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  1. #1
    Steve O
    Guest
    In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola available,
    or the Nokia N73.
    The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I went for
    it.
    It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a nice 2 gig
    SD card.
    But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's starting
    to annoy me.
    There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a mini
    computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big thing which
    looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation phones, despite the
    bigger screen.
    The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's produced
    quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it in low light.
    So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least until it's time for an
    upgrade) so what can you say to convince me that I shouldn't have stayed
    with the slimline Motorola?
    Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    previously escaped my attention?






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  2. #2
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    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    Dont complain i have nokia n70 and it is much bigger than n73 so be happy.
    It is a great phone so i dont give a damn if someone thinks it is big so
    despite it s
    size it is one of the best phones on the maket





  3. #3
    Simon Templar
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    I recently upgraded to the Nokia N73 also and I don't have an issue with
    the size, at least I don't have to think if I am still holding it in my
    hand.

    If you want the smallest phone you can get with NO features then go for
    the Motorola, I'm staying with Nokia and my N73. Symbian rocks!!!


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  4. #4
    For example: John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    Umm .... have you heard of eBay ?

    Steve O wrote:
    > In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola
    > available, or the Nokia N73.
    > The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I
    > went for it.
    > It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a
    > nice 2 gig SD card.
    > But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    > It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's
    > starting to annoy me.
    > There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a
    > mini computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big
    > thing which looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation
    > phones, despite the bigger screen.
    > The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's
    > produced quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it
    > in low light. So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least
    > until it's time for an upgrade) so what can you say to convince me
    > that I shouldn't have stayed with the slimline Motorola?
    > Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    > previously escaped my attention?






  5. #5
    For example: John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    It is simply impossible to go back to an OS-less (ie - non-Symbian) phone.
    It's like going from a PC to a Playstation.
    Playstation - very good ... but a one-trick pony.
    With a Symbian phone, you don't just get a phone - you get a palm computer
    aswell.
    That's why SE, Motorola, Samsung et al are all just also-rans.
    When will they learn that people want flexible, customizable devices ?
    Look at the N95 - all your devices in one.
    Without Symbian it would just be a very capable phone ... but WITH Symbian,
    it's a competition floor-wiper.

    Simon Templar wrote:
    > I recently upgraded to the Nokia N73 also and I don't have an issue
    > with the size, at least I don't have to think if I am still holding
    > it in my hand.
    >
    > If you want the smallest phone you can get with NO features then go
    > for the Motorola, I'm staying with Nokia and my N73. Symbian rocks!!!






  6. #6
    Steve O
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?


    "For example: John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4530dc85$1_[email protected]
    > Umm .... have you heard of eBay ?


    You sell contract phones on ebay?

    >
    > Steve O wrote:
    >> In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola
    >> available, or the Nokia N73.
    >> The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I
    >> went for it.
    >> It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a
    >> nice 2 gig SD card.
    >> But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    >> It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's
    >> starting to annoy me.
    >> There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a
    >> mini computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big
    >> thing which looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation
    >> phones, despite the bigger screen.
    >> The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's
    >> produced quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it
    >> in low light. So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least
    >> until it's time for an upgrade) so what can you say to convince me
    >> that I shouldn't have stayed with the slimline Motorola?
    >> Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    >> previously escaped my attention?

    >
    >






  7. #7
    For example: John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    Whaddya mean contract phone ?
    A phone is a phone, just swap your SIM over.
    Sell your unloved phone, buy one you fancy instead - though not necessarily
    in that order, for reasons of continuity.

    Steve O wrote:
    > "For example: John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Umm .... have you heard of eBay ?

    >
    > You sell contract phones on ebay?
    >
    >>
    >> Steve O wrote:
    >>> In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola
    >>> available, or the Nokia N73.
    >>> The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I
    >>> went for it.
    >>> It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a
    >>> nice 2 gig SD card.
    >>> But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    >>> It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's
    >>> starting to annoy me.
    >>> There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a
    >>> mini computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big
    >>> thing which looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation
    >>> phones, despite the bigger screen.
    >>> The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's
    >>> produced quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use
    >>> it in low light. So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at
    >>> least until it's time for an upgrade) so what can you say to
    >>> convince me that I shouldn't have stayed with the slimline Motorola?
    >>> Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may
    >>> have previously escaped my attention?






  8. #8
    Stabby
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    Steve O wrote:
    > In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola available,
    > or the Nokia N73.
    > The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I went for
    > it.
    > It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a nice 2 gig
    > SD card.
    > But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    > It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's starting
    > to annoy me.
    > There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a mini
    > computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big thing which
    > looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation phones, despite the
    > bigger screen.
    > The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's produced
    > quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it in low light.
    > So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least until it's time for an
    > upgrade) so what can you say to convince me that I shouldn't have stayed
    > with the slimline Motorola?
    > Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    > previously escaped my attention?
    >
    >
    >

    Mine is ok, though there are a couple of annoying aspects. I can't just
    type in a number and phone it (I have to press a numeric key, then
    end-call button, then dial the number for some bizarre reason.) There
    was no way to switch off the flashing blue "energy saving" light, so I
    painted over it ;-) Phone logs were buried about 4 levels deep when I
    finally found them, but it's simple to move them to the top-level menu I
    guess. It's too easy to open the camera by mistake when taking the phone
    out of your pocket, and it crashes/resets too often.

    Apart from that... ;-)

    In retrospect, if I wasn't signed up for a year now, I probably would
    have gone for a Sony Ericcson instead...



  9. #9
    Steve O
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?


    "Stabby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Steve O wrote:
    >> In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola
    >> available, or the Nokia N73.
    >> The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I went
    >> for it.
    >> It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a nice 2
    >> gig SD card.
    >> But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    >> It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's
    >> starting to annoy me.
    >> There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a mini
    >> computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big thing which
    >> looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation phones, despite
    >> the bigger screen.
    >> The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's produced
    >> quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it in low
    >> light.
    >> So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least until it's time for
    >> an upgrade) so what can you say to convince me that I shouldn't have
    >> stayed with the slimline Motorola?
    >> Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    >> previously escaped my attention?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Mine is ok, though there are a couple of annoying aspects. I can't just
    > type in a number and phone it (I have to press a numeric key, then
    > end-call button, then dial the number for some bizarre reason.) There was
    > no way to switch off the flashing blue "energy saving" light, so I painted
    > over it ;-)


    That annoyed me too - so I switched it off.
    Wish I could remember how I did it so I could let you know.

    >Phone logs were buried about 4 levels deep when I finally found them, but
    >it's simple to move them to the top-level menu I guess. It's too easy to
    >open the camera by mistake when taking the phone out of your pocket, and it
    >crashes/resets too often.
    >
    > Apart from that... ;-)
    >
    > In retrospect, if I wasn't signed up for a year now, I probably would have
    > gone for a Sony Ericcson instead...


    I'm thinking of selling on ebay, buying a more suitable phone and having a
    nice meal out with what's left over.
    It's a good phone, but far too much phone for what I need - I think I was
    oversold at the Carphone Warehouse.






  10. #10
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Re: Have I made a mistake with the Nokia N73?

    "Stabby" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Steve O wrote:
    >> In the shop, it came down to two choices - the slimmest Motorola
    >> available, or the Nokia N73.
    >> The assistant assured me that the Nokia was the better phone, so I went
    >> for it.
    >> It probably is the better phone, especially when teamed up with a nice 2
    >> gig SD card.
    >> But why does it have to be so bloody big!!!?
    >> It's like walking around with a housebrick in my pocket, and it's
    >> starting to annoy me.
    >> There's no point saying to people, "It's a smartphone!- It's like a mini
    >> computer!" because all they can see is this bloody great big thing which
    >> looks like a throwback to the early (2nd? ) generation phones, despite
    >> the bigger screen.
    >> The camera isn't as good as I thought it would be either - it's produced
    >> quite a few dodgy photos and it's pointless trying to use it in low
    >> light.
    >> So come on - I'm stuck with the thing now ( at least until it's time for
    >> an upgrade) so what can you say to convince me that I shouldn't have
    >> stayed with the slimline Motorola?
    >> Or am I missing out on some possible uses or advantages which may have
    >> previously escaped my attention?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Mine is ok, though there are a couple of annoying aspects. I can't just
    > type in a number and phone it (I have to press a numeric key, then
    > end-call button, then dial the number for some bizarre reason.) There was
    > no way to switch off the flashing blue "energy saving" light, so I painted
    > over it ;-) Phone logs were buried about 4 levels deep when I finally
    > found them, but it's simple to move them to the top-level menu I guess.
    > It's too easy to open the camera by mistake when taking the phone out of
    > your pocket, and it crashes/resets too often.
    >
    > Apart from that... ;-)
    >
    > In retrospect, if I wasn't signed up for a year now, I probably would have
    > gone for a Sony Ericcson instead...


    This "cannot type a number and call" must either be an operator specific
    feature (operator specific SW on the phone) or a bug, on my S60 phone I can
    dial normally from idle menu. Perhaps a SW update, when available, will
    help.

    The phone logs, if you mean last dialled, received & missed calls are closer
    than they appear. Just press the green dial key and you are on the last
    dialled numbers, navigate sideways and you reach the other logs. On any
    phone it takes some time to get used to the features that make it easy to
    use, specifically if coming from a different brand.

    The camera should be a top quality cell phone camera. You cannot expect
    similar quality from any of those at poor light conditions but at good light
    (outside) you should get good quality, fully sufficient for photo prints.

    If your phone crashes every now and then, you really do need a SW update.
    Don't know your operator but US operators often lag in SW updates, unbranded
    phones are often far better.





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