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Old 25-09-2008, 6:38 PM
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Hi, I'm a girl what GPS Winmobile phone should I get?

Hi, I'm a girl what GPS Winmobile phone should I get? I'm looking for something slim and lightweight, possibly somewhat feminine in appearance (so no huge brick type smart phones) with built in GPS. (The GPS has to be very reliable as I do a lot of cross country running and mountain biking and I also travel a lot on the road for work).

I have had WinMobile phones for a while so am pretty used to them (so I don't really want to change), but sadly my last phone got stolen/lost. (Not sure which).

Price is an issue - but it doesn't need to be overloaded with features that I'll never use.

So the question is, what are my options?
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Old 27-09-2008, 12:20 PM
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what about the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, the Samsung i900 Omnia, the Samsung i900 Omnia 16GB or the Samsung i900 Omnia White?

they all have windows and GPS and are very clean good looking phones
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Old 27-09-2008, 3:41 PM
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OK, well a friend (a guy) has asked me to maybe think again about a symbian based phone. I have never used one of these - but he says that they're really easy - and there's a much wider range of phones and styles available.

So I guess I should ask the same question about Symbian based phones. Any suggestions?

He did mention the N95 - but he said that in some of the reviews he read GPS reception was quite poor.
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Old 27-09-2008, 4:30 PM
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Yes, i would definitely recommend symbian phones, i have the N95 8GB and i think it is ace, but like your friend said the GPS can be a bit poor.
I have garmin XT on mine and if it is very cloudy it looses the sattelites.
I have no other experience of sat nav though so i dont know if this is bad.

There are however quite a few very good symbian phones, primarily from Nokia but there are a couple of others as well (Motorola, Samsung & Sony Ericsson).

the New Nokia N96 is supposed to be a very good phone but it only 3 hours 40 minutes talk time and the dual ARM processor on the N96 is not as powerful as the N95 8GB and it lacks a 3D graphics accelerator (for gaming etc).

The Nokia N85 is due for release soon so that might be an acceptable compramise or maybe the samsung i8510.

Personaly i would advise either a high end nokia or my personal favorites are the HTC handsets, most if not all are windows and all come packed with all the latest technology.

HTC are actually the compant that make phones for rebranding and are extremely well made and easy to get on with.

I guess you are going to have to see them up close and personal to decide which one is for you but hopefuly this will help steer you in the right direction
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Old 27-09-2008, 5:24 PM
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Just a quick after thought,

As you are a walker and mountain biker you may be interested in some of the third party applications you can download for free.

One in particular i though of for you uses the camera flash as a strobe type distress beacon.

I had this on my nokia but am not sure if you can get the same thing on a windows phone
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Old 27-09-2008, 6:33 PM
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Like what? Symbian or Windows - I'm open to both right now.
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Old 27-09-2008, 9:32 PM
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I cant choose a phone for you, you'll have to make the final decision because there are many phones that fit your criteria that i believe you would be happy with.
can you be more specific as to your preferences?

do you want touch screen or not ?
do you prefer specific manufacturers ?
do you have a network preference ?
How important is the camera / video capture ?
would you prefer a full qwerty keyboard or not ?
would you like a pink phone or not ?

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Old 27-09-2008, 9:53 PM
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Touch screen optional.
No preferred manufacturer.
Network T-Mobile.
Camera/Video would be neat 2MP+
querty no.
Not all girls like pink - so not bothered.
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Old 27-09-2008, 10:23 PM
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Ok, based on those criteria, that is
windows or symbian OS, 2 to 5 MP camera, GPS and T-Mobile
I think your options are,
The MDA Compact IV, the T-Mobile branded version of the HTC Touch Diamond.
The T-Mobile MDA Vario III, the T-Mobile branded version of the HTC TyTN II.
The Samsung i900 Omnia
The Nokia N95 8GB.

both the t-mobiles and the samsung are Windows Mobile 6 and have touchscreen, the nokia is symbian and no touch screen.

the nokia and the T-Mobile MDA Vario III are quite chunky where as the T-Mobile MDA Compact IV is smaller and lighter and the samsung is slim and attractive.

Personaly i would take the T-Mobile MDA Vario III because of the keyboard but for you i am thinking either the T-Mobile MDA Compact IV or the The Samsung i900 Omnia.

My favorite of those two is the Samsung

"With about 450 hours of standby you also have a choice of Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity earning The Samsung i900 Omnia it's place at the top of the Best seller charts at the time of it's release. The fashionable thing this year is the touchscreen phone and The Samsung i900 Omnia surpasses it's rivals, such as the new iPhone and the LG Viewty. This is a excellent phone for those who like to be at forefront of mobile phone technology."
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Old 29-09-2008, 11:11 AM
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samsung omnia is better stuff.
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Old 29-09-2008, 11:14 AM
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Quote:
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samsung omnia is better stuff.

Cheers angelinalove,
Thanks for confirming what i thought, do you have one and would you recommend it ?
If so was there anything that puts you off or annoys you ?
Whats the GPS reciever like ?
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Old 29-09-2008, 11:30 AM
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ola

ok you could be right
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Old 01-10-2008, 5:57 AM
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Cool write up that many people will find useful Thanks
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