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Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi to all,
as you see im still here still have my galaxy still using it after 6 months of struggle finally i found what i really want and i guess it will be HTC Desire. the two main things that i like about it are 576 RAM and 1ghz Snapdragon processor, so i assume it should be more than enough to smoothly run new 2.1 sense ui. so i'll definitelly buy it when it comes out as i think its really future proof, not like abandoned by samsung galaxy.
so what are your next moves guys? i gues most of you ditched your galaxies long time ago or planning to do it, if so which phones are you planning to get or got already?
btw i guess my galaxy won't see 2.0 or 2.1 by musty or drakaz as it takes so much time for them to make it available for our poor galaxies, however, im very thankful to them and this community for all the support i had and will still be here even when i get my Desire.
ahh also i think KAM got N1 so would be interested to hear from him how is this phone compared to galaxy
so share your minds
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Galaxy is still being sold on contracts across whole world so I can see more and more people comming here for 2.1. Smaller number of visitors are not tied to providers, they will probably switch to something newer. Personally, I'll skip Desire/Nexus story and wait for something with 4.2" and smaller bezzel, like Supersonic....
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yeah ive given up on galaxy

will be getting a Nexus when price drops just a tad more (stupid google not selling worldwide)

ill be happy with nexus, 4.2" screen makes for too big a device for me

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If you compare the two, you'll notice that 0.5" larger screen on Supersonic doesn't make it any bigger than Desire, if bigger at all.


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Semi offtopic: I'm a new galaxy user, and for the price I paid for it (€230), I'm quite happy with it. With the latest L3 firmware, it's fast responsive, and does all the things I want it to do.
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Andronix, have you had a htc hd2 in the hand?
its massive and pretty rediculas looking

the supersonic is the same dimentions
id sooner go for the desire
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I got a Nexus One so we can say I moved from the Galaxy, but I'm still interested in seeing if Samsung finally gives us 1.6, 2.0 or anything at all. My father is using the Galaxy so I'm eager to see an update, he doesn't mind having 1.5 or whatever, but I do, I payed good money for the Galaxy and I want it updated!

edit: I saw the HD2 at MWC, too big for my taste. The size of the Nexus One is the limit for me, I don't need a bigger screen than that.
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I'm already looking for my next phone. The supersonic looks perfect. In anticipation of this phone I had a play with the HD2. The screen is huge but the phone itself is not much bigger that the iphone. It is actually thinner! Just doubt the supersonic will be out for a while. Consequently I'm really hoping 1.6 or greater comes out on the Galaxy to tide me over. Right now the N1 is my phone of choice. Even over the Desire. Getting the latest updates is a big draw. Especially after my galaxy experience.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 10:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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good to hear mixed opinions and that people managed to move on from galaxy. btw hows N1 as some of you owns it already? i read that there problems with speaker, screen cracking and some others.
me too whould have gone for nexus one but then saw Desire and thought that's a good phone and updates wouldn't be that esential as it's coming with 2.1 so most of the essential phone functions are there (mainly bluetooth, and flash), but will wait and see until it comes as it might have some flaws and won't jump in like it did with galaxy
im still happy with my galaxy and using it almost everyday, just sometimes i feel ashamed when im listening to the music and my friend asks me to send this song over bluetooth and i say i cant
so that's my logic that sense ui has most functions that one would ever need so updates wouldn't be that essential or would be patched by xda developers
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Andronix, have you had a htc hd2 in the hand?
its massive and pretty rediculas looking

the supersonic is the same dimentions
id sooner go for the desire
When I use browser, most of the time it's on the mobile phone so every inch counts here, no matter how rediculas it is

btw. supersonic looks cool in my book.
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I plan to look for a new phone some time at the end of the year, not sooner.

The annoying thing about the Galaxy is that it's still good hardware-wise. For
example the newly announced HTC Legend has 3.2" AMOLED, 5MP camera with
autofocus, 600 MHz processor... sounds familiar? Of course, it has more RAM: 384 MB.

I don't know which device will be "in" come end of 2010. I think I'm definitely going
to go for second generation AMOLED screen, capacitative, which is going to limit my
options. Perhaps I'll go for a WM7 phone...
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When I use browser, most of the time it's on the mobile phone so every inch counts here, no matter how rediculas it is

btw. supersonic looks cool in my book.
yeah dont get me wrong it does look cool just for me it (and the HD2) is more like a tablet pc than a pocket smartphone.
they are uber thin aswell, my mate broke his hd2 when he sat down with the phone in his front pocked as his jeans were a little tight. cracked the screen

too wide and flat for my liking but each to his own
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I got an N900 4 days ago. I am still using the galaxy once I really did not have time to set up the N900, but eventually doing that, will move to it.

Maybe I will give the galaxy to my girlfriend or sell it away... I loved the device, but the support is crappy. About N900, the device is amazing and the support/updates are always there for who wants an up to date device.
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I'm also planning to buy another Android phone but I haven't decided which one to pick. The Desire would be my first choice but I have to wait at least until April. I would get the N1 but there were a lot of cases of "dust under screen" reported and since I'm not in the US or any other country where it's being sold officially I won't be able to just swap it for a new one.

BTW Google Earth was just released on the Market, obviously not for us...
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I had the galaxy for 1 months, and then selled at the same price i bought it

I think it is not a bad phone, and it will be surely better with the new 1.6 (that i hadnt tried, i was courious), but my "new" htc hero is something REALLY different. Everything is so fast, so smooth... dont know if is hardware or software that makes the difference! Android 1.5 with senseUI is something beautiful, it really make you forget that it is an old version (LOL, the samsung now has 1.6)... i cant imagine what the new sensUI will be!

I paid it 60 E more than what i payed galaxy... i defintively had to buy directly it but i was really a newbie in android phones' world
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My nexus one arrives tomorrow, so by then i'll officially have moved on from the galaxy. I plan on keeping the phone for now, figure i'll hold on to it so i have a backup phone for when i have to send in my nexus one for dust under the screen (if i have to). The desire seems nice, but with the new SenseUI ported to Nexus One, i can just flash it to nexus one if i want. Plus after being burned by Samsung for receiving minimal to no support for the galaxy, I just wanted a phone that would get the most support, and I'm hoping that will be the N1
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I was just comparing HD2 and Nexus the other day. Nexus is truly a thing of beauty. Feels like a polished stone. The HD2 looks huge but actually feels pretty nice in the hand, if you have big hands. Galaxy is my first smartphone and the one thing it has shown me, despite my desire for all the upgrades, is that i am not using it that much for all the stuff it can do. i have a laptop with me most of the time, so even sitting in the back of a cab, i pull out the laptop to watch a video (or my PSP). the screen is just a little bit too small for me. internet pages are just a little bit too small. ebooks are too small. And after seeing the HD2, I think that it is big enough to replace my other devices, even if it is a bit big as a phone. i can get used to that. i will probably wait for the android version (supersonic). Maybe my wife will like the galaxy...
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thanx to all for sharing your opinions, and congratulations to whoever managed to move from galaxy somehow i really doubt if u ever turn back unless u want to remember samsung's "great" support.
from your opinions i see that there other choices like HD2, Supersonic, N1 and Desire for now. so i guess i'll have to really think about all the pros and cons of all of them and then pick one up
btw, when i get new one just wonder what to do with galaxy? coz i know if i try to sell it will go for around 150pounds as noone will pay more,so maybe i'll just give to my bro or friend even though its still like in new condition
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I'm actually considering getting the Nokia N900. I know that it doesn't run the Android OS, but still. It looks amazing, and many of the youtube videos that i've seen make it look smooth and quick. I'm still planning to use my galaxy as a phone, but only because I spent as much on this as a netbook and I'm going to get my money out of it. If i like it or not.
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thanx to all for sharing your opinions, and congratulations to whoever managed to move from galaxy somehow i really doubt if u ever turn back unless u want to remember samsung's "great" support.
from your opinions i see that there other choices like HD2, Supersonic, N1 and Desire for now. so i guess i'll have to really think about all the pros and cons of all of them and then pick one up
btw, when i get new one just wonder what to do with galaxy? coz i know if i try to sell it will go for around 150pounds as noone will pay more,so maybe i'll just give to my bro or friend even though its still like in new condition
I moved to a motorola milestone and absolutely love it. I never "got rid" of my Galaxy though - it's just currently in my brother's hands. I keep an eye in this forums on developments. As soon as the musty rom has the camera working i'll prob update it then.
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I remember back in late 2008 looking at the Galaxy sneak shots thinking 'holy cow, that looks the business, thats going to be my firs android phone', then we went through the whole saga of waiting for it to be available with a date being suggested on the forum, which then moved forward week after week (sound familiar?) until 6 months later (june 09) when I bought the phone unlocked.

I remember my first thoughts being 'this is nice, pretty buggy, but hey its android so there'll be loads of updates right' - wrong, being unlocked meant my 400 uk pounds phone has never been able to be officially updated and seems like it never will be. Just as well for this forum and people willing to share. Also the crud software that did come in the box has never allowed me to do any syncing or sharing with my computer.

So what have I learned - Samsung don't want techie customers, they want end-users who'll buy a phone and accept it for what it is - sadly having watched my wife use the phone (esp lock key) the galaxy was never going to fit that bill so its been pretty much left in limbo.

I'll never buy another Samsung smart phone as I've learned my lesson, if it wasn't for the fact that I'd spent a lot of cash on the handset which instantly halved in value I'd have sold it and moved on to an HTC.
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my Nexus One is literally in the mail, will be here in a few days

so i guess you could say i have moved on now

and im sorry but im not sad to see the galaxy left behind

not because of the device itself but because of samsung's attitude towards it

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Waiting for the HTC Desire to come out on T-Mo UK and I'll be giving up my Galaxy.

I second Rellik, it's Samsung's attitude towards the Galaxy. Pre-iPhone (I have no doubts that it was a game changer), the phone was released, consumers don't expect it to be updated or anything, and that's it. Unless there was some major fault which causes the phone to be recalled or something, you move on to developing the next thing.

But now consumers are very well aware of after-sales support. Don't think Samsung has understood that yet...that and the fact that there's a huge community in the form of XDA-Devs for HTC phones is why I'm going for HTC next.
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damuffinman and RellikZephyr, im happy for you guys, but this time i'll be more carefull as i'm going for HTC Desire still i'm going to wait for few weeks when it comes out as don't want to suffer like i did with galaxy
although im so tempted to pre-order it now. there are some websites that pre-order for 378 ans 386 pounds, when amazon offers for 520 pounds and play.com for 430 pounds. so im worried that when it comes out the price might go up if the demand is big.
so i'm kind of stuck between seeing rather good price (considering i sell my galaxy for 150 pounds) and the unknown of how the phone will be and what drawbacks it will have.
so, will rely on your feedbacks guys
thanx for being here and hope not to see you in HTC or Nexus one threads as HTC Desire won't have any faults hehe (i wish)
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I got a Nexus One and have been so impressed. The difference is imence. Since owning a Galaxy I have gone from being a big Samsung fan (37" LCD TV, 24" LCD Monitor & many mobile fones over the years) to being one that may never buy Samsung ever again. I Have friends who have Galaxys and I gave mine to my girlfriend so I really do hope they sort things out, so far each firmware update has added to the embarisment, it really isnt as hard as Samsung make it look.
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I moved to the N1 as soon as it was released. There truely is no comparison between the galaxy and the N1. BUT you have to realise they are completly different classed phones. The N1 is _EXPENSIVE_ and the latest technology.

Put it this way:

Galaxy with IK5 firmware - 528Mhz CPU, ~40mb free RAM
Nexus one with .29 kernel - 1 Ghz CPU, ~70mb free RAM
Nexus one with .32 kernel - 1 Ghz CPU, ~180mb free RAM
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Galaxy with IK5 firmware - 528Mhz CPU, ~40mb free RAM
Nexus one with .29 kernel - 1 Ghz CPU, ~70mb free RAM
Nexus one with .32 kernel - 1 Ghz CPU, ~180mb free RAM
That's gotta make a difference!
I say, the €425 I paid for the Galaxy wasn't exactly cheap. According to eBay, Nexus'es (sp?) are "only" about €100 more.
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Nexus'es (sp?)
no apostrophe

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I was seriously thinking of buying a Motorola Milestone(Droid), but I wasn't able to sell my Galaxy for a decent price (I bought it for 370€ with 2 year contract).

But after we got 1.6 now and probably will eventually get source for it, which means modded 2.1 will be possible, I think it is actually looking nice for the Galaxy. Also from what I saw of 1.6 and even 2.1 it is not THAT big of an improvement, that I'd cry over it all the time. Sure it's better to have the newer version, but I just realized I don't even need it that bad.
Except from the old Android OS I think the Galaxy is a pretty good phone! Only other thing I don't like is the glossyness, but I knew that when I bought it. I even got used to no hardware keyboard.
And of course I am a little disappointed that it's price dropped so much, here from 500€ wholesale when I bought it to 300€ currently. That's almost 50% and it's ridiculous. But I don't think I will be switching from my Galaxy any time soon, unless I can sell it very good or exchange it for Droid.
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Right now, unless you have the money and really want/need the nexus etc or are somehow able to sell the galaxy at a reasonable price (compared to what u got it), its probably better to wait a couple of months.

The HTC desire will be out on most networks (in europe - 26th March for the UK), and you'll see other 1 Ghz phones from other companies.

Although i dont expect the N1 price to drop much if at all, the Desire price - through subsidy should drop over the next few months.

The droid isnt a good choice vs the nexus UNLESS you need a physical keyboard. Its slower and has less ram.

Just my opinion, and of course people have different circumstances/needs etc.
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who moved or planning to move from Galaxy?
I will move away from Galaxy because O2 Germany has anounced a product recall. Apparently they used the wrong facts to advertise the Galaxy (16 Mio colors, Bluetooth filesharing to name a few). Now they give you a full refund (for me € 435) as obligingness.

So I will buy a HTC Desire as soon as it hits the stores here in the beginning of April. And I made myself a promise: I will never ever buy a Samsung cellphone again, NEVER! The after sales support is sooo bad, I'm really getting angry again as I think about it.

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OMG !!! now that's provider!
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Absolutely... but even if they sold very few Galaxies and can refund them without blinking I'm sure they will think twice before selling any other Samsung Android phone
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just met a guy that works for Sony Ericsson. He let me fool around with his xperia 10. i guess it hasn't been formally released yet. he has just had it for 3 days and said the release in japan is soon (maybe he said a couple days--i forgot) and it was really nice to hold in the hand, the screen was huge and the ui enhancements seemed pretty subtle but made the whole os look more streamlined and slick. i only played with it for a few minutes. i was pretty surprised to see it will be released with only 1.6. they plan to update eventually but he couldn't say when. so we are not the only ones... just goes to show, android is a bit of a mess. funny, he also couldn't get google maps going through gprs. must be a china mobile thing.
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I moved to a Motorola Milestone, i can't be more happy. The galaxy was my first and my last Samsung phone.
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I will move away from Galaxy because O2 Germany has anounced a product recall. Apparently they used the wrong facts to advertise the Galaxy (16 Mio colors, Bluetooth filesharing to name a few). Now they give you a full refund (for me € 435) as obligingness.

So I will buy a HTC Desire as soon as it hits the stores here in the beginning of April. And I made myself a promise: I will never ever buy a Samsung cellphone again, NEVER! The after sales support is sooo bad, I'm really getting angry again as I think about it.

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Don't suppose there's any chance of posting a link to the product recall, or letting us have a scan of the letter or something like that? Might make lives a bit easier for those of us planning to dump our Galaxies on O2UK when a better bit of kit comes along that actually DOES do what it's supposed to do...
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I will move away from Galaxy because O2 Germany has anounced a product recall. Apparently they used the wrong facts to advertise the Galaxy (16 Mio colors, Bluetooth filesharing to name a few). Now they give you a full refund (for me € 435) as obligingness.

So I will buy a HTC Desire as soon as it hits the stores here in the beginning of April. And I made myself a promise: I will never ever buy a Samsung cellphone again, NEVER! The after sales support is sooo bad, I'm really getting angry again as I think about it.

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Really? That's excellent news! I bought mine also at O2 Germany. Where can I find more info about what you just told us?
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Don't suppose there's any chance of posting a link to the product recall, or letting us have a scan of the letter or something like that? Might make lives a bit easier for those of us planning to dump our Galaxies on O2UK when a better bit of kit comes along that actually DOES do what it's supposed to do...
Sorry, didn't see your post until now.
I can only give you this link to a german forum: Sammelthread - Rücktritt vom Kaufvertrag aufgrund fehlender Funktionen - Android-Hilfe.de
Use Google for translation.
I will send mine back as soon as the Desire is available, because O2 already contacted me by mail, so I'm no longer in a hurry

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EDIT: This is what O2 sent me by E-Mail after I contacted their hotline (translated by Google, so it's barely readable, but you get the idea )

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Good day,

Thank you for your e-mail and the nice phone call.

As discussed with you, we will send you the information on the reversed transaction
to your Samsung Galaxy.

Please send them to your mobile phone as a postal package with a brief cover letter:

Telefónica o2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
c/o arvato services
Halle 40 / Retourenabteilung
Kennwort: »EKL-Retoure«
Seligenstädter Str. 100
63791 Karlstein


The staff of the customer to take after receiving the package in contact with you and
arrange on request the delivery of a new device.
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Wait a minute!!?!

I wonder how many phones this covers. I bought mine through a German online store (Elektrohaus Kurzer aka. Euronics aka talkthisway.de) and not directly from O2, but it arrived with an O2-themed firmware (some type of account-management app) and an inlay for an O2 phone plan (which was kinda moot since I'm not in Germany).

Would this be an O2 phone? Or does it only apply to direct O2 customers?

...I suppose you can guess why I'm asking!
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In the forum I linked above there are users who also didn't buy their Galaxy directly from O2 but from MediaMarkt, and some of them reported that they actually could return their phones. Maybe you should write your online-shop an E-Mail about all this...
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hi to all
couldn't wait any longer and preordered HTC Desire
i hope it will be much better than galaxy, but the future will show
so now i just need to wait until w/c 5 April and will definitely advise how it is compared to galaxy so you will know what to do next
and will definitelly stay here with loyal galaxy sufferers and will help anyone if needed.
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Where, how much? I can say good choice.
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hi to all
couldn't wait any longer and preordered HTC Desire
i hope it will be much better than galaxy, but the future will show
so now i just need to wait until w/c 5 April and will definitely advise how it is compared to galaxy so you will know what to do next
and will definitelly stay here with loyal galaxy sufferers and will help anyone if needed.

Hmm, I'm really tempted but trying to stay strong and hold firm. Will try and last till May/June. By then should have decent reviews/feedback on the Desire, will have a better idea if i'm going to stick with 1.6/2.1 developments and may have info on how far away the Supersonic is. Bottom line is that it is a question of what to replace the Galaxy with.
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Where, how much? I can say good choice.
378.99 pounds:
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in total 382 pounds plus you get 3months free insurance (against damage,theft,loss). so for me it's a very good deal as couldnt find any better price (e.g. play.com, expansys, amazon,prepaymania.co.uk,cleverkit.com) price it over 400 up to 440 or 500
so will wait and see how it goes
i think im happy with the choice as videos ive seen look awsome.
plus i know that it will be supported if not by HTC then by xda developer community definitelly so at least will get more support than from samsung.
will keep you updated ok?
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Hmm, I'm really tempted but trying to stay strong and hold firm. Will try and last till May/June. By then should have decent reviews/feedback on the Desire, will have a better idea if i'm going to stick with 1.6/2.1 developments and may have info on how far away the Supersonic is. Bottom line is that it is a question of what to replace the Galaxy with.
me too was planning to hold for that long but somehow couldnt resist after seing some vids.
and i think for me 2.1 plus sense ui will be more than enough for my phone usage so updates wont be that relevant as it already supports main phone functions (bluetooth,fm radio, decent camera app,damn fast processor and huge amount of ram (but which i guess it wont be able to access to the fullest yet))
but dont worry will let you know is it worth waiting or getting at all when i receive mine
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hi to all,
so yes i've moved on from galaxy and extremely happy with HTC desire. my battery on desire lasts easily for two days with moderate usage, but if i leave untouched it could stay for 4-5 days (actually now i have 80% left with 2.5 days of usage). it's really impressive device and just sorry for these people who are still stuck with their galaxies and samsung "support".
however i've still got my galaxy and using from time to time as im too lazy for now to copy everything from galaxy to desire
if you have any questions regarding Htc Desire i'll be happy to answer
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how's optical trackpad compared to samsung?
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how's optical trackpad compared to samsung?
can't really comment as i barelly used D-pad on galaxy so same here i barelly use optical mouse on desire. but for me when i use it its fine, can't complain i just wish i used it more so i could give better answer to this question
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pretty much the only thing i use the d-pad on the galaxy for is to move the "cursor" (wtf is it called?) in a text input field - i'm guessing the optical trackpad isn't as good for that (making it the only downside of the desire compared to the galaxy...) ?
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the "cursor" (wtf is it called?) in a text input field
Yes, that's a cursor, or an 'insertion point marker' if you will. The proper name for what we usually call a cursor is actually 'mouse pointer'.
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