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Old 11-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No rush I am sure you are still taking the things out of the boxes. I still hear mixed reviews about using the handset as a phone(no headset). If you are outside on a busy street can you hear and can people hear your well? Every BB I have used in the past has not been good and I have to carry a second phone such as my Treo or RAZR. My Treo 650 (with volumecare installed) works great on the busy streets of San Fran.
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No rush I am sure you are still taking the things out of the boxes. I still hear mixed reviews about using the handset as a phone(no headset). If you are outside on a busy street can you hear and can people hear your well? Every BB I have used in the past has not been good and I have to carry a second phone such as my Treo or RAZR. My Treo 650 (with volumecare installed) works great on the busy streets of San Fran.
I have no issues with my 8700c. The volume is nice and loud when i stick the blackberry up to my ear. I sometimes have to lower it. It also does not appear that you are calling or talking from a blackberry/cell phone. Mine sounds as if the person is standing next to me.
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Nice to read that the volume is good, but how do the other people hear you on their end? Noisy for them?
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Speaker is very loud, good quality. I have only made a few voice calls and the volume from the earpiece appers to be lower than my 7250. I was using the 7250 as my voice device and did not have a seperate phone and I will continue with this one too. The size never bothered me. The only issues I see are when I am on a call my number is not fitted on the screen it shows 1919888 and the rest is not visable. The other issue is what Boy Genius pointed out.....verbal feedback is very slow when you are on a call and you press and numbers or letters. IE..entering an extension or a number choice on a phone system.

I am still having to adjust not pressing the escape button to end the call :->.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Phone is louder and clearer than my 7290, both send and receive.
This is my first Blackberry with Speakerphone, so I can't compare. However, it sounds good.
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Radio reception is superrior to the 7290. In my home the 8700c shows EDGE with 3 bars and the 7290 barely gets 1 bar.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PalmSource/hspr-H102; Blazer/4.0) 16;320x320)

have you tried the phone much John?
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Only a couple of calls so far. Tomorrow I will test more extensively. My in car test was very good sounding to me but I haven't recorded what the other side hears. I notice that it offers echo suppression on the Bluetooth menu.
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I was really surprised how quickly Cingular shipped my 8700. I ordered it Tuesday afternoon and it was delivered this afternoon. I am charging it and have just used the included Intellisync to transfer the data from Outlook to my Blackberry. I set up a couple of e-mail accounts and am already amazed with the push e-mail. The PIM is very weak, but as many users have pointed out, it's not a full fledged PDA. I'll miss my Treo 650 touch screen, but won't miss all of the constant crashes. The only time I used the phone was when I activated and spoke with the Cingular rep. The call quality was very clear (although I am in my office right now so there isn't much noise around me). I'll post more as I use it...
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Only a couple of calls so far. Tomorrow I will test more extensively. My in car test was very good sounding to me but I haven't recorded what the other side hears. I notice that it offers echo suppression on the Bluetooth menu.
John- what options are there for Bluetooth pairing? Will we get phonebook transfer? My 3-series is dying to know!
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I can confirm that Bluetooth phonebook transfer works....Using it w/ my Audi A6 and it's absolutely wonderful.

Great device -- definitely their best yet. Much better than my old 850
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Nice news! Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Love the screen! The keys will take some getting used to. Too close together but I'll adapt. I too keep going for the escape key to end a call. The MDS browser with EDGE is really fast. The only real issue I've had is getting full emails without going to the menu for "more" or "more all" even though my pref is already set for "auto more"...
Anybody else having the same "more" email issue?
Thanks...enjoy!
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Phone quality is fine.
Screen superb.
EDGE internet surprisingly good.
E-Mail classic BlackBerry fast.
Keyboard takes a week to master...and I'm just 90% there after nine days.

Bottom line: Superb
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I would like to try "auto more"...I'll check it on mine.
Please give help on where to go with options.

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