Sorry about earlier post ,,what happended their i dont know???My post was complaining about eric writing first how sad he was and about no innov8 on list..The set up for voda xmas is poor to me so may end up cancelling contract and moving to o2 prepay it depends on gsmarena review of xperia..I may get innov8 16gb till i saw sim free price on play.com £549 !!!!! cause my next laptop with good spec is only £449..what are they playing at??? you get some chips ,,software,, cheap lcd,, battery and charger and nothing new accept 8 mp cmos cam and they want that ampunt of cash,, well stuff that its daylight robbery..
djalf, 19 Nov 2008spicy is spelled incorrectlyI wonder if in the future mobile phones will have ABC spell checker... ha
Sorry for going a bit OT, but has anyone in the U.S. bought a N96 NAM or X1a? I have an X1i (European model) but am thinking about selling it and getting one of the aforementioned NAM models.
100 Moto, 19 Nov 2008However, I thought most mid-high end phones at least support GSM1900 already, if not GSM850, b... moreThose bands are fine for 2G, then there's 850 HSDPA where most of the world uses 2100 and 900.
What's the point of a 3.5G phone when it's restricted to 2G speeds?
That's why they usually have to make 2 different models or have both covered like the iPhone.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2008You also have to consider that the US uses different network bands to most of the world, which... moreHowever, I thought most mid-high end phones at least support GSM1900 already, if not GSM850, both frequency being used in US.
100 Moto, 19 Nov 2008I don't know the exact reasons why US is quite behind in terms of all these hi-tech stuff...wh... moreYou also have to consider that the US uses different network bands to most of the world, which requires manufacturers to produce two models.
This drives up costs, manufacturers won't do it if they can't recoup that additional investment.
Bakhti, 18 Nov 2008I mean, honestly, I want to jump on a boat and move to UK. Carriers on the other side of the A... moreI don't know the exact reasons why US is quite behind in terms of all these hi-tech stuff...when the country has the most sophisticated space shuttle.
I'm not really sure about the exact reason...maybe due to the size of the country, where additional models would require additional support, which logistically speaking, may add up additional costs.
Or else, network service providers may not really be making as much $ as others around the world...I used to live in California and my "home" network (without roaming) may even be bigger than some states (if not countries!) elsewhere. Think about all the cost (especially the GSM network, which requires more cellular antenna) to cover all these areas...
That's why US will not likely enjoy super cheap monthly fees like US$4.5 (yes, US$4.5! NOT $45!) for where I live now...the fee already includes 500mins talk time, all call forward, voice mail, etc...VAS.
Back to so called high-end phones. Another reason might be, for example, phones costing over US$500 can easily be found elswhere around the world but not US...maybe because most Americans can do much more with the same US$500 for other stuff, such as better tires, stereo, alsrms, etc...for cars! (or they've to fix the car due to bad weather / crash)
Speaking of phones and cars, maybe someday the Americans will get more high-end phones. I remember in the 80's many cars in America, even so call mid-class (not size!) like Honda Accord, the base models still offered "manual" windows and door locks...and none of them had automatic climate controls, where in Japan power windows/locks/mirrors, auto climate control, were sort of standard, and GPS was already available.
20 some years later, now I find more variety in terms of cars and features in US than Hong Kong....and US now gets so many models...the TL, US Accord, Japese/Euro Accord (known as TSX), and basic cars like Fit get power windows/locks as standard.
Of course, I paid US$14000 for my mid-trim Accord back in 1988, not sure if I can even get a Fit now for that price!
Nice list... although the HTC Touch HD isn't there... well, guess I´d better go back to writting that letter to Santa...
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2008NEVER buy the Vodafone 231, you're better off with a monochrome display Nokia. "NEVER buy the Vodafone 231, you're better off with a monochrome display Nokia."
...and if you want to use bluetooth?
It's similar line up to Vodafone Australia, Samsung G800 is $A299, Storm launches 1/12.
There's a Vodafone 830 as well (Made by Huwei, 3.2 Megapixel slide, 3.5G etc, etc $A199).
No sign yet of the Xperia.
It makes me so mad that we are so much behind here in the USA. the biggest economy in the world.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2008Shut up. On topic, C 905 is the most popular handset in UK. Awesome~!c905 is decent, yeah. I'd prefer the Storm outta this lineup!!
NEVER buy the Vodafone 231, you're better off with a monochrome display Nokia.
I mean, honestly, I want to jump on a boat and move to UK. Carriers on the other side of the Atlantic are stuck with crappy LGs and Samsungs... ATT, Sprint, Verizon, TMobile -- when the US consumers will get high-end, recent devices and not some crap??! Even Rogers is getting Nokia E71. I mean the only question to ask is: WTF, US carriers???
i second that lol nice line up of phones wish o2 would hurry and release some more oh btw the zest is a nice fone to work with