Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th April 2008, 16:11   #3031
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,603
Thanked: 138 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raajiv View Post
I am looking at a Nokia 6300. Comes at around 7.4 K.Is is worth it??
Does the Phone have inherent problems??
6300 is a VFM phone with all the features you can think of, I have the previous version (6233).

Only downside: OS is not Symbian, so you can't install most of the external Applications/Software.
finneyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 16:20   #3032
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 7
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ntomer View Post
After lots of googling I found out that icicibank.com doesn't run on Opera Mini 4; so I have also installed Opera Mini 3.1 on my mobile.

Now I use 3.1 for ICICI, 4.0 for everything else.

\N
guess you did not read my previous post completely

Check the link below to download a mobile application provided by ICICI bank itself to provide secured banking transactions without intervening fone browsers.

ICICI Mobile Banking Application | iMobile | Mobile Money Transfer | Bill Payments | Check Credit Balance
praveenkm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 16:31   #3033
Senior - BHPian
 
nishantgandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 150 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finneyp View Post
6300 is a VFM phone with all the features you can think of, I have the previous version (6233).

Only downside: OS is not Symbian, so you can't install most of the external Applications/Software.
Would like to correct you here dude. 6300 has Symbian Series 40 3rd Edition user interface. I have a 6300 and have been able to install applications (Gmail, Opera) and Games on it.
nishantgandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 16:32   #3034
BHPian
 
Raajiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monterey Bay,CA
Posts: 262
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finneyp View Post
6300 is a VFM phone with all the features you can think of, I have the previous version (6233).

Only downside: OS is not Symbian, so you can't install most of the external Applications/Software.


I care the heck,finneyp.Since, i am looking only a a decent camera mobile of Nokia brand within 8K.
Raajiv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 16:33   #3035
BHPian
 
Raajiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monterey Bay,CA
Posts: 262
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nishantgandhi View Post
Would like to correct you here dude. 6300 has Symbian Series 40 3rd Edition user interface. I have a 6300 and have been able to install applications (Gmail, Opera) and Games on it.

Hi Nishant,

Your honest reviews on the Phone,please.Planning to get it this weekend.
Raajiv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 16:36   #3036
Senior - BHPian
 
nishantgandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 150 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raajiv View Post
Hi Nishant,

Your honest reviews on the Phone,please.Planning to get it this weekend.
IMHO, I find it to be a 'girlie' phone. It is no doubt very able, has a good camera (bad video, though!) and very very easy to use. But battery life is not good. You will be lucky to survive 1 day with heavy calling/SMS and not emptying the battery.

I didn't like it (my wife uses it, we bought it in Dubai, much to her resistance and my insistence. It was newly launched that time you see!). Also the fact that Symbian S40 comes no where close to the ability and robust-ness of Symbian S60 UI.
nishantgandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2008, 17:35   #3037
Senior - BHPian
 
extreme_torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,486
Thanked: 1,163 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raajiv View Post
Hi Nishant,

Your honest reviews on the Phone,please.Planning to get it this weekend.
Raajiv... get the Nokia 6233 instead. 6300 has poor battery life and isnt as loaded as 6233 in terms of features and technology.
6233 currently is the most VFM phone in the market and it looks better than 6300 IMHO expecially in black with that classy chrome surround.
extreme_torque is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 10:52   #3038
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 613
Thanked: 116 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by praveenkm View Post
guess you did not read my previous post completely

Check the link below to download a mobile application provided by ICICI bank itself to provide secured banking transactions without intervening fone browsers.

ICICI Mobile Banking Application | iMobile | Mobile Money Transfer | Bill Payments | Check Credit Balance
I read your post completely but didn't feel comfortable in installing ICICI's proprietary application, so relied on Opera Mini 3.1 instead.

\N
ntomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 11:04   #3039
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 613
Thanked: 116 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrashok View Post
The OE browser (Pocket IE) is pretty much useless. Opera Mini (free) is a much better option. An even better option is Opera Mobile 8.65 (priced SW). NetFront is also a good alternative option (but I prefer Opera).
Thanx hydrashok, that was the best advice I have got in a long time.

I tried Opera Mobile 8.65 but didn't like it. It is slow to open and sluggish to work with.

But Opera Mini, oh boy, I have worked on it only for a day and I am already a big fan. My biggest gripe with Plam Treo 750 was it's browser and my unability to work on browser with one had (I had to use stylus to click on a link, Symbian S60 browser provide mouse pointer which can be operated by joystick).

Opera Mini gives everything S60 browser gives and then some more. It is really quick, pages are rendered flawlessly, the zoomed-out view is really useful unlike S60 browser.

My phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and doesn't had a Java Midlet Manager. So I installed Esmertec JBed to run Opera Mini.

To run Opera Mini I had to first launch JBed and then Opera Mini - two clicks. I created a shortcut, and can now launch it in one click. Opera mini asks for some connection permissions while connecting for the first time, resulting in two more clicks. Some registry tweaks took care of that also. Now Opening Opera Mini and loading page is really quick. I love Windows Mobile's extensibility.

Will keep you posted on my further experiences.

\N
ntomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 11:17   #3040
BHPian
 
prince85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 967
Thanked: 83 Times
Question N95 or the N82

Well am getting a birthday gift from dad today. But i dunno which one to go in for?? Guys, please help me out choosing a handset between the N82 and the N95.

Priorities are features and resale.

Guys, could someone please help me with a definative comparison as to which one scores over the other in terms of features???.

The only difference between the two that i am aware of is that the N82 has a xenon flash which the N95 lacks(thats all i know). I think all the other features are the same, please correct me if i am wrong here! Is there anything else that i need to keep in mind before making a choice???. Guys, please help me out urgently.

PS.Both the above models are priced similarly.

Cheers

Last edited by prince85 : 30th April 2008 at 11:19.
prince85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 12:15   #3041
BHPian
 
mav2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 562
Thanked: 117 Times
Default

Hi guys, just a question to all of you. Is there any real world difference between Edge Class 32 and Edge class 10, as I am putting off my decision to buy a new phone due to the lower edge class 10 available on most phones. I currently use an n95 and the net is pretty decent using edge class 32. your help will be most appreciated.
mav2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 12:15   #3042
BHPian
 
mav2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 562
Thanked: 117 Times
Default

@prince go for the n82, but would much prefer the n95 8gb if you can stretch.
mav2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 12:23   #3043
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,603
Thanked: 138 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nishantgandhi View Post
Would like to correct you here dude. 6300 has Symbian Series 40 3rd Edition user interface.
Nishant, you have got it wrong, I just rechecked Nokia site, both 6233 & 6300 doesn't have Symbian OS, details from Nokia site:

Quote:
6300: New enhanced Series 40 user interface
6233: New S 40 user interface
finneyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 12:45   #3044
Senior - BHPian
 
nishantgandhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 150 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finneyp View Post
Nishant, you have got it wrong, I just rechecked Nokia site, both 6233 & 6300 doesn't have Symbian OS, details from Nokia site:
Ok, I guess I was as confused as millions other out there, who assume that Since Symbian has S60 and S80, therefore S40 is also Symbian based (http://forum2.mobile-review.com/showthread.php?t=48669)

However, Wikipedia tells me that S40 is Nokia Series 40 and not based on Symbian. (Nokia Series 40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). I still have my doubts simply because S40 looks quite similar to S60 (atleast the stand by plug ins etc)
nishantgandhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2008, 12:53   #3045
BHPian
 
whatcanthisbe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: http://www.wandering-online.com
Posts: 501
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

how is the n 76 ?? any one have any insights ?
whatcanthisbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Mobile Phone Pictures Thread inder_s1 Shifting gears 13 10th April 2009 21:06
F1-2009...All your Discussions here....! PAVAN KADAM Int'l Motorsport 395 4th April 2009 13:58
T-Mobile G1 Android mobile phone introduced yesterday but nobody here seems to care.. srijit Gadgets, Computers & Software 33 7th October 2008 15:57
Decisions... Decisions on choosing a four wheeled friend balashome The Indian Car Scene 47 1st October 2005 20:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:38.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks