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I want Verizon, but need advice.....

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Estel J. Hines, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. I like the following two phones:

    1. Motorola Mpx (to be released Feb. 2005)
    2. HP 6315 (currently shipping)

    Both of these have Bluetooth, wi-fi, and Windows apps., camera

    These phones appeal to me since they have so many features, does Verizon
    have anything that has these features?

    I think Verizon is CDMA, and both the above smartphones are GSM/GPRS

    Thanks for any help or advice,

    Estel J Hines
    ejhines@comcast.net
     



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  2. Jim Stover

    Jim Stover Guest

    Estel,

    Verizon has the Samsung i700 Pocket PC/Phone which I have. It does not have
    Bluetooth or WiFi. But, since it has a phone, I subscribe to the "unlimited"
    internet data access with my voice plan. This allows me to connect to the
    internet from anywhere (if I have a signal) and takes away my need for WiFi.
    I do wish it had BlueTooth only because I would like a totally wireless
    headset and to be able to use my BlueTooth GPS receiver. However, I can use
    the GPS with my laptop. There is a BlueTooth headset for non-BlueTooth
    phones that is being used by some i700 owners, but some users complain of
    the dongle that sticks out from the ear jack (I myself have not tried this,
    but thinking about it). The i700 has a camera which I really didn't want and
    I don't have use for. It is okay, but not like the newer 1+ megapixel
    cameras coming out (it is very low resolution).

    It is a full PDA with Windows Mobile 2003. I already had a Pocket PC before
    and so I wanted to make use of applications I had already purchased.

    Also, Verizon sells the Treo 600. But, a 650 is coming sometime in the near
    future. This is a Palm based PDA/Phone with a smaller profile. The Treo has
    a keypad though that some people like. The camera in this is not any better
    than the i700. The screen resolution is much lower than the i700.

    Verizon is also coming out with a new PocketPC/Phone, but I don't know when
    (I have heard rumors of mid-late December or early January). This model has
    BlueTooth, faster processor, more memory and a slide-out keypad.

    However, I am pretty satisfied with the i700. I mainly wanted internet
    access from anywhere and I use it to get my corporate e-mail when I am out
    on the road or wherever I happen to be. I live in a rural area with no WiFi
    hotspots around. I have not had any connection problems so far with Verizon.
    T-Mobile (whio has the 6315) does not service my area and Cingular in my
    area is spotty and limited. So, Verizon was my choice for reception and
    coverage. If you really want WiFi for some reason, there is a WiFi SD card
    available that some people use in the i700 and it seems to work well for
    them.

    Jim

    "Estel J. Hines" <ejhines@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:lMOdncnkcf4UyDzcRVn-pw@comcast.com...
    >I like the following two phones:
    >
    > 1. Motorola Mpx (to be released Feb. 2005)
    > 2. HP 6315 (currently shipping)
    >
    > Both of these have Bluetooth, wi-fi, and Windows apps., camera
    >
    > These phones appeal to me since they have so many features, does Verizon
    > have anything that has these features?
    >
    > I think Verizon is CDMA, and both the above smartphones are GSM/GPRS
    >
    > Thanks for any help or advice,
    >
    > Estel J Hines
    > ejhines@comcast.net
    >
     
  3. SneakerFreak

    SneakerFreak Guest

    On 11/21/04 9:57 PM, in article lMOdncnkcf4UyDzcRVn-pw@comcast.com, "Estel
    J. Hines" <ejhines@comcast.net> wrote:

    > Both of these have Bluetooth, wi-fi, and Windows apps., camera

    Oooh yeah, let's have crappy Windows programs on the road and running my
    phone. A hot selling point (sarcasm intended). I'd stay far away from
    anything from M$. (Including their OS)

    > These phones appeal to me since they have so many features, does Verizon
    > have anything that has these features?


    They have a Couple WinBlows Mobile devices. As they also carry the
    Treos running the new Palm OS.
     
  4. smith

    smith Guest

    Now that's helpful advice. I especially think that using funny words from
    1992 shows that you have current real-world competitive analysis experience
    worth taking seriously. ;-)

    We've been running PocketPCs for the last few versions and WindowsMobile2003
    is a very stable addition to the family. Plus because WindowsMobile2003
    can be coded using the .Net Compact Framework (using VB.net, Managed C++ or
    C#) the developer base is far, far larger and able to get more apps to
    market in less time for this platform. More choice ... a tough act for
    Apple and Linux fans to follow, so they tend to fall back on silly words to
    get at emotion rather than tech **.

    In my humble, experienced, opinion, compairing the previous and latest Trios
    to the PocketPC-based phone in the original question, If you have to switch
    carriers to get a Motorola MPx, then switch.

    -smith

    *- maybe the MONO project, which is the Linux port of .Net, made because the
    smarter Linux developers have realized the MS hit a home run with this
    development platform, will bring some of the RAD to that camp. It's a big
    maybe because as usual this opensource project is mired in discussion for V1
    while MS is already poised to release V2.






    "SneakerFreak" <sneakerfreak@covad.net> wrote in message
    news:BDC96D31.24E3%sneakerfreak@covad.net...
    >
    >
    >
    > On 11/21/04 9:57 PM, in article lMOdncnkcf4UyDzcRVn-pw@comcast.com, "Estel
    > J. Hines" <ejhines@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >> Both of these have Bluetooth, wi-fi, and Windows apps., camera

    > Oooh yeah, let's have crappy Windows programs on the road and running
    > my
    > phone. A hot selling point (sarcasm intended). I'd stay far away from
    > anything from M$. (Including their OS)
    >
    >> These phones appeal to me since they have so many features, does Verizon
    >> have anything that has these features?

    >
    > They have a Couple WinBlows Mobile devices. As they also carry the
    > Treos running the new Palm OS.
    >
     

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