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Leaving the Desire - thanks to all

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StevenSeed, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who's helped me on this section of the Forum in the last 18 months. Today, I've upgraded to Motorola Atrix, and so my time on the forum will be largely spent in that section from now on.

    I'll still pop back here though in the hope that I can help other Desire users based on my previous experiences with the phone, but for now - thanks again and see you soon.


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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Enjoy the lushness that is atrix.
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  3. zafonic

    zafonic Android Enthusiast

    Why the Atrix if you don't mind my asking?
  4. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I don't mind at all.

    It was between that and the HTC Sensation. Although the latter is better hardwarewise, the bigger battery, increased storage space and the fact that I fancied something a bit different swayed me to the Atrix.

    So far, even before I've bedded it in, the battery life on the Atrix is looking excellent (for a smartphone anyway).

    Did you have a particular reason for asking? Would you have gone for something different?
  5. zafonic

    zafonic Android Enthusiast

    I'm just a nosey so and so that's all. Well I may have suggested the Sony Ericsson Arc as that is my. main phone now and I am very happy with it. Or otherwise if it wasn't the Arc it would probably have been the Galaxy S2.
  6. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Both great phones, but I'm glad I made the choice I did.

    My mate has the Sony Ericsson Arc. It is a nice phone and I really liked it, but he has moaned a lot about the battery life.

    I've tried some of the usual things to help him (he had the brightness on full whack, and I've stopped his stuff syncing every 2 minutes), which has improved things for him slightly but it's still bad. Then again, he is on it allll the time pretty much non stop.
  7. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    traitor :D

    nah seriously, enjoy your Atrix..it does look like a sweet phone, but just not sweet enough to tempt me yet...and I'm terrible for being tempted by shiny high spec ones lol
  8. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks. It is sad to leave the Desire, and I'll probably end up keeping it rather than selling it on (I still have a SE W810i upstairs that I couldn't bear to part with).

    Tell you what though - this phone doesn't half come with some kit - I've got a keyboard, mouse, Dock and remote control to unpack yet!
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  9. zafonic

    zafonic Android Enthusiast

    Same here and I am not ashamed to admit it.
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Not the laptop dock though I assume??
  11. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No. To be honest I didn't see the point in the laptop dock when:

    1) I have a perfectly good Dell laptop (i5)
    2) It's about
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah definitely.

    Does the keyboard clip on in any way?
  13. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Okay, so right now the phone is in the dock, and both my keyboard and mouse are bluetoothed up to it. I've also got a HDMI cable running into my telly from the dock.

    This is amazing - I'm using my telly as a sort of UI for the dock, theres a firefox web browser and I've still got a window open on one side I can control my phone with, so I can still reply to SMS's whilst browsing the internet.

    I'm very impressed with this. Sadly, the phone doesn't stand up in the keyboard, but I guess you could just stand it up in the little dock. It can be charging at the same time then.
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Hmm I was just thinking of logistics using the KB to sms on a bus for example.. I do miss a physical keyboard.
  15. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You could do that I guess - although the keyboard is about 10 inches across (about the same size as a proper laptop keyboard). Would snugly fit on your knee, and I guess you could improvise a way of making the phone stand up (shame there's not a little stand on the back). :cool:
  16. Cougar

    Cougar Android Enthusiast

    End of an era.

    My HTC Sensation arrived this morning, so my Desire will be off to Fonebank tomorrow. Got to say, I'll be unusually sad to see it go, it's been a little belter.

    Thanks to everyone who's been groovy on here, especially the ex-Galaxy crew. I'll catch you in the Sensation forums.
  17. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Gotta say that's one nice piece of kit.
  18. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just a quick one - rather than getting
  19. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    arc is old technology so i would never advise on that.
    i massively dislike the sensation, imo its a let down with no built in storage "STILL". clunky UI that isnt that smooth considering its a dual core phone.
    its pretty boring as well just cos its good old sense with a couple of fancy feature like a new lock screen and a slight ui overhaul

    If i were you i would of got the atrix or the sgs2 so good choice
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  20. HYCAET

    HYCAET Guest

    I'd just like the echo the gratitude and thanks of Steven.

    In the early days of having my Desire (april/may 2010) I don't know what I'd have done without the boffins on here.

    I had no intention to replace my desire but an piece uninsured droppage put paid to that plan. After a week of contemplation T-mob offered me a Desire S for
  21. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  22. HYCAET

    HYCAET Guest

    I think it was an error on their part - should have been a Wildfire S, but I wasn't going to hang around to argue!
  23. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast

    Have to say I'm really quite content with my Desire after nearly 18 months. Yes, there are better phones but the difference is not earth shattering yet, and I just love the AMOLED screen. I'll certainly expect a dual core processor, more memory, and some other goodies in the 6 month or so when my contract is up, but the Desire as-is is pretty much what I need, and I haven't rooted or run the Gingerbread update yet. The next purchase will be an Android tablet for my wife...

    yenrod likes this.
  24. madhatter1689

    madhatter1689 Android Enthusiast

    I have come to the end of my contract with Virgin Media. The best they could offer me was an HTC Desire S for
  25. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Who are VM with at the moment, if their coverage is worse than Orange? :p

    (Disclosure: I'm on Orange, so I'm allowed to be rude about them - actually I'm obliged to be!).

    But yeah, guys, good luck and have fun with your new devices.

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