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  1. oniongirl

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    Yeh, nice one FE, glad yours is progressing! Not long to go now then!

    Chaz, I'm properly feeling your pain, I would be so upset if I were you. You could perhaps try contacting google (I'm sure they supply a link somewhere on the order page, or perhaps in the initial order email?)

    Ah, gotta love your woman, right? I recommend reading the manual til it's ready to rock. Mmmm, instructions ;)
     

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  2. chaz_uk

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    Thanks oniongirl. I just sent them this:

    Lets see if they get back to me.
     
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    I actually got 3G signal in Uni now so apparently the APN is working, however, I didn't get any good speeds, only tops 140/150kbps and several of the speed tests gave me -0 on download. Will probably call O2 someday and find out why..

    Oh, and I got my 8Gb Class 6 SD card I ordered from Amazon today! It really speeds up the phone! Even though I didn't notice at first since it's pretty darn fast with the default Class 2 card, I did notice after a while that there was considerable less sluggishness when browsing a graphical intense web page or changing home screens with many apps running, etc.


    You press the t and you get a space? Sounds like you're accidentally touching somewhere else on the screen at the same time. Happens to me once in a while. I'm holding the phone with my left hand and tapping with my right when one of my fingers on the left hand accidentally touches the border of the screen at the same time I'm tapping with my right hand so I get all sort of unexpected inputs.

    I find however the back/menu/home/search buttons the most annoying, I accidentally tap them far too often when typing with the keyboard or sometimes simply by holding the phone (dunno how I manage to reach them), making me exit applications, or interrupt whatever I'm doing by going back/home/etc.. I suppose it's a manner of getting used to the way of writing/using the screen.

    Some NES roms are free to download online, but most good ones have copyright licensing so won't be available that way. I didn't bother about NES though since most good games were ported to Gameboy Advance anyway. I tried a few games out and it really is VERY cool to play GBA games like Pokemon of Super Mario World on this sweet screen. The games run just as fast as it would on the GBA with the only problem that Doc Savage also mentions, the lack of multitouch and thus limited controls. Though, for RPG games where you seldom have to do anything more than one action at the time it works flawlessly!

    As to where to find the games.. Well, you'll have to either backup your own ROMs with a Flash Linker (GBA->USB Adapter), download Freeware roms (Gameboy Advance Roms : Free GBA roms) or get them.. from somewhere else....

    It took a full 5 working days for me to get my phone.. I ordered Monday 11th in the morning and it arrived at noon on Friday 15th. oniongirl ordered hers on Tuesday 12th in the afternoon and got hers the same day as mine (even a couple of hours earlier..). So, you still have some time left before you can start to worry :)
     
  4. chaz_uk

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    Thanks. That made me feel a 'little' better. <sob> :D
     
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    Mine hasn't gone far. Only from Indianapolis to Cincinnati :-(
     
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    Sorry for the spam, just disabling these auto e-mails.
     
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    It will probably fly out tonight to East Midlands, if all goes smoothly you could have it tomorrow.
     
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    haha, I doubt that. I've just been on the phone with T-mobile, I sorted out an early renewal.

    I had to sign up for 12 months but they gave me unlimited texts, internet and 1100 minutes for
     
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    Yea I thought I'd have got mine yesterday with all going smoothly, was looking more like thursday when I rung them this morning so I just arranged to collect it before they messed up again!
     
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    @rhysd2 - roms can be found at Romulation, if you're cool with being all illegal and whatnot. somehow missed your post.
     
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    Randomly woke up in the night to find it has been shipped! :)
     
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    lies, you've been sat up refreshing the page since your last post, haven't you?? ;)

    ...I have no excuse for being up this late. Bedtime me thinks.
     
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    Just out of interest, has anyone received their VAT bill from DHL yet?
    Don't want to jinx it!
     
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    Not yet.. It hasn't been a week since I received my phone yet though. I'll post here as soon as I got mine.
     
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    Oh snap! It's in the UK.... 20 miles away at the moment!!!
    1/20/2010 8:19 amWith delivery courier. [​IMG] Leeds, United Kingdom
     
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    Not yet thankfully. My bank account didn't quite appreciate the Nexus as much as I did. :)

    The big day! :)
     
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    @oniongirl and others who mentioned the roms thanks I'll take a poke at them at lunch and maybe give it a try.

    I've yet to order my SD card but out of interest how does the phone handle it when you put in a new one? does it prep it and automatically setup the file structure?
     
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    WooHoo. Good times ahead for you FE!
    I'm sure you'll be over the moon with your purchase.
    It looks like more people from the UK are picking up N1s now.
    Look forward to a nice little community building up.
     
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    Tomorrow will be a week after I received it, I think I did see someone on another forum saying they got theirs but I can't remember how long it took.
     
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    ITS HERE!

    Damn that was quick.
     
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    Uh oh! So long as it gives til 1st Feb to pay I'm all good. I'd have had to wait otherwise and that would have sucked.

    @FE that was insanely quick, congrats

    p.s. this site is painful over GPRS
     
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    Charging through USB. It's beaten my charger, which shou;d have been sent 1st class on Monday :-( I take it once its charged I need to open it up again to insert my sim.

    Moving contacts over will be a pain :(
     
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    www.google.com/contacts should help ease it a little.

    That gives you something to do while waiting chaz :)
     
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    I've got work to do during that time ;-)

    I'll use that tonight to move stuff across. The past 4 phones (dumb phones) have been dead easy, I just synced to Windows contacts, then synced again on the new phone. These have been (a very old) WinMo, Samsung, SE and Nokia.
     
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    If you export your windows contacts to a supported format by google you can then import it. Nice and easy. You should be able to export them from windows live mail
     
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