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The Skate seems like a nice one.
I actually thought about waiting and getting it instead of the Blade, but my stay in UK did not extend until the release date.
Oh well, I'll eventually move to London permanently, so it's not a problem... but since I already got the Blade, I must say I'm quite satisfied with it and will last me long enough until ZTE releases a much more powerful Android smartphone that's in the budget range (money wise).
So I'm thinking on waiting until the dual or quad core devices come out (maybe even 6 core).
2 years is a relatively long time and with capitalism/consumer based market, things will change relatively fast (well, at least in terms they will release in 2 years what they already developed 2 years ago).
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The Blade will sell for over £100 second hand on eBay if you have the OLED version.

I reckon, sell it in mid-end April, use your crappy Nokia till Skate comes out.

Buy Skate for £150, upgrade for only £40-£50!

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Orange Milton Keynes :D

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Orange Milton Keynes :D



To justify a name like that, the phone would need to be completely round!

Not sure where the concrete cows would fit into a mobile design, however.

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To justify a name like that, the phone would need to be completely round!

Not sure where the concrete cows would fit into a mobile design, however.

or it can be a bad ass phone and be called zte Hackney.

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It's just like HTC.. they used to be an OEM for all the networks (They made the most of the SPV phones for Orange, XDA's for O2, Vario's for T-Mobile) and then once they got well known for decent quality handsets came out with own branded products.


ZTE are sure to want to do the same.. so it may just be ZTE branded who knows!

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the zte skate isnt very good tbh it is very laggy and the display looks very low rez unlike the sanfrancisco i doubt the skate will even run flash dispite it being 2.3 the processer just isnt big enough 800mhz thats only a little bit better than the san francisco.Im going to stick with my san fran i like it to much to get a new phone

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the zte skate isnt very good tbh it is very laggy and the display looks very low rez unlike the sanfrancisco i doubt the skate will even run flash dispite it being 2.3 the processer just isnt big enough 800mhz thats only a little bit better than the san francisco.Im going to stick with my san fran i like it to much to get a new phone


Dunno if its the case with the skate, but you shouldnt compair cpu's "clock for clock" - unless their the same architecture, you might find that the skate will have a few hardware optimisations under the hood

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the zte skate isnt very good tbh it is very laggy and the display looks very low rez unlike the sanfrancisco i doubt the skate will even run flash dispite it being 2.3 the processer just isnt big enough 800mhz thats only a little bit better than the san francisco.Im going to stick with my san fran i like it to much to get a new phone


A few things to bring up here. First of all, while the demo's have shown it being laggy, it is far from a finished release yet. Come release, it is more than possible that it will be quicker, and if it builds up a community like the blade has done, faster still.

Second, if it is running an arm7@800mhz, that is a significant step up, and will be able to run flash no problem. If it is an arm6 like our blades, then not so much.

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A few things to bring up here. First of all, while the demo's have shown it being laggy, it is far from a finished release yet. Come release, it is more than possible that it will be quicker, and if it builds up a community like the blade has done, faster still.

Second, if it is running an arm7@800mhz, that is a significant step up, and will be able to run flash no problem. If it is an arm6 like our blades, then not so much.

it is an ARM11 @800mhz but if the delay(bec it was laggy) was so they change the processor to it then it will be an ARM7 @800mhz

Lets hope so :unsure:

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it is an ARM11 @800mhz but if the delay(bec it was laggy) was so they change the processor to it then it will be an ARM7 @800mhz

Lets hope so :unsure:

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yes but it s still a big phone for your pocket. bigger than an iphone?
i have already a netbook, looking for something i cna put in my pocket easily and drive my scooter.

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it is an ARM11 @800mhz but if the delay(bec it was laggy) was so they change the processor to it then it will be an ARM7 @800mhz

Lets hope so :unsure:

They already said it was Flash 10.1 capable device it WILL be an ARMv7 CPU.

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yes but it s still a big phone for your pocket. bigger than an iphone?
i have already a netbook, looking for something i cna put in my pocket easily and drive my scooter.

then dont buy it and if u have a blade then keep the blade ! it is a nice phone to be so cheap .for its price blade is top phone without flash :)


They already said it was Flash 10.1 capable device it WILL be an ARMv7 CPU.


i get that :unsure: .then much better for those who wanted a phone like that !

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I'll try to keep up those cpu questions. If they said it will run Flash, then it has to be armv7. But then another thing - it can be the same processor as in the Blade. Why? Galaxy Ace has the same cpu but stock overclocked to 800MHz, works with no problems. Only thing that the native safe cpu freq for this chipset is 600MHz. So either it will be a little unstable stock OC'd cpu or a natively running 800MHz armv7 cpu handling flash 10.1. Either ways I'm looking forward to this device. As for the brand name, I think it will stay ZTE Skate, whatever the network will be.

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In terms of a name that has a bearing on the probable abilities of the cpu how about the Orange Norfolk.

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Orange Fukushima?

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Orange Fukushima?

:unsure:

orange fu+k-u-shima???

Edited by jeddy1, 17 May 2011 - 09:54 AM.

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orange fu+k-u-shima???


It's an improvement on Orange Phuket

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As long as they don't call it "Orange Belfast" :unsure:

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