"Great Device!"on by jshlaw
Pros Size, Color, battery life, user interface, design, call quality, price
Cons You need some Third Party Software to make the most of the device, Small Screen, Touch Sensitivity isn't always perfect
Summary I purchased this Device the day it came out. It has replaced my first generation Moto Q, which I loved (I originally purchased the XV6700 but took it back after a week to exchange it for the Q. When I first started playing with it, I was ready to pack it back up and wait for the Moto Q9c. However, due to the way the device looked, I "wanted" to like it so I played around with it for several hours. These hours were frustrating and for the first time ever, I actually was required to read the book that came with the phone.
Now, I love this phone. I have downloaded PointUI which changes the default interface; now its great! I also Downloaded PCM Keyboard to help with texting, etc. I am a business user; my main purpose for a phone is e-mail and texting with some internet useage. The phone serves all of my purposes. I am not one of those that purchased this device to compete with my iphone friends. I purchased this device without any expectation and am now blown away.
Internet is blazing fast, call quality beats some of my previous phone phones and everyone that plays with it thinks its a very "sexy" device.
I'll continue to play around with it and update the review if something tragic is discovered.
Buy this phone but give yourself several days to play with it; it'll be worth it.
I am sure as time continues, there will be more 3rd party software to make this device even better. There are some out there that want their "toys" to come factory the way they want them. I am not one of these users. If you are willing to spend the time to customize this device for you, I am sure you'll love it.
Pros Small, Light, Trendy, Powerful, Easy to figure out, Configurable with 3rd Party Software
Cons Not much at all
Summary Wow, what a step up from the i730.
I've been waiting for Verizon to put this phone out. I jumped on it when they did based upon the great video reviews at phonescoop.com and phonearena.com.
I was very tired of having a bulky phone, but I needed something to sync with outlook, and voila. Here it is. Small, powerful and light. I think this the direction all smartphones will be taking. This, along with the iphone, is a trendsetter, although the iphone is not really a smartphone.
Okay, Pros and Cons:
Great (and I mean GREAT) telephone call quality both in and outgoing.
Great not to have a smartphone keypad. I can't see them anyway, as they're too small.
Good data connectivity.
Powerful little machine.
I had heard complaints about the keybard software that came with it. Being an old fogey with big thumbs, I had difficulty using it, so I purchased TouchPal 3 for like 13.00.
I agree with the reviewers. It's a great phone. Don't hesitate to get it.
Pros Windows Mobile 6
Cons Battery Life - Touch Keyboard
Summary I did a lot of research on this phone before buying and the reviews on this webpage really helped me, so I wanted to give my input to help others.
I've owned the phone for a month and there are a ton of things that I love about it, but I have to say the battery life is terrible.. for a heavy business user this may not be your phone. I can't even get through a half day without having to plug it in for a recharge (which is beyond frustrating!) I've purchased the extended battery with high hopes that it will solve that problem for me. Unfortunately, it makes the phone much bigger (comes with an extended back door), which in return takes away from its small sleak design.
Also coming from a treo, an all touch phone was a ajustment, but I have to say the stock keyboard works very well. I purchased a third party keyboard and it isn't as good as what the phone came with. It does take me about twice the time to write an email compared to the treo because it is a T9 format that is used for imputing text on this phone. It just takes a long while to get used to the all touch interface.
If you looking for an iphone alternative, this isn't it. I loaded on a 2 gig memory card full of my tunes, but you have to plug in an adapter to use headphones which is a drag.
The touchflo works fantastic and is very user friendly! But, I still find myself using the stylus more than I think I should be for a touch screen phone.
Bottom line: This phone could use some serious improvements, but it better than any other smartphone I've had when it comes to looks, functions, and size.
Pros Windows Mobile 6, Touch, Small/Light, Nice Display
Cons No Keyboard, Not available in Gloss Black, Touch on IPhone is better
Summary First thing, it's not an IPhone, if your looking for IPhone like touch and features then look elsewhere, but if your a buisness professional who wants a slim nice pda phone, then this is the phone for you. Up until recently I had a Motorola Q which I loved dearly. Finally the keypad gave out on me so I was forced to upgrade. I did alot of research on all the available phones from Verizon, being a business professional I needed atleast a basic smartphone. I narrowed it down to the HTC XV6900 and the Samsung SCH-I760. The only reason for the debate being the Samsung has a full sliding keyboard. However after inspecting both phones in person you quickly realize the Samsung is not a pocket phone, it's a strap to your hip geek phone. Also it has limited support for firmware updates and I personally dislike Samsung phones. If your planning on writing novels on your phone then you should probably look into the Samsung, however if you just need to check email and write quick reply's the XV6900 is the perfect phone. The touch is better than any other phone I have used besides the IPhone, the screen is crystal clear, and the interface is well put together. Adding my exchange account was a breeze, and although it is hard to get used to not having a keyboard the transcribe features work pretty well if you don't want to use the touch keypad. The weight and size of the phone is perfect, it also comes with a nice slide pouch to protect the phone when it is in your pocket. With the phone in its case and in my pocket it's no larger than my Motorola Q with an extended battery pack, and you can rest assured your screen is not getting scratched by your keys/change/etc. One touch of the power button and the screen turns off putting your phone into powersaving mode, and working like a basic keypad lock that any other phone would have. Touch the power button and your phone jumps to life instantly. There is also an additional lock feature if you need it. Some people complain about the speakers sounding tinny, or that the volume doesn't go loud enough. I would have to disagree, I think the sound is very adequate for a phone of it's size and the volume level adjusts plenty loud enough for me to hear someone with the windows down in my car and driving on the freeway. Overall I have no complaints, this is just the type of phone I have been looking for, after using Treo's and Moto Q's I am very pleased to find a full featured PDA phone that is slim and powerfull. I say look no further, this is as good as it's going to get at Verizon for sometime, so go get it!
Pros Easy to use, awesome features, great PDA/Phone
Cons I'll get over the no WYFI, tiny stylus
Summary I used a Verizon XV6700 to death, twice. I use a PDA/Phone because I need to combine the two devices. I have 3 e-mail accounts and my kids and wife text constantly. I'm in the car for biz about half the time and the rest out in the field (or occasional office).
I've had this PDA/phone for a little over 2 weeks now and I love it. I read all of the user reviews I could find. The 6900 cured a lot of the annoying problems with the 6700, like loosing mem cards, broken slider keyboard, too bulky and the 6700 was battery eating and sometimes slow. The 6900 is smaller, faster, better looking and I'm having a blast with it. It has better reception and call quality as well and the 6900 was always good.
I might download a new keyboard but i can use this one. I'm used to a stylus and this one is small but usable. The touch features are amazing. I looked at the Blackberry stuff but I'm used to Windows now and 6.0 is great, (better views for word and excel). Besides I don't have to change formats, I'm 50. The HTC improvements to the OS like really closing the program and better today page are great.
If you are a biz user and used to mobile 5 with a real browser and sometimes snap a photo to send, YOU WILL LOVE THIS THING!!!
If you need to spend your money on V-cast or paid downloads and don't use a PDA get something else. Whatever you get...DO YOUR HOMEWORK!