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    Siemens SL65, A Forgotten gem?

    Overall, a bit of a surprising package. Sure, it has its weaknesses, like any mobile, but if you are looking for something really small, to make and take calls and the odd picture you could do far worse than the SL65.
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    From a sellers point of view it was a crap phone. The software was terrible in terms of layout, colour-tones and bugs. More than one came back out of the ones we ended up selling. Also it's quite chunky for a vga slide not small at all, especially when you compare it with an e800 vga slide which is now the same price. For the extra cash towards a D500 you will get 8 times the memory, a mega pixel camera, a smaller handset that displays 200 odd more colours and actually has a god build quality. There was a reason that certain gem was forgotten... Black magic? Black plastic and not much else to be honest. I can understand why there is a load still needing to be bought up by reluctant retailers as distributors are left with crates of the crappy things that have been superseded. You want to know a real forgotten gem from siemens? The SL42 remember that? What a handset! One of the first to sport mp3 player with upgradeable SD card memory (which wouldn’t catch on for a year or two) and was solid as a rock! One of the best phones I’ve ever had or sold in the last 5 years.
    Last edited by Rhyth; 08-08-2005 at 10:09 PM.
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    Canon 50mm 1.8 II £50 +pp
    Proven good copies.

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    My boss had that one before his first XDA, it was a nice phone. I can remember Siemens started their fall from then on in.

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