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Old 4th February 2011, 09:56   #1696
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^ Does Otimus P500 have Integrated GPS or Assisted GPS?
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Dell Venue with Android 2.2 launched in India at Rs.29900/-. Also launched is the Dell Venue Pro with Win7. This is as per a news article in The Hindu.
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Old 4th February 2011, 10:11   #1698
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Galaxy 5 has been replaced by samsung galaxy "pop"

same price,better specs,2.2 froyo
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^ Does Otimus P500 have Integrated GPS or Assisted GPS?
Otimus P500 have both Integrated GPS and Assisted GPS with amazing speed
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Got a Galaxy Tab from the gulf region. Since it had some region specific useless stuff i loaded the OE firmware for India using some google. Working aok now but the sync utility says, this firmware update is not supported.

Is it a big issue?

Also is there a way to make the android not pull all my gmail contacts etc, while using the id for apps like market place??
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Got a Galaxy Tab from the gulf region. Since it had some region specific useless stuff i loaded the OE firmware for India using some google. Working aok now but the sync utility says, this firmware update is not supported.

Is it a big issue?

Also is there a way to make the android not pull all my gmail contacts etc, while using the id for apps like market place??
Jaggu, what you can do is go to Settings > Accounts and synch settings. There you can disable Auto synch and also background data (default it will be selected, de select the same) this will take care of the Gmail and contacts synch.
Else, you can Go to settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks and disable the 'Data enabled' option. The drawback of this is since it will disable your data connectivity not just your gmail /contacts and even your browser wont work.
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Otimus P500 have both Integrated GPS and Assisted GPS with amazing speed
What does this mean?
i donno the difference between them.

i am looking for something that can be helpfull while travelling/driving.
i am expert at losing directions while driving
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Got a Galaxy Tab from the gulf region. Since it had some region specific useless stuff i loaded the OE firmware for India using some google. Working aok now but the sync utility says, this firmware update is not supported.

Is it a big issue?

Also is there a way to make the android not pull all my gmail contacts etc, while using the id for apps like market place??

I was like on seeing your post. Our hero JK was a dare devil to do these tweaks/h**ks within no time. What happened? I still gracefully remember the time of Shellsocks during 90's where VSNL was providing 2 types of a/c's for browsing.
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What does this mean?
i donno the difference between them.

i am looking for something that can be helpfull while travelling/driving.
i am expert at losing directions while driving
There are 2 types of GPS system available in smart phones,according to their function

1. Stand alone GPS module
GPS operation use radio signals from satellites alone

2. Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
A-GPS additionally uses cellular network resources to locate and navigation. They can improve the startup performance like initial satellite lock.
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Also is there a way to make the android not pull all my gmail contacts etc, while using the id for apps like market place??
Rather than completely turning off sync or data as mpksuhas has suggested, you could just turn off contact syncing.

Settings > Accounts & Sync > (click on your gmail account) > Uncheck "Contacts"


Keen to hear your views on Tab vs Ipad after you've used it for a while.

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There are 2 types of GPS system available in smart phones,according to their function

1. Stand alone GPS module
GPS operation use radio signals from satellites alone

2. Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
A-GPS additionally uses cellular network resources to locate and navigation. They can improve the startup performance like initial satellite lock.
I think almost all of the phones have A-GPS. Connection to internet is only required at the start-up to achieve a quick lock to the gps satellites. Otherwise, locking may take up to 12 minutes.
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i am looking for something that can be helpfull while travelling/driving.i am expert at losing directions while driving
Having both the feature in the phone translate into very effective, fast and smooth navigation capabilities.

Plus less data charges

LG Optimus One (P500) is vey good GPS capable android phone at ~12K

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Can't stand the wait anymore. Going to Alfa tomorrow to pick up the HTC Desire or HTC Desire HD.
Unless you guys have some other phones for me to look at :-)

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Guys, Dell just launched Venue in India. Site says coming soon, but it is available at Flipkart @ 29k.

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Spec wise seems good:
- Android 2.2
- 1GHz QSD 8250 (Snapdragon?)

- GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- GPRS Class 12; EDGE Class 12
- WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or 900/AWS/2100
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps /HSUPA 5.76 Mbps1

- AM-OLED 10.4cm(4.1") 800x480 pixels, 24 bit – 16M colors
- 8MP Autofocus camera, Digital Zoom 4x
- Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, WMV

- POP3, IMAP, ActiveSync, Push Email, Web mail, Microsoft Exchange, SMS, MMS, Native IM
- Browser: Web 2.0 full HTML, WAP Support
- Sync to PC, USB Mass Storage, USB Support
- Wi-Fi
- AGPS
- Bluetooth® 2.1 EDR, A2DP, AVCRP
- Connectors: Micro-USB; 3.5 mm HSJ
- Internal Memory: 1 GB / 512 MB (External Memory: available with micro SD up to 32GB)
- 1400 mAh Battery
- Predictive text, GMS HW Compliant with G-sensor, E-compass, Virtual Keyboard

Source

Also,
Desire HD down to 26.4k
Desire down to 22k

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Guys, Dell just launched Venue in India. Site says coming soon, but it is available at Flipkart @ 29k.

Also,
Desire HD down to 26.4k
Desire down to 22k
Why would anyone want to buy this over the Desire HD except perhaps for the AMOLED screen.
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