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The Panasonic GD75 is the first mobile phone I've owned and I've been very impressed with it. It is small and light with an integrated antenna which makes it a viable proposition to pop into your pocket. Mine came in a hi-tech silver finish although there is a black version also available. It comes with a very thorough instruction manual which is unusually clear to say it's for a piece of electrical equipment. A nice touch is the fact that the manual is spiral bound so it lays flat on a surface (meaning you don't have to juggle manual and phone!) After a brief read of the manual I was soon able to use the basic operations (such as create a phone book, make calls and send messages). All options are available via a simple screen with clear icons, navigation is via a joystick-like button. A particular high point of this phone is the additional applications. There is a built in currency converter and a very addictive platform game (which has quelled some of the fears I had about the longevity of the joystick!) If you have Internet access it is possible to download additional ring-tones and splash screens from the Panasonic website. Although there is not a lot of support for the GD75 from commercial firms who seem to focus primarily on Nokia models. The only disappointment I have had is with the voice activated dialer, so far I've not got it to work... despite numerous attempts. Overall I'm very impressed with this phone and would recommend it to other dooyoo users without hesitation.
Previous -------- I have previously owned a Panasonic GD93 mobile phone, which I found was excellent, but after the first years contract was over, I was looking for an upgrade. I chose the new Panasonic GD75. Why? ---- I have always found Panasonic to make products that are of a high quality, with a reasonable price - a brilliant combination. Specs ----- (1) Very sleek and stylish tough case, (2) 5 way Joystick navigation (ideal for WAP sites) (3) Blue Backlight (4) 2 Games - Racing and Ball game (5) T9 Predictive text input (6) Desktop hands free (7) WAP 1.2.1 browser (8) SMS group sending and SMS chat (9) Concentrated SMS (up to 459 characters) (10) World Clock (11) Currency converter (12) Calendar and reminder (13) Alarm Other ----- Battery lasts for ages, and weak signals are well held on to. I have got a signal on this phone, where I can't with another on the same network! Observations ------------ This phone is the only one I know of where the instruction manual is ring bound. This may sound like a silly observation, but it means you can lay the instruction book flat while learning how to use your phone. Other manufacturers use the standard 'glued' instruction manual, which when left on the table will often close itself, (very irritating) Overall and Conclusion ---------------------- I think this is definitely one of, if not the best and most feature-packed WAP enabled GSM mobile out there, and it sells at a very reasonable price, (£30 for my upgrade!) The phone is easy to use, with a brilliant menu structure which, when combined with that joystick is quick and easy to use (you can also when you are more familiar with the menu, use the number keys as shortcuts) And to finish ------------- If I had the choice of this phone, or any other WAP handset, I would chose this one again. Look ou
t for the new GPRS GD76 and GD96.