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#4166 2-Jun-2005 18:56
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CDMA Sanyo 5600 1.3MP MP3 Mini-SD

This phone should be available on Telecom by end of July (or June, I cant remember which).
Its been known for some time that its coming, but I only just found out the timeframe tonight.

Very nice phone. It will divide my loyalties - I -did- want a 6255 to replace my ageing 7400 (which I love to bits), but now I have to decide between Bluetooth and a 1.3MP camera - both of which i would use constantly.

Whats a guy to do!?!??!







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  #15260 2-Jun-2005 19:02

so it has mini-sd, thats a plus. Do you expect it has sufficient interfacing to make it worthwhile in terms of transferring content.
I feel that most of the PCS 027 phones are inherently closed off to their detriment

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  #15261 2-Jun-2005 19:21
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This one will probably be same as 7400 in terms of closed-ness (is that a word?).

A big plus will be if it can set an MP3 as a ringtone. Without that there will be much discussion about it on the boards id say!!

 
 
 
 


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  #15263 2-Jun-2005 19:56

popular feature?

in using the pcs loader type thing to load content (at great cost) there was a type of file that offered 'true/real type audio' not sure on quality but it may be an option

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  #15264 2-Jun-2005 20:18
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the tru-tones sound very good on the Sanyo, way better than Hyundai hardware.

yes, MP3 ringtones are something i often hear on peoples cellphone wishlist (its cheap and its good quality)

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  #15273 3-Jun-2005 09:09
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no bluetooth... :-(

why is the world going mini-SD? isn't SD small enough? are we going to end up with Terrabyte storage in a toothpick, being lost when dropped on shagpile carpet?

having said that, i gotta say that having any flash card capabilities in a phone is worthwhile. I'm finding it very handy to take photos on a "real" digital camera, put the flash card into my phone, and send.

Likewise, it's makes it easy to get lotsa files (ringtones, wallpapers) from a desktop pc and into a phone. (bluetooth/IR would be one at a time).

and you might be able to leave your ipod at home sometimes.

Telecom have a very nice video clips service, which i think might still be free. News, movies etc. here's hoping this phone supports it. (my 6255 does not)

i'm on the verge of a geek tantrum, why can't i have everything? SD cards, 1.3MP camera, bluetooth, and that video service? bleh.

if it was gsm, i could just swap sim card between two handsets, but then i'd be using snails pace GPRS again.

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  #15274 3-Jun-2005 09:14
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You can not attach MP3 from the SD card to a ringtone , but you can attach Video ringtones. The SD card acts as external memory on the phone as such the Interfacing on media from the card to the Phone is limited. you can take pictures and videos and memos and store them on the card. Also the phone with the card acts as a USB mass storage memory stick. And it supports Pictbridge, so you can take a picture and hit print and send it directly to the printer.
As far a feature it the same as the 7400 , with the bonus on a Mini SD /1.3 Mega pixel camera/ MP3 Player/Mass storage/High resloution Screen

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  #15278 3-Jun-2005 10:49

any speculation on an entry price?

There should be some decent GSM/UMTS handsets available in the same time period although one would imagine priced slightly higher than what you face on Telecom with their subsidised handsets

 
 
 
 


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  #15280 3-Jun-2005 10:59
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i'm hoping vodafone also subsidise their 3G handsets to get people using them - and the new 3G services as well.

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  #15281 3-Jun-2005 11:06

^^^
that makes two of us

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  #15292 3-Jun-2005 16:49
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Should be released at a RRP of $899. Still not that bad a price considering I used to pay over a $1000 a year for a new Voda

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  #15299 4-Jun-2005 22:02
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To Poster 1: aging 7400? That's hardly old :D




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  #15301 5-Jun-2005 15:02
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Comes with a 1gb miniSD

The phone is definately the best Telecom multi featured phone. Its like a beefed up 7400 really (featurewise)

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  #15302 5-Jun-2005 16:36

1gb mini sd bundled ?
where did you get this info from?


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  #15308 6-Jun-2005 14:55
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hey cat-mince - havent seen you around here for awhile.
Yeah the 7400 is still pretty new, but then again, i also have a very short attention span!

1GB mini-SD bundled??? Thats a big card and a big addon to the pricetag. They would be better off selling for $100 cheaper and let those who want their own card to go buy one (and just bundle a 64mb (32mb is ridiculous in this day and age)







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  #15313 6-Jun-2005 16:33
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Disenchanted: you considering buying another new phone?

I'd imagine they got a good amortised price for their bundled min-SDs, and would not have added a full $100. 512MB mini SDs are $100 from flashcards.co.nz, and they're the cheapest i've seen.

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