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Kyocera QCP 6035 Smartphone Next week Verizon Wireless is going to begin selling the Kyocera QCP 6035, a smartphone that runs the Palm OS, according to a Nando Times article. It will sell for $500 with a one-year service contract. Sprint PCS will also be selling it later.

The Kyocera QCP 6035 has a a smaller screen than the V series, probably about the same size as that on the m100 series. It is a bit thicker than a V, a touch longer, and heavier.

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I.M. Anonymous @ 3/2/2001 3:41:07 PM #
I think I will wait until the price drops, that would make me a "Smart Consumer", ;-)

men : don't forget to shave often

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/2/2001 4:52:35 PM #
I worry you have to be a women (but don't use too much cosmetics)
or if you're a man, you need to shave and a a neat skin if you don't want
to make rays on the screen !

RE: men : don't forget to shave often
porter @ 3/2/2001 7:03:33 PM #
Rather amusing... But the flip-down keypad covers all but the top couple of lines of the screen so it shouldn't really be a problem, unless you've got whiskers of steel. :)

Other Palm Phones?

joeberk @ 3/2/2001 4:56:07 PM #
What other Palm/Phones are on the way?

RE: Other Palm Phones?
joeberk @ 3/2/2001 4:57:57 PM #
OK, outside of Samsung. (Fridays....)

GSM Support ???

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/2/2001 8:15:17 PM #
Great - finally there was someone who was as smart as millon of useres...but is it GSM compatible?
GSM is the most spreaded digital mobile phone standard in the world (Europe, Australia, USA, Russia etc)
Is there anybody at KYOCERA as smart as.....?

RE: GSM Support ???
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/3/2001 1:34:21 AM #
It may be the most widely used, that does not make it the best. Far from it.

I would much rather have CDMA support on a phone than GSM, you get better features, superior service area and call quality.

GSM is a european based format, designed for small areas and crowded cities, and does not do very well in an environment other than that.

I would expect CDMA to gain in popularity,k and eventually become the new standard. They are pushing it in the USA, and they have started pushing it in australia and in singapore. Once they can get over the POC-Nokia stronghold in europe, than I would expect it to do very well there as well.

RE: GSM Support ???
ardiri @ 3/3/2001 4:10:56 AM #
I would much rather have CDMA support on a phone than GSM, you get better features, superior service area and call quality.

say what????

you obviously have not used a GSM phone!! I would not call "Australia" a densely populated country - very much far from it. "Sweden" has over 90% coverage, now - thats quite an area! when it comes to coverage, it is up to the operators.. not the phone.

when I visit USA, i show people my GSM phone, and what *I* can do with it - and they all pretty much end up saying "yeah, I wish GSM support was better here".

I travel quite a bit, and without GSM - I would be screwed. SMS is a great service, and is very cheap. I also like the ability to change my phone as I desire - not have a dependant number wired into my phone. if my phone gets run over, I get a new one.. swap the SIM card, and off I go - whats with bad service?

I await the GSM version of this, for now.. I will use my Nokia 8850/8890 to suit my needs as appropriate with getting a connection to my Palm(s).

// az

RE: GSM Support ???
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/3/2001 7:04:22 PM #
There is no time to argue - GSM is the best because most flexible standard, CDMA ? Try to use it in the 96 (!!!!) countries in the world using GSM.In almost all of them you stay reachable with your one and only number.And Internet access with a palm via IrDa is no problem at all
(the real reason we never needed a PALM VII...) because you can use any PALM with an GSM phone like a VII including Internet, WAP, SMS and Clipping.
There is a reason also for Motorola to introduce more and more Triband GSM mobiles...

RE:GSM Support??

PalmPlan @ 3/4/2001 5:05:24 AM #
You know what? GSM has got to be the most widely used system for mobile phones in the world today. You travel around the world & still manage to usethe phone.

RE: RE:GSM Support??
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2001 3:43:15 PM #
Yes... However, that Kyocera division that makes Palm smartphones was once a part of Qualcomm (the CDMA patent holder) not too long ago, and I doubt that much of the personnel and the attitude has changed... which forces me to believe that some other GSM handset manufacturer (such as Nokia?) have to license Palm OS.

Samsung do make GSM phones, but their native market, Korea, uses mostly CDMA...

Just my $.02.

Processor? Flash Upgradable?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/5/2001 5:44:32 PM #
Does anyone know which Dragonball processor this thing uses? Also, is the OS flash upgradable? I've looked on Kyocera's website, but these details are not listed anywhere.



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