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    Cheap(est) PAYG 'droid

    Got a head interested in my "use a smartphone to replace cameras in primaries idea"

    Anyone bought a cheap PAYG 'droid and willing to share experiences of it please

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    http://threestore.three.co.uk/payg/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=DSL15PP304&id=1300&_$ja =tsid:10927%7Ccc:%7CprdSL15PP304%7Ccat:Mobile+Phone%26gt%3BPay+As+You+Go% 26gt%3BSony+Ericsson%26gt%3BSony+Ericsson+X8+Black &AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 looks good

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    Hi Si,

    As you might remember I had an LG 540

    It was about £110 at the time (a year ago) but was an excellent phone for the money. My other half has the Galaxy Ace and is very pleased with it. Personally, i think that the cheap Droids are pretty decent bits of kit. You'll lose a bit because the cam will not be top of the range, but, to be honest, there's not THAT much difference in quality

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    Is it just me, or is Three's PAYG scheme just effectively a £15 monthly contract?

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    It's not out yet, but HTC just announced the Explorer that should be out next month - and HTC kit is normally good quality.

    I've got a Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro (bit of a mouthful) that was only £100 PAYG on o2 from Phones4U - pretty small but chunky and solid, you can get a cheaper version without the keyboard (X10 Mini, without the Pro). Both charge from a USB cable so easy to get files off the phone.

    Whatever you get, stick Vignette on it so they can apply filters to the camera while they line up the shot (or do it after), and PicSay so they can stick word balloons and other stickers/effects on top after.

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    Orange san franciscos are about £80 on ebay. Camera's not great though. Wouldn't it be easier to buy cameras?

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    Wouldn't it be easier to buy cameras?
    see Use Smartphones instead of Cameras in Primaries for why

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    Just had a look around the local phone shops and the ALCATEL One Touch 990 at O2 "looked" the nicest.

    My main prob is going to trying to find out which ones handle school proxys!

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    mrwITch has a Galaxy S which was about £90. Camera is quite good, I think

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    Could all of you with one of these see if its got ability to use a proxy please (otherwise the likes of twitter/dropbox/walkie talkie type apps aint going to work )

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    Galaxy S + CyanogenMod? CM has proxy support doesn't it?

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    mrwITch has a Galaxy S which was about £90.
    Shirley schum mistook (either device or the price )

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    If it wasn't for the price, Samsung's Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 would be almost perfect for what you want to do. Because these aren't phones, you won't have to worry about the kids making calls.

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    Thats an interesting find - I wonder if Apple's lawyers have sussed that Samsung's knicking another of their ideas?

    But I think we want them to be phones as well so they can be used on trips.

    And we might need a little bit of 3G facility as well if they are used as walkie-talkies at the far end of the field at lunchtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Thats an interesting find - I wonder if Apple's lawyers have sussed that Samsung's knicking another of their ideas?


    Si
    You mean thre its a device with a screen and rounded corners idea cos i think matel got their 1st with the etch a sketch

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