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Pete Paxton
06-29-2007, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2007/06/25/toshiba_portege_g500_review' target='_blank'>http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2007/06/25/toshiba_portege_g500_review</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Continuing the tradition of reviews based on my real world experiences of handheld devices, thanks to the generosity of Tracy and Matt, I’ve had the chance to test drive the Toshiba Portégé G500 for a week or so. The G500 is Tosh's first Windows Mobile Device since the e830 back in September 2004 and represents the first release of a Toshiba device with voice capability since 2002. The G500 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 3.2, think of this as Windows Mobile 5.5 as it includes Push email, xT9, WPA2 for WiFi, A2DP for enhanced sound quality for Bluetooth headphones and Internet sharing instead of Dial up Networking. Connectivity wise the G500 supports WLAN (802.11b&amp;g), is quad band including 3G, with HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE. The obligatory camera is a lowly 1.9 Megapixels>"</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/paxton-06272007-g500.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Alasdair over at <a href="http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2007/06/25/toshiba_portege_g500_review">Tracy and Matt's Blog</a> have another review of the Toshiba G500. With this one only running WM5 and no qwerty keyboard, I'm not sure how it's going to stack up with the competition. Seems a bit outdated to me. I'll give it some points for having HSDPA. If you'd like to see an unboxing video of the G500 you can click <a href="http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2007/05/29/toshiba_portege_g500_unboxed">here</a>.

07-01-2007, 12:32 PM
Don't waste your money on a G500, get an S710 instead. I had a G500 and GAVE IT AWAY! Why? Well 1 because I decided to make it a prize in our Brain School competition but 2 because it was as thick as a brick and runs yesterday's OS. WM6 vs WM5 is like Windows Vista vs 95 ... so why aren't manufacturers rushing WM6 devices to market? The guy who won the G500 isn't impressed either :)