I use an HTC TyTN II, which is more of a Pocket PC/Smartphone than a mobile phone per se and does pretty much everything I want & more. It runs on Windows Mobile, has MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc), GPS, Media Player, passable Camera/Video/Voice recording, runs Java apps fine, has a Touch Screen, even slides open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard (a bit small for extensive typing but handy sometimes). I haven't found a mobile betting site or casino that I can't run on it, even if it isn't listed as a compatible phone. It used to be quite pricey I think but HTC now have newer models intended to compete with the iPhone and you can pick up a TyTN II for a decent price on ebay - I paid less than £150 for mine. I don't have a contract but a Virgin tariff that I've had for donkeys years that I'm not sure is available any more - no prepay or standing monthly cost, just a monthly bill depending on usage. That suits me fine as I don't do a lot of chatting or texting. So I didn't look into the possibility of getting one on contract and what the pricing would have been - however, I do know that the TyTN II has been available from Vodafone and Orange under their own branding (and a different name). I get unlimited 3G Internet access from Virgin for 30p a day, but only charged on the days when I actually use it. I'm very happy with my setup.
I have a Nokia E51, dunno if you can get it over there, its pretty basic (which is good for me ) but I run Betfair Mobile and Centrebet on it and its quick and very easy to use.
Perfect for when I need to bet on the run or at the footy/race track.
Especially good if you have queued up at BF and need to head away from teh PC and want to check if matched before the start of the event.
Another iPhone user here and the Betfair site is excellent imo. Very easy to use and, touch wood, have not made a mistake yet as it always asks you to confirm everything just like the main site. Have also browsed many bookies sites in the past all with no probs even some of the "flashier" ones.
It's an excellent device and although pricey, would recommend it for an all in one device. I travel about 30 mins each way to work and having a movie to watch, a game to play (FlightControl is excellent!) or just listening to some music is great.
Through work I have an HTC Touch Pro. Have not tried it for betting sites mainly because the iPhone is so good, but don't think I could recommend it. It's got a very "touchy" screen and I can hardly use it for work and wouldn't trust it with my money!
I've got the Blackberry Curve 8900. Its amazing and to quote chriso about his HTC (also a great phone maker of late):
"has MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc), GPS, Media Player, passable Camera/Video/Voice recording, runs Java apps fine,
has a Touch Screen, even slides open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard (a bit small for extensive typing but handy sometimes). I haven't found a mobile betting site or casino that I can't run on it, even if it isn't listed as a compatible phone."
munk, I assume you were asking about the N97 earlier? I know someone who works at Nokia and says
And another mate in the mobile device industry says:
oomph wise it's the best I've seen but it's not iphone slick. It has the brains and the brawn but not the looks
my opinion of the N97 is that its not a bad device if you want to rob
a jewelers but as a convergence device its not that great.
I had this conversation with (nokia guy) the other week. technically its
great and streets ahead of the iPhone but the device design is
terrible ( imo ). if i wanted a device that looked like a mini laptop
i'd get a Sony Vaio P.
I would go for a Nokia that can do wifi then you can play all the mobile casinos and do mobile bets for free from your own wifi network.
Most of the latest devices have Wifi now - the iPhone does, my HTC does, the Curve does. For a "phone" don't think you can beat the Nokia UI though, very easy to pick up
Originally Posted by Shoom
Totally confused by that jeweller's comment, what did he mean?!
Originally Posted by AmeliesDad
If he means you can smash jeweller's windows with it and not worry about it getting damanged then maybe it's for me (er... not that I want to smash jeweller's windows!! I'm just after something that's very tough and durable!).
Yes, he meant it would be heavy enough to get through the toughened glass, not necessarily that it would survive itself!!
Originally Posted by munk
There used to be a few good durable phones around. My missus has the 5500
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that was supposed to be a sports phone and is rubberized and everything. It doesn't make it any good, nor waterproof though, so I'm not sure what the point is. It reads out text messages and she's partially sighted so that was the main selling point for her. Nokia used to make titanium phones too - not that they were cheap
Think I have decided to take the plunge with an Iphone... Out of stock at the moment, so will have to wait a few days. Not a bad thing though as it gives me a chance to be sure I want to burn that much money!
You won't regret it
Now, the 3G or the 3GS......
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