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mobile phone time to upgrade
show user profile  zeefusion
my contracts coming to an end and im looking for a nice new phone, from what i can tell mobiles havent really progressed much in terms of memory and camera quality for months the nokia n95 seems to be the leader. with 8gb storage and 5mpx camera

but what else is there, i dont like the touch screen stuff to complicated. my current phone is the SE k800i which is an awesome phone and works well.

im trying get an idea of what phones are doing next ie how many mega pixels can you get in a camera on a phone now? i see the samsung b600 which has a 10mpx camera but it doesnt seem to be on the market as of yet.

i do like the idea of the N95 but if i get it and a better phone comes out in a months time i will be annoyed.

im with three network at the mo have been for 5 years, but there phone choice is limted but i hope i have a good leg to stand on in terms of getting a good deal because i have been with them so long but then again if another network offers better with more phone choice then i wont hesitate to cross over.

cheers
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4/24/2008 8:01:17 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:03:50 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
"i do like the idea of the N95"

:O from everything I have heard steer well clear of the N series, I havenet use one myself but I have never heard such a bad response from people having them, apparently they are most shite ;)






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4/24/2008 8:04:22 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:04:22 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
oh?? all mobile phone reviews etc always have that as best buy? not relying on un-trusted sites, but still from what it has to offer i didnt think it would be a bad idea.

im not fussed about size or weight aslong as its not a brick and weighs a tonne. im more for good quality content that doesnt take a minute to load up the create text screen, and build quality ie dropping it whilst drunk ALOT!
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4/24/2008 8:07:40 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:09:35 AM)
show user profile  geoffneck
I used to have the N80 which I really liked although a bit bulky. My wife got the N95 and its a pile of gash. The battery life is awful, the GPS is shat, althought the camera is pretty good. Generally though its really slow navigating through options.

Since my N80, I am now using the iphone which is the nuts. This would mean a netwok provider change, more cost, and by the sounds of it, you want a decent camera... iphone cam is just OK.

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4/24/2008 8:22:23 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:22:23 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
just bought a Sony Ericsson W810i last week, pretty happy with it. It was in the price category I was willing to pay (+-170 Euro) and it has a great battery, very clear bright screen, and a good mp3 player. Samsungs looked good but their battery life is rather crap I hear. Nokia is, well... Nokia, I've always had a nokia and I wanted something else.
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4/24/2008 8:32:23 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 8:32:23 AM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
3 words.

Wait

Google

Android.
3d 2d digital artist special effects poopsmith

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4/24/2008 9:47:23 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 9:47:23 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
just found these. they come across as ones to look out for!!

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/mobilephones/0,39051199,42657614p,00.htm

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/mobilephones/0,39051199,42689975p,00.htm

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4/24/2008 9:48:21 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 9:48:21 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
iphone... best ui ever.


the next one in june will have 3g more then likely. try it once, you'll never want to see another phone again.

-Marko Mandaric



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4/24/2008 11:31:59 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:31:59 AM)
show user profile  Bryan C.
I just got a HTC Mogul from Sprint for a song ($50), touch screen etc, does everything (its a windows mobile platform, so take it with a grain of salt, but it does have microsoft office mobile so u can easily keep it sync'd for appt's/contacts/etc from outlook, and even has power point mobile)




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FronatanorF



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4/24/2008 11:54:54 AM (last edit: 4/24/2008 11:54:54 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2

best one around




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4/24/2008 6:36:44 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:36:44 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
ture story bout the n95
a sales person even prevented me from buying one

check out htc and samsung
myself, im looking at the sony xpedia to come out :)

melting ur brainz!
/ FOS4 / FO2 / Blurb / Twitter / Facebook / Vimeo /


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4/25/2008 1:43:02 AM (last edit: 4/25/2008 1:43:02 AM)
show user profile  timpa
ok lets talk from the position of someone in a mobile phone company.

The Nokia N95 was a great idea, but it was the first phone with that type of slide mechanism.
First 5mp nokia.
First nokia using that type of GPS and that GPS software.

Teething problems abound.
The second edition (The Nokia N95 8GB) is a much improved device, battery life is stronger and the whole phone runs much smoother.

Anyone bagging out the whole N series doesnt really know what they're talking about.
There have been some cutting edge new phones which had teething issues and their have been some top of the line incredible handsets.
Later models of the n73 and the N93i are amazing to use and really strong mobiles.

Motorola on the other hand have really let things slide, the newest mobiles are getting slimmer (due to the production of new chipsets combining the UMTS, GSM and HSDPA compression into a single chipset. This makes the phone hotter as well and in some cases more likely to screw up.

Sony Ericsson have firmly established themselves in the mobile space with the model superceding yours being the K850i.
It's more of a cybershot than yours is ( I have used the K800 and the K850i).

if you want simple, The K850 wont be a change for you and will give you a better camera.

The iphone is nothing to rave about, sure it looks nice but the battery performance is mediocre and they all seem to be tied into specific rate plans.
Not to mention the locked down firmware (which can be broken but this could affect warranty).

The 3G iphone adds nothing except UMTS Support, and weight to the handset.

What do you specifically need out of a phone?
Do you need GPS?
Do you listen to music on it?
Do you sync contacts with outlook etc?

Because it matters a great deal, my old flatmate loves gadgets but doesnt use his mobile for ANYTHING except calls and SMS, so i got him a great deal on a LG U890.
It's slim as hell, stable, smooth and has battery life from here til xmas.

Sometimes its better to ignore the gimmicks and use what you need.

I personally switch (depending on what I need) between these:

Sony Ericsson K850i (for mobile shooting)
HTC P3600i (for mobile surfing and GPS)
LG U890 (for when I need a slim tiny phone to hide in my pocket while out for the night)

Happy to help out with anything you need to know about the world of mobiles.

This year the mobile market is moving towards:
HSDPA and HSUPA support.
8 megapixel cameras.
Gb storage
Micro SD Support
Accelerometers
Touch Screens

Those are the features creeping onto phones from manufacturer roadmaps for the next 8-12 months.


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4/25/2008 3:12:54 AM (last edit: 4/25/2008 3:12:54 AM)
show user profile  Dub.
iPhone.

The only phone in the world that is not a robot turd


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4/25/2008 3:24:26 AM (last edit: 4/25/2008 3:24:26 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
the Sony Ericsson K850i looks promising as i really get on with the current k800i

what network(s) is the iphone currently on?
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4/25/2008 4:13:07 AM (last edit: 4/25/2008 4:13:07 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Dub, everyone I know who bought one have given it away allready to charity.




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4/25/2008 4:13:52 AM (last edit: 4/25/2008 4:13:52 AM)
 
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