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Topic # 17716 8-Dec-2007 13:58
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Hey there,

I've been reading about the touch from the other threads and it seems to be good, however the lack of wifi and a physical keyboard doesn't seem too good.
Apparently the boss is chunky, and i haven't seen someone reccommend it yet.
The touch appears to be very good however no wifi is pretty major.
The titan does all of this, but runs the old WM5 - will there be an update?

Any thoughts on this?

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  Reply # 98894 8-Dec-2007 14:37
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For me, I've had the Apache, Treo 700wx, and the Okta Touch (currently own)

I've also played with the Titan, and boss.

In my personal opinion, the wifi functionality on the devices is overrated. Often you spent too much time finding a hotspot, joining it, logging in through the portal and then connecting - only to find that its ripping into your battery.

However in saying that - wifi is decent if you've got specific uses for it. For instance connecting at home or at your workplace for tasks that involve being connected for significant amounts of time without moving out of range. For most other purposes, I find that CDMA EVDO is on par in speed/performance and coverage (excellent performance in main centres and better than average performance in rural areas) - and unless you are transferring a significantly large amount of information, its well worth it.

Boss was a nice phone, as a phone. However some functions particularly email is quite 'different' and so is using the keyboard. Rather expensive too (would almost go to an agent)

Titan - if you after a full size PDA-phone with wifi - go for that.

Touch - extremely nice phone, has converted a lot of the moderators on geekzone. You don't miss the keyboard at all. My only concern is how the predictive text sometimes does and doesn't engage when it comes to names, urls etc. Price is excellent for the experience it delivers





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  Reply # 98902 8-Dec-2007 15:52
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Everyone is different and what suits one person doesnt not suit another. I agree with Cokemaster and beleive that WiFi is not the end all and be all for a device, sure it is convientent to have however with good EVDO it really is not nessacary. Titan is great all round however I feel it is over priced and though it is small it seems huge comapred to the boss and touch. The boss I think is under rated however the qwerty keyboard really lets it down, it feels cheap and is not nice to use also they letters are slightly offset and a real pain, Lastly the touch, You really do get use to the touchflo keyboard on the touch and the size and form factor are a big plus. For reference I have all three plus the treo and tend to prefer the touch. Overall $ for $ and functionality go for the touch

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 98906 8-Dec-2007 16:15
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eXDee: Hey there,

I've been reading about the touch from the other threads and it seems to be good, however the lack of wifi and a physical keyboard doesn't seem too good.
Apparently the boss is chunky, and i haven't seen someone reccommend it yet.
The touch appears to be very good however no wifi is pretty major.
The titan does all of this, but runs the old WM5 - will there be an update?

Any thoughts on this?

Have had a Clio > Falcon > Harrier > Apache > Treo700 > Titan > Touch

Touch wins hands down.

Boss is chunky and just a bit yuk, no touch screen, and the slightly limited Windows Mobile Standard ("Smartphone") vs. the Touch's Windows Mobile Professional ("Pocket PC").

The Titan is great. I hear there may be an official WM6 rom coming, but thats certainly not been said through any official channels - just rumour outside the telco.

I know several people with WM6 on the Titan, and have experienced loading and running this on one as well. It loads very easily, and runs extremely well. If you decide you want to go back to your completely legal WM5, that can be done very easily as well.

No keyboard does suck, BUT considering the Titan is still in the house, and I could switch back anytime I want, that speaks volumes about well I cope with it. HTC's own onscreen keyboard and phone keypad are VERY well thought out, and I almost never use my stylus.

No WiFi is a bummer if you have no data plan. No problem with a 200MB/1GB data plan.

I have seen exactly ZERO Bosses in the wild (outside a shop) - loads of Touches and Titans.

Titan is best for lots and lots of typing, and if you dont mind the bigger unit.

Touch is best for all round phone/pda and nice size (have you held one - if not, that should convert you instantly)

Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch... Buy a Touch...



(P.S. I am 6foot7 with big, but not huge hands, so thats perhaps a little bit of an exaggeration of its small size...)







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