It'd be great if phone shops would give a "try before you buy" period so you can be sure to be happy with your choice of handset.
mate, I would go for the Panasonic GD87 it's value for the money you're gonna spend. it just doesn't get better than this.
I have just bought this phone and ıt is really fantastic after samsung T100. Anybody knows how to display the district info(cell broadcast) permanently on the screen rather than alternating screens
Thanks for your speedy reply Marco. I know the problem with the GD67 (68). It crashes during SMS writing, doesn't it? I'm hoping I can return the handset to get either a SIM free GD87 or a Samsung T100 (can't decide yet). Apart from that problem with the GD67, it's a pretty good little phone.
Sorry, I made an error it was related to the GD68 not the GD87, and we'll stock the phone early next year.
marco, can you specify on the technical issues please? I'm thinking of getting this phone but I'm not 100% certain. I'd have to get it SIM free and that would be a very expensive mistake if it goes wrong.
The Panasonic GD887/88 is a fantastic phone; just read "What Mobile", "T3" and magazine's like that!!!
They give the Panasonic top marks due to value, build quality, functionality, screen color and size and battery.
Panasonic are on their way to being one of the world's best mobile phone manufacturer's.... Something to add on their already extensive list.
The Panasonic GD68 model (1st batch) required a software update if the phone is used using Telstra or Vodafone's SIM and networks.
If you have this issue you're required to get a software update by Panasonic.
The reason for this is that Telstra and Vodafone had not fully tested the phone and only Optus are selling the phone.
So, it was discovered that this was a problem as it only has Optus exclusivity for 2002 and people were changing the SIm and using Telstra and Voda SIM's instead of Optus'.
Go to: www.panasonic.com.au
the gd88 has an infra red port you can use, and you can also buy a data cable as an accessory
I work for T-mobile UK and was awaiting GD87 to be officially launched any time now but they have made the decision not to release this handset due to technical issues with handset which would have led to customer dissatisfaction.I am dissapointed but will wait for something similar as I want integrated camera and it would be better with java downloadable games and larger pictures sent via email....still a bummer though!
Does anyone know if there is away of connecting the gd87 to a computer and getting the pics off it, or do u have to email them
I own this phone and it is awesome. I've always owned top quality phones (Siemens, Bosch) but this phone is very very good indeed. If you're seriously looking for a phone that will last I highly offer that you take a close look at the Panasonic GD87/88. Panasonic really means business and it seems that they are surely on the right track to eat Nokia, SonyEricsson, Siemens' market shares.
To DG (and rest of you good people...)
Panasonic are always working on new stuff, and you won't be disappointed...
Watch this space...
I know both, SharpGX10 and Panasonic GD88! Forget GX10!!!!!!!!!
Cheap plastic case, fucking shit LCD!
Although 16bit TFT like GD88, it looks more 8bit STN ! The lid is nearly double thick ! I only can say: Ugly!