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Topic # 15026 31-Jul-2007 19:14
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what are everybodys thoughts?

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  Reply # 80620 31-Jul-2007 19:34
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Clamshell... screen and keypad protected.


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  Reply # 80625 31-Jul-2007 19:44
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Depends on phone really.

Candybars are generally more reliable but clams commonly take the knocks better.

Clamshells also usually have big displays AND big keypads.

Some clamshells do foul up the keypads and displays (they rub upon each other) if grit get's in there and leather cases for clamshells are pretty horrible.

I currently own a Slider (N95) and a Clam (Sam w531)

it's a matter of personal preference.

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  Reply # 80632 31-Jul-2007 20:33
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Nokia E90, sideways clamshell and (large size) candybar Laughing

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  Reply # 80635 31-Jul-2007 20:52
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I prefer a candybar phone - they are easier to access, not as flimsy and as freitasm said, one less thing to break.

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  Reply # 80644 31-Jul-2007 22:16
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Clamshell, it can take all the bumps and scrapes and the screen remains perfect :)

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  Reply # 80660 31-Jul-2007 23:13
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The Samsung W531 must be almost the most "clam" shaped Clamshell, Folder, Flip phone ever made.
actually, I know what it reminds me of now, The Delorean! took that picture in the blog to hit me!

The Sony-ericsson v800i must be almost the most "BAR" Candybar phone made (earlier bricks did not count as you would be very sick if a real handybar was that large)


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  Reply # 80722 1-Aug-2007 12:51
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I actually had a very early Sony phone (not even GSM/digital!!) with a cool slide-up earpiece that was known as the "Mars Bar" phone - ah happy days...

I prefer a clam, mainly due to the propensity for me to inadvertently call people from my pocket (speed dialing and forgetting the keylock - a lethal combination).

Unfortunately I'm stuck with a Nokia slab (peanut??!?), which has the worst of both worlds - small screen and buttons, and still forgetting the keylock and calling from my trousers.

I covet my kids Samsung and Motorolla clams - but who pays for the top-ups???? - ha ha ha ha ha (evil Vincent Price type laugh)


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Reply # 80724 1-Aug-2007 13:12
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I used to work for a Telecom Dealarship (logistics man) where almost all the motorola startac's crapped out due to broken hinge flex...  I know these were early models but I still prefer a candybar. 

The wife likes the clams...

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  Reply # 80830 1-Aug-2007 23:30
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Clams, other then the proper v3 are too fat IMO. Too top heavy when you have them in your hand meaning that when you contort your hand to reach the buttons at the bottom it is likly to fall out of your hand since you cant hold the bottom of the phone with your pinkyfinger since there are buttons there. v3 is good because the bottom of the phone is thicker and you can hold it there while using it since the buttons start furthur up the phone.


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