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post #41 of 100
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Rats, now I'm thinking about grabbing one off of Amazon (a T300), and just screwing the P800, like I'm going to use that anyway. The IrDA on the T300 apparently works great with Mac OS X, and that's all I really need. Cool-looking, compact, color phone, can sync with my Mac (the important stuff), with a camera, and I can even get a neat little keyboard attachment (for cheap), and it's just $99 after rebates. I can't wait for pay day!!!
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post #42 of 100
I've decided I want a Sony Ericsson T68i, and here's why:

I will primarily be using it as a phone, not a PDA. I don't care about the PDA stuff.

I want Bluetooth because I want to sync my Address Book with the phone. Syncing the iCal stuff can't hurt either.

I want tri-band because I will be using the phone in other countries.

Really, the only thing the T68i doesn't have that I want is polyphonic ringtones... and obviously I can live without those, but I really would like them. Maybe in my next phone.

So with that in mind I went to a local T-Mobile store (Glendale, California) and they do indeed sell the T68i there. I also learned that AT&T is selling the T68i, so we may be going with AT&T instead of T-Mobile - reason being, we have AT&T on our current phone and we don't want to change the number.

Does that help? Or does anybody have any thoughts about that?
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post #43 of 100
[quote]Originally posted by Xaqtly:
<strong>I've decided I want a Sony Ericsson T68i, and here's why:

I will primarily be using it as a phone, not a PDA. I don't care about the PDA stuff.

I want Bluetooth because I want to sync my Address Book with the phone. Syncing the iCal stuff can't hurt either.

I want tri-band because I will be using the phone in other countries.

[...].

So with that in mind I went to a local T-Mobile store (Glendale, California) and they do indeed sell the T68i there. I also learned that AT&T is selling the T68i, so we may be going with AT&T instead of T-Mobile - reason being, we have AT&T on our current phone and we don't want to change the number.

Does that help? Or does anybody have any thoughts about that?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Just one. AT&T doesn't send text messages overseas. I don't know about interstate.
post #44 of 100
[quote]Originally posted by fantastic happy dinner man:
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Just one. AT&T doesn't send text messages overseas. I don't know about interstate.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah, thanks for that, I didn't know that. It may not affect my purchase because honestly I think I've used text messaging maybe twice in 3 years, but it's good to know.
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post #45 of 100
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Xaqtly, very interesting, thanks for posting. As you probably have read in this thread, the T68i was one of my main considerations for a phone... but I'm still going with the T300 right now.

The main differences between the T300 and the T68i are (1) Bluetooth, (2) Polyphonic ringtones, and (3) the camera... As in, the T300 trades off Bluetooth for polyphonic ringers and a camera attachment. But I'm fine with that: the T300 has IrDA which works wonderfully with OS X to upload/sync things up and with Ericsson modem scripts, so I can live with that until ... well, until Bluetooth actually becomes a part of any shipping Mac.

As far as GSM services go, though, you'll get more for your money with T-Mobile, and you won't have to sign a two-year service contract.. but I guess if a phone number is that important to you, you better stay with AT&T. But I don't know how you're going to get a decent 'new activation' pricing on a T68i when you're already in service with AT&T... check back with us about that, I wonder how much that'll be.
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post #46 of 100
Brad, can you sync the T300 via IR with iSync?
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[quote]Originally posted by tonton:
<strong>Brad, can you sync the T300 via IR with iSync?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hrm, there's one question that I forgot to ask my friend. He's been using his T300 since the very week they came out, and he also works at an Apple store.. I'll ask him. What he's told me so far is that: the IrDA is compatible, he has uploaded ringtones and pictures and stuff to the phone, he has used the phone as a modem over IrDA, the driver for using the phone as the modem was built-in to Mac OS X (some generic Ericsson driver), he downloaded themes from Sony-Ericsson's site and put them on the phone, he's read his .Mac email on the phone, and he has made his own ringtones and put them on the phone. He also says that he is going to pick up the USB cable one of these days, and possibly the desk cradle to sit it in, the one that Sony-Ericsson offers, just to see if it works the same or figure out which he likes better of the two. I'll ask him about iSync... I would hope that iSync would use IrDA, because I want my contacts on the phone. Anyway, since the IrDA between the phone and PowerBook of his is working fine with no configuration, you wouldn't think it would be that big of a trouble, so we'll see if it's already in iSync Beta, or maybe if it'll be in iSync 1.0. Results later.
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post #48 of 100
Thanks, Brad, great response!

Anyway, I'm kind of wary of buying an SE phone, because I've always loved Nokias for the speed of the interface and I've heard the SE's are sluggish. Not to mention that I've been using various Nokias for the last five years (five different models?) and I'm used to the menus and interface, which have remained extremely consistent.

I'm looking at the 6610 and 6100 right now, even though I know Nokia's Mac support is horrendous. Hopefully am enterprising shareware author will write a program to work with these phones over IRDA. I use my phone as a phone, and aside from my contact numbers and basic reminders on the fly, if I want other PDA features, believe it or not, I use my iPod.
post #49 of 100
It's quite similar to the Mac / PC thing, only different:

One has a MUCH better, more intuitive, better work-flowed interface, that most people despise because the "standard," which they know, is something else, and it's run a bit slower in the past. The SE is the better / slower interface.

The analogy breaks down because the slower / better UI ALSO has the tech bells and whistles earlier and much much better. Implementation of mobile internet / MMS / browser / Bluetooth is signficantly worse on the Nokia.

BUT:

1) It's a damn mobile, not a computer fer godz sake (a snappy mobile!?) and you'll probably buy the one you like the shape of, and with the better marketing campaign. Sigh.

2) The T300 and onwards are snappier then the Nokias -- seriously, try it yourself -- snappier.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I remain confused why anyone would buy one of those buggy horrors from Nokia for any reason other then "they buy Nokias" and "the interface is what they're used to."
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post #50 of 100
It's not just the "snappiness" of the interface, it's the efficiency.

Turn on the alarm: (menu)+4+1+1+(ok)

Turn off the alarm: (menu)+4+1+2+(ok)

Set call forwarding on: (menu)+4+3+1+1+(select)+(select)+(select)

Turn call forwarding off:
(menu)+4+3+1+1+(select)+(down)+(select)

Start a game of Bumper:
(menu)+5+1+4+(select)+(select)

Go to "J" in the phone book:
(down)+J

Go to "R" in the phone book:
(down)+P+Q+R

How easy is it to switch profiles on the SE?

All of these things take less than a second and can be done without even looking at the phone. Can you easily do things like turning on the alarm on the SE without even looking at it?

How easy is it to set caller profiles? Does the SE even have caller profiles? I like to know that my boss is calling just by the sound of the ring.

How about saving numbers (I don't know about the SE but the old Ericcsons and all Motorolas are horrible in this regard)?

On Nokia: Key in the number (as if you're going to call it) then press:

(options)+(select), type in the name (automatically capitalizes the first letter and changes following letters to lower case), press (ok).

These are the things which make me feel the Nokias are easier to use.

And what are you talking about buggy? I've been using Nokias for five years, and I've never -- not once -- had the phone crash on me. I think I recall people who said their T68i's had crashed on them, requiring a reboot, during a call.
post #51 of 100
And though this seems to be of minor consideration these days, with everything else that cell phones do, I've never had an issue with the quality of sound (both listening and speaking) on a Nokia phone. My friend is always complaining about the quality of sound on his Motorola. (And it's not the signal strength - we've made calls from the same place before, and had remarkably different results. One time, trying to call from a restaurant, he had to borrow my phone because the guy he was calling couldn't hear a word he was saying.)
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post #52 of 100
That's true, Belle. I frequently make and receive calls from aboard noisy subway trains and on busy streets, and sometimes I can't even hear myself speak, but I ask the person on the other end whether they can hear me, and they say "yes, fine".

The Nokias have an excellent microphone and filtering system that really knocks out background noise.

Oh... and signal strength is great, too.

But if there's any truth to the brain cancer thing, I'm screwed because I've read reports that the Nokias have among the highest level of microwave emissions.
post #53 of 100
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Well, it's nice what you're all saying, but there's just no way that any of us can come to a conclusive decision about Sony-Ericsson from a few different experiences and some opinions... there are just too many variables with phones. It's what year, what month, what batch the handset was, what phone, what model, what software version, what service is being used, what technologies that service employs, what area you are in, the coverage in that area, if you're roaming or not, what kind of user you are, what preferences and familiarity the user has, what the phone settings are, what network issues, and so on and so forth, which will bring you to your end result.

Personally, I just don't care for where Nokia is going with their phones, the aesthetics, the technologies which they choose, and the network technologies they've chosen for each phone model, the game of musical RF band selection they play with all the new phone models (like, why are ANY phones not tri-band anymore?! Are they stupid, or are they just trying to suck more and more money out of people to get the tri-band phones? Either way, they suck). They've got some cool ideas, but they aren't a very American company. Sony-Ericsson seems to know what we want a lot better than Nokia.

And honestly, as far as the slowness, I've heard it about almost every phone, and I've heard the converse about every phone. I've also heard with each case that some people can handle it and get used to it, some people are driven absolutely crazy by it... or just think they need the instant snappiness, or to memorize each of the shortcuts for navigating around every inch of their phone's software interface, or the really expensive bells-and-whistles, state-of-the-art phones, it's just the same as computers.

By the way, I've been spending a lot of time over at a great forum I finally found for us mobile phone geeks, the best I've found, and dare I say, the AppleInsider of mobile phones... <a href="http://www.howardforums.com/" target="_blank">http://www.howardforums.com/</a> . Check them out, lots of good readin' about all the phones, service providers, anything wireless communication. There's a good mix of pros, geeks, insiders, dealers/reps, amateurs, and even a few newbies that stumble upon the site.

As of right now, I'm still wanting to go with the T300.. there's a definite chance of a Bluetooth upgrade possibility for it, from what I can tell. The lack fo Bluetooth is the only thing that makes me want the P800, but then I just remember the price of the P800 is going to be around $800 and I forget about that.

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post #54 of 100
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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Well, it's all right.. for a phone-phone. I don't think much of it, good or bad, it's getting to be pretty popular, nothing much about it interests me to be truthful. I guess I'm just not too crazy about the folding flip phones... There's a V60 as well, which is the GSM version. GSM is the future, don't invest too much in inferior technology like T/CDMA or you'll regret it later.</strong><hr></blockquote>

In regards to investing in wireless phone technology, I don't buy this. I bought a Digital only StarTAC from Sprint a long time ago.. like back in 1998 or 1999... and it still works today. I couldn't use the phone on another network even if I wanted to. When you buy a mobile phone from one of the big providers, you're buying into the provider. The phone isn't going to stop working in a year because their network has moved to GSM or what have you.

Or am I missing something?
post #55 of 100
I got the T68i and I thought you might like to know some cool features that aren't really promoted.

1) Multiple phone numbers are tied to one person in your phone book. No longer do you need to generate multiple entries for the same person with different numbers. Click "down" on the joystick and locate the person you want to call, select them and you'll get a new screen showing the different numbers you have for that person (with an Icon representing work, home, cell, other).

2) Upload pictures for people in your address book and the picture will come up when they call you. This is so cool. I've uploaded pictures for many of my friends and it's nice to see their face when they call.
post #56 of 100
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Yeah, you are missing something. Ironically, one of my favorite aspects of GSM technology is exactly where your reasoning becomes a reason against CDMA. You can only use your StarTac with Sprint. You can't change service providers without buying another phone. Not only that, but as a Sprint or Verizon customer, you can only choose between, buy, use, and upgrade to the phones that they have chosen to enable or have had made specially (and have branded) for their network. With GSM, you can use any GSM-capable phone, an unreleased phone, a smartphone PDA, a wireless internet PCMCIA card, an old phone, your friend's phone, a loaner phone, an Apple phone, whatever, just put your SIM smartcard into the phone and you'll be on the chosen carrier's network as your subscriber, your phone number, and under your account. You can have a backup phone to put your SIM into if your main one dies. You can trade handsets with friends with no hassle. You can take your GSM phone all over the world and use it with any of thousands of wireless service providers, as GSM is the standard de facto outside of the U.S. (GSM is the leader in coverage for everywhere in the world except for the U.S., where we jumped on the inferior TDMA/CDMA technology bandwagon too soon), to use a tri-band GSM phone, just put the SIM card in and you're on whatever carrier you wish, in India or China or France or Zimbabwe. Speaking of handsets, the coolest ones are always GSM. Smartphones, camera phones, really great-looking, stylish, and compact phones, the really neat models, they're GSM. Take Sony-Ericsson for example, 90% of their phones are GSM. And Nokia has a ton of them. Then there's GPRS, which was the first wireless broadband internet, and it's a GSM technology. GSM has always been the more advanced technology, it was developed from scratch by wireless experts as the best global solution for mobile communications ever. (CDMA was a commercialized side-effect of outdated war technology for guiding missiles.) Then there are the companies offering GSM, including T-Mobile which has awesome deals and cool phones, AT&T which has... well, they're AT&T (and they're both GSM and CDMA), and Cingular which has equally awesome ideas about mobile communication like the rollover minutes.

But eventually, it shouldn't be that much of a problem. In 3-5 years, we'll have hundreds of phones from a dozen or more manufacturers with all kinds of form factors, featuresets, and aesthetics, and they'll all be using chipsets which are capable of using UMTS (3G), all three bands of GSM/GPRS, and WCDMA (the future of CDMA) technologies with whatever provider you wish, the nation will be saturated by GSM just like it is with CDMA today, and the cost of using wireless communications will be coming close to putting landline telephone companies out of business (even your home phones will have gone wireless, but kept the nice home phone-type form factor, without having to deal with annoying telephone jacks and the like). Once there is great coverage and the cost comes down, I can even see the respective internet access/VPN technologies of each of the different technologies becoming standard for home and work internet/network usage. I see a day when we'll have derivatives of Bluetooth and 802.11 for short-range connections and for mid-range fast networking (respectively), and UMTS/etc for internet/WAN/VPN, built in to every computer.

But um.. I digress. I forgot where I was going after that.
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post #57 of 100
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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GSM is the future, don't invest too much in inferior technology like T/CDMA or you'll regret it later.</strong><hr></blockquote>


GSM is not the future, GSM is the past. All future 3G technologies, whether CDMA2000 or WCDMA is based on CDMA, and it is arguable whether CDMA or GSM is superior. Yes, GSM is available worldwide, that is a plus, but here in the U.S., if you want the fastest data rates, CDMA2000 is where it's at.
post #58 of 100
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[quote]Originally posted by gyc:
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GSM is not the future, GSM is the past. All future 3G technologies, whether CDMA2000 or WCDMA is based on CDMA, and it is arguable whether CDMA or GSM is superior. Yes, GSM is available worldwide, that is a plus, but here in the U.S., if you want the fastest data rates, CDMA2000 is where it's at.</strong><hr></blockquote>


Oh, that is not even true! CDMA2000 implementations currently BLOW, and WCDMA has not even materialized: besides, UMTS is more than just WCDMA for good reason, and GSM/GPRS in its current implementation is only 2.5G anyway, and it certainly beats 2G solutions as they stand for the next 12-24 months, and after that, UMTS will be the next biggest thing.

It certainly is arguable, and they each have some benefits, but the GSM system has more flexibility for the consumer, is much more proven than CDMA, and is already spread worldwide. Sprint's Vision service is only 10-12kbps faster anyway, even on the high averages, and that's including the sharp data spikes on the service which can be somewhat variable in speed. Honestly, the only thing CDMA has going for it is the coverage capacity that has already been developed in the US, but GSM is catching up quickly.

yourself.

Anyway.. I also wanted to post a nice little differentiation chart for those of us who are stuck between deciding on a T300 and a T68i:

T68i:
Size: 100x48x20mm
Weight: 84g
Voice Dialing: Yes
Faceplates: No
Calendar: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Downloadable games: No
Ringer: Mono (regular) ringtones

T300:
Size: 106x48x22mm
Weight: 101g
Voice Dialing: No
Faceplates: Yes
Calendar: No
Bluetooth: No
Downloadable games: Yes
Ringer: Polyphonic ringtones

Pretty interesting featureset. It's funny, there's the T400 and the T600 as well, but neither of them have the full featuresets of these phones, nor a better color display... then there's the huge jump to the P800, which is overkill for those like myself. Makes for tough decisions.
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post #59 of 100
My goodnes... I just came from the howardforums site (thanks for the link, Brad) and the T68i is getting panned for reception quality, almost unanimously.

Here's a sample post from a T68i user:

"Its not your network's fault. Before i got my t68i i was using nokia 6190 and then the 8290. Both phones had so-so reception in my house ad in other places. When i bought the t68i, the signal was significally lower all of a sudden. Even when i had one or 2 lines on the reception bar, the sound was choppy and people couldnt hear my voice half the time. Now guess what. I just put my sim card into my new nokia 7210 and i have an amazing 7 out of 7 bars in my own house. i even have a signal (4-5 out of 7 lines) in my basement, where my t68i had 0 (no network)!!! Today me and my friend, who happens to own a t68i, put our phones next to each other. His had a steady 1-2 out of 5 lines while mine had a steady 6-7 out of 7! The bottom line is the t68 is one of the worse phones ever made and the main reason for that is, where reception is spotty, your phone is nothing but a paper wait(sic)! Get rid of it on ebay, my friend, NOW! Before its price drops even more. And im not going to advise you to get a 7210 because i will get flamed by all these SE fanatics that storm these forums every day. Get any phone that suits you. But stay away from Sony Ericsson."
post #60 of 100
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Wow, hmm. I wonder if the T300 is any better with RF. Nokia does have a smart idea about the antennas, they flatten it paper-thin and line the back of the phone with it, several inches. No protruding antenna that way, either. Maybe I want to wait for that keyboard Nokia.. I forget if it was triband or not now, dang. Oh well, gotta go to work. Interesting stuff, tonton. There's a lot of gawdy T68i modifications on the site too, somebody tried to "bling bling" their T68i by making it all gold-colored.. ugh.
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
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WCDMA has not even materialized

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Exactly.

Well, NTT DoCoMo does operate a WCDMA network in Japan but supposedly the number of subscribers to their 3G network lags behind their rival operators' 3G networks which use CDMA2000 because WCDMA isn't backwards compatible w/ their 2G network and the phones are big and short on battery life. It should be interesting to see Europe's new networks and how well they work.

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post #62 of 100
The Nokia 6650, due in 1/H 2003 will have WCDMA and it will be backward compatible with GSM networks.
post #63 of 100
FWIW

i bought 2 T68's for $49 each from at&t
(200$ rebate per ph, 100$ instant & 100$ mail in)

so far the phones have worked flawlessly
the ui is a little slow but not a hinderance
the voice activation works great & the supplied
earpiece/mic is excellent even in a noisy room
battery life is superb...im charging my phones
once a week & i dont have a car charger anymore
it works flawlessly with isync for all my contacts
& i havent had any data issues as yet
ive yet to drop a call since ive bought this
so i give this ph 2 thumbs up
(nb i dont have gprs...i can live without the internet on my ph

my 2c

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[quote]Originally posted by madmax559:
<strong>ive yet to drop a call since ive bought this
so i give this ph 2 thumbs up
(nb i dont have gprs...i can live without the internet on my ph </strong><hr></blockquote>

pete: It would make sense if you told us where your home coverage area is. Both AT&T's and T-Mobile's GSM coverage are still at an infant stage. Location makes all the difference.

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post #66 of 100
I think I'm picking up a T300 tonight while at the mall. Looks like it has most of the stuff I'm looking for, a free camera attachment, and TMobile has this new program that includes some free gadgets with it. I'll let you all know what becomes of it.
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Bradbower,

Why not just wait a couple of months and get cool new apple iPhone? :cool:
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[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
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pete: It would make sense if you told us where your home coverage area is. Both AT&T's and T-Mobile's GSM coverage are still at an infant stage. Location makes all the difference.

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post #69 of 100
I got the T300 from T-Mobile last night and had it on charge all night. It's a nice fairly inexpensive phone. It cost me US$99 after a $50 instant rebate and came with a camera attachment. All the T-Mobile ones are green so I had no choice in color , but the full color screen is cool. The cam takes grainy pictures but I didn't expect a miracle. But you can take up to 640x480 size pics! Interface is nice and fast although it is slightly more sluggish than my wife's nokia 3380. I really like the joystick and the games are top notch. i'm going to try to get the cable that can hook it up to a PC and try it on my Mac using the Ericsson Client app for OS X I saw on versiontracker. It's a handsome phone in person.
post #70 of 100
A simple cell phone way of life. ..

Don't get hooked into a contract for more than a year. Doing so ties you down. If you want to change carriers or even phones this can be a major issue. I've used many different carriers and each one has pros and con's for example.

If you always drive the same routes and that route has spotty coverage your screwed. If you have a 3 year contract you either have to change your driving route or pay a big buy out. Cell technology is always improving. If you are tied to a contract you are stuck with an old phone unless you want to pay full price for a new one. If you lose your phone or it breaks you pay full price for a replacement...

Make sure that you can choose your cell number. Area code is important and some areas (in Canada anyway) have multiple sub area codes in one larger area code (not sure how to explain that better).

Cameras on Cell phones are virtually useless. I've had one on my phone for the past 9 months and it is worthless. I'm in Japan now and the phones here are great but the monthly calling rates are too expensive. I guess I was spoiled by the lowest rates in the world back in Vancouver.


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post #71 of 100
My head is spinning after reading all this.

No wonder I don't yet own a cell phone. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #72 of 100
Are there any phones that display Unicode here in the States? I rather appreciate the iPod's ability to keep contacts and songs with non-ASCII characters.
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>Huh. The P800 really has everything I want. I forgot it had a camera in it. And it also has the software features I want, like browsing on all the different technologies, SyncML, even 3d games. I like the stylus approach much more than Nokia's uglybuttons/joystick thing, too.

The size.. is perfect.

AndohmigodlookatthiscutelittleDOCK!!



Ok, it's settled. I'm waiting for this.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm with you. I bought a T-Mobile Sony-Ericsson T300 with a camera attachment for $50 with activation & rebate. But when I got home I went to the website and found the P800 on a "coming soon" page. I immediately returned the T100 and told the sales man to call me when the P800 comes in. Worst part about it is the dealer was clueless as to what a P800 is.

I think the P800 is the most revolutionary phone design in the history of telecommuinications. I am blown away by the P800. I don't care how much it costs. It's global with built in camera (not the crappy stick-on camera), 140 MB of onboard RAM (including 128MB memory stick), has a huge color screen and Bluetooth. I think they got stuck on a boat in the dock lockout. My dealer says they are due in later this month.

The P800 is why I am waiting for Bluetooth Macs. Just add a Bluetooth iBook and you're connected to the internet anywhere in the world for free.

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[quote]Originally posted by Multimedia:
<strong> I think they got stuck on a boat in the dock lockout. My dealer says they are due in later this month.

The P800 is why I am waiting for Bluetooth Macs. Just add a Bluetooth iBook and you're connected to the internet anywhere in the world for free.

[ 12-05-2002: Message edited by: Multimedia ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

This incredible, wonderful device MAAAAAY be in the US, but I doubt it, and you are going to have to wait until toward the end of January to get one in your hands.
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[quote]Originally posted by frawgz:
<strong>Are there any phones that display Unicode here in the States? I rather appreciate the iPod's ability to keep contacts and songs with non-ASCII characters.</strong><hr></blockquote>

GSM phones support "the GSM character set" which is all you can send via SMS. Eurocentric A-Z that works up to and including Greece. Different character sets exist for Hewbrew / Cyrillic / Arabic GSM phones which SEEM to be local-market hacks AFAICT.

iSync / T68 certainly borks on arcane unicode characters ... not tried it on smartphone OS's ...

... good question ... !
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>I also wanted to post a nice little differentiation chart for those of us who are stuck between deciding on a T300 and a T68i:

T68i:
Size: 100x48x20mm
Weight: 84g
Voice Dialing: Yes
Faceplates: No
Calendar: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Downloadable games: No
Ringer: Mono (regular) ringtones

T300:
Size: 106x48x22mm
Weight: 101g
Voice Dialing: No
Faceplates: Yes
Calendar: No
Bluetooth: No
Downloadable games: Yes
Ringer: Polyphonic ringtones</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks! But this only makes me more stuck...

By the way, did you ever find out if the T300 will work with iSync over IR?
post #77 of 100
Just bought a Motorola V60i. Nice, free phone.
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[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>Just bought a Motorola V60i. Nice, free phone.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Does it have PIM functionality (i.e. phone book and calendar)? If yes, is there any way to synchronize it with a Mac?

While thinking about synchronization, I had an idea. If there is no direct sync between a certain mobile phone and a Mac, could we bridge the sync via a Palm PDA? Macs and Palms sync easily. I assume that phones are more likely to talk to a Palm than to a Mac.

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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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I don't know yet. I bought it off Amazon.com with a 1-yr AT&T service agreement. It certainly looks nice. Much smaller than my brother's i90c.
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There's full information available on the <a href="http://www.my-siemens.com/s55/" target="_blank">Siemens S55</a> now. Looks like a nice phone.

I've been looking through information on recent and upcoming Nokias - what's the situation with e-mail clients on its phones?
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