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Old 28th December 2010, 11:06   #1201
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I agree video telephony did not take off and will never take off probably,because there is no anonymity , your number is seen but live video on messenger has different use cases.
Prototypes were ready for years but never got commercialized due to operators fear of VOIP and Video over IP but apple was successful in breaking the market open.
Video calling will be setup as such through the network. Its not over IP. So where is the problem since its a alternative that one can use if they want to. Its a 3g service not a IP service.
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hold your nerves, dell has introduced a new 4.1" android handset named as dell VENUE, have a look at this link, may be it will change minds,

Venue Details | Dell India
When contacted the Dell customer support, I was informed that the phone will be available by 10-Jan-2011 and the estimated price is Rs. 29,900/-. I guess this is a high price for the product. Could not find any find reviews also.
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Old 28th December 2010, 11:17   #1203
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i think a lot has changed now - htc has transitioned from a backend OEM manufacturer to a global organisation with marketing, direct sales and ofcourse support. I am sure things are much better than they used to be 2-5 years back. i am all ears if someone has had a recent bad experience with HTC support.

My experience with HTC at bangalore is less than a year old when I had to buy a replacement battery for my HTC phone. I found that both the bangalore service centre at HSR layout and Richmond road were ineffecient and unprofessional. The email to the HTC support also failed to provide a proper response (just a direction to contact the service centre when in fact I had stated that the service centre does not stock the batteries.). That is the reason when I had to buy a new phone , I stayed away HTC though I agree that HTC makes very good phones.
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^^ hmm now thats recent :-) thanks for sharing. will be useful for others in buying mode at the moment!
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you can try HTC Service Centre at parsn complex adjacent to Hotel The Park,Nungambakkam.
I tried there and it's a company owned center and Service people are really experienced.
Thanks! I will try that centre. Though I moved on to other phones after that, that touchscreen-broken speaker-broken phone is still lying idle, might as well try to get that in working condition.

By the way Dell's support seems to be good. My colleague bought a Dell Streak and after dropping it once his microphone stopped working. They're replacing his phone! (of course he didn't say that he dropped it.. but still, I think its very good support considering they've just about launched here).

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Even i bought a Original Mobile Cover for HTC Touch for merely Rs.80 with Tax
I had a chat with them reg. HTC HD2 and one of the guy had given a very good comments and compare some other related model from other competitors.
Those people are really helpful and changed my friends HTC Headphone without any issues and repaired/replaced his Mic and Speakers in his HTC Viva under warranty.
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When will the LG Optimus 2x release and how would you rate against the SGS ?
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Is there something wrong with galaxy S or is it a genuine shortage in the market ?

i have been searching for the same since 3 weeks and only answer Ive got is - not available as the last shipment came 2 months ago from the company. Reason given- no idea. ETA - cannot be given.
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Is there something wrong with galaxy S or is it a genuine shortage in the market ?

i have been searching for the same since 3 weeks and only answer Ive got is - not available as the last shipment came 2 months ago from the company. Reason given- no idea. ETA - cannot be given.
i personally don't know anyone who owns a galaxy S - over my last 2 android years i have seen htc devices, and original google devices (including nexus s which is based on galaxy S), but never the galaxy S
perhaps try ordering one online?
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perhaps try ordering one online?

May be they are re-launching with factory installed Froyo .
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Its out of stock at most places in Delhi also. I think they are waiting for the new stocks to come which will hopefully be with out of box froyo. If you are in a hurry check out Univercell. Last time I checked they had it in stock.
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Old 28th December 2010, 21:48   #1212
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did not go through the whole thread - but here are some of the apps i would recommend

App Name - Kindle
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - amazon kindle ebook reader
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - imdb
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - movie reviews and ratings
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - xiaalive lite
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - music streaming
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - mixzing
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - music player with equalizer
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - tunewiki
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - music player with lyrics fetch
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - gmote
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - convert phone to wireless usb keyboard and mouse for your laptop
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - speed test
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - bandwidth test
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - smart alarm
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - sounds alarm based on your sleep cycles
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - instant heart rate
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - accurate heart rate using camera
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - angry birds
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - addictive game
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - myspace, facebook, twitter
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - social networking
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - astro
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - advanced file explorer
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - chrome to phone
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - send links from firefox/chrome on computer to android device
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - gesture search
Free/Charge - Free
What it does -
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - goggles
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - image and barcode google search
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - google translate
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - translates
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - nexus revamped live wallpaper
Free/Charge - Free
What it does -
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - google maps 5.0
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - 3d and vector maps with offline option
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - google earth
Free/Charge - Free
What it does -
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - google sky map
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - maps out constellations if you point to sky
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - gstrings, guitar tuner, robotic guitarist
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - guitar tuners
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - pulse
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - multi source news reader
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - rockplayer
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - multi format video player
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - sms backup
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - backup sms to gmail
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - tesla led
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - use phone as torch
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

App Name - wheres my droid
Free/Charge - Free
What it does - useful to trace phone when lost or stolen
How it performs (rating) - Very Good. Does it's job.

Hope this is useful
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@NFS2024, I guess the USB connection has got set to KIES automatically. Goto Settings>Wireless and network>USB settings>Ask on connection. Through this, when once you connect your phone to car you may select Media player and play the songs.
Thanks, will check this out and update.
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May be they are re-launching with factory installed Froyo .
froyo is a major update over eclair, but if they are re-launching might as well do it with gingerbread!
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Jassi,
As a person who used android phones, what is your order of preference among the following:
1. Htc desire hd
2. Samsung galaxy s
3. Htc desire
4. Htc desire Z
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