"No piece of technology is perfect but this is at least on the road to perfect."3.0 starson by hpcpdx
Pros: Bluetooth, Windows Mobile, 2.0 mega pixel camera,
Cons: Poorly engineered quick launch buttons and redesigned qwerty keyboard. Windows Mobile still doesn't close applications and programs!
Summary: I have owned many smart phones, I wouldn’t go so far as to say this is the smartest smart phone by any means. It is much faster than the 8125, the upgraded camera is great but who uses their phone to take quality pictures anyways(that’s why we have Sony/Nikon right?)? The new active sync software still has glitches however it is workable.
Somewhat disappointing is the poor button engineering on the top 2 quick launch buttons. The 8125 buttons are flush rather than raised. The phone is rather large for pockets but is much more secure in a pocket than on a belt clip (which doesn’t come packaged with the 8525. You must purchase it separately) while walking or sitting the internet button or message button tends to get pushed as they are raised rather than flush and this can really be frustrating especially if you don’t have the unlimited data plan as you can end up surfing the net due to an inadvertent button depression. It takes just 2 clicks to shut the internet/message down but that 2 clicks can be very annoying when you are trying to make a call in a hurry.
The keyboard on the 8125 is engineered to allow for larger fingers to use, as well as the numbers were very well placed across the top of the keyboard now they are bunched together in the middle of keyboard.
For some reason windows mobile does not actually truly exit any programs or applications. You can click on the “x” in the top right corner however if you then go to your memory settings you can view all running programs. This can really cause your device to bog down or in some cases crash. I have found somewhat of a fix, SPB Pocket Plus is a third party software that allows you to train your device to truly exit programs. This software also allows you to clean up your today screen and use icons to navigate rather than the start menu.
Over all the phone is really a great piece of technology. If you are business user than you will get your bang for the buck with just a few inconveniences that can be overcome.