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Old 4th June 2011, 03:08   #3616
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Given the history of abuse your phones undergo, why don't you take a look at the seemingly indestructible Motorola Defy. I should hopefully be picking it up soon!

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Perhaps I am a little superstitious, 4 dead phones (samsungs) that dint last 6 months. Plus one that got chewed . Not happy with their after sale service an warranty. Even if the samsung rocks, its kinda out for me! All is well while stuff works, I would go for products that have solid service backup and are ethical in dealing with warranty.

Absolutely NO SAMSUNG for me.
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Congrats, How much did you get it for. Do post some pics and review about it.
Got it for he'd 31.5 K
So far so good.
Minor lag issues, but of overall a class phone. Super dooper fast.
Pics will come shortly
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Given the history of abuse your phones undergo, why don't you take a look at the seemingly indestructible Motorola Defy. I should hopefully be picking it up soon!

Actually, just one got chewed upon. I never said I abused the phones. Just plain unlucky with some. I am someone that has a few toys gifted to me when I was a toddler! I take very good care of the few things that I happen to have!

Did have a Motorola too, the best batt backup Ive ever seen in all my exp!
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Hey Guys. Planning to buy a phone for my wife. Want your take on a few phones.

Listed a few basic criteria that is required out of the phone

1. Android (Preferably)
2. 3G
3. Easy to type and ability to dial a number should be quick
4. Touch screen or a hybrid with full touch and slide out qwerty key pad

And the contenders are as below

1. HTC Wildfire
2. Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510
3. Nokia C6 (Only symbian contender here)

Look forward to your suggestions here

Thanks
Dell XCD35 should do your job.

The quick dialing ability depends on the default launcher that you have installed or the UI. so select it or just install an aftermarket launcher from the market.

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Got a mail from letsbuy saying my order has been shipped. Yippee! Real fast, I dare say!

Hope it arrives in 2 or 3 days.
Congrats Boss!

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Does the gorilla glass equipped smartphones require screen protectors?
Yes and no. You don't need a screen protector as such. But if you have a key or a pen in your pocket - it may still get a scratch (over time). So you need atleast a pouch style cover.

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Got my Defy. Little less excited now :( The UI and settings are not straight forward nor intuitive in short usage. Guess it happens when they cram too many things.

One question on market apps. When you press install it tells internet connection is required by the app, is it to download or to work?
Its a different setup. Once you get used to it, u wont miss the older OSes.

both. please remember that the 'free' android apps need internet access to show you ads You should root it via superoneclick (samurai posted link on page 220/221) and then install titanium backup as well as AdFree!

@YaeJay: You basically have XCD35,Ace (not recommended for its screen), Defy (if u spend 16k), Wildfire S (again not recomended for its screen) in that price. and mind you Android = bad battery backup. Fact of life. Even the iPhones don't have great battery backup if the net usage is high.

just see any android running on 800x480 and then ask yourself if the 320x480 droids are worth it.

@Sprucegoose: Congrats - we NEED pics!

@ohcvTec - Man you must've done something like forgotten to wipe cache/factory data reset. Let us know exactly what is the issue - or you can post it on xda-developers if you wish for a realtime solution from the actual developers themselves!

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Yes and no. You don't need a screen protector as such. But if you have a key or a pen in your pocket - it may still get a scratch (over time). So you need atleast a pouch style cover.
Have a look here.
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Have a look here.
Boss - I agree with you broadly. However, if you google enough, you come across cases of individuals with scratched screens.

and in an android, screen is everything. why take a chance?
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imo is a nice service.

I tried a couple of other ones:
a. OurGroceries - Very useful for those of us who shop for groceries
b. AdFree - blocks most ads.
c. MyLifeOrganized - beta and thus free for now. looks naish.
d. SwiftKey - bit klutzy compared to the GB keyboard but really swift once setup. knows all my words so FUN
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I am on CM7 too, It was a pretty simple affair, took about 15-20 minutes!

So far so good!

I am missing some default apps like mobile hotspot, DLNA ect, I guess I will have to find some third party apps to do the job?
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I am on CM7 too, It was a pretty simple affair, took about 15-20 minutes!

So far so good!

I am missing some default apps like mobile hotspot, DLNA ect, I guess I will have to find some third party apps to do the job?
Congrats - like I said its pretty simple

There are apps for all of that - head over to the market. Try this for starters:
Dlna on cm7 - xda-developers
Does Defy support WiFi tethering? - xda-developers
Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

CM7 atleast has USB tethering so u can try that for starters.
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Another epic app - droidwall - needs root. blocked games from accessing the internet. Ads' problem with such applications solved forever
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Congrats Sprucegoose; Its the best phone in the world for the time being till evo 3d comes out next week. The half life of these phones has drastically reduced to weeks and days from months and years...
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That's nice details about Dell XCD 35 & Letsbuy discount codes you have gathered.
hahaha Rajan. Welcome to Team-BHP. Yes, I reposted your deal here as I felt it was a good one and you were nowhere to be seen. Now that you are here, hope to see lots of good deals from you on Team-BHP too.

Friends, Rajan is master deal finder on various forums; lets welcome him here too...
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Got it for he'd 31.5 K
So far so good.
Minor lag issues, but of overall a class phone. Super dooper fast.
Pics will come shortly
Congrats! Does this include any discounts? I have been reading on the net that the phone might be available for around 30k. Isn't there usually a price gap between what samsung claims is the MRP and what the local dealers sell it for?

Anyways congrats dude. You have bought the 'JOY' of the cell phone world if i can say so!
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Congrats! Does this include any discounts? I have been reading on the net that the phone might be available for around 30k. Isn't there usually a price gap between what samsung claims is the MRP and what the local dealers sell it for?

Anyways congrats dude. You have bought the 'JOY' of the cell phone world if i can say so!
This is the cheapest I could find. Besides its not officially released yet. After it releases I'm sure the price will drop a bit at the least.

I couldn't wait for the 9th of june for it
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My Defy has been sharing my pant pocket with my car/house key since April. Not a single scratch so far. I don't feel Gorilla glass needs any further protection.

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Let me get a hang of this for some time and will then move on to nightly builds
Congrats! I have no plans to go into nightly builds. I switched to CM7 because I felt it was probably lot faster and stable than Official Eclair or Froyo. I might switch to the next Beta or next stable release from Quarx. But no nightly builds, I don't want to be that bleeding edge or want surprises everyday.
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