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July 22, 2007

Dopod d810

Filed under: — Alex Salamakha @ 8:53 AM

With my beloved HP rw6828 being sent back to HP for refund, I started to look around for its replacement. The choice is obvious: Dopod d810 is pretty much the best phone on the market. It has every single feature you may need – 3G, HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, easy buttons navigation, scroll wheel and it has constant attention from Dopod. Recently Windows Mobile 6.0 have been released for Dopod d810.

Dopod d810

Battery lasts for about 2-3-4 days, depending on usage. I read e-books on mine, as well as browse Internet a bit,use Google Reader actively use to-do list and contacts, make calls over Skype, use TomTom and Google Maps for directions, etc. I’m yet to try video calls, can’t comments on this feature.

However, there are few things to complain about. GPS sensitivity isn’t great comparing to my Bluetooth GPS BT-338. Also its shiny black case is a fingerprint magnet.

But overall it’s a very, very, very good phone that covers all needs of an IT professional or any busy person with lots of contacts. Highly recommended!


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  2. I also have a MacBookPro and a Dopod D810. I signed up for an unlimited data download here in Hong Kong because I decided to use it as my modem for my Mac. All in all it seems to be working quite well and the slow speed isn’t too much of a problem except when downloading large files. The one problem is that working as a modem drains the battery and if I charge the Dopod at the same time, then I find that it overheats and drops the connection. Just wondered whether you had had any problems with the Dopod overheating. If find that this sometimes happens when I am using Skype.

    Comment by Andrew — August 16, 2007 @ 12:49 PM

  3. Are you connecting from your MacBookPro to Dopod via Bluetooth or USB?
    Bluetooth should drain battery quite a bit more than USB by definition.
    On the other hand, I don’t use Dopod as a modem for long periods of time. I’ll give it a go on a weekend.
    How long does it take to drain your battery while browsing or talking via Skype?

    As far as overheating while charging and connection sharing, I’ll give a shot too.

    Comment by Alex Salamakha — August 16, 2007 @ 6:04 PM

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