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  1. niels

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    Hi All

    I'm new to this Android-forum. Hoping to find some interesting info...

    I am still in doubt on what Android-phone to buy.

    I know the Samsung I7500 will be sold in Germany (by O2) and in France (by Bouygues telecom under the name Samsung Galaxy). I am wondering whether they will be simlocked or not and I can not seem to find a price estimate for the Samsung I7500.

    Any ideas on this?

    I live in Belgium so buying them directly in France or Germany wouldn't be a problem.


    Thanks in advance...
     

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    Welcome to the forums.....
     
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    Welcome to the forums...

    I just searched it on Google and found this on their Shopping section

    Samsung i7500 Price - Google Product Search
     
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    Cool, another guy from Belgium that also want to get his hands on an Android device. :)

    I'm going to K
     
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    It has been confirmed by O2 Germany for middle of June release, with a price of 437.50 Euros simlock free and no contract.
     
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    Euhm...

    Brussels: capital city of Europe: http://www.blbe.be/default.asp?V_LANG_ID=5 :cool:
     
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    That does not make what he said untrue.
     
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    Rumor has it that this phone will be released by TMo "this summer" as the i7200 Capella.

    Also rumored coming to TMo this summer is the Samsung Bigfoot.

    I'm eagerly awaiting both and can't decide between them. Have to wait and see the actual specs.
     
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    I think I know best what I find out. :rolleyes:

    And I wanted to spread the joyful news that since yesterday the first Android phone (HTC Magic) is available for the center of the universe (aka Belgium)!

    Proximus HTC_Magic

    w000t w000t!
     
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    well sorry to dissapoint you, but you posted in the wrong forum. This is for the Samsung i7500
     
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    Oh damn, I thought the threadstarter lived in Belgium and would find this info useful. :rolleyes:
     
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    hehe you never know, he might ;) if he can't wait for the i7500
     
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    Yeah me too. So I live in Belgium but only 30 min drive from Germany... and as soon as I know it's displayed in the O2 shops I will go and check it out. Should be anytime soon now...

    Today I'm going to check the HTC Magic's cupcake keyboard in The Netherlands...because I'm used to hardware keyboards and I'm not that eager to switch to software keyboards. (I'm a HTC Kaiser user)

    Tomorrow I'll go and check out the HTC TouchPro2 (Windows mobile) device.

    And when I've checked out all this I'm going to decide which phone to buy... :)

    If the i7500 would have a hardware keyboard it would make choosing a device a lot simpler for me...

    greets!
     
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    hehe I also live abour 20-30 mins from the german border (denmark), never thought about just driving down there and buying it, but it seems better.
    As far as I could read, it is possible to buy it without a plan, and if it's not sim locked, then i'm good to go. about 400 EURO vill be acceptable for me, but i'm not sure if thats unrealistic.

    I somewhat agree with you. I have the iphone now, and writing sms/mail etc is not easy because you can't feel the buttons. I send a lot less texts than when i had a phone with hardware keys...But the overall experience makes up for it..... and i think android will fullfill that even more.
     
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    Cool! Yeah I think so that it will be just the
     
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    Yeah indeed. And I can also boot android on my HTC Kaiser but its just not the same as a real android device.

    Btw, went to Maastricht today to check out the cupcake keyboard on the HTC Magic...but I just can't handle it. Much too tiny for my hands, so the Samsung also is a no go for me. Will get myself a G1 on ebay I guess.

    Greets
     
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    Might I recommend trying a Compact QWERTY keyboard? The normal was too small for my fingers but with Compact QWERTY I can type faster than on a G1.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, will try. Though I find it hard to believe that more keypresses, can result in faster typing on a full keyboard somehow. (or perhaps I'm thinking of the wrong kind of compact qwerty keyboard)

    Greets
     
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    The keyboard I am talking about is featured in this video @1:55 : YouTube - HTC_IME Hero by Haykoru - demo of all three keysystems It is faster because you don't have to use both hands and you have to reach less to actually get to the keys - the reaching doesn't matter much if you have long fingers. IMO pressing a hardware key takes more time than pressing a soft key in the end. Not everyone is the same and yes, you should go with whatever is best for you as a person. I will also wait for reviews before I jump the ship for the i7500 or any of the other Android devices HTC announces tomorrow. Regards.
     
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    Thanks for the information! I didn't know about that keyboard type yet! :)

    Does anybody know if the HTC Dream (cupcake) has this keyboard? If so I can go test this compact keyboard over at the store in The Netherlands.

    Thanks!
     
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    You can find this type of keyboard as an option in a Market App Called "Better Keyboard"
     

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