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  1. #1
    Ed.
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    Ok ladies and gentlemen,
    I know there have been countless questions asked about these two phones,
    but I have a couple more. The decision between which one i purchase next is
    looming with the imminent death of my T610. So...

    I know they are practically the same phone. I like the W800 features, but
    not the colours - i think the other phone looks much smarter (esp around
    work). so, dos anyone know if the cases can be swapped, and if so, approx
    how much does it cost?

    Also, I have heard the K750 s'ware can be upgraded to that of the w800. Has
    anyone managed to do this yet? I like the flight mode option.

    Thirdly, does anyone know if the sound quality (mp3/radio) of these two is
    comparable, or is the W800 better?

    Thanks in advance,
    - Ed.





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  2. #2
    pete devlin
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    In message <[email protected]>, Ed. <[email protected]>
    writes
    >I know they are practically the same phone. I like the W800 features,
    >but not the colours - i think the other phone looks much smarter (esp
    >around work). so, dos anyone know if the cases can be swapped, and if
    >so, approx how much does it cost?


    Don't know but you can guarantee that the means to do it will be on ebay
    very soon if not right now.

    >
    >Also, I have heard the K750 s'ware can be upgraded to that of the w800.
    >Has anyone managed to do this yet? I like the flight mode option.


    Yes. It's a warranty busting third party operation though. You have to
    want it real bad.
    >
    >
    >Thirdly, does anyone know if the sound quality (mp3/radio) of these two
    >is comparable, or is the W800 better?


    AFAIK they are exactly the same. Apart from the case, the memory card
    and the firmware they are the same phone are they not?
    --
    Pete Devlin
    [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    "And the devil in a black dress watches over"



  3. #3
    George Kourtesis
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!


    "Ed." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Ok ladies and gentlemen,
    > I know there have been countless questions asked about these two phones,
    > but I have a couple more. The decision between which one i purchase next
    > is
    > looming with the imminent death of my T610. So...
    >
    > I know they are practically the same phone. I like the W800 features, but
    > not the colours - i think the other phone looks much smarter (esp around
    > work). so, dos anyone know if the cases can be swapped, and if so, approx
    > how much does it cost?
    >
    > Also, I have heard the K750 s'ware can be upgraded to that of the w800.
    > Has
    > anyone managed to do this yet? I like the flight mode option.
    >
    > Thirdly, does anyone know if the sound quality (mp3/radio) of these two is
    > comparable, or is the W800 better?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > - Ed.
    >
    >


    Same phone different case. So much so that you can update a 750i to use the
    W800i firmware. I personally haven't done it but some people in the group
    certainly have. Other than that the headphones are better and a bigger
    memmory card is supplied with the stock w800i - that's really ony the real
    difference between the two models.

    Regards







  4. #4
    mucker
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    I bought the K750i. One of the guys in our office bought the W800i and we
    spent about 20 minutes comparing the features. The only noticable difference
    is as you say, the ability to switch the mobile off whilst still having the
    MP3 player powered on. I personally won't be upgrading the firmware for this
    feature as it voids the warranty.

    An excellent point though is the vast array of software and games you can
    get for these phones. Some of the freeware games are very professional
    looking and the apps I've chosen to down so far are superb. I've downloaded
    the SDK from SE and am now looking to write my own stuff.

    Goto www.getjar.com for more info.

    My advice, go with what your pocket tells you.

    Rich





  5. #5
    J. David Anderson
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    Ed. wrote:
    > Ok ladies and gentlemen,
    > I know there have been countless questions asked about these two phones,
    > but I have a couple more. The decision between which one i purchase next is
    > looming with the imminent death of my T610. So...
    >
    > I know they are practically the same phone. I like the W800 features, but
    > not the colours - i think the other phone looks much smarter (esp around
    > work). so, dos anyone know if the cases can be swapped, and if so, approx
    > how much does it cost?
    >
    > Also, I have heard the K750 s'ware can be upgraded to that of the w800. Has
    > anyone managed to do this yet? I like the flight mode option.
    >
    > Thirdly, does anyone know if the sound quality (mp3/radio) of these two is
    > comparable, or is the W800 better?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > - Ed.
    >
    >


    I have a W800i and a friend has the 750i. There are some differences.
    The MP3 player is better, even Sony's own description of the W800i notes
    an "improvement" on the MP3 side of things.

    Aside from that the maximum memory on the W800i goes to a potential 4
    gig, I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I
    don't know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not
    recognise my 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his phone,
    something that I am not prepared to do.

    I also don't like the colours, but I don't see how the 750 case can be
    used as the camera is totally different on the two phones. In some of
    the Sony ads they show both a silver and a black W800i but none of the
    dealers seem to be aware of them.

    Regards

    David


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    To email me, please include the letters DNF anywhere in the subject line.

    All other mail is automatically deleted.



  6. #6
    Loz
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!


    "J. David Anderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:m9qdf.297$%[email protected]

    /> I have a W800i and a friend has the 750i. There are some differences.
    > The MP3 player is better, even Sony's own description of the W800i notes
    > an "improvement" on the MP3 side of things.
    >
    > Aside from that the maximum memory on the W800i goes to a potential 4 gig,
    > I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I don't
    > know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not recognise my
    > 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his phone, something that
    > I am not prepared to do.
    >



    Put a 512mb card in my K750i and it worked just fine. Required me to do
    nothing.

    Hardware wise it is exactly the same phone, with the exception of the
    earphones.






  7. #7
    Lina & Niall
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!


    "J. David Anderson" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    news:m9qdf.297$%[email protected]
    > I have a W800i and a friend has the 750i. There are some differences. The
    > MP3 player is better, even Sony's own description of the W800i notes an
    > "improvement" on the MP3 side of things.


    www.sonyericsson.com is always a good starting point and there is a compare
    function.

    The W800i is more focused on the MP3 side of things obviously, yeah. Perhaps
    the most obvious difference is the "Walkman" menu on the W800 which replaces
    the K750's "Media Player" menu. The W800i allows you to list songs by artist
    name and also has a "now playing" option. The default functions of some of
    the buttons and softkeys differs between the two.

    Apart from the physical differences, the memory card and headphones supplied
    with the phone will probably differ between the two as previously mentioned
    (check with your retailer when buying, obviously)

    > Aside from that the maximum memory on the W800i goes to a potential 4 gig,
    > I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB.


    Dunno where you heard that, but it is definitely wrong. I have swapped 500MB
    cards between a K750 and a W800 with no problems and they both accept Duo
    and Duo Pro memory cards (up to 2GB)

    > I also don't like the colours, but I don't see how the 750 case can be
    > used as the camera is totally different on the two phones.


    The cameras in the two phones are quite similar (2MPixel). As far as
    swapping cases, firmware etc., the best bet would be for the OP to buy the
    phone that best best suits his requirements and budget....









  8. #8
    Lina & Niall
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!


    "Lina & Niall" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "J. David Anderson" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:m9qdf.297$%[email protected]
    >> I have a W800i and a friend has the 750i. There are some differences. The
    >> MP3 player is better, even Sony's own description of the W800i notes an
    >> "improvement" on the MP3 side of things.

    >
    > www.sonyericsson.com is always a good starting point and there is a
    > compare function.


    There is also a "try the phone" option where you can see the differences in
    menus, button functions etc. Give it a try





  9. #9
    pete devlin
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    In message <m9qdf.297$%[email protected]>, J. David Anderson
    <[email protected]?.invalid> writes
    >I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I don't
    >know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not recognise
    >my 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his phone,
    >something that I am not prepared to do.


    1GB just dandy here!
    --
    Pete Devlin
    [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    "And the devil in a black dress watches over"



  10. #10
    Dave
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    Some Sony Handsets will not reconize Duo PRO chips. i have a s710a and it
    states rignt in the manual that Pros Chips and MagicGate chips are not
    supported

    Dave



    "pete devlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In message <m9qdf.297$%[email protected]>, J. David Anderson
    > <[email protected]?.invalid> writes
    >>I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I don't
    >>know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not recognise my
    >>500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his phone, something that
    >>I am not prepared to do.

    >
    > 1GB just dandy here!
    > --
    > Pete Devlin
    > [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    > "And the devil in a black dress watches over"






  11. #11
    pete devlin
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    In message <[email protected]>, Dave
    <[email protected]> writes
    >Some Sony Handsets will not reconize Duo PRO chips. i have a s710a and
    >it states rignt in the manual that Pros Chips and MagicGate chips are
    >not supported


    May I refer the honourable gentleman to the subject line of this thread.
    --
    Pete Devlin
    [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    "And the devil in a black dress watches over"



  12. #12
    Some fava beans and a nice Chianti
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    pete devlin wrote:
    > In message <m9qdf.297$%[email protected]>, J. David
    > Anderson <[email protected]?.invalid> writes
    >> I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I
    >> don't know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not
    >> recognise my 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his
    >> phone, something that I am not prepared to do.

    >
    > 1GB just dandy here!


    2GB and even dandier here !
    (All for 72 quid-delivered on eBay)





  13. #13
    pete devlin
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    In message <[email protected]>, Some fava beans
    and a nice Chianti <[email protected]>
    writes
    >pete devlin wrote:
    >> In message <m9qdf.297$%[email protected]>, J. David
    >> Anderson <[email protected]?.invalid> writes
    >>> I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I
    >>> don't know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not
    >>> recognise my 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his
    >>> phone, something that I am not prepared to do.

    >>
    >> 1GB just dandy here!

    >
    >2GB and even dandier here !
    >(All for 72 quid-delivered on eBay)
    >
    >

    Bar Steward!
    --
    Pete Devlin
    [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    "And the devil in a black dress watches over"



  14. #14
    Fender62
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    i have a 1gb card and it works perfectly
    "pete devlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In message <[email protected]>, Some fava beans
    > and a nice Chianti <[email protected]>
    > writes
    >>pete devlin wrote:
    >>> In message <m9qdf.297$%[email protected]>, J. David
    >>> Anderson <[email protected]?.invalid> writes
    >>>> I have *heard* on newsgroups that the 750 is limited to 128mB. I
    >>>> don't know whether this is factual or not. My friend's 750 will not
    >>>> recognise my 500mB card. It may just require reformatting for his
    >>>> phone, something that I am not prepared to do.
    >>>
    >>> 1GB just dandy here!

    >>
    >>2GB and even dandier here !
    >>(All for 72 quid-delivered on eBay)
    >>
    >>

    > Bar Steward!
    > --
    > Pete Devlin
    > [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    > "And the devil in a black dress watches over"






  15. #15
    pete devlin
    Guest

    Re: W800i vs K750i - AGAIN, I KNOW!!!

    In message <[email protected]>, Fender62
    <[email protected]> writes
    >i have a 1gb card and it works perfectly


    Whoosh!
    --
    Pete Devlin
    [{//////news03//////at\\\\\secondrow/////co\\\\\uk}]
    "And the devil in a black dress watches over"



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