Reviews and Problems with HTC Mogul / XV6800 / PPC6800 / P4000
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First "Smart" Phone
BlackRoseAngel, Phone Scoop
7 June 2012
Excerpt: This was my first "smart" phone. But, I can hardly qualify it as a smart phone, there was nothing smart about it. It is unfortunately that HTC had the misfortune to put this horrid software known as an operating system Windows Mobile on it. At first, this phone was fun. Being my first non-dumb phone. I owned it for maybe 6 to 8 months, and over the course of the time it became so slow that the alarm would sound hours after it was set to sound.
Excerpt: This is a gadget that looks great in a feature matrix. However, it is an unbelievable pain to actually use as a telephone, a stark testament to technology done badly from a user's standpoint. This is a two hands, full attention device to operate. It's a Microsoft Windows machine: - It takes forever to boot up. - The menu trees are deep and non-intuitive. - It occasionally forgets how to talk to the Bluetooth and must be rebooted.
Excerpt: I would like to say I am a power user, but since I can not reply to ANY of my emails from my Bellsouth account, I simply use this PDA as a phone. This is not a good phone either, to find a contact you have to search all of your contacts, there is no good way to put the contact that you dial, frequently, in a one touch mode. So, the phone feature is not good either. I also did a lot of research on this PDA and others as well, and all the reviews seem to be "sugar coded".
Excerpt: The 2 rules for posting on this were 1) be nice 2) don't be rude Given these, I'm not certain I can post a review of this product. I have had the phone for almost a year. As a phone it is almost entirely useless. Hard to dial, the touch screen can be completely unresponsive at times, and the whole device locks up frequently enough that I am forced to not use the phone(!). I upgraded the ROM and am now running Windows 6.1 but it is worse than ever.
Excerpt: Just like everything Microsoft does - it may or may not work. It often crashes. You might be in the middle of a call and it crashes. I bought this phone because I intended to use its features - I do and it can't handle it. With just a few apps running the performance degrades terribly. Very often while in phone mode and trying to dial - the keypad can't keep up with the digits being entered... this with only the Phone app running!
Excerpt: hey all considering this phone i work for sprint/nextel and am a repair tech and i have got to tell you this phone is terrible it has rom issues out the box bluetooth issues out the box and if you can succsefully update the rom from there site without frying your phone your doing well we use a system called future dial to do prl firmware and rom updates but all of these phones that we sell come back so many times the treo is desent but over all the best bang for you but...
Excerpt: I have owned the 6600, 6700, and now the 6800. I've been using the 6800 for around a year now, so I think I'm able to write an accurate review now, non-biased by the *WOW* factor. The PPC-6800 mogul is a decent PDA, but a terrible phone. Attempting to dial while driving is especially dangerous, and using the voice command program is a joke. This phone is *NOT* meant to be used without the stylus!
Excerpt: This is my 4th smartphone, and it will be for not much longer. Where do I start? This is by far the worst phone I have owned, made me want to go back to one of the flip phones I owned 4 years ago. I was very happy to recieve this phone when I first bought it, great features, smaller then my treo 700w, quite a few upgrades from the treo. So I thought...
Excerpt: I've had this phone for about 2 months now, coming from a Treo 650. Biggest mistake I've ever made, when it comes to phones. I will be re-activating my Treo with Alltel, and trying to dump this thing. If you're considering a smart phone, don't walk away from this one - RUN!!! Pros: - Phone reception is good - Speakerphone is clear - Volume during calls is fair - Works well as a laptop modem Cons: - Windows. Meaning slow, cumbersome, unstable, and labor intensive.