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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2007, 09:58:45 PM »
nice
i got a yamaha R6S

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« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2007, 10:24:36 PM »
tight.. keep it up... take it easy....
 

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« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007, 10:32:23 PM »
To be honest, ever since I first saw the ads for the iPhone, I've felt that my 8125 was at least as good as the iPhone, if not better.

True, I don't know all the specifics about the iPhone, but my 8125 has real-internet, mms, multiple texting, watch movies, tons of albums, couple games, all of my work stuff that goes in word, excel, etc, etc, etc.

I believe my phone was $400 when I bought it, btw.
 

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« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2007, 10:37:19 PM »
here's a few pics of my 8125, for those not familiar with it:







 

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« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2007, 11:04:51 PM »
I think I went about this thread in the wrong way. Yeah I like the iPhone but the price is too high for a cell phone ya dig?
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« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2007, 04:10:16 AM »
^thats my shit!!





ima get this soon though... gettin tired of that brick...

 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2007, 08:43:41 AM »
my sidekick 3 urinates on all this

but im tryin to get another phone
 

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« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2007, 10:43:12 AM »
i was gonna wait for the iphone too, but i bought the samsung U700 instead.

quite happy with it.

 

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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2007, 11:30:14 AM »
Is the iPhone's payment plan similar to my 8125, where as you have to pay for the regular service each month, but then you have to pay an additional $40 or so if you want to have access to the internet as well?
 

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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2007, 12:03:47 PM »
i got a HTC universal

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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2007, 12:56:51 PM »
Is the iPhone's payment plan similar to my 8125, where as you have to pay for the regular service each month, but then you have to pay an additional $40 or so if you want to have access to the internet as well?

http://www.apple.com/iphone/easysetup/rateplans.html


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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2007, 01:22:36 PM »
Since it was so hard to move this thread to the OG thread,I moved the OG the thread over here;






^^
Haha, Maddox is funny.

On the real though, the iPhone is an expensive, already outdated piece of machinery. It's only got two things going for it:

1)It's got a sleek & sexy look to it, some say.

2)It's got Apple marketing forces to push it AND Apple enthusiasts, geeks, lovers and other Mac-loving mofos to suck it down.


http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2007/iphone-name-en.shtml ;

iPhone is shrouded in mystery and vagueness, and our readers seem perplexed about what this phone actually is, while Apple firmly believes it has re-invented the mobile phone and tries to foist its views off on consumers. With this piece we are kicking off a series of articles on the modern world of mobile phones, what and how Apple has created, what the place of the Apple iPhone among other handsets is. This product, as a phenomenon, is already here, so the only thing left to do is find out what it really can do, emotions, marketing tricks and tub-thumping fans aside. So, here goes the first installment.

For the time being users seem to be confused, as they continue to argue about “what is the iPhone?”. Is it a mere feature phone, or, perhaps, it can be qualified as an Apple-branded smartphone, or even a communicator, though the latter version doesn’t have many followers. Let’s take a closer look at this product’s positioning.

Some time ago the iPhone went by the name of apple smartphone; though I really have no idea what people sticking with it mean by that. In order to avoid delving deep into queer terms and puns, let’s remind ourselves, what the market accepts as a smartphone.

Smartphone – a handset running on a non-proprietary operating system that allows creation of additional applications by third-party developers, while all tools required for that are provided by the OS developer. In a word, you can install third-party programs, increasing overall functionality. So happens that smartphones powered by one and the same OS are released by different makers, so here comes another, indirect token – more than one manufacturer of such devices.


Java, being a separate multi-platform standard, meets the definition above in some way, but doesn’t offer those device management abilities offered by developers of stand-alone OS. At the same time, standardization of Java goes at full tilt and perhaps the moment, when the borderline between Java-programs and native applications is no more will come pretty soon.

The market features two major smartphone operating systems - Symbian, Windows Mobile. Linux inside does not automatically means that all devices running on it are smartphones. The LJ by Motorola is quite specific – at present it has all the locks on, being a closed operating system, and development of native applications for Linux MontaVista in it is impossible, that’s the thing only the maker himself can do.

Now let’s take a once-over of the iPhone’s abilities. Can you install own Java-applications on it? The answer is No – this standard is not supported. And what about applications from the desktop OS? No way. In spite of the dreams (that many had) about identical OS versions found in the phone and desktops, there is no such thing here. It appears that the difference is even more tremendous than between the desktop Safari and that the iPhone comes preinstalled with.

It turns out that no applications can be installed on the phone, so the user is limited to the pool of applications drawn by the maker in the first place. And in this sense, the handset doesn’t qualify as a smartphone by any means and calling it this way is somewhat ridiculous. What is more, MAC OS itself can’t turn a feature phone into a smartphone – it simply skimps on features.

The followers of the smartphone theory will usually feed you with these arguments:
Only smartphones sport huge touch-sensitive displays and on-screen keyboards. A very weak point, as the market offers loads of touchscreen-based devices that have nothing to do with smartphones. For example, the Nokia 6108 with its handwriting recognition for some Asian countries, even though it runs S40 by Nokia.
This is a smartphone, for it carries MAC OS onboard, just like the one in desktops. Hmm, really, really pitiful argument – if applications from desktop PCs could actually work here, then it would be a smartphone. But in this case, any OS would do – in any event, it is totally different from what the developers are experienced in, so there is no way for them to write own applications.
The feature pack and suite of applications clearly indicate that it is a smartphone. Apparently, people spreading this opinion have never encountered real smartphones with substantially greater default functionality. It is not even worth talking about.

At the same time, it would seem that Apple realizes how scanty this device is, and offers a way-out – network applications that can be launched via the browser. This is where we are stepping onto a tricky road, as we will have to speak about certain things that nullify the entire concept of this device and simply won’t be accepted by any of its fans.

Networks applications is the future of the mobile phone market – they are growing in numbers with every passing year, and new features keep popping up. Just remember Google Maps, whose implementation found in the iPhone is one of the market’s best. This is a default application, which is quite interesting. There will be other applications strongly connected with network resources, for instance WikiPedia. For the most part, these will be content-based services.

And if only this segment was unique to Apple, then we would say that the company is the pioneer and is now intensively building up a new niche. Alas! The first company to get the idea of network applications on board was Nokia. Today the number of various Widgets is far greater than that for the iPhone. The community of developers easily makes up new apps, is interested in them, and, more importantly, has all essential tools at its disposal. Again, no traits here for the iPhone.

But it is not the worst thing. Today’s smartphones are characterized by a tiny feature that brings them together – multitasking. Even feature phones are coming to grips with it – platforms A100, A200 Sony Ericsson, Nokia S40 5th Edition FP2 (Q1, Q2, 2008) and later on – Motorola’s LJ.

The iPhone has not multitasking whatsoever, of course if you don’t count its ability to play music in background mode. In a word, you can’t handle your mail and organizer at the same time, switching between them, copying data from the latter and pasting it into letters, adding some notes etc. This means the iPhone doesn’t have to goods to allow you manage your time with ease. Instead of that, you are down to perform one task in one sitting. Is that bad? By no means, there is nothing to be ashamed of, many phones can’t do that either. So, we finally come to the verdict that the iPhone is not a smartphone but a feature phone remarkable solely for its touch-sensitive display.
Enterprise, multimedia, fashion, something else?

Having figured out that the iPhone is a mere feature phone, let’s take a glance at its positioning, and find out who can buy this product. Narrowing down to a certain audience, this would be people already familiar with Apple’s solutions and with some experience of managing them under their belts. Then, the consumers bent on cutting-edge technologies, in other words – enthusiast. For them, this solution is a fount of various sweet bonuses. Also, there is a big group of consumers who never had a clue what this was all about, but gave in to the craze. So, in order to learn what this device can offer specific audiences, we are now looking at it through the lenses of its specifications.

Enterprise. The iPhone has no spirit of an enterprise solution. Basically, the definition of a business handset today is very obscure, the market is polarized, but we can specify some characteristic segments and generic features. Technology-savvy companies with developed IT-departments sit on the top – they supply their employees with smartphones and communicators, extracting the benefits they bring.

What are the strong sides of these solutions? For most it would be email that can keep anyone occupied during a trip. For example, in the US market, it is email that allows BlackBerry devices, as well as a number of Windows Mobile products to breathe. These days many companies actively employ MS Exchange ActiveSync, Push Mail, which enable instant delivery of email to connected units – as if it was an SMS that gets to the recipient a few seconds after sending. We even overlook other aspects, since these basics are pretty much enough already. You can also throw here the ability to view headlines of letters on a server, selective upload and other amenities for good measure.

Ability to view and edit MS Office attachments and also Adobe Acrobat (iPhone allows viewing only, no options for saving them either). Moreover, such devices usually get enterprise data bases installed, which contain contacts, valuable information, custom applications, so that the user can always get access to the data he needs. This automatically means that a notebook at hand becomes pretty much useless, all goods are already on the handset.

Remote management of smartphones (both WM and Symbian) – this is one of the top-priority fields. This system implies that an administrator, should you have your device stolen or lost, can lock your SIM-card, but that’s not all, he can also wipe the device’s memory. In a similar way, he can update firmware versions over the air on thousands of units, utilized by the company, add new features, and upload new data or applications. It might sound like a fairy tale, but it is already here and similar systems are widely adopted.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess that iPhone has none of these amenities (not even close) – just an abysmal email client that allows you only to view documents, that’s about it. The maker has also taken care of user’s files that can’t be carried on the device and sent via email, the device simply has a different idea behind it.

Less advanced companies also worth a few words – these prefer buying feature phones for their employees, since the latter need reliable communications alone, rather than bells and whistles. And a different logic kicks in here. First, this device should boast a good brand (iPhone – a great brand), second, feature fair price/quality ratio, and be easy in use and service (that’s where the iPhone falls flat).

That is, if a manager faces the dilemma of going for either the Nokia 6233 for 1 USD on a 2-year contract, or the iPhone for 499 USD signed for 2 years as well, what his choice will be? I suppose the answer is obvious and need no further comments.

An important conclusion we can make right now – the iPhone is a personal device and by no means a business-aimed solution; enterprise users will never accept it. So it turns out, the companies that can shell out for the iPhone, won’t do it, since it doesn’t have the goods, while smaller companies will overlook this nifty, hyped and hence pricey device in their pursuit of price/brand ratio.

Multimedia. Apple is famous for its MP3-players, this is actually its second prioritized field, after computers. So seemingly it comes up with a multimedia-ready device, which is the iPhone. But is it so?

Thankfully, or, maybe, regrettably, a few years ago Nokia established NSeries, a range comprising multimedia-heavy products that were called not feature phones or even smartphones, but multimedia computers. The multimedia department of these solutions kept getting underscored on every occasion (suitable or not). What the market recognizes as a multimedia-driven device today?

Probably, the following characteristics matter the most:
Ability to play music;
Radio;
Video playback;
Ability to make and edit own video clips;
Bundled camera, image editor, special effects;
Games;

What of the above does the iPhone deliver? Well, no games are available, and for want of hardware keys, there won’t be a wide array of them. Therefore, the iPhone is not about gaming, no matter how you look at it (hence a great many of younger people are put off).

There is a camera in this device, but it has no settings, or allows you to make any use of the snaps (no stock editor, one and the same wallpaper all the time), no video recording capabilities. In this sense the iPhone is quite meager. While Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Motorola enable direct PC connection over Bluetooth, USB for printing, you won’t find this feature in the iPhone. The thing it banks on is slide-show, but other makers have it as well. Missing memory card slot and USB Mass Storage mode will never allow you to copy snaps onto other devices. However, it is not a big deal, since the low-end camera module found in the iPhone won’t provoke any strong desire for printing out photos in view of their very mediocre quality.

With its player Apple has proven that FM-radiо onboard does not guarantee success. That’s why everything the whole mobile industry has been striving to get to over all these years is now ignored. Today the guideline on the mobile phone market is really, really simple – tack on radio onto as many devise as you can. And the companies follow it, be it with or without RDS, radio modules can be encountered even in entry-level solutions. In its turn, the iPhone with its own concept comes in to oppose the market’s principle.

The music department is supposed to be the iPhone’s edge – something should be backing up its image of 6th generation of iPod with integrated phone. There is much truth to this wording, in this sense it is indeed a music-heavy product. But when it’s put face to face with Walkman or XpressMusic handsets, it turns out to be lagging on a lot of things.

It is just about time for anger and tension to grow, because once again we encroach on the very fundamental things – the iPod along with other Apple’s music-minded products are associated with great sonic experience, etc. etc. But this is a mere myth, skillfully maintained by the company itself. In fact, the Apple’s players utilize technologies of 2003-2004 and are lagging far behind the market with their average sound quality. Before iPod Video many complained about outside noises during music playback, these were caused by nothing but the player’s hardware. The company has always been into selling the aura, design of its products, rather than technological talents or cutting-edge hardware solutions. And eventually, this played a nasty trick on its iPhone. “Why?” – I hear you ask. Simple, all today’s mobile phones come in with much richer retail package:
Remote control – none available for the iPhone;
Ability to plug in any 3,5 mm compatible headphones without adapters (jack mounted on a headset or the device itself). The iPhone actually retains one, but it was intentionally recessed, so as to prevent the users from connecting custom earphones and force them to buy new from the company – a very limited choice, mediocre quality (especially true for the default headphones), well, no good;
A2DP Bluetooth profile – the iPhone just doesn’t have this profile, meaning that wires are your only option;
Direct music uploads – the iPhone doesn’t deliver this feature, you are down to iTunes, which requires synchronization every time;
Getting music from friends over Bluetooth – disabled in the iPhone;
Stereo-speakers to share favorite tunes – none in the iPhone;
Dedicated music keys on the casing – the iPhone comes with its touch-screen alone, have to call it to life all the time.

And this is only a short list. The iPhone does retain the basic functionality (playlists, filters), a handful of visual amenities (album art), but omits loads of extras that shape up the final impression. In other words, with this convergent device, the only thing the company has done is replication of its previous offerings without any further enhancements. For example, Nokia, Sony Ericcson allow the users to control playback by shaking the phone, the Walkman range calls it SensMe, which picks tunes to match the mood of the song you originally chose. We could go on and on with all these details. And all this takes place against the backdrop of a very though competition in sound quality between the iPhone and some flagship solutions. I don’t want to delve deep into this right now – it will be highlighted later anyway. However, it is important to understand that Apple sticks with its policy in this field – basic implementation of the music department with quite good, yet nothing-to-shout-about sound quality (lags behind the contemporary players, for example the Sony A800), skimpy suite of extras.

Of the six constituents listed above, technically, the iPhone offers three, and one of them is obviously inferior to the competition. It turns out that by contemporary standards, this product cannot qualify as a multimedia-ready solution. I wouldn’t mind if someone called it this way (which is closer to the reality): iPod Video with a phone module chucked into it.
Fashion and nothing else

What characterizes all fashion-savvy solutions? A good, recognized brand (the iPhone has it), quaint design (in stock), top-notch materials (got’em), relatively hefty price tag (obviously). Meanwhile, the maker can provide only the core functionality with no bells and whistles – fashion-conscious users put it very low on their lists, they rather need a thing grabbing everyone’s eyes and displaying their status. The success of the Nokia 8800 and all of its variations results from the abovementioned factors.

So, the iPhone is a real fashion phone? Exactly, it is the only class it belongs to.

This means the iPhone’s direct rival can by, say, the LG Prada. By the way, these two solutions are very resembling philosophy-wise and in the sense of some technologies used.

Finally, we have figured out what kind of phone it is, and come to realize that it is neither an enterprise solution nor a multimedia-heavy device. Apple has made a bold move by shutting itself away from the segment of premium MP3-players, which have already become its signature, and slipped into the lower price-bracket. Its top of the line solutions are replaced by the iPhone, which can be dragged along as a second or even third phone, allowing you to brag about your status and lots of cash. That’s why there are no price cuts for the phone, which would’ve made it too affordable (even more than it is today, which wasn’t on Apple’s to-do list).

The hype around the product lets it reach the main goal – make its owner the talk of the town for some time. This is what characterizes every fashion-savvy solution.

The path they have picked is quite good, especially for the US market, where it will be rivaled only by Nokia, which is relatively weak on this market. That is, there no competition with the fashion-savvy Nokia 8800 in its American iteration, while the Nokia N95’s sells well, but nothing outstanding about it. With an army of the iPod owners behind its back and player replacement dates on the near-horizon for many users, the company has made all the right moves and offered a product that made the market go crazy. However the figures they give us are a tad shady, since about 25 percent of all sales were generated by profiteers, who wanted to gain something from the fuss around the iPhone. Well, they failed. But that’s what we are going to focus on in the articles to come.

 

Eldar Murtazin (eldar@mobile-review.com)
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Here´s just a couple of phones that kill Iphone
I´m sure HTC,Samsung and Motorola got a couple too.


SonyEricsson P1

Technical specifications;
http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=gb&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pip3&zone=pp&pid=10864
Sony Ericsson P1 Review
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y6kGfCQaipE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Y6kGfCQaipE</a>


SonyEricsson K850


Technical specifications;
http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=gb&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pip3&zone=pp&pid=10868
Sony Ericsson K850 Preview
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w_Lz8CHzCt8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w_Lz8CHzCt8</a>



Nokia 95

Technical specifications;
http://europe.nokia.com/A4323297
Nokia N95 Review
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DX5eh7eLaVQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/DX5eh7eLaVQ</a>







dunno about the nokia n95 the battery lasts about a day and a lot of the features are crap. the camera is nice though. the nokia E90 is a bit of a brick but that's a serious piece of kit, every feature you can possibly imagine. any ericcson is bound to be good, great battery life, great music playing facilities, won't break down so easy. the real iphone killer from sony is prolly the w960i, upcoming high end walkman phone. 8 gig internal memory, hi-res cam, great sound quality, high res touch screen etc etc etc. definitely one to look out for as well as that k850i...

http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=gb&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pip1&zone=pp&pid=10908

I actually own a N95,had it since it came out.
Yes,the battery sucks,I use two battery´s every >:( day. Thinking about buying myself  :otwo more :o, battery´s so I have four.
Symbian S60 3.1 ain´t stabble either,it crash all the time >:(.
But the specs is amongst the best on the market if not the best at the moment.
What features don´t you like?
Yes,Nokia E90 is a brick,the same can be said about HTC TyTn.
I had SE P990 before I changed to N95. I was not pleased with Symbian UIQ 3.0,shit was mad slow and crashed all the time. I was VERY pleased with my SE P800 and P900 who ran UIQ 2.0,so UIQ 3.0 was a let down :(.
Hope all the bugs is fixed on UIQ 3.1,the SE W960 is dope,but right now I´m tired of Symbian.
The UI is not really user friendly either. I agree with you that SE makes better phone´s and their OS and UI; A100 wich they use on their "normal" phone´s is the best on the market. But right now I miss better specs on their phone´s,I will throw my N95 out the window as soon as SE release a phone with the same specs as N95 or better,hopefully a phone that run´s the A100 OS.




There will be PLENTY of "iPhone Killers" just like there has been "iPod Killers"  8)  ;)

apple is in a league of their own with products they make... people that are calling everything a "iPod/iPhone Killer"  just dont get the simplicity and integration of their products...  thats what keeps people the usability not craming in a million features that are hard or not as enjoyable to use....

im perfectly happy with my iPhone

Nothing wrong with Apple,hell I just bought myself a Mac-Book.
It´s just that Iphone is overhyped and outdated. My old SE P800 from 2000 could almost do everything Iphone does and that says alot.

SE P800;



i was and still am a huge sony ericsson fan but since apple became a cell phone maker i got a new favorite... i love my iphone... but before then i always told everyone to shoot for the sony ericsson ... and i hate Motorola ... hate their operating system

and its not about what your phone "CAN" do but what you "Do" with your phone... half the people that lounge for all these features hardly ever use them... for someone like you that does... then more power to you... but its also huge on how you use it... and who makes it seemless and easy to use while at the same time being functional that will win. and right now im on apples side... but of course im a long time apple fan like everyone here knows.

I feel you on that,I will be the first one to say that alot these OS/UI ain´t user friendly. I hope that Symbian and Windows Mobile will pick up a trick or two from Apple´s Iphone UI. A little competion is only good for the consumer.
Yes,I use all the features,but as you said people hardly use the features. I have to help all my friends set up their phones for e-mail,getting them a proper web-browser (opera mini),set up short cuts etc. and show them how to use their phone´s.
Well Motorola use alot of differnt OS´s on their phone´s. They have their own,wich suck and they have phone´s with Windows mobile and Symbian.
As I said before,I use a Mac-Book(so no hating on Apple),so when Apple or SE(my favorite) release a phone that can match the features of N95 or better,I will throw my phone(N95) out the window.




^^^

yeah well another huge thing for me is integration....

I have a MacBook Pro, iMac, iPhone, iPod and apple accessories... so integration is perfect... and i have no problems with compatibility.

Yeah,my friend got a
QTEK 8300


Qtek 8300 smartphone review
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SOLLuQEaDMs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SOLLuQEaDMs</a>

http://www.htc.com.pt/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=99&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=44&lang=en
The first EDGE and WiFi smartphone with Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition is here! With Qtek 8310, you are not getting just a phone. You can stay in touch with friends or colleagues through Pocket MSN, send and receive emails through Microsoft Pocket Outlook, or listen to music or watch movies with Microsoft Media Player. This is also your perfect device for SIP VoIP solution. With the smooth black finishing, Qtek 8310 lets you work and play in style.
TI OMAP 850, 200 Mhz
Windows Mobile 5.0
64 MB ROM + 64 MB SDRAM
Mini SD card
1.3 mp camera
Bluetooth (version 1.1)
IrDA
Wifi

The phone already 2-3 years old,but damn there´s still no other small phone on the market with WiFi.
Well,back to the point. Integration,he got the phone pluged via usb to his lap-top all the time,so everything sync automaticly in the background,contacts,calender,mail,notes etc. It even charges the phone while you work.
Should be interesting to see if Windows mobile and Apple OS will take over the cell phone market in the long run.
Maybe we will see Windows and/or Apple OS on future Nokia and SonyEricsson phones?

QTEK/HTC got a couple of other dope phones;
HTC Touch

HTC Touch and Iphone

http://www.htc.com.pt/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=187&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=44&lang=en
HTC Touch™ is deceptively small and stylish mobile phone that ushers in an innovative new concept in intuitive touch screen navigation. The HTC Touch™ brings a new level of simplicity to the powerful and function-rich device experience that today's mobile consumers demand. Building on its rich ten year history of mobile phone innovations, the HTC Touch™ represents extensive research and development and the conviction that fingertip control will enable more efficient, natural and intuitive touch screen navigation. The groundbreaking HTC Touch™ offers a new and unique way of controlling touch screen-based devices by recognising and responding to the sweep of a finger across the screen. It is even intelligent enough to distinguish between finger and stylus input and then respond accordingly.

HTC Touch Preview
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TI OMAP a 201 MHz
GSM, GPRS
128 MB ROM + 64 MB SDRAM
MicroSD Card
2 mpx camera
Bluetooth v 2.0
WiFi: 802.11b/g (11Mbps)
TouchFLO™


HTC P4550

http://www.easydevices.co.uk/pp/PDA/HTC/HTC_P4550.html
•   Operating System: Windows Mobile 6 Professional
•   Processor: 400MHz
•   Memory: 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM
•   Screen: 2.8" QVGA touch screen
•   Quad-band GSM/GPRS
•   UMTS, HSDPA wireless data connectivity
•   WiFi-enabled
•   Bluetooth 2.0
•   3 MegaPixel Camera with Auto Focus
•   Integrated GPS
•   Secondary VGA camera for video telephony
•   Rechargeable, removable battery
•   microSD card slot
•   Full QWERTY keyboard
•   Dimensions: 110mm x 58mm x 18mm

Dimensions:   58 x 110 x 18 millimetres
Mass:   160 grams (battery included)
Software Environment
Operating System:   Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Microprocessor
CPU:   32bit Samsung SC32442
CPU Clock:   400 MHz
Memory, Storage capacity
ROM capacity:   256 MB
RAM capacity:   64 MB
Display
Display Type:   color transflective TFT , 65536 scales
Display Resolution:   240 x 320
Display Diagonal:   2.8 "
Sound
Microphone:   mono
Speaker:   mono
Audio Output:   Proprietary jack
Cellular Phone
Cellular Networks:   GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS800, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
Cellular Data Standards:   CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Call Alert:   72 -chord melody
Vibrating Alert:   Supported
Control Peripherals
Positioning Device:   Touchscreen
Keyboard:   Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, 41 keys
Directional Pad:   5 -way block
Jog / Scroll Wheel:   Pressable rotary scroll wheel
Interfaces
Expansion Slots:   SDIO, microSD, TransFlash
Serial:   RS-232 , 115200bit/s
USB:   USB 2.0 client, 60Mbit/s , USB Series Mini-B (mini-USB) connector
Bluetooth:   Bluetooth 2.0
Wireless LAN:   802.11b, 802.11g
Satellite Navigation
Built-in GPS:   NMEA 0183
Built-in Digital Camera
Main Camera:   CMOS sensor, 2.8MP
Autofocus (AF):   Supported
Built-in Flash:   Mobile light (LED)
Secondary Camera:   CMOS sensor, 640x480 pixel
Power Supply
Battery:   Lithium-ion , removable
Battery Capacity:   1500 mAh



that htc p4550 looks to be THE device for me, especially as my ebay purchased bluetooth gps reciever that i use with my windows phone + tom tom is a pile of crap that never works. gonna pick one up, is launching as the vodafone v1615 on vodafone so i should be able to get one through work somehow ;]

It´s a dope phone,here´s a video review
HTC P4550 (Kaiser) Demonstration by eXpansys
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P41hoK-jX3I" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/P41hoK-jX3I</a>



How to get MSN on your cell phone
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GDFYLvPBXpc&amp;autoplay=0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GDFYLvPBXpc&amp;autoplay=0</a>




If you like Motorola phones you better check Z8 out,it runs Symbian UIQ 3.1. :firedevil:
Motorola MOTORIZR Z8

motorola Z8: short preview
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GUJSYz72C0A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GUJSYz72C0A</a>

Review of GSM/UMTS-smartphone Motorola Z8
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/motorola-z8-en.shtml









that htc p4550 looks to be THE device for me, especially as my ebay purchased bluetooth gps reciever that i use with my windows phone + tom tom is a pile of crap that never works. gonna pick one up, is launching as the vodafone v1615 on vodafone so i should be able to get one through work somehow ;]


what? did you say Matty that Tom Tom doesn´t work? hmmmm,I tought that was the shit. I went by a cell phone store and looked at SE P1,i saw that they had included Wayfinder GPS in the package. I also looked at the HTC Touch phone,shit looks nice.
As you already probably know the GPS on N95 sucks,I never use it. I use it for fun sometimes,but right now I´m looking for a new phone,N95 sucks. SE T650 looks nice,so do those HTC joints.



















it's full alright it got all the feature except the photo  8)

the new mig33 beta got photo,I will check your´s out. I cocking some food while writing this,that´why I can´t do it all at the same time,but as far as I know the agile client is the best(got free trial).
I will find the chinese/russian link for you all in a minute,never tried myself,,,,, so it will be a "hook up" for myself....



nice i didnt know that mig33 had the photo,ima def go check this out when you'll be able to post the link +1 already for ya! props

should be wap.mig33.com straight from your phone or www.mig33.com .
I can´t find the other client from china/russia,maybe Matty can find the link?




But vodaphone don't "brand"  WM phones do they?
I hate "branded" phones,I know they "brand" Symbian phones,but...
Have you tried the "touch ui"?





i haven't i might go next door to the orange store and test one out as they have it. read the touch screen is real nice but i don't like the idea of no keyboard after getting used to my qtek. yeah vodafone brand their devices - the qtek i got direct from voda wasn't actually branded at all though ;] but its follow up, the TyTN, was the v1605. just meant it had 'Vodafone' plastered on it, i don't think they screwed around with the software and general functionality on there too much, not too sure... it does always mean its customised to all of the networks specific services though and if your using it on the same network (which i will be) then things couldn't be easier.

however my qtek did come preloaded with msn messenger and the v1605 didn't have it on there, so maybe they removed that? if there's isn't the new pocket live messenger on the v1615 im gonna be pissed. there isn't a live messenger on the current wm6 device we do - the v1415 (HTC S710) but i don't think that's supposed to be on there anyway, being a standard edition of WM6...not too sure there...

oh and the motorola Z8 isn't really doing very well. people don't know to use the interface but i played it with a lot it is a cool phone with the powerful OS and everything. consumers just don't like it and not many business users seem to be clocked onto its functionality...and the battery life is HORRIBLE, maybe worse than the N95 :0

samsung G600 is also launching this week, got the dummy models in yesterday. a nice small slider, not too slim though with a 5mp camera and samsung have at last dropped the touch sensitive crap on this one too. gonna be their main push for the holiday season and looks to be really nice. i think samsung maybe have the easiest UI for normal phone funtionality of all the manufacturers...






As far as I know,samsung licence a gang of OS/UI's they use both s40&a100 on their "dum" phones&symbian&wm on their"smart"phone's,I played with HTC S710 for a minute,but didn't really get a full look on the new OS(wm6),I had your phone qtek 9100 for test a couple of weeks,but u know it takes time to set everything up like u wan't it,short cuts,e-mail,applications etc. I actually don't like the keyboard,so I use the touch screen.
So z8 battery suck,damn? I figured the new Symbian UIQ 3.1 was improved(more user friendly)



nice i didnt know that mig33 had the photo

here's a link to the best IM,I've tried www.agilemessenger.com . It's not free,maybe Matty Know about a free link?
...& there's a cracked MSN client for symbian from an russian/chinese site,maybe Matty got the link for this too.
cell phone applications;
www.getjar.com
web browser;
www.mini.opera.com/app
















I got a SLVR L7 and it > iphone. It does everything yours does for a hella big fraction of the price.

Next phone i'll be getting is either a SLVR L9



or the RAZR2



I'm leaning towards the SLVR L9 because it's cheaper.





Bundy you should go for Z8 if it HAVE to be a motorola,it runs Symbian UIQ 3.1 a powerfull OS,Matty says the battery sucks,but hey get a extra battery.

motorola Z8: short preview video;
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GUJSYz72C0A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GUJSYz72C0A</a>

Review of GSM/UMTS-smartphone Motorola Z8
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/motorola-z8-en.shtml


bundy you should go for z8 if it HAVE to be a motorola,it runs Symbian UIQ 3.1 a powerfull OS,Matty says the battery sucks,but hey get a extra battery.
you can see a preview video in the previous post and find a nice review for it over at www.mobile-review.com


you mean that huge ass phone? the RAZR2 runs linux btw.





Big? What? Ain't it about the same size as the Razr's?
If you want to add applications and make your phone personal that's the one,it runs symbian UIQ 3.1 a POWERFULL OS.
There's mad applications for Symbian not only simple java applications.
BTW didn´t know that RAZR2 run Linux,can you you install 3rd party software or only simple Java applications?









...and E.J Rizo,SE had bluetooth on their phone´s since R520/T39.
R520

T39

WAP? Just download www.mini.opera.com/app or www.opera.com if u have a phone with Symbian or Window Mobile.
Small screen rendering,best application for a cell ever.
By the way,there´s already a build in Web browser (not WAP) in Smart phones and in most of the phones that run Symbian Opera is already installed from the get go,and as you probably know most of the SE smart phones that run UIQ got a Touch screen(since 2000). Opera Mini is a simple java application meant for "dum/simple" phones,but Opera Mini is so good that I recomend to ANY phone "smart" or "dum",simply the best web browser out.
Then again why argue,E.J Rizo has made it CLEAR that integration is important for him (read his comments above) and while the iphone don't have the "greatest and latest" features,the UI seems to be more user friendly than the rest.
So it's a give & take situation








Taken from the OG Iphone thread;
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=147341.25




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« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2007, 01:52:19 PM »
Surfing on the mobilephone is so lame..

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« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2007, 01:55:42 PM »

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« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2007, 02:13:58 PM »
Surfing on the mobilephone is so lame..
Sony Ericsson K850


Have you tried www.mini.opera.com/app ?
Most of time I´m on here I use a cell,loving it.

Yeah, I've tried that opera. Didn't like it all

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« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2007, 02:41:06 PM »
Surfing on the mobilephone is so lame..
Sony Ericsson K850


Have you tried www.mini.opera.com/app ?
Most of time I´m on here I use a cell,loving it.



Yeah, I've tried that opera. Didn't like it all



Ok,can´t please everyone,he,he. I guess I´m lame,ha,ha
But at least you gave it a try.
I believe SE K850 is coming next month.
Sony Ericsson K850 Preview

SE just dropped T650 Shit is nice!!!!!!

Sony Ericsson T650 Demo


Lol, hehe. Was j/k bout that, but I don't have the need to be online at anytime. When I'm on the Internet, I got my comp.
that k850i looks more smooth than T650. The K-series have always been my fave.

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« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2007, 03:42:29 PM »
^lol yeah, i haven't really thought about that joystick.. LEt's see when it drops

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« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2007, 05:29:34 PM »
someone gave me an iphone for a week. shit was lame. true story.
 

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« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2007, 06:06:27 AM »
piffy! I got this one



I bet the iphone is overrated as fuck
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« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2007, 11:39:55 AM »
Surfing on the mobilephone is so lame..
Sony Ericsson K850


Have you tried www.mini.opera.com/app ?
Most of time I´m on here I use a cell,loving it.



Yeah, I've tried that opera. Didn't like it all



Ok,can´t please everyone,he,he. I guess I´m lame,ha,ha
But at least you gave it a try.
I believe SE K850 is coming next month.
Sony Ericsson K850 Preview
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w_Lz8CHzCt8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w_Lz8CHzCt8</a>

SE just dropped T650 Shit is nice!!!!!!

Sony Ericsson T650 Demo
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/APaNg8ZMPyc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/APaNg8ZMPyc</a>


Lol, hehe. Was j/k bout that, but I don't have the need to be online at anytime. When I'm on the Internet, I got my comp.
that k850i looks more smooth than T650. The K-series have always been my fave.

Yeah,but what´s up with the joy stick on K850? Remember when Nokia did all those strange designs on their phone´s?
Nokia 3650

Nokia 7600

Nokia 7500

Nokia ?? shit look wak anyways

You get the picture,what the fuck was Nokia thinking? Some dudes might find those designs cool,but they ain´t user friendly
I mean is it user friendly? Shit look strange.
The Joystick;

Here´s a review;
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/sonyericsson-k850-en.shtml

^lol yeah, i haven't really thought about that joystick.. LEt's see when it drops




....and for more positive news Sony Ericsson will release a playstation phone
PlayStation – a SE phone by the Christmas?
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml#15521
Peter Ahnegard, head of SE game unit, reported that the company will release a game handset under PlayStation brand by the Christmas. However he sounded vague whether it would be this Christmas. Sony Ericsson has already launched Walkman music phones, Cyber-shot camera phones and Bravia TV-phones for Japan. Only game phones are still missing. That is why it is very likely the company will focus soon on this direction. Nevertheless the company’s spokesman declined to provide detailed info. A would-be PlayStation phone might look this way.











^thats my shit!!





ima get this soon though... gettin tired of that brick...



eS-Jay you should read this before you get that phone,not sure if it´s same they´re writing about SE S500i?
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The situation with the Sony Ericsson S500i buttons had been hard to foresee - it was just recently when we learned that the green paint reacted with the adhesive used for sticking the buttons onto the casing. This way, because of the chemical reaction the base of the keys simply dissolved. At the same time, the yellow edition is free of such defects
http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2007/brak-in-phones-en.shtml
There´s a couple of Nokia´s you should stay away from too,go to the link to see which models.



....and for you E.J Rizo they bash Iphone again(now I think they´re a little biased,because I know by experince with Symbian/WM/S40 and A100 that he takes it a little to far;
http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2007/iphone-sms-en.shtml








Quote
This is a new Sony PS3 mobile phone...that plays Nintendo's Super Mario Bros...and which uses Microsoft's PS3 operating system - no, wait, that's not right. Hang on it's made in Koera - where the hell's Koera?!

Yes, what we have here is the mother of all clone phones. It's a Chinese phone (naturally!), and its makers have decided that imitation is most definitely the sincerest form of flattery. As such, they've named it the Amycoll PS3 phone, which, er, "flatters" both Samsung, with its Korean Anycall brand, and also Sony, with its PS3. They've even added PlayStation buttons on the keypad, just for good measure!

Loads more pictures of the funniest mobile phone yet created, after the jump!

The copying fun doesn't end there, though. As Babelfish's translation calls it, the "Chinese evil behind-the-scenes manipulator's machine" has a Microsoft Windows logo that reads "Design for PS3". Didn't realise Microsoft did design for Sony's PS3! Not to worry, its entire Microsoft Windows user interface is faked as well!

As if that wasn't enough, they've even faked the country of origin. Korean phones are legendary for their technical features, so it makes sense to pretend your phone comes from Korea right? Except they couldn't actually spell Korea, so the Amycoll PS3 comes from Koera!

And still the fun continues. Not content with faking operating systems and copying brands and even countries (badly!) the Amycoll PS3 even includes a Nintendo NES, SNES and GameBoy color emulator, so you can play Super Mario Bros on your mobile phone.

Actually, that's a great idea! Playing Mario on a mobile is a killer app, and doing it with PlayStation buttons on a fake Windows Operating System is just so wrong, it feels goooood - almost dirty even!! Pity the phone's so illegal it'll never make it outiside of China (not to mention that the phone itself gets so hot when you play any of its games that you can't actually hold it!).
Another interesting feature is that this phone will play background noise when you make a call, just in case you want to pretend you're somewhere else. So, if you've told your wife you're on a ship somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, when in reality you're down the local pub, the Amycoll PS3 will play the sounds of life aboard an Atlantic-trawling ship while you chat away to her! Really, they've thought of everything!

This phone is hilarious! It's as if a team of teccie fan-boys got together one drunken night and concocted a wish list of all their favourite gadgets that they'd like in a mobile phone - then the next day, thought "what a great idea" and bodged just such a Frankenstein phone together, while singing "patents? trademarks? law-suits - pah! We spit on you all!"

Then, when they'd finished, their marketing department thought "what this phone really needs is some great sounding brand names - whose can we pinch?!"

Genius!


WOW,check this phone out,it got it all,ha,ha.
For more photos and details;
http://mobilementalism.com/2007/05/24/amycoll-ps3-phone-plays-mario-on-a-fake-windows-ui/
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lots of cool phones
 

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^thats my shit!!





ima get this soon though... gettin tired of that brick...



No diss, but I've always hated those orange features on SE

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lots of cool phones

Damn right,want to change my phone now lol but im still verry happy with my nokia n73
 

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This is a new Sony PS3 mobile phone...that plays Nintendo's Super Mario Bros...and which uses Microsoft's PS3 operating system - no, wait, that's not right. Hang on it's made in Koera - where the hell's Koera?!

Yes, what we have here is the mother of all clone phones. It's a Chinese phone (naturally!), and its makers have decided that imitation is most definitely the sincerest form of flattery. As such, they've named it the Amycoll PS3 phone, which, er, "flatters" both Samsung, with its Korean Anycall brand, and also Sony, with its PS3. They've even added PlayStation buttons on the keypad, just for good measure!

Loads more pictures of the funniest mobile phone yet created, after the jump!

The copying fun doesn't end there, though. As Babelfish's translation calls it, the "Chinese evil behind-the-scenes manipulator's machine" has a Microsoft Windows logo that reads "Design for PS3". Didn't realise Microsoft did design for Sony's PS3! Not to worry, its entire Microsoft Windows user interface is faked as well!

As if that wasn't enough, they've even faked the country of origin. Korean phones are legendary for their technical features, so it makes sense to pretend your phone comes from Korea right? Except they couldn't actually spell Korea, so the Amycoll PS3 comes from Koera!

And still the fun continues. Not content with faking operating systems and copying brands and even countries (badly!) the Amycoll PS3 even includes a Nintendo NES, SNES and GameBoy color emulator, so you can play Super Mario Bros on your mobile phone.

Actually, that's a great idea! Playing Mario on a mobile is a killer app, and doing it with PlayStation buttons on a fake Windows Operating System is just so wrong, it feels goooood - almost dirty even!! Pity the phone's so illegal it'll never make it outiside of China (not to mention that the phone itself gets so hot when you play any of its games that you can't actually hold it!).
Another interesting feature is that this phone will play background noise when you make a call, just in case you want to pretend you're somewhere else. So, if you've told your wife you're on a ship somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, when in reality you're down the local pub, the Amycoll PS3 will play the sounds of life aboard an Atlantic-trawling ship while you chat away to her! Really, they've thought of everything!

This phone is hilarious! It's as if a team of teccie fan-boys got together one drunken night and concocted a wish list of all their favourite gadgets that they'd like in a mobile phone - then the next day, thought "what a great idea" and bodged just such a Frankenstein phone together, while singing "patents? trademarks? law-suits - pah! We spit on you all!"

Then, when they'd finished, their marketing department thought "what this phone really needs is some great sounding brand names - whose can we pinch?!"

Genius!


WOW,check this phone out,it got it all,ha,ha.
For more photos and details;
http://mobilementalism.com/2007/05/24/amycoll-ps3-phone-plays-mario-on-a-fake-windows-ui/

LMAO +1 the phone looks crappy as hell lol those damn chineese!