"I actually own one."4.5 starson by big99gt
Pros: Great screen, great battery life, its not a windows mobile device. Love the music player and there are ways around a blackberry data plan.
Cons: None really. Its pretty big but that gives more room for buttons and the large screen.
Summary: Unlike most of the people on here bashing this phone. I own one! I hated my DUO and my Blackjack 2, I can't stand windows mobile devices and the poor battery life that comes with them, I also dislike the fact that all of my windows devices didn't make very good phones. And why is it that none of the employees at the local AT&T stores use iPhones? And why do the people that work with all these phones dislike it so much? I've tried 5 different phones lately in my search for the one that does everything I want it to do and the Bold is the only phone I've EVER owned that I would pay to have repaired or replaced. I'm done searching, I found the best device for me. Sorry I can't give an uninformed review of other devices that I've never owned, but I guess that I'm just not like everyone else. The Bold has a large vibrant screen, easy to use well placed keyboard, the clearest loudest speaker of any phone I've used. NO ITUNES to deal with and you can use the browsers with a regular AT&T data plan ( $15 a month for unlimited data). It also comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so after you drag and drop your music onto your installed micro SD memory card, all you have to do is plug in your headphones and go. I'm sick of music phones that don't have a headphone jack or USB cable, whats the point? I've tried the LG VU and I wasn't impressed (I couldn't text with it to save my life). So I guess I'm saying that I don't like touch screens. The point of all this is that I feel that the Bold is the best phone I've ever ownwed and I won't be switching ant time soon.