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deano87
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Was considering getting a Nokia E51, but on a similar tariff + 50 I could get an N96.

This DVB-H feature is a bit confusing though - it says it can get video whilst on the go as it has an internal antenna, but do you have to pay for this service like mobile internet and WiFi hotspots etc?

Does anyone have an N96 and having loads of issues with it? I will be switching from a SIM Only no strings attached tariff to an 18 month one, so don't want to have loads of trouble and end up resorting to my 6300 for the rest of the contract.

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I think DVB-H is only on trial at the moment and when it does go live it will be a subscription based service.

Robbo or Jambo might have more info.
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Bit shit then - also read on the internet that when it's up and running proper, 4G will be so there will be no use
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DVB-H doesn't work in the UK as it overlaps with the mobile TV package the networs already operate

PS N96 is shit
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i posted a thread on here about that too, dnt think its available in UK, tho im interested in how the youtube app works
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dvb-h wont be in the uk for ages(if at all)

licenses to much, and there is no demand for that service.

plus, with 4g already upon us, they wont run 2 services side by side, that do the same thing, when there is no reald emand for either
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Get a Blackberry on Vodafone TBH.
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quote:
Originally posted by James
Get a Blackberry on Vodafone TBH.
Definately
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by James
Get a iPhone on 02.
Definately



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iPhone FTW TBH.

I love mine
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quote:
Originally posted by James
iPhone FTW TBH.

I hope I will love mine when I get it tomorrow

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DVB-H Is only avalible in 2 places in the Uk

http://www.dvb-h.org/services.htm

I have the N96, Havent had no problems with it, I reset it to factory defaults to get rid of all the VOdafone crap and it was pretty much like a new phone, made it soooo much faster!

has its ups and downs, see the other thread on the N96.
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quote:
Originally posted by James
Get a Blackberry on Vodafone TBH.

Was thinking BlackBerry, but prefer the E51 Nokia.

And with the iPhone, I hate that you're paying for the Apple image - you get next to no calls and txts included in the package, yet could get a BlackBerry, O2 XDA/HTC or Nokia for the same monthly cost with extras.
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27th Oct 08 at 16:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

another option is get an N96, sell it on ebay for 350, Buy a 2nd hand E51, Quids in!!
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quote:
Originally posted by Nismo
another option is get an N96, sell it on ebay for 350, Buy a 2nd hand E51, Quids in!!

You have a fucking point there never thought of that. Plan.
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quote:
Originally posted by deano87
quote:
Originally posted by Nismo
another option is get an N96, sell it on ebay for 350, Buy a 2nd hand E51, Quids in!!

You have a fucking point there never thought of that. Plan.


why would you get an e51 over a blackberry?

essentially they do the same thing,but blackberry are better as they have a dedicated push email service as opposed to a pull email service.

or get a blackberry on vodafone as they are better

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/200810241020/vodafone-relishes-orange-bold-hiccups.html

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quote:
Originally posted by bubblevaux
why would you get an e51 over a blackberry?

essentially they do the same thing,but blackberry are better as they have a dedicated push email service as opposed to a pull email service.

or get a blackberry on vodafone as they are better

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/200810241020/vodafone-relishes-orange-bold-hiccups.html

'cause I'm not that desperate to get emails on the move. Only feature I need is WiFi really and I'll get my emails that way.

Monthly contract is £30 max really.
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Blackberrys are shite.


You can get push email on an E51 if you use microsoft exhange, it also has a FAR superior web browser and an endless list of apps.

BLackberrys are great for email, but user interface is god awfull, most are ugly devices, poor build quality and only 2g so reception will be limited (I can only speak of this being typical on Orange)


I used mine for a month and hated it, worst phone ive ever owned
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quote:
Originally posted by Jambo
Blackberrys are shite.


You can get push email on an E51 if you use microsoft exhange, it also has a FAR superior web browser and an endless list of apps.

BLackberrys are great for email, but user interface is god awfull, most are ugly devices, poor build quality and only 2g so reception will be limited (I can only speak of this being typical on Orange)


I used mine for a month and hated it, worst phone ive ever owned



i use mine on 3g at the moment and its pretty good.

bear in mind, uk networks(apart form voda) bastardise there firmware post production, which can slow down immensly. with voda, rim encorporate our firmware for us, to try and aleviate firmware issues.

i find my in built opera browser to be extremely good, as well as the yahoo in built browser, the rim browser, and obv voda browser.

but then again, i do really like the e51 and e71
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E51's are still really quite expensive to buy
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quote:
Originally posted by deano87
E51's are still really quite expensive to buy


id have one over an n96 though!
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quote:
Originally posted by bubblevaux
quote:
Originally posted by deano87
E51's are still really quite expensive to buy


id have one over an n96 though!

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n96 is crap IMO had to keep resetting mine due to faults, had it an week and was sick of how slow it was and how it generally felt cheap in comparrison to my arte. i sold it and bought an iphone instead, million times better IMO
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Saw another advert for the N96 in the paper and they all advertise Live TV. Bizarre.
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quote:
Originally posted by bubblevaux


bear in mind, uk networks(apart form voda) bastardise there firmware post production, which can slow down immensly. with voda, rim encorporate our firmware for us, to try and aleviate firmware issues.



Vodafone bastardise theres too!! My N96 was shite till i wiped the Vodafone crap off!!

And Vodafone lock down the phones so you cant flash them till Vodafone want you too! which is a joke!

If Nokia release a new firmware i want it now, not when Vodafone tell me too!

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