Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

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    Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by wprager on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:19 pm

    Dell.ca has a deal on the above-mentioned phone -- regular price is $450, on sale (until tomorrow) for $100. My wife has an pay-as-you-go phone from Petrocan Mobility (Rogers network) but it's low on bells and whistles. This one has bluetooth, so she could pair it with her GPS for hands free in the car. It's got way more that she'll probably never use without a data plan, and I'm sure there are unlocked GSM phones with bluetooth I can find for less than $100.

    Still, I am a sales-whore and this one caught my eye.

    It's got GPS built in but the reviewer was knocking it because it didn't have navigation s/w -- that could be downloaded, right? It's got wifi so I could set it up for e-mail and browsing at least at home or in wifi hotspots. Plus it's got Windows mobile with pocket versions of Office apps, 2MP camera and FM tuner.

    Hmm, maybe I should get it for myself and give my wife my President's Choice LG-Rumor 2.


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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by shabbs on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:36 pm

    I'll be honest, I had never heard of "Pharos" until this post...
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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:40 pm

    What the phuck is a Pharos?
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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by TheAvatar on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:14 pm

    They're the kings of old egypt. Smile
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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by wprager on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:50 pm

    Established in March, 1998, Pharos Science and Applications, Inc. is a high-tech company that has successfully developed, and launched into retail distribution, the premium street navigation and routing solution for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).

    They are moving into smartphones, now.

    The name of the company comes from the Pharos Lighthouse -- the Seventh Wonder of the World. Their aim is to be the "Lighthouse of the 21st Century."



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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by shabbs on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:24 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:What the phuck is a Pharos?
    Bryan Murray trying to say Parros?

    Hey-O!!!!

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    Re: Pharos PTL600E smartphone (unlocked GSM) -- worth it at $100?

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:10 am

    Is it a genuine "Pharos" or just a knock off?

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