I want the M600i but it doesn't have a camera, what are my options?
January 1, 2007 2:30 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a new cellphone and want the M600i but it doesn't have a camera...

I currently have a Samsung A670 and use the camera quite a bit, so the lack of a camera on the M600 seems to be a dealbreaker...except I'm totally falling in love with it.

So, my boyfriend has a treo and I really think that my cell phone should be able to do more than it does, like his, but I really have a problem with how close the buttons are to each other. That probably sounds weird but it i actully a sort of big deal because I message a lot and plan on using the new phone for work too.

What I really want to know is what other options I have for either a similar phone, getting a camera for this one, and how i can get the awesome chat mode on the m600i that the treo has.
posted by rubberkey to Technology (10 answers total)
I have an M600i and I really miss having a camera. I didn't think I used it as much as I did till it was gone. I am also having a tough time updating it, having to use 2 computers because it does not believe my PC is running Win XP. The button are not to close to me and I have bigger fingers; in fact I find the keyboard layout nice compared to the other non-qwerty ones.
My only other niggle is I hate the headphones that it came with, they are HUGE to the point of hurting my ears and given the connector has a specialized connection to the phone I cannot use anything else.
I fell in love with it too, while overseas and now I wish I had waited until I had read more about it (it had just launched in Singapore and my phone was dying an slow mechanical death).

Hope this helps a little.
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 2:58 PM on January 1, 2007

I was considering the M600i, but I ended up getting a Blackberry Pearl instead - but one of the biggest flaws with it is the keyboard - the buttons are fairly soft, small and close together.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:26 PM on January 1, 2007

armoured-ant: What is the antecedent of "it" in "flaws with it"?
posted by cmiller at 4:42 PM on January 1, 2007

Don't fall in love with the m600i! Three in Australia have withdrawn it from sale because it's a buggy POS - Pioneering Operating System.

I got one and took it back because it crashed all the time and relies too much on the stylus. Handwriting text messages is not as fun as it sounds. I got a k800i instead, with a great camera and a much nicer, more reliable interface, for less money.

Anyway, hold your horses and Sony will bring one out with a camera on. Hmm, actually my brother's got something with a stylus, a keyboard and a camera - I think it's a Sony 990 or something. I'll find out if anyone's really interested.
posted by cogat at 5:36 PM on January 1, 2007

Cogat, handwriting text messages? I read that you could if you wanted to, but that you can use the keyboard too.

btw I'm on mac osx
posted by rubberkey at 6:04 PM on January 1, 2007

Ummmm... linked from that page is the K610im which appears very similar and *does* have a camera.
posted by Doohickie at 6:26 PM on January 1, 2007

The M600i operating system (UIQ3) is definately a POS. as in piece of sh*t. It crashes frequently. It does have a feature full version of Opera which is great for browsing (when the phone doesnt crash), and the keyboard is seriously awesome.

If you want a nice keyboard, how about the Cingular 8125 or the newly released 8525?
posted by mphuie at 1:16 AM on January 2, 2007

Me again - it doesn't work with OS X - no iSync plugins exist (another reason I took mine back). My Sony-Ericcson Bro's got a p990i, which he loves.
posted by cogat at 7:16 AM on January 2, 2007

Oh and tapping on the keyboard is possible, but if you have a problem with Treo buttons being close together, these will be worse.
posted by cogat at 7:19 AM on January 2, 2007

I hadn't read anywhere else that it operating system sucks, i've actually only been hearing how wonderful symbian runs. i dont know a lot about phones, when it lists the two operating systems (symbian & uiq) does it mean either or?

also, is there anyway i can try using one without buying it?
posted by rubberkey at 12:37 PM on January 2, 2007

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