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  1. jlm86

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    I really need to move to my first smartphone, as my Dell Axim x51v is kind of dying....

    How long will the S2 take to get to market you think? sound awesome with expansion slot...

    Is there HDMI ouput? Really want to stream blu-ray movie via phone to Hi Def TV...now that is awesome....

    Looking for my first smartphone, and was going to jump to captivate...

    Now the news is the S2 is going to launch with impressive specs.....

    Should i wait you think?
     

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    I think it is definitely worth waiting for SGS2. It is scheduled to be released in Q2.
     
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    Yes, it's worth waiting for but I will check full reviews before buying the phone, it's been suggested it can do HDMI out via the microusb slot, also want to know if it has an FM Radio and recent benchmarks show low performance vs some tegra 2 devices which Samsung need to address.

    If it's 5x faster the PowerVR chip as they claim it should be far ahead of tegra 2.
     
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    Well my Galaxy S has FM Radio so I assume the S2 should as well.

    Second of all, the Samsung Galaxy S2 ROM is nowhere near finished and not in ready to release state so wait for the true benchmarks.
     
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    If the S2 does output HDMI over USB how will you charge it at the same time? I shold imagine a couple of hours of 1080p would drain most batteries:thinking:.
     
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    Well lets hope there is a dock... :)
     
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    WTF?! Videos all over youtube show a physical picture of its "8mp" camera but samsung and tmobile advertise with it now having 5mp? What went wrong here?
     
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    T-Mobile hasn't advertised this device yet. No carrier has.
     
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    I saw a picture earlier today of the t-mobile booth having the S2 on display with a little stats page next to it. Just dug it up, it's on Cnet.
    [​IMG]

    I'm in the market for a first smartphone as well. I was planning on picking up the Optimus 2X, but now that they've announced this...I'm not sure. The main reason I want the S2 more is the screen.
     
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    I hate to be a party spoiler but that's probably T-Mobile UK... hopefully it will come to T-Mobile US eventually.
     
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    Wait and buy it.

    People are rumoring it will be here in March or April. I am guessing May at the latest.

    This phone will be a beast :D
     
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    If you *NEED*, emphasis on NEED, something now, don't wait. By the time this thing drops by you will have quad-core phones with TWO hdmi ports. TWO!, a few months away. Get somethin' now and poke away.
     
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    I knew it was T-mobile UK, just didn't realize we were talking about a US release here :p
    I'm just patiently waiting for it to be announced for the US, I have no doubt that it'll come eventually.
     
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    If it's end of Q2, I might jump ship to Atrix! I should get an iPad to play with in the meantime. Those other tablet prices are wayy up there.
     
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    Wow, the poor MHL dude was getting drilled!!!
    lol

    The idea has a lot of potential, and I learnt that the SGS2 can play 720p 3D - Cool :)
     
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    iPad? Seriously?

    lol My mate got this Zenithink epad off ebay for around $240 AU compared to around $600 for an iPad.

    It's got android, wifi, bluetooth, USB, OTG, HDMI, microSD, 10" 16x9 screen, 512MB RAM, 1Ghz CPU.

    I had a go at it, and it kills the iPad in my opinion.
    Gonna get one for my mum :)

    I have an i8910 with HX-V11 firmware, Nokia apps don't work too well on it, some don't even install. It was the most badly supported smartphone of it's time. No app store to speak of, the PC suite was intended only for winXP, and when u tried to update the firmware it said the phone was not recognised, lol. Had it for 8 months, then the galaxy s came out with no flash and only a 5MP cam, so I'm waiting for the SGS2 it's only another 3 months at least..
     

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