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sobrique
sobrique
Mobile phone upgrade time
The thought has just occured that it's upgrade time now.
I'm in the last 60days of my initial contract term with vodaphone.
So, I'm looking for mobile recommendations.

I've got a Nokia 6810. That's done me well enough.

Catching my eye has been the Motorola Razr v3, as that's kinda compact and neat.

I also had a T610 for a couple of weeks, and thought that was really rather good.

My only absolute requirement is supporting bluetooth. Ideally lacking a camera, but that's pretty much impossible these days, so ...
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dan_lane From: dan_lane Date: June 22nd, 2005 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
If you want a small fast phone, the Nokia 6230 is a great little handset... getting a bit long in the tooth now though.

I personally have a Nokia 6630 that I really like, if you wanted a "smartphone" though the newer 6680 is the one to go for.

Avoid the Motorola v3, it suffers from the same problem as all recent motorolas, nice hardware, crap software.

The t610 is a hideous steaming pile of crap.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: June 22nd, 2005 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I find that the interface on this 'ere 6810 is a little clunky. I did rather like the T610, although my experience may have been somewhat coloured by Float's Mobile Agent. Certainly a workmate has more recent one, and that looks fairly comparable.

How things change over a year.
ehrine From: ehrine Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been looking at the SE k750. Looks to be a very up to date version of the y610/t630 (ie same style). Has a 2 megapixel camera with a built in cover to stop it getting knackered in your pocket. Useful ammounts of on board memory and comes with a 64mb Memory Stick Duo. All in all seems to have a good feature set.
mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: June 22nd, 2005 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I got a v3 recently, and I find it a lovely piece of kit. It's lightweight, its got a good screen, it's pretty easy to use and has a decent feature set.

There's some mild annoyances compared with my old phone: the predictive text stupidly treats punctuation like any other bit of text (but in other ways is superior); the phonebook isn't as good - on my old phone, you could collect multiple numbers under a name and add text notes to the entry (so I stored everyone's address in it), on the v3 you have to enter multiple numbers for the same person as different entries; it seems to have no user-friendly way to put important phonebook entries to the top (you can group them and switch between groups but that's clunky).
girl_working From: girl_working Date: June 22nd, 2005 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Review of V3 in my LJ. :)

Feel free to have a play with mine next time we meet. :D
warmage From: warmage Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really want the Nokia 9300 they're dropping here in the states. Although I've heard most folks call it "the brick."
dan_lane From: dan_lane Date: June 22nd, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
the 9300 and 9500 are two of the slowest phone/pda hybrid things I have ever used!

(I sysadmin for a mobile content company so I get to play extensively with every new handset)
warmage From: warmage Date: June 22nd, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
harsh bud, dude! :(
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