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    What mobile phone do you prefer - HTC Desire, iPhone, SE Xperia X10 or the BlackBerry 9700 Bold

    HTC Desire, iPhone, SE Xperia X10 or the BlackBerry 9700 Bold ?

    which one do you prefer folks and why just received my o2 upgrade options and can pick quite a few

    thanks

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    An iphone for the range of apps and UI although I've never used an android properely

    Try the iphone here : tryphone.com/mai…608

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    If you want a bling ring, then get an iPhone.

    But if you want an excellent phone without the hassle and huge range of apps, then Desire is the one to go for.

    My iPhone I'm pleased to say will soon be history.

    BB 9700 user here, for top notch email and messaging BB without a doubt!

    I was using an iphone till a few days ago. Now its the desire. Iphone is great for all the apps but the desire is something else.

    Feel like i am holding a beast with the desire.

    guv;8672758

    If you want a bling ring, then get an iPhone.But if you want an excellent … If you want a bling ring, then get an iPhone.But if you want an excellent phone without the hassle and huge range of apps, then Desire is the one to go for.My iPhone I'm pleased to say will soon be history.



    You don't like the iPhone anymore??

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    crazyblondechick;8674903

    You don't like the iPhone anymore??



    As a phone, its pants.

    The GUI might be goot, but I'm fet up of iTunes, losing music and apps etc 'cos I'm using a different PC. Maybe I'm unusual that I use more than one PC and own a few portable drives!

    Cant wait to be shot of it.

    guv;8674946

    As a phone, its pants.The GUI might be goot, but I'm fet up of iTunes, … As a phone, its pants.The GUI might be goot, but I'm fet up of iTunes, losing music and apps etc 'cos I'm using a different PC. Maybe I'm unusual that I use more than one PC and own a few portable drives!Cant wait to be shot of it.



    Exact same story here :-D

    iTunes was biggest load of poo ever, lost music twice whilst doing it's nonesense synching, worst still after buying my desire for £285 (thanks to hotukdeals) couldn't transfer contacts with my google account, instead it lost them :x

    Original Poster

    Can the Desire sync with Outlook etc?

    What is the music player like on it?

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    kobirulali;8675483

    Exact same story here :-DiTunes was biggest load of poo ever, lost music … Exact same story here :-DiTunes was biggest load of poo ever, lost music twice whilst doing it's nonesense synching, worst still after buying my desire for £285 (thanks to hotukdeals) couldn't transfer contacts with my google account, instead it lost them :x



    Hmmm. Hadnt thought about that!

    I'd be surprised if you couldnt sync from outlook to the Desire?

    Anyway... here's some nice free apps that apple uses would cream over if they were on the iphone:

    ]floating image

    ]Google goggles

    I had a look at one today for the first time. So much faster than the iPhone and the GUI looked similar, but better.

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    saxo_appeal;8675613

    Can the Desire sync with Outlook etc?What is the music player like on it?



    The default player looked identical to the ipod tbh. (With the advantage of drag and drop..... no more being handcuffed to that disabilitating pile of poo otherwise known as itunes.)

    Original Poster

    Is the system like iTunes or do you just copy tracks from Cd straight onto the phone?

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    saxo_appeal;8675650

    Is the system like iTunes or do you just copy tracks from Cd straight … Is the system like iTunes or do you just copy tracks from Cd straight onto the phone?



    drag and drop

    Original Poster

    cool, is there a list of Apps online? and can you like Jailbreak or are the apps for free?

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    saxo_appeal;8675680

    cool, is there a list of Apps online? and can you like Jailbreak or are … cool, is there a list of Apps online? and can you like Jailbreak or are the apps for free?



    No need to jailbreak. The phone isnt crippled.

    The apps I posted above (what did you think of those BTW?) was just through a quick google search. As Ive said, I dont own one yet, but intend to shortly. The only saving grace... there will always be a mug out there to buy my 16GB iphone.

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    the porter;8675700

    you can use doubletwist which is a itunes clone but for android works … you can use doubletwist which is a itunes clone but for android works very well have they not offered you a nexus 1 ?



    Youve got the Desire have you not?

    Opinion now?

    haha... ]Doubletwist.... itunes on steroids!!!

    Original Poster

    Yeh they looked pretty cool, google goggles is pretty smart

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    the porter;8675736

    no i have a nexus one and now its running froyo android 2.2 as opposed to … no i have a nexus one and now its running froyo android 2.2 as opposed to 2.1 on the desire its stunningly fast :thumbsup:



    Speed was the thing that impressed me today. The guy in the shop said he'd yet to have one crash in the 2 months he'd owned it.

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    guv;8675718

    No need to jailbreak. The phone isnt crippled.The apps I posted above … No need to jailbreak. The phone isnt crippled.The apps I posted above (what did you think of those BTW?) was just through a quick google search. As Ive said, I dont own one yet, but intend to shortly. The only saving grace... there will always be a mug out there to buy my 16GB iphone.



    Thought the article lacked any merit as soon as the 'light sabre' was identified as a mind blowing app.

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    aScottishBloke;8675852

    Thought the article lacked any merit as soon as the 'light sabre' was … Thought the article lacked any merit as soon as the 'light sabre' was identified as a mind blowing app.



    What? You mean you dont think thats great?

    Original Poster

    Yeh the Light Sabre isn't what I call a very "mind blowing" App

    There could have been a good few more instead of that one I'm sure,

    any list of the apps available for the desire?

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    guv;8675901

    What? You mean you dont think thats great?



    Not for me, thought that was aimed at a market for persons not old enough to own a mobile.

    brb, away playing angry birds...

    Original Poster

    Whats the battery life like on it also? I have heard mixed reviews

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    aScottishBloke;8675961

    away playing angry birds...




    That game is SOOoooo addictive, another game I found pretty addictive was Sneezies

    :thumbsup:

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    saxo_appeal;8675978

    That game is SOOoooo addictive, another game I found pretty addictive was … That game is SOOoooo addictive, another game I found pretty addictive was Sneezies :thumbsup:



    Easy enough to complete but a real pain trying to collect maximum points on all levels :roll:

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    aScottishBloke;8675961

    Not for me, thought that was aimed at a market for persons not old enough … Not for me, thought that was aimed at a market for persons not old enough to own a mobile..



    LOL.... i hadnt even looked!

    To be honest though.. I just need to get rid on this annoying iPhone.

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    aScottishBloke;8675987

    Easy enough to complete but a real pain trying to collect maximum points … Easy enough to complete but a real pain trying to collect maximum points on all levels :roll:



    Download Sneezies tho mate, looks like a kids game.....but addictive lol

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    guv;8676001

    To be honest though.. I just need to get rid on this annoying iPhone.




    Surely it's not all that bad mate :whistling:

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    saxo_appeal;8676038

    Surely it's not all that bad mate :whistling:



    Yes.... but mostly down to itunes... flashing the firmware (and losing stuff) and generally think the iPhone is pants as a phone.

    In fact its not got much going for it!

    iPhone, so much so I own 2 :oops:

    lol, it's all of a sudden become a iphone vs Desire thread! Desire 4 me.

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    guv;8676065

    Yes.... but mostly down to itunes... flashing the firmware (and losing … Yes.... but mostly down to itunes... flashing the firmware (and losing stuff) and generally think the iPhone is pants as a phone.In fact its not got much going for it!



    Do you not think with the new OS4 things might change with your view? even knowing there is a new iPhone in July being released?

    I'm thinking of waiting till July before deciding on keeping the iPhone, getting the new iphone 4G or getting a HTC Desire

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    saxo_appeal;8676128

    Do you not think with the new OS4 things might change with your view? … Do you not think with the new OS4 things might change with your view? even knowing there is a new iPhone in July being released?I'm thinking of waiting till July before deciding on keeping the iPhone, getting the new iphone 4G or getting a HTC Desire



    No. Ive seen the error of my ways.

    Being told I can now multi task doesnt cut it for me Im afraidd!

    Compared to the iPhone, I'd take the Desire. Apparently, we'll find out how Jobs plans to stay in the game with iPhone 4G in a couple of weeks (June 7). I've saved up the funds ready for one of those so hopefully, but I can't see myself parting with the Desire as my main phone anytime soon.

    Advantages of Desire
    1) Phone isn't dying to get into bed with iTunes every night
    2) Adobe Flash coming soon
    3) Upgradable memory (though to be fair you can't get 32GB MicroSD cards(can you?))
    4) Better customisation options - homescreens, massive range of settings, alternatives for almost everything including the dialer, messaging and email
    5) "Proper" multitasking
    6) Fast, and due to get faster with Froyo
    7) More open, easier to develop for and no real need to jailbreak

    Disadvantages
    1) Inferior audio quality
    2) Updates are dependent on HTC. If they decide they don't want to support the phone anymore you're stuck relying on the developer community. Apple are only dropping updates for the 2G now (which is about 3 years old), compared to the Hero for which HTC are dropping support only a year since release.
    3) UI isn't as polished as iPhone
    4) Not as intuitive to use (a counter-argument to advantage #4)
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