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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ktoth04, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker
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    And I was looking at a couple of things

    A) Cases - Can anyone confirm that its the same body as the Desire as I was reading in some other threads? (And is this the Desire HD, Desire Z, or something else I'm unaware of?)

    B) Insurance - I'm going to break it. Has anyone dealt with squaretrade, worth ave, or any of the other 3rd party insurers? What do you think? [No really, I went through like an iPhone screen every 2 months. I will break it.]

    C) Android - Where do I start? Coming from iOS I'm not finding android to be the most intuitive, though I'm pretty tech savvy, so the grandma guide (and this is your power button) is a little too high level for me. So what are the sites I need to be aware of besides phandroid? where are some good starter guides?

    D) Rooting - I know the benefits, has it been done for the Inspire yet? How time intensive is the process?

    Thanks guys!
     



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  2. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    A- people are saying the cases are the same but one of the phones (the Desire HD or the inspire) is .2mm thinner. This phone is the same as the Desire HD. so if you want to try cases, thats the phone to get them for.

    B- I have never had experience with the insurance you mentioned above. I have always gotten GWG - $70 one time fee, $25 deductible, brand new device (non refurbished)

    C- check this search result page Google

    D- Rooting has been done, but the process is a little difficult for the first time rooter. Id wait and follow the inspire section of the XDA-Developers site until everything is stable and full tested roms start appearing.


    hope that helps !!
     
  3. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker
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    Thanks Marc! Do you think the 0.2mm is a big enough size difference to worry about?

    I'll check out GWG and wait a bit on rooting :)
     
  4. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    I do not, in fact otter box had confirmed that their desire HD cases fit perfectly so i dont think there will be a problem. if you google "HTC Inspire 4g cases" and hit "shopping" at the top, you will find quite a few inspire 4g cases. some looked really cool.

    i just found out you have to get GWG from a 3rd party retailer.
     
  5. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker
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    Yea, I looked through them, but I wasn't sure how durable they were (a bunch of them seemed to just be gels). So GWG would be like, if I bought my phone at Best Buy (or some other retailer) I could get it but not if I bought it at the AT&T store, and not after I purchased it anyway? Got it, thanks!
     
  6. blazeplacid

    blazeplacid Well-Known Member

    I dont think people realize how small of a difference .2 millimeters is.

    If you look a at a ruler most of em have centimeters on the other side

    10mm = 1 cm. One of the little sticks between each cm is 1mm

    your talking about a quarter or a mm!!!

    that's about 2-3 sheets of paper

    im going to at&t this afternoon to find a case (I bought my phone at best buy)
     
  7. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker
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    Don't get your hopes up, my AT&T store didn't have any, and said they wouldn't be getting any for weeks.
     
  8. asuprice

    asuprice Newbie

    the one by me has a speck candyshell case
     
  9. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    Along with the speck candyshell case asurprice mentioned, the AT&T store I bought my Inspire at also had a black body glove case similiar in design to the black Captivate one AT&T also carries.
     
  10. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    That's the one I ebay'd last night for $17 shipped.

    Loved the body glove on the Captivate. :D
     
  11. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker
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    Wow. My AT&T store apparently just blows lol. I'll have to check out those cases.
     
  12. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    i just got an iphone replaced through squaretrade it was pretty painless. it did require a $50 deductible, not sure if that is for all phones though or just the iphone. they overnighted the replacement iphone to me (16gb white) and with the prepaid slip they sent with it i sent them a shattered 16gb white iphone

    you just have to have your receipt for the phone in question. if you lose receipts then once you buy the phone and if you go through squaretrade you can scan the receipt to them to hold on file.
     
  13. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I do too. The fit is perfect, and it offers excellent protection. After many months on my Captivate it still looks new.

    I've got one on it's way for my Inspire.
     
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