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  Reply # 295545 2-Feb-2010 21:10
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I see that price at einfo tech, but reading their reviews put me off

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  Reply # 295610 3-Feb-2010 05:48
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semigeek: I see that price at einfo tech, but reading their reviews put me off


bear in mind that you do not get the spare stylus, phone stand and phone cover(essential!) if you buy off expert info.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 295616 3-Feb-2010 07:34
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...which collectively don't add up to $82 in value, and can very likely be purchased separately if you're desperate to have them.

E-Infotech is OK, I've dealt with them in the past.

BTW, might be worth waiting a little longer on this handset - Nokia announced in the last few hours that they are reducing prices on their S60 handsets across the board.




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  Reply # 295814 3-Feb-2010 19:38
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I purchased mine from e-info, more than happy with the product and price. Spare styli and holders can be picked up on Trade me pretty easy and cheap. The one I got from them didnt have video out which I believe is a worldwide hardware shortage

Grab a screen protector too.

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  Reply # 295972 4-Feb-2010 10:20
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The video out thing is potentially a biggie - you'll find a few parallel importers have handsets that have been dumped by overseas vendors where people aren't happy with the non-video-out versions.

These should have a sticker on the box stating that they don't have video out, apparently.

Mine came with Stylus and USB cable and Video out cable - no case and no stand - the box stated they should be there, so the store I bought from gave me a screen protector and a case for nothing - and knocked off a few bucks in the process.




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  Reply # 295992 4-Feb-2010 11:26
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"These should have a sticker on the box stating that they don't have video out, apparently. "

Yep, a VERY small one on the back.......

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  Reply # 296267 5-Feb-2010 01:16
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I am currently in Hong Kong(will be in London in a few days), and I couldn't for the life of me get the gps to work!!

I've even set the gps settings to a-gps and it has been taking forever with no results. I'm sure my phone bill will say otherwise once i get back home.

Anyonelse have the same problem while overseas?

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  Reply # 296276 5-Feb-2010 03:15
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They'll work anywhere, GPS is not location dependant. It'll take quite a while without A-GPS though, and depending on conditions may take a while even with A-GPS - you need a clear view to the sky, a clear sky, and no surrounding tall buildings in order to the get the fastest lock times (and in HK you probably had 0-1 of those three conditions at any one time).

I've used phone GPS in Europe, around the pacific, and in China, without problems.




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  Reply # 296321 5-Feb-2010 09:38
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NZtechfreak: ...which collectively don't add up to $82 in value, and can very likely be purchased separately if you're desperate to have them.

E-Infotech is OK, I've dealt with them in the past.

BTW, might be worth waiting a little longer on this handset - Nokia announced in the last few hours that they are reducing prices on their S60 handsets across the board.


How long should I wait I haven't seen anything change and my wife is pressuring me to get a new handset or two LOL

Since I'm in Wgtn I'm going to get mine from Digiparallel Imports as they said they would price match.

What should I ask/check for when I buy i.e. already v40, additional stylus, cover, stand, video out etc ?

Who does also include the extras ?


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  Reply # 296328 5-Feb-2010 10:04
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Just check that it comes with Video Out cable, USB cable, charger, and 8GB Micro SD card.

The other things vary from package to package.

If the Vid-out cable is included, check the box for the sticker - if there isn't one stating there's no video-out, you're away laughing.





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  Reply # 296392 5-Feb-2010 12:59
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Also, check what she needs.

A 5230 is better priced but doesnt include wireless (basically exactly the same)
A 5530 doesnt include 3g or GPS but is smaller and more petite

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  Reply # 297304 9-Feb-2010 08:58
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SpookyAwol: Also, check what she needs.

A 5230 is better priced but doesnt include wireless (basically exactly the same)
A 5530 doesnt include 3g or GPS but is smaller and more petite


The Handset must have Wifi

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Digipallel Imports said that the 5800 does not come with stand, video out cable or cover [but did come with headphones and usb cable]

Question: what would one use the video out cable for and where does it plug in ? I would have thought I could just get the media off the handset use the USB cable ?

Also does the protective cover impact on using the touch screen or is it just for transport ?

Also who does supply with all these additional accessories ?. I'll contact a few places...


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  Reply # 297413 9-Feb-2010 16:17
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"Question: what would one use the video out cable for and where does it plug in ? I would have thought I could just get the media off the handset use the USB cable ?"

It uses the 3.5mm plug and outputs straight to TV. Quite handy if you want a portable media player :)
Otherwise it has the standard usb/bluetooth transfer of files

Theres 2 sorts of protective covers - one to protect the screen from scratches (recommended) the other you can get is like a silicon case to protect the body from knocks (most dont cover the screen as well)

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  Reply # 303288 1-Mar-2010 14:26
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Handsomedan: ....

I used Nemesis to change my product code (I have a parallel import) to NZ Red and it worked a treat - it's so simple it's laughable.

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Is this the correct link for Nemesis?

http://www.b-phreaks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page_2

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  Reply # 303301 1-Mar-2010 14:53
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dale77:
Handsomedan: Firmawre V40 isn't available FOTA at the moment - use the Nokia Software Updater (NSU) on your PC - NOT Ovi suite.

Version 40.0.005 is up and running on mine currently.

I used Nemesis to change my product code (I have a parallel import) to NZ Red and it worked a treat - it's so simple it's laughable.

For info go and see the geeks at forum.dailymobile.se - they're very helpful (I should know, I'm one of them) and the info is invaluable.


Thanks. I did the necessary and am happily running v40 now. I chose NZ Blue to match the pretty stripe.

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Can someone please clarify re the Product code name to enter in Nemesis:

Is this simply "NZ Blue" or is the full code name "APAC2 NZ BLUE" required (eg http://www.nokiausers.net/forum/nokia-5800/23038-nokia-5800-product-codes.html)?



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