"Great Phone"on by dr.quiet
Pros Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Keyboard
Cons Cannot be insured through Cingular
Summary I have no clue why CNET rankes this phone as poorly as it did. I LOVE the WI-FI. I use it at work to get outlook e-mail and you can use MSN or AOl messengers. The Cingular Wireless internet is a bit slow, so i only use that if it's really necessary. The screen looks great, the keyboard works pretty well, and the processor is pretty quick. If you're looking to replace a pocket PC and a phone... this is the first truly viable alternative. The treo 650 is nice, but not as versatile as the SX66. The biggest downside is that the call quality isn't quite as good as a "traditional" cellphone (I previously used a nextel i95). However, I use a headset with this phone and now the quality is fantastic. The biggest fault is that Cingular has somewhat "shoddy" reception and you cannot get insurance on this phone. A friend of mine got one and proceeded to drop it. That cost him 150 and it had to be shipped to Siemens. If you're very clumsy, I recommend another phone. I use Microsoft's Voicecommand and I haven't had to manually dial a phone number in months. It also lets you control windows media player, and even open various applications! I've used this phone in Europe (but call Cingular 3 days in advance so they can unlock service in Europe) and it works flawlessly. Great Phone. It deserves a better rating than the audiovox VX6600 available through Verizon specifically because it has Wi-Fi support and the VX6600 does not. It's a powerful phone.
Pros Great screen, easy to us OS, phone works well and is easy to use. Switches between GPRS and Wifi in a blink. Easy to configure for email and wifi. Overall the SX66 is a good middle ground between cell phone and pda.
Cons Phone is hard to use on the road. Because the flat screen gives no indication of which numbers you are typing in you are forced to look at the screen...even if you are using speed dial. This phone needs voice dialing software! My advice is to download
"Poor first try"on by chapmast
Pros Has all of the features
Cons Most features have problems or are unusable, When connected to Bluetooth headset PDA continuously turns itself on, It is unable to determine when a WIFI is no longer available
Summary If everything this phone had worked it would only be missing a 3 megapixel camera to make it the ultimate. All of the WIFI features simply do not work. If you connect to a WIFI system when you leave that one it still thinks it is connected and it will never switch over to GPRS for internet connection. You have to know what you are doing and manually switch between WIFI systems and/or GPRS. You can turn the phone on and it will connect one time and turn it off and then back on and it won't connect at all. When using a logitech Bluetooth headset the phone kept turning on the pda once a minute as long as the bluetooth headset was on.
Pros I have had the device for about one month. It's not for everyone, but I love it. Highly recommended for early adapters, people who can afford the price, and those who want a phone, pda, wi-fi, and network internet access all in one convenient device. T
Cons I agree with some of the criticisms made by others. Bluetooth is barely usable. The speakerphone is adequate, but unaccountably quiet. The battery life is barely acceptable (as advertised, 3-4 hours of talk time or several days of standby, but use of w
Pros Good for keeping details etc
Cons Signal tend to drop
Summary The SX66 is good but there are things missing; 1. There is no way to select a given Bandwidth i.e. 1800/1900/850/900. Therefore if you are where there is more than one network and the other network's bandwidth is stronger, the phone tends to jump. To solve that problem one has to put the " Network Selection" and put it on Manual.
There is no way to turn the GPRS off. One has to put FLight mode on then off.
When trying to turn the mobile completely off, it never happens. If the battery is taken off and put back on, even if the battery is fully charged, the prompt message comes up and tells you to replace the battery.
For usability, the mobile is brilliant, the Processor is quick, colours are great. With the 9090 the slide to reveal the keyboard tends to get loose after much usage, to me the keyboard is difficult to understand especially when using the "SHIFT" or "FN" function. There is no notification onscreen to remind one if the "FN" button was pressed.
Sound Quality is good, screen alignment is great unlike the Treo which tends not to align properly. The mobile is hardy, mine have fell on concrete twice and no damage has occurred.
Overall an OK mobile to use. I hope the next generation will have upgrades.