SouthernGeek: hmmm I really need a new phone and am a bit tired of waiting for the never ending promise of the X5. Dont mind at all going up in price, but there just seems to be so much cr*p with andriod phones in NZ at the moment. Nothing is getting upgraded Nxus S could have been nice, but to many missing features like expansion cards. Galaxy stuck on 2.2 blah blah blah.
If you guys could buy this weekend your first android or smart phone, at any (resonable) cost, what would it be and from where?
Maybe I should start looking at the new windows phones?
If it absolutely had to be this weekend . . . .
Galaxy S 8GB from ExpertInfotech. I've dealt with them before through work and getting faulty units fixes isn;t an issue.
It's on 2.2 and there is huge aftermaket support for it on XDA, so you're virtually guaranteed a good 2.3 and possibly 2.4 when that comes out. Now that we know that Honeycomb (3.0) is purely tablet.
If you wanted to go below that, then the Samsung 580, as the Facotry 2.2 builds are rolling out for that now.