All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Couple of questions, if i may.....


If i get a bluetooth enabled stereo in the car, will it play music over BT from the phone? As well as act as a BT handsfree kit?

I don't think so. I've got an up to date system in my car and this isn't an option

How does the Desire compare with the N97 in terms of photo and video quality?

I don't think the camera is as good, but I have seen some sample pics and they still look pretty good, certainly good enough for a phone, and better than 3GS IMO. Only one LED for the flash though.

I've heard rumours that with a future firmware update, 720p/i video capture will be possible


And finally (this may be a stupid question) but will opera mini work on it? i've become so used to fast internet (even in areas with no 3G/Edge etc)

Don't quote me but I think so, pretty sure one of the opera browsers is available for android, whether its mini or mobile I'm not sure

Thanks

(trying very hard to resist, just tell me its crap and i can save my money )
So no, I'm afraid this phone isn't crap, in fact I think it could potentially be one of the best phones ever to exist!!
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If you buy online and then decide you don't like the phone you have a period in which you can return the device for a full refund. Carphone doesn't allow any returns for off contract phones unless you can prove the device is faulty.

Just something to think about.
Good point, maybe I'll wait and get from Play or Expansys
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I got mine from the whorehouse yesterday. Seems rock steady and so quick it's untrue. I still have the N97 until Tuesday to move anything I've missed over. But it seems complete so far.

I used it in the car today and the quality is not as good as the n97 in rSAP mode, but that is the price I'm paying for a better phone and interface.

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Couple of questions, if i may.....


If i get a bluetooth enabled stereo in the car, will it play music over BT from the phone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgtEDCWpLgY

Video shows the Desire connected to car stereo via Bluetooth.

I was playing around with an iPhone today, and have to say, the capacitive screen is so easy to use. Makes the N97 feel like a sledge hammer compared to a scalpel. Very tempted with the Desire, just need to have a good look at the Android Apps and see what they have to offer.
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Good point, maybe I'll wait and get from Play or Expansys
I'd rather buy from a shop personally, but call me old fashioned...It actually doesn't make that much difference to me, as whether I buy on the high street or online, I'll be taking the phone abroad to Saudi, so problems with the phone will have to be sorted out there anyway.

From a shop is better, as sometimes the promised delivery times aren't met, and I have flights booked to go back , so if my delivery isn't here by then - it's tough titty.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgtEDCWpLgY

Video shows the Desire connected to car stereo via Bluetooth.

I was playing around with an iPhone today, and have to say, the capacitive screen is so easy to use. Makes the N97 feel like a sledge hammer compared to a scalpel. Very tempted with the Desire, just need to have a good look at the Android Apps and see what they have to offer.
Interesting, I wonder if this will work with BMW Idrive - need to investigate!
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I got mine from the CPW

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I got mine from the CPW
Is it a PAYG phone with operator branding? Just looked on the CPW site and this is the only "off contract" one I can find....
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Interesting, I wonder if this will work with BMW Idrive - need to investigate!
ooh, another Beamer Man. Me too, but as mine's a 2000 car, it didn't come with iDrive, so have to make do with the built in FM Transmitter. Need to solve that with the HTC Desire - revert back to an external FMT?
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If you do want to buy online, and after my 'famous last words', I think I might just do that considering the saving, try these two retailers:

http://www.devicewire.co.uk/htc-desire



http://www.clove.co.uk/viewProduct.a...1-DE55F02D0184

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Is it a PAYG phone with operator branding? Just looked on the CPW site and this is the only "off contract" one I can find....
I'm pretty certain the guy in CPW said they were unlocked / unbranded. From the description, they supply the handset and you then choose the PAYG network, so they must all be unbranded from there?
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It's fully unlocked and unbranded, It was bought as PAYG with a 10 orange top up card. So the total cost was 409.99

When I trade in my Satio and N97 I will get 320 back, so the upgrade has cost me 90 and I've not had to renew my contract with Vodafone for 24 months. As I'm currently out of contract anyways I'm waiting to see what the summer brings from Apple and what improvements are made to the N900 or the new N8(98) whatever it is.

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I have used these guys before twice. 1 for my N97 and for my mums N86. Add for delivery though.

http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php...ked--graphite-

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I have used these guys before twice. 1 for my N97 and for my mums N86. Add for delivery though.

http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php...ked--graphite-
Due 7th April Not long now.
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Anyone considering a HTC Evo? Looked at some specs on the internet last night, looks a bit higher spec than the Desire?
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