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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Karuk, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Karuk

    Karuk Well-Known Member
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    What would you changes would you make to the N1 to make it the untimate smartphone?

    Example: I'm not a big fan of trackballs and would prefer a 4.3 screen instead of 3.7.
     

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  2. mcbtrain929

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    You're not a big fan of grammar and spelling, either....

    MOD EDIT: Please don't post if you have nothing helpful to contribute
     
  3. Karuk

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    I don't mind if mcb wants to talk a little smack. His mother warned me about him last night as I was rolling off her.
     
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    Maybe Optical mouse instead of trackball?
     
  5. Karuk

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    Agreed.
     
  6. drpepper123

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    im not a fan of trackball either or the dull look. X10 here i come
     
  7. chaoscentral

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    Ehhhhhhhhh I'll take a trackball over nothing if it also includes Android 2.1, and 512MB of RAM...

    Have fun with your 1.6 and 256MB of RAM.... it'll be a nice phone I'm sure, but will probably be outdated quicker than the Nexus...
     
  8. Phydeaux

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    Screen size is perfect IMO. Not a huge fan of the dirty brown color.
     
  9. kyler13

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    Judging by Sony Ericsson's track record, this phone will be recalled shortly after it's released. ;) I'll stick with HTC.
     
  10. harsaphes

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    honestly I think the battery life is terrible.
     
  11. kafkef

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    How long does it last with normal usage (i.e. not playing with it 24/7)?
     
  12. Phydeaux

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    Wow! We finally get a little insider info from harsaphes! Hope your your friend isn't too upset with you for breaking your silence. ;)

    Specs show it uses a 1400 mAH battery, which isn't anything special.
    Some people speculated that the AMOLED screen would be more efficient than a PM LED, however we've also heard how vibrant the colors are. Couple this with all the cool animations and the 1GHz cpu and it doesn't surprise me that battery life is in the dumper. Hopefully the contacts on the bottom of the phone supports a charger as rumored, this would make it somewhat more convenient for charging.
     
  13. Neucleotide

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    I have used optical mice. Although they look nicer on the case and have a lower profile, they tend to be a bit finicky. A trackball is much more predicatable and usable day to day. Plus the one on the N1 glows....and thats just cool.
     
  14. Rix

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    The AMOLED uses much less energy and has vibrant colours. With AMOLED you can have both.

    I don't think those animated backgrounds were supposed to be permanent backgrounds. They were just there to make the phone appear more beautiful to those who had it for a few moments (ie reviewers). Setting a black background would conserve the most energy.
     
  15. harsaphes

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    The animated backgrounds are part of the phone....there is a choice of "live" wallpaper or regular.
    My Iphone and the Mytouch both have better battery life. Though this could be my unit.
    Also ringer volume, for me, is way to low and causes me to miss almost all phone calls and or alert messages unless I am in a quiet room. I have "tested" this with friends and all agree the volume is on the low side.
     
  16. lyziwyg

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    This may be related to the battery life, but I notice that after just a little bit of use, like the battery still has 65% or so, the screen will intermittently dim and then brighten. It bugs me.

    Also I will always be a fan of the external keyboard! Anyone know if there are plans to make the N1 with one?
     
  17. laughter95

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    having an external keyboard means the phone will be twice as thick. i'd much rather take a virtual keyboard and keep a slim profile.
     
  18. LansdowneMike

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    I have always been a fan of the external kb, too. When I heard the "Google Phone" (before it had a public name) was strictly virtual, I tried an experiment on my G1. I stopped using the real kb and only have been using the virtual one for over a week, now. To my surprise, I don't miss the external one. I find that the virtual one is fine once you get used to it, and if I'm typing something long, I turn it on its side and the keys are bigger so I can type a bit faster.

    I can live without the real kb to get the advantages of the N1.
     
  19. lyziwyg

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    Slimness doesn't really matter to me; girl-->purse-->phone size irrelevant

    :D
     
  20. mcbtrain929

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    i dont know if this has been answered, but, what kind of UI does the N1 have? i know the phone is by HTC, but i read it doesn't have Sense UI. So, what kind of UI is it?
     
  21. fredphoesh

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    This phone sounds great, but with no front facing camera, and Fring video calls available on other phones, this would make the N1 obsolete on day one for me :(
    Mark
     
  22. cdmta

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    Vanilla android. No sense.
     
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