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Nov 14, 2006, 6:08 AM

3G Video

I posted this question on the Treo 750 forum and have gotten nowhere. I have a Treo 750v that I flashed with the Cingular ROM and am trying to get video clips to work on it. I read the preview article on this phone (the BlackJack) and it has 3G video capabilities. I have no such menus on the Treo that can take me to the video page and when I punch the address "" into my browser I get an error message saying that videos only work with 3G phones. The Treo 750 is a 3G phone, wtf? Anybody know why the BlackJack has these capabilities and the Treo does not? The BlackJack has HSDPA and the Treo has UMTS, but aren't both considered 3G? Maybe a later ROM version for the Cingular Treo 750 will enable this? Feedback w...
Do you live in a 3G area?

Nov 16, 2006, 6:55 PM


I've been using the BlackBerry 7100 and have really gotten used to the great email. I bought the BlackJack this morning. So far so good. Do you have to have a seperate server to use the MS push email? Will it work with AOL mail?
separate server...I too had this problem with office live email. I just switched back to an exchange server and it works fine.

Nov 22, 2006, 2:50 AM

No data capability

cant use this device as a modem...arrrrgh.

Nov 16, 2006, 6:12 PM

unsatisfied customer..

Got Samsung Blackjack-- doesn't work.

Looks cool as hell, great features, *great* potential.

Been on w/ Cingular all day-- now they are on with Samsung, I'm holding for a "level 2 tech"

Intermittent problems w/ almost every aspect of the phone's operation. Dropped calls, can't get on internet, email, etc.

I have a *feeling* it's not this unit alone-- but obviously that's a wild guess. My advice-- wait.
-Finally- got the right person on the phone at Cingular who knew how to get my phone working again-- "deleted my profile" (which I gather was polluted on their end with WAP settings from my Razr)

Still not sure about my dropped calls..

Nov 21, 2006, 12:03 AM

Xpress Mail?

Anybody know if Xpress Mail-

1)leaves Cingular or Xpressmail tagline on all outgoing mail

2)requires a computer turned on and connected to the internet


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Nov 21, 2006, 2:46 PM

Exchange Server on Blackjack

Does anyone know how to do this? Any help would be appreciated.
if you have already synced the phone, you will have to erase and start over. From there it is pretty self explanitory. you can email me and i can walk you through it
Jay Everette

Nov 20, 2006, 2:52 PM

Blackjack vs. 3125 (Processer)

I know both phones are smart phones and are not PDAs, but witch one has a faster processing time?

I like how both phones look...although the qwerty keypad would definitely come in handy.
My first choice was the 3125, but I wanted to hold of on getting it as soon as I heard about the blackjack. I also like the fact that it is on 3G...

Does anyone have experience with both phones. I looked at both phones for about 10 minutes each, and I still don't know what I should get...even though i am leaning toward the blackjack...

Nov 16, 2006, 1:59 PM

Help - Blackjack or 8525

Confused Confused Eh? I've spent the last few days researching the Cingular 8525 and had finally decided to get it, despite the painful price tag. Then I log on today and see the Blackjack and I'm back to mass indecisiveness again.
The major differences (besides $200) that I see are:
8525 has Wi-Fi
Blackjack is thinner and lighter
8525 has bigger screen
8525 has better camera

Unfortunately the local Cingular stores do not have the 8525 in yet so I can't go in and look in person and handle them. Does anyone have any experience with comparing them.
I know, I'm obsessing, and it's killing my work productivity today.

Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Eh?
8525 Has:
Stereo bluetooth
Triband UMTS
400 Mhz processor
PTT capability (software upgrade coming soon)
The legacy of excellence from other HTC devices
Larger keyboard
Better real-world battery life
(My 8125 lasts 2-3 days easy)

Nov 19, 2006, 4:11 AM

Voice Command? Spec sheet says so...


Nov 14, 2006, 6:18 PM

Speaker independent voice recognition?

Anybody know if an application is bundled and how well it works?
Although WM 5 AKU 3 is rumored to have voice dialing built-in, we have been completely unable to find any kind of voice dialing or speech-control features on our BlackJack. Sad

Nov 16, 2006, 12:20 PM

How about productivity?

Does this phone let you view and/or edit excel, and word documents?
No. The Smartphone edition of Windows Mobile 5 does not have Word and Excel. Only the PocketPC version has Word and Excel.

This phone does come with Picsel Viewer, so you can view Word, Excel, and PDF files, but you cannot edit them.

Nov 15, 2006, 1:39 PM


I especially like the signal strength the phone exhibited in the vault, and the data speeds. 775-800 kbps? Very nice indeed.

On the sound side, you gotta love it when you're forced to turn down the volume while talking to someone. My a650 does the same thing. And, you know, at need all the volume you can handle.

Nov 13, 2006, 2:56 PM

Battery life comparisons to Q

I just think in fairness to the Q, you have to remember CDMA chipsets draws more power than GSM. The GSM version of any handset will always perform better in terms of power consumption over a CDMA version (assuming the same mAh rating).

As a side note, I'm pretty impressed with this Sammy's performance in the vault.
raulr said:
I just think in fairness to the Q, you have to remember CDMA chipsets draws more power than GSM. The GSM version of any handset will always perform better in terms of power consumption over a CDMA version (assuming t

Nov 13, 2006, 11:02 PM

Podcasts on Windows Mobile 5.0 ?

Does anyone know of a good program that can download and play podcasts overnight using Cingular's HSDPA network on a Windows Mobile 5.0 device like the Samsung Blackjack?

Nov 13, 2006, 3:57 PM

Quick Question?

If I get something like slingbox, will I be able to use it to stream TV from my home, or will I be forced to pay for Cingy content.
slingbox is available for windows mobile smartphone, and cingular does not appear to restrict where you can go or what you can do data-wise with the blackjack in our tests. so you should be able to stream your home content just fine.

Nov 13, 2006, 2:57 PM


What about availability on the Blackjack? When can we get our hands on it Smile ?
according to cingular's press materials. you only have to wait til thursday

Nov 13, 2006, 1:02 PM

Vault Test

I got to fiddle around with this phone for about 30 minutes 3 weeks ago while on a visit with the Samsung rep. I am especially pleased with the results from the vault test. It was afraid, like most Samsung's, that this phone would fail the vault test miserably. "the vault test" as obvious as it sounds, or am I just theonly person who has no clue what that means?
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