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@sanzgod: I am not too sure whether Symbian is a good choice. By the looks of it the OSes days are very numbered.

 

I agree with you sgiitk sir, however N900 is NOT a Symbian phone smiley2.gif

N900 runs on Maemo OS which is Linux based & really good for multi-tasking.

 

 

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Venue has a nice but very simple design. It does not have anything new. On the other hand the design of Arc is brand new' date=' and has a real sexy inward curve(arc) at the back. Also the fact that it is so slim helps.

Just got a tweet that Nexus S expected early Feb.
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Would like to compare the RAMs also, right know HTC Desire HD has the best ram at 768mhz , will see the arc specs once its out.

 

My friend has bought HTC Mozart, 7 is compareable to Andriod. But ram is only 512 and costs about the same a the Desire.

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Is there anyone who plays NFS??

I am playing Hot pursuit' date='and want some tips.......[/quote']

i have played it a bit on a friend's computer. it is AWESOME!!! I just love it. though i cant get the hang of drifting. also waiting for a friend to get GT5 on his PS3. surely will play that.

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The Hot pursuit is a good enough game which a laymen will like instantaneously but seriously I am dissappointed with the car the game graphics are great the the gameplay is really poor . I play the following games

rFactor

GTR 2 & evolution

F1 2010

GTA4

City XL

CS

also I like to play FIFA though I am not a fan of football  ,I also play simulator games like Train simulator , Microsoft flight simulator and truck simulator games .

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i have played it a bit on a friend's computer. it is AWESOME!!! I just love it. though i cant get the hang of drifting. also waiting for a friend to get GT5 on his PS3. surely will play that.

Yeah,the graphics are simply excellent,and with my 2GB graphic memory and 5GB RAM,I am able to enjoy everything.

The drifting is quite a good upgrade given to the game,as it makes the turning very easy and faster too,only issue is that you need some practice.

Next time you drift,if you seem to lose control,then just release the accelerator button,the car will be again in your control.

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Last Sunday, my Lady Love was driven for nearly 90 kms (45+45kms) .We started the onward journey to a friend's farmhouse.

The 36 km stretch was on the state highway leading to Katol from

Nagpur. Beyond Kalmeshwar town, there was a detour and the drive was

through rural roads for about 7 kms.Of this about 3 to 4 kms was on

cart tracks with lots of ups and downs suitable only for jeeps.

I was on my Landmaster and had never driven it on such rough, rural

stretches.The car performed the run with ease and I took utmost care to

manoeuvre it through in lower gears only.

Starting at around 10.00 am we were there by about 12.15 pm. Had a lovely time going around and viewing mother nature.

And by 5.00 pm in the evening we were back.

Must say that Landmasters are to be addressed as HE and not SHE as

someone had told me earlier on this thread. After driving through the

rough and tough conditions I believe the Landmaster was not made only

for metalled roads.

Again today as my preparations for the Rally scheduled for 13th Feb

started, I gave a lot of time to the Landmaster. The car had become

very, very dusty and needed a thorough cleaning job.

As my camera is under repairs I could not click. I opened both the door

upholstery covers on the drivers side, unscrewing the whole thing out.

The front one can be dismantled easily but the rear armrest bolted to

the door takes time.

I found rubber paint lined on the inside and portions showing rust. I

scraped all accessible portions that had rust and applied metal

primer.Rubber paint is not a very perfect way to prevent rust, I find.

I also applied 3M rubber protection on all the 4 tyres. Cleaned the

engine bay thoroughly and painted the engine, starter, alternator and

many other portions in black.Hope to complete the paint job of the

whole engine bay by next weekend.

Must say that the Landmaster is very, very DIY friendly.Once you learn to do things, it never lets you down.

anjan_c20072011-01-23 13:26:32

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@anjaan - The looks beautiful , well cared for.Please could you provide some information like how did you come across this car( was it a family car passed on generations?) , is there a facility for handcrank(there is a hole in the center of front bumper) how is to drive , what other  problems you face in owning this car apart from rust?

wishing you more miles with this car.Do update us

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Thanks a lot sarabjeet,Mr Spock and DD.

sarabjeet will keep it on my mind.I saw The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally Concourse on 7/01/2011 and many of the big American cars were super-glossed I believe.Could see my mirror image on the paintwork!

Mr Spock I am starting a new thread on this 56 year old Landmaster in the Indian Cars section here. Am calling it "My Lady in Black." yes indeed it has the handcrank option but I am yet to lay my hand on a crank handle. Even older Ambassadors till the early 1960's would have this option.The car is awesome to drive- very solid and robust feel. The only thing is that it should be fit. Many spares have to be procured from Mumbai and Kolkata. Am stockpiling frequently needed ones now.

Thanks Durango Dude- yes true that happens when I devote more time for the Landmaster.After spending hours I feel i should have also done this and that. So it needs eternal time always!

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spent the day installing Ubuntu on my netbook, with help fro a real guru. Pretty smooth. tata Photon installed real fast. will have to learn (and unlearn) a lot however before I really can go places. 

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How about an Ubuntu phone? I think it will materialize sooner than later; must be interesting. I find Symbian far more user friendly than Android; all a matter of which phone you get used to first. My son's Android software conked off within days of buying and had to be reinstalled and just before that my Symbian also conked off and had to be reinstalled. Smartphones are here to stay despite their idiosyncrasies and unreliable softwares and hardwares. Too many things getting crammed in just say 100 gms. 

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Ubuntu-phone will be VOIP. Whether we are being following the law or not almost all of us have used Skype/GoogleTalk.

Agreed that phones are getting too tricky. In many ways I feel that Blackberry (and iPhone) may be the most stable. As one Guru put it, it is almost impossible to brick a Blackberry. My son has a htc Hero CDMA which he has upgraded to 2.1 and is now very stable. His wife has a Galaxy 3 and that too is quite solid. I have a feeling that the days of (my favourite at a time) Symbian in Smartphones are numbered.

Incidentally in Haryana BSNL lost about 20000 customers, and Reliance about 7000 (both nett) in the first month of MNP.

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Recent developments have indicated Ubuntu is heading towards mobile arena. This wont happen before end of this year. Atleast not before launch of 11.10.

@sgiitk

Its easy to forget the might of the mighty when it faces some competition. Still 60% of smartphones selling are Symbian, and Symbian is also putting all its force behind further development of Symbian^3. I wont write them off this easily.

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My son's Android software conked off within days of buying and had to be reinstalled and just before that my Symbian also conked off and had to be reinstalled. 

This is bound to happen when one learns about a OS and start downloading various unreliable apps. Do have a look at Optimus1 often and you will fall in love with it easily.

 

 

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[quote=creativebala

This is bound to happen when one learns about a OS and start downloading various unreliable apps. Do have a look at Optimus1 often and you will fall in love with it easily.

 

 

 

exactly, the cracked apps or Apps which alter the coding are cause OS to fail.

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This is bound to happen when one learns about a OS and start downloading various unreliable apps. Do have a look at Optimus1 often and you will fall in love with it easily.

You are right, I downloaded a mobile antivirus software that did the OS in and it was from Nokia Ovi Store!! My son has an Optimus P-500 and I have had a look but I like my 5800 better, may sound real daft but that the way it is. Probably as you age you become more dogmatic!!

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@rahul: I think the percentage of smartphones about, say Rs.10/12k on Symbian is very low. I have been a Nokia fan since 1999. At the moment I have a Blackberry Curve (Imported and unlocked) on Reliance CDMA, and a Nokia 5230 GSM on BSNL 3G. The latter will be gone soon - the current short-list Wildfire, Galaxy 3, Omnia One. My son has a Hero (CDMA - unlocked), and a Galaxy 3. 

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