Excerpt: This phone is built like a tank. I've had it for 5 years now and it still keeps going. I had to resort back to it after my HTC TP2 took a swim in the pacific. Its best if you load a custom ROM on it. Currently I’m running Ryan mogul’s ROM and this phone runs better then my TP2. Reception is sketchy, and isn’t really stable. I stream Sirius radio with it but it struggles to keep up when your moving in a car.
Pros: Great Build quality, battery life, on a custom rom OS is smooth
Cons: Call volume, unstable signal strength, no 3.5mm headphone jack.
Excerpt: I first got the HTC 6800 because I needed something with a full keyboard and windows mobile. This phone came with that and then some! The internet sharing feature allows me to plug my phone into my laptop and it gives my laptop high speed internet. I can also send texts while in internet sharing. The activesync feature also allows me to transfer information from my desktop to laptop (or any computer with a USB) or store information on my phone.
Pros: Extremely customizable, you can change a lot and download different schemes for the phone for free!, Loads up fast, Battery life is great, You can set the phone at different levels to conserve battery power if you need to, Phone docking system has a slot for a backup charger to charge on if you have another charger
Cons: Pictures can be blurry if you move the camera or the camera subject moves., Keyboard slider can begin catching if you drop it a lot.
Excerpt: I got my 6800 as a replacement for a slider that had an unfortunate meeting with a moving box. On first use this phone is woefully under powered and sucks up RAM faster than any other phone I've ever seen. After going through several forums and help sites I finally stumbled upon the Holy Grail for this phone. Custom ROMs. I upgraded to the standard 6.1 ROM from HTC. Better than the original, but not great.
Pros: - every feature you could want in a phone / pda, - highly customizable, with some learning curve, - nice professional look that isn't overly styled, - did I mention that you can customize everything about it!!
Cons: - battery life can be quite short, - out of box use is a joke, - call volume is very low (before software fix), - RAM and processor often feel underwelming (until upgrade of course)
Excerpt: I've had this phone for about two years now. i've had many problems with it such as: -does not ring/vibrate when people call -keyboard won't work a lot of the time -touch screen lags a lot -restarts randomly -buttons stopped working -when i do actually get a call for once, the person can hear me talking but i cannot hear anything at all -now the screen will not come up at all, just black
Excerpt: Bought the phone one year ago today. Has been in repair 4 times. Each time the company sent me a different phone, same model HTC PPC 6800(refurbished) so that tells me the problem with phone is universal. The same problem every time, I could hear the person calling but they can’t hear me. Now my warranty is out, I have another year with US Cellular before my contract is out.
Pros: I want to say the feature are great, but it's a phone; if you can't make a phone call what good it is.
Excerpt: I was using this phone for the past year until I updated to the Touch Pro but since its still available I will post up the linkes to the video reviews I did and the reveiw of the Windows Mobile 6.1 update. First Impressions http://www.bwone.com/2007/11/30/verizon-wireless-xv6800-first-impressions/ Part 1 http://www.bwone.com/2007/12/06/xv6800-final-review/ Part 2 http://www.bwone.com/2007/12/06/xv6800-final-review-part-2/ Windows Mobile 6.1 Update...
Pros: Good Size, Nice Design, Good battery life
Cons: Can be slow at times, Locked downed GPS with Windows Mobile 6.1 update
Excerpt: This phone was released with Windows Mobile 6.0, and with this version of the operating system, there was not enough progam memory to run programs concurrently. Many of the negative things I read about the phone are the direct result of the low amount of ram in this phone. Sprint has released a (free) ROM with WM6.1 and I can tell you that it has made a world of difference.
Pros: Navigation via Google Maps, Desktop Web experience via Skyfire (including YouTube), Native Gmail (IMAP wont drain your battery), PTT via Palringo (Pain, but as close as it gets without a Nextel), RDP/VNC clients freely available, Flashlight Apps available, Plays DivX movies
Cons: Battery Life, I have four chargers: Home, Work, Car and one misc., Low Program Memory (Much improved with WM6.1)
Excerpt: I had this phone for a week and already returned it. This was my first smart phone and I was hoping for a little more. I have played with an iPhone and this phone didn't come close, but I am not going to ATT because their coverage is awful in our area. I am only going to point out the negatives since these are the reasons I ultimately returned the phone.
Excerpt: I've had this phone for about 4 months and I'm now selling it on ebay b/c I'm getting the BB Curve! I think it's with all WINDOWS COMPATIBLE phones, they FREEZE. I have reset my PDA 3 to 4 times a day and I don't even have 3rd party prgrm or a loaded SD card inserted. It's nerve recking. Sometimes if I'm typing a text..it goes SO SLOW. I"m aggravated and so I decided to sell this phone on ebay.