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Just noticed Sarah_SPV's post, there aren't many girls using this forum, this must be a case of 'boys and their toys'.

In the earlier days of me using this forum there was a lady called Vickie who used to post, indeed I think she generated a few 'personalised' backdrops for the phone, I wonder what happened to her :?:

I wonder how many ladies have bought this phone, Orange must understand that the phone is attractive mainly to males, surely this limits their market?

Any thoughts anybody?

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I hadn't noticed any kind of sexism in the (limited) advertising.

I think it's more a case of blokes being more interested in technology over the majority of women, in general of course.

I don't think Orange had "aimed" the SPV at any particular gender....

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I've always got the impression that girls don't like lots of menus and fiddly things - and would rather just press a few simple buttons. Something that the SPV isn't that great about doing...

It's very much a tinkering toy I think. Don't know how many general females could put up with some of the technical "sh*t" with the phone too.

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I don't think Orange had "aimed" the SPV at any particular gender....


They didn't out of choice, but it's naturally intended for PC-mad blokes.

If you don't know what HTTP stands for, this phone's not for you, and most birds don't...

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Well I gave up trying to convince my Wife about the phone! She wasn't too happy that I paid 200 Euro on an upgrade for the phone - I got a 160 Euro reduction - phones are more expensive in France.

When trying to explain all the wonders and beauties of the phone (minus the bugs) she was uninterested. She thinks that the SPV is too complicated to use. She owns a Nokia and we all agree that the user interface for the basic Nokia mobile was superior to anything else.

I believe that woman and men often don't share the same value for things. I had to have the SPV because its the latest technical gadget. My Wife needs a mobile just to make phone calls - anything else is a burden!

In fact she won't even SMS when I am travelling abroad despite the fact its much cheaper than calling me on my mobile or for me to call her. Instead I get massive mobile bills.

No hope ...

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Considering I often hear my other half refer to my area of expertise and acreer as "that nerdy computer cráp"...I can see why she might not want to use the SPV.

She likes the games though...:roll:

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Yeah same heh, my gf wasn't impressed with me getting the SPV either ;)

I'm hoping she'll come around soonish. took 3 months when i bought my laptop though for her to accept it :/

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I'm hoping she'll come around soonish. took 3 months when i bought my laptop though


What did you do? Smack her over the head with it? ;)

Well, if she doesn't quit beating me at Slurp any time soon...this may be the drastic action required!

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"All you do is play on that bloody phone lately. I wish I'd never bought it for you..."

Thats right guy's - She paid for it!

Ha Ha Ha.

Seriously though it probably is a case of boys and their toys. We should welcome more female users to the community.

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benny: heheh, i haven't shown her slurp yeet ;), i've got more games than apps now so i'm hoping that will convince her :lol:

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My other half loves her GD87, and thinks the SPV is ugly ;)

I seem to remember I posted stats here before about the ratio of birds/blokes... can't be arsed to do a search tho :lol:

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Games! No chance of that convincing her. More likely an e-book of recipes :lol:

Mind you not that I am really complaining! As I work from home, I am always spoiled for lunch and dinner ;)

And look what I do when I work from home - surf the Net and pop into to look at the MoDaCO forum allday:!:

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Listen to you lot! ;)

I must admit I have to agree with you about the male/female divide thing. Weird isn't it? Speaking for myself I've always been into the latest bits and bobs and therefore made to suffer 'endearing' terms such as 'squary squary egghead', which is my personal fave. On the flipside, my boyfriend, an accountant (the long winter nights fly by in our house) isn't into technology at all so it all goes over his head.

I absolutely love the SPV, it's fantastic and I couldn't ask for anything else in a phone!

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On the flipside, my boyfriend, an accountant (the long winter nights fly by in our house) isn't into technology at all so it all goes over his head.


;) Did you show him the fantastic calculator? I am sure it would help him be more productive and then he will have more free time on his hands :wink:

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;) Did you show him the fantastic calculator? I am sure it would help him be more productive and then he will have more free time on his hands :wink:


My cousin and her boyfriend are both accountants. Trust me, having more free time is not necessarily a good thing!

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"]My other half loves her GD87, and thinks the SPV is ugly ;)

I seem to remember I posted stats here before about the ratio of birds/blokes... can't be arsed to do a search tho :lol:

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http://www.modaco.co...&highlight=male

4x that many users here now though, so that should mean all of about 36 female members :lol:

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I'll run some stats again over the weekend ;)

Maybe some age stats too?

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Some more extensive posting stats? ;p

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Some more extensive posting stats? ;p


No need for that ;) You win hands down ! :lol:


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No, I WIN!

(Probably be overtaken soon tho, due to real-life-workload!)

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