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HTC Tattoo available for Pre-order now , Expected 8th October

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Carl C, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    Hey Phandroids ,

    Just noticed the HTC Tattoo is available for Pre-order now on Vodafone UK and is expected to be in buyers hands 8th October

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    This makes it the UK's first Android Budget phone , But to be quite honest it's not very "budgety" from VF being the Phone is available free on a 2 year Contract with plans starting from
     

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  2. vitaly_il

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    I was sure that HTC Tattoo will be released with <$300 tag as promised and I'll buy it, but now I see that Tattoo costs more or less as HTC Hero (==T-Mobile G2 Touch, right?).

    So I'm looking for your suggestions - which Android phone to buy - Tattoo/Hero or something else?
     
  3. Carl C

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    Hi Vitaliy_il and Welcome to AF forums :D

    Personally I own a HTC Magic {AKA..... , MyTouch3G, Sapphire} and I love it , Android is quite simply awesome. The only real difference between say a HTC Magic and Hero is the Type of Android. The hero has a nicely designed UI called Sense. Theirs various Videos on it and it is quite popular.

    Just one thing though , The HTC Tattoo {if I'm correct} was suppose to be the First Android "Budget phone". So its suppose to be cheap , One problem is that the Tattoo has a resistive screen instead of a capacitative screen which I beleive to be more Accurate and nice to glide along.

    So really , I would Go for the G2 or the Hero. A good recommendation is too go to a phone store and ask to test it out or see if they have a display model. Worth checking out before buying.

    If you need anything else , Just ask!

    Carl C :)
     
  4. vitaly_il

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    Carl, thank you for your prompt answer!

    As far as I see, Tattoo is ~ $500 now instead of promised <$300. :-(
    So I don't see any sence to think about it.

    According to gsmarena, both Hero and T-Mobile G2 Touch have Sense UI. So I'll continue to this direction.

    PS: I'm working for Vringo (vringo.com), which develops video ringtones social network, so we have hundreds mobile devices for QA. But even our mobile gurus don't fully understand differences between all HTC/T-Mobile brand names...
     
  5. Carl C

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    Vitaly_il , Just to clarify it goes like this

    T-mobile G1 = HTC Dream

    T-mobile G2 = HTC Hero

    T-mobile MyTouch3G = HTC Magic , Sapphire

    Hope this helps!

    Carl C ;)
     
  6. vitaly_il

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    thank you very much!
     

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