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What Cell/Camera phone should I get?

Ok....I always carry a cell phone, my favorite is Noika. I have two digital cameras that I never have when I need them, hence I want a Cell/camera phone. Does anyone have one? Which one? What features should I look for? I know, I don't want a camera attachment for the phone. I want the camera built in. Can I save the pic in the cell/camera phone? or can I email to my address? Would love to here thoughts and opinions.


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Well it is funny you should ask. I just got a camera phone last week. Still playing with it. Love it so far. I have the Sanyo 5300 that has sprint service. The camera is built in. I can take pics and have up to 15 in the phone at one time. I can also send pics to other camera phones or email accounts. Actaully sends the pics pretty quickly. I love this phone so far. cool features. YOu can also have people email you on your sprint account and it comes directly to your phone. give me an email addy and I will shoot you a quick pic.
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Had to put your email into my phone but I am sending the pic as we speak.
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cell phone cameras are for very low res stuff. pics are okay for doing crap like you see in the tv commercials but if you want a decent digital pic you should still be using your standalone digitial camera.

I saw an article recently that said phone cameras are encouraging bad behavior in Japan (hottest cell phone market in the world). Seems a lot of delinquints are taking bathroom shots and other embarrasing pics with their phone cameras Also some corporations are banning camera enabled phones in their facilities because of the ease with which you can use them for industrial espionage. If you do business with big companies, they might not let you walk in with your phone anymore if you get a camera enabled model

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awwwww c'mon Ernie.. Im guessing Ricks only doing simple up the skirt type stuff ! harmless

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One of my IT guys in my office said the same thing about the problems some industries are having/worrying about pic phones. He said the next step to ease this problem is that the phones will start having something built into them that if a company wants to disable the camera aspect of the phones while still allowing the cell abilities to work they can install a transmitter inside the areas they want the cameras off limits. That would automatically disable that. I wouldnt worry about it though.
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sprint has a really nice one - small low price of $99.99 after rebates - ive always thought sprint had the best phones in the market
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shame their service really, really sucks!!!

btw i'm going to trade my samsung in for the camera phone this week. i just hope the reception is slightly better.

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sprint has a really nice one - small low price of $99.99 after rebates - ive always thought sprint had the best phones in the market
but who is the manufacturer of that unit? Sprint is just a service provider, they don't make any phones. From what they carry now it could be a Sanyo, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Nokia, Hitachi, ...
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In my opinion i think u should get the samsung v205 w/t-mobile
the service is way better than sprints, plus the phone is so small and light you can ride with it in your pantalones.\

the camera takes pretty good photos too.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 09:41 AM
 
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I've got the Nokia 3650 Camera/ Video phone from T-Mobile. Best resolution camera phone I've found so far but, like Ernie pointed out, the resolution isn't the greatest. Works ok for quick pics/ vids that you want to send via e-mail but don't plan on printing any of them.
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shame their service really, really sucks!!!

btw i'm going to trade my samsung in for the camera phone this week. i just hope the reception is slightly better.
When I was shopping around for phones last week, I spoke with 3 different Sprint reps both on the phone and in the stores and all three of them said that samsung quality has gone down hill over the last few years. They used to be really good but it seems sanyo has a lot better quality and for some reason they hold a better signal than the samsungs.
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I have the Sanyo 5300, and sometimes I feel it makes a better camera than a phone. It has tons of features, but the 2 downsides mine has is

1.) the earpiece has a "sweet spot." There is only one hole for the speaker, and in a noisey place, you have to get that sweet spot right down your ear canal, or you don't hear anything.

2.) When I'm typing text messages or connection to the internet, it'll do an automatic reset on me. I don't know why, and haven't called Sprint on it yet. But today I typed a text message, and went to send it, and the phone reset (turned itself off and right back on again.) So I gave up and never sent it.

Besides that, it works good. Mine came with 2 batteries, regular and extended. I can hook it up to my laptop and get on-line with the Vision plan for free, and usually at 115k!!!

I haven't looked at any other camera phones, but I know some record sound with the pic, and some record movies. The 5300 does neither of these.

Let me know if you have anymore questions.

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From Forbes.com, seems like a great idea for taking on bike trips...

When Cell Phones Meet Camcorders
Jimin Kim, 07.16.03

NEW YORK - Camera phones could become outdated very soon as the enhancement of mobile phones' multimedia functions continue. The latest offering is Samsung's Anycall SCH-V330, a mobile phone with a camcorder function embedded.


The company unveiled a second camcorder phone, the SCH-V310, only a month later, in line with its efforts to provide a stream of high-tech devices at a rapid pace.

Camcorder phones allow users to shoot video clips with audio, in addition to shooting still pictures. Video clips can be stored for later use.

The SCH-V330 will be available in the U.S. as early as next month, but Samsung hasn't yet decided on its name or pricing for that market. The 300,000-pixel camcorder features two power-zoom lenses with nine settings, and can shoot up to 30 minutes of video clips (19 megabytes) at 11 frames per second. The phone plays clips back on a high-quality TFT-LCD screen that can reproduce 262,000 color shades and with SRS WOW technology, which creates surround-sound effects.

Another impressive function is the Live Screen service, which allows users to set recorded video clips as their screen backgrounds or use a downloaded music video as the background. Previously, only a still picture or a moving cartoon image could be used as the background. And these fabulous functions only take one click on the phone's camcorder icon.

Although the SCH-V330 isn't yet available in the U.S., a similar phone by Nokia (nyse: NOK - news - people ) is. The Nokia 3650 can capture up to 20 seconds of video and audio clips. To use these features, users must subscribe to a phone service with T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telecom (nyse: DT - news - people ), or Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between SBC Communications (nyse: SBC - news - people ) and BellSouth (nyse: BLS - news - people ). The phone costs around $100 to $150 after rebate.

Full Article Here

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We just got the Sanyo 8100. Nice phone.
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