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Wannabe Geek


# 29922 23-Jan-2009 12:17
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I'm thinking of getting either KT610 or E71. Major usage is:



*Email (mostly web mails like yahoo/Gmail.)

*Internet surfing. (just checking things out like web based emails, online auctions, news etc. No heavy browsing. I have N800 for that very purpose.)

*Notes/Notepad.

*Heavy texting.

*Pairing it with Nokia N800 as a modem. (HSDPA connection needed.)

*Listening to MP3. (using 3.5mm adaptor on both handsets)

*Trip computer/logging for fitness.(using GPS obviously)



Specification wise:



KT610

*Like the large keyboard

*Don't mind fold open funky design. Actually interested.

*Don't mind small external display.

*Don't mind on wifi. There aren't enough hotspots in NZ anyway.

*Like the design. Seems more study. Folding design would protect primary screen and keypads. This will be every day "off duty" phone. Likely to get knocked and worse, dropped. Will be used during weight lifting so the design actually helps.

*Like the design again. Phone closed look so ancient would lower the risk of getting nicked. Haha.

*Don't mind no conventional headset plug. Adaptors are cheap and accessible. I'd like to use my own 3.5mm earphone anyway.

*Don't care about the camera. I hardly use them anyway.

*Don't like having no community base.

*Don't like having no official website on LGE homepage. In fact, you can't even find this phone from their website. What the hell? No PDF manual downloasd, no Firmware updates, no software updates nothing. This phone doesn't seem exist on their website.

*Don't like having no answers on pairing with N800 to use the phone as a modem on HSDPA connection.

*Concerned with battery life. I don't mind it as long as it lasts a day. I charge things every night anyway.



E71

*Like the vast community base.

*Like the official support from Nokia.

*Like the confirmation on using it as a modem for N800.

*Like the battery life.

*Don't mind 2.5mm plug. Adaptors are cheap.

*Don't care about the camera.

*Don't like the design. Too sleek. More suitable wearing a suit. Not workboots.

*Don't like the design again. Seem too fragile for my use, especially weight lifting.

*Don't like the keyboard. Look too crowded. I could never get used to the one on Treo. The one on Blackberry 8300 was o.k. (but then I hate blackberry. I just prefer Symbian platform.) The one on HW6965 was a night mare, mostly not because of bad spacing but because of the overall layout.



As you can see I'm not much of expecting to do running office apps on this handset. That's because I have blackberry issued from the company I work for and that's where I do most of "smartphone" duties.



Essentialy I'm only after a phone that has QWERTY keyboard and can do simple daily things such as above.



Straight to the point, I like the design, specs and price of KT610. It does everything I need (except the uncertainty of pairing to N800 as a HSDPA modem) and seems bit more protected than E71. I like the specs of E71 obviously, but don't like the design and price is higher, which feel like I'm paying extra for community base more than anything. I really like the larger keyboard on KT610. E71 looks too busy.



What do you guys think? I'm really torn. I like everything about KT610 except lack of support and few uncertainties, while E71 has great support and more expensive, but I'm really not into its design and overall layout.



Cheers.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 192188 26-Jan-2009 22:39
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I ended up ordering LG KT610. E71 has better spec but I'm just not into the design(too flashy) + strong dislike to the headphone/headset socket by the side. I would much prefer to have it either on top or bottom. I also have been using HW6965 and wanted something different style for a change.

If any of you guys are interested, I can answer questions where I can, once I get the phone.

Cheers.

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