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Old 05-05-2006, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay. This is going to sound really, really dumb to most of you but I am stuck between two devices.

(Carrier does not matter to me).

These are the two devices I am stuck between:
Treo 700w
8700g

These are the two features I almost must have:
Slingbox Mobile
Laptop Tethering

Now I am stuck between the two devices because I want the Treo because it has Slingbox but no tethering. And I want the 8700g because I want tethering but I know Blackberry isn't a multimedia device.

Do any of you have any input on my dilemma?
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lol. Anyway, any other thoughts.
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You can't tether a Treo 700w? I thought that was possible.
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Apparently with Third Party software you can. But Verizon doesn't offer it them selves. I am not sure if I want to use Third Party software because I do not want to have my EVDO cancelled. (Which I have read that Verizon does that pretty often).
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Apparently with Third Party software you can. But Verizon doesn't offer it them selves. I am not sure if I want to use Third Party software because I do not want to have my EVDO cancelled. (Which I have read that Verizon does that pretty often).
When it comes to PDA devices, It doesn't matter as much to Verizon if one tethers and has an unlimited PDA data plan. What they care about is if someone tethers a VCast phone and not pay the $60 data plan for it. A 7130e or 7250 can be tethered by creating a manual dialup connection without using VZAccess Manager.
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Ok. Thanks! Does anyone know if Slingmedia has any ideas to make a Blackberry version of their software?
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csirocks -

There are other devices besides the Treo which might better suit your needs. I've read some horror stories on Howard Forums about stability of the Treo device. If you're hell-bent on multimedia then BB might not be for you. The berry is first and foremost a badass email machine. <shrug>
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It will be a lot easier to get a 700w to do email than a 8700 to do multimdia.

Have you looked at the vx6700?
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Yea but I don't like the idea of having to rotate the device and have to pull out the keyboard just to use it.
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I dont really blame you. It is a powerhouse though and wifi for slingbox would be nice.

Your really looking for the "perfect" device which never seems to exist!
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I know. How come they don't let you "customize" a handheld like you can with a computer?

But anyway, which one would work better for me? The VX6700 or 700w? I almost have to pick the 700w because it received so much hype I know that there are many accessories for it and because it is such a popular device I know that the updates will be there and Palm will make sure of that. Where if the XV6700 needs an update it is Verizon's problem and I personally don't think they care.
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Or wait a bit more for the 700p as verizon are going to be the 1st to get it at this rate.

Just have serious doubts about windows mobile 5, especiallt on the 700w which is technically htc not palm.
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I know. How come they don't let you "customize" a handheld like you can with a computer?

But anyway, which one would work better for me? The VX6700 or 700w? I almost have to pick the 700w because it received so much hype I know that there are many accessories for it and because it is such a popular device I know that the updates will be there and Palm will make sure of that. Where if the XV6700 needs an update it is Verizon's problem and I personally don't think they care.

The 6700 is superior to the 700w in every way in regards to hardware. It is a question of wether or not you can deal with not having an exposed keyboard. For me, I loved the 6700 all the way throgh the honeymoon stage (about a month) and then an email or sms would come in while I was on the road and pulling out the keyboard and flipping the device became too much. At the same time voice command was quite nice and made dialing and opening applications very easy.

I do the miss the 6700 though... I think it is better than the 700w. The 650 or 700p is a different story though. They are very simple and efficient devices that can do quite a bit.

I would not worry about updates on the 6700. HTC and MS have been good at getting them out.
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The 700w is Verizon's version. The 700p will be Sprint's version.

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Or wait a bit more for the 700p as verizon are going to be the 1st to get it at this rate.

Just have serious doubts about windows mobile 5, especiallt on the 700w which is technically htc not palm.
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The 700w is Verizon's version. The 700p will be Sprint's version.
The 700W is a windows mobile 5.0 device. The 700P runs the palm OS. 700p should be released within the next 60 days.

Verizon and Sprint will carry both of them eventually.
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I tried the xv6700 for a couple of weeks with Verizon. Its a great WM5 PDA, but a lousy one-handed device. Ever try making a call with a touchpad washed out from the sun keypad? With one hand?

So I traded it in for a 7130e, which I love as both a phone and email/PIM device. I have a Dell Axim X50V for the WM multimedia stuff.
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Eventhough iv been around palm for several years, i decided to get a Bb 7100t instead of a treo 650 just to see what they we'r like.

Cant say its been a completely smoth ride, still have a slight fault with my mic not comming on properly for speaker phone but thats because iv over battered the thing having it cliped onto a neck band smashing into my keys while running out n about.

I still have a palm (tapwave) for some things like playing a few games, watching a film, listening to music and tomtom navigator. getting a treo would mean id only be carrying the one device but to watch a film on a screen only 1.5" across would not be right atall, and tony hawks is only on tapwave zodiacs lol. But i think after my 7100 is up ill still stick with a blackberry ( one of these maybe, if anyone remembers what it is http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/fo...ive_or_pdf=pdf ) admitidly there is negligable multimedia suport, no real games wont do anything like tomtom (closest being hello world with a bt gps) but as a phone its better to how i can imagine the treo would be. Its only real downside is the fact that the instant email and data services cost an extra subscription, but do make up for it by usually including a large amount of data allowance.
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Ok, so to sum this up...

The 700w is a piece of crap and I should slap myself for even considering it.

The XV6700 hardware wise is a great device but there is too many downfalls on the user end that make it a not so good device.

And someone said that Verizon is pretty good at sending out updates. I only have to say: *cough Samsung i730 runs Windows Mobile 2003 *cough*
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I have sort of the same problem. Currently I have a 6700 but I'm not really that happy with it anymore. I think I'm bored with it.

I'm trying to decide between two devices:

The 700p from Sprint or the 8700g from T-Mobile. I don't know which to go with.
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