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  1. #1
    Gav
    Guest
    HI,

    just about to buy a new phone and I'd more or less decided on a
    T610 when I saw that I could get a new T68i for less than half the
    price.

    At the end of the day I just need something to make phone calls and
    hook up via bluetooth to my PDA (which will do all the stuff that a
    smartphone would, but better) with a decent onboard phonebook.

    It seems to me that the T68i will do all I want - it has small form
    factor and good battery life, even though it doesn't have all the
    bells and whistles of the T610.

    Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    spending the difference on a nice BT headset?


    Gav



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  2. #2
    Dave
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610


    > Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > spending the difference on a nice BT headset?
    >
    >
    > Gav


    How much is the T68i then?





  3. #3
    Andrew Fenton
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    "Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > spending the difference on a nice BT headset?


    Not really tbh. However, you can get the T610 for free on the Orange HSD
    tarriff (£10/mth) at the Link now, which means £120 for the year. Can you
    get the T68 cheaper?





  4. #4
    Gav
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 10:34:29 GMT, "Dave" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >> Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    >> a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    >> fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    >> spending the difference on a nice BT headset?
    >>
    >>
    >> Gav

    >
    >How much is the T68i then?


    90 quid (200CHF) vs 180 quid (400CHF) for the T610. The phones are
    contract free (ie full retail versions).

    I could pick up a decent bluetooth headset for about 150-200CHF so
    I could have the T68i please BT headset for the cost of a T610.


    Gav



  5. #5
    Gav
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 11:50:40 +0100, "Andrew Fenton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >
    >> Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    >> a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    >> fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    >> spending the difference on a nice BT headset?

    >
    >Not really tbh. However, you can get the T610 for free on the Orange HSD
    >tarriff (£10/mth) at the Link now, which means £120 for the year. Can you
    >get the T68 cheaper?


    The problem is that I'm not currently in the UK making it a hassle
    to take out new UK contracts and I don't want to bother with things
    like flashing the phones if I can help it. I can get the T68i brand
    new locally for 90 quid and the T610 at 180 quid. That's the
    unlocked, retail pack - no contracts to take out, no customisation, no
    need to reflash.

    There are local contract+phone deals which aren't as good as the UK
    ones and which would tie me in for longer than I feel comfortable with
    as they have heavy penalties for premature contract termination which
    I could well be doing.


    Alternatively I've thought about cancelling a UK contract which I
    still hold and taking the PAC code to port the number to O2 who I
    believe are giving away free T610s with contract (and I believe these
    phones aren't SIM locked) at certain retailers.

    I'd have to do this on my next trip to the UK and that might not
    happen until the end of the year so it's not a convenient option
    considering my current phone is on it's last legs and let me down
    badly on a recent trip.


    Gav



  6. #6
    Saint
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610


    "Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 11:50:40 +0100, "Andrew Fenton"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >"Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >> Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > >> a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > >> fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > >> spending the difference on a nice BT headset?

    > >
    > >Not really tbh. However, you can get the T610 for free on the Orange HSD
    > >tarriff (£10/mth) at the Link now, which means £120 for the year. Can you
    > >get the T68 cheaper?

    >
    > The problem is that I'm not currently in the UK making it a hassle
    > to take out new UK contracts and I don't want to bother with things
    > like flashing the phones if I can help it. I can get the T68i brand
    > new locally for 90 quid and the T610 at 180 quid. That's the
    > unlocked, retail pack - no contracts to take out, no customisation, no
    > need to reflash.
    >
    > There are local contract+phone deals which aren't as good as the UK
    > ones and which would tie me in for longer than I feel comfortable with
    > as they have heavy penalties for premature contract termination which
    > I could well be doing.
    >
    >
    > Alternatively I've thought about cancelling a UK contract which I
    > still hold and taking the PAC code to port the number to O2 who I
    > believe are giving away free T610s with contract (and I believe these
    > phones aren't SIM locked) at certain retailers.
    >
    > I'd have to do this on my next trip to the UK and that might not
    > happen until the end of the year so it's not a convenient option
    > considering my current phone is on it's last legs and let me down
    > badly on a recent trip.
    >
    >
    > Gav


    Based on your assessment of what you need it for go for the T68i - it's
    still a great handset.

    Saint





  7. #7

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 09:51:26 GMT,
    [email protected]lid (Gav) wrote:

    >Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    >a T610 instead - say


    >issues of reception,


    Yes

    > battery life,


    Possibly

    > texting speed,


    Yes

    >fewer bugs etc.


    Yes

    It is also a better-made handset. If you shop carefully, it is cheap
    or free. I really can't see a reason to buy the T68i instead, even if
    it does save you a few quid.

    Iain



  8. #8
    yuffy
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    > HI,
    >
    > just about to buy a new phone and I'd more or less decided on a
    > T610 when I saw that I could get a new T68i for less than half the
    > price.
    >
    > At the end of the day I just need something to make phone calls and
    > hook up via bluetooth to my PDA (which will do all the stuff that a
    > smartphone would, but better) with a decent onboard phonebook.
    >
    > It seems to me that the T68i will do all I want - it has small form
    > factor and good battery life, even though it doesn't have all the
    > bells and whistles of the T610.
    >
    > Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > spending the difference on a nice BT headset?
    >
    >
    > Gav


    I've got both and I have to say that of the two the T68i is probably
    better for what you want. It certainly gives you more control over the
    functions in your phone than the T610. The T61o is flashier and the
    screen and sounds are a lot better, but its not really a data phone.



  9. #9
    bazza1603
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    Hi,

    I have used both phones for a while. The T610 wins hands down for me
    and is a far better phone. Main problem with T68i was poor reception
    which I got totally sick of and sold it because of it. Also if you
    text a lot the T610 is better as its quicker and doesnot lock up.


    Regards

    Baz


    [email protected] wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 09:51:26 GMT,
    > [email protected]lid (Gav) wrote:
    >
    > >Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > >a T610 instead - say

    >
    > >issues of reception,

    >
    > Yes
    >
    > > battery life,

    >
    > Possibly
    >
    > > texting speed,

    >
    > Yes
    >
    > >fewer bugs etc.

    >
    > Yes
    >
    > It is also a better-made handset. If you shop carefully, it is cheap
    > or free. I really can't see a reason to buy the T68i instead, even if
    > it does save you a few quid.
    >
    > Iain




  10. #10

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    On 4 Oct 2003 08:05:50 -0700, [email protected] (yuffy) wrote:

    > It certainly gives you more control over the
    >functions in your phone than the T610.


    Which functions does it give more control over?

    Iain



  11. #11
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610


    "yuffy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snip>
    > The T61o is flashier and the screen and sounds are a lot better,
    > but its not really a data phone.
    >

    Not really a data phone ?!
    How do you come to that conclusion ?

    Steve Terry





  12. #12
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 06:22:46 +0100, "Steve Terry" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"yuffy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    ><snip>
    >> The T61o is flashier and the screen and sounds are a lot better,
    >> but its not really a data phone.
    >>

    >Not really a data phone ?!
    >How do you come to that conclusion ?
    >
    >Steve Terry
    >


    I'd call a phone with:

    bluetooth
    gprs
    hscsd
    infrared
    and of course csd

    a data phone!!!



  13. #13
    Oliver Bobon
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610


    "Gav" <[email protected]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:[email protected]
    > HI,
    >
    > just about to buy a new phone and I'd more or less decided on a
    > T610 when I saw that I could get a new T68i for less than half the
    > price.
    >
    > At the end of the day I just need something to make phone calls and
    > hook up via bluetooth to my PDA (which will do all the stuff that a
    > smartphone would, but better) with a decent onboard phonebook.
    >
    > It seems to me that the T68i will do all I want - it has small form
    > factor and good battery life, even though it doesn't have all the
    > bells and whistles of the T610.
    >
    > Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > spending the difference on a nice BT headset?
    >
    >
    > Gav


    GPRS is faster on T610
    (4+1 slots)

    T68: (3+1)





  14. #14
    Alex Johnson
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    T68i sucks. Although the feature set is similar, the UI on the T68i is
    dreadful. The T610 is just more pleasant to use. It doesn't feel as
    cheap (especially the joystick), and GPRS is vastly improved by a
    slicker UI and larger display area. Both still suffer from a moronic
    method of organising speed-dials, but for that cost differential,
    there's no argument. It is hard to quantify because of the similarity on
    the tech specs, but think Windows 3.1 versus Mac OS X (well Windows XP
    at least!) in terms of the usability.
    --
    Please remove obvious spam defence to reply by email.


    [email protected]lid (Gav) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 11:50:40 +0100, "Andrew Fenton"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >"Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >> Is there a compelling usability-related reason why I should go for
    > >> a T610 instead - say issues of reception, battery life, texting speed,
    > >> fewer bugs etc. or can I save the dosh and buy a T68i instead,
    > >> spending the difference on a nice BT headset?

    > >
    > >Not really tbh. However, you can get the T610 for free on the Orange HSD
    > >tarriff (£10/mth) at the Link now, which means £120 for the year. Can you
    > >get the T68 cheaper?

    >
    > The problem is that I'm not currently in the UK making it a hassle
    > to take out new UK contracts and I don't want to bother with things
    > like flashing the phones if I can help it. I can get the T68i brand
    > new locally for 90 quid and the T610 at 180 quid. That's the
    > unlocked, retail pack - no contracts to take out, no customisation, no
    > need to reflash.
    >
    > There are local contract+phone deals which aren't as good as the UK
    > ones and which would tie me in for longer than I feel comfortable with
    > as they have heavy penalties for premature contract termination which
    > I could well be doing.
    >
    >
    > Alternatively I've thought about cancelling a UK contract which I
    > still hold and taking the PAC code to port the number to O2 who I
    > believe are giving away free T610s with contract (and I believe these
    > phones aren't SIM locked) at certain retailers.
    >
    > I'd have to do this on my next trip to the UK and that might not
    > happen until the end of the year so it's not a convenient option
    > considering my current phone is on it's last legs and let me down
    > badly on a recent trip.
    >
    >
    > Gav


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  15. #15
    Rob Wyn Jones
    Guest

    Re: Pros and cons of T68i vs T610

    You can get the SE T610 cheaper, on Orange pay as you go (no contract), via

    www.orangedealer.co.uk

    - it's going for 153 quid inc. delivery...

    http://www.orangedealer.co.uk/orange...offer_new_no=5

    Give them a call!

    Cheers,

    Rob

    --
    Rob Wyn Jones ([email protected])
    Technical Sales Manager, CASIS
    Department of Computer Science, UWA



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