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Old 31st July, 2005, 11:05 PM
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What smartphones are you using then....

This section hasn't seen any life in a while. So, what smartphone are you using and why!?
Can anyone recommend the Orange SPV M2000 over say a Sony Ericsson 910i?
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Old 31st July, 2005, 11:54 PM
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just got the Nokia 6680, its great! i had 3 Nokia 6630 and all went faulty, this new Nokia 6680 is so classy and ts feature set are solid! 1.3 mega pixel camera on the back VGA on the front flash, 3g support memory card slot, oh i could go on... check it out!
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Old 1st August, 2005, 12:16 AM
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I got a SE Z1010 - change from SE T610.
Dual camera, 3G, USB/BT/IRed,Sony Duo, Media Player and unlocked/debranded firmware.
Biggest downfall - its a brick (though I dont mind as I have 128 meg of MP3s on it) I did have to buy a 2.5-3.5 mm headphone adaptor.
Not tried anything more advanced then that.
Think SE k750i may be next but no plans to change at mo - so will decide in future.
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Old 1st August, 2005, 09:45 AM
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I'm currently running a P900 (and have been for over a year now). Kaitain had some experiences with one of the Orange smartphones, and didn't appear to think that much of it.
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Old 1st August, 2005, 02:47 PM
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Im still running the B-Berry 7100, but it is getting pretty beat and I have been looking for something else w/ camera and wifi..
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Old 1st August, 2005, 06:22 PM
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I've currently got a K700i and its ok for everyday phone use, but I'd like something that I could use as a PDA as well (rather than having two devices). I've seen one of the SPV models doubling up as a SatNav system with a GPS receiver and software, which would be an extra cost but would be very handy as I drive quite a bit too. Aedan, do you know whether the P910i can do this?
Might have to call Orange tomorrow and see what they can do for me...
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Old 1st August, 2005, 06:36 PM
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dont have one currently, but as soon as i get my visorphone module my handspring visor prism will be a smartphone....
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Old 1st August, 2005, 08:04 PM
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Aedan, do you know whether the P910i can do this?
It looks like it can Lazgoat, using a piece of software called Route66 or
Wayfinder EuroNavigator™. According to sony ericsson website though you would need to buy some GPS kit... or at least thats my reading

read article here http://www.sonyericsson.com/fun/wxht...ype=promotions
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Old 2nd August, 2005, 09:55 AM
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My phone is really really dumb. But heck...I can still dial
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Old 4th August, 2005, 09:04 PM
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Used to have a P800 as soon as they came out then a Nokia 6600, followed by a 6630 for 10 days and sent it back now I have 7610 with tomtom navigator
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Old 5th August, 2005, 02:28 AM
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Kaitain had some experiences with one of the Orange smartphones, and didn't appear to think that much of it.
I had the first-release Orange SPV; that taught me the errors of being an early-adopter. It had approximately the dimensions and mass of a house-brick, the stability of a two-wheeled car, and an unerring capability for generating phantom text messages.

My colleague currently has the SPV C500 and has been dribbling over the upcoming C550 (which no longer works due to water damage). He clearly thinks a lot of them. Of course, all these HTC Corp-based SmartPhones have one common problem: the battery life can be counted in seconds, rather than hours. "The candle that burneth twice as bright..."
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Of course, all these HTC Corp-based SmartPhones have one common problem: the battery life can be counted in seconds, rather than hours. "The candle that burneth twice as bright..."
I've heard the battery life isn't that bad for (3-4 days with an hours talk time each day) the SPV M500. I cant seem to find an Orange shot with one in stock so I can get a a feel of it.
The SPV M2000 has great features but the price..
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Old 18th August, 2005, 06:46 PM
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I just got a K750i, is that classed as a smartphone these days?

I like it a lot, plus the camera is brilliant for taking spur of the moment shots of random things!
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I just got a K750i, is that classed as a smartphone these days?

I like it a lot, plus the camera is brilliant for taking spur of the moment shots of random things!
not really but it is a great little phone, my wife has one and i love it, a smart phone as far as I understand is a phone that has an open operating system such as symbian or ms mobile which allows people to develop software easily, im not 100% on that but thats my take on it?
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Typically a smartphone is one that merges the functionality of a PDA with the functionality of a cell/mobile phone. Whilst the K750i provides some of that functionality, it doesn't really compete at all in the PDA functions.
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Like the K700i, the K750i doesn't use a Symbian OS but a custom SonyEricsson one. It will, however, support J2ME java applets. Have a look at http://www.getjar.com for some things. Unfortunately they're buggers for not telling you which applets are nagware and which are crippleware.
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Ah right. Thanks for the info! I've always been tempted by the XDA's and other call capable palmtops, but my last palmtop was hardly used apart from casual gaming! I don't really have the need for a personal organiser, the one that comes with most modern phones these days is sufficient for me!
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I've heard the battery life isn't that bad for (3-4 days with an hours talk time each day) the SPV M500.
So say the adverts. I've asked my colleague to time his charge periods. 2 days standby and 2 hours 15 minutes talktime. This doubles if he removes the RS-MMC from it; pretty similar to my experience with the original SPV-brick.
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Old 19th August, 2005, 11:49 AM
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I've just received my M500 and it really is very very different to the "media phones" aka S700, K750i etc. Its slightly bigger and heavier too, but hte functionality is in another league to most phones. Only had it two days so cant comment on the battery life yet....
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My phone is really really dumb. But heck...I can still dial
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