Its the digitizer of course. New ones are available on ebay for about $20 or so.
I have been pondering over the value of repair over the possibility of upgrading to a new phone.
I think it is now fair to say that the OSF is getting dated. The hardware is the bottleneck here. My phone seems to increasingly find it difficult in dealing with newer apps.
But which phone to upgrade to? The OSF was a phone of great value in terms of hardware. But its successors from Orange (OSF 2 and Monte Carlo), though priced similarly, seem less value for money. I look at them and go meh! They are just evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
It feels as though existing OSF users are holding out for something different - perhaps a phone that can muster up a similar community with plenty of development and ideas? I guess the worst case scenario is that there may never be a replacement to the OSF in this way.
Anyway, I would like to know what you guys think is the phone that is likely to be the successor to the OSF. And if no such model gives you this impression, which phone do you like right now? and why?
In my few hours of research I've taken a liking to the Motorola Razr Maxx - splash proof like the Defy, humungous battery life, a big and sharp screen, and an unconventional design. Its a little pricey though. There seems to be a growing following over at the xda forums. So that's my 2 cents worth for now to start.
I shall probably go ahead and fix my OSF up anyway. There is no harm in keeping it as a backup.
Edited by Shahmatt, 06 June 2012 - 04:12 AM.