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Topic # 58839 21-Mar-2010 09:48
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  Reply # 309498 21-Mar-2010 11:47
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Have an E72 . .  been a great phone . . one of the better phones with quad band.

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  Reply # 309499 21-Mar-2010 11:57
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simpsonp: Have an E72 . .  been a great phone . . one of the better phones with quad band.


quad band... exatly which bands from "quad band" are you referring to?




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  Reply # 309514 21-Mar-2010 14:17
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simpsonp: Have an E72 . .  been a great phone . . one of the better phones with quad band.


You would be the first E72 user I've come across who actually likes their phone. Everybody else wants to ditch them!

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  Reply # 309597 21-Mar-2010 19:56
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Quad band . . . as in 850 , 900 , 1800 , 2100 Mhz  - i.e with Vodafone it does both bands in 2G & 3G.

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  Reply # 309601 21-Mar-2010 20:03
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simpsonp: Quad band . . . as in 850 , 900 , 1800 , 2100 Mhz  - i.e with Vodafone it does both bands in 2G & 3G.


It's actually only quad band GSM. It's dual band 3G WCDMA

It does 850/900/1900/2100 GSM and depending on the model either 900/2100, 850/1900 or 850/2100.

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  Reply # 309607 21-Mar-2010 20:23
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Agree . .    makes good sense . Smile

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  Reply # 309619 21-Mar-2010 20:40
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simpsonp: Quad band . . . as in 850 , 900 , 1800 , 2100 Mhz  - i.e with Vodafone it does both bands in 2G & 3G.


You have the definition of "quad-band" mixed up a bit.

The E72 is "Quad Band" 2G GSM and Dual Band 900/2100 3G WCDMA.

Eg. You dont add up the bands in 2G and 3G and call it "Quad Band". The term Quad Band at the moment relates to the bands on 2G GSM.




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  Reply # 309626 21-Mar-2010 20:54
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sbiddle: Everybody else wants to ditch them!


Why's that? I have an E71 now, and would quite like an E72, faster HSPA chip and Nokia Maps are two reasons why I would switch from the E71.

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  Reply # 309632 21-Mar-2010 21:11
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I have been using an E72 on Vodafone for a few months now.

The hardware is brilliant and for the average smartphone user it is a good phone but the firmware has some annoying bugs for power users. This will all be sorted once Nokia sorts the firmware, hopefully in the next few months.

The E71 had issues initially too, fixed by firmware updates.

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  Reply # 309698 22-Mar-2010 07:59
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I'd be interested to know what bugs you've come across scottjpalmer and sbiddle.

Mine is my daily companion and outside of the initial space bar bug in the very first version of firmware, I've yet to experience any bugs whatsoever.

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  Reply # 309707 22-Mar-2010 08:45
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sbiddle: You would be the first E72 user I've come across who actually likes their phone. Everybody else wants to ditch them!


I am actually really surprised to hear that from you sbiddle.


Before I bought my E72-1, I played with an iPhone 32Gb, Blackberry 9700, Nokia E75 and  Sony Ericsson U1i Satio for two days.

For me the E72 stood a mile for usability (followed by the iPhone). Of course I was tempted by the iPhone because every one of my friend has one - and I was tempted by the Satio as it had a 12MP camera.

But when it comes to a phone that can double up as a work and entertainment, E72 is a fabulous device. 

Another thing I like about the E72 is the Optical Navi key. It takes about 10 mins to get used to it if you are used to the iPhone - but it is very intuitive to use that for scrolling menus / and web Browsing. It is YouTube friendly, and the GPS (with life time Voice navigation) has never let me down so far.

The only thing I dont like about it is the 4GB storage - which is almost full now after I been taking lots of snaps and videos of my daughter at the North shore Triathlon  over the weekend. The camera is excellent for out door shots as long as you dont have to zoom in or you don't need short exposure.




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  Reply # 309722 22-Mar-2010 09:46
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Er, so buy a larger microSD card? It'll take up to the current maximum 16GB cards, but it should also take the larger 32GB cards when they arrive (which should be very soon now, within the next month).

...and don't forget the beautiful new amethyst purple E72 (for the ladies).




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NZtechfreak: Er, so buy a larger microSD card? .... --- >  larger 32GB cards when they arrive 


Yeap... That is the plan. I got a Vodafone voucher to use up - But I can only redeem them in First Mobile and Digital Mobile - and neither of them stock either the 16GB or the 32 GB (They only have 2 /4 /8). 




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  Reply # 309763 22-Mar-2010 12:04
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I think ithe E72 looks smart and I like the idea of the optical navi key as I'm using a 9700 and love this feature, very easy to get around the menus and maps...
I didn't like the E71 much due to constant customer complaints about mail for exchange. Made my job harder than it needed to be at the time - delete profile, add profile, delete profile, add profile, third time around "yes mr customer you have to contact Nokia Care"!

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  Reply # 309935 22-Mar-2010 20:34
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My main issue is with random crashing, every day or at least every other day it does a random reboot.

So far I've nailed it down to opening the camera with other apps running in the background, but this isn't always the case . . .

I'm getting an N900 next month, $500 for the E72 if anyone wants it . . .

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