[kwlug-disc] Good android phones [was: MS Phone]

Johnny Ferguson hyperflexed at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 11:57:46 EDT 2010

On 10/12/2010 10:05 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com <mailto:gcooke at insurancesquared.com>> wrote:
>     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11514901
>     Microsoft launches phones.  Actually looks interesting, not that
>     I'll be getting one personally :).  Looks like they've got an app
>     development kit, for all you programmers.
>     Not much in the way of details in the video, but I expect everything
>     will be closed source.
> This is not their "phone". It says Samsung on the handset. This is version 7
> of their Windows Mobile (previously known as WinCE).
> They had an initiative to have their own Microsoft branded phone, called
> Kin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Kin but they discontinued it.
> Maybe
> because Google discontinued directly selling their Nexus One? I don't know.
> As for Windows for Mobile phones, the phone I used until over a month ago
> was made by HTC, and had Windows Mobile 5. I liked the hardware, but
> hated everything about the operating system. EVERYTHING! It was desktop
> centric still, hard to navigate, many options missing, ...etc.
> Everything they said in the video is available already in Android (and I
> assume
> Apple too). The only exception (at least for Android) is the "all your
> friend's
> activity in one place", so as to not go in and out of apps all the time.
> Someone will write an app that does that I am sure.
> HD Video? Already have it! Easy navigation? Check! AMOLED screen? HTC
> Desire and Nexus One have it, and a bunch of others.
> Apple and Microsoft can keep their monopolies. I like Android, and not just
> because it is Linux underneath. It is functional, open, extensible and has a
> large app base.

What's a good droid phone in Canada? Essentially my definition of good 
is the ability to control the software that runs on my phone.

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