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Old 31st December 2010, 12:25   #1261
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I have heard that Asus-Garmin phones have the best GPS. Has anyone used these? How do the HTC's and Samsung's fare in this respect.
Note: My budget is just around 15K - no high end phones please.
If your requirement is only GPS: Nokia 5230 is the best GPS I have seen on a phone till date. There is even a "drivers edition" with world maps pre-loaded. My friend was recently using it in the US, navigating everywhere just the same as any regular GPS would (offline GPS). He says it works equally well in India also (in fact he bought the phone here). In fact, his phone didn't even have a SIM card in it and the GPS was just working like a charm. I was floored, considering it costs only around Rs.7k. Total VFM for the GPS alone - and of course it is a good phone too.

Buy online Nokia 5230 Driver Ed. - Nokia Online Store US
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Old 31st December 2010, 12:29   #1262
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Please stay away from Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro.
Pathetic battery.
The phone small and looks good.
But none of the feature is usable cause the phone dies in no time and spends all the time on the charger.
The key pad is an addition which is not that comfortable to use.

If you have a lot of money this is definitely a nice phone to hold and flaunt.
Usability is poor.
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Old 31st December 2010, 12:59   #1263
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App name - SlideIT Keyboard
Free/Charge - free
What it does - Works just like swype but for free very intutive and learns as you type.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

App name - Daily Expense Manager
Free/Charge - free
What it does - Computes all your expenses date wise and item wise also it has an option of sending the data to your email in excel format.
How it performs (your rating) - 5*

App name - Talking Tom
Free/ Charge - Free
What it does - Nice animation, repeats what you say, quite amusing my kid plays with it a lot, Once also used it in office meeting.

how it performs: 5*

App name - 3g watchdog
free/charge- free
What does it do - Keeps a check on your GPRS, EDGE usage and tells you your usage. also recognizes if your are on WI-FI.
How it peforms: 5*

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Old 31st December 2010, 14:07   #1264
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^^ I knew this, well not the battery part, the day I saw the x10 mini I was like, its so small, it was so so so small.

The Streak is nice and pocketable, but its more of a tablet than a mobile and my requirements are of a mobile, so the HD is quite perfect for me.

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Old 31st December 2010, 14:43   #1265
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Yes it is not country specific but model specific , this feature is supported on Wave (Bada) and Android phones from Samsung.
Hey amit,

I have been trying hard to hook my Samsung Galaxy 3 android phone to sansungdive.com but no luck. Any idea whether it is supported or not? I checked Galaxy 3's specs on Samsung website and against "Mobile Tracker" it says "No".
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Guys
Any idea on the latest budget android phone? Huawei U8150 IDEOS Android OS v2.2 Froyo 3G
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eBay India: New Google Huawei U8150 IDEOS Android OS v2.2 Froyo 3G (item 280606828808 end time 31-Dec-2010 20:09:16 IST)
IDEOS - Huawei Device Co., Ltd..


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Old 31st December 2010, 15:46   #1267
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^^ I knew this, well not the battery part, the day I saw the x10 mini I was like, its so small, it was so so so small.

The Streak is nice and pocketable, but its more of a tablet than a mobile and my requirements are of a mobile, so the HD is quite perfect for me.
What is your feedback about the 551?.
I am planning on buying it bcos of the additional QWERTY keypad and Froyo compared to the Galaxy 3
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Old 31st December 2010, 15:48   #1268
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That is the same phone that will be launched in the next quarter for a price tag of <7k
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Old 31st December 2010, 15:50   #1269
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What is your feedback about the 551?.
I am planning on buying it bcos of the additional QWERTY keypad and Froyo compared to the Galaxy 3

Buy it if you absolutely need a QWERTY keyboard,for that price the optimus one is a much better buy with froyo as standard
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i did not know Huawei was getting into cellphones as well! I am sure they can easily make a phone which looks like the real thang :-P given their reputation for stealing code or the general chinese being good at making cheap imitations of anything and everything :-P Atleast this is better than the iphone, bberry, etc chinese knock-offs - its based on an open platform (android)
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What is your feedback about the 551?.
I am planning on buying it bcos of the additional QWERTY keypad and Froyo compared to the Galaxy 3
The 551 was quite impressive, had a decent camera, nice and big screen, the keypad was fairly easy to type on, well spaced. The optimas is also quite similar, it would be best if you would hold both in your hands to figure out which is the best.
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@ Bluengel180 - 7K for the Huawei U8150 IDEOS sounds tempting! Someone's selling it for Rs.9750 in ebay!
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Huawei Ideos to launch in India this month for a sub 8K price | Androidos.in

As it is being marketed as the "cheapest android" expect the price to undercut the Andro a60

And Indian ebay is a joke.no warranty provided either
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Old 1st January 2011, 13:39   #1274
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I just switched over from a BB8520 to a optimus 1. Considered 551 as well and went to the store a played around with both for 10 min. Picked optimus 1 because of the form factor and the screen. Camera was not a major consideration. I found the LG set more usable. A more detailed review up soon.
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Guys mapmyindia is selling the navigation software for 1950. Is this advisable to buy. How good is this. I am using a HTC wildfire .

Please give your inputs as i have to leave on a raod trip and am planning to buy this. Also, does this software gives voice directions?
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