Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 10:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today is the start of Nokia World 2011, the event where Nokia would unveil its first Windows Phone 7 device(s). And so they did. The Finnish mobile giant unveiled two Windows Phone 7 smartphones, as well as four new Series 40 phones for emerging markets. The most interesting thing? Pricing. Pretty aggressive. Update: Anybody want a kidney?
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RE[2]: asha
by Slambert666 on Thu 27th Oct 2011 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE: asha"
Slambert666
Member since:
2008-10-30

Battery life really depends on the usage more than the os.

My E63 and my Galaxy S II has about the same battery life when strictly used as a phone for calls and texting (4 to 6 days).
With WI-FI on continuously they both have 3 to 4 days battery life.
When you start using the S II for watching movies and playing games and browsing then the battery life drops to 1 day, the E63 is useless for anything but basic phone features so it "feels" like it has better battery life, but in reality it is the same.

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RE[3]: asha
by mkone on Thu 27th Oct 2011 04:52 in reply to "RE[2]: asha"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

Too true. I have had feature phone before, and the moment I got a smartphone, my usage patterns changed. I use my phone a lot more. If I don't touch my phone for anything other than calls and texts, my battery can go on for days. I will use about 20-25% in a day, so could get 3-4 days use out of it.

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RE[4]: asha
by Neolander on Thu 27th Oct 2011 06:40 in reply to "RE[3]: asha"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Am I the only one for who the Nokia E63 belongs to the "smartphone" category ?

I mean, when I switched from the low end of Samsung, Nokia, and LG that is typically called feature phones to an E63, there has been a change in the way I use my phone. Calendar, youtube videos, mails, and web browsing (with opera mobile, not the awful stock browser) became usable features, where they were mostly geek toys before. Texting was much less painful due to the presence of a well-managed QWERTY keyboard.

No such change with other higher-end phones. I'm still around 1000 texts and 10 min talk a month, long mails are still impractical, web browsing is still nice but not even close to replacing a laptop due to the narrow view and limited writing, watching anything but mobile-optimized videos on the go is still not envisionable because EDGE is slow and 3G is unstable, I still don't get the point of apps...

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RE[3]: asha
by Carewolf on Thu 27th Oct 2011 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: asha"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Ehmm 5-6 days??

I have feature phone. When it was new it would last 2 weeks on normal use. Technically it could run for almost 4 weeks if you didn't use it much. 600 hours of standby, 40 hours of phonecalls and 20 hours of gaming.

This is nowhere near the same neighborhood as smart-phones. It is like a completely different realm of phone-reality.

Edited 2011-10-27 10:08 UTC

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RE[4]: asha
by Not2Sure on Thu 27th Oct 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: asha"
Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

Most feature phones also lacked 802.11 which chews through battery like nobody's business but is a de facto standard BOM on smartphones

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