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Topic # 8182 10-Jun-2006 15:02
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So i had a quick look around to see what would be the phone best suited to my needs....which are as follows...
fliptop
A2DP bluetooth
at least 512mb card
Good battery life for mp3 playback....

I thought about the Motorola v3x RAZR...
Or do you think there is a better phone out there for me?....

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Reply # 38111 10-Jun-2006 15:10
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Nokia N70 or 6680 better bluetooth



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Reply # 38113 10-Jun-2006 15:23
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mmmm they arn't fliptops, but worth a closer look after reading some reviews on them.....

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Reply # 38115 10-Jun-2006 15:29
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N80 or wait for N71 which is N70(flip)

Or wait for HTC StarTek




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Reply # 38116 10-Jun-2006 15:31
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Nokia N80 looks awesome might upgrade my 6680



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Reply # 38127 10-Jun-2006 16:26
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ahhh pooooz i hate waiting!
Yeah the n71 looks like a go-er maybe......whats wrong with the bluetooth on the Motorola ?

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Reply # 38129 10-Jun-2006 17:12
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dbowe: Yeah the n71 looks like a go-er maybe......whats wrong with the bluetooth on the Motorola ?


Some modern Motorola handsets are known to have some issues when communicating with certain devices. The E770 seems to be the the worst of the lot, but some problems have been reported by V3x users. Interestingly, the original V3 didn't seem to have any problems.

I would endorse the recommendation for the Nokia handsets, but I would hope that the 6680 and subsequent models would have better sound quality and a better user interface than my 6630 for music playback. As a digital music player, the 6630 is acceptable, but not great.

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Reply # 38132 10-Jun-2006 17:29
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dbowe: So i had a quick look around to see what would be the phone best suited to my needs....which are as follows...
fliptop
A2DP bluetooth
at least 512mb card
Good battery life for mp3 playback....
I thought about the Motorola v3x RAZR...
Or do you think there is a better phone out there for me?....

Does it have to be a Vodafone/GSM?
Theres always the Nokia 6255 on Telecom or the Samsung A920 both have all the required features.

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Reply # 38136 10-Jun-2006 21:00
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Why is it that everyone demands fliptops these days?
Is there any particular reason you want the fliptop?

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Reply # 38140 10-Jun-2006 22:37
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Flip phones have more moving bits that have more chance of breaking in my eyes

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Reply # 38141 10-Jun-2006 22:47
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Owning a startac 8500 has put me off owning a phone that moves ever again.

Plus the flip ones are usually so thick in your pocket (razr excepted of cource) - im talking about the round bulbious ones that seem all the rage.  




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Reply # 38146 11-Jun-2006 02:54
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dont judge todays flips by anything startac era.

todays flips are generally well built, and last the reasonable lifetime of the phone (~5 years +/- 2 years depending on treatment/wear).

fliptops mean you should in theory never get a scratch on your main screen, which will extend the usability life of your phone (e.g. seen a Nokia 6585 lately? No? Yes? either way, I bet the screen is badly scratched.

fliptops help keep the keypad dust and dirt free and generallly a lot cleaner than candy-bar phones.

each to their own. flips tops these days are pretty good...




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Reply # 38161 11-Jun-2006 13:15
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I hate unlocking a phone, and also have had bad experience with a nokia phone autolooking when it feels like it.
I like to open phone, talk, close phone.....with the 100% knowledge that the call is over and i dont need to do anything else.

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Reply # 38182 11-Jun-2006 17:52
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My biggest issue is that they are too top heavy, and very easily fall out of your hand because the part that you hold onto is so small compared with a candybar phone, added to the rounded shape that most have and they are too easy to drop, and hard to work one handed. 




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Reply # 38199 11-Jun-2006 22:03
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I hated fliptops till I bought the lovely slim Panasonic VS2, and loked my SE V800.

Some fliptops are just hideous with minuature or horribly low resolution screens and dubious camers and little bulbous things that are just like litttle heavy lego blocks. but often they are a much better choice.

the good about Fliptops
Always end the call when closed,
usually larger screens
Protect the screen and keys etc
Easier to SMS as they have a large area to use up thus meaning bigger keys.

The bad about flip tops
Those disgusting super fat ones (SharpGX10 style)
you gotta open them with two hands (except the panasonic which has a flip open button!)
usually bulkier but often actually sleeker and sexier in the case of the Pana VS2
Physical lifetime not as long (usually) but modern one are a huge better than the old dungs.
usually have annoying extr-anal antennas.



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Reply # 38205 12-Jun-2006 00:04
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The razr was openable with one hand which I liked, but still too much weight out of the hand meaning it would fall too easily.

Im never getting another candybar with a stupid 5 way stick on it, the number of calls I have rejected or answered on speakerphone in the pocket is huge, and the clamshel I borrowed had the same problem with the side buttons on it. To misquote the old speights geezer, its a hard road finding the perfect phone...  




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