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PPC-6800... What's the deal?

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PPC-6800... What's the deal?

Ok, since nobody wants to ask the question, I will. Smiley Happy

There are a whole lot of users that are waiting on the replacement for the ppc-6700 (the 6800 ofcourse). That info is all over the net with pictures. It looks like a great phone, but why the slow processor and not rev-a capable?

I know you guys have this phone in the pipeline and is in trials but please don't delete this post. People already know and have seen the pics...

A lot info is out on Verizon's version as well. I really hope Sprint's version is much better.

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It sounds like the June 18th release date may also include WM6 but Rev.A is still up in the air. Still waiting for some type of confirmation from anyone from Sprint as to whether this rumor is true or not. Please confirm (or unconfirm and smash our hopes).

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<DIV>I'm glad you guys are excited about the phone. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>So you'll know, we're not being rude or ignoring you by not answering. We can only confirm/deny on upcoming devices after the information is no longer considered competitive. Release dates in this industry are most definitely competitive information. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>All that aside I'm looking at possibly replacing my PPC 6700 with this one. I want to play with it a bit first though and see what I think.  Personally I'd like it better w/o the keyboard at all though. I'm not a keyboard person on PDAs. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Decisions decisions.  :)</DIV>

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to be totally honest, competitive with whom? If you are worried that knowing the actual date will make people less likely to buy a 6700 (competitive vs yourself), that's valid. However as far as competitive vs others, everybody else already has better devices so announcing an actual date would only make people know that something is in the works and they should maybe not switch off sprint or go with someone else quite so soon...<br><br>sadly, i'm sure this is a 'corporate policy' that you have no control over :(<br><br>Message Edited by IronHelix on <span class="date_text">05-22-2007</span> <span class="time_text">06:33 AM</span>

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IronHelix wrote:
to be totally honest, competitive with whom?
Excellent point. I believe there is anestimated release date for the iPhone, and I don't think that's considered a competitive disadvantage. Quite the opposite.
I'm ready to buy a PDA phone, and my Sprint contract is up at the end of the month. I'mtrying to decideif I should stay or not. If there's no news on the 6800 by June 1st, I'll probably be gone to another carrier. Some competitive advantage.

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Maybe they meant that the competitive advantage was an advantage for the OTHER providers. No release date means we have no clue as to when the phone will arrive hich means that we might as well jump ship to another provider with MUCH better phones. My contract is up so I can jump ship at any time. I am so upset with Sprints practice of locking their network that I have been shopping Att rates. On their network, I could pick whatever GSM phone I want and use it on their network. VERY tempting.

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There's a report on another forum that Sprint is anxious to get the unit out before the iphone. I'm not sure that they are really the same target market. I'm wondering if that is a guess or the truth. If it is, I have to wonder if Sprint execs know the difference between the two?


Message Edited by boe on 05-26-2007 11:29 PM

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boe wrote:
As if millions of (Sprint) voices suddenly cried out in terror and then switched to another carrier. I'm glad you are still hanging in there bearing the slings and arrows of our misfortune. I'm going through the 5 stages of switching carriers right now. I was in denial that Sprint couldn't possibly stiff us with such an antiquated phone, then I had depression about Sprint not recognizing theirclients' concerns, then I was angry they were not interested in current technology, I'm moving into acceptance - next comes bargaining with ATT.

For those of you willing to keep your contracts I urge you, donot gogentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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I'm choosing this to be my first post...I'd like to commend Boe for quoting Star Wars,Dylan Thomasand Shakespear in the same post...kudos!

I handle the PDA phone support for my company...and i want to throw in my two cents as well. I've come close to paying the ETF to go to Cingular so i can get the newer phones sooner. Most of the time my advice to our users would be to get Sprint or Cingular when they're going to buy a new phone but i've found myself recommending Cingular more and more due to their ability to deliver the newer phones. Granted the 8525 doesn't have WM6...You'd think a carrier that boasts the best network would also want to boast the best phones too. It's kinda like putting high octane gas into your 88 ford escort.....


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<div>Thanks for the compliment!</div><div></div><div>I'm bummin no one appreciated the Elizabeth Kubler Ross reference though :)</div>

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@cw0802 wrote:


@boe wrote:
As if millions of (Sprint) voices suddenly cried out in terror and then switched to another carrier. I'm glad you are still hanging in there bearing the slings and arrows of our misfortune. I'm going through the 5 stages of switching carriers right now. I was in denial that Sprint couldn't possibly stiff us with such an antiquated phone, then I had depression about Sprint not recognizing their clients' concerns, then I was angry they were not interested in current technology, I'm moving into acceptance - next comes bargaining with ATT.

For those of you willing to keep your contracts I urge you, do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Message Edited by boe on 04-26-200709:14 PM



I'm choosing this to be my first post...I'd like to commend Boe for quoting Star Wars, Dylan Thomas and Shakespear in the same post...kudos!

I handle the PDA phone support for my company...and i want to throw in my two cents as well. I've come close to paying the ETF to go to Cingular so i can get the newer phones sooner. Most of the time my advice to our users would be to get Sprint or Cingular when they're going to buy a new phone but i've found myself recommending Cingular more and more due to their ability to deliver the newer phones. Granted the 8525 doesn't have WM6...You'd think a carrier that boasts the best network would also want to boast the best phones too. It's kinda like putting high octane gas into your 88 ford escort.....





They've already announced that they will be upgrading the 8525 to WM6. It's just a matter of when they'll be releasing the update.

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According to this website its releasing June 18th..

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