must see the sprint ppc 6700...excellant

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Perris Calderon, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    well, I got this for the holidays.

    it's a pocket PC telephone, excellent camera and video recorder, blue tooth, and through my sprint PCs wireless phone account, it acts as a modem that is pretty darned fast.

    my only complaint is how small the screen is, and the terrible speaker phone quality, but everything else about this phone is excellent

    sprint just started releasing tons of bandwidth for power users and right now I'm hooked up to a the phone to access the internet on this site... I only have 3 bars of reception out of 5, and I'm surfing at 300 kbs.

    this is pretty good, and I'm supposed to be able to get 2 mbps with full signal...even if I only get the average, which is about 650 I'm a very happy puppy

    the pda is pretty functional, a real mechanical keyboard slides out of the side and the screen automatically flips sideways for a wider resolution

    this thing has one of those Microsoft mousy buttons which is VERY handy on such a small device, it's also got forward and back buttons right at the fingertips...pretty good one hand navigation as a whole

    it also has a native wi fi card, when there's a wi fi signal, I can use the hot spot instead of my pcs isp, but I really don't see the need for that, since this is as fast as most hot spots and I don't pay anything extra for usage, it's all an in one fee

    the wi fi detector is REALLY fast, I can use the phone as my net stumbler to find hot spots for my laptop, and that's all good

    it connects to my laptop with either usb or blue tooth, I had to get a blue tooth thingy on my laptop to receive though...pretty cheap, about 40 bucks

    this is worth it just for the extra bandwidth...I always had sprint wireless access to the internet, at about 190 kbs, which was a blessing since I can go on line anywhere I have a phone signal...this is just unbelievable with the extra bandwidth.

    anyway, I might add to this when I get to know the phone, but this is a must buy for anyone that has access to the sprint service.
     

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  2. Perris Calderon

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    oh, I forgot to add, it's got an imbedded gps receiver and the rep said all I have to do is load the gps software and I'm good to go.

    will report back on that
     
  3. NetRyder

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    One of my friends showed this to me when I was up in Redmond in September. Superb device.
    If you install Orb (www.orb.com) on your desktop, you can stream movies, photos, and even live TV to the phone with that bandwidth. :)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I think he showed you the 6600, I think this one just came out, anyway, thanx for the heads up on that program, will install and report
     
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  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    wow, right now, full signal through the 6700, usb connection, I'm doing 800kps download, 120 upload.

    not bad for "anywhere I have a sprint signal" convenience...just a week ago I was thrilled with the 150 kps I used to get before I upgraded.

    I don't care much for the small screen which makes the phone almost unuseable as a computer...shame, cause it's pretty functional when I force myself to use it

    as a whole, this is one great little toy

    the camera is very nice, but the digital soom is very jumpy...the video camera takes some nice vids and I picked up a 1 gig storage card.

    it's a Mini SD Expansion Card Slot for the storage card, which I really don't understand, it only saves about 1/8th of an inch in space over the standard sd card and the largest capacity is a gig...which I had to buy and I wouldn't have if it used a standard sd

    it's the same technology as the bigger chip, just a smidge smaller so I don't see the purpose of it except to make my other chips unuseable in the phone

    funny thing is this little chip comes with an adaptor to make it standard size and I can use it in other devices.

    I suppose someone should come up with an adapter to make other chips fit in this small slot
     
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