Ever noticed that so many Nokias look like the same phone with a different keypad/cover? (because they are) Margins? I'd say Nokia's profit margins are the highest in the industry because no matter what crap they sell, people still buy it, even if it's a cheap junk 2 year old phone with a new "funky" (ie. ugly) cover+keypad. Nokia is especially popular in China because it's "famous" therefore it's good (like Speedo, Amway, and XO... I kid you not).
If people can explain why they prefer certain phones over the D600, and vice versa, it will help readers of this to make a better decision, rather than just "Nokia sucks" (everyone knows that already). I'd feel the exact model of phone matters to the user, not really the brand.
Yeah! Samsung All the way! since we are talking about Market... i must remind you that for the whole year of 2004, Samsung was Number 1 company to make the most Net Profit margin in the world (exceeding Microsoft in many years). But then again, Samsung makes most profits from selling LCDs, which Nokia doesn't have.
But the funnist thing is.... I dont know why i'm leaning towards Nokia 6230i over Samsung. Must be the replacable faceplates, to keep ur phone at top conditions for years to come. If ur big spender, and change phones every year, I would go for Samsung, but if ur looking for something permanent, go for Nokia.
I gotta tell ya, I quite agree with the comments made below, with complementing Samsung, But Nokia must be doing somethin right. coz people are still buyin them. (they sell more...with less profit)
If you want large market share, you make phones that fit to the large public for an attractive price. So this marketing strategy of Nokia makes sense. Samsung has better technology, but often also a higher price, for the high-end of the market..... Stop convincing each other about which one to buy....
Are there still no reliable release dates?
I agree with Bob totally. Nokia is behind the Samsung's technology for sure. They are just 1st manufacturer only by the fact of big market share. That's about it I would say.
Samsung makes very advanced phone, Motorola tend to make more prettier phone, I don't see very special characters of Nokia.
So what? Go buy the N90 then if you like it so much.
It's huge (is the brick phone back in fashion again), and almost double the weight of the D600 (brick). The right phone will fit the individual's specific needs and tastes. If you want such a large bulky heavy phone in the flip form factor (which is totally different to use than a slider) then be my guest and go get one. I for one want my phone to sit comfortably in my pocket next to my (high quality 7 megapixel) digital camera, not walk with a limp with such a huge apparatus in my pants, and not look like I'm pulling a laptop out of my pocket when it rings.
Well I suppose you can buy a bigger handbag to accommodate the huge physical size and weight of the N90, but I use a pocket not a bag (as I said, individual needs and tastes).
By the way the N90, with it's huge bulk and price, does not vibrate (wonder what they stuck into all that bulk, just a new screen?).
sorry bob nokia n90 has better display than the d600,and better optics!!!
Right back in March they announced 3D sound on this phone. Sometimes they're careful what they claim for the specs when the exact feature set of the production model is not set in concrete yet. It will sound quite cool if the MP3 and ringtones (and games) have some 3D spatial effect.
No, no mention of 3D sound in the review.
And yes, it is possible for features to appear in prototypes then subsequently removed. This is usually either firmware memory constraints (unlikely for this kind of device!), failure to debug those modules properly in time, or cost/licensing issues. Unlikely for that to happen here.
hi bob.why have they put 3d sound as TBD.
what about the phone that was given to the testers?did it have 3d sound?is it possible
that they could change any feature even after giving it to the testers?
WOW it has Video Wallpapers!!! i am waiting 4 this fone - i will wait as long as i need to!
By the way, it says EDGE and 3D sound are TBD (to be decided presumably).
The specs on the Samsung site should be rather accurate. EDGE will probably only be available in certain submodels (D600E or whatever). Remember that page is the Samsung Middle East D600 specs, which may differ from your region or submodels.
Did they say the sound was better? I didn't read that. I read them as saying they considered the Motorola model has better loudspeakers... when it's released go to a shop and compare the sound for yourself, if the loudspeaker sound capability is really that important to you.
Interesting that you can plug the phone into a stereo or car with rca inputs...
but the reviewers have stated that the motorolla e398 has a better sound than d600
Does D600 have EDGE?????
on the Samsung website u posted it says it has EDGE.. If it does... WOOOT!
Read the English version of the review.
Certainly, there is a veritable difference between screen resolution when that QVGA 320x240 screen is implemented...for example, take sony ericsson s700 with that "2.4 inch screen, and samsung d600 w/ "1.9 inch...matter of fact, they are both QVGA, but the technology bypasses whether you can squeeze in those pixels into a small sized screen...therefore, d600 screen is sharper and more crisp than sony ericsson's s700...
furthermore, TV-OUTPUT, what a powerful feature included, you can view images,video clips, or even play games through your TV or through those flat pannels...
And talkin' bout mp3's...this phone will totally blasts motorola e398(appology to motorola fans), with digital AMP, pumping those mp3 stereo sounds...compatible w/ 320 kbps formats, would imagine adding pleasure to my ears...good work samsung on the audible tech...hope to purchase this model when it is released...
Ugly? That's a matter of taste and there are various other new phones from Samsung with similar feature sets to this one, but different form factors and looks. Don't tell others to buy based on your own (lack of) taste. If Samsung is not for you, either inform the rest of us of a better phone and the reasons why, or go away.
The Samsung D600 is now listed (as a phone model, not press release) on the Samsung Middle East site.
what is the use of usb port.is it used to connect the datacable?
It is certainly an amazing screen, since the most common cellphone brands (blame Nokia mainly) use substandard / old technology in their phone models. These screens have been in production phones (Sharp, Mitsubishi, other small market share brands) for more than 2 years already, but Nokia et al have conditioned people to be content with rubbish!