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Virgin’s bizarrely named Lobster brand of youth-oriented mobiles tends towards the cheap and cheerful an the emphasis on value for money rather than specs with big numbers. And so it is with the 621, which wouldn’t raise any tech-head eyebrows with its spec sheet, but still manages to impress by packing in a few functions that …

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Sam

lack of a data cable

So get a USB cable..not exactly a deal breaker, is it?

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Go

Cable

that connector looks exactly like a mini USB so I suspect the cable wouldn't be too hard to find (or adaptor)

Cheap good looking phone. Nice

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Anonymous Coward

Cable again

Even a clone of Nokia's CA-101 proprietary USB cable can be bought from DealExtreme for about £2, so this one should pose no difficulty at all.

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Sam

Yep

Standard USB A to mini A should do it.

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Standby time of up to 10 hours??

That's the lowest I've ever seen. This would explain why the price is being reduced.

It's not very mobile if it's got to be plugged in to the mains most of the time.

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Jobs Horns

cable saga

points taken that the cable is inexpensive, easy to get hold off etc, so why wouldn't the manufacturer include one? Hardly going to break their bank now is it...!

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Rock

The EQ setting called rock would cut out most of the bass if the bass performance if the speaker is weak. Otherwise you just get ghastly distortion and power wasted where it can't be heard. Although, as it's aimed at kids, they may as well just turn all the bands to +10, cos that's what they'll do anyway.

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Just in time for ...

Christmas!

I suppose they're hoping the Lobster will feature in goods bought by Santa Claws!

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