My view is that the 3650 and the 7650 ( or the 6600) aren't really
consumer devices - they're for techies, gadget freaks and
early-adopters. Whereas the GX20 or 7210 (no bluetooth, no outlook sync,
no c++ applications etc.) are aimmed at the 'man in the street' - which
is where the real money is. And while the 3650 and 7650 are good at what
they do, the 7210 is best described as a piece of cr*p.
I think there's a broader question here as to whether 'smartphones'
(symbian or MS) will grab the market for all phones other than the
bottom end of the market, or whether they'll only get the high-end, with
most people happy with the 'japanese-style' closed platforms.
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Jonas Petersson
Sent: 20 August 2003 19:17
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Sharp GX20
Benedict Evans wrote:
> Nokia still doesn't have any decent consumer camera phones - nor have
> they announced any.
I guess that depends on your definition of "decent". The 3650 certainly
shoots (comparatively) excellent pictures at a good price, IMHO. Of
course the joystick s*cks and the cover is tacky, but after all it is
aimed at the consumer kids (aka skaters). Last I heard it didn't sell
all that brilliantly, though.
Johan Bengtsson wrote:
> The amount of SMS and MMS I send droped sharply
> when I switched from Nokia 7650 to SE 610 and SE 610 isn't that bad.
Well, I can tell you roughly what I've used my 7650 for:
* Voice calls: *NONE* (it's a phone, right?)
* Camera: About an hour.
* Testing various applications: about a week or so.
* As BlueTooth gateway: Just for Nokia Pen testing. Should be more soon!
* SMS: About 10.
* MMS: *1*
* WAP/Mail etc: About an hour.
* Games: *LOTS* (mostly Lines and Tetris)
It seems that Nokia going for Sega.com makes sense!
Still, I think the 7650 is quite decent as such. (Note: As mentioned
earlier, I also have a 9210 which I use for SMS/mail/voice/ssh/etc)
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