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# 116878 12-May-2013 21:41
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Let me just say I am very happy with my nokia 920 and I also have a old Nokia C2? that I have hooked up for Nokia Suite for sending and getting txt as I havnt found anything else that works.
But
There are a lot of apps I would like to have or play with that dont come out for win8 so
I need to buy a Android phone or small tablet with 3g
I will go to $300 for this indulgence
So What do you suggest??




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  # 816449 12-May-2013 22:20
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Try this thread for suggestions as well

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=97&topicId=116621



 
 
 
 




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  # 816463 12-May-2013 23:16
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freitasm: Moved to Android forum.

apologies!




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  # 816477 13-May-2013 06:03
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One of these

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  # 816502 13-May-2013 09:13
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There's no good Android phones for under $300 new. Either save a bit more and buy a Samsung S2 new or look for one second hand. They're way better then any cheap new ones around.

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  # 816503 13-May-2013 09:17
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S2 Second hand. The end.

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  # 816504 13-May-2013 09:19
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The google Nexus 4 (8GB) is US$299 excluding postage from the states.


 
 
 
 


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  # 816507 13-May-2013 09:24
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it would depend on what the OP is wanting to do with it, if its great displays and fast speeds then you are right, but if not then there is a lot of great offerings especially older models you can pick up pretty cheap. HTC Desire is under $300 and still around in some places . Galaxy Ace 2 is not too bad for a new phone or the Telecom Y300 for $199.
They all have limitations but you should get a good feel for Android OS




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  # 816514 13-May-2013 09:43
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Alcatel ot-993 from 2degrees $249

I have bought 4 of these lately and seem to do a good job
1 each for wife and daughter and 2 for friends

But as already stated depends on your use.

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  # 816524 13-May-2013 10:01
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Klipspringer: The google Nexus 4 (8GB) is US$299 excluding postage from the states.



You have to do a bit of jiggery pokery to pretend you're in the States but it's a nice phone for a good price

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How about a tablet? You could pick up something like a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" for $300.



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  # 816585 13-May-2013 11:08
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Ok so thank you all I am just about to pop out and buy a.................. Telecom y300

Although the general consensus was a samsung s2 or a nexus 4 they were all over and around the 250 350 400 price point

This really is a play thing so at $199 brand new! 

anyway will give it a go and let you know
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  # 816591 13-May-2013 11:10
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yes please let us know as have heard it is good value and works ok but one never knows until its tried.




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  # 816598 13-May-2013 11:21

or buy my 6 Month old HTC one X for $350...



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jeffnz: yes please let us know as have heard it is good value and works ok but one never knows until its tried.


Y 300 Just setting it up now So far looks great good clear screen std usb to micro locked into wifi and loaded google stuff all ok
Wonder why I have a 920! Ha Ha




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