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Anywhere I could try out an N1?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UserName872, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. UserName872

    UserName872 Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys,

    So I'm constantly switching between phones and love tinkering and tweaking. I had an HTC Hero back on 1.5 but had to change carriers due to where I live. Currently I am on AT&T with an iPhone 3GS but I want back to an Android device. I am really intrigued by the N1 but I want to get my hands on it before dishing out the $529 for it online. Having the Hero I know android and the general feel but it's just a knack I have for needing to put my hands on the device before buying.

    Essentially, my question is are there any places yet that the N1 can be demoed in a store? I know that it is making its way out of the webstore and into retailers eventually but I didn't know if there was a timeline for that?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Cheers!
     

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  2. cyberbob25

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    To my knowledge, nothing has been announced yet regarding a timeline. Also, just as an FYI, you will find that the "general feel" that you have for Android isn't necessarily the case, as having had a Hero, you were used to Sense UI, which is not what is shipped on the Nexus. Nexus is shipped with vanilla android.
     
  3. Viralmind

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    the only way to try it out is find someone who owns one and ask them.

    they aren't in any stores at the moment.
     
  4. UserName872

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    Great point thanks! Although I rooted my Hero and deactivated the HTC sense UI because I preferred the plain OS over the sense ui overlay!
     
  5. clickwir

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    I know the feeling. When I got my N1 and started showing it off, most people asked me where I got to try it first. I told them I didn't. I just bought it and hoped for the best. I watched a lot of reviews of it and accessories for it. Most seemed shocked that I spent that much on something I've never held. But I did and I'm glad I did. Right now, you'll have to find someone that has one to try it. They might be coming to stores, but I wouldn't suspect it within the next month.

    Also, if you do buy, check out ebay. I noticed a few auctions for NEW ones that were about $100 cheaper than what I paid. And I got mine on ebay as well. Saved a few bucks, but not that much.
     
  6. Roze

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    Don't know if you're up to this idea, but you can put an ad on craiglist to play with someone's N1 for an hour for like $10/$20, lol...I bet some N1 owners will jump on that!

    OR...same idea...except you meet up with someone that's selling his/her N1 and ask to have a look/play at it. And afterwards, tell them you're not interested or want more time to think it over.

    Just remember, meet in a crowded place and/or bring someone with you!
     
  7. UserName872

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    Haha I never thought of doing something like that! I can imagine the title now "Will pay $$$$ to play with your N1 in public" Good idea thanks :D
     
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