Hey Bills2 North,
Trust you saw the Samsung i830 much better than the 9300.... also on your point of stylus check out Microsoft and Samsungs Origamy Ultra Portable PC... the world is moving towards stylus based inputs where as Nokia is still stuck in another century.
most human beings dont sign a fax...
all the best with trying the 9300 with Nokias digital pen...it is like going into the dark ages ... while everyone is trying to converge everything into one device to make us humans more productive ... nokia still has it roots in its gumboots
Sam, what are all the shortcut `hot keys´ for? Check Nokia. General keyboard shortcuts are same as Win, and Doc. app too ('Chr' plus 'nav-up' = Page up etc..) which make it easy to remember. Even the clock has shortcuts!
But you´ve got a point. In the long run a pen isn´t a bad idea, especially for signing faxes or letters.
However, a full size `real´ pen is 10x better than a dinky stylus. I´ll check the Digital pen (NOKIA SU-1b?) on my 9300i and *laptop (with bluetooth). If I like it I´ll have the best of both worlds.
*laptop justifies purchase, too ;-)
Had one of these for a few weeks now.
Got the Blackberry software working and am very happy with that.
Don't need the vibrating ring, don't need a camera (I have a DSLR in the car with me at all times), don't need a complicated setup - so this suits me 100%.
So far very impressed. All the features that I need with a nice screen, all very easy to get to and intuative.
There are many people who say 9300i lacks camera.
But the fact that it has no camera is why i choose it over 9500.
Camera phone is restricted in many offices these days. This is a bussiness phone and a camera is not what people look for in a bussiness phone.
So, for me atleast, as a bussiness phone, i give thumbs up for 9300i.
bill2north - real men use thumbs - smart men use technology - stylus is the way to go...9300 lacks too many features to make it a good phone. GSM Ratings 6.6 ....bad
To Sam the man: "Real men use thumbs" I know it´s cliche but who cares. All you need are your index and middle fingers, and don´t scratch-up the screen like my Palm Pilot.
To Jadu: Check the manual or is it in Chinese? I´d go straight to nokia.com, after a cup of java ;-)
To Ryanb: Don´t bother downloading E-mail onto your phone, it´s too risky. Check it from your server´s webmail instead. 9300i´s fast enough for me whether I use (E)GPRS or WLAN.
All The Best!
PS, don´t forget to play all your favorite C-64 games on the communicator. They´re found everywhere on the net. Remember ELITE?
To Jadu: check language under "phone settings" and drink more coffee ;-)
To Rayb: don't bother using Outlook when you can check webmail directly from your friendly neihborhood server. Less risk downloading junk and viruses onto 9300i.
BTW, I'm using my silver brick now. Speed is fine as is keyboard but this page's a little messy. Cache's set to 3 megs now...
All The Best!
I'm in the market to get my hands on a good business phone. I'm always travelling and so I need a relaible phone that I can check my emails on etc. I'm thinking of getting the Nokia 9300i but needed a hand with the decision making as I know nothing about it. I have held one and the size didnt bother me as much as I thought it would, infact I expected it to be bigger. The fact that there is no camera etc doesn't bother me as it will be a work tool and not for pleasure and I'm sure most business men dont need a camera anyway. I just want to know what its like for checking my emails and anything else that can help me make up my mind. Thanks again
9300 / 9500 - No hardwriting recgonition / stylus input
9300 No camera
WiFi is a small price to pay compared to the other options
I bought this Nokia 9300i - got one more thing to ask now :)
the phone i bought has some other language on it and its NOT ENGLISH for sure
is it that this phone is not YET available in eng. or that i bought the wrong version n its availble in english
Please let me know
Which one, 9500 or 9300i?
9300i´s slimmer, smaller and looks better. That´s what I chose. No one stares quite so much, except for the `wow´ factor when I open it. And it slips into my pocket nicely.
9500´s a real brick. It looks and feels too much like plastic. Although overall it gets better ratings because screen and keyboard size, plus camera. And costs a bit more.
Or then think about this. The screen´s and keyboard are smaller on 9300i. When surfing use full screen mode. And you´ll type with 2 fingers on each hand. Get used to it.
Wait for Nokia N92, it´s a gem too, and same price, just in case.
Hope that helped :-)
Hi- which one is better ? 9500 or 9300i ?
i want to buy one but cant decide which one is better specially when CAMERA is not an issue - Thanks
Do this to access T9 on cover phone:Message>, write message>, options (bottom left)>, dictionary, English (or whatever..), and that´s it.
This phone doesn´t have T9 for keyboard.
This phone´s great but expensive for private users. Not having vibrator or camera doesn´t bother me.
What I can see and read all about 9300i is, it cant be without a T9 feature in cover face, so you better consult with NK or the reseller
I know you cant get teh T9 feature when you open the cover, i was refering to the cover, in my phone the feature is not available i just wanted to know if that was a common problem.
I bleieve if you are in communicator mode then you cant get the T9 feature but you can only use it in cover screen, let me know waht you up to?