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  1. #1
    Kevin Spin
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    Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?

    Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!

    --
    Kev





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  2. #2
    BorreBoy
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    Re: Replacement for Z600


    "Kevin Spin" <[email protected]> skrev i en meddelelse
    news:[email protected]
    > Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >
    > Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    > K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!


    Although it's a 3G phone, I would recommend a Z1010.





  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: Replacement for Z600

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 1 Sep 2004 21:15:32 +0000
    (UTC), "Kevin Spin" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >
    >Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    >K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!


    The Z500 seems cool (EDGE enabled) except it lacks Bluetooth! Whatever where
    they thinking?! It may not even have IrDA.

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    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  4. #4
    Kevin Spin
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    Re: Replacement for Z600


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >>Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >>
    >>Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    >>K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!

    >
    > The Z500 seems cool (EDGE enabled) except it lacks Bluetooth! Whatever
    > where
    > they thinking?! It may not even have IrDA.
    >

    Yep, useless for me without BT

    --
    Kev





  5. #5
    Kevin Spin
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    Re: Replacement for Z600

    "BorreBoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >> Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >>
    >> Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    >> K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!

    >
    > Although it's a 3G phone, I would recommend a Z1010.
    >

    Yep, looks nice but not Triband.

    --
    Kev





  6. #6
    BorreBoy
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    Re: Replacement for Z600


    "Kevin Spin" <[email protected]> skrev i en meddelelse
    news:[email protected]
    > "BorreBoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >> Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    > >>
    > >> Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like

    the
    > >> K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!

    > >
    > > Although it's a 3G phone, I would recommend a Z1010.
    > >

    > Yep, looks nice but not Triband.


    Well, there's no use for gsm 1900 here in Denmark :-)





  7. #7
    Kevin Spin
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    Re: Replacement for Z600


    "BorreBoy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >> >> Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >> >>
    >> >> Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like

    > the
    >> >> K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!
    >> >
    >> > Although it's a 3G phone, I would recommend a Z1010.
    >> >

    >> Yep, looks nice but not Triband.

    >
    > Well, there's no use for gsm 1900 here in Denmark :-)
    >

    Nor here but I visit the US fairly frequently so it's useful.

    --
    Kev





  8. #8
    John Phillips
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    Re: Replacement for Z600



    On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, at 22:47:43 [GMT +0000 (UTC)] (08:47:43 Friday, 3
    September 2004 where I live) "Kevin Spin" wrote:

    >> Well, there's no use for gsm 1900 here in Denmark :-)
    >>

    > Nor here but I visit the US fairly frequently so it's useful.


    Any news of SE using quad band in near future?

    Motorola and Palm Treo now have this (extra band is 850 whatever they are
    called); AT&T and Cingular (to all intents and purposes the one and same)
    seem to be doing all their GSM expansion on this band.

    I know the P910a has 850/1800/1900, but the full four would help me as I
    travel Europe, Asia, Oz, USA frequently.

    --
    Error: File not found. Fake it (Y/N)?




  9. #9
    Andrew Thomas
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    Re: Replacement for Z600

    John Phillips<[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, at 22:47:43 [GMT +0000 (UTC)] (08:47:43 Friday, 3
    > September 2004 where I live) "Kevin Spin" wrote:


    > I know the P910a has 850/1800/1900, but the full four would help me as I
    > travel Europe, Asia, Oz, USA frequently.


    I thought the fourth (850) was mostly used in South America - if you
    have 1900, you can get by in the US quite nicely (I did, in 2000, with
    an Ericsson R520m).



  10. #10
    Andrew Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Replacement for Z600

    "Kevin Spin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >
    > Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    > K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!


    The Z600s left - and there are plenty - are now going very cheap. Get
    a spare one (preferably from a provider that doesn't lock its phones)
    on a cheap contract.

    The Nokia 6260 looks like a good replacement. I know it's the "wrong"
    brand for this board, but forgetting the manufacturer for a sec, in
    most respects it looks like a natural upgrade from a Z600 if the
    clamshell form factor is important.



  11. #11
    John Phillips
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    Re: Replacement for Z600



    On 6 Sep 2004, at 14:47:17 [GMT -0700] (07:47:17 Tuesday, 7 September 2004
    where I live) "Andrew Thomas" wrote:

    > I thought the fourth (850) was mostly used in South America -


    Cingular & AT&T (one & same in reality) seem to be doing all expansion on 850
    Mhz

    --
    Tried to play my shoehorn... all I got was footnotes!




  12. #12
    John Navas
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    Re: Replacement for Z600

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on 6 Sep 2004 14:47:17
    -0700, [email protected] (Andrew Thomas) wrote:

    >John Phillips<[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, at 22:47:43 [GMT +0000 (UTC)] (08:47:43 Friday, 3
    >> September 2004 where I live) "Kevin Spin" wrote:

    >
    >> I know the P910a has 850/1800/1900, but the full four would help me as I
    >> travel Europe, Asia, Oz, USA frequently.

    >
    >I thought the fourth (850) was mostly used in South America - if you
    >have 1900, you can get by in the US quite nicely (I did, in 2000, with
    >an Ericsson R520m).


    Depends on the carrier. T-Mobile is 1900-only, but 850 has become a big deal
    here in the USA because of TDMA conversion to GSM by ATTWS and Cingular.
    While you can get by with 1900 only in many areas, coverage and quality of
    service on ATTWS/Cingular will now be better in many areas with 850.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  13. #13
    John Navas
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    Re: Replacement for Z600

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on 6 Sep 2004 14:49:20
    -0700, [email protected] (Andrew Thomas) wrote:

    >"Kevin Spin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> Any news of a forthcoming replacement for Z600?
    >>
    >> Very pleased with it but am due an upgrade - the upright phones like the
    >> K500i and K700 don't appeal - prefer a flip!

    >
    >The Z600s left - and there are plenty - are now going very cheap. Get
    >a spare one (preferably from a provider that doesn't lock its phones)
    >on a cheap contract.
    >
    >The Nokia 6260 looks like a good replacement. I know it's the "wrong"
    >brand for this board, but forgetting the manufacturer for a sec, in
    >most respects it looks like a natural upgrade from a Z600 if the
    >clamshell form factor is important.


    Except that it falls short in other areas:

    * Only Class 6 GPRS (i.e., slower than Class 8 Sony Ericsson & Motorola)
    * No EDGE
    * Larger & heavier (102 x 49 x 23 mm, 130 g)
    * Vaporware
    * Probably expensive

    Another disappointment, which like the Sony Ericsson Z500 lacks Bluetooth, is
    the Motorola T725:

    * Class 8 GPRS
    * EDGE (but only Class 4)
    * Smaller & lighter (90 x 47.5 x 23 mm, 101 g)
    * No camera [yea!]
    * No Bluetooth or even IR [sigh]
    * Seems to be vanishing with barely a trace

    Another option coming from Sony Ericsson is the S710a.

    * Class 8 GPRS
    * EDGE
    * Memory Stick Duo
    * Good screen (but exposed)
    * Larger & heavier (107.5 x 49 x 24.5 mm, 137 g) [sigh]
    * MP3 & MPEG4
    * Swivel rather than clamshell
    * Probably expensive

    For comparison purposes, the Z600 is 90 x 48 x 27 mm, 110 g.

    Bottom line: Except for lack of EDGE (and being a bit thick), the Z600
    remains a very competitive handset, particularly for those that prefer the
    clamshell form factor.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



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