. ;)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1799/86113472.gif)

I've highlighted the one I fancy, which is a tariff exclusive to Quidco. So f***ed off I missed that O2 deal though, would have made the 600/1200 deal £10.41 per month... :angry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 03:33:42 pm
"Gutted" at losing out on £19.80 per year. Only Dave :laugh:

Still a great deal.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 03:36:32 pm
"Gutted" at losing out on £19.80 per year. Only Dave :laugh:

Still a great deal.

£75.00 more like, what are you adding up on?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 08:15:00 pm
Anyone on here using Vodafone then? Thoughts on service quality and reception?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: dcmk on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 08:20:00 pm
I got a new phone some little kid said he stole it from his cousin whilst he slept.  So i can't complain only 20 quid! how much do iPhones go for nowadays anyway?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 08:20:59 pm
Plus I can get £145 for my N95 on Mazuma. :)
Did you try Envirophone, I got more off them for the Iphone I thieved.

FYP
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 08:27:32 pm
I got a new phone some little kid said he stole it from his cousin whilst he slept.  So i can't complain only 20 quid! how much do iPhones go for nowadays anyway?

haha
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 09:07:19 pm
Anyone on here using Vodafone then? Thoughts on service quality and reception?

Its mint, get far more coverage than I did when I was on Orange or O2. Quality is really good as well.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 09:21:37 pm
Plus I can get £145 for my N95 on Mazuma. :)
Did you try the Triads, I got more off them for the Iphone I thieved.

FYP

FYFYP. With any luck he'll be getting way more than he ever hoped for. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 09:47:04 pm
Plus I can get £145 for my N95 on Mazuma. :)
Did you try the Triads, I got more off them for the Iphone I thieved.

FYP

FYFYP. With any luck he'll be getting way more than he ever hoped for. :lol:

Mate I live in Durham, the only dodgy Chinese in Durham, is the one that got shut down for food poisoning :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 11:30:22 pm
"Gutted" at losing out on £19.80 per year. Only Dave :laugh:

Still a great deal.

£75.00 more like, what are you adding up on?

Head maths. £10.41 per month versus £12.06 per month? Are there 60 months in a year now? :undecided:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 15 April 2009, 11:34:23 pm
After a closer look at the chart, I see where you're coming from. I was meaning the deal you had and the deal you're favouring now, didn't realise there was 400 extra minutes in there.

£75 is still f*** all in the grand scheme of things like!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 16 April 2009, 10:55:49 pm
i just upgraded my phone the other day (monday) but i actually hate the phone i got ( the colour .. the phone is mint ) ... is there a time scale where you can take a phone back if you aint happy with it?? (and swap for a different phone??) or the contract etc?? or am i able to cancel my upgrade (go the new phone so would have to take it back) but as far as i am aware, the new contract doesn't kick in for a while yet...?

or am i stuck with this s*** colour?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 16 April 2009, 10:58:42 pm
Normally 14 days mate.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stu on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:01:42 pm
this quidco thing looks worth signing up for.

on a seperate note:

orange have offered me either:

Samsung Pixon
Samsung Tocco
Nokia N85

which is the better phone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:04:23 pm
Decent review site:

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-pixon.htm
http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-tocco-ultra.htm
http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-n85.htm

I'm assuming it's the Tocco Ultra they're offering.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:08:56 pm
the tocco ultra is the one i have. great phone!! just dont get the red one !!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:34:05 pm
the tocco ultra is the one i have. great phone!! just dont get the red one !!

The red one looks nice in the glossy pictures, but absolutely disgusting in person.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:40:00 pm
Oh, and the referral system works using cookies, as hinted at above. As long as you clear your cookies and then go to the site you want via Quidco it should track.

Missed out on that, but luckily dialaphone have tracked the purchase (assuming the clearing cookies thing is only needed so that the merchant can track your purchase).

What happens now though? As I understand it, I wait 2 months with this contract, after which dialaphone tell quidco that I'm still connected and therefore my cashback gets "activated"?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ash on Thursday 16 April 2009, 11:58:49 pm
Hopefully getting a new phone on Monday, not a clue what I want though, will have a look later. My mate recently got an iPhone, I reckon it could tempt me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 17 April 2009, 12:26:20 am
Oh, and the referral system works using cookies, as hinted at above. As long as you clear your cookies and then go to the site you want via Quidco it should track.

Missed out on that, but luckily dialaphone have tracked the purchase (assuming the clearing cookies thing is only needed so that the merchant can track your purchase).

What happens now though? As I understand it, I wait 2 months with this contract, after which dialaphone tell quidco that I'm still connected and therefore my cashback gets "activated"?

I'm not sure it even matters about the actual contract, but yeah basically if it's tracked correctly (ie in your Quidco earnings page) you're away; just wait until Dialaphone pay Quidco the money, then they pass it on to you. Can take months to come through.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ash on Friday 17 April 2009, 01:03:36 am
Is it true that there's a new iPhone coming out in June? May hang on for that if so...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 17 April 2009, 01:10:56 am
Is it true that there's a new iPhone coming out in June? May hang on for that if so...
I'll have some in stock early july.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Friday 17 April 2009, 01:22:04 am
Is it true that there's a new iPhone coming out in June? May hang on for that if so...
I'll have some in stock early july.

You really need to stop robbing Chinese people.  :no:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 17 April 2009, 08:08:01 am
Is it true that there's a new iPhone coming out in June? May hang on for that if so...
I'll have some in stock early july.

:lol:

and as far as "a new iPhone coming out in June", nobody knows. When it gets officially announced it'll be very public, until then, god knows.

Hundreds upon hundreds of rumours and fake photos etc appear on a weekly basis, its a staple of the mac world. Don't believe anything until Big Steve J announces it himself (... or his various replacements when off on the sick)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:07:25 am
Oh, and the referral system works using cookies, as hinted at above. As long as you clear your cookies and then go to the site you want via Quidco it should track.

Missed out on that, but luckily dialaphone have tracked the purchase (assuming the clearing cookies thing is only needed so that the merchant can track your purchase).

What happens now though? As I understand it, I wait 2 months with this contract, after which dialaphone tell quidco that I'm still connected and therefore my cashback gets "activated"?

I'm not sure it even matters about the actual contract, but yeah basically if it's tracked correctly (ie in your Quidco earnings page) you're away; just wait until Dialaphone pay Quidco the money, then they pass it on to you. Can take months to come through.

 :thup:

I guess the actual savings aren't massive in comparison to e.g. an Easter sale price or discount, but on products where noone really offers a decent reduction, Quidco looks like a good little earner.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:08:25 am
over 3/4 years ive got about 400 quid. Not to be sniffed at.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Friday 17 April 2009, 04:18:58 pm
tried exchanging my phone for a different one. the b******s wont!!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Friday 17 April 2009, 07:55:34 pm
My E71 came today. All in all very impressed so far.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ember on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:23:50 pm
Bought that LG Renoir a few weeks ago. Brilliant phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:34:02 pm
My HTC Touch on contract runs out in August, what do people recommend? I have the Omnia on contract as well which is basically my business phone and does pretty much everything and anything.  What I'm looking for is another touch screen phone, one that is easy to use, no frills, has internet, good browser, lots of minutes and unlimited texts, lots of games and can take good photos. Under 35 quid a month ideally. The HTC has windows mobile which I think for a standard phone is too much, so looking for something without windows mobile if possible.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:34:44 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:39:26 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

I have to use them as it would take hours to send "yes" via text using the daft buttons on phonepads. With my Omnia I basically have a keyboard with big numbers and I whiz through texts either by using my fingers or the stylus, like I would typing on my keyboard. Touch screen is so much easier and brings the joys of maps, sat nav, music, images, the web etc. to life basically.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 17 April 2009, 09:50:55 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

I have to use them as it would take hours to send "yes" via text using the daft buttons on phonepads. With my Omnia I basically have a keyboard with big numbers and I whiz through texts either by using my fingers or the stylus, like I would typing on my keyboard. Touch screen is so much easier and brings the joys of maps, sat nav, music, images, the web etc. to life basically.
This, but! Drunk, its impossible! Reading my outbox and trying to work out what i meant is brilliant!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 17 April 2009, 10:34:56 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

I have to use them as it would take hours to send "yes" via text using the daft buttons on phonepads. With my Omnia I basically have a keyboard with big numbers and I whiz through texts either by using my fingers or the stylus, like I would typing on my keyboard. Touch screen is so much easier and brings the joys of maps, sat nav, music, images, the web etc. to life basically.

See I find that totally odd. Touch screens by and large make little tasks like that horrifically clunky from what I can see. It's so much more intuitive when you have an actual pad to type on.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 17 April 2009, 10:37:13 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

I have to use them as it would take hours to send "yes" via text using the daft buttons on phonepads. With my Omnia I basically have a keyboard with big numbers and I whiz through texts either by using my fingers or the stylus, like I would typing on my keyboard. Touch screen is so much easier and brings the joys of maps, sat nav, music, images, the web etc. to life basically.

See I find that totally odd. Touch screens by and large make little tasks like that horrifically clunky from what I can see. It's so much more intuitive when you have an actual pad to type on.
Nah my Dad borrowed mine the other day to go out  and do some jobs, and he came back wanting one as he said it was dead easy to use.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Robster on Friday 17 April 2009, 10:39:24 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

I have to use them as it would take hours to send "yes" via text using the daft buttons on phonepads. With my Omnia I basically have a keyboard with big numbers and I whiz through texts either by using my fingers or the stylus, like I would typing on my keyboard. Touch screen is so much easier and brings the joys of maps, sat nav, music, images, the web etc. to life basically.

See I find that totally odd. Touch screens by and large make little tasks like that horrifically clunky from what I can see. It's so much more intuitive when you have an actual pad to type on.
I have a HTC Touch Diamond from work. Its a heap of s**** like. I dont like touch screens at all
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 17 April 2009, 11:13:44 pm
My HTC Touch on contract runs out in August, what do people recommend? I have the Omnia on contract as well which is basically my business phone and does pretty much everything and anything.  What I'm looking for is another touch screen phone, one that is easy to use, no frills, has internet, good browser, lots of minutes and unlimited texts, lots of games and can take good photos. Under 35 quid a month ideally. The HTC has windows mobile which I think for a standard phone is too much, so looking for something without windows mobile if possible.

I don't think you'd be able to get it for £35 a month without a hefty handset fee, but the Nokia N97 should be released in June, and it looks like one of the nicer touchscreen phones with a full QWERTY keypad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-6YcXoRDG0&feature=related

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 17 April 2009, 11:28:16 pm
I don't know how you people cope with touch screen phones.

Never had a touchscreen before, mine just arrived and I'm really regretting the decision not to get one with a QWERTY keypad (or at least slide keys). Texting is a f***ing pain with this thing, even typing the numbers in for a standard phone call is difficult because its so easy to just touch another "button" nearby. I don't know about other people, but my fingertips aren't like a pencil, no matter what angle I use a roundish amount of flesh is going to touch the screen, so I can see this being a trial-and-error browsing experience.

Will take a bit of getting used to no doubt. I guess it can't be worse than using Sony Ericsson's W880i with it's tiny, cramped keys.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stu on Saturday 18 April 2009, 07:52:46 pm
Decent review site:

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-pixon.htm
http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/samsung-tocco-ultra.htm
http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-n85.htm

I'm assuming it's the Tocco Ultra they're offering.

Gone for the Samsung Pixon - tried the Nokia N85 in the Orange shop...felt like a toy and didn't seem to do anything when I was using it, pretty gash phone in the flesh. Not sure about the double slide thing either, what the hell was it for?

Piccon (so far, touch wood) is pretty stylish and responsive...has a sweet widget bar on the side a la Vista which looks like being a bundle of fun later on.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tmonkey on Saturday 25 April 2009, 10:35:09 pm
Does anyone else's iPhone crash if they try to delete more than a couple of camera pictures at a time?

I'm using Windows XP and wondering if it's the OS or the phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 25 April 2009, 10:37:37 pm
Doesn't happen with mine.

I'm running OS X though.

I'd give the standard advice of resetting iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 29 April 2009, 03:03:23 pm
Finally managed to blag an upgrade after months of pestering the b******s! Only do the Pixon in silver now. Anyone got the LG Arena?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ash on Thursday 7 May 2009, 10:09:22 pm
Due a new phone soon, not sure what to choose though.

I use my phone mainly for texting and browsing the internet. I like to have a good quality camera too.

Can anybody make a recommendation?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ash on Friday 15 May 2009, 02:42:08 pm
Looks like I'm getting the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD as my upgrade when it's released.

(http://cgi.cnet.de/alpha/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd.jpg)

 :smug:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BooBoo on Sunday 17 May 2009, 07:56:59 pm
I've currently got an Nokia N95 8GB on an 18 month current  with O2 and i think i'm about 13 months into it. I really fancy getting an iPhone and i hear you can now get them for £35 per month on a 24 month contract.

Could i now swap my Nokia for an iPhone? I would still be paying the same ammount and agreeing to a longer contract. OR would i have to wait until my current contracts expires and then upgrade?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 17 May 2009, 10:28:59 pm
My E71 came today. All in all very impressed so far.
Looked pretty nice mind I must admit.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: robbo_11 on Friday 5 June 2009, 11:56:46 am
I'm getting an upgrade on my LG Secret and struggling to choose a new phone. The choices are the Samsung Tocco Ultra, Blackberry Curve, Samsung Tocco F480 or Nokia 5800. Anybody any ideas/recommendations?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 5 June 2009, 11:58:13 am
bb curve out of them...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 June 2009, 01:26:22 pm
Just went 30 day rolling contract.

After being in a contract for about 5 years it feels really nice to be paying half the money and to be able to cancel at any time.

Liberated.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 22 June 2009, 01:37:25 pm
Just went 30 day rolling contract.

After being in a contract for about 5 years it feels really nice to be paying half the money and to be able to cancel at any time.

Liberated.



is that with t-mobile?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 June 2009, 01:39:33 pm
Just went 30 day rolling contract.

After being in a contract for about 5 years it feels really nice to be paying half the money and to be able to cancel at any time.

Liberated.



is that with t-mobile?

Stuck with O2 in the end (but all of them do it these days), swore down i wasn't going to but couldn't be arsed to transfer across, it took 2mins with o2 and starts in two days.

£14pm 350mins 600txts.

Will do me nicely, i never really used many mins being a bloke.  >:D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 22 June 2009, 02:34:15 pm
Just went 30 day rolling contract.

After being in a contract for about 5 years it feels really nice to be paying half the money and to be able to cancel at any time.

Liberated.



is that with t-mobile?

Stuck with O2 in the end (but all of them do it these days), swore down i wasn't going to but couldn't be arsed to transfer across, it took 2mins with o2 and starts in two days.

£14pm 350mins 600txts.

Will do me nicely, i never really used many mins being a bloke.  >:D

I never really use that many minutes it's the texts that I can't keep down.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 June 2009, 02:42:14 pm
Just went 30 day rolling contract.

After being in a contract for about 5 years it feels really nice to be paying half the money and to be able to cancel at any time.

Liberated.



is that with t-mobile?

Stuck with O2 in the end (but all of them do it these days), swore down i wasn't going to but couldn't be arsed to transfer across, it took 2mins with o2 and starts in two days.

£14pm 350mins 600txts.

Will do me nicely, i never really used many mins being a bloke.  >:D

I never really use that many minutes it's the texts that I can't keep down.

Forwarding jokes does me, same 10 people i txt every joke too, there's at least one decent one a day, that's 300 a month txts just on jokes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Neil on Monday 22 June 2009, 02:46:57 pm
Love the month-to-month rolling contract I have. £15pm for 200 mins and 1000 texts, and able to cancel at any time. One of the few financial arrangements I have that I can say I'm pleased with  :shifty:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 June 2009, 02:49:54 pm
Love the month-to-month rolling contract I have. £15pm for 200 mins and 1000 texts, and able to cancel at any time. One of the few financial arrangements I have that I can say I'm pleased with  :shifty:

More and more people are going with it, certainly amongst my friends. Was in the pub the other night for a not so regular get to gether and hadn't seen some people for months; one lad had a new Sammy which was pretty smart phone, but to be tied in a 24 month £30pm contract was basically laughable amongst a bunch of lads only a year ago were all contracted up with the latest phones and now half of us are doing the rolling thing.

I'd consider an iphone but i'd never go anywhere near a 18 or 24 month contract or over £30pm ever again, its not worth it unless i got free internet and could hook it up to my laptop and use it as a modem.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fatwax on Monday 22 June 2009, 04:44:06 pm
Not sure how I did it but I got a blackberry curve 8900 through Orange with unlimited email and 500mb internet for £30 a month. 600 minutes free talk and 500 texts a month.

Really like the look of this phone. Out of interest how far can 500mb stretch for internet usage?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Neil on Monday 22 June 2009, 04:49:02 pm
Love the month-to-month rolling contract I have. £15pm for 200 mins and 1000 texts, and able to cancel at any time. One of the few financial arrangements I have that I can say I'm pleased with  :shifty:

More and more people are going with it, certainly amongst my friends. Was in the pub the other night for a not so regular get to gether and hadn't seen some people for months; one lad had a new Sammy which was pretty smart phone, but to be tied in a 24 month £30pm contract was basically laughable amongst a bunch of lads only a year ago were all contracted up with the latest phones and now half of us are doing the rolling thing.

I'd consider an iphone but i'd never go anywhere near a 18 or 24 month contract or over £30pm ever again, its not worth it unless i got free internet and could hook it up to my laptop and use it as a modem.



Absolutely. Besides, I'm not one to yearn for the top-top high spec latest gizmo. Got a Sony Ericssion w580i. Fairly slick and does the job, so I'm delighted with what I have. Bamboolzed by those who pay more than 20-25 quid a month.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wshmag on Monday 22 June 2009, 05:04:08 pm
had a samsung pixxon m8800.

biggest crock of s**** i've ever had. got it in january, flung it a few weeks ago. luckily i didn't pay for the handset.

replaced it with a £25 nokia 1680 classic. best decision i have made.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 June 2009, 05:19:30 pm
Love the month-to-month rolling contract I have. £15pm for 200 mins and 1000 texts, and able to cancel at any time. One of the few financial arrangements I have that I can say I'm pleased with  :shifty:

More and more people are going with it, certainly amongst my friends. Was in the pub the other night for a not so regular get to gether and hadn't seen some people for months; one lad had a new Sammy which was pretty smart phone, but to be tied in a 24 month £30pm contract was basically laughable amongst a bunch of lads only a year ago were all contracted up with the latest phones and now half of us are doing the rolling thing.

I'd consider an iphone but i'd never go anywhere near a 18 or 24 month contract or over £30pm ever again, its not worth it unless i got free internet and could hook it up to my laptop and use it as a modem.



Absolutely. Besides, I'm not one to yearn for the top-top high spec latest gizmo. Got a Sony Ericssion w580i. Fairly slick and does the job, so I'm delighted with what I have. Bamboolzed by those who pay more than 20-25 quid a month.

Lost (well insurance didn't pay out) my Samsung G800 (amazing Camera, best i've ever seen on a phone, optical zoom, the works)

(http://www.slackernet.co.uk/newsimages/Samsung-G800.jpg)

and now have a Samsung U900 Soul


(http://www.unwiredview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/samsung-u900-soul.png)


which i had to pay £150 for back in Feb time since my insurance fuked me over; it's not as good (fiddly touch screen - would now prefer buttons since the novelty has worn off) but it will do and it beats paying out of the nose when i've got no money.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Parsley on Monday 22 June 2009, 07:35:33 pm
Bought a SE C510 last week, love it so far.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 22 June 2009, 09:04:30 pm
Bought a SE C510 last week, love it so far.

Good choice. :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 12:53:43 pm
Just got a se 510 too. Can you download decent internet browsers for it and stuff and applications?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 12:57:08 pm
You could get Opera Mini, but I don't see the point tbh. Just go on the wap2 versions of here, the BBC etc. They're much quicker.

The latest firmware has a Youtube app and a pedometer.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 01:02:45 pm
You could get Opera Mini, but I don't see the point tbh. Just go on the wap2 versions of here, the BBC etc. They're much quicker.

The latest firmware has a Youtube app and a pedometer.

 :laugh: That just made me burst out laughing! My real maturity shows.  :lol:

How do you get on the wap2 versions, just go to the site or is there a special url for them?

Ta Dave.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 01:08:11 pm
Wap2 version of N-O is www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php?;wap2
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 01:12:45 pm
BBC Mobile is just: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/index.html
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: gdm on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 04:28:52 pm
currently got the Nokia N95 8GB. Contract ends in a month. Made my mind up to get a new iphone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wshmag on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 09:28:45 pm
BlackBerry 8110 Pearl

anybody got it? what's it like? thinking about shelling out 180 notes for it and slipping my current t-mobile contract into the blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 09:57:58 pm
I dunno which one it is but i was on a mates Blackberry last night (full touch screen one) and i hate the touch screen style, its horrible!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wshmag on Tuesday 23 June 2009, 10:01:26 pm
I dunno which one it is but i was on a mates Blackberry last night (full touch screen one) and i hate the touch screen style, its horrible!

my mate has the full touch one. s****. touch screen is a right b******.

this one has the qwerty keyboard.

t-mobile has next day free delivery, also. result.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 08:23:01 pm
Phones knackered, need a new one. Would prefer to stay on o2. Don't want an Iphone every bugger has one. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 1 July 2009, 10:18:02 pm
I've got a Blackberry and have got used to the Qwerty keyboard.  Went to look at a Nokia N97, very small, awkward keyboard, may just stick with blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: tgarve on Tuesday 7 July 2009, 01:07:01 am
i really want an iphone, im out of contract, bt it will take me a while to save up 4 the iphone 3gs 32gb on 18mth deal at 35, without iphone bashing and being impartial, is there anything with this memory for free/ less which is just as good on o2, iphone wud b 274, i would have 150 discount if i upgraded today on o2 on another phone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:30:28 pm
Might take the plunge and get a decent phone for the first time in my life. I get 30% off o2 contracts via work so might pick up an 8gig 3g iphone, cheapest tariff should be more than enough and I'll only be paying about £2 a month extra for the privilige.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:35:46 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:44:22 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?

Dave appears to be.... offline :kasper:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:45:39 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?

I've been on NO on a Blackberry before.

You don't HAVE to use the wap version, but I would if I was you.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:58:19 pm
Samsung I8910HD is good times. I was really put off touch screen phones by the LG Viewty, but this little (well..) beauty is quality!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:58:46 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?

I've been on NO on a Blackberry before.

You don't HAVE to use the wap version, but I would if I was you.
Why's that mate? How would I view the proper version?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 10 July 2009, 02:59:56 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?

I've been on NO on a Blackberry before.

You don't HAVE to use the wap version, but I would if I was you.
Why's that mate? How would I view the proper version?

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 10 July 2009, 03:00:47 pm
Question for Dave really; Can I view Newcastle Online properly on my blackberry or do I have to view it in Wap version?

I've been on NO on a Blackberry before.

You don't HAVE to use the wap version, but I would if I was you.
Why's that mate? How would I view the proper version?

.. I just went to the address and it displayed like normal. If it hasn't then perhaps the URL has autoresolved to the wap version, check to see what the URL says.

I'd use the wap version cos its faster and neater.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Friday 10 July 2009, 03:38:40 pm
Ok cheers Dan.  :thup:


Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: n4e on Saturday 11 July 2009, 01:05:18 am
Anyone know the best deals on blackberrys at the moment ? Not sure really which one to go for either.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 11 July 2009, 01:10:22 am
Anyone know the best deals on blackberrys at the moment ? Not sure really which one to go for either.
Best I could find was £35 on 02 and Orange through Phones 4 U and 50 cash back on my old phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: n4e on Saturday 11 July 2009, 01:19:31 am
Anyone know the best deals on blackberrys at the moment ? Not sure really which one to go for either.
Best I could find was £35 on 02 and Orange through Phones 4 U and 50 cash back on my old phone.

What one did you go for ? Think it's between bold or curve for me,dont fancy the touch screen.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 11 July 2009, 02:23:14 am
I went for the curve on the advice of the girl in the shop. She had one and was more than attached to it, and having used it for about 2 months now, I must admit it appears the better of the two.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: n4e on Saturday 11 July 2009, 03:02:09 am
I went for the curve on the advice of the girl in the shop. She had one and was more than attached to it, and having used it for about 2 months now, I must admit it appears the better of the two.

That's looking like the one i'll be getting.

Does this look like a good deal?

£25 for18 month contract- 600 anytime minutes-unlimited texts-free 8gb memory card-£40 cashback
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 10 August 2009, 05:48:08 pm
So, im after a new phone, im torn between the HTC Pro2 and the HTC Hero, any advice on which to go for?
Any of you played with either? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 10 August 2009, 06:08:25 pm
So, im after a new phone, im torn between the HTC Pro2 and the HTC Hero, any advice on which to go for?
Any of you played with either? Thoughts?

http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/23/htc-hero-review/

Sounds like the Hero has issues, runs slow, and its not the software's fault, more the hardware trying to run it. (so not something that can be easily fixed with a download)

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 10 August 2009, 06:28:53 pm
After reading Stuff mag i was very impressed by their take on the phone so have decided to get the hero.
Comes Wednesday :D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 10 August 2009, 06:35:09 pm
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/08/10/review_phone_htc_hero/

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/06/23/review_phone_htc_touch_pro2/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattynufc on Monday 10 August 2009, 07:07:37 pm
I have the HTC Hero.  Quality phone,doesnt run slow in my opinion.  Probably better then the iPhone considering value etc.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Monday 10 August 2009, 08:36:02 pm
Have any on here got Blackberry's? I've had mine about a month and I love it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Monday 10 August 2009, 08:37:26 pm
It seems to be all about the new iPhone like. Every shop I've been into over the past week (Carphone Warehouse, O2, Phones 4 U) say you should go for the new iPhone if you can afford it. Despite it's shortcomings (camera...) it seems to be head and shoulders above others for features and longevity.

They probably make more profit on the iphone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Monday 10 August 2009, 09:16:01 pm
It seems to be all about the new iPhone like. Every shop I've been into over the past week (Carphone Warehouse, O2, Phones 4 U) say you should go for the new iPhone if you can afford it. Despite it's shortcomings (camera...) it seems to be head and shoulders above others for features and longevity.

They probably make more profit on the iphone.

Phones 4 u  don't even do them!  :lol:
When I was buying my Blackberry. The girl said she needed to shift a certain number of the Nokia rival before they were allowed the iPhone for sale.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 12 August 2009, 06:02:02 pm
If anybody wants a brand new HTC Touch HD i have one for sale just let me know will post it

Also, the htc hero is such a good smooth phone, i'm very impressed, i thought the slant was just a novelty but it really does help with use with the trackball on the phone!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Saturday 15 August 2009, 12:42:31 pm
What do you mean by "wants"? Do you mean, as in, "for free"?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 15 August 2009, 04:01:36 pm
If anybody wants a brand new HTC Touch HD i have one for sale just let me know will post it

Also, the htc hero is such a good smooth phone, i'm very impressed, i thought the slant was just a novelty but it really does help with use with the trackball on the phone!

Why you selling it? You only got it a bit ago didn't you?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 01:50:08 am
Well, I can get an upgrade next month, looking at this -http://www.htc.com/www/product/tattoo/overview.html

No I am not getting an Iphone, before everyone mentions that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 08:52:40 am
iPhone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: kingkerouac on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 10:09:56 am
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 10:39:43 am
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: spooky on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 10:47:01 am
i have a blacberry curve and an iPhone, I think they both have faults, but as a useable phone, the iPhone takes some beating :)

I've had loads of "smart phones" in the past, most of which were really flakey
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 11:17:55 am
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:
:laugh:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 12:34:49 pm
HTC it is then.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: div-s- on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 01:02:17 pm
ma mate has one of them and it weighs a fuckin ton!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 01:04:47 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 01:51:04 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.



Because it has been done superbly, it has had massive uptake, making the App store simply superb in offering a massive range of on-the-go functionality. This is why I have the iPhone.

When another phone gets a development community half as powerful as the iPhones, then I may consider changing. But it won't ever happen.

Major factor number 2 is a fairly simple one: It's a hell of a lot more compatible with my macs than anything else would be. In that I'm talking about synchronisation across systems and programs. It sounds like a small point, but it really makes life so much simpler. It just works :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 01:51:15 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.

This. The apps, that calculate the split for a meal, I have that its called a calculator.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 02:05:08 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.

This. The apps, that calculate the split for a meal, I have that its called a calculator.

Of course that application is a gimmick, as is 'gym babes' as are many, many apps. But you're a f***ing fool if you think thats all there is to offer.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 02:55:25 pm
The iPhone is not a collection of gimmicks at all... The design of the phone, just as a phone, is second to none. It is easy and fun to use rather than being a pain in the arse like most mobiles.

In terms of its UI it s***s on everything else from a massive height.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 03:02:07 pm
The iPhone is not a collection of gimmicks at all... The design of the phone, just as a phone, is second to none. It is easy and fun to use rather than being a pain in the arse like most mobiles.

In terms of its UI it s***s on everything else from a massive height.
:nods:
That's the main reason for me the iPhone is the best phone on the market. When you couple that with the app store, a great display and hands down the best browser on the market you've got a phone that's far better than any of its competitors.
There's a reason why three years after its original release, other companies are still looking for new ways of copying it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 06:27:15 pm
Question to all your phone techies: Samsung Instinct vs. LG Dare?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 06:30:09 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.

This. The apps, that calculate the split for a meal, I have that its called a calculator.

You take a calculator with you when you go out for a meal? What a nimrod.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 September 2009, 11:23:14 pm
Blackberry Curve 8900.
The iPhone is still a gimmicky toy imho. And I speak as a 20 year Apple user

Yeah, because that makes the statement true :lol:

It is though, everything they do is a gimmick, but usually a gimmick that works very well and captures the imagination of millions.

iphone team are now saying they didn't know what it was when they launched it, but the public have decided its a games machine. - i find that incredible that they didn't really know what it was, but just shows their design team had all bases covered and it can take off in any direction.

the iphone is just a little box of gimmicks done superbly.

This. The apps, that calculate the split for a meal, I have that its called a calculator.

You take a calculator with you when you go out for a meal? What a nimrod.

I used to take an abacus, but its a bit awkward when you try to go clubbing.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 17 September 2009, 12:04:48 am
I'd still have my Iphone if it supported Hotmail for E-mails.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 17 September 2009, 12:25:00 am
I'd still have my Iphone if it supported Hotmail for E-mails.

Well you could've if you'd paid Microsoft for the 'privilege' of POP3 access to your email address. A feature that is obviously offered free of charge by the majority of email providers, but why should that stop them.

Edit: Seemingly they've actually taken POP3 access away for premium users too!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 17 September 2009, 12:28:47 am
Your basic £50 pay as you go phone has a calculator. My phone does have some pretty cool apps on it though :D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Thursday 17 September 2009, 12:42:55 am
I'd still have my Iphone if it supported Hotmail for E-mails.

Well you could've if you'd paid Microsoft for the 'privilege' of POP3 access to your email address. A feature that is obviously offered free of charge by the majority of email providers, but why should that stop them.

Edit: Seemingly they've actually taken POP3 access away for premium users too!

Gmail has free POP3 access, winnar.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 17 September 2009, 08:03:49 am
I'd still have my Iphone if it supported Hotmail for E-mails.

Well you could've if you'd paid Microsoft for the 'privilege' of POP3 access to your email address. A feature that is obviously offered free of charge by the majority of email providers, but why should that stop them.

Edit: Seemingly they've actually taken POP3 access away for premium users too!

Gmail has free POP3 access, winnar.

Aye, is what I use. Hotmail restricting access is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mowen on Thursday 17 September 2009, 09:16:14 am
I'd still have my Iphone if it supported Hotmail for E-mails.

Well you could've if you'd paid Microsoft for the 'privilege' of POP3 access to your email address. A feature that is obviously offered free of charge by the majority of email providers, but why should that stop them.

Edit: Seemingly they've actually taken POP3 access away for premium users too!

Gmail has free POP3 access, winnar.

Aye, is what I use. Hotmail restricting access is ridiculous.

Is there any talk of it changing? I don't use my emails that much so it isn't a major irritant, still the worst thing about the phone though. The other thing that irritates me is the lack of a 'back' button. If I'm doing something and get a message I need to reply to asap, once I've done that I'd like a back button to take me to where I was rather than having to go back to the menu and re-open my game or whatever.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 17 September 2009, 01:12:10 pm
Can i just say what an awesome and amazingly satisfying phone the HTC Hero is, it looks a bit s*** imo but the actual phone is second to none imo!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Cristov on Friday 18 September 2009, 03:36:08 pm
due an upgrade as of today from orange, dont wanna pay mega buck for a new phone so down to one of these three. a nokia 5800, LG gt505 or the LG km900. which should i go for?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Friday 18 September 2009, 04:12:19 pm
Question to all your phone techies: Samsung Instinct vs. LG Dare?

No one? I'm resorted to quoting myself? Glenn Roeder is following up on Glenn Roeder's initial request of thoughts on the aforementioned phoness.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: kingkerouac on Sunday 20 September 2009, 12:40:35 pm
I'm not surprised users are praising the 'it just works' aspect of the iPhone.
Usually I will defend Apple products, because I have made my living off them for 20 years.
But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.

Cue the 'What's wrong with public-schoolboys?' posts...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 12:49:27 pm
I'm not surprised users are praising the 'it just works' aspect of the iPhone.
Usually I will defend Apple products, because I have made my living off them for 20 years.
But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.

Cue the 'What's wrong with public-schoolboys?' posts...

That's pretty pathetic tbh..
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 20 September 2009, 02:23:52 pm
I'm elements of all three so he has a point.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 02:29:21 pm
I'm not surprised users are praising the 'it just works' aspect of the iPhone.
Usually I will defend Apple products, because I have made my living off them for 20 years.
But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.

Cue the 'What's wrong with public-schoolboys?' posts...

 :thup:

I've played around with the iphone and it didn't really do anything for me personally.

I struggle to enjoy anything with mass-appeal generally as it's usually s*** (see Shania Twain and Harry Potter).

The utter tossers who seem to own these things just make the leap even harder. The next generation could cost £50 and be shipped with an app that sucks you off. I would still find it impossible to like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 02:43:54 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 02:49:03 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

I know, it's frankly ridiculous.

It's the same spineless reaction some people have when they decide their favourite band is s*** after they get into the charts.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 03:37:24 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

Because it's usually accurate?

Take a look at any part of pop culture and tell me that as a species we don't have s*** taste in everything.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 20 September 2009, 03:51:55 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

I know, it's frankly ridiculous.

It's the same spineless reaction some people have when they decide their favourite band is s*** after they get into the charts.
I'm not saying the iPhone is s***, I really liked mine, it was dead handy and the 'Gimmicks' were usable for me, but the lack of e-mail hindered me too much.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 03:54:03 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

I know, it's frankly ridiculous.

It's the same spineless reaction some people have when they decide their favourite band is s*** after they get into the charts.
I'm not saying the iPhone is s***, I really liked mine, it was dead handy and the 'Gimmicks' were usable for me, but the lack of e-mail hindered me too much.

aye well, if you're insisting on using hotmail (and not premium), then yeah, it's gonna be pretty annoying using an iPhone.

Wasn't really referring to you anyway, I was referring to the other mongs.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 03:59:25 pm
Mongs?

No need to get pissy. The high-fives stop once you've left the apple store, you do realise?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:03:14 pm
boring.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:06:22 pm
spineless reaction, mongs?

Fuking hell its a phone, get a grip.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:10:09 pm
spineless reaction, mongs?

Fuking hell its a phone, get a grip.

 :facepalm:

But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.
I struggle to enjoy anything with mass-appeal generally as it's usually s*** (see Shania Twain and Harry Potter).

I don't see what is inaccurate about my description of these two posts.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:12:08 pm
Just think you are going a bit crackers with your reaction that someone doesn't like the iphone.

Not worth getting this wound up over surely?

Anyway...

Has anyone bought some of the proper games like Doom etc?...

What's it like as a games console, and does all the iphone apps run on the ipod touch minus the obvious phone related features? (mainly meaning the games)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:16:49 pm
Just think you are going a bit crackers with your reaction that someone doesn't like the iphone.

Not worth getting this wound up over surely?

Anyway...

Has anyone bought some of the proper games like Doom etc?...

What's it like as a games console, and does all the iphone apps run on the ipod touch minus the obvious phone related features? (mainly meaning the games)

Kezman didn't like it cos it didn't suit his needs, which is the perfectly sensible way to evaluate something. It's not really the dislike of the phone that is annoying, it's the lack of intelligent reasoning.

All the iPhone apps run on iPod Touch yeah, probably better in some instances. Obviously some apps are entirely dependent on internetty features, which means you'd need to be in wireless land. And the only proper game I have is Madden. It's pretty fun but its not really a DS/PSP style game, it's just a ported proper game, never gonna be a world beater.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 20 September 2009, 04:20:32 pm
Just think you are going a bit crackers with your reaction that someone doesn't like the iphone.

Not worth getting this wound up over surely?

Anyway...

Has anyone bought some of the proper games like Doom etc?...

What's it like as a games console, and does all the iphone apps run on the ipod touch minus the obvious phone related features? (mainly meaning the games)

Kezman didn't like it cos it didn't suit his needs, which is the perfectly sensible way to evaluate something. It's not really the dislike of the phone that is annoying, it's the lack of intelligent reasoning.

All the iPhone apps run on iPod Touch yeah, probably better in some instances. Obviously some apps are entirely dependent on internetty features, which means you'd need to be in wireless land. And the only proper game I have is Madden. It's pretty fun but its not really a DS/PSP style game, it's just a ported proper game, never gonna be a world beater.



Cheers.

Really interested in a new phone and swaying towards an iphone only just not sure if i will benefit from it or if its just me being technologically greedy...i suffer greatly from that.

 
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 20 September 2009, 05:13:01 pm
I'd deffo suggest it to people. If you could get a hybrid of the Blackberry and iPhone with instant messaging and e-mail options with the apps of the iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 20 September 2009, 06:38:53 pm
Anyone got/used one of these, got any thoughts on it. HTC Magic btw.

(http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/htc-magic.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 06:44:43 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

Because it's usually accurate?

Take a look at any part of pop culture and tell me that as a species we don't have s*** taste in everything.
But you're the exception?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 07:58:31 pm
I really don't understand the "if it's popular then it must be s***" attitude people have.

Because it's usually accurate?

Take a look at any part of pop culture and tell me that as a species we don't have s*** taste in everything.
But you're the exception?

 :nope: :undecided: .... I'm not a group of people. I'm not saying that EVERYONE has s*** taste. I'm saying that culturally the things that become popular to a large audience are usually s***. Pop culture is s***. That which appeals to the lowest common denominator is s***.

There are any number of examples. See here for details: http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,61246.0.html

As a rule of thumb I find it useful to avoid anything that has that much hype surrounding it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 08:12:10 pm
Football's got quite the following, hasn't it? Guess you should stop watching it. Suppose you only watch proper independent films that no one else sees?
What a s*** way to live, man.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 08:16:40 pm
Football being a sport - something innate in most animals. It's genetic. A way of life. f*** all to do with popular culture. If it wasn't football it would be something else.

iphones aren't a psychological need, they're a f***ing toy. Overpriced and over hyped toys at that.

You might be perfectly happy with just consuming whatever comic book super hero films they fancy churning out. Personally I apply a bit of a filter. f***ing disgrace I am  :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 08:23:45 pm
No no, you're awesome and independent like f*** man. You never do anything that's popular with the mainstream. That is what life is all about; avoiding anything popular. Makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 08:25:21 pm
No no, you're awesome and independent like f*** man. You never do anything that's popular with the mainstream. That is what life is all about; avoiding anything popular. Makes perfect sense.

You're damn right. It has driven the economy for the last 50 years  :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:09:05 pm
Football being a sport - something innate in most animals. It's genetic. A way of life. f*** all to do with popular culture. If it wasn't football it would be something else.

iphones aren't a psychological need, they're a f***ing toy. Overpriced and over hyped toys at that.

You might be perfectly happy with just consuming whatever comic book super hero films they fancy churning out. Personally I apply a bit of a filter. f***ing disgrace I am  :lol:

Your entire argument is rubbish. You haven't given one justifiable reason for your dislike of the iPhone -- your only reason is "everybody else likes it therefore I don't", which is typically a stance taken by people who fall into the category of "pretentious arseholes"... I'm not saying that you fall into that category of course, as that would be abuse, I'm just saying it's likely. :razz:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:09:42 pm
I wonder why so many businesses are supplying their employees with iPhones if they're a mere toy.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:10:36 pm
Cos they are pretty.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:11:13 pm
Football being a sport - something innate in most animals. It's genetic. A way of life. f*** all to do with popular culture. If it wasn't football it would be something else.

iphones aren't a psychological need, they're a f***ing toy. Overpriced and over hyped toys at that.

You might be perfectly happy with just consuming whatever comic book super hero films they fancy churning out. Personally I apply a bit of a filter. f***ing disgrace I am  :lol:

Your entire argument is rubbish. You haven't given one justifiable reason for your dislike of the iPhone -- your only reason is "everybody else likes it therefore I don't", which is typically a stance taken by people who fall into the category of "pretentious arseholes"... I'm not saying that you fall into that category of course, as that would be abuse, I'm just saying it's likely. :razz:
Thanks, I couldn't quite put the words out there myself, but that was basically the point I was making.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:17:01 pm
HTC Magic anyone ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:18:22 pm
Football being a sport - something innate in most animals. It's genetic. A way of life. f*** all to do with popular culture. If it wasn't football it would be something else.

iphones aren't a psychological need, they're a f***ing toy. Overpriced and over hyped toys at that.

You might be perfectly happy with just consuming whatever comic book super hero films they fancy churning out. Personally I apply a bit of a filter. f***ing disgrace I am  :lol:

Your entire argument is rubbish. You haven't given one justifiable reason for your dislike of the iPhone -- your only reason is "everybody else likes it therefore I don't"

Not at all, that's only half of it. It's the only part I've been defending because it's the only part I've been called on.

See:

I'm not surprised users are praising the 'it just works' aspect of the iPhone.
Usually I will defend Apple products, because I have made my living off them for 20 years.
But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.

Cue the 'What's wrong with public-schoolboys?' posts...

 :thup:

I've played around with the iphone and it didn't really do anything for me personally.

I struggle to enjoy anything with mass-appeal generally as it's usually s*** (see Shania Twain and Harry Potter).

The utter tossers who seem to own these things just make the leap even harder. The next generation could cost £50 and be shipped with an app that sucks you off. I would still find it impossible to like.

The iphone as a device offers nothing but frills over and above the blackberry and various Window's mobile devices.

They're tacky as f***, to boot.

I'm reasonably tech savvy so I don't need a fisher price phone because it "just works." ... I can work other phones too.

It's ironic you should mention the "pretentious arsehole" syndrome given that Apple have taken it and turned it into marketing campaign. Their whole image is based on their users being more discerning when in reality they're often anything but.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:19:38 pm
AAANYWAYY....

fyp :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:21:38 pm
AAANYWAYY....

fyp :lol:


I was going to post that, but the super serious e-warriors in this thread would of just turned on me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:22:17 pm
Football being a sport - something innate in most animals. It's genetic. A way of life. f*** all to do with popular culture. If it wasn't football it would be something else.

iphones aren't a psychological need, they're a f***ing toy. Overpriced and over hyped toys at that.

You might be perfectly happy with just consuming whatever comic book super hero films they fancy churning out. Personally I apply a bit of a filter. f***ing disgrace I am  :lol:

Your entire argument is rubbish. You haven't given one justifiable reason for your dislike of the iPhone -- your only reason is "everybody else likes it therefore I don't"

Not at all, that's only half of it. It's the only part I've been defending because it's the only part I've been called on.

See:

I'm not surprised users are praising the 'it just works' aspect of the iPhone.
Usually I will defend Apple products, because I have made my living off them for 20 years.
But living down here in the smoke, every 2nd person I see with an iPhone is a preening Estate agent prick, or some public-schoolboy hurrah, or some thick Spuds fan.
It's this association that I can't get round.

Cue the 'What's wrong with public-schoolboys?' posts...

 :thup:

I've played around with the iphone and it didn't really do anything for me personally.

I struggle to enjoy anything with mass-appeal generally as it's usually s*** (see Shania Twain and Harry Potter).

The utter tossers who seem to own these things just make the leap even harder. The next generation could cost £50 and be shipped with an app that sucks you off. I would still find it impossible to like.

The iphone as a device offers nothing but frills over and above the blackberry and various Window's mobile devices.

They're tacky as f***, to boot.

I'm reasonably tech savvy so I don't need a fisher price phone because it "just works." ... I can work other phones too.

It's ironic you should mention the "pretentious arsehole" syndrome given that Apple have taken it and turned it into marketing campaign. Their whole image is based on their users being more discerning when in reality they're often anything but.
:mackems: :mackems:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 20 September 2009, 09:22:27 pm
I wonder why so many businesses are supplying their employees with iPhones if they're a mere toy.

I can only speak anecdotally since I don't have any figures whatsoever to back me up, but certainly at our place iphones have never been given a look in and I imagine that's the same at most places.

We have 3 standard models of blackberry and about the same amount standard models of window's mobiles and they do everything necessary without all the extra cost and the cunty branding that goes with it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 12:45:03 pm
HTC HD2 - Any good?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 01:23:27 pm
If it's still got windows mobile steer clear imo
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 01:28:42 pm
If it's still got windows mobile steer clear imo

Windows Phone soon. Just to confuse you.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 01:29:43 pm
The new Nokia N900 looks great, wouldn't mind one myself.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 03:09:34 pm
I have decided i can't justify iphone money so i'm going for a blackberry, any suggestions?
Want one with a keyboard, decided they look cool now.
Played with my mates Bold last night and really liked it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BlackBerry-9000-Bold-unlocked-grade-B-warranty_W0QQitemZ370264978666QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MobilePhones_MobilePhones?hash=item56358334ea#ht_6701wt_724

Grade B, anybody know the problem?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Hudson on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 03:54:58 pm
Grade B is warranty repaired item.

Have you thought about one of the HTC Hero smart phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 04:04:25 pm
The Bold is good, but just get a contract one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: David28 on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 04:39:26 pm
I have decided i can't justify iphone money so i'm going for a blackberry, any suggestions?
Want one with a keyboard, decided they look cool now.
Played with my mates Bold last night and really liked it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BlackBerry-9000-Bold-unlocked-grade-B-warranty_W0QQitemZ370264978666QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MobilePhones_MobilePhones?hash=item56358334ea#ht_6701wt_724

Grade B, anybody know the problem?

Quote
Grade B - These units are Used handsets and will show signs of average wear & tear. They are not very heavily scratched or marked and will not be damaged or broken. They are not "as new" but of a high standard for second user handsets. They are fully checked and tested and have the same warranty as the Grade A handsets.

you just have to scroll down. there it stands.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 21 October 2009, 06:19:42 pm
Grade B is warranty repaired item.

Have you thought about one of the HTC Hero smart phones.

I've got a hero atm don't like it, very good phone but i find it ugly.
Cheapest place for a bold anyone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 22 October 2009, 06:56:50 pm
HTC HD2 looks like an amazing bit of kit.

Very tempted, wonder what the pricing will be like? It's £500 PAYG (more than an iphone!)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 23 October 2009, 02:06:49 am
I've currently got a HTC Magic, though i'm getting a new one as my firmware build number is dodgy or something, whatever new phone. I really like it, its fast, Android market is class, browser is good and gmail on the go is awesome.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Friday 23 October 2009, 04:35:49 pm
After having the same BT Genie/O2 pre-pay simcard for ten years I think I may finally want a contract.  Until recently I only topped up a tenner a month max because I only used it for receiving calls and texts (Which I got 200 a month free of anyway) but since I got round to activating the net on it I've developed a nervous habit of habitually checking facebook, here and my fantasy football team and it's draining my credit like a c***.

Any suggestions for a decent handset and an internet-focused contract?  Preferably free net and texts at the expense of talk time, the longest I make outgoing calls for is usually the 30 seconds it takes to arrange to meet someone and talk to them in person.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 24 October 2009, 01:38:28 am
There are quite a few about now.  Obviously iphone, the htc magic which I am currently typing this on, other ansroid phones hero and the g1. As for contracts you are likely looking at around £25 min, though of you get any of the above phones they will be on unlimited internet.

ersonally I love the android operating system on this, and I thoroughly recomend it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 24 October 2009, 01:43:38 am
What's the main selling point of the BlackBerry? I've never really had a proper look at one, all I know is that they are massively popular.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 24 October 2009, 02:37:37 am
What's the main selling point of the BlackBerry? I've never really had a proper look at one, all I know is that they are massively popular.

Well. Really it's a phone for business folk, don't let them try and sell you it as anything different, the girl in Phones 4 U tried desperately to tell me it was a social phone blah blah.

It has e-mail on demand with hotmail yahoo google mail all that which is quite handy to be honest, you can manage your inbox from your phone.

It has what's known as Blackberry Messenger. It is like MSN for blackberries, when you get the phone you get a PIN. It's a code that is like a personal ID, you give it to your friends they add it and you can send free messages between your phones, it's a gimmick to get your whole social group to buy the phone but it is good.

It has a large capacity for contacts and goes real in depth for what you can store, linking numbers, emails , facebooks all in one.

It's memo pad and excel thing are good as well, and the camera really isn't too shabby. Battery life is exceptional as well.

Really if you are after a phone for fun and games that calls and texts get yourself an iPhone. If you want a proper phone for work and play, then get yourself a Blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 24 October 2009, 11:38:49 am
The blackberry appeals to me because I'm not sure how much I'd like texting on a touch screen...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 24 October 2009, 11:54:17 am
The blackberry appeals to me because I'm not sure how much I'd like texting on a touch screen...

It's easy, just look!..


There are quite a few about now.  Obviously iphone, the htc magic which I am currently typing this on, other ansroid phones hero and the g1. As for contracts you are likely looking at around £25 min, though of you get any of the above phones they will be on unlimited internet.

ersonally I love the android operating system on this, and I thoroughly recomend it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Decky on Saturday 24 October 2009, 11:56:04 am
Bought a Tocco Lite the other week there:

(http://bizanywhere.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/samsung-tocco-lite-s5230.jpg)

I actually think its really good. Especially since it only costs £80.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 24 October 2009, 11:56:41 am
My mate who updates his facebook status with his iPhone ends up with some hilariously mangled stuff on there like, dunno if it's the way it predicts what you want to say or what.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ketsbaia on Saturday 24 October 2009, 02:40:10 pm
I'm shockingly out of touch with phones for a 20 year old. I like the iPhone because of the applications, but its just too big for me. Ideally, I'd also have 3G/Internet, whatever the hell they are! Also, it wouldn't be slow/overly expensive etc. Not too fussed about a great camera though. Any recommendations?

Is there a website that lets you tick off some criteria and it searches for the ideal choice? Hope so!

Thanks guys  :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 24 October 2009, 02:45:18 pm
Does anybody know how much an iphone is on o2 contract as im due an upgrade.  +  would i still be able to keep my shock and waterproof phone to use for work?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 24 October 2009, 03:23:12 pm
What's the main selling point of the BlackBerry? I've never really had a proper look at one, all I know is that they are massively popular.

Well. Really it's a phone for business folk, don't let them try and sell you it as anything different, the girl in Phones 4 U tried desperately to tell me it was a social phone blah blah.

It has e-mail on demand with hotmail yahoo google mail all that which is quite handy to be honest, you can manage your inbox from your phone.

It has what's known as Blackberry Messenger. It is like MSN for blackberries, when you get the phone you get a PIN. It's a code that is like a personal ID, you give it to your friends they add it and you can send free messages between your phones, it's a gimmick to get your whole social group to buy the phone but it is good.

It has a large capacity for contacts and goes real in depth for what you can store, linking numbers, emails , facebooks all in one.

It's memo pad and excel thing are good as well, and the camera really isn't too shabby. Battery life is exceptional as well.

Really if you are after a phone for fun and games that calls and texts get yourself an iPhone. If you want a proper phone for work and play, then get yourself a Blackberry.

Cheers

I've just recently got an iPhone, so i'm not actually after getting a BlackBerry, just wanted to know more about them.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 24 October 2009, 04:04:55 pm
Touch screen is fine really its just the way it auto corrects stuff, so you get some quite funny changes. If you already use Gmail then an Android phone is the way to go, as its all linked to that and is pushes the mail to your phone faster than it updates on a pc.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 24 October 2009, 04:49:27 pm
Touch screen is fine really its just the way it auto corrects stuff, so you get some quite funny changes. If you already use Gmail then an Android phone is the way to go, as its all linked to that and is pushes the mail to your phone faster than it updates on a pc.

fwiw, can do same on iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 24 October 2009, 05:11:52 pm
Despise my touch phone, just want a blackberry, dunno which though!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 24 October 2009, 05:27:07 pm
Despise my touch phone, just want a blackberry, dunno which though!
8900.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:01:55 pm
Touch screen is fine really its just the way it auto corrects stuff, so you get some quite funny changes. If you already use Gmail then an Android phone is the way to go, as its all linked to that and is pushes the mail to your phone faster than it updates on a pc.

fwiw, can do same on iPhone.

Yea forgot that apple finally let gmail make a proper app. Still think they way apple restrict things on the app store is way ott though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:02:35 pm
My C903 came today.

It's class.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:17:44 pm
Touch screen is fine really its just the way it auto corrects stuff, so you get some quite funny changes. If you already use Gmail then an Android phone is the way to go, as its all linked to that and is pushes the mail to your phone faster than it updates on a pc.

fwiw, can do same on iPhone.

Yea forgot that apple finally let gmail make a proper app. Still think they way apple restrict things on the app store is way ott though.

Yeah if they hand't restricted it so much, I'd be a lot happier. At the same time I do understand them not wanting certain things on their device. For various reasons, whether it be technical (unlikely), or to ensure that their own applications are utilised. They've definitely improved on this though, especially since the FCC started sniffing around.

Anyway, the way you add gmail is by using some MS exchange address, rather than adding it with the preset 'gmail' mail settings. It's not an app.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:34:53 pm
Ah well least it works, ive got my gmail and my uni mail on my Magic, though it only looks for the uni emails every hour. Love how open Android is though, so many differnt versions about, so people can add new things before they are even realsed offically its a bit crazy. Also how you can download apps and install them from your pc and no only from the app store, not sure if you can do that on the iphone like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:39:14 pm
Can't you just get gmail to pull in all of your Uni email as it is received and then push it to your phone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 24 October 2009, 07:46:10 pm
I can't get my unimail on my blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 24 October 2009, 08:53:01 pm
Can't you just get gmail to pull in all of your Uni email as it is received and then push it to your phone?

Yea it does already but its a bit hit and miss as you have to set up some weird forwarding rule with OWA and its f***ing hopeless. POP support with uni you have to be staff or something but it seems to work, though I never really need it in a hurry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 25 October 2009, 07:26:11 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 October 2009, 07:26:28 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 25 October 2009, 07:29:26 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 October 2009, 07:31:05 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 25 October 2009, 07:38:38 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:00:24 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!

 :lol:

Aye, pain in the arse that like, don't see why it can't be the off button held in like 99% of other phones.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:08:38 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!

 :lol:

Aye, pain in the arse that like, don't see why it can't be the off button held in like 99% of other phones.




Thats where it was/is on my Nokia. When driving, I sometimes pop the phone on the seat between my legs. On thursday, I got out at my mams house, and went inside to do some bits and Robert's. I finished, said "Tara now!" and left. I got in the car, and thought I'd check for the slim chance of activity.

 "Where is it?" Not in my pockets, not between my legs, nowhere in the car!
"Shat! must have left it inside!" Went back inside, nowhere to be seen! Palpatations were rearing their heads "The porrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn!"

I went back to the car, and with the door open, got a good search under the seats....................... "FUUUUUUUUUCK!"
I then righted myself, and just happened to look out of car, to see my phone sat in the gutter being washed by a downward stream of water!"   :rant:

This time, I could not blame the hellchild! And we all know about water damage and phone cover don't we!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:11:05 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!

 :lol:

Aye, pain in the arse that like, don't see why it can't be the off button held in like 99% of other phones.




Thats where it was/is on my Nokia. When driving, I sometimes pop the phone on the seat between my legs. On thursday, I got out at my mams house, and went inside to do some bits and Robert's. I finished, said "Tara now!" and left. I got in the car, and thought I'd check for the slim chance of activity.

 "Where is it?" Not in my pockets, not between my legs, nowhere in the car!
"Shat! must have left it inside!" Went back inside, nowhere to be seen! Palpatations were rearing their heads "The porrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn!"

I went back to the car, and with the door open, got a good search under the seats....................... "FUUUUUUUUUCK!"
I then righted myself, and just happened to look out of car, to see my phone sat in the gutter being washed by a downward stream of water!"   :rant:

This time, I could not blame the hellchild! And we all know about water damage and phone cover don't we!

Are you insured? IF so just lose it.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:13:35 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!

 :lol:

Aye, pain in the arse that like, don't see why it can't be the off button held in like 99% of other phones.




Thats where it was/is on my Nokia. When driving, I sometimes pop the phone on the seat between my legs. On thursday, I got out at my mams house, and went inside to do some bits and Robert's. I finished, said "Tara now!" and left. I got in the car, and thought I'd check for the slim chance of activity.

 "Where is it?" Not in my pockets, not between my legs, nowhere in the car!
"Shat! must have left it inside!" Went back inside, nowhere to be seen! Palpatations were rearing their heads "The porrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn!"

I went back to the car, and with the door open, got a good search under the seats....................... "FUUUUUUUUUCK!"
I then righted myself, and just happened to look out of car, to see my phone sat in the gutter being washed by a downward stream of water!"   :rant:

This time, I could not blame the hellchild! And we all know about water damage and phone cover don't we!

Are you insured? IF so just lose it.



I am not insured, such a womens faff on to get a claim sorted!!  but am allowed an upgrade anyway, so me and HF are going blackberry picking tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:14:46 pm
Has anyone got a Sony Erikkson W6101?

If so, how the f*** do you turn it on?

 :lol:

You may laugh! Anyone?

Hold the top right hand button on the phone in, i mean right on the top, like this (see page 6)

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/218/433/1193006830/W610i__AIUG_R1a_AE.pdf

TT is 'Stuey's user of the evening'

Thanks to TT for this information. The lass in the pub could have shouted this, instead of "Oi! Stop that lanky twaaaaaaat, he's knicked me tabs and me phone!"

Have you seen the size of the power button? It's about the same size as a bit of rice, and coloured the same as the rest of the thing. It was invisible man ffs, and the phone is shat! I'm gonna go back tomorrow and drop it in her pint, and give her the 'v's behind her back before i do it!!

 :lol:

Aye, pain in the arse that like, don't see why it can't be the off button held in like 99% of other phones.




Thats where it was/is on my Nokia. When driving, I sometimes pop the phone on the seat between my legs. On thursday, I got out at my mams house, and went inside to do some bits and Robert's. I finished, said "Tara now!" and left. I got in the car, and thought I'd check for the slim chance of activity.

 "Where is it?" Not in my pockets, not between my legs, nowhere in the car!
"Shat! must have left it inside!" Went back inside, nowhere to be seen! Palpatations were rearing their heads "The porrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn!"

I went back to the car, and with the door open, got a good search under the seats....................... "FUUUUUUUUUCK!"
I then righted myself, and just happened to look out of car, to see my phone sat in the gutter being washed by a downward stream of water!"   :rant:

This time, I could not blame the hellchild! And we all know about water damage and phone cover don't we!

Are you insured? IF so just lose it.



I am not insured, such a womens faff on to get a claim sorted!!  but am allowed an upgrade anyway, so me and HF are going blackberry picking tomorrow!!

 :laugh:

You sure a blackberry is for you? No want something well, simpler?

Would imagine the keyboard being a pain with your big fingers as well.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Monday 26 October 2009, 01:24:07 pm
BlackBerry Storm2 9520
YES PLEASE
now WIFI too
http://blackberry.vodafone.co.uk/storm/?WT.Srch=1

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Kasper on Monday 26 October 2009, 01:47:38 pm
Bought a Tocco Lite the other week there:

http://bizanywhere.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/samsung-tocco-lite-s5230.jpg

I actually think its really good. Especially since it only costs £80.

Been looking at this recently. My old Sony K700i is doing my head in with the joystick thing not working.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Monday 26 October 2009, 02:13:14 pm
Looking for a phone in similar to the gadgets on the iPhone, but it must have a decent camera (min 5MP) and a flash.  Decent for web browsing and organising my life (eg using Outlook).  Not bothered about music/capabilities.

Was looking at the HTC HD, but I've been put off about the horror stories about it being Windows based.

Can anybody recommend me something?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ian W on Monday 26 October 2009, 02:22:47 pm
Looking for a phone in similar to the gadgets on the iPhone, but it must have a decent camera (min 5MP) and a flash.  Decent for web browsing and organising my life (eg using Outlook).  Not bothered about music/capabilities.

I'm so hoping that the next iPhone will have a better camera with a flash. The camera on it is shocking, and useless in low lights. The main reason why I've still got the 2G one and haven't upgraded.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:09:06 pm
just home from town, brought the wee cousin in for his upgrade as I knew he would just take whatever they threw at him!

He had been o2 for 3 years, paying 40 and wanted to reduce a bit, best they offered was a really old sony handset at 25 for 300 mins 250 texts!

I told him he HAS to move to Vodafone (as I have always been!)

He picked up HTC Magic, 750 mins, unlimited txt and internet for 34.50.

Not bad, but after that today I really am pleased with how well Vodafone have treated me over the years.

I've been with them 8 years and am currently paying 20 quid for 900 mins, unlimted txt and internet.

my contract is due for renewal in Jan, which is also the release date for the iphone on vodafone.

The staff 2day couldnt tell me anything re. tariff but said they hope it really undercuts O2.

I'm hoping to keep my tariff, grab an iphone and sell it on, making a tidy profit! (as I am already using a jailbroken iphone!)

If getting an iphone means they want to up my tariff they can royally fook off, and I might just pick up a wee HTC magic, really impressed!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:12:39 pm
I imagine they will up your tariff tbh. I think Orange/Vodafone will offer very similar contracts to O2.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:31:20 pm
Orange is getting the i-phone 3g soon. Any good? I have an LG Renoir, which is canny enough (excellent camera for a phone) but I really quite fancy an i-phone when my upgrade is due in February
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:35:10 pm
If you value the camera on your phone, don't get an iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:42:08 pm
If you value the camera on your phone, don't get an iPhone.

I am not bothered about how good the camera is on my new phone. Will still be using the renoir for photos, its the best camera phone I have ever seen tbh. Will just stick a PAYG sim in it.

Read a review of the BlackBerry Storm 2 but something about the iphone 3g appeals to me too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:50:33 pm
For camera/business, look elsewhere. For everything else, iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Monday 26 October 2009, 03:53:31 pm
I went to the Apple shop at lunch to have a play with the iPhone and I don't get what the fuss is all about - but perhaps they had crap widgets installed.

The GPS thingymajig was impressive, but I'm sure you can get this on other phones.

So people who have got iPhones, what's the best widget that you've got on it?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:13:38 pm
There's a lot of useful apps, but I wouldn't buy the phone for any one in particular. The main selling-point of the iPhone is just how much of a pleasure it is to use without the usual frustrations or annoyances.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:27:04 pm
Thinking of getting the HTC Magic on this plan for £25 a month, anyone got any horror stories about it or anything?
http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/price-plans/24-months-100-mins-500-texts-25?dependantSkuIds=sku1050025

Don't want an iPhone, every c***'s got one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:33:35 pm
Don't want an iPhone, every c***'s got one.

Scum.

I bet the second your favourite band EVER got into the charts you decided you hated them too.

It's not like the HTC Magic is a limited edition piece of kit that only 'special' people are allowed you know?

Why don't you get yourself a Cool8800C, barely anyone has them!

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/03/cool8800c01-20090305.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:36:21 pm
There's a lot of useful apps, but I wouldn't buy the phone for any one in particular. The main selling-point of the iPhone is just how much of a pleasure it is to use without the usual frustrations or annoyances.

My mates who have them say they are the dogs for everything for the camera. My brother who thinks apple are the equivalent of Hitler in the phone world says don't touch one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:37:37 pm
Nokia E55 looks like the dogs bollocks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:38:17 pm
Nokia N900 looks like the dogs bollocks.
FYP :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:44:53 pm
Don't want an iPhone, every c***'s got one.

Scum.

I bet the second your favourite band EVER got into the charts you decided you hated them too.

No, I just don't particularly want the default vanilla phone that everyone thinks they have to have. You sit round a table and 3 out of four people have identical phones and the only way you can tell whose is whose is by the amount of dead pixels or scuffs.  If 75% of people went round wearing a royal blue tie, I'd probably go for something slightly different.

Aside from that, no matter how fantastic people say it is (always with the caveat of Oh, apart from the camera, apart from the fact I couldn't use MP3s as ringtones at first, apart from the fact I can't do this or that until they bring out the next one) I think it starts to look extremely tatty after it's been in someone pocket for a few months.  They don't seem to age particularly well, but then maybe that's because they assume you're going to upgrade to the next one they bring out which has the next feature it should have had in the first place, such as 3G or a camera better than your teenage cousin's pre-pay handset.

Plsu I think Apple are a bit too pissy about what you can do with their stuff and what you use to put stuff on it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:47:01 pm
Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset with 6 months remaining on my contract. Having never done this before, how does this work? Do they give me a list of handsets to choose from or is it a "this is the handset you can have, take it or keep your old one" type deal.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: toonlass on Monday 26 October 2009, 04:57:28 pm
Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset with 6 months remaining on my contract. Having never done this before, how does this work? Do they give me a list of handsets to choose from or is it a "this is the handset you can have, take it or keep your old one" type deal.

Go to orange.co.uk and have a look at what they are offering.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 26 October 2009, 05:09:52 pm
Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset with 6 months remaining on my contract. Having never done this before, how does this work? Do they give me a list of handsets to choose from or is it a "this is the handset you can have, take it or keep your old one" type deal.

Wait a few weeks and they'll have the amazing iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 26 October 2009, 05:11:07 pm
Don't want an iPhone, every c***'s got one.

Scum.

I bet the second your favourite band EVER got into the charts you decided you hated them too.

No, I just don't particularly want the default vanilla phone that everyone thinks they have to have. You sit round a table and 3 out of four people have identical phones and the only way you can tell whose is whose is by the amount of dead pixels or scuffs.  If 75% of people went round wearing a royal blue tie, I'd probably go for something slightly different.

Aside from that, no matter how fantastic people say it is (always with the caveat of Oh, apart from the camera, apart from the fact I couldn't use MP3s as ringtones at first, apart from the fact I can't do this or that until they bring out the next one) I think it starts to look extremely tatty after it's been in someone pocket for a few months.  They don't seem to age particularly well, but then maybe that's because they assume you're going to upgrade to the next one they bring out which has the next feature it should have had in the first place, such as 3G or a camera better than your teenage cousin's pre-pay handset.

Mine is still flawless tbh.

And this is the first time I've had a phone for this long without wanting to throw it in the Tyne.

This is why the iPhone is unbeatable.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: LiquidAK on Monday 26 October 2009, 05:13:46 pm
Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset with 6 months remaining on my contract. Having never done this before, how does this work? Do they give me a list of handsets to choose from or is it a "this is the handset you can have, take it or keep your old one" type deal.

Go to orange.co.uk and have a look at what they are offering.

It's not till December that I get the option, so can I pretty much just pick anything on offer or will it be specific to my contract?
Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset with 6 months remaining on my contract. Having never done this before, how does this work? Do they give me a list of handsets to choose from or is it a "this is the handset you can have, take it or keep your old one" type deal.

Wait a few weeks and they'll have the amazing iPhone.

Haha, if I can trade in this piece of junk for an iPhone I'll be amazed. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 26 October 2009, 06:33:01 pm
Don't want an iPhone, every c***'s got one.

Scum.

I bet the second your favourite band EVER got into the charts you decided you hated them too.

No, I just don't particularly want the default vanilla phone that everyone thinks they have to have. You sit round a table and 3 out of four people have identical phones and the only way you can tell whose is whose is by the amount of dead pixels or scuffs.  If 75% of people went round wearing a royal blue tie, I'd probably go for something slightly different.

Aside from that, no matter how fantastic people say it is (always with the caveat of Oh, apart from the camera, apart from the fact I couldn't use MP3s as ringtones at first, apart from the fact I can't do this or that until they bring out the next one) I think it starts to look extremely tatty after it's been in someone pocket for a few months.  They don't seem to age particularly well, but then maybe that's because they assume you're going to upgrade to the next one they bring out which has the next feature it should have had in the first place, such as 3G or a camera better than your teenage cousin's pre-pay handset.

Plsu I think Apple are a bit too pissy about what you can do with their stuff and what you use to put stuff on it.

HTC HD2 looks a class act.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 03:10:01 pm
Anyone got a HTC phone such as the Touch Diamond2 or Hero?

Any good?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 03:30:37 pm
Anyone got a HTC phone such as the Touch Diamond2 or Hero?

Any good?


I have the magic, so similar, minus a few things. Sense UI was really nice when I tried it, and since the new update my mates hero has become really fast, no more hanging on changing apps etc. Depends if you want a real keyboard or not, but between those go for the Android phone far better than win mobile.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 03:35:19 pm
Screen size is the most important thing, what are they 3.2" i thnk, or same as iphone at 3.5"?

Am still looking.. semms the price of em all have shot up on ebay
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Phil K on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 04:34:23 pm
Mines a Samsung G600, but Samsungs reluctance to make software for 64bit OS's makes me reluctant to buy Samsung again.
Although the G600 has been fine, and I DID get it going, the software for my wife's new Tocco Lite refuses to install.

As for new phones, the new Sony's look nice. Saito and Aido (or similar) and another Japanese name for the third.
But the price....or contract. Jeeeeesus. I'll stick with what I've got.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:14:21 pm
Im totally out of the mobilephone loop, but thinking of going contract, £25 max a month most.

what would people recommended?? Can you get anything pretty decent for that price. Most important feature would be camera i guess, and half decent internet connection??

cheers
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:16:51 pm
My Hero was £25 a month with unlimited net, 500 texts and 100 minutes, bit low on the minutes and texts but with the net i just f'book people!
On Vodafone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:18:13 pm
Anyone got a HTC phone such as the Touch Diamond2 or Hero?

Any good?


I've got the touch hd and I'm fairly happy with it, the screen is bigger and at a higher resolution than the iphone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:22:05 pm
I also have a Touch HD for sale, brand new, if you are interested get in touch  O0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:22:57 pm
ok im being a pleb, but whats my hero?? ive googled in and not really finding anything??
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:30:05 pm
Just got a Sony Ericsson Satio.

Selling it as I prefer windows mobile. Anyone interested? Just arrived today. www.expansys.com for prices.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:32:55 pm
Sorry my bad, it's actually a HTC Hero
it's an amazing phone, faultless in fact, but, i don't like the look of it personally.
(http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/167279-htc_hero_slide_01_slide.jpg)
Also have one of these for sale on ebay but this one is used.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:34:17 pm
Which network do you think is going to be the best to for an iphone with once Vodafone, Orange etc start offering it?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:44:40 pm
I like the Hero like looks like a mint phone BUT 3 kids and Crimbo to contend with.. pipe dream it is then
:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:48:12 pm
Sorry my bad, it's actually a HTC Hero
it's an amazing phone, faultless in fact, but, i don't like the look of it personally.
(http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/167279-htc_hero_slide_01_slide.jpg)
Also have one of these for sale on ebay but this one is used.

Looks quality, but for my price range, it ties you into a 2 year contract and i cant be chewed with one of those!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:52:42 pm
Negotiation is the way, try and blag them into giving it you for less. Worth a try, worked for me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:53:20 pm
I also have a Touch HD for sale, brand new, if you are interested get in touch  O0
am lost is that the Hero?
lol
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:53:24 pm
Negotiation is the way, try and blag them into giving it you for less. Worth a try, worked for me.

even if your not with them already??
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 06:57:55 pm
Negotiation is the way, try and blag them into giving it you for less. Worth a try, worked for me.

even if your not with them already??

Yeah, I got unlimited internet for free off Orange.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 07:07:13 pm
I also have a Touch HD for sale, brand new, if you are interested get in touch  O0
am lost is that the Hero?
lol
Nah i have a new HTC Touch HD (that was my one before the Hero) for sale
and also have a used hero for sale.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Tuesday 27 October 2009, 07:25:15 pm
I also have a Touch HD for sale, brand new, if you are interested get in touch  O0
am lost is that the Hero?
lol
Nah i have a new HTC Touch HD (that was my one before the Hero) for sale
and also have a used hero for sale.
oooooooooooooh I need a hero

:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 09:58:17 am
Does anyone know if it is simple enough to have access to a number of email accounts through the iphone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 10:12:40 am
Yes. It's pish.

Although apparently hotmail support is s*** due to Microsoft being POP c***s.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 10:17:26 am
Yes. It's pish.

Not recommended then?

I have a Blackberry Bold which I love and does the job superbly, but my work may be offering me an iphone to use.  I run 5 email accounts through the Blackberry so need to continue the same access as I have with that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 10:27:14 am
Yes. It's pish.

Not recommended then?

I have a Blackberry Bold which I love and does the job superbly, but my work may be offering me an iphone to use.  I run 5 email accounts through the Blackberry so need to continue the same access as I have with that.

:lol: I'll rephrase.

It's pish easy

It's very easy to set up multiple email accounts on your iphone. Depends on the email hosts as to what kinda coverage you get (i.e. whether you get push email).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 10:49:34 am
In a bit of a dilemma - Vodaphone do the HTC Magic with a tariff that's pretty spot on for me, free phone, not many minutes but lots of texts and free internet at £25.

Only Orange and O2 do the HTC Hero, which I'd prefer, but I can't seem to find a tariff which has unlimted internet that doesn't also have a stupid amount of minutes that I'm never going to use and a pricetag to match.

Edit: Actually I've no f***ing idea what "unlimited internet" means any more.  How can they say that the price includes unlimited internet and webmail and then say "50p per day" further down?  Is unlimited internet included or not?  Cos if it's 50p a day that's going to add another £15 a month on to the f***ing contract.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2595/capturezgb.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Scottish Mag on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:11:13 am
In a bit of a dilemma - Vodaphone do the HTC Magic with a tariff that's pretty spot on for me, free phone, not many minutes but lots of texts and free internet at £25.

Only Orange and O2 do the HTC Hero, which I'd prefer, but I can't seem to find a tariff which has unlimted internet that doesn't also have a stupid amount of minutes that I'm never going to use and a pricetag to match.

Edit: Actually I've no f***ing idea what "unlimited internet" means any more.  How can they say that the price includes unlimited internet and webmail and then say "50p per day" further down?  Is unlimited internet included or not?  Cos if it's 50p a day that's going to add another £15 a month on to the f***ing contract.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2595/capturezgb.jpg)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/511063/t-mobile-g2-htc-hero-800mins-unltd- (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/511063/t-mobile-g2-htc-hero-800mins-unltd-)

Hero on T-Mobile who give 3gb fair usage on the internet usage whilst the likes of Orange is only 500mb
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:20:33 am
Cheers, I'll have a look.  T-Mobile only seem to do it in black mind and I'd prefer white (just to be awkward ;) )
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:25:29 am
So it matches your DS, more like.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:49:15 am
So it matches your DS, more like.

You know me well  :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 01:33:10 pm
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/511063/t-mobile-g2-htc-hero-800mins-unltd-

Hero on T-Mobile who give 3gb fair usage on the internet usage whilst the likes of Orange is only 500mb

Ordered  :celb:

Didn't quite get that deal, but got them pretty close.  £22.50, free phone, 1gig internet (internet free for the first 6 months, £5 a month after that - basically 22.50 for 6 months and 27.50 for 12 months, average of £25.83 a month) 800 minutes, unlimited texts, 18 month contract.

Can't imagine I'd use more than a gig to be honest, all I do is check facebook, here and fantasy football.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 02:57:08 pm
Thats a pretty sweet deal like, could of got a hero, but I got a discount with vodafone so I got the magic instead.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: localshop on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 04:41:42 pm
I just got the Hero in white last week (looks sexy).

Best phone I've had. Google Sky Maps and Layar apps are class. Also love scanning barcodes with Shopsavvy for no reason other than I can.

Downsides I've found are that iplayer isn't really supported, you can get a free app but it doesn't always work that well. And google search in landscape makes the keyboard bounce around everytime you press a button but hopefully that'll get fixed.

The new firmware v1.6 should be out by the end of the year and that is supposed to make the UI look even better and add some cool new features.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 05:50:38 pm
Never had a contract phone before, they're offering me insurance at £6.99 a month.  Worth it?  If I don't have insurance and put it in the washing machine or get mugged by a scally what happens?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 05:57:13 pm
Not worth it.

You'll probably get some form of insurance from your home insurance anyway... at least thats what my Dad claims..
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 05:57:55 pm
I just got the Hero in white last week (looks sexy).

Best phone I've had. Google Sky Maps and Layar apps are class. Also love scanning barcodes with Shopsavvy for no reason other than I can.

Downsides I've found are that iplayer isn't really supported, you can get a free app but it doesn't always work that well. And google search in landscape makes the keyboard bounce around everytime you press a button but hopefully that'll get fixed.

The new firmware v1.6 should be out by the end of the year and that is supposed to make the UI look even better and add some cool new features.

1.6 is out, have a search and you should find the update somewhere.

On the front of Android the new Motoralla Droid running Android 2.0 looks sweet.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/28/motorola-droid-first-hands-on/

Then there is the new google navigation thing that kind of owns tomtom in the face

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/28/google-navigation-video-hands-on-you-want-this/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 05:59:22 pm
Never had a contract phone before, they're offering me insurance at £6.99 a month.  Worth it?  If I don't have insurance and put it in the washing machine or get mugged by a scally what happens?

Whatever you do to it you tell them you left it in the pub.

Firstly you report it to your local police station, get an incident number, then give that number to the insurance company, they'll replace it straight away.

Damage, water, anything like that and they'll take it off you and you'll not get it back for 30 days.

I get free insurance through Halifax reward account, take it out if i were you, you can cancel at any time. If you lose it in month one of your contract you will still have to pay the remaining 23 months of your deal.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 06:05:09 pm
Am I the only one who has never lost a phone? (Or even come close) (Or have it nicked by Kezman)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 06:21:09 pm
I've never lost one either, i have friends that do all the time!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: localshop on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 06:26:47 pm
I just got the Hero in white last week (looks sexy).

Best phone I've had. Google Sky Maps and Layar apps are class. Also love scanning barcodes with Shopsavvy for no reason other than I can.

Downsides I've found are that iplayer isn't really supported, you can get a free app but it doesn't always work that well. And google search in landscape makes the keyboard bounce around everytime you press a button but hopefully that'll get fixed.

The new firmware v1.6 should be out by the end of the year and that is supposed to make the UI look even better and add some cool new features.

1.6 is out, have a search and you should find the update somewhere.

On the front of Android the new Motoralla Droid running Android 2.0 looks sweet.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/28/motorola-droid-first-hands-on/

Then there is the new google navigation thing that kind of owns tomtom in the face

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/28/google-navigation-video-hands-on-you-want-this/

I'm waiting for it to appear on the HTC web site as I heard your warranty can be invalidated if you install a dodgy version. I'm on T-Mobile and I don't think they are releasing it "over the air" for the Hero/G2 Touch only for the G1 and another phone which I can't think of right now. I can wait as I like it the way it is for now.

That google sat nav application looks awesome on 2.0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 28 October 2009, 07:19:58 pm
According to the XDA forums, there won't an update for the Hero to 1.6 but a 2.0 update soon, so they are guessing by xmas.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 31 October 2009, 11:20:04 am
Loving Android like.  Anyone got any suggestions for some good free apps?  Got a canny looking live footy scores one I'm gonna try out today.  Would like a calendar that shows all my google calendar agenda items on one screen without having to click each date and swipe through.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Pav on Saturday 31 October 2009, 12:52:51 pm
1.6 isn't coming out for the Hero, but it will be getting 2.0 later on apparently.

Source (http://www.htcheroblog.com/2009/10/28/htc-hero-skipping-straight-to-eclair-android-2-0-release/).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 31 October 2009, 01:04:17 pm
Pros and Cons
Bold 9000 vs Curve 8900?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 31 October 2009, 08:54:41 pm
ooooooooooooo I get my HTC Hero on monday :D Any suggested apps lads?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: midds on Saturday 31 October 2009, 08:56:11 pm
ooooooooooooo I get my HTC Heo on monday :D Any suggested apps lads?

Just make sure it's got a fkn spellchecker and you'll be ok mate. ;)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattynufc on Saturday 31 October 2009, 08:58:33 pm
ooooooooooooo I get my HTC Heo on monday :D Any suggested apps lads?

If you are with Orange, good fuckin luck!!! Got mine 3 months ago, still cannot access the market place as SIM isn't activated for data something bollocks.  Spoke to them 10 times and eahc time theyve sent a text saying its been fixed, never has been fixed yet.  Absolute tossers  :angry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:03:20 pm
ooooooooooooo I get my HTC Heo on monday :D Any suggested apps lads?

If you are with Orange, good fuckin luck!!! Got mine 3 months ago, still cannot access the market place as SIM isn't activated for data something bollocks.  Spoke to them 10 times and eahc time theyve sent a text saying its been fixed, never has been fixed yet.  Absolute tossers  :angry:
market place PAH!
:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:07:51 pm
I had a scrolling issue with my trackball, good luck :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:11:11 pm
Go on burst me bubble you c***s
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattynufc on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:22:33 pm
Go on burst me bubble you c***s

Best phone i've had, just Orange are knobs.  Mate showed me his HTC Tattoo today and he has some cracking apps on it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:23:13 pm
It is the best phone i have ever had also!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 31 October 2009, 09:54:18 pm
:lol:

Just found a load of apps for it :D betterkeyboard seems canny, oh and PACMAN wwwahooooooo
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 31 October 2009, 11:17:49 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 31 October 2009, 11:24:46 pm
That is pretty unusual tbf.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Saturday 31 October 2009, 11:29:35 pm
:lol: aye wor sockets are a good 12" up the wall
 :D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 1 November 2009, 12:25:29 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)

Especially when there's a cat thinking you are playing with it everytime you try and charge it.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Pav on Sunday 1 November 2009, 12:29:24 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)

(http://www.onlineshop.com.sg/images/MDA02665.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 1 November 2009, 12:29:45 pm
My cat thinks I'm playing with it all day, every day and especially when I'm asleep
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 1 November 2009, 12:45:46 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)

Why are your sockets there. That's wrong. They're in the wrong place. Fix it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mattynufc on Sunday 1 November 2009, 12:51:15 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)

Why are your sockets there. That's wrong. They're in the wrong place. Fix it.

Upstairs in my house they are, downstairs they aren't.  Absolutely no idea of the logic behind it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 1 November 2009, 05:47:17 pm
Here's a thought then lads.. as am not a big mobile user, could I unlock the Hero and use an 02 pay as you go sim in it? give my wife the orange contract simn, 02 do the unlimited net  & texts if you top up £15 per month.
Would that work?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 1 November 2009, 06:57:53 pm
Yep.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 1 November 2009, 07:05:11 pm
Cush.. think I've found the APN settings for it too oh and an 8gig card £10.49 on play :D very nice
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 1 November 2009, 07:24:20 pm
Are you sure it is network locked ? I know Vodafone give their contract phones out without any network locks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 1 November 2009, 07:40:04 pm
Are you sure it is network locked ? I know Vodafone give their contract phones out without any network locks.
Its  seems orange do lock them, Ill try my O2 in it first though
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 1 November 2009, 08:08:09 pm
Cracking phone, the bundled USB charger I got with mine is f***ing stupid though, unless I'm unusual in not having plug sockets that are about a foot off the ground.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7269/img0755u.jpg)

Why are your sockets there. That's wrong. They're in the wrong place. Fix it.

Upstairs in my house they are, downstairs they aren't.  Absolutely no idea of the logic behind it.



logic appears to be, fitting sockets to skirting boards to save chanelling walls.
Against building regs btw.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Monday 2 November 2009, 02:13:33 pm
Well, blame my landlord.

Loving the phone, shame T-Mobile's reception seems much flakier than O2.  Only get one bar in my computer room and for all the amazing things my new phone can do it doesn't have an option to automatically retry sending a text if it fails.  It just beeps and tells me it couldn't be sent and I've got to manually go and find the f***ing thing in my outbox and tell it to try again.  :angry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 2 November 2009, 02:29:46 pm
Only get one bar in my computer room and for all the amazing things my new phone can do it doesn't have an option to automatically retry sending a text if it fails.  It just beeps and tells me it couldn't be sent and I've got to manually go and find the f***ing thing in my outbox and tell it to try again.  :angry:

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3272/iphonek.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Monday 2 November 2009, 10:49:36 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 12:41:34 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.

90% cert there's a T-Moblie mast on top of the dance studio on Park View, therefore only 2-300m away from your local.

Been some funny things going on in terms of reception in the last 3-4 days round T&W imo, think its the combo of wind/rain/and greasy leaves, could possibly be that effecting.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 12:46:20 pm
Whenever I tell people I'm on T-Mobile, they ALWAYS ask about the signal. I've never had any problems, quite often get reception when my mates on other networks don't as well.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 12:49:03 pm
Whenever I tell people I'm on T-Mobile, they ALWAYS ask about the signal. I've never had any problems, quite often get reception when my mates on other networks don't as well.

Can't really see why in this day and age they should be shitter than any other provider.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:51:26 pm
I hate T-Mobile with a passion.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:53:25 pm
They can't stand you either.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:54:52 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.

90% cert there's a T-Moblie mast on top of the dance studio on Park View, therefore only 2-300m away from your local.

Been some funny things going on in terms of reception in the last 3-4 days round T&W imo, think its the combo of wind/rain/and greasy leaves, could possibly be that effecting.

Their online signal checker thing reckons I should get "excellent" reception there, 4 bars or so.  Hopefully it's just a temporary thing.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:57:30 pm
They can't stand you either.
Hey baby.

Why don't you slip into something more comfortable






...like a coma.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:59:02 pm
My curve is currently in the fine hands of The Royal Mail. Along with my copy of football manager so i am STILL playing the demo and using a pink phone.  :rant:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 01:59:29 pm
They can't stand you either.
Hey baby.

Why don't you slip into something more comfortable






...like a coma.


Is that put-down from Saved by the Bell?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 02:02:27 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.

90% cert there's a T-Moblie mast on top of the dance studio on Park View, therefore only 2-300m away from your local.

Been some funny things going on in terms of reception in the last 3-4 days round T&W imo, think its the combo of wind/rain/and greasy leaves, could possibly be that effecting.

Their online signal checker thing reckons I should get "excellent" reception there, 4 bars or so.  Hopefully it's just a temporary thing.

Hope so like, I'm wanting the HD2 and T-Mobile looks like the only company that will do unlimited tinternet for £5pm addon.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 02:04:42 pm
My curve is currently in the fine hands of The Royal Mail. Along with my copy of football manager so i am STILL playing the demo and using a pink phone.  :rant:
Why did you get a curve. It's all about the Bold or the 8900.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 03:07:59 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.

90% cert there's a T-Moblie mast on top of the dance studio on Park View, therefore only 2-300m away from your local.

Been some funny things going on in terms of reception in the last 3-4 days round T&W imo, think its the combo of wind/rain/and greasy leaves, could possibly be that effecting.

Their online signal checker thing reckons I should get "excellent" reception there, 4 bars or so.  Hopefully it's just a temporary thing.

Hope so like, I'm wanting the HD2 and T-Mobile looks like the only company that will do unlimited tinternet for £5pm addon.

They've done a reset on my handset and account, not that I'm too confident it'll do anything.  Put the sim in my Sony Erricson and got much better signal, then a penny dropped and I tried setting the phone to 2G only, which seems to give me better signal around Whitley and Monkseaton, might just have to use that as a workaround in certain places.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 03:41:53 pm
My curve is currently in the fine hands of The Royal Mail. Along with my copy of football manager so i am STILL playing the demo and using a pink phone.  :rant:
Why did you get a curve. It's all about the Bold or the 8900.
I wanted bold but it was £60 more.
Also i have got the curve 8900, it is a curve isnt it?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 06:03:18 pm
Yep, turns out t-mobile reception is f***ing abysmal. Can't even send a text from my local. Ringing up tomorrow to kick off.

90% cert there's a T-Moblie mast on top of the dance studio on Park View, therefore only 2-300m away from your local.

Been some funny things going on in terms of reception in the last 3-4 days round T&W imo, think its the combo of wind/rain/and greasy leaves, could possibly be that effecting.

Their online signal checker thing reckons I should get "excellent" reception there, 4 bars or so.  Hopefully it's just a temporary thing.

Ignore that s****.

http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 08:02:10 pm
My curve is currently in the fine hands of The Royal Mail. Along with my copy of football manager so i am STILL playing the demo and using a pink phone.  :rant:
Why did you get a curve. It's all about the Bold or the 8900.
I wanted bold but it was £60 more.
Also i have got the curve 8900, it is a curve isnt it?
Dunno pm me your pin when it comes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 11:57:10 pm
Anybody know of an easy to use mobile phone for my father, want to get him one for christmas, his he has at the moment is too complicated for him, want one that is a decent size, largish buttons and quite durable. No flip or sliding business either!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 7 November 2009, 10:54:07 am
Just text someone saying "I can taste a kebab" and HTC predictive text automatically changed it to "I can taste a Lebanese."
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:06:43 am
Got my Blackberry, woop. blackberry pin: 21407AE0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:17:51 am
Just text someone saying "I can taste a kebab" and HTC predictive text automatically changed it to "I can taste a Lebanese."

People who use predictive text should have their fingers broken, including wor lass, especially those fukers who don't proof read their texts, primarily wor lass.  :angry:

Fuking lazy b******s.  >:D

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:31:31 am
Just text someone saying "I can taste a kebab" and HTC predictive text automatically changed it to "I can taste a Lebanese."

People who use predictive text should have their fingers broken, including wor lass, especially those fukers who don't proof read their texts, primarily wor lass.  :angry:

Fuking lazy b******s.  >:D

Bit harsh.  :lol: I use it as it's much quicker and I don't see the point in taking ages to write out a message (just normal predictive mind, not the one where it actually changes it to a totally different word like the example above)! Very rarely have I actually sent the message with the wrong word in (only when p*ssed). My mam's f***ing rotten at it though. Thought she had turned into a bit of a bitch as she referred to 'cow', turned out she was on about someone called Amy.  :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:31:45 am
Just text someone saying "I can taste a kebab" and HTC predictive text automatically changed it to "I can taste a Lebanese."

People who use predictive text should have their fingers broken, including wor lass, especially those fukers who don't proof read their texts, primarily wor lass.  :angry:

Fuking lazy b******s.  >:D



Predictive for me like!

I once meant to type "I can taste Lerchans" for my mam, and she recieved "I can taste lesbians" :blush:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:38:53 am
I text my lass about having a neck with her mum.  Should have been meal.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:41:00 am
 :mackems:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:42:57 am
Could text without even looking on my old phone, I miss buttons :/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 7 November 2009, 11:45:10 am
I text my lass about having a neck with her mum.  Should have been meal.

That took 2 reads. (just me tho - pigshit)

Do you say text...... or texted?

Kath used to say text, and we often had battles in the garden
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 7 November 2009, 12:00:18 pm
Just text someone saying "I can taste a kebab" and HTC predictive text automatically changed it to "I can taste a Lebanese."

People who use predictive text should have their fingers broken, including wor lass, especially those fukers who don't proof read their texts, primarily wor lass.  :angry:

Fuking lazy b******s.  >:D

Bit harsh.  :lol: I use it as it's much quicker and I don't see the point in taking ages to write out a message (just normal predictive mind, not the one where it actually changes it to a totally different word like the example above)! Very rarely have I actually sent the message with the wrong word in (only when p*ssed). My mam's f***ing rotten at it though. Thought she had turned into a bit of a bitch as she referred to 'cow', turned out she was on about someone called Amy.  :lol:

Na, no excuses, all shall die... :lol:

I end up having to text back saying WTF was that about? She then goes eh, what do you mean? I then reply look at your fuking message FFS, she'll go i don't save out goings, i'll send her the original text back, then i'll finally get the text that she actually meant...all this wasting 10mins in my life and about 5 texts just to find out something i probably already knew in the fuking first place.  :rant:

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 8 November 2009, 12:22:08 am
Your problem is with predictive texters that don't check their copy. Otherwise, predictive text is SO much more productive than bashing every f***ing number 3 times.

All a bit irrelevant for the QWERTY crew like, brrrraap
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 8 November 2009, 09:31:26 pm
Does anybody have the Samsung S5600?? Apparantly it has no Wi-Fi, but it does have a bunch of other letters that I don't understand haha (including 3G). Does that mean I won't be able to access t'internet in some places (on the bus, metro, bomb shelter etc)??
Thanks
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Monday 9 November 2009, 09:07:51 pm
Could text without even looking on my old phone, I miss buttons :/

How are you finding the phone now? Signal still a big problem? Won't it just use wifi at home, etc.?

I've ordered one on a similar deal you did (3gb internet chucked on for free but 500 free texts - more than enough tbh - instead of unlimited), hope it works fine where I am.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 12 November 2009, 01:05:09 pm
My f***ing phone rang a random number from my pocket, turned out to be a marketting company from USA who had been harrassing me.
they kept my call running for 43mins, without my knowledge, o2 say its costing me 70 odd quid and have refused my appeal on the charge.
f***ing w*****s,... does anybody know how to dispute a bill, and win?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 12 November 2009, 11:31:12 pm
My f***ing phone rang a random number from my pocket, turned out to be a marketting company from USA who had been harrassing me.
they kept my call running for 43mins, without my knowledge, o2 say its costing me 70 odd quid and have refused my appeal on the charge.
f***ing w*****s,... does anybody know how to dispute a bill, and win?

Kevin Keegan?

Nah, seriously that's s*** that they won't let you off that one, try mentioning Watchdog and the local rag if you speak to them about it again perhaps, it's worked for me in the past.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Friday 13 November 2009, 08:45:38 am
Just ordered this badboy... Here (http://www.htc.com/europe/product/hd2/specification.html)   :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 14 November 2009, 02:53:26 pm
Could text without even looking on my old phone, I miss buttons :/

How are you finding the phone now? Signal still a big problem? Won't it just use wifi at home, etc.?

I've ordered one on a similar deal you did (3gb internet chucked on for free but 500 free texts - more than enough tbh - instead of unlimited), hope it works fine where I am.

Yeah, I've got it set to wi-fi in my house and the signal's better than it was - can still be a bit patchy for 3G stuff mind.

Just spotted this for sale on DealExtreme :lol:

(http://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_24347_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 23 November 2009, 02:18:07 pm
One of my mates at uni has the new Saito from SE, got to say its easily the best camera i've seen on any phone if you like that kind of thing.

Really light but plastic feel, almost feels like a toy phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 23 November 2009, 02:20:54 pm
Love love love my curve javelin thing, like that rip off one above!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: M4 on Monday 23 November 2009, 06:57:13 pm
My phone is dying a slow death. Would love to get an Android one and preferably HTC too. Anybody got any good ones?

The HD2 looks nice of course but it's a little pricey and maybe just too big! (Plus on Windows mobiles).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 04:48:53 pm
My phone is dying a slow death. Would love to get an Android one and preferably HTC too. Anybody got any good ones?

The HD2 looks nice of course but it's a little pricey and maybe just too big! (Plus on Windows mobiles).

I've got an HD2, it's absolutely amazing, don't let the price and size put you off, it's well worth the price tag. As for the size, it may be large width/height wise, but it's thin, and there's been quite a few times I've had to check if it's actually in my pocket. All in all, amazing phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Tuesday 24 November 2009, 05:44:22 pm
How many blackberry users we got? PM me pins for late night cheeky texts. :shifty:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 9 April 2010, 12:26:42 am
Right, fingers crossed I'll be moving out soon and I want a decent phone (contract) to use rather than my current PAYG thing which has taken a right battering even though it's only a few months old.

I don't keep my finger on the pulse regarding new phones, and software for them etc. So am a bit clueless as to what to go for. My mate reckons an iPhone, but I find his annoying to use and I hate the touch screen texting.

Looking to pay about £25 a month, can anyone recommend me a decent deal? Would quite like unlimited internet, but texts and minutes I'm not too bothered as long as it's reasonable.

I realise this is quite vague, but I'm not picky at all. I'll probably drop and break it within a week anyhow.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 9 April 2010, 12:30:30 am
If you can handle touch screens iPhone is the phone to have. But i can't, i don't like them.
My brother just yesterday got the new Bold and it's brilliant. I got a Blackberry and love it.
I'd recommend Blackberry.

Think my brother went for £35 unlimited internet, Unlimited Texts, 600 minutes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 9 April 2010, 02:19:39 am
Cheers, was looking at the Blackberry actually as I like the look of the keypad.

Is this a good deal? http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/BlackBerry/BlackBerry-Curve-8520/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29-Free-BlackBerry/2705937?adnetwork=dgm

Fair usage of 1gb, is that decent? What happens if I go over that?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 9 April 2010, 08:57:22 am
If you want to use the phone for messaging and phone calls only, then a blackberry is fine. But I don't understand why you'd get one of them when any Android (or the iPhone) would do so, so much more.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: brummie on Friday 9 April 2010, 09:32:26 am
My phone is dying a slow death. Would love to get an Android one and preferably HTC too. Anybody got any good ones?

The HD2 looks nice of course but it's a little pricey and maybe just too big! (Plus on Windows mobiles).

HD2 is Win Mobile 6.5 with the HTC Sense UI stuck on it, and it won't be upgradable to WinMo 7.

I took delivery of a HTC Desire yesterday. Impressed thus far. Screen is an absolute belter.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Friday 9 April 2010, 10:30:44 am
How's the web browsing?  If IIRC you had an iPhone too.  How does it compare? 
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 9 April 2010, 10:48:09 am
Just had my HTC Legend delivered, looks amazing, cant wait to have a play with it :celb:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 9 April 2010, 10:50:28 am
Just had my HTC Legend delivered, looks amazing, cant wait to have a play with it :celb:
Jealous, it looks amazing.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 9 April 2010, 10:56:34 am
Just had my HTC Legend delivered, looks amazing, cant wait to have a play with it :celb:
Jealous, it looks amazing.

Its worth the 2 months of abuse and fighting with Vodafone to get it, massive discounts on my plan too as compensation, suppose i am happy i stayed with them now  ;D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mugatu on Friday 9 April 2010, 11:30:42 am
Had an HTC Desire for a couple of weeks now. BEST. PHONE. EVER.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: brummie on Friday 9 April 2010, 12:48:04 pm
How's the web browsing?  If IIRC you had an iPhone too.  How does it compare? 

Favourably so far, although not had much time to play around with it yet

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 9 April 2010, 01:29:10 pm
Cheers, was looking at the Blackberry actually as I like the look of the keypad.

Is this a good deal? http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/BlackBerry/BlackBerry-Curve-8520/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29-Free-BlackBerry/2705937?adnetwork=dgm

Fair usage of 1gb, is that decent? What happens if I go over that?
I'm ALWAYS on the internet on my phone and i haven't ever gone over the vodafone fair usage of 500mb. That should be fine for anybody.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 9 April 2010, 02:36:57 pm
Just had my HTC Legend delivered, looks amazing, cant wait to have a play with it :celb:

I am a major andriod virgin, takes a bit getting used to ;D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 9 April 2010, 02:38:40 pm
Cheers, was looking at the Blackberry actually as I like the look of the keypad.

Is this a good deal? http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/BlackBerry/BlackBerry-Curve-8520/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29-Free-BlackBerry/2705937?adnetwork=dgm

Fair usage of 1gb, is that decent? What happens if I go over that?
I'm ALWAYS on the internet on my phone and i haven't ever gone over the vodafone fair usage of 500mb. That should be fine for anybody.

I'm pretty sure I could go over that on an iPhone. Maybe not on a Blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mugatu on Friday 9 April 2010, 02:46:23 pm
T- Mobile are doing some great deals on the HTC Desire and they give you a 3gb data allowance. I got mine for £15 p/m with an upront phone cost of £129 (plus got £40 quidco). That gets you 300 mins/300 texts plus a booster which you can use for unlimited texts or landlines etc.

As for the browsing experience it's amazing. Much better than my iPhone. The high res screen really helps and the way the text auto resizes when you zoom in makes so much sense.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 9 April 2010, 03:01:37 pm
How's the web browsing?  If IIRC you had an iPhone too.  How does it compare? 

Favourably so far, although not had much time to play around with it yet


Does it have the same feature as the Legend, where it resizes the text so you always just have to scroll up and down while reading a page? That looks effin brilliant on the Legend IMO.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Mugatu on Friday 9 April 2010, 03:55:13 pm
How's the web browsing?  If IIRC you had an iPhone too.  How does it compare? 

Favourably so far, although not had much time to play around with it yet


Does it have the same feature as the Legend, where it resizes the text so you always just have to scroll up and down while reading a page? That looks effin brilliant on the Legend IMO.

Yeah that's the feature I'm talking about above.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 9 April 2010, 04:03:48 pm
Also, i had the HERO which despite being a very good phone i got rid of because of the touch screen issue and also the fact it was too girly for my manly persona.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 9 April 2010, 04:06:21 pm
Was that on Windows Mobile or Android?

Either way, Windows Mobile based phones should be automatically discounted on this thread. We need a WinMo filter, they just exist to confuse people. People see HTC phones getting such fantastic reviews and then go out and buy a Windows Mobile based HTC phone. Poor uneducated b******s.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 9 April 2010, 04:13:07 pm
Was that on Windows Mobile or Android?

Either way, Windows Mobile based phones should be automatically discounted on this thread. We need a WinMo filter, they just exist to confuse people. People see HTC phones getting such fantastic reviews and then go out and buy a Windows Mobile based HTC phone. Poor uneducated b******s.
Android
I had the HTC HD Pro thing before that on Windows Mobile and it was horrible.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 9 April 2010, 04:20:37 pm
I dunno whether to get an i-phone, or this. Every f***er has one over here, and it looks pretty f***ing nifty.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sharp-phone.com/contents/images/device/862-92.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sharp-phone.com/contents/asia/sx862_faqs_en.html&usg=__rDcsVXK0CAbcgwDPiuldO0PHtRw=&h=240&w=240&sz=24&hl=en&start=18&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=CXgPLwYapzameM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsharp%2Bmobile%2BSX862%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 9 April 2010, 05:24:17 pm
Flip phone, oh dear.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 9 April 2010, 05:35:16 pm
If you want to use the phone for messaging and phone calls only, then a blackberry is fine. But I don't understand why you'd get one of them when any Android (or the iPhone) would do so, so much more.

What's best for web browsing?

Looking at this now http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/HTC/HTC-Desire-Free-Line-Rental-Discount/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-25-%2824mths%29-inc.-Internet/3963719?adnetwork=dgm

Seems pretty good to me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 9 April 2010, 05:37:36 pm
If you want to use the phone for messaging and phone calls only, then a blackberry is fine. But I don't understand why you'd get one of them when any Android (or the iPhone) would do so, so much more.

What's best for web browsing?

Looking at this now http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/HTC/HTC-Desire-Free-Line-Rental-Discount/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-25-%2824mths%29-inc.-Internet/3963719?adnetwork=dgm

Seems pretty good to me.

I don't know the differences between the Android versions on each HTC phone, better asking some one else on that. But any Android phone or iPhone would be a better internet phone than a Blackberry.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 9 April 2010, 05:38:45 pm
Dropped my phone down the toilet in a club last night. p*ssed on it. Doesn't work now.

Anyone know any cheap phones with a bit of character? I can't bring myself to buy one of those soulless £5 pieces of s***.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Friday 9 April 2010, 05:55:54 pm
How's the web browsing?  If IIRC you had an iPhone too.  How does it compare? 

Favourably so far, although not had much time to play around with it yet



Grab Opera Mini 5 from the market if you want to do some web browsing, see how you find it compared to the default browser - it's unbelievably fast.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 10 April 2010, 02:26:10 am
I dunno whether to get an i-phone, or this. Every f***er has one over here, and it looks pretty f***ing nifty.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sharp-phone.com/contents/images/device/862-92.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sharp-phone.com/contents/asia/sx862_faqs_en.html&usg=__rDcsVXK0CAbcgwDPiuldO0PHtRw=&h=240&w=240&sz=24&hl=en&start=18&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=CXgPLwYapzameM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsharp%2Bmobile%2BSX862%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1
iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 10 April 2010, 11:49:36 am
I dunno if the iphone has it, but the Sharp has this thing where you run it over a card reader and the charge for whatever you've bought is added onto your phone bill. I thought that was pretty class.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 10 April 2010, 08:47:25 pm
Went for the HTC Desire. 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited internet on T-mobile. Works out around £22 per month, pretty pleased with that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 10 April 2010, 08:57:06 pm
My HTC HD2 phone has broke today, the screen is completely blank  :weep:

Still have about 14 months of contract left and having never been in this sort of situation don't really know what to do. Is there any chance Virgin will replace/fix it for free?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Saturday 10 April 2010, 09:10:17 pm
Im getting tired of my Blackberry like, it just lacks any major features.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 22 April 2010, 03:21:41 pm
Can anyone who knows about phones, tell me a phone that is similar to an iphone that i could pick up on PAYG?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 22 April 2010, 03:58:58 pm
My HTC HD2 phone has broke today, the screen is completely blank  :weep:

Still have about 14 months of contract left and having never been in this sort of situation don't really know what to do. Is there any chance Virgin will replace/fix it for free?


You should have no problem getting it sorted mate, if you haven't already.
The handset will be covered against faults for the length of your contract.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:01:48 pm
Can anyone who knows about phones, tell me a phone that is similar to an iphone that i could pick up on PAYG?

You can pick up pretty much any phone mate but you'd pay top dollar for a top spec sim free handset.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:03:20 pm
My HTC HD2 phone has broke today, the screen is completely blank  :weep:

Still have about 14 months of contract left and having never been in this sort of situation don't really know what to do. Is there any chance Virgin will replace/fix it for free?


You should have no problem getting it sorted mate, if you haven't already.
The handset will be covered against faults for the length of your contract.


Aye, tis getting taken away today  :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:25:11 pm
Can anyone who knows about phones, tell me a phone that is similar to an iphone that i could pick up on PAYG?

You can pick up pretty much any phone mate but you'd pay top dollar for a top spec sim free handset.

well im looking at oaying around £150?? can i get anything that has the same type of setup as an iphone for that? i.e apps etc ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:35:39 pm
Thinking about getting the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

I'd avoid that mate. I know 2 people who have had them in the last 10 days and both have got shot of them.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:36:47 pm
Can anyone who knows about phones, tell me a phone that is similar to an iphone that i could pick up on PAYG?

You can pick up pretty much any phone mate but you'd pay top dollar for a top spec sim free handset.

well im looking at oaying around £150?? can i get anything that has the same type of setup as an iphone for that? i.e apps etc ?


I'd be shocked if you could owy new for that kinda money mate. Tbh I'm not the best person to ask though, I'm sure someone will be able to give you more info on here when they see this :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 22 April 2010, 04:42:48 pm
My HTC HD2 phone has broke today, the screen is completely blank  :weep:

Still have about 14 months of contract left and having never been in this sort of situation don't really know what to do. Is there any chance Virgin will replace/fix it for free?


You should have no problem getting it sorted mate, if you haven't already.
The handset will be covered against faults for the length of your contract.


Aye, tis getting taken away today  :aww:

Nice one mate.
I've had a few faulty ones over the years and they've all been sorted. It's just a pain having to back everything up to send it away.
As much as the network was s****, 3 were probably the best for repairs.
Courier out the next day to pick it up and back within 3 working days.
The last phone I had with them developed a fault 3 weeks before my contract was due to expire. Handset was sent away and they couldn't fix it so they sent me a brand new handset which was an upgraded version of what I sent back.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: jarrovianmag on Thursday 22 April 2010, 05:08:54 pm
Just upgraded to the Sony Ericsson X1.

Lovely piece of kit, but Android takes a little bit of getting used to.

Anyone else got one?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 22 April 2010, 11:43:32 pm
Just got a new iPhone - any tips?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 23 April 2010, 12:23:03 am
Just got a new iPhone - any tips?

Wait for the new iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 11:24:12 pm
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 09:31:08 pm
Aargh, in dilema, I have to get a new contract in next couple of days, want to get an iphone but know I'll be gutted if the 4g comes out in a couple of months!!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 09:58:31 pm
New iPhone WILL be coming out end of June/early July. Guaranteed. Nailed on.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: macphisto on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 10:25:43 pm
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?

Already posted about the Desire in another thread, I've had the Desire now for around a month and I've found it to be brilliant! Never had a smart phone before so I can't compare it to any thing else but it's great for browsing, easy to download apps, keyboard is good (I downloaded another keyboard called thick keys) and the whole phne is very quick whatever you're doing!

This is the deal I got for renewing with Vodafone:
free phone
900 minutes
unlimited texts
500mb internet, they have fair use policy and if you go over they said I wouldn't be charged. Not too worried as I mostly link up with wifi
stop the clock
18 month contract
£35 per month
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 11:10:51 pm
Went for the HTC Desire. 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited internet on T-mobile. Works out around £22 per month, pretty pleased with that.

Still not got it. Looooooooooooooooooooong. But it's been "Ready for dispatch" for a while now. :angry:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 29 April 2010, 11:39:52 am
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?

Already posted about the Desire in another thread, I've had the Desire now for around a month and I've found it to be brilliant! Never had a smart phone before so I can't compare it to any thing else but it's great for browsing, easy to download apps, keyboard is good (I downloaded another keyboard called thick keys) and the whole phne is very quick whatever you're doing!

This is the deal I got for renewing with Vodafone:
free phone
900 minutes
unlimited texts
500mb internet, they have fair use policy and if you go over they said I wouldn't be charged. Not too worried as I mostly link up with wifi
stop the clock
18 month contract
£35 per month


Cheers for that mate.
Could you tell me what the music player is like on it ? I've read so many reviews and watched numerous videos about the phone and every now and then someone mentions that the music player is so bad that it's almost unusable.
I don't have an iPod or any other kind of mp3 player so I like to listen to music on my phone whenever I'm traveling or walking anywhere and if this is as bad as people are making out then I'd seriously have to reconsider option for a Desire.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: macphisto on Thursday 29 April 2010, 05:08:03 pm
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?

Already posted about the Desire in another thread, I've had the Desire now for around a month and I've found it to be brilliant! Never had a smart phone before so I can't compare it to any thing else but it's great for browsing, easy to download apps, keyboard is good (I downloaded another keyboard called thick keys) and the whole phne is very quick whatever you're doing!

This is the deal I got for renewing with Vodafone:
free phone
900 minutes
unlimited texts
500mb internet, they have fair use policy and if you go over they said I wouldn't be charged. Not too worried as I mostly link up with wifi
stop the clock
18 month contract
£35 per month


Cheers for that mate.
Could you tell me what the music player is like on it ? I've read so many reviews and watched numerous videos about the phone and every now and then someone mentions that the music player is so bad that it's almost unusable.
I don't have an iPod or any other kind of mp3 player so I like to listen to music on my phone whenever I'm traveling or walking anywhere and if this is as bad as people are making out then I'd seriously have to reconsider option for a Desire.



Yeah I too read about the music player not being too good. When I first got my phone I got a little too excited and downloaded a load of apps, one of which was Rockon Music Player (you might see it called 3). I used this for a little while but didn't like it so I then started to use the default player which I hadn't tried. Been using it ever since and I haven't got any complaints as it's easy to use, it's basic but does the job.

For transferring the music all I did  was plug the desire into my laptop and copied over the folders from iTunes, the desire recognised these folders no problem.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 April 2010, 05:14:40 pm
Aargh, in dilema, I have to get a new contract in next couple of days, want to get an iphone but know I'll be gutted if the 4g comes out in a couple of months!!

Get out of him NOW. You don't know where he's been.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 29 April 2010, 11:11:08 pm
Went for the HTC Desire. 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited internet on T-mobile. Works out around £22 per month, pretty pleased with that.

Still not got it. Looooooooooooooooooooong. But it's been "Ready for dispatch" for a while now. :angry:

Did you get that from T-Mobile direct mate ?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 29 April 2010, 11:13:30 pm
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?

Already posted about the Desire in another thread, I've had the Desire now for around a month and I've found it to be brilliant! Never had a smart phone before so I can't compare it to any thing else but it's great for browsing, easy to download apps, keyboard is good (I downloaded another keyboard called thick keys) and the whole phne is very quick whatever you're doing!

This is the deal I got for renewing with Vodafone:
free phone
900 minutes
unlimited texts
500mb internet, they have fair use policy and if you go over they said I wouldn't be charged. Not too worried as I mostly link up with wifi
stop the clock
18 month contract
£35 per month


Cheers for that mate.
Could you tell me what the music player is like on it ? I've read so many reviews and watched numerous videos about the phone and every now and then someone mentions that the music player is so bad that it's almost unusable.
I don't have an iPod or any other kind of mp3 player so I like to listen to music on my phone whenever I'm traveling or walking anywhere and if this is as bad as people are making out then I'd seriously have to reconsider option for a Desire.



Yeah I too read about the music player not being too good. When I first got my phone I got a little too excited and downloaded a load of apps, one of which was Rockon Music Player (you might see it called 3). I used this for a little while but didn't like it so I then started to use the default player which I hadn't tried. Been using it ever since and I haven't got any complaints as it's easy to use, it's basic but does the job.

For transferring the music all I did  was plug the desire into my laptop and copied over the folders from iTunes, the desire recognised these folders no problem.

Ironically I've just read the in depth review on GSM Arena and it more or less says the Media Player is great and 2nd only to the iPhone.

I don't like the lack of a graphic eq. but do you find it's loud enough ??
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 29 April 2010, 11:30:52 pm
Went for the HTC Desire. 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited internet on T-mobile. Works out around £22 per month, pretty pleased with that.

Still not got it. Looooooooooooooooooooong. But it's been "Ready for dispatch" for a while now. :angry:

Did you get that from T-Mobile direct mate ?

Just noticed that the one I quoted there I ended up cancelling as they kept pushing the stock back. Got another deal from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk.

Just an 18 month contract and came with a 4gb memory card installed.

Got it today, first impressions are it's a great phone, still trying to get my head round everything, but it's super fast and the web browser is excellent.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: macphisto on Thursday 29 April 2010, 11:38:20 pm
Can anybody who said they'd got a HTC Desire pass comment on what they think of it ?

Already posted about the Desire in another thread, I've had the Desire now for around a month and I've found it to be brilliant! Never had a smart phone before so I can't compare it to any thing else but it's great for browsing, easy to download apps, keyboard is good (I downloaded another keyboard called thick keys) and the whole phne is very quick whatever you're doing!

This is the deal I got for renewing with Vodafone:
free phone
900 minutes
unlimited texts
500mb internet, they have fair use policy and if you go over they said I wouldn't be charged. Not too worried as I mostly link up with wifi
stop the clock
18 month contract
£35 per month


Cheers for that mate.
Could you tell me what the music player is like on it ? I've read so many reviews and watched numerous videos about the phone and every now and then someone mentions that the music player is so bad that it's almost unusable.
I don't have an iPod or any other kind of mp3 player so I like to listen to music on my phone whenever I'm traveling or walking anywhere and if this is as bad as people are making out then I'd seriously have to reconsider option for a Desire.



Yeah I too read about the music player not being too good. When I first got my phone I got a little too excited and downloaded a load of apps, one of which was Rockon Music Player (you might see it called 3). I used this for a little while but didn't like it so I then started to use the default player which I hadn't tried. Been using it ever since and I haven't got any complaints as it's easy to use, it's basic but does the job.

For transferring the music all I did  was plug the desire into my laptop and copied over the folders from iTunes, the desire recognised these folders no problem.

Ironically I've just read the in depth review on GSM Arena and it more or less says the Media Player is great and 2nd only to the iPhone.

I don't like the lack of a graphic eq. but do you find it's loud enough ??

I use Shure earphones (not sure of model) with my Desire and it's more than loud enough, on par with my ipod. I feel like a bit of salesman for HTC but seriously I haven't found any trouble with the phone as a music player. After posting my reply earlier I also downloaded another music play called Tunewiki which also seems pretty easy to use too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Friday 30 April 2010, 10:34:39 am
Went for the HTC Desire. 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited internet on T-mobile. Works out around £22 per month, pretty pleased with that.

Still not got it. Looooooooooooooooooooong. But it's been "Ready for dispatch" for a while now. :angry:

Did you get that from T-Mobile direct mate ?

Just noticed that the one I quoted there I ended up cancelling as they kept pushing the stock back. Got another deal from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk.

Just an 18 month contract and came with a 4gb memory card installed.

Got it today, first impressions are it's a great phone, still trying to get my head round everything, but it's super fast and the web browser is excellent.

I'm with T-Mobile and they said I could have my upgrade a week early, which would be tomorrow.
I've just rang the store to see if they had any Desires in stock and the guy just laughed at me.
I then rang customer services and was told that a massive shipment is still grounded somewhere due to the volcano and they'll be lucky if they've got them by this time next week. Gutted :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Friday 30 April 2010, 10:35:45 am
Nice one Macphisto, sounds good enough to me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 30 April 2010, 11:45:48 am
news would anyone like a very good priced iPhone contract:

18 months,
£35 a Month
3GS 16GB
£49 one off fee

let me know, been offered it end of my old contract, they say they will allow transfer of ownership of the account
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 30 April 2010, 11:48:57 am
Not that I want it, but how many minutes/txts?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Saturday 8 May 2010, 09:44:13 pm
Just ordered the HTC Desire. Quite pleased, it's been ages since I've had anything other than an outdated brick for a phone... :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Sunday 9 May 2010, 03:12:12 pm
Well, spent an hour in the vodafone shop deliberating and mucking around with the iPhone and Nexus One.  Rationally in terms of technical performance etc, the nexus was the winner. But there was a couple if issues with buttons at bottom in terms of responsivness and I couldn't get used to the stupid plastic roller ball, so like a shallow lemming, I followed the masses and iPhoned up. 
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 9 May 2010, 03:16:39 pm
Not that I want it, but how many minutes/txts?
400 mins unlimited texts
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 9 May 2010, 08:50:11 pm
Well, spent an hour in the vodafone shop deliberating and mucking around with the iPhone and Nexus One.  Rationally in terms of technical performance etc, the nexus was the winner. But there was a couple if issues with buttons at bottom in terms of responsivness and I couldn't get used to the stupid plastic roller ball, so like a shallow lemming, I followed the masses and iPhoned up. 

You don't use the roller ball, it's basically only needed every couple of days just when editing some text.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 10 May 2010, 01:15:29 am
Just upgraded to the Sony Ericsson X1.

Lovely piece of kit, but Android takes a little bit of getting used to.

Anyone else got one?
The X1 which was made and designed by HTC for Sony, I have to admit it looks rather nice, but I can't wait for the new iPhone, it looks mint.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Thursday 13 May 2010, 06:43:56 pm
Must say, this Desire is f***ing class. I've spent the last 2 days just messing about with it, it's so quick and responsive...  :thup:

Love the whole android thing too... :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 13 May 2010, 11:34:29 pm
Must say, this Desire is f***ing class. I've spent the last 2 days just messing about with it, it's so quick and responsive...  :thup:

Love the whole android thing too... :lol:
Stop it! I want a Legend or Desire, but there is no way in hell I could afford a new phone at the moment.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Thursday 13 May 2010, 11:38:36 pm
Yeah Coco dont rub it in. I'm still waiting on mine, fooking T-Mobile :( lol
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Sunday 16 May 2010, 04:01:45 pm
I'm about due to upgrade my phone so, naturally, I'm thinking of hanging around til June/July for the new iPhone. Has there been any kind of confirmation/respectable speculation on the specs for it? I'm thinking mainly about the camera, as that is what put me off the original.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 16 May 2010, 04:16:38 pm
I'm about due to upgrade my phone so, naturally, I'm thinking of hanging around til June/July for the new iPhone. Has there been any kind of confirmation/respectable speculation on the specs for it? I'm thinking mainly about the camera, as that is what put me off the original.

http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Sunday 16 May 2010, 04:26:17 pm
I'm about due to upgrade my phone so, naturally, I'm thinking of hanging around til June/July for the new iPhone. Has there been any kind of confirmation/respectable speculation on the specs for it? I'm thinking mainly about the camera, as that is what put me off the original.

http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

Yeah, cheers. I'd seen that at the time, was just hoping that there'd been more concrete info on the megapixel etc. I'm getting a new camera in time for my hols, but it's always been very important for me to have a good camera on my phone, too.

Are the latest HTC phones now truly comparable to the features that the iPhone offers? I'm not really up to speed on Android capabilities. What's the app availability like in comparison?

I just can't wait to get rid of this bollocks I8910.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 16 May 2010, 04:29:09 pm
I'm about due to upgrade my phone so, naturally, I'm thinking of hanging around til June/July for the new iPhone. Has there been any kind of confirmation/respectable speculation on the specs for it? I'm thinking mainly about the camera, as that is what put me off the original.

http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

Yeah, cheers. I'd seen that at the time, was just hoping that there'd been more concrete info on the megapixel etc. I'm getting a new camera in time for my hols, but it's always been very important for me to have a good camera on my phone, too.

Are the latest HTC phones now truly comparable to the features that the iPhone offers? I'm not really up to speed on Android capabilities. What's the app availability like in comparison?

I just can't wait to get rid of this bollocks I8910.


They're not announcing any features until it's announced. All we know so far is from two lost phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Sunday 16 May 2010, 04:32:58 pm
Ah, fair play. Thought as much. Cheers anyway.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Monday 17 May 2010, 11:39:12 am
I'm trying to replace my iphone after having it for a week - reception is terrible and I know its the phone itself as my previous blackberry on the same network, worked perfectly before.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 17 May 2010, 03:59:47 pm
HTC Desire > Iphone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BottledDog on Monday 17 May 2010, 05:00:03 pm
Ah, fair play. Thought as much. Cheers anyway.

Wan't the best camera on a phone, Nokia N8 hands down! :smitten:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 4 June 2010, 09:00:09 am
Ive just gone onto contract for the first time in years. I got the Sony Vivaz on Orange.

Now is it just me or do they do no free Apps?!

Everyone i speak too always goes on about all these free Apps they get, weather updates, skysports news feeds, sky news feeds and loads of other dafts ones. The only free one i can see on the App store is a world cup update thing from orange and it wont even bloody install!!

Is it only certain networks that do free ones?!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 4 June 2010, 12:04:33 pm
HTC Desire > Iphone

after having an iphone and playing around on a desire I agree
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 4 June 2010, 12:10:08 pm
In what ways is it better? Never had a go on a Desire.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 12:13:31 pm
I'm confused by all these Android phones. What's the difference between the Desire and the Incredible? Or is it the same thing? They multi-name these b******s too much.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 4 June 2010, 01:27:22 pm
I'm confused by all these Android phones. What's the difference between the Desire and the Incredible? Or is it the same thing? They multi-name these b******s too much.

the desire and nexus one are the same phone (expect nexus one has google branding all over the phone).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 4 June 2010, 01:30:32 pm
In what ways is it better? Never had a go on a Desire.

Screen is AMOLED (iphone had 480 x 360 resolution, desire has 800 x 400).
Desire has faster processor.
Better camera with flash,
removeable battery, (this is my biggest hate of the iphone)
android has flash and few more features,
removeable memory cards.

iphone is better simply on software terms, but android is catching up
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 01:53:04 pm
In what ways is it better? Never had a go on a Desire.

Screen is AMOLED (iphone had 480 x 360 resolution, desire has 800 x 400).
Desire has faster processor.
Better camera with flash,
removeable battery, (this is my biggest hate of the iphone)
android has flash and few more features,
removeable memory cards.

iphone is better simply on software terms, but android is catching up

You're comparing it to a 12 month old phone though, if the Gizmodo leaks are on the button (which, tbh, they will be) the new iPhone will be out soon enough and will beat the resolution, have an improved camera with flash and will probably have the A4 chip at the same Ghz as the Desire processor.

Removable memory cards - aka you're going to get a 4GB card with it and then buy a 32gb card for £60.

Removable battery - HTC battery life on Android phones has been no better than on the iPhone, why do you care about this? Are you actually going to buy a second battery? Otherwise, what difference does this make? If I had the phone for over 3 or 4 years, maybe I'd agree, but this won't ever happen.

Flash, yes, it has flash, I don't miss it at all, but it is ultimately a win for Android on that front.

I'm not sure what these few more features are though, especially if you account for iPhone OS 4.0. Unless the new features include exciting things like over the air updates that come 6 months after they've been released, wiping all your contacts and settings. Oh, and maybe the inability to sync with a mac is a feature? How about the "s*** Media Player (SMP)" feature? Has anyone actually ever used the media player on an Android phone, or are people just going to claim "they prefer a separate mp3 player anyway".

My point is that the iPhone and Android phones have their positives and negatives, and I fail to see how one can be so nonchalantly claimed as resoundingly better than the other. I've got an iPhone because it is more suited to what I want out of my phone, compatible with my mac and because imo it has a greater ability to attract developers to create new and innovative things for this platform.

Right, I'm done with my little rant-ette.


Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 4 June 2010, 04:46:56 pm
In what ways is it better? Never had a go on a Desire.

Screen is AMOLED (iphone had 480 x 360 resolution, desire has 800 x 400).
Desire has faster processor.
Better camera with flash,
removeable battery, (this is my biggest hate of the iphone)
android has flash and few more features,
removeable memory cards.

iphone is better simply on software terms, but android is catching up

You're comparing it to a 12 month old phone though, if the Gizmodo leaks are on the button (which, tbh, they will be) the new iPhone will be out soon enough and will beat the resolution, have an improved camera with flash and will probably have the A4 chip at the same Ghz as the Desire processor.

Removable memory cards - aka you're going to get a 4GB card with it and then buy a 32gb card for £60.

Removable battery - HTC battery life on Android phones has been no better than on the iPhone, why do you care about this? Are you actually going to buy a second battery? Otherwise, what difference does this make? If I had the phone for over 3 or 4 years, maybe I'd agree, but this won't ever happen.

Flash, yes, it has flash, I don't miss it at all, but it is ultimately a win for Android on that front.

I'm not sure what these few more features are though, especially if you account for iPhone OS 4.0. Unless the new features include exciting things like over the air updates that come 6 months after they've been released, wiping all your contacts and settings. Oh, and maybe the inability to sync with a mac is a feature? How about the "s*** Media Player (SMP)" feature? Has anyone actually ever used the media player on an Android phone, or are people just going to claim "they prefer a separate mp3 player anyway".

My point is that the iPhone and Android phones have their positives and negatives, and I fail to see how one can be so nonchalantly claimed as resoundingly better than the other. I've got an iPhone because it is more suited to what I want out of my phone, compatible with my mac and because imo it has a greater ability to attract developers to create new and innovative things for this platform.

Right, I'm done with my little rant-ette.



removeable battery is a must for myself when i can't get near a USB port! best example is that i might be going to leeds festival, i will need spare battery's for that

also the vast majority of people don't own a mac!

the new iphone will feature wise be on par with the desire, but it'll cost over a contract a s*** load more!

those ppl that have 3g still can't even record video on the phone wtf
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:29:26 pm
Messed about on mates' iPhones and one thing I hate is the no home screen thing, purely cosmetic, but I love the 'scene' feature on my Desire. The mp3 player on my phone is fine, just drag and dropped all the albums I wanted into the mp3 folder, then the media player recognised them straight away and asked if it should find all the album covers which is handy. All you have to do then is create a shortcut to it and put it on the home screen. One touch to swap song, one to pause and one to open the media player fully.

Was amazed to find out iPhones don't have bluetooth though, only with eachother, bit s***.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:30:49 pm
Was amazed to find out iPhones don't have bluetooth though, only with eachother, bit s***.

:kinnear:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:31:54 pm
Messed about on mates' iPhones and one thing I hate is the no home screen thing, purely cosmetic, but I love the 'scene' feature on my Desire.

What is this? A widget thing?

The iPhone could definitely do with the options of widgets on the front screen.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:32:43 pm
Have I pulled a gooden out there? We were in the car and I offered to send a song to my mate with an iPhone, he said they only work like that with other iPhones?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:35:24 pm
Messed about on mates' iPhones and one thing I hate is the no home screen thing, purely cosmetic, but I love the 'scene' feature on my Desire.

What is this? A widget thing?

The iPhone could definitely do with the options of widgets on the front screen.

Yeah, there's 6 home screens (more than I need, only use 3) that you can flick to either side of a main home screen. You can completely customise what's on there and have widgets to facebook, apps basically anything you want. Takes a bit of getting used to but it works well.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:37:23 pm
Have I pulled a gooden out there? We were in the car and I offered to send a song to my mate with an iPhone, he said they only work like that with other iPhones?

Ah right. Nah, it's pretty much the same as any iPod in that you can only sync music with iTunes. You sync with 1 computer and you can't pull the mp3s off that iPod with any other computer. etc etc etc. You couldn't share between iPhones either tbh.

It's a disadvantage of any of the iPods if you're looking to share mp3s easily. But the last thing iTunes wants is for you to be sharing out your mp3s for free. Still, get plenty of goodness through iTunes and genius and all that crap to make me not hate it.

You can't file manage* at all on the iPhone anyway, so bluetooth wont have the same features I suppose. I've never really thought about it. You can do your standard contact sharing, bluetooth headset and (now) audio over bluetooth afaik, never tried.

*saying that, there definitely is 'an app for that' :snod:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:39:05 pm
Messed about on mates' iPhones and one thing I hate is the no home screen thing, purely cosmetic, but I love the 'scene' feature on my Desire.

What is this? A widget thing?

The iPhone could definitely do with the options of widgets on the front screen.

Yeah, there's 6 home screens (more than I need, only use 3) that you can flick to either side of a main home screen. You can completely customise what's on there and have widgets to facebook, apps basically anything you want. Takes a bit of getting used to but it works well.

Aye I know the ins and outs pretty well cos my girlfriend has a Droid Eris/Hero?  (upon my recommendation I hasten to add). I just wasn't aware of what you meant by 'scene' feature. I guess we'll see what Monday brings as far as the iPhone and OS4 goes.

+ She can't get any f***ing songs on it though because it flat out refuses to work on her Mac.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:40:35 pm
Getting either a iphone or the xperia x10 tomorrow, just need to choose now... :undecided:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:41:33 pm
Getting either a iphone or the xperia x10 tomorrow, just need to choose now... :undecided:

Why would you get an iPhone now when they're going to announce a new one on Monday? This will inevitably reduce the price of the current iPhones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:42:57 pm
Ah, the scenes are pre loaded on there and are basically home screens set out for people with different needs. Like media, work etc so you don't have to do it all yourself if you want to change the layout.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Friday 4 June 2010, 07:43:03 pm
Getting either a iphone or the xperia x10 tomorrow, just need to choose now... :undecided:

Why would you get an iPhone now when they're going to announce a new one on Monday? This will inevitably reduce the price of the current iPhones.

They'll reduce the price-plans?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Saturday 5 June 2010, 03:10:37 pm
Got the HTC desire. Beautiful!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Saturday 5 June 2010, 05:44:25 pm
Can you bluetooth files on Android? I'm fairly sure you can't.

Easiest way would probably have been to email it to him.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 5 June 2010, 08:07:30 pm
Do you mean between two Android phones or between any phones? Definitely sent a couple of songs via Bluetooth to a non Android.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 5 June 2010, 08:16:48 pm
Android has no bundled Bluetooth app but there are loads of free ones that do the job. I've sent files over bluetooth to loads of people.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 5 June 2010, 08:41:51 pm
Mine was built into my Desire already.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 5 June 2010, 08:43:24 pm
I want a Samsung Galaxy S. :fwap:

I am waiting for it to become available on the appropriate network.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 5 June 2010, 08:49:22 pm
Mine was built into my Desire already.

New version might have it by default then.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MW on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 01:36:05 pm
Been offered an upgrade on 3 (i know lots of people dont like them but ive never had any trouble)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for free
Unlimited internet free
900 minutes/texts mix and match (more than enough for me)#
a load of other stuff but ^^ are the important things for me
£28 a month including everything

is this good contract? any thoughts on the phone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 01:42:18 pm
Been offered an upgrade on 3 (i know lots of people dont like them but ive never had any trouble)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for free
Unlimited internet free
900 minutes/texts mix and match (more than enough for me)#
a load of other stuff but ^^ are the important things for me
£28 a month including everything

is this good contract? any thoughts on the phone

not brilliant, the x10 has had awful feedback from users

you really want a desire
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 01:44:28 pm
Timescape on the Xperia X10 looks canny, as does the rest of the phone tbh. How long is the contract though? 12 or 18 months and it looks a canny deal, 24 and it's still decent IMO, but I usually stay away from such long contracts.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 02:07:30 pm
I've read iffy reviews about the Xperia like. The hardware is all good, but Sony have somehow managed to make the software unresponsive and have also implemented a very poor on-screen keyboard.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 08:36:14 pm
I have an upgrade coming up,

htc desire or iphone 3gs (i know the 4 is coming out but i can get a good deal on this)

Most important things to me are e-mail, applications and internet

any suggestions?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 08:37:30 pm
probably a desire for most people.

unless you're on a mac.

I'd get a 3GS still.

Glad I could clear that up.

(Go play with each phone)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 09:25:00 pm
any other good phones for e-mail, internet, apps?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 09:32:24 pm
any other good phones for e-mail, internet, apps?

Pretty much anything Android or iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 9 June 2010, 11:09:25 pm
Been offered an upgrade on 3 (i know lots of people dont like them but ive never had any trouble)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for free
Unlimited internet free
900 minutes/texts mix and match (more than enough for me)#
a load of other stuff but ^^ are the important things for me
£28 a month including everything

is this good contract? any thoughts on the phone
If 900 minutes is more then enough for you, then try to get the minute knocked down, to say 600. That way you might be able to save another £5 or so off your monthly bill.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Thursday 10 June 2010, 11:13:25 am
will there be a massive difference between the 3gs and iphone 4?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 10 June 2010, 11:16:21 am
http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/

That is comparing the iPhone 4 with the 8gb 3GS that will exist in 2 weeks time. Currently 16gb and 32gb models exist but will be sold out very soon.

I would always get the most recent version, but if you're really not arsed about phones/technology etc and dont understand most of that spec comparison, just get the 3GS and save yourself some money.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Thursday 10 June 2010, 07:29:18 pm
Had a look at the htc desire today and iphone 3gs. Personally i preferred the iphone as it was a lot simper to use. Out of interest does anybody know what will happen to the 3gs when the iphone 4 is released in terms of which models will be kept on and at what handset price? (as i will be going for a £35p/m contract)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 10 June 2010, 07:36:04 pm
Had a look at the htc desire today and iphone 3gs. Personally i preferred the iphone as it was a lot simper to use. Out of interest does anybody know what will happen to the 3gs when the iphone 4 is released in terms of which models will be kept on and at what handset price? (as i will be going for a £35p/m contract)

As far as the 3GS goes, the 16gb and 32gb will be dead. They'll be replaced by a 8gb version.

As far as cost on the £35 p/month contract goes, it is likely to be the same price as the 8gb 3G is now. Which is £59 on O2. The lowest iPhone 4 will be 16gb and cost ~£149. Probably. I don't know how much spare moolah you've got lying around, but I'd get a iPhone 4 16gb and pay the extra £90. Unless you can find a good deal on a 16gb or 32gb before they disappear.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Thursday 10 June 2010, 07:39:29 pm
i can get a 3gs 32gb for free. Plus cash for an old phone on a 24 month contract with orange at £35p/m. It sounds like i would have to pay extra for internet on the iphone 4 as well. Is this true?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 10 June 2010, 07:56:51 pm
i can get a 3gs 32gb for free. Plus cash for an old phone on a 24 month contract with orange at £35p/m.

It sounds like i would have to pay extra for internet on the iphone 4 as well. Is this true?

That's a good deal if you're not arsed about iPhone 4.

But no, you don't have to pay extra for internet on iPhone 4. They're capping the data download limit, but that's for all iPhones, and it's just relevant to O2. All other carriers already had caps in place IIRC.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Thursday 10 June 2010, 10:37:31 pm
do you now roughly what price a 16gb 3gs was when it came out on £35p/m. I have heard about £200 so i assume the iphone 4 would be roughly the same.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Rocker on Thursday 10 June 2010, 10:52:11 pm
Think i have decided to go for the HTC Desire phone

Great choice. You won't be dissapointed!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 11 June 2010, 01:18:03 am
Looks like O2 are doing a Vodafone and scrapping unlimited data. Total joke as new phones come out the use more data and we get charged through the eyeballs for it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 11 June 2010, 01:08:27 pm
Looks like O2 are doing a Vodafone and scrapping unlimited data. Total joke as new phones come out the use more data and we get charged through the eyeballs for it.

95% for people will not go over the caps they set, also they are doing it so that the network is more reliable, ppl who download s*** loads ruin the network for others
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: 80 on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 12:59:49 am
So... what should I be going for? Not an Apple user, or an Itunes fan fwiw. V.open-minded to an Iphone 4, though... but is there anything else decent due to be released soonish? A new HTC phone or this Samsung Galaxy S? My contract is up now, btw.

Maybe camera and user-friendliness (bad experiences with old touch screens) that I'm most interested at the moment, but I'lll take all factors into account.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 01:06:16 am
iPhone 4, Galaxy S, or Desire.

One of those. I'd say iPhone 4, based on user-friendliness/camera.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 01:21:01 am
Tbh you're better going to town and trying both an iphone and android phone and seeing what you like best, they both have their plus and minus points.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: 80 on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 01:28:10 am
Tried (not in Newcastle) but have only been able to handle an iPhone 3gs that works - and a dead Desire. On the usability score, I was impressed by the iPhone which fits in with what I've heard in the past about it being the best for that, but still, all this talk about Android being the future etc... Surprised at you saying its camera is best, Andy - was under the impression it was worst, or is the 4 supposed to be a big step up?

Re: Samsung, not expecting to like it just based on me testing one or two of their phones a year or two ago, but I've heard the Galaxy is huge in America... probably in this thread.

Oh yeah, one other thing re: Android - I remember hearing when it first came out that Google collects lots of info from your usage for its own purposes - was that juts paranoia or have things changed or..?

Final thing - are there no other 'hotly anticipated' phones due in the near future then?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 01:35:07 am
Camera on the iPhone 4 is apparently a step in the right direction... Not up there with the best, still, but not so bad that it should push people away, like previous models may have.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 08:30:12 am
Tbh you're better going to town and trying both an iphone and android phone and seeing what you like best, they both have their plus and minus points.

Hell hast frozen over.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 08:38:41 am
That Xperia X10 Mini is catching my eye. Kind of a smart phone hybrid.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 02:22:44 pm
Tbh you're better going to town and trying both an iphone and android phone and seeing what you like best, they both have their plus and minus points.

Hell hast frozen over.

Well obviously he will be freaked out by all the hipsters lurking in the apple store, I was going to talk about Android being more open but I guess most people dont really mind have apple control everything.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:08:09 pm
That Xperia X10 Mini is catching my eye. Kind of a smart phone hybrid.
Has it got a physical keyboard? Looks way too small to be able to type on that screen.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:21:04 pm
It has T9 rather than a full on-screen keyboard. Doesn't bother me tbh. There's a different version with a slide out QWERTY keyboard though yeah.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:28:37 pm
Suppose that could work. Still looks too small like. If you want a smaller, cheaper Android I'd wait a couple of weeks and get HTC Wildfire.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:33:13 pm
I've since discovered that tethering is difficult on these phones so they can f*** off tbh.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:38:18 pm
I've since discovered that tethering is difficult on these phones so they can f*** off tbh.

Why would you want to tether though, it will rape your data allowance.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:39:05 pm
You can on the Wildfire.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:39:47 pm
I've since discovered that tethering is difficult on these phones so they can f*** off tbh.

Why would you want to tether though, it will rape your data allowance.

Never has done for me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:42:52 pm
The next version of andorid will allow tethering btw
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:44:24 pm
Tethering
Internet sharing through USB

Isn't that what you want, Dave? That's from HTCs website about the Wildfire.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:44:29 pm
With software required on PC though? That Wildfire spec page says it's through USB rather than Bluetooth which is what I have now.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 16 June 2010, 03:45:34 pm
Ah, right, gotcha :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Saturday 19 June 2010, 09:45:21 pm
Posted this in the iPhone thread, but I'll stick it in here too... Anybody after a sim-free Samsung Galaxy S should purchase from the site linked below. 16GB of storage for the price of the 8GB model:

http://www.clove.co.uk/viewProduct.aspx?Manufacturer=Samsung&Item=SamsungGalaxySI9000%2816GB%29%288GBInternalMemory+8GBMicroSDcard%29&Product=85A56848-7934-4DCF-8520-26B5BB58291B&Category=GROUP2
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 19 June 2010, 09:47:35 pm
http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php?xProd=2976&xPackID=791

?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Saturday 19 June 2010, 10:17:51 pm
Or there... :pow:

Though I can vouch for Clove as I've bought from them before and their delivery speed and service is excellent. No idea about handtec.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Sunday 20 June 2010, 05:06:00 pm
i can get a 3gs 32gb for free. Plus cash for an old phone on a 24 month contract with orange at £35p/m.

did you get this as an upgrade offer or is it standard?

Im ready for upgrade, had an iphone 3g but broke it!

Wanted to wait for iphone 4g but am pretty scared of the prices, any 3gs deals that are getting cheaper get them posted!

At the minute im of the belief that once you go iphone you never go back, is there anything out that could change my mind?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 June 2010, 05:28:44 pm
i can get a 3gs 32gb for free. Plus cash for an old phone on a 24 month contract with orange at £35p/m.

did you get this as an upgrade offer or is it standard?

Im ready for upgrade, had an iphone 3g but broke it!

Wanted to wait for iphone 4g but am pretty scared of the prices, any 3gs deals that are getting cheaper get them posted!

At the minute im of the belief that once you go iphone you never go back, is there anything out that could change my mind?



On Thursday, the 16gb and 32gb 3GS will disappear forever ever. Only 8GB will be left. You're best going to a shop asap, seeing if they've got any left and wheeler dealing with them.

Or, man up and get the new one.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Sunday 20 June 2010, 06:16:50 pm
I know, but after breaking the 3g so easily Im starting to have doubts whether paying out the top brass for the 4g is sensible!

Will head into town tomorrow and have a chat in vodafone, will they really be able to haggle with prices?

All Ive ever got is "apple set the prices, we canot move".

Whats the general view with these phones, HTC desire, HTC HD mini, Sony vivaz, Sony xperia mini?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 June 2010, 06:24:26 pm
I know, but after breaking the 3g so easily Im starting to have doubts whether paying out the top brass for the 4g is sensible!

Will head into town tomorrow and have a chat in vodafone, will they really be able to haggle with prices?

All Ive ever got is "apple set the prices, we canot move".

Whats the general view with these phones, HTC desire, HTC HD mini, Sony vivaz, Sony xperia mini?

That's very much the case with the normal iPhone sales, but they're actively trying to get rid of these because they've been discontinued by Apple. Therefore, nothing has really changed on that front, Apple are still calling the shots, but now Apple wants them to not sell the 16/32 version after Thursday, so sales must happen.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 June 2010, 06:50:31 pm
Do you have to pay for voice navigation on the HTC Desire?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 June 2010, 06:56:28 pm
Do you have to pay for voice navigation on the HTC Desire?

IIRC Google Maps Navigation is free with some version of Android. 2.1?

Update: Google says 1.6
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 20 June 2010, 06:59:50 pm
... Google also says it's not yet available in Swedenland
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 20 June 2010, 07:03:22 pm
That's a bit s***.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Monday 21 June 2010, 04:13:01 pm
right, phoned vodafone today and made my case for a 16g 3gs, they said the reduction in price of handset was reduced as of 1st June, thus they are not going to reduce anymore. Same line rental deals as always, no room to manouvere.

4g is gonna be same line rental, just more expensive first time payment, so probably safer waiting for that.

Gotta say, Im reet p*ssed off with phone contracts these days, it used to be you had so much room to wheel and deal, however they dont seem to give a s*** about loyalty of custom anymore, p*ss take!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 21 June 2010, 04:21:13 pm
(http://www.theinquirer.net/IMG/518/92518/htc-desire-540x334.jpg)
:snod:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Monday 21 June 2010, 04:27:05 pm
Is it really that good man?

Ive had iphone and feel it will be hard to beat and will no doubt be tied down to a 2yr contract so dont want any regrets!

What is the big selling point of desire?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 21 June 2010, 04:36:23 pm
Is it really that good man?

Ive had iphone and feel it will be hard to beat and will no doubt be tied down to a 2yr contract so dont want any regrets!

What is the big selling point of desire?
It's still charging, so I can't really say what it's actually like.
I just think Android looks slightly sexier than the iPhone OS. Both seems to be brilliant, and it's just a matter of taste.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 21 June 2010, 11:48:20 pm
Android is class its similar to iOS but its far superior in my opinion. The apps side is far less restricted, multitasking works with everything not just the odd thing, and you get a far greater range of handsets. The Desire and Nexus one are brilliant phones. Some people prefer Iphone but go and try both of them out, and see what you think as a two year contract is a long time.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 09:17:16 am
Android is class its similar to iOS but its far superior in my opinion. The apps side is far less restricted, multitasking works with everything not just the odd thing, and you get a far greater range of handsets. The Desire and Nexus one are brilliant phones. Some people prefer Iphone but go and try both of them out, and see what you think as a two year contract is a long time.
Long time user of the iPod OS, although on Touch, and so far I must say that I agree with Adam here. Android does not feel quite as fast or quite as fluent as iPhone OS, but it is a hell of a lot prettier and the full screen widgets really adds a lot compared to the rather dull home screens on the iPhone OS.
Of course, I'm only still getting used to Android and Sense, so it might just be the novelty, but so far I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 12:10:48 pm
iOS4 sneaks it ahead of the current Android, for me. Waiting to see what the next 'droid update offers up before I make any decisions on new phone purchases.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 12:13:17 pm
iOS4 sneaks it ahead of the current Android, for me. Waiting to see what the next 'droid update offers up before I make any decisions on new phone purchases.
100% full flash support is the big thing from FroYo, isn't it? Don't think it'll change much. It's really just what you prefer, they are both excellent.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 12:14:06 pm
My Nexus one came today, its amazing
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 01:04:04 pm
... unless the sun is out.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 01:40:03 pm
... unless the sun is out.
Was out with my Desire earlier, f*** me that was some depressing s*** :undecided: I thought AMOLED was supposed to be a lot better in sun glare?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 01:43:00 pm
AMOLED is pretty poor in the sun. SAMOLED is the one that is good.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 01:43:38 pm
AMOLED is pretty poor in the sun. SAMOLED is the one that is good.

sounds like a footballer.

You got your 4.0 yet Dan?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 01:53:13 pm
Its only sunny in england for 10 days a year so i'm not fussed.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 03:14:10 pm
Now that is something I can't disagree with.

I have not got my phone yet, it'll be delivered Thursday no doubt. Not sure any UK phones have had the 'early delivery' email.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 05:19:16 pm
... unless the sun is out.
Was out with my Desire earlier, f*** me that was some depressing s*** :undecided: I thought AMOLED was supposed to be a lot better in sun glare?

Have you got the widget with the option to increase brightness yet? At full brightness you can only just comfortably make out the screen though, tbf.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 06:49:45 pm
... unless the sun is out.
Was out with my Desire earlier, f*** me that was some depressing s*** :undecided: I thought AMOLED was supposed to be a lot better in sun glare?

Have you got the widget with the option to increase brightness yet? At full brightness you can only just comfortably make out the screen though, tbf.
No, what's it called?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 06:54:41 pm
... unless the sun is out.
Was out with my Desire earlier, f*** me that was some depressing s*** :undecided: I thought AMOLED was supposed to be a lot better in sun glare?

Have you got the widget with the option to increase brightness yet? At full brightness you can only just comfortably make out the screen though, tbf.
No, what's it called?

It's the power control one, split into five bits and the brightness option in on the right. Quite a useful one as it has wifi and bluetooth on there too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 09:45:23 pm
Cheers, will check it out.
Do I need an app to be able to use my mp3s as ringtones or alarms?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 10:07:32 pm
You can use mp3s as ringtones you should be able to use them as an alarm as well nit 100% sure tho!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 10:14:50 pm
You can use mp3s as ringtones you should be able to use them as an alarm as well nit 100% sure tho!
Can't seem to find an option for that on Desire. Haven't looked that closely though tbf, but if you know it'd save me some time :laugh:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11:09:14 pm
You can use mp3s as ringtones you should be able to use them as an alarm as well nit 100% sure tho!
Can't seem to find an option for that on Desire. Haven't looked that closely though tbf, but if you know it'd save me some time :laugh:

Try ringdroid, that works well on my desire...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11:44:54 pm
Got it.
To set an mp3 as alarm, you have to create a folder in your SD card called alarms (might have to be all lower case) and put your songs in there. To set as ringtone, open the song you want in the music player and press menu, you can even choose where you want it start from there.

EDIT: Love the first week of owning a new device like this, when you find out new stuff all the time :D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11:49:24 pm
Right download Astro file manager from the market (its free) pen it and navigate to where you put the mp3, long press then press music options and set as ringtone. Can't remember how to set music as an alarm but there is a way as I had an mp3 as my alarm on my magic that ran 1.6
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 23 June 2010, 06:19:16 pm
Anybody know how much Phones4u will buy out a contract up to?
Text a mate who works there but no reply yet, i need to get an iPhone so i can watch the game at work Sunday!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Thursday 24 June 2010, 10:18:06 am
Just got a system update on my desire. Did anyone else get one? Dunno what it was...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 05:07:58 pm
After having it a week, I must say I'm really happy with my desire.
In my opinion, it's a little bit better than the 3GS. I really like the widgets on the homescreens compared to the rather dull homescreens on the iOS, even though it's gotten a little bit better with iOS4 with the added wallpaper. What's more is that it's incredibly fast for browsing, it's definitely quicker than my third gen iTouch, which itself I found to be impressive. The way it automatically fixes the text to fit on the screen is great as well.
Another thing I really like about the Desire is the Spotify app, I love the design of it, looks a lot better than on iOS, although this is just a small thing and nothing deciding at all.
What iOS got ahead of Android and Sense is that I much prefer the music player on it, which is one of the reasons I'll still always carry my Touch with me, it's what I'll primarily use for music I think.
Haven't really used the camera much, nor will I, so that's pretty much a nothing matter for me. It seems like it's good enough, I really don't need or expect anything better on a phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 05:49:44 pm
has anybody had an iphone unlocked through o2. If so what is the procedure?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 05:57:28 pm
theres an online form
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: morgs on Tuesday 29 June 2010, 06:02:44 pm
Thing is, i have bought an o2 phone but i am not on o2, if i get the code do i need to have the o2 sim in the phone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wrightstuff83 on Thursday 1 July 2010, 12:25:36 pm
Well, after researching and mucho test-driving, I've went for the samsung galaxy s.

Arrived this morning, thats my day sorted then!

Seemed to be same as Desire with a much better screen and touchscreen response, plus Ireally dont like the look of the desire.

I know the problems with samsung, but they confirmed yesterday they are releasing the 2.2 android update and that was the dealbreaker for me!

Will no doubt be posting very soon looking for help/advice on using android, Im a big a virgin!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 5 July 2010, 05:01:02 pm
Got the new SE X10 Mini. Coming tomorrow...looks like it should be pretty good, all I want is:

Small
Internet
Music player (with 3.5mm jack)

It's got all those and is apparently the smallest ever Android phone. Looks pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 11 July 2010, 05:34:53 pm
So which are the best HTC's out ATM?

My lass is due an upgrade and wants something to go on facebook with and ply FB flash games with.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 11 July 2010, 06:35:32 pm
So which are the best HTC's out ATM?

My lass is due an upgrade and wants something to go on facebook with and ply FB flash games with.
Desire is the best, but if you want a cheaper option look into Wildfire, which is coming out any day now. It's basically a cheaper Desire with a smaller screen, lower resolution and not as good processor. If your lass isn't bothered about having the absolute best, you can probably save a couple of hundred quid on getting it rather than Desire.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MW on Sunday 11 July 2010, 06:45:27 pm
Got the new SE X10 Mini. Coming tomorrow...looks like it should be pretty good, all I want is:

Small
Internet
Music player (with 3.5mm jack)

It's got all those and is apparently the smallest ever Android phone. Looks pretty cool too.

Got the normal x10, fantastic so far
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 12 July 2010, 07:19:11 am
OK, is it pretty much impossible these days to find a fair assessment of products without the whole fanboy s***? I've just tried to find reviews on the iphone 4 and the HTC Evo and it was just a minefield of insults from one to the other. It's pathetic.

Can anyone on here give a decent opinion on what they have, and what the benefits are?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 12 July 2010, 08:57:55 am
Basically, no.

I'm obviously pro-my-sexy-iPhone, but I've never been particularly fanboy in my assessment of Android. However, the second you even try and entertain such a conversation, in rocks some wind-up merchant to ruin what had the potential to be a worthwhile conversation.

Some pros of each: Android openness, allows you to do what the s*** you want with it, phone probably has better specs. iPhone: user interface, app & user community, better media player.

Also, if you've an intention of getting a Mac, I wouldn't get an Android, simply because of my experience trying 2 get the two things to f'n play nice together.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/07/iphone-4-vs-evo-4g-fight/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/iphone-4-vs-htc-evo-4g/

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20007000-233.html

Also, unsure what the craic is with having the evo in the UK. I assume it just reverts to 3G. Unsure.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:01:56 am
Basically, no.

I'm obviously pro-my-sexy-iPhone, but I've never been particularly fanboy in my assessment of Android. However, the second you even try and entertain such a conversation, in rocks some wind-up merchant to ruin what had the potential to be a worthwhile conversation.

Some pros of each: Android openness, allows you to do what the s*** you want with it, phone probably has better specs. iPhone: user interface, app & user community, better media player.

Also, if you've an intention of getting a Mac, I wouldn't get an Android, simply because of my experience trying 2 get the two things to f'n play nice together.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/07/iphone-4-vs-evo-4g-fight/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/iphone-4-vs-htc-evo-4g/

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20007000-233.html

Also, unsure what the craic is with having the evo in the UK. I assume it just reverts to 3G. Unsure.

Ah thanks man.

Also, I'm in Japan. We're on 6H over here.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:03:52 am
Aye ah naa, but if you ever come back it's worth knowing.

It's also worth pointing out engadget are fairly pro-apple. Although thats probably more in the amount of coverage they give them, rather than the reviews.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:26:07 am
OK, is it pretty much impossible these days to find a fair assessment of products without the whole fanboy s***? I've just tried to find reviews on the iphone 4 and the HTC Evo and it was just a minefield of insults from one to the other. It's pathetic.

Can anyone on here give a decent opinion on what they have, and what the benefits are?
I've got the iPod Touch 3G and HTC Desire, love both products.
Basically, you can't go wrong with either an iPhone or an Android HTC. I can see why there's a lot of fanboys around, as most won't have had a chance to try both systems, and seeing as they both work really well, they defend their product to death.
I've made a post comparing the two a bit earlier in this thread, basically I prefer Android OS, but there are still points where iOS is better, like the music player.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:37:30 am
OK, is it pretty much impossible these days to find a fair assessment of products without the whole fanboy s***? I've just tried to find reviews on the iphone 4 and the HTC Evo and it was just a minefield of insults from one to the other. It's pathetic.

Can anyone on here give a decent opinion on what they have, and what the benefits are?
I've got the iPod Touch 3G and HTC Desire, love both products.
Basically, you can't go wrong with either an iPhone or an Android HTC. I can see why there's a lot of fanboys around, as most won't have had a chance to try both systems, and seeing as they both work really well, they defend their product to death.
I've made a post comparing the two a bit earlier in this thread, basically I prefer Android OS, but there are still points where iOS is better, like the music player.

Cool, that pretty much decides it for me considering my music will be completely through Spotify. The HTC it is.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:38:41 am
Aye ah naa, but if you ever come back it's worth knowing.

It's also worth pointing out engadget are fairly pro-apple. Although thats probably more in the amount of coverage they give them, rather than the reviews.

I know you know, I just like to remind people in every single post.  :lol:

Cheers for the advice like. I'll probably go for the HTC.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:42:47 am
OK, is it pretty much impossible these days to find a fair assessment of products without the whole fanboy s***? I've just tried to find reviews on the iphone 4 and the HTC Evo and it was just a minefield of insults from one to the other. It's pathetic.

Can anyone on here give a decent opinion on what they have, and what the benefits are?
I've got the iPod Touch 3G and HTC Desire, love both products.
Basically, you can't go wrong with either an iPhone or an Android HTC. I can see why there's a lot of fanboys around, as most won't have had a chance to try both systems, and seeing as they both work really well, they defend their product to death.
I've made a post comparing the two a bit earlier in this thread, basically I prefer Android OS, but there are still points where iOS is better, like the music player.

Cool, that pretty much decides it for me considering my music will be completely through Spotify. The HTC it is.
I'm a big fan of the Spotify app on Android like, think it looks great :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:44:05 am
DONT DO IT, HTC IS s***, ANDROID IS s***, GOOGLE WILL TAKE ALL YOUR DATAS, IPHONE WILL SAVE YOU, IPHONE WILL GRANT YOU ABSOLUTION IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT.


ahem
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 12 July 2010, 09:56:52 am
DONT DO IT, HTC IS s***, ANDROID IS s***, GOOGLE WILL TAKE ALL YOUR DATAS, IPHONE WILL SAVE YOU, IPHONE WILL GRANT YOU ABSOLUTION IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT.


ahem

:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: icemanblue on Monday 12 July 2010, 12:55:19 pm
DONT DO IT, HTC IS s***, ANDROID IS s***, GOOGLE WILL TAKE ALL YOUR DATAS, IPHONE WILL SAVE YOU, IPHONE WILL GRANT YOU ABSOLUTION IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT.


ahem

I can verify this. I got my absolution for this life through the post this monring.

Thanks, Apple!  :aww:

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 04:13:12 am
http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/07/htc-1.html

I think I just jizzed my pants
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 09:54:27 am
http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/07/htc-1.html

I think I just jizzed my pants
That's just fan art though, isn't it?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 10:50:34 am
http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/07/htc-1.html

I think I just jizzed my pants
That's just fan art though, isn't it?

Never  :fishing:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:09:27 pm
Well, it looks like its the iphone 4 for me. The HTC Evo isn't out here yet, and I can't be arsed to wait. I can get the iphone 4 on an unlimited contract that varies from between £7 to a maximum of £35 a month depending on my internet usage. Pretty spectacular deal imo.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:18:17 pm
Sounds canny.

What is the data usage per price like? wondering how it compares to UK/US.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:30:23 pm
Sounds canny.

What is the data usage per price like? wondering how it compares to UK/US.

I don't start paying more than £7 until I use over 12,250 packets. It works out as £0.001 per packet, meaning that if I use 71,250 packets and above, then it's £35.

Edit: and the 16gb version is free, the 32gb version is an extra £3.50 a month.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:51:13 pm
What's that like compared to back home? I tried to get on the O2 site, but it doesn't let outsiders on.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:54:44 pm
How much are they sim-free/unlocked over there mate?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 01:03:39 pm
I don't think you can get them sim-free over here. I've just had a quick look, I think it's happening next year with Docomo, but they don't do the i-phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 01:10:52 pm
the lowest contract is £30, data is the same for all contracts.

Data is just capped, 500 meg O2, 1 gig voda.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 04:03:04 pm
Vodafone are still fannying about with the new Android 2.2 update. If they don't hurry up I think I will Root my phone and update it myself.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MW on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 07:09:41 pm
I've just logged my Ericsson X10 into my home wireless, does that mean I can go on the Internet without it using up my internet allowance or will I need to change the settings or something?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Andy on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 07:20:16 pm
I've just logged my Ericsson X10 into my home wireless, does that mean I can go on the Internet without it using up my internet allowance[...]?

Yes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 13 July 2010, 08:06:32 pm
I'm selling my HTC HD2, Mint condition, anyone interested?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Wednesday 4 August 2010, 06:57:49 pm
My f***ing Desire has to go in for a repair. :dave: The thing keeps rebooting like a maniac at random times. Happened a few times before Froyo, and I hoped the update may have fixed it, but alas, it's still f***ed. Vodafone are clean useless too. Been trying since last week to get it sorted, between the store and the callcentre, no f***er could do anything. Just rang HTC direct, and they're going to sort it. Fired in a nice long e-mail to vodafone customer care too. They're mad if they think I'm paying for this month... :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: TheGreatNUFCSwindle on Thursday 5 August 2010, 01:02:10 am
Ok heres some fun ..im a 47 year old ...old person ..probably looking to upgrade to an I Phone4 ... ( hint my present phone is a Sony ericcson K800i ) i havent upgraded in quite awhile ... Are there any apps anyone would recommend ..and before the jokes pour in i'll beat you to it :  )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQqWSnsHoA

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Neil on Thursday 5 August 2010, 01:04:53 am
Oh no. Please don't stay up until 4am posting various phones on here.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Bowie on Thursday 5 August 2010, 01:11:07 am
:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 5 August 2010, 02:28:49 am
 :mackems:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 20 August 2010, 08:01:32 pm
Anyone got the Samsung Galaxy S?

Wor lasses contract is up and its between one of those and a iphone 3gs, though she's a facebookaholic especially with the games and the iphone doesn't run them, does the Galaxy?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 20 August 2010, 08:06:08 pm
Android runs Flash so some *should* work, at least.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 20 August 2010, 08:10:48 pm
Android runs Flash so some *should* work, at least.

That's the lines I was thinking, but 100% confirmation utter crap like farmville, frontierville and all other Zynga games then she will be happy.

Is app support finally up and ready for android, or is it still in its infancy?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 20 August 2010, 08:11:30 pm
Theres a farmville app y'knaa..
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Friday 20 August 2010, 08:12:22 pm
Theres a farmville app y'knaa..

It's not free iirc.

Plus then the next game comes out and she's on that etc etc...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:18:38 pm
Farmville and facebook apps are free on the iPhone. Why is the iPhone 3gs an option and not the iPhone 4, the price to pay for the phone ontop of the contract?

You can also download other Zynga game apps on the iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:31:05 pm
If she's looking for awful awful freebie games, I can't see how you'd advise anything other than an iPhone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 20 August 2010, 10:40:30 pm
If she's looking for awful awful freebie games, I can't see how you'd advise anything other than an iPhone.
I've only paid for 2 apps so far. One cost 59p, and the other cost £3.99 and I prefer the one that cost 59p. All the rest of my apps were free and good apps. I can't see the argument people have by saying most if not all apps on Android are free. You don't have to pay for every app on the iPhone, and ones that you do have to pay for will probs have a free or cheaper alternative.

The best thing though is the level of detail they have put into the voice control though. Just yesterday I called someone a useless tosser and my iPhone started calling Michael Owen. I mean you just don't find that finishing quality from anyone else.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 21 August 2010, 09:51:28 am
On my Desire, when I go to facebook, I get a touchscreen friendly version of it, where I don't think there are any games. Mind, there's probably a way to turn this off so you get the normal version, then it should be no bother at all playing the games as it's got full flash support (which I don't think Samsung has yet, as it's still on Android 2.1).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Peppe on Tuesday 31 August 2010, 09:51:06 am
Do any of you guys use the HTC Wildfire? Is it awesome? :)

I'm thinking about getting one and it seems to have gotten great reviews, bar the screen resolution, but I doubt it's THAT bad, or is it?
Don't think one can compare it to the Desire's screen as that phone almost cost twice as much.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 31 August 2010, 10:30:33 am
AFAIK the only complaint on the resolution was that some of the Android apps are incompatible.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Peppe on Tuesday 31 August 2010, 12:45:51 pm
Alright. Yeah I've heard that aswell, but some seem to think it's really really bad. Doubt it's any worse than my current SE W595 though.

I'm not that into games and stuff on my phone, the only time I play games are when I'm taking a dump at work :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 1 September 2010, 07:13:05 am
airphone or hiphone anyone?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 9 September 2010, 03:59:50 pm
Since Vodafone mugged me off and didn't do first come first served on iPhone4 orders i stuck with Blackberry but i really need to hurry up and decide what to get because i have not got long on my contract now, what to do?!
Any new phones out?
iPhone4
another Blackberry
Android
I really dunno.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Thursday 9 September 2010, 11:39:27 pm
Android ftw, get a desire or a nexus one!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Thursday 9 September 2010, 11:43:20 pm
I had the HTC Touch HD loved the phone, hated the windows OS.
Then had the HTC Hero and loved the OS but didn't like the phone.

Really dunno what do and don't want to make the wrong decision. On a 12/18 month contract.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 9 September 2010, 11:43:29 pm
Android is s****, wor lass has just got the galaxy s, total disappointment, apart from the gorgeous screen and camera capabilities my 3GS humps it all over.

The app market is terrible, embarrassing the lack of good apps, especially games.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: elbee909 on Thursday 9 September 2010, 11:44:42 pm
Winphone 7 looks like it's going to be pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 9 September 2010, 11:49:48 pm
Winphone 7 looks like it's going to be pretty awesome.

Faith in WinMo is a mistake. New or old.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: elbee909 on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:02:33 am
Winphone 7 looks like it's going to be pretty awesome.

Faith in WinMo is a mistake. New or old.

I'm getting good reports from some developers I know - an actual improvement apparently.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:05:29 am
Winphone 7 looks like it's going to be pretty awesome.

Faith in WinMo is a mistake. New or old.

I'm getting good reports from some developers I know - an actual improvement apparently.

I will withhold judgement, but it'll take some convincing!

I like how it looks, but I'm unsure if it'd get on my nuts that nothing actually fits on the screen.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:05:48 am
Windows Mobile was the worst thing I ever had on a phone. I just don't think Microsoft are capable of making an OS that can even compare with Android or IOS.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: elbee909 on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:07:23 am
Don't get me wrong, I do like my iPhone.  But then I look at iTunes and think that 'that's a massive pile of s****.'
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:13:34 am
Android is g ood if you like being able to customise your phone if you don't and wasn't to be stuck using itunes get an iphone
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:21:28 am
Has anyone ever used the buyout the remainder of your contract sercive with Phones4u?

Someone I know is considering it, but everything online seems to be bad reports about it, though I guess people who are happy about it arn't exactly going to say so.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:37:28 am
I went in with my mate who got it done, he had no problems, rang orange they told him how much he owed, he handed his phone over and got about £120 from Phones4u and paid off his contract and got a new contract set up, easy as that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 10 September 2010, 05:23:31 am
right, want a new phone that is gonna support spotify and has canny memory...DON'T wanna pay 400+ quid or i'd just get an iPhone

anyone know any deals on HTC android phones?  help pleeeeease
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:28:56 pm
Don't get me wrong, I do like my iPhone.  But then I look at iTunes and think that 'that's a massive pile of s****.'

I've never understood why people think this. I don't like the Store, but as a way to keep a music library and play stuff back it seems fine to me.

Doesn't manage video very well, I'll give you that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 10 September 2010, 12:43:15 pm
It's pretty heavy for a simple music player tbh.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Sifu on Monday 13 September 2010, 02:20:23 am
Do any of you guys use the HTC Wildfire? Is it awesome? :)

I'm thinking about getting one and it seems to have gotten great reviews, bar the screen resolution, but I doubt it's THAT bad, or is it?
Don't think one can compare it to the Desire's screen as that phone almost cost twice as much.

I've got one and I do like it a lot - the screen resolution is pretty much below par compared to other smartphones on the market but it's not that bad imo - when I watch youtube videos, the quality is great (well for me anyway!)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 13 September 2010, 08:06:06 am
My mate has got the HTC Wildfire, he's very happy with it.
Compared to my Desire, it's a bit slower and the screen is far from as good as on mine, but apart from that, it's a very capable phone. As long as you don't expect a great screen and a great camera (at that price for a smartphone you would be daft to anyway), you'll be happy with it.
Mojorisin, you should check out the Wildfire (or Desire if you can pay a bit more) or Sony Ericsson X10 Mini/X10 Mini Pro.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 13 September 2010, 11:38:58 am
My mate has got the HTC Wildfire, he's very happy with it.
Compared to my Desire, it's a bit slower and the screen is far from as good as on mine, but apart from that, it's a very capable phone. As long as you don't expect a great screen and a great camera (at that price for a smartphone you would be daft to anyway), you'll be happy with it.
Mojorisin, you should check out the Wildfire (or Desire if you can pay a bit more) or Sony Ericsson X10 Mini/X10 Mini Pro.
hm, these are a bit more in the price range for a works phone/spotify app machine...anyone know how good they are?  looks like additional memory might need to be purchased mind
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 13 September 2010, 01:19:08 pm
The X10 Mini Pro was given 90% in a Swedish phone magazine, who usually are very conservative with their markings and is a very, very good source of information. They were really impressed with the format, keyboard and the skin on top of Android that SE has implemented on it. Sounds like a good buy to me.

Link to the article: http://www.mobil.se/articles/Sony-Ericsson-X10-Mini-Pro-testad-1.367150.html
Suppose you can use google translate if you want to read it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 13 September 2010, 01:21:09 pm
Android 2.2 is apparently due any time soon for the X10 Mini.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 13 September 2010, 01:29:22 pm
Strange, I've just read that a photo of a document has been leaked that says that SE don't have any plans on upgrading the X10-series to higher than 2.1.
Android 2.1 however will be out for them soon.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 13 September 2010, 01:34:19 pm
Maybe a misread on my part. All I know is there's a major update due.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 13 September 2010, 11:01:33 pm
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 13 September 2010, 11:18:40 pm
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



It's the user's instant message username for blackberry messenger.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 12:05:50 am
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



Blackberry's have been popular for quite often tbh.  My perfect two phone combination would be iphone/android for multimedia etc and a blackberry for texting/email and twitter.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 12:08:27 am
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



Blackberry's have been popular for quite often tbh.  My perfect two phone combination would be iphone/android for multimedia etc and a blackberry for texting/email and twitter.
Blackberry's were popular before the iPhone, then went unpopular, now since the iPhone 4 came out it has suddenly went popular again. Maybe it's because people are now taking the anti-iPhone route.

Just today a friend of mine who is a big iPhone fan went to get an iPhone 4 and ended up with a Blackberry despite waiting ages to being able to get a contract just so they could get the iPhone 4.

I was rather shocked, I'm expecting them to take it back within a week or 2 and ask for an iPhone 4 instead.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 12:11:00 am
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



Blackberry's have been popular for quite often tbh.  My perfect two phone combination would be iphone/android for multimedia etc and a blackberry for texting/email and twitter.
Blackberry's were popular before the iPhone, then went unpopular, now since the iPhone 4 came out it has suddenly went popular again. Maybe it's because people are now taking the anti-iPhone route.

I work for Carphone Warehouse and iPhone's are still selling very well.  I think the Blackberry stuff is actually people upgrading who don't want a touchscreen phone but something for the Internet.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 12:25:59 am
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



Blackberry's have been popular for quite often tbh.  My perfect two phone combination would be iphone/android for multimedia etc and a blackberry for texting/email and twitter.
Blackberry's were popular before the iPhone, then went unpopular, now since the iPhone 4 came out it has suddenly went popular again. Maybe it's because people are now taking the anti-iPhone route.

I work for Carphone Warehouse and iPhone's are still selling very well.  I think the Blackberry stuff is actually people upgrading who don't want a touchscreen phone but something for the Internet.
I hope you arn't anything like the ones at Phones4u, those guys have that I'm a conman andI'm not even going to bother hiding it look. Some salesman these days have no style about them, if I ever come across salesman like that I refuse to buy off them.

I really hope you arn't like that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 14 September 2010, 12:17:22 pm
What the hell is with everyone getting Blackberry's now? And what the hell is with the Blackberry pin?



Blackberry's have been popular for quite often tbh.  My perfect two phone combination would be iphone/android for multimedia etc and a blackberry for texting/email and twitter.
Blackberry's were popular before the iPhone, then went unpopular, now since the iPhone 4 came out it has suddenly went popular again. Maybe it's because people are now taking the anti-iPhone route.

I work for Carphone Warehouse and iPhone's are still selling very well.  I think the Blackberry stuff is actually people upgrading who don't want a touchscreen phone but something for the Internet.
I hope you arn't anything like the ones at Phones4u, those guys have that I'm a conman andI'm not even going to bother hiding it look. Some salesman these days have no style about them, if I ever come across salesman like that I refuse to buy off them.

I really hope you arn't like that.

I work in their IT Department :lol:

Anycase our Employees are not on comission based pay now.  It's actually on Customer Service so it's in their best interests to serve you properly.  Phones 4 U are c***s simple as.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 20 September 2010, 09:14:16 pm
The new Blackberry Torch looks awesome. Really hope that comes out on Orange so I can beg them for an upgrade from the bold.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 20 September 2010, 09:15:44 pm
Aye, i'm looking at it. I'm due mine any time now. Any idea of a release date?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 20 September 2010, 09:17:31 pm
October 4th for o2 and Vodafone. No idea about Orange or any other networks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 20 September 2010, 09:26:47 pm
Oh that's good, i'm on Voda.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 20 September 2010, 09:32:50 pm
Lucky b******.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 04:51:25 pm
I've had massive problems with my Desire for the last 2 months, and Vodafone have finally caved and are going to give me an iPhone 4. I really did like the Desire, but after having so many problems with it, I lost all confidence. The f***ing thing had been away for repair twice, but still keeps crashing on me :(

Hopefully the iPhone will be better.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 04:52:26 pm
(http://www.ibabuzz.com/darthraider/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/excellent.jpg)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Tuesday 21 September 2010, 04:53:12 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 22 September 2010, 03:25:07 pm
Haven't had a single crash on my Desire ???
Still, you should have waited and had a Desire HD O0
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Wednesday 22 September 2010, 04:40:57 pm
Had a little play about on my mates Samsung Galaxy S or whatever its called, very good phone. Basically I'm a fan of any smart phone that isn't the iphone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 22 September 2010, 04:42:10 pm
That's it Blackberry, i'm gone. Your backspace button is too close to enter, i just wrote a nasty text and decided delete it because it was too harsh and hit enter, ooops.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Friday 24 September 2010, 12:22:34 am
Wow, this looks pretty f***ing good for £100.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vhx9AeD1x0

Android 2.1, capacitive OLED multi-touch screen etc.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stu on Friday 24 September 2010, 12:33:04 am
might be my new phone, cheers Dave.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 25 September 2010, 07:49:40 am
Had a little play about on my mates Samsung Galaxy S or whatever its called, very good phone. Basically I'm a fan of any smart phone that isn't the iphone.
Ah sweet coincidence! Was just coming on to ask about the Galaxy S as I think I'm gonna get one. Anyone any massive negatives to share before I do?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: adam on Saturday 25 September 2010, 10:39:51 am
Really cannot understand people who choose BB's over iphones like. They are just so much shitter on so many levels. If you want a bb for the bbpin thing, just get an iphone and Whatsapp or Pingchat.

On another note i can get an iphone4 with 1000 mins, unlimited texts and internet for £31.50 a month, without having to pay for the phone either, so ordered one yesterday.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 25 September 2010, 10:42:53 am
Really cannot understand people who choose BB's over iphones like. They are just so much shitter on so many levels. If you want a bb for the bbpin thing, just get an iphone and Whatsapp or Pingchat.

On another note i can get an iphone4 with 1000 mins, unlimited texts and internet for £31.50 a month, without having to pay for the phone either, so ordered one yesterday.

Me either. But I'd include android on the iPhone side there. I just don't get why you'd pick Blackberry over iPhone/Android.

The only possible answer is if you've literally no desires to do anything other than email/txt/call, and you really, really hate touch screens. But even then, the difference in what you can do on a Blackberry compared to Android/iPhone is just ridiculous. Why they're ever 'grouped' together is beyond me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: adam on Saturday 25 September 2010, 10:45:53 am
Its because theyre seen as more of a fashion accessory to lasses really like. Rarely see lads with BB's (bar my kid whos a massive busy koo's c***)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 25 September 2010, 11:09:32 am
Had a little play about on my mates Samsung Galaxy S or whatever its called, very good phone. Basically I'm a fan of any smart phone that isn't the iphone.
Ah sweet coincidence! Was just coming on to ask about the Galaxy S as I think I'm gonna get one. Anyone any massive negatives to share before I do?
Really good phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 5 October 2010, 01:34:27 pm
Sweet jesus!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oG3tLxEQEdg#!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 5 October 2010, 01:38:05 pm
Right, im going to sound like a total knob here right but... Ive got the Ericson Vivaz, everytime i go to the app store is full of total s*** and nothing useful at all.

Can i only get the apps that are on their or can i get like a sky sports app from the website? Or do these only work on iphones?

Total Pikey when it comes to phones.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 5 October 2010, 01:53:32 pm
Nah, they're all for iPhone basically.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BottledDog on Tuesday 5 October 2010, 04:08:54 pm
Ah, fair play. Thought as much. Cheers anyway.

Wan't the best camera on a phone, Nokia N8 hands down! :smitten:

And tremendous video, and usb on the go so that you can plug in a hard drive etc and turn it into a hi def hdmi media box. Immense. :smitten:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 25 October 2010, 09:34:55 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 25 October 2010, 09:37:17 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:
No idea, it will probs get to the end and say you can't upgrade at this point, or give you a further option where you will have to pay the remainder of your contract.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 25 October 2010, 09:45:09 pm
That Mozilla phone looks mint, will not happen for a while though, cramming all of that tech in there would make the size of the phone massive and highly expensive. If by any chance something like that came out now then it would blow everything out of the water.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 25 October 2010, 09:47:37 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:

No.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:05:49 pm
That Mozilla phone looks mint, will not happen for a while though, cramming all of that tech in there would make the size of the phone massive and highly expensive. If by any chance something like that came out now then it would blow everything out of the water.

It's not real mate.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:11:31 pm
Want a new phone for Christmas, but really can't make my mind up.  New iPhone, Blackberry, or summit else :undecided:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:25:12 pm
Want a new phone for Christmas, but really can't make my mind up.  New iPhone, Blackberry, or summit else :undecided:

Really depends what you want from a phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:31:33 pm
Want a new phone for Christmas, but really can't make my mind up.  New iPhone, Blackberry, or summit else :undecided:

Really depends what you want from a phone.

A mixture of everything. :lol:

Pissing about, emails & texts mainly.  And some photos.  Pretty much everything apart from phoning people. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ian W on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:32:24 pm
:lol:

I'm the same.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 25 October 2010, 10:33:43 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:19:31 pm
iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy are my recommendations, the latter if your on a budget.

BB are good for the pin, texting and emails, not seen camera and mp3 player on them mind.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:23:52 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:

No.

So I have to wait?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:28:18 pm
iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy are my recommendations, the latter if your on a budget.

BB are good for the pin, texting and emails, not seen camera and mp3 player on them mind.




I got my mrs the white BB phone, not sure what model it is, for her birthday in June and the sound quality on the mp3 player is far better than on my HTC Desire. She reckons that you can't fast forward or rewind through a mix which is pretty poor.
Camera on her BB is also pretty crap.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:41:55 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:

No.

So I have to wait?

Yes, no mobile phone operator allows that, unless they'd f***ing lose s*** loads of money and everyone would join them for that reason.

You'll have to wait to 11th Month of a 12 month contract, 16th month of a 18 month contract or 21st Month of a 24 month contract.

Btw, never ever get a 24 month contract because you'll be desperate for a new phone after 18 months.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:43:21 pm
iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy are my recommendations, the latter if your on a budget.

BB are good for the pin, texting and emails, not seen camera and mp3 player on them mind.




I got my mrs the white BB phone, not sure what model it is, for her birthday in June and the sound quality on the mp3 player is far better than on my HTC Desire. She reckons that you can't fast forward or rewind through a mix which is pretty poor.
Camera on her BB is also pretty crap.

Was she using the same headphones, just headphone quality are a massive difference across phones with the one's they provide.  i.e. iPhone/iPod headphones are crap.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:51:46 pm
That Mozilla phone looks mint, will not happen for a while though, cramming all of that tech in there would make the size of the phone massive and highly expensive. If by any chance something like that came out now then it would blow everything out of the water.

It's not real mate.
I know that, what I meant was that something like that won't happen for a while.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: QBG on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:55:01 pm
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:

No.

So I have to wait?

Yes, no mobile phone operator allows that, unless they'd f***ing lose s*** loads of money and everyone would join them for that reason.

You'll have to wait to 11th Month of a 12 month contract, 16th month of a 18 month contract or 21st Month of a 24 month contract.

Btw, never ever get a 24 month contract because you'll be desperate for a new phone after 18 months.


Pretty much what I did :lol: Can last with this one for a while. Though I'll definitely sign up to that Orange Care thing and get them to replace my  BB Bold which I've been using despite the fact its got 2 buttons missing. Get a new Bold as replacement hopefully.

Can I pay off the rest of the contract at any time?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:56:38 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

tbh.

Still love my Desire, never had a single problem with it despite dropping it on it's head numerous times.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: madras on Monday 25 October 2010, 11:57:50 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

tbh.

Still love my Desire, never had a single problem with it despite dropping it on it's head numerous times.
thats what i'm after once the current contract runs out.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 01:46:46 am
Right someone help, I'm confused here. Went to check my upgrade date, not for f***ing ages. November next year, but then I clicked on where it says upgrade to a new phone and it gave me a list of phones and gave me the option to upgrade to said phones if I wanted. In my case, I'd like the Blackberry Torch and it says price £49.99 to upgrade and then has the 'upgrade now' button underneath. So do I have to wait, or if I pay the money can I upgrade now?  :undecided:

No.

So I have to wait?

Yes, no mobile phone operator allows that, unless they'd f***ing lose s*** loads of money and everyone would join them for that reason.

You'll have to wait to 11th Month of a 12 month contract, 16th month of a 18 month contract or 21st Month of a 24 month contract.

Btw, never ever get a 24 month contract because you'll be desperate for a new phone after 18 months.


Pretty much what I did :lol: Can last with this one for a while. Though I'll definitely sign up to that Orange Care thing and get them to replace my  BB Bold which I've been using despite the fact its got 2 buttons missing. Get a new Bold as replacement hopefully.

Can I pay off the rest of the contract at any time?

Yes, and you get 17.5% or 20% in the new year because you don't pay VAT on it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 08:49:24 am
Been using Apple products since the late eighties. I use them at work and at home.
But when the iPhone came out a few years ago, I looked around at the people who were buying them/using them/parading them around in bars etc.
And the conclusion I came to then was, they were a gimmick or a toy for gel-headed estate agents - the kind of people who think the X-Factor is about music.
Though after using a Blackberry for the last 18 months (system crashed 3 times, terrible Mac support) I'm now of the opinion that the newest incarnation of the iPhone,
is the best option out there for a Mac user and I will be investing in a 32GB model next month.
All praise Jobsy.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 08:51:33 am
Been using Apple products since the late eighties. I use them at work and at home.
But when the iPhone came out a few years ago, I looked around at the people who were buying them/using them/parading them around in bars etc.
And the conclusion I came to then was, they were a gimmick or a toy for gel-headed estate agents - the kind of people who think the X-Factor is about music.
Though after using a Blackberry for the last 18 months (system crashed 3 times, terrible Mac support) I'm now of the opinion that the newest incarnation of the iPhone,
is the best option out there for a Mac user and I will be investing in a 32GB model next month.
All praise Jobsy.

Welcome home.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 10:43:34 am
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

tbh.

Still love my Desire, never had a single problem with it despite dropping it on it's head numerous times.
Same.
Mind, The Desire HD has got a 4.3" screen, I haven't seen it in person yet, but that might just be a tad too big. If it is, just go for the Desire or Desire Z.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 12:50:21 pm
Orange are doing £140 cashback on quidco for new contract customers.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: hakka on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 07:53:16 pm
just got my HTC Desire HD.  It's a lot bigger than I was expecting, pretty good but I expected it to be smoother at times, no better or worse than what I've seen on iphone to be honest, very similar.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 08:37:33 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

Orange are doing £140 cashback on quidco for new contract customers.

Unless I'm missing something, I can't seem to get that on the Orange website on a contract & therefore get the cashback, however the carphone warehouse can sell me it on an orange contract but I then won't get the cashback. :(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 26 October 2010, 11:07:40 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

Orange are doing £140 cashback on quidco for new contract customers.

Unless I'm missing something, I can't seem to get that on the Orange website on a contract & therefore get the cashback, however the carphone warehouse can sell me it on an orange contract but I then won't get the cashback. :(
That's a bit of kick in the knackers like, £140 quite a bit to say no to. Tbh, I didn't know it had been released yet until I saw hakka's post, thought it was due in November.
Can you get the regular Desire or Desire Z with the cashback? Especially the Desire Z, as it'll have a keyboard, making typing quite a bit easier.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 8 November 2010, 01:45:27 pm
Reet, wondering if anyone can give me some advice.

Im stuck on a two year contract with a god awful Sony Vivaz. Im going to change my phone, so im looking for something for around the £150 mark. I think I want a one with this Android malarky installed. But im pretty clueless so can anyone recommend something decent in this price range.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 8 November 2010, 01:53:48 pm
Think you'll struggle to get a decent Android phone for £150, but if you're prepared to go up to a bit over £200, then you've got the HTC Wildfire or Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Both good phones :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 8 November 2010, 02:04:05 pm
Think you'll struggle to get a decent Android phone for £150, but if you're prepared to go up to a bit over £200, then you've got the HTC Wildfire or Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Both good phones :thup:

£200 is streching a little bit. Im getting £105 for my phone off fonehub, so i dont really want to have to pay loads more for another like.

there is an x10mini lime or samsung appollo? these are  two im looking at. anyone had one?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 8 November 2010, 02:12:26 pm
Think you'll struggle to get a decent Android phone for £150, but if you're prepared to go up to a bit over £200, then you've got the HTC Wildfire or Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Both good phones :thup:

£200 is streching a little bit. Im getting £105 for my phone off fonehub, so i dont really want to have to pay loads more for another like.

there is an x10mini lime or samsung appollo? these are  two im looking at. anyone had one?
My old man has the X10 mini Pro, which is the same phone as the X10 mini but with a keyboard. I'd probably recommend the Pro version, as I'd imagine typing on that small screen might be a tad cumbersome. Haven't got any experience with any recent Samsung phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 8 November 2010, 02:38:19 pm
Stupid question no doubt...

Just got myself a HTC Desire - working pretty lush at the mo but got a question on the music..

If my music is bought/stored on I-Tunes, is there a way of getting it onto the Desire?

I'm thinking maybe an intermediary music player on my laptop or something?

Cheers
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 8 November 2010, 02:41:54 pm
Stupid question no doubt...

Just got myself a HTC Desire - working pretty lush at the mo but got a question on the music..

If my music is bought/stored on I-Tunes, is there a way of getting it onto the Desire?

I'm thinking maybe an intermediary music player on my laptop or something?

Cheers
When i had HTC HD and Hero it was a right pain in the arse and had to do it manually through my card reader.
Been a while since those though so probably software out now.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 8 November 2010, 02:43:59 pm
Since Android 2.2 there's a way to sync your Desire with iTunes, but can't remember how it's done. Try googling it, shouldn't be too hard to find out.
Or you can just drag and drop the files into your folder on your Desire. Not sure what Apple's DRM is like these days with the music you've purchased on iTunes though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Monday 8 November 2010, 04:00:41 pm
Think it might be this....

http://www.htc.com/www/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=1058&news_id=802

I haven't used it yet, but I've noticed the Music section in the screenshot.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 8 November 2010, 05:37:05 pm
Reet, wondering if anyone can give me some advice.

Im stuck on a two year contract with a god awful Sony Vivaz. Im going to change my phone, so im looking for something for around the £150 mark. I think I want a one with this Android malarky installed. But im pretty clueless so can anyone recommend something decent in this price range.

Cheers!

Orange San Francisco. £100, and a fiver to unlock.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: HTT on Monday 8 November 2010, 06:29:29 pm
Had my Blackberry Torch 2 weeks now, very smooth, good MP3 player, camera is spot on, really enjoying using it. Battery isn't the best though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 8 November 2010, 07:23:22 pm
Reet, wondering if anyone can give me some advice.

Im stuck on a two year contract with a god awful Sony Vivaz. Im going to change my phone, so im looking for something for around the £150 mark. I think I want a one with this Android malarky installed. But im pretty clueless so can anyone recommend something decent in this price range.

Cheers!

Orange San Francisco. £100, and a fiver to unlock.

looks pretty nice that actually. think it will do the biz?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 8 November 2010, 08:57:15 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

Ordered one this evening. :aww:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Filflop1 on Monday 8 November 2010, 09:56:31 pm
Desire Hd coming tomorrow with 32gb memory card  :smitten:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 08:46:22 am
After having a little scout around, I think id like to go for the HTC Wildfire (£150), would I be able to get this unlocked and use my orange contract sim card though?!??
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 9 November 2010, 09:00:20 am
f*** it, im going for the san francisco
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Friday 12 November 2010, 06:55:53 pm
LLLO, HTC Desire HD.

Ordered one this evening. :aww:


Where the f*** do I start. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Friday 12 November 2010, 11:39:08 pm
just ordered my self a iphone 4 today

£69 up front...which instead of having to pay today tehy said i could add to my next bill as a one off payment. so done that
16gb phone.

500minutes (more than enough for me)
5000 three to three minutes
unlimited texts
1GB internet usage

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: pedro111 on Monday 22 November 2010, 02:41:29 pm
I have a question. I want a top of the range phone but all the pay monthly contracts give you ridiculous amounts of minutes. I literally use less than 30 minutes each month so 500 minutes is no good to me. Why cant you get one of these top of the range phones with loads of texts, unlimited internet (that is key for me) and next to no minutes for a cheaper price than £40+ per month? No company seems to cater for my needs.  :weep:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: AfroP on Monday 22 November 2010, 04:25:35 pm
Desire HD ordered. £10 a month cheaper than my iphone, more txt's and more data usage.
Boom!


Done
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Monday 22 November 2010, 04:42:54 pm
Need a cheapo handset temporarily. What's the best I can get for <£20? (Sim free and unlocked ideally)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 22 November 2010, 04:43:22 pm
Desire HD/iPhone 4/Torch i dunno what to do!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 22 November 2010, 04:46:30 pm
Desire HD.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 22 November 2010, 07:52:52 pm
Ash you're not allowed to ask questions. You know which phone can do what, there are reviews a plenty around, just pick one. I'll allow that question from the less informed, but I'm sure you've read plenty on each one.

Also, iPhone 4.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 22 November 2010, 08:30:30 pm
Anyone who goes on a 24 month contract is mad, i can never see the point in it as after 16 months most people will be desperate for a new phone.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:30:56 pm
If you're a iPhone fanboy tho, you may as well go 12 or 24.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:45:05 pm
If you're a iPhone fanboy tho, you may as well go 12 or 24.

Yeah, but if your an iPhone fanboy then you'll want every new iPhone which we know is always announced around June time.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ED209 on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:46:56 pm
Think you'll struggle to get a decent Android phone for £150, but if you're prepared to go up to a bit over £200, then you've got the HTC Wildfire or Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Both good phones :thup:

our lass bought a wildfire on PAYG VODAPHONE at argos yesterday for £130
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:49:39 pm
If you're a iPhone fanboy tho, you may as well go 12 or 24.

Yeah, but if your an iPhone fanboy then you'll want every new iPhone which we know is always announced around June time.

I'm an every other iPhone fanboy personally. Bought this one outright tho.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Monday 22 November 2010, 09:55:13 pm
I think Torch is in last place at the moment. With iPhone just in the lead.
The Desire is so nice looking though.
I think the apps has the iPhone in the lead.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Heneage on Monday 22 November 2010, 10:39:51 pm
I want an iPhone.  :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Coco on Monday 22 November 2010, 11:13:06 pm
 I can't fault my iPhone4. It's been top notch since my Desire went tits up, and I'd easily recommend it to anyone who is unsure what to go for.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:05:16 am
The iPhone 4 is great, however Orange are f***ing s***, stay well away, their 3g coverage is crap.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:09:42 am
The iPhone 4 is great, however Orange are f***ing s***, stay well away, their 3g coverage is crap.

You not using the T-Mobile 3G as well now ???
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Slugsy on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:10:40 am
Funny as I have the same complaint with Vodafone! My mate who works at Carphone Warehouse says Orange have the best coverage since merging with T-mobile. I say that but I tested my Vodafone iPhone against my other mate who is on O2 and his royally p*ssed on mine for 3G coverage
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:14:23 am
If you're a iPhone fanboy tho, you may as well go 12 or 24.

Yeah, but if your an iPhone fanboy then you'll want every new iPhone which we know is always announced around June time.

I'm an every other iPhone fanboy personally. Bought this one outright tho.

Yeap, don't know what I'm going to do in January when my contract runs out.  Probably going to stick and go on PAYG or Rolling Month contract.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:15:19 am
The iPhone 4 is great, however Orange are f***ing s***, stay well away, their 3g coverage is crap.

You not using the T-Mobile 3G as well now ???
No thats only for the 2g network, 3g merging will happen next year apparently.

I tried that but it was crap, it kept looking for the strongest signal, so when I did get a decent 3g signal it would be cancelled out because either T-mobiles or Orange's 2g signal was stronger. It also resulted in a lot of battery drainage, I then asked Orange to cancel my participation in the signal merge and my batter life has gone up, and I got a decent 3g signal more often now, though not what I should.

The thing is though, from next year the signal merge will be compulsary.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gash? on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:15:21 am
Im not too good with mobile technology but my internet on my Blackberry Curve 8900 with vodafone is terribly slow, unbearable at times.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:15:32 am
The coverage the networks say they do, and in reality is a disgrace.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:17:28 am
Im not too good with mobile technology but my internet on my Blackberry Curve 8900 with vodafone is terribly slow, unbearable at times.

All of the networks are having huge problems with bandwidth and capacity, basically because they didn't invest enough in their networks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:20:06 am
I never had much of a problem with T-Mobile's data network but went from there to Vodafone assuming better coverage would help and it didn't. Got p*ssed off eventually with lack of HSPDA coverage/dodgy network problems and went to O2 thinking their experience of having the iPhone would mean theirs would be better. Now I'm getting p*ssed off with this too, keep getting HTTP errors which are apparently to do with a third-party proxy O2 are using to monitor usage habits.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:20:18 am
My brother says his 02 signal is crap, though he lives in South Yorkshire, he's off to 3 next month and getting an iPhone 4, apparently 3 are mint down there.

Myself, I'm actually going to argue that Orange arn't keeping their end of the contract, thus I can leave for free, sell my iphone 4, then go to someone else and get another.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:21:04 am
My htc magic on vodaphone is impressive to me but maybe I have low expectations when it comes to Mobile internet. I do constantly get texts saying my "unlimited" usage has nearly run out but not once have I been charged more.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:26:06 am
Carphone and those c***s at Phones 4 U are now offering refunds for bad signals.

http://www.uswitch.com/news/communications/return-your-mobile-phone-if-you-have-bad-signal-800229826/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:30:24 am
Carphone and those c***s at Phones 4 U are now offering refunds for bad signals.

http://www.uswitch.com/news/communications/return-your-mobile-phone-if-you-have-bad-signal-800229826/
Thanks mate, thats all I need, I complained about their signal and they said it was down to 3 faulty masts in the area, now I can say that they gave me false information to take above any time period for any returns policy. I'll have Orange done for false pretences.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:40:21 am
Carphone and those c***s at Phones 4 U are now offering refunds for bad signals.

http://www.uswitch.com/news/communications/return-your-mobile-phone-if-you-have-bad-signal-800229826/
Thanks mate, thats all I need, I complained about their signal and they said it was down to 3 faulty masts in the area, now I can say that they gave me false information to take above any time period for any returns policy. I'll have Orange done for false pretences.

I'd look into it.  I work for CPW on IT nothing to do with retail but we do shaft people on network coverage, not entirely our fault as the networks should bloody provide better coverage.  I was told 98% network coverage on vodafone, bollocks is it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:45:10 am
Carphone and those c***s at Phones 4 U are now offering refunds for bad signals.

http://www.uswitch.com/news/communications/return-your-mobile-phone-if-you-have-bad-signal-800229826/
Thanks mate, thats all I need, I complained about their signal and they said it was down to 3 faulty masts in the area, now I can say that they gave me false information to take above any time period for any returns policy. I'll have Orange done for false pretences.

I'd look into it.  I work for CPW on IT nothing to do with retail but we do shaft people on network coverage, not entirely our fault as the networks should bloody provide better coverage.  I was told 98% network coverage on vodafone, bollocks is it.
I didn't go through CPW, I went direct, but rules are rules and if I feel Orange arn't standing by them then I have the right as a consumer to challenge that. The link you brought up is a great guidline for me to follow and use against Orange.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 08:45:12 am
Reet, wondering if anyone can give me some advice.

Im stuck on a two year contract with a god awful Sony Vivaz. Im going to change my phone, so im looking for something for around the £150 mark. I think I want a one with this Android malarky installed. But im pretty clueless so can anyone recommend something decent in this price range.

Cheers!

Orange San Francisco. £100, and a fiver to unlock.

 :thup:


cheers mate, Love it!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 11:33:02 am
The "find my iPhone" feature is now free.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 11:51:50 am
The "find my iPhone" feature is now free.

Aye, will be a very useful feature that if you lose or have your phone stolen.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 11:59:00 am
The "find my iPhone" feature is now free.

Aye, will be a very useful feature that if you lose or have your phone stolen.
Well you can lock your iPhone, or even deleate all of your content from your iPhone if it's stolen. Not a bad feature.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:29:49 pm
The "find my iPhone" feature is now free.

Is there anything else useful/new in ios4.2? Haven't upgraded yet.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:39:57 pm
The "find my iPhone" feature is now free.

Is there anything else useful/new in ios4.2? Haven't upgraded yet.
The alarm system now works?

I think it's mostly about fixing bugs, and making multitasking run smoother, this last weeks has seen loads of apps updated aswell to include retina display and multitasking.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 06:09:58 pm
This iOS release is more important for iPad than iPhone tbh
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 25 November 2010, 08:00:05 pm
Okay then, what's the best phone on Orange?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 25 November 2010, 11:11:28 pm
Is the Samsung Galaxy S the best phone you can buy at the minute? Seen a contract for £25 a month; might get it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Thursday 25 November 2010, 11:18:23 pm
Is the Samsung Galaxy S the best phone you can buy at the minute? Seen a contract for £25 a month; might get it.

They still haven't updated to Android 2.2 have they? I'd go for a vanilla Desire myself.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 25 November 2010, 11:26:28 pm
Okay then, what's the best phone on Orange?
iPhone 4, but don't go with Orange.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 25 November 2010, 11:55:30 pm
Is the Samsung Galaxy S the best phone you can buy at the minute? Seen a contract for £25 a month; might get it.
HTC Desire HD. Android 2.2, stunning screen, good camera.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 26 November 2010, 12:24:45 am
Is the Samsung Galaxy S the best phone you can buy at the minute? Seen a contract for £25 a month; might get it.
HTC Desire HD. Android 2.2, stunning screen, good camera.

Aye but its too pricey.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Friday 26 November 2010, 12:29:25 am
How good are HTCs really? I've still got quite a way to go on my contract, but really disappointed with the HTC Hero. Did I just get my fingers burnt by one of their few s*** phones? Or if I don't like the Hero, will I not like other HTCs?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 26 November 2010, 12:56:08 am
How good are HTCs really? I've still got quite a way to go on my contract, but really disappointed with the HTC Hero. Did I just get my fingers burnt by one of their few s*** phones? Or if I don't like the Hero, will I not like other HTCs?
I had an HTC Diamond, and the basics were there for HTC, however the problems i had consisted of:
1. Really really bad battery.
2. The impossibilty to lock the phone, it would lock once but if you tried it later on it wouldn't lock, a similar thing happend on a couple of friends HTC phones.
3. Turning the phone on or unlocking it after automatic lock would take forever.
4. It used Windows mobile 6 which was terrible.

HTC had the basics right, they were nearly there with things like touch flow and even the design of the phones. However though I just think they didn't battery situation sorted at all, they dropped Windows mobile for android which was good but the look of their recents phones appear to be that the cheif designer doesn't work for them anymore.


In the end I figured if you can't beat the iPhone then you might aswell join it, I got fed up of every phone coming out being dubbed "The iPhone killer".

HTC came close, but just didn't quite get there for me.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 26 November 2010, 04:28:33 am
Is the Samsung Galaxy S the best phone you can buy at the minute? Seen a contract for £25 a month; might get it.

i've got one man, pretty good all round - battery life is total s*** though but mine came with 2 so it's never been an issue

as i moved away from itunes i can't say as there's anything galaxy s is missing that iphone has i know about, in fact the opposite is true with capability to upgrade memory and use all sorts of music & video formats

iPhone is slicker i'll give it that
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Friday 26 November 2010, 04:44:22 am
How good are HTCs really? I've still got quite a way to go on my contract, but really disappointed with the HTC Hero. Did I just get my fingers burnt by one of their few s*** phones? Or if I don't like the Hero, will I not like other HTCs?

I have the HTC Desire and it is far, far superior to the Hero

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:18:01 am
How good are HTCs really? I've still got quite a way to go on my contract, but really disappointed with the HTC Hero. Did I just get my fingers burnt by one of their few s*** phones? Or if I don't like the Hero, will I not like other HTCs?
What disappointed you with Hero?
In fairness, Hero was their first phone with HTC Sense (their "skin" on top of Android) and they've come a long way since then. I'd say they are number one for Android based phones, although I haven't had much experience with Samsungs Android phones. They've got a good relationship with Google, and are often the quickest to get the latest version of Android on to their phones. If you get one of their newer Android phones (Desire or newer), I can't see how you can't be happy with it.
And no offense to Stifler, but just ignore his post. All smartphones these days have terrible battery life and takes a long time to start, and the rest are Windows Mobile 6 problems rather than HTC problems.
HTC hasn't scrapped Windows Mobile either, they have got two phones out at launch for Windows Mobile 7. I'd stay well clear of WM7 though, as it's too new and has a lot of catching up to do with both Android and iOS.

For anyone wanting to get a smartphone today, the phones I would recommend would be either iPhone 4, Galaxy S, Desire Z or Desire HD. Haven't tried the N8 though, but I've heard that Symbian isn't as good a operating system as Android or iOS.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:30:06 am
How are the recent HTC batteries compared to the iPhone 4? As you say, all smart phones have pretty mediocre battery life, I just wondered if the HTCs were actually worse than the iPhone 4? Given the amount of emphasis Apple place on their fancy immovable battery tech, you'd hope they actually had positive results from it.

I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on the Internet that will answer all my questions...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:37:41 am
How are the recent HTC batteries compared to the iPhone 4? As you say, all smart phones have pretty mediocre battery life, I just wondered if the HTCs were actually worse than the iPhone 4? Given the amount of emphasis Apple place on their fancy immovable battery tech, you'd hope they actually had positive results from it.

I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on the Internet that will answer all my questions...
At the end of a normal days usage, I usually have 30-40 % left of my battery.
According to a quick look at a comparison website, it says that HTC Desire's battery life is 360 hours standby and 6.5 hours talking and iPhone 4 is 300 hours standby and 7 hours talking, so there's pretty much nothing in it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:41:00 am
galaxy s battery disappears when you start using wireless etc. - if i'm syncing stuff to spotify for example and making calls the battery will be on it's arse within 12-15 hours i'd say

what's an iPhone4 battery get you these days?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:42:39 am
galaxy s battery disappears when you start using wireless etc. - if i'm syncing stuff to spotify for example and making calls the battery will be on it's arse within 12-15 hours i'd say

what's an iPhone4 battery get you these days?


It's very similar to your description of the Galaxy S tbh. If you don't use the internet/do anything useful with it, the battery will last for an eternity, but as soon as you hit up that 3G, you can see the battery percentage falling.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: chris on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:43:54 am
I am due an upgrade on me phone contract in December problem is i aint to good with phones and that any suggestions on what phone to get next ? ???
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:47:08 am
galaxy s battery disappears when you start using wireless etc. - if i'm syncing stuff to spotify for example and making calls the battery will be on it's arse within 12-15 hours i'd say

what's an iPhone4 battery get you these days?


It's very similar to your description of the Galaxy S tbh. If you don't use the internet/do anything useful with it, the battery will last for an eternity, but as soon as you hit up that 3G, you can see the battery percentage falling.

ah that was my only gripe with the galaxy s, if it's par for the course i'll shut up and get on with digging it then
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 26 November 2010, 09:48:35 am
I am due an upgrade on me phone contract in December problem is i aint to good with phones and that any suggestions on what phone to get next ? ???
statement of requirements dude, then people can apply some criteria to your request

well, 'nobody' and maybe neesy will

stifler will tell you to get an apple
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 26 November 2010, 08:54:55 pm
For those with the latest smart phones, please state which contracts you're on, what you get and how much per month. cheers.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:08:42 pm
How are the recent HTC batteries compared to the iPhone 4? As you say, all smart phones have pretty mediocre battery life, I just wondered if the HTCs were actually worse than the iPhone 4? Given the amount of emphasis Apple place on their fancy immovable battery tech, you'd hope they actually had positive results from it.

I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on the Internet that will answer all my questions...
My HTC phone never lasted more then a day even if it was just on stand by, in the end I ended up using it only if I needed to because a few texts or 2 brief phone calls would pretty much take the battery. The batteries are better now but still not great. My iPhone 4 however has always lasted atleast 3 days no matter what I do, though I'm pretty sure if I was on it 24/7 non stop then it would need to be charged up by the end of the day. It also depends on what apps you use on the iphone, some game apps can drink the battery like an alcoholic with a pint.

If your looking at phones it's best to just take a few hours out and have a look and actually do like demo's of the phones.

I found Apple work for me, however I'll never tell anyone to get an iPhone, but I would recommend trying one out. If it's not for you then fair enough.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:19:25 pm
btw, everyone's contract will be going up in the new year with the VAT increase, unless your operator decides to absorb the cost
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:22:21 pm
iPhone all round is better, easier to use and experience.

Android is more customizable and you'll get a similar spec to the iphone 4 for a slighty cheaper price.

The app stores are very similar in the apps you can get now as well.  All depends what you want, though if Google Voice comes to the UK then I want an android.

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Filflop1 on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:35:49 pm
im using google voice on my desire HD oh wait no im not its just google voice search lol just looked at Google voice app and relise its something totally different
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:35:55 pm
Tbh I think android phones are far easier to use due to one simple thing, they have a back button one the bottom, where as on iphone you have to press the screen at the top, makes navigating far quicker. Add to that, the menu button saving you having to find the menu on the screen. Be interesting to see what google do in the next android release as they are supposedly focusing on UI changes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Filflop1 on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:40:14 pm
love my desire HD although battery only last a day i can cope thou as i love it my mates selling his iphone 4 to get one too
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 26 November 2010, 10:47:20 pm
I'm tempted to get the desire HD, screen would be perfect for someone like myself who travels quite a bit.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 26 November 2010, 11:06:13 pm
btw, everyone's contract will be going up in the new year with the VAT increase, unless your operator decides to absorb the cost
My contract is £35 per month but it's always at £36 for som,e reason, I never go over it.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 27 November 2010, 09:39:34 am
How are the recent HTC batteries compared to the iPhone 4? As you say, all smart phones have pretty mediocre battery life, I just wondered if the HTCs were actually worse than the iPhone 4? Given the amount of emphasis Apple place on their fancy immovable battery tech, you'd hope they actually had positive results from it.

I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on the Internet that will answer all my questions...
My HTC phone never lasted more then a day even if it was just on stand by, in the end I ended up using it only if I needed to because a few texts or 2 brief phone calls would pretty much take the battery. The batteries are better now but still not great. My iPhone 4 however has always lasted atleast 3 days no matter what I do, though I'm pretty sure if I was on it 24/7 non stop then it would need to be charged up by the end of the day. It also depends on what apps you use on the iphone, some game apps can drink the battery like an alcoholic with a pint.

If your looking at phones it's best to just take a few hours out and have a look and actually do like demo's of the phones.

I found Apple work for me, however I'll never tell anyone to get an iPhone, but I would recommend trying one out. If it's not for you then fair enough.
SEMTEX, fancy confirming that Stifler is full of s**** again? I don't believe for a second that your iPhone 4 lasts you three days unless you just having lying around.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 27 November 2010, 09:49:45 am
How are the recent HTC batteries compared to the iPhone 4? As you say, all smart phones have pretty mediocre battery life, I just wondered if the HTCs were actually worse than the iPhone 4? Given the amount of emphasis Apple place on their fancy immovable battery tech, you'd hope they actually had positive results from it.

I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on the Internet that will answer all my questions...
My HTC phone never lasted more then a day even if it was just on stand by, in the end I ended up using it only if I needed to because a few texts or 2 brief phone calls would pretty much take the battery. The batteries are better now but still not great. My iPhone 4 however has always lasted atleast 3 days no matter what I do, though I'm pretty sure if I was on it 24/7 non stop then it would need to be charged up by the end of the day. It also depends on what apps you use on the iphone, some game apps can drink the battery like an alcoholic with a pint.

If your looking at phones it's best to just take a few hours out and have a look and actually do like demo's of the phones.

I found Apple work for me, however I'll never tell anyone to get an iPhone, but I would recommend trying one out. If it's not for you then fair enough.
SEMTEX, fancy confirming that Stifler is full of s**** again? I don't believe for a second that your iPhone 4 lasts you three days unless you just having lying around.

Honestly, it's very difficult for me to confirm or deny, basically because I'm not so sure I ever put the phone down for longer than 10 minutes. Not doing myself any favours here..

Anyway, guesswork.. I reckon I could use it moderately and see two days, yeah, but a third day would probably require very little 3g usage. In theory, if you have a job for 8 hours a day that does not allow you to f*** around on your phone, 2 days could be done by most people (probably not me).

For the record, it is definitely a lot better than the iPhone 3G. Mine would be hitting 15% by the end of a day, where as on iPhone 4, I'm probably hitting 40%.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 2 December 2010, 11:19:09 pm
I see all the best deals include 'clearance' phones. These are going to be f***ed and refurbished aren't they? Best to stay clear?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 3 December 2010, 01:06:10 am
If I were people, I would get a phone before January.  The cost of them is going to go up by a decent wack from what I know within my organization.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 3 December 2010, 04:04:41 am
If I were people, I would get a phone before January.  The cost of them is going to go up by a decent wack from what I know within my organization.
can you be in any way more f***ing specific?  are you talking about all phones, iPhones, all smart phones, are hello-goodbyes included or what?

sounds like just all phones are headed for a price hike from that, which makes no sense on any level in the current climate
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 3 December 2010, 08:06:06 am
If I were people, I would get a phone before January.  The cost of them is going to go up by a decent wack from what I know within my organization.
can you be in any way more f***ing specific?  are you talking about all phones, iPhones, all smart phones, are hello-goodbyes included or what?

sounds like just all phones are headed for a price hike from that, which makes no sense on any level in the current climate

All phones will go up, but if you want a more expensive phone then it's a bit obvious they will go up by more.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 3 December 2010, 08:47:16 am
If I were people, I would get a phone before January.  The cost of them is going to go up by a decent wack from what I know within my organization.
can you be in any way more f***ing specific?  are you talking about all phones, iPhones, all smart phones, are hello-goodbyes included or what?

sounds like just all phones are headed for a price hike from that, which makes no sense on any level in the current climate

All phones will go up, but if you want a more expensive phone then it's a bit obvious they will go up by more.
can you pm me the reasons for it?  would be intrigued to find out
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 4 December 2010, 01:33:09 pm
http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6284844.html

edit: This is the much reported "Playstation Phone"

Apparently a leaked video.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 December 2010, 05:37:35 pm
http://help.vodafone.co.uk/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=1267155&PARTITION_ID=1&CONFIGURATION=1058&CURRENT_CMD=BROWSE_TOPIC&SIDE_LINK_TOPIC_INDEX=null&SIDE_LINK_SUB_TOPIC_INDEX=null
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 5 December 2010, 06:17:53 pm
If I were people, I would get a phone before January.  The cost of them is going to go up by a decent wack from what I know within my organization.
can you be in any way more f***ing specific?  are you talking about all phones, iPhones, all smart phones, are hello-goodbyes included or what?

sounds like just all phones are headed for a price hike from that, which makes no sense on any level in the current climate

All phones will go up, but if you want a more expensive phone then it's a bit obvious they will go up by more.
can you pm me the reasons for it?  would be intrigued to find out

Will do when I have some free time.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Gemmill on Sunday 5 December 2010, 07:41:40 pm
If anyone likes playing online poker, the ability to play Rush Poker for real money on Full Tilt on your mobile (as long as it's not an iPhone) should steer you towards Android.  Rush Poker is mint.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 30 December 2010, 06:18:23 pm
Okay, what's best out of a HTC Desire HD, a HTC 7 Mozart (or alternative Windows phone) and an iphone 4?

Is there anything better than all of them out now or likely to be released before February, when my contract ends?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Thursday 30 December 2010, 06:59:15 pm
Desire HD
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 31 December 2010, 12:27:40 am
Desire HD

Yeah that's what it seems from what I've read, only problem is Orange only do the "Chocolate" version, don't really want a brown phone, what's wrong with black ffs!?!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Decky on Monday 7 February 2011, 10:01:55 am
Lost my phone at the weekend there, so im thinking of getting a contract phone to spread out the costs of a new one. Outside of free texts/calltime a month, what are the benefits of a contract? Do you get the option to upgrade after a while or are you stuck with the same phone for the duration of your contract? Also do you need to get insurance with it or does the company your contract is with offer some kind of cover anyway?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 7 February 2011, 11:09:00 am
Anyone thinking of a new phone should wait a little while if your one of these people who like the best in technology type.

Dual core phones with much better processors and graphics should be rolling out post march.  The era of HD gaming on the go is upon us :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Monday 7 February 2011, 12:30:01 pm
Post March? Jizztastic, I'm due a new phone in around July time, so I might give these a little try before deciding to regress to less advanced phones after I've got irritated by my HTC Hero.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dokko on Monday 7 February 2011, 02:37:41 pm
My iphone has killed off my DS and PSP, the standard of gaming on it is superb. All about knowing which games are good though. Recommend Pocket Gamer App for anyone who games on their iphone (possibly an android version since they review android games)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 7 February 2011, 03:05:40 pm
LG Optimus 2X is released any day now, and will be the first phone with dual core processors.
LG Optimus 3D is set to be revealed at Mobile World in Barcelona next week, probably together with several other 3D phones.
It's going to be a very interesting year for handheld devices, with Android looking like it's going to keep taking a significant market share.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 7 February 2011, 04:45:44 pm
I still don't like using a touch screen for button based gaming, no feedback etc.  Fifa and Pro Evo while are good to play on the iPhone they are better on the PSP.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 7 February 2011, 04:55:39 pm
Unless the game is a little simple Angry Birds esque game I have no interest playing portable games. Every "full" portable game I play just feels like an awkward and ugly version of an Xbox/PS3 game. I'm all for MORE POWER in my phone, but I hope phone companies don't waste their time concentrating on optimizing their devices for HD Gaming tbh.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: geordiemonster on Monday 7 February 2011, 04:56:08 pm
Okay, what's best out of a HTC Desire HD, a HTC 7 Mozart (or alternative Windows phone) and an iphone 4?

Is there anything better than all of them out now or likely to be released before February, when my contract ends?

Desire HD.  Only issues I have are that is a bit chunky and the battery life is s****.  Saying that mates who have an IPhone4 say the battery life is s**** on that as well!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Monday 7 February 2011, 04:58:44 pm
Is it not just the general theme for phones these days? Don't know of many advanced phones out there that people don't report s*** battery life on.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 7 February 2011, 05:08:22 pm
Yes. People need to accept that for now if you want a smartphone, it's going to need charging on a Daily basis. At least.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: geordiemonster on Monday 7 February 2011, 05:12:04 pm
I upgraded from a phone where it was 4 days between charges, so not used to this charging every day lark :)  It does (the HD) have a good app that lets you shut down applications - sometimes I can even make the battery last a day and a half!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 7 February 2011, 05:18:42 pm
haha

If you leave the phone alone and don't do anything on it, I'm sure it'd last nearly 3 days or something!

The trick to battery conservation: don't use your phone.

:(
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Saturday 5 March 2011, 01:25:19 pm
So when are these dual core phones out then?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Friday 1 April 2011, 07:56:16 pm
Hmm, quite fancy a playstation phone, but guess I'll wait until they've sorted out the bugs. :/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Saturday 2 April 2011, 09:30:02 am
Do you intend to play lots of games on your phone like? If not, there are much better alternatives available.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Saturday 2 April 2011, 12:42:51 pm
I was thinking about what I actually use my phone for at the moment and basically it's calls, texts, a bit of internet, and that's it. It's weird, I used to go on the internet all the time pre-smart-phone, but now I hardly do because it's so slow and s*** on my phone, and now I'm out of the habit of it.

So, other than those things that every phone does, I was thinking about what I might use my phone for and I'm thinking a proper sat-nav might be useful, which this has, and after that one of the few things I thought I might like was to be able to play a few games whilst on a train journey or whatever. I know that there are other phones that are supposedly better for gaming, but for me playing any game on a touch screen is just s*** due to the interface and every time I've played something on an ipad or whatever, I've got really bored very quickly. This phone has a "proper" controller and if phone-gaming was ever going to be more than a short-lived novelty for me then that would be the reason.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 01:54:41 pm
Phoned about my upgrade just now, in the next few weeks t-mobile will be getting the Sony Experia Arc, HTC Desire S and Sony Experia Neo (with the latter being about a fiver cheaper a month than the other two).  Any thoughts on those three?

EDIT:  Doesn't seem to be much in it, not even between the Arc and the Neo

Arc vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=787)

Arc vs Desire S (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=792)

Desire S vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=787&cp=792)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: robbo_11 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 02:19:26 pm
I got a phonecall saying that I was due an upgrade from my contract and offered some options which seemed alright, but the phone I wanted would cost me £100ish to buy the handset on top of the monthly fee. I accepted a Blackberry 9300 (worse than my current phone) as that seemed best deal that was available with my contract coming to an end, but had would have to pay £15 to get the phone and then would have to pay a line rental charge. I checked the internet and saw that I could get loads of phones for free on the deal I currently had with the same company. I rang back up saying I wanted to cancel that deal for the 9300 and I would just finish my contract when it ended. I was told I would have to pay £100's for a better phone from the first guy and then was told in 6 days I could get any phone apart from the iPhone for free on a cheaper deal by the person at customer services.
I'm thinking about getting the Blackberry Torch as I've had it for the last two years nearly and its been fine/useful for what I've had to use it for.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 02:26:06 pm
Wait, why would you get the same/worse phone than you've already got when you're happy with it?  Surely uou can just keep your current phone and go for a sim-only deal?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 03:08:12 pm
Phoned about my upgrade just now, in the next few weeks t-mobile will be getting the Sony Experia Arc, HTC Desire S and Sony Experia Neo (with the latter being about a fiver cheaper a month than the other two).  Any thoughts on those three?

EDIT:  Doesn't seem to be much in it, not even between the Arc and the Neo

Arc vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=787)

Arc vs Desire S (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=792)

Desire S vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=787&cp=792)
Can't you get LG Optimus 2X? If not, I'd go with Arc.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 03:28:22 pm
My pal has just got the Arc - you can't zoom in using 8MP and 6MP.  Only 2MP, which I thought was weird. 

Other than that and it's a single processor phone, it looks great.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 03:36:10 pm
I got a phonecall saying that I was due an upgrade from my contract and offered some options which seemed alright, but the phone I wanted would cost me £100ish to buy the handset on top of the monthly fee. I accepted a Blackberry 9300 (worse than my current phone) as that seemed best deal that was available with my contract coming to an end, but had would have to pay £15 to get the phone and then would have to pay a line rental charge. I checked the internet and saw that I could get loads of phones for free on the deal I currently had with the same company. I rang back up saying I wanted to cancel that deal for the 9300 and I would just finish my contract when it ended. I was told I would have to pay £100's for a better phone from the first guy and then was told in 6 days I could get any phone apart from the iPhone for free on a cheaper deal by the person at customer services.
I'm thinking about getting the Blackberry Torch as I've had it for the last two years nearly and its been fine/useful for what I've had to use it for.

By any chance you on Vodafone? They try that s*** every time the cheeky b******s!
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 04:08:32 pm
Phoned about my upgrade just now, in the next few weeks t-mobile will be getting the Sony Experia Arc, HTC Desire S and Sony Experia Neo (with the latter being about a fiver cheaper a month than the other two).  Any thoughts on those three?

EDIT:  Doesn't seem to be much in it, not even between the Arc and the Neo

Arc vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=787)

Arc vs Desire S (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=760&cp=792)

Desire S vs Neo (http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=787&cp=792)
Can't you get LG Optimus 2X? If not, I'd go with Arc.

Dunno, not direct from t-mobile.  Guess if I went through some other site but in my experience to get the advertised deal you usually have to claim a load of s*** back in some way.  not quite sure what I'd do with my phone that would require a dual core, it'll be texting, browsing and geocaching mostly.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 04:36:36 pm
Dual core basically makes browsing quicker and saves battery time. Not a necessity, but something I will certainly look to have in my next phone (mind, I've got the Desire, which is still a pretty good phone, so I'd want quite a significant upgrade when I upgrade in 6 months to a year).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: robbo_11 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 09:12:18 pm
I got a phonecall saying that I was due an upgrade from my contract and offered some options which seemed alright, but the phone I wanted would cost me £100ish to buy the handset on top of the monthly fee. I accepted a Blackberry 9300 (worse than my current phone) as that seemed best deal that was available with my contract coming to an end, but had would have to pay £15 to get the phone and then would have to pay a line rental charge. I checked the internet and saw that I could get loads of phones for free on the deal I currently had with the same company. I rang back up saying I wanted to cancel that deal for the 9300 and I would just finish my contract when it ended. I was told I would have to pay £100's for a better phone from the first guy and then was told in 6 days I could get any phone apart from the iPhone for free on a cheaper deal by the person at customer services.
I'm thinking about getting the Blackberry Torch as I've had it for the last two years nearly and its been fine/useful for what I've had to use it for.

By any chance you on Vodafone? They try that s*** every time the cheeky b******s!

I am. I've came in tonight to find they've sent the 9300 today and changed my deal despite cancelling it after I rang them back yesterday. I could have stuck with my handset, but I fancied a new phone for a change.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 09:37:36 am
They changed my deal a few years back without even consulting me then told me it was tough as the deal didnt exist any more to return me, amazing what a series of threats to take the matter further does to drastically reduce your bill ;D

Get back in touch and kick off, you might even end of with both fones knowing how uselss they are then just sell the 9300 for a nice profit.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Cunning_Linguist on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 09:45:21 am
Okay, what's best out of a HTC Desire HD, a HTC 7 Mozart (or alternative Windows phone) and an iphone 4?

Is there anything better than all of them out now or likely to be released before February, when my contract ends?

Desire HD.  Only issues I have are that is a bit chunky and the battery life is s****.  Saying that mates who have an IPhone4 say the battery life is s**** on that as well!

The battery is s*** but the best thing to do is make sure you havent got loads of apps / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / GPS running all the time.

The Desire HD is by far the best phone I have ever had. It even beats my nokia 3210 ;D
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 11:13:57 am
My pal has just got the Arc - you can't zoom in using 8MP and 6MP.  Only 2MP, which I thought was weird. 

Other than that and it's a single processor phone, it looks great.

Can you zoom in with that high a resolution on most phones?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 11:59:17 am
My pal has just got the Arc - you can't zoom in using 8MP and 6MP.  Only 2MP, which I thought was weird.  

Other than that and it's a single processor phone, it looks great.

Can you zoom in with that high a resolution on most phones?

The older Xperia X10 model can zoom on both 8MP and 6MP and the Satio can at 12MP too.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:26:29 pm
It's because you're talking about digital zoom, which only zooms in on the pixels the whole sensor takes. It's not zoom, just cropping.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:27:30 pm
A quick Google confirms it, the Arc doesn't have optical zoom.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:30:09 pm
A quick Google confirms it, the Arc doesn't have optical zoom.

The Arc doesn't have digital zoom either, but strangely enough, the older Sony Ericcson ones have.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:30:54 pm
Eh? They all have digital zoom mate.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:38:15 pm
Ah I think I get you. If you zoomed in digitally at a higher pixel rate you would just essentially be cropping and then going to a smaller pixel rate for the final photo anyway?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 12:57:31 pm
Yeah, digital zoom is worthless. It just crops pixels instead of getting closer in.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 02:27:27 pm
Eh? They all have digital zoom mate.

Not the Arc.  I know it's not ideal, but I thought the Arc would have digital zoom as a basic.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 05:29:28 pm
I have since read that if u use different photo software it should do it
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Saturday 9 April 2011, 12:31:47 am
Eh? They all have digital zoom mate.

Not the Arc.  I know it's not ideal, but I thought the Arc would have digital zoom as a basic.

You already said it does, just only on 2MP. Well that's why, because it uses the rest of the sensor to 'zoom' on the pixels. My 5MP C901 non-smartphone is exactly the same. As mentioned it's completely worthless and not a feature anyone should worry about. Just take a full res photo and crop it. Same result.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Monday 18 April 2011, 09:35:08 pm
What are O2 like? T-Mobile will only give me a Desire S upgrade at £27.50/month but there's one on O2 on phones4u at £21.50/month.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 April 2011, 09:44:07 pm
Might be just because I'm using a phone they don't officially support (though I have found people moaning about the same issue on the O2 forums), I've generally been really disappointed with reliability on their data network. Especially considering they did the iPhone first, with unlimited data.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Monday 18 April 2011, 10:45:24 pm
Sounds much like my experience with T-Mobile to be fair.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 April 2011, 10:46:59 pm
Bah, I was going to go back to them. :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Monday 18 April 2011, 10:49:33 pm
I think it's typical for 3g in general? I live in a city and it's still rare to get much 3g, I've put it down to the reality of the mobile networks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 April 2011, 10:52:40 pm
I tend to get a load of page timeouts where the phone just says 'Sorry, the HTTP request has been interrupted by the host!' or something. Really annoying, and happens on both GPRS and HSDPA. Something to do with their proxy.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 18 April 2011, 10:53:34 pm
My 3G coverage on iPhone is decent enough, don't have to resort to GPRS too much.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 09:47:56 am
My 3G coverage on iPhone is decent enough, don't have to resort to GPRS too much.

Mine too, I keep Wi Fi switched off almost all the time, as it's faster to browse on 3G than keep joining and leaving loads of random Wi Fi networks.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 10:44:22 am
Just upgraded to the Xperia Play :D, absolutely awesome with the Nes, Mega Drive and Snes Emulators  :celb:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 10:55:37 am
Right I can upgrade now, any tips for getting a good deal off vodafone, just say I want to cancel? Their upgrade deals dont seem as good as other companies but it's the only signal I get at my house so I am stuck with them. I'm gonna get the sony arc, looks mint.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 10:56:48 am
Good choice, it's a lush looking phone :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 12:59:53 pm
Vodafone have the nexus s, if you ring up for an upgrade just say you want that fone on your current deal or you'll cancel. I did that we my contract had finsihed and I got a better phone with free insurance (so saving me about £10 a month).
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 01:09:37 pm
I would rather have the Arc than nexus S though. However, HTC Sensation will be available on Vodafone from mid May, and I'd wait for that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 01:09:56 pm
Vodafone have the nexus s, if you ring up for an upgrade just say you want that fone on your current deal or you'll cancel. I did that we my contract had finsihed and I got a better phone with free insurance (so saving me about £10 a month).

I only pay a tenner a month at the moment though for my whole contract! I've seen the Sony arc for £20-£25 a month though so I'm gonna push for at least that.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 06:54:17 pm
Just upgraded to the Xperia Play :D, absolutely awesome with the Nes, Mega Drive and Snes Emulators  :celb:

How much are you paying?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Tuesday 19 April 2011, 11:51:30 pm
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 11:50:16 am
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?

Type up a letter giving 30 days notice and fax it, they will ring you back within 24 hours asking why. They assume people are too lazy to go through with it. You will have to sit through a few phonecalls of bullshit before winning though
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 12:55:23 pm
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?

Type up a letter giving 30 days notice and fax it, they will ring you back within 24 hours asking why. They assume people are too lazy to go through with it. You will have to sit through a few phonecalls of bullshit before winning though

Thanks will do, annoying company, wish I could ditch them tbh. Pretty sure I only get vodafone at my house though.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 01:00:35 pm
Just upgraded to the Xperia Play :D, absolutely awesome with the Nes, Mega Drive and Snes Emulators  :celb:

How much are you paying?

£35 a month with free phone, on 18 Month (Vodafone), The phone also comes with 5 pre-installed games - Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee (Fighting Game... Awesome!) and The Sims 3. All full games, not the shitty demo's that you normally get.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 07:04:39 pm
Just upgraded to the Xperia Play :D, absolutely awesome with the Nes, Mega Drive and Snes Emulators  :celb:

How much are you paying?

£35 a month with free phone, on 18 Month (Vodafone), The phone also comes with 5 pre-installed games - Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, Star Battalion, Bruce Lee (Fighting Game... Awesome!) and The Sims 3. All full games, not the shitty demo's that you normally get.

Ta.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 07:21:47 pm
Oh and just to add, not sure if this is Vodafone only, but it comes with a 16GB memory card.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 09:26:05 pm
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?

Type up a letter giving 30 days notice and fax it, they will ring you back within 24 hours asking why. They assume people are too lazy to go through with it. You will have to sit through a few phonecalls of bullshit before winning though

Strange. This is probably about 2 years ago now tbf but I didn't have to deal with all that. Called up, asked to cancel, got offered a discount, simply said I wasn't happy with the overall service and reception and it wasn't about money, they cancelled it within minutes.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 20 April 2011, 10:03:47 pm
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?

Type up a letter giving 30 days notice and fax it, they will ring you back within 24 hours asking why. They assume people are too lazy to go through with it. You will have to sit through a few phonecalls of bullshit before winning though

Strange. This is probably about 2 years ago now tbf but I didn't have to deal with all that. Called up, asked to cancel, got offered a discount, simply said I wasn't happy with the overall service and reception and it wasn't about money, they cancelled it within minutes.

Colin, Get on the vodafone forum @ http://forum.vodafone.co.uk post in the relevant section, and the web team will be in touch, they're surprisingly very helpful.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: colinmk on Thursday 21 April 2011, 11:49:13 am
Tried to phone up vodafone and cancel earlier but they just directed me to their website and said if I still wanted to cancel I had to put it in writing? What the f***, no retentions team?

Type up a letter giving 30 days notice and fax it, they will ring you back within 24 hours asking why. They assume people are too lazy to go through with it. You will have to sit through a few phonecalls of bullshit before winning though

Strange. This is probably about 2 years ago now tbf but I didn't have to deal with all that. Called up, asked to cancel, got offered a discount, simply said I wasn't happy with the overall service and reception and it wasn't about money, they cancelled it within minutes.

Colin, Get on the vodafone forum @ http://forum.vodafone.co.uk post in the relevant section, and the web team will be in touch, they're surprisingly very helpful.

Cheers, will do.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 25 April 2011, 06:10:00 pm
I've spent all day looking through this thread the the Android one.

Currently have a Samsung S5600 and fancy a change. I only use it for texts, calls and internet but would like plenty of apps. Not bothered about camera quality, but the phone needs to be fairly cheap and small-ish (don't like these stupidly big phones). Any recommendations?

Desire HD, Desire S and Galaxy S look good, but Wildfire S looks a good size.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Monday 25 April 2011, 06:15:06 pm
Desire S if you want something that's not 4+ inch big. Galaxy S is a year old by now, I'd probably stay away from it, while Desire HD is massive.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Monday 25 April 2011, 06:18:40 pm
 HTC Sensation BUT it is a 4.3" phone
http://htc-mobiles.co.uk/htc-sensation/
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 25 April 2011, 06:26:36 pm
Sensation looks lush but as you say, its pretty big. Shame. But it looks like I'll definitely be getting an HTC. What's this dual-core thing?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Skirge on Monday 25 April 2011, 06:29:43 pm
Sensation looks lush but as you say, its pretty big. Shame. But it looks like I'll definitely be getting an HTC. What's this dual-core thing?
CPU/Processes as in ya PC just makes it faster... I still have a HTC Hero and love it, due my upgrade in August will be getting the Sensation.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 08:57:38 pm
Ended up getting the Desire S from T-Mobile when I called to cancel, £22.50 a month now with plenty of minutes+texts.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 10:28:26 pm
Should be a canny phone :thup:
Still, would be a bit disappointed to get a phone that's probably not getting Sense 3.0 when buying a phone that's so recently been released.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: midds on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:31:57 pm
Had my Desire HD for a month and it's superb.  :snod:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:41:37 pm
Liking my new Play, unfortunately I'm utter dogshit at FIFA. Thought my phone had crashed when I got a penalty against the Makems, sat there for about 10 minutes saying "what the f***" then realised you have to use the touchscreen. :doh:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 28 April 2011, 06:39:34 am
Liking my new Play, unfortunately I'm utter dogshit at FIFA. Thought my phone had crashed when I got a penalty against the Makems, sat there for about 10 minutes saying "what the f***" then realised you have to use the touchscreen. :doh:

:lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 28 April 2011, 07:40:23 am
How is the battery coping when gaming on it indi?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: indi on Thursday 28 April 2011, 07:37:48 pm
How is the battery coping when gaming on it indi?

I haven't really played on it for ages yet, but last night after having been using it a bit for calls, games, texts, etc during the day I played for about half an hour on the bus and when I put it on charge before going to bed it wasn't even down to half way, so I guess it copes pretty well.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Luc on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:46:23 pm
This looks great. QWERTY and a touch screen, just what I need. Hope it's any good.

http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-e6-00

Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:55:46 pm
This looks great. QWERTY and a touch screen, just what I need. Hope it's any good.

http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-e6-00



Preview here: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_e6-review-587.php

Seen the new Blackberry Bold? Same idea as that one.

I'm waiting for this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2WFpgLro
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: nufcmichael on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:57:04 pm
Anyone tried Samsung Galaxy S II?  Ordered one yesterday, can't wait...
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Beren on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:57:09 pm
What did you end up going for after that Blackberry thread, btw Dave?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Dave on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:58:05 pm
What did you end up going for after that Blackberry thread, btw Dave?

Nothing. Look up. :)
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Beren on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:58:54 pm
My bad, I thought you got an interim handset. Looks nifty. :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:59:58 pm
3 months to go and I need to start deciding.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 9 June 2011, 10:01:26 pm
No idea when I got my phone, it will be on here somewhere like everything else that has happened in my 'life' :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Luc on Thursday 9 June 2011, 10:19:59 pm
This looks great. QWERTY and a touch screen, just what I need. Hope it's any good.

http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-e6-00



Preview here: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_e6-review-587.php

Seen the new Blackberry Bold? Same idea as that one.

I'm waiting for this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waj2WFpgLro
Thanks for the link, Dave. New Blackberry looks good but they won't be cheap. The BB looks to have a bigger screen than the Nokia, that would be nice for browsing.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Nobody on Friday 10 June 2011, 01:55:57 am
Anyone tried Samsung Galaxy S II?  Ordered one yesterday, can't wait...
Yet to see it myself, but going off pretty much all reviews I've read, it's the best phone on the market. Would appreciate your thoughts after using it for a couple of weeks :thup:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 10 June 2011, 10:34:48 am
3 months to go and I need to start deciding.

On a 24 month contract currently at 15 months, do they allow a change at 20 or 21 months? Or earlier?
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Ocho on Friday 10 June 2011, 10:41:00 am
3 months to go and I need to start deciding.

On a 24 month contract currently at 15 months, do they allow a change at 20 or 21 months? Or earlier?

Usually you can upgrade 3 months before contract ends.
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 10 June 2011, 11:39:47 am
3 months to go and I need to start deciding.

On a 24 month contract currently at 15 months, do they allow a change at 20 or 21 months? Or earlier?

Usually you can upgrade 3 months before contract ends.

Cheers. Was hoping it was longer for 24 month contracts. Means December/January for an upgrade, hopefully gives plenty of time for any new handsets to iron out bugs
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: wormy on Thursday 23 June 2011, 09:26:53 pm
The mother took a phonecall yesterday about an upgrade. The guy said to call him when I wanted to talk about it. I decided today I'd like the Sony Ericsson Arc, seems like a great phone. But the guy didn't leave a name or number. And I can't remember what f***ing company I used to get this phone through. :doh: :lol:
Title: Re: Yes please! New phones thread
Post by: IceMag on Saturday 9 July 2011, 07:49:57 pm