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  • Reply 21 of 31
    h228h228 Posts: 26member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Escher

    I just realized that the 10.2.6 update adds support for the Sony Ericsson T610! This is an Omen.



    Escher




    I hope you're right. I've been waiting awhile to get a new phone so that my next phone would actually do something new and useful.



    It seems like all the phones since I got the SCH-1500have had worthless features. Forget downloadable ringers, I want all my address books in sync!



    Hopefully my 6 year old phone won't completely disintegrate before the T608 arrives.
  • Reply 22 of 31
    confirmedconfirmed Posts: 74member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by h228



    Hopefully my 6 year old phone won't completely disintegrate before the T608 arrives.




    my 2 year old phone just did.. well, it didn't disintegrate, but i broke the main display. damn. as much as i'd love to leave sprint and get a 610/616.. i can't lose my number...



    so, i ask.. anyone have any insider updates as to when the 608 is due out? and any more news as to whether iSync compatibility is planned?.. does the 608 use SyncML, like the 68i? this seems to be the main thing holding iSync back from supporting other Bluetooth phones. (that and the fact that iSync hasn't gotten any real update since it came out 6 months ago.)



    thanks for any updates!
  • Reply 23 of 31
    h228h228 Posts: 26member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by confirmed

    my 2 year old phone just did.. well, it didn't disintegrate, but i broke the main display. damn. as much as i'd love to leave sprint and get a 610/616.. i can't lose my number...



    so, i ask.. anyone have any insider updates as to when the 608 is due out? and any more news as to whether iSync compatibility is planned?.. does the 608 use SyncML, like the 68i? this seems to be the main thing holding iSync back from supporting other Bluetooth phones. (that and the fact that iSync hasn't gotten any real update since it came out 6 months ago.)



    thanks for any updates!




    I haven't been able to find any thing that says the t608 supports SyncML. However, I haven't been to find anything indicating that the t610 uses it either.



    In spite of this, 10.2.6 added the t610 to the list of phones that Address Book supports. This gives hope that the t608, along with other SE phones, will eventually get full funtionality with Address Book, iSync, Blutetooth, etc.



    Perhaps someone else has a clearer picture and is willing to share.
  • Reply 24 of 31
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Think Secret just posted a new iSync 1.1 article, which confirms that we'll see support for the Sony Ericsson P800. However, it is silent on which additional models of Nokia and Motorola phones will be supported and whether we will indeed get support for phone sync via USB.



    Finally, the article reveals that over-the-air (OTA) synchronization will have to wait until a later release. This probably means that SyncML, which is the basis for OTA sync, won't be ready with iSync 1.1. The actual lack of SyncML in iSync (even though it was announced) is probably what is preventing compatibility with non-SE BT phones.



    Personally, I just hope that they crank out iSync 1.1 soon. I've become addicted to downloading Camino nightly builds and OS X updates 10.2.x updates. I need a steady stream of new updates to keep happy.



    Escher
  • Reply 25 of 31
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Sony Ericsson just announced that it has partnered with Sprint to bring the T608 to the US.



    I wonder whether other CDMA carriers, especially Verizon, will carry this phone in the future as well. I'm very tempted to pick up a T610 with GSM service from T-Mobile when it becomes available. But the nearly seamless coverage of Verizon's CDMA coverage would be an undeniable advantage.



    Escher
  • Reply 26 of 31
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Escher

    Sony Ericsson just announced that it has partnered with Sprint to bring the T608 to the US.



    I wonder whether other CDMA carriers, especially Verizon, will carry this phone in the future as well. I'm very tempted to pick up a T610 with GSM service from T-Mobile when it becomes available. But the nearly seamless coverage of Verizon's CDMA coverage would be an undeniable advantage.



    Escher




    everything that i've heard tells me that the T608 was designed with Sprint in mind, and the T606 is being made for Verizon's network. i know they both work on the same CDMA frequencies, but i think it's simply a contractual thing.
  • Reply 27 of 31
    h228h228 Posts: 26member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by confirmed

    everything that i've heard tells me that the T608 was designed with Sprint in mind, and the T606 is being made for Verizon's network. i know they both work on the same CDMA frequencies, but i think it's simply a contractual thing.



    Hopefully the fact that Sprint and SE are making publicity statements means that they will go on sale soon. A Bluetooth enabled phone for U.S. CDMA networks has taken longer than for GSM networks.



    As far as I know, the 608 and 606 are the only Bluetooth CDMA for the U.S. I'd like to get the t608 for Sprint soon. I've wanted a phone with its capabilities since I first got a mobile phone, and Sprint's data rates are cheap compared to other companies' rates.
  • Reply 28 of 31
    taztaz Posts: 74member
    My biggest concern for the 608 and other non-GSM Sony phones is reception. Had a 68i for a while and the reception was pure crap. NOTHING inside of buildings... I am hoping this was due to piss poor GSM set up and not the phone itself as I would love a BT enabled phone to go with my Sprint service.
  • Reply 29 of 31
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by h228

    As far as I know, the 608 and 606 are the only Bluetooth CDMA for the U.S.



    I did a few Google searches over the weekend. I discovered that even though the T608 has Bluetooth, the T606 apparently does not. If that is true, and Verizon only offers the T606, Verizon subscribers looking for BT support will be out of luck. In this day and age, I just don't understand why anybody would pass up BT. It's not like BT chips are large or expensive.



    Escher
  • Reply 30 of 31
    h228h228 Posts: 26member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Escher

    I did a few Google searches over the weekend. I discovered that even though the T608 has Bluetooth, the T606 apparently does not. If that is true, and Verizon only offers the T606, Verizon subscribers looking for BT support will be out of luck. In this day and age, I just don't understand why anybody would pass up BT. It's not like BT chips are large or expensive.



    Escher




    You're right about the 606. If a person really wanted to use Verizon with a BT phone, a person could buy the 608 and get Verizon to activate it. Alternatively, they could also buy the newer Kyocera smartphone and install a Bluetooth card.



    I also noticed that the 606 is a BREW phone instead of J2ME. I could be wrong, but I think the cooler mobile apps are first going to arrive for the phones that use Java.



    Regardless, all I really care about is synchronization of my address books, preferably using BT. It looks like the 608 w/Sprint is still the best bet, especially for Mac users.
  • Reply 31 of 31
    h228h228 Posts: 26member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by TAZ

    My biggest concern for the 608 and other non-GSM Sony phones is reception. Had a 68i for a while and the reception was pure crap. NOTHING inside of buildings... I am hoping this was due to piss poor GSM set up and not the phone itself as I would love a BT enabled phone to go with my Sprint service.



    It's impossible to say how good the phone's reception will be until people start using them. I do think that the quality of coverage in a person's area is the most important thing, however.



    Sprint's coverage in my area is very strong. This is one of the reasons that I would like to stay with Sprint.
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