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    so verizon has issues with the i700, and they are giving me a XV6600...

    it is a much improved device for the i700?

    not sure im going to keep me, as i ordered a i730 as well.

    but figured i would lurk around here to see if the VX600 is worth keeping..

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    Keep in mind that xv6600 and the i730 are 3G-only devices. The conclusion of the following thread is that you cannot do 2G things like quick2net or dial-up a POTS modem with them, like you can with the i700:

    DUN into a regular modem

    That means you cannot access the internet with the XV6600 or i730 by using just your voice minutes like you can with the i700.

    That being said, EV-DO speeds are starting to win me over, despite the price.

    As far as the xv6600 vs. i730, have you seen this thread?

    http://www.smartphoneforums.com/foru...threadid=50895
    XV6600 ROM 2.07.00WWE Radio HA01_151 ExtROM 2.07.111WWE hardware version 0041

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    As far as the phone and PDA go, yes it is an inprovement. If you had extra items for the i700 (battery, case, cords....), they don't fit anymore. For me, the i730 isn't an option. I don't like the external antena, or the smaller screen. I had a wifi card for my i700, but never used it. So with the larger screen like the i700 and landscape and bluetooth. You may be very happy with the 6600.

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    thanks for the info, i guess i will wait to see how the VX is and make a decision.

    i do have a ton of accessories for the i700, and know at least the power chargers and car chargers from the i700 work for the i730, so thats good news if i keep the i730.

    hmm...

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    actually you can use q2n with the XV6600...see <a href="http://www.myehud.com">Ehud's website</a>
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    Well, my impression from Ehud's last reply in the following thread was that he no longer believes that information is valid:

    DUN and quick2net not possible on xv6600?!!

    For technical reasons why q2n is apparently not possible on xv6600 and i730, see this thread:

    DUN into a regular modem
    XV6600 ROM 2.07.00WWE Radio HA01_151 ExtROM 2.07.111WWE hardware version 0041

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    you can dial into q2n but your still going to get 1x or evdo speeds. its not an analog phone. q2n ran over analog.

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    Robplatt, you can try dialing into q2n. What happens in actuality (according to the threads above) is that the xv6600 ignores all connection settings and just connects to broadband/national access, while creating a convincing illusion that it connects to q2n.

    If anybody has evidence to disprove this, please post detailed information in one of 2 threads I linked above.
    XV6600 ROM 2.07.00WWE Radio HA01_151 ExtROM 2.07.111WWE hardware version 0041

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    rebelikov, thats what i meant. thanks for explaining it better.

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    I still have my old i700...which was now been delegated to the wife. I believe the XV6600 is overall a much better packaged deal. No antenna, Express Network, Bluetooth, and buttons galore. I like the fact that the speaker is at the front of the device as opposed to the back with the i700.

    I'd say, if they're giving you an XV6600, take it, no questions asked. Enjoy it and save your money for something better coming down the pipe (XDA IV, HTC Magician, etc. which hopefully we'll see here in the states sometime soon).
    "Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

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    I've had both (i700 and my current XV6600) and while the 6600 is infinitely more functional in terms of speed and usefulness, the i700 definitely had better quality in terms of fit and finish. If you can get past the cheaper feel of the 6600, you'll really appreciate it's features.
    My history of convergence:

    Audiovox Thera 2032 (mid-2004)
    Samsung i700 (9/2004-6/2005)
    Verizon XV6600 (6/2005-1/2006)
    Sprint PPC-6700 (1/2006-Present)

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    To each his own I guess. Though slightly thicker, the 6600 IMO is a much sexier device.

    i700 ~ Geek
    XV6600 ~ Sexy Geek

    "Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

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    I just upgraded a month ago to the 6600 from an I700 and I like the more memory and the bluetooth and the many more buttons. I thought that the I700 got better reception though and I am not getting much use out of the keyboard. The I700 ran very smoothly but the 6600 seems like it needs a rom update. It is very quirky especially with the bluetooth. I also wish the the phone volume was as loud as the I700 it was pretty loud in regular calls and on speaker. I also thought that the camera with the I700 took better pictures. I don't mean to sound like a pesimist because I really like the 6600. It just feels like it need an update because it doesn't run as smoothly as I think it should.

    danno

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    Ive taken some great photos with the 6600, 5x7 printable. just depends on the lighting.

    yes theres a few updates available for the 6600. just tweak the hell out of it until it fits you. mine is great, and ive used an i700 before.

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