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AnonD-1082, 17 May 2011Android lags on the flagships and midrange. Just imagine how bad it will be running on a cheap... moreWhat the hell are you talking about i have a midrange Android phone and it has NO LAGG AT ALL
If you look at sales figures you will see that in virtually every region the midrange phone is a very popular price range. Only a select group (say 15-20% of the market share) consists of high-end users. Phones like the midrange Nokias have not been popular for no reason - only a very small group of consumers wants to pay either a higher monthly subscription or a fixed price for the phone with a contract.
So yes, this is a smart move, midrange Androids *should* hit the market and become popular, because it will only push the specs of midrange phones towards the high end ones if there high demand for a smoothly running Android; and we know there is a high demand.
First of all vodafone has already a budget android phones like 845 (Huawei)and 945(ZTE)these phones are similar to 858 smart. To be precise 845 and 858 are almost the same the main diference is desigen and lack of optical trackpad on 858. The cpu is the same , amount of ram is probably better not 128mb but 256mb. Ofc. i would still buy zte blade which is better than all the above mentioned. It is only £ 99 and yet all of them have similar cost.
ahah this phone make the symbians very bad.
why should you pay for a nokia,300 euro, when you can have a good android with a udge database of free software for 99 euro.
look at the zte blade, it s a very good phone.and cost 80 euro in some countries like switzerland.
that's cool Vodafone....finally someone has had the brains to launch an budget Android for the vox populi. If I may make an observation I would say that you guys always do things last but you do it well,correctly & which is beneficial for the masses.
Ashura, 16 May 2011So your saying this phone is garbage based on the os only?Thats...realy stupid.For an entry le... moreAndroid lags on the flagships and midrange. Just imagine how bad it will be running on a cheap hardware like this phone. It will be so bad, it should be considered as crime!
AnonD-1082, 16 May 2011I mean it's garbage because it's Andrioid. Put on Symbian on this device and I might consider ... moreSo your saying this phone is garbage based on the os only?Thats...realy stupid.For an entry level phone this phone is realy good and i´m glad Vodafone made it.Saying its garbage just because you don´t like Android is realy stupid and your not looking at the whole phone
I3iach, 16 May 2011Yes I agree it is garbage. But then again it was made for people whom coudnt afford to have th... moreI mean it's garbage because it's Andrioid. Put on Symbian on this device and I might consider buying one.
AnonD-1082, 16 May 2011It's more like garbage. Yes I agree it is garbage. But then again it was made for people whom coudnt afford to have the latest smartphones in the market, whom would like to have an android phone or are new users to the system.