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Topic # 6827 25-Feb-2006 11:14
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What is the low down from users of this device?

I've read articles, but what about the actual users...What do you guys love and hate about it?
Whats been your experience to problems, telecoms reaction to them and general stuff with the Apache from telecom?

Cheers...

Looking for a reason to buy one.

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Reply # 29318 25-Feb-2006 11:42
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It works well for me, in general it's just like other Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, except that it's faster in terms of cellular data.

The size is ok when compared with the top-level option on UMTS, the i-mate Jasjar.

I have both and I am overall happy with the Apache.




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  Reply # 29330 25-Feb-2006 14:18

for what you get the size is very good, personal preference is important but if you are interested in the device and will use a range of its features or place high value on its more unique offerings then take the plunge

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Reply # 29361 25-Feb-2006 23:28
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I like mine, lots! The data speeds are one of the best things about it. Being an IT geek, the ability to use it as a portable high speed modem is awesome. Size is just about right, as is the keyboard.

The only issue i have noticed to date (and this has happened to my Apache and 2 of my work colleagues Apaches too) is that the stylus is a lot easier to lose than with other PDAs that I have owned in the past. It seems to slip out of its holder much more easily and thus 3 of us have lost at least one stylus each to date...

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  Reply # 29373 26-Feb-2006 14:58
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no complaints here. I use mine for email at work and surfing the net in my spare time (or waiting for installs and stuff at work). The keyboard makes txting and email really easy and I have just started using it for IM with MSN and its great for that too. The only issue I have had is it turning itself on and ringing the last person who called me. I think this happens if you get a txt or other notification - this turns the device on - and its in your pocket and the touch screen gets bumped. Only happened a couple of times so not really a big issue.




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  Reply # 29394 26-Feb-2006 21:43
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thank guys great replies.

How long is the battery lasting? Like if you were to leave it on standby or didn't use it much for a couple of days...is there enough charge in a battery to go a couple of days if you're away on holiday etc?

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  Reply # 29395 26-Feb-2006 21:45
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It comes with 2 batteries - better to have both charged just in case.

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  Reply # 29397 26-Feb-2006 21:59
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My battery lasts a weekend without any troubles under fairly moderate use. but then, it gets cradled first thing on Monday morning again so i don't really have a good feel for just how long it would last

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