Jump to content


Photo

SPV M3100 OUT OF STOCK ALREADY

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
95 replies to this topic

#41
The Doctor

The Doctor

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location:Clarendon Park, Leicester, UK
  • Interests:Karate, Mobile Phones, Hockey, Sailing, Kayaking, Watersports in general.<br /><br />Building My TARDIS :D
  • Devices:Acer M900, soon a HTC Desire
  • Twitter:@frillip1

But with the prices of data bundles on orange, although my phone would be much sexier, I'd have to sell my car to be able to check my emails. And I'm not going to look to good cruising around on my bike, even with an M3100 in my hand!


:) well said! who cares if it looks ugly! i mean you can pm fluffcat1 for the M3100 housing when he gets some and change it so it'll look exactly like a M3100 ;) or at least thats my plan :D

Phil

  • 0

Read my Blog!

Get 2.25GB of FREE online backup at https://mozy.com/?ref=5FQY80


#42
julianmclean

julianmclean

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 43 posts
  • Devices:Orange SPV C500

I cant believe that you guys would buy a t-mobile version if you think its ugly :) just for the data side.if you work out how much you are paying for it over the 2 years then its alot for a phone that you think looks crap and it wont impress the girls if they see another guy with an m3100 ;)


I'm not sure any variant of the Hermes will "impress the girls"! All the girls I know would refer to it as a "geek box". Obviously I would prefer the Vario II to not look like a pansy phone, but if that means I can get mobile internet/email without thinking about the price, then its defenitely the one to go for, and I'll rely on impressing the girls with looks and charm...

  • 0

#43
rickwookie

rickwookie

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 194 posts
  • Location:St Albans
  • Devices:C500, Vario II & Vario III
Will Orange be enabling HSDPA on their network with the release of the M3100 (or anytime soon)?

If not, what exactly is the point of this device?

I'm an Orange business customer currently, but it seems to me that if I switch to T-Mobile I can get a cheaper tariff and add Web-n-Walk Pro (which allows unlimited data (2GB fair use per month) any time of day including use for tethered devices) for only 8.50+VAT per month.

Am I right in thinking that T-Mobile will have HSDPA on their UK network?

The future's bright, but perhaps it's pink, not orange.

  • 0

#44
The Doctor

The Doctor

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location:Clarendon Park, Leicester, UK
  • Interests:Karate, Mobile Phones, Hockey, Sailing, Kayaking, Watersports in general.<br /><br />Building My TARDIS :D
  • Devices:Acer M900, soon a HTC Desire
  • Twitter:@frillip1

Will Orange be enabling HSDPA on their network with the release of the M3100 (or anytime soon)?

If not, what exactly is the point of this device?

I'm an Orange business customer currently, but it seems to me that if I switch to T-Mobile I can get a cheaper tariff and add Web-n-Walk Pro (which allows unlimited data (2GB fair use per month) any time of day including use for tethered devices) for only 8.50+VAT per month.

Am I right in thinking that T-Mobile will have HSDPA on their UK network?

The future's bright, but perhaps it's pink, not orange.


orange have no plans to roll out HSDPA as of yet.... as for the point of the device... its still a fantastic device HSDPA or not :)

Tmob launched their HSDPA network on the 1st of august so its active now......

Phil

[EDIT: wooo! :D 250 posts ;)]

Edited by The Doctor, 09 August 2006 - 01:14 PM.

  • 0

Read my Blog!

Get 2.25GB of FREE online backup at https://mozy.com/?ref=5FQY80


#45
rickwookie

rickwookie

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 194 posts
  • Location:St Albans
  • Devices:C500, Vario II & Vario III

[EDIT: wooo! ;) 250 posts :)]

Congratulations!
[EDIT: Oh, that's another one for my post count. ;-) ]

Edited by rickwookie, 09 August 2006 - 01:20 PM.

  • 0

#46
pete.major

pete.major

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 129 posts
  • Location:London, UK
  • Devices:HTC Desire

orange have no plans to roll out HSDPA as of yet.... as for the point of the device... its still a fantastic device HSDPA or not :)

Tmob launched their HSDPA network on the 1st of august so its active now......

Phil

[EDIT: wooo! :D 250 posts ;)]


WHAT?!?!

All this agonizing about whether I can get unlimited data package on Orange... and they haven't rolled out HSDPA!

Well that's just final nail in the coffin. Thanks for this post, a blinding oversight in my research...

IMHO, without HSDPA you might as well just stick with the Wizard...

  • 0
---------------------
Currently:
HTC Desire
Previously:
Acer A1 Liquid,
iPhone 3G, HTC TyTN II,
HTC TyTN, XDA Mini S,
XDA IIi, SPV C500,
SPV E200, SPV E100
---------------------

#47
The Doctor

The Doctor

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location:Clarendon Park, Leicester, UK
  • Interests:Karate, Mobile Phones, Hockey, Sailing, Kayaking, Watersports in general.<br /><br />Building My TARDIS :D
  • Devices:Acer M900, soon a HTC Desire
  • Twitter:@frillip1

Congratulations!
[EDIT: Oh, that's another one for my post count. ;-) ]


Mods can reset your post count if they think your just posting up to a number :)

anyway..... back to the topic........ (sort of at least ;) )

does anybody have a certain date for the MDA Vario II yet? m3100 is tempting but i want HSDPA and flext

Phil

  • 0

Read my Blog!

Get 2.25GB of FREE online backup at https://mozy.com/?ref=5FQY80


#48
jibber

jibber

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 18 posts
I spoke to T-mobile today (to send back the SDA II cos I was having a blonde moment when I ordered it...not at all what I wanted!)
They said that it's not yet showing on the system, but they expect it within a couple of weeks.....

so I'm gonna hold out for that

  • 0

#49
Thumper Net

Thumper Net

    The artist formerly known as Peekie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,888 posts

I'm not sure any variant of the Hermes will "impress the girls"! All the girls I know would refer to it as a "geek box". Obviously I would prefer the Vario II to not look like a pansy phone, but if that means I can get mobile internet/email without thinking about the price, then its defenitely the one to go for, and I'll rely on impressing the girls with looks and charm...

Well t-mobile phones are a pansy phone with all that pink on them , not a really macho colour , wish they would get rid of it. and as far as buying a t-mobile version and buying a plastic replica cover which is no way as good as the original is stupid , apart from the problem if it breaks down , how do you explain to the guy at t-mobile that the phone you have is their model , plus breaking the seals means no guarantee. far better way would be for your girlfriend to get a orange version and you get her a phone on t-mobile with the data you need , problem solved :)

  • 0
gadget freek , rabbit mad english guy trapped in Holland

#50
pete.major

pete.major

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 129 posts
  • Location:London, UK
  • Devices:HTC Desire

Well t-mobile phones are a pansy phone with all that pink on them , not a really macho colour , wish they would get rid of it. and as far as buying a t-mobile version and buying a plastic replica cover which is no way as good as the original is stupid , apart from the problem if it breaks down , how do you explain to the guy at t-mobile that the phone you have is their model , plus breaking the seals means no guarantee. far better way would be for your girlfriend to get a orange version and you get her a phone on t-mobile with the data you need , problem solved :)


Seriously, if you go for M3100 with no data package and no HSDPA (which I've only just realised) over the Tmobile web-n-walk super deal with HSDPA only because you don't think the "pink" keyboard is macho enough... well there's no need to even finish that statement.

Edited by pete.major, 09 August 2006 - 02:21 PM.

  • 0
---------------------
Currently:
HTC Desire
Previously:
Acer A1 Liquid,
iPhone 3G, HTC TyTN II,
HTC TyTN, XDA Mini S,
XDA IIi, SPV C500,
SPV E200, SPV E100
---------------------

#51
Pondrew

Pondrew

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,404 posts
  • Location:South Croydon
  • Devices:MDA Vario II
Now now children :)

Personally the magenta (it's not pink!) of the Vario II is growing on me (notice that the side of the device shares that colour - it's certainly different!). But even if you don't like it it doesn't mean you can't use an HTC Hermes on T-Mobile with FlexT & Web N Walk. U can get sim only and put it in a the simfree Hermes you bought elsewhere...

I must say I share the view that an HTC Hermes without a network that supports HSDPA is a waste.

  • 0

#52
Thumper Net

Thumper Net

    The artist formerly known as Peekie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,888 posts

The MDA Vario II will be available from August 14, 2006 at a price of EUR 359.59 on the Relax 100 tariff on a 24-month contract ( t-mobile germany )

so its on its way about 100 pounds more expensive than the m3100 but atleast the choice is there :)

  • 0
gadget freek , rabbit mad english guy trapped in Holland

#53
The Doctor

The Doctor

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location:Clarendon Park, Leicester, UK
  • Interests:Karate, Mobile Phones, Hockey, Sailing, Kayaking, Watersports in general.<br /><br />Building My TARDIS :D
  • Devices:Acer M900, soon a HTC Desire
  • Twitter:@frillip1

Well t-mobile phones are a pansy phone with all that pink on them , not a really macho colour , wish they would get rid of it. and as far as buying a t-mobile version and buying a plastic replica cover which is no way as good as the original is stupid , apart from the problem if it breaks down , how do you explain to the guy at t-mobile that the phone you have is their model , plus breaking the seals means no guarantee. far better way would be for your girlfriend to get a orange version and you get her a phone on t-mobile with the data you need , problem solved :)


actually the housings fluffcat1 supplies are orange branded OEM housings and so will be IDENTICAL to those already fitting on the M3100. As for the oraneg branding... i have a fibregalss pencil that took care of the orange logos etc on my c500 ;) as for proving its their phone you can prove it with the IMEI... each phone company registers a range to a model so it's not too difficult to prove its theirs :D and you can buy insurance :( and as for the pink colour, pink is starting to gain popularity with guys over here... still it isnt my thing as so will be replacing the housing ASAP :P

and as for the girlfriend idea..... you'd have to unlock it first :D

and have a girlfriend :D

Phil

  • 0

Read my Blog!

Get 2.25GB of FREE online backup at https://mozy.com/?ref=5FQY80


#54
NikLP

NikLP

    Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 587 posts
  • Location:Nottingham
  • Devices:Touch HD
  • Twitter:@NikLP

actually the housings fluffcat1 supplies are orange branded OEM housings and so will be IDENTICAL to those already fitting on the M3100. As for the oraneg branding... i have a fibregalss pencil that took care of the orange logos etc on my c500 :) as for proving its their phone you can prove it with the IMEI... each phone company registers a range to a model so it's not too difficult to prove its theirs ;) and you can buy insurance :D and as for the pink colour, pink is starting to gain popularity with guys over here... still it isnt my thing as so will be replacing the housing ASAP :(

and as for the girlfriend idea..... you'd have to unlock it first :P

and have a girlfriend :D

Phil


Yeah, y'know, :D :D :D

Edited by NikLP, 09 August 2006 - 10:30 PM.

  • 0

#55
Cummo

Cummo

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 14 posts
  • Devices:null
Where are pictures of the pink Vario II?

  • 0

#56
finisterre

finisterre

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 167 posts

Where are pictures of the pink Vario II?


On the frontpage of coolsmartphone.com.

It's not pink, its just the rather garish burgundy colour of the keyboard.

  • 0

#57
mobieg

mobieg

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 20 posts
  • Devices:c500
i would think that orange and the other networks are going to roll out HSDPA. just like gprs was the boost to gsm it is natural for 3g to HSDPA.

  • 0

#58
jimbouk

jimbouk

    Hardcore

  • MoDaCo Silver
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,721 posts
  • Location:London
  • Devices:HTC Diamond

i would think that orange and the other networks are going to roll out HSDPA. just like gprs was the boost to gsm it is natural for 3g to HSDPA.

As it says on various other threads, Orange have committed to HSDPA - they announced some months ago, they would be launching it in the UK this autumn.

  • 0
Touch HD runnign Dutty's latest rom

#59
adchaffey

adchaffey

    Diehard

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 345 posts
  • Location:Birmingham
  • Devices:T-Mobile G1
According to Wikipedia...

# Vodafone has launched HSDPA services during the summer of 2006. Vodafone released their HSDPA laptop data card on 22 June 2006. The card comes in two versions; tri-band and quad band and will work with Vodafone's 3G/HSDPA network in several other countries including Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Hong Kong.
# T-Mobile UK has announced that their HSDPA network will go live across the UK on 1 August 2006. Initial download speeds were announced to be 1.8Mbps, rising to 3.6Mbps in 2007, 7.2Mbps in 2008, 10Mbps in 2009 and 20Mbps by 2011.
# O2 will launch their HSDPA services across the UK in the third quarter of 2006. O2 expects initial download speeds to be 3.6 Mbit/s (peak) at launch, increasing to 7.3 Mbit/s by early 2008, and reaching 10.2 Mbit/s by late 2009.
# Orange UK has announced they will be rolling out their HSDPA service in the second half of 2006.


  • 0
Anthony Chaffey
Ballyhoo Commerce

Phone History:
Philips Savvy (C12) - Nokia 3210 - Nokia 3310 - Samsung A300e - SPV E100 - SPV E200 - SPV C500 - MDA Vario - MDA Vario III

Posted Image

#60
Spr1ngy

Spr1ngy

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Location:Manchester
  • Devices:K-JAM
Going back to the color thing... has no one read the Press Release from T-Mobile Germany

Innovative technology, sophisticated ease of use, high quality manufacturing and the smart range of colors on offer - anthracite, Bordeaux and black - are the cornerstones of the unique make-up of MDA Vario II.


So it appears there are going to be 3 different colors in the range, a bit like when they launched the Pink & Graphite MDA Compact II.

Heres hoping....

  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users