For the final part of this review, I’m going to go over to the overall performance of the device. One of the key features and more simple one you’re going to wonder is what’s the boot time on the device? Well let’s take a look, there’s a little vibrate, get the Verizon wireless logo on the front. Then it comes out the Verizon wireless flash screen, I do hope one the day that they get this things a lot smoother than what they are. Just the hardware with it that makes this spot gets lot smoother. And I have noticed, boot time is very slow, depend on how many programs you have running in when it’s booting. Sometimes it can boot really fast, sometimes it can boot really slow, sometimes saving a logo a little bit longer than it should.
I turned the backlight down on the device so you can definitely get a better look at it because if I have the backlight all the way up, you would be able see it down the device. So right there it’s today’s screen, I have to stand at today’s screen loaded up that you going to get from Verizon wireless at HTC home plug in off just because it’s going to – it doesn’t come standing and I wanted you guys to see kind of what you get standing with the phone. So let’s go with some of the features here, one of the things is how quick does it redraw when going from portrait to landscape mode?
As you can see here, it does rotate pretty fast even with all that information right on the screen. The more application I have on there or today I only have one there obviously the slower the refresh is going to go there you see the last or fast it’s going to go. So overall, its refractors its babies and you can also shut off also that sliding sound as option in the settings to shut that piece off. On the next key pages I’m going to show you is quite the most key feature of them all, how does it work as a phone? You go click the send key here, click the send key at the bottom takes you straight to the phone application. You get to nine digit, dial kind of here at the side, you get your back space key, your call history, your talk and your end key is right here. You can also use hard keys right here on the bottom.
You have your contacts, in your menu you can either choose right on the screen; it’s a soft key for. Just give you a quick test here, kind of what – instead I’ll call my voicemail. And when you click on the call status, you can see options for speaker phone, mute, send, talk and end, making note out of this conversation or you can go straight to your contacts when you want to go to all contacts there. Overall, I would say, this speakerphone is pretty decent, I’ve heard louder speaker phones on other devices but it’s definitely not bad. It’s definitely pretty good, I like the fact that it might not be the loudest but it’s definitely clear. You can definitely hear people, same thing with the earpiece when you have it to your ear, not the loudest but you can definitely hear people and hear people clearly. That’s kind of the key thing, it’s not always how loud it’s can you hear people very clearly on the device.
Next thing I’m going to go over here, the important to people is the messaging application. The messaging application is pocket outlook, which handles all your messaging, which attach messaging here. Standard text messaging only disappoint product buyer, it don’t have threaded text messaging. So hopefully in the next month will have some revision they’ll built-in threaded text messaging so – because it’s the very key thing trying to keep up with the text messages that’s part of, that it’s more of instant messages, chat application rather than just as bunch of separate e-mails. Hopefully they’ll add that in the next revision because a lot of people will love to have it because there’s a lot of more texting nowadays than before.
Another cool thing is that now on this Mobile 6, it supports HTML e-mail so you can actually have the option which they’ll give you right here at the top to download HTML e-mail. They’ll give you an option if you want to download those pictures, if you don’t want to download you don’t have to but definitely it gives you the opportunity to kind of get the rich experience of the e-mail as it’s supposed to be seen on your mobile phone right as you would see in your desktop. You can tap scroll right here, or you can just put in the correction mode and it gives it to you just like that. So that’s pretty quickly the HTML e-mail application nothing meagerly too different just that one piece right there with HTML.
The next thing is programs, just click on programs and gets you at standard office. Get your wire mobile to click on and then tap, pretty fast. Excel mobile, these all have the 2007 icons on them because I did that one is mobile office sprint one update, which updated to these. And you get your Google maps here, it loads up really quickly refreshes really quickly. I have this on EVDO; I don’t have it on Wi-Fi. Actually, other Wi-Fi works sort of in a later review. And that’s pretty much the applications there.
The couple of things I’m going to definitely go over is the overall battery life. Overall battery life is pretty good, if you’re a heavy user you’re going to want to get yourself an extended battery because the battery just isn’t going to last here if you’re using a lot of Wi-Fi, you’re using e-mail and checking your phone constantly. If you’re sort of an average user, where you’re going to check e-mail here and there, you’re got to get here and there but you’re not going to be on the phone I believe, the standard battery will be good enough for you. Standard battery will give you about three to four days battery life, if you’re a heavy user it’s going to give you one to two so you going to want to get an extended battery. It comes with it back pack door, it’s different back door because the battery is a little bit thicker.
The Wi-Fi performance is really good, I’ve has used it on ton of different wireless networks and it runs pretty fast. It is the biggest battery drainer so you want to make sure if you’re not using Wi-Fi have the Wi-Fi shut off because if you don’t have a shut off you’re going to get a less than a few hours battery life because the Wi-Fi does drain the battery a lot. Overall, I would say I give this phone a thumbs up there. It has some great features with it, one of the great features is obviously the finally Windows Mobile 6 PDA on the Verizon wireless. They do have another Mobile Windows PDA that is the Motorola Q9M but it’s not pocket PC you don’t get the added touch screen with that so this is definitely good. The next positive we have bought at this originate upgradeable, definitely the memory and the processor is there, has a nice clean form factor to it and not so many pre-installed apps.
The cost would be, the premium cost is – it’s going to cost you about $500 to start off but there’s some rebates and discounts to some kind of soften the blow a little bit. No standard head phone jack, it just kind of sucks to have to kind of get an adaptor for it. The case on the power fold is whacked; just get yourself a new case it’s completely whacked. That’s the only few things that I’ve found disappointing about the phone but overall I had possibly experienced all and one of other thing is the camera. Camera works like it’s your standard 2 mega pixel camera on most phones, it’s okay. I won’t throw it away the little camera, it gives you a lot of options in this. Some of which go to the little camera but keep your good digital camera definitely use it only when you needed take quick few shots here and there.
As for this review, I give the thumbs up and on the device. And this is Bowman from BWone.com.