[Cialug] And now for something...completely different.
justin.carlson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 18:53:19 CST 2009
X2- The 6700 and 6800 are very quiet for voice calls.
If you insist on sticking with USCC, your options are limited. At
least they are starting to roll out EV now. If you use a Bluetooth
headset and do not care about GPS, it syncs nice and does work well as
a palm replacement (IMO).
On Jan 3, 2009, at 6:43 PM, "Jeffrey Ollie" <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Tim Berneman <tim at netconx.net> wrote:
>> I really like the HTC6800 because
>> of the touch screen, the bigger sliding horizontal keyboard, and
>> syncing my
>> contacts and notes from my email program and it's WiFi ability.
> If you like the HTC6800 don't get it from US Cellular. The HTC6800
> isn't a bad phone but US Cellular has essentially crippled it because
> they only have Windows Mobile 6.0, not 6.1, and the internal GPS is
> not accessible to user-level programs (presumably the GPS still works
> for E911 use). I think both Sprint and Verizon allow the HTC6800 to
> be upgraded to WM 6.1 and enable the GPS.
> My other big problem with the HTC6800 is that it's a bit quiet when
> using it as a phone.
> The HTC6800 is my work cell phone. My personal cell phone I think I'm
> going to hold off upgrading until I can get an Android- or
> OpenMoko-based phone.
> Jeff Ollie
> "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then
> I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the
> terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve
> them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and
> unfairness of the universe."
> -- Marcus to Franklin in Babylon 5: "A Late Delivery from Avalon"
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