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Just a heads up for anyone looking to buy a QTek 8500.. I have just received mine from www.expansys.com and I am pretty pleased with it seeing as it only costs £69.95 now thats a BARGAIN.

They have them in the 'stock clearance' section...

Expansys Qtek 8500 link


SIM FREE TOO :)

Edited by unclelimey, 21 February 2008 - 08:41 AM.

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That IS a good deal!

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Especially if you WM6'd it!

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=368715

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Especially if you WM6'd it!

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=368715

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might give it a go...

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So tempting and they have the Samsung i320 at £119 can't justify the spend atm though.

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Mine arrived on Saturday from expansys...delivery was excellent as I only ordered friday @ 3.00pm
By Saturday afternoon it was running WM6 with the help from the guys at xda-developers.

Back to smartphones after my short stint away with the blackberry!!!

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hmm, im still running wm5... not really sure about moving to wm6 seeing as i have destinator 6 running smoothly on it, as is pocket msn and msn messenger. wm5 seems pretty stable and i think is good enough for me.... you know the old saying.. if it aint broke , dont fix it... :)

im glad my post pointed you in the direction of this great bargain

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Oh, I'm so tempted by this, it'd be a nice small alternative to carrying my PPC around. Though I might try flashing wm6 onto my SPVC500 (which I still really like) first.

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Oh, I'm so tempted by this, it'd be a nice small alternative to carrying my PPC around. Though I might try flashing wm6 onto my SPVC500 (which I still really like) first.



im really pleased with it... runs really smoothly.

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yup, it is a fine phone! it runs WM6 stuningly well.

Now to start modding it further.... :)

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Cool, just ordered one!

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You won't be disapointed!

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Quite excited now it's been shipped. I only bought it whilst I sit my Orange contract out... The M3100 is good but it's BIG especially as I'm not commuting and using the keyboard for emails etc.

So on a scale of 1 to 10 how hard will it be to put WM6 on it without bricking it? (the phone and myself that is!)

I've had a look at the link Paul posted and I suppose it seems fairly straight forward, but had to ask to gauge opinion... I had read (and it was late last night) that GPRS wasn't working on one of the ROMS?

More research necessary I suppose :)

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talking of a wm6 flash... could someone list the advantages of 6 over 5... before i decide whether to do it or not..

thanks in advance.

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I bought one of these at the full price of £250 when they were new - I still have it and prefer it on occasion to my HTC Touch. At this price, you can't go wrong!

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I wonder how big the discount for 5 or more is - perhaps a small group buy might be in order?

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This order has been placed with eXpansys on Tuesday 26th February 2008.... snip


I just couldn't help myself... The perfect backup device.

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I wonder how big the discount for 5 or more is - perhaps a small group buy might be in order?



I had a spare minute so I just called 'em to find out and was told they're selling them at a loss anyway so no discount. It was worth a call though to find out.


I've now just got to stop myself from hitting that 'Add to Basket' button.

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They've got 800 of the pink ones... for £10 less!

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talking of a wm6 flash... could someone list the advantages of 6 over 5... before i decide whether to do it or not..

thanks in advance.



Quick answer: There's some minor tweaks to the OS but the major benefits relate to interaction with servers.

Link to the pdf

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