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Old 24th June 2009, 12:17 PM   #16
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So it turns out that the Magic (and any android phones in general) do not support bluetooth OBEX as of yet...

The Nokia 5800 is looking like a better option now at the moment (assuming it can charge over USB)
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Old 24th June 2009, 2:15 PM   #17
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FYI you dont need to use itunes with the iphone.
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Old 24th June 2009, 2:17 PM   #18
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what else cany ou use then?

I found a good deal on a Nokia 5800... thinking of going with it

http://www.techrific.com.au/nokia-58...d858429e65be0e
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Old 25th June 2009, 11:45 AM   #19
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Just an aside, have you looked at third party music players for your N95?

Some of the third-party apps are pretty awesome:

PowerMP3
http://www.mobifactor.ru/index.php?o...d=26&Itemid=36

Also:
Fring (IM client)
Opera Mobile (not the free java Mini version)
Handy Taskman (Task manager for your phone, allows you to kill unresponsive apps)
FirstAid (Useful first aid instructions)
cClock (Replaces the clock screensaver with an easier to see one)
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Old 25th June 2009, 1:51 PM   #20
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Am loving my 5800.

It doesn't charge via USB though.

Wish the OVI store had better apps as well, and better free ones at that. Pretty piss-poor at the moment but then I really only use it for MP3, FM Radio, phone, SMS, MMS, basic web browsing and checking my email. For all of that it's awesome. GPS I really don't use so can't comment on it much.
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Old 28th June 2009, 3:33 AM   #21
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For some of the best audio from a phone get a touch HD. It's comparable to a 1st gen iTouch. Make sure you use good headphones though as the supplied ones are always crap.
Then there is the SE W995 which has some of the best SQ sony has ever put on a phone and is comparable to the touch 2G.

Go to gsmarena and have a look at the phones on the site. The reviews always cover sound quality.
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Old 2nd July 2009, 7:22 PM   #22
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I hate the way with an iphone im tied to itunes though... I really dislike that software...
Its a bit of a walled city, no two ways around it. You can use 'sharepod' and other such programs to get access other than through itunes, but no USB mass drive still means its ridiculously restricted compared to most mobiles

Still love mine tho
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For some of the best audio from a phone get a touch HD. It's comparable to a 1st gen iTouch. Make sure you use good headphones though as the supplied ones are always crap.
Then there is the SE W995 which has some of the best SQ sony has ever put on a phone and is comparable to the touch 2G.

Go to gsmarena and have a look at the phones on the site. The reviews always cover sound quality.
This is why i use Apple ipods/iphones in the first place; where almost all other mobiles skimp on the most important but least reviewed bits, you can rely on Apple to put in a decent headphone amp
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oh, awesome about that adaptor thing

seems like the magic is the phone for me then.
Check out the HTC Hero.

It ticks all the boxes
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I hate the way with an iphone im tied to itunes though... I really dislike that software...
thats what im weighing up as well. not a big fan of itunes.

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Its a bit of a walled city, no two ways around it. You can use 'sharepod' and other such programs to get access other than through itunes, but no USB mass drive still means its ridiculously restricted compared to most mobiles

Still love mine tho
the only viable work around i can see is to use SSH to connect to the phone and copy files to the phone this way.

NOTE: the above needs jailbreaking of the iphone.
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thats what im weighing up as well. not a big fan of itunes.



the only viable work around i can see is to use SSH to connect to the phone and copy files to the phone this way.

NOTE: the above needs jailbreaking of the iphone.
You can use USB; i forgot the name of the program. I'll try and find it.
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thats what im weighing up as well. not a big fan of itunes.



the only viable work around i can see is to use SSH to connect to the phone and copy files to the phone this way.

NOTE: the above needs jailbreaking of the iphone.
Not only does it need jailbreaking, it also needs a custom program like 'iphonebrowser' on the computer. Its nowhere near as nice as a mass usb drive
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Not only does it need jailbreaking, it also needs a custom program like 'iphonebrowser' on the computer. Its nowhere near as nice as a mass usb drive
thats the thing that is somewhat weighing in the negative of getting an iphone.
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I've done exactly this.....best move ever. Eliminates extra expense and other hassles......will never buy a phone without mp3 capability again.
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thats the thing that is somewhat weighing in the negative of getting an iphone.
I should mention then that i still have an iphone and would buy it again.

You need to evaluate whether open access is something you really need. Because iphones also have a lot to like about them, and particularly the new iphone 3G S is very speedy and powerful.

When i compare to something like the Touch HD (one of the few phones with a larger screen) i find the Touch HD lacks basic usability; Touchflo 3d doesnt cover most functions and Windows Mobile is clunky; even a basic thing like colour depth - iphone has 16 million colours, Windows Mobile limits the Touch HD to 60k colours - it makes a big difference when you watch a movie!

Watch this comparison and read the comments; the iphones just have better transitions and well worked through graphic presentation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sCur...eature=related

Oh and resistive touch screen is not nearly as nice as the iphone's capacitive touch (and multitouch)

Also, the iphone has great audio quality - i dont think the HTC devices can compete there.

Theres no point going through all the features and differences, except to say that a Jailbroken iphone is a very useful device with many applications available but with great ease of use. Windows mobile devices are often able to run more office and other software, but they are clunky, buggy, and often not nearly as well thought out or polished.

Youll probably be happy with either, but need to evaluate what is most important to you
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