"was so excited...but then frustrating and don't have time to monkey around!"2.5 starson by jb1972
Pros: sleek, outside controls are nice, not a slider phone
Cons: technical issues, poor battery life
Summary: My husband and I each purchased one of these in Feb. 2007 and we were excited to get music phones with cameras which were "new" at the time. I don't like the slider style chocolate phones, and don't need a smart phone.
We have had nothing but issues...we have each had to exchange our phones 2x (thankfully, Verizon has been helpful) but this should not happen. We take care of our phones, have cases etc...
The music transfer software stopped working and I did buy a small card reader from Verizon which works for loading tunes and moving pictures
Camera is decent, but takes crappy pictures in low light and saves then in low resolution, so even worse
battery life is horrible..bought extended battery and back does not fit. would be about $25-40 bucks to get a new back! So, I have a phone wedged in a case
-bluetooth stereo headset did not work which was motorola but purchased from buy.com
-had issues with battery charger not being correct
-had phone freeze up mini SD card
-microphone did not work for earpiece due to poorly fitted case hitting outside button
I do like the style, I like the set up of the phone...but just too many issues. Also, VW store is 30 minutes away, so a task to go and have it looked at! UGH!