hey i got a 9500 too... best phone i've had.. i've had the sonyericsson p900, treo 600, motorola a780 and NOTHING is even close to this 9500..
I will not go into comparisons between IPAQ (6315) and Nokia (9500). I have them both. I will just say the following. Both units have their pro's and con's and should not be compared as they are VERY different in style, operating systems and hardware makeup. Its like comparing Apple against Windows. Its a no win battle. They both have their strong points. I like both units (6315/9500)and use them extensively, but on/for different applications. For messaging (all) I prefer the Nokia 9500 BUT not when it comes to handling and viewing attachments. It falls behind the Pocket PC unit. The biggest drawback on the 9500 is the speed of processing, and the biggest drawback on the HP is the stability of the Pocket PC operating system, which in time, I have little doubt, will be superior, but for the meantime seems the Symbian guys are ahead with a tried an tested platform. I have had not a single crash with the 9500 but daily with the HP and I am on my 3rd unit already. I said I was not going to make comparison :-) My parting comments are both units are great and serve their purpose, which is to be a portable communication voice and data device!
If you want a touch screen and vibration...then lets compare apples to apples....
The Nokia 7710 would be a MUCH better comparison to the iPAQ. In fact, it BLOWS the iPAQ out of the water.
Kind of makes the iPAQ look a little rotten huh?
Attn: Dave Totays (& everyone else without a clue)
Lets go thru your INVALID points:
1. 9500 has 11Mbs on WLAN, vs 801Kbs for the Ipaq
2. The 9500 has 80Mb of USEABLE & EXPANDABLE memory vs. the iPaq at 55Mb. So more than 25% of memory out of the box.
3. The 9500 has an INTEGRATED qwerty keyboard vs. the iPaq having a "clip on" qwerty. LOL
4. The 9500 has an MP3 player vs. the iPaq which does NOT.
5. The 9500 has faxing capabilities vs. the iPaq which does NOT.
6. The 9500 can view webpages in FULL VIEW vs. the iPaq and all of the other phones on the planet CANNOT.
7. The MSRP is NOT 1/3 for the iPaq vs. the 9500. Currently is is $799 (9500) vs. the iPaq's $499. So, the actual difference is ONLY 38%. You also have to figure in the FACT that the 9500 is brand new, has more functionality, more memory, and is a better phone. The iPaq has been out for awhile, and just like the INFERIOR iPaq, the price on the 9500 will come down to $499 within a couple of months.
I guess SOME of you still will not want this phone (9500), because after all...it doesn't have "vibrate"... boohoo
Brilliant phone everything a techie needs.
Anyone looking for a "stylish phone" go away as this not for you plain and simple!
So people slating this phone coz its ugly go get a designer phone which is inferior and ...well... useless
The review doesn't even mention the Hewlett Packard iPAQ H6315!! This iPAQ has all the features of the "great" Nokia 9500 and more!! Most importantly, the iPAQ costs one third less while offering more features. To mention a couple: touch screen, vibrator. How one could overlook the iPAQ when comparisons with other phones are made is mind boggling.....
This phone is the a brick. It looks like one and it weights like one. The design of Nokia phones is getting really bad. Look at brands like Samsung or Philips. These Korean and Dutch guys know how a phone should look like. Common Nokia you can not be serious with this.....
wah.....this phone is not wat a phone should look like... it's not really ugly but why make such a weird looking phone..... if u want that much features why not just buy a laptop.... the cost is almost the same...
I whould like to buy Nokia 9500 mobile...
so contact me as fast as u can please
the 9500 is not what a phone should be, this is what it could be.
as far as i know it is the most option packed phone out there, and everything in it works, most work well enough.
the pc suite is something i couldn't get to work, yet, but i'm researching it.
as for the size, i like it, it feels luxurious and business-like
Do anyone know when Nokia 9500 comes with the current WIFI protocol 11.g ? The 11.b that are in the phone now is old technology and very slow compered with 11g
long awaited,I do not like the fact that you have to use keys on the right side of the screen when surfing.while your left hand, thumb and the far left keys on the key bord are left unused, i think and hope that first software upgrade will take that in to account.
I would like to check with anyone are there any method that Nokia
9500 with the service of EDGE and connect to Laptop?
I do know that one of the method is via Bluetooth however since
Bluetooth is an open standard so the speed might narrowed down the
As to share that EDGE speed with upload and download is 384 kbps. I
have tested it out that if I were to browse through the site within
the Nokia 9500 then the speed is fast. However if I were to connect
my laptop to Nokia 9500 via bluetooth, the site that I browsed
through IE(Laptop) is very slow.
Hope to hear from the forum group members.
it's a wonderful & complete phone,definitely the 1 I want, for business as for pleasure, the seize is not a problem, while using it, you're be glad that you don't have to fiddle on it, excellent product to me !!!
good stuff but as usual nothing can be perfect and this phone also has few weak points.
it is too slow.
lack of vibration function and lack of many necessay functions on outer small display menu.
display is excellent and you won't miss your wide screen tv watching a movie clip on the inside screen of 9500.
recommended only for serious clients. if you buy this product only because of its look. then am sure you will be fed up with its size. for the communictor lover this is an excellent piece.
@t. khan.- warsaw