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Old 25th October 2010, 06:29   #7171
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Thanks for the suggestion, was in the market for a QWERTY phone. More over at almost 2K more than the C3 the latter made more sense.
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Old 25th October 2010, 06:37   #7172
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I was waiting for the C3 for a very long time as well. Really wanted an affordable qwerty phone from a reputed brand.

The keys on the C3 are very narrow. Make typing very difficult. Plus, its got hindi alphabets on the keys which just make the whole keypad look too crowded.

Any pointers for an affordable qwerty?
My personal experience with the C3 demo was very postive regarding the keypad. As you rightly point out the keys are narrow but the convex contour on them make it a joy to type.Actually the keypad is almost similar(i would say better than) to the E71.

Other options in this price range are the E63 and the Motorola EX115.

There is a Samsung wave model with a sliding QWERTY at slightly higher price but have had poor experience with Sammy sliders. The other option would be the Micromax Q75.

Do update as to your final decision.
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Old 25th October 2010, 07:30   #7173
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Dear Mates on TBhp

Request advice on buying a low cost 3G phone in India. On this side of 5K what are my options and which one is best.

My requirements
1. A basic phone with long talk time. (even camera can be dispensed with)
2. Ability to access 3G on phone as well as on lappy

Thanks

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Old 25th October 2010, 09:29   #7174
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Have you considered the new Moto Starling?

Good price and dual SIM. Downers are low battery capacity (esp. for dual SIM) and IIRC EDGE is of lower class.

No idea how it performs in real. But at least its a Moto.
I saw the Starling. Although I like the phone, the piece I saw had its keys stuck. So, I have no idea how the keys really feel. Plus I hear it requires you to walk around with a charger around your neck. :P

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My personal experience with the C3 demo was very postive regarding the keypad. As you rightly point out the keys are narrow but the convex contour on them make it a joy to type.Actually the keypad is almost similar(i would say better than) to the E71.

Other options in this price range are the E63 and the Motorola EX115.

There is a Samsung wave model with a sliding QWERTY at slightly higher price but have had poor experience with Sammy sliders. The other option would be the Micromax Q75.

Do update as to your final decision.
Are Micromax phones good?

I am just not satisfied with any of the qwerty phones under 10k. If I do not find a suitable model, I'll wait and up my budget to accommodate a Blackberry.

I currently use a clamshell Samsung, it has a horrible network reception, only 350 messages sized message-box, and a habit of losing the network altogether sometimes. But it sure is one tough nut! I have dropped it a million times, but still carries on. (I guess dropping it really has ruined the insides)
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Old 25th October 2010, 11:30   #7175
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I was waiting for the C3 for a very long time as well. Really wanted an affordable qwerty phone from a reputed brand.

The keys on the C3 are very narrow. Make typing very difficult. Plus, its got hindi alphabets on the keys which just make the whole keypad look too crowded.

Any pointers for an affordable qwerty?
Please define affordable.

Samsung Corby Txt is the most affordable option (from a reputed brand) to Nokia C3.

Samsung Corby Plus and Corby Pro have slide out QWERTY keypad. These would be slightly costlier than Corby Txt.

Nokia E63 would also be less than 10K.

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Old 25th October 2010, 19:54   #7176
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Please define affordable.

Samsung Corby Txt is the most affordable option (from a reputed brand) to Nokia C3.

Samsung Corby Plus and Corby Pro have slide out QWERTY keypad. These would be slightly costlier than Corby Txt.

Nokia E63 would also be less than 10K.

Rohan
Hehe! You got me there.

Well the idea was to buy something either around 5k or wait a while and buy something around 11-12k.
I am getting mixed reviews about the Corby series, and well the yellow looks slightly juvenile (not to me, but others around me).
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Old 25th October 2010, 20:55   #7177
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Hey guys,

I just got my nokia n8 and to be honest, I'm really frustrated regarding the image quality of its cam.

Take a look at the below pics, the first pics is with flash and second one is without flash.

Why does the flash photo appear cloudy? i mean, all flash photos are appearing cloudy. When i click the same area with my nokia 6220classic(5mp carl zeiss with xenon flash), the image comes out brilliantly. But with N8 it comes out cloudy.

Nokia N8 with flash
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Nokia N8 without flash
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Nokia 6220classic with flash
The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here-25102010326.jpg

Anyone out there with nokia N8, please shoot some pics indoor with florescent lamp & camera flash and post it here.

EDIT: Guys, so stupid of me. the cloudy images were due to the transparent plastic cover pasted over the camera. Just now removed it. Now the pics turn out truly fantastic.

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Old 25th October 2010, 21:27   #7178
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Why does the flash photo appear cloudy? i mean, all flash photos are appearing cloudy. When i click the same area with my nokia 6220classic(5mp carl zeiss with xenon flash), the image comes out brilliantly. But with N8 it comes out cloudy.
I have a pet theory badboyscad. Please click and post 2 or 3 more flash pictures from different locations in your place. Please ensure that there is no mirror, glass or highly polished object in the room reflecting the Xenon flash back towards the camera lens.

My explanation

In any photographic situation, lack of contrast (so-called "cloudiness") happens when there is a bright light shining back at the camera lens.

When a bright light-source shines on the camera's lens, but is not in its field of view, lens flare appears as a haze that washes out the image and reduces contrast. This is the very reason why lens hoods are deployed.

We'll know more when you post those 2-4 other flash pictures.

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Old 26th October 2010, 23:09   #7179
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Is there any option browse files on your computer through WLAN?
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Old 27th October 2010, 18:38   #7180
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guy i have lost my 8GB microsd of 5800 xm. (in TATA A.S.S.)
  • where can i buy 16GB class 6 microsd card in mumbai, pune or in aurangabad?
  • what would it cost?
  • what brand?
a local sub-dealer of SanDisk is quoting 1600/- for following from rashi peripherals. (class 2 i think)
SDSDQ-016G-P36M

should i buy the local one?

note: i had booked above one by paying 1/3 advance but the guys from rashi were not able to deliver even after 2 weeks.
so i canceled it today & thought about asking here.

BTW in 8 GB card i had 2GB of mp3 & 4GB of pictures of various vehicles (around 15,000 of them).

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I came across this "All in one USB car charger+ Adapter 10 in 1 5V-1000mA" (about rs. 250/-) which seems to be some universal / generic kind of car mobile charger. I need to know if it's ok to use this with Asus P565, or would I be frying, blowing up, or in any other way killing my phone?
The numbers mentioned here mean nothing to me, and I don't want to fry my phone .

Requesting your knowledge assistance on this one. You can share your experience of having used a 'universal' charger too.

The charger that came packed with the phone says: DC output: 5.0Vdc 0.9A 4.5W
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I just bought the Nokia E5 for wifey from Croma Jubilee Hills. Costed me Rs. 11599 and got a bluetooth headset worth Rs. 1149 free with it. I had considered C3, E63, 71, 72. I was very particular about budget (11000 range), 3G and GPS, hence the choice.

Me and wifey both are new to the GPS/GPRS technology as we never used those before. I am trying to get started with the user manual, google and www but would require your help. My pit stop for questions would surely be Team-bhp.
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Old 28th October 2010, 13:52   #7183
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@c-zar, go ahead and buy it. No, it will not fry your phone - one does not expect over-voltages in cars the way it happens at home sometimes.
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Old 28th October 2010, 14:57   #7184
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@c-zar, go ahead and buy it. No, it will not fry your phone - one does not expect over-voltages in cars the way it happens at home sometimes.

Thanks DerAlte, I was just waiting for the answer, and I'm happy to know it'll work. I'll order it right away
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The rumoured next i9200 Galaxy S2 from Samsung. 64 GB of storage!

4.3” 1280x720px Super AMOLED 2 display
2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM/4GB ROM
32GB of built-in flash memory, +32GB microSD card slot
8 mpx camera with FullHD video recording
A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n
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