ok i agree with your arguments. but comparing blade and u8800 how would you decide? build quality of the blade is really poor, i owned a swiss blade ...
Well, I would do the two argument checkup.
1. Is there customization availability?
2. Is the community active and large?
If you score 2 out of 2, then its a good phone for the value.
If you score 1 out of 2, then you should view if the phone has more pros than cons.
Overall all above here said is stupid. I would give you this as tips I am a previous owner of a Blade I was really happy with the community growing for the Blade. It was cheap easy to work with and lots of people owned and wanted to contribute. Now that U8800 seems to be growing all around EU. We are going to see a new light and most likely a larger community. As the U8800 will be cheaper ones Idoes X6 comes out. As we know company's with small android share always fail afterwards when they had a break through. Will take time until they notice their error. ZTE's was the Skate as it's a stupid thing.
Anyways I am just yapping about nothing. I would recommend you to chose U8800 over Blade as it has more for the value than Blade has for the moment. Within 1-2 years the Blade will be obsolete same goes with Skate. While the U8800 will remain from 3 to 5 years. But this is depending on how google pushes the market. We all know it's always the big things that forces the market to change hardware for no specific reason(lazy coding?).
tl;dr - U8800 > Blade && U8800 > Skate.
Edited by Cirno, 03 July 2011 - 02:13 PM.