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Geek phone attack

I seem to have just ordered one of these as an upgrade from Orange.

Teeny tiny future phone glee!

(of course I'll have to change the SPV icon when it gets here!)


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Aug. 18th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
There's a lot of it about at the moment.
Aug. 18th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
Well, considering I have fingers like pork sausages, I think I'll stick to my trusty Nokia 3410.
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
They come with a Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle logo?

Aug. 18th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
What OS does it use (Palm, MS, Symbian)?

(BTW, it has taken me ages to be able to post this comment - I kept getting:

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LJ maintenance, maybe?)
Aug. 19th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2004 01:54 am (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:58 am (UTC)
It's actually not a bad phone OS - the problems tend to be with the hardwdare implementation and the radio solution rather than the core OS functionality.

That said, I'd recommend waiting another year before buying an MS powered phone, and even then I'd recommend a pure CE one over a Mobile OS version.
Aug. 19th, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Well, I have enough bought and registered Palm OS software that I am actually waiting for a Treo-a-like that will work on Orange and will have the same capabilities as my Palm Tungsten T. I don't want *much* ;-)
Aug. 19th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for the Treo Neo, or whatever they call it when they ship it.

(I'll have to wait; I'm not due a free upgrate until late October, and I'm temporarily lucre-challenged, as a result of buying an extremely shiny-clicky thing, in the shape of a second-hand 17" Powerbook G4. Which feels a bit like a cross between an aircraft carrier flight deck with a keyboard embedded in it, and a cinema.)
Aug. 19th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
They're quite cute - I've played with a few curtesy of my "beastly" customer. Pro's: unlike the SPV they actually apparently have battery lives which can be measured in hours rather than minutes.

Con's: The little "joystick" thing in the middle isn't very good, the keyboard is a little small for my hands, and I suspect it has the same plethora of radio related bugs which HTC don't have the first clue how to fix.

Appart from that they are a huge step forward for our friends from Redmond.
Aug. 21st, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
Saw one of these in the flesh today.... too small by half for me I'm afraid.

The Nokia 6820 and 6810 look interesting. And the Blackberry has enteered the frame as a viable choice for Mac users now thanks to PocketMac.

I actually like my Nokia 6600. I think I'll stick with that for now and see how things shake out over the next 12 months.

Will be interested to hear how you get on with the SPV though.

- Neil.
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