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Old 22nd July 2011, 12:02   #5026
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For e.g LG Optimus One (P500), HTC WildFire
My vote goes to Optimus P500, I am not a mobile/android freak but it is well built and have good features. I am surprised by this built quality from LG. You can get it for 8999/- from letsbuy (after coupon)
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Letsbuy makes this sweeter...!!!

6599/- (after vouchers)- for a 3G, 5MP, Video Calling phone is

Buy Micromax A70 at Best Price in India - Also find Specifications, Photos, Features & Reviews
Seems good value for money.
I haven't seen the phone in person and waiting for some video reviews.
Cons I have come so far:
1. No multi-touch.
2. No AGPS, only GPS.
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I've installed the Voice Caller ID app on my SGS2 and when I get a call, I'm getting the caller names. Now, I also have "BlueAnt T1" bluetooth headset paired with my SGS2. When the phone is connected with the T1 and I get a call, the caller name is not announced on the T1.

Is there any different app for the same to hear the caller name on the phone(when not connected) and on T1 when connected to the phone? Please help. Thanks

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Samsung Jumping in 3D arena with Galaxy 3D?
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Remember when Samsung announced this year back in February that there is no need of 3D as of now on cellphones, it seems the company has realized the importance of 3D now. According to a report in Korean publication ETNews, Samsung is now working on Galaxy 3D, which will complete with the likes of Optimus 3D and Evo 3D.

It is expected to come with Android 2.3, upgradable to future Android version along with Samsung Exynos 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.3 inch 3D LCD, and dual 8MP cameras for 3D capture.

Samsung Galaxy 3D is likely to be released in the last quarter of the year.

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I've installed the Voice Caller ID app on my SGS2 and when I get a call, I'm getting the caller names. Now, I also have "BlueAnt T1" bluetooth headset paired with my SGS2. When the phone is connected with the T1 and I get a call, the caller name is not announced on the T1.

Is there any different app for the same to hear the caller name on the phone(when not connected) and on T1 when connected to the phone? Please help. Thanks
I use the Driving mode in my SGS2 and that calls out all calls and messages, eve in the Bluetooth Headsets. I dont see a need of any other App.
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I use the Driving mode in my SGS2 and that calls out all calls and messages
I dont dial out numbers nor i am in a hurry to read out messages while drivingl. I simply connect the phone with by AUX head unit and listen to music of videos. If i get a call i just attend the call through my car speakers. Basically my entertainment centre is SGS2 while i just use the car speakers and amps.


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Thanks for the quick reply. Can you elaborate more on this? Where can I find it in SGS2 and any steps to configure it or can we use it directly? THanks
Just double click on the centre button/home button.

The voice module will be displayed. There you can choose Driving mode.


Under settings, go to voice input and output settings and go to Text-to-Speech settings where you can specify your driving mode settings.

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I use the Driving mode in my SGS2 and that calls out all calls and messages, eve in the Bluetooth Headsets. I dont see a need of any other App.
Thanks for the quick reply. Can you elaborate more on this? Where can I find it in SGS2 and any steps to configure it or can we use it directly? THanks
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I dont dial out numbers nor i am in a hurry to read out messages while drivingl. I simply connect the phone with by AUX head unit and listen to music of videos. If i get a call i just attend the call through my car speakers. Basically my entertainment centre is SGS2 while i just use the car speakers and amps.
I tried the AUX output from the SGS2 but on it doesn't work on my Stock Punto HU. So Bluetooth headset is my only option untill i upgrade the HU.

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Thanks for the quick reply. Can you elaborate more on this? Where can I find it in SGS2 and any steps to configure it or can we use it directly? THanks
I have a widget on my home screen for Voice Talk named "Voice", which has a "Driving Mode" option. The Voice Talk comes on everytime i Dock the SGS2, then i simply press the Driving Mode and i'm set. Everything is then relayed to my Bluetooth headset. Hope it helps. Else I can put in some screenshots for you.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Can you elaborate more on this? Where can I find it in SGS2 and any steps to configure it or can we use it directly? THanks
Or else, you can also use this "CAR MODE" app from www.theandroidsoul.com

Car Android Apps | Best | Cool | Top | The Android Soul

Just enable the car mode icon, before travelling , and this app would automatically route the voice on the speakerphone of the phone, or you can connect through you car speaker through aux-in port.But you would have to answer the call yourself. There is no auto-answer mode.
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I have seen and deduced that the Samy GS (GT I9k) is really a great device. I would have certainly brought it, but for the GPS issues (as i use that feature extensuively)

So fellow SGS users, is the GPS thingy still crappy? doesn't it lock? honest replies from existing as well as recent buyers will be very much appreciated.


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I use the Driving mode in my SGS2 and that calls out all calls and messages, eve in the Bluetooth Headsets. I dont see a need of any other App.

I've also added the voice related widget on my SGS2. Now, this widget has 3 options which are Voice Command, Voice talk and Driving mode. After I connect the bluetooth headset to the phone, I'm selecting the Driving mode and it is getting highlighted with a green line. Now, if I get a call, I'm just hearing the no. of the caller and not the callers name(the caller is from my contacts list). Is there any other option to hear the caller name or am I doing this differently. Please advice. Thanks.

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I've also added the voice related widget on my SGS2. Now, this widget has 3 options which are Voice Command, Voice talk and Driving mode. After I connect the bluetooth headset to the phone, I'm selecting the Driving mode and it is getting highlighted with a green line. Now, if I get a call, I'm just hearing the no. of the caller and not the callers name(the caller is from my contacts list). Is there any other option to hear the caller name or am I doing this differently. Please advice. Thanks.
I have enabled almost every tick there is in the settings but i have noticed one thing peculiar, the common English Names, Adjectives, Nouns etc are Called out almost everytime. For e.g. I have saved my office number as the words "My Office" which are always called out. I'm sorry if its of no help :(

Guess Apps are still an option available to you.
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I have enabled almost every tick there is in the settings but i have noticed one thing peculiar, the common English Names, Adjectives, Nouns etc are Called out almost everytime. For e.g. I have saved my office number as the words "My Office" which are always called out. I'm sorry if its of no help :(

Guess Apps are still an option available to you.
Can you post the screen shot of the setting page, if you don't mind? Are you able to hear the caller name instead of the number? Thanks.
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From the lot, I would recommend P500. Better screen, backup but with a 3MP cam.
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Finally Ordered it through Cash on Delivery mode. final amount is Rs.8999/-

Thanks for the suggestions.

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@Wildon - Congratulations and enjoy your phone. Welcome to the Android family.
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Why phones sold in US have the best build quality in the world? Why are we shortchanged when the same handsets are launched in India? Why are SAR levels repeatedly being found to be higher in phones marketed in India (The chinese made phones do contribute a lot to that though)? Do our service providers (Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone etc.) carry out any testing of these handsets according to their network quality or do they just rely on testing done elsewhere. See the example below :

Sprint (a top service provider in the US, note NOT A MANUFACTURER) has its own lab for testing the handsets even before they are launched. Some of the equipments are very similar to those used by FCC.

I don't know whether Indian cos have such facilities.

This is nice informative article - The Sprint head - Inside Sprint's cell phone testing labs (photos) - CNET Reviews

e.g. GPS being tested on their top of the line EVO 3D -

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