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    Which Smart Phone??????

    I'm in the market for a new phone but I'm losing my mind over which one to go for

    Preferably a Windows mobile so I can retire my HP PDA

    I do a lot of hill walking so a GPS system, probably using google earth would be handy

    So far I'm down to these;

    Nokia N97mini (I know it's not Win Mob!)
    HTC Touch Diamond2 - (If I can find one to look at! )
    HTC Touch 2

    HTC Touch2 Pro is out of my price range. Blackberrys look too bulky and I don't like the keyboards being open. I don't really care for LG either

    I'm not really interested in the camera as I carry a ton of DLSR photo equipment with me

    Any recommendations for the above or any others that may fit the bill?

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    touch diamond 2 is rubbish according the person in work who has one, touchHD2 is the one I would go for if i had to have one. 1ghz snapdragon cpu vs the rubbish 500mhz qualcomm ones.

    If I HAD to get a smartphone I'd get an E72 which has GPS TbT nav, mail for exchange, and office mobile suite, but then I can't live with just touchscreens on my phone.

    Don't get a blackberry.

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    Most gps systems on phones tend to use tomtom style maps which are ok in towns but useless in the hills where it just shows green. The gps systems that do have proper maps are mega bucks for the device then a billion bucks for a map of a small area which is why I'm looking for one I can use Google earth on.

    I'm afraid the E72 does nothing for me, but thanks for the input

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    I have the HTC Touch HD, but really want the HTC Touch HD 2 lol!

    There are a number of threads on this topic so i suggest you do a quick search and read other thoughts posted in other topics.

    EduGeek Search is Powerfull!

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    If your looking for good Google Earth support then you might want to look at an Android based phone.

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    Motorola Droid, out over here any day now:
    DROID by Motorola - Android phone - Motorola USA

    Shaun put me onto this as I'm getting very hacked off with my Touch HD and Windows Mobile 6.1, and he's fallen out of love with his iPhone! We are paying a visit to the PC Advisor offices in London on Wednesday and hopefully they will have a couple of Android phones for us to play with.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 6th December 2009 at 11:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Motorola Droid, out over here any day now:
    DROID by Motorola - Android phone - Motorola USA

    Shaun put me onto this as I'm getting very hacked off with my Touch HD and Windows Mobile 6.1, and he's fallen out of love with his iPhone! We are paying a visit to the PC Advisor offices in London on Wednesday and hopefully they will have a couple of Android phones for us to play with.
    I saw this on my hunt around but was concerned that the big companies were not supplying it. Looks like it could do the job so I'd be interested on your thoughts if you get to see it.

    Apparently Win Mob 6.5 has improved things a lot but I admit I've not read what the improvements are yet!
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    I've got a Nokia N900 which is a Linux Internet Tablet with a phoned strapped on. Very geeky, had it running Quake 3 Arena multiplayer against somebody on a PC.

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    In the words of highlander " There can be only I" phone....

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    @alan-d:

    I too am having a dilema, quite fancied the Blackberry 9700 Bold but then saw 2 phones which turned my head.
    The first one was the G2 t-mobile android phone which doubles as the HTC touch pro from orange and the other was the Nokia E71 which has the fully buttoned querty keyboard a little like the Balckberry.

    TBH can't seem to make my mind up but think it may be the G2 through t-mobile.

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    @ bossman

    And the other problem is finding out what is coming out in the new year which may be better than the one you get

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    @ bossman

    And the other problem is finding out what is coming out in the new year which may be better than the one you get
    see HTC's 2010 roadmap goes on display? -- Engadget

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    @alan-d:

    Well I would presume that all the smartphone manafacturers would have their wares developed for the christmas market if they themselves are smart thinkers would you not agree, plus the G2 automatically upgrades for free as soon as there is an upgrade and it uses google maps for gps navigation which I find pretty cool.

    Had a little tinkle with it over the weekend and found it to be very good especially with the amount of apps available for it, all free of course unlike some of the other phones I could mention which confess to having apps for this and apps for that but obviously at a cost.

    Anyway will keep you posted.

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    @ 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.

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    vote for android here.

    free google navigation coming soon.

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