Questions before buying (UK)


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    rogerwilko New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, i am on Vodafone here in the UK, and am thinking about replacing my 32gs with a HTC Desire, i have a few basic questions.
    1. Can you get delivery reports for texts, as the iphone can't, and it's important for me.
    2. Can you download email headers only to keep data costs down when roaming.
    3. I would like to use my phone as a modem for my laptop, i think it's in the spec, but can someone confirm.
    4. Can i assume the bluetooth is not disfunctional, as in the iphone.
    That's it for now, but i'm sure i will probably find other questions i have not already found answers to.
     

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  2. Smg

    Smg Well-Known Member

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    Since your on Vodafone you might wanna wait a bit longer and get the Samsung Galaxy S, It has Wifi tethering out of the box and it also has a newer bluetooth 3.0.

    As for question 1 yes you can am not sure about 2.
     
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    rogerwilko New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, thanks for the info, as regards which model, i never buy network branded phones, prefering to buy sim free, which is what i shall do with the Desire, as regards the Samsung, never been there, but have read quite a lot regards some models having poor reception, and since i am primarily buying a phone, i need it to have good credentials in this department. It's unfortunate that most reviews cover everything except how good the phone element is.
     
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    Smg Well-Known Member

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    Well its not actually released yet but you can take a look at the review here:

    Samsung I9000 Galaxy S review: From outer space - GSMArena.com

    Plus this:

    Advantages of Galaxy S over Desire:

    Super Amoled 4" Screen.

    1Ghz Hummingbird Processor.

    Better GPU.

    Wifi Tethering out of the box.

    Internal Memory as well as Card Slot.

    Wifi N.

    DLNA.

    HD Video Recording.

    DivX/XviD support.

    Lighter & Thinner.

    Video Call Camera.
     
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    1.just tried in using handcent sms(very similar to iphone sms app) and delivery reports work fine :)
    2.not sure i know you have to click show pictures to view pics in the email body, so they dont load auto.
    3.yep just plug in usb and activate usb tethering.
    4.yep fully working bluetooth non of that iphone bull.

    anymore questions please ask. i had a iphone 3g, belive how much better my desire is than it.
     

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