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  1. #1
    leo
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    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Got an email today from Kyocera pushing their 7135 phone,
    > and pointing me to:
    >
    > http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100...one_series.htm
    >
    > now available for Verizon, but not yet Sprint; according to Kyocera,
    > but its not listed on Verizon web site yet. Go figure.


    The Kyocera 7135 is listed on Verizon site for $500. And SprintPCS will NOT
    have it but it will have Samsung i500 instead.





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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    Fred wrote:
    > Got an email today from Kyocera pushing their 7135 phone,
    > and pointing me to:
    >
    > http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100...one_series.htm
    >
    > now available for Verizon, but not yet Sprint; according to Kyocera,
    > but its not listed on Verizon web site yet. Go figure.


    As someone else has already told you, we've chosen not to utilize the
    Kyocera 7135.

    Given the similarities between it and the samsung I500, I suspect it has
    more to do with the two OEM's, than with the phones themselves.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  3. #3
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote:

    > http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100...one_series.htm


    No one previously told me that Sprint has changed their mind and wont be
    doing the Kyocera.

    The Kyocera also plays MP3's which the Samsung I500 is incapable of.
    So don't tell me how identical they are.


    ...



  4. #4
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "leo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Got an email today from Kyocera pushing their 7135 phone,
    > > and pointing me to:
    > >
    > > http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100...one_series.htm
    > >
    > > now available for Verizon, but not yet Sprint; according to Kyocera,
    > > but its not listed on Verizon web site yet. Go figure.

    >
    > The Kyocera 7135 is listed on Verizon site for $500. And SprintPCS will NOT
    > have it but it will have Samsung i500 instead.
    >
    >


    Luckily my two years with a Sanyo 4700 are almost over.
    The Kyocera 7135 is so superior to the Samsung i500, and the Verizon
    network has so much greater coverage.....

    I had had (for 10 days) a Treo 300, but it had to be rebooted
    to refind a signal if it ever lost it. Made me feel like an Alpha tester.


    ...



  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    Fred wrote:

    >
    > Luckily my two years with a Sanyo 4700 are almost over.
    > The Kyocera 7135 is so superior to the Samsung i500, and the Verizon
    > network has so much greater coverage.....


    Maybe in your area. No one's perfect everywhere. In fact, I don't think
    *anyone* is perfect anywhere. Overall, though, our network covers more
    square miles (as a digital network, anyway).

    Maybe you're right. Maybe the I500 is better. Or maybe you just want the
    MP3 player. If you sit the two phones side by side, you'll see far more
    alike than you will different.

    >
    > I had had (for 10 days) a Treo 300, but it had to be rebooted
    > to refind a signal if it ever lost it. Made me feel like an Alpha
    > tester.


    That's not a common complaint with the Treo. In fact, it's got a very loyal
    following. Many who've called in with questions about it are telling me the
    only device likely to get them to give it up is the 600.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  6. #6
    Robert Oliver
    Guest

    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    Fred <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "leo" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Got an email today from Kyocera pushing their 7135 phone,
    > > > and pointing me to:
    > > >
    > > > http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/7100...one_series.htm
    > > >
    > > > now available for Verizon, but not yet Sprint; according to Kyocera,
    > > > but its not listed on Verizon web site yet. Go figure.

    > >
    > > The Kyocera 7135 is listed on Verizon site for $500. And SprintPCS will NOT
    > > have it but it will have Samsung i500 instead.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Luckily my two years with a Sanyo 4700 are almost over.
    > The Kyocera 7135 is so superior to the Samsung i500,


    This is a huge matter of personal opinion. Because, for one thing, the
    Kyocera 7135 is *huge* compared to the Samsung i500. Sure, the i500
    doesn't have an SDIO slot, but it's the size of a normal cell phone.
    The Kyo is too bulky for me, not to mention that it looks silly
    talking into something that size in this day and age (Treo 300 has the
    same problems).


    > and the Verizon network has so much greater coverage.....
    > ...
    > ..


    Based on what scientific evidence? This may very well be true, but I
    don't know. Historyically, Verizon relied heavily on roaming
    agreements and non-digital service. Thus, your data network
    availability and features such as message (voice mail) waiting
    indicator may not work if you're on analog or a partner network. Data
    network is something most people don't think about because the earlier
    generations of networks and phones (think Sprint Wireless Web; don't
    know what Verizon called theirs) weren't really useful. All this has
    changed, and the Kyocera 7135 and Samsung i500 are key parts of that
    change. If you buy one of these devices, you may find uses for the
    data network you would not have envisioned. It will become a new part
    of the way you do things -- just as the "wired" Internet has.

    Example: Think mapquest from your cell phone.



  7. #7
    Cooper
    Guest

    Re: Email from Kyocera re:7135

    In article <6zBVa.13056$o%[email protected]>,
    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote:

    > Fred wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > Luckily my two years with a Sanyo 4700 are almost over.
    > > The Kyocera 7135 is so superior to the Samsung i500, and the Verizon
    > > network has so much greater coverage.....

    >
    > Maybe in your area. No one's perfect everywhere. In fact, I don't think
    > *anyone* is perfect anywhere. Overall, though, our network covers more
    > square miles (as a digital network, anyway).
    >
    > Maybe you're right. Maybe the I500 is better. Or maybe you just want the
    > MP3 player. If you sit the two phones side by side, you'll see far more
    > alike than you will different.


    There are a few other factors to consider, though. The MP3 player for
    me is inconsequential; I have an iPod, and don't need to bother with
    MP3s on my phone. But the Kyocera's expansion slot, speakerphone, and
    external caller ID, raise the bar quite a bit - especially considering
    the price point of the i500 with the lack of same. Maybe if the i500
    weren't both 1) too expensive, and 2) way, way late to the game, by
    comparison, there wouldn't be a problem. But because I have a broken
    Kyocera 6035 (I have to use a headphone to make outgoing calls), I've
    lost a lot of time and patience waiting for a good replacement PDA
    phone (that, in addition, is as easily useable on my Mac as the 6035
    has been). I'm still not convinced the i500 is it.

    I was deeply disappointed when it was announced that the 7135 wouldn't
    be available on SprintPCS. I really rely on my 6035, even though it's
    huge and grayscale. I had high hopes that the 7135 would be a good
    replacement for it, and now I feel stuck. I still have half a year
    left on my contract, and am not looking forwarding to changing
    providers. But I need a PDA phone replacement, now, that I can depend
    on (the Samsung is an unknown quantity that I have no intentions on
    experimenting with to the tune of $600. I bought my 6135 for $99 just
    after the 7135 was announced in May 2002). I'm not anxious to leave
    Sprint, especially since keeping my number is vital; but if the Treo
    600 doesn't pan out (I don't really expect it to either), I might have
    to do exactly that once my contract runs out and number portability
    kicks in. For the feature set, the history, and the money, the 7135
    still seems to win out. If the 7135 were available for use on Sprint
    (I couldn't care less about the lack of Vision options, either), I'd
    go with that one in a heartbeat.



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