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Topic # 31789 30-Mar-2009 21:13
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So it's pretty much time for me to buy a new (or at least new-to-me secondhand) phone, anybody feel like recommending something - I need to use it for attending to critical needs from my (web) clients from time to time, at least to provide a quick reply for simple things, check out the email to see if it warrants getting to a workstation etc... so pretty much I need:

  1. Good and usable email, both text and HTML, supporting image attachments
  2. Really good and usable web browser - to me this means a pretty large screen for a phone, images, javascript, DOM, the whole nine yards
  3. An SSH client which is usable for emergencies - fixing config files, using mysql client that kind of thing
  4. Good battery life - I don't want to have to charge it every day, especially if I'm not near a power outlet!
  5. Tough - because I WILL sit on it in my back pocket, often, no use telling me "don't" because I will anway.
  6. Not expensive - because I'm cheap.





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  Reply # 204332 30-Mar-2009 23:10
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I would buy a Nokia E series smartphone.

E65 would be the cheapest option to do all things in the list for as far as I know.
Of course, the more you spend the better those things will be done.

E71 is more expensive but would work better in your case.

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  Reply # 204369 31-Mar-2009 10:44
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If i was you i would wait another month or 2 and see what deals Vodafone/Telecom/NZComms bring out witht he launch of the new networks :)

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  Reply # 204371 31-Mar-2009 11:03
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simon14: If i was you i would wait another month or 2 and see what deals Vodafone/Telecom/NZComms bring out witht he launch of the new networks :)

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  Reply # 204384 31-Mar-2009 11:32
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Sad to say but a WinMo, choose the ones compatible with all networks there are a number.

SSH client

Browser there are Opera and Skyfire

Email client google mail or google apps

Battery life is not expected of a smart phone, get a blackberry if you want that

and cheap

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  Reply # 204416 31-Mar-2009 13:18
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I use and recommend the E71 - sbiddle, scottjpalmer, and johnr also use this phone.

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  Reply # 204419 31-Mar-2009 13:26
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nate: I use and recommend the E71 - sbiddle, scottjpalmer, and johnr also use this phone.

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  Reply # 204426 31-Mar-2009 14:20
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nate: I use and recommend the E71 - sbiddle, scottjpalmer, and johnr also use this phone.

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I also am one of the brotherhood... Couldn't ask for a better phone to be honest.

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  Reply # 204427 31-Mar-2009 14:24
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I am +1 for the E71.

I'm currently using the E66 which is a nice device but used the E71 for a week or so very recently & preferred it...but unfortunately had to give it back as it was only a testing unit.



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  Reply # 204474 31-Mar-2009 16:52
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Lots of good folks plugging the E71 then by the looks of it.  Thanks everybody, taking it under consideration!




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Reply # 204561 31-Mar-2009 22:58
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sleemanj: Lots of good folks plugging the E71 then by the looks of it.  Thanks everybody, taking it under consideration!


If you do get it give me a yell and we'll take you through initiation into the brotherhood - basically involves a beating at the hands of johnr in a Telecom shirt.

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  Reply # 204565 31-Mar-2009 23:07
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i quite like my E51, unfortunately Vodafone don't offer the one with the camera in NZ Undecided

it's a bit smaller though, but is still quite nice and looks like a phone too :)

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  Reply # 204876 2-Apr-2009 11:22
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e series? na go for an n series! I have the N82 and it is awesome!! wifi, 5MP cam, ms office equivalent, pdf reader,phone outputs onto a tv screen using supplied cable -great for ppt's, and all the room in the world to add more applications like voip, push emails, facebook games whatever... battery life is only 2-3 days thou.

Also this phone is smaller than the n95 which is even better..

This phone also has gps with voice guidance. If i lose my phone i text ?loc to it and it sends me back the location. If someone puts in a new sim card, it texts my gf the new number and location!

But I cant wait till the n97 comes out!!

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  Reply # 204893 2-Apr-2009 12:59
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^ N series have better multimedia features, E series are aimed at the business market.
E series tend to be tougher and have better battery life.

I'm pretty sure the E71 is actually made of stainless steel.

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