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  1. #1
    David Marsh
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    [Apologies if you've already seen this in uk.telecom.mobile, I didn't
    realise these other groups existed before]



    It's upgrade time, and I'm torn between the SonyEricsson T610 and the
    Motorola V500.

    (I know, I should be going for the T630, but I'm on Orange. *Thanks*,
    Orange, will you ever get your walled garden of handsets just right?)


    I was almost all set to go for the T610, but thought I'd have a last
    minute scout around to check out the competition in the same price-range..


    Both phones have near-identical spec, although the relative lack of
    memory and less-than-perfect screen on the T610 count against it to some
    extent. But it is a nice phone :-)

    On the other hand, the V500 is a Motorola..
    I've never had a Moto (nor an Ericsson, but have played with a friend's
    T610 and found it fine), but am aware that earlier Motos were pretty
    dreadful in the UI stakes and have heard the tales of woe here.
    Is this one up to the job?

    As far as I can see, the advantages of the Moto are:
    better camera, more storage, better screen (presumably?),
    quad- rather than tri- band (not particularly important to me).

    Any other significant differences between the two?
    (Bloody Moto site won't let me look at the appropriate pages, usual
    bogus browser-sniffing reasons)


    Things which are particularly important or of interest to me:
    (apart from all the other lovely toy-features ;-)


    * being able to assign multiple phone numbers to one name
    * receiving *and sending* email
    * alarm clock
    * Java capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    * Web/WAP capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    * infrared port


    Should I toss a coin to decide? ;-)


    Thanks for any advice,


    David.

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  2. #2
    Frank
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    Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?


    "David Marsh" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news:[email protected]
    > [Apologies if you've already seen this in uk.telecom.mobile, I didn't
    > realise these other groups existed before]
    >
    >
    >
    > It's upgrade time, and I'm torn between the SonyEricsson T610 and the
    > Motorola V500.
    >
    > (I know, I should be going for the T630, but I'm on Orange. *Thanks*,
    > Orange, will you ever get your walled garden of handsets just right?)
    >
    >
    > I was almost all set to go for the T610, but thought I'd have a last
    > minute scout around to check out the competition in the same price-range..
    >
    >
    > Both phones have near-identical spec, although the relative lack of
    > memory and less-than-perfect screen on the T610 count against it to some
    > extent. But it is a nice phone :-)
    >
    > On the other hand, the V500 is a Motorola..
    > I've never had a Moto (nor an Ericsson, but have played with a friend's
    > T610 and found it fine), but am aware that earlier Motos were pretty
    > dreadful in the UI stakes and have heard the tales of woe here.
    > Is this one up to the job?
    >
    > As far as I can see, the advantages of the Moto are:
    > better camera, more storage, better screen (presumably?),
    > quad- rather than tri- band (not particularly important to me).
    >
    > Any other significant differences between the two?
    > (Bloody Moto site won't let me look at the appropriate pages, usual
    > bogus browser-sniffing reasons)
    >
    >
    > Things which are particularly important or of interest to me:
    > (apart from all the other lovely toy-features ;-)
    >
    >
    > * being able to assign multiple phone numbers to one name
    > * receiving *and sending* email
    > * alarm clock
    > * Java capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    > * Web/WAP capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    > * infrared port
    >
    >
    > Should I toss a coin to decide? ;-)
    >
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    >
    >
    > David.
    >
    > --
    > David Marsh, <reply-to-email is valid at time of writing> |
    > Edinburgh, Scotland. [en, fr, (de)] | http://www.viewport.co.uk/ |
    > >Please help me by correcting any errors in my foreign language posts!<
    > >Please trim & interleave quotes otherwise your posts will not be read<




    Dont tosss a coin get the K700i instead, got mine last week (upgraded from a
    610 on Orange)

    best lil phone ive had to date





  3. #3
    In Dreams I Walk With You
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    Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?

    "David Marsh" <[email protected]> wrote :
    > It's upgrade time, and I'm torn between the SonyEricsson T610 and the
    > Motorola V500.


    > Things which are particularly important or of interest to me:
    > (apart from all the other lovely toy-features ;-)
    >
    >
    > * being able to assign multiple phone numbers to one name > Yes, it's

    possible.
    > * receiving *and sending* email > It's possible, haven't tried it yet

    though.
    > * alarm clock > Yep
    > * Java capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?) > It has

    Java, haven't done anything with it yet though.
    > * Web/WAP capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?) > No

    idea about differences.
    > * infrared port > I'm not completely sure, but I don't think it has

    infrared. It does have bluetooth, and it works. I even paired it with my
    Siemens SX1.


    Hi there David

    I just got the V525 (exactly the same as V500) a couple days ago and it's
    perfect. I have to mention though that my V525 has been seem editted to V600
    software. I believe that makes all the difference, better&faster menu with
    moving icons, more memory available, video player (who cares, I don't
    really), better standby-time (this will always be subject to discussion so
    take it with a grain of salt).

    I was apprehensive about the weight and measurements of the phone. I'm not
    dissapointed, it's wonderfully small and the weight is very even
    proportioned. Menu is very fast indeed. I've had a couple of Motorola's in
    the past and those menu's were appalling. Menu's of the V525 are pretty
    logical as well, I have no issues with it. Shortcuts are easily configured.
    Standby-time I can not comment on just yet. See my comments on your specific
    questions above. If you need more info, just let me know and I'll try to
    answer any questions.

    Oh and I got the mini-antenna. It makes the phone perfect


    --
    "and hey...let's be careful out there"

    David May
    http://www.no-code.net
    ftp.no-code.net





  4. #4
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?


    |
    |
    | Things which are particularly important or of interest to me:
    | (apart from all the other lovely toy-features ;-)
    |
    |
    | * being able to assign multiple phone numbers to one name
    | * receiving *and sending* email
    | * alarm clock
    | * Java capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    | * Web/WAP capabilities (any differences in their feature sets?)
    | * infrared port
    |
    |
    | Should I toss a coin to decide? ;-)
    |

    For just those reasons, toss a coin. My preference is the SE for a few
    reasons:

    1. The moto is a brick. Bulky like most motos are
    2. I like the SE UI much much much better.
    3. I like the bluetooth set-up better on the SE. This may not be an issue to
    you though since you are looking towards IR.
    4. RF - My SE is the only GSM phone that is able to make/receive calls from
    my place at the lake. It is a very weak service area there. Most others get
    a voice mail indicator, but can't make/receive calls.

    Just my 2 cents.





  5. #5
    David Marsh
    Guest

    Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?

    begin quote from Frank in alt.cellular.ericsson
    about: Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?

    > "David Marsh" <[email protected]> wrote in
    >>
    >> It's upgrade time, and I'm torn between the SonyEricsson T610 and the
    >> Motorola V500.

    >
    >
    > Dont tosss a coin get the K700i instead, got mine last week (upgraded from a
    > 610 on Orange)


    Mmmm... Would have been very nice, but way outwith my budget as an
    upgrade, unfortunately. :-(


    I think that, as with computers, there's something to be said in getting
    a mobile upgrade just as the phone you want drops off the 'hot' list and
    becomes affordable, rather than getting the newest and shiniest. By that
    time, there'll be a lot of good user feedback and hopefully all the bugs
    will have been ironed out and fixed. Whereas getting the newest of the
    new can sometimes put you in the angst-ridden position of being
    unofficial beta tester, I made that mistake with the Nokia 7110..


    In the end, I went for the T610.

    The things that clinched it in the end were that the T610 was slightly
    cheaper ( = more pennies saved towards next upgrade in due course ;-);
    that, while unlikely, I /might/ at some point need to get online with
    my Psion 5mx (which only has IRDA, so needing the T610's IR port); the
    fact that after various websearches there seems to be a much larger
    T610 "community" (developers, etc), and finally (trivially), spite for
    Moto having a b0rken inaccessible website..



    Cheers,


    David.

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  6. #6
    David Horne
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    Re: SonyEricsson T610 versus Motorola V500?

    David Marsh <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In the end, I went for the T610.


    Good choice. I've had one on Orange for a year now. Because I'm a little
    careless, I am always dropping mine (usually because I bend over to tie
    my shoelaces and it falls out of my shirt pocket!)

    A few scratches on the outer casing aside, I'm convinced it's
    unbreakable!

    I'm tempted to upgrade to a K700 this month, but I've got few complaints
    with the T610- the only main one being that it can be a little difficult
    to see the screen when outside. Also, when it receives a text message,
    it freezes for a few seconds- that would be a software version issue
    though.

    Also, presuming you're on Orange contract, do a google search
    (uk.telecom.mobile) on free 0800 and calling cards. All the latest SE
    phones (including the T610) support calling cards, and it could save you
    quite a bit of money.

    David

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