Excerpt: I did give this Sumsung SPH i700 phone/pda a 4 because it does almost everything well. But sadly to say..... there is a problem. I decided to run a video on my pda. I downloaded it into the sd memory chip and switched on turbo mode then started up the windows media player 8.5 that comes with the unit. It runs very choppie. like every second frame is missing.... I thought it was my sd memory chip so i installed it into a hp ipac 1940 and tada....
Excerpt: After setting it up with 2003, it's been working like a charm, esp with Goodlink service. Runs mpegs, mp3s, games, take pictures, open Word, Excel files, Adobe etc along with the phone service and internet/data service, it pretty much beats what I see out there, dealt with the new Treos, Blackberries and Siemens already but this is the most flexible when it comes to apps. Wish it had a faster processor. Waiting for the new i7300 to come out so I can check it out.
Excerpt: I used to use a LG phone and connect to my laptop via tehther cable for internet access. phone ran down fast, cumbersome cable connection. Using phone keys for sms sucks!
Everthing has changed now!!! this phone/pda is the ONLY one you should consider.
On Telus (BC, Canada) all the features are good to go with the exception of the elusive GPS!?!
I won't list the pros as it does everything as promised, read the features and go.
Excerpt: Everything I every wanted in a pocket pc phone and more. I can be on the phone and be playing a game of chess at eh same time. It has been three weeks since I bought my phone I never had a drop call. The Speakerphone option is very nice to. I can be driving somewhere and all I have to do is hold down the talk button and be hands free to talk to who ever. The software for this phone is almost endless.
Great Reception-Verizon San Francisco
Audio quality is very good.
Extra extended battery included
Voice Signal Voice Response
Data speed Rocks almost 92Kb
Great integration between apps and phone.
Built In camera
Very bright display
Handwritting recognition is excellent
I have yet to drop a call with this phone.
Speaker phone works very well.
Excerpt: This phone is a great concept, with the exception of no bluetooth.
PROS 1) The big size, believe it or not. This originally turned me off to the phone. I preferred the form factor of the Samsung SCH-i600. I didn't go with that phone because it could not run am industry application I needed. To my surprise, the i700 actually could browse the internet & it's large screen was just big enough to make the device usefull to browse the web.
2) Software voice dialing.
Excerpt: If you are going to buy a PDA/Smart phone the i700 is really sweet (but expensive). But if you are trying to think of whether or not to make the switch from a cell phone and palm pilot to a smart phone here's some tips.
1) This is big and akward phone: Compared to toting around a tiny flip phone in your pocket, this is a pretty sizable piece of hardware. And an expensive one.