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Replying to:  Beware! Verizon has disabled features that you may expect. by Brancieri   Nov 26, 2008, 4:02 AM

What I saw at the store

by ryan80    Nov 28, 2008, 9:24 PM

OK I went to my local Verizon store and saw the phone. I will need to go back to fully play with all the features, but at least I saw the basics.

It looks like there is 192 MB of memory in this phone. However, this doesnt seem like enough for this phone. It looks like Windows Mobile takes up almost 80 MB of RAM. The phone was only showing 113 MB of program memory. Additionally it looks like the Touch Flow 3D interface takes up about 60 MB of memory. I did a soft reset, and when I booted up, there was only about 60 MB of program memory available. To me this is horrible. I opened a few programs (web browser, word, and email) and I was down to 30 MB of program memory left.

The GPS feature is there. You need to download a program that can use it like google maps. It will then plug into the GPS to find your position. I was not able to test it since I was inside, but there are settings for the GPS and they are identical to other carriers, so I assume that it works fine.

The G sensor is there and works fine. They included a game that demonstrates how it works.

The keyboard is different that Sprints. I like Verizon's keyboard better in my short use. There are less keys, but they are larger. I have large fingers and found some difficulty using the keyboard on the Sprint phone. The Verizon phone was easier to type on.

The phones are slightly different shapes (I like verizons shape better), but each person will have their own opinion on that.

I really dont like the fact that Verizon crippled the RAM. I stopped by Sprint and their phone showed 203 MB of RAM available with about 60 MB of it is use on startup. this leaves you with almost 128 MB of usable RAM for applications.

The fact that Verizon's version only has a max of 60 MB of free RAM is very disappointing. I have a program that I need to run on the phone that takes up about 40 MB of RAM. If I have this running, I will run out of RAM when I open up a few more programs. If Verizon had left the phone the way it was spec'd, this would not be an issue.

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