subzerobob, 24 Dec 2012Xda has a CM9 that lots of people like, also I'm almost happy to report that it seems I have w... moreWhat a refief that CM 9 has been released for it. I was afraid that I would have to sit down and cook the custom roms on my own using the xda kitchen! LOL!
The arrow pad is a great addition. I'll miss the jump key but I'm willing to trade that for the arrow buttons. I have a few games that I'm dying to try out.
Thanks for your input and advice! :-)
ricAndroid, 11 Dec 2012I can't wait until I get my discount. I may wind up just getting this and use my Sidekick 4G a... moreXda has a CM9 that lots of people like, also I'm almost happy to report that it seems I have worked out my differences with t-mobile, the plan is actly cheaper and I will know for sure on 28th when it kicks in. Look up my posts on xda - I posted a comparisson picture where this the only qwerty phone (out of 7) with front facing camera, fully loaded, that would work with any gsm carrier in the world (yes it does need sim unlock code from t-mobile, but that's easy). The only thing this phone doenst have is fm radio, but even my other phones with FM - I never used that function before, because u still have to plug smnthg in to use as an antenna... I just use pandora or slacker or spotify or whatever instead, is much better than fm... oh, yeah I the qwerty has arrow keys instead of track pads, and those arrow keys are awesome cuz u can use them as a D-pad when u play games, awesome! I never liked track pads at all, stocked about the "d-pad"!
zandgreen, 15 Dec 2012Why not unlocking the US device to use it in Europe? Or that will not work?Yes, It's possible. I imported one and unlocked it. Works like a Charm.
Why not unlocking the US device to use it in Europe? Or that will not work?
This phone specs are quite similar as Samsung Galaxy S Blaze. Only Keyboard is major hardware difference.
I can't wait until I get my discount. I may wind up just getting this and use my Sidekick 4G as a backup.
Hopefully, xda will come through and give the SK4G CyanogenMod soon. Until the time arrives, this phone is looking good for me.
For a medium priced phone you will get your moneys worth. The only failing I see is the resolution on the pre-installed app. I downloaded a movie player and it seemed to nullify that issue. The keyboard is fantastic, the memory and processor are outstanding. The camera is a bit lacking but anyone that complains about a 5mb camera is either a photographer or being nit picky for no reason. I took a picture on this phone along with my htc 4g slide which has a bigger camera and higher resolution and I didn't see a difference.
If you want a keyboard phone, this is the best there is. If you want a flashy phone that only does alot if you pay for the data plan, get an iphone.
subzerobob, 08 Dec 2012got this phone for free from walmart.com [with 2 year contract renewal with t-mobile], and it ... morebeware of t-mobile scam rip-off! the phone was working with blazing fast 4g speeds on my old t-mobile plan, but about 18 hours into it, t-mobile caught on that I have a 4g phone on a 3g plan and stop my data service altogether saying: "Your plan doesn't support this phone" crap. Oh yeah? then how come it did for 18 hours until you caught up with me? Now they want me to upgrade my plan and pay almost 50% more per month than what I used to pay before... The best thing would be to have this phone and have something like simple mobile or any pre-paid carrier, not blood suckers like t-mobile
got this phone for free from walmart.com [with 2 year contract renewal with t-mobile], and it looks like it comes already factory unlocked... but i'm not sure, cuz i would have to put another carrier sim inside and the paperwork from walmart specifically says that i will get charged like $200 penalty if i do this within 181 days of "purchase." other than that - the no FM radio thing doesn't bother me, considering that the phone has pretty much everything else that no other phone quite has. now i am just looking for a guide how to root the damn thing cuz I want to start loading the good apps
I got new brand SGS Blaze @USD250 without contract. I am interested to buy SGS Relay without contract. What is the price?