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Old 25-08-2010, 02:29 PM
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PNHT custom C6 FW ported to 5800XM

I've been a satisfied owner of the 5800XM for quite some time. Yes, the FW was buggy at first. However, as of 3 iterations into a total of 12 firmware updates, the phone has been stable. The last update did not provide the Homescreen widgets long since available on the N97, N97mini and now the C6. Yes, it's at a different price point but the necessary hardware specs are the SAME. Never hacked my phone to date...but decided to try this mod on a spare Tube. Guess's even faster than the latest 51.0.006 update! Copious amounts of spare ram for multi-tasking (46MB) and a very efficient use of c drive space (~63MB free). Since initial install, I've re-loaded plenty of apps, with the total installed hovering around 110. FREE C:drive is 43MB, FREE RAM is 42MB. The custom FW is stable. Feels like a new phone with this FW. A whole new experience. N8 is my next phone, but the 5800XM will remain my trusted backup.

Old 23-09-2010, 02:02 PM
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C6 review

Very good review Mr. Gibson.

You provide me with some insight and answers to some of my long standing questions regarding Symbian. However I some remain unanswered.

The most important one is whether this C6-00 is fully compatible with software written for X5800/N97-series. Especially items like torchlight or similar that enables the LED-flash as a pocketlamp interest me (a feature that's standard on certain featurphones and Windows Mobile smartphones). Since those other models have different camera-modules (Carl Zeis optics) which might be less software compatible. You also mentioned that the memo-recorder can be used to record calls. Can i safely presume that other programs like Total Recall also work on the C6-00?

Anyway yours was an very informative review. Especially as the C6-00 seems to be getting phased out/replaced with the C6-01 and thus becomes the most cost-effective 5800XM/N97 derivative due to recent price cuts. At less then 250 euros nowadays it's the cheapest smartphone out there with 3G, Wifi, decent screen resolution and full feature bluetooth (unlike iPhone which still can't sent stuff to other phones let alone computers)



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