Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 13th Dec 2005 03:34 UTC, submitted by my friend Vince
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The most full-featured smartphone in the world, the Nokia N80, is previewed by AllAboutSymbian. The SymbianOS 3rd Edition S60 phone has all modern features a user needs (including WiFi, 3G, VGA videoconf camera in addition to a 3MP camera, UPnP, Bluetooth 2.0 with the A2DP and printing profiles, 352x416 screen, stereo FM radio etc) and it's short only to DVB-H TV reception and a more powerful 3D accelerator. The russian site Mobile-Review previewed the S60 3rd Edition a few days ago too showing off the immense visual and other differences of the operating system compared to the older version.
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What carriers?
by DrillSgt on Tue 13th Dec 2005 08:37 UTC
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

This is nice and all, but what carriers allow the use of a symbian OS phone? Not trolling, honest...recently purchased a smart phone and the only available options in California were either Palm or Windows based. The carriers I tried were Sprint, Cingular, and the only other one available Verizon. Seeing as how these are the biggest carriers in the US and do not support Symbian smart phones, what others are there that I missed? Serious question.

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RE: What carriers?
by Eugenia on Tue 13th Dec 2005 08:42 in reply to "What carriers?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The Nokia N80 is *already* being approved by the FCC to be used with Cingular. The N80 phone that I used last Thursday on my meeting with Nokia engineers (check my report about it tomorrow here on osnews) was a Cingular phone.

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RE: What carriers?
by jziegler on Tue 13th Dec 2005 14:40 in reply to "What carriers?"
jziegler Member since:
2005-07-14

All carriers in Europe, for instance ;) . That ranges from two per country (e.g. Slovakia) to 6-7 per country (Finland, AFAIK). Most countries have 3 or 4.

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RE: What carriers?
by Wes Felter on Tue 13th Dec 2005 20:41 in reply to "What carriers?"
Wes Felter Member since:
2005-11-15

The trick is to screw the carriers and buy the phone unlocked. Not one US carrier was willing to sell the P800, but I bought it direct from S-E and it works fine with T-Mobile.

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RE[2]: What carriers?
by Eugenia on Tue 13th Dec 2005 20:58 in reply to "RE: What carriers?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I also never buy locked phones. Ever. If a phone is not unlocked, I don't use it.

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