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Old 22nd April 2011, 15:05   #7966
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^, ok i think you are right. but for me none of the apps (gmail, google maps, market, gtalk etc) work on VL. I think i will need to get back to VMC.
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Old 23rd April 2011, 11:03   #7967
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This is what the outer screen of my Motorola Razr2 looks like once in a while.

There's no particular apparent reason for it; it is like this when next to a computer or on the bed overnight.

PS : the image is not blurred; that is how the screen looks like.
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Old 23rd April 2011, 23:32   #7968
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I suppose your phone is quite old. Even I had a Motorola Razr V3i earlier. I had used it for 2 years after which the screen started behaving weird. They used to flicker when I used to get a call and get back to normal when I finish the call. This happened for some time after which the screen went dead completely. So probably the life of your screen is over.
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That doesn't sound good. The phone is ~3 years old. The battery hardly lasts 12 hrs if I have a ~1 hr phone call and a few msgs; yet I continue to use the phone because I simply love its styling.

Guess I'll extract as much juice as I can and then get a new one; that itself is a struggle now with the kind of options available!

Thanks, btw!
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Just get a backup of all your contacts so that even if your screen goes off you will have the copy of all your contacts on your computer and you can transfer them to your new phone. In my case with the screen off I was not able to copy any contacts on my SIM. Also I never knew who used to call me - I just used to hear the ringtone. Display going off can be a big mess. So please backup all your contacts.
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The inner screen is still going good; it is only the outer screen that is creating a problem.

Motorola of course will just have 1 solution : replace the motherboard and the screen which will work out much more than the cost of a new phone itself.

Guess I'll stretch it as much as I can and then chuck it. Have a backup of the contacts. But they are in the Motorola Phone Tools software. I cannot extract them right? As in, all the contacts will be stored in a .nsf (or something) file. Should I backup in the Windows Contacts then?
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I also used the the motorola phone software. Try to get the contacts in a .csv file. It will be an excel file with .csv extension. CSV stands for comma separated values. Apparently for Nokia you just have to copy paste this file in your new phone to transfer the contacts.
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I was a big fan boy of Nokia's, no more http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2326974 (Nokia Service Sucks - uses Call Centres to stonewall customers)
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Hello,

I need a phone with the following spec
Qwerty keypad (Must have!)
GPRS, 3G preferred.
push mail compatible (Must have!)
at least 3MP camera
Budget: 10K
Long battery backup is preferred. The phone will be used for mails and sms's more than voice calls

Pls help
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@Chaand - given your feature list the best choice as per me is Blackberry 8520. If you want the 3G (which in my opinion is not worth it) then you can also consider Blackberry 9300.

For emails and sms nothing beats a blackberry. Just make sure you don't buy any with a trackball - go for a track pad instead.

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Is 3G for BB services available in India. If yes, then the 9300 is worth it.
However the 9300 has a 2MP camera, which is woefully less for my needs.

I had purchased the Wave 533 for the push mail feature, but am not very thrilled about the way the Wave handles mails :(

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Hello,

I need a phone with the following spec
Qwerty keypad (Must have!)
GPRS, 3G preferred.
push mail compatible (Must have!)
at least 3MP camera
Budget: 10K
Long battery backup is preferred. The phone will be used for mails and sms's more than voice calls

Pls help
I think you can check the Samsung Galaxy 551 or Samsung Wave 533 ( without 3G).

Edit: Just checked that you already own the Wave 533 .

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Is 3G for BB services available in India. :(
Which service provider do you have. I know that Vodafone does not offer 3G plans for the BB and iphone 3g & 3gs users (but it does so for iphone 4 users!)

Believe me if push mail is what you are primarily interested in then the best option you have is a BB handset - all the rest are are a distant second..
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Which service provider do you have. I know that Vodafone does not offer 3G plans for the BB and iphone 3g & 3gs users (but it does so for iphone 4 users!)

Believe me if push mail is what you are primarily interested in then the best option you have is a BB handset - all the rest are are a distant second..
I am on Vodafone.
I am a BB user since 2007 (corporate). I already have a BB 8520 (again corporate) and not too keen to get a personal BB as well. Which is why I was looking around for options.

How are the Nokia offerings?
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How are the Nokia offerings?
Nokia C6 suits your requirements, but is slightly outside your budget. It runs on the old Symbian OS. Also, it is a bit too bulky and heavy.

Galaxy 551 would be a better option. It runs on Android OS and comes with a more responsive capacitive touch screen.

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