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Flare, Arc, Marbl, Cyclops comparison...

by hoppy_froglet    Aug 19, 2008, 3:34 AM

Anyone out there who has the VM LG Flare or UTStarcom Arc who has also owned the Kyocera Marbl, who can tell me how these phones compare as far as,

(1)Text typing speed? Eh? I type faster than the Marbl and often have to wait for the cursor to catch up so I can type the next character. That's worse in the email text typing mode using the browser with my hotmail or yahoo box. Then, it lags or stumbles so badly if I try to keep typing, I get a lot of errors.

(2)mobile browser scrolling speed? Confused It's a bit herky jerky on the Marbl, I sometimes hit the wrong items or click the wrong thing because of the delay.

I do a lot of texting, up to or over 1000 per month, and I do some email so I'd want a cell that was faster or better at these things than the Marbl.

I like some things about the Marbl like the soft touch widely spaced lighted keys on the pad,or the display quality/size, the sturdy feel of it, but just would like to get a faster VM phone that's better at text typing.

The Marbl is pretty reliable at sending/receiving and I like the texting editor, emoticons. Great phone for the way low price. Mine is the sky blue or baby blue one, and I like that color better than the standard black case.

I also looked at the Kyocera Cyclops, but the reviews mentioned some sort of program glitch with the texting function where the cursor jumped around etc, and that would drive me nutz even if some features of the phone like camera, picture messaging, and memory capacity would be appealing.

I do more texting and browser than calling so that's more important than almost anything else, but I live in a fringe area and signal strength would still be important for texting or mobile browsing, signal strength might vary from phone to phone. A comparison of that too would be good.

Thanks if you can help with the comparisons!

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