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    (Original post by richwhite)
    No it's part of the hardware. It's like not having a wifi radio chip
    It's possible to put the radio inside the SIM card. NFC-enabled SIMs are already available elsewhere in the world. This allows contactless payments to be used with any phone just by upgrading the SIM card.
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Samsung galaxy europia? Like the budget version of the galaxy s? Is it worth getting as I have around £60 spare from my shopping money?
    Looks good enough to me
    It has a really small screen which means you won't be able to run some apps, or even use the keyboard in portrait mode!

    For a decently equipped, small, budget Android phone you should take a look at the Orange San Fransisco, LG Optimus One, Samsung Galaxy Ace or HTC Wildfire S.
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    (Original post by maturestudy)
    It has a really small screen which means you won't be able to run some apps, or even use the keyboard in portrait mode!

    For a decently equipped, small, budget Android phone you should take a look at the Orange San Fransisco, LG Optimus One, Samsung Galaxy Ace or HTC Wildfire S.
    LG Optimus One
    How much? Whats the best payg sim?
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    http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phon...ge-monte-carlo

    I found this But its not out yet...know when its out?
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    (Original post by blueray)
    http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phon...ge-monte-carlo

    I found this But its not out yet...know when its out?
    Looks... really really quite good tbh. Slightly worried that the specifications don't show CPU or RAM though... Hmmmm. No idea of release date.

    Edit: 512MB, 800Mhz, 800x480 screen. that really does tick a lot of boxes for a really nice mid range device. http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_skate-3784.php
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Aye, it's on my Barclays card already.

    Aah. Nice. Is it actualy easy to use?
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Aah. Nice. Is it actualy easy to use?
    As easy as any other Android phone I'd imagine...
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    Anyone got the new market, looks pretty cool!
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Looks... really really quite good tbh. Slightly worried that the specifications don't show CPU or RAM though... Hmmmm. No idea of release date.

    Edit: 512MB, 800Mhz, 800x480 screen. that really does tick a lot of boxes for a really nice mid range device. http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_skate-3784.php
    Some say under £100 I hope it is What do you think the price will be?
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Some say under £100 I hope it is What do you think the price will be?
    I'll be amazed if it's that cheap, I'd expect £150 tbh.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I'll be amazed if it's that cheap, I'd expect £150 tbh.
    The Monte Carlo is being scoped as the replacement to the SanFran, so I definitely can see it coming under £100. I was never sure how the SanFran was able to hit that price in the first place.
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    (Original post by estel)
    The Monte Carlo is being scoped as the replacement to the SanFran, so I definitely can see it coming under £100. I was never sure how the SanFran was able to hit that price in the first place.
    We'll see. I just think it's got far too good spec to be sold at £100 without making massive losses. I also can't think why Orange would see it at a massive loss either, unless mobile PAYG data is astronomically expensive for the end users. They've already got budget phones after all. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by blueray)
    http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phon...ge-monte-carlo

    I found this But its not out yet...know when its out?
    Apparently £139.99 coming this month:

    http://montecarlophone.co.uk/2011/07...ch-this-augus/
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    We'll see. I just think it's got far too good spec to be sold at £100 without making massive losses. I also can't think why Orange would see it at a massive loss either, unless mobile PAYG data is astronomically expensive for the end users. They've already got budget phones after all. :dontknow:
    I'm pretty sure that both handsets are loss-leaders for Orange.
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    (Original post by estel)
    I'm pretty sure that both handsets are loss-leaders for Orange.
    Fair enough. Wonder why they're doing it... :iiam:
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Fair enough. Wonder why they're doing it... :iiam:
    Presumably because it brings customers looking for an incredible value handset onto their network? :p:
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    (Original post by estel)
    Presumably because it brings customers looking for an incredible value handset onto their network? :p:
    Well... yeah... PAYG must be more lucrative than I thought (saying that, I haven't used / looked at PAYG for years, so I've no idea any more...)
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    iOS5 is seriously so crap.
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    Decided to take the risk and upgrade to 2.3 on my desire, didn't take to long and it seems to run faster and smoother. Couple of nice little add-ons aswell, no sense 2.1 though
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    (Original post by RedGuy)
    Apparently £139.99 coming this month:

    http://montecarlophone.co.uk/2011/07...ch-this-augus/
    Even though I've only had my SanFran a year I'm tempted by this...
 
 
 
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