Looks like BT is on its way for CDMA. Seee the Nokia 6255 - tho dont like flip phones myself. But Kyocera can't be far behind now seeing they have developed that new BT module. Given that the Telecom data network is so much better than GPRS, will be kind of interesting.......
There are no plans for telecom to take the new 6255 Nokia, but it will not be available till the end of the year so things might change. Kyocera have not yet made a BT handset for the New zealand market
I've been researching for a new phone for ages an I like the Nokia 6255 because it looks like it has decent size keys for a change. Not just little buttons poking through the face plate. Also lots of usable productive features not just fancy bells and wistles.
Never had a nokia but Hopefully!! Bring it on Telecom!
From what I can see as long as the NZ versions are the same the 6255 has: Bluetooth, better key setout, Fm radio and MP3 player ( great for at work with a headset!!) but no PTT (Push to talk)
The 7400 has PTT but no radio or MP3.
Phone book size, cameras, speaker phone and most other details similar.
For me and most people not wanting a company type, walkie talkie interface, between 5 or less people PTT is not on the priority list! It's an of no use feature for most private people I would guess.
That leaves the Nokia 6255 way out in front. So Bring on the 6255i !!! Thats what I'm waitin 4. I just wish I could get my hands on one sooner so I could play with it over Xmas and have it ready for the start of work next year.
Does anybody know how Telecom will be pricing their "network" PTT? Unlike the USA market both Telecom and Vodafone are heavily focussed on their ARPU, with $10 TXT already putting a reasonable dent in that it will be interesting to see how both they and Vodafone price it. If it's too cheap you'll end up like Vodafone oz when they introduced 1c per second billing with no flag fall and then had to increase it when it completely killed their SMS market!
I have a Sanyo 7400 and it is the best phone I have ever had. Streaming video works well and the sound is excellent. P2T is interesting to use it takes a bit of getting used to with it being half duplex. You have to remember to wait for the jingle before you talk otherwise half your words get lost. The phone sits in a permanent dormant data session for P2T. Wake up is very quick.
Camera is not too bad, it has a flash and you can take video with sound. GUI is easy to navigate. You don't need a manual to work it out.
Never bothered with an 8100 so can't tell you how similar it is.
Not sure what you mean about text to speech? There is 'voice command', 'Voice Memo' and 'Screen Call' - this feature allows you to set pre-recorded announcements when a call is answered. A caller can leave a message directly recorded to the phone of up to 18 seconds long.