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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:11
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Available in Havana Gold as part of the wider "Havana" collection, or "Quick Black", the new Sony Ericsson V640i is a new handset, exclusive to Vodafone.

A media and music offering, with fast HSDPA connectivity, the phone supports Memory Stick Micros up to 4GB - which will work out as around 3600 songs in your pocket.

Although not part of the Walkman-branded range, this too boasts a dedicated music key and - thanks to the HSDPA - in the right conditions, with a prevailing wind, etc, you could download a full music track in 14 seconds.

The V640i comes complete with new Media Manager software that Sony Ericsson says lets you easily move your favourite music, photos, videos and more between your PC and your phone by auto-converting them into phone-friendly formats.

The V640i boasts another music-themed trick - the in-built "TrackID" feature lets you record a 5 second music clip either by tagging it from the phone's FM Radio or from a nearby stereo and then within seconds receive notification back of the song title, the artist and the album name - with a link to buy it.

Video playback can handle H.264 and comes in at 15fps on a 2-inch screen and it is pre-loaded Google Maps, eBay and also supports RSS feeds. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, A2DP Bluetooth, support for push email and a flight mode.

No price point confirmed, the V640i will be available on Vodafone this autumn.

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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:14
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Umm........it's a rebuilt K530, just like V630i was a rebuilt K610......

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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:21
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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:32
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On 2007-09-14 14:14:33, Aware wrote:
Umm........it's a rebuilt K530, just like V630i was a rebuilt K610.....


perhaps, but K530 did not support HSDPA I believe.

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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:42
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You're quite right! Video call camera is also on the wrong side, comparing the two together......hmmm......

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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:46
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i'm guessing this phone has vodafone firmware...When will they ever stop? ? ?

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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:48
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On 2007-09-14 14:46:30, gola wrote:
i'm guessing this phone has vodafone firmware...When will they ever stop? ? ?


For Vodafone-exclusive phones? Let me guess... hrm... never?
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Posted: 2007-09-14 14:50
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Was just going to say the same Gola! I bet Voda's ruined the phone by putting all their nasty firmware and branding on it!

Looks nice externally though - although the featureset is nothing to write home about. Then again I guess it's not trying to be a high-end handset!
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Posted: 2007-09-14 22:58
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can i just simply ?
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Posted: 2007-09-15 05:32
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I really like this fone: design, contour and all ! Looks like it was made out of - wood ! [addsig]
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Posted: 2007-09-15 05:53
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On 2007-09-15 05:32:25, *Jojo* wrote:
I really like this fone: design, contour and all ! Looks like it was made out of - wood !



Although Voda have been branding Dedicated Call buttons on SE phones since the T610 days; I've notice that the activity menu is STILL present. Also with HSDPA this will make SE's 3rd phone to support this. Does this mean the chipset is based like that of of the Z750i & K850i ??
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Posted: 2007-09-15 07:55
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I thought this was a photo shop image lol. My reasons for this are:

-K300 numerical keys
-back and c keys look very similar to those of K610 design
-The SE logo on the screen is from another phone (cant quite remember, maybe K500)
-d-pad is not very original (If u know what i mean)
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Posted: 2007-09-15 08:04
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It also has a '4' in the model name.

Any ways, why do Voda always create their own versions of crappy 3G phones, not good ones like the K800, K810 and W900? The K800, K810 and W900 are the only good 3G phones that SE has ever produced.
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Posted: 2007-09-16 04:36
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I have a V630i and I can tell you it isn't crappy. Heaps of people I know are jealous of my phone.

I have other Vodafone handsets, a Nokia 6234 and a Samsung Z400v and they're not crappy either.

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Posted: 2007-09-16 04:41
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On 2007-09-15 05:53:41, Prom1 wrote:

On 2007-09-15 05:32:25, *Jojo* wrote:
I really like this fone: design, contour and all ! Looks like it was made out of - wood !



Although Voda have been branding Dedicated Call buttons on SE phones since the T610 days; I've notice that the activity menu is STILL present.



But not where you need it, on its own button. The activity menu is on the main softkey only, making multitasking useless. [addsig]
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