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“I've had the SPV a few days now and in general I'm...”

Written on: 28/11/2002 by tomesy. (1 review written)

I've had the SPV a few days now and in general I'm really pleased with it. I've added a 128 MB SD card which has allowed me to store 3 albums worth of MP3's and has room left for numerous pictures. (The phone comes with an 8MB card which is only really useful for storing photo's). The sound quality isn't bad at all through the supplied hands-free headphones (although I didn't find them the snuggest fit - probably my ears). The look and feel of the phone is excellent, although the keypad maybe… Read Full Review

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54498_Dbrook.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 29/11/2002

How much battery life / talk time / standby time do you actually get?
...shame there's no in-car charger for it.
..and a case that allows you to use the phone whilst the phone is in the case.

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113585_Derek.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 06/07/2003

To access hotmail....you need to use the mobile version of the site. It might be this one http://mobile.msn.com/Default.aspx or it might be http://www.hotmail.com/mobile I cant remember, but it is possible.

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Shekel.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 20/01/2003

Hey, with the MP3 player on the SPV, Windows Media Player; does it play Playlist files too like the full version of Media Player?

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Immy Z.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 01/01/2003

hi there.. jus wonderin how u managed to figure out hotmail as i'd really like to be able to access it on the move using my spv.. thanx

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58378_Tomesy.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 16/12/2002

Got the SD Card from camera shop on London Bridge. Jessops sell them as well but were a little pricy. Battery seems to last two days if the useage is low. If I use it alot (calls, GPRS, games) I can only get a day out of it.
Figured out Hotmail now - GPRS seems to have settled down to.
Still really happy with the phone.

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57267_Wire.'s Response to 54179_tomesy.'s Review

Written on: 11/12/2002

hey y'all,
The SPV seems to have many mixed reviews, but I'm still going to have to get one, thats if I can get my hands on one !! Just a quick question though, where abouts did you buy your 128mb sd card??? I've got a Siemens SL45 which uses a 32MB MMC card but I dont know where to purchase one for when I get my SPV???
Cheers, CW

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“The idea of the SPV is certainly spot on. It is the...”

Written on: 27/11/2002 by misswebbster. (1 review written)

The idea of the SPV is certainly spot on. It is the much needed link between PDA's and mobile phones, and the features are fantastic- at last, a phone that will sync with a pc! The games are great- nice bright colours and good sound. Having the sd card is also a great idea- apparently you can get different sizes of these- it comes with an 8mb card. I found that the ringtones are a little quiet, but apparently you can use mp3s as ring tones- now THAT is an awesome idea! The phone comes with… Read Full Review

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54225_Dbrook.'s Response to 54099_misswebbster.'s Review

Written on: 28/11/2002

You seemed to have had the same problems as myself.
The phone is a real let down in certain areas - the battery is very poor and I still might exchange mine for a 7650. It's a real shame - a product with such potential being let down by a poor battery, a naff marketing strategy and seemingly poor production.
What's worse...there's no accessories available for it yet. A longer-life battery would be good.
But, if you wanted this phone as a PDA alternative and you were relying upon it for business purposes - e.g., out on the road - there's no in-car charger available, battery life is no where near enough and the software is somewhat unstable.
I have connected to the internet etc...the problem is that the phones should have been pre-configured pre-sale for internet access and GPRS.
It's best to configure it manually (!). These are the setting you need:
(Edit) Connections:
Dial Up Connections:
Orange CSD Wap
Orange CSD
Connects to: The Internet
Country code: 44
Dial code: 7973
number: 100500
Username: Orange
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GPRS Connections:-
Orange GPRS:
Connects to: The Internet
Access Point:
orangeinternet
User Name & pwd blank
Primary DNS:
158.43.192.1
Secondary DNS:
158.43.128.1
IP Address blank
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Orange MMS:
Connects to: Orange MMS
Access point: orangemms
username: Orange
pwd: Multimedia
zeros for Primary & Sec DNS
IP: None
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Orange WAP:
Connects to: WAP Network
Access point: orangewap
No user/pwd
zero Prim & sec DNS
IP: 192.168.71.35
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Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer -> Options -> Connections:
Auto detect settings = OFF
Select Network = The Internet (this is where you point Int Explorer)
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Hope this helps :-)

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113039_Phil.'s Response to 54099_misswebbster.'s Review

Written on: 04/07/2003

The authors comment about searching for names in the contacts list is not correct. It works perfectly....as long as you read the manual and realise that it works in T9 mode! For example, to search for Fiona, you would click 3 then 4. Dooh!
<br>I have had it for 3 weeks, no problems at all. The keys are small, but given that I dont use SMS that much..it isnt a problem....everything else is menu driven.

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Strepsils.'s Response to 54099_misswebbster.'s Review

Written on: 13/12/2002

The comment regarding the keypad is true - it is a tad small, but if you've been used to having an 8310 or something similar in size, then you'll soon get used to it. The screen is excellent, and navigation is very easy once you learn the shortcuts - for example, the reviewer says you can't get to contacts other than on the a d and g etc - well, the searching in contacts works the same was at T9 predictive text input - enter 328 and it will go to DAVe for example. My GPRS worked straight out of the box, but I only got it last a week ago so maybe they've fixed it since the early models.

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56202_Wily.'s Response to 54099_misswebbster.'s Review

Written on: 06/12/2002

I also connected my SPV instantly after one call to Orange because whoever registered the phone "forgot" to switch on GPRS, once that was done, no problems. I agree the keypad is a bit small and other than that, some windows explorer type programme built in would have been nice and more detailed contact searches too.

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54318_Paul.'s Response to 54099_misswebbster.'s Review

Written on: 28/11/2002

I have an SPV and have had no problems with it, Internet connection worked first time. He's right about the key pad though, very uncomfortable.
Perhaps the reviewer wanted a mouse and keyboard, as obviously it has to be different from windows. I am very impressed with this phone. I had bluetooth for a year on my T39 and didn't miss it, I doubt I'll miss it on this one.
Messenger, IE, Mediaplayer, Outlook, Contacts... if you're not sure get a Nokia!

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“Whilst the Orange SPV phone is feature-rich when it...”

Written on: 24/11/2002 by DBrook. (1 review written)

Whilst the Orange SPV phone is feature-rich when it comes to multimedia, I think the feature aspect has totally taken over the phone and the basic features that are needed in a mobile phone are perhaps lost.

The keypad is quite small - it's too easy to catch the wrong key (very annoying when writing an SMS). The navi-buttons are also clumsy. When selecting to move left or right, the button is so small that you end up moving down too.

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John Read.'s Response to 53097_DBrook.'s Review

Written on: 06/12/2002

This is the telephone I have been waiting for.
Internet access useless forget it
but to have 1400 contacts each with several phone numbers accessable and synchronised to my desktop is great.
Small keyboard - what do you expect
Battery life - carry a spare battery
Slow to nav with menus - liveable - will get better (it is a function of memory and processor size.
Dont care about the ringtones as long as I can hear it when it is ringing.
Quality of photos - who cares
I just sold my new 7610 to a friend in order to be able to buy the spv

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