Comments on: Kyocera QCP 6035 Smartphone Review

One of the most anticipated new Palm models of this year came out a few weeks ago with little fanfare: the hybrid Palm and mobile phone from Kyocera. It is now being sold by Verizon and will soon be available from Sprint. One of our readers bought one recently and was kind enough to send us this review.
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Big, lousy design

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 10:01:09 AM #
It's bigger than Visorphone. and what that numeric pad are for? Hello?

RE: Big, lousy design
PFloyd @ 3/16/2001 10:10:16 AM #
Sure. It's a bigger than my StarTac too. But smaller than my Palm (or a M105) and my StarTac combined. More importantly the single device does more, and more easily, than the two devices. From a Handspring point of view the Kyocera is like a Prism Deluxe and a VisorPhone but with more features and possibly better integration. I'd like to know if the Kyocera has accessable Flash.
Have you seen the picture of a VisorPhone on an Edge? That looks lousy.
The numeric pad is for entering numbers manualy. ;-)

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RE: Big, lousy design
Ed @ 3/16/2001 10:23:43 AM #
Yeah, if you forget to attach the Visor to it. Otherwise not.

The Visor Deluxe is 4.8" x 3.0" x 0.7" and weighs 5.4 oz before you attach the VisorPhone to it. I can't make an exact measurement but the Visor phone sticks about an inch out of the top of the Visor and adds about a half inch to the depth. The VisorPhone weighs 2.9 oz so together they weight 8.3 oz. The Visor Deluxe costs $200 and the VisorPhone $300.

The 6035 is 5.59" x 2.60" x 0.86" and weighs 7.35 ounces. So it seems to me the 6035 is about the same height, thinner, less deep, weighs less, and costs the same as the Visor Deluxe/VisorPhone combo.

Also, I like the keypad. I never touch the screen of my Palm with my finger; there's too much risk of the screen getting scratched and oily fingerprints are a given.

Palm Infocenter

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 5:59:20 PM #
Here is the comparison to make: I lined up my StarTac, my palm V and Omnisky modem. I compared it to the Smart Phone, which does everything that these three peices of equipment do. The StarTac, palm V and Omnisky modem is the big, lousy design. They take up more space, cost more, are much less convenient and I am saving the $45.00 monthly charge for Omnisky. Knowledge is power!

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 6:06:08 PM #
Yeah. I can really picture myself in a business suit amongst business folks, and then breaking out a Visor to make a phone call. Talk about feeling like a doofus.

The Kyocera smart phone fits right in. This time, they got it right.

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 7:07:30 PM #
Don't forget, the Visorphone supports GSM networks ONLY. So if you're in Europe or Asia - Great. However, here in the States, I'd rather have a more compatible (Tri-mode) Kyocera smartphone.

- Du

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 8:59:08 PM #
How about the Samsung due this summer? It looks nice to me. No real details though.

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 9:52:12 PM #
I have been using the Kyocera Smartphone since Monday of this week. Anyone who thinks that this phone is either big or lousy is an idiot. The sum of the parts is definitely greater...Whether or not Samsung (who I think is an excellent company) develops another integrated palm/phone, I doubt anyone would be unhappy with the decision to buy this device. Also, why would anyone think that paying $499 for the combination of a Palm Vx and a trimode phone with an integrated speakerphone, voice recognition, voice memo and outstanding reception as well as all of the integration between the Palm and phone is expensive is beyond me. If you think that $499 is too much for the Kyocera Smartphone, then you need to stop flipping burgers at McDonalds.

RE: Big, lousy design
bcombee @ 3/17/2001 3:03:53 AM #
The current VisorPhone only does GSM 1900, which is useless outside the US. Handspring has said they would have a dual-band or tri-band VisorPhone later this year which would be able to road internationally (other countries use GSM on 900 and 1800 MHz bands)

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/18/2001 12:28:10 AM #
Someone wrote:
The current VisorPhone only does GSM 1900, which is useless outside the US.
Handspring has said they would have a dual-band or tri-band VisorPhone later this year which would be able to road internationally (other countries use GSM on 900 and 1800 MHz bands)
In North America GSM is only good in some large cities. If you travel at all you need analog access and Handspring does not offer it so as far as I am concerned it's useless.

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/11/2001 10:09:16 AM #
Talk about a great deal, I just found out that you can get YadaYada service for the Smartphone for free. They are giving away their applications, which are way better than OmniSky's, at for the device. Check it out!

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/26/2001 2:31:11 PM #
I read a review of the Samsung phone at TechTV (,23008,3319048,00.html) and here's the cons of the Samsung phone:

"The prototype we looked at did have some issues that need to be worked out. We found the display to be dull and washed out, so it didn't show colors as well as you would expect. The display also showed dark vertical bands, which can be reduced by adjusting the brightness. Even at maximum brightness, the bands were visible, but not as pronounced. We also noticed that the stylus sleeve didn't hold the stylus very well. We lost the stylus within minutes of receiving the phone because it was too loose. Again, we expect Samsung will address these problems in production units."

Hmmm... I wonder if I should return my Kyocera... nah!!!

Another reason why I chose the Kyocera over the Samsung was because if I'm in a dark alley or something and I need to answer the phone, I'd rather use a Kyocera because it looks like a regular phone when the lid is closed,... whereas the Samsung's revealing, backlit Palm screen says "steal me" all over it... (I live in LA)
Sad but true: it's the type of world we live in.

RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/16/2001 11:40:24 AM #
Well...having the keypad does avoid certain draw backs like...ummm...well...crashing your car as you look at and aim for the non tactile on screen buttons for one!

I have had both the Samsung and the kyo and for me the choice is simple. The Samsung simply misses the mark. And the voice dial is not an error free solution.


RE: Big, lousy design
I.M. Anonymous @ 1/19/2002 11:45:16 AM #
If you want to see some big lousy design, you should have watched me before buying this phone. I'd be shoving my shouldler into the side of my head to hold a little tiny cellphone next to my ear. At the same time, I'd be looking up info on my Palm M105 to read to someone on the phone.

With this phone, I put it on the speakerphone mode, and hold it in my left hand, and do the stylus with my right hand. My neck and shoulder are much more relaxed than they used to be.

A few quick questions for the reviewer...

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 11:18:03 AM #
Just a few questions :-)
Is the backlight the "old style" like the sony clie is (background is lit rather than the text)?

Have you tried syncing it with the Palm Mac desktop software instead of using Virtual PC?


RE: Yes, I used the Mac version of PalmDesktop
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 12:43:31 PM #
Once I found out that the Kyocera Desktop application was just a rebranded Palm Desktop, I switched to using the Mac version of PalmDesktop.
It worked without any problems at all.

I don't remember how the Clie backlighting looks but as I said it seems to be the hardware equivalent of the m105.

RE: A few quick questions for the reviewer...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 1:18:10 PM #
Great news on the Mac desktop software...

When you turn the backlight on, do the letters on the screen glow, or does the background glow leaving the letters black?

RE: A few quick questions for the reviewer...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 2:37:34 PM #
The letters glow, not the background.

RE: A few quick questions for the reviewer...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 5:53:47 PM #
It lights up like a Palm V, except a little brighter. I use this phone with Mac desktop software on the Mac. Excellent.

RE: A few quick questions for the reviewer...
I.M. Anonymous @ 7/14/2001 6:15:05 PM #
I'd like to know if anyone has been able to sync the QCP 6035 with a titanium G4 or a Mac with USB port

More questions

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 2:07:26 PM #
Can you tell me more about the monthly rate that you pay? I'm a little skeptical that getting this phone with even the minimum monthly rate would come with unlimited internet access. That would seem too good to be true. Traditionally, Verizon has offered web access for an additional $7/month and that plan uses your minutes. They recently announced a new system which allows for unlimited internet access for Palm and PPC devices for $25/month. If you're telling me that you're just paying for a voice plan and are getting unlimited internet access on top of that for free, I'll probably have to go out and get one of these.

Speaking of internet access, how long does it take to connect?

Thanks for the review.


RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 3:05:36 PM #
I live in Michigan (not in the North East Corridor that the reviewer mentioned) and the web access goes against my minutes. Aparently if you live between Boston and Washington D.C. it does not go against your minutes. I DO NOT need to sign up for verison's web access. According to my sales rep that $7/month web access is only for web enabled phones (using WAP). With the Kyocera smartphone you only need a voice plan to access the internet. I LOVE IT!

btw. It takes me about 10/15 seconds to establish a connection

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 3:51:46 PM #
Ditto the DC area. Data calls go against your regular monthly plan, but there is no more $7 surcharge with the 6035

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 5:55:44 PM #
here's the story. You get a phone that you can access any web page for only the cost of the minutes and do so wirelessly. You don't ever want to do major surfing on this type of unit; it's just nice to know that you can if you ever needed it. And the email is just what you would expect.

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 6:03:54 PM #
Remember this - You do not need to use Verizon's portal service to access the web. So it only costs you the minutes.

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 9:24:59 PM #
OK. Please clarify. You don't need to spend the $7/month fee because this is only for WAP, correct? You do still need to have your own ISP though, right? I ask this because I have a cable modem, so this would mean that I would still need to pay extra for an ISP. Speaking of which, what's a good ISP (low cost, good connections, etc.) for this purpose? Thanks,


Responses to several issues
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/25/2001 5:11:35 PM #
From my understanding, the $6.95/month is for WAP access, which isn't what you use (or want) for the Smartphone. Real internet access uses airtime minutes. You don't need to use another ISP -- Verizon is the ISP, and they provide email services, etc.

The Mobile IP service is CDPD (i.e. just like OmniSky), for a flat rate. Unfortunately, this isn't the data service used by the SmartPhone. As far as I can tell, the SmartPhone establishes a PPP-like connection to Verizon as an ISP. I don't know that it's PPP, specifically, but you very clearly establish a data connection which persists (and you can't receive or make voice calls) until you disconnect. This is very different from the CDPD connections OmniSky uses, which appear to disconnect and reconnect for each web hit (which is slower, but frees up the connection for some other user, I'd guess). You get charged for all of the time during which you have a connection. This is a bit dangerous, since it's not all that obvious that you have a data connection. You can establish a data connection, then switch to a Palm app, for example, and still get charged for being connected until you either remember to disconnect or the connection times out. You can set Eudora (the mail client) to automatically disconnect when done, which helps.

The Verizon salesperson I worked with was amazingly knowledgeable about the Smartphone. I suspect that it was because the store was in Wall Street, but she even knew a lot of interesting history about the deal between Qualcomm and Kyocera that produced the phone.

As for how the device acts when the flip is up or down, it's actually pretty cool. The phone has two modes that you switch between.

1) When the flip is up the device acts like a phone. You use rubber buttons to dial, and only the upper half of the display is visible, and you don't use the touch screen. You basically interact with it like a cell phone -- select menu items with the wheel, enter letters by pressing digits repeatedly, send and hang up buttons, and so on. There are four buttons on the bottom of the flip that coorespond to the regular palm buttons (in fact, they are rubber buttons that just stick through and press the Palm buttons) that are: find, silence, messages, and speakerphone.

2) When the flip is down, it's a Palm with some phone integration (e.g. tap a phone number in the address book to dial it).

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/10/2001 7:55:47 PM #
In the Mid-West area (Southeastern WI), you do NOT need to sign up for the "Mobile Web" package ($7/month). Data calls DO count against your airtime, and if you use Verizon's direct Internet connection (#777), not only do you get a faster connect time (3-5 seconds), but it is much faster. You CAN use your own ISP if you want, as well as dial into a corporate LAN (to sync with your desktop, if you have the ability), however it will take about 15 seconds to negotiate the connection.

Great Phone, love the web-clipping apps!

RE: More questions
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/11/2001 10:11:36 AM #
Talk about a great deal, I just found out that you can get YadaYada service for the Smartphone for free. They are giving away their applications, which are way better than OmniSky's, at for the device. Check it out!

pqa's on the Smartphone

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 3:01:20 PM #
I also got a smartphone this past week - love it overall but the small screen size, particularly in dim light, definitely takes getting used to...

Have you loaded any Palm VII pqa web clipping apps yet and tried them? So far, I have not been able to get them to connect - always get a "serial" error...


I have successfully used the following...
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 6:52:43 PM #
Yahoo Mail

RE: pqa's on the Smartphone
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/17/2001 12:12:57 AM #
Do you still need to maintain a account for the .pqa's, or is it running off your Verizon service?

RE: pqa's on the Smartphone
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/17/2001 12:14:53 AM #
What kind of "setup's"/Prefs did you have to use in order for the pqa's to work thru Verizon???

RE: pqa's on the Smartphone
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/6/2001 2:27:58 AM #

Every PQA I have installed has worked. No special setup was required ... the verizon comes pre-setup
with the internet settings.


Internet is not free forever...

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 3:26:50 PM #
According to the Verizon Wireless web site, they are offering a promotional one time only service credit of $25.00 for the internet service. After that you have to pay.

The site also gives the following disclaimer:

"The $25 service credit promotional offer is not available in the following states: ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and the following area codes in NJ (201, 973, 908 and 732).

Kyocera QCP 6035: Not Accurate Info. in Review

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 3:49:30 PM #
I called Verizon today regarding the info. you posted in the review.

1) Verizon only gives 1 month free access until April 1, then they charge $6.95/month for monthly service!

2) I was also told that any calls made (even data calls) are considered a phone call and deduct minutes from your wireless plan. Unlimited brousing is a not available yet, unless you have unlimited wireless minutes!


RE: Kyocera QCP 6035: Not Accurate Info. in Review
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 5:51:02 PM #
Verizon's web service is merely a portal that you pay for, sort of like value added service. You do not have to use this service. I use the phone to access ANY website I want to. - No graphics, just text, though.

RE: Kyocera QCP 6035: Not Accurate Info. in Review
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 10:22:50 PM #
In order to surf the web, Verizon has to activate that service on your phone. I don't see how you can surf without being activated by Verizon?

RE: Kyocera QCP 6035: Not Accurate Info. in Review
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/6/2001 2:30:33 AM #

The default browser on the Kyocera Smartphone only allows text browsing. but you can install
a graphics browser if you'd like. That is the cool part about the phone you can install pretty much
any Palm software and it works ... I have installed over 70 palm apps!


RE: Kyocera QCP 6035: Not Accurate Info. in Review
I.M. Anonymous @ 4/10/2001 8:03:01 PM #
Verizon does NOT have to activate anything. The smartphone acts essentially as a Palm with a wireless modem, not only can you use Verizon's "built-in" (#777 in my area)Internet connection with no additional fees (other than air-time), they actually "PUSH" it. If they didn't offer it, you could just as easily dial into your own ISP (as I did for a couple of days recently due to Verizon having Network issues), however this requires Verizon to not only support the additional network infrastructure, they also need to support modem banks as well as local phone connections.
With the Verizon service they maintain a simple backbone connection to the 'net

Monthly rates - The final answer (?)

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 6:01:10 PM #
OK, I just spoke with someone at Verizon's Mobile IP division. According to him, their division only handles CPDP services, of which the 6035 is not. So, this phone should fall under the voice plans. This would mean that minutes used would come out of your voice minutes. My guess would be that you should have to pay the $7/month fee, but others have posted here that you don't need to. Why not?

Off-topic (somewhat): If Verizon's Mobile IP service is available in your area and you've been interested in the Omnisky service, you should definitely look into this. It doesn't sound as though they have any specialized portal (ala Omnisky) but you get a static IP address and unlimited usage for $24.95/month with a one-year contract. They sell the Novatel Palm V modem is $254.99. Oh, they also hit you with a $25 setup fee. Still, a pretty good deal. Compare that with $199 for Omnisky's modem ($299 - $100 rebate) and $39.95/month.


RE: Monthly rates - The final answer (?)
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/16/2001 11:07:47 PM #
Pro: integrated function- tap a contact and autodial, jogdial, soft and hard dial pads, runs pqa, eudora web, wap. For total phone freaks.

Con: you need a electron microscope to see the screen, the service plan will kill you even with occassional use. expect $50/month on what you can do with for $25. If you're more PDA centric than Phonephilic, skip this, you won't be sorry. The smartphone is smart enough to make you use up minutes and help your phone company. very smart.

RE: Monthly rates - The final answer (?)
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/11/2001 10:12:31 AM #
Talk about a great deal, I just found out that you can get YadaYada service for the Smartphone for free. They are giving away their applications, which are way better than OmniSky's, at for the device. Check it out!


I.M. Anonymous @ 3/17/2001 10:47:53 AM #
One thing that's been bothering me since I first saw pics of this new phone: how does it feel to write graffiti on it? Isn't it awkward to hold it in one hand with the phone pad flipped down, while trying to position your other hand correctly over the graffiti input area? Have you noticed any discomfort when you try to use graffiti? or any change in how fast you can enter info? (or if you use other input methods such as Fitaly or FitalyStamp, any comments on that?)

Oh and one more thing: what do the traditional PalmOS datebook, address, etc. buttons do when the screen is half-covered by the phone pad? do you just scroll around with the jog dial until the info you want comes up into the top part of the screen?


RE: Graffiti?
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/18/2001 4:35:35 PM #
I bought the smartphone yesterday. I've had no problem using graffiti. The flip panel really does not get in the way, at least the way I write. In fact, it give a little extra support to my hand.


yes no @ 3/18/2001 7:10:38 AM #
Im a palm user who switched from iii to m100 and who after 8 months gotten used to the m100 screen formfactor, my iii screen feels widescreen but i know as a fact that the m100 screen works
, the reason for starting to work with the m100 is that i get economy in bying 3/year and the one i got still works eventhou it's taken punishment like an x-wing fighter. It would be interestin with a pda/phone that could pull some G. and still work. thank you kyocera' and Nokia im going to buy your pda/phone if yuo make it a palm os

Heavier sylii

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/18/2001 2:14:25 PM #
The reviewer commented on the lightweight stylus supplied with the Kyocera. You can use the heftier Palm V stylus (metal shaft) with the Kyocera. It fits and clicks into the Kyocera's slot nicely, though it's a little harder to get out, since it doesn't have the raised tab on the top.

RE: Heavier sylii
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/24/2001 9:09:29 PM #
Regarding the light stylus, my phone came with 3 stylii. One is metal and heavy and the other two are light plastic replacements. Check to see which one you're using.

RE: Heavier sylii
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/30/2001 9:51:51 PM #
YOU GOT A METAL SYLUS?? Now I am pissed, not enough to return the phone but still...

RE: Heavier sylii
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/31/2001 7:58:22 PM #
I'm pissed too. I only received three "cheepo" plastic stylii.

Unanswered Questions

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/19/2001 4:20:31 PM #
A few questions:

  • What is the size of the screen?
  • What are the number of pixels across and down?
  • For refrence what is the size of the screen (and
    actual text characters) in relation to the m100 or Vx?
  • Would the 6035 make a ok doc reader?
  • How powerful is the irda transceiver?
  • Have you tried it with omniremote?
  • Has there been any mention of future support for a SD slot?

  • Remove flip - is it possible?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/19/2001 7:08:01 PM #
    Remove flip - is it possible? There is an application emulates numpad, maybe better simply to remove this annoying flip? Who need the flip on _Palm_? Voice dialing, big phonebook, what else do you need to make a call? If you need to enter a new number, you can use stylus, don't you think so?

    RE: Remove flip - is it possible?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/22/2001 9:01:50 AM #
    The flip prevents one of the aggravating things that occur on most cell phones - after-call greasy screen.

    RE: Remove flip - is it possible?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 10/22/2001 7:22:15 PM #
    To prevent greasy screen, it should just be on the opposite side.

    Palm OS SmartPhones (Buy now or wait???)

    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/29/2001 10:44:24 PM #
    I currently own a palm Vx and a Startac Digital phone (Both in perfect
    working order), I got wind of the new smartphones and fell in love with the
    Kyocera QCP 6035
    , I have read some very basic reviews at and have actually gone
    down to the verizon stores to check out the Kyocera QCP 6035, this phone
    seemed to be everything that I wanted. I then read something that said that
    Kyocera has an enhanced version of the phone in the works, I also got a
    chance to see a picture of the Samsung SPH-1300 which will be
    available in the summer and has a color screen (this unit does not have a
    keypad which I think is a bad idea). Now I am wondering which features are
    planned for the future Kyocera (color screen?, 320x320 resolution like the
    new Sony Cli?, sleeker design?) and have been hesitant to buy one of the
    first generation units.

    Does anyone have any information on the planned features for future
    smartphones or any opinion on rather it is worth buying one of these units
    now or is it better to wait for things to settle down a bit.

    RE: Palm OS SmartPhones (Buy now or wait???)
    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/30/2001 9:47:50 PM #
    Is it really going to get a whole lot better than a organizer/phone that allows you to browse the web with pictures and fits in your jeans pocket?

    Color just doesn't seem like much value to me, the 6035 is already pretty small, what software is going to take advantage of a 320x320 other than Sony's picture software, isn't there alwaysing going to be something better in the works at Kyocera/Palm/Sony/Compaq...

    RE: Palm OS SmartPhones (Buy now or wait???)
    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/12/2001 4:22:13 PM #
    I think we still have about 6 months to go before a good number of second generation PDA-meets-mobile phone actually start taking the consumer market by storm. Franky, I find that it is a good idea to wait.

    Ideally, what I would like to see is a combination of the Handspring Visor Prism and a Motorola Startac/Timeport. Essentially, the idea is NOT only to have a functioning PDA with web-accessability (not WAP) and general mobile phone data functions, BUT also the ability to expand - i.e. Visor's expansion slots, etc.

    Here's the trick though. The hardware is there to build these phones, the target audience is there as well, BUT what is not there is a workable service plan that can isolate data minutes from web-minutes - or combine them, whichever is most comfortable for the consumer. I've seen a plethora of responses on this message board regarding Verizon's IP service, Web access minutes vs. data minutes, web access monthly surcharge, etc. - yet this is a site concerned with the hardware: 6035.

    In conclusion: I would say lets wait until these corporate rogues get their acts together and provide a competitive service plan. QCOM and Samsung (as well as Palm and Handspring) have produced a better than average product.

    The very least service providers can do is provide an average (and competitive) pricing plan.



    Will any Palm keyboard fit the Kyocera??

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/2/2001 9:48:19 AM #
    Greetings --

    I've gotten used to using a Palm IIIC with a Palm keyboard to write memos, correspondence, etc. Will any of the Palm keyboards work with the Kyocera 6035??


    RE: Will any Palm keyboard fit the Kyocera??
    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/6/2001 2:38:21 AM #
    unfortunately nope ...

    RE: Will any Palm keyboard fit the Kyocera??
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/7/2001 9:22:49 PM #
    here's the answer

    Hello Saul,

    Thank you for your interest in iBIZ Technology Corp. The KeySync Keyboard is
    currently available for the Kyocera Smartphone. Please visit our website for
    purchasing information ( Thank you Saul. If there is
    anything else I can provide for you please let me know.

    Mike Matthews
    iBIZ Technology Corp

    RE: Will any Palm keyboard fit the Kyocera??
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/19/2001 5:20:44 PM #
    I could not find the specific keyboard (with cable?) designed for Kyocera Smartphone on your web site. Please advise....

    Why would I buy a Kyocera if I already own a Palm V?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/12/2001 2:38:20 AM #
    Why would I buy a Kyocera if I already own a Palm V? I can just purchase the Ohfish ( for $380 dollars and use it as a phone and use my existing email as well.

    If I don't want to carry my phone, I can leave my sled at home.

    RE: Why would I buy a Kyocera if I already own a Palm V?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/13/2001 5:28:06 PM #
    Coolest thing I've seen in a while. Went to the Verizon store for a little phone and $35/month service. There it was, sitting in a lighted display case like a work of art.

    Got to have one!

    RE: Why would I buy a Kyocera if I already own a Palm V?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 2/23/2002 11:49:38 PM #
    Because you want to consolidate your PALM and your phone, HELLO?????!!!!!!

    Just teasing, but do it - you will not regret it. I love mine. My review is somewhere on this webpage.

    Rich Titsch

    Unlimited access

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/13/2001 7:34:41 PM #
    The reviewer said "That's right, unlimited data calls within the North East corridor(Boston to Washington) and it doesn't deduct from my nationwide calling plan minutes."

    Has anyone else see this? I'm in Boston, and they are telling me the data services deduct from regular minutes. This is a huge issue for me. I would gladly drive a couple of hours to find this unlimited plan.

    Can someone help? Where did the reviewer buy this phone, or what number was called for this info.

    RE: Unlimited access
    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/14/2001 3:15:41 PM #
    Just as a side note. I can tell you this. From what I found out, wireless data features are dependant on area. So it could be that the north eastern corridor has unlimited wireless mins. But too bad Southern California doesn't!

    RE: Unlimited access
    I.M. Anonymous @ 10/21/2001 5:44:28 PM #
    Be careful! The company that makes this phone has nothing to do with the service plan. Each service plan has its own pricing and nationwide companies have different prices for different areas.
    I can tell you that in the west (or at least, in California), Verizon does NOT offer internet access "free." I don't remember the price, but it was fairly hefty and they charge by the byte or by the message (don't recall which) not by the minute. I decided it wasn't worth it, I get too many messages and business documents attached and if I'm going somewhere overnight I take my laptop. Unless your business is of a nature that you MUST receive email constantly, I'd pass on wireless internet from Verizon unless money is no object.

    My take on the 6035...

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/13/2001 7:10:11 PM #
    Being one of those geeks who go out and buy the new tech toys, I couldn't pass up the 6035. There was 3 things I needed:

    1) I needed reliable service in my calling area
    2) I needed to do instant messaging, email and some web browsing (I use pqa's)
    3) I wanted to replace my Handspring Prism/Omnisky and my Nokia 8290 (horrible reception BTW).
    4) I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for service

    I got 3 out of 4. The price of the service is what kills me. Price being that your minutes are taken out from your voice pool. Boy is that annoying. Also this device does not automatically check your e-mail from my knowledge. Someone correct me please! Unlimited plans are not even being discussed at Verizon. Oh well...

    Otherwise, the voice quality of the phone is EXCELLENT.

    The data connection takes about 30 seconds to establish and isn't always successful. I am comparing this to Omnisky.

    PQA's that require SSL is not supported from what I know. I am going to check with Kyocera support.

    The voice dialing, phonebook integration, call log, and jog dial are EXCELLENT.

    The jog dial could be larger tho. It was a big hard for me with my small fingers to jog. The shape of the phone makes it difficult for one handed operation.

    The display is clear and viewable in direct sunlight.

    The lack of expandability kills it for some people. I try not to use too many accessories and only carry things that I use everyday. It would be nice to have a memory expansion for this device though, ie: Smart Media, compact flash... 8 Megs is ample but what if i start using more and more voice notes and the like?

    I've had the Palm Pro, VDX, PRISM, PALM VIIx, PALM III, and PALM M100. The smaller screen and monochrome make it extremely boring. But as a business tool it is extremely useful. Load it up with pqa's. THis is definitely a step in the right direction into convergance of personal data products (phones, pdas, watches, etc).

    Is it worth 500? Yes if you make a lot of calls and carry your palm device around a lot. Most phones average 100$ and a decent 8 meg palm device is $200. Add into that a wireless modem at 100$ after all the rebates and you have 400$. 100$ more for integration isn't so bad. Count in the service for your phone and wireless service (50$ phone, 30$ service for wireless omnisky). Its all about how much you use your device.

    There were a few quirks (such as Verizon barely knowing ANYTHING about this phone) but this is the first device in a long time that has done something new rather than add color and more megabytes to a Palm device (springport excluded).

    RE: My take on the 6035...
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/31/2001 8:02:48 PM #
    SSL is supported in Eudora 2.1 It is a free download from

    Free Air Time?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/24/2001 12:56:20 PM #
    I had a similar experience with SprintPCS and my AirCard 510. I was told I had unlimited Internet Access by a sales rep. Unfortunately, when I received my bill, and questioned them on the subject, I discovered that Unlimited Internet access, did not apply to the air-time, just the Internet access. Air time was on top of Internet access. Just wondered how your first bill came out?

    Kyocera Smartphone

    I.M. Anonymous @ 4/30/2001 10:33:00 PM #
    I just bought the Sprint version of the Kyocera Smartphone on an eBay auction for $399 and it's great. Though the screen is narrower than the Visor I'm used to, it seems sharper and very easy to read. I've been using the Sprint Wireless Web and Avantgo and it works perfectly - even pulls up graphics on websites pretty clearly.
    The phone is a bit larger than the Samsung flip phone I'm used to but it's a lot better than carrying around a visor and a cell phone. Not to mention, trying to use the wireless web on a three line cell phone is just plain silly - with the Kyocera you can actually read a webpage or e-mail.

    Question - has anyone found a nice case for this phone?

    RE: Kyocera Smartphone
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/8/2001 4:41:18 PM #
    Try Kyocera's Accessory Store. They have a couple of cases for the new Smartphone...

    RE: Kyocera Smartphone
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/29/2001 3:57:34 PM #
    I also got a nice case in a Fossil store for $14. It's just a pouch with detachable leather wrist loop. There is a button-clasp, much better than velcro or zippers. Alas, the leather pouch makes the whole phone about 60% thicker.

    RE: Kyocera Smartphone
    I.M. Anonymous @ 12/7/2001 1:10:46 AM #
    I recently ordered a nice soft neoprene case from Incase. It is available at

    Nice phone. Can't wait for some enhancements!

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/4/2001 3:10:22 AM #
    I also just bought one of these phones, and I like it quite a bit. A few things that I'd love to see:

    1) I had the nice pen/stylus for my Palm V with the spring-loaded tip. I want one that fits this phone!

    2) One thing that's not clear from many reviews I've read: the SMS service on this phone is ONE WAY (receive-only). This is really rather sad, given that you actually have a nice text-entry method with Graffiti. But, truthfully, I don't use SMS much so no biggie.

    3) I'm a little disappointed that there isn't better support in the phone for doing things like re-configuring the ring/vibrate tones. My Nokia 6190 (which this phone replaced, requiring a switch of phone companies) had "profiles". You could have an "outdoor" profile with a LOUD ringer plus the vibrate, a "meeting" profile with a quiet beep, etc. This should be something that could be done in software, but I downloaded the SDK and they haven't exposed the necessary functions in the API. :-(

    4) Because the phone's display (when closed) is the upper part of the Palm screen, they turn the screen in the phone off to conserve power. This is actually probably the most annoying thing of all -- on my 6190 I could glance at the phone and see if I had messages. On this phone, I have to poke the button on top to "wake it up" to see if I have missed calls or messages.

    5) When used with the internal date book application, reminders pop up on the phone's screen with the flip closed. VERY cool. But, if you use the excellent third-party calendar "DateBk3", you have to open the flip to see the reminder. I know there' s a new DateBk out, but I doubt that it's any different in this regard.

    6) Above all -- I need a better case for this phone. The one at the Verizon store is sort of a "holster", and you have to remove the phone from the case to make a call or use the Palm. I'd really like to see one with a clear plastic front that would allow me to make and receive calls without removing the phone from the case. I wouldn't mind removing it to use the Palm as long as it was easy.

    In summary, I'm quite pleased. My palm devices were never as useful as I wanted, because I often wouldn't carry them along. Having the Palm in the phone means I take the Palm everywhere, *and* have EVERY PHONE NUMBER in my contact list easily available for cell dialing (and the phone looks up incoming calls in the address book and displays the name of the caller -- nifty!). I think it's a fine device and I look forward to seeing the great accessories and software that will doubtless follow.


    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/9/2001 2:01:53 PM #
    I'm with you! I got one in the first week I could, and have not regretted it a bit! I got rid of a beltfull of gadgets, and am very happy with my one do-it-all super-gadget.

    Verizon or Sprint

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/14/2001 3:31:51 PM #
    I am very interested in buying the Kyocera 6035. I lilve in Southern California. The same phone is sold by Verizon and Sprint. Does anyone have any experience with either of these services in the Southern California area? Which is better from sound quality versus web access standpoint and also with regard to the calling plans (features vs. minutes vs. quality of reception vs. cost)?

    Thank you.

    RE: Verizon or Sprint
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 2:53:36 PM #
    I have used Verizon in LA from LAX to Thousand Oaks, both on the 405-101 route, as well as PCH. It even works fine through the entire length of Topanga Canyon from the 118 to PCH!

    Around the rest of LA? No experience.

    Las Vegas - Dual Verizon and CellularOne coverages?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/17/2001 5:06:54 PM #

    I do not find anything in this discussion about dual wireless services, such as using Verizon and CellularOne on single Kyocera 6035 unit. I use Cellularone for analog coverage as this time (using Nokia 282 phone). After reading the comments, I would want to switch to Kyocera unit, and then combine two services on the same unit (to avoid roaming charges).

    Any comments on this one?



    RE: Las Vegas - Dual Verizon and CellularOne coverages?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 2:50:24 PM #
    As a tri-mode phone, it supports AMPS - the analog stuff, directly. As I understand it, Verizon did a smart thing, and leases the AT&T analog system, which gives it nationwide coverage in areas that do not have digital signals (like anyplace outside of a major city!)

    I have used Verizon from Denver to LA, on both the southern route, through Albequeque and Flagstaff, as well as back through Las Vegas and Grand Junction. The coverage is complete on the entire route, albeit analog.

    QCP 6035

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/18/2001 10:32:07 AM #
    First... Thanks to everyone who posted their comments.
    I really would like to purchase one of these phones, but I want to make sure that I know what I am getting into. I am primarily interested in combining my mobile with the contact mgt and scheduling (calendar) features. Can't say that I am much interested in surfing the web from my phone, although it might be nice to hit something like mapquest if I get lost while driving in an unfamiliar area.

    I have never had anything with the Palm OS so this is my first foray into that realm.

    I use Outlook for mail, appts, and contact info on my desktop. Can anyone comment on how well the calendar and contact lists on the phone work with Outlook? Do the built in apps handle these well? Should I or do I need to install additional software?

    I am a firm believer in paying attention to the road while driving but sometimes you just have to be on the phone. Hence, I will be picking up the hands-free kit for the car or the earphone. Can anyone comment on the use of the handsfree kit versus the separate earphone. I like the idea of being able to take the earphone with me when not in the car.

    I have noticed some negative comments about some of the leather cases. Does the phone come with a belt clip or someother way to clip it to your waist? Has anyone found a good leather case and or usable clip?

    Thanks in advance.

    RE: QCP 6035
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 10:05:12 AM #
    About Outlook Synchronization:

    I'm a Palm AND Outlook Newbie....Well I used Outlook for email but that's it. I told myself I would ditch the Franklin Planner when a good Palm/Phone/Wireless Web device comes out. Well, along comes the 6035 and...

    Setting up Outlook synch was a breeze. It works great. I transferred my Franklin info to my contact folder on my computer, then synch and voila. Done. You can enter info to either one and the synch will make sure both have it, or you can set it so one overrides the other. Calendar, tasks, memos are all easy.

    Graffiti is really intuitive, mostly capitial letters. It took me about 1 hour total to get fairly good at it.

    About the only thing I wish for is a color screen. I know others are coming out with color, but I've sat on the sideline for generation after generation of PDA waiting for the next big i jumped on this since it met all my basic criteria.

    Those who complain about the size...I dare anyone to find a combo with more features but carrying less bulk. I still have my StarTac for when I only need a small phone.

    The cases I've seen are bad. There is one I plan on getting for business meetings, its more like the Franklin case in that it holds the 6035 but also has room for credit cards, business cards, etc... I do wish for a better phone alone case.

    As for missing features, such as 2-way SMS and limited web browser, remember that this phone IS software upgradable. When a WAP browser, better internet browser, 2-way SMS, etc...come out you can upgrade easy as downloading it and hitting hot-synch.

    RE: QCP 6035
    thespy75 @ 5/12/2004 12:26:19 PM #
    I have used Eudora on my desktop and 6035 for the past few years. I now am using Outlook on my desktop and now want to synchronize my Outlook Contacts, Calendar, and e-mail (if possible) with my 6035 in addition to / instead of with the Palm desktop.

    I have not been able to get the Chapura Outlook conduit to work. Does anyone have any advice / do I need to get one of the paid products from Chapura or another provider?

    Phone needs alot of work before releasing!

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/21/2001 10:02:00 AM #
    1. Sprint reception on this phone is terrible. I Live in NY City and would have to be on top of the Empire State to get a continous service. I went through 2 of these phones and had to go to the Sprint Servive center, where it failed their test. I you need it for a business it's embarassing with the number of missed calls

    2. Palm function works well although the design of the phone sucks. Big, bulky and LCD is design to catch face oils??

    I would wait until someother palm cells come out


    RE: Phone needs alot of work before releasing!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/21/2001 3:29:32 PM #
    I haven't gotten a QCP 6035 yet, but just based on coverage map, Verizon has much better coverage of tri-state area. Sprint seems to have a lot of holes in their coverage. I already have a Verizon digital and typically have pretty good reception. I use it most in Central NJ, but have used it in NY, PA, AZ, IL, VA, DE, MD, VA

    RE: Phone needs alot of work before releasing!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 10:17:32 AM #
    Why are you blaming the phone? I have Verizon and the service has been outstanding. I've seen lots of complaints online from Sprint users on service, very few from Verizon. I'd say try switching service providers before you go blaming it on the phone.

    RE: Phone needs alot of work before releasing!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 8:54:10 PM #
    I have to agree. I have used Sprint in the Minneapolis area and I also travel Nation wide for work. The worst service I have EVER had is Sprint. Not only coverage, but their Customer Dis-Service is the worst in the industry. I was an AT&T user for 8 years, but now have found peace with Verizon. Please concidor another carrier. You'll do yourself and your clients a favor!

    Scott in Minnesota

    RE: Phone needs alot of work before releasing!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/8/2001 8:17:34 AM #
    I have a 6035 and use Verizon in the NY metro area, and have had NO problems with reception. The combination of the Palm, wireless e-mail, phone and internet browser CANNOT be beaten.

    Cases and Ear Pieces

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 2:45:55 PM #
    I've had a 6035 for about a month now and love it! I've downloaded quite a few apps for I.T. stuff and I'm extremely pleased how things work. Considering I've never had a Palm device, I'm not doing too bad working with this.

    I *did* want a descent case to hold it, so I purchased the case that is available from Kyocera. Unfortunately, I have found that I "carry" the 6035 more than I put it in the case. I'm about to velcro something to the back of it so I can clip it on my belt.

    I bought a standard Plantronix earpiece that has a small microphone attached and found that clarity is spectacular! I think it's alot better than the "stick it in your ear" pieces.

    Overall, I think that this phone is wonderful. It replaces my old cell and the Motorola TimePort that I used to carry around on my utility belt.

    RE: Cases and Ear Pieces
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/24/2001 3:58:54 PM #
    > I'm about to velcro something to the back of it so I can clip it on my belt.

    Be really careful. You can break the screen by dropping it *once* onto a parking lot. Just make sure that whatever gizmo you rig up is capable of holding the handheld very securely or you'll be sorry.

    RE: Cases and Ear Pieces
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 10:26:35 AM #
    Two things...

    Can you direct me to a place I can buy the Plantronics Ear piece.

    Second, Verizon offers a $5/month option that insures the equipment.... $60 a year sounds like a lot until I drop it

    RE: Cases and Ear Pieces
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/29/2001 7:34:42 AM #
    You can buy a universal clip that uses double sided tape or adhesive at most Verizon stores... I don't really like the sound of 'universal' for a $500 phone... but I haven't found anything else. Anyone found anything good?

    I think Nokia still has the best clip design.

    RE: Cases and Ear Pieces
    I.M. Anonymous @ 12/27/2001 12:30:21 AM # has a belt clip plastic holster for $6.95. I thought it would be cheap, but it is actually pretty good...much better than those bulky leather things.

    Smartphone not a new technology!

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2001 12:53:13 PM #
    The SmartPhone is not actually a new technology. It was released about 1 1/2 years ago as the Qualcomm QCP Smartphone, for which Sprint PCS wanted $899. However, Qualcomm sold off all of their phone-manufacturing to Kyocera, which is doing more to market it and charging significantly less. Still, it does not quite match the VisorPhone in terms of size and ease, and does limit what one can do with the Palm, as it is smaller and has less software.

    RE: Smartphone not a new technology!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/29/2001 7:37:20 AM #
    May not be the newest technology, but it does encapsulate the big three as I like to call them. Phone, Contacts, Appointments. Now I don't need to keep them in three devices. Very easy to synch two appliances... three was a hassle because not all synch software is easily compatible.

    I really considered the Visor. It is a good idea for people who are already handspring owners. I think it looks kind of clunky, feels weird making a call. After looking at the Visor and the VoiceStream coverage maps, it was no contest. The fact is that Verizon simply has the best coverage. (At least in the North East where I live)

    New technology or not, the bottom line is that I need to connect whenever, where-ever I use the phone


    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/2/2001 11:17:23 PM #
    Also an early adopter. Also thrilled with what I've got. I've been saddled with a phone, a palm, a laptopp, etc. This is the best solution I've come across. Is it the final answer?...absolutely not. But we'll all be dead before that is delivered. Meanwhile, this is the best solution I've used. I'm hooked!

    RE: Smartphone
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 3:27:48 PM #
    Just picked one up... its really pretty cool. I have no bad things to say about the phone. This is exactly what I have been waiting for.

    The case isn't that great and I purchased the Plantronics Headset as recommended by someone else in the group. The sound is good, but I wear glasses so the piece that wraps around the ear is kind of a pain. I had a "stick it in your ear" headphone with my Nokia, it was a lot less obtrusive. Sounded OK.

    is it using DragonBall EZ or VZ?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 7:00:08 PM #
    Is it using DragonBall EZ or VZ?

    RE: is it using DragonBall EZ or VZ?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/19/2001 4:34:30 PM #
    VZ. Bummer, because I got use to the speed of the
    DragonBall on my Visor Platium.



    Wireless Hot Sync / Internet Access

    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/18/2001 3:04:45 AM #
    Love the phone, but it is not simple. Have been trying to utilize the budnled Eduora Mail package to hot sync to mOutlook at Work
    No Luck. In doing so, I installed the latest Eudora Internet Package. Now my Access to the
    verizon INternet site is crewed up. Hotsyncing directly with my dial in account takes about 10 minutes of time. Far too long to get a few E Mail messages.
    It was a lot of phone brosing the Web while on the waiting to tee off at the golf course.
    If anyone knows how to reconfigure the Eudora Web Browser to connect to the Verison site again, please post.


    RE: Wireless Hot Sync / Internet Access
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/26/2001 2:09:52 AM #

    At the main Network Preferences screen:
    User Name: qnc (make sure this is lower case)
    Password: qnc (make sure this is lower case)
    Connection: Select Wireless Modem.
    Phone: #777 (no spaces or any other characters)

    WAP Browser

    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 10:07:02 PM #
    Thank you for the very informative review of the Smartphone. I purchased one. Any idea how I can get a WAP browser?

    Thanks, Scott Lindsoe

    RE: WAP Browser
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/29/2001 9:21:12 AM #
    Try I downloaded their free (for 2 months) service and have been very pleased with the performance. The most amazing thing, however, was that I called up tech support and:
    1) Got a live person on the first ring(!!!!!!!!); and
    2) He was totally conversant with the tecnical features of the phone and gave me the right advice the first time.

    I am still in shock.

    I am an early adopter and I am thrilled with the 6035. No complaints.

    6035's wireless modem capabilities

    I.M. Anonymous @ 7/16/2001 12:47:46 AM #
    Hello all,

    Has anyone successfully used the Kyocera QCP Smartphone as a wireless modem via an IR connection? I've been able to get it to work perfectly using the cradle, but I'd love to get it work through it IR port. Success stories, pointers, advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,


    RE: 6035's wireless modem capabilities
    I.M. Anonymous @ 7/25/2001 4:39:19 PM #
    I have no problems at all using IR on the 6035 syncing with my Dell Inspiron 6035 under Windows 2000 with the new Palm 4.0 Desktop.

    You need to shut off the IR sync to camera stuff in Windows 2000 to make it work.

    But it does work and it works GREAT!


    RE: 6035's wireless modem capabilities
    I.M. Anonymous @ 11/12/2001 10:03:50 PM #
    Wireless syncing is easy and works nicely, but according to Kyocera support, you cannot use the phone as a wireless modem via the IR port. I have an e-mail into them now to determine if this can be done with a wired connection. If anyone has figured away around this I would like to know.

    Cannot use this "PDA" inflight? Anyone?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 7/18/2001 2:35:07 PM #
    I'd surely like to hear the opinions of others who may have looked into this matter already.

    According to United Airlines Customer Relations, the official policy appears to be that we cannot use our QCP-6035 phone while in-flight even with the phone section powered off. Having used my Palm Vx while in-flight, I thought there might be an issue with the QCP-6035. Below is a quote from the UAL Customer Relations folks.

    "Here is the official answer. I am familiar with this phone, and unfortunately, there is no way to keep it from radiating (transmitting) while in the Palm OS PDA mode only. Because of potential interference issues, only devices that do not radiate can be used inflight. Thus, this cell/pda cannot be used once the door is closed without strict permission of the Captain."

    Don't shoot their messenger, they are only relaying their policy. I have queried Kyocera, but no response yet.

    If you bought this phone because you wanted to do everything you wanted to, well, you won't be able to play Subhunt on that long flight across the country.


    RE: Cannot use this
    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/12/2001 3:27:43 PM #
    There has to be a way to do this!!! Does anyone have an idea of how to turn off the 'phone' part of the the Smartphone for airplane rides?

    Also, has anyone heard of a way to connect this phone to an Apple Powerbook for internet access?

    I used to be able to do it with Sprint, and I need a modem script for my Remote Access! Any ideas?

    RE: Cannot use this
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/2/2002 9:50:03 AM #
    Ummm ... you turn off the phone before you start playing. Simple as that.

    To avoid anyone giving you hell for using it on the plane, might also think about removing the antenna so it doesn't look like a phone.

    Kyocera and Titanium Mac

    I.M. Anonymous @ 7/26/2001 11:42:50 PM #
    Ok, I bought the phone considering your reviews and the fact that I needed a new Palm and a cell. Makes sense to me, this converged PDA. Anyway, now I can't get it to sync with my Mac Titanium laptop running 9.1. I have a palm serial port USB adpater but I think the sync problem is because the Palm software on the Mac is 2.6.1. What version of Palm software do I need to run on the Mac to get it to sync. Any ideas out there?
    Mucho thanks!


    RE: Kyocera and Titanium Mac
    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/17/2001 11:24:41 PM #
    OK, so I had to try it for myself. For those who care, I found the easiest wa to use the Kyocera with my Mac was to sync via the IR port on my Titanium G4. I couldn't get the sync with the USB adapter for the Kyo from Palm. I hear the Keyspan USB works but I didn't want to by another adapter and I'm very pleased with the IR sync. I also downloaded the latest version of the Palm software for the Mac - I think it's 2.6.3. Anyway, I really dig the convergence of the Palm and Mobile phone and battery life has not been a problem.


    RE: Kyocera and Titanium Mac
    I.M. Anonymous @ 10/18/2001 6:29:51 PM #
    I have an iBook dual usb. i also would like to sync my smartphone with it. but the iBook doesn't have an IR port. how else can i go about syncing w/out buying the keyspan adapter? i have a uConnect USB adapter and it didn't work. i have the newest mac palm os 2.6.3.

    Would love to know how to get POP3 email support

    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/20/2001 9:31:46 PM #

    If anyone knows any resources for this, please advise!

    RE: Would love to know how to get POP3 email support
    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/21/2001 5:07:20 PM #

    Keyboard for Kyocera 6035

    I.M. Anonymous @ 8/31/2001 2:52:59 PM #
    Is there a keyboard that works with teh Kyocera 6035? I also have a 6035 and think it's a
    great phone/PDA but often find myself on the road needing to type lengthy responses.


    RE: Keyboard for Kyocera 6035
    palmad @ 5/5/2003 2:59:42 PM #
    There is now, the Kyocera Smartphone Portable Keyboard (TXHDW10000; Stowaway OEM'd by Kyocera). The link:

    Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones

    I.M. Anonymous @ 9/30/2001 2:55:17 PM #
    My experience with the Kyocera 6035 Smartphone was disappointing. I really wanted this combo phone and Palm PDA. I bought one from a Sprint PCS store on 2001-Sep-24, charged it up overnight, and started using the phone, putting off learning its Palm features as I have never had a PDA.
    The next day I could not turn it off. I would hold the END button down as instructed, but the normal screen kept reappearing. The only way to shut it down was to take out its battery. I took it back to Sprint and, of course, by the time I got there, the OFF button would work. They advised me to keep it for a few more days, since I had 14 days for a full refund. So I returned home with it and, of course, later that day the OFF button failed to work again. I theorized that when at room temperature it fails, but when warmed up in my chest pocket it works to shut down the phone.
    So on 2001-Sep26, I took the phone back without putting it in my pocket, demonstrated the defective OFF switch, and they gladly exchanged it for a brand new replacement 6035. I got in the car with the new phone, mounted it in a hands-free holder, and started setting it up, turning on the SPEAKERPHONE and KEYGUARD (which is essential with its exposed keys).
    A half mile away, I tried to turn off the KEYGUARD by pressing the OFF/ON button. The command came on to hit keys 1, 2, and 3 in sequence or to press the light button. Guess what? None of these steps would work to turn off the keyguard mode. So I turned the car around and went straight back to Sprint PCS for a full refund.
    Two brand-new phones in a row with a defective ON/OFF/KEYGUARD buttons or circuitry are to me a serious sign that Kyocera does not have their quality control up to snuff. I'm praying Motorola or someone else comes out with a Palm-driven PDA & phone, as I really want a PDA, but I don't want to lug around two separate items.

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 12/18/2001 2:23:56 AM #
    sounds like operator error to me...

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 12/27/2001 12:36:03 AM #
    NOPE, it is NOT operator error. I had the EXACT same problem with mine bought at the end of November. 14 day or not, I'm going to SprintPCS store tomorrow with this and about 20 other postings in hand and trading 6035 in on samsung...that one better work.

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/29/2002 5:04:48 PM #
    I bought this phone an hour ago. I have the same problem. Keyguard came on and it says Hit Backlit or 1-2-3 to exit keyguard. But It won't work. I am taking it back to CompUSA for an exchange !!
    This sucks man

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/30/2002 1:25:59 AM #
    I wrote previous posting. I got it exchanged. I had the same thing happening on the other one too but it was something I didn't do it right when I first put the battery in. If you have the same problem, just take the battery out and put it back in. It will fix the callguard lock issue.

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/23/2002 2:00:13 PM #
    I've had the phone for about 6 months. It always has done that. I guess I should be pissed...

    RE: Quality defects with Kyocera 6035 Smartphones
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/2/2002 10:34:48 AM #
    Dude i had same problems.... uh try double clicking the keyguard button :) works on mine...


    QCP 6035 Excellent product with some problems @ 10/1/2001 12:51:39 AM #
    I have had my QCP 6035 since July 2001 and like the product very much, have not seen anything I'd
    rather have at any price. There are some real issues (problems) with the product, but I expect
    them to be resolved sooner than later. I am posting that Kyocera & Chapura may see them and expedit
    the resolution.

    1. Fix the known & acknowledged sync problem between Chapura and Kyocera, there is a problem with the
    contact database and your outlook. Five times, I have had to reload the entire phone (destructive) write operation
    to the pda losing any changes. Very annoying and serious.
    2. Speed dial must be programmed MANUALLY on the phone. Inexcusable! No way to set up and asve
    speed dials. Reload due to problem 1 WIPES OUT all programmed speed dials. I have programmed
    my speed dials 5 times from scratch. FIX this Now!
    3. Manually configured speed dials are not backed up and very easy to lose.
    4. The screen is hard to read in PDA mode and backlight is extremely poor. I cannot wait for the
    color version with a bright, crisp screen like my Jornada 545 has. (one of the 545's only virtues.)
    5. Access to the speed dial list is clumbsy and is VERY DIFFICULT to do with one hand. Need a button
    on the front flip down. I'd suggest reprogramming the search button on the flip down with speed dial
    6. Fix Chapura conduit so that I can restrict or eliminate old calendar items.
    7. Add a filter on the conduit to restrict/eliminate by some criteria.
    8. Get duplications of Contact items.

    Battery life is very good, the hands free kit works fantastic, but you need to provide a holster to
    mount the phone on the dash.

    I love this phone, excellent, have dropped it several times with no problems. seems very rugged and the
    size is no issue to me. Price, less than my Jornada.

    Things I'd like to see:
    1-Color screen -- I'll even take the hit for the bigger battery I assume would be required.
    2-A Solitare that works exactly like the Microsoft version on my Jornada.
    3-USB connected vs COM connection.
    4-more memory
    5-Put approved software additions on the Kyocera web page. Not everything for a palm works.
    6-Brighter, easier to read monocrome screen. Very hard to read in some light.
    7-Rude and crude spreadsheet.

    This is the first Palm product, learning how to use the phone & PDA took several days.

    I have not tried the email or the web stuff.

    There it is, an honest, straight review of the finest phone I have ever owned. My cell phone
    usage went up 40% as a result of the quality and usability of this phone. My previous phones were
    Audiovox 9000, 2 different models of Qualcomm and a series of Motorola's.



    I.M. Anonymous @ 11/9/2001 7:27:49 PM #
    In Southern California, Office Depot has these babies (QCP 6035 - Sprint) on clearance for $179. If price was keeping you out of the market, welcome to the fold.

    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/15/2002 11:24:53 AM #
    compUSA is not selling them for $100, but you have to activate with print. qwest has a 1000 anytime min. plan for $40, but they wat $400 for the phone. i want one for my wife i have had one for 7 mo. and love it and will never go back to a phone AND pda not as one device

    Kyocera QCP 6035 is "almost" outdated!

    I.M. Anonymous @ 12/8/2001 7:41:51 PM #
    Unfortunately, the Kyocera QCP 6035 and the Samsung SPH-1300 have a modem that is non-upgradable with the new standard for data transmission to be in place in the first quarter of '2002.

    It should allow data transmission to increase by 10 times, therefore at the speed of 144 kb instead of 14.4, the actual speed of these smartphones.

    Both companies acknoledged that their devices will need to be upgraded, but no one could say when it will be available.

    Claude Beauregard
    Montreal, Canada

    How do I use AOL instant messenger?

    I.M. Anonymous @ 2/1/2002 9:44:51 PM #
    How do I set up AOL Instant Messenger on this phone? Is it really free?

    RE: How do I use AOL instant messenger?
    I.M. Anonymous @ 2/14/2002 6:55:13 PM #
    Don't know about AOL, but Yahoo Messanger is REALLY cool. Download the app

    THE 6035 IS GREAT!!!!!

    I.M. Anonymous @ 2/23/2002 11:39:44 PM #
    I have had the 6035 for about 4 months. The phone is truly fantastic. It is a phone with power (better reception, audio - especially if you use the antenna extender available at any STAPLES). It's PALM capabilities (while I admit the screen is small) are much more than I expected. It's fully functional and my previous PALM info loaded right-up without incident (from a M150 yet). I don't understand all of the complaints. Yeah, it's big, you're going to need to deal with this in the starter stages of a great piece of technology like this. It's a PALM, a wireless modem for your laptop, a super phone, with loads of features including, but not limited to free voice recognition, PALM and provider sync on the name, address database, tri-band technology and all I know is that not only do I love the phone, but I'm the envy of every person sitting around me and everyone in my office when I use it. I have downloaded avant-go, Palmspring SCRABBLE, Bridge, Hearts, Wine and a ton of software on the thing which makes it great company while commuting anywhere. C'mon you jerks that insulted this phone, for 2002 technology it's an incredible buy - the price tag isn't high enough as far as I am concerned. I have not regretted buying this phone for one single, solitary second, and I highly recommend it to everyone with the $$$ and the need for its features.

    Rich Titsch
    Princeton, NJ

    yeah right
    I.M. Anonymous @ 2/24/2002 2:33:29 AM #
    Rich Titsch
    Sales Representative
    Kyocera Wireless Corporation
    Princeton, NJ

    RE: THE 6035 IS GREAT!!!!!
    I.M. Anonymous @ 7/28/2002 9:25:22 PM #
    Hey, hey, het....I work for an insurance company wiseguy!!!

    really cheap now...

    I.M. Anonymous @ 3/26/2002 4:16:39 AM #
    circuit city. san fran bay area.

    $150 with about $125 rebates...

    get it while it's still hot.

    btw, i heard from kyocera 2002 is the last year for the 6035. get the $55 option from CC to get a new phone...

    RE: really cheap now...
    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/16/2002 1:09:33 PM #
    I got mine even cheaper. The phone cost me $250 at first but I got a $150 rebate. so the phone only costed my $99.00.. Thats an awsome price for a phone/pda combo. I love this phone and even though there are better ones out there, it still is very impressive and I impress alot of people with it. Everyone thinks I paid a fortune. Hell I seen phones for $99.00 that can't compare with the features of this phone.
    RE: really cheap now...
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/2/2002 9:54:50 AM #
    Beat ya ... I got mine AT A STORE for $10.50, brand new in box, NO REBATES.
    RE: really cheap now...
    I.M. Anonymous @ 6/29/2002 3:49:04 AM #
    I beat everybody!!!! Haaaa to the previous troublestarter...I had an old clunker touchpoint, and when I broke it, I called SprintPCS to cancel my service plan because I couldn't afford a new phone at the time...Customer care said WAITTT, let me see what I can give you for free if it will keep you on your plan...hmmm...well I have this phone here I'll send to you...And so I got this Smartphone fedexed to me for free!!!! I never really realized the power of the phone I had until 4 months later (NOW!)...I hope my luck continues like this!!! Cheers!

    Speed Dial

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/6/2002 5:26:47 PM #
    The speed dial numbers in Outlook never get downloaded into the Kyocera 6035. I have contacted Kyocera, however, they basically did not address my problem. So, bottom line, if you manually program them into the phone they always get wiped out when you sync.

    WORD? EXCEL?.......

    I.M. Anonymous @ 5/25/2002 7:28:58 PM #
    I have been seriously considering a Kyocera (Qualcomm) QCP-6035 for my wife. CAN IT HANDLES WORD AND ExCEL? I understand there is a program for the Palm software, but I do not know if this phone can do it?



    RE: WORD? EXCEL?.......
    Altema @ 5/25/2002 8:07:41 PM #
    This device should run normal Palm OS applications like a typical Palm with 8Mb of RAM. There are packages available from a number of companies, and some offer complete suites (TinyOffice, QuickOffice, DocumentsToGo, etc) that will do both and then some.

    Now, if you want to send and receive Word and Excel documents wirelessly via email, there is a third party service which works with QuickOffice to give you this capability. They charge a fee, but allow you to use the service for a free trial period. I do not use such a service myself because some of my files would take forever using my CDMA cell phone as a modem. But, I don't have unlimited data minutes either...

    I've never had problems with DocumentsToGo or MiniCalc, except for another program which corrupted both. In fact, I was quite surprised that they would accept spreadsheets that almost choked my laptop.

    I am selling my 6035

    turcintoon @ 1/27/2004 4:30:08 PM #
    I am selling my 6035 because I cannot sync it with Mac OS 10.3. It never really worked well on a Mac platform. Our last computer was an iMac with system 9 on it. One problem design that I have noticed in the last year and a half is that I often hung up on the people I was trying to hear because the disconnect button would line up with my cheek bone. I hope this was resolved in their newer version. I do not recommend the 6035 for Mac users.

    I cant send short text message

    AndaAHD @ 1/14/2007 1:07:35 PM #
    I just this phone like 2 weeks ago, i'm intent to study the phone,but unfortunate that in my country this type doesn't very much popular, so not many people understand how to you use it properly, like i have no idea to send text message, i could i any way receive them,but couldn't send any.
    I already asked for solution to my cell provider, but cause the product not very well known so they making excuses...they say they don't understand, i hope one of the member have any solution for me,you can send me by my email, or just post it on this web, many thanks




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