"The Best Phone I Have Found"4.5 starson by Boone1020
Pros: Lightweight, Very Robust Features, Bluetooth, FM Transmitter
Cons: Potential for Scraitching and Damage is high. Wish it could play my own .mp3's as the ringtone.
Summary: I switched from the Treo 650 to this phone after having very little success with the email feature. I was looking for a phone that I could use my contacts from Outlook and possibly my calendar too. I have used phones with bluetooth before without being very impressed, especially the Treo's Bluetooth compability. On the Treo I would have to wait anywhere from 3-10 seconds for the bluetooth headset to connect. That feels like an eternity when you are trying to answer a call knowing that the person is sitting there in silence. The Fusic has non of these problems with bluetooth. I have paired with and used the Motorola HS 850 headset without any delays or pairing problems. As for the contact management, I couldn't be happier. I merely have to drag and drop from my Outlook contacts to the phones OBEX icon in My Bluetooth Places. I do the same for the calendar. Although it doesn't sync like my Treo this system is easy enough for me and only took minutes.
Now on to some of the other features that I really like. I am a business professional with a family and most of the dinky games and other pay as you go features don't really pertain to me. I have an iPod that I use for the bulk of my music but I do like the ability to play some of my .mp3's on the phone. It is a particular benefit with the FM transmitter. It works FAR better than the transmitter on my iPod. Choosing the FM channel for broadcasting could be a little smoother process while listening to music. Right now you need to exit the media program and enter the menu>settings>FM Transmitter> menu then change the channel and relaunch the music player. A little annoying but I will deal with it to keep the transmitter. The downside to the .mp3's is that I can not natively use them as my ringtone and I will not pay more money for a crap version of a song I already own. I have since found a great work around for anyone interested.
The voice recognition is great on this phone. I find it faster than looking up the contacts the 'old fashion' way. The Treo had a terribly slow voice recognition program that just like the bluetooth feature was best avoided.
The camera is ok, but I found the placement of the lens a little less intuitive than I would have liked. The screen tips down from where I need to point the camera. I really like the feel of the buttons and the menu is relatively easy to navigate. I do find it annoying to be directed so easily to the online music store when I only want to play my music and hit the wrong button in haste. I haven't used it as a modem or even taken advantage of the EVDO speeds. My house is on the fringe of the EVDO network and it keeps jumping into normal CDMA internet speeds. Maybe someday I will benefit from this though.
My overall opinion for this phone is to get it if you can afford it. It is rather expensive. I have been very impressed with the phone and am continually surprised by how much I can do with it.