Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 14:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While US Android users are all full of glee that they're finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States, a far more significant Android smartphone is being developed... In China. It's faster than any other smartphone, has a beautiful and fluid user interface, top-notch hardware quality, a dual-partition setup so you can keep using the phone while it updates... And will sell for a mere $310, no contract or whatever other nonsense. Hello Xiaomi Phone.
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Color me unimpressed
by Machster on Wed 31st Aug 2011 18:44 UTC
Machster
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2007-05-15

$300 is cheap? This article must be joking.

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RE: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 18:51 in reply to "Color me unimpressed"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's about half the price of slower phones from large brands like Apple and Samsung.

I'd say that's cheap.

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RE[2]: Color me unimpressed
by Machster on Wed 31st Aug 2011 18:58 in reply to "RE: Color me unimpressed"
Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Hardly, Thom. I just bought a new unlocked Samsung Focus with AMOLED screen for $200.

Edited 2011-08-31 19:02 UTC

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RE[2]: Color me unimpressed
by Soulbender on Thu 1st Sep 2011 19:23 in reply to "RE: Color me unimpressed"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'd say that's cheap.


Only in the sense that a Porsche is cheap compared to a Rolls-Royce. Both are still expensive for most people.

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RE: Color me unimpressed
by Piranha on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:00 in reply to "Color me unimpressed"
Piranha Member since:
2008-06-24

I don't call a phone "Free".. or $200 .. when I have to sign my life away into a 3 year contract up here in Canada. I refuse to sign contracts, period. If I have no other choice, then the most I go is 1 year.

If I can get this phone for $300 brand new (200-250 used), that's perfect.

I'm hoping its bootloader allows for unsigned images (ie Cyanogenmod). Dual booting multiple environments could be really useful.

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