Friday, February 18, 2005

SMT5600 is more like a PC than a phone

One of the things I like about the Audiovox is that it isnt just a black box like most all phones. What do I mean by that? Well, let me explain...
Most cell phones are just an appliance. They make and receive calls best and manage to do a few other things like check POP mail or browse WAP sites. Even in today's world of camera phones and the like, the expandability and customization of most phones is really limited. Sure, on my 3650, I can decide if I want the background to be blue or green, but on the Smart Phone platform, expandabitity is limited only by developers imagination.
Now I know there are SDK's available for Symbian and lots of phones can run Java apps, but they are nothing like the apps that can be developed for the Windows mobile platform. I am not a crazed Microsoft supporter, but I am all for using what works best and in my opinion, MS has got this space nailed! Out of the box, I can sync easily with my PC, listen to MP3 files, surf the internet (with a fairly good browser), pull down email at regular intervals, chat with friends, personalize my phone until the cores come home, and much more!
In summary, I am one of those people who won't run a device the way it came out of the box and I have been pleased with the flexibility of the Audiovox!

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