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I have and use an i600. I love the phone and hate the holster. Don't want to mess with melting the Motorola i90 holster. I hope Samsung hears its customers' complaints.

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I have had the i600 since 11/17/03 and the only problem I have is the Caller ID (which I fixed with the Samsung patch) yesterday. It now works fine with only a number showing on the outside display (600 contact with an average of 3 numbers each).
I love this phone as is but would like to see how much better it is with smartphone 2003. I have many apps which have installed fine. I would like to see a better case or holster option available.
All in all it is the best personal device I have owned to date.

i600
256 SD Card
vinyl skins
minisync & AC plug
All-explorer SPE
eWallet
Loan Manager
Resco Photo Viewer
PocketTV
Smart Traffic
SP Task Manager EN
Connectedbits Weather
NotBad
Full Hand Casino
Snake2

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I got the i600, I've had it for about 3 or 4 Months.

I love it other than the times it acts likes Windows! I never thought I'd have to reboot my phone when it didn't work!

I like it more and more as each thing gets updated and works correctly!

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I have used the i600 since march 2004, love it so far. Like the simple games. the sync to Outlook is Kick A... Did have to hard reboot and it sync all the data back up. did not save the speed dials.

:idea: I have loaded Smartphone notes, Jeyo Personalizer, Pocket MiniGolf, and Kevtris. Would love to know when they will sync MS Money with the Smartphone software. Hell the have it for Pocket PC, can't be that hard.

the $44 per month is kind of steep for just using for email, the web stuff is just to slow right now.

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Have had the phone for about 6 months now. Have a 512MB card, loaded (and unloaded) a variety of software. Kept ALL-backup, Explorer 2003, Orneta calculator and Intelligolf.

Do email updates by using phone minutes without any additional fees. Seems to work and it is a lot cheaper than $44/month.

Am looking forward to SP2003.

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We purchased this phone for application research on Smartphone Platform. I like the form factor and the camera, the only thing as compared to GSM smartphone is these phone are Application locked, Does any one know of to unlock these phone to install uncertified application developed for research. I downloaded one for Mitac GSM smartphone. having a hard time to find for samsung i600, if any one has a copy let me know or point towards the site 8)

Kamran

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Welcome kaquil :D

Try this topic for more info and a link to the i600 patch.
http://www.modaco.co...ic.php?t=104581

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My i600 has a 256 MB SD card. Most of the programs are on the card, as well as pictures, MP3s, and back up files.

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Just got my i600 here in the "Nation's Capitol" and am now proceeding to get "smart". I am a long time Palm user (5 different units including the original "Pilot") and when my 6035 died a firey and spectacular death I decided to give the MS Smartphone platform a try. I only hope that I haven't made a $500 mistake...

I feel fortunate that I have a unit that is reporting the existence of a WK05 ROM and thus far have had no bugs to speak of although I am only just now moving forward with loading 3rd Party apps so we'll see how that goes...

At this point my App list is going to look something like this:

All-backup
Spacemaker lite
Resco Mobile Pack
-System Toys
-Explorer
-Photoviewer
eWallet
Power Tasks
Power Calendar
Multiplay 2002
Listpro
Lextionary
All-Calculator lite
Smartphone Notes
Smart DB Viewer
Echo VoiceRecorder
and a few games...
Video Poker SP
Video Blackjack SP
Snails
Cannons
FightHard
Rocket Elite Gold
Reversi
and the jury is still out on a MP3 Player so if anyone has suggestions in that category I am all ears...

I have a couple SD Cards to put my "crap" on 2, 512mb Lexar Highspeeds and 2, 128mb PNYs and I think I am going to invest in a 1gb card in the coming weeks.

Anyway that's my story and I'm stick'n to it...

-GH :roll:

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I have an i600 and love it too, can't wait for the 2003 upgrade, though. Would also like Bluetooth, but no need for another digital camera. Am getting an SD card tomorrow, then will get PocketTV installed.

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I like my i600.

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I really like my i600, I just with there were more freeware games for it. I've got the gameboy and nes emulators up and running, and those are quite enjoyable. Custom ringtones per contact would be great too, but none of the software I've seen does that on the i600 (or it's got horrible reviews). I've only got a 32mb card so my options at this point are limited. I'll invest in a bigger one eventually. I would really like that 2k3 update as much software is only compatible with 2k3. I would also love to see a functional remote control app, I don't buy the IR being too week to be functional. It's gotta work for at least a few feet.

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I am 2 days into my i600, and am just figuring it out. The wireless sync was easy to set up and works well. I am just not too sure I would have gotten it based on the issues I have discovered in the short time I have played around with it.

The fact that it doesn't sync with the lid closed, bothers me to no end, since I only wanted the device to stay connected while @ meetings, I can't see myself walking around with the lid open constantly.

When I bought the phone I thought "wow! how thoughtful...2 batteries"! little did I know, using this phone, I would need about 2 more to get through a regular day's use.

I haven't gotten into the software add ons yet, but reading here I am discovering that even the purchase of additional software is a bit of a risk as to wether it will work.

Luckily the feature I needed most works flawlessly, the syncing of my outlook contacts, which eliminates the need for a PDA, I will have to wait and see if the i600 is ultimately worth it for me.

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We have 3 i600's at our office. It has been basically what I expected as far a gripes. We previously used ipaq and at&t nokia phones. The unification to one device is nice but we ended up trading features. Verizon service is drasticly better than att here in LA. Before that we used Palm OS PDA's for years. Battery life on those was awesome, 2 AAA ran for months.

The only extra software I am using/evaluating currently is FoneDB from Syware.com. It is a bidirectional ODBC database program. You can do a link table from MS Access and sync/edit data in all directions. It supports most data types including a dial function. Basically it allows a multiphone multiuser custom db that you can dial from. I am hashing out some bugs with them and hopefully I will feel comfortable recommending it shortly. Their customer service is great.

My only other complaint with the i600 besides battery life is how sluggishly it responds sometimes.

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We have 3 i600's at our office. It has been basically what I expected as far a gripes. We previously used ipaq and at&t nokia phones. The unification to one device is nice but we ended up trading features. Verizon service is drasticly better than att here in LA. Before that we used Palm OS PDA's for years. Battery life on those was awesome, 2 AAA ran for months.

The only extra software I am using/evaluating currently is FoneDB from Syware.com. It is a bidirectional ODBC database program. You can do a link table from MS Access and sync/edit data in all directions. It supports most data types including a dial function. Basically it allows a multiphone multiuser custom db that you can dial from. I am hashing out some bugs with them and hopefully I will feel comfortable recommending it shortly. Their customer service is great.  

My only other complaint with the i600 besides battery life is how sluggishly it responds sometimes.


The new OS(2003) should help with the sluggish stuff.

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Purchased an i600 about two weeks ago. Immediately upgraded to 2003, works great.

Owned MPx200, sold it due to poor battery and terrible AT&T reception.

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I love my i600.

I have a 256 MB SD Card, I don't think Bluetooth is going to be any benefactor for me until I have more Bluetooth accessories, and for now I'm perfectly happy with the USB Dock. I would like to get the keyboard though, and I was thinking maybe a wi-fi adapter when it comes out, but really the only improvement is free and fast internet, which I really dont use often.

As you might have noticed, I hate Verizon (see below) :evil: , and that is my only drawback to having an i600. Sure, they've got great coverage and everything, but whenever something needs to be changed it's a huge pain in the ass.

Overall, I think the great phone cancels out the horrible service, and then some. I really love this phone and wouldn't trade it for another one, at least for the time being. And the 2003 upgrade is excellent, despite the initial problems of getting it to work (courtesy of Verizon).

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Love my i600...

HATE Verizon...

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I bought the phone I thought "wow! how thoughtful...2 batteries"! little did I know, using this phone, I would need about 2 more to get through a regular day's use.


That's wierd, I can leave mine on for days at a time. And the extended battery lasts way longer then I can use in one day.

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Love my i600...

HATE Verizon...

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I got my i600 in July, upgraded to Smartphone 2003 my second week, without any issues. Installed a 512Mb SD card, and am using Smartphone Find to search my 3000+ contact listings for information, great little piece of software. A few hic-ups here and there, but overall much happier than trying to carry a phone and a PDA. Had an issue with ActiveSync and had to reload it on the PC, lost any data since last update, which wasn't much, but things are better. Some trouble with 3-way calling, not sure what is going on, but I at least have all my contacts at hand, which is worth a little frustration. Using Verizon. Had the data service but it was too slow for browsing and don't seem to take advantage of wireless sync enough to pay for it, so I dropped that and just sync with my PC in the cradle. It doesn't seem to function as flawlessly as my old StarTac, as in picking up calls and ID stuff, but still happier with my i600 than alternative options. Hopefully the market will keep improving quickly so the phone does not wind up as unrealiable as a PC.

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I've had mine for about over a week now. It's a great phone. I have the unlimited data plan that I take advantage of for internet access and email.

For email, I sync with my Exchange 2003 server which gives me the option to get email as it arrives at the server like a BlackBerry. The web surfing isn't too bad if you go to sites that are optimized for it. And Thunderhawk is a great program that makes web surfing a bit quicker.

It is replacing an iPAQ 5450. The only thing I truly used it for was Internet and Outlook. So it was easy to move over to this device.

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