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Old February 27 2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Do NOT buy this smartphone

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspe..._medium=social

So 2 of the 5 top smartphone manufacturers are normally lower end makers Huawei and ZTE. Huawei recently unveiling the superphone in the article. But both companies incorporate backdoors into their product's software. So while they are expanding and spreading smartphone technology to the poor around the world, they are also gaining access to governments and corporations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/us...anted=all&_r=0

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Old March 12 2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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Re: Do NOT buy this smartphone

Thats okay, i have an iPhone5
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Old March 12 2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Do NOT buy this smartphone

I got a Huawei(I dont know how you say that. lol) phone, the only problem is the screen keyboard is to small and when you hit one letter it always hits the letter next to it, typing on the move is almost impossible, although the mp3 player on it is very good, they certainly wont be taking over the world if they use their phones to coordinate that take over via texts.
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Old March 12 2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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Haggis and tatties wrote: View Post
I got a Huawei(I dont know how you say that. lol) phone, the only problem is the screen keyboard is to small and when you hit one letter it always hits the letter next to it, typing on the move is almost impossible, although the mp3 player on it is very good, they certainly wont be taking over the world if they use their phones to coordinate that take over via texts.

I don't like screen keyboards. They usually are too small unless the phone has a big screen. And since I grew up using Nokia's logs, I don't want a phone with big display. That's why I bought Sony Xperia Mini Pro:
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Old March 12 2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Do NOT buy this smartphone

Haggis and tatties wrote: View Post
I got a Huawei(I dont know how you say that. lol) phone, the only problem is the screen keyboard is to small and when you hit one letter it always hits the letter next to it, typing on the move is almost impossible, although the mp3 player on it is very good, they certainly wont be taking over the world if they use their phones to coordinate that take over via texts.
I've mostly heard "Who-ahh-Way"
("Who-ahh" is really more like a slurred single syllable)
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Old March 12 2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Chinese backdoors bad. American backdoors good.
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Old March 19 2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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All backdoors are good, provided I know about them and nobody else does.
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Old March 19 2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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Re: Do NOT buy this smartphone

Retu wrote: View Post
Haggis and tatties wrote: View Post
I got a Huawei(I dont know how you say that. lol) phone, the only problem is the screen keyboard is to small and when you hit one letter it always hits the letter next to it, typing on the move is almost impossible, although the mp3 player on it is very good, they certainly wont be taking over the world if they use their phones to coordinate that take over via texts.

I don't like screen keyboards. They usually are too small unless the phone has a big screen. And since I grew up using Nokia's logs, I don't want a phone with big display. That's why I bought Sony Xperia Mini Pro:
The Droid Charge has a good on-screen keyboard, especially when you rotate it on it's side.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:24 PM   #9
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I recently bought a Galaxy S3 Mini and its an amazing phone and very fast for what it is, can't moan about it at all.
I looked into those Huaweis though and I read that the fears about the company are unfounded because they were investigated and nothing untoward was found in their phones or software.
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Old March 29 2013, 02:05 AM   #10
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I just got the Galaxy Note II and I'm loving it.
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Old March 29 2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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Re: Do NOT buy this smartphone

Venardhi wrote: View Post
Haggis and tatties wrote: View Post
I got a Huawei(I dont know how you say that. lol) phone, the only problem is the screen keyboard is to small and when you hit one letter it always hits the letter next to it, typing on the move is almost impossible, although the mp3 player on it is very good, they certainly wont be taking over the world if they use their phones to coordinate that take over via texts.
I've mostly heard "Who-ahh-Way"
("Who-ahh" is really more like a slurred single syllable)
I have been pronouncing it Hugh-AHHH-Wieee.


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I don't like screen keyboards. They usually are too small unless the phone has a big screen. And since I grew up using Nokia's logs, I don't want a phone with big display. That's why I bought Sony Xperia Mini Pro:
Now i like the look of that.
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