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Panasonic GD92 - Cellular phone - GSM - titanium

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      04.09.2002 23:29

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      I`ve got this mobile last November. I really did like this mobile: very light, nice screen colours, small.... It was perfect to me. I found it a very "girl" mobile. Unfortunately after less than 1 year with it now it starts to do "weird" things: it switches off by himself, screen gets crazy from time to time.....and other weird stuff... it seems at if it is dying... and is only 1 year old! I am very dissapointed now....so as I said before: A great mobile.... but only for the first year of life

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      27.08.2002 23:53
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      This phone has taken control of my life now for the past two years. it has been my sidekick, my companion and my ultimate accessory! Ok, so it's just a phone, but it is the only phone I have ver really been proud to own. Let me explain why... PERSONALITY WITH ORIGINALITY This is a phone for those who like to be individual and like expressing it. For a start, its looks are very different from that of the ordinary old Nokias, which all look the same in my opinion! What's most original about thhis phone is that it has different colour backlights; magenta, green, orange and blue which- although is not essential in a phone- is great fun! Another thing I love about this phone is that you can programme different ringtones and pictures to appear for different callers or groups of callers. That is just another thing that is original about this phone. FEATURES GALORE What can I say? You'll get features galore with this phone! Apart from those I mentionned above, there are many many more to enjoy. Another fun feature for example is that you can record your own ring tone eg. a voice, some music etc etc. On a more serious note, this phone has emailing facilties; you have to get an internet service number through ringing the Panasonic enquiries line and then you can send and receive emails. There is also the ability to record parts of phone conversations just by pressing the "voice memo" button whilst having a conversation. This is very useful for blackmailing people with. Just simply get them to say something they don't want anyone to know, press "voice memo" and you'll have it on tape! Ha ha! The ringtones are another feature of this phone that really stand out; you have all your usual ring rings and beep beeps, but also you have these superb harmonic tunes which you could listen to for hours (well if you're really sad like me). They're so nice to listen to that you won't wa
      nt to answer the phone when it rings- you'll be too busy listening to the ringtone (again, if you're sad like me)! Also there's the usual features such as alarm, calculator, currency converter, vibration alert, auto answer, call waiting and hold, divert. It also has a built in handsfree facility where you can simply make it so the person is on loud speaker so you don't have to have the phone to your ear. IT'S AN IMAGE THING This is a very sleek and slinky phone. It is very delicate looking and has a weight to match- 75 grams. This- at the time- was the lightest phone ever built. There's no doubt that there are now lighter phones on the market, but quite frankly, if they got any lighter and smaller they would get lost every five minutes! This phone comes in black or silver, but is most common in silver. You even get a nice pretty picture of a parrot plastered on the screen for free if you wish! Now THAT'S value for money! ACCESSORIES If you are an accessories person who likes to decorate your phone with fascias with Winnie the Pooh or Purple dots and yellow flowers, this isn't the phone for you. You won't find any fascias for this phone in this country. Maybe in Japan, but not here... You can get accessories such as car chargers and desktop chargers if you search around, but accessories for this phone- like the handset itself- are becoming increasingly rare. I would advise finding a leather case from somewhere as the phone scratches quite easily. Although this does ruin the image! DOWNSIDES Having a different phone from everyone else does have its disadvantages. For a start, you won't be able to find many accessories for it like all your Nokia friends will- as I mentionned above. Another disadvantage is that it won't be easy to order ringtones and pictures for the phone if you are into all that. The GD 92 does not receive any of those pi
      cture or clever code messages that Nokias can receive which can be a bit annoying when a friend sends you a picture text- it will just look like a load of jargon on the Panasonic GD 92. Also, the harmonic ringtones may be nice but they are a bit quiet and you can easily miss a call if you are out in a busy place. As for the call recording and voice ringer facilities, they would be a lot better if they were for longer than 15 seconds! But perhaps the main downside about this phone is that it doesn't have any games! Oh no, I hear you cry! What is the point in a phone without games!? Well, let me remind you that phones were invented for the purpose of making and receiving calls and it does that perfectly! But it would be nice to have a good ol' game of 'Snake' sometimes... Actually, that is not the biggest no no about this phone; there is one more moan- the biggest problem is that these phones are so hard to obtain these days as Panasonic stopped making them long ago. I don't know why they didn't just bring out the same phone but with a few improvements, like games and blah blah blah. It was a great phone while it lasted and could've been even greater... OTHER THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW Hmm, what else would you want to know about this phone? Oh yes, battery life is 80 hours standby which is excellent for any phone. Reception-wise, this is a very efficient phone. Usually it depends what network you have on the quality of the reception you receive on your handset, but I have known people who have had the same network as me and have been in the same place but I have had reception and they haven't. Must be down to the handset. Price. You can't buy these at shop prices anymore, nor can you buy them with tariffs or contracts at discounted rates. So you'll either have to buy them from an internet site that deals in offline mobiles and prices here can range from £100 to £2
      00 depending on how decent the company is! Second hand, they cost between £30 and £120 depending on the condition and the greed of the person selling it! So where would you get one? Well, that's the hard part, I'm afraid! Below, you'll find some websites which supply these phones offline as you won't be able to purchase them from the shops anymore. Otherwise, you might be able to find one being sold privately on sites such as Loot or Adtrader. Good luck and enjoy my favourite phone! www.dcsplc.co.uk www.mobileedge.co.uk www.gizmo-direct.co.uk www.panasonic.com (they might be able to assist you in finding one)

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        03.09.2001 16:57
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        Worthy heir of the beloved and much sold GD90, the GD92 is now on sale at the same price of its predecessor, namely 175 Euro, very tempting price since, of the GD90, it inherits the main benefits and quality and, in addition, it enriches with innumerable and useful functions. Japanese of origin, with "Made in China" elements, but assembled in the United Kingdom, it is placed, for price band, in the more trained segment of the GSM market, but, as we will see subsequently, it has certainly the qualities and the "weapons" to compete with the numerous and as much interesting competitors (Nokia 3310, Ericsson T28s and R320s, Siemens M35i, Sony CMD-J5, Benefon Twin and others). Available in two very beautiful variations of colour, metallic blue night and clear metallic anthracite, its livery is pleasant and elegant, thanks to the good quality of the plastics employed both for its strike and for the elegant keys in hard transparent and chromed plastics. Excellent and precise is the assemblage of all these parts in such a way that annoying scrunches are absolutely absent. The keys, although they are small and not very outdistanced, are precise and respond well to the commands. The first thing that we can appreciate grasping it is the extreme lightness of the same: only 77 grams. It is surely one of the lightest GSM in commerce (I believe that only the Sendo D800, with its 69 grams, is lighter). The dimensions, on the contrary, are not so tiny, but are compact however, with 120 mm. of height, 40 mm. of width and only 15 mm., around, of thickness. The antenna, very thin, sticks out of 25 mms. Other things that we can appreciate at first sight are the ample dimensions of the graphic display at high-resolution, that contains up to 7 lines for 16 characters. Beautiful and attractive is the solution to provide the display with four different illuminations: green, blue, violet and red (sunset). The contrast is adjustable to the end
        user's liking. The only limit of the display is represented by the reduced dimensions of the characters, to tell the truth a little bit small. Another peculiarity that characterizes this rich GSM is the possibility to manage the e-mail, namely sending and receiving the e-mails through the POP3 and SMPT protocols. Not always the sending is succesful, while the reception is limited to a certain number of characters for messaging and without attachements. Notwithstanding the GD92 points out a storage capacity of 40 upcoming e-mails (and 10 outgoing e-mails), the maximum number of e-mail that we are able to receive is of 12, after that the downloading has been interrupted, the downloading time of these 12 e-mails (with the account of Tiscali) has been of about 2 minutes. Excellent is the possibility to store more parameters/profiles of more e-mail accounts (up to 3). Among the other numerous functions then we find: - Date, time (with two time zones) and alarm clock (we can set up 4!) every now and then or with daily repetition. - Timer of programmed turning on and turning off (just once or daily). - Calculating machine and currency . - 100 names/e-mail addresses/storable telephone numbers in the telephone, besides the available locations on the SIM card. - 20 sounders (of which 10 very beautiful polyphonic), and three being combinable and one recordable (very amusing) by the end user. - Continuous or intermittent vibration. - Voice Memo, to record up to 18 seconds of a conversation during a calling (2 memos can be stored); you can record besides 2 vocal messagings (up to 10 seconds each one) out of the conversation. Unfortunately we can't find a notebook with reminder of the appointments and the small games to kill the time. The peculiarity that makes this cellular phone exclusive is the possibility to personalize the sounder, an icon and the colour of the display according to the different callin
        g number, or according to the numbers contained in a calling group previously created. Well done is the SMS section, since it has been introduced, in comparison to the GD90, the useful T9 dictionary for the easy writing of the messagings. During the keying in of the same it is possible to move oneself in all the four the directions, inside the screen, thanks to the comfortable central "mouse". It is possible to use a series of default SMS with done sentences (models) which can be modified. Other "novelty" in comparison to the GD90 (already present however on the old GD70), is represented by the adoption of an integrated live voice, thanks to a loudspeaker set on the back of the telephone, that allows to have conversations without holding the telephone near the ear (for the joy of the ones who fear the exposure to the electromagnetic waves), it is possible namely to converse holding the cellular phone up to a meter of distance, in not particularly noisy environments, with a discreet audio performance both in listening and in transmission. Excellent, instead, is the quality audio in normal form (not in live voice): clear, clean and without distorted sounds, rustles and returns of voice. Also who listens to you on the other side hears you very well. Less good is, instead, the quality in reception and transmission, sensitively better with Omnitel (perhaps because the GD92 commercialized in Italy in exclusive by Omnitel, is set for working to the best on the radio bridges of this carrier), with TIM and Wind unfortunately the performance is slightly inferior. In the worst of the Panasonic traditions the accessories are different from the previous models, but compatible (apart from the batteries) with those of the same series GDx2 (GD52) and GDx3 (GD93), very comfortable the side plug for the "jack" headphone. Of series we find the usual standard endowment, namely the trip battery charger and a batt
        ery, to the ions of lithium from 650 mAhs, able to guarantee to the telephone an autonomy of about 70 hours in stand-by or 3 hours in conversation, in practice, making some phone call, it lasts quietly two or three days. Among the optional accessories, we can find the auto live voice, with a fixed set-up and the connection kit for PC, for the data and fax transmission, composed of serial cable and software. CONSIDER ALSO... Spending the same amount of money (rechargeable Wind or Blue cards included) you can purchase the much sold (first in the classification of the sales) Nokia 3310, less encumbering thanks to the integrated but much heavier antenna (well 56 grams in addition), with, besides, the comfortable Voice Dial but without the as much comfortable vocal memo, with the amusing games but without the useful e-mail management. Spending fewer Euros, you can buy the Ericsson R320 (rechargeable Blue card and included headphone), bulkier but with an larger display and better legible, without direct access to the personal e-mail addresses but with a browser WAP, without integrated live voice but with the infrared door and the computer software for the connection with the PC, with the notebook/organizer but without the useful dictionary T9. Good relationship quality/price/functions. Innumerable are the personalizable functions and lightness is a record. Very good is the quality audio, less good the sensitivity to the signal. Very useful and efficient enough are the functions of reception and sending of e-mail, more profit, in our opinion, than the so much praised WAP function. For the ones who don't like the small games and the interchangeable covers, but is looking for more substance, the GD92 of the Panasonic, represents a valid alternative to the much sold Nokia 3310.

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          06.07.2001 07:28
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          this is a VERY light phone,it weighs only 77grams and is the second lightest phone in the market that ive seen.its the successor to the gd90 model.it has predicatable text input which is very handy when your writing text messages as it saves a lot of time.its also pretty small too which is good news.you can get it on contract for around £30 which is even better news.its avalable on vodafone and bt cellnet only which can be a problem. even though its only a available in the silver finish,it would be difficulat to find a colour for it that would suit it aswell as silver would.overall a good buy with good fetures and a good price too.

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          22.03.2001 20:22
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          This has got to be one of the best mobile phones I've used. Having got bored with standard Nokia handsets I decided to opt for the Panasonic GD92 & I'm glad I did! Notable features: 1. Lightweight - this handset is one of the lightest on the market at only about 77g & fits into your pocket nicely when you go out. 2. E-mail - you can set it up to access an existing email account (& the setup's pretty straight forward if you know your email account details) 3. Recordable ringer - it has this great feature which allows you to record any sound & use it as your ring tone. It acts like a microphone & will record anything - so why pay to download a ringtone to your Nokia when you can have any sound for free. This makes up for the fact that you can't download ringtones to the phone. 4. Tri-tone polyphonic ringtones - this is the slightly over technical term Panasonic have used to describe their ringtones. But what it basically means is you get 3 'tone channels' as opposed to all other handsets which only have 2. The result is fantastically intricate ringtones - the sound quality is far better than any other mobile ringtone I've ever heard. 5. Vibration Alert 6. 4 different coloured backlights to choose from. 7. It's even got a dictaphone so you can record parts of a phone call or simply talk into it - great for remembering directions or phone numbers! There's loads of other great features on this phone - too many to mention here so you'll have to go out & buy one! I'll certainly be using this one for a few years to come - when you find a good thing, stick with it!

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        The Panasonic GD92 features the mobile e-mail system that allows you to enjoy fast and simple connection so that you can access and reply to all your mail from an existing e-mail account direct from your handset. The handsfree option allows you to sit and chat while concentrating on other tasks. This lightweight and versatile mobile phone will make your best friend!