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New Phone/PDA
What problems, what benefits?

 5:55 pm on Dec 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am looking to buy a new phone with some PDA capabilities. The sales people expect you to buy based on a plastic model (grrrrr!), online I view a booklet, I want to see the screen working!

So, anyone have either a:
Nokia 3600
Sony Ericsson T616
Samsung SGH-S307

I am interested in hearing what problems you have had (unmet expectations) and what works well.

I want to sync it with outlook calendar and outlook contacts. I would like to use it as a portable modem.

Lastly, how good are the calendar functions?




 8:43 pm on Dec 5, 2003 (gmt 0)
[url=http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_Ericsson_T616/4505-6454_7-30538750.html]Sony Ericsson T616 review[/url]

 1:22 am on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yup, started to go there. I was wondering if any webmasters had experience with these devices though. Such as connecting a laptop to one and cruising the web (however slowly).



 1:36 am on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

my wife has the Samsung SGH-S307 it's ok for the wife ;)

i have the SPV 200 [orange.com] it's better



 2:15 am on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Check out the Handspring 600. This is pa1mOne's new phone (Palm + Handspring = pa1mOne)

I have been using the Handspring 270 for the last 6 months and I love it. It is a full PDA and Phone. Email, Web, Instant Messenging etc.


 3:56 am on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

None of the phones work very well as a modem. It is still not very fast and lag is just bad. I have used Sprint and T-Mobile. Sprint seemed to be a lot better but it is so much more expensive. I would not buy any phone and bank on using it to get on the internet with my laptop. It is just too unreliable. It all depends on where you are. You would have to test it where you plan on using it the most. I don't think any phone handles it any better than others it is pretty much the same technology on all of them within the same network. T-mobile by far is the deal of the bunch and I ment by a long shot but you seem to get what you pay for.


 1:40 am on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

The cel as a modem is only as a backup. Reception in our city is not that bad (well, except for from the back of my house :).

Thanks for the views.

I finally have a guy who will demo some of the phones so I can try before I buy and not just look at plastic models.

Thanks again,

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