[quote=“markshih”]Sony Ericsson phone have better interfaces and functionality than the Ericsson phones but SE phones tend to be worst in RF reception. It comes to play in places like US and Canada where the cell towers are not as dense and the 1900mhz frequency is not good in penetrating walls.
I have the T68i in the US and the reception can be poor in some areas. It’s widely known for poor RF. This should not be a problem in Taiwan. If you like the T68i, I would recommend the T610. It’s the replacement for the T68 and looks a lot cooler. It has the same functionality as the T68i with phonebook, calendar, bluetooth, infrared, GPRS, color screen, tri-mode, and other features. The addressbook for the T68i allows four phone entry per name. I expect it to be the same in the T610. The T610 has a better screen than the T68i and more colors. T610 also has a built in camera and an attachment for a flash. The RF is better on the T610 also. Bluetooth headset is a very useful thing to have and also reduces the time the phone is next to your head. Nokia phones tend to dislike BT headset from other companies.
Most SE phones tend to be on the high end and have a lot of functionality built in. I have not seen any Nokia phone that is tri-mode, color screen, bluetooth, and compact. If you don’t need all the functionality of the SE phones, then get a Nokia. Nokias are pretty good but given a choice, I would rather replace my T68i with a T610 instead of a Nokia phone.
[quote=“Incubus”]What kind of cell phone do you use? Is it reliable? Are you generally happy with it? Would you recommend it to someone?
After less than 2 years of use, my Ericsson T29 is on the fritz. Personally, I don’t recommend the T29. The screen is too small. (Bought it more for its design and small size than function.) But now that Ericsson has merged with Sony, I wonder if they make better phones now. I have no interest in getting the newfangled camera phone, but would favor one with low radiation (Is there any way to find out about this?) Basically I’m looking for something reliable that I won’t need to replace after the warranty runs out. Your thoughts?[/quote][/quote]
My friend just bought the t610. the only thing she doesn’t like is she feels the menu interface is slow and scrolling the name list is slow (cf to nokia i think). all in all, i have seen very few camera phones that take good pics. samsung and panasonic probably have the best ones. nokia’s is a joke. IMO, i would hold off buying a camera phone if you want to save money. it’s just an added trinket that isn’t that great YET.
the nice thing i noticed about my nokia was that, before i mentioned 5 types of phone inputs (cell, home, etc), now i noticed it’s not limited to 1 number per type. eg i can have 2 or 3 cell numbers for the same name entry. not sure what the max is though. but this is a nice feature overall.