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  1. Jethro10

    Jethro10 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ..... And I find it superb.
    Physically small, decent size screen, great resolution and crispness,
    good battery life.
    A friend who has an old Wildfire says mine seems quite a bit faster.

    thoroughly happy with it.

    Jeff
     

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  2. schadfield

    schadfield Active Member

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    I am sorely tempted. It will be nice to wash the stink of my Galaxy i7500 from my hands. Performance issues are what most worry me though reports seem not to regard this as an issue.
     
  3. Hexx

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    I am just waiting for some of the other networks to pick this up and the price to drop slightly before I get mine. At the moment, it's cheaper to buy this SIM free than on PAYG!

    I read on a couple of blogs the other day that it was stated the Wildfire S has Gorilla glass? Is that right - seems unlikely to me?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Jethro10

    Jethro10 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What perfomance issues worry you?

    my wife has a Milestone, I had a Samsung gallaxy Apollo.
    It's way quicker than these, and batter life is close to 2 days with my average use.

    J
     
  5. Jethro10

    Jethro10 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, it does seem as though it's gorilla glass.
    I'm in the UK, on T-Mobile it costs me
     
  6. schadfield

    schadfield Active Member

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    Vodafone are my only option if I wish to use the phone at home and they are not selling it yet. They are planning to, though. Unless I can get an especially good deal from them I might just go SIM free to avoid any nonsense with unwanted, bundled apps that cannot be removed. Not sure I want to switch from PAYG back to contract, either.
     
  7. swizz69

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    Hiya Jethro - I'm looking at buying an Android phone & had a quick go on one today in a shop and was pleasantly surprised!

    Out of interest, I know it won't be the ideal phone for the purpose, but I would want to write the odd blog post from one occasionally when away from home. Just wondered whether you had tried the official 'Blogger' app?

    Also when viewing a blog in the shop the phone wouldn't display the banner & an embedded Youtube clip, but I didn't have time to ask whether that was down to the phone being a shop demo or not :>/

    The Camera seemed easy enough to use though - esp' the touch focus.

    It'll be an original Desire otherwise - love the size of the Wildfire though - looks a proper gadget :>)

    Updated to add:- Guess i'll find out when it arrives (no instant gratification unfortunately) in two weeks!
     
  8. Hexx

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    Hi J,

    Did you get that deal directly from T-Mobile? I can't see anything on their web site. Or was it via a third party?

    schadfield - The Wildfire S is now available on Vodafone.

    Ben.
     
  9. schadfield

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    Ahh, so it is. Too expensive. The contract with 500MB/month data (I wouldn't be happy with less for a smartphone) is
     
  10. Hexx

    Hexx Well-Known Member

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    I agree, that's far too expensive. I've noticed that O2 are now offering it PAYG for
     
  11. Kimi The Worm

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    My wife secured one of these today from vodafone for
     
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    I got my Wildfire S from Amazon sim free on Wednesday. Be aware that the stock messages app does not work properly. It sent 50 texts on its own to people in my phone book when I was asleep. I am now using Handcent, which works well. Apart from this I am pleased with it. This is my first smartphone. I use it on o2.

    Colin
     
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    Could someone confirm if the Wifldire S has FM radio?
     
  15. swizz69

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    Seems to have according to Techradars review (yet to discover - have to wait till a week on Thursday to get mine from Three)
     
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    Yes it does! :)
     
  17. Jethro10

    Jethro10 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry, been away with work.
    I use here, have done for years, so do many of my friends and family

    HTC Wildfire S Black on T-Mobile
     
  18. sayeed91

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    I think the desire s is a better choice. Around the same price. I got mine for 250 brand new. I think the wildfire s is around that margin too
     
  19. schadfield

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    Hmm, at Expansys.com the Desire S is
     
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    And you can now get this on T-Mobile PAYG for
     
  22. schadfield

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    On Vodafone PAYG for
     
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    I picked one up from the Vodafone store in Oxford yesterday. Enjoying it very much so far. It will be interesting to see how I get on with it during the rest of the week after I return to work tomorrow.

    All my favourite apps installed without any difficulty and I even have a few more now that were not available for my POS Samsung Galaxy running Android 1.5 :)

    My 12 year old daughter has been eyeing it enviously but I have made it clear I expect a full 12 months use out of it myself before I think about a replacement and it becomes hand-me-down material :)
     
  24. Hexx

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    I picked mine up yesterday afternoon, and so far I am very impressed. Really easy to use and I was up and running in no time. The only problem I have so far is coming from an LG Cookie with a good, but still resistive screen - I find the Wildfire S really sensitive. :eek:)

    I got mine from the Carphone Warehouse - and although they quote a ridiculous price of
     
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