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Click here to get the MP4 or WMV version (21 minutes) Timefor another jkOTR Mobile Media Edition!  In this show #34 we are happyto bring you a first look at the just released Sprint HTC Mogul WindowsMobile 6 smartphone.  The Mogul is the successor to the […]

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Jk_icon_100pixTimefor another jkOTR Mobile Media Edition!  In this show #34 we are happyto bring you a first look at the just released Sprint HTC Mogul WindowsMobile 6 smartphone.  The Mogul is the successor to the popularPPC-6700 and we give you a comparison of the two devices along with agood look at the new, svelte Mogul.

Here are the specs of this sweet HTC Mogul:

  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 4.33" x 2.32" X 0.73"
  • 5.8 ounces
  • Intel PXA-263
  • 64 MB RAM; 256 MB ROM
  • CDMA (1900 & 800 MHz)
  • EVDO Rev. 0 (Upgradable to Rev. A)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • 1500 mAH standard battery (4 hour talk time); 2100 mAH optional battery
  • Sprint Power Vision network

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  1. Hey James,

    Nice video as usual. You always crack me up with these. You’re like a little kid who refuses to read the instructions. Play time is too important!! :-)

    As a sidenote, I was thinking of a story suggestion. You’ve often pointed out that you use a data card for your devices. But I know that having a data card is often an expensive proposition. Many people would like one, but don’t want the additional costs associated with a second wireless device. Some are like me and use their phone via bluetooth to connect from their laptop to the Internet. Since the Mogul now (finally) has Bluetooth 2.0, it can take full advantage of the EvDO rev. 0 speeds (can’t wait to see the Rev. A upgrade).

    It might be an interesting review to see how a P1610 with a data card (don’t cheat, use a Rev. 0 card!) stacks up against a setup of the P1610 being paired with a Mogul via BT.

    Anyway, just an idea. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Sweet phone and something for me to consider as an upgrade to my XV6700.

    Stephen, I’m one of those “don’t have a data card” folks that uses these devices to tether to a notebook computer. I prefer a phone for my data connection as it’s cheaper for me and I can use it across all my devices, i.e.: I don’t need a PC Card slot!

    Thanks HTC for providing a review unit. Nice phone!

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  3. The WMV file is huge because although the video is encoded properly, the audio bitrate is WAY too high. 1169kbps for video and 1328kbps for audio? That’s a lot of overkill; just as a suggestion try 192kbps for audio; you can probably even get away with 64kbps wma9 since it’s only voice. I for one would appreciate the consideration for us non-iTunes users. :)

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  4. Although in your video you say that the Mogul feels lighter than the 6700, according to Cnet.com’s review
    http://reviews.cnet.com/smart-phones/sprint-mogul-by-htc/4505-6452_7-32471386.html?ar=o
    they actually state that the Mogul is heavier than the 6700; 6.5 ounces vs 6.1 ounces, respectively.

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  5. Another suggestion that would be appreciated is encoding WMV keyframes, so we can seek in the video when playing in Windows Media Player. We know you’re a Mac fan now, but please don’t forget about us Windows readers.

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  6. Nice review, but overlooked the one thing I want to know. Does the speaker phone and phone portion still suffer from the low volume that plagued the 6700? In my opinion, the lake of a good sounding / audible phone was the single biggest problem with the 6700’s.

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  7. Kenneth, the Cnet review goes over the speakerphone quality as being sub-par; I believe their review to probably be accurate as saying it is of similar quality to the 6700’s speakerphone.

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  8. Stephen, per the tech specs on Sprint’s site, the Mogul/6800 weighs 5.8 ounces while the older 6700 weighs 6.1 ounces. Not much of a difference, but that’s probably why the Mogul “feels lighter” to James.

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  9. Way to go, jk. Anxious to know if this works well with tethering, as others have mentioned.

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  10. I don’t use the speakerphone as a rule but I will test this tonight. Call quality is excellent, better than the 6700. I intend to test the tethering tonight too.

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