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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

My Sony CMD-J5 starts to feel a bit outdated and i'd need a new phone. What is your suggestion? I'm looking in the $0-400 price range.

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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Nokia 7650.



http://www.nokia.com.sg/nokia_apac/singapore/7650_main

Very cool phone IMO. Get Nokia by all means.

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Sony Ericsson T300, noting beats it in that pricerange!
Basicly a T68i without Bluetooth and a Calendar, actually the exact same color screen. Costs about 2500-2700 SEK (?275 - ?300)


User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Nokia 6510

http://www.nokia.com/phones/6510

or

Nokia 7210

http://www.nokia.com/phones/7210


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

You can consider the Nokia 8310 if you wish,



http://www.nokia.com/phones/8310/

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Basically the functions that i need is:

-A good calendar

-A camera (Either built in or as a separate accesory)

-Color screen.



The Nokia 7650 looks very nice and has the built in camera and all but it is a little expensive. It retails for around $579 (5295 SEK). However, this is probably the phone that i will get i'll just wait a while for it to get a little cheaper. Unless some other manufacturer is coming out with a similar phone with built in camera etc.


User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

-A good calendar
See your point, could be usefull

-A camera (Either built in or as a separate accesory)
Why o why would you want that?
Get yourself a Mustek Gsmart Mini II from Komplett.se instead if you want a cheap camera, 1.3MPixels for 795;- SEK

-Color screen.
Once you got it, you can't be without it Big grin

Then may I suggest the T68i for you, it can be found for ~4500;- SEK at Allt i Tele


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Joakim, the camera is such a cool gadget to have. Probably not at all usefull but just a fun thing. And no, i wouldn't buy a separate digital camera cuz the cell is something you always have with you (at least i do) so a normal digital camera would just sit in a shelf at home and never be used.


I just read on sonyericsson's site about their new upcoming P800 which seems really great. It's kind of Sonyericsson's answer to Nokia's 7650 with a built in camera and all. I bet it'll cost a god bit more than the Nokia 7650 though.

http://www.sonyericsson.com/3Dphones/p800/p800.html


User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Mika: cool gadget, aka just another thing likely to brake down  Big grin
But seriously, I really would not recommend that you buy any cell phone with a camera built in, barely one with such a thing as an addon. Mostly because you really pay for shit, the pics produced by these cameras are really far from good (from what I've seen so far), therefore I recommend you to get that "real" camera that I linked to if you wanted a camera that you can bring with you all the time.

And btw, Nokia 7650 is actually their answer to SE's T68i, not the other way around, the P800 is to replace the need for a seperate "Pocket-PC", and as you said, it won't be cheap, not even close.

My recommendation still holds, Sony Ericsson T68i


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Well I was about to get the N7650 but I realised it was too heavy so I didn't buy it. I have also considered the SE T68i but I came to realise that it's signal strength ain't that great... So I am waiting for the N6610.

The N6510 is a good phone... but the 6500 is just a 8310 with a different cover so don't buy that. I think 8310 is outdated  Big grin the N7210 is too girly for me ...

So I will just stick to my N5210 for a while... afterall, it is that old....  Smile


User currently offlineCGK From Indonesia, joined Oct 2002, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

My brother had the SE T68 and he tried to add a camera on it but found it difficult to use so he bought the N7650. He said it works fine but it's a little on the heavy side.

I don't like the way it looks though, still prefer SE T68i. This is surprising since I'm such a Nokia fan  Smile

N8310 has many problems doesn't it? My sister's N8310 had to go to a repair store twice (in less than a year) before she lost it after being mugged on the mean street of Jakarta!

Right now, I'm using either N6210 or N8890. I'm thinking of getting N8855 to replace my aging N8890. Does anyone know if it's a good phone? It's not very popular here in Jakarta.


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Well, if you can wait a few weeks (till end of November~XMas)< Tel.Me is releasing the T919 :



- Color Screen (touch screen actually)
- Calendar
- Camera

+ other gimmicks like mp3 player...
All that for 499 euros.
I think I know what I'll get for XMas

More details here : http://www.telme.cc/en/t919/index.html


User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

You guys are so lucky for having so many choices in cellphones! When is the US going to catch up? I'm using Nokia 3360 here, which just recently went to a comma, so I'm stuck with ancient Ericsson A1228d now  Sad Well lucky I still get a European brand as a replacement and not some obscure American ones. If I spare enough money, I'll treat myself to a new Nokia 8265 this Xmas  Smile


SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

707cmf,


Tel.Me? What kind of brand is that? Iv'e never heard of them before that's for sure. Could very well be a good phone though who knows.


SIA,

Iv'e always wondered what exactly it is that makes europe and asia so many steps ahead of the US when it comes to cell phone aviability and usage. By any means should americans use cell phones as much as europeans do. But for some reason it seems like they don't. Out of 10 americans between ages 13-20, how many would you estimate have a cell phone SIA? Here in sweden that figure is certainly 9.99999 out of 10.  Smile


User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Mika,
I wondered the same thing too! I originally come from Indonesia and study here in the US. Compared to the US, even a third world country like Indonesia is much more advanced than US. Almost everyone in Jakarta and other major cities in Indonesia (upper and middle class) now have a cellphone and not ancient, brick-size cell phones, but newer models from Nokia and Sony Ericsson! Even elementary school kids are crazy about SMS. Here in the US, I bet most people don't even have a clue about what SMS is.

I read in the New York Times the other day that eight year olds in Finland already have cell phones, so I know the figure you're talking about  Smile In US, we use different system than European or Asian ones. GSM is only available in major cities and the frequency that they use is different too. I think it's 1900MHz and not 900 or 1800 MHz like they use in Europe or Asia. So people have to get a triple band phone if they want their phone to work both in US and Europe/Asia.

In my university, I think a lot of people starting to use cell phones now. But I guess they don't really care about the looks or features, just as long as they can call someone. That's why maybe Nokia and Ericsson aren't really that popular here, even though most Asians tend to use Nokias. My best guess is, since they have to produce phones differently for US markets and there's not enough market share anyway, Nokia and Ericsson are very slow in introducing their phones to the US market. Sad, indeed.



SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Okay Mika, I'm not sure what your lifestyle's like, but I just purchased the Motorola V-60i. It's really tiny, really easy to use, really convenient for my needs.


I'm on the go from 6am to around 1am. I need something I can stick in my pocket and that's not too bulky, but yet is efficient. Here's the specs...

The latest addition to the V60 family!

The V60i builds on the popularity of the V60 and offers these additional features:

Custom front and back covers - sold separately
TTY digital compatibility - for the hearing impaired
Three pre-loaded games
Calculator with currency converter
Patriotic Ring Tones
MP3 accessory capable - sold separately

Featured Accessory: Carry Case with Belt Clip - sold separately

Quick User Guide
Detailed Features

Motorola V60i phone - Silver
Slim Li Ion Battery
Charger
Holster
User Manual
One Year Limited Warranty

Accessories can maximize performance! Take a look below.

Value Packs
All Accessories
Audio - Headsets and Speakers
Batteries and Battery Doors
Chargers
Connectivity and Data Kits
In-Vehicle
Style - Cases, Holsters and Covers

Specifications
3.9 oz. - weight of phone with slim battery
3.42 x 1.77 x .97 in. - size of phone with slim battery
For use on CDMA 800/1900 MHz and analog 800 MHz networks
Highlighted Features
Optional custom front and back covers - sold separately
TTY digital compatibility - for the hearing impaired
3 pre-loaded games - Blackjack, Falling Numbers, Video Poker
Calculator with currency converter
MP3 accessory capable - sold separately
External Display for Caller ID (01)
New Motorola User Interface - Makes navigating through the menu and features simple. The customizable main menu allows you to reorder the menu items or frequently used features the way you want.
Voice recognition / voice annotation button
Two-way SMS messaging - allows you to send, receive and store short alphanumeric text messages with another compatible wireless device or email address (01)
Built-In Microbrowser - information at your fingertips, access White and Yellow Pages, Directions and Stock quotes, all wireless! (01)
FM Stereo Radio - accessible when used with optional FM stereo radio headset accessory
500 Name and Number Phone Book
Caller Line ID (01) - allows you to view information on incoming calls before answering
Multi-Language Support - English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
iTAP™ software for simplified text entry - anticipates the word you are trying to spell when entering text in email, short messages or other edit modes.
Hands Free Operation (02)/(04)
Voice Activated Shortcuts - Menu options can be linked to voice commands to automatically activate chosen feature when command is spoken
32 preset and 32 customizable alert tones
Turbo Dial® keys 2-9
Personalization Features - Customize main menu, keys, greeting, banner and quick dial.
Dedicated Voice Mail Access Key - press and hold the 1 key to go directly to the messages menu to retrieve your voice mail messages.
Integrated Headset Jack - converse hands-free with the optional headset accessory.
Date Book - Calendar, schedule and event reminders
Voice Recorder - record conversations, memos or other notes (08)
VibraCall® alert - to discreetly notify you of incoming calls.
Smart Button - to simplify accessing feature menus, scrolling, selecting functions and placing calls.
New Improved Antenna
Talk Time Features
Provides up to 245 minutes of talk time when used with slim battery (20)
Provides up to 220 hours of standby time when used with slim battery (20)
Display
External display shows 96x16, 1 line display with EL backlighting
Main display shows 96x64 pixels, 3 lines of text, 1 line of icons and 1line of prompts all with EL backlighting
Calling Features
Auto Redial Notification
Call Forwarding - unconditional, mobile subscriber busy, subscriber not reachable. (01)
Call Waiting
Call Hold
Alternate Line (01)
Turbo Dial® keys 2-9
Quick Access Menu
Speed Dial
Ringer/Vibrate Suppress
Multiple Call Timers
Multiple Key Answer
Memory
Last 10 Numbers Dialed
Last 10 calls received or missed
Phone Book - up to 500 entries
Indicators/ Alert Features
Battery Meter (always shown in display)
Missed Call Indicator
Roaming (01)
Text Message Waiting (01)
Voice Message Waiting (01)
Signal Strength Meter (always shown in display)
Security Features
Call Restrictions
Keypad Lock
Phone Lock
Application Lock
New Passwords

For me, it's a great phone- always works when I need it, has great battery life and reception... I don't know what I'd do w/o it.



BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

I'm also a V60 guy. Really love it. I went to the AT&T store and told the clerk I want the best phone they had. Walked out with a silver V60. Its been terrific ever since.



TNNH



User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

I just got the colour screen Nokia 7210. If you ask me no Motorola phones are just ugly.

User currently offline747 4-ever From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 604 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

I would go for Ericsson T300!


Robert


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Sorry but thats nasty looking  Nuts

User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

The T300 might look weird in a pic, but once you got it in your hands, it's a true masterpiece!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Yes, i do agree that Motorola phones are ugly.

CGK - The N8310 does have many problems, my fren's phone hangs a lot. I would say don't go for th 8855, it does look classy, but its a tad too expensive for a phone without much features. Instead, you might want to buy the N6510, i'm using it now, its brilliant. It is also much cheaper than the N8855, and has radio  Smile The memory is also powerful (300 cal. notes, 500 phone numbers, 150 messages, 50 picture msgs, 10 ringtones, recent calls 20/10/10) . Additional features are a wallet feature, for storing credit card info, voice recorder, voice commands, yada yada.....





User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1797 times:

You guys think Motorolas are ugly??? I think those pink and yellow Nokias are pretty god-awful.

TNNH


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

I think the motorola looks pretty cool. If only motorola or siemens would make a good color screen phone. I would seriously consider them as Nokia and Ericsson are so damn common around here and it's always fun to have a refreshing piece of new hardware  Smile

User currently offlineCGK From Indonesia, joined Oct 2002, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Mas_a330,

Thanks for the info on the N6510. I'm not pretty familiar with the 6510 other than I think it looks so much like the 8xxx series. I wonder why Nokia decrease the size of its 6xxx series, I thought if they keep it the same size it would give the 6xxx series difference over other series.

I like the 8855 cos it looks very classy and it's not overly popular. But I agree it doesn't have much feature, maybe that's why it's not popular.

Motorola phones look fine but I don't really like it cause the color is too dull. Pink and yellows Nokias and Sony Ericssons bring more colors to life and in many phones you can personalize your phone colors so they'd look different from the rest of the crowd. But it's just my personal preference.


25 Mas a330 : Basically, the 6xxx series and 7xxx series has the new technologies. The 8xxx series are the high end phones.
26 Post contains images Kj76 : Dude! You have a finnish name so go for Nokia . I have Nokia 6510 and 9110 Communicator and I'm happy with them... Kj76
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