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Topic # 29585 12-Jan-2009 16:46
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Hi Folks,
I have become tired of trying to read the ridiculously small font on my my e65 and have thought I may go back to the Windows Mobile fold. I started off by thinking iphone 3G was the way to go, but it seems they are seriously damaged in comparison to Windows mobile devices...things that are most important (to me in order of importance) are being able to use as bluetooth modem to my notebook, stereo bluetooth profile (A2DP? I have read that is missing) , MMS and video recording. So the Omnia seems a good option.. I have reservations though:
1. At present these are parrallel imported - Does anyone have an idea if/when Vodafone will sell them?
2. Past WinMobile phones HP 6315, various imates (upto JasJam) have been somewhat 'clunky'Is the Omnia a big step forward?
3. Omnia screen resolution seems quite low - have people found that to be a real letdown
4. It appears WM7 is around the corner - is it best to wait? (crystal balls anyone??)
5.Given you can put an SD card inside is wit woth springinging the extra for the 16GB version?
6. The 16GB version is araound 1250 incl GST, is that the right kind of price?

Things that I am looking forward to that the Nokia e66 doesn't provide are: HTML formatted emails (after I upgrade to Exchange 2007), a readable screen for these tired eyes, being able to play music to my my car head unit from the phone (will I do that, not sure but it sounds cool), using the GPS in the phone for ---not sure yet but geotagging photos sems like a start.

TIA for any guidance offered.

Rod.

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  Reply # 189675 15-Jan-2009 07:16
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Hi Gasser

I don't think vodafone will be selling the Omnia,  I asked and was told they wouldn't be.

I bought mine from http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=10006 They were excellent to deal with and the phone has a years guarantee and is also a bit cheaper than what you are quoting :)

The screen resolution is fine, it's good outside and the only problem i have found is when it's in direct sunlight but so far it hasn't been a problem for me.

As for WM7 a few websites are saying that it won't be available for quite sometime so it depends how long you want to wait.

I went for the 16GB version, for a few dollars more i thought it was worth it and you'll probably never need to buy an SD card.

Anyway, so far I love the phone, but you should be aware that it doesn't come with a user guide although you can download one from the 'net. Mine was all set up to go with vodafone but I had to set MMS up for sending and receiving pxts which was a bit of a hit and miss affair but I got it sorted in the end.

I hope this helps you :)

Jillann

BTW The phone is not 'clunky'

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  Reply # 190046 16-Jan-2009 19:30
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had friends that swear by them, so I would say it is good. As for WM 7 it is not going to be avail until later than sooner in 2009.

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