"a great alternative to the blackberry"3.5 starson by jabombardier
Pros: sleek, convenient, good voice quality, e-mail capable, bright colorful displays
Cons: sensitive battery life, iffy reliability.
Summary: the main reason why i purchased this phone was to save money on data and text messsaging plans over having a blackberry. its does that job well. secondly the phone is beautiful and the features are of top notch operating quality. sound quality is very good with decent volume. touch screen is convenient however i would wish it had more usability. bettery life isn't great at all. my battery with normal use does last 24 hours; other phones i had lasted up to 2 days without a charge. but i had said that it is sensitive because the more you use it, the quicker the battery dies, but the less you use it, the longer it stays charged.The RAZR2 Has improved with my use. the battery life has improved. of course the more you use it the faster it dies but it now has a sustainability of 38 hours. to me that is acceptable the "numb" button reaction has disappeared. i have noticed that the slim shininess of the phone makes it easy to drop. i drop it at low altitude once so far and it survived without a scratch. i dropped it on tile flooring at work. i also noticed that some condensation got into the screen and it is growing in size but it isn't affecting the screen at all. it also has proved great for web browsing, however opera mobile wouldn't work on it. this phone still proved a great investment to date. but i am now eying that G1 android phone.
the quality of the phone is an issue to me because when i first received the phone, it was defective right out of the box. it was returned and the second one now has a "numb" button. i have to press the button hard instead of a mild tap to get a command to register. but that is a minor gripe. the phone holds its own and is a great alternative to a blackberry.
Updated on Oct 10, 2008