Hello again, The test on the HTC P6500 as put for sale here in Austria is complete ! . Battery performance is fairly good ! Using all given tools on the machine , battery duration lasts approx. 4 - 5 Hrs. SD -Slots took up to 16GB each! We had to use an external GPS Mouse due to the fact the the HTC P6500 does´nt have an internal GPS-Chip (QCT MSM7200) although this was mentioned on the PDF- Product Sheet dated (HTC_P6500_PS DE 200907 /1004081).Does HTC place two different versions of the same product on the market, because most websites report on the internal GPS Chipset funktions ????. Well , overall a good device , but HTC should think of the same machine with at least the capabilities of the "Cruise" or at least print proper information. The machine is returning to the dealers on Monday !
Got one of these in at work, the design is crap. Can't lay it flat on a table (wtf?) the back of the device is not flat so you can't tap on it while it is on a desk or something. The extra sd slot makes the battery cover loose. it's ugly.
You make a good point about the GPS. I also found that there is NO mention of the units internal GPS capabilities. In fact at one stage I thought it did not have it! I would be interested to know what your thoughts are abou the battery performance, because as I said in my last few posts all I did was voice call/text message and never used the GPS/GPRS/Bluetooth/WiFi/Media player and I found the battery performance to be totally pathetic. Please let me know.
Since I returned the unit I have spoken to a few companies that sell accessories for other HTC phones and they said that all of the reports that they are getting are about issues with the battery performance. I heard that there may be an aftermarket extended battery available soon and it has it's own battery cover.
Hello everybody, We received the HTC P6500 a couple of days ago, the screen resolution in comparison to standards on the market at present (politely spoken)is quite frustrating , other than that, all other specifications seem to work (+/-) smoothly (Wonderful processor speed). Presently we are trying the GPS function as the machine "does´nt" really state anywhere if it really has an internal GPS antenna only a " GPS antenna Connector" We´ll inform on further details asap!!!
I spoke to HTC today and asked them if there is an extended battery. The answer is no.
The battery performance I am getting with NO use of wifi/gps/gprs/3g/bluetooth is "normal" and If I did use these the battery would drain in about 3 hours. I told HTC that this is just useless and asked them why they are using such an out of date battery capacity (1500mAh)...no answer.
My advice to anyone is, yes the phone is full of great features but the battery will last a few hours so you better buy an external battery pack or keep it on charge in the car. Forget it otherwise.
and I forgot to add I have not even tried the bluetooth and GPRS...
Today the phone was on charge and used for around 2.5hrs of voice calls and the battery is down to 28% - and it is only 4 days old.
Based on previous experience (over a year) with a SE P990 and how the battery performance drops over the months I can see my P6500 is going to be useless and I do not think it will last a full day if you wifi/gps/bluetooth/gprs and voice call.
So I am going to return it. Very dissapointing.
I have been using this phone for 4 days now. If there are specific questions anyone would like to ask - feel free - instead of me trying to write a detailed review of every aspect. However my initial thoughts are that battery life may be a major problem, because at this stage I'm only using it for voice calls and have not had a chance to use the G. P. S. or the wireless connectivity and am lucky to get a full day (after 2 hours of calls on GSM)
hey,c'mon people express your side,when it comes to business i like the htc new products especially tytn11 and now the p6500,really a great help for mapping,office,business anywere thru internet,very speedy and batt.life is much better than others.but still premature to say complete opinion.....so far its fantastic.
God I hope this has the Video drivers that were missing from the same chipsets in the Kaiser and TyTN II. Otherwise this defice might be crippled in graphics rendering like the Kaiser is.
Finally available at devicewire. I just ordered mine. They said I'll get it by Monday.
It's been released here in Belgium, the device is HUMONGOUS, seriously gigantic, bigger than x7500 even. No way it fits in your pocket.
Does this definetly come with windows msn mobile messenger pre-installed? As I recently bought a HTC TYTN 2 thinking it was pre-installed but unfortunately it was not........
HTC 6500 have 3G and not front camera only back camera.
¿it is posible to make a videocall? using one camera...
To the one that just say "it's crap, HTC should not do so bad product as those one...", if you can't give constructive comment, just ignore HTC product and place where you can put comments. Thanks.
From the specs it looks like a good product.
I had the Qtek 9090, and since a broke it, I was expecting a new one with the same size. Here it is, with the embeded GPS
I currently run with the Gloofish M700 wich has also the gps, but the screen is to small for navigation, but he has the keyboard.
Let's hope HTC will do a version with the keyboard... before I take a new one.
are you sure about the processor, it should be one of the fastest phones out there due to the 256 ram and 400 mhz combination