+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Upgrade Due - What should I get? in Technical; ...
  1. #1
    Zoom7000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    958
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 86 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    33

    Upgrade Due - What should I get?

    I'm due an upgrade on my mobile phone contract in 2 days time. I'm currently on O2 and my tariff is as follows:

    600 mins
    500 texts
    Unlimited Web Bolt On (200Mb/Month FUP)
    £25/month for the duration of the contract (£35/month normally)

    Now, reading up on other forums, including O2's own forum. It is not a good time to be on O2. Apparently they have been so royally done over by Apple that they can't offer anyone good deals at all. I personally know at least 2 people who have left because O2 aren't even honouring current deals. This doesn't bode well for my current deal. Add to the fact that I want a nice new phone as my N82 is starting to play up. I was initially hoping for an N97, but think it might not be the right time for it with the software problems and also the poor resistive touch screen. The iPhone 3GS will be way out of my budget.

    So, I'm either looking at the Nokia E71 or I'm starting to get more inclined towards the Blackberry Bold. The best deal I've seen so far is on 3:

    500 mins
    Unlimited texts
    £30/month (18 Month Contract)

    Any opinions on what I should go for? Should I go for the Nokia N97/E71 or Blackberry? Or should I look elsewhere?

  2. #2
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    880
    Thank Post
    171
    Thanked 106 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    What about a Nokia E75?

  3. #3
    Zoom7000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    958
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 86 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    What about a Nokia E75?
    It's a nice phone, but I'd like something with a nice big screen for easy Internet browsing.

  4. #4
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    880
    Thank Post
    171
    Thanked 106 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    45

  5. #5
    Zoom7000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    958
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 86 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Wife already has that. If I'm gonna get a full touch screen, I would rather have a capacitive (like the iPhone) than a resistive (like the 5800) however, I might consider the N97, but again it's the price and the bugs!

  6. #6
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    880
    Thank Post
    171
    Thanked 106 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    I was under the impression that the 5800 and N97 used the same screen?
    I'm a Nokia nut myself. I had an E51, and "upgraded" to a 5800 because T-Mobile don't offer either the E75 or N97.
    If you're after a larger touch screen, how about a G1 or G2? (My wife has a G1 and loves it)

  7. #7

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,005
    Thank Post
    489
    Thanked 1,343 Times in 729 Posts
    Rep Power
    429
    New Samsung Jet? Not a Smartphone, but nice big OLED screen and a browser that supports flash and java.

  8. #8

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,811
    Thank Post
    3,328
    Thanked 1,056 Times in 977 Posts
    Rep Power
    365
    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    New Samsung Jet? Not a Smartphone, but nice big OLED screen and a browser that supports flash and java.
    My other half has that phone and the camera on it is pretty good as well - although took her a while to get used to because to start with the photos she took on it were blurred ( user error or moving the handset too quickly after taking the photo or something )

  9. #9

    CPLTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,065
    Thank Post
    1,401
    Thanked 652 Times in 507 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    261
    seriously fella stay well clear of the Blackberry Bold , no end of software issues, our web developer has one and for the 6 months he has owned nothing but issues and thats with 3 replacements , hes now going to downgrade to the 8900 which apperently is rock solid,
    Personally I would go for the HTC Touch Pro 2 ask the Edugeek Admins for a review of the ones we supplied them with,


  10. #10
    Crispin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    361
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    +1 for the touch pro2. I just forked out £400 for one, should be arriving in a week. I feel like a kid waiting for christmas again, I can't wait.

  11. Thanks to Crispin from:

    CPLTD (12th August 2009)

  12. #11
    Zoom7000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    958
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 86 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    What is the HTC like in terms of additional software? Can I for example get Turn by Turn GPS software, like TomTom or Garmin on the Touch Pro 2?

  13. #12
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    880
    Thank Post
    171
    Thanked 106 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Crispin View Post
    +1 for the touch pro2.
    Is this what T-Mobile would have called* the Vario V? (I had a Vario II a couple of years ago, and a mate had the Vario III. Not seen the Vario IV)

    * I was recently told by a T-Mobile sales drone that they were cancelling the Vario V in favour of the Nokia N97 as "it would sell more units"...

  14. #13

    CPLTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,065
    Thank Post
    1,401
    Thanked 652 Times in 507 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    261
    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    Is this what T-Mobile would have called* the Vario V? (I had a Vario II a couple of years ago, and a mate had the Vario III. Not seen the Vario IV)

    * I was recently told by a T-Mobile sales drone that they were cancelling the Vario V in favour of the Nokia N97 as "it would sell more units"...
    t-mobile are all about box shifting, the HTC model are more for people who require a business phone and not a mp3 player with a calendar

  15. #14

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,885
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,489 Times in 1,930 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839
    I'd recommend the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream). I get 800 mins, unlimited texts and 'unlimited' web (1GB FUP) for £30 a month.

    It runs android, and there are thousands of applications for it so far.

  16. #15

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Four Oaks
    Posts
    283
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    I Just purcased one of these for the wife yesterday , with a free Wii and 120 squid cashback

    Nokia 5800 deals with T-mobile

    Although i have a G1 Which is the dogs, on a T-mobile flex 35 contract

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. M$ School Agreement due for renewel
    By BatchFile in forum Our Advertisers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 20th April 2010, 10:56 AM
  2. School Closure due to strike! Is yours?
    By gaz350 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 24th April 2008, 10:11 PM
  3. Leopard Due October 26th?
    By Rozzer in forum Mac
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 8th November 2007, 01:56 PM
  4. New brochure due out in April
    By Elky in forum Our Advertisers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 8th February 2007, 08:48 AM
  5. Problem with Outlook due to Incredimail
    By donkeykong in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th February 2006, 12:02 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •