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Let's hear it for SPB Pocket Plus
Thanks to the previous poster for recommendiing this killer PDA phone app!!
I hav been tweaking it since I downloaded it last week. I love the functionality I now have, and I loved this phone even before I read post #19.
I have had a Treo 600,650,700p, and both the Moto Q Black and q9m. This is my fave out of all of them. I especially love the nav wheel on the right side (just like a mouse).
My only regret (besides battery life) is that ol' Bill didin't include this functionality in WM6.
Need a great phone, and a killer PDA? Look no further!
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Worst Phone I've Ever Had
Mitch R has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I had 6 of these phones. It was the worse phone I've ever had. The touchscreen kept going off and it would be very annoying. The buttons would not work. It was very big and not a good phone at all. I switched to a Alias 2 after I fought with Verizon for 6 months.
Mitch R alternatives:
Best Phone around
I have had the phone since it was released for sale by Verizon, Oct 2007. Had to have it replaced once due to no data connectivity and once because the screen was damaged. Both cases Verizon took immediate care of the problems under extended warranty.First and foremost the 12 buttons on the front make it easy to make phone calls by dialing the number without looking, since they are raised and large enough to use with big fingers. Secondly the buttons light up. for night time use.Use portable Garmin GPS unit when GPS is needed, Blue tooth connected.Wish another phone would come out with the same keyboard design with Win Mobile 6.5 or I will just have to upgrade the OS and wait.Upgraded from Windows Mobile 6.0 to 6.1, fairly easy process, waiting for the 6.5 upgrade.
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It hurts soo good
I've had this phone since the day it's come out. I have replaced it once and am trying to a second time due to problems. The first reason for replacement was the phone kept crashing on me ( freezing up and having to remove battery to restart ). It's a fun phone and I like it more than most the other phones they have to offer. I enjoy the phone overall, but now I'm having problems with the alarms on the phone. The alarms seem to not go off or go off at random times during the day. For example my alarm is set to go off at 10am and 10pm. Last night it didn't go off, this morning it did go off but at 12:02.
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I have had my i760 for over a year. I love the phone but I amon my thrid hanset due to warranty replacement for alingment issues and camera failure. I was told by my Verizon rep thisweek that the phone has been placed on quarantene,at leastin our region. They won't sell a new one.
select/activate ringtone download on sch-i760?
Love love love my phone. have had it since they came out the first week. however - i just now decided to download a few song clips for ringtones and I MUST BE RETARDED cuz I cannot figure out how to apply the song clip as a ringtone! I just downloaded a Foo Fighter clip and its sitting in my MMS received box as well as saved to MY MUSIC folder and I saved it as well to MY RINGTONES folder. Tried looking at OPTIONS to see how to apply as my selected ringtone and tried through the actual area to normally change your ring types. HELP!!!!
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simply great phone
This phone is abosolutely great. I read the reviews on phonearena and other reader reviews right here and then finally decided to get it. It is very good, put the 6.1 windows upgrade on it the same day I had it. The great thing is the abundance, and I mean hundreds and hundreds of programs you can get for free or pay for the windows. So many great programs that transform the UI into even a better phone. People have complained of the camera, its BS, the camera is pretty good for a phone , and most importanly is the keyboard. The addition of the keyboard maekes this phone perfect.
you have to also know what programs to add. Add something like skyfire, the new brower, and this thing kicks ass, obv. google, and games and UI and SBP stuff should all be considered.
The only small drawback is the sensitive outer skin, if you have this phone or are going to get it, def. get it a skin to protect the exterior from scratches.
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And the winner is....
After buying multiple Verizon smartphone devices, the Samsung i760 was my final, and undisputed decision. The phone was considerably more durable than the other devices I used, and the slide out qwerty keyboard was sturdy, ergonomical, and backlit. The Windows Mobile was nothing fancy so I equiped SPB Mobile Shell 2.1 which transformed this device into the envy of all my friends and the best and most accessable interface I have ever used. The internet is lightning fast and only further helps this device replace my Palm and Laptop. Samsung got it almost perfect. My only complaint is that the incoming calls sound a bit "tinny and echo-ish" but with a phone like this, you use Bluetooth mostly anyway.
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This phone is awesome, first PDA and im glad i made chose it. Just like any other phone, it has its good and bad. Let's start with the
Heavy, bulky, not enough memory capacity (but i have a solution for that, it freezes up quite a bit, camera is a bit weak, but then again...it's a phone, if u want to take pictures dont forget a real camera.
Pros: Very customizable, call quality is great, qwerty kb is awesome. some ppl say that they tend to hit the send key as they txt, but i have never had that issue...maybe they have sausage fingers? Back to the pros...external keypad makes this phone that much better, WM6, spb plus is BADA$$!!! it totally gives the phone a better functionality especially with the IE, i love it.
There is also a free browser out there that i highly recommend that enables your phone to view the sites as you would with your regular desktop. Youtube can be viewed completely, not the wack mobile version. the browser is SKYFIRE. and about the weak memory capacity, here is the solution http://rapidshare.com/files/72977206/SDHC.zip. get this and it will expand it to at least 4gb. HAVE FUN!
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i760 + SPB = Perfect Combo
Let me preface by saying my last phone was a Moto Q (a phone great in its own right, and also allows me to fully recognize why this phone is revolutionary).
This phone is great by itself. I played around with it for a couple of weeks with the basic features and soon found myself bored, though. After reading tons of positive reviews on PocketPlus I decided to give it a shot. Best $xx I've ever spent. Now I can do just about anything I want to do from the main screen in seconds. Its hard to describe why this phone is so great because its only great to me because of my customizations. Should you buy this phone, try out SPB PocketPlus and REALLY customize it; I spent about 8 hours in total playing around with every feature it had to offer and finally got it just right for me. It also gave me some time to get accustomed to the phone.
Cons: 1) The QWERTY keyboard is a little to close to the side buttons so when you're typing on the top row you're prone to a) adjust volume, b) go to the call screen. 2) A bit bulky, but I'd rather have bulk than less features. 3) Can't sync to Hotmail through email program.
Pros: 1) Great battery life IMO (at least 36 hours with phone/email/web/music) if you adjust your settings right. 2) Nice, big screen. 3) Front phone buttons. 4) Excellent EV-DO speeds for surfing net. 5) Very customizable. 6) Windows Office Mobile Pre-Installed.
I was amazed & surprised how good this phone is.The internet works real good & its fast. They should improve the camera but other than that the phone perfect.
Very Happy with my i760
Thanks for the past reviews of this phone. My use is typical business with outlook, SMS and MMS along usual phone calls and web usage. EVDO is great. Verizon does have the best network from Alabama to Hawaii, great coverage and EVDO just about everywhere.
The only real draw back for me is that in the dark the power on button on the top is hard to find. If it had something like a nub or bump on it that would help. The green send key can get tapped while texting. D button works great and the slider is strong and stable.
I see some complaints about WM6 but for my typical usage it is very good and beats other OS's as far as I am concerned.
If you are on it a lot through the day keep your charger or back up battery (included n/c) nearby.
I've had a Treo 700W and BB previously and this beats both of them.
That being said, I am most comfortable with a touch screen, WM6 and a camera.
i had the motQ and it was the worst phone ever made by motorola I decided to go with the samsung i760 and it was a very good choice the style, the camera , sound it's great and the connection with the internet browser is excelent
LEMME say this phone is awesome. i've got a non bluetooth laptop and i spent 20 bucks on a usb bt adapter and i'm syncing up my phone while its in the other room. i get a way better signal than my chocolate and i love it. verizon has the network this phone was designed for. i can make any sound file i want as a ringtone just by moving sounds to my ringtone folder. just awesome, windows samsung vzw GOOD FRIGGIN JOB
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i760 VS 6800
There are two things holding me back from buying this phone over the vx6800:
1. Rev-A upgradability
2. 128mb ROM on i760 vs 256mb ROM on vx6800.
I can deal without the rev-A as on a mobile device the browsing speeds will be insignificant, but will the higher ROM make the i760 slower than the vx6800... I am confused b/c the i760 has a 400mhz processor and the vx6800 has a 380mhz... I am torn... Does anyone have some insight?
Good but needs to be better
I have had the i760 for almost two weeks. I had been using a MotoQ that had been buggy since I got it a year ago, so I was very relieved to get the i760. While much, much better than the MotoQ, I still feel like the i760 could be better (as with all smartphones in the U.S.). Few things...while all the buttons and thus ways to enter info add flexibility, it actually ends up confusing at first and then when you settle on your preferred method (touch, qwerty, numeric pad, d-pad, etc), you wish the button space you don't use could be taken up with more screen or something! I have the power-save settings on default and I barely get through the day on a full charge. Windows Mobile freezes up 2 to 3 times a week. The backlight only comes on/off by pushing the button at top of device (NOT if you select any key). When you answer a call with the green side button, the phone sometimes starts sliding out the qwerty board. I also had set my alarm to wake me up at 5:00a one day for a flight and for some reason the alarm didn't go off and when i awoke at 5:30a the date had "frozen" (believe me, this was NOT user error). I made the flight though!
It's a good touch smartphone, but the ergonomics, battery life, and of course, WM6 can all be better. And EVDO rev A and GPS would make this 1 to 2 pts higher rating!!!
If they just placed the buttons better
I have been a long time TREO user, but got fedup with how slow the processor was and the number of resets I had to do every day. I was forced to stick with windows mobil by my IT guys so I had a choice between the Q and the Samsung. I picked the Samsung - Here is the bottom line, excellent speed and Mobile 6 is a godsend. Battery life is marginal, but better than my TREO when I have my Bluetooth on. USB cable doesn't charge the phone, this is a major problem when using the phone as a modem, it kills the battery constantly sending and recieveing. The real issue is the side buttons and the main menu bottoms offset on the front face. It almost seems like it was designed for a lefty, it takes alot of concentration not to hit the end call button when your on the phone.
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I just got this phone yesterday and I havent been to sleep in almost 48hours. The features are mostly bacsic windows mobile features except for windows media player 10 instead of 9. The phone moves very very fast and the touch screen makes it better. The handwriting recognition is a breeze and the stylus is in a sleek unordinary spot. The batteries dont last very very long if youre on the phone alot running application but the only thing i dont like is the sync cable doesnt charge and sync at the sametime. That is the only reason i didnt give this phone a perfect 10. Its worth what they are charging for it tho. Have fun wit ur new i760!!!
I have had this phone for a few weeks now and just realized that through a Samsung only program, called Picsel Browser that comes installed, this phone has full HTML internet capablilties, in addition to internet explorer mobile. This discovery paired with the fact that the phone has great wireless internet pretty much does it for me in terms of Verizon phones.
Samsung Did Good
I got this phone a few days ago and had to really play around with it before i can say anything. For my first Pda I have to say im loving all the features! It has everything you need and I like the option of being able to full operate it by touch screen or via all the buttons availble on the front or from the keyboard(3 ways actually). This is also very customizable compared to the voayger and other phones becasue of the mobiel 6 software. They have some cool programs to go with it but It really depends on the person what they want out of the phone. If verzion didnt release these new set of Pda's I was about to switch to At & T but good thing they did.
i760 is a GREAT pda phone
Up front, despite some minor flaws, I have fallen in love with this phone. With all due respect for others opinions, I think some have been unduly harsh and even unfair in evaluating this phone. I am with Verizon (only service where I live) so there may have been other pda phones that might have beat this one but it is the best ever for Verizon. I have always kept my pda and phone separate because one or the other always seemed to suffer in the combo. Not so here.
Call clarity is excellent. The speakerphone is the best I have ever had. People comment on how clear I sound and I hear them like they are in the room nearly. Signal strength is same as my Razar and eNv.
The bluetooth synced up easily even though I was unsure what I was doing.
Voice command has been the best I have used yet. The phone app screen accepts my fingers just fine. Other dialing options work as well or better than other phones I have had.
The screen is just plain beautiful. Yes, I would love to have my 4" VGA screen back and I would also like to fly like Superman.
Windows Mobile 6 is the best yet. I understand people may be use to other environments, but I am a Windows only person. The speed has been incredible especially since I thought it would suffer coming from a top of the line standalone pda. Many input options.
No trouble downloading and using third party apps.
The way it locks and unlocks itself so buttons are not pushed accidentally is by far the best I have seen.
don't waste your money
I was able to get this phone at a pretty good price because i started a new contract with verizon, but everything else starts adding up. Windows Mobile 6 is a joke. Its slow, and there are just too many menus to go through to get things done. Pressing the X button in the upper right hand corner to close a program doesn't actually exit the program, so it's still running the background. People recommended SPB Pocket Plus, which is a great addition to the phone, it does the little things that the phone should have come with. It actually closes programs when you click the X, it allows you to flip the screen even when the keyboard is not open. and you can customize your "desktop" for the things you want and use most. I was only using the trial of the program, thats an additional 40-50 bucks. Another problem is the phone doesn't come with a case so you have to keep it in your pocket, so to ensure the screen doesn't get scratched, you need screen protectors. Like i said it all starts adding up. But I've def grown a custom to the phone, but I consider myself a power user, I live by my phone, i sent 30-40 emails a day from my phone, on top of receiving and sending 100 text messages and all i can say is this phone can't handle me. It comes with 2 batteries, a regular one and extended. Everyday I go through both batteries. So between texting, emailing, using the internet and everyday phone calls the phone battery doesn't last. So i recommend to anyone needing a phone that works longer than...
beats nothing..... sort of
Just ok is about the best thing I can say, after reading other reviews I decided not to wait until the release of the 6800 and go with this phone, couple of things jump out... is slow, screen to screen is anything but crisp and fast, little sluggish to be exact. no gps... more a verizon problem than a phone problem, camera is ok, not good not bad... voice command is sub par, it was much better on my blackberry and initial signal strength is so so, I know that the blackberry was better but to be honest, I havent given that a completly fair shake.... no mini usb and doesnt charge when connect to computer.... other than that get in line to get it or wait for the better phone to come out.
Great Phone, but has a few draw backs.
Great Phone, but has a few draw backs.
1. Speakerphone is loud which is great, but sound quality isn't too clear when turned up
2. Transcriber feature is good if your hand writing is on point, but there is a bug in this feature. Try using the little keyboard icon when writing with the Transcriber. Press @ or ) or ( and see what happen.
Great phone, few bugs.
Better than expected
I was expecting some draw backs with some of the other reviews I have seen. In all actuallity its a great phone. Camera feature works great. Flash is weak on the camera thoughBluetooth works great. Screen is real clear. The buttons on the side haven't shown to be any issue as far as accidently hitting them. Std life batt may not work for people who do a lot of data. The Extended life batt is nice and slim. It only adds about 5mm to the thickness. Li-Poly batt. Great technology. Transitions the screen from vertical to horizontal pretty efficiently. Texting works with it closed which is a plus if your on the go. WM6 on here has several upgrades already on the device. Flashlite, .net, ect. Excellent device to use without a stylus.