I’ve had my Verizon XV6700
phone for half a year now, and I’m still generally happy with the experience.
Using it as a broadband modem
has been great, and I love having it as a mini-broadband browser with a
keyboard, as well. Still, the hardest adjustment has been not having a dedicated
keypad. Firing up an on-screen keypad just isn’t the same as pushing number
buttons. The HTC Libra might fix that.
HTC Libra To Support
EVDO Rev. A over at Phone Scoop may offer my solution (and Techmeme
links to some
related articles). It looks like basically the same phone, with both a keypad
and a slideout keyboard Can’t wait! Let’s just hope they speed up Windows
Over in the UK, I’m still with my
SPV C500, but Orange is
supposed to be rolling out the SPC C700 (the
same phone but with 3G broadband. I use my phone so rarely in the UK that not
having a keyboard is less crucial — but faster web access would be great.
Postscript: Technically, a reader tells me the phone is a Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, rather than a SmartPhone.