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  1. #1
    Witchsmeller
    Guest
    Hi,

    I've just bought a 7210 from a friend who's moved to 3 but I'm a bit
    clueless about it's features. I understand that Nokia have released the
    "Nokia PC suite" software to enable interaction between the handset & a PC,
    such as backing up the address book, creating logos & ringtones, uploading
    Java games, etc. I've also seen USB lead & CD ROM sets available on eBay,
    that are not compatible with Nokia's PC suite, but seem to offer equivalent
    functionality, as well as hundreds of free Java games, logos, images, etc,
    at a cheaper price than buying a cable from Nokia.

    Can anyone give me advice about whether these things are value for money or
    not, and if so recommend one, either from eBay or elsewhere? I'm not too
    bothered about games, logos, etc, but they'd be quite nice to have for that
    price. Otherwise, is there a recommended outlet to buy a standard Nokia USB
    cable for a cheap price, as I've already downloaded the "PC suite".

    Thanks, Jason.



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  2. #2
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??


    "Witchsmeller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've just bought a 7210 from a friend who's moved to 3 but I'm a bit
    > clueless about it's features. I understand that Nokia have released the
    > "Nokia PC suite" software to enable interaction between the handset & a

    PC,
    > such as backing up the address book, creating logos & ringtones, uploading
    > Java games, etc. I've also seen USB lead & CD ROM sets available on eBay,
    > that are not compatible with Nokia's PC suite, but seem to offer

    equivalent
    > functionality, as well as hundreds of free Java games, logos, images, etc,
    > at a cheaper price than buying a cable from Nokia.
    >
    > Can anyone give me advice about whether these things are value for money

    or
    > not, and if so recommend one, either from eBay or elsewhere? I'm not too
    > bothered about games, logos, etc, but they'd be quite nice to have for

    that
    > price. Otherwise, is there a recommended outlet to buy a standard Nokia

    USB
    > cable for a cheap price, as I've already downloaded the "PC suite".


    Forget the cable approach. The cheap ones are generally absolute rubbish,
    and the Nokia ones are stupidly expensive. Instead consider buying an IR
    dongle (the MA-620 works well). As for the CD's, remember that the games
    and much of the other content will be pirated, so let your conscience be the
    guide.

    --
    >>> Unlock Your Phone's Potential <<<
    >>> http://www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
    >>> http://www.uselessinfo.org.uk <<<






  3. #3
    Witchsmeller
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    >
    > "Witchsmeller" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message news:[email protected]
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I've just bought a 7210 from a friend who's moved to 3 but I'm a bit
    >> clueless about it's features. I understand that Nokia have released
    >> the "Nokia PC suite" software to enable interaction between the
    >> handset & a

    > PC,
    >> such as backing up the address book, creating logos & ringtones,
    >> uploading Java games, etc. I've also seen USB lead & CD ROM sets
    >> available on eBay, that are not compatible with Nokia's PC suite, but
    >> seem to offer

    > equivalent
    >> functionality, as well as hundreds of free Java games, logos, images,
    >> etc, at a cheaper price than buying a cable from Nokia.
    >>
    >> Can anyone give me advice about whether these things are value for
    >> money

    > or
    >> not, and if so recommend one, either from eBay or elsewhere? I'm not
    >> too bothered about games, logos, etc, but they'd be quite nice to
    >> have for

    > that
    >> price. Otherwise, is there a recommended outlet to buy a standard
    >> Nokia

    > USB
    >> cable for a cheap price, as I've already downloaded the "PC suite".

    >
    > Forget the cable approach. The cheap ones are generally absolute
    > rubbish, and the Nokia ones are stupidly expensive. Instead consider
    > buying an IR dongle (the MA-620 works well). As for the CD's,
    > remember that the games and much of the other content will be pirated,
    > so let your conscience be the guide.
    >


    Looks nice, will probably get one of these in preference.

    Cheers, Jase.



  4. #4
    Ashley
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    Witchsmeller <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > >
    > > "Witchsmeller" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > > message news:[email protected]
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> I've just bought a 7210 from a friend who's moved to 3 but I'm a bit
    > >> clueless about it's features. I understand that Nokia have released
    > >> the "Nokia PC suite" software to enable interaction between the
    > >> handset & a

    > PC,
    > >> such as backing up the address book, creating logos & ringtones,
    > >> uploading Java games, etc. I've also seen USB lead & CD ROM sets
    > >> available on eBay, that are not compatible with Nokia's PC suite, but
    > >> seem to offer

    > equivalent
    > >> functionality, as well as hundreds of free Java games, logos, images,
    > >> etc, at a cheaper price than buying a cable from Nokia.
    > >>
    > >> Can anyone give me advice about whether these things are value for
    > >> money

    > or
    > >> not, and if so recommend one, either from eBay or elsewhere? I'm not
    > >> too bothered about games, logos, etc, but they'd be quite nice to
    > >> have for

    > that
    > >> price. Otherwise, is there a recommended outlet to buy a standard
    > >> Nokia

    > USB
    > >> cable for a cheap price, as I've already downloaded the "PC suite".

    > >
    > > Forget the cable approach. The cheap ones are generally absolute
    > > rubbish, and the Nokia ones are stupidly expensive. Instead consider
    > > buying an IR dongle (the MA-620 works well). As for the CD's,
    > > remember that the games and much of the other content will be pirated,
    > > so let your conscience be the guide.
    > >

    >
    > Looks nice, will probably get one of these in preference.
    >
    > Cheers, Jase.


    Hi,

    IR is good, but too slow to use it to surf on internet. and IR... you
    have to move your phone very close to your phone in order to get them
    connected.

    I am selling data cables on ebay over 4000 pieces, most of the peoples
    are using them very well. My account is:

    http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...&since=-1&rd=1

    You can go to my website http://www.vavolo.com for more details about
    the DKU-5 compatible data cables for your 7210 cell phones. i have a
    $4 coupon for you, just enter 9016388333 while you checkout. Enjoy!

    ashley



  5. #5
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??


    "Ashley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snip>
    > IR is good, but too slow to use it to surf on internet.


    Can't agree with you on that one, IR transfer is easily fast enough for web
    browsing even using GPRS.

    > and IR... you
    > have to move your phone very close to your phone in order to get them
    > connected.


    Anything up to 12 inches is usually fine with 6 inches being about optimal.

    >
    > I am selling data cables on ebay over 4000 pieces, most of the peoples
    > are using them very well. My account is:


    Providing the cables work as they should (many DKU-5 clones don't work
    properly with PC-Suite), it's a fair alternative, but is absolutely useless
    if you change your phone to one that doesn't support the proprietry
    pop-port.

    --
    >>> Unlock Your Phone's Potential <<<
    >>> http://www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
    >>> http://www.uselessinfo.org.uk <<<






  6. #6
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    [email protected] (Ashley) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...


    > Hi,
    >
    > IR is good, but too slow to use it to surf on internet.


    What a steaming load. IR runs at 115k or 4MB dending on
    implementation, and GPRS runs around 40-50k. IR is plenty fast for
    internet use.

    > and IR... you
    > have to move your phone very close to your phone in order to get them
    > connected.


    30cm. Since most IR for desktops are on cabled dongles, it's hardly a
    hardship. One IR dongle on my PC allows me to connect three different
    cellphones, two different PDAs and a digital camera with no stupid
    overpriced proprietary cables cluttering my desk.

    IR beats everything except bluetooth!

    > I am selling data cables on ebay over 4000 pieces, most of the peoples
    > are using them very well.

    Hmmm... and you don't like IR. Go figure...

    Take your spam elsewhere...



  7. #7
    rob.b
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    dont get the cable job there are crap
    get the ir adtaptor that works great with the 7210

    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] (Ashley) wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > IR is good, but too slow to use it to surf on internet.

    >
    > What a steaming load. IR runs at 115k or 4MB dending on
    > implementation, and GPRS runs around 40-50k. IR is plenty fast for
    > internet use.
    >
    > > and IR... you
    > > have to move your phone very close to your phone in order to get them
    > > connected.

    >
    > 30cm. Since most IR for desktops are on cabled dongles, it's hardly a
    > hardship. One IR dongle on my PC allows me to connect three different
    > cellphones, two different PDAs and a digital camera with no stupid
    > overpriced proprietary cables cluttering my desk.
    >
    > IR beats everything except bluetooth!
    >
    > > I am selling data cables on ebay over 4000 pieces, most of the peoples
    > > are using them very well.

    > Hmmm... and you don't like IR. Go figure...
    >
    > Take your spam elsewhere...






  8. #8
    hawker
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    I definitely agree with all of the posts recommending infrared- and I
    disagree with the poster commenting on infrared not being fast enough.
    The speeds are the same between the infrared and DKU-5 cable.

    I prefer infrared because it is more versatile- you can use the
    connection for many more phones (and this is unlikely to change in the
    future, whereas Nokia are already creating different pop port cables
    for different phones). I use it for my phones and my PDA.

    I disagree with the recommendation of the MA620 though- I purchased
    one of these and had real issues with the drivers, and on a search on
    whether I was the only one, I found many other similar stories. I got
    a refund, and plumetted for the Actisys IR4000US. It is neat and looks
    great (very small and silver), and its drivers are very easy to
    install and worked first time for me on the same pC which had problems
    with the MA620.

    Actisys also give you a choice- they offer two types of USB port, a
    serial port and various other types (internal?). I purchased mine from
    http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/cat.php?cat=infrared and they seem to
    be selling 4 different options of infrared port between 25 and 35 UK
    pounds. Worth every penny!



  9. #9
    tuned by RZO
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    "hawker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | I definitely agree with all of the posts recommending infrared- and I
    | disagree with the poster commenting on infrared not being fast enough.
    | The speeds are the same between the infrared and DKU-5 cable.
    |
    | I prefer infrared because it is more versatile- you can use the
    | connection for many more phones (and this is unlikely to change in the
    | future, whereas Nokia are already creating different pop port cables
    | for different phones). I use it for my phones and my PDA.
    |
    | I disagree with the recommendation of the MA620 though- I purchased
    | one of these and had real issues with the drivers, and on a search on
    | whether I was the only one, I found many other similar stories. I got
    | a refund, and plumetted for the Actisys IR4000US. It is neat and looks
    | great (very small and silver), and its drivers are very easy to
    | install and worked first time for me on the same pC which had problems
    | with the MA620.
    |
    | Actisys also give you a choice- they offer two types of USB port, a
    | serial port and various other types (internal?). I purchased mine from
    | http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/cat.php?cat=infrared and they seem to
    | be selling 4 different options of infrared port between 25 and 35 UK
    | pounds. Worth every penny!

    Also Actisys is certified to be compatible w/o drivers by the IR standards
    group (cant remember the exact name).





  10. #10
    Paintpot
    Guest

    Re: USB cable for Nokia 7210??

    [email protected] (hawker) wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I definitely agree with all of the posts recommending infrared- and I
    > disagree with the poster commenting on infrared not being fast enough.
    > The speeds are the same between the infrared and DKU-5 cable.
    >
    > I prefer infrared because it is more versatile- you can use the
    > connection for many more phones (and this is unlikely to change in the
    > future, whereas Nokia are already creating different pop port cables
    > for different phones). I use it for my phones and my PDA.
    >
    > I disagree with the recommendation of the MA620 though- I purchased
    > one of these and had real issues with the drivers, and on a search on
    > whether I was the only one, I found many other similar stories. I got
    > a refund, and plumetted for the Actisys IR4000US. It is neat and looks
    > great (very small and silver), and its drivers are very easy to
    > install and worked first time for me on the same pC which had problems
    > with the MA620.
    >
    > Actisys also give you a choice- they offer two types of USB port, a
    > serial port and various other types (internal?). I purchased mine from
    > http://www.logomanager.co.uk/php/cat.php?cat=infrared and they seem to
    > be selling 4 different options of infrared port between 25 and 35 UK
    > pounds. Worth every penny!


    I bought the Actisys IR210l from Maplin for 9.99, works great!!

    Paintpot



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