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  1. soupbandit

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    Hi I'm about to get a new phone from telus and I'm deciding on mainly bb bold 9700 htc desire or htc hero. It's probably going to be the desire or hero though. I know the desire is newer and is better overall except the appearance. The white hero looks amazing but the desire look horrible. So I'm not sure which to get.
     

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  2. jayefef

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    Get the desire. It comes with 2.1 (or 2.2 at this point). The hero is old hardware. I actually think the Desire is tops when it comes to looks.
     
  3. widehead

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    Choosing a phone based on what it looks like is ridiculous.

    Choosing a white phone is borderline insanity.
     
  4. jay_kay

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    Have to completely agree with the two previous posters. To pick a phone based purely on looks is not the best thing to do.

    The Hero was and still is a pretty good phone but the Desire completely out does it in every area. It can handle anything that you throw at it now and will be able to for quite a while to come. there Hero on the other hand is getting old now and although you can root etc and add new hardware I would think its coming close to its limits. There are so many things that are better with the Desire and nothing (unless you think it looks better) that is better with the Hero...Go in the shop, put them nest to each other and start them up at the same time...Just look at the quality difference with the screens :D

    Anyways the Desire is one sexy looking phone...Mmmmm strokey strokey :p
     
  5. SUroot

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    The Hero, even on 2.1 its still very laggy. If you're going for a HTC get a current model rather tha a discontinued one. i.e get the desire.

    The Bold 9700 is likely to be very good. I had a 9000 before the desire. The desire is much more fun however.
     
  6. LECTER

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    Also coming from a Bold 9000 to the Desire, I say hands down the Desire.

    Although BB is a lot better for messaging, the Desire is way more fun!!

    If you want a white phone go for Apple! lol
     
  7. SUroot

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    What I do like about BB is the facebook integration. Far superior to android, although using a few alternative applications, I have managed to level out the playing field somewhat.
     
  8. LECTER

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    What are you using, if I may ask, for FB?
     
  9. jay_kay

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    I've just made a shortcut in Folderorganiser to the facebook website on my home page and used a FB icon from buuf. Matches all my others and as it goes to the main site its better than any BB version :)

    Thats my opinion anyways.
     
  10. SUroot

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    Well I use Facebook for android as the main application for FB sync, then Pure messenger for status updates, Ebo Birthday for Facebook Birthday contact integration and also for Calendar integration, then SyncmyPix for Facebook contact pictures updates.
     
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  11. DaddyCee

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    I have the HTC Desire and a Bold 9000. The Desire wins hands down as it is just such a cool device. The Bold 9000 does have a FREE messenger service between other Blackberry handsets, but that is really the only benefit.

    I find that the latest Facebbok for Android app is really good.
     
  12. SUroot

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    The keyboard is great too. Trackball....
     
  13. jay_kay

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    I read that and thought that was a long winded way of doing it but when i thought about it mine is pretty much the same. I use HTC's Friend Stream for updates. I did use Ebo Birthday but they have now built in FB birthdays into Froyo so deleted that. I do use FB for android to upload my pics but gonna give SyncmyPix a go to see what thats like.
     
  14. DaddyCee

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    Trackball can become flakey though, much prefer the optical sensor on the 9700 tbh.
     
  15. SUroot

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    Its not automatic unfortunately.
     
  16. SUroot

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    yes it can, due to dirt. Never tried the optical trackpad on the 9700. I don't like the optical trackball on the Desire.
     
  17. LECTER

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    Could hammer out about 40 words a minute on my Bold!!

    Hope I
     
  18. jay_kay

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  19. LECTER

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    Downloaded it but can
     
  20. Niiiceg

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    Samsung Galaxy S 4 the win
     
  21. wellibob

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    Desire, the Galaxy S feels just like a toy.
     
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  23. jay_kay

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    Sorry had to go into a meeting :D Back to the real world.

    As snowmobile said above! That should sort it.

    I reckon I could do 40wpm with my thumb using swype its that fast!
     
  24. LECTER

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    Got it to work and it really is amazing!!!

    Just got 32 words a min and only a few mistakes!
     
  25. jay_kay

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    It gets even easier as it learns what you type. Is the most used thing on my phone by far.

    Also Downloaded CardioTrainer last night for my 20 mile bike rides to work...That is a seriously great app!
     
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