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Old 23rd December 2010, 10:46   #1096
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hi guys,

i am planning to buy an Android based phone with a budget of 15-20K. My friends are recommending HTC Wildfire. What do you guys recommend ?

P.S: This will be an replacement to my iphone 3g

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Old 23rd December 2010, 11:11   #1097
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hi guys,

i am planning to buy an Android based phone with a budget of 15-20K. My friends are recommending HTC Wildfire. What do you guys recommend ?

P.S: This will be an replacement to my iphone 3g
You will be disappointed with the screen resolution and size, responsiveness after using iPhone 3G and downgrading to a 15k Android Phone.

IMO you should look at Samsung Galaxy S/ Google Nexus/ HTC DZire or any such high end phone.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 11:31   #1098
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^^ my sister does have a HTC DZire and keeps cribbing about how weak its battery is. Other than that she is VERY happy with her phone. The only problem is my budget which needs to be below 20K.

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Old 23rd December 2010, 11:35   #1099
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App Name - Zedge

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - Access to a huge database of user contributed Ringtones and Wallpapers.

How it performs (your rating) - Excellent !

Any alternative - Looking for one!




App Name - WinAmp

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - The ultimate MP3 player, now on Android

How it performs (your rating) - Excellent !

Any alternative - PowerAmp, but the full version is paid.
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App name - Barcode scanner
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - to scan the barcode and search the same on internet
How it performs (your rating) - Great one.

App name - Sharklite
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - Game, a shark eats all what is there in the water
How it performs (your rating) - a good entertaining game.
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Hero of Sparta by Gameloft is free today. I wish I could download, unfortunately my device is not supported! Check out the link below:

Top Android Games, Download HD Games for Android - Gameloft
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Any recommendation on offline GPS application which can work on google maps?
Brut.googlemaps ?

Also to use as a modem to connect to computer and browse from the computer, pdaNet ?

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..BTW, New one are already being shipped with FroYo.
How to identify a brand new Samsung Galaxy-S shipped with Froyo? Is the OS version written on the box?
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arre hey the bhagwan, no one's mentioned Angry Birds!!


App name - Angry Birds
Free/Charge - Free (ad supported - i got from getjar)
What it does - Physics based game - catapult the angry birds through obstacles to kill the pigs.
How it performs (your rating) - JINGA!!!! It has inspired me to look out for a qwerty android to buy myself
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arre hey the bhagwan, no one's mentioned Angry Birds!!


App name - Angry Birds
Free/Charge - Free (ad supported - i got from getjar)
What it does - Physics based game - catapult the angry birds through obstacles to kill the pigs.
How it performs (your rating) - JINGA!!!! It has inspired me to look out for a qwerty android to buy myself
Angry birds is surely on top of my list. BUT, its no fun to play it on the Galaxy 3 which i have. :-( Slow and sluggish response.

Its a different story on the IPod Touch 2G, works like a charm. Have bought it for 0.99 cents from the Apple store.
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Yea I checked that link a week back. They were taking pre-bookings. The phone will be launched officially at the end of this month. Thats what they said. But anyways I have decided to go for the Galaxy S .

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1 thing - Samsung website isn't updated.
2 thing - yes, you can update of your own or get it update at nearest service center.

BTW, New one are already being shipped with FroYo.
Oh! And I have been checking the website regularly all these days

Sir are you sure the new ones are coming with Froyo? I checked with 2 samsung outlets here in north-west delhi and both had only android 2.1. When I asked about Froyo they didnt have any idea about it. Can you suggest me any store in Delhi where you feel it might be there? Thanks in advance.
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Great Thread:
Request the MODS not to merge this thread with the current Android thread. Please
thats more of instrument specific we need a seperate thread to discuss apps.

Few things from my side, which are not in the list already

App name - Google Sky Map

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - It creates a virtual sky map, thro which you can look at the star and mention the name of the star. Better see the user review, its a great show off app.

How it performs (your rating) - As mentioned earlier, great to show off. esp for those who keep saying Android is no different from Symbian phone, this app will make sure thier mouths are shut once you show its capability.


App name - AG Indian Newspapers

Free/Charge - Free

What it does - It collects all the newspaper links to ensure you read them all in one place.

How it performs (your rating) - Good enough.
The application is one of India specific app, I am looking for more such India specific apps.


Can people thro some light on India specific apps.

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App name - Angry Birds
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App name - Barcode scanner
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App Name - WinAmp
a big thumps up for all the above. Also add "angry bird seasons" to that.

App name - Rockplayer
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
plays video. watched "hurt locker" in 720p.It was awesome to watch. indexing was very good. jumping between different scene was seamless and almost instant.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

App name - MirenBrowser
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
browser. is better than default.
How it performs (your rating) - 4*

App name - Mytracks
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
helps to store the route. also stores the speed, time taken, with and with out moving time. helps to track my biking performance.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

App name - juicePlotter
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
plots the graph of charging and discharging of battery. when trying different kernal, OC, UV etc, helps to track the battery performance.
How it performs (your rating) - 4*

App name - smsbackup
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
creates a label in gmail and backups all sms in that label.
How it performs (your rating) - 4*

App name - thinkfreeoffice
Free/Charge - free
What it does -
to read word/pdf etc.
How it performs (your rating) - 4*

App name - samsung pad email apk
Free/Charge - free from samsung. not sure about other companies
What it does -
just an email app.much better than the default app. provides "pane virew" in landscape mode.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

App name - asphalt5 demo version
Free/Charge - free from samsung. not sure about other companies
What it does -
car race game. runs pretty smooth. I always come first ... loving it.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

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Old 23rd December 2010, 14:46   #1109
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It would be helpful if you guys can mention which handset are you using simply because the app might not work as well on your handset as the other one.
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Hero of Sparta by Gameloft is free today. I wish I could download, unfortunately my device is not supported! Check out the link below:

Top Android Games, Download HD Games for Android - Gameloft
do you know how to download from that site? it asks for ph no, and i enter 91988*******, and i never get any sms.
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