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It's that time again... [Mar. 22nd, 2005|04:34 pm]
The Love Bug
It's that time, when we are looking at new mobile phones again. This time, though, it's for a good reason. I'm looking to combine my iPaq and mobile phone into one, but I don't want to spend £150 on a PocketPC Phone Edition. So, I've 99% decided on a Smartphone instead... but I'm torn between what colour to get. It would make sense for me and Caroline to get different colours, so as to save confusion between the phones.

But, which one do you prefer...?

Poll #459237 SPV Case Colour...

Given the choice, which case colour do you prefer...

18(56.2%)
12(37.5%)
Neither
2(6.2%)
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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2005-03-22 04:45 pm (UTC)
Mobile phones are butt ugly these days.

What happened to beautiful phones as a concept? At least Sony Ericsson still make beautiful phones. If I care enough to get a new phone in May, I'm having a K700. Although that's pretty doubtful really, as I can't afford it. I have a hell of a love-hate relationship with the X70. It's like family now, I can slag it off behind it's back but I'll kill anyone else who dares to do the same.

/rambling
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm not happy with my X70 for one reason. It won't act as a GPRS modem for my iPaq, so I have to use dialup... which costs me.
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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2005-03-22 05:32 pm (UTC)
*sucks in sharp intake of breath*

Expensive! No wonder you want to change. I tried using dialup via my Bluetooth chip when I was on holiday then I realised that I needed an ISP to actually make it work.

I'm a dork sometimes.

*shrug*
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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2005-03-22 05:32 pm (UTC)
With the laptop, I should add!
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2005-03-22 04:49 pm (UTC)
What do you think of the Blackberry phones?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 04:49 pm (UTC)
They're ok, I suppose... I'm not really keen on them.

Besides which, Orange don't do them for consumers ;o)
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2005-03-22 04:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry to be dumb... but what exact type of phone is the one in your post? I'm contemplating getting a phone (albeit for my few months stay here, although I don't mind too much getting into a contract) and want something ideally with email, WWW browsing and IM. I don't know anyway who knows much about mobiles...
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 04:59 pm (UTC)
Orange SPV C500. It's an Windows Mobile Smartphone.

It has email, MSN Messenger, Pocket Internet Explorer, Java VM (so you can run ICQ clients, etc), Windows Media Player.
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2005-03-22 05:18 pm (UTC)
Very nice! :-)
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2005-03-22 04:50 pm (UTC)
My mate had one on trial ...and it continually crashed ...I hope they have improved it since ..You may wanna do a trial first (they give you the option if you ring 150 and ask about upgrades ...) Just a thought
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 04:53 pm (UTC)
Was it that specific model, or one of its predecessors?
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2005-03-22 04:55 pm (UTC)
Was the SPV and less than 3 months ago ...they may have upgraded the firmware since even if it was the same model ...(N.B. my mate would have played with ALL of the techi toy bits of it which could have made it more unstable ...he is a techi)
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2005-03-22 04:53 pm (UTC)
I have a Sony Ericsson 910i (tis kewl but battery life is not perfect) and it is a bit large ...K700i looks a lot smaller/better battery life ...was what my mate ended up getting after he tried three phones in three weeks with Orange (they swapped em ...SVP and then a flip phone and ended up happy with the K700 ...)
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[User Picture]From: dilf
2005-03-22 04:53 pm (UTC)

cool .. I used to have a SPV

my boss has got that one .. its pretty cool ..

I am now on a motorola A1000 with 3 it's very cool :)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 04:54 pm (UTC)

Re: cool .. I used to have a SPV

I don't think I'm ready for 3G yet. I don't really have a need for it.

:o)
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From: elegantangel
2005-03-22 04:56 pm (UTC)
what's an ipaq?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 05:00 pm (UTC)
It's a PocketPC :o)

Like these...
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2005-03-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
If we go for that one.. *I* want the black one ;-P
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you said that, 'cos I prefer the silver one! :o)
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2005-03-22 05:20 pm (UTC)
You could rebel and both get different phones ;)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-22 05:39 pm (UTC)
I always choose the phone I want, and Caroline says, "I want that one."
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2005-03-22 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh! :)

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[User Picture]From: seren
2005-03-22 05:29 pm (UTC)
sorry, i really cant decide! i'd probably go for the silver one.. but the black one looks more striking!
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[User Picture]From: ruefulglaze
2005-03-22 05:44 pm (UTC)
the black spv rocks! Ima bout to get that one to when it drops here. WINCE rocks! Wise decision :D
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From: typical
2005-03-23 02:03 am (UTC)
SPVs are alright. I suppose. ;)

Of course I'm utterly biased, but I'd never buy one. Using one at work, it just feels.. clunky. Damn Microsoft OS ;)

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-03-24 01:21 pm (UTC)
Is that an objective response, or is it just because it's Microsoft? ;o)
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From: typical
2005-03-24 02:28 pm (UTC)
It's personal preference :)
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