I went to the Verizon store today, to check out the latests phones. There wasn't a single phone that did everything that I wanted. Here the list of features that I want in a phone:
- smart phone
- Voice dialing
- qwerty keyboard
- camera phone
- ability to install applications
- Google Mail application (I want to view my mail as it is see in the web interface, but the mobile web interface to google mail is pretty limited.)
- Google Maps
- Web browser
- Ability to sync calendar and contacts without a computer. (Maybe GooSync)
It would also be nice to have:
The closest thing that Verizon has is the XV6700. This is a pretty cool Windows Mobile phone that has a slide out keyboard. Unfortunately, GPS is not available on this phone. Also, Verizon doesn't offer their Verizon Navigator for thier smart phones (I wouldn't really want this, since they charge $10 a month.) I can use Google Maps on the phone, but I have to manually scroll the directions.
Also, I don't believe that you can install the Google Mail app that works with Google Apps on a Windows Mobile phone
The other phones that I am interested in are:
But, both of those would require me to switch cell provider. And I have been very happy with the call quality with Verizon, even though they gouge for the price of the service.