I have owned a Nokia 6230 for a week before giving it back for this, the K700i. I dont know why people here are comparing the K700 to the 7610 as they're in a slightly different class of phones here. The ture class comparision woulb be 6230 vs K700i. In terms of spec and prices, they are almost identical! so let me begin... The 6230's menu system is very coarse and doesn't look very attractive! The screen itself i think is off lower wuality to that of the K700. The 6230 had reset itself twice on me, once on exiting Bluetooth and the other from SMS whilst the k700 (now 2 weeks old) has never died on me. The Memory i must say the 6230 would have to win hands down just cos it could use MMC, but it is a hassle to take the card out EVERYtime you want to transfer files (other than using Bluetooth). The battery life is an issue for the K700 also. The battery on the K700 is NO WHERE near the quoted times. In terms of pure functionality, the K700 is very friendly and very fun to use. The profile and themes are much fun to be had, and also the MP3 ring tones are a nice touch! Currently i have Alicia Keys as my main tune, it ALWAYS turn heads! The camera, they're very similar, but the K700 does have a decent LED white light!
to kel, u r right, but i think the nokia 7610s back looks very stylish, and if u take proper care of the phone, it doesnt get any scratches and if u buy a case for it, its perfectly protected, and if it does get scratched since its not being taken care of, buy an x-press on cover, that way, u can hav a differnt colour cover, and a new one, and if u dont want to pay for a cover, u can buy one at ebay for a UK pound ! and if your SE K700 gets scratched sumhow, u cant change the cover, but i`ll respect ur decision, people like different phones and apparently people with a nokia 7610 are defending their phone and SE people are defending theirs, so each to their own
blokiafanboys: you just canīt say 7610 is better tah k700i (or the opposite) because their different, and there are people like me that donīt give a s... about symbian and itīs milions of apps...i give more value to stereo sound, size, build quality, radio, etc
Cool... Nice phone, smart one, completed features... But I'm not try yet...
dude...ur better off with a palm...and nokia is not stable at all , i had the 6610 once too...it hangs and restarts from time to time and the phone will off byitself sometimes
im currently using a nokia 6610, n im very satisfied withthe stability n quality, although dust tends to get inside the screen quite easily...i have used set65, nokia 3310 n nokia is far more better than se in terms of quality n reliability (doesnt hang, restart etc)...but the new k700 is very enticing...i cant decide whether to buy the nokia 7610 or k700..the nokia looks classic n rich but a bit big...i have seen n test these two phones from my customers (im working in pc shop) ...the k700 is a bit thick...but nokia very expensive...the nokia's advantage is the symbian n opera software...can it support normal java games??
please try to have a look on the phone 1st & u will find how smart SE has come out with the new idea of hanging ur lanyard, before u say something. cos, tat will just make SE users think tat ur stupid, u no?
to will smith,
as a mobilephone designer, yea i admit 7610 is a stylish, but if ur toking about design, 7610's front looks nice, very nice, but the back looks bad, there are not much "details", furthermore, the material 7610 using is really not suitable for the long term using. Y i said so, cos it gets lots of small small but obvious scratches, & tats y my fren is really piss off. for k700i, SE is using double layer plastic+metal for their casing, tats y u can see those hairline finishing on both front & back of the phone, & this is actually some elements which prevents from scratches. i think most of the ppl no tat SONY is famous is electronic design and even their technology, look at VAIO, their robot QRIO, they r the company to come out with the 1st "walkman", & the name "discman" also from them. so, no doubt tat sony technology is one of the strongest in the world. SE having sony as a background support, do u think the k700i's technology using will be worse than 7610?
details is really important nowadays, wat the 1st thing attracts u to buy a phone? appearance rite? even when ur looking for a chick, guys for sure more than 90% will b looking at hows de look & their figure, rite? tat same goes to choosing a phone. yea, 7610 is attractive, but, wud u still b happy with ur phone having so much scrathes? i dont think so.
personally feeling tat, SE has a better build in quality. their material using, their detailing (like dual-front), their technology...
so ppl, dont just read reviews & their specs, please do go to mobile shops to try on these two phones 1st before you really give ur comments.
Nokia people don't use much of their brain
1) I don't need a brick, I need GSM
2) I don't a cam or a MP3 player, I use cam on GSM for fun and MP3 is nice on GSM since I can play some music when I am bored, for more use MP3 player
3) If I would pay such lot of money like for 7610 I wont be so stupid to buy it, I would buy newest Palm with all software, I don't think any model of Nokia can beat Palm (since lot of Nokia users brag about their software and cam).
does anyone know where i can download an application to use the infrared as a universal remote control on the K700i???
I forgot one important thing, I don't wish to hurt my fingers while typing SMS each time. I type a lot of SMS so don't see point of making such ugly phone like Blokia 7610
I don't see a point of using NGAGE games, they are expensive and after all there is lot of Java games on market. Next thing is that I don't need GSM with price like a new computer. If you want to get some chicks than get some expensive watch. After all with K700 I can over bluetooth control computer software like bsplay. So there must be lot of applications for K700?
for "unknown" who replied to me, out of interest, i would just like to know what, in your opinion made the k700 a better phone and i will see if i can persuade you to favour in the nokia 7610, and for whoever said that the k700 is smaller and lighter than the 7610 its beacause the nokia 7610 has a mega pixel camera so requires more space, has symbian which can download proper computer programs and everything and can even play N-GAGE games on it, and the symbian and series 60 programs would take up some room so that is why. the k700 may be smaller, but the N7610 is better
I must admit, I was a SE Fan boy before I bought a Nokia 7610. I've had the T68i and T610 and throughly loved them. But I found them to be lacking in application support amongst other things.
I have bought a Nokia 7610 over the k700 and don't regret the decision one bit. The picture quality is superb and of digital camera quality on the screen. Application support is exceptional - with over 2 years releases of Symbian software (As opposed to SE going from mophun to java etc etc - i.e. not making their mind up). I can even run ngage games on it!
I find it much more versatile and the size - small enough to consider. The design is pretty nifty too.
So.. if a SE fan boy prefers the 7610 over the K700 - what's the verdict?
the most beautiful , effective , extravagance mobile phone i've ever seen !!! for me - this is the best gsm who ever been produce !!
7610 is huge ..people would be saying i have a refrigerator in my pocket...the K700 is smaller...and about video all those crap..please..use a proper device..the quality of vids and pics on phone are nonsence...utterly rubbish...i've had a nokia and i think its a overpriced piece of plastic...only people that have used a SE would know the beauty of a SE .
will...i did test the phone and read pro reveiws...and i really found the k700 to be a better one...
sowa...u dont use the whole mp3 as a ringtone rite ? by the time the song finished...it would be 3 minute...u think the guy calling you would wait 3 minutes ?
More...i can store more than 10 songs in my k700i...i just encode them to mp4 (aac) 80kb, and they occupy less than 2 mb each, with good STEREO quality. Very simple, itīs enough to use in the gym or in the street, when i need more i use my yepp mp3 player.
Does the 7610 have STEREO SOUND???? Is the 7610 available to conect to the pc only with the dongle software, without needing any stupid blokia software??? no Is the 7610 bigger and heavier than te k700??? yes Does de 7610 have radio??? no So you see blokiafanboy, it isnīt perfect and there are people that donīt give a s.... about it :)