Nexus One

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  1. Mblova

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    Wait till Q2 for Android to really hit the market.
     


  2. javyn

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    Smoking nothing and I was quoted $45.99 for 77081.

    Well, for shits and giggles, I checked again for my zip code and sure enough it's 30 dollars. When I signed up for Vz last month though I took advantage of the two for $99 deal they had, I added the two Droid Eris' to my basket, and the data package was quoted as $45.99 for each.

    Looks like they temporarily increased the price of the data plan for the Droid to make up for the fact that I would have gotten two of those phones for a hundred bucks. That's all I can think of, but I am surely not mistaken at that number, made my jaw drop.
     


  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Better yet, the Nexus One is coming to Vz.

    We knew that already, that was yesterdays news. This is today.
     


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    We knew that already, that was yesterdays news. This is today.

    Today was predicted long ago. AT&T can't deny the Android army.
     


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    I own an Iphone that I do love but the Nexus One does look like it would be a whole lot of fun to play with. I heard the processor is a heck of a lot faster and I have heard the screen is a lot nicer. Not sure about the Droid software yet haven't had a chance to play on it a whole lot.
     


  8. Toiletduck

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    After using the Nexus One for a week, I've concluded that I would have gotten the Blackberry Bold 2 over this.

    A bit of background: I use the BB Bold 1 for work & also used the Nokia E71 prior to the Nexus 1.

    Pros:

    Beautiful Screen - Not just the colors, the its true blacks are pretty darn awesome.

    Camera - The camera + flash seems to be doing pretty damn well in low light (for a camera phone).

    Build - seems pretty sturdy right now, thinner than Iphone.

    Cool factor - "its the google phone" gets the girls in your hot shorts.

    Cons:

    Battery Life - Totally sucks ass. I have a charger at home, at work, and at my girlfriends home. I use the phone primarily for msging on gtalk/emailing/phonecalls w/ GPS/Bluetooth/Wifi disabled. I don't get how it will be a "superphone" which can leverage the connectivity & apps if it lasts half a day w/ a few crapshit apps on.

    Touchscreen - I make calls, send loads of texts/IM. Coming from a BB background, physical keyboards make my life much easier and more efficient. Takes me 1 minute to type a message that I can accomplish in 20 seconds on the BB. Disclaimer: My friends tell me its because I'm a touchscreen Noob. Iphone users tell me the N1 keyboard is the same as the Iphones.

    Apps -
    Where the fark are my apps!
    Can't use google voice because I'm in Asia,
    Gaming is crap, the VoIP apps which I got it for doesn't have a good option right now (Skype lite charges vs the free iphone version), and the
    Facebook app sucks dick. E.g. I can view my own photos on its native app, which gives me fullscreen viewing - but when I click on my friends photos, it opens the browser and directs me to m.facebook.com. Great.
    Music default app sucks cock. Can't do a lot of navigating properly and how the hell do I import Album art properly...and syncing?? where SYNCING!!!!!! Also, my friend tells me: "dude, your N1 can't even produce enough bass to power my headphones properly". I tried looking for an equalizer to blast his eardrums and prove that my N1 was the shizzles. None.
    Localized & HK Personalized apps from HTC which was awesome for many Hong Kong HTC android users - e.g. Bus/Train/Public transport route app, HK's best restaurant review app, all blocked by N1. (Error: can only be used by HTC phones)
     


  9. yfyf

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    Just got mine, I likes it. Can't comment on the battery life yet though.

    O ... but touchscreen makes me want to cry.
     


  10. indesertum

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    not to threadjack, but I have the Eris.

    The battery life sucks. Can't last half a day. I don't particularly want to carry around a charger.

    The keyboard is a little hard to use although the correction system is pretty good.

    The facebook app sucks. Can't even delete my own comments.

    The phone's a little slow in its response times. apparently has an outdated processor (but i'm not sure im willing to sacrifice speed for battery life)


    Besides those four, I absolutely love my phone.


    pretty much seems as same as toilet's ducks problems except for the processor (ps I think if you wanted more power maybe you could use a handheld amp, but not sure if you want something that annoying)

    /end derail
     


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    Hate the trackball, its a blemish on an otherwise beautiful phone.
     


  12. Tokyo Slim

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    Good insights. Still haven't seen one in the wild yet.
     


  13. yfyf

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    I'm having a pretty good time with the new device. I used to use an HTC Magic (called the myTouch in the USA) and liked the form factor. I rooted and updated the firmware to 2.0 and the performance improved plenty. To the previous poster using the Eris, I suggest you root and update as well, the machine becomes a LOT more responsive afterwards.

    I haven't had any issues with battery life yet, I was hoping typing on a big touchscreen would be easier than the smaller Magic but it isn't really much better. Here's hoping for a hard keyboard.

    As for the trackball ... well, it's a mixed blessing. Smaller than a d-pad and much more effective than those goddamn optical pads (former Samsung Epix user, loved the keyboard and form factor of that) but a d-pad still seems preferable.

    Camera is really nice.

    Would like to see how it performs with video someday, maybe there will be a VLC port for the phone someday.

    The colour of the screen is really warm, I don't like that aspect. Bit too red.

    I miss hard buttons. Why the fuck isn't there a PHONE button on a PHONE. It bothers me that I have to tap tap tap tap taptaptapptapta to make a phone call. Similar sentiments apply for all the other buttons.

    Speaker is better than expected but ringer seems a bit soft.

    Haven't tried the speaker jack yet but it's a proper 3.5mm one which is nice.

    Charging is via micro USB, bit of a pain in the ass. Is there a mini-USB to micro USB adapter out there?
     


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    Charging is via micro USB, bit of a pain in the ass. Is there a mini-USB to micro USB adapter out there?


    Yes. I bought one from eBay for about $2 shipped. Search for "motorola micro usb adapter."
     


  15. yfyf

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    Yes. I bought one from eBay for about $2 shipped. Search for "motorola micro usb adapter."

    Thanks for the tip!
     


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