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  1. #1
    Andy Ball
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    Hello,

    What is today's equivalent to the Nokia 6310i? I'm after a
    single-mode (GSM) tri-band (or possibly quad band) phone
    that supports circuit-switched data and GPRS connections
    through a serial cable and hopefully through an IrDA port. A
    mono screen would be fine, and I would prefer not to have a
    camera. I don't care about ring-tones, but vibrate mode
    would be useful in situations where I don't want to disturb
    people. The phone should not require any proprietary
    software on my laptop or PDA - I just want to plug it in and
    go.

    - Andy Ball



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  2. #2
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone


    "Andy Ball" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > What is today's equivalent to the Nokia 6310i?


    There isn't one unfortunately.

    > I'm after a
    > single-mode (GSM) tri-band (or possibly quad band) phone
    > that supports circuit-switched data and GPRS connections
    > through a serial cable and hopefully through an IrDA port.


    If you want to stick with Nokia, the 6230 is probably your best bet for a
    sensible looking and well featured handset.

    > A
    > mono screen would be fine, and I would prefer not to have a
    > camera.


    Good luck! Only the low end Nokias don't have a camera as standard.

    > I don't care about ring-tones, but vibrate mode
    > would be useful in situations where I don't want to disturb
    > people. The phone should not require any proprietary
    > software on my laptop or PDA - I just want to plug it in and
    > go.


    Virtually any mid-range handset would do for the above, but you'll still
    need drivers installing (usually).

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  3. #3
    eggster2k
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    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone

    On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 21:10:47 GMT, "Richard Colton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Andy Ball" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> What is today's equivalent to the Nokia 6310i?

    >
    >There isn't one unfortunately.
    >
    >> I'm after a
    >> single-mode (GSM) tri-band (or possibly quad band) phone
    >> that supports circuit-switched data and GPRS connections
    >> through a serial cable and hopefully through an IrDA port.

    >
    >If you want to stick with Nokia, the 6230 is probably your best bet for a
    >sensible looking and well featured handset.


    i second that.



  4. #4
    Andy Ball
    Guest

    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone

    Hello Richard,

    RC> Good luck! Only the low end Nokias don't have a
    > camera as standard.


    That's unfortunate.

    RC> Virtually any mid-range handset would do for the
    > above, but you'll still need drivers installing
    > (usually).


    It sounds as though I'll have to experiment. I did try CSD
    over a friend's Motorola handset and (without special
    drivers) it 'just worked'. Perhaps GPRS would have been more
    tricky though.

    - Andy Ball



  5. #5
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone


    "Andy Ball" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hello Richard,
    >
    > RC> Good luck! Only the low end Nokias don't have a
    > > camera as standard.

    >
    > That's unfortunate.


    True, but to be fair it's not just Nokia who seem to believe we all want
    cameras.

    > RC> Virtually any mid-range handset would do for the
    > > above, but you'll still need drivers installing
    > > (usually).

    >
    > It sounds as though I'll have to experiment. I did try CSD
    > over a friend's Motorola handset and (without special
    > drivers) it 'just worked'. Perhaps GPRS would have been more
    > tricky though.


    It would be using standard Windows modem drivers then. Many handsets will
    work this way but you'll usually find it's better to install the "correct"
    driver even if it's just to make your connection more configurable.

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  6. #6
    Andy Ball
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    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone


    Hello Richard,

    RC> It would be using standard Windows modem drivers then.

    I didn't mention that I don't run MS Windows on any of my
    own machines. Mostly I run NetBSD, although I have a few
    MacOS machines kicking around too. This is the main reason
    I need a phone that does not require proprietary software.

    - Andy Ball



  7. #7
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Data-capable tri/quad-band GSM phone


    "Andy Ball" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hello Richard,
    >
    > RC> It would be using standard Windows modem drivers then.
    >
    > I didn't mention that I don't run MS Windows on any of my
    > own machines. Mostly I run NetBSD, although I have a few
    > MacOS machines kicking around too. This is the main reason
    > I need a phone that does not require proprietary software.


    Can't say I blame you ditching Windows - if it wasn't for the fact that most
    phone service software only runs on a Wintel platform I'd be doing the same.

    You should be alright using most of the currently available mid-range
    Nokia's without having to resort to the Nokia proprietry drivers (good job
    really as Nokia seem particularly reticent to provide Linux/Unix drivers in
    the first place) and using a generic modem driver instead.

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