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Old 10-01-2004, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my 7100t (t-mobile) and Like it. I thought posting some critiques might allow others to do the same and possibily allow others to post solutions or work arounds:

1.) Low Call volume
2.) No cradle
3.) Screen hard to read outside
4.) Quick list of apps used most frequently

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1) I haven't quite expierienced that, but I usually use headsets and it has been plenty loud for me there!

2) Eh. The 7230 and 6xxx "Cradle" is so lame I don't care if they give you a half-assed cradle or not. If you can't sync and charge from something you latch into the device, it isn't a cradle. It's a stand.

3) Stay inside! I do find it funny that a device that ideally lets you escape the chair and desk and go outside now and then is unusable in sunlight. Funny, that.

4) I use them all, but I find it inexcusable that I can't launch applications using keyboard shortcuts.
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Someone reported the screen was readable enough for them if you maxed out the backlight brightness on outdoors use. But that eats lots of battery power!
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Agreed. I am usually on a two-wheeled vehicle and can't consult a device while en route anyway, so I don't really notice such things unless I'm walking around while shopping outside, etc.

I put my brightness down to 65% or so. Still very bright indoors and ... unplugged from overnight power at 10:30am today, have been in the office and around town, showing off the 7100 to those who know what a BlackBerry is, sending 15 emails and getting who-knows-how-many and browsing news.google.com and providence craigslist...

whew.

85% battery.

i don't think I'll go half a week like the 7230, but to be honest as long as I can go out of town for the weekend and not buy a cable while i'm away i'll be fine.
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Also needs more speed dial locations (>9)
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We just received 5 test units-I must agree and to add to that, the default theme from T-Mobile seems a bit to manuever around. There is a default theme which actually looks more professional.

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I have my 7100t (t-mobile) and Like it. I thought posting some critiques might allow others to do the same and possibily allow others to post solutions or work arounds:

1.) Low Call volume
2.) No cradle
3.) Screen hard to read outside
4.) Quick list of apps used most frequently

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Brand new to BB but not to smartphones in general. Just picked up a 7100t and am overall impressed by it.

Biggest annoyances so far:
1) Slow response time after pushing the dial button or selecting an option, appears to be underpowered.
2) Once you scroll down through a list of things (or icons) and get to the last listing/icon, you cannot continue scrolling down to quickly jump to the top of the list or first icon. You have to scroll all the way back, which for a slow device, is really annoying.
3) Difficult to see the screen outside or in the car. I've found this to be true for almost every cell phone with a color screen. The exception being those few phones/pda using a total reflective screen, which I believe some of the traditional BB's use. Why not use such a screen with the 7100t? Consumes less power and has greater visibility.
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Also needs more speed dial locations (>9)
IMO they need to allow for SIM dial from home screen like every other GSM phone I've ever used.

<sim position> + # + talk/send

Via this method, every other handset on my desk has over 250 customizable speed-dial locations.
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