outdoor???with display with passive matrix like 5140???whi not tft?try it for a great delusion.bye
With its stunning looks and good features all i have to say is that this Nokia 5140i looks like the bad boy of all phones. with its bold look and Jagged edges this phone is seriously gonna blow its predesessor away.
This phone is very good for me.Maybe those who like M75 can explain why Siemens Didn`t put in theyre M75 an Flashlight or thermometer,Fm Radio,compass and EDGE?What will i doo whit the bluetooth in wilderness or on the mountain,or whit the megapixel camera or memory card?The battery on M75 it`s bad.I say that Nokia does best outdoor phones.I made a test whit the Nokia 5140 and throw it to the wall as hard as i could....Surprise,it dindn`t had anything,it workt perfectly well and the shell didn`t break.I dont thik that if i do this test whit the M65 or M75 will last.Nokia is the best.
This phone isn't designed as an 'outdoor sports phone'. its designed people who work outdoors such as tradesmen. its stupid to criticise this phone for its lack of features as its target market do not care about such features. my shop sells heaps of 1st gen nok5140 because it really is shockprrof etc. its only targeted at extreme sports types to make it seem cool (a hard task).
Looking for the best outdoor phone? check out Casio GzOne Type-R, unfortunately.....only available in japan. :)
guyz in short this phone dooes not cope up tu the standards and interst of the ppl.it's no a business classes phone but outdoor teenager sort of phone.the main thing iz this lacks in functoins and memory.just think wat's 3.5 mb gona du.u can hardly do sumthing with that.and on the other hand and your outdoor and times when u get bored then u probebly want tu listen songs or stuff like that but infortunatly it not the complelte phone man.
I apologize if I made you think I was mad at you or anyone else,I just tried to make a point that Siemens phones are not so bad,I am aware of nokia's quality and world wide sales.You know I live in Serbia where you dont have any legal representatives of such names as Samsung,motorola,SE, we only have it for Siemens and you know that support means very much,I heard that SE made a presenation just before CeBit in Hanover,but other than that phones come from fishy channels,usually they are marked Vodafone,T-mobile etc. I wish you all the best :)
don`t be mad at me igor.Nokia didn`t do this phone for bussines(but you can look in the past,a few years ago this phone whit this features had been heaven to have.),they did it for outdoor life,where you don`t need MPixel camera and bluetooth.This phone doesn`t look good in a bussines man`s hand.If you want a full featured phone try and look to a Nokia 6230i or N6630 or another Nokia or SonyEricsson(Or siemens)phone.I`ve said this things about the 5140i becouse i know what Siemens can doo(and it looks much but just looks,becouse when you really have a Siemens you realise that it`s not that much like you thought).I had the Siemens S65 which left me down in battery,bluetooth and screen(but it`s not a bad phone,the Siemens M65 which has bad,I SAY BAD BATTERY LIFE,had the Siemens S45 which i can say it was better than the S65,and finally(my 10`th phone and second Siemens phone)the ME45 which was a really good phone.Now that,the ME45 was a good outdoor phone...Not the M65 or the M75.Siemens instead of making an outdoor phone whit good battery life they stuffed it whit 256k color screen and megapixel camera and bluetooth which drain the life of the battery.And i dont think that a bussines man will buy the M75...It just doesn`t look that good,instead it looks like a brick.Too smal keys for an outdoor phone.For an active lifestyle i chose bettwen these two phones the Nokia5140i.What`s whit the resolution of the M75?????I say that it doesn`t fit the 256k display.At least Nokia doesn`t try to make something to look good if it`s not,like Siemens does.And another thing i have whit the Siemens is that is a German made phone,These German people....Hitler,Gobbels,Menghele...they just don`t look trusty to me.... :))))
I really dont agree about the call Id picture all nokia phones have small pictures including the smartphones(you can download aplication to make it big enough on those phones) and you say it doesnt need to have mpixel camera,mp3 etc... you say that you've got a N6630 and a 7.2pixel camera but many people just cant afford all those things or just want to have an all in one device.I myself have a k700i SE and i'm very satisfied but never had a problem with siemens phones(had c55,m55...) But you know what if you're satisfied with nokia then i'm satisfied that you're satisfied.I would be too! :)
I think that if u had an 5100 and if you liked it you will buy the 5140i becouse it`s better than M75.Don`t be fouled by the bluetooth and the megapixel camera of the M75.I don`t say this becouse i`m a Nokia fan,I`m not.I have this opinion becouse i had the siemens m65 and the nokia 5140 and from these two i say that the best is the 5140.Siemens put`s a lot of fetures in the m75 and the phone crashes and the battery is really bad,i mean 1 or 2 days of standby from siemensM65 is something else than the 4-5 days whit heavy ussage that i`ve got from the 5140.At least the Nokia keeps me when i`m going on a vacation in the forrest or on a lake and i`m stayng there 4-5 days.Siemens really desapointed me.I will never buy another Siemens phone again,maybe if i hear that they put a good software and battery in theyre phones and don`t lie about the standby time to fool people to buy theire phones.Nokia and SE rules for me.I think that if SonyEricsson make an outdoor phone,that phone would be the best from the best.Until then i preffer to buy something whit my money that it`s serving me well insted to throw my money away on a Siemens phone again(I had 4 Siemens phones and whit all i`ve had problems but 1,the ME45,that was a really good phone.).Nokia is my choise.Buy The 5140i if you want a good outdoor phone,but if you want a bad outdoor phone buy the M75.I will chose the NOKIA 5140i.Good work Nokia....but you can put a little more memory in a you future outdoor phones,at least 10mb.Bye.
Hunter,There are some people who are business people but also "clumsy":). I have changed so many mobiles because I keep dropping them and they end up scratched or unfunctional. Mind you that I also work in an office and I need a business phone and few days a week I like to go to the beach or outdoors and not worry about my phone. My Nokia 5100 has served me very well for almost 3 years, but now I will switch to M75 when it comes out, "MP3 Player, Bluetooth, large memeory, better screen,,," I think Nokia is trying to squeeze more profits from new buyers ,specially with a low price $200 , I doubt any 5100 or 5140 user will upgrade to an "i" version and I think Nokia will announce a rugged 6230 soon
Man....I had a lot of phones:Nokia Siemens Sony ericsson Motorola and many more.In about two years i`ve tested about 55 phone models.Siemens is a good phone company but Nokia is much much better.This is my Opinion.I`ve buy the Nokia5140i anytime instead of the M75.I1ve learn a lesson whit the M65 and i just don`t want to throw my money away like that just becouse it has a 1.3 mp camera(M75).If i wanna take pictures i have my camera..a sony DSC-L1 whit 7.2 megapixels.This is a real image not what the M75 offers.Think a little...You want a Nokia 5140i to serve you when you need it most or You want a Siemens M75 to dissapoint you when you need it?And the caller id on Nokia is big enough,maybe you should go to a doctor whit your eyes.Maybe you just don`t see well.The Siemens is good to but The 5140i will be MUCH BETTER.A LOT BETTER.
Personnelly i dont like the phone, but like Hunter said, i think it was designed for those who travel alot. Like hikers or something, therefore the phone doesnt need to be "up to scratch" but wouldnt it be nice to have a 1 mp camera? If your travelling around might aswell take nice pics lol
Battery on nokia lasts longer because of its poor resolution compared to siemens and have you tried switching the screensaver(clock) off->not posibble and what is with the call ID can it get any smaller,and for pit's sake why would I take my phone to the forest this is 2005 there is GPS,i do agree that siemens phones have some minor problems with the software speed but it works just the same good enough.
A...I forgot the Flashlight,this is goona really help me in the dark.BRILLIANT PHONE.
And to those that want bluetooth in the 5140i,my message is THIS PHONE IS NOT FOR YOU.If you want a phone whit bluetooth buy a 6230i or another Good Nokia phone.But in the forrest where i work i don`t need bluetooth.At home,or in my car i have a Nokia 6630 and a Motorola Bluetooth headset.Get it???You aint goona talk on a bluetooth headset in the mountins while it rains or snows.If you wanna talk you have the activity headset,which in my opinion is the best headset i`ve ever saw.SiemensM65 is good if you are working in an office.Nokia is best.Bye bye.
I was wrong to say that SiemensM65 is better than Nokia5140i.I reanalized the two models and in my opinion the 5140i is a better outdoor phone that M65.Much better...Why?I gonna say why.
1.The battery is better in 5140i
2.It`s most durable than M65
3.It has most features and better for an outdoor phone.The M65 it`s just an cx75 in a rugged plastic.Say you are in a forrest and you are lost,you accidently have your 5140i whit you,You are gonna use the Compas to show you the way,or the Gps. Whit the M65 what you gonna use it for???? Take a 1.3megapixel picture?The 256k color diplay goona help you??The 14mb memory is gonna help you,or the mmc card??? I THINK NOT.
For an outdoor phone the Nokia5140i is the WINNER!!!!!Good looking phone and rugged too.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NOKIA.. Now you know which outdoor phone i`m gonna chose....Don`t you?The BEST.
I think that the only thing that separates Nokia from Siemens is its fast and simple user interface I mean just look at the displays;nokia how much more of the 128x128p , memory 2,5mb, m65 10,32mb,and not to mention the siemens organizer that is absolutely step ahead from nokia,dont get me wrong I love it as well but it's getting pretty boring seeing same stuff in different design over and over again.
Why would anyone buy a siemens over a nokia. The battery lasts a day on them if your lucky and the software is buggy as mad. I mean they use the same battery as a cfx65 and they are the worst phone ever made after the c62 of course.
Hey guy i dont think that the 5140i is bad its preety good and if andy one of you know where i can get it now E-mail me!!!
Why Nokia? Why? not come up with a model like Siemens M75, Why not make a 6230 or a 6230i and put it in a shell ?? M75 will be out soon,,so will 5140i,, shoot, that means to wait another year for a Nokia with MP3 and bluetooth (thats a maybe) or go with M75.