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# 39710 18-Aug-2009 16:01
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Hi All

Just a post to say i got a nokia 5800 from Ebay ($305USD shipped!) It rocks! And i'm impressed with telecom too, actually. After purchasing the SIM I got 5 txts, one welcoming and saying the phone was now functional, and 4 with APN data, and instructions to save the message to update all the appropriate APN data in the phone. And it worked! I didn't have to enter a thing.

Is an awesome phone, great camera, good display. Can't fault it yet, but being a nokia I probably never will! (My last 3 Nokias have all lasted until they went thru the washing machine - 3 times for my 6255 - been run over or stolen)

Definitely recommend one to anyone considering an iPhone but don't want to pay the price, and want reliability.




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  # 248234 18-Aug-2009 16:17
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Yeah, I picked one up a couple of weeks ago...loving the Symbian action!

I agree, the camera is far better than reviewers will lead you to believe.
The amount of apps for S60 5th is getting better and the screen is to die for.
Love being able to watch MP4 encoded movies on the 16:9 widescreen and having a TV out cable as standard in the box is just awesome!




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  # 248244 18-Aug-2009 16:35
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The Ovi Suite is awkward to use, but I just select data transfer thru windows and use that




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  # 248248 18-Aug-2009 16:52
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That's what i do - use it in mass storage mode.

Ovi suite is...hard to get used to.

The Nokia music suite that comes packaged in the disc is well put together - like a sort of iTunes lite.




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  # 255173 12-Sep-2009 12:42
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Guys, I've had a look at the 5800 in a parallel import shop and was really taken by it, so plan to get one. I think, based on current plan setup, I will get the 850 3G version for XT network. But 1st, I was keen to know a couple of things;
a) what your experiences have been using wireless, and broadband via wireless.
b) recommendations for places to buy from. I've seen forum links for Mobicity in Oz, but also keen to know what to look for and what to avoid when buying from overseas.
Appreciate any comments. :-)

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  # 255175 12-Sep-2009 13:02
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Dammit - knew there'd be something else I wanted to ask!
Is it worth spending the extra for a 5800 just to get 3G access? Or better just to go for say the 5530 which doesnt have 3G (but does have wireless)? Thanks again.

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  # 255193 12-Sep-2009 14:57
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Get the 5800 for the 3G access mate. $10 a month on Vodafone will give you 100mb.

Wifi isn't everywhere, but data is:)

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  # 255828 15-Sep-2009 11:27
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Yeah the 5800 has a few other bits and bobs that make it an altogether better phone, too.

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