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Jul. 5th, 2008 | 10:24 am

I've always been a fan of Nokia phones, and three out my last four phones have been Nokia. I like the interface design, which is important for me.

My current phone is a Nokia 6300, which replaced my trusty 6110 that lasted 4 years. I bought it only because I wanted a cameraphone to take casual snaps.

Terrible idea. The 6300 was slim and pretty, but the battery life was terrible. My 6110 went five days without needing a recharge; the 6300 barely goes two. (Nokia used a cheap Chinese battery and all my friends who bought this phone have the same problem.) The camera was pretty bad too. It would constantly take pics with a low colour temperature (giving pics a blue tint), unless you manually set the white balance first.

All this I could live with, but recently it has started showing a weird bug. If the phone is on the charger, and it rings, it will just hang when you pick it up, or some time during the conversation. All keys stop responding, the screen light goes off. Then I have to take the battery out, put it back in, and then switch the phone on. It's extremely frustrating.

So I need a new phone. I like Nokia models. Does anyone have any recommendations? The problem with moving to a model from another company is transferring all your contacts. With a Nokia phone, I can just back up from the current phone and restore to another one.

I don't need any fancy stuff. A simple phone with a half-decent camera is enough, and it should fit into my shirt pocket. Budget ~ 8-10K ideally, will spring another 2K if it's worth it.

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rocknromuald

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from: rocknromuald
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
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My phone is a nokia 6630 comes highly recommended by me - however as far as camera phones go - Nokia phones are not very good for taking photos. I am a diehard Nokia fan too - but since I dont really use the phone camera, I am very happy with this one. If you really want a good camera - you may need to switch over to sony-erikson - both nokia and sony-erikson use the symbian OS - the user interface is slightly different tho' ...

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घेउन टाक

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from: freegeek
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
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Yup. Battery life and Camera is Sony Ericsson territory.

From above requirements.

K810i

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/specifications/k810i?cc=sg&lc=en

3.2MP Cam, Xenon Flash, Lithium Polymer Battery.

Around 10k.

(Disclaimer: I'm not a Sony Ericsson user. I'd wouldn't buy anything except the iPhone now ;-)

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MadMan

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from: themadman
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
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Any ideas on how to move contacts from Nokia phone to SE?

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घेउन टाक

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from: freegeek
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
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No clue!

I've been using two phones simultaneously over the last few years so when I get a new phone I just add someone when they call or if I call them. Eventually both phones get reasonably synced...... And this was just a piece of useless trivia. :)

But since most phone backups are in simple text (from what I remember) maybe you can write a script which converts the saved format and then import in SE.

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घेउन टाक

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from: freegeek
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)
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http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694818

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Foo

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from: sriniram
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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I am die hard Nokia fan too, even if weirdly my last two phones haven't been from Nokia. One is a Blackberry and the other an iPhone, both great phones as well. The phone that has been really calling out to me is the Nokia e65 - it is probably more than 10K, but it's a great phone.

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from: anonymous
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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E series is awesome!

E51 must be 10k(+1k maybe)... it has got good battery backup... which could vary only if you have wifi on always.

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jonquille_s

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from: jonquille_s
date: Jul. 7th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
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Nokia e60...hubby uses it and hasnt a problem till now. He got it around a yr back for 10K...shud be less now....has a decent enuf camera as well...but of course not as good as Sony Ericsson

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