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Verizon Releases First Windows Mobile 5 Clamshell

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Feb 2, 2007, 10:03 AM   by (staff)

Available today, the Pantech PN-820 is the first clamshell that runs Windows Mobile 5 on Verizon's EV-DO network. For all intents and purposes, the PN-820 is a feature phone and comes with what has become the standard set of features, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, dual LCD displays, miniSD slot and Bluetooth. The Windows Mobile 5.0 software does set it apart from the norm, though. It comes with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and Internet Explorer Mobile on board, and the calendar, contacts and email applications will sync to a PC. The phone also supports Verizon's BroadbandAccess Connect, allowing users to use the phone as a modem through which they can connect their PCs to the Internet over Verizon's 3G data network.

more info at Verizon Wireless »

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k3of4

Feb 2, 2007, 9:18 PM

interesting...

Can't wait to see some real-life reviews of this phone. I'm not due for a new phone until July, but I've long been interested in a smartphone... I just wanted one that was actually shaped like a PHONE.
Do smart phones use the extra data service? I mean do you have to pay extra besides your regular phone plan?
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Steve5

Feb 3, 2007, 1:24 PM

A sign of good things to come?

I couldn't help but notice that this looks like a phone and not a pda. Maybe this is a sign that VZW is FINALLY going to start phasing out their UI on higher end models so their more demanding customers can actually get some features on their $400 devices.
looks like they still have crippled the bluetooth somewhat, otherwise I hope you're right.
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Rascalu2

Feb 5, 2007, 1:44 PM

Not the first. What about the Samsung I600

It ran the first version of Windows Mobile.

It was a clamshell.

It sucked for a number of reasons but it was out about 2 years ago.

Rascal
I know what phone you are talking about.

That's the first thing that came to mind when I read the post on this Pantech phone. Although it had Windows, I don't think it was Windows version 5 though
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yeahright

Feb 2, 2007, 10:25 AM

bluetooth

what the hell Confused

*The VZW PN-820 supports the Wireless Headset, Handsfree, Stereo (A2DP) Bluetooth Profiles. It does not support all Bluetooth Object Transfer (OBEX) Profiles. See Bluetooth for details.

I know this is like beating a dead horse, but why the hell would they block bluetooth on a windows mobile phone, but allow some file transfer profile sfor say the 8600-9900. I just don't understand them sometimes
Way to go Verizon... Kill another potentially good phone dead and this time you didn't even have to use your UI on the phone... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Please re-read. It says that it won't support ALL OBEX profiles. That means that it will have some OBEX ability.
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mr24ev

Feb 2, 2007, 10:35 AM

Moto?

Is it me, or does the thing look like the old Moto V600? Confused
it's you... it looks more like the sanyo mm-9000 for sprint...
I agree. It looks exactly like the V600.
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I agrre that it has a familiar and "tired" look about it. This phone would have rocked 3 years ago, but now... what's with the antenna nub?
muchdrama

Feb 2, 2007, 6:44 PM

That's a lot of features...

...packed into a little phone.

Windows Mobile 5. Nice.
only a smartphone, though Crying or Very sad
undrgrnd

Feb 2, 2007, 10:08 AM

So...

... this is going to be something similar to what cingular has already release, except for the ev-do?
Surprise they didnt stick their UI on it!
EV-DO add-on alone should be valuable enough.

Its a shocker coming from you, undrgrnd, since you have been saying nothing but how great Sprint EV-DO all over this board.
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