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Author Phone advice and recommendations please - quite specific
jrsteeve
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   20th Mar 09 at 12:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi guys, its my birthday in a couple of weeks and the only thing i can think i actually need is a new phone, which will also be really helpful for business. I run an online letting agency so need a decent enough phone for email and web use whilst i'm out and about. The work emails currently come in via windows mail but am thinking of getting outlook, not sure about exchange as its just me, but it is still an option as it'd be useful.

What i need is:
To be able to check and reply to email on the move and allow addition of signatures and attachments -are there any decent web based ones that allow access to my own email account?
Allow good clear access to my site to show clients pics of properties etc.
Reasonably small altho thats not too important.
Ideally something that doesn't cost too much monthly as i don't use that many minutes, use the landline for that but will use it a lot for web.
Preferrably o2, but open.

Any help appreciated
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20th Mar 09 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

any blackberry or equivalent such as e71
jrsteeve
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Ta, is there a 'better' blackberry to go for?
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quote:
Originally posted by jrsteeve
Ta, is there a 'better' blackberry to go for?


storm is touchscreen, good, but if your on it all day touchscreen can become tedious for typing.

bold is 7 months old, and was pants to start, but has got loads better and software better.

new 8900 curve is essentially a girls bold. nice cute n small

if you can wait there are a few more coming out, gemini and niagara. similar to the 8900 but slightly different looks.

imho, for you, bold or nokia e71 or similar
jrsteeve
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hmm i'd prob prefer the nokia cos i'm used to them. Touchscreen would do my head in especially with all the mistakes i'll be making!

Any idea when the newer ones are out?

Cheers for the advice, i'll have a butchers in the shop later.
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quote:
Originally posted by jrsteeve
hmm i'd prob prefer the nokia cos i'm used to them. Touchscreen would do my head in especially with all the mistakes i'll be making!

Any idea when the newer ones are out?

Cheers for the advice, i'll have a butchers in the shop later.


new bb out in 2-3 months.

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iPhone


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Edd
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has to be iphone to be honest


should be able to get a decent business deal with them
jrsteeve
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quote:
Originally posted by Edd
has to be iphone to be honest


should be able to get a decent business deal with them


Really? I've heard quite mixed reviews tho, and the touch screen thing might piss me off if i'm writin lengthy emails
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20th Mar 09 at 12:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

E71 by far mate, trust me im a phone geek

E63 is 180 ish on expansys now tho on a friday deal (cant find it on site tho)

and there is a few E71s on avforums for sale sim free..

BOSS
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quote:
Originally posted by Munchie
E71 by far mate, trust me im a phone geek

E63 is 180 ish on expansys now tho on a friday deal (cant find it on site tho)

and there is a few E71s on avforums for sale sim free..

BOSS


Cheers dude i'll check it out. I'm happy enough with my current tarriff (simplicity on o2), just not with the phone.
John
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20th Mar 09 at 15:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

E71 is excellent, i've got over not being sure about the qwerty keyboard, feels strange going back to normal number keys already.
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20th Mar 09 at 15:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers John, anything bad about the E71?
John
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If there is i've not found it yet.

It could be doing with integrated push email but there are solutions available and there is a nokia exchange push client.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
If there is i've not found it yet.

It could be doing with integrated push email but there are solutions available and there is a nokia exchange push client.


Coolio. Would the nokia exchange thing work with my works email? when i reply to emails would they be sent from my address or a forwarding email address server thing? (if that makes sense)
John
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The exchange one will only work if your work email is on an exchange server.

I use a program called system seven for my gmail, gmails are pushed to the phone and I reply through gmail etc.
jrsteeve
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20th Mar 09 at 15:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok ta i'll have a word with my web guy and see what can be setup
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I've had the E71 for a few days and i love it. the build quality is extremely high. From Johns recommendation I have the seven software installed which I have setup so that I receive my personal gmail emails as well as my work emails which come from an exchange server.
Simon
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Meant to say, you can use the nokia exchange software for the work emails, I personally prefer to be using the least amount of applications so made more sense to use seven for both. It keeps both accounts separate, can send / reply from both.
jrsteeve
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Are there any extra charges for the exchange stuff? Oh and is the GPS stuff free?
John
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Only charges would be from the network for data, I've got unlimited data.

I think there's something you have to pay for in nokia maps but i've never looked into it.

I've got Garmin on mine for GPS (not really free but easy enough to get a hold of )
jrsteeve
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20th Mar 09 at 16:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol ok, the GPS would be pretty useful for my viewers who get lost!

cheers for the help fellas, much appreciated!
John
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20th Mar 09 at 16:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you don't need turn by turn instructions google maps is a brilliant program and that's free.
jrsteeve
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20th Mar 09 at 16:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh just thought of that funnily enough
Munchie
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john, fancy hooking me up with garmin?works on internal gps yeh? U have my email ! Cheers

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