On Wednesday 17 March 2010 23:58:06 Gary Boland wrote:
> +1 on the nexus, its a great every day phone and indeed mp3 player (32gb
> micro sd cards now available)
The OP was looking for something to replace his iphone, with a price plan
lower than his current one. The Hero was available for €80. How does a €700
phone - with no contract - fit that criteria? Or are they being offered on
contract in Ireland now?
My guess is that those raving about them (John, Gary) work for Google and
therefore got them free, or at a much reduced price. In the real world the
hero is (or was a couple of months ago, I haven't looked recently) one of the
more reasonable options for a low-cost but functional Android phone on
contract in Ireland.
If cost is not a factor, then there's a plethora of options out there for
Android / Linux smartphones that are as good as or better than the Nexus One -
Sony Ericsson's xperia x10 will be out soon as well, and there's always
Nokia's N900 which I have heard nothing but good stuff about.
Just injecting a little "objectivity" into the conversation ...
>> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:34 PM, John P. Looney <valen at tuatha.org> wrote:
> > I missed this one...
> > The Hero is OK, but it's very old hardware. Seriously. Don't. It's
> > similar to the G1, with a little more ram & flash. When I got my Nexus
> > One, it felt like "Aaaah, *thats* what a phone is supposed to feel like".
> > It's kinda sick to have 512MB of RAM and a 1Ghz processor with a large
> > cache, but ... yeah. It works really well for a java-based OS. Android
> > 2.1 is *nearly* ready - the betas I'm playing with are pretty stable now.
> > That likely means a bunch of companies are going to start releasing new
> > phones as
> > soon as it's done.
> > It's also worth mentioning that the Hero isn't an open phone - you can't
> > flash your own OS to it. You can with a G1Dev and a NexusOne, and some
> > Droid
> > phones.
> > John
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