"Don't buy if you're shy..."4.0 starson by DukeW
Pros: Great sound, good signal, no external antennas to snag or snap off -- too many to name
Cons: Screen can be difficult to see in direct sunlight or through polarized sunglasses
Summary: I tire of reading reviews by people who aren't smart enough to RTFM. If you can't see the screen in direct sunlight, turn and shade it with your body (that works). One guy couldn't get his Bluetooth headset to attach automatically (turn the Bluetooth power on, genius). We have other brain-trust members who dislike the phone book software, but we discover they are using the highly limited SIM storage, which basically allows only name and number. Storing them in the phone's memory allows you to associate pictures, ring tones, multiple numbers -- the list goes on and on. Voice dialing, voice memos, the ability to mix your own ringtones, the list goes on and on. Oh, and don't buy this phone if you don't like to attract attention, because people notice this sleek little beauty, and will ask to touch it. Repeatedly. As for its supposed fragility, I suggest getting a neck lanyard, or other method of tying it down. Its shell is aluminum, folks, so it will take moderate abuse, but it's not a basketball. Or just keep it in your pocket and use a Bluetooth headset -- solves the problem neatly. It's not perfect: the camera could be better, as could the calendar features, but hey, if you want to lug around large heavy objects, get a digital camera and tie it to a Treo. This is a slim, elegant way to carry a fairly large number of fairly useful tools. The price could be better, but it meets or exceeds my needs in every category, and can even be connected to a PC with the optional PhoneTools software. As long as you've specified the correct data package from your carrier, it will act as a modem in a pinch, and send/deliver multimedia messages with no problems. It even browses websites built for cell phones and PDAs with no issues (no handheld device does well with those overblown artsy sites with the 2 Mb gif files). It's even a speaker phone. Let's be honest -- there's plenty of steak to go with the sizzle, you just have to be smart enough to learn how to work with the phone. The manual will tell you of features you didn't know the phone had. Go forth, and read all about it. You'll be glad you did.