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Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 08:36:41 AEST 2011

Mines an Ideos (u8150). I'm inclined to agree that the sound quality
is not as good as the older phones. I tend to use a Plantronics
headset with mine, and it's much better via that than using the
internal speaker. The wireless access point function works well,
although it pulls the battery down fairly quickly. An $8 cigarette
lighter to USB converter for the car is close to essential with most
of these smartphones as the battery technology seems to be running a
bit behind.

I used the thing as my only computer for a few weeks after our
earthquakes and it was better than I would have expected. One tip:
inputting text is almost impossible without using one of the keyboard
assistant apps like Swype. With a bit of practice I can write quite
fast on my phone.

... but I still would definitely not recommend using it as an ebook reader!

On 26 September 2011 11:24, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:
> On 24/09/11 15:08, David Boxall wrote:
>> Not everyone has a smart phone. Everybody who's tried one in my area has
>> found data rates slow to zero. None of the smart phones has actually
>> worked as a phone. Not well enough to justify the purchase, at least. ...
> Yes. I purchased a Huawei Deuce U8520 Dual SIM Android Smart Phone last
> week. It does not work as well for making phone calls as my old 2G flip
> phone. The smart functions are useful, assuming I am in a location where
> I can get the signal for them to work, but overall I have found the
> experience disappointing:
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2011/09/huawei-deuce-u8520-dual-sim-android.html
> ps: I have to confess the reason I bought the phone was peer group
> pressure. In preparation for TEDx Canberra we were all asked to download
> the event registration app to our smart phones. I was one of the few who
> did not have a smart phone and so went out and bought one. Also I
> thought it might be useful for wireless Internet access, but so far it
> is not.
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