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My ZTE blade is refusing to charge. I would wait till results day... but then that's too long so should be getting one in a couple of weeks. If not the mimosa is rumoured to be ~ 120 euros (read on a french forum). Anyone know if it's possible for the UK too?Posted Image

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I am looking for something like this to replace my nokia. I have a few tablets so I dont need anything too hi spec. This looked perfect but I dont want to change network from orange.
I am looking to spend about £100. My only must have is the ability to tether the 3g to my transformer prime by wifi.
Any alternative to this , about he same size and price?

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Oh the irony that i just a bought an OMD last week when i could have had this instead. It would also be nice to buy a phone and not have to go through the stress of unlocking and rooting (for a newbie like me anyway) and just wait for the official ICS upgrade for this phone and see how that goes. My OMC is rooted and unlocked.  Was thinking of buying one for my son though  or passing on my OMD to him and keep the G300. :) He wants to play Minecraft which it seems he can on this phone.

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Must resist :D This not being amoled and not being loud is slightly putting me off, I can barely here my blade in my pocket outside when it rings which is annoying. If I were to spend £130 I would get a used HD2

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I've had my San Francisco since launch, quite fancy one of these after exams are out the way, if an unlock comes along.

Might try my hand at some ROM development, always intended to with the SF but never got round to it.

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I've had my San Francisco since launch, quite fancy one of these after exams are out the way, if an unlock comes along.

Might try my hand at some ROM development, always intended to with the SF but never got round to it.


Yeah I'm on the same boat. Fancy learning how to cook roms and help out too. Is there a topic on that? Posted Image

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Kinda put off now with the various issues, volume, Orientation issue and battery cover chipping

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Yeah I'm on the same boat. Fancy learning how to cook roms and help out too. Is there a topic on that? Posted Image


From source? There's a tutorial how to compile from git in the zte blade rom section, based on compiling ColdFusionX.

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I'm seriously thinking of getting one to replace my San Francisco and give that to my dad. My only concerns are some of the issues I've been hearing about in regards to the low speaker volume and choppy Flash and whether these are problems due to buggy software or not. If this gets unlocked and custom 2.3/ICS ROMs, I'm all over it. Flash is an important aspect for me though.

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Flash is an important aspect for me though.


In that case, and please do not take this the wrong way, you would be much better off spending a bit more money and buying a phone with a lot more power. £170 can get you a Nexus S that has absolutely no problems with Flash, for example.

The issue with Flash and this phone isn't so much the CPU but the fact that Flash isn't optimized for Cortex A5, and as Adobe have stopped producing Flash for mobile devices this will most likely remain an issue. So if you really desperately require smooth Flash playback you'll have to purchase a device that fully supports it.

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Kinda put off now with the various issues, volume, Orientation issue and battery cover chipping


The low volume is advised by the European Union and I expect Vodafone have specifically asked Huawei to reduce the volume accordingly. Just use Volume+ from the Play Store to boost this, job done.

Orientation issues? Could you explain a bit more about these?

As for the battery cover I would need to see some photos of the 'damage' rather than relying on written accounts. Some people can find the tiniest mark a huge deal whilst others won't care.

Of course any software issues can and will be resolved once developers get on board and Huawei have published the required kernel source in the event that any issues can be fixed there.

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From source? There's a tutorial how to compile from git in the zte blade rom section, based on compiling ColdFusionX.


is it this one on this page? http://android.modac...-cm9-for-blade/ If not could you send me the link?Posted Image

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Pretty sure patrick73 said it sticks at 45 degrees when going to landscape mode

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In that case, and please do not take this the wrong way, you would be much better off spending a bit more money and buying a phone with a lot more power. £170 can get you a Nexus S that has absolutely no problems with Flash, for example.

The issue with Flash and this phone isn't so much the CPU but the fact that Flash isn't optimized for Cortex A5, and as Adobe have stopped producing Flash for mobile devices this will most likely remain an issue. So if you really desperately require smooth Flash playback you'll have to purchase a device that fully supports it.


Where can you get a Nexus S for £170?

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is it this one on this page? http://android.modac...-cm9-for-blade/ If not could you send me the link?Posted Image


Yes.

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Where can you get a Nexus S for £170?


£200?

http://item.mobilewe...nid=59891547003

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If it's easily unlockable then definitely interested.

The step up in internal storage will be massively more useful than my Acer Liquid Metal S120. And 4" screen & prolly better community support a bonus too.
However, the Adreno GPU part would actually be going a generation backwards if I understand it correctly (Adreno 205 -> 200) :(

I'd prefer black & silver to white & silver though (sad I know but white just always seems so apple wannabe to me).
I wonder if cheaper and/or black and/or NFC versions will come out after Vodafone lose exclusivity in 3 months time...

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Pretty sure patrick73 said it sticks at 45 degrees when going to landscape mode




Hi, I have done a factory wipe and it no longer does the sticking for a while. Its a bounce effect on the web browser. It no longer sticks, but the more stuff on the page the longer it takes.

Re Volume+ its made for headphones and not for external speakers. it even says so on the google play store.

I have been back to the store I got mine from and the techie guy even said is was thinking it was low. and I played mu g7010 mp3 to him and then the g300 and he was shocked.

I have around 6 small marks on the battery back cover where i use my nail to get the back off. they can been seen and not happy about it. if the back case was a solid colour then they would not show up as much. and for a two day old phone I find this piss poor.

if any one wants they can read my other post about phoning Huawei about the low speaker. Also "The low volume is advised by the European Union and I expect Vodafone have specifically asked Huawei to reduce the volume accordingly"

odd that statement as I would think that would be for the headphones or the internal speaker that you put your ear next to. Not The LOUD speaker on the back that needs to be loud so you can hear it better. Like I have said somewhere else, my Huawei g7010 is miles louder.



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Where can you get a Nexus S for £170?


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Hi, I have done a factory wipe and it no longer does the sticking for a while. Its a bounce effect on the web browser. It no longer sticks, but the more stuff on the page the longer it takes.

Re Volume+ its made for headphones and not for external speakers. it even says so on the google play store.

I have been back to the store I got mine from and the techie guy even said is was thinking it was low. and I played mu g7010 mp3 to him and then the g300 and he was shocked.

I have around 6 small marks on the battery back cover where i use my nail to get the back off. they can been seen and not happy about it. if the back case was a solid colour then they would not show up as much. and for a two day old phone I find this piss poor.

if any one wants they can read my other post about phoning Huawei about the low speaker. Also "The low volume is advised by the European Union and I expect Vodafone have specifically asked Huawei to reduce the volume accordingly"

odd that statement as I would think that would be for the headphones or the internal speaker that you put your ear next to. Not The LOUD speaker on the back that needs to be loud so you can hear it better. Like I have said somewhere else, my Huawei g7010 is miles louder.



Cheers


Thanks Patrick. Some strange issues with your phone, specially the sticking rotation.

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