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  1. #1
    Melmac
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    Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70


    I'm after a phone that I can use for webbrosing with the T-Mobile Web'n'walk
    unlimited tariff, which one of the above phones would be better for this??
    or is there a better one out there??? Any advice would be appreciated.

    Which one would be best for additional software etc.





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  2. #2

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    I would definitely recommend a Windows Mobile phone ie MDA Compact,
    Vario or Pro - loads of extra software for these.

    I have the SPV M500, which I have now unlocked to take a T-Mobile sim
    on Web'n'Walk 400, hence I have a brand new MDA Compact II Graphite
    which came with the sim for sale if you want to make me an offer.

    However, if you can put up with the sheer bulkiness of the MDA Pro,
    that should be a lot faster for surfing as it's 3g (there is no mda
    compact sized 3g device as yet).

    Regards

    Simon Clark
    Business Telecoms




  3. #3

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    Unfortunately even though T-Mobile do indeed sell the MDA Pro, which is
    a 3g phone. they still have no 3g usims to put in it yet!

    Regards

    Simon Clark
    Business Telecoms




  4. #4
    Stephen Henson
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    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Unfortunately even though T-Mobile do indeed sell the MDA Pro, which is
    > a 3g phone. they still have no 3g usims to put in it yet!
    >


    One of the mobile forums has suggested that you don't need a USIM to use
    3G on T-mobile. No idea if its true, though I'll be finding out in the
    not too distant future.

    Steve.



  5. #5
    Moonshine
    Guest

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 21:28:00 +0100, Stephen Henson
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    >[email protected] says...
    >> Unfortunately even though T-Mobile do indeed sell the MDA Pro, which is
    >> a 3g phone. they still have no 3g usims to put in it yet!
    >>

    >
    >One of the mobile forums has suggested that you don't need a USIM to use
    >3G on T-mobile. No idea if its true, though I'll be finding out in the
    >not too distant future.
    >
    >Steve.


    No you don't - current SIM give 3g access :-)

    I have an MDA Vario (great piece of kit) - had an N70 sent as upgrade
    for 3g access - absolute tosh incomparison with Vario - so sent it
    back. Just got MDA Pro as an interim 3g device till the 3g enabled
    vario form factor device is available.

    HTH



  6. #6
    NickD
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    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    So you reckon the Vario is the badgers nadgers? Any problems?

    I'm looking for a new smartphone to replace my Treo 650 on Orange, but
    currently they're a bit thin on the ground with O. Was considering a
    Vario and unlocking it.

    Nick




  7. #7
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70


    "NickD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > So you reckon the Vario is the badgers nadgers? Any problems?


    They're a bit bulky, and I have seen complaints of the stylus holder
    becoming loose. The supplied case can cause the screen to rotate
    inadvertantly due to the magnetic clasp, and some software isn't WM5
    compatible. The phone itself is a joy to use though not without its own
    quirks. I like mine (XDA Mini S variant) and still can't see anything else
    on the market to rival it, or that appeals to me more.

    > I'm looking for a new smartphone to replace my Treo 650 on Orange, but
    > currently they're a bit thin on the ground with O. Was considering a
    > Vario and unlocking it.


    Pop into a shop and try one.

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  8. #8
    Steve Dulieu
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    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Unfortunately even though T-Mobile do indeed sell the MDA Pro, which is
    > a 3g phone. they still have no 3g usims to put in it yet!
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Simon Clark
    > Business Telecoms
    >

    I have one of those, don't know what type of SIM (starts 060071) it's got in
    it, but it's sitting here in N17 with a 3G UTMS signal ("U" on the display,
    when it goes out of 3G coverage and drops back to 2.5G this changes to a
    "G"). So it's either got a USIM in it or T-Muppet's 3G service doesn't
    require USIMs...
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    Change from jealous to sad to reply.





  9. #9

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for that - you know more about it than either the T-Mobile shop
    staff I spoke to or T-Mobile direct - they all tell me, yes I can buy a
    3g UTMS phone from T-Mobile, but it will only operate at non 3g speeds!

    Before I fork out on the MDA Pro, how much faster have you found 3g for
    surfing, is it similar to the difference between say 56k dialup and
    ..5meg broadband?

    Many thanks

    Simon Clark
    Business Telecoms




  10. #10
    Steve Dulieu
    Guest

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi Steve
    >
    > Thanks for that - you know more about it than either the T-Mobile shop
    > staff I spoke to or T-Mobile direct - they all tell me, yes I can buy a
    > 3g UTMS phone from T-Mobile, but it will only operate at non 3g speeds!
    >
    > Before I fork out on the MDA Pro, how much faster have you found 3g for
    > surfing, is it similar to the difference between say 56k dialup and
    > .5meg broadband?
    >

    Slightly dodgy 3G coverage map here...
    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/Dispatcher...nes_cua_uc_gis
    3G coverage checker here...
    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/Dispatcher...an_3g_coverage
    As to speed, I just tried a (very) un-scientific experiment. First I set up
    a UTMS connection to the T-Muppet favourites page, that took about 7
    seconds. Then I entered the word "wombat" into Google on the MDA, from
    pressing enter the page took just less than 8 seconds to load. On the
    results page I tapped the wikipedia entry for "wombat", from tapping to
    loading the page without images took less than 18 seconds. I then reloaded
    the page with pictures enabled and that took about 25 seconds. In contrast,
    using IE on my PC at home on a 30mb Telewurst line, Google took less than 4
    seconds to load the results page and about 11 seconds to load the wikipedia
    page. As far as I know, the word "wombat" has never been entered into Google
    previously on either the MDA or my PC and likewise I have never previously
    felt the need to see what wikipedia has to say on the subject of wombats.
    When my partner gets home this evening, I'll repeat the experiment on her
    MDA Compact II to see what the 2.5 times are like...
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    Change from jealous to sad to reply.





  11. #11
    Moonshine
    Guest

    Re: Blackberry 8700g or MDA Compact or Nokia N70

    On 5 Apr 2006 06:27:38 -0700, "NickD" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >So you reckon the Vario is the badgers nadgers? Any problems?
    >
    >I'm looking for a new smartphone to replace my Treo 650 on Orange, but
    >currently they're a bit thin on the ground with O. Was considering a
    >Vario and unlocking it.
    >
    >Nick

    I think its an excellent phone. If you can live with only GPRS and no
    Video calling its the one to have.



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