I finally have a replacement for my aging mobile phone. I did have a Siemens M65, apart from being weather proof it wasn’t much of a phone – very poor reception. Anyway, now I have a shiny new Samsung a701, mainly used at work.
So far it is not too bad. The big screen is excellent, reception great, bluetooth works fine, TV fine (yes I have 12 channels of TV), data is fast (HSDPA, 1.8 Mbps down speed), voice or video calls. It is meant to be able to view word, exell and pdf documents but I haven’t bothered with that – it a phone – I use it for calls mainly.
Video calls are great – I call my son when I am at work and he is at soccer practice after school, it’s nice to see him 🙂
One gripe I do have is I can’t seem to work out how to make a certain phone number a default – for example I have Paris Hiltons details 🙂 I have mobile, home, work numbers stored under her name – how do I make the mobile one the default – all other phones I have had I can do this. It seems the Samsung makes the first number you inputted the default, I hope that is not the case.It has some weird functions like when you punch in a number with the keypad and it writes it out with a feathered quill on the screen! gimmicks that some people like I guess.
It comes with software for syncing and file management etc. but as with every mobile manufacturer NO Vista compatible version yet (lucky my work PC is XP)