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    Default Phone Selection

    Hi Guys, need some free consultation.
    I am in the urge to change phone. But caught in the crossroad on 3 choices.

    1) HTC Touch Cruise
    2) Nokia N95
    3) Sony Ericsson W960i

    I am seeking users of these phones for their reviews before I made my decision.
    But please no Iphone for me.

    Me currently using Dopod D810.....more sided to Cruise.

    Thanks and thanks again.
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    If you're already on a Windows phone, I suggest the HTC.

    The N95 and W960 are slow, though I find the W960 easier to use than the N95. If you do NOT need a touchscreen, then the N95 is ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you're already on a Windows phone, I suggest the HTC.

    The N95 and W960 are slow, though I find the W960 easier to use than the N95. If you do NOT need a touchscreen, then the N95 is ok.
    Can be more elaborate on the slow on N95 and W960, in terms of processing speed or others?

    Put more info on my phone habit here. Beside making phone calls and sending messages, I tend to surf net and download stuff using handphones, that's why 3G requirement is important to me. Next, I love to synchronise my datas to my pc. I looking into ways to do synchronise to my macbook as well, which I know these phones doesn't support. Any advise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Can be more elaborate on the slow on N95 and W960, in terms of processing speed or others?

    Put more info on my phone habit here. Beside making phone calls and sending messages, I tend to surf net and download stuff using handphones, that's why 3G requirement is important to me. Next, I love to synchronise my datas to my pc. I looking into ways to do synchronise to my macbook as well, which I know these phones doesn't support. Any advise?
    For macbook, you may want to check apple's isync page for the list of phones supported.

    For surfing and data sync with windows, all the phones are good. I use a W960 and can surf very smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    For macbook, you may want to check apple's isync page for the list of phones supported.

    For surfing and data sync with windows, all the phones are good. I use a W960 and can surf very smoothly.
    Thanks for the tips. Above phones does not appear in isync page. But I need to purchase a missingsync software in order to sync with macbook.

    http://www.markspace.com/missingsync_windowsmobile.php
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    Touch Cruise man... ... been cruizin for slightly over a week now and its great... touchFlo allows easier scrolling around webpages, kind of like using the hand tool in a pdf document as you can drag the document around in any direction, and you can also "throw" the page forward for faster scrolling, and the scroll wheel works well with scrolling when it gets difficult to use your finger to control movement like when there are too many weblinks... been doing alot of wifi surfing on it... and in case anyone is interested, it works just fine with Vista 64... the included software and stuff work well too, like the Chinese writing recognition software (for Japanese as well but I don't know Japanese...), the GPS, and the Launcher on the Today screen, along with the Quick Menu, makes starting, stopping, and jumping around programs very easy... very happy with it... go try it out yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    Touch Cruise man... ... been cruizin for slightly over a week now and its great... touchFlo allows easier scrolling around webpages, kind of like using the hand tool in a pdf document as you can drag the document around in any direction, and you can also "throw" the page forward for faster scrolling, and the scroll wheel works well with scrolling when it gets difficult to use your finger to control movement like when there are too many weblinks... been doing alot of wifi surfing on it... and in case anyone is interested, it works just fine with Vista 64... the included software and stuff work well too, like the Chinese writing recognition software (for Japanese as well but I don't know Japanese...), the GPS, and the Launcher on the Today screen, along with the Quick Menu, makes starting, stopping, and jumping around programs very easy... very happy with it... go try it out yourself
    Wah! Very joyful review...I had tried the Curise yesterday. Like the interface, different from my Dopod 810. Love the scroll wheel, which reminds me of old edition ipod nano. Don really like the touchFlo, need some strength scroll around the screen. Is there anyway to make it more sensitive?

    Question: Have you ever sync this with Mac before?

    I am glad to have a friend who offer me this chance because he is changing line soon. Once trade in my Dopod, maybe only pay half of what outside is selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Don really like the touchFlo, need some strength scroll around the screen. Is there anyway to make it more sensitive?
    not that I know of... but HTC has announced that if would release next month an update that would improve the general performance of the phone... no firm details though... it helps to de-grease the finger... I usually wipe my fingers first...

    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Question: Have you ever sync this with Mac before?
    nope... I don't own one and don't have access to one at the moment... no idea how it would perform...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    not that I know of... but HTC has announced that if would release next month an update that would improve the general performance of the phone... no firm details though... it helps to de-grease the finger... I usually wipe my fingers first...

    nope... I don't own one and don't have access to one at the moment... no idea how it would perform...
    Yap saw that news not a good sign.

    I need to wear glove before I touch the screen, I got sweaty plams.

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    I am using HTC Touch Cruise myself. Wife is using SE W960i and my brother is using Nokia N95.

    Have tried all.

    Verdict?

    Each has it's own plus and minus. Really depends on what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Thanks for the tips. Above phones does not appear in isync page. But I need to purchase a missingsync software in order to sync with macbook.

    http://www.markspace.com/missingsync_windowsmobile.php
    or you could grab a 3rd party isync plugin modified from an existing model.

    http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=162631

    can also port yourself. i did a simple one for my k630i

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla Invades View Post
    I am using HTC Touch Cruise myself. Wife is using SE W960i and my brother is using Nokia N95.

    Have tried all.

    Verdict?

    Each has it's own plus and minus. Really depends on what you need.
    Hi, thanks for your views. I had settle for HTC Cruise. Now waiting for thr price to drop further before buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
    or you could grab a 3rd party isync plugin modified from an existing model.

    http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=162631

    can also port yourself. i did a simple one for my k630i
    I would try....how it will port the HTC Cruise.
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    Was looking at those phones eariler.

    Really tempting but after I see the iPhone's 3.5" screen, these phones seem small.
    But at least they are in stock.

    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Was looking at those phones eariler.

    Really tempting but after I see the iPhone's 3.5" screen, these phones seem small.
    But at least they are in stock.

    =)
    iPhone wouldn't be available for quite sometime, unless yout are getting hacker one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    iPhone wouldn't be available for quite sometime, unless yout are getting hacker one.
    and still might end up with an iBrick whenever Apple decides to "update" their software...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    and still might end up with an iBrick whenever Apple decides to "update" their software...
    Me not trying.
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    seen my cousins playing around with their sets, doesnt seem all that bad with the jailbreak software.

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    How much is the Touch Cruise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    seen my cousins playing around with their sets, doesnt seem all that bad with the jailbreak software.
    Did saw my friends have 3 pages of jailbreak items.
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