1. Post #161
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    I got a focus flash for $250, now I don't even know if it was worth it with all these new phones.

    Should be arriving tomorrow/day after though.
    should have waited for lumia 900...

  2. Post #162
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    should have waited for lumia 900...
    My budget was $250

  3. Post #163
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    Gah, I'm honestly thinking of buying a spare USB cover and machining a hole into it. Having to flip it every time is probably my biggest (and almost only) annoyance I've got.

  4. Post #164
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    Argh. Black or cyan 900. (Already on eBay)
    I love blue but the black looks sleeker. Anyone had hands with both finishes?

  5. Post #165
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    I'd say black

    the cyan one is cool but you'll get sick of it
    and it gets dirty

  6. Post #166
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    I've got the Cyan 800, I chose it over black just because I was getting a bit bored of the same old and wanted a change. I love it it matches the blue colour of the tiles perfectly.

  7. Post #167
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    If the 900 is like the 800 it will come with a super tight case which incase's all the coloured shell with the same colour. So at any time you can just buy an alternative coloured case and voila, new phone .

  8. Post #168
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    I forgot how close it was to the 8th
    I'll wait and visit a nokia store close to me and play with one.

  9. Post #169
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    So I picked up an HTC Radar at T-Mobile today just to play with Windows Mobile. Damn. That is all I have to say. Windows Mobile does so many things right, I can't wait to get a WP7 phone.

    I want to get the Lumia, the only off putting thing to me about the Lumia 900 is the fact that its display isn't 720x1280 like most of the phones coming out shortly after it.

  10. Post #170
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    So I picked up an HTC Radar at T-Mobile today just to play with Windows Mobile. Damn. That is all I have to say. Windows Mobile does so many things right, I can't wait to get a WP7 phone.

    I want to get the Lumia, the only off putting thing to me about the Lumia 900 is the fact that its display isn't 720x1280 like most of the phones coming out shortly after it.
    What.
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  11. Post #171
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    Are you just trying to be a jerk? I got the names confused. I was obviously talking about WP7.
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  12. Post #172
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    Oh no. I got it confused with its predecessor. Like you didn't know what I was talking about. Way to just be an asshole.
    How is typing the word what being an asshole.
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  13. Post #173
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    How is typing the word what being an asshole.
    Pointing out that I said Windows Mobile when I talked about how I liked the HTC Radar and plan on getting the Lumia 900. It was pretty obvious I was talking about WP7.

    Replying just to say what. Kind of a jerk thing to do.
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  14. Post #174
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    Pointing out that I said Windows Mobile when I talked about how I liked the HTC Radar and plan on getting the Lumia 900. It was pretty obvious I was talking about WP7.

    Replying just to say what. Kind of a jerk thing to do.
    "I picked up the HTC Radar at T-Mobile today just to play with Windows Mobile". I though that you thought that the HTC Radar runs Windows Mobile, and then you made it sound like Windows Mobile/WP7 (if you were calling them the same thing in the post) are two different things (which they are) on the HTC Radar and the Lumia. That's where the confusion stemmed from. I own the thing myself.

    And if I seemed like a jerk, it was genuine confusion.
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  15. Post #175
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    If the 900 is like the 800 it will come with a super tight case which incase's all the coloured shell with the same colour. So at any time you can just buy an alternative coloured case and voila, new phone .
    It doesn't, but you can buy them.

    To be honest the biggest dissapointment on the 900 seems to be a lack of the curved glass. Means there's apparently an edge on the bezel.

  16. Post #176
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    "I picked up the HTC Radar at T-Mobile today just to play with Windows Mobile". I though that you thought that the HTC Radar runs Windows Mobile, and then you made it sound like Windows Mobile/WP7 (if you were calling them the same thing in the post) are two different things (which they are) on the HTC Radar and the Lumia. That's where the confusion stemmed from. I own the thing myself.

    And if I seemed like a jerk, it was genuine confusion.

    Oh, well I apologize then. Sorry for being a jerk in return.

  17. Post #177
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    So as everybody knows, BBM is a huge part of why teenagers bought Blackberry, and its why Apple came out with iMessage as a competitor.

    What do you guys think the chances are of a similar Skype-powered integration for Windows (Phone) 8? It would be a great setup, as it could work across computers, phones, and tablets, much like iMessage, and would work solely through the data plan, much like BBM.

    Anybody else think this is a possibility for why Windows bought Skype in the first place? I think if they market it right, they could attract a lot of new customers and especially a lot of teenagers/twentysomethings.

    Yes?

  18. Post #178
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    So as everybody knows, BBM is a huge part of why teenagers bought Blackberry, and its why Apple came out with iMessage as a competitor.

    What do you guys think the chances are of a similar Skype-powered integration for Windows (Phone) 8? It would be a great setup, as it could work across computers, phones, and tablets, much like iMessage, and would work solely through the data plan, much like BBM.

    Anybody else think this is a possibility for why Windows bought Skype in the first place? I think if they market it right, they could attract a lot of new customers and especially a lot of teenagers/twentysomethings.

    Yes?
    Could have sworn BBM was going cross platform.

  19. Post #179
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    So as everybody knows, BBM is a huge part of why teenagers bought Blackberry, and its why Apple came out with iMessage as a competitor.

    What do you guys think the chances are of a similar Skype-powered integration for Windows (Phone) 8? It would be a great setup, as it could work across computers, phones, and tablets, much like iMessage, and would work solely through the data plan, much like BBM.

    Anybody else think this is a possibility for why Windows bought Skype in the first place? I think if they market it right, they could attract a lot of new customers and especially a lot of teenagers/twentysomethings.

    Yes?
    MS already has messaging platform - MSN messenger. Of course it never hurts to have multiple messaging clients and skype is quite popular. So we could easily see some integration like that happening as well.

    Plus Wp7 already has easy messaging switching - in the messages swapping between facebook and sms is very simple.


    All that kinda begs the question - why isn't msn messanger that well and nicely integrated.
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  20. Post #180
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    MS already has messaging platform - MSN messenger. Of course it never hurts to have multiple messaging clients and skype is quite popular. So we could easily see some integration like that happening as well.

    Plus Wp7 already has easy messaging switching - in the messages swapping between facebook and sms is very simple.


    All that kinda begs the question - why isn't msn messanger that well and nicely integrated.
    As much as I like MSN it hasn't broken into the big leagues like Skype mainly due to the functionality differences. I think in the future we'll see Skype and MSN merge into the Skype name, and the integrations as seen in BBM.

    Edited:

    Could have sworn BBM was going cross platform.
    I read a rumor about that somewhere, didn't think it was ever confirmed. Do you have a Source?

    Also, could it compete with Skype's already massive database?

  21. Post #181
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    I honestly didn't know people still instant message that much on their phones. I use facebook chat once in a blue moon, but I didn't think instant messaging was a big deal anymore. Guess I was wrong. vv

  22. Post #182
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    I honestly didn't know people still instant message that much on their phones. I use facebook chat once in a blue moon, but I didn't think instant messaging was a big deal anymore. Guess I was wrong. vv
    If you're connected to the internet anywat, why the hell wouldn't you.
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  23. Post #183
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    I honestly didn't know people still instant message that much on their phones. I use facebook chat once in a blue moon, but I didn't think instant messaging was a big deal anymore. Guess I was wrong. vv
    Data plans mean it could be cheaper than texting/phone calls

  24. Post #184
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    Don't you all have free messaging anyway?
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  25. Post #185
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    September 2007
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    I got my phone today yay
    Sucky thing is it won't connect to our wifi

    Edited:

    Yay I got in
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  26. Post #186
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    Don't you all have free messaging anyway?

    Free unlimited.

    I think Verizon has their meters wrong because every month they say I send/receive around 5,000 texts, and I send and receive maybe 20 daily, total. Which is maybe ~600 a month.

  27. Post #187
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    Don't you all have free messaging anyway?
    Only like a hundred free. And it's fairly simple to go two three hundred without issues. And I pay some four bucks for what's essentially an unlimited data plan (limited on 3g then falls back to unlimited edge)

  28. Post #188
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    Apparently the 900 isn't out in the UK untill May. I'm going to check out the 800 as the 900 is getting a few bad points being picked up in reviews about the screen.

  29. Post #189
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    Apparently the 900 isn't out in the UK untill May. I'm going to check out the 800 as the 900 is getting a few bad points being picked up in reviews about the screen.
    I think it's rather because we're in a "720p" age of the sudden, and therefore the screen is suddenly garbage. What about the Galaxy S II? Pretty much the same resolution (of course with a slightly different technology), and doesn't it still look pretty nice? Look up the review of the Titan. I think they didn't mention it as much there, and that's 4.7".
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  30. Post #190
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    I think it's rather because we're in a "720p" age of the sudden, and therefore the screen is suddenly garbage. What about the Galaxy S II? Pretty much the same resolution (of course with a slightly different technology), and doesn't it still look pretty nice? Look up the review of the Titan. I think they didn't mention it as much there, and that's 4.7".
    Just played with the 800 and the screen looked like the galaxy S1's, all pixlated and that. The S2 screen does have the same resolution but the pixel layout is different so it still looks good at 4.3"

  31. Post #191
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    I think it's rather because we're in a "720p" age of the sudden, and therefore the screen is suddenly garbage. What about the Galaxy S II? Pretty much the same resolution (of course with a slightly different technology), and doesn't it still look pretty nice? Look up the review of the Titan. I think they didn't mention it as much there, and that's 4.7".
    Seems like it only got picked apart on the verge. Just about nowhere else as much.
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  32. Post #192
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    Seems like it only got picked apart on the verge. Just about nowhere else as much.
    Engadget too, but that must've been the weirdest review I've ever read.

  33. Post #193
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    I really wanted to like the lumia 800 :-(

  34. Post #194
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    I really wanted to like the lumia 800 :-(
    Sure it wasn't a bad unit? I don't have that issue really.

  35. Post #195
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    Sure it wasn't a bad unit? I don't have that issue really.
    I tried 3 in different shops. It's just the pentile screen which makes text and the notification bar look horrible.
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  36. Post #196
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    Yah the UI uses way too much color to make a pentile panel work. It's not so bad on the original Galaxy S because it's just icons and text, so there's a lot of black and white which the panel has no issue reproducing.

  37. Post #197
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    I'm going to check out the HTC Titan on Tuesday, should keep me going until Q4 when Apollo phones come out.

  38. Post #198
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    hey guys I'm confused, I'm approaching this time where my old android is dying and I need to find another phone. My mind has been stuck on WP7 for quite sometime but I want an iPhone egh it's so hard to decide.

    Can you give me some reasons like why an Android user like me should purchase a WP7 phone?

  39. Post #199
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    hey guys I'm confused, I'm approaching this time where my old android is dying and I need to find another phone. My mind has been stuck on WP7 for quite sometime but I want an iPhone egh it's so hard to decide.

    Can you give me some reasons like why an Android user like me should purchase a WP7 phone?
    -UI animations that run at more than 30fps
    -less input lag
    -guaranteed updates
    -higher quality apps
    -consistent UI
    -more stable OS

    Now the issue is that all of these things apply to both iOS and WP. If you really care for having lots of apps(particularly games), I would go with iOS. But if you want an easy to use and efficient OS without wanting to play lots of 3D games then WP is a great platform. The devices are also very affordable, certainly more affordable than the iPhone currently is.
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  40. Post #200
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    -UI animations that run at more than 30fps
    -less input lag
    -guaranteed updates
    -higher quality apps
    -consistent UI
    -more stable OS

    Now the issue is that all of these things apply to both iOS and WP. If you really care for having lots of apps(particularly games), I would go with iOS. But if you want an easy to use and efficient OS without wanting to play lots of 3D games then WP is a great platform. The devices are also very affordable, certainly more affordable than the iPhone currently is.
    I've never been into the gaming sector of phones, I use phones for texting, calling and social networking.. Oh and taking pictures of me and my friends.

    I've only downloaded some little 2d games to keep me going but really I don't need it.

    Thank you though!