jump to navigation

PPC 6800… the Mogul is Here!!! I think I’m in love…again! July 22, 2007

Posted by Tell it like it TI is! in htc mogul, mogul, PPC 6700, PPC 6800, qwerty keyboard, smartphone, Sprint.
13 comments

OK PTIers, I admit.  I hated the look of the PPC 6700 when Fast Follower first got his.  I was a diehard Treo user from the days of the Treo 300.   In fact, here are my exact commets from over a year ago……

“The problem that I have with the 6700. It is ugly. I don’t want to take it out in public, its so ugly. It looks like a thick ice cream bar! Let’s face it…a car can have all the horsepower and interior features, but if it doesn’t look good on the outside, you don’t want it. Let’s face it part of being on the leading edge is being and looking good! I like the 6700 behind closed doors, but I can’t be seen on a date with it!”

But as I got to know the 6700, I grew to love its functionality.  At the time there was no phone with Wifi, touchscreen, Slingboxability, etc.  I turned in my 700wx and have never looked back.  

However, the other day I was in the Sprint store with my daughter, and I saw it out of the corner of my eye.  I tried not to look.  I told myself that I was there to get my daughter’s phone fixed and not to purchase a new device.  I told myself that I needed all of my extra cash for our upcoming family vacation.  But I couldn’t resist.  There it was the PPC  6800, the HTC Mogul.  I saw some early versions of the 6800 at the CES show last year, but there have been some refinements since then.  Simply put…  after the makeover, the device looks good!!!

I was quickly reminded of the lyrics from the 1981 hit by Slave……

But I’m Lookin’ At You From The Corner Of My Eye
I Can See You Now, You’re Steppin’ So High And I’m ….

Love At First Sight, Ooh, Baby, You’re Blowin’ My Mind
I Just Got To Let You Know, Energy Flowin’ I Said It Feels So Good
I Gotta Tell You My Name Is “Tell It Like It Is”, What’s Yours, Baby, Whoa !!!!

PTIers, I gotta tell you, I am not ready for a new device quite yet, but I gotta get the Mogul.  I am going to resist, but I already know that I can’t fight this one.  I will have one within the next 60 days.

Here is a comprehensive write up on the unit…. http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/HTC-Mogul.htm

Does anyone have one?  Is there anything the thing doesn’t do?  I don’t know much about the new Qualcomm CPU, but maybe this is what Windows Mobile 6 needed to get rid of the slight sluggishness that exists in the 6700.  In the review above, the thing has all of the stars filled in!!!  

PTIers, let me hear from you.  

 Ipod vs. Mogul

PPC 6700… My Smartphone just got Smarter. The 6700 could possibly be the smartest! January 29, 2007

Posted by Tell it like it TI is! in PPC 6700, smartphone, Uncategorized.
29 comments

For those of you that have read my previous posts, you know that I have not always been a fan of the 6700.  This was due mainly to the design (which I admit is not the coolest), but when it comes to functionality, meeting all of the challenges, and simply delivering, it just can’t be beat!  This phone is like the Tiger Woods of Smartphones!  Some come close, but I have not seen (or heard) of any device that has as much game as the 6700!  PTIers let me know if you agree or disagree, but is there another phone out there that;

  1. Runs WM5
  2. Has a touchscreen
  3. Has WIFI capabilities
  4. Has a large enough screen to run Slingbox, CoPilot Navigation, and other apps..
  5. Has a full keyboard and 5 other input methods
  6. Has the simplest adapter configuration (simple, non-proprietery adapters)
  7. Expansion slot
  8. Bluetooth capable

All in one package!  Let me know what else is out there that packs all of these features.   I am willing to listen, but, until now, I haven’t seen it.   Just like Tiger… a lot have come close, but none can quite deliver!  This is what makes Tiger so good.  He has the total package and is not very weak in any aspect of his game!  

 The PPC 6700 has stepped up to every challenge that I have put before it, and has not let me down yet!  If you think there is another device out there with as much game as the PPC 6700, you gotta let me know!

 I will always…. Tell it Like it IS!