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> In reply to [deleted post]You're sound like you just graduated from Qualcom Powerpoint.

First of all, GSM is the defacto standard. using GSM means you can use your phone in more place than CDMA.

Second, if Nokia or SE or any other manufacture want to use CDMA, they have to pay hefty license to qualcom. Before year 2000, the license is around 40-80 quids. Whereas GSM standard is own by GSM consortium, in which the company want the standard to be use in GSM consortium must agree that their license is around 1 quids. Note. GSM standard mainly owned/proposed by nokia, siemens, erricson.

Third, Most CDMA phone were injected (no RUIM -- RUIM is the SIM card in CDMA). So, if you buy CDMA in Korea, you can't use it in China. If you buy CDMA in China or Indonesia you can't use it in Korea or USA. You must buy the CDMA phone from provider. Whereas GSM were going the open road. You can buy GSM anywhere (almost) and use it on every (almost every) provider.

So, The death of CDMA is not because CDMA is better than GSM or vice versa, but because of the nature of the way they conduct bussiness.

OK... final part.
CDMA and GSM have their own good/bad point. If your network is very crowded, CDMA gives you better erlang. Which mean for the same 5MHz bandwith, CDMA can have more user than GSM. This is good because the number of the different is very big. Alomst 4x. ...BUT... when your Base Transmit Station (BTS) have around 40%-70% load, CDMA phone became very hot. It's because the phone must open every packet it's received (thus the name Code Division), and if the packet can't be open by the phone encryption key, then it's discard it (the packet not meant for this user). The effect of this hot is battery is gone very fast, radiation is very high. Whereas in GSM it is based on TDMA (Time Division) in which the phone knows the frequency it were using now and the time splice, therefore it's only encoding the data it need to encode. Thus it's not hot and battery life is longer.

NOW... WCDMA vs. CDMA EVDO/EVDV.
Qualcom submit to GSM consortium for the 3G network with their WCDMA scheme. But Qualcom using EVDO/EVDV for evolution of the CDMA 2000 1x. There's a different and same from this 2. but the WCDMA and EVDO/EVDV have the same negative of the CDMA 2000 1x I just mention earlier. The GSM consortium choose the WCDMA because it have better erlang. it's even 2x better than CDMA 2000 1x. Other than that, I think it was a big mistake.

China TD-CDMA is the true evolution of GSM network. It's combining the good of GSM with the good of CDMA. it's a time division CDMA, thus the name is TD-CDMA. It's the evolution of Siemens UMTS.

Anyway, CDMA 2000 1x / EVDO / EVDV is death. They user have been halved from their peaked time. It's nothing to do with better/worse technology. but because the arrogant of Qualcom.

The End.

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  • 2010-04-25 18:35
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@rakesh,

I have a question.

Can you use GPS/navigation in your SE-C510 (if any) without using phone carrier (offline mode).

Because....
Nokia C5... Can!!!!

1-0

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  • 2010-04-25 18:11
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> In reply to rakesh @ 2010-04-25 03:33 from TL5H - click to read@rakesh,

I use Symbian since Nokia 3650 and never got virus.

My secret. Only download legitimate apps. Do not download craked apps.

So, why would my phone got virus, if I only got jpeg, gif, mp4,mp3 and LEGITIMATE .SIS files?

If you got virus a lot then you must be very naughty to craked commercial apps.

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  • 2010-04-25 17:58
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anybody tell me cdma network is better than gsm but still few companys are interested in cdma. cdma also have 3.6 mbps internet speed on evdo network and it is available in india why the nokia and sony make even 1 handset which support cdma evdo network ? cdma is better than gsm i know so plz do not say gsm better if u know answer than reply otherwise not

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  • 2010-04-25 17:22
  • TL5H
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1st connect to internet in mobile then select umts in network setting. Same process for laptop surfing.

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  • 2010-04-25 16:42
  • TL5H
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C5 is one of the best phones ever. it combines the simple elegant design, great sound, high speed internet.
with nice camera. those specifications are amazing when they are in a classic phone.
really good phone and I recommend it to you all.

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  • 2010-04-25 12:15
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@rakash. . . . .don't get me wrong man. But i agree with Niraj here. Symbian phone is much better that java. I know bcoz i've used both. Though symbian phone has virus prob but we r using pc, aren't we? Pc got virus too. But we r using it any way. Bcoz it full fills our all demand. Yes, u r right about c510's camera and sound system. I also agree with u these points that c510 is better than c5. But in total i think c5 is better. Only bcoz of its OS. U've 2 admit that symbian is way better that java. So i'll go for c5.

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  • 2010-04-25 10:07
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> In reply to Nokia lover @ 2010-04-25 08:22 from 985N - click to readActually you are a Nokia hater pretending a nokia lover. And where you can information that this phone will be available in the season of Diwali, I think it will be available in the month of June..
Whatever you say For me C5 is far better than C510. if you want C510, buy it. You dont know value of the Gps and Smartphone... I will better buy it or some other smartphone.

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  • 2010-04-25 09:27
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i want to buy this phone is the c5 is good phone or 5230 is good pls answer me

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  • 2010-04-25 09:06
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C510 beat c5 in everthing. But u know c5(9300rs) beat c510(8200rs) in price. And if u nokia owner than u get more profit than sony owner. Now market share more for nokia than sony

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  • 2010-04-25 08:22
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Yes my dear nokia launch c5 in after diwali when private operator on 3g

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  • 2010-04-25 07:47
  • 9855
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BAD NEWS!!
I am worried that nokia c5 is not going to launch in India at all, just like 6730 and 5630.....nokia priority guy was saying that....:(

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  • 2010-04-25 07:36
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Actually every .sis file you run in a symbian device whether it is themes or application it work as a part of the OS. So Symbian required a symbian signed file to be installed, to protect it from viruses.. The main source for virus are the default web browser and .sis files(cracked and unsigned files). This .sis files have full access to the whole system of the phone, they can also change home screen, work as a theme, work as a antivirus or also they could work as a virus.. Some .sis files can also change theme of the music player and they can bring unlimited new features to your phone if you have downloaded them from a trusted supplyer, eg: Ovi Store.
A .sis file may always runs on your phone if your phone based on the installation.

In java phones you can only run .jad or .jar files, these files have limited access to the phone internal system.. They can only effect when they are running.. Due to its limited access they are virus free..

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  • 2010-04-25 06:45
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-24 19:36 from uEB1 - click to readno my dear c5 cannot record video at 30 fps that means fast moving object never recorded by c5. u can not take photo of fast moving object.
dual led flash in c510 compare to single led flash
mega bass sound in c510 option compare to bass in c5
3g wap tv stream at 30fps in c510 not like 15fps
computer lan modem internet can be used on mobile also

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  • 2010-04-25 04:17
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-24 19:36 from uEB1 - click to readyes c5 can do this for 2 or 3 months after that its need formating of os. every device for one particular use is always better than a device which perform multi function. overall in java application sony millions of miles ahead than nokia. therfore nokia switch to symbian bcoz he know that in java app. sony strong. s60 phone able to run java but not as efficent as sony. s60 os better but for proper running u need cpu of 1ghz and 256 ram. like vista os installiation require 512mb ram but for efficent use require 1 or 2 gb ram. so if u want to become just happy use vista on 512mb ram. otherwise use xp more user friendly. data usb modem is always better than phone modem

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  • 2010-04-25 03:33
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For Bollywood Music go to http://www.radioreloaded.com
To download any youtube videos on your phone go to
wapfever.com/youtube
.
These are trusted site , they are virus free.
For app, games and themes there is already Ovi store

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  • 2010-04-24 20:14
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If you just copying music, video, pic then you should not worrying any virus at all for c5. virus only come for the .sis (executable), and you can format your phone to original setup by pressing 3 secret button at the same time in your symbian phone.

And if you planning to use the fast opera for java, fyi.... the C5 can run it even faster than your super-duper-sony-erricson.

In fact C5 can run anything that your java powered apps on sony erricson can do.

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  • 2010-04-24 19:36
  • uEB1
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12000rs

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  • 2010-04-24 19:14
  • TL5H
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> In reply to rakesh @ 2010-04-24 16:49 from TL5H - click to read@rakesh

If you just copying music, video, pic then you should not worrying any virus at all for c5. virus only come for the .sis (executable), and you can format your phone to original setup by pressing 3 secret button at the same time in your symbian phone.

And if you planning to use the fast opera for java, FYI.... the C5 can run it even faster than your super-duper-sony-erricson.

In fact C5 can run anything that your java powered apps on sony erricson can do.

Here is a list what your sonny ericson can't do
1. Navigating with your phone with NO SIM CARD at all!!!
2. tight e-mail integration with the phone.
3. tight messaging apps with the phone.
4. tight social-enabled web site (facebook, twiter, etc)
5. very affordable PUSH e-mail + ALLWAYS on messaging apps (yahoo, gtalk, ovi) + ALWAYS updated facebook, twitter... all of that for only around US$4-5. (availability depend on contry)

You shouldn't shouting SE-SE-SE too much here. I understand it's a great phone, but C5 is really out of your phone league.

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  • 2010-04-24 18:49
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dear niraj as u know or not that no antivirus provide u 100percet saftey. Every antivirus compnay make virus which not detected by other company antivirus. I have original avast antivirus in my pc but i need to format my computer in every 4 months. Pc formating simple mobile os formating not simple.

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  • 2010-04-24 18:09
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