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Cell Phone - Motorola A1200

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Prez, Jul 14, 2007.

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What do you think of it?

  1. Awsome phone!!

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  2. Seems pretty interesting, I'll look into it more..

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  3. Think I'll pass...

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  4. Horrible phone.

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  5. who cares because jill has the samsung a900 for sprint and we want what jill has

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  1. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    The Motorola A1200. Also known as the 'Motorola Ming', or 'MotoMing'.
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    Description here.

    This is the phone I am (hopefully) getting very soon. It is not currently available in Canada, and is rarely available in America. Thus I am forced to use eBay.

    The three main reasons this phone interests me are as follows.
    • It is Linux based
    • It is touch screen
    • It's appearance (Flip phone, top screen transparent, etc..)

    So I am currently searching the world of eBay, looking for a good deal.

    I would be very pleased to hear any comments you guys have about this phone.
    I have read dozens of reviews, and the inconsistency in reviews just shows me that you can never read enough reviews when looking to buy something.
    If you have the phone, or have had any experience with it, I would really love it if you could please share a detailed review of your thoughts on it.

    Also, any general discussion about this phone can go here.
     
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  2. XwiimasturX

    XwiimasturX Don't Mind Me. I'm Stupid

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    it looks cool, and bizarre. :scared:
    i like it though
     
  3. WiiWouldLike2Play

    WiiWouldLike2Play CU Guild For Life! :DDD

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    lol, when i saw this thread's title.. i was like 'advertising' well, anyway. looks good!
     
  4. Chicagoan

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    The phone is so ugly... but it has Linux... that is a permanent guarantee....

    Also, it would sync perfectly with my PC (as I been running Linux Ubuntu since 2 years, no Windows in this home)
     
  5. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Yup, that's one of the main reasons i'm getting it.
    I have Ubuntu as well.
    Linux > anything
     
  6. Chicagoan

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    Wow!!!

    Finally a smart user!!!!

    I will get the phone as well... I always wanted a Linux based phone!

    I couldn't go back to Windows... ever!
     
  7. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Lol good luck..
    I've been having a lot of trouble finding a good deal on eBay.
    However I finally found one and am currently bidding on one which is just an awesome deal..
     
  8. Chicagoan

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    I won't ask you about the deal... the phone should be yours first (as I wouldn't never imagine about it)

    Just curious

    How about the average price? $600? At least, you only pay for the phone :)
     
  9. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Retail price for the phone ranges between approximately $375 and $450.
    On eBay you can probably find one for $250.
    $300+ if it comes with extra accessories.
     
  10. vagrant

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    Looks like a good phone. No IPhone though. SuSE > Ubuntu. Ubuntu = The new Mandrake.
     
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    Prez Señor Prez

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    Actually I don't really like the iPhone. I am going with this instead because I wanted a flip phone. And this is the ONLY flip phone that runs on Linux AND is touch screen. And the iPhone doesn't run on Linux either.
    Neo1973 > iPhone any day.
     
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    Which is why I agreed it is a good phone, but the ladies aren't impressed by linux.
     
  13. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    hmmm tell me if you like it once you get it, cause i am currently looking at cellphones right now(as mine is broken)

    it looks pretty decent

    but if i can't get it than i'll just find a different phone

    it dosn't really matter, as long as it plays music, videos, camera and obviously have the capability of having telephonic conversations

    ....and connect to my computer(so i can just drag songs from my computer onto my phone)
     
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    I'm sure it will work on Windows / MAC computers as well, but it will work better with a Linux system :) As both phone and computer share the same files tree and structure (also the phone should have the same partitions than Linux)
     
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    Seems Interesting...

    But I'll Stick With My Nokia 6126 For A While...

    You Press A Button On he Side And It OPENS UP!!! OMGROTFLBBQLOLM8!

    XD... Fun To Press, Open, Close, Then Repeat... XD
     
  16. mushroomedmario

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    i have a noikia 6620, i like it cause you can run multiple programs at once fairly easily and switch with them with one button

    i.e. listen to music while playing games

    or talk to boring people while playing games(sometimes it turns off though)

    i love it and i think i might buy a nother one

    but that would be my thrid one and i'm kinda getting bored of it
     
  17. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Yea search around a little on the internet for some descriptions of what it does.
    It also has a 2MP camera...
     
  18. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    AAHHHHHHH this looks like a good phone. i don't personal like the look. but motorola are certainly turning there looks around.there old software was rubbish on there phones. there new z8 (which i have) has the symbian software on there, a much needed improvement. and now linux on one of there new phoens, what ever next!!
     
  19. its a neat phone- never saw it before till just now
     
  20. Star Striker

    Star Striker Definately something.

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    Looks pretty cool....

    Too expensive though for something I would barely use.
     

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