Contrary to the data presented, this handset is tri-band capable: GSM900, 1800 and PCS1900. It checks all 3 bands for an available network, so no need to manually switch (a-la Motorola). Leastwise, the one that I tried did.
I like my GD88, because of it's style, but I hate Panasonic, because the betray the customer! A digital camera alone, don't make it a high tech phone !!!!! And if you GD87/88 fans don't betray yourself, then you will agree, that ALL the other features are standard, w/o any special add. feature! Only the dig.camera & the high quality LCD impress !!! That's a fact !
Rolls Royce does not have an electric sun roof. That does not make it a bad car.
What's about J2ME ? Regarding asian sites, the asian ver. GD88, should feature J2ME !!!!???
What is this shit, that despite several hundred KB data capacity, this phone has NO INTERNAL MEM FOR SMS ???????
I don't find any kind of SIM/int. phonebook functions like: COPY 1 ENTRY, COPY ALL ENTRIES,...from/to....??? Each cheap 1 Euro mobile has such functions...
Tariq. With all due respect, if the function was so important to you then surely it should have been thoroughly researched before you purchased the product? plus as there was 14 days return you had 2 weeks to come to the bottom of this fact. If you feel that the manufacturers or the retailers have mislead you, then talk to the Fair Trading Standars. But this is not the phone's problem!
I bought the GD87 on the basis that i asked the staff at vodafone "does this synch with outlook calendar because thats really important for me"
"yes - of course" he said "The GD87 has SynchML so just wait for the PC data cable which arrives in a few weeks and you'll be good to go"
i called up Panasonic nearer the time to check when the data cable is coming "will be in stock next week" she said. I double checked with her and asked if its possible to synch the phone with outlook calendar.
"erm...yes - of course" she said "but you'll need the data cable"
i phoned panasonic yesterday - "yes the pc cables in stock now"
"Fantastic" - i thought. "do i need any other software to synch my GD87 the the outlook calendar"
"let me check with our technical people"
after about 5 mins - "there is no way you can synch the GD87 with Outlook - sorry"
FOR GODS SAKE!!!! WOULD IT BE TOO MUCH TO ASK STAFF TO HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHATS GOING ON WITH THEIR PRODUCTS INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BLAG IT ALL THE TIME!!!!!
Meanwhile my 14 day return policy has expired and im lumped with a phone that doesnt do what i want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think triband version is GU87 - not out yet, but think you get GD87 in US
Its in Messages - Emails.
I got mine to work matey, its working on UK O2 POP3 SMTP mail account anb it works a treat!!! Emails from my friends with ringtones and pics. Brilliant!
Maybe I get already blind, but I can't find the e-mail-function in my GD88 ! Is it possible, that the removed this function in the asian version ????? I can't believe !!! For what reason ?????
Has somebody out there a GD88 ?
You have phones and you have Panasonic
It's not a phone it's a way of life.....
When you email the pics do they come out clear and big on the computer like thet T300. I am amazed by my T300 and how it shows the pictures after you send them to a computer. Does it show up clear on the display? Is 530 a good price for the phone?
Yeah, very true! They are running out of shapes and colours i imagine. That is why Nokia is trying desparatetly to try to be original with their designs... Good on them. Anyway, this phone is adequate for keeping up with the technology. I have had the phone for a few days now and can say that it is easy to live with. Though lacking in User Profiles means that there are no versatility in adjusting the ring/vibrate/quiet/silent modes. My other phone the T68 has all these functions and more, but for now the GD87 is keeping me quietly amused!
To DL: the similarity with GX10 is a coincidence. All Far Eastern manufacturers go for the clam shell silver look, it looks like almost all Japanese phones!
love to someday own a small yet sleek wonderfull phone like the GD87. Really looks good.
£260 UK price on vodaphone.co.uk on pay monthly, O2 haven't released it yet but will do on a pay monthly tarrif before xmas.