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post #16 of 31
My piece is a Sony Ericsson T616. I also have a Jabra FreeSpeak Bluetooth headset. At the time I bought it, the T616 had one of the best reputations for battery life and reception, and it was one of the cheapest Bluetooth phones on the market. I wanted something using Bluetooth to synchronize contacts on my new Powerbook as well as use Salling Clicker to remotely control apps like iTunes. Since my Powerbook goes nearly everywhere with me, I have phased out my Palm Vx. Pretty much the only thing I miss about my Palm is the use of Vindigo on my travels.
post #17 of 31
I don't have one. In fact,the telephones in the house (with one exception) are Bell System, black, boring, and rotary.
post #18 of 31
I long for the day when I retire and can throw my cell phone in the East River. I curse the day they were invented, I really do. Its like a goddamn electronic tether that cannot be escaped. Angry clients, my office, anyone, can find me at any hour of the day now that I have one. I used to have at least some piece and quiet, as some of the members who are old enough to remember, during "in transit" time. If I was in a car, or on a train, or on a plane, there was simply no way to get a hold of me. Peace and f-ing quiet, where did you go??
post #19 of 31
I have the cheapest LG that Verizon offered last year. It is reasonably small (my biggest concern, as I refuse to clip it to me and carry it in a pocket) and is a clamshell design to protect the screen -- a plus when it's banging around next to housekeys. I'd really like to find one that's even smaller/slimmer. I don't need features, just connectivity. Oh, and my clients don't get the number..... It's bad enough that my boss and mother-in-law have it. ;>
post #20 of 31
It has been said that cell phones are pocket watches for the twenty-first century. I think there is a lot of truth to that -- if your shirt cuff fits properly around the wrist, it is tight enough to make it impossible to look at your wrist watch if you're wearing one, making it much easier to reach for your cell phone to check the time. Comments? Regards, Tony
post #21 of 31
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It has been said that cell phones are pocket watches for the twenty-first century. I think there is a lot of truth to that -- if your shirt cuff fits properly around the wrist, it is tight enough to make it impossible to look at your wrist watch if you're wearing one, making it much easier to reach for your cell phone to check the time. Comments? Regards, Tony
Exactly the case here. I absolutely HATE the feel of a watch on my wrist, and coupled with the obscene prices people seem to expect one should pay for a watch, there's no way I would ever go beyond a Timex (digital to tell the time more efficiently, take that purists.) as far as watch choices go. Not to mention that being left-handed makes things more difficult as far as getting RTW shirts with proper adjustments. So just muting my cell phone and using it as my clock just makes much more sense.
post #22 of 31
I hardly ever use my cell phone, so I just have the cheapest LG they gave me with my account. And it's horrible, and I don't know how to do anything other than make or answer a call, and I don't really care. However, I would greatly prefer something small and slim--despite not using it, I carry it all the time, and I hate the huge lump. But I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for a gadget I don't use much. I wouldn't mind the Treo, though.
post #23 of 31
Wow, I'm really surprised with the responses. With all of us Tecno/computer saavy as to be involved with a forum like this, (compared to some who are challenged enough just to send an email) in this day and age, i'm really surprised that so many here aren't into cell phones or prefer to leave it behind if they could. I would have thought everyone here would have been after the latest phones with all the mobility to stay in touch and the creature comforts of their computers (like one of the posters above). Almost as surprising as how many people voted for Bush. Hee Hee... Steve
post #24 of 31
Style is definitely a factor in choosing a cell phone. Just as a tie, a watch, a pair of shoes says something about who we are by choosing one and not another, so too does our choice of cell phone. Nothing is more un-stylish than not having cell service, so I go with Verizon and they're top notch in both NYC and LA (my present and former homes, respectively). Sadly, the phones they offer are abyssmal. I carry the LG 6000 model and my chief complaint is thickness. I'd willingly give up the camera, the color display, the games, just to get a THIN phone. The new Motorola "Razor" is out and seems to address my issues, though the street price is a whopping $1500, if you can find it. A friend runs a cell phone store in Brooklyn and is offering the phone for $1000; he sells 3-4 per day, if you can even believe such things. Now if only I can merge my Palm, my mobile, and my iPod ...
post #25 of 31
Rabbi Mark, ""Now if only I can merge my Palm, my mobile, and my iPod ..."" That's one of the reasons i moved to the Treo 600. Nope, not the thinnest phone out there, but it does combine the above, which was important to me. The Treo has a slot for SD memory cards. I have a 512k card and keep 100+ mp3s on the card in my phone so when i am at the gym, i have my phone with me plus my Palm (which is built in) and my mp3 player all in one. I have a high quality set of Etymotic 4rs earphones for that great stereo sound (as opposed to just using the single earpiece that came with the phone. Or, if need be, i can even just play music using the speaker phone on it. Love the options... stevo
post #26 of 31
Art deco - your shirt sleeve cuff should actually be cut to accomodate your watch. If it doesnt, your cuff is too tight.
post #27 of 31
I use the Nokia 6310i.  It's argurably the best non-colored, "pure" mobile phone ever made.
post #28 of 31
I am downright shocked that no one has yet mentioned Nokia's Vertu line of cell phones (www.vertu.com). Although they are absurdly expensive "” especially for a piece of technology that will probably need to be replaced sooner rather than later "” they are really the first phones designed as high fashion accessories, and functional too. They have platinum casing and sapphire crystal screens (sounding like a fine pocket watch yet?) and are, despite their $5,000 - $20,000 price tags, pretty desirable. Anyway, they at least struck me as a discerning gentleman's cell phone (that is, discerning with his taste, not his wallet). Certainly worth checking out the website, and I think they sell them at most Tourneau watch stores. Some other thoughts: modphone.com offers some truly awesome custom leather casings (check out the gallery), and Nokia has a new phone, the 7280, they are marketing as a "second phone" for nights about town (http://nokia.com/nokia/0,,62356,00.html).
post #29 of 31
It should never be noticed, that's the only consideration to make. I get the smallest one for that reason.
post #30 of 31
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""Now if only I can merge my Palm, my mobile, and my iPod ..."" That's one of the reasons i moved to the Treo 600. Nope, not the thinnest phone out there, but it does combine the above, which was important to me. The Treo has a slot for SD memory cards. I have a 512k card and keep 100+ mp3s on the card in my phone so when i am at the gym, i have my phone with me plus my Palm (which is built in) and my mp3 player all in one. I have a high quality set of Etymotic 4rs earphones for that great stereo sound (as opposed to just using the single earpiece that came with the phone.  Or, if need be, i can even just play music using the speaker phone on it. Love the options... stevo
I very nearly bought the Treo when my Tungsten C's screen cracked and I was forced to pony up $135 for repairs, for just this merger reason.  I got the Tungsten C for the WiFi and it stinks, to put it charitably.  The only issue -- and this is going to sound totally absurd -- is that they don't make SD cards larger than 1 gig and I've got 10+ GB of music on my iPod. The whole point of the iPod, as I see it, is to stop that thing where you get a song stuck in your head and you can't stop humming it only you forget the words to the second verse and it's annoying the heck out of you and then you realize, Hey, I've got it right here on my iPod and then you punch up the song and hit play and ... ahhh ... sweet relief. Now the iPod -- that's a whole different thread and most definitely a Style Accessory all its own.
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