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    The Motorola Droid looks good. It's available on a £35/month contract for £49.99, or £499.99 on its own, exclusively at Expansys.

    In the new year, finance permitting, I'm looking at moving to an Android-based phone. I like the G2, but will keep an eye on the market nearer the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    The Motorola Droid looks good. It's available on a £35/month contract for £49.99, or £499.99 on its own, exclusively at Expansys.

    In the new year, finance permitting, I'm looking at moving to an Android-based phone. I like the G2, but will keep an eye on the market nearer the time
    Added to my list of possibilities Still curious as to why O2 etc are not selling it

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvLPhenom View Post
    @ alan-d -

    You know you want an iphone. Come and have a look at mine next time you in the office, and it has google maps.
    10 Squirrel points for using abusive language on a public forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Added to my list of possibilities Still curious as to why O2 etc are not selling it
    My complete guess is that they probably have more lucrative deals with their own semi-exclusive popular phones - the ones with all the TV marketing etc; such as the iPhone, HTCs and LGs.

    But whenever you get one, 6-12 months down the line another comparable handset will be released anyway - that's just technology

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    Nokia N900!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovek View Post


    Nokia N900!
    Me likes the look of that. Whats the software like on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
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    oh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    My complete guess is that they probably have more lucrative deals with their own semi-exclusive popular phones - the ones with all the TV marketing etc; such as the iPhone, HTCs and LGs.

    But whenever you get one, 6-12 months down the line another comparable handset will be released anyway - that's just technology
    6-12 months I can handle, it's when a better model comes out 2 months after I bought the old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvLPhenom View Post
    Me likes the look of that. Whats the software like on it.
    Looks big!!!

    I've only got little pockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Looks big!!!

    I've only got little pockets
    Theres a short review of it here -

    Nokia N900 quick hands-on -- Engadget

    Doesn't look to bad but on this vid the touch response doesn't look that great

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvLPhenom View Post
    Theres a short review of it here -

    Nokia N900 quick hands-on -- Engadget

    Doesn't look to bad but on this vid the touch response doesn't look that great
    Oh don't believe those bunch of halfwits (engadget and gizmodo for that matter are truly awful websites). You can find much better reviews of the N900 out on the interwebs.

    As for software its Linux in your pocket... how cool! The web browser is Mozilla based and the best browsing experience in any mobile, the email client could be better but it's only a matter of time until some one ports a better client to it and on the subject of 3rd party software that to is coming along nicely but still in its infancy (the N900 only came out a couple of weeks ago!).

    The N900 has its "issues" but then so does every smart phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Looks big!!!

    I've only got little pockets
    It looks big but in reality it's slightly smaller than a n97 standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post

    I do a lot of hill walking so a GPS system, probably using google earth would be handy
    The only really useful GPS compatible mapping system for off-tarmac use is Memory Map and the mobile version only works on WinMo devices which is a PITA.

    It means that I have to carry my Hero and my old TyTynII when I'm out MTB'ing - the TyTyn runs my MM nav.

    If you have a primary need for good off-road mapping then it has to be WinMo + Memory Map IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    The only really useful GPS compatible mapping system for off-tarmac use is Memory Map and the mobile version only works on WinMo devices which is a PITA.

    It means that I have to carry my Hero and my old TyTynII when I'm out MTB'ing - the TyTyn runs my MM nav.

    If you have a primary need for good off-road mapping then it has to be WinMo + Memory Map IMHO.
    In the main I still use a paper OS map and compass I have an old Garmin 60 GPS which I sometimes use the Track Back and TSD facility on

    Speaking of Memory Map, I looked on their site the other week at the Pilot 7000 - 7" screen!! May as well carry a netbook around with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    In the main I still use a paper OS map and compass I have an old Garmin 60 GPS which I sometimes use the Track Back and TSD facility on

    Speaking of Memory Map, I looked on their site the other week at the Pilot 7000 - 7" screen!! May as well carry a netbook around with me
    I still carry map and compass but increasingly I find that the MM / GPS is simply more convenient, especially on a windswept hillside when keeping hold of a paper map is a little troublesome



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