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Edit: Further price drop until 18:00 tonight in the T-Mobile PAYG sale!

You could be forgiven for not knowing much about the Pulse, particularly if you are still a hardcore WM fan that hasn't taken a lot of notice of what's going on in the Android world. But it's time to sit up and take notice.

T-Mobile have dropped the price of the Pulse to £137.01 on Pre-Pay!

I published an extensive review of the Pulse, a rebranded Huawei U8220, in this post on Engadget, but a quick overview of the specs for you...
  • Android 1.5 'cupcake'
  • 528MHz Qualcomm Processor
  • Quad Band EDGE, Dual Band HSDPA
  • 3.5" HVGA Capacitive Screen
  • 3.1 Megapixel Camera
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Tilt Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • microSD Expansion
  • microUSB
  • 1500mAh Battery
  • 62.5 x 116 x 13.6 millimetres
  • 135g
If you think that sounds like a pretty decent spec then you're absolutely right - it's a very nice device and at a paltry £137.01 (plus a tenner topup voucher and 20 quid for unlock if required) it's simply stunning. What's more, the Pulse is easily rooted, easily customised, has custom ROM options available in our Pulse forum and is a tweaker's dream. All of the things we love about Windows Mobile...?

Should WinMo be afraid from such bargain offerings? Discuss! :D You can read more details on the Pulse at the Product Page.

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PS I've just realised that if you click through using Quidco to buy, you can get £15 cashback too!

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Looks like a good deal. How are imei-check coming along with the unlock?

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But it's time to sit up and take notice.


No it's not, take ur n00b phone elsewhere please :D

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Nah its an ugly phone. Granted I havent used an Android before. If it was the HTC Eris or Rome for that price then that would be different :D

Edited by agent.m, 02 December 2009 - 10:42 AM.

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Looks like a good deal. How are imei-check coming along with the unlock?

AFAIK they've not finished it yet... :D

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Nobody even knows what the Rome is yet!

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Nobody even knows what the Rome is yet!

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Yeah I was getting it mixed up with Eris but did find a few reports that lean towards Android

http://experts.theli...droid-htc-rome/

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Nah its an ugly phone. Granted I havent used an Android before. If it was the HTC Eris or Rome for that price then that would be different :D


Serious? For this price? Sexiest phone alive.. :(

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I impulse-ordered one last night with the quidco click through, just got an email in from T-Mobile to say that its out of stock :D Anyone else actually manage to get one out of them?

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Oh no! :D

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Instock at T-mobile store in Telford if that helps anyone.

Fantastic deal btw cause at the moment it has the pay as you go sim with unlimited texts and internet when you top-up 10 pound per month!

137.01 for the phone, top-up 10 per month and have unlimited texts and internet, if you don't use minutes then its cheap as chips for everything you could need :D

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Serious? For this price? Sexiest phone alive.. :(


I shall do my homework :D

I've only messed with Andriod on my phone (through emulation) and a quick go on the G2 (almost bought it but had already ordered MDA Compact V/Diamond 2).
Im used to the HTC Sense thing.So anything else isnt the same for me with android. Please excuse my ignorance. I've yet to catchup.

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t-mobile website is showing £91.34 til 18.00 tonight, plus you can still get £15 Quidco

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INSANE!

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Swindon T-Mobile had them in stock, got one this morning.

Very impressed with it so far (this is my first Android device, coming from a Vario III). Haven't seen better for the price.

The only problem I have so far is that I cant view websites that use basic authentication (in windows these are the ones that pop up a grey windows dialog for your username and password, rather than using a form in the page as most sites do), I just get a 401 unauthorised and I'm never asked for my login. This is actually a real problem for me - anyone had this before or have any ideas?

Should I even be using the built in browser or should I download soemthing else.
Now to go find the "essential android software installs" thread....


EDIT: Just seen the online price drop - argh! typical...

Edited by Gisky, 03 December 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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Price drop for today only to £101.34, typical indeed!

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Price drop for today only to £101.34, typical indeed!

Glad they were out of stock on Tuesday now :D Just rang the sales team and they changed the price to the discount one for me, should hopefully get my quidco cashback too as its going through as the same order as the one I originally placed following their link. Bargin at £86 with £10 credit on the phone to play with while I wait for an unlock :(

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I impulse-ordered one last night with the quidco click through, just got an email in from T-Mobile to say that its out of stock :D Anyone else actually manage to get one out of them?



Yup. Managed to persuade the Oxford St. branch to sell me one at £91

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I impulse-ordered one last night with the quidco click through, just got an email in from T-Mobile to say that its out of stock ;) Anyone else actually manage to get one out of them?

Yeah I got mine last Saturday. went into the t-mobile store. Unfortunately it's a christmas present so i can't use it yet. :( i believe that you are more likely to get it from the shop :D

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Yup. Managed to persuade the Oxford St. branch to sell me one at £91


I thought it was only online!

Do you think its too late for me to try today? :D

Btw in what oxford Streeet branch there are loads of them

Edited by carlovel1, 05 December 2009 - 01:21 PM.

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