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Nokia 6230 or XDAII?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by the_sanguine, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. the_sanguine

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    I need to get a new mobile and can choose from a list including these 2. The 6230 looks impressive but I only normally only use voice and text so the advanced features may be wasted on me. I like the idea of carrying my diary with me though and the possibitity to sync with MS outlook.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Spacecat

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    your comparing chalk and cheese!!!

    XDA is a basically a PDA with a phone it and is pretty big

    6230 is a very small phone with lots of media functions
     
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    The 6230 has a diary (organiser) and you can sync it with outlook too...
     
  4. the_sanguine

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    I know they're quite different. I like the idea of a PDA but I don't know if I'd get on with the XDA as a standard phone though
     
  5. shoehorn

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    What would you want to use a PDA for?
     
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    I have the SPV M1000 which is the rebadged XDA II on Orange. I use it as my main phone, mostly with a bluetooth headset. It's great, imho! I love the fact that I can surf the net through GPRS on a reasonably decent sized screen. I guess that being a consultant means having the extra functionality is of benefit to me too. I don't find it that bulky although it is bigger than most new PDAs, but then I don't have to carry a separate phone at the same time. I am going to buy a wireless access card for the SD card slot so I can surf at even quicker speeds in various wireless hotspots.
     
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    ive gotan xda II mainly for the tom tom nav software.

    it is a great phone, i would have had to have a phone and a pda, but it makes things, especially my dash board, so much easier with just one device.

    thumbs up from me!
     
  8. Spacecat

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    I would say forget em both and get a P910i, not too big loads of functions PDA wise and a decent sized screen
     
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    I've just got a Motorola A1000 on 3. Its a very good PDA style phone and its quite small as well, smaller than P910 and XDAII.

    Best of all it was "free", with a bluetooth headset, docking station, half price line rental for 8 months (so for the 1st 8 months its only £20 pm for 750 anytime/anynetwork mins and 150 txt per month.)

    http://www.simply3g.co.uk/handsets/three/motorolaa1000.htm
     
  10. the_sanguine

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    Shoehorn,

    I work in a mobile sense and it may be nice to be able to download some documents for review, which I often do with others on a conference call. I can do this on the XDA I Guess. The main attraction for me though is having one contact list and diary between my laptop and phone.
     
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    A solution would be a Smartphone such as the Orange SPV C500 or T-Mobile SDA. They combine the best features of a PDA in a conviently sized phone!
     
  12. shoehorn

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    I have the 6230 and it's synced with outlook on my PC... contacts, diary, notes, etc.
    I also have an IPAQ 4150, it's a lot more straight forward to sync and a lot easier to read too... (and you can see docs)
    If I had to pick on or the other for an all in one, it'd be the 6230 - I can pick up e-mails, etc., but cannot read attachments.....
    Still you could bluetooth it with your laptop I guess...
    Hope that helps....
     

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