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Do all WM phones suck??

trakmnky

Sep 25, 2007, 12:56 AM
I've owned a treo 700w, and a samsung i-730 both on Verizon's network.

I have to start everyday with a soft reset, 30% plus calls take 2-4 tries to complete or another soft reset. I've been interupted so many @$#%#$^ times when I'm dialing a number and the phone has to tell me I have messages waiting or missed an appointment after which I have to start dialing again. I truely miss having voice recognition that works. It's always nice finding out 3 days to a week afterwards that someone left me a voice mail.

I don't run much of any 3rd party apps. My wife now uses my old i-730 without any apps and it still does the same things driving her totally nuts.

The voicemail and dropped/no calls I blame on Verizon's poor coverage ar...
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StoreLead

Sep 25, 2007, 4:01 PM
the mogul is a solid device, but WM is still buggy, even WM6.

i prefer palm or RIM over WM.
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WM6user

Sep 30, 2007, 2:16 PM
Every phone manafacturer has bugs. That's life. Vive le Windows!!
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StoreLead

Oct 1, 2007, 1:35 PM
i.e. windows
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WM6user

Oct 1, 2007, 4:47 PM
How many Windows phones have you used, or have you used any at all?
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StoreLead

Oct 4, 2007, 8:26 PM
i've used WM devices, not phones, but PDA's.

what it really breaks down to is this... microsoft makes windows.

nuff' said. Wink
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WM6user

Oct 4, 2007, 9:28 PM
Then how would you know, since you haven't tried a WM phone?
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rfogarty

Oct 10, 2007, 7:54 AM
all wm5 are quirky, I've both the palm w and i730 and felt like throwing both against the wall... soft resets, battery life, getting stuck in ring mode, etc
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WM6user

Oct 19, 2007, 10:59 PM
The 700wx Sprint Version worked fine for me. I found more problems with Windows Mobile 6 (If only I had discovered that prior to choosing this name). I like WM5 and Palm. I have one phone of each.
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nakenergy

Nov 13, 2007, 11:35 AM
WM6 rocks - no issues.
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WM6user

Dec 8, 2007, 6:48 PM
Maybe I've used the wrong ones? I have my eyes on the Q global.
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fb.rider

Jan 22, 2008, 4:57 PM
my credentials
journdad (dont rember exact model)
journada 520
compaq (dont rember exact model)
mpx220
wizard
8525
tilt

windows mobile is buggy it really is but i have kept with it through all the years because all its problems are tolerable (on most devices the mpx220 is the exception)

but no matter how crapy it gets no one can deny how adaptable and useful a windows mobile phone is
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chocolateman85006

Apr 2, 2008, 9:39 AM
fb.rider said:
my credentials
journdad (don't remember exact model)
journada 520
compaq (don't remember exact model)
MPX220
Wizard
8525
Tilt

Windows Mobile is buggy, it really is; but I have kept with it through all the years because all its problems are tolerable (on most devices, the MPX220 is the exception).

But no matter how crappy it gets, no one can deny how adaptable and useful a Windows Mobile phone is.






That's the truth. That, and people act like no other OS screws up. You have no idea how many Blackberry & Palm calls I get at work.
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dshearn

Sep 19, 2008, 2:14 PM
I have had a whole lot of BB phones from the 6500s threw the 7100 era the pearl and now an 8830.

Blackberrys have been crazy stable for me. nearly Flawless.

I miss my old Palm PDA.

I will try a Smarter...smart phone asap. I would be tickled pink if it ran like a Blackberry
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tpusa

Apr 13, 2011, 11:28 AM
ive used many windows products that have more than a few bugs
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TazzyUK

Dec 26, 2007, 6:36 PM
Oh come on...were talking about Microsoft here
lol Laughing Laughing
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chocolateman85006

Apr 2, 2008, 9:31 AM
TazzyUK said:
Oh come on...were talking about Microsoft here
lol Laughing Laughing





We're or were?
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Tmo Slave

Oct 19, 2007, 7:42 PM
I use the Tmo Wing and it works really well for me. It freezes every once in a while. I do over clock mine and have done some other stuff to it but all in all I love the phone.
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gprsking

Oct 21, 2007, 1:20 PM
Maybe its not the phone maybve its the carrier
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WM6user

Oct 22, 2007, 12:40 AM
My VZW experience wasn't too pleasant, either.
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vzwcripplesphones

Nov 21, 2007, 10:57 AM
The only reason to have a Verizon phone personally? Two Words: Employee Plan.
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WM6user

Dec 6, 2007, 7:25 PM
That sounds about right. Laughing
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TMobileJunkie

Dec 12, 2007, 5:53 PM
I have the MDA from Tmobile for about a year now. I haven't noticed any of the problems the topic beginner had. LOL. Must be Verizon integration of the phone. They cut off so many options that the phone just may lose it. LoL.
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WM6user

Dec 15, 2007, 8:12 PM
Yeah. Damn Verizon! For example: the Qwest, Alltel, and Verizon 6700 phones had tethering capabilities, while Verizon's 6700 didn't.
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fyredawg

Dec 16, 2007, 10:16 AM
There's a simple explanation for this. It's Windows.
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chocolateman85006

Dec 29, 2007, 6:00 PM
People can say that about any OS. Don't blame it all on Windows.
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WM6user

Dec 24, 2007, 3:37 PM
Windows Mobile 6 is awesome! I currently ams using an 8525 with WM6. Don't let the haters discourage ya!
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tick

Mar 28, 2008, 10:27 AM
trakmnky said:
Once more, do all WM phones suck or just these two? How's WM6 working?


Hell no!

I guess it depends on the phone... if you have a handset with a slow ass processor and little RAM that's running Windows Mobile, you're f*cked.

Some tips:

To save battery, download an application called LowLight.

When you access/run anything on Windows Mobile, that application/process usually doesn't close until you kill the task or exit the application. So make good use of your phone's task manager when you're not using an app and kill that app! If you don't have a task manager... get one damn-it.

For owner's of an HTC device visit the forums on www.xda-developers.com for applications, twe...
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two_k200

Mar 28, 2008, 12:32 PM
hey tick...im tryin to upgrade my phone to wm6...how did you go about doin that?
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tick

Apr 2, 2008, 8:19 AM
You'll need to download WM6 and a ROM for your phone. In addition to that you'll need a data cable & and an application (Tera Term) to access your handset to format it. ActiveSync won't do it.

I'm at work, unfortunately I can't provide any direct links. If you have an HTC device go to the forums on http://www.xda-devlopers.com and find your handset. From there you can see if anyone cooked up a ROM for your phone. Just follow the instructions for updating your phone. If your manufacturer isn't HTC, use google to find applicable sites for updating your OS.

Some phones have official software updates/patches that will update your phone to WM6.

Good luck, don't brick your phone. :c)
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chocolateman85006

May 2, 2008, 11:25 PM
That's true. I had an unlocked phone for a brief time, called the Ubiquio [pronounced: u-bick-qui-o] Model 501. It had WM6, but was GPRS. Not even frickin Edge! It was slow as heck.
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deepc

Jul 28, 2010, 5:06 PM
I actually love my HTC HD2. I may put Android on it after all the kinks are figured out but I actually like the phone pretty well just as it is.
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Amarantamin

Aug 1, 2010, 7:06 PM
Smile
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Vosberg1

Aug 2, 2010, 10:45 AM
Just some of the varents of WinMo have differnt issues, but, each cook will work out the bugs.
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Joby Dick

Dec 19, 2010, 2:33 PM
Microsoft is failing miserably at providing a service consumers actually want. Sorry, Gates you stupid ****, customers are going to go with Android, and you'll see your business decline in due time...
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tgc1980

May 29, 2011, 9:44 PM
Tell us how you really feel, there!
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JMike89

Jun 1, 2011, 10:08 PM
He's dead.
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Perma.Noob

Jun 6, 2011, 6:17 PM
Ah, the irony...
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tazz123

Nov 16, 2010, 3:33 AM
yp i think it,, thats y i always choose iphone for my self Drooling..
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fullracecam

Feb 10, 2011, 1:46 PM
well i can tell you they are great to hack and put your own operating system on them because once you do that everything works great. i have an htc hd2 with android 2.3 and it runs much better than windows mobile ever did.
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