I have snom 760 in hand and have looked over it a bit and need to say my first impression is good. I think snom has an interesting device on its hands. (Note: The previous photo blog we did about the 760 I now realize was a prototype model and the production unit looks much better. )
Here are some thoughts:
- Faster boot ( snom760=53secs and snom360=1m15secs)
- Nice looking (compared to mockup model)
- Easily printable BLF labels (straight piece of paper)
- 2 color BLF present some interesting possibilities
- 12 BLF buttons dedicated and 4 dedicated Line keys (means realistically 4 extra definable keys for 760 over 360)
- Unit feels snappier (is cpu faster in 7xx series? better GUI feedback?)
- New smooth phone user interface that takes advantage of hi color and hi resolution
- tool less stand mount installation is nice
- Ability to mount on a wall senario is welcome
- Box says "snom UC Edition" ready so the cat is out of the bag there as far as snom’s intentions with this device
- Blue Tooth upgradeable with dongle
- Wi-Fi upgradable with dongle
- push to talk button feature is cool.
- No protection to color LCD seems almost an oversight.
- The BLF buttons and round navigation button have little “over center” feel
- Power supply is no longer included in the box
- Might be nice to have a steeper tilt
Below are some screenshots and comments:
The snom 760 is a nice looking phone. It is grey in color compared to snom 3xx black. Overall the phone has a nice, solid feel to it.
The dedicated “Line” buttons are a marked improvement over the 3xx series.
The 12 dedicated definable, 2 color LED buttons are very welcome. Because of the 4 dedicated “Line” keys on the 7xx series, this effectively means the 760 has 4 more and 720 12 more BLF buttons than 370.
The Ethernet system has been upgraded to 1GB and a 1GB pass-through port. LED’s let you know if things are plugged in properly. The way the Ethernet is mounted on the chassis this phone should be fine wall mounted device.
The 760 has 2 USB ports that can be used for Blue Tooth and WIFI dongles.
The box states “snom UC Edition Ready” so I expect this is a hint that Lync firmware is in the works.
The unit comes with a paper manual. (but no power supply, I expect this is a cost cutting measure which is realistic considering most people will use POE)
Below are some phone user interface screen shots:
above is home screen and the DND.
above is a call in progress. Not the 2nd screenshot shows a new button press graphical indication allowed by the new higher screen resolution.
The full color screen shows nicely when you press the call record button as shown in the first picture.