Here it is - my favorite WM6 device of this year (so far): the HTC Vox/S710. Check out the unboxing video below. After the jump, answers to the questions submitted over the weekend (opens in new tab).
In case you're wondering, here's the rundown on the specs:
- Windows Mobile 6 Standard
- TI OMAP 201 MHz Processor
- 128 MB ROM (about 50 MB User accessible), 64MB RAM (again, about 50 MB of Program Memory)
- 101.5 mm x 50 mm x 17.5 mm / 120g
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band
- WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
- 2 megapixel camera
- Around 7 hours talk-time
On to the Q&A. If you have more questions, post 'em below!
It does indeed have WiFi, which is a relief as the s710 only has EDGE for wireless data otherwise.
Sadly, no idea on carriers or release dates. I strongly suspect that T-Mobile will get it, though, as it looks like an excellent SDA replacement. I'll put up a bevy of comparison shots in the next day or two.
The lack of 3G is a pity (and a big one), but at least there's WiFi to lessen the blow.
101.5 mm x 50 mm x 17.5 mm. Basically, it feels like your standard feature phone these days. As you can see in the video, it's smaller than the T-Mobile SDA, so it's pretty hand-friendly.
No touchscreen, as it's Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition (aka non-touchscreen edition). Since it's WM6, you can indeed edit office documents, though creating new ones requires a little hack (opens in new tab). Let's not talk too much about how much we paid - it's an import right now so it won't feel good to mention it. ;)
This phone looks great, thanks for the video!
But what's the deal with the even cooler S730/Wings that's supposed to come out in July (per http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=728)?? Will they really make the Vox outdated so quickly? Seems to make no sense...
Hi Yuri -
The deal is that they're actually two different types of phones. The Wing is a WM Pro with a touchscreen that's a touch larger than this one, while this s710 is the standard, non-touchscreen version. different strokes for different folks.http://wmexperts.com
There seem to be two upcoming devices associated with the name 'Wing(s)'. Please see:
I'm referring to #1, which is clearly a 'Standard' device (and is very similar to the Vox), while you are maybe referring to #2, which is indeed Pro.
Ah, I see. Looks like that S730 is the same as the S710, but adds more GSM bands, 3G speeds, and a 2nd camera. I suspect that the S730 won't make its way the US, actually. Looks like it's designed for the European market.http://wmexperts.com
Yes, and don't forget:
- A GPS
- Twice faster CPU
- 20 grams *less* than the Vox (with same size screen)
It really has everything, and it all seems a little too good to be true for something that's supposed to be out in July. But man, I want one! :)
The lack of 3G is really inexcusable at this point in time for a device like this. WiFi does not lessen the "blow" since WiFi is not ubiquitous.
From what I can see, the space bar (or lack thereof) is really a sticking point with regards to the Vox's keyboard.
I think that wifi does lessen the blow because it's a form of hi-speed wireless, just a lot more limited than 3G. Of course, there are those that will take wifi over 3G and vice versa. I'm the latter.
Interesting device, but I think I'll be sticking with my BlackJack/Treo 750 combo for now.
fantastic device, nice video. just ordered one.
the main feature from 3G is to reduce the battery life by 30%.
email and IM is fine over GPRS/EDGE and browsing is always painful long term for small devices (yeah. admit it. use it for 1 week then never again - only a laptop will do).
the difference between edge and 3G is minimal (although hdspa/3.5g is worth having).
I think the cost is reasonable. The S630 is coming out with 3G but it will be around £100/$200 more and its not worth it.
The official HTC specs on the Vox say that it can view office documents and PDF files, yet I have seen a couple of reviews saying that you can, in fact, edit Word and Excel. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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