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The new breed of smartphones.

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What's more worrying is how they get those statitistics...
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I wandered over to the local t-mobile shop. They had loads in stock. This was for a contract upgrade though.

My local Carphone Whorehouse had loads as well.
lol
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What's more worrying is how they get those statitistics...

For every person willing to volunteer to a stranger that they've dropped their phone in the bog, there's probably 5 who are too embarrassed to do so.
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Let me know how Android runs
AWESOME!

It's all about looks because you don't need the functionality with these phones, so I don't even care if track pad is annoying to use.
I take this back... I'm finding the track ball useful when cliking links in the forum because there are so many and you don't want to have to constantly zoom in to click.
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I take this back... I'm finding the track ball useful when cliking links in the forum because there are so many and you don't want to have to constantly zoom in to click.

TOLD YOU!
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This is an interesting video showing the testing HTC did for the N1. For example, dropping it repeatedly, button pressing and bending it.

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Phil, are you using any interesting apps that I'm not?

Apart from the basic ones already on my phone, here's my list,

MapDroyd
Flixter
Google Listen
SharePrice
Wikitude
Trippo (translation)
Tricorder
SMS Pop Up
TubeStatus
BeebPlayer
pdaNet
Places Directory
NRU
fring (way to use Skype on Android)
AndroZip
APK Manager
BBC News
Google Maps
NetCounter
Notes
Oi Shopping List
AnyCut
Shop Savvy
JuiceDefender
UltimateJuice
SetCPU (Not decided whether to root my phone for this yet)
Process Manager
APNdroid
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Dpod, newsdroid, mytracks ( this is how I know I did more than 106km/hr snowboarding last month ) and tubedroid are mandatory.

I would  also install SlideIT Lite for touch screen input as well. With it I can type at about thirty words a minute, which its pretty good going I think.
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Great, thanks! Very Happy

tubedroid
For the paid apps, do you actually pay? I had a look around for a place to get the APKs but didn't have much success so I've been paying for mine.

Dpod
On the topic of audio... I'd like to use my phone as my primary music device but because the phone has the ability to play music through its internal speaker, I would be in constant paranoia that a bug might occur that would cause the music to start blasting out the speaker leaving me unaware on the train with my earphones in.

I once sat next to a woman on the way to work in a busy train who was going through all her ring tones and it was blasting out full volume and she was left unaware... oh that was so cringe worthy, I had to eventually tell her as it got too embarressing for everyone lol

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For the paid apps, do you actually pay?

For the paid apps, yes, I pay - though only after a trial of some sort.

I would be in constant paranoia that a bug might occur that would cause the music to start blasting out the speaker leaving me unaware on the train with my earphones in

Which begs the question: just what sort of music do you actually listen to?
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For the paid apps, yes, I pay - though only after a trial of some sort.
Well, all the paid apps are trials anyway, as you can refund within 24 hours.

Which begs the question: just what sort of music do you actually listen to?
Dance Anthems, Trance... Very Happy


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I would  also install SlideIT Lite for touch screen input as well. With it I can type at about thirty words a minute, which its pretty good going I think.
I'd strongly recommend using Swype's official APK... it's closed beta but I'm using the one from here:

http://uploading.com/files/c1c665fe/com.swype.android.inputmethod.apk/

It's much better than SlideIT.
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For UK users,

Google has enabled the turn-by-turn GPS navigation on all devices running Android version 1.6 or later. The system had been available only in the US until now.

I just had a go with it, having it do navigation via Google Street is fantastic.
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I'd strongly recommend using Swype's official APK... it's closed beta but I'm using the one from here:

http://uploading.com/files/c1c665fe/com.swype.android.inputmethod.apk/

It's much better than SlideIT.

Missed this. I dunno, someone at work as Swype on his Hero and I find it worse than SlideIT. What do you think is superior?
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Swype's official is better, if not just down to the looks.
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