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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by photon00, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member
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    Just ordered a Desire from Vodafone. Spoke to a sales rep and he told me they have none left in stock. It will be next week before they deliver. Fine, I can wait! Interestingly he told me that they got in a shipment of 4000 phones two days ago and they have now sold out. Also interesting is that he claims this phone is outselling the iphone 4 to 1. I know this is a new phone and the iphone isn't. There is also the factor that iphone buyers will now be waiting for the iphone 4G. Still, I think it is a very impressive sales ratio.

  2. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    thats intersting,

    though probably due to the fact that most people considering getting an iPhone are probably waiting to hear about the iPhone 4, before buying.

    I decided to go for the Desire for the customisability of Android and to get away from Apple's restrictions on apps and services. I bought my Desire 3 weeks ago and the O2 shop had plenty in stock.
  3. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    To be honest im not surprised. The iphone has been around for quite a few years and in that time has only had minor face lifts. By model terms its now outdated.
    Most people who want/ed an iphone will probably already have one by now and I expect those who are eligible for an upgrade are now waiting for the new one.
    My minds pretty much made up on a Desire in three weeks time when my upgrades due BUT if I didn't get the Desire I certainly wouldn't get a 3gs simply because in a few months time its likely to be superseded.

    That said though, its very good to see that the Desire and Android are taking their fair share of the market.
    The downside for me is that im on Vodafone so I hope they have them in stock on the 25th when I go in for my upgrade !

    I hope that Android grows as well in the UK as its doing across the pond.

    Personally I don't get all the iphone hype but that's another story.
  4. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Yep, only minor facelifts. However, my Desire isn't that dissimilar to my old Hero. Not that much has changed at all.

    I'd love to see more Android media coverage in the UK. I'm not sure sure it's going to take over in the same way the iPhone did though. I've had to download so much stuff to get the Desire the way I want it (keyboards, media players, podcast managers) and I doubt Joe public will be bothered with that.

    iPhone hype is only understood by those that have owned one (owned, not 'used'). Even people such as myself who have moved over to try Android will still have a respect for what the iPhone has bought to the table. There are still a lot of things that the iPhone does a lot better - it's just that Android is starting to receive a bit of polish here and there and the line is blurring.

    I'm happy with the choice I made with Android - but I do still miss a lot of what the iPhone offered.
  5. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Android Expert

    It doesn't surprise me at all.

    While the iPhone is a decent device, I don't feel it warrants its own price plan that is more expensive than other phones. As a result, a lot of people would select the Desire over the 3GS.
  6. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    I think a lot of staff are pushing it hard too.

    I overheard an O2 guy saying that the new iPhone probably wouldn't be out until the end of the year. Total rubbish, but interesting nontheless.

    I think they'd rather have the Desire sale right now than the customer saying they'll wait for the new iPhone.

    It's all good though. More Androids out there can only be good for the rest of us. Hopefully we'll be graced with one or two decent games at last.
  7. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Spoke to vodafone support today, call me sad but I like to see that the reps are saying about android vs iphone :p he certainly pushed me towards the desire, telling me out was by far the best phone on the market! They have a massive as for android on their homepage too. If you look in high street stores its more of the same. So they are definitely pushing it more.

    When I got my hero I was the only person I knew with android, now I know about 20, with other people saying they will get one as their next phone
  8. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    It's all good Lekky.

    Lets see what the 7th brings to the mix.

    I was listening to an AndroidCentral podcast today and they mentioned that there hasn't been a single month this year that didn't have bigtime Android news in it.
    It's funny reading how excited the Americans are about video chat on their EVO's - we've had that for years, and it's still a flop! ;)

    For the life of me, I can understand why someone doesn't release a really good vanilla android device pre-loaded with their own launcher and widgets. Regular users would be able to dive right in and start using - and advanced users would be able to play around as usual - and there wouldn't be any update delays.
  9. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    That's what Froyo & Gingerbread will bring ;)

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