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Review: Sony Ericsson W600

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here's your chance to win a W600!!

eric Lin

Jan 20, 2006, 1:25 AM
good news for phonescoop members. we're giving away the W600 that we reviewed. it's still in great condition with no dents or scratches. plus it comes with goodies courtesy of sony ericsson.

what you get if you win:
1. unlocked W600 with neutral software. this means you'll have to set up your browsing, mms, and other goodness using sony ericsson's online configurator (which is easy)
2. headphone adapter cord with microphone, multi function button and 3.5 mm headphone jack
3. in-ear headphones for said adapter (nice ones, too)
4. charger
5. usb sync cable (for loading music)
PLUS
6. a sony ericsson "get your walk on" t-shirt
7. a walkman themed game of twister, including a full size twister mat.

how to win:
simply post in this ...
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joelong

Jan 20, 2006, 2:34 AM
Wonderful review, however I am a little confused, sorry noob here. You mentioned at the end of your review that "if you need 850 MHz then hold out for the W810i" but I thought that looking at the specs for the w600 it is quad band doesn't that include 850 mhz. Anyways thank you for the in depth review, I just wish I had the money to afford one right now, seems like a nice phone. Again thanks for the in depth review.
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its_peter

Jan 20, 2006, 2:40 AM
OMG This is like a dream come true. Here is my story. I looked at the Nokia 6102 and bought it without doing any research. (That is before I was introduced by my friend to phonescoop.com) And like a month and a half later the w600i came out. I called cingular and beggeed them to let me exchange but they said that returns are accepted after 30 days or something only. So here I am with my 6102 that can only take like 50 vga pictures comapered to this phones 300 1.3 mp pictures. I have to wait until June 2007 if I want to upgrade.(unless I pay the $450 for the phone w/out a contract.

Well, I told you my story and I hope you consider me =]. I swear to god if I am picked I will go around my school advertising your website and if anyone asks ...
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its_peter

Jan 20, 2006, 2:42 AM
I don;t understand why everyone wants a RAZR. I heard the features and camera are horrible. I guess it's a fad just like the ipod. Laughing
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joelong

Jan 20, 2006, 2:51 AM
Hey Peter, if you win can I buy your old nokia for cheap, I am still sporting a moto t721, talk about your crappy phone, hehe Twisted Evil Which goes to show you, be careful of those 2 year contracts as both you and I have learned.
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its_peter

Jan 20, 2006, 3:06 AM
if i do somehoe luckily win which i never do lol I
will mail my phone to you free of charge. just pay the $5 shipping and handling. I can promise you that.
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joelong

Jan 20, 2006, 9:28 PM
Sweet, here's hoping either you or I win. Very Happy
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gregy9175

Jan 24, 2006, 4:18 PM
I hope I win!! Very Happy
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rev2_4

Jan 23, 2006, 12:33 PM
Greetings all,
I thought the review of this phone was good. And a chance to win it for free....AWESOME i would love to win this phone just to have it in my collection of "cool" phones that i have
Thanks
rev2_4
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soopafly33

Jan 20, 2006, 3:51 AM
I'll agree with the review on the battery life, very good so far.

The camera is a good 1.3M for a camera phone, though the Nokia 6682 pictures come out a bit sharper.

And for the music portion... forget the ROKR and get the W600.
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trojan9x

Jan 20, 2006, 7:57 AM
This is one of the very few phones out right now that I would consider purchasing as a replacement for my T637. I see some conflicting information about what you say about signal from what I have read on other forums sites saying the signal was as good as the RAZR (which is supposed to have excellent signal).

Oh yea, and I hope I win Smile
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trojan9x

Jan 25, 2006, 11:00 AM
Damn it.. my ATT T637 is starting to crap out on me. Aside for the joystick which has been having problems lately, now it's randomly rebooting itself and/or locking up to where I need to remove the battery. I really don't want to upgrade to a Cingular sim. Winning this would fit perfect for me!

Damn this thread got big Shocked
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wacko_javo

Jan 20, 2006, 11:31 AM
I hope I win... and that you can ship to Argentina!!
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lggnycsnr

Jan 20, 2006, 11:33 AM
i have enormous brand loyalty to Sony, and now I have become a big fan of phonescoop as well! What could be better than winning a fabulous sony phone from you lovely people?

kisses,
Lisa

Cool
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florence

Jan 20, 2006, 11:50 AM
Throw my name in the hat! Smile
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gunny

Jan 20, 2006, 12:12 PM
i hope i win Smile
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froisser

Jan 20, 2006, 12:13 PM
I'm a HUGE SE Fan!
I'm a previous owner of the T237
and now own the T68i.

I've been looking to upgrade my phone
and Phone-Scoop has been a great resource
to help narrow down the selection.

I have to add that the site/user reviews have
been great - I've never consulted a review
site before and now I won't buy anything
(well almost anything) with checking first!

I'm presently trying to decide on which
is the better phone between the Z520a
and the W600.

What better way to make a decision than to win a W600!

Thanks Phone Scoop!
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holmw13

Jan 20, 2006, 12:32 PM
I heard that a lot of people are having problems with this phone. If they move their hand a little bit and the phone starts to slide close the call hangs up. Any comments?


Oh and "i hope i win."
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hemla

Jan 20, 2006, 12:38 PM
i hope i win
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gotxo68

Jan 20, 2006, 12:46 PM
Yes, please enter my name! I hope to win this awesome phone! Woooohoooo! Very Happy
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Alpz

Jan 20, 2006, 1:13 PM
I've been reseaching this phone for a few months waiting to have the extra cash. Winning it would be awesome!
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sowhatsowhat10

Jan 20, 2006, 1:49 PM
i already own a w600i cingy branded but i hope i win this one also. Cool
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Number1

Jan 20, 2006, 2:15 PM
I hope i win i hope i win i hope i win i hope i win!
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visualist

Jan 20, 2006, 2:42 PM
I've been thinking about getting the W600. Is the rf really that bad? I've used a t610 (still in use with my second line) and a K700 (bought directly from SE). I like the SE interface which is why I stay with them.

And, YES, I do hope I win!
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sowhatsowhat10

Jan 22, 2006, 10:59 AM
the rf isn't really really bad but it does just drop signal for no appearant reason at all. even if you in a five of five bar area you'll drop to 1 or none the pop back up.

its a nice phone but not better than the s710a imo.
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bluevoter

Jan 20, 2006, 2:57 PM
I saw all of the messages about how it was "your chance" to win a W600, and I knew that you were speaking directly to me. So the giveaway is really "my chance" to win a W600. I promise to put it to good use and especially to make heavy use of the 900/1800 frequencies used outside the US. I'm off to Asia in early February, and I know that the phone wants to see Angkor Wat with me. Northern Italy and Catalonia are in the plans for June, and Lugano for late July. I've used Sony Ericsson phones with T-Mobile for several years (t68i, t610), but it's about time to replace them with a newer phone with better signal reception and camera. So the W600 will not only go to a nice home, but it will get to live with its relatives and see the world in ...
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alex193

Jan 20, 2006, 6:13 PM
I love this phone... I want to win!
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persim

Jan 20, 2006, 8:13 PM
i hope i win
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d.beaty

Jan 20, 2006, 9:46 PM
Boy I'm Excited about this deal!
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katman_blue

Jan 20, 2006, 10:24 PM
I'M GONNA WIN!!
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un_ed

Jan 21, 2006, 12:11 AM
I need a new phone.
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jmshethrly

Jan 21, 2006, 12:17 AM
Me Me Me Me Me (or if not me then my friend Lisa!) - Cheers all!
J
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jeffmik

Jan 21, 2006, 12:42 AM
hope i win!
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Wetrod

Jan 21, 2006, 1:43 AM
I need one. I work for Verizon, but their phones are horrible. I just signed up for Cingular so this would be the perfect phone to walk into work with!! Smile
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huankhung

Jan 21, 2006, 7:44 AM
I always love all news music fones I would consider purchasing as a replacement for my N6230.
Oh yea, and I hope I win
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Etix

Jan 21, 2006, 10:36 AM
I hope to win
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merky

Jan 21, 2006, 11:00 AM
I really hope I win!
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hexij

Jan 21, 2006, 11:29 AM
Ooh OOoooh! Daisuki dayo!
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lsd1968

Jan 21, 2006, 12:34 PM
I want it!
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aflaco

Jan 21, 2006, 1:38 PM
i hope i win! Very Happy
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djdelay

Jan 21, 2006, 4:55 PM
holla at ya boy
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aemsafd

Jan 21, 2006, 5:04 PM
So, it doesn't hurt to enter?

Gee, "i hope i win"!
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everman

Jan 21, 2006, 5:08 PM
I want to win SOOOOOOOO Bad.
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daftgem

Jan 21, 2006, 5:19 PM
I would love an unbranded W600! I hope I win. Very Happy
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lilhntr

Jan 21, 2006, 5:26 PM
I want to win!!!!
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pete1660

Jan 21, 2006, 8:01 PM
I'd like that phone. Please...pick me. Very Happy
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Tick-Tock

Jan 21, 2006, 8:25 PM
Wow! Phonescoop is amazing!!
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forsberg2190

Jan 21, 2006, 8:49 PM
great review thanks i hope i win this phone Wink
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freedomrep

Jan 21, 2006, 8:50 PM
Very Happy
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dreworld

Jan 21, 2006, 8:52 PM
I would love to win this phone I have the 710a and i love it....... Very Happy
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dreworld

Jan 21, 2006, 8:54 PM
I hope I win!!!!! Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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joelong

Jan 21, 2006, 11:36 PM
I wish we could all win, anyways I hope I will be luck enough to win.
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brendaboo007

Jan 21, 2006, 11:36 PM
I could really use a new phone Very Happy
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wtam

Jan 22, 2006, 12:00 AM
I hope I win.
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INSURANCERIPOFF

Jan 22, 2006, 8:09 AM
Surprised ..... Very Happy Yeah Baby!!!
I HOPE I WIN!!!
Rolling Eyes No, I really hope I win.
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Scrivner

Jan 22, 2006, 10:27 AM
I sincerely do hope I win, but I have an actual question about the phone which I will post under the main heading of the review forum. How much voice recording can you do with the W600? Will it replace a pocket recorder and take up to an hour of audio notes like the Nokia 6230i? Can you configure a button so that recordings can be made with a single step or a press of that button?

Thanks for the great review,
Bill
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walkingincircles

Jan 22, 2006, 10:40 AM
Shocked i hope i win.
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pugbeecell

Jan 22, 2006, 1:05 PM
I hope I win this cool little toy : )
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Kharma217

Jan 22, 2006, 4:10 PM
Very Happy "I hope I win"

I promise not to Whine!! I have service already with a compatible carrier.

I have not gotten a new phone in the past year without checking it on Phonesccop.com first! That's the honest truth!!
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Ask The Shack

Jan 22, 2006, 4:12 PM
I hope I win Smile I truely hope I win, so I can dump verizon, and get Cingular. There emplyee plan seems nicer then Verizons. Anyway, I hope I win, and if I don't, well, I hope the phone breaks on you Razz lol j/k
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enzoshadow

Jan 22, 2006, 4:23 PM
Pick me! Pick me!
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manins

Jan 22, 2006, 4:48 PM
I am in for it too.!!! it will be gift for my sweetheart.
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bassplayer

Jan 22, 2006, 5:04 PM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee t.
I guess if I win I won't have to replace my phone with Monster energy drink coursing through its wiring. Apparently when you pour half a can of Monster onto your Moto V551 not only will it not have sound and no one will be able to hear you, but you will have the added function of an fm radio! but that doesn't work either, no volume.
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kimiabe

Jan 22, 2006, 5:40 PM
nice phone, only wish it had flash memoryfor expansion and ease of adding stuff.

thanks for the chance to win one Smile
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fastcat91

Jan 22, 2006, 5:49 PM
I hope I win this great phone.
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CTZ316

Jan 22, 2006, 6:53 PM
I will take it. Cool
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jed_ed

Jan 22, 2006, 8:06 PM
I HOPE I WIN. DID I WIN???

thanks guys
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asiri01

Aug 23, 2006, 1:07 AM
Very Happy Very Happy plz plz plz!!!!!! make me win.ill die without this phone!!!
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Pawel062

Jan 22, 2006, 8:56 PM
i hope i win
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knicksfan

Jan 22, 2006, 9:01 PM
I need to win. Smile
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Thompj4

Jan 22, 2006, 10:10 PM
i neeeds to win!! Wink
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cowbell

Jan 22, 2006, 11:45 PM
I would very much like to have one
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Fenix1003

Jan 23, 2006, 9:52 AM
I hope I win Very Happy
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BrianJ

Jan 23, 2006, 10:04 AM
I hope I win. Nuff said. Smile
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Big Poppa

Jan 23, 2006, 10:32 AM
Let the winner be ME! PLEASE!
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tiagof21

Jan 23, 2006, 11:42 AM
Hope I win, pretty nice phone Very Happy
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gibson486

Jan 23, 2006, 2:32 PM
I hope I win
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jimdamico

Jan 23, 2006, 2:49 PM
great phone, hope i win!
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sowhatsowhat10

Jan 24, 2006, 6:25 PM
womp womp whomp!!!

(whammie dancing across the screen Laughing ).

just kidding.
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joshman

Jan 23, 2006, 3:18 PM
I curious about the reception problems. I've read a couple of reviews on the SE W600i and both mentioned reception problems. Both reviewers were also using the phone on T-Mobile wireless service. So I am wondering if the reception problem has more to do with the 1900mhz frequency T-Mobile uses rather than the phone.

I previously owned the SE S710a on the Cingular Network. The phone was great but the menu system was slow and the reception was descent, not great. But since moving to the W600i, reception has been absolutely perfect. The same goes for the SE Z520a.

I do agree that the picture quality has decreased compared to the S710a. The S710a had a superior camera to the Nokia 6682 as well.

Hopefully you can re-evaluate the...
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KrazyJoe

Jan 23, 2006, 3:45 PM
oohhhhhh.... I want this phone. I better win Very Happy
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Insert Witty Name Here

Jan 23, 2006, 3:55 PM
Me. Hopefully.

*crossing fingers*
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ladisweet

Jan 23, 2006, 4:15 PM
I hope to WIN!!!! Very Happy
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jacobmil

Jan 23, 2006, 6:00 PM
I tried it out, and I luv the phone!

Hope I win!

Good luck
Jacob
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xmatuxax

Jan 23, 2006, 6:03 PM
i hope i win
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CRCinOklnd

Jan 23, 2006, 6:12 PM
Oh, why not? Very Happy I'm not even with Cingular or T-Mobile (currently with VZW), but for a free phone, you bet I'd switch! Very Happy I sure hope the phone comes my way!!
Chris
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tmbold

Jan 23, 2006, 6:39 PM
i'll take it
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tonyarous

Jan 23, 2006, 7:24 PM
Please let me win!
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longsleeves

Jan 23, 2006, 7:33 PM
Enter me I could use a good phone. Here's to lady luck.
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verizoncdma

Jan 23, 2006, 8:00 PM
Had to do it hope i win this
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newhire05

Jan 23, 2006, 8:38 PM
i hope to WIN!
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dantedmc

Jan 23, 2006, 8:45 PM
I am sexy, therefore the phone is mine Cool
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dandan

Jan 23, 2006, 10:03 PM
I hope I will.
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Neb

Jan 24, 2006, 10:07 AM
I hope to win this phone. Razz
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Don.Mike

Jan 24, 2006, 10:41 AM
woot! i want this phone.
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dlwilliams12

Jan 24, 2006, 12:18 PM
I hope I win.
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mark0000

Jan 24, 2006, 1:07 PM
I magically command my name into Rich's hand. Twisted Evil
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Lonesome

Jan 24, 2006, 1:26 PM
That phone is sexay! Wink It would look quite nice in my pocket!
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weizur

Jan 24, 2006, 3:19 PM
Thanks for the review, I'd love to win! Very Happy
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digitalme

Jan 24, 2006, 3:29 PM
first post ! Smile
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dakingoffools

Jan 24, 2006, 3:40 PM
I hope I win Cool

-dakingoffools
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gregy9175

Jan 24, 2006, 4:20 PM
I hope I win!!!
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75vette

Jan 24, 2006, 4:44 PM
come on Rich give it to me! Very Happy
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brentgodwin

Jan 24, 2006, 5:54 PM
Holy Cow!!

I want to win that bad boy!!
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PhoneDr

Jan 24, 2006, 6:07 PM
I hope I win
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Loss4wrds

Jan 24, 2006, 6:23 PM
Count me in...
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Wireless Consultant

Jan 24, 2006, 6:32 PM
I want one.
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wmolockjr

Jan 24, 2006, 7:57 PM
Hey Cool A w600i that phone is so awesome. I want one.
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JR007

Jan 25, 2006, 12:08 AM
Pick me, pick me, please.
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JSK

Jan 25, 2006, 1:02 AM
I'll throw my hat in...
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dorojm

Jan 25, 2006, 9:28 AM
I hope I win.
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Photogal1966

Jan 25, 2006, 10:38 AM
Kickin' butt phone! I want one. Very Happy
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johnnybmagic

Jan 25, 2006, 11:29 AM
I want a free W600!!!!!!!!!
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Kelley

Jan 25, 2006, 11:52 AM
I would love to win this phone!

Thank you for the oppertunity!
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naoomm

Jan 25, 2006, 12:11 PM
This would be a perfect timing. My wife's Nokia Just died and I was just starting to look for this phone for her as a ift for our 5th wedding anniversary. I have never won anything before, so it would be great on at least those two accounts. Thanks for the great site and the opportunity. Smile Smile Very Happy
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ki0sk

Jan 25, 2006, 1:03 PM
w00p!
i am teh we1n3r Razz

i hope
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Rhowdy17

Jan 25, 2006, 3:17 PM
i signed up to win... but i know better....

ah, well, can't win if you don't play, right?!
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dubonca

Jan 25, 2006, 3:41 PM
Phones rock.
Good luck to me.
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keonijared

Jan 25, 2006, 5:53 PM
I NEED THE SONY ERICCSON W600 GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE!!!!!
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rclark1114

Jan 25, 2006, 6:00 PM
i hope i win
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aloha

Jan 25, 2006, 7:35 PM
Gotta win.
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fwinst

Jan 25, 2006, 8:15 PM
Sure would be nice to win something this nice. Thanks for the opportunity!!
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BrownSuga

Jan 25, 2006, 8:29 PM
I hope I win Smile
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vx8100nyc

Jan 25, 2006, 9:05 PM
that's awesome! what's the phone like? it sounds cool!
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beckhamnut

Jan 25, 2006, 9:24 PM
I hope I win the phone Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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prez3711

Jan 25, 2006, 11:29 PM
oh man i really hope i win!
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punkas

Jan 26, 2006, 1:37 AM
Very Happy i hope i win Wink
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trojan9x

Jan 27, 2006, 7:37 AM
you did!
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DahJewel

Jan 26, 2006, 2:05 AM
WWhoopieeeeeeee, a new phone for meeeeeee! Laughing
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hitokage26

Jan 26, 2006, 3:38 AM
Here's hoping! Smile Laughing Cool
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kjartan93

Jan 26, 2006, 12:40 PM
Of course I hope I win -- looks like a great phone to replace my Motorola V600.

By the way, the video review was very nice! Hope to see more of them in the future.

Regards,

Bruce
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feathertat

Jan 26, 2006, 3:09 PM
I also would like to win!
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waynev

Jan 26, 2006, 5:02 PM
I want one!!! Wink
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ICET336

Jan 26, 2006, 5:03 PM
i'm gonna win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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eric Lin

Jan 26, 2006, 6:40 PM
if you haven't posted in this discussion, do it now or you'll miss your chance.
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vs.venkat

Jan 27, 2006, 7:37 AM
love this phone I've had it for about 6 months now

This phone does everything that you'll ever need a phone to do plus a little bit more. It has a Cybershot digital cameras which s really excellent one and more over a slide cover which save the camera lens when not in use also with an 1+ megapixel

I use mine to listen to music which supports MP3, AAC, play games and watch FULL movies. The camera on this thing is one of the best out there on any phone.It has a in built Walkman software which gives a excellent sound quality

If you are planning on buying this one its really a good option that i can suggest
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chowee21

Jan 30, 2006, 10:46 PM
i hope i win...This phone looks great !!!
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