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Need your opinions guys! Desire or Captivate? POLL

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by solidkevin, Jul 22, 2010.

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Desire or Captivate?

  1. HTC Desire

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. Samsung Captivate

    18 vote(s)
    72.0%
  1. solidkevin

    solidkevin Well-Known Member
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    Which should I get the Desire or Captivate?
     

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  2. Bitbang3r

    Bitbang3r Well-Known Member
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    The Captivate is nice, but until it's rooted you'll be a "Captive" of AT&T's agenda (which most certainly does NOT include giving you the liberty to install whatever you damn well please on the expensive phone you own, and pay high monthly fees for the ability to use).

    AFAIK, AT&T hasn't screwed up the Desire yet (assuming they even offer it directly)... but even if they have, you can always spend an amount that amortizes out to an extra $10-20/month over 18-36 months and buy an unlocked Desire intended for Europe (they support 850/1900 UMTS, too). (DISCLAIMER: I'm a Sprint customer and know what I do about the Desire because it was *almost* the phone that got me to leave Sprint... and might have succeeded if the original model supported T-Mobile's UMTS frequencies. I've also seen plenty of threads pointing out the appropriateness of the first 7 letters of the "Captivate's" name in light of the carrier and its practices).
     
  3. jree

    jree Well-Known Member
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    keepin up with the jones'
    at your house when your not there

    c-a-p-t-i-v-a
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    It reminds people of a small Island resort getaway in Florida? :eek:

    Welcome to Captiva Island.com!
     
  4. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member
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    HTC is behind the times. Still pushing the old snapdragon in their high end phones.
     
  5. solidkevin

    solidkevin Well-Known Member
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  6. SupremeBeaver

    SupremeBeaver Well-Known Member
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    i feel the same way. I hope their next big phone doesnt have it, but i fear it will.
     
  7. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member
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    HTC also doesn't have a core strategy which leads to Android fragmentation. For example, desire doesn't have the advanced multitouch sensor that EVO does. That means that developers would be less likely to take advantage of Evo's features. On the other hand, the core of every SGS is the same and that makes everything simple for developers.
     
  8. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Active Member
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    The Desire uses out-dated technology with the Snapdragon. The Hummingbird in the Captivate destroys the Snapdragon in every category.
     
  9. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member
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    When I was at the AT&T store to get my Captivate, the representative told me that AT&T is getting quite a few HTC phones at the end of the Fall. Maybe the Desire is one of them?
     

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