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  1. #1
    Garr
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    Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    comments





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: i500


    "Garr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    > comments


    There are some user reviews on phonescoop.com -
    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/use...ews.php?id=187

    Bob





  3. #3
    Jim
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    Re: i500

    I've only tested the phone. I think the phone is fantastic compared to
    other options due to its size. The screen is clear and easy to read, the
    layout is fine, and the product seems solid. I did notice it wasn't as
    acurate as my PalmVx for input but I hadn't applied any patches.

    The i550 should have the features that keep me from purchasing the i500.
    The i550 should have an external display and the ability to play custom
    ringers from wav sources. I still don't know for sure if it will have
    bluetooth or an SD slot so I can enable bluetooth on it however. I don't
    know when this unit will be shipping but I'm guessing they will be trying to
    get it out within 6 months since it is probably sporting Palm 5x and 6x
    should be out within a couple of months and they would have a harder time
    selling a 5.x version when 6 is available. I don't work for Sprint or
    Samsung so I don't claim any of these rumors come from my personal
    knowledge.

    The sad rumor is that Sprint is pushing for the model after that to have a
    camera instead of an external display. I can't tell you how important it
    is for me to be sending pictures back and forth during an executive meeting
    as opposed to knowing if I should accept a call. Why would I need a
    business function on a PDA phone when a gimmick that is ideal for Valley
    girls could take its place. Sprint sometimes makes good decisions but a lot
    of times it seems like they have their collective heads up their collective
    asses.




    "Garr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    > comments
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Tim Dees
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    Re: i500

    There is a user forum dedicated to i500 users (of which I am one) at
    http://www.pdaphonehome.com/forums/f...=&forumid=116. For the
    most part, we are a happy lot, satisfied with the i500 with a few gripes
    about not being able to select custom ringtones, having only two options for
    vibrate (silent and VERY LOUD), the absence of an expansion slot, and
    annoyance with the little jingle that the phone plays when you turn it on
    and off (set the ringtone to "Silent" before you do this, and it won't
    play). The lack of a camera doesn't seem to be much of an issue with
    anyone, including me.

    Tim Dees

    "Garr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    > comments
    >
    >






  5. #5
    David
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    Re: i500

    Garr - I've owned the i500 since it was first availible in my area and I must
    say that I am thoroughly impressed. The phone does have some shortcomings,
    but they do not affect me, so its ok.

    I am a professional and my i500 is an integral part of my personal and
    professional life. for year I have carried a sony clie and and one cell
    phone or another and to have a single unit "do it all" for me is wonderful.


    1. excellent integration of palm and cell phone. It does everything that my
    clie did for me and everything my cell phone did as well. It lacks the high
    res screen of my clie and isn't useful for displaying pictures etc, but thats
    not what i use my palm functionality for. I use the i500 for
    schedules/datebook, addresses/phone numbers, memos, word documents, medical
    databases, medical references, medical calculators, etc, etc just like my
    sony clie, and it works great. the i500 lacks the external memory card of my
    clie but i never used it anyway. I prefer having a graffiti area over a
    thumboard like the treo 600.

    2. the cell phone part of the i500 works very well. i like clamshell
    designs, the reception is great wherever I go (including my house and
    office), and is a fully functional phone. I wish it had downloadable
    ringtones but that is a minor thing. the lack of a speakerphone is a minor
    dissapointment as well. the integration with my palm addressbook is great
    and there are many functionalities that I like; voice dial, speed dial, dial
    directly from the palm addressbook etc.

    3. battery life is adequate to good. I can get through a busy day of using
    the phone and pda functions w/o a problem. no cdma phone that I've had could
    match a gsm phone (like my old nokia), but thats life. the spare battery
    comes for free, I use the slim line battery as a backup. I do have to
    remember to turn off the phone when in basements or other areas where there
    is no signal. I think that cdma phones waste energy looking for signal where
    there is none. This is a rare event.

    4. blazer browser works great with the phone.

    5. ergonomics are wonderful. the phone fits in my hand well, the keys have
    an excellent touch and it is comfortable to use for long periods. the
    buttons on the side are well placed, but a bit hard to use by feel sometimes.

    6. my final comment is about more intangible stuff. It is a beautiful
    phone! When you feel it and play with it, it says "quality". It feels solid
    and I dont feel like the hinge on the flip phone will break. the metal
    exterior of parts of the phone look and feel wonderful. it is very small
    (makes the kyocera or treo products feel bulky and cheap by comparison), and
    is the kind of thing that you can carry anywhere.

    As you can tell, i love this phone. It does everything I ask from a cell
    phone and a pda, in a small, well designed, beautiful package. It does have
    some shortcomings, but none that I would actually use.


    Hope this helps.


    David




    On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 10:03:52 -0800, Garr wrote
    (in message <[email protected]>):

    > Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    > comments
    >
    >






  6. #6
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: i500

    Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to have his
    ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone, and so will laud
    it.

    The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a better
    source of info than male owners.



  7. #7
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: i500

    DSL GURU wrote:

    > Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to
    > have his ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone, and
    > so will laud it.
    >
    > The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a
    > better source of info than male owners.


    This coming from the ultimate source of PCS misinformation.



  8. #8
    Tim Dees
    Guest

    Re: i500

    > > Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to
    > > have his ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone,

    and
    > > so will laud it.
    > >
    > > The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a
    > > better source of info than male owners.

    >
    > This coming from the ultimate source of PCS misinformation.


    And a serious case of penis envy.





  9. #9
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: i500


    "Tim Dees" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > > Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to
    > > > have his ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone,

    > and
    > > > so will laud it.
    > > >
    > > > The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a
    > > > better source of info than male owners.

    > >
    > > This coming from the ultimate source of PCS misinformation.

    >
    > And a serious case of penis envy.


    He could only wish ... <eg>

    Bob





  10. #10
    SF
    Guest

    Re: i500

    I have it, I love it!!!

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    "Garr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone have any experience with this phone. I would be interested in your
    > comments
    >
    >






  11. #11
    JWP7000
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    Re: i500

    Why dont you do some more judgement based on sterotypes?


    [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to have his
    > ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone, and so will laud
    > it.
    >
    > The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a better
    > source of info than male owners.




  12. #12
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: i500

    Tim Dees wrote:

    >> > Any male who spends $600 for a cell phone is likely to be unwilling to
    >> > have his ego admit that maybe he made a mistake by buying said phone,

    > and
    >> > so will laud it.
    >> >
    >> > The Samsung i500 is a good phone, but third party reviews might be a
    >> > better source of info than male owners.

    >>
    >> This coming from the ultimate source of PCS misinformation.

    >
    > And a serious case of penis envy.



    I suppose that Phill has just opened the door for us to stereotype him as he
    has done to others- after all, fair is fair.



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