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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Today Cell Phone Forums released the beta of our phone database.

    You will noticed an abundance of information on over 1500 phones! This includes:

    • Detailed specs
    • Photo gallery
    • Buying information
    • Integrated comment system


    You will also see an update for user phone information. You will now have the choice to select your phone and provider to have them displayed next to your posts. (see left for an example) Your old phone information will not show.

    Enjoy! Post here any bugs you find or comments you have.
    Very cool! You are missing some info on the Voyager though. Czecho just told me the Voyager uses Flash 7 or lower, and the Live TV service is MediaFLO. It's a great start though!! The icon option is a nice extra touch!


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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    Yeh, some data may not be as complete as it can.

    I'm still undecided if I like the icon where it is. It seems to cluttered when on the left under the username.
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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    Yeh, some data may not be as complete as it can.

    I'm still undecided if I like the icon where it is. It seems to cluttered when on the left under the username.
    I haven't seen it listed under the user name. Maybe you can make the image smaller and then it won't take up so much room. Or maybe you can find a way to have it listed on the right side of the post. There is nothing on that side. I don't know anything about running a forum site; so I don't know what options you are given.



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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    prob can't make the image any smaller without being able to tell what the phone is. The good thing is I can put it wherever I want
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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

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    prob can't make the image any smaller without being able to tell what the phone is. The good thing is I can put it wherever I want

    It's a good idea though! I'm sure other web forums will start doing this soon. When someone posts a question, you then get to see a photo of the phone they have. Because phone model numbers and names kind of blend in together after a while. If someone said they own the LG VX1000, a lot of people have not idea what that phone is. But if they see a picture then it all makes more sense.



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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    What about moving all the phone icons to the avatar section and allow people to have the choice of whether or not they want to have their phone displayed? If people are filling out their profile the way that they should when they sign up, the link to the phone is already there, along with the same info that you get after clicking on the phone icon anyway.
    The only problem with that is many people, like yourself, have their own custom avatars. So they would choose that custom avatar over just a basic phone photo. I love the phone icon idea because it makes helping someone out easier. A lot of newbies will post problems, but they don't list what phone that they have. So then you have to check their profile and hope they included what phone they are using. Plus if your thinking about getting a new phone; you will see the phone icon on someones account and then you can ask them personally what they think of the phone.
    I don't know; I like knowing others are using the phone I have. It makes me feel like we are all part of the same family. Does that make any sense?



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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    I may not be understanding the point of the phone database. It seems that all I get when I "search" is the ability to view available phones by manufacturer or by provider. One can already do that by going directly to the manufacturer's or service provider's web sites. It would be more valuable to search on functions that one wants or doesn't want in a phone. For instance, I would really like to find a phone that has a good battery life, good reception, good audio quality, SMS service, a full addressbook or contact list, and a calendar. A camera is not necessary, and I do not want an MP3 player or internet service. Is there a way to find information such as that on the cell phone forum? Additionally I have been looking for a phone that I can reconcile with a contact list and calendar on my computer. I found some software that helps with that but it does not reconcile the calendar from ALL phones - only specific ones. (see www(dot)datapilot(dot)com )

    Any suggestions on searching for this information?
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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    sounds pretty cool



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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    So where can I post my phone's database?



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    Re: Phone Database (beta)

    Hi tavenger5,
    I was searching for this on net. Lucky that I found it in this thread.
    Thanks for updating.



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