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# 40100 25-Aug-2009 15:31
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And i have to say it is a very nice phone!

This is my first experience with a parallel imported phone and its been great so far.  Only small issues i have had with it are the fact it came from Hong Kong so some of the web browser shortcuts in the phone were in chinese.

Latest firmware for the phone is 0.12 (came shipped with 0.11)

Music player is great, nice sound to it. It came shipped with a 4GB microSD card in it so loads of space!!

Camera works a treat, takes nice photos (although i'm not a big user, i have a seperate camera for my photos)

I really like the ability to connect to a WiFi point to do my surfing (much cheaper than paying for mobile data)

I intend to update this post with more information/problems as i go.

Has anyone else got one of these phones in NZ?

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  # 250793 26-Aug-2009 19:47
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Today i had my first "issue" if you can call it that.

Since new i haven't restarted the phone, and today while traveling to Kawerau i stopped off in Rotorua and tried to put the phone into Offline mode, it wouldn't go offline - it kept saying offline mode not active.

After a power cycle the phone was working as it was before. Going in out of offline mode with no troubles.

Not sure what caused the problem, i have uninstalled a lot of un-needed apps without restarting the phone so maybe that had an effect.

On a happier note, i had a chance to play with the video function of the phone. It comes with two .mp4 demo videos showing you how to connect the phone to your home network and audio system. These played smoothly and had a nice picture quality (albeit small due to the physical size of the screen)

Also playing YouTube files are smooth and gives you the option of playing these in full screen mode.


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  # 251039 27-Aug-2009 16:53
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Today i learnt all about the remote locking feature of the Symbian OS.

After activating it in the phone settings (Settings > Security > Phone and SIM) i entered in a Remote Lock Message (Theskyisblue) I left the lock code as default for testing purposes (12345)

The remote lock message now becomes the password for the memory card too.

Now for the fun part:

I fired up my telecom phone and sent a text message with Theskyisblue in the body of the message.
My new phone got the message and as soon as i opened it the phone locked and asked for the lock code (12345)


Now with this added security i need to enter the lock code in everytime i start the phone, so if the phone was nicked then the theif would be stuffed.

This is a good feature with the Symbian S60 OS and is used on the N and E series, its just neat to see it work!


p.s. if anyone wants me to try something out on the phone, let me know.


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  # 252138 1-Sep-2009 10:16
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I know you said from Hong Kong, but can you provide any more information to how you bought the phone and its price please?


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  # 252251 1-Sep-2009 14:58
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No worries, i got it from Parallel Imported (cheapest i could find in NZ)

I have just looked at the site and bugger me its cheaper than what i paid for it, i originally paid $458 and it looks like it is down to $446.

They do free delivery in NZ which is great. Website took a while to update for my order, so i called their 0800 number and got my updates that way. Friendly staff which was nice!

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  # 252734 2-Sep-2009 20:48
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just another update on the phone. I have connected it to my home wifi and logged into this site. So far so good. Web browser is fast and appears to be reasonable. Web pages load fast. The only gripe i have is the when i first make the connection to the web i have to close out and start the web browser again. This appears to only be a problem with the wifi connection.

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  # 253519 6-Sep-2009 11:39
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When i first looked at the phone that was the cheapest price around. Einfo had the same phone for the same price.

No point looking at prices now as they would have changed since i got the phone.

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