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  1. #1
    Paul Busby
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    And good riddance. Gone is the poor RF performance, inability to read the
    display outside & abysmal picture quality. Not only that but my ancient
    HBH-15 is now usable. The only down-side is one can no longer switch
    profiles by voice commands - a small loss. Even battery life isn't as awful
    as I was expecting. Oh, & not being able to use MP3 files as ring tones is
    slightly annoying as is the inability to choose a ring tone for message
    alerts also seems a bit silly. Sold it on with a warning about its poor RF &
    the friend is pleased enough to sell on his T310/camera. Voice quality is
    very impressive.

    I'm sure its replacement will have external memory though ~40MB is not too
    bad either. Though I'm yet to handle a S700, its does appear to have a
    decent camera though none of them will be up to much before phones have
    optical zooms which will be soon. Even Voda branding is less obtrusive than
    my T610's & ~£25 to remove.

    Regards





    See More: Have replaced my T610 with K700i




  2. #2
    JethroUK©
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone



    "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > .....Oh, & not being able to use MP3 files as ring tones is
    > slightly annoying ..........







  3. #3
    Paul Busby
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    JethroUK© wrote:
    > you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone
    >

    Which is why I factored in the price of removing branding & locking *before*
    going ahead. The branding, more importantly, disables firmware upgrading
    using the CSS-25 apparently. Cost was £20 for the upgrade + £2pm going from
    Daytime100 to Anytime100. Got £50 for the T610. I'll wait for a couple of
    firmware iterations then get it debranded at the same time.





  4. #4
    David Lees
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    "JethroUK©" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone
    >
    >
    >
    > "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > .....Oh, & not being able to use MP3 files as ring tones is
    > > slightly annoying ..........

    >


    You sure about that? I got my new K700i, on Orange, yesterday, and it
    includes several MP3 ringtones, all of which seem to work. Maybe
    Orange have slipped up with my phone?

    However, I haven't tried to download any others yet.
    --
    David





  5. #5
    Paul Busby
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    David Lees wrote:
    > "JethroUK©" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> .....Oh, & not being able to use MP3 files as ring tones is
    >>> slightly annoying ..........

    >>

    >
    > You sure about that? I got my new K700i, on Orange, yesterday, and it
    > includes several MP3 ringtones, all of which seem to work. Maybe
    > Orange have slipped up with my phone?
    >
    > However, I haven't tried to download any others yet.
    > --
    > David


    If you go the cheapskate route of getting a branded phone as I did, it's
    always worth d/ling the full manual which will give you some idea of the
    differences. On Voda's K700, added MP3s can't be used as ringtones. However,
    I read a post on a web forum from a Voda employee saying that major Voda
    shops will be able to enable MP3 ringtones, presumably by upgrading the
    firmware.





  6. #6
    Ye Olde Git
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >> you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone
    >>

    > Which is why I factored in the price of removing branding & locking
    > *before* going ahead. The branding, more importantly, disables firmware
    > upgrading using the CSS-25 apparently. Cost was £20 for the upgrade + £2pm
    > going from Daytime100 to Anytime100. Got £50 for the T610. I'll wait for a
    > couple of firmware iterations then get it debranded at the same time.


    So how is debranding & unlocking achieved? Usual sources?

    Is it a common request that the local unlockers will understand, or will
    there be blank faces when I ask?





  7. #7
    JethroUK©
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    que?




    "Ye Olde Git" <ohnoyoudon'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > >> you can - you're vodafone/orange branding has crippled your phone
    > >>

    > > Which is why I factored in the price of removing branding & locking
    > > *before* going ahead. The branding, more importantly, disables firmware
    > > upgrading using the CSS-25 apparently. Cost was £20 for the upgrade +

    £2pm
    > > going from Daytime100 to Anytime100. Got £50 for the T610. I'll wait for

    a
    > > couple of firmware iterations then get it debranded at the same time.

    >
    > So how is debranding & unlocking achieved? Usual sources?
    >
    > Is it a common request that the local unlockers will understand, or will
    > there be blank faces when I ask?
    >
    >






  8. #8
    David Lees
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    > If you go the cheapskate route of getting a branded phone as I did,
    it's
    > always worth d/ling the full manual which will give you some idea of

    the
    > differences. On Voda's K700, added MP3s can't be used as ringtones.

    However,
    > I read a post on a web forum from a Voda employee saying that major

    Voda
    > shops will be able to enable MP3 ringtones, presumably by upgrading

    the
    > firmware.


    Ahh, right. However I agree with you about not being able to use
    ringtones as
    message alerts. I had just got used to that facility on my previous
    phone
    (Nokia 6310i) and couldn't quite believe the K700i couldn't do that.
    Now
    that's what I call cheapskate!
    --
    David





  9. #9
    JethroUK©
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    it is unbeleivable - you'll find a few other "cut corners" on the K700 too



    "David Lees" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > If you go the cheapskate route of getting a branded phone as I did,

    > it's
    > > always worth d/ling the full manual which will give you some idea of

    > the
    > > differences. On Voda's K700, added MP3s can't be used as ringtones.

    > However,
    > > I read a post on a web forum from a Voda employee saying that major

    > Voda
    > > shops will be able to enable MP3 ringtones, presumably by upgrading

    > the
    > > firmware.

    >
    > Ahh, right. However I agree with you about not being able to use
    > ringtones as
    > message alerts. I had just got used to that facility on my previous
    > phone
    > (Nokia 6310i) and couldn't quite believe the K700i couldn't do that.
    > Now
    > that's what I call cheapskate!
    > --
    > David
    >
    >






  10. #10
    Paul Busby
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    JethroUK© wrote:
    > it is unbeleivable - you'll find a few other "cut corners" on the
    > K700 too
    >

    I think it's a question of not being able to please everyone all of the time
    What phone or device is absolutely perfect? Having an engineering
    background, it's rare that I can't think of some improvement however small.
    To me, the K700i is a significant improvement on the T610, not only in the
    core area of being able to make & receive calls in marginal locations (which
    seems to get forgotten when reviewing phones) but the UI is much better.

    Regards





  11. #11
    JethroUK©
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i


    "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > JethroUK© wrote:
    > > it is unbeleivable - you'll find a few other "cut corners" on the
    > > K700 too
    > >

    > I think it's a question of not being able to please everyone all of the

    time
    >


    Not at all - it's a case of S/E introducing xtra features & forgetting about
    stereo-typical mobile features (those we have all come to take for granted)

    there is a least 5 things my £35 trium eclipse does that my £250 K700
    doesn't do - and by this i really mean, 5 things that
    alllllllllllllllllllllll mobiles do that k700 doesn't - these are backward
    steps (not improvement)


    > What phone or device is absolutely perfect? Having an engineering
    > background, it's rare that I can't think of some improvement however

    small.
    > To me, the K700i is a significant improvement on the T610, not only in the
    > core area of being able to make & receive calls in marginal locations

    (which
    > seems to get forgotten when reviewing phones) but the UI is much better.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    >






  12. #12
    Paul Busby
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    JethroUK© wrote:
    > "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> JethroUK© wrote:
    >>> it is unbeleivable - you'll find a few other "cut corners" on the
    >>> K700 too
    >>>

    >> I think it's a question of not being able to please everyone all of
    >> the time

    >
    > Not at all - it's a case of S/E introducing xtra features &
    > forgetting about stereo-typical mobile features (those we have all
    > come to take for granted)
    >
    > there is a least 5 things my £35 trium eclipse does that my £250 K700
    > doesn't do - and by this i really mean, 5 things that
    > alllllllllllllllllllllll mobiles do that k700 doesn't - these are
    > backward steps (not improvement)


    Well come on - spit them out, I may even agree.





  13. #13
    JethroUK©
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i


    "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > JethroUK© wrote:
    > > "Paul Busby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> JethroUK© wrote:
    > >>> it is unbeleivable - you'll find a few other "cut corners" on the
    > >>> K700 too
    > >>>
    > >> I think it's a question of not being able to please everyone all of
    > >> the time

    > >
    > > Not at all - it's a case of S/E introducing xtra features &
    > > forgetting about stereo-typical mobile features (those we have all
    > > come to take for granted)
    > >
    > > there is a least 5 things my £35 trium eclipse does that my £250 K700
    > > doesn't do - and by this i really mean, 5 things that
    > > alllllllllllllllllllllll mobiles do that k700 doesn't - these are
    > > backward steps (not improvement)

    >
    > Well come on - spit them out, I may even agree.
    >


    there's no scope for agreeing/disagreeing - these are facts (not opinions) -
    here's handful to start:

    msgs stored in "sent" order (not rec'd order, prolly 700i biggest bug)

    sleep mode (extending battery life 33%, which the 700 desperately NEEDS more
    than any-other-mobile)

    calender which supports recurring appointments

    softkey access to speaker phone during call (it's buried so far down the
    menu it's totally unusable 'in call' feature)

    custom melody for any and all sounds

    auto keypad locking from any menu (only locks from desktop)

    option to switch off tone ramping completely

    volume control that controls any/all sound output

    depatch with the screen saver (which has absolutely no use what so ever)

    1 key escape from any menu (alllllll other mobiles escape from 1 touch on
    'call end' key)






  14. #14
    John Navas
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

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

    In <[email protected]> on Thu, 11 Nov 2004 23:33:45 GMT,
    "JethroUK©" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> > there is a least 5 things my £35 trium eclipse does that my £250 K700
    >> > doesn't do - and by this i really mean, 5 things that
    >> > alllllllllllllllllllllll mobiles do that k700 doesn't - these are
    >> > backward steps (not improvement)

    >>
    >> Well come on - spit them out, I may even agree.

    >
    >there's no scope for agreeing/disagreeing - these are facts (not opinions) -


    Not really.

    >here's handful to start:
    >
    >msgs stored in "sent" order (not rec'd order, prolly 700i biggest bug)


    I personally prefer "sent" order.

    >sleep mode (extending battery life 33%, which the 700 desperately NEEDS more
    >than any-other-mobile)


    See below.

    >calender which supports recurring appointments


    How is this a basic phone feature?

    >softkey access to speaker phone during call (it's buried so far down the
    >menu it's totally unusable 'in call' feature)


    It's a tradeoff against other things.

    >custom melody for any and all sounds


    Very few phones can do that.

    >auto keypad locking from any menu (only locks from desktop)


    I'd call that a value judgement.

    >option to switch off tone ramping completely


    Ditto.

    >volume control that controls any/all sound output


    The only such option I want is Mute.

    >depatch with the screen saver (which has absolutely no use what so ever)


    Save the battery life you're concerned about.

    >1 key escape from any menu (alllllll other mobiles escape from 1 touch on
    >'call end' key)


    Not true -- most SE phones take a long press to do that.

    To be clear, I'm not saying you're wrong on your preferences, just that these
    are "opinions," not black and white "facts." ;-)

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



  15. #15
    pete devlin
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    Re: Have replaced my T610 with K700i

    In message <[email protected]>, JethroUK©
    <[email protected]> writes
    >there's no scope for agreeing/disagreeing - these are facts (not
    >opinions) - here's handful to start:
    >
    >msgs stored in "sent" order (not rec'd order, prolly 700i biggest bug)


    Hadn't noticed. Why is it a problem?
    >
    >sleep mode (extending battery life 33%, which the 700 desperately NEEDS
    >more than any-other-mobile)


    Upgraded your firmware recently? Actually disabling power save in the
    display settings increases life quite a lot, don't know why.

    >
    >calender which supports recurring appointments
    >
    >softkey access to speaker phone during call (it's buried so far down
    >the menu it's totally unusable 'in call' feature)


    joystick 5. How hard is that? the 5 is the key with the bumps on it so
    you don't even have to look.
    >
    >
    >custom melody for any and all sounds


    You can for all but message alerts. Quite frankly I don't need a full
    bohemian rhapsody mp3 every time I get a txt thanks! )
    >
    >auto keypad locking from any menu (only locks from desktop)


    >
    >option to switch off tone ramping completely
    >
    >volume control that controls any/all sound output
    >
    >depatch with the screen saver (which has absolutely no use what so
    >ever)
    >
    >1 key escape from any menu (alllllll other mobiles escape from 1 touch
    >on 'call end' key)


    Press and hold the back key!?!?
    Some valid but mostly niff naff and triv. Never had a SE before?
    --
    Pete Devlin
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    Kaiser Wilhelm



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