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  1. #1
    JC
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    Well, after chasing around for about 3 months to get a sim-free V600, I
    finally picked one up yesterday.......and returned it today!!

    The phone itself feels great - solid and substantial, the screen is
    exceptionally clear (though the fonts are a bit small), the camera is
    excellent quality as is the speakerphone!

    Unfortunately the data and bluetooth implementation suck big time!!

    I have not used a Moto for around 5 years, sticking primarily to Sony
    Ericssons. My current Z600 works flawlessly with my 4150 Ipaq, DLink
    bluetooth dongle and SE bluetooth carkit.

    The V600 by comparison was a complete blowout with the Ipaq, crashed my XP
    machine when used in conjunction with the bluetooth dongle and was a real
    pain in the bluetooth carkit. Couple this with funnies like the power save
    dim screen activating even when on a call, the inability to transfer
    contacts from my Z600 en mass (one by one worked "OK", but swapped all of
    the first and last names around) and both sim and phone contacts being
    displayed in the phonebook.

    The whole concept of "web sessions" was a bit difficult to get my head
    around. I find it incredible to think that you've got to change the dafault
    web session setting every time you want to change from WAP to Mobile web to
    MMS!!

    Also, the phone only supports DUN and OBEX transfer via bluetooth...no
    serial port...therefore my Mphone on the Ipaq doesn't work.

    In the bluetooth carkit (admittedly a SE HCB-30 I think), the stereo muted
    whenever a key on the keypad was pressed!!

    I soooooo wanted to love this phone, but I think the firmware is buggy and
    the bleutooth flakey to say the least.

    Lastly, I phoned Motorola support to request assistance with some of
    them...and was told that it would take about a week to get back to me..no
    good to me as I use it for business!
    --

    Regards

    John [Harold Hill, Essex, UK]

    Remove the obvious spamtrap from the address to reply!



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  2. #2
    nukeleer
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!

    that's really good, you know, i feel for you.
    -mark





  3. #3
    Avanti
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!


    "JC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Well, after chasing around for about 3 months to get a sim-free V600, I
    > finally picked one up yesterday.......and returned it today!!
    >
    > The phone itself feels great - solid and substantial, the screen is
    > exceptionally clear (though the fonts are a bit small), the camera is
    > excellent quality as is the speakerphone!
    >
    > Unfortunately the data and bluetooth implementation suck big time!!


    How so?


    > I have not used a Moto for around 5 years, sticking primarily to Sony
    > Ericssons. My current Z600 works flawlessly with my 4150 Ipaq, DLink
    > bluetooth dongle and SE bluetooth carkit.


    I have gone to this handset from a T39M

    >
    > The V600 by comparison was a complete blowout with the Ipaq, crashed my XP
    > machine when used in conjunction with the bluetooth dongle and was a real
    > pain in the bluetooth carkit. Couple this with funnies like the power save
    > dim screen activating even when on a call, the inability to transfer
    > contacts from my Z600 en mass (one by one worked "OK", but swapped all of
    > the first and last names around) and both sim and phone contacts being
    > displayed in the phonebook.


    Some if not all what you mention can be adjusted if only you read the
    manual.


    > Also, the phone only supports DUN and OBEX transfer via bluetooth...no
    > serial port...therefore my Mphone on the Ipaq doesn't work.


    I don't know what you mean here but I use mine with my good old Palm M505
    via bluetooth of course.


    > I soooooo wanted to love this phone, but I think the firmware is buggy and
    > the bleutooth flakey to say the least.


    Well you assessed a whole lot in the short time you had it!

    >
    > Lastly, I phoned Motorola support to request assistance with some of
    > them...and was told that it would take about a week to get back to me..no
    > good to me as I use it for business!


    Moto UK were helpful whenever I have called them, so far all the things I
    need to adjust on the handset is simple enough to do, in fact so much so, I
    forget it has a camera on it .





  4. #4
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!

    TOOK BACK THE V500, ITS THE SAME JUST WITHOUT BT, MUCH THE SAME REASONS

    LASTED 1 DAY TOO...

    SUCH IS LIFE.

    "JC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Well, after chasing around for about 3 months to get a sim-free V600, I
    > finally picked one up yesterday.......and returned it today!!
    >
    > The phone itself feels great - solid and substantial, the screen is
    > exceptionally clear (though the fonts are a bit small), the camera is
    > excellent quality as is the speakerphone!
    >
    > Unfortunately the data and bluetooth implementation suck big time!!
    >
    > I have not used a Moto for around 5 years, sticking primarily to Sony
    > Ericssons. My current Z600 works flawlessly with my 4150 Ipaq, DLink
    > bluetooth dongle and SE bluetooth carkit.
    >
    > The V600 by comparison was a complete blowout with the Ipaq, crashed my XP
    > machine when used in conjunction with the bluetooth dongle and was a real
    > pain in the bluetooth carkit. Couple this with funnies like the power save
    > dim screen activating even when on a call, the inability to transfer
    > contacts from my Z600 en mass (one by one worked "OK", but swapped all of
    > the first and last names around) and both sim and phone contacts being
    > displayed in the phonebook.
    >
    > The whole concept of "web sessions" was a bit difficult to get my head
    > around. I find it incredible to think that you've got to change the

    dafault
    > web session setting every time you want to change from WAP to Mobile web

    to
    > MMS!!
    >
    > Also, the phone only supports DUN and OBEX transfer via bluetooth...no
    > serial port...therefore my Mphone on the Ipaq doesn't work.
    >
    > In the bluetooth carkit (admittedly a SE HCB-30 I think), the stereo muted
    > whenever a key on the keypad was pressed!!
    >
    > I soooooo wanted to love this phone, but I think the firmware is buggy and
    > the bleutooth flakey to say the least.
    >
    > Lastly, I phoned Motorola support to request assistance with some of
    > them...and was told that it would take about a week to get back to me..no
    > good to me as I use it for business!
    > --
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > John [Harold Hill, Essex, UK]
    >
    > Remove the obvious spamtrap from the address to reply!






  5. #5
    Mick
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > TOOK BACK THE V500, ITS THE SAME JUST WITHOUT BT, MUCH THE SAME REASONS
    >
    > LASTED 1 DAY TOO...
    >
    > SUCH IS LIFE.
    >
    > "JC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Well, after chasing around for about 3 months to get a sim-free V600, I
    > > finally picked one up yesterday.......and returned it today!!
    > >
    > > The phone itself feels great - solid and substantial, the screen is
    > > exceptionally clear (though the fonts are a bit small), the camera is
    > > excellent quality as is the speakerphone!
    > >
    > > Unfortunately the data and bluetooth implementation suck big time!!
    > >
    > > I have not used a Moto for around 5 years, sticking primarily to Sony
    > > Ericssons. My current Z600 works flawlessly with my 4150 Ipaq, DLink
    > > bluetooth dongle and SE bluetooth carkit.
    > >
    > > The V600 by comparison was a complete blowout with the Ipaq, crashed my

    XP
    > > machine when used in conjunction with the bluetooth dongle and was a

    real
    > > pain in the bluetooth carkit. Couple this with funnies like the power

    save
    > > dim screen activating even when on a call, the inability to transfer
    > > contacts from my Z600 en mass (one by one worked "OK", but swapped all

    of
    > > the first and last names around) and both sim and phone contacts being
    > > displayed in the phonebook.
    > >
    > > The whole concept of "web sessions" was a bit difficult to get my head
    > > around. I find it incredible to think that you've got to change the

    > dafault
    > > web session setting every time you want to change from WAP to Mobile web

    > to
    > > MMS!!
    > >
    > > Also, the phone only supports DUN and OBEX transfer via bluetooth...no
    > > serial port...therefore my Mphone on the Ipaq doesn't work.
    > >
    > > In the bluetooth carkit (admittedly a SE HCB-30 I think), the stereo

    muted
    > > whenever a key on the keypad was pressed!!
    > >
    > > I soooooo wanted to love this phone, but I think the firmware is buggy

    and
    > > the bleutooth flakey to say the least.
    > >
    > > Lastly, I phoned Motorola support to request assistance with some of
    > > them...and was told that it would take about a week to get back to

    me..no
    > > good to me as I use it for business!
    > > --
    > >
    > > Regards
    > >
    > > John [Harold Hill, Essex, UK]
    > >
    > > Remove the obvious spamtrap from the address to reply!

    >
    >



    Ohh that sucks BIG time

    I was looking at the Motorola 600 as well, umm maybe look at Ericcson and
    Nokia a bit more.

    Really disappointing to see you had these problems with such a promising
    spec of phone.
    My brother uses a SPV (upgraded the firmware though) for his Pocket PC web
    link stuff and its flawless , SPV2 looks like the same phone with camera and
    better software.
    Or get a Xda II and have the lot in one !




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  6. #6
    CGA
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > TOOK BACK THE V500, ITS THE SAME JUST WITHOUT BT, MUCH THE SAME REASONS
    >
    > LASTED 1 DAY TOO...
    >
    > SUCH IS LIFE.
    >


    Actually the V500 does have BT.





  7. #7
    Simon Clark
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!

    "CGA" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > TOOK BACK THE V500, ITS THE SAME JUST WITHOUT BT, MUCH THE SAME REASONS
    > >
    > > LASTED 1 DAY TOO...
    > >
    > > SUCH IS LIFE.
    > >

    >
    > Actually the V500 does have BT.


    I too have found Motorola Technical support to be sadly lacking. After
    months, I am still unable to synch my Accompli 008 with my desktop via
    Infrared dongle (my Sony Vaio has no serial port).
    It is infuriating when, each time you ring, they say they'll ring you
    back 'within two days'. When, and if, they eventually do, you are
    unlikely to be in the office and the whole rigmarole starts again.
    Much as I like the Accompli, this alone would make me think twice
    about buying a Motorola again in the future.

    Simon Clark



  8. #8
    John Mason
    Guest

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!


    "Simon Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "CGA" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > TOOK BACK THE V500, ITS THE SAME JUST WITHOUT BT, MUCH THE SAME

    REASONS
    > > >
    > > > LASTED 1 DAY TOO...
    > > >
    > > > SUCH IS LIFE.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Actually the V500 does have BT.

    >
    > I too have found Motorola Technical support to be sadly lacking. After
    > months, I am still unable to synch my Accompli 008 with my desktop via
    > Infrared dongle (my Sony Vaio has no serial port).
    > It is infuriating when, each time you ring, they say they'll ring you
    > back 'within two days'. When, and if, they eventually do, you are
    > unlikely to be in the office and the whole rigmarole starts again.
    > Much as I like the Accompli, this alone would make me think twice
    > about buying a Motorola again in the future.
    >
    > Simon Clark


    Do yourself a favour and get a Treo 270 from
    http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=TREO270G you will not miss the
    Accompli, tryst me!





  9. #9

    Re: V600 - The long wait..and the disappointment!!

    On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 00:16:00 +0000, JC
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, after chasing around for about 3 months to get a sim-free V600, I
    >finally picked one up yesterday.......and returned it today!!

    I gave mine a couple of days
    >The phone itself feels great - solid and substantial, the screen is
    >exceptionally clear (though the fonts are a bit small), the camera is
    >excellent quality as is the speakerphone!

    Didn't really test the camera, spent too long trying to sync.
    >Unfortunately the data and bluetooth implementation suck big time!!

    I couldn't agree more. And the lack of infra red as altenative means
    BlueTooth must be used.
    >I have not used a Moto for around 5 years, sticking primarily to Sony
    >Ericssons. My current Z600 works flawlessly with my 4150 Ipaq, DLink
    >bluetooth dongle and SE bluetooth carkit.
    >
    >The V600 by comparison was a complete blowout with the Ipaq, crashed my XP
    >machine when used in conjunction with the bluetooth dongle and was a real
    >pain in the bluetooth carkit. Couple this with funnies like the power save
    >dim screen activating even when on a call, the inability to transfer
    >contacts from my Z600 en mass (one by one worked "OK", but swapped all of
    >the first and last names around) and both sim and phone contacts being
    >displayed in the phonebook.

    I eventually got Mobile Phone Tools to connect but it wouldonly
    transfer about a third of my contacts from Outlook. I could send ono
    by one from my Toshiba e740 or either of my 6310is but that is
    unacceptable in an 'advanced businessphone'
    >The whole concept of "web sessions" was a bit difficult to get my head
    >around. I find it incredible to think that you've got to change the dafault
    >web session setting every time you want to change from WAP to Mobile web to
    >MMS!!

    Didn't go there, Ionly tried mobile web from e740 and that was OK
    >Also, the phone only supports DUN and OBEX transfer via bluetooth...no
    >serial port...therefore my Mphone on the Ipaq doesn't work.

    I was looking for the picture files as with the T610 I had but of
    course the BT fell over.
    >In the bluetooth carkit (admittedly a SE HCB-30 I think), the stereo muted
    >whenever a key on the keypad was pressed!!
    >
    >I soooooo wanted to love this phone, but I think the firmware is buggy and
    >the bleutooth flakey to say the least.
    >
    >Lastly, I phoned Motorola support to request assistance with some of
    >them...and was told that it would take about a week to get back to me..no
    >good to me as I use it for business!

    I'd go for the z600 if only I could store addresses/notes with
    contacts as I can in the 6310is, Think I'll wait for a decent price on
    a 6230.


    Alan
    Take DogForAWalk before replying by e-mail



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