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September 24, 2008 at 8:25 am #6946AnonymousInactive
September 24, 2008 at 9:28 am #42383AnonymousInactive
I’m interested in having a look at one :)
September 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm #42389AnonymousInactive
Anybody on T-Mobile ?
September 24, 2008 at 5:47 pm #42390AnonymousInactive
Anybody on T-Mobile ?[/quote:fdf8f52a2c]
Yeah I’m with them here – so thinking of giving it a spin.
September 25, 2008 at 8:24 am #42392AnonymousInactive
Have a look at the video on the BBC site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7630888.stm
Maybe its the guy reviewing it but it doesn’t looking all that special to me, especially the web-browsing. Why didn’t they go with the same zoom mechanism as the iPhone, their method looks annoying would take ages. The home page/root interface doesn’t look all that nice either. Guess I’d just have to try it out for a while and see how it compares
It is pretty much open-source right? Do Google have any say on what apps can/can’t go onto the phone?
September 25, 2008 at 12:57 pm #42394AnonymousInactive
Yeah I’m with them here – so thinking of giving it a spin.[/quote:e1ece7994e]
Cool Ian, let us know if you get one – so we can kick the tires (note: pun to earlier spin :D ) . I’m using a Nokia E90 at the moment. Glad to see that GPhone have included a QWERTY keyboard. Tried using a iPhone but bashed it against a wall, due to its touchscreen keyboard and my big fingers.
September 25, 2008 at 2:38 pm #42395AnonymousInactive
When’s it due out in Ireland, and will it have a sim-free version?
September 25, 2008 at 4:50 pm #42397AnonymousInactive
Rumour is around March…subject to one of the operators taking it on. I guess its going to have a price tag a factor(s) bigger that our overseas callers.
September 25, 2008 at 9:52 pm #42398AnonymousInactive
I’ve demo’d an iPhone and most of my mates have them, and the browsing is pretty intuitive. Much better than I imagined.
Some issues with only having a single Outlook account at a time, but I’m sure that could be changed with a firmware update at some point.
The only issue is the lack of buttons. Tactile input/feedback.
GPhone looks "clunkier", but if it has a qwerty keyboard, and a decent graphics card in there, I’m sure there will be games a’plenty in no time.
I’d imagine you could buy one of these on eBay from the U.S. if you didn’t want to wait, and just use an existing SIM. But maybe I’m being way to optimistic.
September 25, 2008 at 10:55 pm #42400AnonymousInactive
02 have recently added the HTC Touch Diamond (rebaged the Xda Ignito) which is a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone but with a lovely Touch interface over it for most common applications. The Touch Pro is coming out in late October which is essentially the same phone but with a physical slide out keypad and there’s also the forthcoming Sony Xperia coming out with similar specs.
I’m pretty much settled on the Diamond myself, lovely phone, nice and tweakable (unlike the iPhone) and of a size which fits in your pocket comfortably without you knowing it’s there.
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