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  1. ahalvor's Avatar
    okay so we got a bunch in today and played with them. They will serve their purpose but they dont really hold a candle to the WX. The keyboard alone is reason to stay away...who the hell has fingers that tiny?
    10-10-2006 12:22 AM
  2. porcaccio's Avatar
    I actually found the keyboard more than usable. The keys are well placed and have good tactile feel, and I don't have small hands...

    IE renders quite faster than the Treo 700Wx and the Launcher on the Today screen replaces the Start button quite well. I'm not enamored with the phone in any way shape or form, but I can say that there is a good reason why there are a number of loyal followers.

    That said, Palm's UI tweaks do make the Treo the one to beat....
    10-10-2006 12:30 AM
  3. KStewart's Avatar
    I finally got my hands on the i830 and even though I like it, I am not ready to let go of my Treo. I just can't get used to the slide-n-hide. Other than that I really liked the device.
    10-16-2006 02:02 AM
  4. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    It keeps sliding down when I am talking.
    That's weird. What in the world are you doing to it when you're talking? How are you holding it?

    I've never read about anyone having this type of problem with it.


    The keyboard alone is reason to stay away...who the hell has fingers that tiny?
    Oh come on. The keyboard isn't that tiny. It's almost the same size as the Treo's. The keyboard is more like the 650's though.


    I finally got my hands on the i830 and even though I like it, I am not ready to let go of my Treo. I just can't get used to the slide-n-hide. Other than that I really liked the device.
    If you've never used a slider before, it does take some getting used to. However, this is the first smartphone I've had where I feel that I can go without a case. It's that solidly built (even with the slider mechanism). All I need with it is a pouch to carry it with me since my pockets are always full.

    Bluetooth voice dialing is nice as well.
    10-16-2006 02:13 AM
  5. ahalvor's Avatar

    Oh come on. The keyboard isn't that tiny. It's almost the same size as the Treo's. The keyboard is more like the 650's though.
    you are talking out of your *** I have 5 of them in front of me...the keyboard reminds me of the old motorola two ways
    10-16-2006 02:14 AM
  6. KStewart's Avatar




    If you've never used a slider before, it does take some getting used to. However, this is the first smartphone I've had where I feel that I can go without a case. It's that solidly built (even with the slider mechanism). All I need with it is a pouch to carry it with me since my pockets are always full.

    Bluetooth voice dialing is nice as well.
    I have said it before...Samsung's are constructed real well. I have had two Samsung flip phones that I beat the hell out of and I couldn't put them down. You can look at the design and see that the i830 is well constructed.
    10-16-2006 02:24 AM
  7. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    you are talking out of your *** I have 5 of them in front of me...the keyboard reminds me of the old motorola two ways
    You must have some very large hands then. I can type on it as comfortably as I could with the Treos.
    10-16-2006 02:30 AM
  8. KStewart's Avatar
    You must have some very large hands then. I can type on it as comfortably as I could with the Treos.
    I second that. I seemed to type well on it...i just don't like the slide deal thats all. I also have big hands but skinny fingers...I have piano fingers or hands. Now, if you have soup can fingers...that could be a problem.
    10-16-2006 02:37 AM
  9. oalvarez's Avatar
    If you've never used a slider before, it does take some getting used to. However, this is the first smartphone I've had where I feel that I can go without a case. It's that solidly built (even with the slider mechanism). All I need with it is a pouch to carry it with me since my pockets are always full.
    could you really carry it in pocket if they weren't full? the i830 looks even more thick than a treo. how heavy is it?
    10-16-2006 06:47 AM
  10. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    could you really carry it in pocket if they weren't full? the i830 looks even more thick than a treo. how heavy is it?
    DIMENSIONS:
    i830: 4.49" x 2.28" x 0.97" (114 x 58 x 25 mm)
    Treo: 4.40" x 2.30" x 0.90" (112 x 58 x 23 mm)

    WEIGHT:
    i830: 6.44 oz (183 g)
    Treo: 6.00 oz (170 g)
    10-16-2006 07:32 AM
  11. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    could you really carry it in pocket if they weren't full? the i830 looks even more thick than a treo. how heavy is it?
    Yes you could. With the keyboard slid up and out of the way, it is pretty much the same size as a Treo 700.
    10-16-2006 10:16 AM
  12. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    I just noticed today after playing with my IP-830W and my Discovery 655... When you have a bluetooth headset paired with the IP-830W, changing the volume on the IP-830W also works for the headset! I had my Discovery 655 on max volume using its own volume buttons. Then I highered the volume on my IP-830W and the volume went even higher on my 655.

    Also, I bought the i730 cradle from Verizon's website. It works perfectly with the Sprint IP-830W. I must say, this cradle is the sexiest cradle I have ever seen for a PDA. :p
    10-25-2006 03:17 AM
  13. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    Just found something really cool today. Put my Discovery 655 on and pulled up Windows Media Player. Played some MP3's and they played flawlessly through the headset! No hacks required!
    10-28-2006 05:00 PM
  14. Big Tone's Avatar
    Oooh! :D I hope to have this phone in the next 30 days. Just started a new job this month, so I have to get a few more important things back on track first. I think you just pushed the i830w over the top!
    10-28-2006 11:41 PM
  15. KStewart's Avatar
    Oooh! :D I hope to have this phone in the next 30 days. Just started a new job this month, so I have to get a few more important things back on track first. I think you just pushed the i830w over the top!
    Congrats on the new gig Big Tone...:thumbsup: When you get it...keep us posted and give us your opinion on the device.
    10-29-2006 01:53 AM
  16. dangottreo's Avatar
    when is the ETA on the verizon version? and how much better is it than the current i730?
    10-29-2006 11:59 AM
  17. IsLNdbOi's Avatar
    Verizon has one already. It's called the i830 though, not IP-830W.
    10-29-2006 12:23 PM
  18. Big Tone's Avatar
    Congrats on the new gig Big Tone...:thumbsup: When you get it...keep us posted and give us your opinion on the device.
    Thanks. :) I'll be sure to keep you posted on the phone when I get it. I'm really excited. My only regret is I didn't spend as much time researching the 700p as I am the i830w, otherwise I wouldn't have bought the 700p! If I can get about $400 for my phone with accessories I might go ahead and sell it now. I want this phone BAD!:o
    10-29-2006 02:32 PM
  19. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    when is the ETA on the verizon version? and how much better is it than the current i730?
    The SCH-i830 has been available from Verizon since last March. It is essentially the same phone as the i730 but the i730's wi-fi is traded for the i830's GSM radio. There are also a couple of minor software additions on the i830 (like the world time utility), but in general, they're nearly the same phone.
    10-29-2006 06:06 PM
  20. Big Tone's Avatar
    So, can you access BES with the i830?
    11-04-2006 09:57 AM
  21. rshaan's Avatar
    I just bought one but i'm scared to keep it - can you use other network's sim cards, or only sprints? Is it unlocked GSM?
    11-04-2006 12:27 PM
  22. dangottreo's Avatar
    I called verizon last week to just "inquire" about this phone and they have been hounding me to sell it to me, not only did I get a phone call but I got a follow letter in the mail asking me to call them to resolve the phone inquiry matter. maybe I can haggle them for a low price. lol
    11-04-2006 01:34 PM
  23. Big Tone's Avatar
    I just bought one but i'm scared to keep it - can you use other network's sim cards, or only sprints? Is it unlocked GSM?
    It's international GSM only, but I read that it is unlocked to be used with other networks overseas.

    But, I still need to know if you can access Blackberry Enterprise Server with it? My guess is no, I was just wondering.
    11-04-2006 03:39 PM
  24. Big Tone's Avatar
    Just bought mine off of eBay! I'll hopefully have it before the end of the week :) I may finally be able to say goodbye to Palm!
    11-14-2006 07:45 PM
  25. hannip's Avatar
    Are there any Sprint i830w users that have tried the Palm Messaging app yet?

    I'm curious to find out if the mms support in the Palm Messaging works on this device.

    (Warning: if you plan to install the beta version of the Palm Messaging app from ppcgeeks.com do not perform the manual steps of copying over the rom files to \Windows since they are only for pre-AKU2.3 devices. Just run the cab, soft reset and you are done).
    11-15-2006 06:04 AM
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