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  • T-Mobile G2 on Mobilicity

    Posted on November 6th, 2010 Chris P. 5 comments
    T-Mobile G2

    T-Mobile G2

    Well, it has been over a week and I’ve successfully unlocked my T-Mobile G2 phone and ported my number with Mobilicity, Canada’s only 3.5 G network running on 2100 mhz frequency. I was originally with Rogers, but after unsuccessfully waiting on hold for 45 minutes, I quickly said it was time to give another company a chance.

    After using the iPhone, the Xperia X10 and now HTC’s G2, I’m confident to say that this is the best phone purchase I’ve ever made. The G2 comes with the stock version of Google Android 2.2 Froyo, making surfing the web like surfing on a desktop computer. I find myself lying in bed, using my phone instead of my laptop now. I’ve always heard that the smart phone will replace the computer, but now I’m starting to really see it. Let me explain why the G2 rocks…

    Steve Jobs has been ranting and raving how HTML 5 is the next best thing. He’s simply wrong and stubborn. Flash is great and works like an absolute charm on my Android phone. So whatever smoke Jobs has been blowing, Google just proved him wrong. I would love to see him eat his words now. The battery life is fantastic on my G2 and Flash does not seem to effect it. In addition, Jobs kept mentioning how Adobe was not built for the touch screen. Well, Google sure found a way around it. All the hot spots on the flash element work flawlessly with touch and when you double click on the Flash item, it full screens!  Can it be any better?

    Mobilicity

    Mobilicity

    So with Android now supporting flash, multi touch, a superb market store, and all the bells and whistles you can find anywhere else, why would anyone pay for an over expensive, closed minded iPhone? I don’t get it. They say the app store is better, but I haven’t been able to find one relevant app on the iPhone that I can’t find for my Android. I know Apple users are die hards, but they are simply becoming irrational and failing to realize that the superior product is no longer Apples.

    As for Mobilicity, their network is definitely choppy and their data connection is far from stable. Once you leave the coverage area, Mobilicity works great, aside from the fact data roaming is extremely expensive. If you are looking for a cheap solution, Mobilicity rocks. If you want a stable solution, stick to either Rogers, Bell or Telus. At the end of the day, I’m paying $40 a month compared to $240 with Rogers. I’ll stick with Mobilicity during their infancy and watch them only become better as they grow.

    If you are looking to unlock your phone for the G2, I found the fastest service to be at Unlockitnow.com. Everywhere else it took over 24 hours to receive the unlock code, where as these guys did it in a few hours. Enjoy!

  • Xperia X10 by Sony Ericsson has an OS Problem

    Posted on August 1st, 2010 Chris P. No comments

    The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

    The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

    Well, I’ve been an iPhone user for the past 2 years and been fairly happy with it. I’ve been using the regular 3G model so I decided it was time to upgrade to something faster and better. Instead of going for the 3GS or the flawed iPhone 4, I decided to give the much anticipated Google Android phone a try. After aggressively reviewing all phones, I came to the conclusion that the XPERIA X10 was the the best piece of hardware on the market. Rogers offered me a decent deal at $150, so I took it.

    After a month of solid usage, I have a lot to say about the Xperia X10. First off, the built-in GPS is amazing, the camera is rock solid and the best I’ve seen on any phone and the Google Market is coming along quite nicely. Although there are a few applications I miss from my iPhone, the App Store isn’t exactly worth the switch back to the the iPhone. Google has done a great job at building an incredible operating system and I imagine it will only get better on each update. Now here lies the problem…

    Sony Ericsson has made the worst decision in its companies phone history. Sony needs to concentrate their focus on hardware and let Google do their thing with software. The XPERIA is still using the ancient Android 1.6 donut when Google is already set to launch version 2.2. Sony has continuously promised to update the OS, but they are too concerned with customizing the OS they way they want. In doing this, they are depriving their users and forcing me to jump back to the iPhone. Version 1.6 is outdated, it kills your battery and it doesn’t utilize the XPERIA hardware the way it should.

    WAKE UP SONY, UPDATE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM! Word on the street says that Sony is planning to update to version 2.1 by late Q3 or early Q4. Once again, by the time the update is pushed, Google will be working on Android version 3.0. How depressing…