"This is THE Motorola to get!"4.5 starson by Thunderheart
Pros: Voice command feature, digital camera, grabs & hold a signal, superior battery life, large screen, Bluetooth sync w/Palm
Cons: Some may find it sizeable, flimsy antenna
Summary: I have been in the market for a new phone (and service... sorry Nextel) for some time now. The Motorola E815 provides the flexibility, sturdy construction, excellent ergonomics, intuitive operations to put it at the top of the heap. I hear the Razr V3 is great, but for those road warriors who want a feature-laden phone with exceptional reception, this is the one for you.
My venerable i90c, while timeless in its basic features and durability, is no match for the E815. This thing grabs and HOLD a signal about as tenacious as a bulldog does a plastic bone. It has a sizable surface area when compared to today's mini-phones, but it is understandable when you consider the 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, voice-actuated dialing, search and status functions, Bluetooth and Openwave browser. It can sync with my Tungsten T5 and serve as a wireless modem. Not that I need it, because my new service provider, Verizon, allows me to check my e-mail anyway. While it has some size, it is by no means large; in fact it is dimensionally similar to my old unit. However, it is much more efficient in the use of the space it provides. For example, when the clamshell is open, nearly all of the interior surface is either screen or keys. Clean, efficient, highly-functional. Provide a slightly thicker antenna, and you are there!
Awesome job Moto! Keep it up!Updated
I would also like to offer a different opinion about two gripes that I've read here that seem to be common to this phone. 1) The battery life: Trust me on this; in order to get the posted life out of your battery, you MUST condition it at least twice. You will then see the 280-minute talk-time rating. 2) Weak vibration: This is subjective, but I prefer the vibration output on this phone, as I believe it should be felt by the user, but not heard by others (as you could with the older models). The output is more than sufficient for anyone who is wearing this phone on their belt or in a pant pocket.