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species8350 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Proclaimed from the tallest
> I am new to mobile phones.
> I am thinking of buying either the Nokia 2630 or
> the Sony Eriksson W200i
> I've been told that the main difference is in the OS. Can anyone
> advise on these.
> In addition, I noticed that the SE has a smll joystick for navigation
> that appears to be metallic. How comfortable is this to use?
What you've been told is pretty much true. The only significant difference I
can see is that the Sony is tri-band which effectively means it will work in
more countries than the Nokia, so if you travel a lot and want to take your
phone, that may be a consideration.
The Nokia doesn't seem to have InfraRed for data transer to a PC of
whatever, though both units have Bluetooth for this purpose.
Also, I can't see any reference in the Nokia spec regarding an MP3 player,
and it only talks about up to 11Mb memory. I may be wrong here, but if you
want to be able to listen to music on your phone (other than the radio) then
you may need to go for the Sony Ericsson...(?)
Although the Operating System is different, what is significant is that the
User Interface is different. Some people prefer the Nokia interface, others
the SE one, it's a matter of personal taste. You really should go to a phone
shop and have a play with both phones to see which one you like the 'feel'
of the best. Same goes for the little joystick on the SE vs the direction
keys on the Nokia.
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