Verizon Launches New Smartphone, Combined Plans
Jun 23, 2005, 1:40 PM by (staff)
Verizon today launched the Samsung i730 Window Mobile phone with EV-DO and Wi-Fi high speed data capabilites. The i730 features a touch-sensitive QVGA (320x240) screen that slides up to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. The Pocket PC phone is available to business customers today for $600 with a 2 year service agreement, and will be available to everyone July 7. Verizon also announced new plans for the i730 and other smartphones and Blackberry devices that combine voice plans including unlimited night and weekend calling with unlimited data. The plans include 450 voice minutes for $80, 1350 minutes for $110 and 3000 minutes for $170. The plans offer a savings between $5, $15 and $25 respectively, over separately purchased plans with the same features.
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Received i730, Let me know if you need any info/specs
Here's an excerpt from the manual:
Your i730 supports the following profile services:
* SDAP (Service Discovery Application Profile)
* FTP (File Transfer profile)
* GAP (Generic Access profile)
* HFP (Hands Free profile)
* HSP (Headset profile - Note: stereo headset profile not
* HID (Human Interface Device Profile - Bluetooth keyboard only)
* OBEX (Object Exchange profile)
* OPP (Object Push profile)
* SPP (Serial Port profile)
* ActiveSync (Uses SPP to connect to ActiveSync on a computer)
Anyone know what GAP is?
Generic Access Profile (GAP)
GAP defines how two Bluetooth units discover and establish a connection with each other. GAP handles discovery and establishment between units that are unc...
Locating my ESN and PIN
Anyone have an idea where I could find those? I did once find the ESN in some huge hierarchy of menus but can't seem to get it again. As for the pin, I am yet to see that.
Blackberry does not appear anywhere in the manual but it is listed on many sites specs for the phone.
I am interested in getting Blackberry push services for my phone. I need to get the ESN and PIN for it.
Anyone have an idea where I could find those? I did once find the ESN in some huge hierarchy of menus but can
Just ordered the i730 - lower prices than mentioned in article!
At first, the agent said that they didn't have it, then I told him that it had been released for B2B today and lo and behold, he found it in his database@ He initially said it was $484 w/a 2 year and $534 w/1 year. Then I told him that I thought there was a $100 discount if you get a data plan w/this phone. At first he said "No," then he checked w/his business department and came back and said I was right -- if you get the unlimited data plan at $44.99 a month you get a $100 discount, bringing it t...
So I ended up getting the phone for $...
Samsung i730 and OBEX
at the footnote, and in relation to Bluetooth,it states:
"It does not support all profiles for object exchange (OBEX)."
Does this imply that some are supported and some are not? Or, that all OBEX protocols are not supported?
So...What is the final configuration?
Now that the phone is finally announced, what is the actual configuration?
No camera at launch. Same as with the Treo650, if there is a substantial demand for a camera unit, that SKU will be released at a later date.