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Topic # 5836 30-Nov-2005 21:29
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I saw these phones while inside a Harvey Norman today and HAD to buy one to replace my stuffed GX15

*** Update they are avilable in all stores now for the same price ***
(of get tricked into $300+ on the ripoff site, Trademe)

For just 199 smackaroo's you get a phone that's a GX30i with everything fixed and much faster with better support minus bluetooth and external SD card..

1.3 MP camera with better image clarity than my v800 had.
Easy to use with familiar menu's and good texting support.
320 * 240 screen (clear and lovely to look at)
nice slip fliptop design
Infrared
Vodafone - LIVE support, live branded (though you can remove that red theme and even change the menu icons)
Responsive and quick to react
reasonably spaced keys and nice soft click response when pressed, not perfect but better than most.
300k MMS support, Good built in client & can send 1.3 MP pictures etc and receive from 3g mates
mp3 support for realtones
MMF Smaf support for realtones
AMR support for realtones
Voice recorder with 3 minute recording legnth (send 3 mins recording via MMS for 20c., better than texting and driving!!)
Associating custom ringtones to MMS/SMS alert
amazing looking Java games, only DEMO's included by lovely Vodafone, No Sonic,
32 MEG memory!! yes, 32 meg's of it in a $200 phone!
MMS images come through at 640x480 and pxt can be zoomed into and cropped
Image editing is a bonus
Allows text copy and paste!!!

The bad,...

No memory card (what do you expect for $200)
No bluetooth
Vodabranded
Call recording while it works inserts BEEEP and cannot be sent off the phone.
possibly others like any phone.

Basically, fantastic value for anyone looking for a Christmas prezzie,. My boss is gonna get one tomorrow.


For tech geeks,

It's a VS3 firmware in a VS2 casing, looks like Vodafone got some VS2's cheap and had them reflashed with the VLIVE VS3 firmware.
THEY HAVE THE SHARP Connectors! Something is up here and they operate very similar.


here is a pic.





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  Reply # 24088 30-Nov-2005 22:33
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The wap browser is FANTASTIC, while not full on web browsing, it's better then the one on the v800 and runs google perfectly and seems to hande proper HTML web pages no problem.

it's the ObiGo browser

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  Reply # 24089 30-Nov-2005 23:18
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The screens a 16 Million colour job too...

They won't be round for long, not at that price anyway.

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  Reply # 24989 19-Dec-2005 16:09
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This phone for this price is good, but i can get them for $148 NZ dollarsfrom a Dick Smith Electronics outlet, on a txt 150 plan, and its really strange, because its 200 for JUST the phone right? no sim card, but on this plan u get a simcard and u ay 25$ a month for 150 txts and 10 pxts!

Overall 1000/100!!!!

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