There are many tweaks in the recently announced Windows Mobile 6, which owners of this device simply won’t get to play with.
While some are only available to Exchange Server users, there are plenty that ‘standalone’ users can benefit from. But I suspect that there will be devices running both variants of the operating system appearing for some time to come, and that alone shouldn’t be a reason to put you off the M700.
The processor is Samsung’s 400MHz R2442. There is 64MB of RAM and 128MB of ROM. A hard reset of the review device told us that 44MB of storage was free for applications and data. MiniSD cards can be used to add to this, and the slot is on the right edge of the casing, nicely protected by a sturdy hinged cover.
Finally, it is worth mentioning the main camera. It shoots stills at up to 2-megapixels. I like the touch sensitive icons ranged round the screen; it lets you easily access settings while using the screen as a viewfinder. However, image quality is only so-so and certainly not good enough for you to leave the digital camera at home if you have any hopes of taking shots to keep.
Battery life is pretty impressive. I got the M700 to play MP3s from a miniSD card continuously from a full battery charge and it gave me ten and a half hours of music. As usual, extended Wi-Fi or 3G use has a large impact on battery life but I’ve survived for a weekend without mains power and done several trips of a couple of hours using the GPS antenna without needing the vehicle power adaptor.
If you want a 3G Pocket PC that is small enough to use for voice calls yet includes a built in GPS antenna, then this could be just what you are looking for.
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