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  1. #1
    Dylan Mouratsing
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    Hi all,
    I went to a local exhibition yesterday (in mauritius) - with the new ICT
    / consumer electronics gear to the island on display. Apparently the
    importers can't get Z600 to the public til January. One of the staff on the
    stand had a personal one (assuming it was a company phone or grey import),
    he let me play with it. I couldn't believe the size! For the minor
    improvements over T610, its a fair bit bulkier. Next to my Samsung S300 -
    the z600 looked dated even though it hasn't been launched here yet...

    On another stand they had the complete new Motorola GSM range - including
    the MPx200. Considering the huge memory, fast processor etc the thing still
    seems smaller than the z600 (no cam or BT tho). This made me interested in
    the new MS-based phones: in particular I notice the Qtek 8080 on
    expansys.com seems to have almost every feature going for a similar price to
    the Z600.


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  2. #2
    Oliver Brose
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    Re: Z600 - disappointing

    Dylan Mouratsing wrote:

    > his made me interested in the new MS-based phones:


    Oh, I found a nice quote the other day, can' t say where:

    Where will Microsoft try to drag you today?
    Do you really want to go there?

    Nice, isn't it? Buy whatever you think fits your needs.

    Oliver




  3. #3
    Dylan Mouratsing
    Guest

    Re: Z600 - disappointing

    "Oliver Brose" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dylan Mouratsing wrote:
    >
    > > his made me interested in the new MS-based phones:

    >
    > Oh, I found a nice quote the other day, can' t say where:
    >
    > Where will Microsoft try to drag you today?
    > Do you really want to go there?
    >
    > Nice, isn't it? Buy whatever you think fits your needs.
    >
    > Oliver
    >


    Well they've got a shot at making a corking OS for smartphones, what with
    all the knowhow they nicked from Sendo ;-)



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  4. #4
    Stuart
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    Re: Z600 - disappointing


    "Dylan Mouratsing" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I couldn't believe the size! For the minor
    > improvements over T610, its a fair bit bulkier. Next to my Samsung S300 -
    > the z600 looked dated even though it hasn't been launched here yet...


    Strange. Just looked at the S300 spec - somewhat more dated than an old t39
    let alone a Z600!!!

    As for size - it depends how you are going to use it. The T610 is small -
    but its screen is so sensitive to dust/scratches that realistically it will
    be kept in a leather case (or as my wife does) in a spectacle case. These
    'bulk it up' quite considerably. Whereas the Z600 (like the T39) can be
    'pocketed' quite comfortably with loose change, bunch of keys etc without
    covers.

    That is why some of us prefer the flip/clam form factor. I agree the candy
    bar for factor is better when making calls - but if you are low usage the
    benefit of not having to case or care flip/clams is worth it.

    All IMHO, YMMV etc

    --
    Stuart





  5. #5
    Dylan Mouratsing
    Guest

    Re: Z600 - disappointing


    "Stuart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Dylan Mouratsing" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > I couldn't believe the size! For the minor
    > > improvements over T610, its a fair bit bulkier. Next to my Samsung

    S300 -
    > > the z600 looked dated even though it hasn't been launched here yet...

    >
    > Strange. Just looked at the S300 spec - somewhat more dated than an old

    t39
    > let alone a Z600!!!


    I had a T39 when it was brand spanking new a coupla years back, I don't
    remember 65k screen (plus a 256-colour screen-cum-mirror on the outside for
    good measure) java, 40note polyphony (by a Yamaha soundchip, no less)...

    I DO remember its firmware deciding it'd be a good idea to burn out the RF
    components, however. I'll never forget the day I found myself strolling to
    the Ericsson service centre off White Hart Lane in my Arsenal top on match
    day ;-)

    > As for size - it depends how you are going to use it. The T610 is small -
    > but its screen is so sensitive to dust/scratches that realistically it

    will
    > be kept in a leather case (or as my wife does) in a spectacle case. These
    > 'bulk it up' quite considerably. Whereas the Z600 (like the T39) can be
    > 'pocketed' quite comfortably with loose change, bunch of keys etc without
    > covers.


    I think Samsung have mastered the clamshell. While I like Sony Ericsson (in
    my time i've had a T18s, T39m, T68i from one side of the family, and a Z5
    from the other), 'candybar' is what they do best. Roll on T630 - that seems
    to be the best of the Z600 features and the svelte T610 form, improved in
    fact IMO.

    >
    > That is why some of us prefer the flip/clam form factor. I agree the

    candy
    > bar for factor is better when making calls - but if you are low usage the
    > benefit of not having to case or care flip/clams is worth it.
    >
    > All IMHO, YMMV etc
    >
    > --
    > Stuart
    >
    >






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