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    Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Does anyone currently use or have any recommendations on GSM handsets with built in wifi that can be used for wifi voip?

    I've been looking at the Pirelli WIFI Voip phone which also has built in gsm but then realised that the nokia E70 etc... also do wifi sip.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    You could always opt for a PDA phone with wifi and install a VOIP app.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    I could do but don't really want all the overhead of a windows mobile etc... device.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Nokia are coming up with some good stuff in the coming months so I would look in that direction.

    As Ric says you can use a PDA with a client. This will work but WiFi does kill the battery pretty fast on a PDA/Windows mobile which could be a n issue.

    I believe the nokias are going to be more suited to the wireless environment. Its still pretty early days on the SIP front but I suspect longer term this will be the best way to go.

    cheers, Tom

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Have a look at BT Fusion.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Does anyone currently use or have any recommendations on GSM handsets with built in wifi that can be used for wifi voip?

    I've been looking at the Pirelli WIFI Voip phone which also has built in gsm but then realised that the nokia E70 etc... also do wifi sip.

    Ben
    I have one of these, and they are very nice thank yew.

    http://www.clubimate.com/t-DETAILS_KJAM.aspx

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    @Dos_Box: You not bored of that yet?

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Does anyone currently use or have any recommendations on GSM handsets with built in wifi that can be used for wifi voip?

    I've been looking at the Pirelli WIFI Voip phone which also has built in gsm but then realised that the nokia E70 etc... also do wifi sip.

    Ben
    I have one of these, and they are very nice thank yew.

    http://www.clubimate.com/t-DETAILS_KJAM.aspx
    me too .

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    This is what I have two, only under the XDA rebranding of O2.

    They are actually made by HTC and rebranded by the networks (though I think i-mate might be their own brand now)

    Windows mobile is handy for the number of apps/email etc. Is dead slow to boot thou and can throw a paddy from time to time

    Still couldnt live without it thou, far better than a backberry IMHO

    Tom

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    I find myself clearing the memory before I launch such programs as Tom Tom and wish it was a little thinner but it's worth it. I will be getting something similar and faster whent eh time comes to swap.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Moi aussi (MDA Vario on T-Mobile)

    All that's missing is a simple way of switching proxies on the Wi-Fi

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    I am just about to change from an XDA2 to an XDA 2S. I love the XDA2 and hope the 2s is just as good.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    I had my PDA and find it's good for scheduling/diary etc... and the wifi works well in range of AP's but I'm not looking to replace it with something that is a phone as well.

    Thats why I'm looking for a phone with gsm and wifi and may go for one of the nokias voip wifi phones should be coming out in droves this year.

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    Well I said I didn't want a pda/phone however just seen the new HP iPAQ 514 voice messenger in this months pc pro.

    £147'ish for a windows mobile 6 powered phone with wifi and quad band gsm and includes an inbuilt sip client.

    It could probably replace my axim which is mainly used for calendar functions and a few apps.

    Ben

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    Re: Combined WIFI/GSM Phones

    If it is anything like the last HP Messenger PDA, it will be pants, and make a great paperweight

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