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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RE: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 18:51 UTC 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[3]: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Color me unimpressed"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The Samsung Focus is one year old and considerably less sophisticated than this thing. Only single core, 1Ghz, and only 256MB of RAM. This phone is in a considerably different ballpark - it's using components that have barely been released, let alone put in any phone.

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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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