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WiFi seems to work fine.

Battery life is hard for me to quantify, as I have no 3G coverage where I am.

Weapon of choice? The Vox for me, WM6 - bigger screen... and no 3G required ;)

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I'm thinking you know encece, much as I love the Vox, I love T9 so much - do I really need a QWERTY? Would I rather have a thinner Vox?
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Haha... Sound like my words in another of our threads ;)
I´d definately prefer a Vox without the QWERTY.

Yes - the Graphite looks good and so does the specs - except for the lack of WM6.

Why-O-Why doesn´t HTC produce a front-line smartphone again??

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Exactly...

But would the VOX be a VOX without the slide out keyboard?

One would just need a C600 with WM6.

The VOX is the only phone that has tempted me so far...the keyboard is nice...but not necessary at all for me. But thinner would definitely be better. I'd like a...

WM6 Smartphone
No Keyboard
Quadband + Edge + 3G + WiFi
C600 sized or smaller.
Super-Duper Battery

And throw in GPS if thats not asking too much

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I dont think that has the 850 band....at least not that I read anywhere. (Does it Paul?) Not crazy about the slide keypad...but if it makes for a bigger screen...I guess it's okay, as long as thickness isnt bulked up toooo much.

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It looks like the ideal phone to take the place of my now dated c600. But not unless there is going to be a WM6 upgrade.

I was in my local o2 shop yesterday; the Graphite is free on a £35 a month contract and above and it does not have to be business. But when I asked about a WM6 upgrade, I was told.............not sure, but don't think so.

I would not buy into a WM5 phone that will be outdated next month. It's a shame because it seems like yet another let down for 'Smartphone' owners.
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Firstly, forgive me for I have sinned - it has been over a year since my last post!!! ;)

I have been looking for an upgrade to my trusty (but now very battered) c550 - only alive because it is metal I think!

The Graphite looks like a great contender - just a couple of questions though if anyone could please help?

- I am concerned that it will be out of date as soon as WM6 is out - but as far as I can tell from the Sh*te WM6 website it doesn't give me much - what is the major difference between 5 & 6 for a phone like this??

- will the Vox be on O2?? - as far as I can tell the only reason to get this over the graphite is WM6 as the camera on the VOX does not have a flash and the graphite has a better processor.

Please help me - I am in a muddle!!!

Cheers,

EMG

Edit - Found comparison here (not a lot of difference!!):

http://pdadb.net/ind...a...716&id2=663

Edited by EMGenius, 22 March 2007 - 12:22 AM.

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It looks like the ideal phone to take the place of my now dated c600. But not unless there is going to be a WM6 upgrade.

I was in my local o2 shop yesterday; the Graphite is free on a £35 a month contract and above and it does not have to be business. But when I asked about a WM6 upgrade, I was told.............not sure, but don't think so.

I would not buy into a WM5 phone that will be outdated next month. It's a shame because it seems like yet another let down for 'Smartphone' owners.
;)


I have a c600, and now the graphite.........

Its a faster c600 with WIFI, 3g and vid calling, but thats what i wanted as the c600 joystock is knacked. WM6 would be nice, but I can wait and get one when it arrives on the right phone (poss htc 730).

Rik

Edited by rikwebb, 21 March 2007 - 11:53 PM.

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I thought it did have, but don't live in an EDGE area so can't test!

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Don't think EDGE is support in Graphite......... ;)

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Any ideas whether the Graphite or the Toshiba G500 (which I've just seen on the video btw and looks good ;) ) is going to be available with T-Mobile???

Looking for an upgrade and prefer smartphone to ppc

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I haven't heard about either the Graphite or the Tosh on T-Mobile, I have a suspicion they'll take the Vox instead however.

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Yes, Encece - exactly.

(and I still prefer my C500 to my Mteor..)
(Yes, the screen is nice, but the keyboard layout is not as good and the batterylife is lousy.)


/Jakob

Exactly...

But would the VOX be a VOX without the slide out keyboard?

One would just need a C600 with WM6.

The VOX is the only phone that has tempted me so far...the keyboard is nice...but not necessary at all for me. But thinner would definitely be better. I'd like a...

WM6 Smartphone
No Keyboard
Quadband + Edge + 3G + WiFi
C600 sized or smaller.
Super-Duper Battery

And throw in GPS if thats not asking too much


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I haven't heard about either the Graphite or the Tosh on T-Mobile, I have a suspicion they'll take the Vox instead however.

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that looks quite cool too.
Correct me if I'm wrong but is wm6 just one version?? i.e. you dont get different versions for smartphone and ppc.

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There are SP and PPC versions, called 'Standard' and 'Professional' ;) :D

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Some video for your viewing pleasure ;)

I should qualify my comments about the keypad... they don't particularly hinder use, but the buttons take a more 'defined' press than on, say, a SP5 or C600.

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It's nice they haven't ruined it with customisations like they did with the Universal ;)

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Looks damn nice! Thinner than I thought. Wonder will we see it sim free any time soon ....... ?

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Unlikely, other than a Graphite or Vodafone V1210 on eBay!

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Someone asked about battery life.

Well I have had it with me all day, made about 1 hour of calls (voice), and it has been checking mail every hour, bluetooth has been on all day (and connected to the parrot car kit for 2.5 - 3 hours).
I took it off charge this am at 8, and it has lost 1 bar of battery.

Seems pretty good.
Hope this helps

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Edited by rikwebb, 22 March 2007 - 10:10 PM.

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What's the speed of this device compared to e.g. the Tornado and the Vox? The processor should be quite a lot faster with 416 MHz (Intel XScale) compared to 200 MHz (TI OMAP) on the other devices. I'm thinking of the menu speed, opening of applications, etc... Opera takes (almost) an eternity (10-15 sec I reckon) to open on my old C500, is it also a demanding task for these newer devices?

Some comparative shots of it lying next to the other devices you have in the video would be nice ;)

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