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Poll: Qtek 8500 - Pink or Black? (62 member(s) have cast votes)

Qtek 8500 - Pink or Black? Which do I buy?

  1. Mmmmm... Pink! You'll look GREAT... (15 votes [24.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.19%

  2. Black - stealth is definatley the way to go.... (42 votes [67.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.74%

  3. Neither. Wait for the Silver one. (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

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Being a man's man secure in his masculinity who is also in touch with his feminine side ( ahem ;) ) I have no problem with pink, and I like to try to be a bit different....

So, vote in this poll and decide which colour Qtek handset I get! Unless a Silver varient surfaces before eXpansys get them in stock I'll buy whichever this poll decides I should. The power is YOURS!

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Speaking as an obsessive pink-lover, even I have to say that the pink one looks a bit cheap, and like a toy phone out of a pound shop.

The black one looks much better.

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Metrosexual is so last year and pink suggests 'frivolous' which just isn't you, so I'd go for black.
No, silver. Black is too common.

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Speaking as an obsessive pink-lover, even I have to say that the pink one looks a bit cheap, and like a toy phone out of a pound shop.


To be fair, I've held a pre-release black one and that felt cheap as well ;)
Why they couldn't do it in metal I don't know!

Am I right in thinking this is the first time we genuinely have a choice in colour for HTC smartphones rather than having to go to different resellers to get different variations? Oh, decisions, decisions...
I think silver will look good if they use decent plastic.

Metrosexual is so last year and pink suggests 'frivolous' which just isn't you, so I'd go for black.
No, silver. Black is too common.


But being 'lastyear' is sooo nextyear and by the time this handset's actually out frivolous will be back in again...

I just don't know what to do!
C'mon people! VOTE!

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Come on the black!!!

Hasveing (edit- what the hell is hasveing!! think I've a combination of poor spelling and dyslexia!! "Having" /close-edit) moved to PPC recently (Prophet) I'm thinking of moving back to smartphone (soundquality on the Prophet aint great and I cannot get the hang of txting!!) I had an SP5 b4 the prophet but think I might go for the flipfone (if it hurrys the hell up and doesn't cost more than the SP5)

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Edited by gerryr, 30 May 2006 - 12:56 PM.

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I must say the polling is disappointing. Will young people today not vote on anything that isn't Big Brother ?!?
:) :)

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Black for me :)
I need a new Smartphone, I feel out of date with my C550 now :)

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Black for me :)
I need a new Smartphone, I feel out of date with my C550 now :)


I still have a C500 < which I think is best until one with WiFi and GPS comes, or at least GPS since I have unlimited data!

and I would go for the Black!

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I'm using the Motorola MPx 300 :D ;) KRAZIEST Phone (just needs GPS)!
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I must say the polling is disappointing. Will young people today not vote on anything that isn't Big Brother ?!?
:) :D


Maybe I should add a premium rate text number? :)

Looks like black's in the lead ( until a silver one is announced ;) )

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I need a new Smartphone, I feel out of date with my C550 now :)


Yeah. That's so windows mobile 2003! Get with the, er, in crowd and get the latest greatest wm2005 device....

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It also depends which network you are on if your on o2, orange go for the black , if on vodafone you have a choice but if your a t-mobile customer there is only one colour pink, be like the workers in t-mobile here who all get a free pink coloured phones , be strong and go for pink if you dont like it then you can give it to a girlfriend :)

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Note: The posted picture (the first post in this thread) of the black Qtek 8500 is the old design version which has been updated.. the final design is different, where two of the three "rings" have been removed. And the music buttons on the front are now in a shiny silver like finish, instead of matt black. They have also slightly changed the materials the keypad is made of. But i am confused as to what is was, and what it is now.. Think it was teflon or something, now its some fancy, more robust and better looking stuff.. :)

Ive attached some images of the final version, which in my opnion looks better, although they have supposedly changed the key-backlight from blue to white. Me being a blue-light lover, am slightly dissapointed.

At any rate, i favor, by far, the black version of the phone.. very much looking forward to it.

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I have the black one now and it isn't metal like my old razr but the black makes up for it somewhat. Having seen the finish, I think the same in pink would be truly awful.

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I say go for the black it makes the phone look alot thinner.

Slightly off topic.. are these specs acurate?

http://www.qtekcorp....el=34&Submenu=2

It only has a 750mAh battery? And when they say office mobile i assume they mean they bundle clearvue with it?

I guess its functionally identical to an 8310, although a fair bit thinner?
I have to say tho, i measured my 8310 (SP5 actually) and it measures 18.4mm even tho they quote 17.5, maybe i need to recalibrate my guage?!

Edited by kam_, 01 June 2006 - 12:14 AM.

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I say go for the black it makes the phone look alot thinner.

Slightly off topic.. are these specs acurate?

http://www.qtekcorp....el=34&Submenu=2

It only has a 750mAh battery? And when they say office mobile i assume they mean they bundle clearvue with it?

I guess its functionally identical to an 8310, although a fair bit thinner?
I have to say tho, i measured my 8310 (SP5 actually) and it measures 18.4mm even tho they quote 17.5, maybe i need to recalibrate my guage?!


I agree, go with the black!!

Yeah I'm a bid concerened with the low powered battery, I can only assume they used it to keep the size and weight down, maybe larger capacity ones can be got!

One thing the 8310 has over the Flip is WIFI (big plus) and the better battery and the use of a regular USB slot (which would be nice in the flip)

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Well after an initial shaky start black POWERS into the lead it would seem. And yet still something in my head is whispering 'pink...pink...pink!'

Of course, that voice's been there since my teenage years, but still :) ;) :)

I promise to abide by the results of this poll. Honest.

Come on someone, bring out the silver version for me to look at...

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Well after an initial shaky start black POWERS into the lead it would seem. And yet still something in my head is whispering 'pink...pink...pink!'

Of course, that voice's been there since my teenage years, but still ;) :D :)

I promise to abide by the results of this poll. Honest.

Come on someone, bring out the silver version for me to look at...

Richard


Not sure if you've seen this but there's some good shots of the pink version (just when youthought you had your mind made up :) )

Reviw of 8500


incidentially I foundthat link off an ebay austion for the 8500, went for 1700 dollars!!!!

Ebay 8500 Sale FINISHED


anyway, something to read while we all wait for release!

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Not sure if you've seen this but there's some good shots of the pink version (just when youthought you had your mind made up :) )


gR


I'd avoid linking to bengalboy's reviews in future. Because he gets phones before anyone else people link to him or ripoff his images so he substitutes porn shots in the reviews on a rotation basis - he's known for it and people clicking on the links can unwittingly set off filters at workplaces etc etc...

Edit: That review says: "With its Super Thin profile, metal construction and keypad"....

Metal construction? The version I handled at the Mobile opertunities event was plastic!

2nd edit: NO EBAY LINKS YOU KNOW THE RULES :)

This guy's got 20 @299 each plus 25 shipping. From previous contact they are black dopod s300 with english menus - he had an auction end at 261 yesterday but something doesn't quite sit right with a guy under 100 feedbacks no real history selling smartphones and he's got 20+ to sell....Hmmmmmm....proceed with caution if you go for it. I'll wait for the result of the poll. ;)

Richard

Edited by peekie, 01 June 2006 - 08:07 PM.

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I'd avoid linking to bengalboy's reviews in future. Because he gets phones before anyone else people link to him or ripoff his images so he substitutes porn shots in the reviews on a rotation basis - he's known for it and people clicking on the links can unwittingly set off filters at workplaces etc etc...

Edit: That review says: "With its Super Thin profile, metal construction and keypad"....

Metal construction? The version I handled at the Mobile opertunities event was plastic!

2nd edit: http://cgi.ebay.co.u...item=9143183419

This guy's got 20 @299 each plus 25 shipping. From previous contact they are black dopod s300 with english menus - he had an auction end at 261 yesterday but something doesn't quite sit right with a guy under 100 feedbacks no real history selling smartphones and he's got 20+ to sell....Hmmmmmm....proceed with caution if you go for it. I'll wait for the result of the poll. ;)

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Didn't know that about that site, I'll be sure to visit it when at home so, could be embarressing if someone saw some of those pics on me screen in work :)

Hadn't seen that sale on ebay but I've ordered mine from expansys anyway so I'll just be patient. From past experience they usually get them around the same time as most other places and if they get a small batch 1st who knows, maybe theres not many pre orders ahead ofme :)

thanks for the tip

gR

PS- Go For The Black!!!

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2nd edit: NO EBAY LINKS YOU KNOW THE RULES :) <---- edited by peekie.


You're angry? I'm ffffin furious! It's not MY ebay auction,I'm not promoting it in any way, it was relevant to the discussion in hand - I was linking to it for information - just as I have linked to expansys and other sellers. I've also added a suitable warning to potential buyers.

So what, should I post a new topic and link to it? I notice as well other ebay links have been left in this thread and other topics devoted entirely to discussing ebay auctions in the wrong section have been left completley alone eg

http://www.modaco.co...=0

as well as the many posts saying 'i got my case from xxxx on ebay here'...

Jeeez, SOME CONSISTANCY PLEASE. :)

Edit: topic above has now been removed. Not moved into the ebay section - REMOVED. All it had was a link to 'cheap wifi cards on ebay' for the Safecom SD adaptor. Maybe if the mods REALLY crave this level of petty interference in trivial infringements they could get jobs as traffic wardens? Maybe some already have?

2nd Edit: Regarding the topic above removed - if the op had posted it in http://www.modaco.co...gains-f186.html would it have been removed - as that was the point of their post at least?

And as for rules on links to ebay auctions, well, all I remember / can find is that all SALES must be via ebay, not anything to do with not posting links for other's info in the middle of other topics. Obviously correct me if I'm wrong, but if someone asks 'where can I get XYZ cheap?' do we have to set up a topic in the ebay section to post a link to help them out?.....Sheeesh...

Edited by fluffcat1, 01 June 2006 - 10:12 PM.

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