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# 79275 15-Mar-2011 19:25
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I thought this would be the year that I bite the bullet, and purchase a high-end smart phone...

I've been looking at the HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S...

I want the phone to have at least 1GHz, it has to work on Telecom XT, 512MB RAM +, Front & back camera, large screen, Android that will be upgradeable to 2.3, GPS, Voice to Text -- the last two won't probably change much...

The Incredible S won't work on XT - and I've found out there are no plans to make a 850MHz version.

The HTC Desire HD is nice, although it doesn't have a front facing camera (and is it a little outdated now? - will it be upgradeable to Gingerbread?)

The Desire S screen may be a little too small, not sure, will look at this one more soon...

I've also had a look at the HTC Inspire 4G.... But looking at the tech specs it looks like it will work on XT as well.

HTC Thunderbolt would be good, but once again, not XT compatible.

Getting the theme here of HTC phones? :P

Or, if you know of any up and coming phones, please let me know!


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  # 448677 15-Mar-2011 20:09
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Desire HD is still pretty current, It has a smaller battery than a lot of other similar phones though.

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  # 448678 15-Mar-2011 20:19
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Yeah, after a LOT more research... I've decided to hold off until the HTC Pyramid.... Sounds promising.... Whether it will be available for XT, I don't know... I doubt it.


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  # 448708 15-Mar-2011 21:56
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Waiting can take forever......

If you've decided to dive in the Android pool, why not just go on in and get wet with whats there now.
Y'ain't gonna learn the 'hi-end' strokes till you gets ya feet wet....

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  # 448709 15-Mar-2011 21:58
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oxnsox: Waiting can take forever......

If you've decided to dive in the Android pool, why not just go on in and get wet with whats there now.
Y'ain't gonna learn the 'hi-end' strokes till you gets ya feet wet....

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  # 448729 15-Mar-2011 22:56
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Pickings are rather slim for XT.

I'm in the same boat at the moment, you might find this site handy:

I'm pretty close to picking up a Desire HD, battery life is the only downside I think.

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  # 448741 16-Mar-2011 00:49
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i'm selling my desire if you have $600 ...

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  # 448752 16-Mar-2011 07:52
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Have a look at motorola atrix.

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  # 448759 16-Mar-2011 08:37
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I think the Motorola Atrix is a pretty good Android phone for the XT network, dual-core, 5MP camera, etc. etc.

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  # 448808 16-Mar-2011 10:17
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Lambchop: i'm selling my desire if you have $600 ...

Desire HD or normal Desire?

What's the difference between these two?:

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  # 448853 16-Mar-2011 12:13
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What's the difference between these two?:

One is a Telus (Canada) branded DHD and one is an AT&T version of the DHD that's being sold in the states as the Inspire 4G. Supposedly the only difference in the actual hardware is that the Inspire version has 4GB of internal memory while the regular DHD has 1.5. Also from what I've read most of the DHD roms or software will work fine on the Inspire 4G, but there might be some compatibility things there.

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  # 450076 20-Mar-2011 17:45
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i've been actually using the desireHD rom on my normal desire  ..seems to work just fine other than some phone slowness while downloading from the andriod store.

but other wise works just fine.   but gingerbread is coming to the orig desire in april so i'm guessing that will mean a sense updte as well 

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  # 450191 20-Mar-2011 22:28
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I had a friend in London pick up a 1500mah battery for her Desire HD. Added no extra bulk and now she can get through the day. Don't let the battery dissuade you from getting the HD. There are always solutions to problems.

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