"Best replacement for my Palm and Cell"4.5 starson by tkab
Pros: WiFi and GPS works great. Displays foreign characters very well. Easy interface to enter data thru MS Outlook. Plethora of third party apps. Web browser is sufficient. Audio quality is superb.
Cons: App store is constricted to the US, Canada and UK only. RIM needs to open that up for all users outside those three countries. Camera could be better.
Summary: When I started shopping for a smartphone I was looking to replace my Palm Zire 72 as well as my Motorola RAZR2. I first tried the iPhone but I was totally disappointed with its inability to display foreign characters outside its listed languages, not to mention its web browser. The web browser on the Bold won't win any awards but it works and will get you around to what you want to see. The GPS really works well, especially with Google Maps. There are many third party apps like SlingPlayer and DocumentsToGo to name a few. The screen size is not as big as the iPhone but still is good especially if you are streaming with SlingPlayer thru a WiFi network. I think the Desktop Manager interface for managing the Bold could be worked out better and more user friendly, but you get used to it before long. To get full use out of the contacts, tasks, and other basic essentials on this phone you will need to use Outlook. For me I would have to say that this phone is the best phone I have had in a long time. I use it daily for managing my business affairs, personal time, and contacts. It doesn't leave me at all since it has become an essential tool in my life.