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Qtek 8500 is a good phone and the operating system suit it very well and i have been using this phone since october 2012 i just don't know how to let go of the phone. since i've been using the phone it has given me no other problem outside the plastic clippers on the back cover. it's a very good phone because i don't use phones this long.

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  • 2013-10-10 16:09
  • NugV
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I've had one of these for a couple of years and wouldnt get rid of it for the world.
Mine is running WinMo 6.1 custom ROM, with SDHC support & overclocked to 253MHz. It'll run DivX files without too much problem at that speed. You can get 6.5 for it but last I looked it wasnt a full UK build.
The music controls are excellent, the only things it really lacks for me are WiFi and bluetooth A2DP. If it had those I wouldnt have touched another phone.
I got mine for £50 - the only glitch with them so far is the weak back battery cover, the clips are plastic and dont last too well so you have to be really careful.
I dont usually do Pink, but this is one of the few pink things I own :).

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  • 2011-12-04 20:18
  • nHRg
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Hi there, this phone is great it works like magic man but the problem with my qtek is that whenever I try to download softwares like adobe reader (Infact specified for qtek 8500) it downloads completely but refuses to open claimimg that the program is invalid for my windows CE version 5.0. plz help am dying to my docs on my phone!!!

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  • 2011-01-04 20:36
  • fuwx
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> In reply to LionGreen @ 2009-11-26 00:41 from nc85 - click to readHi there, I was very impressed to hear that you've got Windows Mobile 6.5 running on this phone! Does it run well have you had any problems with it? I currently have a PDA and I really wanna buy this phone too so I can synchronize the data on both of them, can you advise where I can get a new one? Thanks.

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  • 2010-02-01 13:45
  • 0Rq%
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Still have my Qtek almost a year...now running Windows Mobile 6.5 and run very smooth :)
Perfect to my daily use: Internet @ gprs, running Opera mini, some phone calls and text messages.

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  • 2009-11-26 00:41
  • nc85
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Bought our Qtek 8500 over X-mas in Russia -- and lemme tell ya, this phone kicks arse! No problems with it at all. The battery life lasts for 5 days as opposed to what others claim. Not saying they're lying, but I will state that MOST people are not aware that when you buy a phone, you must always let it run out of juice, then charge it fully, and do it again and again. Do this the first 3-4 times you own this phone, or else your battery will NEVER last for more than 24 hours. This is how these batteries work.

Buying phones in Europe is much better than buying any phone in the US. Services like Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, etc. always mess with the phones and add their own api's and software, which degrades performance because they eat up the RAM on your phone with so much crap playing in the background. This (more often than none) ruins the phone's quality and limits the performance of the phone. Dropped calls have more to do with your provider than anything else -- that's a fact too! This is why some people love their Moto RAZRs on different networks while others hate it. All depends on what they put on it - and you have no idea what they put on it either, because they'll never tell you. I assure you though, it ain't what you get when you buy it without a SIM card.

Overseas, we use SIM cards and can switch providers whenever we choose. When you buy the phone here -- you get the phone to work the way it was meant to work, not the way a service provider wants it to work for you. As an example, I can install a 6MB .jar file (java app) on my phone, but my brother in the US can't even install a .jar file over 250kb on the same phone! Now that is a joke!

Bottom line, this phone is amazing -- but BUYER BEWARE -- because unless you're buying it unlocked, you are always open to problems being caused by your SERVICE PROVIDER, not necessarily by the phone. The US needs to wake up man! Unlock the phones and let the people choose their own darn providers! :)

Sound features are weak on this phone -- speakers suck. But it has amazing features if you like smart phones. It's not nearly as good as a PDA, so don't buy this if that's what you really want to compare it too. However, the OS (WM 5) is great and and the speed of the OS is VERY FAST. Bluetooth works great and the active sync software with PC's is great too through USB.

Who should get this phone? People who want a smart phone that's fast and can read MS documents, surf the web, access email, install games, etc... but isn't really for people who collect MP3's -- the sound is crapola! Videos play good at full screen (beautiful picture quality), but again, you had better be in a quiet room, because the volume is less to be desired.

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  • 2009-07-06 16:21
  • PYh2
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I have this phone about 2 weeks ago. Boughted brand new for 49 :-)
It have a nice design and the quality of the material is good.
The reception is great, the audio quality is fine and the camera is not so bad.
The only bad thing is....poor batery life....day and a half if i make a few calls, sending sms's, push email, music, internet.
It's also my first Windows Mobile device

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  • 2009-07-06 16:20
  • PYh2
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> In reply to alex @ 2008-11-03 14:10 from pkuI - click to readI totaly agree, beautiful phone. Wish it had the mini usb port. Mine micro fell out.

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  • 2009-06-08 14:53
  • MA5G
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I did really love the phone - loved the way it looked, the brilliant keypad, the screen was great. The system, too, is one of my favorites.

One day the charging port fell out. How stupid is that. it just came out with the charging cable. Reason - none except because they put a micro usb inside instead of the strong and easy to use mini.

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  • 2009-06-08 14:45
  • MA5G
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I am using the same phone and since the beginning of this year my cell has acting very strange.
I can not open menu even if i click on menu which makes it impossible to edit anything.
It does not ring even if profile setting are on ringing all it does is to vibrate.
I would like some assistance. PLEASE HELP

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  • 2009-01-12 08:01
  • NhYS
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I have this phone about 2 weeks ago. Boughted brand new for 49 :-)
It have a nice design and the quality of the material is good.
The reception is great, the audio quality is fine and the camera is not so bad.
The only bad thing is....poor batery life....day and a half if i make a few calls, sending sms's, push email, music, internet.
It's also my first Windows Mobile device

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  • 2008-12-20 21:46
  • ncEa
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> In reply to Dante @ 2008-10-13 19:58 from mE7j - click to readI have basically this same phone as the Cingular 3125. Mine restarted numerous time every day until I taped the small micro-switch under the battey cover down. The problem is the cover doesn't engage the switch completely. something about 3mmx3mmx1mm thick should do the trick. Hasn't restarted since (about a year)

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  • 2008-11-14 03:06
  • jVR4
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the restart problem its easy to fix :) just put some glue band (scotch) on top of it...4x4mm or so and it will never restart! Its the best phone ever! I wish HTC would make another more good looking device just like this one with metal body! please no more plastic htc! with wifi and all

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  • 2008-11-03 14:10
  • pkuI
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> In reply to chris_mesva @ 2008-10-06 07:47 from w6V$ - click to readWelcome 2 the club. I have the very same problem - restarts about 100 times a day. I'm already so pissed on this phone that...

Can You please explain more about this little button. I coulnd't find anything...

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  • 2008-10-13 19:58
  • mE7j
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I have the same problem. the phone randomly restarts and i think i got solution to it. There is a small button on the lower left part of the battery (not on the battery itself)on the back of the phone. you just have to place a piece paper on that button to keep it pressed.

That works for my phone. now my phone rarely restarts itself. hope it helped.

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  • 2008-10-06 07:47
  • w6V$
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I have a problem with this phone and its that it reboots randomly or if its shake lightly although it doesnt occur always, its just really random could someone help me? or its a hardware problem? i already reset the configs and everything and it still wont work

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  • 2008-09-29 05:12
  • Lxnu
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It's just the phone, what're you expex it to do? buying your lunch?

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  • 2008-08-27 07:13
  • 2xCN
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what on earth is it?

this looks 2 weird to be a mobile!

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  • 2008-08-12 15:56
  • T30H
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this phone is like 50%good and 50% bad. i jus read some reviews and i agree the battery life is good but the specs isnt so fortunate. the time keeps goin forward like 3hrs. then i cant set mp3's as rintone. the speaker and ringtone is low. 2 many 2 point out.

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  • 2008-07-27 22:54
  • jmK%
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yeh i agree its a bit complicated. wouldnt advise noone on buying this phone, plus it lacks a lot of features. very difficult to work with

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  • 2008-07-27 22:47
  • jmK%
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