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Re: file storage / file types
Jun 25, 2007, 10:32 PM
in the Apple iPhone forum

I wonder if they might allow jpgs to be downloaded, but no apps or other executable files.

Raw speed vs software intelligence
Jun 24, 2007, 10:25 AM
in the Apple iPhone forum

Like many of you, I was bummed that the initial iPhone won't be 3G. (and despite my screen name, I see Apple's warts as well as their good points.) What I suspect will help things a lot is OS X's incredible multitasking ability. I bet you'll be able to set up iPhone to load / refresh a half dozen of your favorite web pages in the background as you're texting, calling, listening to music. Kind of like the always-on aspect of the Sidekick. It's ...

Re: h.264?
Jun 21, 2007, 7:48 AM
in the Article: Apple Updates iPhone Specs forum

It's part of QuickTime and results in great quality video.

Re: Gosh, even EDGE!?!?!?!?!?!???
Apr 13, 2007, 11:14 AM
in the Article: New Sidekick Starts at $99 forum

yeah, that's kind of lame.

Re: Wireless Company???
Mar 27, 2007, 8:28 AM
in the Article: Helio Announces Flagship Messaging Phone forum

Helio, a MVNO using Sprint's network.

I want it, bad.
Mar 26, 2007, 11:39 AM
in the Article: Helio Announces Flagship Messaging Phone forum

This looks like a winner.

Can you download your own web browser, etc. for this?
Mar 10, 2007, 4:44 PM
in the Samsung BlackJack SGH-i607 forum

Say, Opera or the Firefox mobile browser?

The key for this phone will be the web browser.
Feb 25, 2007, 8:08 PM
in the Article: Dual-Sliding Messenger Phone for Helio Spotted on FCC Site forum

WAP? HTML? Javascript? EVDO, a good form factor, a good screen, and a do-it-all web browser will make this a compelling choice.

I wonder if this is the Danger phone
Feb 21, 2007, 5:28 PM
in the Article: Dual-Sliding Messenger Phone for Helio Spotted on FCC Site forum

There was talk of one of their phones incorporating Danger technology.

Slim case for Pearl? Like a sleeve?
Oct 18, 2006, 9:18 AM
in the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 forum

My boss just got a Pearl, but his gripe is all the thick leather cases make it as big as a Treo again. Does anyone know of a thin plastic sleeve for the phone that would make it pocketable?

Re: New 3G cities?
Oct 4, 2006, 2:28 AM
in the Article: Cingular Finally Completes Network Integration forum

I'm trying to find that too. Called 611 and they had no idea. I saw one lame list on the coverage map, and if that's it, the list is VERY limited. Their idea of a "city" is pushing it.

Tether with a Mac?
Jul 17, 2006, 10:31 AM
in the LG CU500 forum

If anyone successfully tethers this with a PowerBook, please let me know.

Re: Expensive
Jun 23, 2006, 2:29 PM
in the Article: Cingular Changes Data Pricing forum

lousy deal.

Re: Cnet has their review:
Jun 19, 2006, 11:47 PM
in the Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3 forum

thanks Terry.

Re: Encouraging
Jun 7, 2006, 7:54 AM
in the Article: New FCC Documents Unveil Sidekick 3 Features forum

Sorry, was just tring to keep the topic in one thread.

Re: Encouraging
Jun 6, 2006, 7:41 PM
in the Article: New FCC Documents Unveil Sidekick 3 Features forum

The difference is that Danger does it on the fly, seamlessly, while preserving your bookmarks, passwords, cookies, logins, etc. No extra URLs to enter. They make it invisible and you don't have to "do" anything.

Re: Encouraging
Jun 6, 2006, 6:03 PM
in the Article: New FCC Documents Unveil Sidekick 3 Features forum

But you're not comparing apples to apples. Because of Danger's on-the-fly file-shrinking technology, in the real world, the GPRS-only Sidekick II browses the web faster than many EDGE phones. I've done the side-by-side tests to prove it. http://www.howardforums.com/showthread .php?t=831643 Therefore, the EDGE Sidekick 3 should be proportionally faster.

Encouraging
Jun 6, 2006, 3:46 PM
in the Article: New FCC Documents Unveil Sidekick 3 Features forum

The Bluetooth and Music Player are good news. I feel a little iffy about the hard plastic keys. I loved the rubbery ones. Better news for me is EDGE support. I can't wait for somebody with one of these in their hands to compare web browsing speed. I wonder what class of EDGE? That will make a difference as it competes with the EVDO smartphones.

When will UTMS come to Birmingham, AL?
Jun 3, 2006, 12:24 PM
in the AT&T forum

I would really appreciate any realistic info you could offer. Thanks.

Re: E-Series On Schedule
Mar 14, 2006, 2:22 PM
in the Nokia E62 / E61 forum

Well that's encouraging. I was about to eliminate it as an option.

What class of EDGE?
Mar 10, 2006, 11:07 AM
in the Nokia E62 / E61 forum

I'm disappointed with the EDGE speed of my 6620 on Cingular. Will this be faster?

When? When? When?
Mar 6, 2006, 5:43 PM
in the Article: Nokia To Launch Stripped Down Blackberry Competitor forum

When? :D I think I want the E61.

Re: Released next week???!!!
Mar 2, 2006, 9:37 PM
in the Motorola Q forum

Actually, no touchscreen sounds great to me, as long as it's easy to maneuver via wheel or pad.

Re: Nope
Feb 14, 2006, 3:28 PM
in the Article: 3GSM 2006 forum

It's a shame. Device makers shouldn't see 3G alone as a panacea. At every data speed, Danger's solution makes data connections more useful and more usable.

I like it.
Feb 13, 2006, 11:48 AM
in the Article: Samsung Unveils Its Own "RAZRBerry" forum

I find this one intriguing, for some reason. Now if only it weren't coming out months and months from now....

Re: this phone versus sidekick
Feb 8, 2006, 1:41 PM
in the HTC 8125 / 8100 / MDA (USA) / K-JAM / P4300 (Wizard) forum

The Wizard is more of a real PDA, with many great functions. It has slower GPRS data but also has Danger's proxy technology, which more or less equalizes web speed with EDGE. The Wizard has many new and superior features, but if you do a lot of typing, you will quickly miss the Sidekick's separate row of real number keys on the keyboard. Entering passwords, etc. on the Wizard is a pain.

Re: Disappointing EDGE speed
Jan 28, 2006, 3:42 PM
in the AT&T forum

Wrong package? Isn't EDGE EDGE as far as Cingular goes? unlimited MediaNet, WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM CINGULAR1 I just tested it in a Verizon Wireless store next to a nearly identical xv6700(in a non-EVDO city) and the identical device beat it using only 1xRTT. 126 KBPS VS 86KBPS.

Re: Disappointing EDGE speed
Jan 28, 2006, 2:51 PM
in the AT&T forum

HTC Wizard. Full bars.

Re: Disappointing EDGE speed
Jan 28, 2006, 2:48 PM
in the AT&T forum

No, I'm using a smart phone. I'm using the mobile browser test at DSL reports.com

Disappointing EDGE speed
Jan 28, 2006, 1:51 PM
in the AT&T forum

I'm only getting about 64 Kbps in a downtown area. I'm using the standard WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM username and CINGULAR1 password. Is there some other setting that brings increased speed? My phone is supposed to be an EDGE class 10 device.

Will I get a better price on a new phone if I cancel service for 30 days? 60? 90?
Jan 27, 2006, 5:52 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

I have a Sidekick II. I have the chance to use another PDA phone on Cingular for a few months. I'm debating whether to discontinue T-Mobile service, or keep my data-only plan, in case Danger offers us a special deal on the Sidekick III in a couple of months. But traditionally, hasn't T-Mobile offered better prices to new customers than upgrade customers? (I'm long past my contract.) How long do you have to be without service to be considered a new customer? What ...

Is it okay to sell my insurance replacement phone? How soon?
Jan 27, 2006, 5:46 PM
in the AT&T forum

My Nokia 6620 was lost in a taxicab in Puerto Rico last month. I got a $50 replacement through LockLine because I had to. But I was getting ready to buy a new PDA phone anyway. Do I have to wait a certain amount of time before selling my refurb replacement? Is there any problem with me selling the refurb, as long as it's to another Cingular customer? For that matter, is the 6620 locked to Cingular? Thanks.

Re: 6700 vs. Sidekick
Jan 22, 2006, 6:43 AM
in the UTStarcom PPC-6700 / XV-6700 / HTC Apache forum

What do you think of the Qtek 9100 and the various European Wizard variants? I'm thinking about picking up one of those so I can try it on my grandfathered $20 unlimited data plan on Cingular, without signing a new contract just yet. I know the processor isn't as fast, but perhaps that means it's kinder to the battery.

When? When? When?
Jan 20, 2006, 1:07 AM
in the Nokia E62 / E61 forum

When?

Re: The truth on EVDO on Laptop via Cell Phone as Modem. ???
Jan 18, 2006, 10:49 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Those aren't big issues for me. As long as it's just that. But I should be able to FTP/download or surf anywhere I want.

Re: The truth on EVDO on Laptop via Cell Phone as Modem. ???
Jan 18, 2006, 10:45 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

That makes me want to know what kinds of data traffic are blocked before I sign up for an EVDO plan. I want to use it like a mini-laptop, and do anything I'd normally do with a laptop. What kinds of data traffic are blocked?

Re: 6700 vs. Sidekick
Jan 18, 2006, 10:29 PM
in the UTStarcom PPC-6700 / XV-6700 / HTC Apache forum

I'm a Sidekick II user myself, and have many of the same feelings. My take: the elegance of the Sidekick OS goes a long way toward overriding its shortcomings. It's just so, usable. Example. I used to have a Treo 600 but I sold it because it was so much harder to multitask and to type on the keyboard. With the scroll wheel and the multitasking on the Sidekick, you can be sending IMs, Googling something, and composing an e-mail all ...

When's the MDA coming?
Jan 14, 2006, 10:33 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Should I hold off with Cingular and Sprint until you come out with your version of the Wizard?

Mac users - compatible?
Jan 13, 2006, 8:13 AM
in the UTStarcom PPC-6700 / XV-6700 / HTC Apache forum

Can you iSync? Can you transfer files via Bluetooth? I'm pretty darn sure you can't tether your PowerBook to the Internet, right? Are you going to be at a huge disadvantage running this thing w/ a Mac?

Re: Endless Trouble Downloading
Jan 13, 2006, 8:09 AM
in the UTStarcom PPC-6700 / XV-6700 / HTC Apache forum

Does this mean it will work as long as you purchase PocketMac software for sync? Does PocketMac make a 6700-compatible version?

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