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  1. #1
    Alan
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    Has anybody got one and what do they think.

    Alan




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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <[email protected]>, Alantwobutnot2
    @attbi.com says...
    > Has anybody got one and what do they think.
    >=20
    > Alan


    Makes my hand itch.

    What I mean is that I want it. The video is first-
    generation quality. Nothing to rant about, but a pretty=20
    cool option, nonetheless.

    Video, still, flash/Video light, Ready Link, Vision, 2-Way=20
    SMS once we release that, and a really nice Navy Blue=20
    exterior... I like, very much. In a way, though, it's=20
    almost too small. I felt the little muscle that pulls the=20
    thumb in getting tired after about 30 minutes of using the=20
    phone. And I'll *never* get excited about that "lens in=20
    back and below the fold" position.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  3. #3
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: Sanyo 5500

    O/Siris wrote:

    > Makes my hand itch.
    > What I mean is that I want it. ...


    > And I'll *never* get excited about that "lens in
    > back and below the fold" position.


    Where would you want the lens?

    BTW, I agree with you about this phone. I just got it a few days ago to
    replace my 4900. Even forgetting all the camera/camcorder stuff, the
    difference is dramatic. The sound quality on the 5500 is much better,
    as is the graphics. Vision with laptop so far has been faster and less
    prone to hang. In-phone Vision is now tolerable (though barely .

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  4. #4
    Jim
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    Re: Sanyo 5500


    OK... I haven't even been lucky enough to see one in person yet, but I am
    going to have to argue with you on the size thing. This is one thing that
    has been driving me crazy about sprint (of course I said sort of the same
    thing in a pervious message). I love the service (Sorry, but it is the
    truth both the coverage and usually the CSRs), I think the plans are the
    best, and then you put my company's discount (18%) on top and I just cannot
    beat it... But, the phone suck... I current have the 5300 and I think it
    is the best available (other then the new 5500/45000...) but it is tooo big,
    the processor is too slow, and even with the extended battery it just
    doesn't hold a charge long enough. Still I think this new phone will be
    the best yet.

    I have no plans for switching but it just seems that the all (ok at least
    cingular, att, and verzion) have much better phones then sprint. I had
    really hoped that the 5500 would be much thinner and get around 4.5 hours
    with the standard battery, but then I guess I should expect too much. :-)



    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>, Alantwobutnot2
    @attbi.com says...
    > Has anybody got one and what do they think.
    >
    > Alan


    Makes my hand itch.

    What I mean is that I want it. The video is first-
    generation quality. Nothing to rant about, but a pretty
    cool option, nonetheless.

    Video, still, flash/Video light, Ready Link, Vision, 2-Way
    SMS once we release that, and a really nice Navy Blue
    exterior... I like, very much. In a way, though, it's
    almost too small. I felt the little muscle that pulls the
    thumb in getting tired after about 30 minutes of using the
    phone. And I'll *never* get excited about that "lens in
    back and below the fold" position.

    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.





  5. #5
    Jim
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500


    Rob,

    Here's one I haven't seen answered yet... We all know that the 5500 does
    Video and that it would of course be a problem sending that to another phone
    that doesn't support it, but I mostly send pics to non-phone email addresses
    anyway. So, is Video covered with the Pictures Account? How does it work?
    Any ideas? (Just wondering cause I will have to wait until either the new
    5500 comes down in price a bit or see if my 5300 wears out before my two
    year Best Buy Warrenty is over...)

    Thanks,
    Jim




    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>, Alantwobutnot2
    @attbi.com says...
    > Has anybody got one and what do they think.
    >
    > Alan


    Makes my hand itch.

    What I mean is that I want it. The video is first-
    generation quality. Nothing to rant about, but a pretty
    cool option, nonetheless.

    Video, still, flash/Video light, Ready Link, Vision, 2-Way
    SMS once we release that, and a really nice Navy Blue
    exterior... I like, very much. In a way, though, it's
    almost too small. I felt the little muscle that pulls the
    thumb in getting tired after about 30 minutes of using the
    phone. And I'll *never* get excited about that "lens in
    back and below the fold" position.

    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.





  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <[email protected]_s04>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > Rob,
    >=20
    > Here's one I haven't seen answered yet... We all know that the 5500 does
    > Video and that it would of course be a problem sending that to another ph=

    one
    > that doesn't support it, but I mostly send pics to non-phone email addres=

    ses
    > anyway. So, is Video covered with the Pictures Account? How does it wor=

    k?
    > Any ideas? (Just wondering cause I will have to wait until either the ne=

    w
    > 5500 comes down in price a bit or see if my 5300 wears out before my two
    > year Best Buy Warrenty is over...)
    >=20
    > Thanks,
    > Jim
    >=20


    Picturemail is $5, and VideoMail is $5. The two do *not* intersect. To=20
    use all those services the VM4500 can do, you pay $30/month, or=20
    $10/month with a plan that runs over $100/month.

    And video to a phone that doesn't support VideoMail isn't problematic. =20
    It's not possible. Share to one of those phones, and the user gets the=20
    option to forward the share to an email of his choice.

    --=20
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    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  7. #7
    Eric Chew
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    Just got mine today.. Upgraded from a 5300... As with most Sanyo's, the
    signal retention still rocks... If not a hair better than the 5300 was. I
    love a BUNCH of things with it, but have 3 complaints, 2 major ones and 1
    minor one...

    Major complaints...

    1). No Bluetooth... Sanyo and SprintPCS BOTH need to get on the ball with
    this emerging technology. Its been out long enough. Time to get with it...

    2). Like the 5400, Sanyo changed the power port on the bottom of the phone
    to include the new "standard power port". Doing so, moved the "older" style
    power port over a bit making my desktop charging stand (which I spent $100
    for) useless... Anyone want to buy it?!

    Minor complaint...

    1). The 5300 came with BOTH a standard and extended batteries... The 5400
    and 5500 both come with JUST a standard battery.

    Overall, the phone is easier to use, the web browser seems faster and the
    speakerphone ROCKS... The best one yet that I've played with... The video
    capture is cool.. Its comparable to earlier web cams and only captures 15
    secs with of video w/audio. When you upload (or email them) they come
    through as QuickTime videos (so that helps a little with playback). The
    pictures ARE crisper than those from a 5300 and 8100 (both of which I've
    had/have). Haven't played with the ReadyLink yet cause it hasn't been added
    to my employee plan yet. Side note about the speakerphone, its a FULL
    duplex, so no more cut outs... Having the speakerphone also allows for
    louder ringers...

    BTW - FutureDial released updated drivers to support the 5400 and 5500 for
    SnapSync recently. And they work like a charm.

    ---
    Eric

    "Alan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Has anybody got one and what do they think.
    >
    > Alan
    >






  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <[email protected]>, Donkey=20
    [email protected][127.0.0.1] says...
    > Where would you want the lens?
    >=20


    I honestly don't know. I prefer it where it's at on the=20
    8100, but think having the speaker there is a great idea.

    Saying I don't particularly care for the lens' location=20
    doesn't mean I think they could have done better. They=20
    packed a ton of features into a really small package. =20
    Maybe something just had to give.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  9. #9
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <[email protected]_s04>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > OK... I haven't even been lucky enough to see one in person yet, but I a=

    m
    > going to have to argue with you on the size thing. This is one thing tha=

    t
    > has been driving me crazy about sprint (of course I said sort of the same
    > thing in a pervious message). I love the service (Sorry, but it is the
    > truth both the coverage and usually the CSRs), I think the plans are the
    > best, and then you put my company's discount (18%) on top and I just cann=

    ot
    > beat it... But, the phone suck... I current have the 5300 and I think i=

    t
    > is the best available (other then the new 5500/45000...) but it is tooo b=

    ig,
    > the processor is too slow, and even with the extended battery it just
    > doesn't hold a charge long enough. Still I think this new phone will be
    > the best yet.


    It *is* the best yet, in my opinion. It doesn't feel=20
    comfortable to my particular hand for an extended time of=20
    use, but that's only relevant with the data features. I=20
    don't think I'm going to be pressing buttons for 30=20
    straight minutes in a voice, or even a Ready Link, call.

    I *do* agree, though, that I wish we'd be more progressive=20
    in the designs we'd accept. I watch over at a CDMA site=20
    run by Qualcomm called 3GToday: http://www.3gtoday.com all=20
    the phones that show up from around the world. And there=20
    are some designs there I'd almost take out a 2nd mortgage=20
    to get and use here. For one example:

    http://www.3gtoday.com/devices/devices/device1622.html

    I mean, even a relatively "gadget-free" phone like the=20
    Samsung VI660 (aka A660) we're starting to sell. Can you=20
    imagine how hot that phone might be with just the addition=20
    of an OLED outer display just for time/date/caller ID? =20
    From what I understand, that doesn't even add much to the=20
    manufacturing cost of a phone.

    >=20
    > I have no plans for switching but it just seems that the all (ok at least
    > cingular, att, and verzion) have much better phones then sprint. I had
    > really hoped that the 5500 would be much thinner and get around 4.5 hours
    > with the standard battery, but then I guess I should expect too much. :-=

    )
    >=20


    I don't think you do. Right now, though, SPCS is all but=20
    giddy about the revenue we're taking in from data services. =20
    And that's even *with* the strangeness about modem-style=20
    usage of the phones. And, if we lose *some* ground=20
    relative to the others, and gain it in data revenue...=20
    well... the math isn't *that* hard to work out.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  10. #10

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 06:56:04 GMT, O/Siris <[email protected]ntpcs.cm>
    wrote:

    >I *do* agree, though, that I wish we'd be more progressive
    >in the designs we'd accept. I watch over at a CDMA site
    >run by Qualcomm called 3GToday: http://www.3gtoday.com all
    >the phones that show up from around the world. And there
    >are some designs there I'd almost take out a 2nd mortgage
    >to get and use here. For one example:
    >
    >http://www.3gtoday.com/devices/devices/device1622.html


    Yes, I like the "twister", too, when I saw it in Japan. I wonder about
    the sturdiness of the wires in the twist.


    >>
    >> I have no plans for switching but it just seems that the all (ok at least
    >> cingular, att, and verzion) have much better phones then sprint. I had
    >> really hoped that the 5500 would be much thinner and get around 4.5 hours
    >> with the standard battery, but then I guess I should expect too much. :-)


    When I left Japan last July, DoCoMo had just released a clamshell with
    a top that was almost as thin as the LCD panel and electronics driving
    it. Again, I have to wonder at the sturdiness.

    Last July 2 manufacturers were using the "twist" concept, although the
    one for DoCoMo was quite bulky.



  11. #11
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    I guess that is why some people prefer only a pound of features.


    O/Siris wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, Donkey
    > [email protected][127.0.0.1] says...
    >
    >>Where would you want the lens?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I honestly don't know. I prefer it where it's at on the
    > 8100, but think having the speaker there is a great idea.
    >
    > Saying I don't particularly care for the lens' location
    > doesn't mean I think they could have done better. They
    > packed a ton of features into a really small package.
    > Maybe something just had to give.
    >





  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <sF1zb.1236$Qd6.15
    @newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net>, Jerome Zelinskejeromez1
    @earthlink.net says...
    > I guess that is why some people prefer only a pound of features.
    >=20
    >=20


    Ugh.

    Got me

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    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  13. #13
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected][email protected] says...
    > Last July 2 manufacturers were using the "twist" concept, although the
    > one for DoCoMo was quite bulky.
    >=20


    Yeah, I wonder about the wires, too. Looks like there=20
    *might* be some room to minimize the twisting effect on the=20
    wires, though. I don't know. I haven't been lucky enough=20
    to actually hold one.

    Maybe we should stick to something like the "slider" our=20
    pals over at Virgin Mobile are offering.

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/catalog/phoneDetail.do?
    skuId=3DVMSE47KYKITMTN

    Hmm... that link probably broke. Oh well. You can see it=20
    from the front page:

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com


    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  14. #14
    Alan
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500


    O/Siris wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, Donkey
    > [email protected][127.0.0.1] says...
    >
    >>Where would you want the lens?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I honestly don't know. I prefer it where it's at on the
    > 8100, but think having the speaker there is a great idea.
    >
    > Saying I don't particularly care for the lens' location
    > doesn't mean I think they could have done better. They
    > packed a ton of features into a really small package.
    > Maybe something just had to give.
    >


    Does it also have a flash?




  15. #15
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 5500

    Alan wrote:

    >>> Where would you want the lens?


    >> I honestly don't know. I prefer it where it's at on the
    >> 8100, but think having the speaker there is a great idea.
    >>
    >> Saying I don't particularly care for the lens' location
    >> doesn't mean I think they could have done better. They
    >> packed a ton of features into a really small package.
    >> Maybe something just had to give.


    > Does it also have a flash?


    Yes.


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