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  1. #1
    John Doe
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    Sprint is ready to roll out the Motorola v60.

    https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/c...c_id=IHDT56DP1

    Here is proof from the FCC. It is sure ugly with the blue sheild on the
    front. We were promissed the v60 2 years ago when it was cream of the crop,
    Now ATTW and T-Mobile are ready to roll out the v600. Bluetooth, Camera, MP3
    player. Does anyone know why Sprint is rolling out the v60 and not the v600
    ????????????????





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  2. #2
    Rod
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    Re: v60? Finally

    John Doe wrote:
    Does anyone know why Sprint is rolling out the v60 and not
    :: the v600 ????????????????

    The v600 is a GSM phone.





  3. #3
    Scott
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    Re: v60? Finally

    Looks alright. Its got a larger screen than the typical V60 so thats good
    but I cannot tell if its monochrome or color. Its also got the typical
    Sprint style navigation pad and keyboard layout and not the Motorola default
    for the V60 series. The battery door is the fat bulged door so they're
    using the 900maH battery as standard. Does not have the built-in
    speakerphone like Verizon's new V60s. Darn!

    Motorola seems to have customized this phone nicely for Sprint. Maybe they
    will finally resume their relationship which IMO is long overdue!!! Finally
    A Sprint phone I'd actually consider buying!!!


    "John Doe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]ldnet.att.net...
    > Sprint is ready to roll out the Motorola v60.
    >
    >

    https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/c...c_id=IHDT56DP1
    >
    > Here is proof from the FCC. It is sure ugly with the blue sheild on the
    > front. We were promissed the v60 2 years ago when it was cream of the

    crop,
    > Now ATTW and T-Mobile are ready to roll out the v600. Bluetooth, Camera,

    MP3
    > player. Does anyone know why Sprint is rolling out the v60 and not the

    v600
    > ????????????????
    >
    >






  4. #4
    John Doe
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    Re: v60? Finally

    Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600. My first Sprint phone was a
    CDMA Startac, I also had an Analog Startac, GSM Startac, and TDMA Startac
    from other carriers.

    "Rod" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > John Doe wrote:
    > Does anyone know why Sprint is rolling out the v60 and not
    > :: the v600 ????????????????
    >
    > The v600 is a GSM phone.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: v60? Finally

    John Doe wrote:

    > Sprint is ready to roll out the Motorola v60.


    The question is: why?


    > Here is proof from the FCC. It is sure ugly with the blue sheild on the
    > front. We were promissed the v60 2 years ago when it was cream of the crop,
    > Now ATTW and T-Mobile are ready to roll out the v600. Bluetooth, Camera, MP3
    > player. Does anyone know why Sprint is rolling out the v60 and not the v600
    > ????????????????


    Maybe because Motorola has done a lousy job to date of making quality
    CDMA phones. Take a look at their PTT offering with Verizon: Motorola
    had a wonderful design platform with the i series of handsets for
    Nextel. But instead of borrowing the design and using it for Verizon
    PTT, they isntead decided to take the V60 and kludge some PTT software
    into it.


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  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: v60? Finally

    John Doe wrote:

    > Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    > also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    > Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600.


    Oh yes there is. Motorola has a serious pride issue, and rather than
    license a CDMA chipset that works from Qualcomm, they insist on using
    their own design... which works halfway-decent in the few markets that
    have Motorola infrastructure, but lousily in any other market with
    Lucent or Nortel gear.




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  7. #7
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: v60? Finally

    On Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:27:55 -0500, Isaiah Beard
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >John Doe wrote:
    >
    >> Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    >> also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    >> Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600.

    >
    >Oh yes there is. Motorola has a serious pride issue, and rather than
    >license a CDMA chipset that works from Qualcomm, they insist on using
    >their own design... which works halfway-decent in the few markets that
    >have Motorola infrastructure, but lousily in any other market with
    >Lucent or Nortel gear.


    The motorola phones that I have used have less than impressed me (i.e.
    V.120c, and a GSM version of a Timeport ... forget the model). I
    always had lousy reception and even worse battery life. I believe the
    V.60 is just a flip version of the V.120 with very similar software.
    Further, the later flips were notoriously buggy, so I have avoided
    Motorola for myself and recommend against using them to anybody I
    know. Time will tell if they come around, but I suspect you will see
    their market share continue to decline in the cellular market ... and
    in the military and emergency (police, fire, ambulence, etc) market.


    Tom Veldhouse



  8. #8
    Ron
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    Re: v60? Finally

    Where do you come up with this nonsense?

    For example in a side by side (all phones on Sprint PCS) my Motorola
    Timeport gets a better singal in a weak coverage area (my house) then
    My sister-in-law Samsung or brother-in-law's Sanyo.

    Motorola phones work great on non-Sprint CDMA carriers that sell than
    and the Timeport was a great phone on Sprint.

    Oh, BTW the real reason that Sprint and Motorola parted ways was
    first, Sprint wanted custom software and Motorola didn't to write and
    support multiple S/W rrevs and then second Motorola would not sell the
    phone to Sprint with the price margins they expected.

    BTW If you buy a Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Jag and ??? the optional phone
    is a V60x and Sprint will activate it, they just will not sell it to
    you.




    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > John Doe wrote:
    >
    > > Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    > > also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    > > Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600.

    >
    > Oh yes there is. Motorola has a serious pride issue, and rather than
    > license a CDMA chipset that works from Qualcomm, they insist on using
    > their own design... which works halfway-decent in the few markets that
    > have Motorola infrastructure, but lousily in any other market with
    > Lucent or Nortel gear.




  9. #9
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: v60? Finally

    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > John Doe wrote:
    >
    > > Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    > > also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    > > Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600.

    >
    > Oh yes there is. Motorola has a serious pride issue, and rather than
    > license a CDMA chipset that works from Qualcomm, they insist on using
    > their own design... which works halfway-decent in the few markets that
    > have Motorola infrastructure, but lousily in any other market with
    > Lucent or Nortel gear.


    That's probably why my old Sprint StarTac 7867 was the worst phone I've ever used.



  10. #10
    Andrew S
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    Re: v60? Finally

    Isaiah Beard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > John Doe wrote:
    >
    > > Of course it is a GSM phone. That's what 90% of the world uses! The v60 is
    > > also a GSM phone, (and TDMA, and analog). There is no reason that Sprint and
    > > Motorola can't make a CDMA version of the v600.

    >
    > Oh yes there is. Motorola has a serious pride issue, and rather than
    > license a CDMA chipset that works from Qualcomm, they insist on using
    > their own design... which works halfway-decent in the few markets that
    > have Motorola infrastructure, but lousily in any other market with
    > Lucent or Nortel gear


    Except that every Motorola CDMA 1X phone has had a Qualcomm chipset:
    v60x, v60p, 120x, T720, ... Look carefully at the internal photos and
    parts lists provided at the FCC web site.

    Motorola, like Nokia, has been unwilling to make a Vision-compatible
    handset, which kept them out of the SprintPCS lineup. Nokia reached a
    compromise - disabling all data functionality. Motorola has probably
    done the same - although I suppose Vision might be a possibility.



  11. #11
    John R. Copeland
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    Re: v60? Finally

    I believe those car manufacturers all still buy components from the =
    lowest bidders.
    And they apply unbelievable pressure on their suppliers for still lower =
    prices, too.
    ---JRC---

    "Ron" <ronf957[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    >=20
    >=20
    > ...... along with a new Jag, Mercedes or BMW as part of the
    > telematics option. Unlike Sprint the luxury car makers pick the best
    > overall performing phone and are not driven by the same price/margin
    > pressures that prevented Motot and Sprint from doing business over the
    > lat few years.
    >=20





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