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T9 predictive text input for quicker and easier messaging; 3 days battery standby time or 300 minutes talktime; Silent vibrating call alert; Lithium-Ion high performance battery; 30 ringtones; jog dial navigation.

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      03.12.2001 09:18

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      This a realtivly new phone and has an important feature to its name 'Sony'. So you already know that it is going to be good quality. You don't want a Nokia as everyone has them and you feel like a sheep with one. If you want something different pick this phone. What does this phone do? Looks- Although i think it is a big long it is really thin and so light that it can't feel it in my pocket and i don't feel weighed down by a nokia. It also has an amazing feature a wheel. Mobile phone makers have discovered the wheel! Amazing. Instead of having to fiddle with little menu buttons Sony have cleverly put everything on a wheel on the side of the phone. Push it in for the menu, then spin it round through the animated menu screen (very clever) to whatever service you want. It has great little graphics when you flick through the menu so i really does feel like something special.Text messaging with predictive text. A must nowadays to reduce the amount of smoke that can be seen coming from peoples key pads as they maniacally smash away meaningless yet amusing messages to friends. The dictionary isn?t that great but it learns once you type in word that it doesn?t recognise and then just turn on the predictive text again after it. The memory on the phone is huge, holding about 600 name and numbers, also holding e-mail address's and grouping together one persons e-mail, home, mobile and office number. This shortens the phone book when you want to look for someone, when you find them, one click of the jog dial and you get to choose from there various numbers that have been grouped. Initially the battery life is poor but after a few complete discharges and recharges it will be better than most! And a final advantage is the pin number for accessing the phone, it doesn't have to be 4 letters, it can be as many or as few as you want, therefore increasing security for you. From the main screen (standby) there are
      many quick options; Moving the jog dial up or down takes you straight into the phone book, clicking the jog dial takes you straight into a animated menu. Pressing the call key gives you the ability to quickly call the last 20 people who you called, or who called you, and finally pressing the loud speaker button takes you into the WAP menu. It has groovy ring tones and they are not the annouying ones that you find on ordinary phones they are ones that don't make you deaf but are pleasant to listen to. There are 20 to chose from. It has WAP which isn't too interesting as most of the phones have it and the modem isn't too fast. The games are good when you get your head around how to play them. Schedule and other useful but boring bits. Again like the Nokia it has a calendar that you can make little notes and alarms on which can be really handy is you?ve got a sieve like memory like me. (where am I again?) Also its got a calculator that you never need but ?might just come in handy one day?. This has a voice recorder which isn't too useful but is a great little extra all the same but records god quality sound. I recommend this phone to everyone and anyone. It isn't as boring as a Nokia and has all the features as one. It also dosen't weigh down your pockets. It costs around £120 on vouchers. -

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      06.07.2001 06:57
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      This mobile phone has good features and is available on orange to buy right now,however it is quite hard to find now.Its quite light and is a nice blue finish like the nokia 3210 on orange too.Features include vibration alert and predicatable text input. The only pitfalls with this phone is that it is a bit too long and also the fact that it isnt very light compared to phones like the Panasonic gd90 and Nokia 8210.The jog dial can also be quite awkward to get used to too.I bought this phone when it first came out but the price has changed a great deal since then,its certainly worth buying if you want a nice phone that has average features.

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        26.04.2001 06:25

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        Long thin slender U get the pic But im afraid to say the phone dosent live up o it s first impression.You woulh have though sony of all companies would have reasleased what a maket wants; a nice small fone with good features. Features ________ Very long Very thin Looks pretty Crap screen Big aerial Annoying menu system Good brand name Cheap , even on payg Jog wheel is very easy to use,,,,,,,,,,this is the little whell locates on the sie of the unit Adam Stuart

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        14.12.2000 20:00

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        Thsi phone has some of the most annoying ring tones in the history of mobile phones. What I do like about the phone is the navagation weel that it has for the menu and etc. It is easy to use and you can find everything quickly and easyily. It is a little on the big side but still it looks stylish and will still fit inyoure pocket with no problems. Plus its avalible on all of the providers so you have no trouble there.

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        23.10.2000 20:39
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        I have resisted mobile phones for a long time, but when my partner got one, I found myself borrowing it, which rather defeated the original object, so I looked for one for me. I still don't like the idea of microwaving what's left of my brain, but I do move around a bit, and there are times when being able to get in touch, in either direction, is seriously useful. I like also text messaging, as it's cheap and can be done with the phone nowhere near your head, and having discovered predictive typing, I wanted a handset with it if possible. The Sony does, and I liked the design, which is relatively tall and narrow, not unlike a Mars bar to hold. Actually, it's better than that, as it is shaped to the hand and has a brilliant roller control that comes naturally under your thumb (as long as you hold it in your left hand!). This is the single best feature of the phone, which allows 90% of operation with just one control (I know the Nokia 7110's got one, too, but that's in the centre under the screen, where your thumb obscures the menu you're trying to read!). The roller scrolls through menus or lists of numbers in both directions, and you can click it to make a selection. As each list has a 'back' arrow at the bottom, you can use it to retrace your steps as well - it's just brilliant. So is the predictive typing, which allows you to enter text with a single keypress for each letter. Although you may be typing rubbish (because each key represents three letters) the software has a dictionary to compare what you've typed with real words, and nearly always gets it right. If there is more than one correct interpretation, it will offer them at the bottom of the screen, and you just select the right one with the roller. This is easier to do than to describe, and if you want to see how it works, look at www.tegic.com where they have a demo. As you may have gathered, I love this phone. I don't want WAP, which is
        expensive and pointless IMHO - I just want something that is easy to drive and cheap to run. The Sony fits the bill exactly - you can get it direct from Orange for £60, and now that their pay-as-you-go service allows you to move a 4-hour cheap rate slot into the daytime, there is little point in having a long-term contract, unless you live with the thing pressed against your ear. Other features include a Lithium-ion battery, which is both light and has a good life (better than the 3 days quoted), a vibration mode that can be selected temporarily for meetings etc, a calendar, a clock and a calculator, and a built-in modem for data comms, so you could use it to send faxes from your laptop. It's even a sexy electric blue colour, or at least the Orange one is - I think the One-to-one version is beige, which sounds pretty revolting... Update - this phone is now obsolete and replaced by the J5 WAP phone. The J5 is a bit dinkier, but has the bigger screen for WAP use (if you really think you need it) and retains the neat roller control. It won't make a big dent in Nokia's sales, but that's more to do with fashion than merit. Personally, I prefer something a bit different, but then I don't wear trainers, either.

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