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Old 26th February 2009, 14:52   #4396
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If you're getting a brand new, boxed E71 for 15K, pick it up man!

In Mumbai, the E71 & E63 retail for 19.8K and 13K, respectively.
ya I am considering that but I also got offer of mint used BB Bold for 23 K without bill and warranty? is that a good deal?
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Old 26th February 2009, 17:18   #4397
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Need help for a friend

"I wanna to have a cell with a pretty gud music player, camera n memory. Please tell me which all models I can drop to ground without having much trouble. Also rate these fones based on the battery life."

lets say 15k budget.
By good camera and music player i can think of Sony Eric models. Dont know about the dropping to ground thing though.

I have pretty good experience with nokia being dropped to ground frequently. No trouble even after the phone accidently dropped from 1st floor!!!

I guess the new nokia models should also be durable.
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Old 26th February 2009, 21:12   #4398
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Default N82 -- formidable feature-set mostly yet unmatched by competitors

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Guys suggest a replacement for an N82. I would prefer a nokia only and camera + flash is of high priority.
The N82 packs a formidable set of features into a single package.
for example: How many other cell phone models have all of these (as in: every single one of these features)?
  • Built-in accelerometer with automatic screen rotation
  • 3G/UMTS radio
  • WiFi.
  • Quad-band: WCDMA2100 (HSDPA), EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS) with automatic switching between bands and modes
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 2420: i.e. 332 MHz ARM11 + 220 MHz C55x DSP + PowerVR MBX GPU,
  • 3D with Graphics hardware Accelerator (OpenGL ES 1.1) -- Direct connection to TV via TV-out or wireless LAN/UPnP
  • Phenomenal 5 megapixel CMOS camera sensor with real (Xenon) flash, Carl Zeiss Tessar (4-element) autofocus lens; Secondary (front) camera
  • MPEG-4 VGA (640x480), 30 frames per second video recording
  • Upto 32 GB Hot swappable microSD memory card expandability
  • Stereo FM radio
  • Integrated Stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • A2DP wireless stereo Bluetooth headphone support
  • Integrated GPS receiver for navigation with Assisted-GPS capability
  • full n-GAGE gaming platform
If I were to somehow trash my December 2007 model N82, I would just buy a new N82. Otherwise I'd have to "double" the budget to look for a worthy competitor.
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Old 26th February 2009, 21:40   #4399
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@RAM - this one -
N95 8gb-
  • General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 2100
  • HSDPA 850 / 1900 -
  • Size Dimensions 99 x 53 x 21 mm, 96 cc
  • Weight 128 g
  • Display Type TFT, 16M colors
  • Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches
  • - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Ringtones Type Polyphonic (64 channels), Monophonic, True Tones, MP3
  • Customization Download
  • Vibration Yes
  • - Stereo speakers
  • Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
  • Call records Detailed, max 30 days
  • Card slot No
  • - 8 GB internal memory
  • - 128 MB SDRAM memory
  • - Dual ARM 11 332 MHz CPU
  • - 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
  • Data GPRS Class 32, 107 / 64.2 kbps
  • HSCSD Yes
  • EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps; DTM Class 11, 177 kbps
  • 3G HSDPA
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • Infrared port Yes
  • USB Yes, v2.0 miniUSB
  • Features OS Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1
  • Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Games Downloadable, order now
  • Colors Black
  • Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA 30fps), LED flash; secondary CIF videocall camera
  • - Built-in GPS receiver
  • - A-GPS function
  • - Nokia Maps
  • - Dual slide design
  • - Java MIDP 2.0
  • - MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA player
  • - 3.5 mm audio output jack
  • - TV-out
  • - Stereo FM Radio
  • - Organizer
  • - Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • - T9
  • - Push to talk
  • - Voice dial/memo
  • - Built-in handsfree
  • Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200mAH (BL-6F)
  • Stand-by Up to 280 h
  • Talk time Up to 6 h
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Old 26th February 2009, 22:04   #4400
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N95 8gb-
Compared to the N82, the N95 8GB:

1) Lacks the brilliant Xenon flash.
The N95-8GB's simple LED flash translates to at least two drawbacks.
a) Low light pictures suffer terribly
b) Can't capture fast action.

2) The N82 has 2 lens covers: the external slide that opens to activate the camera and a clear cover just in front of the lens. Lacking the slide, the N95 8GB's eye gets scratched and these scratches directly affect the image quality.

3) The N82 is more future-proof than the N95 8GB. Being microSDHC compatible it can support even 32GB microSD cards. With the N95 8GB you're stuck with the slow 8GB in the handset. Ability to swap out the microSD card is a N82 advantage not found on the N95 8GB.

4) Another thing, with the N82, you can take out the card and use a card reader to transfer your data lightning fast!
On the other hand, PC transfer speed is limited on the N95 8GB.
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Old 26th February 2009, 22:59   #4401
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Compared to the N82, the N95 8GB:

1) Lacks the brilliant Xenon flash.
The N95-8GB's simple LED flash translates to at least two drawbacks.
a) Low light pictures suffer terribly
b) Can't capture fast action.

In reality no problem with low light and a little prob with capturing fast action
in usage. N82 does not have a better camera as specifications for camera are same for both phones. 8gb just don't have Xenon so loses just a tad bit in dark area pictures.

2) The N82 has 2 lens covers: the external slide that opens to activate the camera and a clear cover just in front of the lens. Lacking the slide, the N95 8GB's eye gets scratched and these scratches directly affect the image quality.

Not entirely true as am using one since may last year and nothing gets scratched and no quality image issues as well. But yes a cover would have been good.

3) The N82 is more future-proof than the N95 8GB. Being microSDHC compatible it can support even 32GB microSD cards. With the N95 8GB you're stuck with the slow 8GB in the handset. Ability to swap out the microSD card is a N82 advantage not found on the N95 8GB.

And who told you 8gb is slow in anyway- try it once and you'll be surprised! Yes SD card is an advantage in N82. However how much memory do you use on your phone. I have filled just 3 gb since i got ot 8 months back with end number of applications,games,800 pics and 5 movies as well.

4) Another thing, with the N82, you can take out the card and use a card reader to transfer your data lightning fast!
On the other hand, PC transfer speed is limited on the N95 8GB.
Not true at all. Try transfering the files and you'll see how fast it is. Yes having a card does provide easy to use option.
Lets check this also -
Compared to the N82, the N95 8GB:
Screen: The N95 8GB has a 2.8” while the N82 has the 2.4” screen. It doesn’t seem like a lot on paper, but consider that even compared against the the classic N95’s 2.6” the N95 8GB's screen looks huge. People prefer bigger screen, the N95 8GB has the clear advantage here.

Dedicated Music controls: Music is a big part of the Nseries. Being the smartphones that they are, both the N95 8GB and the N82 are capable of multi-tasking. This means that you could be playing your favorite tune or podcast in the background while performing other tasks. Lacking music keys means that you have to “minimize” what you’re doing to control your music. The N95 8GB's dedicated muisc keys allows you to controls your music while performing other tasks like playing N-Gage games. Another win for the N95 8GB.

Irda port: Many people use the good old Irda port; it’s still very popular among businessmen, so why remove such a feature? The Irda port might be a bit dated, but there are many uses for this trusty old port like Psiloc’s Total irRemote.

Both are good phones and looks are subjective as usual

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Old 27th February 2009, 02:10   #4402
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Gentlemen! How's it going.. I've been in slumber for a few months now.. busy with work..

This discussion b/w harry 10 and Ram have brought back memories from a year ago when I was in the same boat.. I argued with Ram..even on the phone and finally settled for the n95 8gig for the same reasons that Harry has outlayed.
But maybe, just maybe, had the n82 been available in black at that time, I would have gone for it.

Wanted to know if n95 users have come across any cool applications lately. I used wwigo for using my phone as a webcam and it's pretty nifty I thought.

I am looking for:
1. A good application that will allow me to upload videos without too much of a fuss directly on some internet site that is commonly used by many. Till now, I have been uploading videos only thru my laptop.

2. Image: Is there an application that would allow me to post process my pics with a magical single button tool like 'I'm feeling lucky' in Picassa? The lack of this function in my phone is probably the only thing that keeps me from uploading photos directly from my phone to the net.

3. Any other cool/useful apps.. pls put them up here.
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Old 27th February 2009, 02:18   #4403
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I totally agree with RAM on the XENON flash part, its something all camera phones should have. Anyway i'm thinking of picking up a n82 again this time in "BLACK" color, or i will wait for N86 but they say its gonna cost 375euros on launch :O

And N82 has a very fast GPS. The new firmware 3.0.0.... makes it even faster.

@MCMAYANK : Check out www.ShozU.com for your uploading needs
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@mcmayank, I'd back aZa's recommendation of shozu.

For the image processing, this might help: PhotoRite SP - Nokia Symbian Series60 S60 2nd 3rd Edition Photo Imaging Camera Viewer Editor Software Download. The mobile imaging software that unleash your imagination. For Nokia 3250, 5500, 5700, 6110, 6290, N71, N72, N73, N75, N76, N77, N80, N91,
It has a one-click autofix button that does exactly what you want

@Ram, I must agree with you. Somebody for whom the N82 was a perfect solution will not be able to get a new phone that fills the N82's shoes completely. Another TBHPian and I were having just the same discussion 3 days back -- he wanted to get a new phone, but we both could not figure out which of the current ones were the best replacements. I think he too bought another N82.
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Hey guys,

Needed an opinion here,

A friend's sister needs a new phone. Was wondering which one would be a good option.

Features required,

1. Wi-Fi is a must
2. Keyboard like Keypad if available
3. Camera not required
4. Should look good in a girls hand

Budget is 15k, 20k if stretched to the fullest. I know there aren't a lot of choices here, but would appreciate any help.

Thanks
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Try one of the earlier models from HTC like HTC - Products - HTC TyTN II - Overview
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Old 28th February 2009, 09:15   #4407
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E71.....I can't imagine how it looks in a girls hand...


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Hey guys,

Needed an opinion here,

A friend's sister needs a new phone. Was wondering which one would be a good option.

Features required,

1. Wi-Fi is a must
2. Keyboard like Keypad if available
3. Camera not required
4. Should look good in a girls hand

Budget is 15k, 20k if stretched to the fullest. I know there aren't a lot of choices here, but would appreciate any help.

Thanks
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I totally agree with RAM on the XENON flash part, its something all camera phones should have. Anyway i'm thinking of picking up a n82 again this time in "BLACK" color, or i will wait for N86 but they say its gonna cost 375euros on launch :O

And N82 has a very fast GPS. The new firmware 3.0.0.... makes it even faster.

@MCMAYANK : Check out www.ShozU.com for your uploading needs
On the contrary I feel updating to 300.** has made the GPS slow on my Nokia 82.
The previous version was the best when it comes to GPS sensitivity.
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Built-in accelerometer with automatic screen rotation
Its only an eye wash. This is the worst accelerometer implementation that I have seen in a phone since it only work in one orientation mode. I have it switched off in my phone ever since I bought it. And is there anyway to increase the brightness still? Nokia seems to be hell bent on saving battery and not letting me to choose how much I want to save?
Other than that I love my swiss army knife of a mobile phone.
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I have a question about the WLAN setting.

Under Menu > Tools > Settings > Connection > Wireless LAN, what must the 'Show WLAN availability' be set to -- 'Never' or 'Yes'?
If Yes, what should 'Scan for networks' be set to?
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