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    I keep reading reviews for the 680 that say it falls short for "power business users" - while we all recognize that the 680 is an incremental upgrade to the 650, why is it considered falling short for power users? Isn't the 650 used by lots of "power users"?

    Why the shortage of love from the press for this one?
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    good question. i was wondering the same thing.

    you can send and receive emails.
    you can edit office documents.
    you can surf the web.
    and heck you can make phone calls.

    what is not business about the 680.

    the price?
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    It seems to be the greatest criticism is the battery life.

    SO would you be able to WORK with a phone that may have questoinable/erratic battery life?
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    IMHO, they're trying to expand the pie. I don't think besides the camera and 3G, there's ANYTHING that's significantly worse than the competition (from my readings... I get my Crimson on Monday). But if Joe Consumer reads "this is great for business users", if he ever notices it at the Cingular store, or is web-surfing, he might just skip right past it, and never notice how TOTALLY COOL it is...

    Of course, the Treo dorks among us know differently... it's a great phone, better in significant ways than the business-marketed 650 (except that darn LED thing... which has a whole amusing thread dedicated to it). But Jill Consumer will only know the MP3 playing/email checking/game playing phone is meant for consumers, so may actually fondle it long enough to fall in love...
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    if in fact the battery life is as poor as some state it is not best suited for real business needs (especially while on travel).
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    yep...seems power business users actually need extremely portable and light laptops but they're not making them that small yet so the 650 will have to do ...680 battery too weak for that atm...
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    Then why not upgrade to the 700P (unless you need a certain provider)?
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    Or just wait for a longer lasting battery...
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by bruckwine View Post
    yep...seems power business users actually need extremely portable and light laptops but they're not making them that small yet so the 650 will have to do ...680 battery too weak for that atm...
    thats why you are now able to switch batteries on the fly.

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