Nokia Astound / C7-00
Is iPhone 5 capable of HD Voice?
For me, this nokia has it all--- really solid form factor, great camera, and just enough apps for the 'casual' user-- letting me check email if I need, etc.
T-mobile even touts the tethering ability of the phone, unlike many other phones and cell companies.
While many say "symbian is dead" (which may be true in the end), I'm still going to enjoy this particular device for the next few years.
Somewhat of a fair review
I don't see how you say the homescreen is chaotic with different size widgets when that is what defines Android. Symbian had 6 same-size widgets at first and were castrated first, and then switch to different sizes for different apps and somehow it's bad?
That said, I urge you to find a decent Android phone for $70 either. Most are close to the same specs as offered by this without the power efficiency of Symbian. This phone may freeze (and that is terrible and should be mentioned) but lower end Android phones have their own problems as well.
Overall though, not a bad review.
The complaint about the microSD under the battery isn't really as much of an issue because it also has flash storage as well as the OTG.
The misnomer about AT&T roaming is not correct. The device doesn't roam on AT&T networks because there is no roaming agreement between T-Mobile and AT&T. If there were or when AT&T merge and makes it's 3G towers available, it will be able to roam on them wit...
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Android is more accessible--
Sure they deserve similar write-ups but come on- rephrase things a little bit more:
The only way I was able to sync my vast contact database with the N8 was to set up an Ovi account and use Nokia's account sync tools. They are clumsy, and not as simple as those offered by others.
The only way I was able to sync my vast contact database with the Astound was to set up an Ovi account and use Nokia's account sync tools. They are clumsy, and not as simple as those offered by others.
For the record Mail for Exchange will sync with Google c...
Does this mean that if you unlock the phone and insert an AT&T SIM card, you can use their 3G network?
"Please stop reviewing our phones based on what you see"
What's with the hate for S^3?
Seriously... the points made against S^3 in the article are very weak:
1) Widgets aren't as customizable as Android:
I wouldn't say that... having widgets that fit on the screen at a uniform size and shape, I'd call that clean and organized. Sure, you can litter your homescreen(s) with every widget under the sun in Android (heck, I've done it with Maemo on my n900), but I actually like having some built-in constraints to make things easier. Point is, the info presented on the widgets is there, in the widget....
Nokia used to be...
looks nice, but not too different...
I personally like and enjoy S60, and so I am glad to see that Symbian^3 doesn't seem all too different from S60, but I know there are alot of people who, unlike me, will be disappointed.
Also, the battery on the E7, like the N8, is not user-interchangeable. This is one of the worst features of the iPhone... who at Nokia decided this was the way to go?
Just a couple of thoughts to get the discussion started... anyone agree or disagree?