Typical, £199 already - That means I already own one. Oh, hang on. I do (doh!). I got mine for £263 from HandTech although they seemed to have mixed reviews - I ordered mine on Thurs 22nd Dec, got a phone call an hour later (4pm) to say they don't have any in stock so I'd have to wait until Jan 4th. Then, he put me on hold to check with somebody and came back to say they did have one in stock and it'd be with me next day... and it was, 11am to be exact
I also see that Expansys are doing them for £264 if you fancy a more "well-known" retailer. I nearly got the Optimus Black for £190 from eBuyer but decided I'd go for the beefier model and try to future-proof myself in case Orange don't come up with the goods come upgrade time in September.
It would be nice Tillaz port the Atomic ROM to the 2X as I gave it a brief outing on my ZTE Skate but the "Tron-like" GUI put me off. It does seem to be getting lots of positive comments over in the Skate forum so I can't deny that it's a reliable ROM, just didn't appeal to me so stuck with CM7. As for the 2X - I'm currently running BlazingDragon and I've flashed the Baseband, too. About Screen
(didn't know I could do screenshots using PWR>Home until I tried to Google why ScreenShot (Kastorsoft) would only take a black screen. Turns out the feature is native to the device!
I sufferred the odd reboot in the 3-4 hours of getting the phone with the stock ROM/Baseband. It came with Froyo and a March Baseband. CM7 seemed to cure it but the Gallery thumbnails seemed to take ages to cache, even hanging the app a few times and the Music player was painfully slow, even on internal SD. This occurred with both the Stable and Nightlys. BlazingDragon seemed to sort everything out - I've put ADW on as I had that on the Skate although the "box fresh" install is rather nice, the Rubix Cube App Folder rotate takes some getting used to!
Nice phone, though. Battery life is better than the Skate and it seems to lose about 1%/hour if left overnight save for the odd "roll over, check messages" at 3am. Just awaiting the postman who will have a gel-skin and a docking charger this one
. The docking charger is a very simple one which I think I'm going to regret as the base isn't very big and I've since found a better one
that'll also hold a spare battery and has an angled dock.