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Topic # 3708 21-Mar-2005 09:07
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Does anyone know of anymore coming out soon? Must be about time Telecom had some new ones, particularly with video... my TX115c is driving me mad!!

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  Reply # 13724 21-Mar-2005 13:25
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There was an article on stuff.co.nz last week about push to talk, and it mentioned that the Sanyo 8200 was due to be released by the end of the week. Can't see it on Telecom's web site, though.

Having said that, I'm actually quite happy with my TX115 at the moment.

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  Reply # 13820 26-Mar-2005 09:24
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Rang Telecom she said there is the 8200 coming out in the next month. It should be priced at $400 - $500




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  Reply # 14021 6-Apr-2005 12:46
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Hi, Im looking at getting a new telecom mobile phone and am comparing a few models, does anyone have any suggestions as to which one is better??

Sanyo8100
Hyundai TX95C
Hyundai TX115C

Pros and Cons please.

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  Reply # 14022 6-Apr-2005 14:24
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Hmm i'd go TX95c because it uses MMS not that freaking lightsurf junk.

On the con side you'll have to get one 2nd hand.

So if you want a BRAND NEW phone grab a Sanyo 8100/8200 they're way better phones than the TX115c.




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Reply # 14023 6-Apr-2005 15:22
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Sanyo 8200 in stores now @ $499. not to bad. good camera but no video.

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  Reply # 14098 9-Apr-2005 10:13
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please excuse my ignorance but what is lightsurf? and out of the sanyo 8100 and 8200 which is better? and what do you not like about the tx115c

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Reply # 14100 9-Apr-2005 10:36
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I bought an 8200 on Thursday. I wasn't quite prepared to pay the $500 price tag, but the dealer said that they could offer me a $50 'upgrade' discount without me having to commit to a term contract (I'm on open term at the moment and want to stay that way). I'm not sure what the criteria is to get this discount, but they looked at my account history on their database, so I assume that existing customers are offered this discount at regular intervals. It's certainly not something that Telecom seems to actively promote!

As to the difference between the 8100 and 8200, the only significant features that the 8200 has over the 8100 is push-to-talk and a camera flash, although the 8200 is apparently more refined in areas like the camera, user interface, etc. They're both good handsets, but the 8100 is getting pretty long in the tooth and I definitely wouldn't pay more than $300 for one.

I had a Hyundai TX115 previously and it was a perfectly capable handset in terms of features and ease of use. Unfortunately, based on comments made here, it seems that there are a number of known issues with them, but later firmware versions might be okay.

Getting back to your original question, I think that the Sanyo 4920, 8200, 7400 and Nokia 3205 are all much better value than the Sanyo 8100 or Hyundai TX115 if you look at current retail prices. Of course, it's conceivable that you might be able to pick up a cheap 8100 in the near future as retailers move to clear remaining stock, but that's just my own speculation.

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  Reply # 14103 9-Apr-2005 11:13
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Lightsurf is a Network (I think) feature that gives you an online gallery for your phone, what sucks mostly is if you get a Photo Message you have to view it on your phone's WAP browser and in the case on a TX115c you can't download it using the download link.

Perhaps you could look at a Samsung A680 it has a Camera, Video etc but no P2T but who would REALLY want P2T anyway.




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  Reply # 14131 11-Apr-2005 11:05
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Lightsurf is a company that provides multi media messaging capabilities to Telecos. There are several competeing technologies in MMS. Lightsurf is one of them.




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