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http://www.hotukdeal...discount/999258


Cheers for that. Although, having read through the thread, the deal hasn't been confirmed anywhere other than the Halifax store so far. In fact, several posters mentioned that they went into their local store and were told that they didn't have any stock of the phone. Perhaps this deal is intended simply to sell through remaining stock and will be difficult to find.

At any rate, it's a good price for a good phone if you can get it.

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hi there, i just read on this thread about the Huawei u8800, does it have flash? ive honestly not heard of this phone and now i want it!! how much is it roughly and who sells it? thank you

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hi there, i just read on this thread about the Huawei u8800, does it have flash? ive honestly not heard of this phone and now i want it!! how much is it roughly and who sells it? thank you


Yes, it does support Flash. Look for it on the carphonewarehouse website.

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Yes, it does support Flash. Look for it on the carphonewarehouse website.


Thank you!

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or if you are UK based, buy the HTC desire on Orange pay as you go for 179.99


Only issue with the desire that I know of is has the same touchscreen problems as the blade (only 2 point messes up which finger is which etc).

To unlock it probably buy an XTC clip for £20 from gsmhosting (Better than paying a shop and you can get radio S-OFF as well).

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What do u think about sony eriksson xperia x10 as an alternative????

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You may also watch my video clips on YouTube, U8800 runs much better in Angry Birds Rio because of the different processor even at the same 800MHz.

But Monte Carlo has got a pretty nice 4.3" screen, so it really comes down to what you need.

hi there, i just read on this thread about the Huawei u8800, does it have flash? ive honestly not heard of this phone and now i want it!! how much is it roughly and who sells it? thank you


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What do u think about sony eriksson xperia x10 as an alternative????


If you can find it cheap, it could very well be a decent alternative (it pretty much has the same spec except it has a 1ghz CPU and a slightly smaller screen).

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

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The Acer liquid has been on sale for almost 2 years but has a CM port which is more broken than that of the Skate's. If you want just hardware then ok but if software is important then it's not so good... Also the display on the Liquid is considered not to be very good. But the Skate's display is amazing.


Acer Liquid and Acer Liquid Metal

are 2 different phones.

http://pdadb.net/ind...1=2635&id2=2071

1st generation vs 2nd generation snapdragon.

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Acer Liquid and Acer Liquid Metal

are 2 different phones.

http://pdadb.net/ind...1=2635&id2=2071

1st generation vs 2nd generation snapdragon.


Yes I know but my point still stands.

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I bought a liquid metal, the Monte Carlo is for sale.
Nothing to do with roms, I just need a phone that is unlocked, that can actually be used.
Plus the Metal can O/C to 1.5ghz of AWESOMENESS

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wouldn't amagen the battery would last very long overclocked a 1.5Ghz if its stock is 800mhz lol probz half your battery life.

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wouldn't amagen the battery would last very long overclocked a 1.5Ghz if its stock is 800mhz lol probz half your battery life.

LOL, Yeah i guess not, i could always use an extra long extension cable Posted Image

Apparently the chip is clocked at 800mhz but where it is a newer generation it performs better than the old 1ghz snapdragons, so i should not even need to O/C anyway.

It is a shame though i wanted the OMC since i saw it first in FEB, unfortunately for me i have no use for a 4.3" tablet which is what it turned into due to the unlocking thing :(

So by the end of the month ill be rocking my Acer MT and a AndyPad pro Posted Image



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LOL, Yeah i guess not, i could always use an extra long extension cable Posted Image

Apparently the chip is clocked at 800mhz but where it is a newer generation it performs better than the old 1ghz snapdragons, so i should not even need to O/C anyway.

It is a shame though i wanted the OMC since i saw it first in FEB, unfortunately for me i have no use for a 4.3" tablet which is what it turned into due to the unlocking thing :(

So by the end of the month ill be rocking my Acer MT and a AndyPad pro Posted Image


It'll be pretty funny if someone comes up with an unlock mechanism as soon as you sell your OMC :P

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It'll be pretty funny if someone comes up with an unlock mechanism as soon as you sell your OMC :P


Knowing my luck it WILL happen.
which would be good news for you guys i guess, i may be back after the 1ghz comes out and has CM7 for it etc


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Let us know what you make of the Liquid Metal - it seems an utter steal - am a bit tempted...

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liquid metal looks absolutely ace for the price (£138.99 delivered!). i'm gonna sell my mint condition OLED blade (going for between 100-140 on the bay atm) and get one asap :)

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just had a look its got good spec for the pricePosted Image

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I don't know about you guys but my next phone has to be minimum 4 inch....I wouldn't buy the acer, it's only 3.6 inch, approx same as the blade and it's not supported by cyanogen CM7 either...

How would you root it and where would you get new roms...?

Edited by dadashi, 04 September 2011 - 09:53 PM.

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MonteCarlo + HTC EVO 3D

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I don't know about you guys but my next phone has to be minimum 4 inch....I wouldn't buy the acer, it's only 3.6 inch, approx same as the blade and it's not supported by cyanogen CM7 either...

How would you root it and where would you get new roms...?


yep, i wouldnt go lower than 4.3 after having the OMC. think its the perfect size Posted Image

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