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I already spoke to my connect at Vodacom.

They plan to have it in SA within the following two months.




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How much are Vodacom planning on pushing it for over there?
Gotta be at least R6500 unlocked right?


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Probably closer to 8 or 9.

She didn't have prices yet, but I am going based on previous 900 models and the price of other phones in this cla**.




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Probably closer to 8 or 9.

She didn't have prices yet, but I am going based on previous 900 models and the price of other phones in this cla**.
Damn R9K?! I am sure you can do better than that through me fellas  ;)


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None of you nerds mentioned the user experience either. Apple is always way ahead.

no time to research but from what I see, hardware is similar.
symbian got dropped, trusted it more thatn Windows Mobile, linux & google OS phones on the same ish.
The only contender is the MacOS Unix purebred Kernel which I believe is what makes the iphone still hol on to sumn....


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Looks like I may have to go with the HTC myTouch 3G (a.k.a Magic):



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specs:
Operating System Open OS - Android
Memory Internal Memory: Flash 512MB; RAM 192 MB DDR (includes 64MB baseband chip)
Expandable Memory/Card Slot : Yes Type: Micro SD Size: Up to 32 GB
Weight 4.1 Ounces (round to 1 decimal point)
Battery Life Talk time:
Up to 7 hours for GSM
Standby time:
Up to 2.5 weeks for GSM
Talk and standby times and other specifications are provided by the manufacturer and are approximate. Actual performance varies based upon features or services used, network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, customer use, and other factors.
 
Battery Type 1340 mAh Lion
Changeable Faceplates No interchangeable Faceplates, YES - Back plates are interchangeable
Codecs AMR, EFR, FR, HR
Dimensions of Handset 113x55.56x14.65 mm
Display - Main Type: Up to 262k TFT color(OS support 64K color) Colors: (16bit)
Size: HVGA (480x320) Dimensions: 3.2 (inches)
Display - External Location: Front NA Type: NA Colors: (bit) NA Size: (pixels) NA
Frequency Bands GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 UMTS: Yes Bands: 1 (2100) & 4 (AWS 1700/2100)
Phone Style Bar
Phone book Capacity Number of Entries: 10K
E-mail Client Gmail client Ė Gmail only, Email client - IMAP, POP3, Exchange
Voice Notes No
IM Client GTalk, separate IM client: AIM, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger
MMS / Picture Messaging Yes - Multimedia Supported: Audio Clips, Graphics, Photos, Video Clips
Video Messaging Yes (see above)
SMS / Text Messaging Concatenation Support: Yes Digital TTY/TDD Support: No /Yes Predictive Text: Word Suggestion available when using keyboard

review: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/t-mobile-mytouch-3g/4505-6452_7-33698118.html

Anyone wanna talk me out of it?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 08:00:49 PM by TATEguru v.2K9 »


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The magic is a great phone. I can't decide which is better between that and the Touch Pro 2.

HTC is killing the smart phone crowd at the moment.




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damn phones I'm strongly considering an eee Pc

That not good enough for ya?


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The magic is a great phone. I can't decide which is better between that and the Touch Pro 2.

HTC is killing the smart phone crowd at the moment.

My pros for this over the n900 are:
- Price - won't have to get on that sugarwater & beans & rice diet to afford it.
- Form - Nokia is significantly bigger than the magic/ myTouch
- Intergration - This is already available on the network I use so they have tailored their data & voice offerings to it.

Cons:
- App Memory - Only 512MB of internal phone memory on which to store apps. It doesn't let you store apps on the memory card.
- No 3.5mm headphone jack - Have to use a headphone adapter to connect to my shure SE115 earbuds.
- No attachment support for Outlook POP email. So you have to save then open attachments recieved from MS Outlook in a 3rd party app.

Not really dealbreakers but enough to make me pause/ procrastinate...

HTC Touch Pro 2 vs myTouch 3G:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/compare-mobile-phones/htc-touch-pro2-t-mobile-mytouch-3g-3404_3746


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Or How about the next android device Motorola Cliq:





specs: http://phandroid.com/2009/09/10/motorola-cliq-specs-details-galore/

This is interesting:
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Universal Contact List
MOTOBLUR updates your contacts in real time and threads their info throughout the device, so itís easy to keep up with who you know1:

Automatic Syncing1: Once activated, MOTOBLUR handles all the updates and syncing of your contacts Ė from personal and work email and social network accounts.
Real Time Updates1: When your contacts change their photos, status and contact details, itís automatically updated on the device.
Context for Contacts1: When making or receiving a phone call, your friendís latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen.
Universal View1: In Contacts view, you can easily scan your history of exchanges with friends, family and co-workers, and instantly communicate with them any way you choose.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 06:23:48 PM by TATEguru v.2K9 »


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HTC Touch Pro 2 vs myTouch 3G:


The only place where I see the Magic really having an edge over the TP2 is the OS. Windows Mobile is rubbish.

On all other fronts it is inferior. I also don't like the fact that it uses google maps for its GPS, since that is kinda shitty when living in SA. then you still have to buy a third party GPS navigation system.
I believe the TP2 has all that sorted already.

damn phones I'm strongly considering an eee Pc

The only eee PC worth getting is the 901. And for that price, you might as well get an Acer One or Fujitsu Amilo Mini. They are cheaper, same specs, come shipped with Linux or Windows (go with the Linux model. It boots in less than 20 seconds and runs much faster) and is available in a range of colours.

Wanna buy my Fujitsu Siemens? I'll even fill up the HDD with pron for you. I wanna get something bigger.




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I really wanted t-mobile to have had this, but they made HTC release my touch instead...and HTC are said to be moving to 3.5mm audio jack..
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This week in Nokia N900 Stannery:

Nokia N900 runs SNES games! :o :o  :o

http://noknok.tv/2009/10/01/nokia-n900-runs-snes-games/

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...video has appeared with the Maemo 5 OS, which powers the Nokia N900, running the SNES emulator seamlessly. This means you can now play cla**ic games like Super Mario World, Final Fantasy 3, and Super Mario Cart where ever you are.

Whatís more, if like us, you were a bit of a SNES junky back in the day, you can plug the Nokia N900 into your television set and play the games in their full original glory thanks to the Nokia N900ís TV Out connectivity. Additionally, the Nokia N900 SNES emulator also supports the addition of a Wii control, which means you arenít just confined to using the Nokia N900 key pad as controls.

Again, we think this is a wonderful addition to the Nokia N900, and something all gaming enthusiasts will enjoy. We always dreamt about having a portable SNES when we were younger, looks like thatís a reality now.



F it. back to that beans & rice diet.


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damn phones I'm strongly considering an eee Pc

same here man, only just a matter of time, and the things ima do to it....