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Apr 2, 2011, 3:42 PM
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Just ordered online but now having second thoughts...help me with comparing

Just put thru an order to switch FROM T-Mobile to Sprint. I have the HTC G1, and I ordered the Samsung Transform and am anxiously awaiting it. Looks and feature wise, it is spot-on with what I want (and do), but after reading many reviews across the internet, I am starting to doubt my decision.

My main concern is would this be considered as a 'step up' from the G1? Is it any faster?
That is my main concern, my G1 lags horribly anymore. Plus the battery life is incredibly bad, and it has no 3.5mm audio jack.

One upside to me switching: Sprint approved me for regular postpaid whereas I am stuck on Flexpay with T-Mobile.
Don't get it...I have this phone for work and it is horrible. Battery life is less than 24hrs just getting a few emails. Talk is static mostly. I cant stand it...it is dead every morning and its hardly used. Terrible, glad I'm not paying for it

Jan 24, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Google Earth?

Has anyone heard anything about Google Earth being supported for this phone in the future?

Has anyone been able to find a way to download it or make it work?

One of the reasons I bought the phone I did was because I understood that Google Earth was supported in Android 2.1+.

Now I find out that Google only supports their own product on certain devices, and the Transform, so far, is not one of them.

Not exactly bait and switch, but without doing alot of research all the Ads I've seen seemed to indicate that I would have this ability on this Smartphone.

Oct 15, 2010, 12:46 PM
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No hardware acceleration for OpenGL

First of all, I have this phone and actually like it (though coming from Windows Mobile it would be hard not to). However, it was bashed pretty hard by Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/15/samsung-t ransform-review/) and definitely a take away from the review is this:

We also noticed that 3D apps chugged tremendously, and certain games (including Angry Birds) wouldn't run at all. We ran a few tests but soon got confirmation from Sprint itself: the Transform's S3C6410 processor doesn't support hardware acceleration for OpenGL.

So don't get this phone if you expecting to be able to play Angry Birds or any similar 3D accelerated games, I guess.
So apparently Angry Birds was updated and it works now on the Transform.

Jan 21, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Spell Check

Does anyone know how to spell check when using the QWERTY keyboard?
i've actually been wondering the same thing...

Dec 31, 2010, 9:44 AM
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How to auto delete old emails

On my HTC Hero I could set it to automatically delete emails older than 1 day, 3 days, etc. I do not see this option on the Transform and I have been looking like crazy. Any insight would be great.

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Dec 31, 2010, 9:43 AM
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How to set a Speed Dial

I just go this phone (upgrade from the HTC Hero). How do you set a Speed Dial associated to one of the 9 numeric keys? I only see the favorite (star) option which I personally do not like. Any info would be great.

Oct 31, 2010, 11:08 PM
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When will android 2.2 be available for the transform

Like the transform, but according to the reviews the LG optimus will run much faster with android 2.2, if the transform were to get it, would it be better than the LG optimus?

Oct 28, 2010, 5:51 PM
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Viewing email images and attachments

I am thinking about giving samsung one more try and have not been happy with the exclaim. I am wondering if I will now be able to view images and/or attachments in email?

Oct 17, 2010, 5:03 PM
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I've been testing the Epic and one bid issue I've had with it is that Samsung placed the Speaker on the bottom of the phone such that when you're holding the phone in your hand and you try to use the speaker- it's useless cuz you're covering it up! Looks like the same issue here. How lame.

Reminds me of Moto doing that w/some of the Razors. The Zio doesn't have that problem nor to many other brands. Speaker is at the top where is should be! Come'on Samsung...
All phones have a speaker hole somewhere that can be covered up.

Most phones put it on the side, bottom, or back as a safety feature, so you don't blow out your eardrum holding it up to your ear when you don't realize it's in speakerphone mode.


Oct 20, 2010, 5:55 PM

Static button hard reset?

Does anyone know how to do a hard reset with the static button(volume+power etc) Not the software based factory reset?

Oct 20, 2010, 3:18 PM

Sprint ID

Apparently you can pick and choose what parts of the ID packs you want to keep, so that should keep your phone from being full of bloatware.

I am rather concerned that the My ID function, which is pre-installed and cannot be removed, may drain the battery. I guess we'll see.

Oct 16, 2010, 2:46 PM
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New Moment

since i dont want to pay full price for an evo on my anr plan; this seems like a great update to my moment (one of the best google phones ever in my opinion)

Oct 12, 2010, 5:41 PM
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My main question is will it get 2.2?

The front camera is nice but odds are you have to be in a very good 3G area or on Wifi, though I could be wrong.
Doh, need to read better...for some reason I thought it was on AT&T...lol. Long day. ๐Ÿ˜
DAntiVirus said:
My main question is will it get 2.2?

The front camera is nice but odds are you have to be in a very good 3G area or on Wifi, though I could be wrong.

There are mixed reports on whether it is get...
Front facing camera is a plus..but is it a 4g phone?
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