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Old 19th April 2009, 10:38   #4606
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Hello Friends, after a lot of seaches i have found no mobile to fit the bill yet so here is a revised list of features i'm looking for.

Is there a phone in the market with good 3mp camera with flash and in-built GPS...I know this can be difficult find a phone with the above 2 features unless the budget is about 20k and that the deal here...I am planning to buy an i-pod for my ears so music or a 3.5mm audio jack or good speakers for music is not what i'm looking for anymore.

So what is the cheapest 3mp phone with integrated GPS ???
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Dear BHPians, phonewa koshun bataiye pleaseIn rapidly decreasing order of priority:

a. 10-13k
b. Should look decent
c. 3.2 MP
d. GPS (possible?)
e. Lovely speakerphone/ music on speakers - i have lots of telecons to
attend while driving.
f. (half) decent battery life
g.qwerty keypad - non slider
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Old 19th April 2009, 12:47   #4608
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Dear BHPians, phonewa koshun bataiye pleaseIn rapidly decreasing order of priority:

a. 10-13k
b. Should look decent
c. 3.2 MP
d. GPS (possible?)
e. Lovely speakerphone/ music on speakers - i have lots of telecons to
attend while driving.
f. (half) decent battery life
g.qwerty keypad - non slider
Nokia E63 it has to be for you,

1)12.5-13 k
2)looks OK
3)2 mp decent cam
4)NO GPS
5)Good speaker/music, 3.5 mm Jack (very useful)
6)excellent battery back up
7)full qwerty , without slider
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Old 19th April 2009, 17:15   #4609
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Nokia E63 it has to be for you,

1)12.5-13 k
2)looks OK
3)2 mp decent cam
4)NO GPS
5)Good speaker/music, 3.5 mm Jack (very useful)
6)excellent battery back up
7)full qwerty , without slider
Just bought this phone 2 days back. Pretty decent I'd say. Everything is functional. Doesn't look as classy as the E71 but feels more comfortable weight-wise and size-wise.
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By the way, might come to Dubai end of this month. Could sure use some personalized WM6 tips.
Anytime. WM7 should be out by then, though .
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Hello Friends, after a lot of seaches i have found no mobile to fit the bill yet so here is a revised list of features i'm looking for.

Is there a phone in the market with good 3mp camera with flash and in-built GPS...I know this can be difficult find a phone with the above 2 features unless the budget is about 20k and that the deal here...I am planning to buy an i-pod for my ears so music or a 3.5mm audio jack or good speakers for music is not what i'm looking for anymore.

So what is the cheapest 3mp phone with integrated GPS ???
HTC Diamond? prices have come down and you should be able to get it for under 20k. it comes with a 3.2 MP Camera and has GPS on board as well. Plus the 528MHz processor and 192MB RAM really rocks. Oh and these days it comes with 1340mAH battery rather than the 920mAH battery it used to come with plus you can even get the Airtel unlock code for free so that you can use any SIM cards
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Old 20th April 2009, 11:49   #4612
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Default Advice requestes for buying a mobile with GPS

Hi, I am planning to get a mobile with GPS capabilities to assist me in my travels and I have shortlisted some models which came up in my research. They are Nokia 6110 navigator, 6710 Navigator and 5800 XpressMusic (which also has GPS functionality).
I would like to get some advice from the forum as to which is the best one in terms of GPS capabilities. Or is there some other model which is better than these ? My budget is 20K.Looking forward to your responses.I don't have any brand preferences(though my research includes only Nokia)
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A phone using the Windows Mobile platform offers much better GPS options than a Symbian based unit. Look at the HTC Touch Diamond. My dad has a N96 and s/w on the Symbian platform for India is very limited.
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The little reading I did mentioned the in phone GPS was not as good as the external ones in terms of sensitivity or capability. I would suggest you get an external GPS device rather than tie the phone and GPS together. For 11K the map my india navigator has had good reviews in AutoCar. Othe brands are costlier. This is just my thought. There is a bluetooth capable Nokia GPS piece that can also be added on later to any phone capable of supporting bluetooth based GPS. This would be another option as well.
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Look at the HTC Touch Diamond. My dad has a N96 and s/w on the Symbian platform for India is very limited.
Thanks bigman but does this HTC Touch has 3G support ? I would like to get a phone which offers GPS and then some thing like 3G support as a bonus.

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I would suggest you get an external GPS device rather than tie the phone and GPS together..
This would involve me having to carry both the pieces right ? from a daily use point of view ( when using as a mobile) is this feasible ?
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I have been using the following for the last couple of months.

1. Nokia E66 with in built GPS and Satguide symbian software
2. Map My India AMAX Car navigation device with updated software form Map my India.

The following are my observation.

1. Nokia E66.
Lock in to GPS signals is fast as the phone downloads to sattelite position from the Nokia server and configures itself. Screen size is tiny and unusable for driving. Audio output comes onto the blue tooth headset after pairing.Possible to use other software like google maps, nokia maps etc.Symbian version of satguide is limited to 25 cities only and highway maps are not very accurate.
2. Map My India PND
Screen size is more practical. Audio is loud. Map detail is excellent especially on the highway.Covers 400 odd cities. With this device alternate software is not easily available.
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Default E63+gmaps=basic GPS

Have been using gmaps on E63 for a while.
While pointing my location is a little erroneous(owing to towers spacing issues from operator), guiding me from point A to point B is pretty quick and impressive.Though this combination could never compete a standalone GPS , for general purpose daily usage(read getting routes in cities), google maps should suffice, IMHO.
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Thanks bigman but does this HTC Touch has 3G support ? I would like to get a phone which offers GPS and then some thing like 3G support as a bonus.


This would involve me having to carry both the pieces right ? from a daily use point of view ( when using as a mobile) is this feasible ?
Yes the HTC touch diamond is 3G.
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^sadly the diamond launched in India does not have 3G :(

it only has GPRS/EDGE.

However there is a model called HTC Touch 3G and yes it is obviously 3G and has GPS as well

HTC - Products - HTC Touch 3G - Overview

price would be around 20k range
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guys, can anyone please tell me which is the *cheapest* mobile that
1. charges off computer's USB
2. supports 3.5mm audio jack
3. has memory card for storing audio files

i don't need anything else (bluetooth, wi-fi, camera, gprs, etc.)

thanks!
just an update. finally purchased nokia 5130 xpressmusic for 6K mainly for its 3.5mm jack, compromised on the USB charger, instead bought a nokia car charger. given the sad state of bangalore traffic conditions i figured i will be better served with a charge-from-car option than charge from laptop option :-)
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