Found 10th Apr 2009
OK i am trying to find out which touch screen phone i should get on contract, i am not sure which one is best and want some advice from people who have used them. Please do not say the obvious Iphone 3g, as i am currently selling mine

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I don't want another Iphone as my brother has bought one now and its killed the moment. I have high standards, so would want one that is as good as the iphone. Using GSMarena i am close to either buying the LG Arena or the HTC Touch HD.

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cant vouch for anything other than sony x1i, windows based tho, love it or hate it

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touch HD easily beats any competition out there at the moment

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pic in low lighting with my touch hd
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Get the HTC Touch HD, LG Arena looks like an iphone clone!

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LG Arena does look exactly like the iphone, which at first is why i was tempted...but those pics from the touch look awesome, the iphone pix suck. What are movies like on the HTC???

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hmm first time ive really looked at the htc properly.....maybe time for change

phone is actually hidden away on my sony amongst a load of other carp

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khy86;4882690

LG Arena does look exactly like the iphone, which at first is why i was … LG Arena does look exactly like the iphone, which at first is why i was tempted...but those pics from the touch look awesome, the iphone pix suck. What are movies like on the HTC???



ok so with movies you need to convert them using a free app... then they are full screen (so sexy) and sooo smooth! (you have to convert for iphone too so this is not a minus point)

until coreplayer catches up with the phone... once it does then you will be able to drag and drop films you download which will be a major plus point.

plus you can get tomtom with touch hd, the GPS is better, battery is better, you can tweak the screen responsivness ect...

oh and it has remote desktop!

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oh and it comes with a 8gb sdhc card which AFAIK is hot swapable

and it has miniusb charge and data port so you can practically charge your phone at anyones house

Did you get the phone on contract imranmaz?

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Spriggan;4882723

Did you get the phone on contract imranmaz?



yah.. free phone, 6months half price line rental, £40 quidco...

£35/month

600 mins
500 txt
unlimited internet

after cashback ect comes to about £28 a month 18months on o2

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put it this way dude.. my bro in law had the iphone 3g and after looking at my phone he gave the iphone to my sis and bought this.

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looks like HTC is leading, gonna have to check out the best contract offers over at the carphone

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khy86;4882740

looks like HTC is leading, gonna have to check out the best contract … looks like HTC is leading, gonna have to check out the best contract offers over at the carphone



have you thought about this bad boy?

mobiles.co.uk/htc…tml

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theres a couple of sites that compare contracts for you and you can pick what phone you want if you have a quick look

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didn't know that, will have to look

i love my touch diamond

have "dirty paper" theme, various audio programs on it

i can transfer bbc i-player stuff onto it

i have push email set up with various news feeds

it's brill

battery lasats a couple of days - just remember to tap the off button to turn off the screen when you're finished - dramatically extends battery life cos screen (very high rez) takes a lot of power

when my contract is up, i bet i stick with my touch diamond and flog whatever else they give me

very neat and small too

plus gps etc

i'm looking for a touch hd or possibly iphone. anyone recommend some sites to find a decent tariff ?
Thanks

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imy300;4917999

i'm looking for a touch hd or possibly iphone. anyone recommend some … i'm looking for a touch hd or possibly iphone. anyone recommend some sites to find a decent tariff ?Thanks



If you can wait 2 months then you should see the new iPhone, the Palm Pre and maybe the new Android phones.

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imy300;4917999

i'm looking for a touch hd or possibly iphone. anyone recommend some … i'm looking for a touch hd or possibly iphone. anyone recommend some sites to find a decent tariff ?Thanks


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ok thanks for the help guys. I think i might just wait and see what comes out in the next couple of months.

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imranmaz;4882674

touch HD easily beats any competition out there at the moment



No it really doesnt lol.

Photos are great, screen is great. browser is slow, buggy and takes an age to refresh the scren when scrolling.

hated it.

I'd wait until the new iphone is out. Don't bother buying an iphone currently though.

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vibeone;4928671

No it really doesnt lol.Photos are great, screen is great. browser is … No it really doesnt lol.Photos are great, screen is great. browser is slow, buggy and takes an age to refresh the scren when scrolling.hated it.I'd wait until the new iphone is out. Don't bother buying an iphone currently though.


ya rly it does. you can fw update and it gets heaps more responsive, the internet is faster than the iPhone too! how long did you have it for?

to the guy that pm'd me, I got it from mobiles.co.uk

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imranmaz;4928755

ya rly it does. you can fw update and it gets heaps more responsive, the … ya rly it does. you can fw update and it gets heaps more responsive, the internet is faster than the iPhone too! how long did you have it for? to the guy that pm'd me, I got it from mobiles.co.uk


Dude... you clearly love your phone, and thats fair enough, but the Op wants an objective view on things. You go a bit too far with your love!

Anyway, I had it about a week. Come on, lets have a sensible conversation - its a great phone, but the OS sucks, and so does the browser. Beyond that... its the second best phone in the world.

Oh and you are right - on 3g or edge, iphone is stupidly slow - slower than my nokia n95. But on wifi... it wipes the flaw with any device I've used.

I dont get why the Touch HD / Opera is so slow - I dont mean internet speed, I mean the actually CPU or processing speed.

BTW, I had an original SPV, SP E100, E200, XDA (original one), a million other pdas - all windows mobile, and I loved it... but it just didn't move with the times, and no amount of SPB loviness, will hide it completely.

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doesa anyone know if the t-mobile Vairy touch (aka: ZTE X760) is more designed for girls rather then boys

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imranmaz;4929292

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7fBRUwOYUM&feature=relatedWoW!!



Yes, that guy's voice is crazy.

Add to the above list the LG Viewty 2, especially if you're into your camera phones.

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vibeone;4929556

Dude... you clearly love your phone, and thats fair enough, but the Op … Dude... you clearly love your phone, and thats fair enough, but the Op wants an objective view on things. You go a bit too far with your love!Anyway, I had it about a week. Come on, lets have a sensible conversation - its a great phone, but the OS sucks, and so does the browser. Beyond that... its the second best phone in the world.Oh and you are right - on 3g or edge, iphone is stupidly slow - slower than my nokia n95. But on wifi... it wipes the flaw with any device I've used.I dont get why the Touch HD / Opera is so slow - I dont mean internet speed, I mean the actually CPU or processing speed.BTW, I had an original SPV, SP E100, E200, XDA (original one), a million other pdas - all windows mobile, and I loved it... but it just didn't move with the times, and no amount of SPB loviness, will hide it completely.



lol get over yourself.. and read the op "Please do not say the obvious Iphone 3g, as i am currently selling mine"

and the touch hd isnt slow...
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm247/imranmaz/DoingItWrong6.jpg

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imranmaz;4934743

lol get over yourself.. and read the op "Please do not say the obvious … lol get over yourself.. and read the op "Please do not say the obvious Iphone 3g, as i am currently selling mine"and the touch hd isnt slow...


lol all the proof I needed you are deluding yourself to make yourself feel better.

Was happy to have a conversation with ya, but clearly wasting my time.

It is slow - the browser I'm talking about - and has been noted as such by many others.

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vibeone;4934818

lol all the proof I needed you are deluding yourself to make yourself … lol all the proof I needed you are deluding yourself to make yourself feel better.Was happy to have a conversation with ya, but clearly wasting my time.It is slow - the browser I'm talking about - and has been noted as such by many others.



lol chill out man... i updated the opera to 9.5... check it out:
(not my vid)
youtube.com/wat…l_k

there are about three apps that tweak the system and after puting them on the touch hd runs like a dream. also if you update the FW to the one for the diamond touch pro 2 then it runs even faster.

the pic i added in my last post was refering to the fact that you only had it a week and i doubt you did much in regards to customisation or optimisation.

it takes a little reading but when it is dont it beats the iphone hands down... honestly!

I can only think of one thing that the iphone does better... but there is even a tweak on my phone to allocate more resources to the touch screen to make it more responsive.. its not "as" good as the iphone touch screen but is excellent in its own right

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imranmaz;4935173

lol chill out man... i updated the opera to 9.5... check it out:(not my … lol chill out man... i updated the opera to 9.5... check it out:(not my vid)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oV9LFPEl_kthere are about three apps that tweak the system and after puting them on the touch hd runs like a dream. also if you update the FW to the one for the diamond touch pro 2 then it runs even faster.the pic i added in my last post was refering to the fact that you only had it a week and i doubt you did much in regards to customisation or optimisation.it takes a little reading but when it is dont it beats the iphone hands down... honestly!I can only think of one thing that the iphone does better... but there is even a tweak on my phone to allocate more resources to the touch screen to make it more responsive.. its not "as" good as the iphone touch screen but is excellent in its own right


Now we're talking - I'm open minded trust me.

First off, I had the device not long after it was released, so admittedly not only did I not customise it much, it was based on the original FW release. I did put a custom rom on it - from xda devs, but obviously at that time, they were all based on earlier base roms.

The reasons I think the iphone is better, and I genuinely do, but at the same time admit and accept others dont, are... 1) the browser, barring the lack of flash, is faster, smoother and doesn't seem to crash like I suffered with the Touch HD. 2) The app store, and general installation method are easy to use, and the operation system is smooth.

Having said all that, I'd love the iphone to have the gorgeous screen, the massive res and the hardware buttons that apple seems to hate.

As for the responsiveness of screens... it weird. I don't get how the iphone does it. I've not seen any other phone, or even touch screen systems of any kind manage to scroll and move around as smoothly as the iphone.

What I'm saying is, hardware wise - I bloody love the HD. I just think the WM software lets it down.

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vibeone;4935305

Now we're talking - I'm open minded trust me.First off, I had the device … Now we're talking - I'm open minded trust me.First off, I had the device not long after it was released, so admittedly not only did I not customise it much, it was based on the original FW release. I did put a custom rom on it - from xda devs, but obviously at that time, they were all based on earlier base roms.The reasons I think the iphone is better, and I genuinely do, but at the same time admit and accept others dont, are... 1) the browser, barring the lack of flash, is faster, smoother and doesn't seem to crash like I suffered with the Touch HD. 2) The app store, and general installation method are easy to use, and the operation system is smooth.Having said all that, I'd love the iphone to have the gorgeous screen, the massive res and the hardware buttons that apple seems to hate.As for the responsiveness of screens... it weird. I don't get how the iphone does it. I've not seen any other phone, or even touch screen systems of any kind manage to scroll and move around as smoothly as the iphone. What I'm saying is, hardware wise - I bloody love the HD. I just think the WM software lets it down.



yeah i think you must have got your hands on a very early version... i didnt have any crashes with opera out the box... and skyfire is a new browser that promises to be even better.

touch screen wise the reason the iphone is so responsive is because it uses a different type of touch screen compared to any other phone i know of... but you can't use it with gloves ect.. you need to use your hand.. this is not the case with touch hd and with the responsive setting up it is very smooth!

I hardly touch the WM SW... the touchflo is quite comprehensive... but the SBP 3.0 looks freaking amazing!!

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what happened to that other shell that was pretty much as smooth as the iphone?

cant remember the name... Point UI maybe?

What happened it - that showed really promise.

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i just have to say that the iphone is an awesome phone, truly amazing. It obviously has its flaws such as camera, no bluetooth and no video recording. The reason why i sold it may seem odd to most people. But the day my brother came home and told me he bought the iphone 3g, i just looked down at my phone and sighed.

A few weeks later i sold it :D. That is why i am now looking for something to compare, from what i have heard the touch HD comes close, if not beats the iphone. Just wondering what the games and apps are like on the HD, also i will really miss the touch sensitivity of the iphone, which i am guessing is unrivalled by other phones on the market.

I am close to buying the LG Arena solely because i missed the £20/m offer for the touch HD, and now the cheapest i am able to find is £30/m. Also considered the Ultra Tocco or the Pixon, but the keypad of the ultra lets it down, and the functionality of Samsungs touch screens seem far behind that of LG, Apple and HTC. I also looked at the LG renoir, which no1 seems to be talking about, well the major problem with LG is that there is a 2.5mm headphone port, which sucks. So by trial and error, everything is pointing to the touch HD, which suprisingly enough is the most expensive of the lot.

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khy86;4936315

i just have to say that the iphone is an awesome phone, truly amazing. It … i just have to say that the iphone is an awesome phone, truly amazing. It obviously has its flaws such as camera, no bluetooth and no video recording. The reason why i sold it may seem odd to most people. But the day my brother came home and told me he bought the iphone 3g, i just looked down at my phone and sighed.A few weeks later i sold it :D. That is why i am now looking for something to compare, from what i have heard the touch HD comes close, if not beats the iphone. Just wondering what the games and apps are like on the HD, also i will really miss the touch sensitivity of the iphone, which i am guessing is unrivalled by other phones on the market.I am close to buying the LG Arena solely because i missed the £20/m offer for the touch HD, and now the cheapest i am able to find is £30/m. Also considered the Ultra Tocco or the Pixon, but the keypad of the ultra lets it down, and the functionality of Samsungs touch screens seem far behind that of LG, Apple and HTC. I also looked at the LG renoir, which no1 seems to be talking about, well the major problem with LG is that there is a 2.5mm headphone port, which sucks. So by trial and error, everything is pointing to the touch HD, which suprisingly enough is the most expensive of the lot.



if you do go for the touch hd make sure you get it on O2 and not orange... get the unlimited internet free bolt on.

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its so expensive on o2 though. Does any1 know when Viewty 2 comes out, seems very good with 32gb built in

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khy86;4936435

its so expensive on o2 though. Does any1 know when Viewty 2 comes out, … its so expensive on o2 though. Does any1 know when Viewty 2 comes out, seems very good with 32gb built in



dude from mobiles.co.uk after quidco and cashback it works out like around £28/month 18months phone is free is that out of budget?

Touch HD is an excellent phone, very impressed by it.

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khy86;4936435

its so expensive on o2 though. Does any1 know when Viewty 2 comes out, … its so expensive on o2 though. Does any1 know when Viewty 2 comes out, seems very good with 32gb built in



I think it's out around May, although the 32gb is not built in. Looks pretty good though.
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