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    Wanted - Cheap Android Phone

    Just wondering if any of you had struck lucky with a new phone from Father Christmas and were looking to get rid of an Android smartphone at all?

    I am due for an upgrade of my iPhone 3GS at the beginning of March and I am currently agonising over whether I can justify the expense of getting the new iPhone 4S (around £170 on top of the 24 month contract), or whether I should take the Android route and get the phone free. I am just not sure if I can live with the change away from the iPhone, so I want to get hold of an Android to use for a couple of months to see how I get on before I am committed for 2 years.

    I'm not looking to spend much as it would be a very temporary phone, but would happily match for example Mazuma's price for a phone that someone was planning to dispose of that way - I can then recover as much of my expense as possible either that way or through eBay once I get the upgrade phone in March.

    I'm looking for something that is going to be representative of what I might get, so at least Android 2.2 I think and in good working order - condition not so important.

    If anyone has anything they'd like to offer in this way, drop me a PM and we'll discuss.

    Thanks and a Happy New Year,

    Chris.

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    are you bothered by brand of the phone at all?

    Reason I ask is because 2.2 on Samsung phones is different to that on almost all other phones (aside from icons, but in terms of proprietary programs added in also)

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    Hmm, you make a good point there. Hadn't thought about that really!

    It is likely to be an HTC handset I get if I go for Android, so maybe I need to look in that direction more?

    Thanks

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    I'm thinking I'm going to pick up an Orange San Francisco 2 and install a debranded custom 2.3 rom to check out 'vanilla' android so to speak.

    With the public sector employee discount one comes it in at just under the £100 and they are going for more than that on eBay once unlocked so seems like a good solution.

    Unless I get any better offers before I get to the Orange shop.

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    I'm certain you can haggle on the price so its about £90

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    One of these might be worth a look;

    huawei blaze pay as you go mobile phone from phones 4u

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    I have a surplus HTC hero.... If that's of any use to you.

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    I have a white Orange SanFrancisco Unlocked and rooted running a 2.3.5
    Looking for £70 delivered by RMSD
    Have got pics and full description if your interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    I have a surplus HTC hero.... If that's of any use to you.

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    It's yours for the cost of postage, or some good coffee

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    I made the jump from Apple to Android last year. I had the iPhone 3G and after one too many iOS updates, the phone crawled to a halt and was painful to use so I jumped to an HTC Desire HD. Naturally, the first few weeks were all about working around the differences and getting used to it, but after having one now for six months, I'd be hard pushed to go back to Apple (unless the iPhone 5 is something awesome). The main thing for me was discovering features on my phone that iPhones don't have and when you use them you think it's really useful and you can't understand how you lived without it!

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