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  Reply # 401844 8-Nov-2010 20:34 Send private message

DSE are still running their special at the moment, I picked up the 845 for $175 and it came with the $200 calling credit code too.

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  Reply # 402355 9-Nov-2010 21:12 Send private message

My mum has only had her phone for 2 weeks and yesterday one of my siblings broke the screen. it now has hairline cracks in the lcd. Does anyone know where I could buy a replacement lcd?




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  Reply # 402366 9-Nov-2010 21:25 Send private message

lokhor: My mum has only had her phone for 2 weeks and yesterday one of my siblings broke the screen. it now has hairline cracks in the lcd. Does anyone know where I could buy a replacement lcd?


At $175 I would say buying an new phone would be cheaper than an LCD replacement.

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  Reply # 402419 9-Nov-2010 23:50 Send private message

has anyone found a good protective case for this phone ?

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  Reply # 402420 9-Nov-2010 23:55 Send private message

grudge: has anyone found a good protective case for this phone ?


I've never broken or scratched my phones. The best and cheapest protection is a careful owner. Otherwise the phone is always at risk. :-)




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  Reply # 402507 10-Nov-2010 09:26 Send private message

Yeah probably cheaper to replace the whole phone. I think one of my brothers dropped something on it. I'm very careful with my i9000 - I have a silicon case and screen protector.




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  Reply # 402540 10-Nov-2010 10:13 Send private message

Linuxluver:
grudge: has anyone found a good protective case for this phone ?


I've never broken or scratched my phones. The best and cheapest protection is a careful owner. Otherwise the phone is always at risk. :-)


And this is exactly the reason I think a case would be a good idea for my phone because I am crappy at taking care of things heh. 

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  Reply # 402549 10-Nov-2010 10:18 Send private message

Thanks for all the replies

I cant find a case for mine anywhere?

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  Reply # 402554 10-Nov-2010 10:21 Send private message

I've bought "SlideIt" for my 845...and it works really well. Makes 'typing' even easier on the small screen than the T9-ish keyboard. 

It's about NZ$10.....(Euro 5.99)....but works really well. I prefer it to Swype on my Galaxy S and now the 845, too. 

 




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  Reply # 402728 10-Nov-2010 11:49 Send private message

How does this compare to that cheap lg phone ? lg540.




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  Reply # 402792 10-Nov-2010 12:54 Send private message

New Celestial Teapot Rom out now RLS3

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  Reply # 402831 10-Nov-2010 13:37 Send private message

btw slideit is also available free, not sure what the limitation is though. EDIT: 30 days trial.




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  Reply # 403045 10-Nov-2010 19:30 Send private message

kiwijunglist: How does this compare to that cheap lg phone ? lg540.


I think the LG has a bigger screen (3.2"?)

The 845 runs Android v2.1. The LG runs v1.6. 

I think they both have resistive screens. 

Otherwise, can't really comment as I have not used the LG GT540 very much. It looks and feels like a decent phone. 

They will perform similarly, based on the spec and the 845 is about half the price if you pay full wack. 




 




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  Reply # 403615 11-Nov-2010 21:34 Send private message

A few new things to share today. 

1. I left Tweetdeck running on wifi overnight...and in the morning my battery was less than 30% - down from almost 100% when I went to bed. The screen was dark all night. I uninstalled Tweetdeck. I don't need a twitter app that eats my battery up before I've had breakfast. 

2. I walked the 9kms home this afternoon and used the 845 as the MP3 player in conjunction with my SONY bluetooth stereo headset. Sounds just the same as my Galaxy S to me......so yet another point of functional equivalence between this $200 phone and a phone costing 5 times as much.

3. Angry Birds doesn't work on the 845 as QVGA isn't supported and Open GL ES 2.0 isn't (apparently) possible. 

4. SlideIt swipe keyboard works really well on the 845...but it seems like you need to have an active data connection for it to function properly. Vodafone's 3G seemed to die between 16:45 and 17:15 in the Rosedale / Glenfield area...and the SlideIT keyboard was virtually unusable until the data connection came back.....on both my Galaxy S and on the 845. Very strange.   

It really is down to the screen and the processor between the 845 and the much more expensive phones. Non-trivial differences if you need / want them.....but not show stoppers if you want a cheap, very functional smartphone like the 845.  






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  Reply # 403637 11-Nov-2010 22:32 Send private message

Yeah pretty sad I couldn't get angry birds working.

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