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As per the title.

I love the HTC Hero, but I'm bored of it, and although much faster than the stock ROM, it can still lag at times.

So what should I get to replace it?

I'm not in any rush, so if there are some great handsets on the horizon I will definitely wait.

The HTC Desire and Google NexusOne both look great (they're pretty much the same phone, right?) but I don't know what else is around.

Obviously I want to stick with Android.

Thanks.

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I'm not in any rush, so if there are some great handsets on the horizon I will definitely wait.
The HTC Desire and Google NexusOne both look great (they're pretty much the same phone, right?) but I don't know what else is around.
Obviously I want to stick with Android.
Thanks.

There are a few phones on the Horizon, X10, Samsung and LG, but currently the Droid, Ace Liquid or hang around until later on in the year if you don't want either the Desire or N1 there are bound to be rumours of a new up and coming phone.

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As per the title.

I love the HTC Hero, but I'm bored of it, and although much faster than the stock ROM, it can still lag at times.

So what should I get to replace it?

I'm not in any rush, so if there are some great handsets on the horizon I will definitely wait.

The HTC Desire and Google NexusOne both look great (they're pretty much the same phone, right?) but I don't know what else is around.

Obviously I want to stick with Android.

Thanks.


I went from a Hero to a Nexus one, was not 100% sure if it was worth it, but once I got the phone there was no doubt- the Nexus is worth the jump.

If you want Sense get the Desire, unless your happy to flash/root the phone then just get the Nexus and put Pauls Desire Rom on it (As I have <_< )

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I went from a Hero to a Nexus one, was not 100% sure if it was worth it, but once I got the phone there was no doubt- the Nexus is worth the jump.

If you want Sense get the Desire, unless your happy to flash/root the phone then just get the Nexus and put Pauls Desire Rom on it (As I have <_< )


Great, thanks. Is there any difference in the hardware between the Nex and the Desire?

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I went from a Hero to a Nexus one, was not 100% sure if it was worth it, but once I got the phone there was no doubt- the Nexus is worth the jump.

If you want Sense get the Desire, unless your happy to flash/root the phone then just get the Nexus and put Pauls Desire Rom on it (As I have <_< )

sorry mate if this seems a bit cheeky
im new to android got myself a hero wouldnt trust myself
rooting is there anyone i could send the phone to so they
could root it for me sorry if im being a pain
thx in advance

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sorry mate if this seems a bit cheeky
im new to android got myself a hero wouldnt trust myself
rooting is there anyone i could send the phone to so they
could root it for me sorry if im being a pain
thx in advance

If your in sheffield near by i'll root it for free

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If your in sheffield near by i'll root it for free


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Great, thanks. Is there any difference in the hardware between the Nex and the Desire?


I don't believe so, basically the same phone on the inside, just the trackball/pad and the physical buttons are different.
Desire has the sense Ui being the big difference with software.

htchero1: I'm not that techie to be honest, Rooting the nexus was a bit hit and miss for me! Luckily I have friends who are clued up I can ask for help.
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the desire is the same hardware as the HD2 inside, it has more ram than the nexus one, it has 576mb over the 512 on the nexus, altho that is more than enough for both phones.

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