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Old 12-09-2005, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got my 8700, about Voice Quality for those wondering.

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Hi all,

Its the end of the day here at work and my 8700 just arrived, this will be just a quick blurb about the device, ill post a full featured review later on this week, but right out of the gate, I notice a HUGE improvment with voice quality.

I am coming over from a Treo 650 where the volume was extremely low and the RF was pretty bad at times, I also had a 7100 from Cingular where the voice quality was so poor it drove me into the 650.

In regards to 8700's voice quality, I can say the volume is loud, the sound is is very clear and crisp and the number one thing I hated about the 7100 series that so far is no where to be found, is the hissing noise at full volume that plagued the 7100s.

I have made numerous calls so far to test it out in the short time I have had it in my possesion so far people are saying its a vast improvment over my previous device.

All in all I gotta say after reading some people worry about the voice quality I was a bit nervous, but its sounding great so far, especially the volume and the fact as I stated, no hissing at full volume.

Excellent so far!

Ill post more later, if any one has any other questions let me know if your curious =)

Cheers!

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Old 12-09-2005, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just moved over from a T650 myself. I can't say that my 8700c is any better at RF (and it seems sometimes worse) than my old T650. I also think that Goodlink + T650 is better solution for Exchange at this point (even with 4.0).

That being said, I love the battery life and the scrollwheel is nice.
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I have moved over from using a 7290 on Blue Data Only and my RAZR V3 on Orange and put them on the 8700c Orange.

I must say that after 1 day of usage the voice quality has been close to or even better than my RAZR. The speaker is also excellent quality.

I travel 80% of the time so I will post updates based on my travels before the end of the year to:

Memphis, Oklahoma City, LA and San Diego.

Cheers!

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I also think that Goodlink + T650 is better solution for Exchange at this point (even with 4.0).
uhm... How so?

I was asked to set up and test Goodlink with a Treo650 and BES 3.x with a 7290 and make a recomendation almost a year ago. During that time I found Goodlink to have VERY few server side handheld configuration options compared to BES (Mind you this was BES 3.x), the Treo OS was cumbersome, even more so when goodlink was added to it and Goodlink's licensing scheme costs more in the long run.

Since then we have dumped goodlink and moved to BES 4.0.3. Admitedly I have not looked at goodlink since we tested it, but I don't see how goodlink could have improved much in a year.

I really would like to understand what makes Goodlink a product which people seem to be attraced to.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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uhm... How so?

I was asked to set up and test Goodlink with a Treo650 and BES 3.x with a 7290 and make a recomendation almost a year ago. During that time I found Goodlink to have VERY few server side handheld configuration options compared to BES (Mind you this was BES 3.x), the Treo OS was cumbersome, even more so when goodlink was added to it and Goodlink's licensing scheme costs more in the long run.

Since then we have dumped goodlink and moved to BES 4.0.3. Admitedly I have not looked at goodlink since we tested it, but I don't see how goodlink could have improved much in a year.

I really would like to understand what makes Goodlink a product which people seem to be attraced to.

Thanks in advance for your input.
There have been major changes in GoodLink in the last year. Almost an entirely different product. I will leave it at that so as not to hijack the thread. Take a look at the Network Computing bake off they compared GoodLink, Intellisync (recently purchased by Nokia), BES, JP Mobile (recently purchased by Good), Extended Systems (recently purchased by Sybase) and Seven.
http://www.networkcomputing.com/show...l?docid=1614f2

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what about dust under the screen?

that seems to be a common and popular negative shared by the early users of the 8700.
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Its far too early for me to be able to tell if I will end up with dust since I have only had the device for 24 hours so far, but I can say this, I took the unit into a dark room and lit up the backlight and on both left/right sides you can see right into the device where the black middle trim resides.

There is no doubt this point will get dust in their, on the other hand, every single key from thr qwerty you can see right into the device from. My Treo was built like a tank, no dust ever and felt extremely solid, it crashed all the time and would constantly freeze and send calls imediately to voice mail.

So as long as this handheld works and if I do eventually find dust, I will figure out my options at that point, so far I am loving it! 7 email accounts working flawless.

Cheers!
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