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PCD Quickfire review

6.4/10 AVG.
RATING



6.4/10
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The PCD Quickfire currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 38 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

AT&T's Quickfire messaging device combines touch-screen fun with a full, physical QWERTY to make typing easier.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
MobileBurn

It provides users with the benefits of a solid design - including a durable touchscreen display. It has it faults, to be sure, but its still an endearing little handset that is worth checking out.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Common Questions


PCD released the Quickfire on November 10, 2008.


PCD backs up the Quickfire with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Quickfire has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact PCD support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find PCD's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The PCD Quickfire's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
29 MB

Internal memory is 29 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. PCD's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

PCD Quickfire Specs

Overview
Release date November 10, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 29 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.1 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Lime, Orange, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm (4.3 x 2.2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 136 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 7 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): AT&T Quickfire, PCD GTX75

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Critic Reviews


Phone Scoop

The Quickfire from AT&T makes good on its promise of providing a good messaging experience, but it falls short in other areas

from Phone Scoop

The Quickfire almost makes good on all that it sets out to do. It covers the basics well. The touch screen may not be the most responsive that we've used, but the menu system is easy to use and works well.

The calling features work well, as does the contacts application. While the Qu...More

The Quickfire almost makes good on all that it sets out to do. It covers the basics well. The touch screen may not be the most responsive that we've used, but the menu system is easy to use and works well.

The calling features work well, as does the contacts application. While the Quickfire manages mobile IM and email well, it lacks threaded SMS, and this is a major detractor in our eyes.

The music and gallery applications are a bit slow, but the camera takes decent pictures and the video software gets the job done, though the results aren't spectacular

The Quickfire has its flaws, but considering all you get for the money, there aren't many other phones that can best it.

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MobileBurn

Messaging focused device with a full QVGA resolution touchscreen display

from MobileBurn

In the end, we like the AT&T Quickfire more for what it tries to do than perhaps what it actually does well. It's an inexpensive device, at $99 with a new 2 year contract, but it still provides users with the benefits of a solid design - including a durable touchscreen display. It has it faults, to be sure, but its still an endearing little handset that is worth checking out. We give it a "Recommended" rating....

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In the end, we like the AT&T Quickfire more for what it tries to do than perhaps what it actually does well. It's an inexpensive device, at $99 with a new 2 year contract, but it still provides users with the benefits of a solid design - including a durable touchscreen display. It has it faults, to be sure, but its still an endearing little handset that is worth checking out. We give it a "Recommended" rating.

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User Reviews


Amazon

Wake Up Call

from Amazon
This phone will all by itself have a alarm go off at 12:00am everyday; without you setting one. It Sucks cause you can not sleep. Both my wife's and mine does this.
Amazon

Wish there was a 0 star option

from Amazon
I bought this phone for a reduced price almost a year ago with a new contract from ATT. Really wish I had got the Matrix that my brother chose that was for free. I HATE THIS PHONE! 1. Touch screen is either unresponsive or chooses the wrong "button." More than half the time it chooses an icon on the...More
I bought this phone for a reduced price almost a year ago with a new contract from ATT. Really wish I had got the Matrix that my brother chose that was for free. I HATE THIS PHONE! 1. Touch screen is either unresponsive or chooses the wrong "button." More than half the time it chooses an icon on the opposite side of the screen! 2. Battery life sucks! I have to charge it every night with very little use. If I use the phone how I'd like to (moderately heavy use) then I have to have it fully charged, charge again in the afternoon, and charge again at night. 3. The phone doesn't recognize when you set an individual ringtone for people in your address book. Tried to update my software (an option in the settings) to fix it, which kept saying "FAILED TO CONNECT." 4. After about 4 months I had a software glitch in which caused my phone to turn off when choosing my txt msg inbox. So I got a replacement phone with the insurance program. I THOUGHT that the previous software problems would be fixed (see #3). No such luck! 5. Phone fails to recognize the music/pictures on my SD card. The phone sometimes allows me to transfer info from my phone to the SD card but not usually. 6. Charger is set up completely STUPID! The two prongs have been bent from my having to charge it so much. Now I have to slide the charger in at an angle and push one prong into place so it will charge. Also sometimes the phone recognizes the charger as a USB Cable and won't charge until it recognizes that it's really a charger. Also the charger falls out easily and wiggles in the phone and everytime the charger wiggles a message pops up that says "Charger Connected" or "Charger Disconnected" which is really annoying when you're responding to a text or looking for something online while charging the phone. 7. There is no WiFi option to connect to a faster network when available. And 3G won't turn off so I can have the battery last a little bit longer. 8. Messages often have the wrong timestamp, or are displayed in the wrong order. Phone doesn't even receive most of the messages I receive from my friend's Moto Cliq. All the pictures I receive from Moto Cliq are shown as a black screen. 9. Speaker phone is very quiet and the mic isn't strong enough for the other person to hear you when on speakerphone. I have never dropped this phone, never gotten it wet, and never been rough with it. I got a case for it same day as purchase. All of the problems I've had with this phone were for my original phone and my replacement phone (wish I'd been able to choose a different replacement). I've gone into several ATT stores to see if there was a way I could get the software update, or if they'd ever heard of any problems. Finally a nice guy names eric checked the customer complaints for the phone. Apparently, tons of people have the same software and ringtone assignment problems. He said ATT no longer carries the phone for sale so they have no intention of fixing the problem. NEVER EVER GET THIS PHONE! DON'T EVEN GIVE IT TO YOUR ENEMY! It's that bad! Thank heavens my upgrade is next week, I can't wait to smash and burn this phone, because it's not even worth donating. Less
Amazon

It's Quickfire for a reason, overheating and catching on fire.

from Amazon
I got this phone as a replacement for my Impression. Upon opening it, I realized right away that it was an extremely cheap and poorly assembled phone. I was fooled by the pictures, making the Quickfire look sleek and attractive, yet when I fiddled with the device I noticed that the touch screen wasnt r...More
I got this phone as a replacement for my Impression. Upon opening it, I realized right away that it was an extremely cheap and poorly assembled phone. I was fooled by the pictures, making the Quickfire look sleek and attractive, yet when I fiddled with the device I noticed that the touch screen wasnt responding to my fingers. No matter how hard I pressed or how many times I pressed the phone just wouldnt respond, and on the odd chance it did, it would go to the option or number below or above the one I touched. Also the internet navigation was painfully slow. It took me 8 minutes to download a 90 second video, so I checked to see what others said about the phone and it turns out everyone who had it seems to hate it. It was even recalled about two months ago for overheating and catching on fire. Please... dont waste your time with this phone. It may be cheap but its not worth the trouble. Less
Amazon

AT&T Quickfire... Great for Free Upgrade! Not so great if you paid $330

from Amazon
I just received my AT&T Quickfire Phone today... and haven't really toyed around with it that much.. but from reading the specs on the phone and using it for texting for the past hour or so. I think it's a nice phone, for a free upgrade from AT&T. But I don't think I would shell out the 300+ $$ they...More
I just received my AT&T Quickfire Phone today... and haven't really toyed around with it that much.. but from reading the specs on the phone and using it for texting for the past hour or so. I think it's a nice phone, for a free upgrade from AT&T. But I don't think I would shell out the 300+ $$ they are asking for this phone. I upgraded from my Samsung Blackjack 2 - which is all honesty is basically a downgrade. The Blackjack beats out the Quickfire in all categories except screen size and color contrast (the Quickfire having 18bit color and the Blackjack with 16bit) not a big difference at all. The one thing I noticed is that the keyboard is pretty small.. and it's tough to get the buttons in the corners. If anyone has larger hands then this is going to be a problem when texting. The Blackjack is a lot easier to maneuver around with, while the Quickfire is a bit bulkier. Like I said, for a free upgrade.. you can't beat a touchscreen phone with these features! But if you were going to purchase a phone - I would go with the Blackjack & or a Blackberry. Less
Amazon

Great Phone for Texters

from Amazon
Ive had this phone since it came out and I am absolutely in love with it. The touch screen is great but at times can get frustrating since it isnt the most responsive one on the market. The keyboard is just like a computer keyboard so its easy to navigate and you can even navigate through your phone wi...More
Ive had this phone since it came out and I am absolutely in love with it. The touch screen is great but at times can get frustrating since it isnt the most responsive one on the market. The keyboard is just like a computer keyboard so its easy to navigate and you can even navigate through your phone with the keyboard if your having trouble with the touch screen. As for custom ringtones there's a data cable you can buy for this phone. it plugs into the charger slot on your phone and from there into a regular usb port on your computer. Overall great product but not 5 stars. is a little bulky compared to newer phones but you dont have to worry about breaking the screen while its in your pocket :) Less
Amazon

Worst Phone I have ever touched...

from Amazon
This phone looks super spiffy I won't lie but when I asked my friend if I could tinker with it boy oh boy was I hit in the face with an epic fail. This phones touch screen is very very very ill responsive and can be rather slow. The plus side is instead of using the touch screen to text you can use th...More
This phone looks super spiffy I won't lie but when I asked my friend if I could tinker with it boy oh boy was I hit in the face with an epic fail. This phones touch screen is very very very ill responsive and can be rather slow. The plus side is instead of using the touch screen to text you can use the full keyboard but for people like me who fail at using the full keyboard then this isn't something you'll like. This thing is like a brick. Heavy and in the way. Its battery life is horrible. My friend charges it all night. Wakes up the next day with full battery then ten minutes later or so it says it needs to be charged again. Only a few times has it completly died on her but most of the time it will just say over and over again that. "Low Battery". That is just a cry to be put down. I don't know a whole lot more beyond that basic stuff but from what I've experinced and seen this phone is like a death wish please save yourself and purchase another phone. Less
Phonedog

best phone ever!

from Phonedog
Pro: EVERYTHINGGGG!! Con: Using experience: 3 weeks this phone is the best phone ive ever had. ive wanted it ever since it came out in november 2008. when they recalled it, i was really mad. they fixed it now and upgraded all the freezing, the battery, and the rest of the problems it had. im so hap...More
Pro: EVERYTHINGGGG!! Con: Using experience: 3 weeks this phone is the best phone ive ever had. ive wanted it ever since it came out in november 2008. when they recalled it, i was really mad. they fixed it now and upgraded all the freezing, the battery, and the rest of the problems it had. im so happy i bought this phone. one of the best decisions i ever made... i think you should all get this phone. u wont regret it :)) Less
Phonedog

thank you very much

from Phonedog
Pro: everything Con: Using experience: 3 days ok ok ok. so i just ordered this phone yesterday and i should be getting it here in a few days. they did a recall on them and fixed all the problems. but honestly i think this phone is amazing. the touchscrren is like any other touchscreen i have eer us...More
Pro: everything Con: Using experience: 3 days ok ok ok. so i just ordered this phone yesterday and i should be getting it here in a few days. they did a recall on them and fixed all the problems. but honestly i think this phone is amazing. the touchscrren is like any other touchscreen i have eer used. you just have to be exact on what you want to touch. no touchscreen is exact on what u want everytime. i tryed this phone and i tryed the iphone and and the touchsreen is actually better on the quickfire. you just have to be paitient with it. its a phone not a genius. Less
Phonedog

att quick fire

from Phonedog
Pro: touchscreen,qwerty,3g, Con: bulky Using experience: 5 weeks alright i know that the phone was recalled but now its back and truly i would take it over my matrix i just got out of ,y matrix contract and the quick fire say wat u want is a great phone and really good for kids not for a buissness but for simple use
Pro: touchscreen,qwerty,3g, Con: bulky Using experience: 5 weeks alright i know that the phone was recalled but now its back and truly i would take it over my matrix i just got out of ,y matrix contract and the quick fire say wat u want is a great phone and really good for kids not for a buissness but for simple use Less
Amazon

This phone is being recalled by AT&T

from Amazon
I've had this phone for about 6 months, and it has been fine for what I use it for, talking and texting. However, the touch screen fails a lot and actually freezes up quite often. I went into the AT&T store today, and was informed I should call customer service, as they will replace this model with t...More
I've had this phone for about 6 months, and it has been fine for what I use it for, talking and texting. However, the touch screen fails a lot and actually freezes up quite often. I went into the AT&T store today, and was informed I should call customer service, as they will replace this model with the Samsung Propel, due to the touch screen freezing up. Less

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