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post #106 of 185
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Yes, AT&T is king... IF you get service. Most the people I know that complain about poor reception in calls or dropping calls are on AT&T. Their 3G is faster though.

The city survey up there^ doesn't show a great deal of difference between AT&T and any other carrier. They have a few weak cities in So Cal, but overall, they were "as reliable" as everyone else.
post #107 of 185
Looks like it's out now for AT&T and Rogers (Canada). http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/16/n...gers-3g-bands/
post #108 of 185
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Oh snap!

I wonder if theres anywhere I can actually play with one in person. The lack of a keyboard still bothers the hell out of me, but other than that, It's what I've been waiting for.
post #109 of 185
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Bonus points for not letting AT&T get their hands on it and cripple Android with bloatware and app install limitations.
post #110 of 185
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Oh snap!

I wonder if theres anywhere I can actually play with one in person. The lack of a keyboard still bothers the hell out of me, but other than that, It's what I've been waiting for.

i felt the same way. had a blackberry and got a droid so i could have the buttons. i got used to the touch screen in less than a day and have yet to slide the droid keyboard out.

the google auto-fill is pretty intelligent and also doesn't censor words, which is nice considering how much fucking profanity i use.
post #111 of 185
Nexus One sales numbers are apparently absolutely abysmal.
post #112 of 185
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Nexus One sales numbers are apparently absolutely abysmal.
Tokyo Slim might've bought one buy now if he could play with it somewhere. There's a Verizon version coming a little later, but I'll probably pass on it for two reasons: (1) lack of a keyboard; and (2) that little white button annoys the shit out of me.
post #113 of 185
Calling Slim, calling Slim!

I'm loyal to T-mobile and I have no problem getting a subsidized price phone with a 2 year contract.

I currently have a G1 and I love the Android OS, but I've pretty much outgrown the G1 phone itself.

When the Nexus was announced, I was all set to pull the trigger for the $179, 2 year contract price, here in Houston.

I saw a Nexus at my local T-mobile store where the manager had bought one. The screen resolution and build quality were very impressive. I only handled it briefly though. It got my attention that the phone vibrated when you were making an outgoing call and the manager didn't know how to change this. Obviously, the phone will require a learning curve and there is 0 support from HTC and T-mobile as far as questions and "how to" issues.

Then I read about the problems with Edge-3G switching and Google customer service ( or lack of it ). So I held off on buying a Nexus. I think by now they've solved the 3G dropping problem and Google has a Nexus help line ( though I doubt it's anywhere as helpful as T-mobiles support for my G1 has been ). Finally, I've heard that there might be a Nexus2 within a year so if I can live with my G1 for 10 more months or so, I could go with a Nexus2 ( when hopefully, most bugs will be worked out ).

I still think there is a distinct difference between buying a phone through T-mobile and getting their telephone and store support versus buying an "unlocked" phone directly from Google ( albeit also at the subsidized price ).

Then yesterday I called T-mobile on an unrelated matter. The rep told me about the HTC HD2 which comes out next week. Stories here.. It would be available directly from T-mobile at roughly the same price as a subsidized Nexus. It's an impressive piece of hardware but at first I was turned off by the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. But then today, I read on the web that the version that will be sold in T-mobile stores next week will be equipped to receive a free ROM upgrade to Windows 7 Mobile OS ( when it is available ) which has gotten good reviews.

I'm still leery of getting away from Android, which I like a lot. But I see a lot of value in buying a phone directly from T-mobile and getting the same type of support I've gotten with my G1 ( which has been great ).

Questions! Is anyone familiar with the HTC HD2? How do you feel about the Nexus versus the HTC HD2? I would have to get assurances from T-mobile about the upgrade from Windows 6.5 to Windows Mobile 7, but how do you users feel about going from a an Android phone ( and with the Nexus it would be an up to date Android 3.5 OS ), to a Windows Mobile phone? At first the HTC HD2 would be a Windows 6.5, and then later this year, hopefully a Windows Mobile 7 OS.

Opinions. Would you rather have the Nexus with a 2 year contract or the HTC HD2 and why. Does anyone else like me ( I'm not a techie ), see the value in buying a phone directly from T-mobile with their support rather than buying a phone directly from Google with their support. How do you feel about going from Android ( 3.5 with the Nexus ), to Windows Mobile OS ( 6.5 and then 7 with the HTC HD2 ).

Who would rather have a new Nexus and who would go with the HTC HD2?
post #114 of 185
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Honestly, I have zero actual hands-on experience with either phone. I've seen pics, and the HD2 looks GINORMOUS. Honestly, I think it's so large as to look awkward in most people's hands. Not big and heavy, but disproportionately wide and tall. Hardware-wise, it looks top notch, but seriously, It looks like you are talking into a postcard.

I haven't seen Win 7 Mobile, but I'm kind of wary about over the air OS upgrades. I haven't seen one that worked as well as advertised, and you might want to wait and see if they start shipping with Win7 Mob installed in a little bit.

That being said, I think I'm pretty much done with Windows mobile, no matter how cool 7 seems to be. I have played around a little bit with Android, and I like it. I've been looking forward to getting a phone with Android long enough to where I'm not going to change my mind and dive back into Windows for another go around.
post #115 of 185
After using all of them, the one that I am sad to see die is the Palm Pre. At the time it was better than the iPhone. The N1 just takes too many clicks to do a lot of basic stuff.
post #116 of 185
After surfing a bit, I'm tempted to go to this phone!

The HTC Supersonic supposedly due to be released by Sprint soon.

Talk about having it all.

It's basically an HTC HD2, but with an Android OS instead of Windows Mobile 6.5 ( and Android 3.0 at that, versus the N1's Android 2.1 ). And in addition it will run on Sprints new 4G network. I'm not to familiar with Sprint but I know they have an attractive "totally unlimited " plan, and if the phone is priced well with a contract it would be very tempting.
post #117 of 185
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post #118 of 185
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at first I was turned off by the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. But then today, I read on the web that the version that will be sold in T-mobile stores next week will be equipped to receive a free ROM upgrade to Windows 7 Mobile OS ( when it is available ) which has gotten good reviews.
Last I read (and there was a lot of questions about it) was that the official word from MS was no Win Mo 7 for HD2. So unless you get a hacked ROM don't think you'll have any luck. Also the prelim reviews are good as 7 isn't slated to be out until October. Currently there are questions about MS removing basic features from 7 e.g. cut&paste. They seem to be regressing to a model similar to iPhone 1.0 with no multi-tasking and no cut & paste. Of course details aren't finalized and there are rumors of two different versions; one being more locked down like Apple and another with the customization that many know and love.
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Who would rather have a new Nexus and who would go with the HTC HD2?
I'd rather have the HD2 but for reasons unrelated to your questions as I've never used Android and I am fairly happy with Windows Mobile. The main reason I'd go with the HD2 is the size of the screen 4.3" vs 3.7". Hardware specs are similar otherwise and both are supposed to be pretty solid in terms of build quality. Have heard battery life isn't that great on either.
post #119 of 185
not sure direct sales model will make sense, if it cuts carriers out of process and therefore eliminates subsidy.
post #120 of 185
on windows mobile, anyone hearing pre-Christmas 2010?
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