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Earlier this month I recommended the Motorola V710 to my boss, only to find later that the bluetooth was really only for hooking up a headset or perhaps use in-car handsfree system. Well that was a career ending move. What I find most offensive about this […]

Earlier this month I recommended the Motorola V710 to my boss, only to find later that the bluetooth was really only for hooking up a headset or perhaps use in-car handsfree system. Well that was a career ending move. What I find most offensive about this whole deal is the double talk from Verizon. Can’t we make them do a full disclosure before hand about what you can or cannot use the phone for. I am glad to see Engadget take up the cause with this post, Verizon’s lame excuse for crippling the Bluetooth on the Motorola V710. They claim it is to keep hackers from Bluejacking your phone. If you buy that, send me an email, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for only $500. I think given that this is an early adopter product, why don’t we do a bit of digital activism and simply boycott the product. Will teach Verizon and Motorola a lesson on the “double talk.” Anyway some really smart analysis of VZ’s 710 over at Russell Beattie’s blog

  1. My original post about the crippled Bluetooth is *still* gathering comments (it has high Google ranking). Lots of info for those who already own the v710.

    http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1007961.html

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  2. Thank you for warning me! I was seriously looking to buy this phone. Now I have decided against it. Could you make a list of *crippled* phones that all of us can boycott?

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  3. yeah this is good. glad to be of help. well a list of crippled phones: hmm, that is a good idea. ltet me work on that

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  4. You cannot blame Motorola for the failures on some of these units made for Verizon. Verizon is one of the worst cellular companies I have seen. They make life a living hell for cellphone manufactures with their deadlines and other requests that’s impossible in the wireless industry. This doesn’t give the cell manufactures enough time to test their products because they have to meet Verizon’s deadline or the contract is off.

    What’s the problem with Motorola? They BOW down to Verizon (Evil Cellular Empire). Motorola should stand up to themselves and should inform Verizon listen, this is what we make and you take it or leave it. Why is that we don’t that much of Motrola GSM issue’s? CDMA sucks, get a life. BMW, Mercedes did drop CDMA from their car lines and they are going with GSM. Verizon and Microsoft can join together and change their names to Microzon or Verisoft(two evil empires).

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