Straight trade for 3GS 16gb?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DVNO, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. DVNO

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    Ok so ive had my nexus now for about 4 months. Someone just offered me a straight trade for their unlocked 3GS 16gb? Should i do it? 3g kinda sucks here in chicago anyway so i dont think ill miss that. Anything else i should worry about? Oh and does anyone know if the 3gs is wireless-N capable?

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  2. Mostly Harmless

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    An N1 for a 3gs? I would go for it, the other person will be making off with one hell of a deal.
     
  3. Schwin97

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    Crazy if you actually do it...
     
  4. Hegemony

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    The 3GS does not do wireless N. I wouldn't do it in your position, even if I sort of liked the iPhone. The N1 is the current dev phone, and you can look forward to software updates that will make it better. In less than a year Apple will release iOS5, and I guarantee it will make the 3GS suck. That's how they roll. If your phone is 2 generations out of date, they don't care if the new software works well. Have you seen iOS4 running on the iPhone 3G?
     
  5. snakeybidder

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    lol again and again ......... dont do it...
     
  6. grainysand

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    No, please, do make the trade. What could be more scintillating than downgrading to last year's hardware that can't even run the latest software? For such a bargain, maybe you should give the other guy a hundred bucks too.
     
  7. Drhyde

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    One, it's a bad deal to ask Android owners to trade for Apple products. There's a sort of bias for Android here. Two, the N1 is pretty much a collector's item for the moment until other carriers begin selling it or you can purchase it from Google to develop on it. Three, I would see no problem if they were trading you an iPhone 4 or a Motorola Droid or some other reasonably equal phone. Sadly, the 3GS is inferior to the N1 in hardware specs and you're pretty much stuck with iOS 3 if you want a stable platform whereas the N1 has significantly improved with each update. My advice, stick with the N1 until you get an equal or better phone on trade.
     
  8. Slug

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    Less of the insults (both obvious and implied) please! :mad:
     
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