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Why get this instead of the Universal?

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Hi,

Not a troll - genuine question. I'm thinking of upgrading to the Universal right now, but the buzz seems to be around the Hermes. What advantages does it bring?

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Size is surely the number one advantage. There is no way you can put a Universal comfortably in your jeans pocket but the Hermes is fine.

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And HSDPA, drawbacks are smaller lower res screen and usb headphone sockedt and smaller memory card format.

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Well I have been tempted by the Universal for some time, but for me it was the size, I've got a M2000 and that was the biggest I decided to go.

As per my previous thread I've got my hands on a TyTN, and I would say the plus are:

  1. Size
  2. Jog Dial
  3. Camera with flash
Minuses are:
  1. Stylus
  2. A bit plastic fantasic, maybe the Vodafone's build, Orange's build looks better
  3. Micro SD, your previous Memory card collection is now defunct
I hope this is helpful...
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Universal is hardly can be considered "phone" or "pocket" device :)

Its more of "classic PDA" or even ultra-ultra-subnotebook ;)

Also, Hermes battery life is tad better then Universal's (though lot worse then Wizards's).

Edited by Ingvarr
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Any other insights, guys?

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AFAIK TyTN has A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth) , unlike Universal.

Regards

Simon Clark

Business Telecoms

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Universal battery life really is poor, you HAVE to charge at least once a day if you're actually intending to use it.

That's fine most of the time, but forget your charger on a dirty weekend away and you'll run out of power before you've finished your "home movies"... allegedly

:)

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but forget your charger on a dirty weekend away and you'll run out of power before you've finished your "home movies"... allegedly

With Hermes/TyTN it will be the same, maybe just a little better, but you still need to charge it each day, and better not forget your charger if you plan to actually use the device.

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