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Topic # 66832 24-Aug-2010 14:59
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Looking for a phone roughly equivalent of the HTC HD2, which I already have and love.

Needs :

1Ghz Processor
Decent Sized Screen
Good quality Touchscreen (Have heard average reports of the nexus).
Be flashable (not locked). I do this all the time with my Winmo phone.
Will run Android and have full support for Bluetooth
Wifi
Be Fully compatible with VFNZ's network.
Fully compatible with Activesync.

Budget of Max $700 doesn't need to be new but needs at least some warranty.



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  Reply # 372240 24-Aug-2010 16:11
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I know someone with an HTC HD2 running android.
Check XDA if you want android, but don't want to buy a new phone yet:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=732380



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  Reply # 372241 24-Aug-2010 16:14
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Hi There!

Yes I have android working on my phone as well, but I am after a separate phone for various reasons.

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  Reply # 372253 24-Aug-2010 16:38
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1Ghz Processor
Decent Sized Screen
Good quality Touchscreen (Have heard average reports of the nexus).


Samsung Galaxy S? I brought mine into NZ for $858, so maybe just a bit beyond your budget though. Saw one going for $800 recently on Trademe though.

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  Reply # 372255 24-Aug-2010 16:40
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Have you checked HTC Desire ? I really like it and its at a good price now as well around 800 for handset only from Mobicity.

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  Reply # 372257 24-Aug-2010 16:41
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^ I agree, Samsung Galaxy S or the HTC Desire is your best bet.

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  Reply # 372348 24-Aug-2010 20:12
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Yep, the Samsung Galaxy S ticks all your boxes apart from budget.

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  Reply # 372372 24-Aug-2010 21:16
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networkn: Looking for a phone roughly equivalent of the HTC HD2, which I already have and love.

Needs :

1Ghz Processor
Decent Sized Screen
Good quality Touchscreen (Have heard average reports of the nexus).
Be flashable (not locked). I do this all the time with my Winmo phone.
Will run Android and have full support for Bluetooth
Wifi
Be Fully compatible with VFNZ's network.
Fully compatible with Activesync.

Budget of Max $700 doesn't need to be new but needs at least some warranty.


You need to add $200-$300. 

HTC Dream (A8181) 
Nexus One (The screen is fine as far as I'm concerned. I own one).

The Acer Liquid is in your price range, but does 768MHz and the touchscreen isn't that great. I owned one for a while. You'd grow to like it. It's a worthy phone. But there are leaked Froyo ROMs for it and it's a breeze to flash, flash, flash and flash again. 

Or the Samsumg Galaxy S...but your budget is under-powered.




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  Reply # 372490 25-Aug-2010 09:46
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Buy another HTC hd2 :)
(TMOUS ver like mine)

 

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  Reply # 372609 25-Aug-2010 12:58
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LG GT540 - $350 if you want to spend less. It's only resistive touch, otherwise it seems like a very good phone for the price.  Some reviewers couldn't work out whether it was resistive or capactive touch, so i guess it must be better than most resistive touch screens. 3" TFT 320x480, Wifi  b/g, bluetooth 2.1 + a2dp, gps + agps, 3mp cam, 3.5mm audio, Android OS 1.6 (Due for 2.1 soon), microUSB, 150mb internal mem + sd card slot.

I think the price between desire & galaxy s i9000 is quite close, so worth paying the extra if u can.

There is also Samsung Galaxy Wave S8500 ~$650, but then again I would also say pay extra for Galaxy S i9000




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  Reply # 372624 25-Aug-2010 13:15
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Kiwi, the Galaxy Wave seems like it might be the go, though it doesn't seem to run android, but something called BADA OS?

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  Reply # 372631 25-Aug-2010 13:19
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i've got the LG 540GT (Optimus) and it rocks (for the price)



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  Reply # 372636 25-Aug-2010 13:20
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Hi There!

I couldn't find any info on the gt540 processor, and will it run froyo?

Can it be synced to Exchange?

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  Reply # 372638 25-Aug-2010 13:20
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oh i seem to be getting mixed up between Galaxy Wave s8500 (bada) and Galaxy 3 i5800 (android)

i5800 - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i5800_galaxy_3-3395.php

s8500 - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s8500_wave-3146.php




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  Reply # 372644 25-Aug-2010 13:26
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LG GT540 has 600Mhz Qualcomm MSM7227

Same CPU as Sony X10 mini / HTC Legend, Aria & HD Mini

According to - http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2274&c=lg_gt540_swift_lg_optimus

and I made mistake it's 256 mb RAM/ROM, with 130mb useable onboard.

From what I've read, it will get 2.1 in Sept from LG.  Unlikely to get official 2.2 Froyo, unless someone makes custom rom for it.




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  Reply # 379803 14-Sep-2010 19:32
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Thanks for all the replies, turns out I am done with my VF Contract and if I am prepared to re-sign with them for 3 YEARS, they will give me a decent phone. I can now take my pick of devices..

Nexus One, Galaxy S, HTC Desire.. Not sure which to pick now that price isn't as much of a concern (though it's still rape and pillage with pricing at VF paying more than RRP).

I like the look of the Galaxy S, but I don't love the Samsung Skins (TouchWiz), I much prefer the HTC Sense, however I guess if there was a compelling reason to go for the Galaxy I could build a bridge...

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