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  • 2008-03-10 05:06
  • vGc}
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Can we send and receive faxes on this phone.Any one's quick response is highly appreciable

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  • 2008-03-03 17:52
  • 2SWD
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This is cool phone when compared with many other phones. I thought of having N95 at first but when I found this phones I changed my mind. Moreover this is what a business phone should be. The internet surfing is good and there is no distortion in emails especially when you compare it with other N series or E series. Moreover editing of office documents is an added advantage which no Nokia phone have. Even it is sleek and stylish. Wifi gives an added advantage. PDF files can be viewed when other soft wares are installed. In short much better for business purpose when compared with Nokia, Motorola, Sony, LG, HTC (Low end handsets i.e. < 22K INR ). The camera is also great and the pic quality is better than N73. The sound quality is also great when you hear it with the help of earphone. Even the speaker phone is also good.

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  • 2008-03-02 18:36
  • U2eI
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Have this phone, and like it. It is small, very light in the hand, and feels good. Screen is super bright, and very crisp. The phone quality is superior (using Rogers Wireless in Toronto). Speaker is above average also. The 5-way navigation stick is easy to use, and the 3-way jog dial is convenient also, but would have preferred this on the right of the phone (for the right handed user).
Phone seems quite fast for what I use it for. The one gripe I have is with the GPS software (ASUS GO). It seems to freexe the phone on me. Keep trying to use it, but the phone locks up and I have to reboot. Only had it working once. Have an email in to ASUS support, but after over 1 week of waiting, still no reply. Also, it takes up the entire 2GB card that is supplied, and you cannot tranfer to another card. Too bad about that, since I bought an 8GB SDHC card that works great in the device, but the fact that you have to pop out the 8GB card with the 2GB card to use the preinstalled GPS application is a little backwards.
Overal I would give this an 8 out of 10.

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  • 2008-02-20 00:07
  • NSnI
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I've been using the phone for a couple weeks now, and it seems to be pretty good. Occasionally it doesn't catch the clicks properly causing the position of the stylus to be somewhere you're not tapping.

The software is pretty light weight, so the phone is handling the applications quickly. Adding 3rd party apps has made this phone even better (ie. mini Opera browser, GSPlayer, although the GSPlayer does not support music control buttons from A2DP bluetooth headsets).

The GPS is a nice touch, but kinda useless since you cannot upload maps to be viewed. The GPS has the ability to tell your traveling speed and compass direction. Nothing to write home about.

The 2.0 mega-pixel camera is good when used in well-lit rooms or outdoors. The picture becomes grainy in low light conditions. The camera also has a TRUE mechanical auto-focus! You can switch to macro mode to get those really detailed shots. The video mode will only capture in 176x144 at highest resolution though.

The addition of wi-fi make for easy syncing with your network once you're in range. The FM radio only functions when the headset is plugged in since the wire acts as the antenna, but this is common among most phones. Although the headphones have to plugged in, music can still be played via the loudspeaker. The onboard speaker is fairly quiet even on the loudest setting. My ROKR E6 is much louder at max volume.

There is a quick key on the phone that will let you quickly change the orientation of the screen, perfect for when you're viewing the web, or watching videos in full screen mode.

The fit and finish of the phone is of excellent quality. The seams line up nicely and don't expose any gaps around the phone, especially between the phone and battery cover. The front of the phone is made in a brushed aluminum or stainless steel, seems very sturdy and able to with stand some shock to the face. The backside, where grey, has a rubber coating to it. This keeps the phone from sliding around easily. A nice touch, since it's the backside which get scratched the most on most phones, from people tossing them on the table.

There is a manual switch that can be switched to turn the keylock on. Or you can hit the power button to put it in sleep mode until the END or SEND button is pressed.

A fully charged battery has given me at least 2 days worth. Each day listening to the radio 8 hours a day, bluetooth on, wi-fi on, and about 45 minutes of talk time. I haven't gone until the battery was completely drained, but i suspect it could go a third day uncharged.

The screen is a fingerprint magnet and collects oils from your face when pressed up against it. Also if your face touches the phone when you're talking and the key lock isn't engaged, you can accidentally activate items in your top bar, on occasion, i've changed the clock from displaying in digital to analog.

I don't have too many gripes about the phone and i think it was pretty well done. A little more involved when compared to my Motorola ROKR E6. A little harder to use at first, but you get used to it. Some of the items on the screen are smaller, so using my finger to tap things on the screen makes it harder to use when compared to my ROKR E6.

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  • 2008-01-07 23:19
  • QtxW
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I bought this phone from Dell.ca. It's a great phone. Similar to P750, but not as powerful. So far I like it.

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  • 2008-01-04 20:28
  • xIYh
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$399

Today only on dell.ca with free shipping.

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  • 2007-12-14 17:28
  • R3Hn
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ITs available in dell.ca and today at a 100 $ discount

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  • 2007-12-14 15:27
  • Qu2x
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According to dell.ca its available by 3rd of dec and dell is usually right in predicting the release

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  • 2007-11-28 04:28
  • q{B6
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3G is not for video call only la bro...

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  • 2007-10-25 15:10
  • PSPa
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also this phone is not "slow" either, the processor is a different type, useing lower frenqency, and yet provide full power, just to remind you people, this phone use windows mobile 6, which is the windows vista version, it take a lot processor from the cpu, but this cpu can handle it with no problem, it's just like an core 2 duo processor, but it's not a duo core.

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  • 2007-10-12 07:14
  • ww$t
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who need 3g, it's only for video calling, this thing has wifi, i have the p526, great phone, it's the real smart phone, you can do voice control, voice control the application on the phone, and dialing the number, it's the real smart phone, i have not seen any phone that can do what this phone can do, i work in optus store, and i think this phone is much better then anyother phone in the market that is in australia.

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  • 2007-10-12 07:10
  • ww$t
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No 3G ? ehhhh... no thanks ...
Too bad, other than lack of 3G, perfect device :(

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  • 2007-10-07 23:41
  • mTi9
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TI-Omap is only good in terms of conserving battery, but no good for hardware acceleration.....

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  • 2007-10-06 20:38
  • PSPa
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Great. Yet another slow processor..

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  • 2007-09-29 20:48
  • q}px
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Real pity no 3G!!

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  • 2007-09-29 16:32
  • Nxsf
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