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Discussion in 'MOTOROLA' started by bobby19711, May 2, 2004.
Has anyone recently heard anything about a possible release date for the V710?
Nothing new. I think speculation still stands at late May/early June release. We should all know in about three weeks.
Ditto, that is the last information I have seen.
I mey with a motorola rep today, and got a chance to play with a live version for about five minutes....best moto phone I've ever seen... now that moto seems to have their issues worked out with the qualcomm chip it should be a very good phone as well.
More V710 info HERE
I was wondering when that was going to be posted.
Ugh. I can't believe I almost fell for that AGAIN! And I'm at work!
I almost did...but I am at work and thought Delta was up to no good
The browser I use displays the url if you let it hover for a couple of seconds, so you don't have to click the link to find where it goes.
Maybe this phone will be a phone I can buy. Depending on the quality and durability I here on this board! :boxingsmi
I like the evil smiley.
--Now back to the topic at hand--
I'm interested in seeing how this phone performs also. It will probably be a toss up between the V710 and the LG 8k, if or when it comes out.
I am thinking I will end up with either the V710 or the LG 8k too. I just wish the LG was Bluetooth capable. It's too bad Verizon doesn't have a better selection to choose from as far as Bluetooth capable phones.
Personally I'm leaning toward the 8k because of the lack of bluetooth. IMO bluetooth is too insecure to be of any use and the fact that it doesn't play well with other bluetooth devices, aside from the one it is connected to.
I really didn't consider the VX8000, for two reasons:
1) I really don't like LG's phone designs. I don't know what it is, but I can't say I've liked a single CDMA phone they've designed for the US. (I mean, the 4500 looks like a frickin' SPORK!)
2) I'm personally against the "VZW unified OS" idea. In theory, it's good: all new VZW phones run the same OS, and can be dealt with more easily by customer service, etc. But it also means that if, say, Moto wants to implement a feature on their new handset, they have to wait until the VZW OS supports it - or they'd have to mod the OS themselves, which negates the purpose of a unified OS. Unless there's something I'm missing.
There's also the lack of Bluetooth - frankly, I don't know if BT will be good or bad on VZW, but I can't wait to find out. As far as the overall phone selection, I'm sure BT will become more common. From the buzzings here and on HoFo, it sounds like VZW is finally ready to jump on the BT bandwagon, after the aborted attempt with the Moto T270 three years ago. As far as the security issue - well, look at it this way - if even 10% of VZW's 36 million customers pick up a BT phone, that's 3.6 million new BT users - the group that writes the BT specs will have to wake up and improve security protocols, or there'll be a whole lot of vunerable phones out there.
You could always NOT use the Bluetooth if it was on the phone, I like being given the choice.
Hmmmm, you see Sprint and Tmobile advertising video messaging. Verizon has nothing to offer, pissin' in the wind as usual.
Personally I think most people will look at the other features on the V710 instead of the BT. The speakerphone, 1 MP camera with flash, MP3. Only know 1 person who uses BT on TMO with his Powerbook. Just not sure whether it will catch on here as it does in Europe and Asia.
I'll use it, along with all of the other features.
And the award for the most aptly named analogy goes to . . . . .
Ever since LG started making these "teardrop shaped" phones I've been looking for a way to describe it. Thanks for making me laugh.
A valid point, although...does VZW have any phones currently available that support video capture? I know that the Motos will, and I think there's a new Audi that will (not sure about the LG VX7000), but in fairness to VZW, they can't introduce a service until they have phones capable of using it.
(A side note: I always thought it was kind of funny that VZW threw as much money as they did at the PIX ad campaign when they only had ONE camera phone in their lineup - the VX6K.)
I'd rather VZW plan the launch and do it right than rush it to market so they can "me-too" with Sprint and TMo.
I do what I can. =)
I thought so too, but the phone grew on me and has turned out to be a good one.
Who said they will do it right???
Well, I didn't *say* they would, but here's hoping, right? Right???
Aw, hell. They'll fudge it up like they do with most new services.
that would be nice. instead of like the cr@p we got for PTT.
to me, video messaging is just another way for the carrier to make money. i dont forsee anyone actually NEEDING video messaging on a cell phone. people just think they need it because its another media-driven frenzy. how soon we forget that phones are for talking. why would i pay extra for a phone with vid messaging capabilities only to send out a short clip thats choppy and grainy? ive seen these things in action. they suck. that TMO commercial where they show the dad capturing his daughters science experiment on his phone is complete BS. they video doesnt look that good at all on these things and won't until they have huge storage capacities and decent video capture cards built in. but for something like that, it would be the size of a PDA. at least.
V810 has a projected June 16th Verizon ship date.
V710 will be an early June release. Verizon has had the phone for final testing since April 22nd. They might get around to starting the last round of testing at the end of next week! Good work Verizon!
V65p - early August release.
V265 - Low cost V710 will be this fall. V260 is the same but without a camera.
The motorola will have a huge memory chip sold seperatly, it should hold about three minutes of video...It is removable and will fit into an adapter that looks like an SD card, so you can use the memory with other devices etc. As for a carrier supporting a device with removable memory that's the big question, they only make money on it if it is transmitted over their network...
Good news. One of my friends will be happy to hear that. :thumb:
Early next month, eh? Better start squirelling some money away now, then, so I can grab that first V710 on release day. Heh.
Question re: the V265 - How does Moto/VZW define "low cost"? OK, it won't have the camera, but what about Bluetooth/TF slot/265K screen, etc.? How much else will be stripped away?