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Hands-On: Motorola Admiral

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Feb 8, 2012, 1:59 PM
over in the "Motorola Admiral" discussion:

re: Radios shut off on their own / doesn't work on Airrave

Had this phone now about 48 hours and both the 3G data and wi-fi shut off on their own. Have changed wi-fi polity to "sleep never" and turned off all batter and data managers as well. In another bad sign, the greatest use of my battery is "cell standby" even though I have an airrave in my house! Looks like moto's got some bugs to work out here

Yea, your Admiral and one of ours has a mind of it's own too, it's unfortunate I didn't read your thread before we changed over to Admirals, I've got one better ....are you sitting down? Sprint Repair service told us nothing wrong with our ...

Nov 21, 2011, 6:22 PM

The only thing missing:

A trackpad. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Moogle, you could steal RIM's entire customer base tomorrow if you just put in the missing piece. You cannot effectively edit text on a smartphone without a cursor controller. Slider QWERTY Android devices have either a d-button or arrow keys..and this is your BB killer? Even the D-button from the good ol' Moto Q would be sufficient! RIM will continue to own the hard-core messaging segment unless this is fixed.
With the addition of a trackpad I could see a phone like this taking over some of RIM's consumer market...maybe.

I may be wrong, but I doubt its ready for the corporate environments in which RIM does quite well. Blackberries are secure and controll...

Nov 17, 2011, 10:57 PM

that's it?

This review ends so abruptly with no real performance review.....? Kinda curious how the new Direct Connect service is doing
This isn't a review. It is an initial hands-on first impression. We were just getting a feel for the phone, not putting it through any real tests.

Nov 17, 2011, 8:46 PM

are you kidding me?

This is lawsuit-worthy.
Why? Cause it's identical to a BB?
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