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#28639 6-Dec-2008 22:51
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Hey Guys.
At the moment I'm trying to decide between a Nokia E65 and 6500 Slider (regardless of price).
Now I know the difference between Series 40 and Series 60, and I would only occasionally use downloaded apps, but are there any showstopper bugs with either of these handsets? I have heard that the E65 is quite slow?
Also the 6500 is listed as being WCDMA 850mhz, does that mean it will work on the new Telecom network?

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  #182541 6-Dec-2008 22:58
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Also the 6500 is listed as being WCDMA 850mhz, does that mean it will work on the new Telecom network?

Yes, the 6500 should work just fine on Teleco's new W850 network come June 2009.


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  #182660 8-Dec-2008 03:53
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I grabbed a Nokia 6500 Slide recently, when it was on sale, as an insurance replacement for my lost/stolen SE W810i. So far, I've had no major problems with it and find it's quite a nice phone. However, I do recommend that you update the firmware immediately after you get it if it's not already running the latest (V 8.30). 


If you do get it and it's not running the latest, you'll need to change the product code internally, in order to force Nokia Software Updater to upgrade the firmware. It's not difficult nor scary to do.


Here's a professional review of the phone, if you're interested: 



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  #182681 8-Dec-2008 09:54
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Yeah, thats no problem.  I've used a tool to do that before, debranding my mates 6234 into a 6233.  Do you remember the product code you chose in the end?  Also, if I flash a generic firmware to the device, what Vodafone services do I lose access to? eg MusicStation etc

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  #182771 8-Dec-2008 15:50
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No, I don't recall the exact product code I used - it was some Euro one I found on the Net. As for the exact Vodafone services one loses through debranding and upgrading the firmware, I couldn't tell ya, because I never used them and had no interest in them. Therefore, I wouldn't have noticed any loss. I can still access my voicemail and the other functions that were programmed into the Vodafone SIM card though.


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  #185274 20-Dec-2008 10:24
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Just to keep the thread updated, I got the E65 which was a NZ vodafone handset.  It came with firmware 1.xx and the newest with voda branding was 2.xx.  I changed the product code to update the device, and I was then offered 4.xx.  There are two problems however, I no longer have the vodafone security certificates to use things like musicstation, and I don't think it is possible to hack the symbian os on this newest firmware revision.  Apart from that, smooth sailing!

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