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The fingerprint reader on the G500 is way cool... as well as using it to unlock the device (obviously), you can also scroll up / download / left / right with it (!), click, and even assign different apps to different fingers!

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The G500 also seems to have some sort of SIP client built in. I haven't really got it going yet, but it DOES connect to my SIP server.

If only it had WM6, I would very seriously consider making the G500 my device of choice!

I mean, a good looking Smartphone with 3G / HSDPA / WiFi, fingerprint reader etc. AND good build quality? Impressive stuff!

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Would be nice to try out the orange phomescreen plugin on my tmobile dash! ;) :D

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So all the G500 needs bar WM6 is GPS and it would be the uberdevice!

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When changing phone format or OS inevitably there seems to be some compromise with older apps/games not working on new devices. To this point is there any indication on how well games/apps work on the excaliber and Vox?

e.g. some apps work on the SPV C550, but don't work on the C600 I know the SPV c600 has a different OS and screen, but so has the excaliber and Vox from regular smartphones.

Example apps that don't seem to play nice on the SPV C600:

Tomtom 5/6
Octopuzzle deluxe
Tmax
spvduke3d
Xrick

Would it be possible to test similar apps on the excaliber and Vox and report on how well they function?

Edited by Addic, 17 March 2007 - 12:44 PM.

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It's about time there was some decent smartphones... there appears there could of been a drought since the C600.

http://www.expansys....modaco&i=146075 - Toshiba G500 for £350 inc VAT ;)

http://www.expansys....modaco&i=145682 - HTC VOX S710 for £280 :D

Please drop your prices... I don't think £200+ on a phone is justified anymore, however I would pay that for a PDA Phone.

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Well this is where we need the mobile operators to drop in and slap their subsidies on the handsets! Just a little quicker than they normally take ;)

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I love the new S710 form factor and the fact finally a WM smartphone has mobile office but...

why oh why can't they pack 3g in there somewhere?!?

I really really would like to see a 3g smartphone with wifi!

I know the obvious reasons for not including both and to be honest I think i'll still end up buying the 'vox'

Moan over, all look great though.

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That's where the HTC Wings steps in ;)

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Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paul... please donate the Vox or the G500 to me please. ;)

I knew that Toshiba would integrate it's Satelite branding from it's laptops to a phone.

Satelite = Mid range = Some extra good valueness is on the way.

OK, the satelites seem to be bulky for those Tosh owners, how about a Tecra or Portege phone... now that would be thin!



Mobile Today 8.2.06

Hmmm can we see the G500 on other networks other than VODAFONE? :D

Q: Any word on release dates and pricing on the G500 and Vox?


The G500 and G900 will be branded as Portege upon release, the satellite branding on this one will be because its a pre-release unit.

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It's about time there was some decent smartphones... there appears there could of been a drought since the C600.

http://www.expansys....modaco&i=146075 - Toshiba G500 for £350 inc VAT ;)

http://www.expansys....modaco&i=145682 - HTC VOX S710 for £280 :D

Please drop your prices... I don't think £200+ on a phone is justified anymore, however I would pay that for a PDA Phone.

On a SIM free phone, that's the going rate, and the pricing of the S710 at £280 is actually pretty impressive!

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I really really would like to see a 3g smartphone with wifi!


O2's Graphite is a 3G smartphone with wifi

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Hi Paul,

It was nice to see the comparison between the QTek 8310 and the new Vox,
I was afraid the Vox was a bit bigger and thicker compared to the 8310, but after seeing
your movie I have to say the Vox will probably be my next phone ;)

How does the screen quality compare to the 8310? Thats one of the best features of the 8310,
it's amazing screen quality and I hope the Vox won't let me down on that part.

I also have the P4350 and I know you also have/had one, which one do you like more?

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Hi Paul

the vox looks really cool. Just a quick question though

what ratings are on the batteries for these - i really hope the vox is a 1200mAH or higher

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Hi Paul,

It was nice to see the comparison between the QTek 8310 and the new Vox,
I was afraid the Vox was a bit bigger and thicker compared to the 8310, but after seeing
your movie I have to say the Vox will probably be my next phone ;)

How does the screen quality compare to the 8310? Thats one of the best features of the 8310,
it's amazing screen quality and I hope the Vox won't let me down on that part.

I also have the P4350 and I know you also have/had one, which one do you like more?

The screen on it is awesome... the .2" really makes a difference and it's very bright and sharp!

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Hi Paul

the vox looks really cool. Just a quick question though

what ratings are on the batteries for these - i really hope the vox is a 1200mAH or higher

Si

It's the normal 1050mAh!

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Hi Paul thanks for the video review.

I am trying to decide between getting an excaliber or getting the vox.

Which one would you go for?

My main concern would be ease of use of the keyboard, the excaliber one looks a bit cramped.

Also do you think t-mobile will take up the vox?

Would apprecaite your opinion.

Thanks

Brian

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Hi Paul!! Thanks for the video,nice job!!
If you still have in hands the S710, I'd like to try something for me. It may be interesting for non native english people.
First of all, I suppose you have a wwe english rom and you can write only in Engish language with the qwerty keyboard. right?
Is it possible to try the AE Keyboard Mapper and tell me if it works? This app is well known in ppc users and it supoprts up to 4 different keyboard layouts. On their web site, they say that we can try it in smartphone platform and the Vox is the fisrt one with a real qwerty keyboard.
I am from Greece, and having both languages in the qwerty is important for me. Otherwise I have to wait some more for the greek distributor to release the phone..
Thanks in advance
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Can we have some screenshots of the improved WM6 calendar on the bigger Vox screen please?

I've been a Papyrus user for some time, so does this new calendar match Papyrus (I doubt it really) and just how nice is that big screen?

Also, in due course, can you let us know how the Vox battery lasts - I get about 1.5-2 days out of my SP5 at the moment. Hoping for the same or better.

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To be honest, the keyboard on the Excalibur is probably easier to use IMHO, although if that'll change as I get used to the Vox I don't know.

Which would I go for of the two? Vox ;)

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Hi Paul thanks for the video review.

I am trying to decide between getting an excaliber or getting the vox.

Which one would you go for?

My main concern would be ease of use of the keyboard, the excaliber one looks a bit cramped.

Also do you think t-mobile will take up the vox?

Would apprecaite your opinion.

Thanks

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