There is no secondary camera for video conferencing. That;s a huge knock on a smart phone like this. These phones will never get it all right, something always seems to be missing.
This Machine is awesome... I am not sure what HTC is going to do with its Android devices. This phone has all the feature i want to have in a phone. Hope this will come within my budget... :)
MBAH MARIJANS, 04 May 2009This Phone will not Gonna beat IDOU, Because SAMSUNG need something better than this.Hello SE fanboy. They already *have* something better.
A - n - d - r - o - i - d.
The only thing "Idou" have is 12mpx camera. But then again, the megapixels doesn't matter that much, it could still be crap pictures.
Symbian sucks. Just like SE and Nokia.
is it just me or does that have the same display as the HTC Dream??
This will most likely be my next smartphone because:
The design seams solid, clasic, suficiant 3.2 screen size and slim build enabling 1 hand usage. The specs match all the funktions that i value and the camera has been rated to be rather good, which I find important also. It has an on-screen keyboard that insures the most screensize for viewing webpages and movies. I will most likely have to wait to try it in the shop before buying though since the respons and setup of the on-scren keyboard i vital.
Competition at this moment is:
Sony Ericsson Idou
Htc Magic, has a smarter navigation with more dedicated buttons but the camera is not as good and less MP, the body is thicker, smaler battery, seams more plastic than Samsung I7500, reduced bluetooth support (maybe), and I just prefer the design of Samsung I7500, though i would prefer the coating of the phone to be that of HTC touch HD.
Sony E Idou is somewhat thicker, and though packing i high MP camera and a 0.3" larger screen, is running symbian.... :( Though symbian is an acceptable operating system I would not dare buying a phone without the future operating OS "Android". Basically Android just seams so much more advanced, stable and interessting than symbian and winMo, so for me I'm prefering any device with this OS. Also I like Idou, and should the on-screen keyboard show to be much better than Samsung I7500 and should the phone show to have faster aplication respons than that of samsung I7500, this will most likely be my choise in stead.
Anyways - theese are my thoughts on my choise of my upcomming smartphone.
Best regards - Andreas (Denmark)
Ravikiran, 04 May 2009Hello Gang! Anyone using this babay? What's the damage to pocket like? Release date approximately June. Nobody has it yet....
pb, 30 Apr 2009 hello , GPS or not GPS in this phone ? thanks ! pbSamsung I7500 supports GPS
Anyone using this babay? What's the damage to pocket like?
This Phone will not Gonna beat IDOU, Because SAMSUNG need something better than this.
Wonder why Samsung is using the Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz instead of the newer MSM7201A that is in most of the other Android fones. The MSM7201A is smaller, finished in 65nm. The MSM7200A in 90nm. Otherwise specs seem to be the same. Maybe the 7200A is cheaper?
Pouria, 30 Apr 2009Where is the CPU?From what I've seen on the net, it will feature a Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz processor. That should make it quick enough so there is little or no lag. Just hope we start getting more Apps for Android! Symbian & WinMo (not to mention Apple) have alot more out there but Android is still a young OS. Have to wait & see.
Anonymous, 01 May 2009Read through the specs again: Features Geo-tagging This means there is GPSactually it is written GPS--Yes
Anonymous, 01 May 2009Read through the specs again: Features Geo-tagging This means there is GPSnot neccessarily...geo tagging is also possible thru cell-phone tower triangulation!!
George, 30 Apr 2009I just can't understand why some people compare just incomparable phones??? I mean, phones the... moreAndroid is upgradgable. you can find active android forums all over internet to get the latest ROM and flash it to your phone.
I have G1 and Android OS is great (I've been a long time user of WinMo). G1 wasn't perfect out of the box, but with few tweaks, the system is running great. I have upgraded the system to 1.5 even before Tmobile releasing the update.
As far as Apps freezing/not responding/etc, Android rarely does it. Sometimes we have poorly written Apps from the market that crashes when you open it. As for the OS itself, it is more solidly build than WinMo. No memory leak (like Tmo Wing/HTC herald), screen rotation is smooth and quick, etc.
IMO, Android is a better system than WinMo, Symbian, or Blackberry. The downside that I've encounter so far is the high learning curb to be able to do more with the phone. I'm not saying learning curb for normal, daily use of the phone, but more advanced tasks like flashing ROM, using command lines to change the "secret" settings, etc.