Audiovox PPC-6600 / PPC-6601 / XV6600 (HTC Harrier)
XV6600 vrs. Samsung i730
Then I heard about the Samsung i730. The processor specs are better and it definitely looks better. Life got a little more complicated.
I'd like some input. Here is what I've heard:
XV6600: No Wi-Fi (may be the same for the i730. Not big for me in either case). Poor blue tooth, poor speaker and ringer volumes, both of which I've heard have software fixes. N...
The 650 is an improvement, but the xv6600 and the i730 blow it away. If for no other reason than the 650 isn't EVDO capable. The connection speed fore me is big. The larger screens on the XV6600 and the i730 is also important for Office aps and Internet.
There is a lot I like about the xv6600. Larger screen and keyboard is nice. It might be more compatible as a laptop modem. The big, actually huge concerns that I have with the XV6600 is that I've heard complaints about it locking up and crashing, and that it's not compatible with Windows Mobile 5, which I absolutely want to get ASAP. If the i730 does...
Im with VZW and they dump support for every phone they carry when they feel like it plus my 6600 is great but to much of a hassle when it locks up on me 3-4 times a day....so ultimately I hope the i730 will blow the 6600 away.
I've been looking at both phones for a while.
My draws to the 6600 are the larger screen and the ability to use it occasionally via Blue Tooth as a broadband modem (VZN) for a laptop or a desktop with no other potion for Internet connection.
The Cons to the 6600 are the frequent crashes and inability to upgrade it to WM5.
Aside from the smaller screen, the biggest concern I have with the i730 is the possible inability to use it as a modem.
It hasn't gotten bad enough that I want to chunk it in a can, but it does get frustrating at times. All that said, the phone/PDA has many great features ...
I heard a number of people talking about WM5 being more stable. I haven't seen that officially anywhere, but I have seen that it turn smart PDA, dumb phone into a smart PDA, smart phone. It also runs more efficiently, so there is a significant battery life increase, which is important for both the 6600 and the i730.
I have been trying to figure out if Verizon plans to release a camera version of the i730. I noticed that you mentioned it would be out around July 17th. When I call Verizon, no one seems to be aware of a camera version of the phone today (July 18th). I figured by now they would at least KNOW about it and know when it will be out.
I wish it was not true. None the less, I am looking foward for the ppc 6700 from sprint.