Buying new cellphone - what would you choose

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Hi all,

I'm currently in the market to replace/upgrade my cellphone. I currently have a Sony Ericson of about 2006 vintage (with 3.2Mp camera).

My requirements are (in order of importance):
  • Good phone - reliable & easy to use - also as rugged as possible, as I work in dusty environment.
  • Good camera - I use it virtually every day, and need to take high-quality pics.
  • Good battery life
  • Receive email from our company email server (Microsoft exchange?)
  • Loud ring-tone, vibration & phone volume, as I work in noisy environment.
  • Open & view email attachments (Word & Excel).
  • Usable set of tools - calendar, alarm, organizer, memo recorder...
  • Internet surfing (to check up on MASA during the day :whistling:
I'm currently considering the following:

Sony Ericsson C902
Sony Ericsson C905
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
Nokia E71
Nokia N96
Samsung i8510 INNOV8

Which phone would you choose, and why?
Please suggest other phones, if you think they are suitable (and explain why...).

Thanks for any feedback/opinions :)

Hennie
 

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No experience but have you had a look at the HTC phones? They seem to be very business orientated.
 
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Hi Viper i'f got an HTC and the only disadvantage is that you need to recharge it every single night it only last for 12hours
 
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All the new phones need to be charged daily because of all the applications they have. I am using the 3g I-phone which is great for e-mails and Internet but it does only have a 2mp camera with no video. I have always had Sony erroccsons and the new smart phone really looks good.
 

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Hennie. Im using the HTC TYTN 2. Awsome phone. It's got all that you require. But as Ben mentioned, battery life isnt all that good. + you can isntall the navigation software which works like a bomb.
My other contract is expireing soon and im looking at the HTC Diamond, also an excellent phone with good features.
 
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i'm all for the c905. fully decided already. now the waiting for it begins...
anyone have any idea when?? i'm expecting early next year?
 
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will I be able to load it on the I-phone. Google maps comes ore loaded but is only god for pinpointing and not really searching in this country. Works a treat in the Uk and Europe one the states.
 

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will I be able to load it on the I-phone. Google maps comes ore loaded but is only god for pinpointing and not really searching in this country. Works a treat in the Uk and Europe one the states.
Im sure it will work.Send Navigon a email and confirm. Im more than happy with the software. Oh yes and it is also voice activated.I found all the reefers house's that i was heading to using it. :)
 
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thanks guys.

No, I have not looked at the HTC because of the reported short standby and phone times - like half that of the other phones ???

I really don't need navigation on my phone - that's why I have a Garmin Nuvi 700...

A cellphone sized computer would be great, but I'm pretty nervous to relay on a Microsoft operating system. How is the Symbian operating system - is it also from Microsoft?

I'm prepared to wait until the next round of phone launches, but not longer than mid February - any idea when the new phones will become available?

Hennie
 

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