Last week Verizon launched
its newest PTT device, the Motorola Barrage V860
. It features Military Specs and is meant to compete with the Casio Boulder
and upcoming Casio Rock
. During our few days of testing (we have 2 Barrage units) we noticed how low in volume the earpiece sounded during calls, even though it was turned up to the highest level. Pressing on the area surround the earpiece seemed to make it louder, but conversely made it sound distorted. It appears we are not alone in seeing (or hearing) this problem, as there are a few user reviews on Verizon's site
and on HowardForums
that report the same issue. Now on the main Verizon Wireless site
the Barrage is showing as out-of-stock. Does this mean it is truly sold-out, or has it been pulled due to the earpiece problem? We will update you once we get more information about this.
Also be sure to check back for our full upcoming review of the Motorola Barrage V860.