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Topic # 60857 4-May-2010 15:23
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Looking at a new XT phone, have no idea to start really.

Wanting something that doubles as a music player with decent storage, would like something with wifi, and lastly do any have apps like an ipod touch?

Looking at under $500 if possible!




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  Reply # 326504 4-May-2010 15:27
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Will check Pricespy later, seems to be down at the moment, but the Nokia 5800 is the only thing that springs to mind in that price range...

Doesn't have inbuilt storage, but some of the retail packages come with an 8GB card, for around $500 you can get the handset and a 16GB microSD card.




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  Reply # 326506 4-May-2010 15:30
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Yep, Sony's would work as well from the music point of view, however I'm not sure how many of their Walkman phones have WiFi in the desired price range, and many are 'dumbphones' too and so won't have much in the way of apps available.

The fact that the 5800 has free voice guided GPS navigation inbuilt really makes it a tough proposition to beat in the price range the OP is looking at...




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  Reply # 326507 4-May-2010 15:32
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freitasm: The Sony Ericsson Walkman phones should do it nicely if you want music...


Good call, the w705 looks pretty nice, and may just tick all the boxes




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  Reply # 326510 4-May-2010 15:33
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NZtechfreak: Yep, Sony's would work as well from the music point of view, however I'm not sure how many of their Walkman phones have WiFi in the desired price range, and many are 'dumbphones' too and so won't have much in the way of apps available.


Its for my wife, the apps is a nice to have (she covets my ipod)  but not a be all and end all :)




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  Reply # 326511 4-May-2010 15:33
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I had a few Sony Ericsson here to giveaway during the Geekzone Pizza events and for review. If you are not looking for a smartphone, the W705 is quite nice.

But it doesn't have GPS - that's the 995.







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  Reply # 326512 4-May-2010 15:35
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freitasm: I had a few Sony Ericsson here to giveaway during the Geekzone Pizza events and for review. If you are not looking for a smartphone, the W705 is quite nice.

But it doesn't have GPS - that's the 995.



Got any left over? hehe




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  Reply # 326516 4-May-2010 15:37
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They take M2 memory cards, which are (the last time I checked) more costly than the microSD used by most phones, and looks as if they come with 4GB standard - for many people 4GB won't be sufficient as an MP3 player. So you may need to figure in that cost to the cost of the handset if storage/MP3 player use is important.

EDIT: Can't access Pricespy, but flashcards.co.nz reveals the M2 cards to be twice as expensive as MicroSD for a given storage capacity.




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NZtechfreak: They take M2 memory cards, which are (the last time I checked) more costly than the microSD used by most phones, and looks as if they come with 4GB standard - for many people 4GB won't be sufficient as an MP3 player. So you may need to figure in that cost to the cost of the handset if storage/MP3 player use is important.


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  Reply # 326523 4-May-2010 15:46
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To be honest, if you can get a Nokia 5800 with 16gb card in US spec (850mhz for Telecom network) then I think this would be the ideal compromise between price, performance and iPod-like playability (there's lots of apps on Ovi Store).

Personally, if she covets your iPod Touch - buy her one and then get her a cheap phone.




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Reply # 326525 4-May-2010 15:50
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If you head to the Telecom Online Store you can use the check boxes down the left hand side to narrow down your search for exactly what you're after Smile

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  Reply # 326529 4-May-2010 15:54
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I'd get the XT spec 5800 from a Parallel Importer to be honest, likely to be far cheaper that way (unless she also happens to want to join/renew a contract with Telecom).




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  Reply # 326544 4-May-2010 16:33
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I have the W705 so if you have any questions about it, I might be able to help :)

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