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Topic # 5500 3-Nov-2005 00:02
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I get asked this question on a daily basis so will post here.

I went into the store and sampled the models, remember you are buying an $800 phone so a store should be really helpful, Not there are much more models coming so this info is quite old.

The motorola has not Bluetooth or Ir meaning slack connectivity, otherwise a nice phone, nice keypad, shape and superb screen.

The nokia was loaded with features ans used Symbian OS and has a tru WEB browser (and you can get opera) shame the keypad is so small & horrible.

The Sony ericsson v600i had bluetooth, good coonectivity and NO expandable memory!!!!!
forgot it though it's cheap

Samsung looked quite nice and is very small, though I have never used a samsung so had no idea and heard of really poor battery life.

I ended up with the flagship SE v800, it had no limitations I could see and works superbly.

This is only a guide, you may not need bluetooth or have tiny fingers. i would have swayed to the nokia probably if it was smaller and had a decent keypad. (the cheap nokias have great spaced out keys (not 027's) and the top end ones are tiny,... why???)

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  Reply # 22506 3-Nov-2005 08:03

the motorola has its memory card under the battery with the sim, so you cannot hot swap,
more 3g phones are here, I have seen the sharp 703 for 799 in a mailer yesterday and the samsung zv10 for 449

I have a thread on what else is coming, the v3x fixed the hot swap problem

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Reply # 22547 3-Nov-2005 10:51

If your biggest problem is the size of your fingers and the size of the buttons then you should stay at the old landline... :)

For me things like Symbian is the key point when I choose the phone and not the size of the buttons.

You cant believe how many good applications I have already: I can send and read my mails, I can use my phone as a webcam through BT connection, Fifa2006 game, security program, which locks the phone if I send a special txt message, actual currency rates, weather forecast, browsing the web with Opera, play Flash animations, ect, etc, ect


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  Reply # 22550 3-Nov-2005 10:55
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does it come with a cup holder? how about making a nice hot chocolate?

(*reason i asked because my car doesn't have a cup holder.. that's the first thing i look at IF i'm getting new car....*)

oh, we're not talking about car?

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Reply # 22556 3-Nov-2005 11:11

Yeah it comes also with a cup holder (I forgot to mention) and makes the best hot chocolate ever! :-))

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  Reply # 22557 3-Nov-2005 11:14
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mmmmm... very nice.. which model is this? hehehe

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