[clug] Android Handset

Rodney Peters rodneyp at pcug.org.au
Thu May 19 18:50:44 MDT 2011

On Fri, 20 May 2011 04:00:04 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 18:21:57 +1000
> From: Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au>
> To: Hal Ashburner <hal at ashburner.info>
> Cc: CLUG List <linux at lists.samba.org>
> Subject: Re: [clug] Android Handset
> Message-ID: <4DD4D325.4070702 at nerdvana.org.au>
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> On 05/19/2011 05:20 PM, Hal Ashburner wrote:
> > Anyone have any advice about the cheaper end of the market for 
> > handsets?
> > Granted it's not going to be an iPhone 7GTS turbo, or indeed even 
> > like my pleasant, but stolen, N900. But a usable phone with a 
> > functional web browser and a battery that lasts at least a day.
> > 
> > I notice Deal Extreme have a plethora of cheap droid phones. 
> > know more or where to find out more.
> FWIW, Catchoftheday.com.au are advertising two Acer android phones 
> sale from midday Friday 20th, the BeTouch E130, and the Stream 900, 
> either for ~$250.
> http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/smallfish_info.php?products_id=29358

They had an even cheaper Acer a couple of weeks ago - looked good value 
initially but I checked the specs and it did *not* do the frequency for 
NextG.  Cavet emptor.


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