"Great messaging device for people who are on a budget"4.0 starson by joeyyowee
Pros: Great for messaging and social networking, excellent keyboard, underrated camera, easy to use, efficent, only 168 dollars off contract
Cons: Browser could be better, service is inconsistent but not terrible
Summary: I went from an apple, to a blackberry, to a droid, and now I'm back to having a blackberry. If you're looking for a pretty phone with a lot of features and apps, this phone is not the phone for you. If you're looking for a phone that's efficient and excellent for messaging, this is the phone for you. I was looking at my droid and I asked myself how many apps I actually use. The answer to that question is about 5. I use whatsapp, youtube, facebook, maps, and instagram. RIM's app store has 4 of the 5 and I'm willing to sacrifice instagram for a phone that's more precise and efficient. My only complaints are that the browser is mediocre and the service is inconsistent. The browser issue really isn't that big of a deal since I only use the phone to read articles, check the weather, and look at scores. It doesn't look pretty at all, but it gets the job done. As far as the service, I wouldn't call it terrible, but it is inconsistent. There were times when I had 4 bars in my room and there were also times where I had no service in the same exact location. My previous blackberries had consistently good service so I don't think it's the service provider's fault. Even though spotty coverage can get annoying, it's not really that big of an issue if you're using wifi calling.