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Old 06-09-2007, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a thought here...but I used the Motorola HS500 bluetooth headset (long in the tooth...but reliable) with my 8300 last night and it was LOUD!!! I was amazed at the volume of the headset vs. pretty much any other phone I have ever used...and in a very good way. Also, it held connection perfectly a good 100-200 feet away...

I'm pretty jazzed with this phone. The earpiece is loud (big deal for me), the speakerphone is loud and clear (a rarity), and the bluetooth connection seems secure and enables the headset to boost volume as well. I have never seen a device...especially a smartphone...that does all that successfully.

If this phone does not start to deteriorate right away...I can say with out reservation that it is overall, so far... pretty much the most satisfactory device I can remember owning...
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While my BT headset worked well with both my 8700 and 8800, I do agree that the BT connection seems quite a bit better with the 8300. Is it possible they are using a better BT radio in the 8300?
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It maybe due to the 8300 having bluetooth 2.0, not sure what the 8800 has. I am not a bluetooth expert, so I am not sure if the newer version reaches farther, is louder, etc.
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It maybe due to the 8300 having bluetooth 2.0, not sure what the 8800 has. I am not a bluetooth expert, so I am not sure if the newer version reaches farther, is louder, etc.
I am also not a BT expert...but the 8300 seems to be much louder and seems to sync much more seemlessly than any other device with 2.0 BT that I have used lately.
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I'm running both a Curve and 8800 side by side this past week. I've noticed zero differences in BT stability, loudness and/or performance between the two devices. No idea what version of BT each device is running, but I'm paired with the same 2 headsets (Jawbone and Plantronics 655), although I am constantly switching between the "active" headset on both phones. Gets crazy confusing sometimes lol.

But no differences that I can tell...not sure what the issue is that others seem to notice.
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Maybe it is improved but I still have the old problem of my Jeep Grand Cherokee. When I call or receive calls it usually takes the other person saying hello like 2 or 3 times before they can hear me.
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Maybe it is improved but I still have the old problem of my Jeep Grand Cherokee. When I call or receive calls it usually takes the other person saying hello like 2 or 3 times before they can hear me.
same thing happens in my wife's prius with a bunch of different phones.
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Maybe it is improved but I still have the old problem of my Jeep Grand Cherokee. When I call or receive calls it usually takes the other person saying hello like 2 or 3 times before they can hear me.
Do not feel bad as my Lexus 470 is not fond of my Blackberry but I do not blame the Blackberry, I blame the vehicle.

If the goverment would rather us use hands free devices when we drive, they need to get the manufactors to get with the phone makers and get some standards set up. This should work seamlessly and it does not
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Just a thought here...but I used the Motorola HS500 bluetooth headset (long in the tooth...but reliable) with my 8300 last night and it was LOUD!!! I was amazed at the volume of the headset vs. pretty much any other phone I have ever used...and in a very good way. Also, it held connection perfectly a good 100-200 feet away...

I'm pretty jazzed with this phone. The earpiece is loud (big deal for me), the speakerphone is loud and clear (a rarity), and the bluetooth connection seems secure and enables the headset to boost volume as well. I have never seen a device...especially a smartphone...that does all that successfully.

If this phone does not start to deteriorate right away...I can say with out reservation that it is overall, so far... pretty much the most satisfactory device I can remember owning...
This is good news. I look forward to using a bluetooth device with my 8300.
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And, the BT voice dialing works with th device locked!..

My company forced us to put timeout lock on.. 15 minutes max.. I came to the 8300 to get voice dialing and forgot to ask if there any problems while locked.. works great!..

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Do not feel bad as my Lexus 470 is not fond of my Blackberry but I do not blame the Blackberry, I blame the vehicle.

If the goverment would rather us use hands free devices when we drive, they need to get the manufactors to get with the phone makers and get some standards set up. This should work seamlessly and it does not
I agree, its a problem with the car but it is just getting to be so annoying to me lately
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Agreed, I previously used a Motorola HS850 with my 8700 and am now using the same headset with the Curve. I didn't notice much difference in range/stability, maybe because I wasn't specifically looking for that. But, I did notice it was much louder and clearer than when I used it with the 8700. Not as much clicking/popping and background noise as with the 8700.

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Just a thought here...but I used the Motorola HS500 bluetooth headset (long in the tooth...but reliable) with my 8300 last night and it was LOUD!!! I was amazed at the volume of the headset vs. pretty much any other phone I have ever used...and in a very good way. Also, it held connection perfectly a good 100-200 feet away...
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