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Review: T-Mobile MDA

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WinHack

May 3, 2006, 12:39 PM
The real issue with this device (and the others like it that are coming down the road) is that they are becoming more affordable. When they become affordable, people who have no real need or use for such a device are likely to buy it anyway because it's so gee-whizzy-bang cool and then get frustrated with it because they don't understand some important aspect of their new device (such as the connection between the device, ActiveSync, and Outlook or Exchange for example). Then they write horrible reviews and trash-talk the device and the device gets a bad rap.

The reality is that a convergence device like this (or the Palm Treo 700, or the various Samsung and Siemens models prior, or even a Blackberry to some lesser degree) is really not d...
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a99tandem

May 3, 2006, 3:47 PM
Well said. 99% of my returns are because our sales staff is qualifying the wrong customer for the device.
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lancekalzas

May 3, 2006, 5:01 PM
I totally agree with everything you said. I think the MDA is an excellent device. Smile
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SmileyBri

May 13, 2006, 12:39 PM
I have to say that I agree with everything WinHack said. I would like to add that in some ways this the device is not as "mature" as WM5 and unfortunatly the device shell can't mature without replacement.

The 8125 is great, don't get me wrong. I would just like to point out how it could be better.

The bottons for email and web should have been placed under the screen and, along with the other buttons and navigation, should be up higher on the divice. I say this because the location of the email and web buttons are hard to reach with the same hand I hold the device in - and I have big hands. Also the balance of the device in one hand naturally places the thumb higher than the buttons. There is just something not natural about bottons
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