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Voice independent control is excellent

by hellovt2001    Jun 16, 2006, 12:46 AM

I tried the phone several times, and an quite diligent about checking things out.
I have had 2 Palms in the past and use for notes and phones and putting in expenses, no phone though. I have had Nextel for over 10 years or longer. I love the durability of Nextel phones, which is motorola.

I typed my name in and pute the phone # in and then save button to save. And then I pushed and held speakerphone button for a couple of seconds and then the voice recognition comes on and I said "call Greg" and it started dialing immediately!

I like the back arrow to go back like on the web browsers. but it is a dedicated arrow button. I like the toggle switch and the edges are nice as they are easy to catch and press.
Key pad seems easy enough , easy to go through with either the scroll wheel or or the toggle, and quick.

Also, if you put a phone number in your day planner on say "Friday, the 15th" the Q will go to that appointment with the toggle switch and it will highlight the phone number and just press the toggle and it will start to dial. Pretty cool!!
I don't know a lot about the contacts but i love the voice dialing as I can use it while I train or in other places where it is inconvient to dial. I work 60 hrs a week and free time is a luxury so that might be the thing that makes me purchase. I don't plan on using it without Bluetooth. I tried the web browser, MS Interent Browser and it went fast and you can set it to have the text line up and down and not accross so no scrolling across which is nice. I didn't try email. My impression is that is mostly a phone with a lot of extras. Too small for major functions although it has a SD port, but battery power in many of these smaller phones could be an issue but I hear the extended battery is excellent, and I keep my phone plugged in and on, at night anyway. It takes about 20 seconds to boot up intially from a power up but once on it will dim the screen after a few seconds of non use but instantly back on if a button is pressed.

I think it is the first in line of many from Motorola, as the Blackberry started small and now look how many BB's there are.

Like to see the e61 from Nokia, but I love the way motorola builds the phones for Nextel so I need something that will last a few years. Nokia is pretty good with extras, but some things are abolutely necessary and quality engineering is one of them.

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