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  1. DELDROID

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to android and I'd like some suggestions as to what phone to buy. I live in the UK, on O2 and I'm on a bit of a budget. I'm looking to spend between 100 and 200 pounds (ideally around 150). Sorely tempted by the LG GT540. My mate's got 1 and he swears by it, however the fact it's running 1.6 is putting me off a little. I know that it's meant to be getting upgraded to 2.1 anytime soon but with 2.2 already out I'm thinking that I should maybe look at other options. I more thing, I'm mostly interested in using the phone for media and games. Any suggestions are welcome. Thankyou! Oh, I'll probably be getting it in about 4 weeks so if there any phones just about to come out that I should look at, let me know....
     

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  2. Stinky Stinky

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    Hey there Buddy!

    Welcome to the forums dude / dudette!

    I think if i recall the lg gt540 does not have multi touch...

    If you are looking to get 2.2 on it there might be a way buddy! You need to root the device for an unofficial update dude!

    Try looking here: ;)

    How to root your LG GT540 - Android @ MoDaCo

    EDIT

    I had a quick looky for you about the games / media dude!

    There is something called the Archos 32... it is a media player only but has bluetooth... android 2.2 onboard... it has Open GL 2.0 complaint graphics and looks like it has multitouch buddy! :)

    it costs 150 dollars in the states :)

    Here :

    http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_32it/specs.html?country=gb〈=en

    and the 32 review: :D

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/archos-32-internet-tablet-offers-android-without-a-phone/

    And there is the archos 28 media player for even $100!

    Here dude: :)

    http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_28it/specs.html?country=us〈=en
     
  3. Stinky Stinky

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    Whoa hang on a second here!!

    It appears the archos 32 does not have access to the android market!

    Hmm i will have look into this for ya buddy! :)

    EDIT

    I think there is a way to access the market via appbrain and androidtapp: :)

    http://www.androidtapp.com/

    http://www.appbrain.com/
     
  4. DELDROID

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    Hi man. Really appreciate the effort you're putting in :). I am looking for an actual phone though. I'd just like it to be good at media and games too ;).
     
  5. Stinky Stinky

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    No problemo my Amigo!! ;)

    Thanx for the thanx :D

    I will have a looky for you hang on :)

    EDIT

    Ahhhh! Yes! :)

    There appears to be something called the ZTE Racer on 3 for about 100 pounds. But i think it might be network locked :( but this i think can be worked around.... hehehee :)

    http://technews.am/conversations/engadget-mobile/zte_racer_review_gsf
     
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  7. Steven58

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    Welcome to the Android Forums community! Glad you signed up! :D
     
  8. G.Armour

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
  9. DELDROID

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    Need more help with this please! Tempted by the LG Optimus but... I'd really like a capacitive screen and Froyo. Should I hold out for the Optimus One? Does anyone know the release date and if it'll be available on pay as you go O2 uk? Many thanks.
     
  10. HonestGuvnor

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    The LG GT540 looks to be the first of a bunch of
     

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