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RGB AMOLED


People have no idea how much of a handicap the pentile matrix is on the screen. It messes the colors and makes everything all fuzzy. An AMOLED display with a proper RGB matrix will be as crisp as an IPS screen, but with infinitely better contrast and better visibility in sunlight. There literally isn't any downside. If Samsung can figure out how to make a 1920x1080 24" SAMOLED+ monitor they will kill IPS.


If the Galaxy S II arrives in the next couple of months I'll be selling my Desire to get one.
    
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Have fun giving your money to companies that have garbage support, nathris.
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We live in Canada, there's no such thing as support anyways.

Question is are you the type of person to prefer no contract (stay with tmobile after expire) and buy a phone straight up or to get a phone with new contract? In the current state it's best to wait.
    
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I'm sorry for my lack of android knowledge but are these third-party application all free like a jail broken iphone? I have a 3gs jailbroken and download all my apps from a website.

So with the atrix, I wouldn't be able to do that, if there was an option like the jailbroken iphones?
    
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Actually Samsung literally has no support in Canada. No online tech support, no email, and their online RMA service is busted. I'm still trying to get my monitor sent in. The phone only comes with a 1 year warranty anyway. Its not like I'll be needing it.


The only support that counts comes from XDA-Developers. If I do get it I'll just root it and install an AOSP rom anyway, so what do I need software support for?




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I'm sorry for my lack of android knowledge but are these third-party application all free like a jail broken iphone? I have a 3gs jailbroken and download all my apps from a website.

So with the atrix, I wouldn't be able to do that, if there was an option like the jailbroken iphones?

You can install an app from the marketplace call appInstaller. It lets you install apps from the SD card. You'll still be able to install appInstaller on the Atrix, but the system will prevent you from installing any apps. (It will just say you don't have permission)
    
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Actually Samsung literally has no support in Canada. No online tech support, no email, and their online RMA service is busted. I'm still trying to get my monitor sent in. The phone only comes with a 1 year warranty anyway. Its not like I'll be needing it.


The only support that counts comes from XDA-Developers. If I do get it I'll just root it and install an AOSP rom anyway, so what do I need software support for?


You can install an app from the marketplace call appInstaller. It lets you install apps from the SD card. You'll still be able to install appInstaller on the Atrix, but the system will prevent you from installing any apps. (It will just say you don't have permission)
Pretty sure the same thing will happen w/ the Atrix. The Droid X was supposed to be unhackable, and it uses the same eFuse system the Atrix has, and that was hacked before the phone actually shipped.

To the OP, your contract's not up till March, so just go into an AT&T store and play w/ the Atrix come Feb 22 and see how you like it. If you do like it, then get it after your contract ends. By then someone should've hacked the phone anyways.

Nothing else on the map that's going to be released soon. Earliest I've heard is Optimus 2X on April and HTC Pyramid in May for T-mobile. Both will have similar specs to the Atrix (512mb less ram on the 2X), but I don't think anything faster will be coming out soon.
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I say jump on the Atrix now. I made a mistake a bought the Inspire 4G the other day. It's a great phone except for the battery life is horrendous. It bothers me even though it doesn't affect me (I'm a software engineer so I can charge my phone at work all day).

I'll be returning it for the Atrix next Tuesday. $35 re-stocking fee; meh.
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I guess I'm pretty sure I'll get the atrix this coming tuesday also. Anyone getting the laptop dock...?

So you still can't install your apps onto your SD card, not that it matters with the atrix. I jumped onto the first nexus and had this problem so switched back to 3gs, but I was hoping the latest android would of fixed that.

Sorry I haven't been up to date with the latest cell tech.

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I guess I'm pretty sure I'll get the atrix this coming tuesday also. Anyone getting the laptop dock...?

So you still can't install your apps onto your SD card, not that it matters with the atrix. I jumped onto the first nexus and had this problem so switched back to 3gs, but I was hoping the latest android would of fixed that.

Sorry I haven't been up to date with the latest cell tech.

Thanks!
I have a Samsung Captivate, and you can definately install apps into the sd card. I'm pretty sure you don't need to be rooted to do this.

To the people complaining about the stock launchers Touchwiz, Moto Blur etc... who uses the stock launchers anyways? There are a ton of launchers in the market (Launcher Pro, ADW, Go Launcher etc.).
    
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But thats on Rogers.

This is a restriction that AT&T enforces.
    
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