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Nexus One

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tokyo Slim, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Anyone else looking forward to this?

    I hate the lack of a keyboard, of course. Other than that, it looks like an amazing phone, for a great price.
     
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    looks exactly like an iphone.. so...
     
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    I am very much looking forward to it. I've been using the G2 (or HTC Dream or MyTouch or whatever you want to call it) for the last 8 months. Switched from Windows Mobile phones and before that Palm. Android is just so much better than WM that it makes me bitter that I wasted time with WM at all. I stuck with WM because there was an excellent Chinese dictionary software that I needed for work on it (Pleco). I had to setup an WM phone for my sister the other day and I couldn't believe how slow and clunky it was.

    Of course, a Nexus One with a hard keyboard would be [​IMG]

    For existing owners of Android phones , Android 2.0+ is much, much faster than 1.5/1.6. You can upgrade your firmware pretty easily, just check out the rooting/upgrading guides on XDA-developers.com
     
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    looks exactly like an iphone.. so...
    Not really. In appearance it is similar only in that it's a touchscreen phone. When you turn it on, the difference is clear. The Nexus One's screen is a whole helluva lot brighter and clearer than the iPhone screen. It has a pointing device and hard buttons, It actually looks a lot like the Hero or Droid Eris in shape and layout. In operation, it's also nothing like the iPhone. This thing looks fast as hell.
     
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    Not really.

    In appearance it is similar only in that it's a touchscreen phone. In operation, it couldn't be more different.


    honestly I hope it is a viable alternative. I love my iPhone, but AT&T service is just so abysmal I don't think I'll be renewing my contract when it expires in a few months.
     
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    Also, the Nexus One has a clear product map into the future. May I introduce the Android Nexus 6: [​IMG]
     
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    Where did you get the price from? Rumor has it that it'll be out Jan 5th. I might return my Droid and go with it instead (but I do really like what Moto has done to the Droid, though). Decision...decision...
     
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    Where did you get the price from? Rumor has it that it'll be out Jan 5th. I might return my Droid and go with it instead (but I do really like what Moto has done to the Droid, though). Decision...decision...

    It has been confirmed as a Jan 5th release, but I hear the first release will be "invite only". Price has been pegged at $199 unlocked.
     
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    From what I have read, its not an iPhone killer per-se but it is hands down the best Android phone almost available. Funny that it took two software companies to revolutionize the American mobile market. If its true that this phone wont be locked to a contract/carrier then I will def get one.
     
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    T-Mobile has what's probably the best CS among major carriers too. Very interesting.
     
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    T-Mobile has what's probably the best CS among major carriers too. Very interesting.

    Too bad their 3G network sucks.
     
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    Too bad their 3G network sucks.

    Tell that to AT&T. [​IMG]
     
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    It has been confirmed as a Jan 5th release, but I hear the first release will be "invite only". Price has been pegged at $199 unlocked.

    Yeah, I saw this invite only crap too. Some are guessing developers might get first crack. Not sure if the Jan 5th date is confirmed. All I'm seeing is speculation.

    Disappointed to see it has no AT&T 3G service so edge only.

    T-Mobile is really pissing on my parade these days. I'm still holding out for the HD2 but that also looks like it's going to be on T-Mo.
     
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    I need to check if this is gonna work on DoCoMo's 3g (because I doubt it would work on their 3.5 or 4g network). If so I think I found a replacement for my beat up Sharp D903iTV
     
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    Google press conference announce for Jan 5. Hope they actually release the phone then and don't just say that they will be doing so at some later date.
     
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    Anyone see this: http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/29/a...stio/#comments The comments are very laffo. I am amazed by how many people are complaining about the $530 unlocked price. What the hell. A 32gb iPhone unlocked in HK (one of the few places that sell official unlocked iPhones) is about USD 800. The G1 is about USD 300 unlocked now and the G3 is about 450. 530 for one of the nicest phones out there? Expensive? Boo fucking hoo.
     
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    Anyone see this: http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/29/a...stio/#comments

    The comments are very laffo. I am amazed by how many people are complaining about the $530 unlocked price. What the hell. A 32gb iPhone unlocked in HK (one of the few places that sell official unlocked iPhones) is about USD 800.


    They are complaining because if true, this flies in the face of everything we have heard up until this point.

    A: The phone was not going to be subsidized by a carrier
    B: That it would be available through Google for a competitive price to subsidized phones.

    If neither one of those things is true, then my interest in this device just bottomed out. I don't doubt that it is "worth" $530 unlocked in comparison to the rest of the market - but there is no way in hell I'm spending over $500 on a phone.

    It might be worth it to me in a couple months to switch to T-Mob, the equivalent rate plan to the one I'm on at AT&T is $30 less a month. Though I am happy with the coverage and service, I'm also interested in saving money if there is no appreciable downgrade in service.
     
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    They are complaining because if true, this flies in the face of everything we have heard up until this point.

    A: The phone was not going to be subsidized by a carrier
    B: That it would be available through Google for a competitive price to subsidized phones.

    If neither one of those things is true, then my interest in this device just bottomed out. I don't doubt that it is "worth" $530 unlocked in comparison to the rest of the market - but there is no way in hell I'm spending over $500 on a phone.


    Agreed.
     
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    ^ Except GooG never confirmed any of it. So basically, people made up shit then got mad when the shit they made up didnt come true. GooG/HTC make a banging mobile and people get pissed it aint damn near free. That daint make no sense.

    Talk to anyone who bought a N95 or a Sony Erickson for use in US about price.
     
  20. Tokyo Slim

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    ^ Except GooG never confirmed any of it.

    We know that doesn't mean anything. They haven't confirmed THIS either. All I said was that if this latest rumor is true, I will not pay for it. I will not pay $500 for ANY phone at the moment. I don't care if it's perfect (Which to me, would mean having a keyboard).

    I might have been willing to shell out $200 for a phone that I could use on a variety of networks, with Android, and all the other hardware - even though it was a touchscreen phone... But not so much if it costs more upfront than one of my paychecks.
     

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