I was tracking prices for artemis on ebay, and they are arround 400 and 500 EUR (for htc p3300 and o2 orbit). Where did you see artemis for 100$? Link, please :).
Will anyone tell me why this cellphone is so cheap? I found 4 threads running around 80$ on ebay with only 14 hours left...... no bids.... also one ending in 1 hour @ 100$ .... what's up with that, i doubt it's a scam because all sellers have immaculate feedback.
Weird stuff eh?
Tomorrow I receive my phone (3300) and will after some time give my comments...
I have no idea why it happened. I just expierenced when GPS was on (on my Qtek 9090) and calls are incoming, the screen did not switch to phone mode so I can see who´s calling, and also some times pressing on "recieve call" did not function and thus call was lost. I underline I do not know whether this would be thew case with HTC P 3300, this is just because the producer is the same - HTC.
What are you doing that causes your phone to hang when GPS is on?
Ronnie - Mine is on constantly. I never have problems with my phone. I don't know where you can get a cradle for this handset, but don't buy the HTC one - It scratches the outer surface.
My comment to Ronnie re.WiFi: WiFi is also important when travelling abroad, as well as as you mentioned many have wireless bradband at home...
My conclusion is that overall 3300 is a good choice, however what bothers me is multitasking - I am an owner of Qtek 9090 and satisfied. However purchased small phone as I expierenced missin calls when GPS was on (TomTom 5) as well as many times there was not sound when receiving calls or calling. If this is not the case for 3300 (I mean producer is the same) I am going to buy it a.s.a.p. I am using a phone for business and main functions important to me are: calling, syncronising mails and calender and using GPS. Will appretiate your comments.
Kid - thax! by the way, where can I find a car cradle for it? most of the online stores provide a universal kit. after all, thw GPS needs steady cradle. pls advice.
I assure you. Definately NO PROBLEMS whatsoever!!!
I Guarantee that if you buy this phone that you on't have any problems with multi-tasking (GPS+Skype+Excel for example). The handset performs extremely well in multitasking conditions.
DO NOT WORRY!
Kid: so the CPU issue is absolutely not a factor? I understand that there are problems of watching movies, etc, but all i care is that the CPU will hold on with multi-tasking such as GPS and cellular at the same time while functioning OK also for other 2-3 tasks at the same time (wifi + any 1-2 other functions running at the same times such as Skype+excel, etc)
No, I'm not working for HTC :)
Basically, not enough internal memory. But then again, I have a 2GB Micro SD card in my handset, so it's not really an issue for me.
Thx Kid303, hopefully you are not working at HTC :-) but seriously, what is the main drawback of this device you found critical?
As I said in a previous post, I have the GPS runing cnostantly and I make and receive loads of phonecalls throughout the day as well as skype, email and web browsing.
Absolutely no problems...
Yep. Used Skype about 5 minutes ago and I use it pretty much every day. Was using skype whilst receiving e-mail through outlook and also had a spreadsheet open as well as a couple background 3rd party apps... Absolutely no problems whatsoever.
Kid303: what about multitasking with respect to the GPS and phone using at the same time with the P3300? any problems? have you tried Skype on it?
In response to Anon's post;
Web 'n' Walk's internet connection speed is up to 1.8Mbps. Faster than most WiFi hotspots. I agree that it's pretty bad that the WiFi is disabled as users of this phone will be bound to use the web 'n' walk. But if you look at it from a cost perspective, It's only £7.50 a month. If you compare that to a WiFi provider such as 'The Cloud', for example, they charge you £5.00 for just an hour's worth of internet access.
But then again, if you're anything like me, you'll be paying for home use broadband as well- and I have a wifi router. So the fact that I can't use my own 8mbps WiFi in my house is a bit annoying, but what happens when I'm out in the street and want to look up a pub or restaurant quickly? What if I want to do a quick price comparison on Froogle or Pricerunner while I'm out shopping? The broadband in my house is pretty useless when I'm in a shopping center 20 miles from home...
When you look at it from that perspective, you can also appreciate that, by taking out the WiFi card, it lowers the overall cost of the handset.
So is the removal of the WiFi a bad thing? I mean, I curently have a tarriff which includes the Web 'n' Walk and to be honest, I use it every single day. This means I see the benefits of it on a daily basis.
It doesn't bother me that the WiFi is unavailable on this product as I have my Web 'n' Walk... I can understand why someone would be *slightly* annoyed that there's no WiFi on it (I was when I first bought it), but it doesn't bother me anymore...
What may look bad on the spec sheet isn't always a bad thing in the real world...
Jerry. We're still using the same motherboard system we were using ten years ago. Just because it's two years old doesn't mean it's bad.
In response to the post as to which is better - Eten's X500 or HTC's P3300, I would say the P3300. My dad recently bought an X500 and I told him about the debate that was going on at GSMArena about which handset was better, so he suggested we run some tests. Opening Apps, turning on the phone, stability when overclocked, multi-tasking etc.
The P3300 came out on top. It's much better at multitasking, it boots up quicker, the GPRS speed is better and gives a more accurate reading and the screen is far more responsive. The X500 seemed to have a tendancy to hang and the qudio uality when making calls wasn't nearly as good as the P3300.
Needless to ay, my dad's taking his X500 back. He left the house 5 minutes ago.
Hi - Is there anyone who can give me definite answer on the performance of this device with respec to its slow CPU? does it really matter? is it really a bottleneck or it is just an attribute that remains on the spec sheet. pls advice. also, bottom line - which one is better - the ETEN's X500 or this one?