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where is the best price in europe i can buy this phone?thanks...im from greece..

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where is the best price in europe i can buy this phone?thanks...im from greece..

Hi, the best price in Europe is here. It is on sale and the sale ends today at 12pm GMT.

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I will only be buying the O2X because it has CM7 support.

That's why I decided on it :)

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Similar sentiments here, we only have a vega but it gets used online a lot more than my phone, I want to get on to froyo so I can tether from my phone to it when on the move. Trouble is the vega got dropped at the weekend so looking in to getting a better tablet now I know i'll use it a lot, hopefully the o2x can fill the void for a month or 3 until some decent lower priced models start appearing

We're now a 4 ANDROID device family. :D I went to the bank this morning and it was shut for the August holidays! No problem, I just got my chick to buy it directly in the UK. She flies back on Sunday, so I doubt it will arrive in time. Again many thanks for the eXpansys tip.

All I need to do while I'm waiting is work out how to root the device. My previous two Blades I bought pre-rooted from eBay. I have flashed lots of ROM's, but I've never actually rooted a device.

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SuperOneClick roots it in seconds.

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SuperOneClick roots it in seconds.

Thanks Rusty, I did a search and had already found SuperOneClick, but thanks for the confirmation that it's the app to use. I'm a Mac user but I have a Hackintosh. And a HD with Win7 on it. I suppose I will have to install drivers for the O2X. I should be able to root my chicks ASUS Transformer. But she seems very happy with as it is. I think it's just me wanting to play with it. :D

Thanks again. Anil.

EDIT; I have looked at MONO the cross-platform open source .NET framework that is available for the Mac. But in the interests of possible future support requests, I will use Win 7. Which I must admit I do like a lot, even being a long-term Mac user. :)

Edited by Anil k Solanki, 19 August 2011 - 08:39 AM.

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I bought my O2X in handtec.co.uk, and today price is £244.99 without VAT.

Edited by wfd, 19 August 2011 - 10:10 AM.

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I bought my O2X in handtec.co.uk, and today price is £244.99 without VAT.

Cool, but you could have bought it for £269.99 inc. VAT from eXpansys.co.uk but that price expires today at 12pm GMT. I bought mine this morning. You still got it for a good price though.

Have fun. Anil

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Cool, but you could have bought it for £269.99 inc. VAT from eXpansys.co.uk but that price expires today at 12pm GMT. I bought mine this morning. You still got it for a good price though.

Have fun. Anil


The sale is over (ended at 2pm bst) but the price seems to have stayed put which is good for anyone after one still. A car charger seems to have found its way in to my order for free which is a nice plus.

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The sale is over (ended at 2pm bst) but the price seems to have stayed put which is good for anyone after one still. A car charger seems to have found its way in to my order for free which is a nice plus.

Nice one. A freebie! The sad fact is, I have been re-watching a video review of the handset. Tech porn at its best. :)

Hopefully the handset will arrive tomorrow, I seriously doubt it. My chick is flying back on Sunday, so I might have to wait 2 weeks to get my sweaty geek hands on it. No matter, the hard part of choosing a handset and then getting a good price is over. And my tech porn binge has confirmed it is an excellent handset. I'm really glad you spoke up and pointed me towards eXpansys. Nice to have a proper retailer to back you up.

I hope yours comes tomorrow. Anil.

PS. If you need an O2X tech fix, go here.

Edited by Anil k Solanki, 19 August 2011 - 07:32 PM.

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SuperOneClick roots it in seconds.

Hi Russ, would I be able to install Clockwork Recovery by simply installing ROM Manager and flashing recovery that way? Or is there another preferred method?

Many thanks. Anil.

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Yes you can, although if you want a newer version, I build them and keep an upto date thread on here/XDA

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Yes you can, although if you want a newer version, I build them and keep an upto date thread on here/XDA

Thanks Russ, I have seen your Clockwork threads here and at XDA. Since you build recoveries, can I ask what are the differences in the recoveries, bug fixes, more features?

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It's generally bug fixes, although new features (such as using the touch keys to navigate) crop up from time to time.

Edited by Rusty!, 20 August 2011 - 09:32 AM.

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count me among the blade 2 optimus 2x converts. Purchased it on Friday from expansys and it should be arrivef when i get to the Uk on the 27th...
Still wondering how the switch from the blade will feel like, i'm a gadget freak and Rom maniac (i'm not affraid to get my hands dirty).
blade was a nice stable piece of hardware and with the gingerbread leak is at its best. I hope i'll be able to replicate the same feeling with the 2x.
Tegra SoC is great, have a Vega tablet and it rocks on it, should be a great experience on the 2 x too.
one niceeeeee 2x review can be found on the Anandtech site (just google it), all the internals are explained and tested.
i'll keep you posted with my adventure.

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A2DP is a very useful feature which I use daily. Wouldn't be prepared to lose that. The Blade is a seriously inferior android device, but having said that depreciation for me was negligable.

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The Blade is a seriously inferior android device, but having said that depreciation for me was negligable.

RRP for the Blade is £109, RRP for the O2X is £449. Even at the heavily discounted price of £270 it's almost three times the price of the Blade. Is there anything else that I can buy for £109 that's as good as the Blade? No. ZTE did a great job with the Blade. The low price point and this community allowed me to try ANDROID and discover I really like it.

I wouldn't call it "seriously inferior", you have to compare like for like. Would you call a Toyota seriously inferior to a formula one car?

By the way which ROM are you running on your O2X? Thanks. Anil.

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Mine hasn't arrived still, i think its due today so I'll pick it up from my folks house tomorrow, a bit annoying as my girlfriends home today so i could have had it sent there instead.

You're right when you say it won't be 3 times what the.blade is but it doesn't really work like that, providing I notice a significant improvement over my hero I'll be happy, the tech in this thing got outdated so quickly that it really struggles with basic tasks now

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Mine hasn't arrived still, i think its due today so I'll pick it up from my folks house tomorrow, a bit annoying as my girlfriends home today so i could have had it sent there instead.

You're right when you say it won't be 3 times what the.blade is but it doesn't really work like that, providing I notice a significant improvement over my hero I'll be happy, the tech in this thing got outdated so quickly that it really struggles with basic tasks now

Hi, eXpansys have sold out in the UK. Not surprising really. Unfortunately my girlfriend didn't fly back on Sunday, a bit bummed out about that. But I suppose the upside is my O2X might arrive in time for her to bring the phone back with her.

It should arrive by Wednesday, will be interested to hear when yours arrives. My Blade is still great, works great with all the stuff I throw at it. My Blade is overclocked to 787Mhz and it is rock-solid stable. The only reason I'm upgrading is so my girlfriend can get rid of her NOKIA 5800, she all ready has a 10" tablet. I would like a bigger screen, and that's about it. I was hoping the new ZTE Skate would be my next handset, but for the price the O2X, is excellent value.

Fingers crossed yours arrives tomorrow. Anil.

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Mines arrived but I paid the £6 for next day delivery, its at my parents though so I won't get it until tomorrow night and then I'm going away on Wednesday until next Monday

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