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post #16 of 27
I still think that the Razr is overblown. It looks much better than it works, and is grossly underpowered compared to Symbian/UIQ smartphones IMHO. Then again if you don't need to edit a Word doc and run a SNES emulator on your phone it may work.
post #17 of 27
This is a new phone where "business professionals" should be a big customer base. My bet is Motorola will put some stupid two-bit camera in it, which will elminate half of that base.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mark_Y
This is a new phone where "business professionals" should be a big customer base. My bet is Motorola will put some stupid two-bit camera in it, which will elminate half of that base.
Do you really think half of "business professionals" can't have a camera on their phone? I'd be interested to know how many really can't.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Lawyers - or at least litigators - can't (at least not without great inconvenience). Most courthouses - at least those I'm familiar with - have rules prohibiting phones with cameras. Unfortunately, I have one because I got it as a gift and have been too cheap/lazy to switch. In state court I an usually get away with turning it off and burying it in the bottom of my briefcase before going through security. In federal court, however, I need to remember to leave it in the car or the marshals will make me leave it with them.
I've heard of that, and also workers with NDAs, people who work near naked people, etc. But I wonder how many people that really is, in the scheme of thigns.

I know rules like that and the enforcers thereof usually aren't rational, but it seems to me that if one visibly destroyed the camera part of his phone, it should be allowed. It's not as if it would take much more work to bring a hidden camera than to "fake destroy" the phone part of a camera. Maybe the cell phone companies could start putting a big bolt through the lens or something.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
You're a lawyer, I take it?

No. But I work with classified government documents. Getting caught with a camera on your phone is grounds for termination.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I had to read the part about "people who work near naked people" several times, thinking at first there was some joke I wasn't quite getting.
Hahah.. I couldn't think of a better way to make it a broad category. Gym workers, school teachers, doctors, etc.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Soph
http://www.motorola.com/mdirect/q/index.html

I'm thinking they have finally pulled it off.

I was with you until I saw the screen. Windows? I don't think so! Now that I've played with the Treo 700w I think the drubbing David Pogue gave Windows Mobile in the NYT had far too many punches pulled. And I doubt Moto did it better than Palm did.
post #23 of 27
I like the V3 RAZR - looks good, lightweight and most importantly is very inconspicuous when in suit jacket pocket or trousers. Also has great, clear reception.

Negatives? Plenty: software is buggy and slow; SMS predictive text is hopeless vs Nokia (doesn't remember words), camera useless (not that I use it), small hard drive relative to say Samsung D500/600, gets dirty very easy (fingerprints galore), cant scroll thru alarms one by one (u have to go date by date) and impossible to read during sunlight, can only store 100 sms messages, if you want to set up speed dial numbers AND have associated photo linked to contact you have to save contact to BOTH SIM and Phone memory (so u duplicate every contact in address book).

All in all, for me given I only use it for calls and SMS, it suits its purpose very well. I'm happyu with it but prefer stability, user friendliness, easee of use and consistency of Nokia phones.
post #24 of 27
gone through a nokia, a motorola, and a sony-ericsson.... right now sony-ericsson has my loyalty, because of the ease of use, the features and those walkman phones are amazing because i can store 2gb memory sticks in them.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Several of my friends said they had bad experiences with it but except for a rare "freezing up" I just like the phone too much to consider a substitute.

I got the Razr a while back. Very reliable so far, but mine has a problem that's apparently shared by a lot of Motorolas - when you plug in/remove the charger, sometimes you have to switch it on and off before it recognizes the change in state.

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Originally Posted by Baby Chickpea
SMS predictive text is hopeless vs Nokia (doesn't remember words)
Really? Mine does. You might be able to update the firmware using the bundled software, or from the Motorola website.

We all should've waited for the V3X - very similar, but with a megapixel camera instead...
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Baby Chickpea
I like the V3 RAZR - looks good, lightweight and most importantly is very inconspicuous when in suit jacket pocket or trousers. Also has great, clear reception.

Negatives? Plenty: software is buggy and slow; SMS predictive text is hopeless vs Nokia (doesn't remember words), camera useless (not that I use it), small hard drive relative to say Samsung D500/600, gets dirty very easy (fingerprints galore), cant scroll thru alarms one by one (u have to go date by date) and impossible to read during sunlight, can only store 100 sms messages, if you want to set up speed dial numbers AND have associated photo linked to contact you have to save contact to BOTH SIM and Phone memory (so u duplicate every contact in address book).

All in all, for me given I only use it for calls and SMS, it suits its purpose very well. I'm happyu with it but prefer stability, user friendliness, easee of use and consistency of Nokia phones.

This is a very accurate assessment.

The phone that they need to make is the same size as the Razr but flips up on the wide side instead of the narrow side and has a full keyboard.
post #27 of 27
I think the Verizon one fixes some of the glitches that you guys have noted in the GSM ones, without notably impinging on the good. I have only had mine for a few weeks, but it has never done anything remotely buggy. The two-tone grey seems to attract fewer fingerprints than the silver or black GSM Razrs. The 1280x1024 camera is decent enough for a phone camera, and pictures can be extracted via Bluetooth. (On a Mac, at least.) I've never used another predictive scheme for SMSing; I wish the 20ish key BlackBerry 710x QWERTY keyboard would become the standard for phones too narrow to have a normal keyboard, because it works very well.

Still, I am not a big fan of Verizon's house GUI. BlackBerries have a much better interface even if you exclude the keyboard. Nor do I think they were well-served to delete the middle soft button on top. The alarm clock and calendar editing system is particularly annoying, and only the calendar entries (as opposed to cal + alarms) sync with iSync.
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