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Topic # 5999 15-Dec-2005 14:40
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I had the use of one today and here are my findings. it's starnge phone and seems a but cutback for the exorbidant price.

Camera is superb. zoom and auto focus.
Ringtones sound good.
WOW factor.. OMG is that a phone!

the bad,

Sucks battery.
pictures take forever to save.
Memory card is of limited use just like the GX30i, can't realtime access it, more like external storage.
Screen is no better than my $199 panasonic VS2, actually it's worse, less colors and blurryer.
Using infrared stops phone from accepting an incoming call WTF?
Infrared is unreliable. works when it wants to.
Menu's are slow to navigate.
very Vodanised,
useless size memory card provided, (64MB) especially for price you expect a GB.
Limited phone memory of only 5MB for ringtones etc.
Bluetooth sucks, no DUN for PocketPC
PIM is low-end.

Okay it's a bit negative but for the price i was expecting more, it's an average consumer grady Glitzy phone with a nasty price tag and some dirty rotten quirks. It reminds me of the GX30, Nastily expensive, Lovely screen but pretty bad in most other ways. (mp3 player which was sllooow and limited usability and difficult (read:impossible) file transfers.)

For the price I could almost buy a JasJar and COULD buy a KJam or two harriers and for the price I bought a basic but small laptop the other day or go on a very nice 10 day holiday.

Your comments please, I don't own this, only had a days use from it. :-)

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  Reply # 24844 16-Dec-2005 08:19
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The ringtones are FAR too quiet. (Hint, turn off the Surround sound in the Sounds menu.. it helps "bit")

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  Reply # 24846 16-Dec-2005 08:36
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I played with the Ferrari version in the UK. Initial impressions were that it was an awesome phone but with a very bulky form factor. I didn't play with it long enough to notice the qwirks you've mentioned but found the menu structure and usability very low. Vodafone just haven't managed to get a decent custom built "Vodafoneised" phone yet.

Did you try the TV output at all?

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  Reply # 24851 16-Dec-2005 09:22
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I never got a chance to try the TV, , I only had it at work yesterday.
I'd prefer the Bluetooth TV solution that Ericsson offer, no cables!

Vodafone CAN make a good "vodanised" handset, My panasonic VS2/VS3 is very good. only issue there is no bluetooth and it crashes on MMS sending sometimes.
Also the screen on the VS2 has more colours and just looks MUCH better! (smaller phycsical size, same actual resolution.) I can't belive it compared poorly with a 2.5G $200 phone!

For those who need style at any cost,,, the Sharp 902 is for you!
buy it with money you don't have to impress people who don't care.

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  Reply # 25331 26-Dec-2005 15:00
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$1400 for a Sharp V902, you are getting ripped. We retail for $899.00 and they are great phones.
They were created with Picture viewing, taking as the primary objective.The Revolving screen is an awesome feature as it doubles a Digital Camera. The 2.0MP camera is good enough to print 200x250mm without any resolution problems. The TV Output is also a fantastic feature on this phone for picture, video viewing. The SD card slot upto 2 GB is enough memory to store 400 odd mp3 files which i output directly to stereo via Audio RCA's.

Bluetooth connection to sync has slight issues as it doesnt connect always which is similar to my v800.

Anyone interested in a Sharp V902 let me know cause at that price you would expect a JasJar or an O2 Atom.

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  Reply # 25369 27-Dec-2005 23:19
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Get the JasJar, you won't regret it and have a device with some thought behind it, not just a "me too", Bling Bling overated, overpriced consumer grade device like a Sharp902 or a Sharp GX30

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  Reply # 25422 29-Dec-2005 01:36
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paradoxsm: Get the JasJar, you won't regret it and have a device with some thought behind it, not just a "me too", Bling Bling overated, overpriced consumer grade device like a Sharp902 or a Sharp GX30

Some of us want a phone that fits in our pocket! Lol

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Reply # 25433 29-Dec-2005 08:31
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That's why I have a manbag - need one to carry the Jasajar, Apache, old h3970 and Bluetooth GPS (these two for navigation). Plus the wallet of course.

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