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Desire questions. Thinking of getting one

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by moordown66, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. moordown66

    moordown66 Active Member
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    Hello. This is my first post and I wondered if I could solicit a few opinions.

    I currently have an iphone 3g (factory unlocked & jailbroken) and am due an upgrade soon and was thinking that I'd probably go for the Desire....the HD is just a bit too big.

    I have a few questions which I'd like to know the answers to based on your experience.

    My company wireless network needs you to accept a certificate to get on the wifi. Can the Desire do this, or more to the point, Android 2.2? I'd heard that Android couldn't. The 3G did it ok.

    I use the ipod section of the 3G a lot and it's very economical on battery. Is the music player on the Desire a) any good and b) good on battery?

    Can i set up a few gmail and an exchange mail account on it? Guessing so.

    Is he FM radio any good?

    Surely the camera is better than the one on the 3G?

    Anything else I need to know, good or bad using the 3G as the baseline?

    Sorry it's a lot of questions but I want to make sure I choose the right phone. If not the Desire....which one (I want Android and hate Blackberries!)

    Thanks.
     

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  2. SUroot

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    My company wireless network needs you to accept a certificate to get on the wifi. Can the Desire do this, or more to the point, Android 2.2? I'd heard that Android couldn't. The 3G did it ok.

    No


    I use the ipod section of the 3G a lot and it's very economical on battery. Is the music player on the Desire a) any good and b) good on battery?

    Its alright but Mixzing from the market is better. Its about average on battery life



    Is he FM radio any good?

    As a piece of software / hardware it is but if you're in the UK, you wont want to use it ;)

    Surely the camera is better than the one on the 3G?

    Yep, but there is a dodgy plastic lens cover on the battery door that scratches up pretty easily and spoils photos.
     
  3. moordown66

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    Shame about the certificate.

    Lens cover? That's a bit of a design flaw. Any way round it?
     
  4. SUroot

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    You can pop it out or better yet.. There is an online store that sell a sapphire glass replacement that won't scratch.
     
  5. jay_kay

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    I've got a gel cover that I got off ebay for about
     
  6. moordown66

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    Oh believe me....I want to play with it ;-)
     
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