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Hey all, its been a while since I posted!
anyways, I've been looking into getting a new phone this month, I'm currently using a Blackberry curve (8520) I think... and as much as i love RIM (just because they are Canadian) I have to admit, they are pretty far behind the *Curve* (pun intended) on the smartphone front.

As this is my 1st REAL smart phone, I'm a little foggy on what to get. I know I want android, something rootable, it doesn't need to come with gingerbread, but I would like it to be upgradable. As for brand, I dont care, this is where you guys come in. I'm in Canada, wont sign a contract, so money isn't the huge issue, but it is a factor. Not sure if I want to go current gen, or save quite a bit and go last gen...

Open to suggestions, input, and information! I'm a cell phone newb!


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Galaxy S phones are great mine out preformed my brothers iphone 4 and it was cheaper. The only reason Im selling mine is I want money.lol
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with the SII around the corner, should I wait?
    
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If you want to pay more money then ya it might be worth it. As from my experiance the Galaxy i have is amazing does everything I have ever wanted and then some. I rooted it for 2.2 with a overclocked rom. No guarantee that the SII will. Plus currently has one of the best screens out there.

I love it, the only reason Im selling mine is I would rather have a better lens from my camera, otherwise I would never sell it.
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yeah? the camera i could care less about. PM me
    
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I'd say the S2 or the Sensation if you want current Gen (S2 being my choice), or a Galaxy S/Desire HD if you want to save money. I think buying the latest gen is worth it at this point, because they are a significant step up, but they are much more expensive too. Choice is yours.
    
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see, i love the idea of new and fast! buuuut having never had a real phone before, and never even played with one, will I miss anything by saving a few bucks and getting a good last gen one used (I also figure if I really want an S2 or something a few months from now, I could sell my whatever for a couple hundred still...)
    
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anyone else have any suggestions? I found out that AWS support would be ideal, better packages here for that, but I know they are far less common
    
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i got the atrix and loving it, play all 3d games smoothes like butter, also like the finger print unlock thing, but since the GS2 is coming out in a month, u should wait since it will basiclly have all the spec the atrix has but with better camera, screen and new tech.
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do either support aws (1700/2100) bands? also, I imagine I would be paying 800$+ to get my hands on either. I wish the Galaxy S supported AWS
    
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