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Topic # 32547 20-Apr-2009 10:32
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hi all getting a new phone not because i want to but my P990i just packed up big time, well should have known it's been crappy for the last 2 yrs!!!

so am gonna go back to Nokia phone but these 2 seems to b closely matched just wondering if anyone out there has any feedback on either of these

have chk reviews in gsmarena etc but I would HATE to get another phone like the P990 that hangs and many many other bugs that a $1400 phone should not have.

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  Reply # 208083 20-Apr-2009 10:35
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Either of the 2 phones will be better than the SE P990

Nokia E71 and 5800 I have both and they are great devices

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  Reply # 208088 20-Apr-2009 10:55
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I have an E71 but have also spent quite a bit of time playing with a 5800.

Both phones are aimed at different users and have different features. The 5800 is a music / multimedia device whereas the E71 is aimed at being a business handset.

You really need to decide what features you want - E71 for example does VoIP and has better Symbian application support, a lot of applications won't work with S60v5 yet.

The E75 looks like the killer Nokia to have right now!


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 208091 20-Apr-2009 11:01
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any buggy software? - not looking to install a lot of 3rd party stuff on it - btw GPS works in NZ?

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  Reply # 208094 20-Apr-2009 11:17
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cajetan: any buggy software? - not looking to install a lot of 3rd party stuff on it - btw GPS works in NZ?


The OS is very stable

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Reply # 208095 20-Apr-2009 11:20
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good to hear - sorry but GPS? how does that work in NZ? or it doesn't?

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  Reply # 208098 20-Apr-2009 11:35
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cajetan: good to hear - sorry but GPS? how does that work in NZ? or it doesn't?


Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night

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  Reply # 208101 20-Apr-2009 11:43
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sorry sounds dumb but the gps service how do u pay for it?

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  Reply # 208105 20-Apr-2009 12:04
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cajetan: sorry sounds dumb but the gps service how do u pay for it?


GPS itself is free - the phone finds it location from the GPS satellites orbiting earth.

It can take time for the GPS to find your location and GPS won't work indoors which is where A-GPS comes in, if you have this enabled the phone establishes a short data session to an A-GPS server and finds your location from the mobile network and then using the built in GPS.


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  Reply # 208106 20-Apr-2009 12:05
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cajetan: sorry sounds dumb but the gps service how do u pay for it?




GPS is free. (the signals from the satellites, and use of 99.9% of receivers - I'm sure there'll be some out there that have some sort of subscription based 'added functionality' from a web site, but why you'd buy one is beyond me)

e:f,b. But:

sbiddle: ... GPS won't work indoors ...


Not entirely true. depends on what roofing technology you have, and what GPS chipset is in use. A friend could get a 3M fix in his old house with a very old GPS12. And in his new, very metallic showroom at his work, he can get a 4-5M fix with a SiRFstar III chipset garmin. Granted, not likely that'll be the same in a mobile device :)




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Reply # 208115 20-Apr-2009 12:34
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wooohooo free stuff

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Reply # 208122 20-Apr-2009 12:48
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johnr:Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night


I wouldn't put it past you guys at Vodafone...

/me ducks

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Reply # 208140 20-Apr-2009 13:51
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nate:
johnr:Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night


I wouldn't put it past you guys at Vodafone...

/me ducks


Got the red helicopters to sort them out last night



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  Reply # 208141 20-Apr-2009 13:55
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johnr:
nate:
johnr:Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night


I wouldn't put it past you guys at Vodafone...

/me ducks




Got the red helicopters to sort them out last night


soooooo u work for vodafone and fix fax machines as well?

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Reply # 208147 20-Apr-2009 14:06
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cajetan:
johnr:
nate:
johnr:Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night


I wouldn't put it past you guys at Vodafone...

/me ducks




Got the red helicopters to sort them out last night


soooooo u work for vodafone and fix fax machines as well?


Fix fax machines and clean the Bath rooms

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  Reply # 208158 20-Apr-2009 14:38
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johnr:
cajetan:
johnr:
nate:
johnr:Yep GPS does work unless someones removed the satellites over night


I wouldn't put it past you guys at Vodafone...

/me ducks




Got the red helicopters to sort them out last night


soooooo u work for vodafone and fix fax machines as well?




Fix fax machines and clean the Bath rooms


I thought you were just the tea trolley boy. When did you get a promotion?


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