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    I'm in a crappy situation at the moment, renewed my contract early about 18 months ago and the phone i got at the time was what i wanted because i had a work HTC Touch to use, and it was a backup. Since moving job last year i've had to put up with a Sony Ericsson w910i and it just turns itself off.
    Just rang Orange after reading the thread to see what they can do for me regarding the above mentioned phones and they suggested i waited another 2/3 months when all the phones will be pretty much free.
    So here's to another 2/3 months of my phone turning itself off
    Hope the iPhone hits Orange, would much prefer that over most others, just for the apps alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoth0r View Post
    I'm in a crappy situation at the moment, renewed my contract early about 18 months ago and the phone i got at the time was what i wanted because i had a work HTC Touch to use, and it was a backup. Since moving job last year i've had to put up with a Sony Ericsson w910i and it just turns itself off.
    Just rang Orange after reading the thread to see what they can do for me regarding the above mentioned phones and they suggested i waited another 2/3 months when all the phones will be pretty much free.
    So here's to another 2/3 months of my phone turning itself off
    Hope the iPhone hits Orange, would much prefer that over most others, just for the apps alone
    I have a HTC Touch Diamond for sale if you're interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I have a HTC Touch Diamond for sale if you're interested...
    ££££ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    ££££ ?
    £100 ono.

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    I'll reiterate my question to cover other models :P

    What is the HTC like in terms of additional software? Can I for example get Turn by Turn GPS software, like TomTom or Garmin on the Touch Pro 2?

    Also, the same question for the HTC Hero? What is additional software like for the Android OS and can I also get Turn by Turn GPS on Android?

    Also, is online community support (3rd party developement) good for the above 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I'll reiterate my question to cover other models :P

    What is the HTC like in terms of additional software? Can I for example get Turn by Turn GPS software, like TomTom or Garmin on the Touch Pro 2?

    Also, the same question for the HTC Hero? What is additional software like for the Android OS and can I also get Turn by Turn GPS on Android?

    Also, is online community support (3rd party developement) good for the above 2?
    The Touch Pro 2 is a windows mobile device. So any software that works on Windows mobile will work on it.

    On the Android, there are a few turn by turn packages. One example would be the CoPilot Live GPS software available from the market. The UK version is £22.60, or a full European one is about £55.

    The community for Android is supposedly superb, and developing for both Android and WinMo is very simple (Java and .Net are easy to code in).

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    there is also andnav2 which is free on android

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    Does anyone know of any Android Community websites? I just wanna get a feel for what's available out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    Does anyone know of any Android Community websites? I just wanna get a feel for what's available out there.
    Android Community - Tracking the Android Platform

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    If you are thinking of getting the N97 don't hesitate about it. The phone is awesome with amazing capabilities. The only negatives are the resistive screen and it's low brighteness. If it had a capacitive AMOLED screen and a hardware 3D accelerator it would be so much better. Also lack of system RAM is not a major drawback as new firmwares will optimise memory usage.

    Don't worry about the software problems/bugs. After V11 of the firmware the phone is very stable. Nokia is famous for realeasing handsets to the market before making sure they have stable firmware. But they provide massive support, remember the N95 got it's last firmware update in January 2009.

    Not to mention the massive support of software from the S60 community and the ability to do everything from your PC with Nokia PC Suite.

    Edit- Also Garmin Mobile XT runs great on it with full touch capabilities.
    Last edited by dtakias; 13th August 2009 at 01:17 PM.

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    I would like an Android phone but I want one with a keyboard so at the moment it's looking like the HTC instead.

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    It seems all the decent deals are only on the HTC Hero Graphite. So, I might just jump on to simplicity until something decent pops up on the HTC Hero White.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I would like an Android phone but I want one with a keyboard so at the moment it's looking like the HTC instead.
    The G1 has a keyboard....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    The G1 has a keyboard....
    Well in that case we have winner maybe. I was informed by a tall admin that there wasnt an android phone with a keyboard

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    G1 is a little dated now actually but it looks like the Samsung Bigfoot might be promising. Seems strange to be thinking about getting a Samsung though!



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