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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Regarding battery life and reliability on voice calls and SMSs, which is the best Android phone (DUAL SIM, simultaneously) we can buy nowadays?

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The best one is General Mobile DSTL1 (AKA SciPhone N21). It's the best one, since it is the only one.

I don't know of any other dual-sim Android phone.

I own the DSTL1. The battery life is about 3 days of standby. The dual-sim option works flawlessly.

Unfortunately the screen resolution is quite low and some applications won't run on it. There is no GPS and no 3D acceleration. H.264 videos (for example YouTube) don't play, but it should be fixed with a new ROM release. Also originally the phone doesn't come with Android Market, but there is an unofficial hack which allows you to use Market and install applications from it.

It's not a great phone, but not a bad one.
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So here we are 4 months later.

Are you still liking your dual SIM phone? Should I get it
or are there other options that you like?

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Unfortunately my DSTL1's touch screen stopped working 1 month after warranty expiration. So the phone is unusable :-(. I got a Gigabyte GSmart S1205 to replace it. It has WM 6.5 which is a really bad OS compared to Android. I wouldn't suggest you to get it.

The DSTL1 has some drawbacks like missing GPS, low RAM and mainly old Android version (1.6). Some developers are trying to port 2.1 to it, but it isn't done yet a nobody can promise that it will ever be finished. Unfortunately the DSTL1 is still the only dual SIM (2x GSM) Android smartphone on the market.

A new model from the same developer (Yuhua) should be available soon. It has some good specifications (GPS, 3G, capacitive touchscreen), but it is quite a big 4.3" clamshell MID.

So the situation hasn't improved much during last 4 months. There are some HTC clones which claim to support WM 6.5, Android and dual sim. But AFAIK the dual-sim functionality is not supported in Android ROM. I also heard about a phone from India - Lemon P1. But I haven't seen it selling anywhere. So the DSTL1 is still the only choice....
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Wow, excellent update.


Thanks for keeping us posted.
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why would u want dual sim? im not exactly clear on the advantage/
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There are many different reasons. In my case I use it mainly to save money. Mobile operators have usually very cheap calls inside their own net but it is very expensive if you call to other operator. But there are also many other reasons why people want dual-sim.

1) You can have a company phone number and your private in one phone.
2) If you travel a lot between 2 countries, you can have different sim cards for each of the country (saves you a lot of money).
3) You can have internet service on one of the card and use the other one for calls.
4) You can have a secret number that only a few people know and you can temporary disconnect the other card if you don't want to be disturbed.
5) No operator has 100% land coverage, with 2 sim cards you can reach at least one of the networks almost everywhere.

There are many other reasons why it is better to have 2 sim cards. But I believe these are the most common.
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Maybe a dual SIM card? Have a look at this
Hypercard 3G von 2-phones-in-1.com in HTC Desire

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But with this adapter you have to switch the SIM cards. Only one card is active at the same time. With real dual sim phones both cards are active simultaneously.
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Thanks for the link Harry, was unaware that existed.
However, I second jech search for a real android dual sim phone.
From the reviews I've read, that function works great on the DSTL1 (whish I could say the same about it as an android experience), shouldn't be hard at all for one of the big manufacturers to have it too.

Currently, I've 2 phones from 2 different operator's so I can call cheaply to the same network,.
I wouldn't mind buying a higher end mobile which I could use with both SIMs,
this way I'd have a great phone in which to centralize all my calendars, etc,
instead of splitting the 2 SIMs into a nice phone and a cheaper one.

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But with this adapter you have to switch the SIM cards. Only one card is active at the same time. With real dual sim phones both cards are active simultaneously.
The issue that you are going to run into is that Android OS currently doesn't support this feature (not sure about 2.3). That being the case, the phone simply doesn't exist and most likely will not exist unless they add this to the OS.
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The official Android version doesn't support dual-sim, but since the OS is opensource, it is possible to add this feature by phone developer. I bought the DSTL1 with dual-sim and dual stand-by more then one year ago. For example Motorola has dual-sim Android phones too.

So dual-sim is possible with current Android versions.
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e.g. HTC desire clone

Apparently true dual-sim is supported by heaps of handsets in China. A bit of a crap shoot as to reliability? But can be got relatively cheaply e.g. Mobile Phones Directory of Mobile Phones Products from China Wholesalers, Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters

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There is one more dual-sim Android phone, which you can buy right now. It's a HTC Desire Clone. Unfortunately it doesn't have Market, which makes it unusable at least for me.

Soon we should have another choice from a well known company. It's Gigabyte GSmart Rola. The phone doesn't have very good specs but still it'll be the best dual-sim Android.
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An Italian company sells this: droid_duo DUAL SIM .: NGM - NEW GENERATION MOBILE :.
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It looks exactly as General Mobile DSTL1 / Yuhua X2 / Sciphone N21 / myPhone A320. I bet it's the same 1,5 year old phone.

The good news is that with Android 2.2 the Chinese MTK6516 phones now support dual-standby dual-sim. The chipset has a slow CPU and no 3D acceleration. But at least there now some more choices.
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How about Motorola Glam XT800 ? Its gonna be launched soon (may be in the last week of this month or 1st week of Feb). But it should be pricey a bit lotz :-)
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Googled and found more info about Moto Glam XT800:

Display: 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inches, Gorilla Glass display
RAM: 512 MB RAM, 1GB storage
CPU: TI OMAP3430 550MHz processor
Video: D1(720×480)@24fps, HD video (720p) playback over built-in HDMI slot
Photo: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Battery: Li-Po 1390 mAh
Price: Should be around $500
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But I'm afraid it is GSM+CDMA, I need a dual GSM. The best phone (not available yet) so far seems to be Gigabyte GSmart G1310.
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Yes, its a GSM & CDMA Dual SIM :-(
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Gsmart G1310 Dual GSM Android 2.2 should be a Cheap and Ok option @ $350 with 256 RAM, 528 MHz Processor, 3.2 inch Capacitive Touchscreen and Importantly Optical Trackpad or Trackball, 5 MP Autofocus Camera (without flash).

Might be available in Feb or March 2011
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Try the Gigabyte GSmart phones. Though they're still not available.

Gigabyte GSmart G1317 Rola

Gigabyte GSmart G1310
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Hi, Ive been following this thread for quite sometime... I live in Hong Kong, adn this is one city / area of the world where everyone definately needs more than one SIM card, becuase living in HK can easily mean living in 3-4 other countries. I for myself, am travelling between Hong Kong (+852), Macau (+853), China (+86), Taiwan (+886) and Thailand (+66).

I constantly carry 2 phones on me. One is a blackberry and is my main line in HK - however the SIM card in my blackberry currently carries two numbers (a special service by telecom companies here to aid in our dynamic lifestyles called "1Card 2Numbers"); meaning one SIM card has an HK number attached to it as well as a China number. Meaning when Im in HK, my friends in China can call my China number and even when my person is in HK, I can pick up as a local call and vice versa - no long distance rate applies.

However, Im also using a lower model Samsung (D880) phone which enables dual GSM SIM card, but is not a smart phone.. I need this phone because I have another "1Card 2Numbers" SIM card, but this time, the bonding is not 'HK+China', but rather 'HK+Macau'. I then use the remaining SIM card slot for a Taiwanese SIM card that is roaming constantly while im not in Taiwan (as Taiwan doesnt have 1Card2Number SIM card services like China&HK&Macau has.

So Essentially:
I have 1 blackberry with 1 SIMcard w/2 numbers (hk/china)
I have a cheap low model D880 Samsung with the 1st SIMcards w/2 numbers (hk/Macau) and the 2nd SIMcard w/1 number (Taiwan). So Im carrying 5 numbers in total on 2 phones.

So basically the only phone I have that I can use to surf in the internet is the Blackberry..which I will never give up because of its still unrivalled keyboard, and messaging speed / email reliabilities. I am unwilling and cannot possibly carry a 3rd phone. So as much as I envy with all my heart as ppl around me are playing nonstop with their iP4s (i hate iPhones with a passion!) or androids, I am still waiting for a proper android to be released with DUAL SIM (2xGSM) to be out no matter the cost... My heart nearly stopped when my cousin busted out the new i909 Galaxy , I picked it up and was so amazed by its weight and comfort. I thought the skies have parted for me... only to realise its a Dual SIM for 1 GSM+ 1 CDMA card!
Im not sure WHY these carriers keep making DUAL SIM phones for GSM+CDMA, but Im with you guys in declaring "I desperately NEED an ANDROID dual SIM card smart phone!!"

I thought I found one in the Samsung i9000 Mini Galaxy.... but I think its a fakefrom China... Maybe u guys can tell better than I.

BUT, I think I might have found a Dual Sim (2xGSM) smart phone.... however it doesnt use android, it uses windows instead.

Its the SH81iUC from Sharp. Jech, Please check it out and advise.

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Yes, the Samsung i9000 Mini Galaxy is a Chinese clone. It's one of the many MTK6516 based dual sim Androids which are available now. They're not very good phones, no 3D, slow CPU, cheap HW, bad camera, low sensitive GPS etc. But it's still a usable dual sim Android 2.2. Not bad for that price, but definitely not a great phone. Btw. I got the Samsung i9000 Mini Galaxy so I know what I'm talking about.

I was also considering the Sharp SH81iUC. It looks good. But it's running Windows Mobile. I have a GSmart S1205 with WM (btw. MTK6516 chipset, same as Chinese dual sim Android HTC/Samsung/SONY clones). The HW is OK, but I can't stand the OS. Very slow in reactions, very unstable, it's difficult to find good applications and even more difficult to manage them. Once you tried Android you don't want to get back to WM.

So my advice would be to wait for the GSmart G1310. It should be available within 1 or 2 months. Also starting Feb 14th there will be Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where most manufacturers present their phones for the coming year. We might see something interesting next week....
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Do not really understand why there are no mainstream DUAL SIM Phones ?

All people complain on very high roaming charges and easy to solve via DUAL SIM.

Why ? Because like this customers need to buy 2 phones and/or pay high roaming charges.
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Why ? Because like this customers need to buy 2 phones and/or pay high roaming charges.
And also I think most people buy phones from their operators. Why would an operator sell a dual-sim phone? If the company wants operators to accept their phone, it can't be dual sim.
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ViewSonic V350 (Dual SIM GSM Android Smart-Phone):
" V350 smartphone - a dual-SIM creature with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchpanel, Android 2.2, five megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS to boot....[engadget]"
ViewSonic intros dual-SIM V350 smartphone, Windows 7 / Android dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro tablet -- Engadget
ViewSonic V350 Price in India - ViewSonic Dual SIM Mobile Android
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In this thread I did not see anything about the Chinavision 'Eclipse' phone. I just ordered mine on ebay and can't wait to try it out. It has 2.2 Froyo and has wifi but is resistive touch but I think I could live with that. I only paid 160 including shipping and I am anxious to try my company AT&T Aircard Sim along with the company AT&T phone Sim and have data and phone at the same time. I will post an update after reviewing the phone for a few days.
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In this thread I did not see anything about the Chinavision 'Eclipse' phone. I just ordered mine on ebay and can't wait to try it out. It has 2.2 Froyo and has wifi but is resistive touch but I think I could live with that. I only paid 160 including shipping and I am anxious to try my company AT&T Aircard Sim along with the company AT&T phone Sim and have data and phone at the same time. I will post an update after reviewing the phone for a few days.
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I have one. Received it a week ago and i am seriously disapointed with it.

It crashes a lot, the screen will flicker like mad when you have more than one app running. Battery life is mediocre... I am going to return it... Maybe unlucky but i had great hopes for it... worst of all is the screen goes "uncalibrated" meaning you sometimes touch say the left and it acts as you had touched the other corner... fixeed when you reboot it...

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I also wouldn't recommend to anyone to buy any of these cheap Chinese phones. The screen sensitivity and accuracy is the biggest problem. It makes using the phone a really bad experience.

Let's wait for Gigabyte and ViewSonic....
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I've also been looking and waiting for a dual sim android for quite a while. I purchased an Acer DX900 in May 2009, which was decent. But it didn't take long to start realizing how poor the battery life was and then it started hanging (Win Mob 6.1), the Wifi stopped working ($400 to repair it here in the Philippines -- no thanks!), etc, etc. I will not easily by another Win Mobile phone.

Like some of the posters here, I live and travel in Asia all the time, roam on SIMs from 2 countries and use local SIMs when in other locations. I often travel with 2-3 mobiles and a slew of SIMs. I'm American and my countrymen have no clue about the incredible need for multiple-SIM phones outside the 2 yr contract locked world that is the US!

I've used a Blackberry-like Cherry Mobile over recent months which is really decent for what you pay for it -- dual GSM SIMs, Wifi, some basic built-in java apps -- all for about $100.

But I really want the added Smartphone features as well. I am very reluctant to pay another hefty price tag again -- paid close to $600 for the Acer and it barely lasted me a year of decent usage -- so the Motorola Glam looks attractive but it's priced too high and has the limitation of CDMA only slot.

Waiting, waiting, waiting...
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I just stumbled across this forum and was looking at the Chinavasion Eclipse as well as the NGM model.
Not looking at them anymore! Thanks for your postings.

Guess I'll wait and see how the Viewsonic V350 turns out.
I'm not really into all the extra app's like a lot of people are, even though they look great!
I'm not posting to Facebook or any of the other trendy sites. I'm not even doing emails!
I just want a dual sim because I travel a lot like some of you and want a one basic phone instead of multiple phones. However, Android can use Skype and that is something worth having for me.
I almost bought the Creative Zen Touch2 because it has the Android OS and WiFi, but that would be another thing to carry around if i can get an Android phone that will just about cover all my needs.
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Gigabyte GSmart G1317 - DualSIM - Smartfon Gigabyte w RTV EURO AGD

link to the polish site showing the GSmart G1317-DualSIM

I had to use Google translator with it. It looks like it is still in "pre-order" status.
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Gigabyte GSmart G1317 - DualSIM - Smartfon Gigabyte w RTV EURO AGD

link to the polish site showing the GSmart G1317-DualSIM

I had to use Google translator with it. It looks like it is still in "pre-order" status.
Note that the G1317 has a resistive touch screen with a resolution 240 x 400. The G1310 will have a capacitive screen with a resolution of 320 x 480. Other specs seems to be the same.
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Okay, I just received the phone. It is very lightweight but for the size it is dead on with what is should weigh. I rented a droid2 from verizon for about a week and then paid their restocking fee when I took it back because I didn't want to get stuck with $19.99 a month for 2 years data plan. My company has AT&T cell phone service and they gave me an aircard which is also AT&T. I found my dream phone that will accept both Sim cards and work simultaneously. I can make calls and I can check facebook, run weather widgets, check email, etc. So far, I am pleasantly impressed since this phone also has an FM radio and standard headhphone jack. It has built in analog tuner for TV with telescoping antenna but in the U.S. that is pretty much useless. The apps are pretty responsive as long as you use task killer when you are done with apps. When phone rings, the white trackball lights up and the vibrate feature is pretty strong like name brand phones I have used in the past. Ear speaker is not as loud as I had hoped it would be. I am still playing around with settings. I did use android market and everything seems to be available and I have downloaded a few free apps that work flawlessly like the MotoTorch LED meant for moto phones but works on this one. One thing I do miss is slider QWERTY keyboard. I will post more as I see it!
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OOPS, I didn't mean $19.99 a month...that would actually be more reasonable...I meant $29.99 a month for data...ouch! A two year contract is a mere $719 bucks for just the data alone not including price of the phone and text messaging or whatever else you get.
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There is one more dual-sim Android phone, which you can buy right now. It's a HTC Desire Clone. Unfortunately it doesn't have Market, which makes it unusable at least for me.

Soon we should have another choice from a well known company. It's Gigabyte GSmart Rola. The phone doesn't have very good specs but still it'll be the best dual-sim Android.
As far as I know the Desire-G7 Dual Sim clone runs windows mob 6.5 not android (despite the dubious android logo on that link!).
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Thank you all for the usefull information. I think I will buy the V350 when it is available.

There is a good clone available running Android 2.2 and has DUAL SIM, the HTC HD2 clone for with discount 284,-
You can read the forum discussion here: MTK HD9 (HTC HD2 1:1 copy) with capacitive screen - ACER Users / ETEN Users Forum
The person who started the topic, Bruno, is doing the OS optimalization himself. I think it would be better for him to move that topic to this forum so all readers can find it easily...
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HI Brian

Can you give us an update on how you are going with the Chinavasion Eclipse dual sim android phone -- I'm thinking of getting one -- not sure whether I should ... just would like your thoughts after using it for several months.

Basically want the dual sim functionality -- and WIFI web applications -- particularly Skype -- Gmail and web browsing .. and I'm happy .. .so how well is it performing?

Whats the screen responsiveness etc like ... and any downsides so far?

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Do not really understand why there are no mainstream DUAL SIM Phones ?
Because the carriers would rather just charge you roaming fees.

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All people complain on very high roaming charges and easy to solve via DUAL SIM.
Also easy to solve with an unlocked device.

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Why ? Because like this customers need to buy 2 phones and/or pay high roaming charges.
...or, again, use an unlocked device.
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Hi, anyone heard about the Simvalley SP-40? simvalley Mobile SP-40, Simvalley SP-40: simvalley MOBILE Dual SIM Smartphone mit Android 2.2 "SP 40 EDGE" - SP40 / Dual SIM handy
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I'm not sure it is a dual sim. The specifications don't mention it and according to available pictures, it is single sim.
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I'm not sure it is a dual sim. The specifications don't mention it and according to available pictures, it is single sim.
True it's not in the sepcifications, but the title and the text say it's a dual sim... (btw the sp-60 (+30€) is the same phone with gps)

The phone was introduced at the CeBit (http://www.cebit.de/de/informationen-fuer/journalisten/fuer-ihre-berichterstattung/ausstellerpressemitteilungen?id=53122&lang=D) and they say it's dual sim too (in the title and the text*). I believe that the CeBit website is a serious website and you may belive them.

Further more you will find a download link (http://files.messe.de/007/master/media/press_media/exhibitor_press_release_media_folder/cebit_5/rtf/apm01_d~77.rtf) on the right side in the download section of that website. In the rtf which is the official press release, it is stated that sp-40 is a dual sim smartphone:

  • Brillante Bilddarstellung mit 262.000 Farben
  • Betriebssystem: Google Android 2.2
  • Komfortables Dual-SIM-Smartphone: Zwei Handys in einem!
  • Bluetooth V2 mit A2DP für Stereo-Audioübertragung
  • WLAN, schnelle 2G-Datenübertragung über EDGE, USB 2.0
  • Bewegungssensor für Augmented Reality
  • Schnelle 2G-Datenübertragung über EDGE
  • USB 2.0
  • Starker Li-Ion-Akku (1.100 mAh), Standby bis zu 100 h, Sprechzeit: bis zu 4 h





*Die intelligente Lösung für alle, die mit einem Smartphone zwei Handy-Verträge nutzen wollen. Jetzt ist man geschäftlich und privat erreichbar - oder spart sich mit einer ausländischen Prepaid-Karte teure Roaming-Gebühren auf Reisen!
Unfortunately, there's no translation, but it approximately says this: "The smart solution for everyone who wants to use two mobile phone contracts in one smartphone. One can now be contacted on business and privately - or won't waste money on expensive roaming prices anymore by using a foreign prepaid card during holidays."
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Ich verstehe Deutsch, kein problem. :-)

Sorry, my fault. I didn't read the whole text, which states it clearly. The available pictures are probably rendered, so they don't show 2 signal strength icons (which indicates a phone is dual sim).

According to the CPU speed, I would bet it has an MTK6516 chipset, the same one as all the Chinese clones. It is usable, but there is no 3D and the performance is poor. But if you don't plan to use the advanced phone functions heavily, it might be a good choice, especially for that price.
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I bought one of them. The phone is basically unusable, because touchscreen doesn't work correctly. The seller wrote me that an updated firmware should fix it. But to update the firmware I had to purchase a special cable. I tried the update yesterday but it didn't work. I have to ask them what am I doing wrong.

All support is only on Chinese forums, the phone has many dialogs in Chinese and it is very slow (only 460 MHz CPU, no 3D acceleration).

So I wouldn't recommend it. Although you might be lucky and get a better phone then I have.
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hi,

does someone have on of those german PEARL phones? specs aren't that bad and the neither... it even looks good. hopefully made in germany LOL
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How to get Skype to run on Eclipse Android 2.2 mobile phone?

Hi All,

I bought this phone:

Eclipse - Dual SIM Android 2.2 Smartphone (Black)

It has Android 2.2.

Now the Chinavasion chat people tell me that they dont recommend using Skype on the Eclipse mobile phone.

How can this be when there is an Android 2.2 version of Skype on the market?

Can anyone help me with how to get Skype running on this phone?

I can download the application - but it just wont sign in when I enter the correct username and password.

Is there something else I can do or install to make it work?

Thanks in advance
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Motorola EX128 is the dual-SIM multimedia handset from the company, which comes with good number of functional features and technical configurations. You can keep two different-different contacts numbers and take advantages of economical plans of different service providers. This dual SIM mobile has got fine integrations like a quality camera & media player, sophisticated connectivity & messaging features, 8GB memory card support and stereo FM radio but battery life is quite disappointing. Motorola EX128 offers you great pleasure of easy and direct accessibility to SNS like Facebook & Twitter along with unlimited net-surfing.
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There is one more dual-sim Android phone, which you can buy right now. It's a HTC Desire Clone. Unfortunately it doesn't have Market, which makes it unusable at least for me.

Soon we should have another choice from a well known company. It's Gigabyte GSmart Rola. The phone doesn't have very good specs but still it'll be the best dual-sim Android.
I'm looking for a good android with dual sim and 3G. Viewsonic V350 isn't available. XT800(+) only in India & Gsmart has mailed that it will take at least one month for europe. (Rola & Skate)

Thank for your mail and inquiry

Our new Android devices are estimated to be launced in Europe in this May.
However, the detail sale plan has not yet be released.

Nevertheless, all the update news (for worldwide sales) will be updated in our official web site below. You may also check at your convenience.
GSmart

Thanks again for supporting of GSmart products. Please feel free if any further help needed.

Best Regard,
GSmart


The fastcardtech guys have just released the E800. But I'm not really trusting those type of phones.
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hello007> I have no idea why it shouldn't work. There are no special requirements for Skype AFAIK.

Regarding the Chinese clone I bought, I updated the SW (it was a pain in the ass, it took me many hours although I'm very experienced with phones and computers). Unfortunately the new ROM didn't solve the main problem - incorrectly working touch screen (receives clicks even if I'm not touching it). I plan to send the phone back because it is completely unusable.

I'll wait until May for the GSmart.
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