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And I want to get an Android based one, it tickles the geek inside me like it's a two year old every time I use one

I know prices range very differently here in SA, but I wanted to know what I would be aiming for in a mid range sort of price bracket? A friend of mine has the Motorola Milestone (same thing as a Droid?) which I have thought about getting, but apparently motorola support sucks since that phone is still sitting on android 2.2.

I don't use my phone much but that's probably because I'm sitting with a nokia n70 at the moment XD
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I have a couple friends that have the Samsung Galaxy S series of phone and they really like them. I personally have win mobile phone from work that sucks! But i don't have to pay for it. I would love to get one but can't see paying monthly fees. Good luck!
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Im in love with my galaxy s 2, its fast and brilliant and light
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yeah get the galaxy, havnt seen the atrix here at all
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by biltong View Post
And I want to get an Android based one, it tickles the geek inside me like it's a two year old every time I use one

I know prices range very differently here in SA, but I wanted to know what I would be aiming for in a mid range sort of price bracket? A friend of mine has the Motorola Milestone (same thing as a Droid?) which I have thought about getting, but apparently motorola support sucks since that phone is still sitting on android 2.2.

I don't use my phone much but that's probably because I'm sitting with a nokia n70 at the moment XD
The OG Droid can't "handle" Gingerbread, which is why it's still sitting on FroYo.

But what most people don't get is, the OG Droid is the easiest phone to find custom ROMs (Custom made Android OS's) for, and kernels for OC'ing that 600Mhz CPU to about 1.2Ghz sometimes 1.4Ghz if you can keep the temps down and stable.

So if you decide on a milestone, Root it, ROM it, and Overclock it, and it'll definitely be well worth your money, considering it's pretty much an un-brickable phone
 
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I love my sgs, lots of dev support, unbrickable as long as you have downliad mode or a jig.

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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
The OG Droid can't "handle" Gingerbread, which is why it's still sitting on FroYo.

But what most people don't get is, the OG Droid is the easiest phone to find custom ROMs (Custom made Android OS's) for, and kernels for OC'ing that 600Mhz CPU to about 1.2Ghz sometimes 1.4Ghz if you can keep the temps down and stable.

So if you decide on a milestone, Root it, ROM it, and Overclock it, and it'll definitely be well worth your money, considering it's pretty much an un-brickable phone
This is good news to my friend

The galaxy S2 looks insane but I'm not sure I like samsung's design. I also can't find any local pricing on google :/
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go for the atrix. its an awesome phone, and it is set to get 2.3 soon
    
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Originally Posted by trentonv17 View Post
go for the atrix. its an awesome phone, and it is set to get 2.3 soon
Atrix already got GB in late July

Although if your not liking these fancy new phone, the OG Droid option is always out there, and it's a hella solid phone. (Wish I still had mine.. :/)

Atrix is pretty nice, really good phone, solid phone at that.

S2 is really nice, SAMOLD screen is really vibrant and beautiful.

Nexus S has my personal vote over the OG Droid, Atrix, then S2.

EDIT - But also keep in mind, if your wanting a straight Vanilla experience (Pure Android) go with a Nexus S, or a OG Droid. You can skip all the bloatware and MotoBlur and TouchWiz (Samsung).
But both phones above and all the ones listed are pretty high-demand phones so there are quit a few Devs out there, so Custom ROMs won't be too hard to snag
 
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Sigh pricing is impossible to find. Guess I'm gonna have to go to an outlet sometime.

Thanks for the suggestions though
Edited by biltong - 8/6/11 at 9:08am
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