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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I'm not usually swayed by pretty things*.....

    But that carousel view really floats my boat!!

    * I'm ALWAYS swayed by my wife!
    Carousel view not included, its an app but it does show it works at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Carousel view not included, its an app but it does show it works at least.
    It's an APP????

    Where? What's it called? I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!



    Come on, @ZeroHour, where are you? I NEED to know!!

    Anyone? Anyone else know????

    :hellllppp:
    Last edited by aerospacemango; 22nd January 2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.spb.shell3d

    I think thats what they are using, but 10 for a launcher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.spb.shell3d

    I think thats what they are using, but 10 for a launcher...
    Indeed.....that has somewhat quashed my ardour for it! Now if it came pre-installed.....

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    There are some compatibility issues with the San Diego, but not found them particularly problematic. Great phone for the money though, very close to my SGS2 (which cost far more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    There are some compatibility issues with the San Diego, but not found them particularly problematic.
    According to AnandTech, most ARM apps should work on Atom smartphones, although I don't think the latest version of Flash Player does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    1. We don't want a contract/locked phone and..
    Order it from France. They have to let you unlock it for free if you ask.

    A lot of people did this with the iPhone. [No idea which one.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    That looks a pretty freakin good piece of kit.... If it REALLY was that good, I'd be looking at getting one too.

    You'll have to keep us informed!!

    Well, I've taken the plunge and ordered. Hopefully it should be waiting for me on my return from BETT. The company I ordered it from (via Amazon) has pretty good delivery times apparently, so I shall wait with baited breath (it's already showing on the couriers tracking site )I have to admit, it's not just the price/features and reviews that have persuaded me, but whilst there are similarly prices Android devices available in the UK, they are relatively small screened 2.x.x devices. And if it does turn out to be bobbins, I haven't wasted a fortune and someone on eBay will always buy it! I do have high hopes for it though and even once you remove some of the (obviously) shill reviews, the genuine ones from the UK shine through for it.
    I do note with interest that the one star reviews are by people who haven't either RTFM or have little experience with smartphones.
    Oh, and I shall do an in-depth review once it has arrived and I have used it for a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The company I ordered it from (via Amazon) has pretty good delivery times apparently
    It's a shame China isn't in the EU, since you are probably looking at an extra ~33 on top of Amazon's price once you add the VAT and Royal Mail handling fee.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I shall do an in-depth review once it has arrived and I have used it for a bit
    It will be interesting to know if you have any of the issues described here, especially once you have loaded it with apps:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It's a shame China isn't in the EU, since you are probably looking at an extra ~33 on top of Amazon's price once you add the VAT and Royal Mail handling fee.


    It will be interesting to know if you have any of the issues described here, especially once you have loaded it with apps:

    Ultra low cost from China - a guide to Mediatek
    Nope. I brought it via Amazon. On the sellers page it says:

    • If you are come from UK/Belgium/Denmark/France/Germany/Ireland/Netherlands/Italy/Spain/Portugal/USA, you do not need to pay import tax.Delivery could take 6-12 business days after dispatching.
    Postage is also covered as well. There are one or two complaints from people who have purchased from other suppliers via Amazon about them getting stung for delivery charges which is why I chose the one I did. I shall post details of the supplier on the review once I've 100% confirmed delivery etc.

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    You're right actually. For some reason I got Amazon.co.uk confused with Amazon.com. The former includes 20% VAT in the price, whereas the latter doesn't (for obvious reasons).

    I think I'll go to bed now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Hmmm. There are a couple of things that are putting me off there:

    1. We don't want a contract/locked phone and..
    2. The San Diego is still reported to have compatibility issues with some apps

    I think I'll stick with RISC based variants for the time being.
    Its not on contract, its PAYG.
    It can be rooted and unlocked.
    The only app people have a problem with is BBC iPlayer but accessing through a browser works fine.

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