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I'm particularly interested in its ability to communicate with iCal and Address Book via Bluetooth. Anybody used one? I know iSync isn't out yet but there are apps that will let you work with iCal and Address Book, I haven't been able to try any of them yet though. Just wanted to get some opinions before buying the phone.
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I'm currently awaiting my d-link bluetooth adapter.....

I have the T68i, VERY lovely phone!

There's only TWO gripes about the phone....

1. i would've [but not necessarily] wanted polyphonic ring-tones.

2. i wish the menu's were faster [like a Nokia]

When I get my adapter, I'll fill the rest in
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[quote]Originally posted by badtz:
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1. i would've [but not necessarily] wanted polyphonic ring-tones.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah, I was actually wondering about that... I can live witout polyphonc ringtones of course but it would have been nice. I want that Low Rider ringtone.
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It's a lovely phone except for these complaints:

- User interface is slow. Much slower than I would have thought. I have the Samsung A500 and it's more graphically intense then the T-68i yet very very responsive.

- It uses a different type of service connection that isn't widely supported or widely available. I can't complain because my area is fully covered, but if I traveled, I'd be annoyed.

- Service plans are expensive, due to the relative newness of the GRS (?) connection. However, they DO have a plan for unlimited use at 100 dollars a month, which means you can be on the phone the entire month and still pay $100, but it's over-kill for most people and plan options besides that one stink.


The only really cool thing about that phone, really, is bluetooth and it's compatibility with OS X. And it sucks to be me because I have bluetooth adapters on my Mac and Palm and would love to be able to sync my phone with my Palm, with iCal, with my iPod, and Address Book, but I can't justify the price, the sluggish GUI, and the lack of viable plans.

I must admit, I'm VERY happy with my A500, though I can't wait for Samsung to incorporate bluetooth into their designs.
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Well, I have the Ericsson T68, which AFAIK is only marginally different from the T68i. I bought last Xmas and I love it. The UI is not very fast, that's true, but so is OS X's! It has some minor T9-related bugs, but otherwise is a great phone. With a firmware update it becomes functionally identical to the T68i, but you can find it well cheaper...
Anyway, two days ago I got a Mitsumi Bluetooth USB adapter; I don't use iCal, but I can say I could painlessly transfer all my phone book to Address Book without a hiccup. I still have to try to transfer it all back to the phone--once I comfortably edit with my Mac's keyboard!--but until now things are going good.

PB + Bluetooth + T68 = great combination, I'd recommend it to anybody...

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GPRS is relatively new in the US, and definitely expensive. Primarily for "internet on the go " purposes......


*sniff*polyphonic ringtones*sniff*

the UI is slow for a phone, i wish it was faster!

BUT

there's SO many other benefits of the phone, that it permisses the slow UI. Bluetooth, Voice Record, multiple phone entries per person [not like Nokia's], NICE screen, decent [not great] reception. etc. etc.



I can't wait to experiment with my d-link adapter & sync my address book & send it pictures/backgrounds/screensavers/etc.
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polyphonic ringtones ? huh ?
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Without a doubt, the best service/phone combination I've ever seen and used, including UI and phone design/features, is Sprint/Samsung.

First, Sprint's calls are the clearest and cleanest of all providers. No doubt, they're a bit more expensive then the rest, but I'm really happy with my plan right now. (800 anytime minutes, 5200 night and weekend, 2 meg internet access for 59.99.)

One thing that I REALLY like about Sprint that I CANNOT STAND about anyone else is that if you're out of range or for some reason your phone can't be contacted, Sprint will automatically bring the caller to voice mail. It sounds like common sense, right? Then how come Cingular and Verizon and AT&T and the others haven't figured that shit out? The others, after forty seconds of ringing at times, just tell you that the caller can't be reached; try again later. GOD that is so annoying. And then when you finally get to their voicemail prompt, you have to listen to the Operator tell you they're not there, if you like to leave a message, hold on some more, or, if you like, press 1 to disconnect..... Press 1 to disconnect?? WTF?! If I wanted to disconnect, I'd ****ing hang up! Then you have to listen to the actual message and THEN some services make you listen to the operator again! WHY?!!?!?!?!? With Sprint, let's say you call me, you hear this: *ring* "Hey, leave a message." Beep. No time wasted, no needless time spent on the phone racking up minutes on your own cell phone! The way it should be!

As far as the Samsung phone goes, it's beautiful, y'all should check it out. I always buy Samsung for my phones. Voice record, Calander, Sheduling, Alarms, multiple phone entries per person, fast UI, amazing graphics, cool animations, one touch dialing, voice dialing, digit dialing (where you speak the numbers and the phone dials it for you), email access (to your Sprint account as well as pop accounts), downloadable games and ringers and screensavers and applications, web access and tons more make this phone simply amazing. Most of these features (like voice and one touch dialing, multiple entries per person, email access, fast UI, calander and scheduling, etc) have been standard for years.

What I love about the A500, another awesome feature that Samsung has had for years, is the tiny flip phone enclosure. This is good because it keeps the size small while protecting the main screen, but there's a smaller screen on the outside that shows you time, date, caller ID information, as well as signal strength, voice mail, and battery power. Very cool phone. For anyone interested, I'll include a link.

And to top it off, Sprint's services, while a bit more expensive then the others (though nowhere near as expensive as GPRS) is really top notch and widely available.

Be back with the link.
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Here is the link <a href="http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/PhonesAccessories/PhoneDetails.jsp?selectSkuId=samsunga500&FOLDER%3C %3Efolder_id=2421&CURRENT_USER%3C%3EATR_SCID=ECOMM &CURRENT_USER%3C%3EATR_PCode=None&CURRENT_USER%3C% 3EATR_cartState=group&bmUID=1032442168610" target="_blank">A500</a>
Check out the really cool Flash demo.

And, apparently, I have polyphormoricicislshic rings, too. What a difference they make, eh?

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[quote]Originally posted by badtz:
<strong>1. i would've [but not necessarily] wanted polyphonic ring-tones.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Please pardon my ranting, but ringtones should be abolished and outlawed altogether. I can't stand the cacophony of ringtones in public places, polyphonic or not. Get with the times and use vibrating "ringers"!

Otherwise, I've been tempted to pick up a T68i with a basic T-Mobile plan. The promotions Amazon.com is offering on this phone are just amazing. The advantage of synchronizing your desktop PIM with your mobile via Bluetooth is obvious.

For me, the only holdup is GSM/GPRS coverage in the US. The coverage maps on provider websites are not nearly detailed enough. How do I figure out whether T-Mobile's GSM network covers my playground? In other words, is there a way to test coverage without comitting to a one year plan?

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[quote]One thing that I REALLY like about Sprint that I CANNOT STAND about anyone else is that if you're out of range or for some reason your phone can't be contacted, Sprint will automatically bring the caller to voice mail. <hr></blockquote>
Not sure when you last tried different providers, but since I got my 8290 back in 12/99, Cingular automatically forwarded calls to voicemail when the other party's phone can't be contacted.

[quote]As far as the Samsung phone goes, it's beautiful, y'all should check it out. I always buy Samsung for my phones. Voice record, Calander, Sheduling, Alarms, multiple phone entries per person, fast UI, amazing graphics, cool animations, one touch dialing, voice dialing, digit dialing (where you speak the numbers and the phone dials it for you), email access (to your Sprint account as well as pop accounts), downloadable games and ringers and screensavers and applications, web access and tons more make this phone simply amazing. Most of these features (like voice and one touch dialing, multiple entries per person, email access, fast UI, calander and scheduling, etc) have been standard for years.<hr></blockquote>
While I love some gadgets from Korea, I can't say that I'm a fan of Samsung. Compared to a T68i, the A500 lacks many features, especially bluetooth. Sure bluetooth might be overhyped, but it's just beginning to catch on...that is unless 802.11 can shrink significantly.
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[quote]Originally posted by evangellydonut:
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While I love some gadgets from Korea, I can't say that I'm a fan of Samsung. Compared to a T68i, the A500 lacks many features, especially bluetooth. Sure bluetooth might be overhyped, but it's just beginning to catch on...that is unless 802.11 can shrink significantly.</strong><hr></blockquote>

The only feature that isn't in the A500 that is significant or doesn't have a similar functionality, IS the bluetooth ability. And I tell you what, as happy as I am with my phone and Sprint service, that one feature alone almost caused me to 'switch.' Samsung has until the middle of next year (or until Apple releases a phone!) to incorporate bluetooth in their designs or else I'm switching!

Bluetooth in the A500 would make it my dream phone, no fooling.
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Gambit says: "It uses a different type of service connection that isn't widely supported or widely available. I can't complain because my area is fully covered, but if I traveled, I'd be annoyed. Service plans are expensive, due to the relative newness of the GRS (?) connection. However, they DO have a plan for unlimited use at 100 dollars a month, which means you can be on the phone the entire month and still pay $100, but it's over-kill for most people and plan options besides that one stink."

Gambit: The phone does not use any "different type" of service. it is compatible with all standard 1900 frequency GSM networks. GPRS, though expensive and not widely available in the US, is not necessary to use the phone. It simply provides added connectivity at reduced bandwidth when availble.

Badtz says: "...multiple phone entries per person [not like Nokia's]"

:confused: I've had multiple entries on both Nokia phones I've owned since December of 2000 (6210 and 6510). Too bad Nokia markets crap phones for the US. But still, AFAIK, the lovely though year-old 8890 does have this function.

Escher, actually, polyphonic ringtones would DRASTICALLY decrease the annoyance of ringtones in general. Which would you rather hear moronic Britney Spears melodies on; a kids' $20 Casio keyboard from 1985, or a harpsichord? Harpsichord or not, you're going to hear Britney (or in my case, Twins and Kelly Chen).

"One thing that I REALLY like about Sprint that I CANNOT STAND about anyone else is that if you're out of range or for some reason your phone can't be contacted, Sprint will automatically bring the caller to voice mail."

Gambit: Every service provider that has call forwarding and voicemail service can do this (and they all do, sometimes at a fee). It's sometimes up to the user to configure it, though.

When I read posts like some of the above, I find difficulty holding back tears when I think about the poor, poor souls who are living in such a technologically backward place as the USA.
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[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>Gambit: Every service provider that has call forwarding and voicemail service can do this (and they all do, sometimes at a fee). It's sometimes up to the user to configure it, though.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not here, not from what I've seen. :shrugs:


[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
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When I read posts like some of the above, I find difficulty holding back tears when I think about the poor, poor souls who are living in such a technologically backward place as the USA.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'll kill you.


Although, when it comes to cell phones, I suppose we ARE behind. I don't know. All I've done is compare it to my phone with my limited experience with it and regurgitated the stuff the Circuit City guy said, as far as service plans are concerned.

However, he was MUCH better than the Sprint guy selling me the A500. I quote, "Bluetooth is a dead technology, and it's not even worth having." To which I promptly turned my back on him and walked away. (I bought the A500 two weeks later at another store.) heh

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Given that iSync is Imminent (10 days, Apple!), I'd be happier if there was word of support for other phones and, more importantly, other manufacturers.

There are a lot of industry rumors about Ericsson wanting out of the deal with Sony because it's cost the company millions of dollars.

The new Nokia phone w/camera looks interesting, though I much prefer the 7650 model available in Europe to the funky 3650 we're getting here.
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ok, got my Dlink Bluetooth connector from Apple today!!!

Yiihhaaa!!!

well... thats what I thought anyway...

Connecting with 10.2.1 was a bit of ahazzle (10.1.5 with the bluetooth 2.1 preview was smoother)... At first 10.2.1 wouldn't recognize my t68i, but after a few restarts it was up and running.
iSync is a must (can't wait)... but the "buletooth File Exchange" app. from Apple works quite well.
I recommend Jonas Sallings app. "Ericsson Client".
with it I've been able to send all my contacts (selct all - drag'n'drop) my icals ( export to .ics - drag'n'drop) and my own pictures on the phone (desktop, screensaver and contacts)...
One problem I've encountered is that my to-do list is transferd each time so I've ended up with multiple itens of the same task on my phone.
Sending files from the phone to my mac was not as easy. I had to disconnect and the reconect from my phone. since there is no way of doing this software wise (I think), I ended up unplugging the Dlink adapter, and then reconecting it again. I then transferd a picture from the phone to my desktop.

A cool sidenote... the screensavers on the t68i are normal gif-animations so there is no end to how much fun you can have customizing this phone. You can also designate a picture to your individual contacts, so that this picture will show up when the call you...
I've also downloaded the "t68 ThemeEdit" by the same Jonas Salling. which looks cool. Any questions? fire away!

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One more thing. Transfering vCards with the "Bluetooth File Exchange" seems to not work properly. The vCards turn up empty. Transfering with the "ercisson Clinet" works great. I transferd a my 93 work contacts at the same time...
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[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>When I read posts like some of the above, I find difficulty holding back tears when I think about the poor, poor souls who are living in such a technologically backward place as the USA. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Tell me about it! Just as I'm starting to reach total assimilation after eight years in this country, you raise those second thoughts again. :/ In any case, it's good to see you back around here, tonton! Seriously, there are many things that are utterly and completely wrong with this country, just like with humanity as a whole. But overall, I continue to think that the US is a great place to be. Assuming you can get out on a regular basis.

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[quote]Originally posted by New:
<strong>Transfering with the "ercisson Clinet" works great. I transferd a my 93 work contacts at the same time...</strong><hr></blockquote>

New: Thanks for your extensive description of the T68i's actual capabilities with a Mac. They seem to be as good as the marketing people (including Steve Jobs) make them out to be. Here are a few questions:

1. How good is the calendar feature of the T68i? Do you think it could replace a moderately used Palm PDA?

2. How many contacts and calendar events can the T68i store? In other words, can I expect it to store my couple of hundred contacts and schedule for the next year?

3. How good (bad, easy, limited...) is data entry on the phone itself?

I'm resisting an impusle buy. But the more I think about the T68i, the more I think it could fit my needs (and replace my Palm PDA).

Escher

PS: Amazon.com extended its heavy promotion of the T68i/T-Mobile package. The price for the phone went up to US$50 (with rebates) from zero, but it's still a pretty good price.
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Actually, maybe I should go for one of <a href="http://www.vertu.com" target="_blank">these</a>. :eek:
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Oh sure Belle..only 24,000 Euro's!! :eek: (what's that in dollars? I thought my brother, who went to Germany in July, said it was basically $1=1 euro?)
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[quote]Originally posted by TOOL:
<strong>Oh sure Belle..only 24,000 Euro's!! :eek: (what's that in dollars? I thought my brother, who went to Germany in July, said it was basically $1=1 euro?)</strong><hr></blockquote>
Hehe. I think it is around $1=1.

The platinum version is 24,000. You could go for the steel which is only 6,000!

At the moment it's clearly a phone user's phone, rather than a gadget freak's phone. No Bluetooth or PDA features or anything. But according to the site, the case is easily separated from the internal electronics, so you can update the internals.

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow has ordered the gold version for 14,000. Cheapskate.

[Edit: Oooh, I really like the sound of the <a href="http://www.vertu.com/vertu/gallery/concierge.html" target="_blank">concierge</a>!]

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Hmm, having done a bit of reading about upcoming cell phones and PDAs this morning, I think I'll wait until nearer Christmas before updating my trusty Nokia.

The Sony Ericsson <a href="http://www.sonyericsson.com/P800/" target="_blank">P800</a> will be out in time for Santa to stuff in my stocking, and hopefully Apple will let us know if it's going to support phones from other manufacturers by then.
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[quote] 1. How good is the calendar feature of the T68i? Do you think it could replace a moderately used Palm PDA? <hr></blockquote>

Comming from a nokia 6210, the so-called calendar could not be worse. The t68i calendar is a vaste improvement. But that beeing said, it can't match up to the calendar of a palm/Psion/PocketPC. My main issues with the calender is the lack of ability to show all-day and repetitive events. iSync may fix this, but right now its certainly annoying. Not beeing able to give different apointments color codes is also very much missed.
Sending calender events from my phone to my mac is a real hazzle. But this I am sure that iSync will fix. If your a real "poweruser" i'd definatly go for a nokia 7650 (if it will sync with mac) or a ericsson P800. but for normal, everyday use, it will serve fine. The alarms work great, (even when the phone is turned completly off).

[quote] 2. How many contacts and calendar events can the T68i store? In other words, can I expect it to store my couple of hundred contacts and schedule for the next year?<hr></blockquote>

lets see... I've got 37 appointments entered leaving 88% free space for appointments. 7 tasks, leaving 92% free task space. I can easily schedule a meating for next year, and it seems I can do this for the year 2010 too. I've got 195 of 510 contacts on my phone and 91 of 100 on my simcard. I can save 35 email messages (the email feature is great) and 50 voicemails (which I don't use, as my mobile provider has this service).
[quote]3. How good (bad, easy, limited...) is data entry on the phone itself?<hr></blockquote>
using the T9 text entry method takes a while getting used to (if your not familiar with nokia) but is really effective once you get a hang of it (beats the crap out of graphite (pen) text entry). You'll find however, that the way to do this is allways to complete your contact info / appointments on your mac, with a real display and keyboard, so this leaves a lot up to iSync (and simmilar 3rd party providers). right now the software to do this efficiently and painless just isn't there, If iSync delivers what it promisses, I'll be a happy camper. the main issue here is getting the info of your phone and into the computer...

[quote]I'm resisting an impusle buy. But the more I think about the T68i, the more I think it could fit my needs (and replace my Palm PDA). <hr></blockquote>
I threw out my handspring visor a long time ago. I've never looked back. This is certainly the best phone i've had so far. But it still leaves some desires. If nokia can come out with a faster, bluetooth-enabled, SyncML phone in the same size, I'd be interested in checking it out. but both the 7210 and the 6610 are not bluetooth enabled and I've got doubts about their mac-compability (+ they ain't out yet!). If you actually use your palm (and like it) the bigger palm-like bricks, umm... phones, I mean will suite you better. but if you also want it to look cool, this is one of the best phones right now.

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Escher, check out alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream for coverage info.
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Thanks for your elaborate answers, New. I sincerely appreciate the input. Every positive comment I get brings me one step closer to buying a new mobile phone.

[quote]Originally posted by New:
<strong>I threw out my handspring visor a long time ago. I've never looked back... If you actually use your palm (and like it) the bigger palm-like bricks, umm... phones, I mean will suite you better. </strong><hr></blockquote>

I do "actually use" my Palm, but not nearly to the fullest of its capacity (I have a IIIxe w/ 8MB memory). I use the address book and calendar functions (plus a metric-imperial unit converter), that's it. The main problem with my Palm is that I don't bring it when I don't bring a bag with me. It's just too big for any of my pant pockets (it fits fine in a suit jacket or a coat). So even if the calendar on the T68i isn't quite perfect, the fact that it will fit in my pocket and be with me at all times is much more important.

BTW: Can you load additional programs onto a T68i? In other words, is there 3rd party software for this little beauty? 3rd party software is one of the major advantages of Palm-based "brick" phones (you have to admit that the bricks are getting smaller).

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[quote]Originally posted by wmf:
<strong>Escher, check out alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream for coverage info.</strong><hr></blockquote>

wmf: Neat! Thanks for this very useful pointer. I had no idea that there were newsgroups set up specifically to discuss mobile provider coverage. With the advent of more convenient web forums, I haven't used Usenet in years.

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post #28 of 189
2 ?'s


a)eshcher

Otherwise, I've been tempted to pick up a T68i with a basic T-Mobile plan. The promotions Amazon.com is offering on this phone are just amazing. The advantage of synchronizing your desktop PIM with your mobile via Bluetooth is obvious.

do you know whcihc plan will give you decent email and ichat bandwidth or if it comes with a basic low cost plan?

b) to everyone with a t68i

do you have the artic blue one? or the blue and greay one. i love the artic blue. the others look sort of boring to me.

yes i am superficial
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[quote]So even if the calendar on the T68i isn't quite perfect, the fact that it will fit in my pocket and be with me at all times is much more important.<hr></blockquote>
The t68i will fit well even in a breastpocket of a shirt. (just don't bend to much, because the sound of it hitting the floor is a nightmare).
[quote]Can you load additional programs onto a T68i? In other words, is there 3rd party software for this little beauty? 3rd party software is one of the major advantages of Palm-based "brick" phones (you have to admit that the bricks are getting smaller).<hr></blockquote>
This is where the t68i comes up short. The OS is not open. nor does it support java, and the memory wouldn't allow much software anyway. If Ericsson (or nokia) could pack SYMBIAN (the os of the nokia 7650 and the ericsson P800) into a phone the size of the t68i, I wouldn't wait a millisecond... But you must think of this as just a phone, a very good phone yes. But no minicomputer with any "computing" ability. The apps. games and filing functions that come with it are great. But there are obvious lacks. like the inability to recieve vcards or calendernotes by mail. Or not beeing able to send an apointment by sms (like nokiaphones), note even as a pure text sms. which is so annoying when you want to invite a person to a meeting you just booked, and have to type it all in twice ... True, the bricks are getting smaller. I held out on the t68i all spring, waiting for the nokia 7650 to arrive. But even with the superior os, I was so disapointed. You can still build small walls with that thing. When that Sony guy appeard in the keynote, I decided for the t68i right away.
If your really in doubt there is no better way to find out then to just go an test it thourgly. If you have the nokia 7650 in the states, you should compare the two.
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Apparently Nokia is announcing its first 3G phone on Thursday.
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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Apparently Nokia is announcing its first 3G phone on Thursday.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Interesting.

I'm looking to upgrade my trusty 8260... Nokia's ID can't be beat, at least not that I've seen yet...

There was a post on the Howard forums a few weeks ago about upcoming Moto phones. Apparently a 3G version of the v60i is coming.

Too bad they can't internalize the antenna of the flip-phone form factor... that'd be ideal.

Vertu it is, it seems...

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[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>I'm looking to upgrade my trusty 8260... Nokia's ID can't be beat, at least not that I've seen yet...</strong><hr></blockquote>
Likewise. I probably won't use a bunch of stuff on it, but I like to futureproof.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Nokia phone having hated the awful prototypes it's shown, and the boring 3G phones currently available in Japan. They're all just fat flippies.

I'm not sure how much I can spend and get away with as an "expense", but I'm thinking the Vertu may be stretching it a little. Especially because my bill is pretty horrendous.

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[quote]Originally posted by wmf:
<strong>Escher, check out alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream for coverage info.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Posted a message on alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream last night and got several helpful answers w/in 24 hours, including two posts about good coverage in Brookland/CUA, where I spend my days toiling away in law school away from my landline.

Of course, I had to download Thoth and refamiliarize myself with Usenet. It's been many years since I last frequented any newsgroups. It's amazing to see so much activity despite severe competition from web bulletin boards.

As you can tell, I don't come at decisions easily. I think the only thing that's holding me up is not having seen and held a T68i in person. Does T-Mobile have bricks-and-mortar stores where I could check out the gear?

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I've received my d-link usb adapter and I've had my T68i.

Overall, I find the bluetooth feature great, especially with sending your contact info. from your address book to your T68i. Especially easy, using the drag & drop method with the Ericsson Client. It's literally drag and drop. The only presets from the address book that will port over to your phone is "home" "other/custom" "mobile". if the person has a pager number or something, you must enter it into the phone manually as an "other" number. Email addresses are also entered correctly, only the "home" email address though.

I still haven't quite figured out how iCal events are sent/saved on the T68i. Maybe that'll become more clear when iSync is released.
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right now you have to export your calendars first, then drag 'n drop them.

i had a crazy experience with the adress book and my t68i today. I was talking on the phone and looking up a contact in my adress book when I got another incomming call. My phone looked up the incomming number in my adressbook and my ibook asked me if I wanted to answer this other call, send it to voicemail or return a SMS... Totally awsome!!!
I also discovered that you can send your vcards to your phone from within the adressbook or Dial or SMS a person. I repeat: from within the adressebook! Just remember to have the phone bluetooth-enabled when starting the adressbook. I havn't had this much fun in days...
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What a great thread this turned out to be, thanks for your responses everybody. All kinds of juicy info in here.
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[quote]Originally posted by New:
<strong>i had a crazy experience with the adress book and my t68i today. I was talking on the phone and looking up a contact in my adress book when I got another incomming call. My phone looked up the incomming number in my adressbook and my ibook asked me if I wanted to answer this other call, send it to voicemail or return a SMS... Totally awsome!!!
I also discovered that you can send your vcards to your phone from within the adressbook or Dial or SMS a person. I repeat: from within the adressebook! Just remember to have the phone bluetooth-enabled when starting the adressbook. I havn't had this much fun in days... </strong><hr></blockquote>
Wow. I have to say I haven't been this excited about an iApp in quite a while. There are so many great possibilities for Address Book, iCal, and iSync.

I'm already thinking that support for voice-over-Bluetooth via your Mac's microphone would be very nice indeed.

Please hurry and support more phones, Apple!
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more phones will be great but that's why i bought the t68i.

it seems like its their preferred phone for now.

my bluetooth adapter arrived. just have to pick it up.
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[quote]I'm already thinking that support for voice-over-Bluetooth via your Mac's microphone would be very nice indeed. <hr></blockquote>

What i really want to know is if a bluetooth headset can be used together with the Dlink adapter. Anyone tried this?
Beeing able to work and talk on the phone, using only my mac as the interface would be so cool. You could ofcourse use a regular handsfree. But the bluetooth ones are wireless and have less radiation.
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Mail (with green dots for online buddies)
iCal (integrates with .Mac)
iChat (with Address Book integration)
Address Book (that can manage SMS / phone)
iSync (Friendly with SyncML, at the base of T68x etc.)
GPRS (For when you're far from a computer)
Bluetooth (For when you're close)
.Mac (Integrates with all your iApps)
iApps (integrate with all your iApps!)

Means message the person not the device or the number, automatically at the lowest cost

Means they change a date on your work calendar, and you know about it

Means your data follows you all over the place

Gypsy Harald's Predictions: clever-clever deals between Apple and Cellcos, .Mac suddenly looking like good value, Bluetooth iPod (not for music fellas), next versions of iApps getting SCARY including iPhoto, NO APPLE PDA but a trojan horse iPod and a few other exciting things I could mention.

T68 could do all of this right now ...
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