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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:25 AM   #101 (permalink)
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The wildfire is in the bestbuy ad today in the chicago area, $199, not sure if that means its in store but y'all should check if you were looking for this phone in the area........i'm going to hold off until some folks get some time with it, and to see if 1st qtr 2012 comes with anything new. I love my V.

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Wildfire was slated for a release today.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:25 PM   #103 (permalink)
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That's a phone that hasn't reviewed particularly well. Apart from the higher res camera I guess I am not that interested in it. This, however is an unintentionally funny headline:

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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #104 (permalink)
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VM's service is totally adequate for my needs, but I really don't see why they can't offer more 1Ghz+ phones. I paid $249 for my Intercept last fall and now it's just $99. No resale value. Slow as sh!t. By not offering a faster phone with a physical keyboard, they are basically forcing me to start looking at other providers again. I want to stay with BeyondTalk, but VMusa really needs to accelerate the pace at which it introduces new hardware or I'll be forced to move on. The whole point (for me at least) of not having a contract, beyond the obvious benefit of saving some money, is to not be stuck with the same hardware for so long. The new phone needs to come along quickly enough that I can sell the old one while it still has some value!
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VM's service is totally adequate for my needs, but I really don't see why they can't offer more 1Ghz+ phones. I paid $249 for my Intercept last fall and now it's just $99. No resale value. Slow as sh!t. By not offering a faster phone with a physical keyboard, they are basically forcing me to start looking at other providers again. I want to stay with BeyondTalk, but VMusa really needs to accelerate the pace at which it introduces new hardware or I'll be forced to move on. The whole point (for me at least) of not having a contract, beyond the obvious benefit of saving some money, is to not be stuck with the same hardware for so long. The new phone needs to come along quickly enough that I can sell the old one while it still has some value!
You've only had the phone for a year and you're talking about 'being stuck with the same hardware'? Odd....
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By not offering a faster phone with a physical keyboard, they are basically forcing me to start looking at other providers again.
Take a look at the Optimus Slider
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"Only" a year? That's exactly my point -- if I wanted to keep the same hardware for two years, I could just tether myself to one of the big four providers with a two-year contract. I want newer hardware more frequently. What about that strikes you as Odd?
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Well ... it's the holidays and no new phone from VM. I'm bummed out.
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Well ... it's the holidays and no new phone from VM. I'm bummed out.
They did release phones in time for x-mas.... the Slider and the Wildfire. Plenty of time for people to purchase for the holidays.
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They did release phones in time for x-mas.... the Slider and the Wildfire. Plenty of time for people to purchase for the holidays.
...but there shit
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...but they're shit
Then get the best phone they have. The Optimus V.
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I would of course disagree that the slider is junk........it's a great phone. It has none of the freezing or sluggishness that the v had on occasion.
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And I love my wildfire. Sure, it's got a few glitches, and HTC sense occasionally force closes; but it's not a huge deal and it's a really wonderful little phone.
It's obviously not a power-user phone, but it's perfect for what I've got it for.
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Then get the best phone they have. The Optimus V.
ive had about 4 optimus v's, 1 motorola triumph, 1 htc wildfire s,..<---broke

im tired of the 3.2'' screen its too small, the triumph is just...horrible for the price, 2.2 froyo is out dated.. im looking at the zte warp for boost mobile, and its only $199...or i just get a used old virgin mobile phone as a beater until they release something that has a 4.0'' screen gingerbread/icecreamsandwitch
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I love my OpV (especially now that I can have apps without ads). Never had a single issue with it. It's always ran nice and smooth without any lag or freezing whatsoever.

Perhaps I just got lucky with this one. I do tend to take extremely great care of it, and I don't bog it down with so many apps that it can't function properly.
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I love my OpV (especially now that I can have apps without ads). Never had a single issue with it. It's always ran nice and smooth without any lag or freezing whatsoever.

Perhaps I just got lucky with this one. I do tend to take extremely great care of it, and I don't bog it down with so many apps that it can't function properly.
I love mine too but lately I have downloaded, installed and uninstalled a lot of apps, I do have a file app, with which I been able to delete some left overs, but there are just some files i can't figure out whether to dump or not... Other than that, the phone works great (well, wait, the other day I had a scare as I left the phone charging all night long and when I tried to turn it on in the morn, it was completely dead, I thought it was the charger, so I tried charging with a diff cord and it was still dead, I was getting ready to take it back to the store when someone suggested I do a battery pull, and yessssss that worked! LOL...
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I've heard this all over, but the Optimus Black (P970) is a GSM phone. I haven't been able to find anything other than rumor that there's a CDMA version coming to Sprint/VM. I would think that if they're going to make a CDMA version that they'd give it a new name, at least. Still, looks like a pretty nice phone.
Looks like a nice phone, I saw the cnet video review, one thing they talked about that the phone might have a lot of glare outdoors. Other than that it looks preety decent...
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im tired of the 3.2'' screen its too small, the triumph is just...horrible for the price, 2.2 froyo is out dated.. im looking at the zte warp for boost mobile, and its only $199...or i just get a used old virgin mobile phone as a beater until they release something that has a 4.0'' screen gingerbread/icecreamsandwitch
DITTO !! I want a 4 inch screen . And I just wouldn't touch the Triumph with a 10 foot pole.
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Then get the best phone they have. The Optimus V Triumph.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
HAHAHAHA, you don't have the Triumph do you?
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Fixed.
It's been said time and time again on these forums, and mostly by Triumph owners. The phone has to have a custom rom installed in order to fix all of the issues it has. The Op V does not.

Nuff said.
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The phone has to have a custom rom installed in order to fix all of the issues it has.
This may be true for some of the phones. Some of them are just fine on the stock ROM. Many people did not have any of the reported issues with that phone even on stock.

The Triumph has had many quality control issues , but when you have a good phone it is really good . The OV has it's own issues (slower processor, smaller screen, much less internal app space) and are not quality control issues like those of the Triumph. Whatever phone you think is better is really a personal preference based on your experiences with one or the other (and some cases both) of the phones.

Having used both phones I would love if there was a phone available on VM that had the hardware (processor, screen size, etc), app space, and openness for modding that the Triumph has, and the general solidness and reliability of the OV. That would really be a great phone.
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HAHAHAHA, you don't have the Triumph do you?
I have both. Put MIUI on the Triumph about 5 minutes after taking it out of the box so I don't really have a baseline experience other than awesome.

The Optimus was pretty undesirable on the stock ROM as well, IIRC. Was not too bad with CM7 but was noticeably sluggish in simple games like Words with Friends, even when bumped up to 748 MHz.
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I have both. Put MIUI on the Triumph about 5 minutes after taking it out of the box so I don't really have a baseline experience other than awesome.

The Optimus was pretty undesirable on the stock ROM as well, IIRC. Was not too bad with CM7 but was noticeably sluggish in simple games like Words with Friends, even when bumped up to 748 MHz.

What is MIUI??
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The Triumph has had many quality control issues , but when you have a good phone it is really good . The OV has it's own issues (slower processor, smaller screen, much less internal app space) and are not quality control issues like those of the Triumph.

A slower processor, smaller screen, and less app space are not "issues". Contrary to what you believe, the phone was indeed built that way on purpose.

As I politely requested of you before, let's agree to disagree and leave it at that.
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What is MIUI??

It's a ROM. They have some really beautiful themes, too.

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A MIUI is a ROM... I think I'll have some RUM...LOL

No seriously now... Do I neeed to be rooted in order to give it a try?
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A slower processor, smaller screen, and less app space are not "issues". Contrary to what you believe, the phone was indeed built that way on purpose.

As I politely requested of you before, let's agree to disagree and leave it at that.
I am stating that they are "issues" I (and others) have with the phone, and they are things people take into consideration when looking at phones. You are entirely correct that the phone was designed that way on purpose and I never said it wasn't .
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A MIUI is a ROM... I think I'll have some RUM...LOL

No seriously now... Do I neeed to be rooted in order to give it a try?
MIUI is not available on the Optimus V. (I see that as you device under your avatar ) So unless you have a different phone than what is listed there, you can't use it.
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I don't understand why virgin mobile would release phones that underperform the Triumph (LG optimus slider and htc wildfire plus two new rumored phones) when the triumph is already 6 months old. The bump to 1ghz the triumph offers is unbelievable and is necessary to just make the android experience smooth. anyone else baffled by this? I would think they would have more phones with at least a 1ghz processor by now.
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A MIUI is a ROM... I think I'll have some RUM...LOL

No seriously now... Do I neeed to be rooted in order to give it a try?
I'm not sure that anyone has ported any MIUI distros that would work on our phone. Someone probably has, but I wouldn't even begin to know where to look. XDA perhaps. If they have, I would think there would also be some reviews out there that give the comparisons between MIUI and CyanogenMod (speed, stability, battery consumption, and is the dev that made the rom for our phone actively supporting and updating his rom, what do current users of the rom say about it, etc etc etc). Id really research it before jumping in.

But to answer your question, yes. You always need root to install a rom.

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I don't understand why virgin mobile would release phones that underperform the Triumph (LG optimus slider and htc wildfire plus two new rumored phones) when the triumph is already 6 months old. The bump to 1ghz the triumph offers is unbelievable and is necessary to just make the android experience smooth. anyone else baffled by this? I would think they would have more phones with at least a 1ghz processor by now.

I don't understand why can't we have the real good phones that everyone else seems to have..

I am also with you on your comment... It does not make sense to downgrade phones after having a really good upgrade...
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I'm not sure that anyone has ported any MIUI distros that would work on our phone. Someone probably has, but I wouldn't even begin to know where to look. XDA perhaps. If they have, I would think there would also be some reviews out there that give the comparisons between MIUI and CyanogenMod (speed, stability, battery consumption, and is the dev that made the rom for our phone actively supporting and updating his rom, what do current users of the rom say about it, etc etc etc). Id really research it before jumping in.

But to answer your question, yes. You always need root to install a rom.

Pass the rum!!
I was afraid that was the case BadCo...

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I don't understand why can't we have the real good phones that everyone else seems to have..

But, but, but.. the OpV is a real good phone.

/pouts and hugs her OpV

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But there is a rock glass! /passes you some rum [_]

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But, but, but.. the OpV is a real good phone.

/pouts and hugs her OpV



But there is a rock glass! /passes you some rum [_]

And for those who don't drink, here's some coffee... ([_]

Haha! I am alergic to alcohol! everytime I drink it I break out in spots...jail, hospitals, with strange people in strange homes, other cities... I'll take the coffee thanks! ([_]
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I don't understand why can't we have the real good phones that everyone else seems to have.
The cost of the phone. With a contract they roll the price of the phone into the 2 year agreement. Without a contract if they did that people would come, get a phone and jump all the time. Most people don't have $400-500 to drop on a new phone. Virgin Mobile is working on a purchase plan option as well. One of their new phones for the coming months is slated to be around $450.

With more and more people moving to prepaid smartphones hopefully we're going to be seeing more and more better phones for less.

The prepaid smartphone market is still really new. The Optimus V has only been out for less than a year, the Intercept for about 16 months (I think). I do not think any other prepaid carriers had smartphones (other than BlackBerries and hacked phones) before Virgin did.

Now with Cricket, Boost, Wal-Mart's plan, all the minor local ones as well as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile's prepaid services and all of them having smartphone I think we will really start to see a huge increase in the quality of phones. Competition is great for the consumer.
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I would like to see them get another Blackberry added preferably with a touch screen
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The cost of the phone. With a contract they roll the price of the phone into the 2 year agreement. Without a contract if they did that people would come, get a phone and jump all the time. Most people don't have $400-500 to drop on a new phone. Virgin Mobile is working on a purchase plan option as well. One of their new phones for the coming months is slated to be around $450.
T-Mobile does something like this with their contract and/or pre-paid plans. Not sure how it works with T-Mobile, but I have read about it.
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What's wrong with the triumph? don't believe the hype. I love it. No doubt there was a bad batch that from what I read mostly came out of best buy. The only issue I did have was slow GPS when I first got it. After it locked on a few times it's fine now.
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What's wrong with the triumph?
Did you miss this sticky? Summary of problems for Triumph
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I would like to see bigger screen phones like the Samsung Galaxy SII or the Galaxy Note when it comes to the USA. Lot of money but I think I would have to splurge with my tax refund for one of those.
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The cost of the phone. With a contract they roll the price of the phone into the 2 year agreement. Without a contract if they did that people would come, get a phone and jump all the time. Most people don't have $400-500 to drop on a new phone. Virgin Mobile is working on a purchase plan option as well. One of their new phones for the coming months is slated to be around $450.

With more and more people moving to prepaid smartphones hopefully we're going to be seeing more and more better phones for less.

The prepaid smartphone market is still really new. The Optimus V has only been out for less than a year, the Intercept for about 16 months (I think). I do not think any other prepaid carriers had smartphones (other than BlackBerries and hacked phones) before Virgin did.

Now with Cricket, Boost, Wal-Mart's plan, all the minor local ones as well as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile's prepaid services and all of them having smartphone I think we will really start to see a huge increase in the quality of phones. Competition is great for the consumer.
Ill spend $450 on a new VM Android phone that blows the Triumph out of the water. What was your rumor source?
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Virgin Mobile Pulse.
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Im a little annoyed that the new phones they released recently are so close in specs. The Optimus slider is cute, but I hate the slider. The HTC thing is not really any better than my LG optimus V. I would love to drop 299 on the Motorola, I love the way it looks and the specs appear to be right where I would like to be, but it only runs 2.2 and there has been a lot of discussions regarding how buggy that phone is. The optimus v is a really great phone, but it's a tad slow and a tad low on memory. Virgin mobile, please release something like the samsung exhibit II 4g from Tmobile. Its a great price and I like the specs on that phone.
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Im a little annoyed that the new phones they released recently are so close in specs. The Optimus slider is cute, but I hate the slider. The HTC thing is not really any better than my LG optimus V. I would love to drop 299 on the Motorola, I love the way it looks and the specs appear to be right where I would like to be, but it only runs 2.2 and there has been a lot of discussions regarding how buggy that phone is. The optimus v is a really great phone, but it's a tad slow and a tad low on memory. Virgin mobile, please release something like the samsung exhibit II 4g from Tmobile. Its a great price and I like the specs on that phone.
VM is about low price, and typically its customers prefer cheap phones with cheap plans. They wanted to branch out and test out having expensive phones like the Motorola Triumph, but unfortunately because of the bad quality control of that particular phone, their sales numbers are probably below expectations. And if just going by the numbers, some bean counter probably used it to argue that VM customers aren't interested in buying "premium" phones to use on their plans. But I think there's quite a few of us willing to pay $250-300 for a mid-level smartphone, as long it performs the way it's advertised. Optimus Black would be a perfect choice, I hope VM announces it soon.
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The optimus v is a really great phone, but it's a tad slow and a tad low on memory.
Root and install a custom rom (CyanogenMod 7.2 BACKside IHO). If you think the OpV is a nice phone stock, you'll think it screams with the BACKside IHO rom. After you install the rom, you can overclock it. Then you can follow MacFett's tutorial on Link2SD.

My OpV is yummy!
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Yes I think the optimus black would be a nice choice as well. I am not looking for cutting edge, but I really don't think the last two phones they dropped were enough of an upgrade (the HTC for sure is no upgrade) to justify them being added to the lineup. The LG optimus slide should have replaced that OLD samsung with the slide out keyboard. And just a spec bump and 2.3 on the optimus v (optimus v2 perhaps) would have made more sense in my opinion. Also the Motorola should have gotten 2.3 at least.

Regarding the CyanogenMod 7.2 BACKside IHO, I guess I could try that, I really hate that we have to do that though. Why can't VM drop an OTA update to 2.3? I am not terrified of doing that, just aggravated that I have to jump through a few hoops to get the performance upgrade I am looking for.
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How much can the Optimus v be overclocked? If I could get it to match the slider (more or less) I think that might hold me over until something better comes out.
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Really depends on your phone, 768 for me was as high as I could go and be stable. some can get 806 from their phone.
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Ok what is the best (most stable) rom I should get for the lg optimus v?
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