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bumder
April 16th, 2011, 08:48 AM
I've been thinking of venturing into the world of smartphones, and have seen the HTC Wildfire fairly cheap a few places.

Does anyone have this phone, and recommend it?

I'm hoping it will play nicely with Ubuntu (Android should do I guess).

Could I use this phone in my car like a sat nav?

Also, do you think it will have enough muscle to run snes/n64 emulators?

Thanks

LostinSpacetime
April 16th, 2011, 09:52 AM
I recommend the HTC Wildfire2 or even better the ZTE Blade, mostly because of the better resolution. It looks better(especially as a navi) and some applications will not work with the first Wildfire. All Androids work just fine with Ubuntu :)

sanderd17
April 16th, 2011, 10:40 AM
If you go for the wildfire, I would install Cyanogen Mod 7 on it. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Wildfire:_Full_Update_Guide

This way, you will get a lot more out of your phone.

HTC support is never great for cheap phones, but there is quite an active community behind the wildfire.


For navigation, You can use google navigation (online) or Navit (offline, FOSS) or expensive apps like copilot or nDrive (offline)

This phone has a enough mussles, but I don't know what emulators exist.

Condor Cluster
April 25th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Okay, looking at small and low cost smartphones that I could pick up on ebay or whatever.

Was looking at the Sony Ericsson X10 mini, does anyone have it and rate it?

Or may recommend my something better?

Cheers