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  Reply # 729397 9-Dec-2012 20:10
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Ropenuts: Cheap Windows Phone will be a far better phone than a cheap Android phone IMO


unfortunately cheap windows phone will not be upgraded to 8.





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  Reply # 729398 9-Dec-2012 20:14
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Ropenuts: Cheap Windows Phone will be a far better phone than a cheap Android phone IMO


unfortunately cheap windows phone will not be upgraded to 8.


Chances are neither will cheap Androids 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 729407 9-Dec-2012 20:30
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now all we need is an Iphone fanatic pushing IOS and you can all fight it out as to best one, suffice it is all opinion as no one knows what you want or how you will use it so go and try them out .




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  Reply # 729410 9-Dec-2012 20:42
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Correct me if I am wrong but other than a minimal number of proprietary apps the wp8 OS is virtually the same across all wp8 handsets, so other than hardware differences the user experience will be near on identical, unlike apple limiting functionality and android with its multiple OS's and manufacturers skins?



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  Reply # 729468 10-Dec-2012 08:08
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Wow thanks everybody, didn't think i would get that many replies, really appreciate it!
Still don't know what the right phone for me is but i think i'll just go and try them as many of you suggested :-)

Thanks!

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  Reply # 730533 11-Dec-2012 15:28

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Motorola Atrix 2 on XT

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$268 includes SIM

Bang for buck you can't go wrong.

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  Reply # 730590 11-Dec-2012 16:14
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freitasm: The HTC 8S Windows Phone 8 is out for $449 from both Telecom and Vodafone - that's cheap for a new device.



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  Reply # 737862 27-Dec-2012 22:24
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
nakedmolerat:
Ropenuts: Cheap Windows Phone will be a far better phone than a cheap Android phone IMO


unfortunately cheap windows phone will not be upgraded to 8.


Chances are neither will cheap Androids 


My Huawei IDEOS U8150 can have ICS (if I wanted it) [custom not stock o/c]

If you're a tinker-er you can't go past Android...

If you like to be lead around by the nose & have a ph that's the same as everyone else's - iOS or Win8 are your best bets...

PS - I have SGS2 running 4.1.2 :Bazinga:

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  Reply # 738039 28-Dec-2012 14:04
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wakaridnnz: Have a look at this week's Harvey Norman flyer :

Motorola Atrix 2 on XT

Dual 1.2GHz
8GB Storage
1GB Ram
8MP Camera
LED Flash
4.3" Screen

$268 includes SIM

Bang for buck you can't go wrong.


I see it is $197 now and thats a great buy, apparently ICS upgrade is due but easy enough to flash custom rom. I've passed it on to a couple of mates looking for a cheaper android and the Atrix is good value given its not low end




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  Reply # 738064 28-Dec-2012 15:46
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freitasm: The HTC 8S Windows Phone 8 is out for $449 from both Telecom and Vodafone - that's cheap for a new device.



$409 from dick smith (ask for a deal me and another geekzoner got it for $380 from dick smith) and $399 from warehouse stationary


I second this.. this phone does seem quite good and has gotten decent reviews.. i would consider moving to WP8, but I am heavily invested in android and iOS environments and dont think its financially viable to try my hand at WP8. 

Having said that, the 8s is probably the cheapest WP8 that is out there. 

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