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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It IS cheap
by nicolasgoddone on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:50 UTC
nicolasgoddone
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2009-04-20

People complaining that this is not cheap obviously aren't early adopters or haven't bought a top of the line Android/iOS device near release dates. For the specs this device is cheap, period. Stop comparing it in functions to whichever device that has 256 of RAM or 800 ~ 1000 Mhz processor, this is a 45 nm. beastly chipset of the HTC Sensation which unlocked will set you back more that 550 Us$ !!, those who claim it is expensive are so wrong and clueless.

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RE: It IS cheap
by Soulbender on Thu 1st Sep 2011 19:35 in reply to "It IS cheap"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Anyone who think $300 is globally cheap is wrong and clueless.

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RE: It IS cheap
by stanbr on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 19:46 in reply to "It IS cheap"
stanbr Member since:
2009-05-22

Read the title again: "The Cheap Android Phone Is Here, But It's Not What You'd Expect"

So we are talking primarily about prices, not specs. In this context, the phone is not that cheap. The article is trying to say that there is a cheap phone that is also powerful. What some are trying to say is that there are many other alternative, much cheaper.

Cheap and not so powerful android phones is a reality. Cheap and powerful android phones (as the article tries to convince us) is not really a reality, cuz 300 dollars is a significant amount of money.

Cya.

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