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Poll: Will you be buying ZTE Skate (aka in UK Orange Monte Carlo) (93 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be buying the Skate?

  1. Yes, Switching from the X850 aka Racer (2 votes [2.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.06%

  2. Yes, Switching from the Blade aka Orange San Francisco (45 votes [46.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.39%

  3. Yes, Switching from Other manufacturer (e.g. HTC, Samsung etc.) (3 votes [3.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.09%

  4. Yes, My First Android (1 votes [1.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.03%

  5. No (46 votes [47.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.42%

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Just a poll to see the interest in this phone as the response on the posts have been a little mixed.

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It all depends on price. For something that's not much of a step up on the Blade, the price has to be comparable. If they price it anywhere near the prices that have been mentioned (eg 50+% more than the Blade) then its quite simply not a good deal.

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It all depends on price. For something that's not much of a step up on the Blade, the price has to be comparable. If they price it anywhere near the prices that have been mentioned (eg 50+% more than the Blade) then its quite simply not a good deal.


I fear it will be expencive
according to the press release (http://android.modac...-release-today/) there will be 2 other phone released with it
You can Imagen how cheap the cheapest phone can be then a mid range and Skate will be the top model for Orange branded Android phones which leads me to believe it will be around £200
Maybe Barcelona at £100, Stockholm at £150 and Monte Carlo at £200
but ofocurse the logic i used here can be completely wrong and would love to hear from others on this too.

However even if it is priced at around £200 wouldn't it be worth to upgrade from a racer if not from a blade?

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However even if it is priced at around £200 wouldn't it be worth to upgrade from a racer if not from a blade?

Not really, as you can get these for the following:

Samsung Galaxy Ace for £149: http://www.carphonew...clearance=false
HTC Wildfire S for £145: http://www.phones4u....?ItemKey=531711
And if you want a super low price, Sony Xperia X8 for £69: http://www.carphonew...clearance=false

And all of these will not only perform admirably well (I have used both the Galaxy Ace and Wildfire S and can personally vouch for there efficiency), they also have a sort of "brand recognition" a lot of people go for. If the Skate truly gets priced as £200, Many people will pass and either get a cheaper phone that has the same (or sometimes better) specs, or slap a little extra on and get a much better phone (eg. an HTC Desire for £249).

Edited by Atomix86, 06 July 2011 - 01:27 PM.

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Nasty budget phones, begone! Hello sexy brand new Galaxy S2!

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Not really, as you can get these for the following:

Samsung Galaxy Ace for £149: http://www.carphonew...clearance=false
HTC Wildfire S for £145: http://www.phones4u....?ItemKey=531711
And if you want a super low price, Sony Xperia X8 for £69: http://www.carphonew...clearance=false

And all of these will not only perform admirably well (I have used both the Galaxy Ace and Wildfire S and can personally vouch for there efficiency), they also have a sort of "brand recognition" a lot of people go for. If the Skate truly gets priced as £200, Many people will pass and either get a cheaper phone that has the same (or sometimes better) specs, or slap a little extra on and get a much better phone (eg. an HTC Desire for £249).


Those phones are 320 × 480 = awful poop
Wildfire S and X8 have 600MHz msm7227= same as Blade. So Wildfire S and X8 are poop compared to Skate
Ace has same processor as Skate but poop display. So Skate wins.

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Those phones are 320 × 480 = awful poop
Wildfire S and X8 have 600MHz msm7227= same as Blade. So Wildfire S and X8 are poop compared to Skate
Ace has same processor as Skate but poop display. So Skate wins.


Never realized Quu is such a bad influence on you :blink:

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Never realized Quu is such a bad influence on you :)


Wow there is a lot of poop in my post :huh:
Maybe I should stay away from him. But he is my only friend at Google+ :blink:

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Wow there is a lot of poop in my post :)
Maybe I should stay away from him. But he is my only friend at Google+ :blink:


lmao :P :huh:

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Those phones are 320 × 480 = awful poop
Wildfire S and X8 have 600MHz msm7227= same as Blade. So Wildfire S and X8 are poop compared to Skate
Ace has same processor as Skate but poop display. So Skate wins.

Having the same processor makes it worse? Great logic :blink:

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Nasty budget phones, begone! Hello sexy brand new Galaxy S2!

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I fear it will be expencive
according to the press release (http://android.modac...-release-today/) there will be 2 other phone released with it
You can Imagen how cheap the cheapest phone can be then a mid range and Skate will be the top model for Orange branded Android phones which leads me to believe it will be around £200
Maybe Barcelona at £100, Stockholm at £150 and Monte Carlo at £200
but ofocurse the logic i used here can be completely wrong and would love to hear from others on this too.

However even if it is priced at around £200 wouldn't it be worth to upgrade from a racer if not from a blade?


Barcelona is £99.99
Stockholm is £79.99
Skate is unknown but I expect it to be around £149.99

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Barcelona is £99.99
Stockholm is £79.99
Skate is unknown but I expect it to be around £149.99


Since when did the blade jump up to 99 quid, thought it was 69 euro or something like that? :blink:

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Having the same processor makes it worse? Great logic :blink:


Wut?
As I said:
Wildfire S and X8= poop processor and display compared to Skate.
Ace= same processor that is in Skate but poop display compared to Skate.

Edited by Pelemane, 07 July 2011 - 10:28 PM.

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Since when did the blade jump up to 99 quid, thought it was 69 euro or something like that? :blink:

It's £104.99 online and £99 in store. Crazy prices considering only a month or so ago it was £79.99

I'm guessing they have ramped it up temporarily in order to sell it in a sale for £49.99

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I've voted yes but it defo depends on price, I've only had the blade 6 months but my girlfriend likes it so I'm thinking of getting the skate and giving her the blade.

Probably won't do it if it's over £150 though.

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I'd like the bigger screen, but for me it would have to be £120. I don't think it looks like it's worth £50 more than the Blade.

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Since when did the blade jump up to 99 quid, thought it was 69 euro or something like that? :blink:


They keep changing the price. Wouldn't surprise me if when the Skate is launched that Orange drop the prices of all the ZTE devices a little.

Probably:

People that want a pretend blackberry:
Barcelona £89.99

Low end:
Stockholm £69.99

Mid range:
San Francisco £99.99

High end:
Skate £149.99

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Anyone know if Orange are still doing the £30 off any handset if you're an existing payg customer ?

That could bring the price down nicely !

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I suspect Orange are going to mark this one up quite high. Their references to "live the high life", "top of the range" and "amaze your friends" lead me to believe that this phone will be nearer 200 quid... maybe more?

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I suspect Orange are going to mark this one up quite high. Their references to "live the high life", "top of the range" and "amaze your friends" lead me to believe that this phone will be nearer 200 quid... maybe more?



I'd think long and hard at that price (as would a lot of people I suspect).

That's placing near the HTC Desire HD, the price of which is dropping as new dual core HTC's with 4.3 inches screen started to arrive.

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Actually to me it doesn't matter what happens, my blade is knackered, running, but knackered and a phone with a 4.3 inch screen sounds real nice;]

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San Francisco Pretty much dead.
Atrix my beautiful atrix!
HTC Desire don't like it, it's sitting in a draw.




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