Bought a Verizon XV6700 and so far pretty happy with it. I do have questions and comments though.
- Extended battery is a little bulky but worth the weight and user time. Anybody know of a good vertical belt clip case which can handle the extended battery?
- Anyone found a way to have Contacts open with a filter (categories) in place ( MS Voice Command alleviates most of this problem though)
- I have a horizontal case. When I pull the XV6700 out, about half the time, it is in landscape mode, even though I turned it off in portrait. I may be hitting a side button or slightly opening the keyboard when I extract it from the case and have been paying attention to that. Sometimes it also comes up with the display ?alignment? screen too - ?
- About the half the time, my ?Today? screen background image needs to be re-installed. It is also transparent but sometimes not.
- What?s a faster way to setup a data call? Unless there?s another, much shorter, way I have to: Start|Settings|Connections|connections|Advanced|Select Networks|Edit(Verizon Wireless) Then click on ?data network?..
- RE fieldtrial.exe program: I notice there is a selection for GPS, but no information comes up, even after standing outside for a number of minutes. Anyone have an idea what this function is for? Google wasn?t much help.
I bet the magnet in your belt case is what's confusing the 6700's screen and changing its orientation. There's a magnet in the slider keyboard mechanism and that's how the device knows you've opened the keyboard.
I'm not sure what kind of data connection you're using which requires constant editing? Is it for switching between WiFi and EVDO?
There is no GPS in the XV6700. Thus, there is no real GPS data. The XV6700 does tower triangulation for E911 location.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview
I guess the magnet thing is the culprit. Interesting way to impliment the keyboard thing.
As far as the wireless connection issue: Built-in "Messaging" and "IE" will launch the EDVO connection when I just try to access them. D'oh. External programs, such as Opera and Pocket On Schedule have to do the process as I described.
Re GPS: carry a separate unit anyway, just wondering.