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Old 10 January 2007, 15:40   #21
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I too have destroyed a phone similarly... ...I am amazed noone makes a genuinely water proof one - there are a few which are "splash proof" but nothing you would take for a swim and expect to still work... ...surely there are enough idiots like me who could justify one.
There was a thing on the Gadget Show a few months ago about testing these things and they put a Nokia waterproof one (5140 I think?) into a paddling pool and blew it up and it still worked afterwards

Personally mine lives in an Aquapac when on the boat because you can't hear it ring anyway with the engine at full chat so I don't need to use it and I only carry it for safety. Total cost still under £50 for a phone that is waterproof and floats

My last one got (ahem) sat on by two people in (ahem) circumstances I won't go in to and I guess an Iphone would have gone crunch in much the same way
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Old 10 January 2007, 15:48   #22
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There was a thing on the Gadget Show a few months ago about testing these things and they put a Nokia waterproof one (5140 I think?) into a paddling pool and blew it up and it still worked afterwards

Personally mine lives in an Aquapac when on the boat because you can't hear it ring anyway with the engine at full chat so I don't need to use it and I only carry it for safety. Total cost still under £50 for a phone that is waterproof and floats
I remember that report on that Nokia - I completely forgot to look for it when I was offered an upgrade last year - never mind, you're right about the Aquapac -that'll do the job!
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Old 10 January 2007, 15:51   #23
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There was a thing on the Gadget Show a few months ago about testing these things and they put a Nokia waterproof one (5140 I think?) into a paddling pool and blew it up and it still worked afterwards

Personally mine lives in an Aquapac when on the boat because you can't hear it ring anyway with the engine at full chat so I don't need to use it and I only carry it for safety. Total cost still under £50 for a phone that is waterproof and floats

My last one got (ahem) sat on by two people in (ahem) circumstances I won't go in to and I guess an Iphone would have gone crunch in much the same way
Interesting - I know mdt on here was using an old brick (Ericson?) on his boat because it was splash proof - but I believe it is no longer available. The Nokia marketing goes to great efforts to say NOT waterproof - just splash proof.

My phone died inside a dry bag. But I hadn't done it up properly (took it out to call someone to say I was back ashore!) Then it went swimming when I was recovering the boat!
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Interesting - I know mdt on here was using an old brick (Ericson?) on his boat because it was splash proof - but I believe it is no longer available. The Nokia marketing goes to great efforts to say NOT waterproof - just splash proof.

My phone died inside a dry bag. But I hadn't done it up properly (took it out to call someone to say I was back ashore!) Then it went swimming when I was recovering the boat!
Ahhh but you have a bilge pump now so your phones should live now?

the Ericsson R250 Pro is a top bit of kit think i might have some kicking about if you want one ?
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Whats funny now is Cisco are to sue Apple as they already trademarked the iPhone as a name and product in the 2000. Apple are fighting it. Then I get an email from apple today, something about a new TV service from apple, called appleTV not iTV!! - - they didn't dare tread there!
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Ahhh but you have a bilge pump now so your phones should live now?

the Ericsson R250 Pro is a top bit of kit think i might have some kicking about if you want one ?
If you have one unlocked (or which will work on a suitable cheap sim card) I am sure we could come to an arrangement.
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I have also heard that apple will be locking these phones down to stop people putting their own software on the phone, which to me, in a phone that's likely to cost hundreds is just silly. I bet that touch screen scratches quickly too

If you want a phone that plays tunes, get a smart phone with the symbian operating system - the nokia 5500 is "splash proof" as well, and that fits the bill nicely. Another option would be a Windows Mobile phone, which again are very good bits of kit.
For a phone that they advertise as being able to use the internet, it should have 3G on it.

I am not an ipod user - personally I think there is way too much hype over these products, when there are perfectly good alternatives about like the creative zen, it's just the likes of the bbc seem to plug the ipod regularly so everyone buys one. I had an argument with an aunt the other day - I told her I had an mp3 player, she said, "oh, an ipod", and she couldn't relate to an mp3 player being anything other than ipod.
This site is quite entertaining to read - http://www.idiottoys.com/2006/12/ipo...in-crisis.html - note the story here "ipod dock industry in crisis" - only two were announced last week

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Doesn't the Apple phone have VoIP built in? If so, doesn't that mean that you could make unlimited calls with a data package, since the calls are going out over the internet rather than the wireless phone system...
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Doesn't the Apple phone have VoIP built in? If so, doesn't that mean that you could make unlimited calls with a data package, since the calls are going out over the internet rather than the wireless phone system...
No. I think you may be getting it confused with the Cisco iPhone.
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No. I think you may be getting it confused with the Cisco iPhone.
Could be! I spend an alarming amount of my day in that state!
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