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Top message:  Any rumors of coming vzw full feature phones? by redrockhiker   Aug 14, 2004, 2:17 PM

Replying to:  Re: Any rumors of coming vzw full feature phones? by redrockhiker   Aug 18, 2004, 2:16 PM

Re: Any rumors of coming vzw full feature phones?

by BowWowWow    Aug 18, 2004, 2:48 PM

I think the high rate of return is due to a couple of things: one, it's more phone than Joe & Jane Cellphoneuser need. Two, the VZW reps (at least the ones in the Houston region) are pushing this phone HARD, possibly causing some buyer's remorse. Three, it was sold by Radio Smack for a week before VZW had it, and the ones they sold had an old firmware version that caused some BT & RF problems.

I think it's a badass phone, but it's still more phone than I personally need. If I win one in one of VZWs myriad internal contests, I'll take it, but I won't be dropping my hard-earned cash on it. I'd rather a Treo 600, truth be told.

The problem with trimode is, as time goes on, VZW will be releasing fewer & fewer trimode handsets, until eventually all of them are digital-only, with maybe 1 or 2 trimodes. The phones will be more efficient, and probably either smaller or more feature-rich. An all-digital handset is cheaper to manufacture & generally is prone to fewer problems and has a slightly longer battery life.

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