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  1. Terry1100

    Terry1100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi All,

    I'm a long-time smartphone and PDA user having graduated from a Psion 3 to a Psion 5 (via an early WinCE Sharp) and from then to a series of Symbian phones (Nokia 3650 and E70) to a Sony P900 running UIQ then back to a Nokia E90 before defecting to Windows Mobile with an Asus M530W

    I gave up with that and switched to a SE dumbphone (the C510) once they started including Exchange Activesync but now I have an itch for another smartphone. Conveniently, I'm up for upgrade on my Vodafone contract and the Magic or Tattoo are both available free.

    I know the Magic is better but the Tattoo has a lanyard loop (actually one of the "must haves" for me because of my usage of a handset) and what's more it has Activesync (unless Vodafone have crippled it in firmware).

    I like the whole "community feel" to Android so I may be here for a while :D.


    Terry,
    London, England
    www.gp800.org.uk
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Forums! :D

    Just to let you know , The Vodafone Magic has a lanyard loophole too. It's just a little hidden on the Bottom of the back cover. {Could vary on your handset though}:)
     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    Welcome to the forums! :)
     
  4. Terry1100

    Terry1100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for that - I'm not sure about white :eek: but the other critical thing for me is the Exchange Activesync - and Vodafone support simply haven't got a clue.

    Are you a Magic user ? - does it support Activesync ?

    If it does, I'd be tempted over the Tattoo to get the better screen.

    Terry
     
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    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Hi Terry :)

    Currently The vodafone Models of the Magic do not support Activesync and I haven't heard of any plans for this to be supported in the Future.

    Nor is Microsoft exchange , But this is supported in Android 2.0 whenever we may get the update .... {Their is currently apps on the market which do for now though}.

    It sounds like the Tattoo may be the best option for you as it does have the ability with Activesync {I beleive}. Whatever you get I'm sure you will love Android :D

    Just a HINT: If you get your phone from Vodafone online or over the phone you have a 7 day cooling off period which you can take advantage of and send the handset back if it's not for you. If you take it out in-store this cooling off period does not apply.

    Carl C ;)
     
  6. Terry1100

    Terry1100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good call on the shop vs online (also, the upgrade deal might not be the same instore).

    However with the current postal disruption I might chance the lack of the cooling off period in order to get the device in my hot and sticky mits.

    I can pop in to Westfield on my way home - they've got a massive Vodafone store.
     
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    LOL I know what you mean you want it NOW!

    But The postal strike Shouldn't effect your delivery , It is delivered by courier {at least it was for my orders} from Vodafone {DHL delivered it twice for me} rather than Royal mail so shouldn't be effected. When my Magic was ordered at 17:00 it was delivered the Next morning free aswell....

    Either way you'll nicely get an Android :p and Yeah I'm not too far from Westfields! Nice variety of shops and very large too :D
     
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    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
     
  9. Terry1100

    Terry1100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, my Tattoo is on the desk right now charging.

    If Expansys do their stuff and the screen protector arrives in tomorrows post I can start playing in earnest.

    Carl - picked it up in the Vodafone store at Clapham Junction - had to commit to 24 months to get it free wheras the online deal would have let me off with an 18 month commitment - but what the hell, I've been with Vodafone for years and no plans to move - and the nice girl applied a credit to my bill anyway.

    As long as they remember to stop the insurance that they will insist on adding every time you go near a new contract "one month free my a**e" them it'll be fine.
     
  10. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Terry :D

    24 Months is long but what the Heck :p Oh yes and make sure you take the insurance off yourself {you can do it now if you wanted}, you can't trust them to do it [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy your new toy! and if you need anything feel free to post back on AF!

    Carl ;)
     

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