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Author People with HTC Magics
John
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Registered: 30th Jun 03
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20th Jul 09 at 19:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How are you getting on with them?

I love my E71 but I'm finding myself using the internet on my phone much more in work and as much as the internet is brilliant for the size of screen more screen real estate is obviously better.

I'm considering trading in for a Magic, hero is far too expensive to buy sim free atm.

Experiences, pros cons etc, how is android in general?
jamez_zz
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Registered: 9th Nov 06
Location: Hullywood
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20th Jul 09 at 19:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Brilliant phone mate, Ive had a Blackberry storm, Blackberry Bold and an iPhone 3G and i would take the Magic over all of them every time. I havent heard a bad word said off anyone about them tbh.
John
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20th Jul 09 at 19:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What about the touchscreen for typing?

I had an HTC something or other when it first came out last year and just didn't get on at all with the touchscreen, I like good old fashioned buttons.
DaveyLC
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Registered: 8th Oct 08
Location: Berkshire
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20th Jul 09 at 19:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The touch screen is the same as the iPhone so its perfect and natural feeling for on screen keyboards etc.. Cant use a stylus.
jamez_zz
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Location: Hullywood
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20th Jul 09 at 20:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah as Dave said, its the same as the iPhone for typing, and you can use it landscape too.
John
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20th Jul 09 at 20:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'll need to find a good forum for them, I like playing about with stuff, ie hacking the nokias to install unsigned programs and general geeky stuff, which from what i've seen of android so far there is plenty of.
Reecemac
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Registered: 7th Jun 06
Location: Essex
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20th Jul 09 at 20:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

forum.xda-developers.com is really good. Ive got the HTC Dream (G1) but got the hero rom on it at the min and it really is a great phone spend all day browsing the net at work, left it at home one day and was the longest most boring day ever.

[Edited on 20-07-2009 by Reecemac]
John
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20th Jul 09 at 20:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

G1 is a Dream, net is my one and only reason for changing so if that's good that's quite a long way towards fitting me needs

[Edited on 20-07-2009 by John]
jamez_zz
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Registered: 9th Nov 06
Location: Hullywood
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20th Jul 09 at 20:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Theres some really good Apps for the Magic mate, and there all free
Doug
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Registered: 8th Oct 03
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20th Jul 09 at 20:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome phone! I cant stop playing with mine. Any questions just give me a shout
John
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Registered: 30th Jun 03
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20th Jul 09 at 21:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can I get my gmail pushed and whats the GPS like, only google maps support atm?
jamez_zz
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Registered: 9th Nov 06
Location: Hullywood
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20th Jul 09 at 21:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the Gps is pretty good, especially on street view. and i have a gmail set up but dont use it.
John
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21st Jul 09 at 18:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm still mulling this, looks like it'll cost me the best part of 300 quid for one.

Anybody rooted theirs yet?
Doug
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Registered: 8th Oct 03
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21st Jul 09 at 19:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah mine is rooted:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=517948

And running a super fast ROM

I got mine for 265 delivered inc a 16gb memory card. Bargain! It was only 2 weeks old :-D
John
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Registered: 30th Jun 03
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21st Jul 09 at 19:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Was that ebay? I'm keeping my eye out but it'll be next week at the earliest because I want to get my E71 away first.
Doug
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Registered: 8th Oct 03
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21st Jul 09 at 19:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought mine on AV Forums:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/mobile-phone-classified-adverts/1030145-sale-htc-magic-16gb-card.html
John
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21st Jul 09 at 19:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Where have you seen them for 250 brand new
Cavey
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Registered: 11th Nov 02
Location: Derby
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21st Jul 09 at 19:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The touch HD at the top no good for you john?
John
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21st Jul 09 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I fancy having a go at android.

I've had windows mobile before and although I do like messing about, wm didn't function well enough as an actual phone, phone functionality seemed tacked on at the end.
Cavey
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21st Jul 09 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fair enough
John
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21st Jul 09 at 19:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You've got me reading reviews of the touch HD now
Cavey
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Registered: 11th Nov 02
Location: Derby
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21st Jul 09 at 19:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Seemed a decent price on there for brand new. I'm after a new phone, if i sort my credit repot i should get a decent one on O2, got a decent rating now, but screwed up about 6 years ago on an o2 contract and they dont like me now
John
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Registered: 30th Jun 03
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21st Jul 09 at 19:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I only got my contract a couple of months ago so thats me for 18 months, have to buy the phone myself if I want it unfortunately.
ash_corsa
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Registered: 15th Apr 04
Location: Shrewsbury
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21st Jul 09 at 20:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a Magic, what is Rooting??
Bart
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Registered: 19th Aug 02
Location: Midsomer Norton, Bristol Avon
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21st Jul 09 at 20:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by John
I fancy having a go at android.



Give it a go: Android ported to a liveCD. I was looking at this last week.

p.s I found that download very slow and eventually got it from a torrent site.
It just allows you to play with the Android OS on your laptop

*edit* for me it was similar to the Iphone OS, but the android came accross as very mickey mousey and I personally didnt like the feel compared to the Iphone.

[Edited on 21-07-2009 by Bart]

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