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WOOT! Finally something to get excited about!

Hey when should telus be offering me an offer? LOL Sept 2011 is my expiry.

Anyway the obvious questions that maybe asked is how does this compare to the EVO4g and NExus one?

http://www.redmondpie.com/htc-evo-4g-vs-nexus-one-vs-htc-desire-9140545/

Looks promising enough, considering its nearly on par with both of those hot android phones.
 

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It's a bit different from the Evo 4G, but nearly identical to the Nexus One. It's really the same as the HTC built Nexus One, but with optical trackpad, Sense UI, and maybe couple other minor things? Also stuck on 2.1 for a while although Nexus One has gotten 2.2 update.
 

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On the that telus page in the source code we can see the prices:



<td id="cart_term1YEAR_term">1 year term</td>
<td id="cart_term1YEAR_sale" align="right"> </td>
<td id="cart_term1YEAR_price" class="last">
<span class="price">$499.<span class="cents">95</span>

<td id="cart_term2YEAR_term">2 year term</td>
<td id="cart_term2YEAR_sale" align="right"> </td>
<td id="cart_term2YEAR_price" class="last">
<span class="price">$399.<span


<td id="cart_term3YEAR_term">3 year term</td>
<td id="cart_term3YEAR_sale" align="right"> </td>
<td id="cart_term3YEAR_price" class="last">
<span class="price">$299.<span class="cents">95</span>
 

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I would guess that those are temporary prices.. Don't they usually like to have a small discount for 1 or 2 year term and then a big drop for 3 year? 299 seems high for full subsidy too.
 

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i hope your right, its very steep. I would assume its pricing would be better then an iphone 4..

Maybe the milestone will drop in price and this will sit around 150$?? hoping
 

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Apparently it's also going to use a Sony Super LCD, rather than an AMOLED display. While I don't know much about the "Super LCD" it should end up looking better than a traditional AMOLED display in direct sunlight.
 

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Apparently it's also going to use a Sony Super LCD, rather than an AMOLED display. While I don't know much about the "Super LCD" it should end up looking better than a traditional AMOLED display in direct sunlight.
Interesting to see that, especially since the recent news of Samsung not being able to keep up production of AMOLED displays. There was also those complaints about AMOLED using a pentile matrix and not every pixel was RGB or something (dont remember exactly). I wonder how this SLCD.
 

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What's the appeal of the no-contract price? Since the carriers don't seem to give you a better price if you bring your own phone, why not take advantage of the subsidy? Sure you're locked in for three years, but realistically, if you're saving $300-400 off a phone, would it be economical to switch anyhow?
 

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Very doubtful since it's being sold by a carrier directly. One can always hope that things will change (as we've discussed in previous threads), but for now I wouldn't get your hopes up.
 

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wow thats lower then the milestone... hmm good news
 

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$449 seems reasonable, the Nexus One is $529 US and is unlocked. Too bad the sales were so bad, competition is a good thing.
 

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@profets

What's the appeal of the no-contract price? Since the carriers don't seem to give you a better price if you bring your own phone, why not take advantage of the subsidy? Sure you're locked in for three years, but realistically, if you're saving $300-400 off a phone, would it be economical to switch anyhow?
simply for people who are not eligible for a subsidy, do not want to commit 3 years or who may want to purchase it to use on another carrier. like someone else mentioned the Nexus One was 529 usd and also had shipping & some duty to pay on top of that as well. 449 for a high end android phone is just great to see.

Actually if the Telus teamwebstore site works it'll probably be another $60-70 cheaper to buy it (of course assuming you have a friend or know someone at Telus).
 

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I've yet to see any real world comparison of the AMOLED vs the Sony screen ... is anyone concerned?
Considering the complaints of amoled screens when used outdoors or in sunlight as well as the whole pentile matrix thing, I really wouldn't mind having an LCD instead.
 
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