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Author O2 Releases Precious Gold T650 Benefit Rush Hour Edition + unboxing pics/unlocking & debranding info
Rookwise
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Posted: 2008-08-14 19:28
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Had a trip into town today and went for a nosey in my local O2 store. I was amazed to find among the pay and go handsets a T650. I thought these had been discontinued. However. This was not the usual blue or green version. It was a limited edition Benefit Rush Hour Precious Gold model.
Basically this is the gold/pink model that was only available in far off countries and never released in the UK until now.
O2 has released this on P&G only at a cost of 129.99 + 10 top up which means you can walk away with one for 139.99. However. If you have an O2 Select card and you haggle a bit like I did. You can save yourself 13.00 and get the whole lot for 126.99

What makes this a limited edition and what is Benefit Rush Hour. Well..Benefit seems to be some kind of cosmetics company (I'm male and don't wear makeup so I'm guessing here) and Rush Hour is one of their products (lip gloss thingy). You get a 0.03oz box of Rush Hour lip gloss in the T650 box.

Now back to the T650.
The phone is the same as previous T650's apart from the colours and also the feel of the phone seems much firmer in its build.

With this being an O2 P&G exclusive model. It is unfortunately locked to O2 and also has O2's software branding throughout the phone and also O2 web links on the supplied 256mb M2 memory card.

As well as the 2 tone pink/gold colours. The middle trim and camera bezel is finished in shiny chromed pink.
You also get an extra theme on the phone as well as the O2 and standard T650 themes. This theme is called Pink Drops. It seems to be the Underwater theme but in pink and what looks like small fireworks in the background.


In the box you will find the standard T650 contents (DCU-65, CDS-71, CST-75, HPM-75, 256mb M2, Battery, Phone, pouch, instructions, pc suite etc)

I really like the look of this phone and would have no problems using it myself. Unfortunately I bought this as I gift for my girlfriend to replace her K850
( I already have a blue version anyway but she won't swap )

Anyway. Onto the pics:
















Only thing to do now is to try and get it unlocked and unbranded as my girlfriend is on Vodafone. I've downloaded XS++ but unsure what to do with it so if anyone can help me out it would be much appreciated


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Posted: 2008-08-14 19:46
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This phone has been avaible on the 02 website for a while i think it looks nice.
To debrand it you will need some firmware www.seusers.com
Unlocking isnt as simple and isnt possible for free if the phone is cid:53.
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Posted: 2008-08-14 20:25
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Nice phone
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Posted: 2008-08-14 20:29
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^for a girl

i must say that the 11th pic catches me. i love the glowing keypad
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Posted: 2008-08-14 23:16
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Would you please upload the original default pinkish theme somewhere? Thanks a lot.

PS:
Other pre-installed themes too if possible.
Rookwise
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Posted: 2008-08-14 23:26
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I dont have a file upload site. If you pm me your email address I can send them to you
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Posted: 2008-08-15 02:14
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Pink Drops is really a sweet theme!
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Posted: 2008-08-15 05:11
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Cheerz for the heads up on this Andy...buying one for my wife now
Rookwise
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Posted: 2008-08-15 12:57
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His and hers


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Posted: 2008-08-15 14:03
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they should've chosen yellow instead of gold. just like on the T68m
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Posted: 2008-08-15 14:10
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thats incredibly sexy looking
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Posted: 2008-08-15 19:09
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How much would o2 charge to unlock it?
Who else can unlock it, even if they charge; would it be done remotely or would they need the physical phone?
How can one check if it is CID53 or not?
Thanks
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Posted: 2008-08-15 20:16
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It's fugly, I hate it, but not surprisingly we've been selling loads of them lol
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Posted: 2008-08-15 20:38
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gorgeous.
from my observations, sometimes it's better off not knowing.
Rookwise
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Posted: 2008-08-15 20:47
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The pink T650 is CID53. I've successfully unlocked it using Davinci at a cost of £28 and will be flashing it tonight with firmware from the Midnight Blue T650 to debrand it.Hopefully it will go well.

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