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Topic # 29786 19-Jan-2009 16:03
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I'm in the market for a new phone but this time I'm looking for a phone which I can use to check my emails when I'm away from my computer, either to a new email address or to a live/hotmail address. Will the 8110 do the job?

Also, can I sync via bluetooth with a Vista machine my Windows Contacts? what about calendar sync?





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  Reply # 190566 19-Jan-2009 17:09
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We've had a lot of issues with the quality of the 81xx series Pearl phones, I'd advise against one if possible. The 7xxx series was fine, and the newer ones (Storm etc) also seem ok (so far). Mostly to do with the pearl roller or the cell radio failing. We suspect that Vodafone may be aware of this as they never seem to ask many questions and have just been replacing them all outright. At a guess I'd say there's about 40 of them in the organisation, and we'd average a replacement about every 2-3 weeks.

As to the synching, I honestly don't know as we run them all through an exchange server. They do seem to have pretty reasonable bluetooth support and they do support standard email setups though.

The Sony Ericsson phones like the W950 handle email well and will synch contacts with Outlook via USB or Bluetooth fine. Plus they're comparatively cheap.

Does HotMail support POP3/IMAP these days? It may be an issue regardless of phone if not.

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