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Perhaps a new one for Cingular?

GsimmonsSC

Aug 10, 2005, 4:01 PM
Does anyone know if Cingular is going to pick this handset up?

I hope so!

It's a shame more people don't recognize good products when they see them. SE has the best phones out there by far. The UI may be slow from time to time, but the usability and interface capabilities (BT, Lotus sync, etc) are unmatched by the other wannabees.

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Jamie_Wolf

Aug 10, 2005, 4:04 PM
Lord knows it'd be better than anything Motorola could pop out of their butts.
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pauldg

Aug 10, 2005, 4:11 PM
Nokia is the best, I'm personally waiting for their new OS's (40 + 60 series) not sure which, but my next phone will definitly be nokia. SE has gotten MUCH better in the last year or so, that S710 is amazing. I must say this phone looks way better than the z500
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Hello Moto

Aug 10, 2005, 5:09 PM
Yes, this phone is coming to Cingular. It will replace the z500a.
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bball4t

Aug 10, 2005, 8:31 PM
how can u be so sure and do u know a time frame whe cingular will pick it up
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6230b

Aug 11, 2005, 8:33 AM
A sony ericsson engineer came into my store. I have held and used this phone. It is very cool. He said it should be around October. He also said that SE is trying to add megapixel camera and edge before release. we will see.
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muchdrama

Aug 11, 2005, 9:21 AM
GsimmonsSC said:
Does anyone know if Cingular is going to pick this handset up?

I hope so!

It's a shame more people don't recognize good products when they see them. SE has the best phones out there by far. The UI may be slow from time to time, but the usability and interface capabilities (BT, Lotus sync, etc) are unmatched by the other wannabees.

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SE doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation for quality. The company has a history of producing handsets with annoying glitches and other hardware issues. I can name four other manufacturers (LG, Samsung, Nokia, Sanyo) that offer what I consider to be far more reliable handsets.
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RUFF1415

Aug 11, 2005, 4:45 PM
How many SE phones have you actually picked up and used then?

Sony Ericsson produces much better quality phones that LG and Samsung. I don't feel like my phone is going to break in half (LG) and that annoying hissing sound and the low volume (Samsung) are nowhere to be heard when I'm using my phone. SE has the best reception I've ever experienced in a phone, next to Nokia.

I'd rank SE phones at the top of the brands-to-consider list. The s710 and the z500 are solid, feature packed phones. Maybe you're trapped in the mindset of older SE models?

If SEs are bad, what does that make Motorola?
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muchdrama

Aug 12, 2005, 7:55 AM
RUFF1415 said:

Sony Ericsson produces much better quality phones that LG and Samsung.


Hey, no offense RUFF, but I don't think I've ever disagreed with one of your statements more vehemently. Sorry.
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Jamie_Wolf

Aug 12, 2005, 10:02 AM
Actually, his statement has a small grain of truth to it. (but only just)

As far as CDMA is concerned SE sucks big time.

As far as GSM goes, LG phones seem to suck.

However, if you take a CDMA LG phone and a GSM SE phone, you'll more often than not find that they are some of the best in thier class.

Samsung is just good all the way through.
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beejmann

Aug 12, 2005, 10:54 AM
SE hasn't produced a CDMA phone for at least 2 years. LG has gotten a little better, since they replaced the c1300 with the c1300i.
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pauldg

Aug 12, 2005, 11:49 AM
the only thing the 1300i adds is yahoo instant messanger, i still will not sell this phone. I tell people that the samsung x427 is a much better phone for the same price.
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beejmann

Aug 12, 2005, 3:05 PM
I actually sell the 1300i for free with a 2-yr. contract, that's just because I work for a premier agent. I do agree the x-427m is a better phone. I can't wait to sell the X-497, that phone should be a good one.
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lok2k1

Aug 31, 2005, 12:12 AM
so do i give it for free on a 2 yr, but i recommend the x427m for free after rebate. the samsungs for cingular are so much better then the LGs.
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Phoneking13

Aug 13, 2005, 8:55 AM
pauldg said:
the only thing the 1300i adds is yahoo instant messanger, i still will not sell this phone. I tell people that the samsung x427 is a much better phone for the same price.


Um, well, your statement is semi-correct. The 1300i changed the layout of the keys on top, and they changed it from a dual-band to a tri-band.

Terry C.
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muchdrama

Aug 12, 2005, 1:31 PM
Jamie_Wolf said:
Actually, his statement has a small grain of truth to it. (but only just)

As far as CDMA is concerned SE sucks big time.

As far as GSM goes, LG phones seem to suck.

However, if you take a CDMA LG phone and a GSM SE phone, you'll more often than not find that they are some of the best in thier class.

Samsung is just good all the way through.


Maybe we should clarify what we're talking about: In terms of hardware quality, I'd take any of the four manufacturer's handsets over a SE.
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bball4t

Aug 14, 2005, 12:30 AM
I dont get it. I really dont see why motorola is hated so much in this forum. I am right now the proud owner of a razr and couldnt be happier. Not to mention my first phone was the v60 and besides that huge antenna, the phone was excellent. I owned a samsung e715 and that was pretty crappy. It was made out of plastic and the exterior screen cracked right in the center. I also had the z500a which was awful. My faceplate fell off, there was a defect in the screen, i couldnt hold a call below 3 bars, and every once in a while the screen would just go blue without warning. So out of the 3 brands of phones ive had (motorola, samsung, and SE) Moto takes the cake. I dont get what people have against motorola.
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RUFF1415

Aug 14, 2005, 1:34 AM
Well apparently a lot of people have dirt with Motorola, by the way you're talking. What do I have against Motorola? Bad phone experiences, through and through.

Sony Ericsson's have given me the greatest satisfaction out of all the phones I've used.

Hey, to each his own.
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lok2k1

Aug 31, 2005, 12:19 AM
first of all. i get so many people with problems with the v180 and v220 that i just cant recommend them as goods phones when someone asks for a good phone. the v551 is slow for me and many people (software wise). i have the razr and like it even though its slow (not as slow as the v551). the razr is the only motorola i recommend. and when customers hold the v180 or v220 they tell me it feels to cheap to buy. i wish motorola made all thier phones like the razr, and i hope thier new phones are better.
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defyinglogic

Aug 12, 2005, 12:23 PM
About a month or two ago we got an email about this phone, confirming that we are going to carry it (I work in retail). No date or price of yet though.
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marufio

Aug 21, 2005, 10:11 AM
People talk about all the cool new phones Cingular is going to get, but as of a yet nothin has happened.
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lok2k1

Aug 31, 2005, 12:24 AM
they are coming. cungular is getting the z520and the W600 walkman, nokia 6102 and 6682, samsung D307, and few more.
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car23litos

Aug 23, 2005, 1:02 PM
The Z520 has been approved and it will be available in the stores mid to late October.
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