"Pretty cool device...but...."3.0 starson by 67UMSM
Pros: PERFECT for using email, surfing, PDA...easy to set-up & fugure out
Cons: as a phone it sucks
Summary: Grabbed this a couple of weeks ago because I thought it answered my need for not carrying both a BB AND a cell phone...its basically the size of a cell plus the added benefit of a powerful PDA.
The latter does not disappoint...really, its fantastic. However, there is a bit of Emperor's new clothes here if anyone thinks if one intends to use it as their main cell line they will not be jumping back to the mid-late '90's as far as call quality and experience goes. Traditional cells work great in my area so I know its not the service. Also, I keep getting a SIM card error...the store keeps telling me to simply take the card out and put it back in which I do. This resolves the problem temporarily however it has happened 6 times in the past 3 days...and I am not exactly jogging or playing catch with it. I admit this may be specific to my device but I thought I would let you know.
To sum up...utterly fantastic PDA, throwback as a phone.Updated
I posted an earlier summary and loved the PDA functions but hated the phone service (I switched from Verizon to Cingular/ATT to get the device). I returned the unit today thinking perhaps I had a lemon but I gotta tell you...I experineced the same poor call quality (I live in the Santa Monica, CA area...not exactly on the outskirts of bumfu$#%&-ville...a town with no coverage). Either Cingular(ATT) sucks in LA and this thing is a fantastic PDA, or it is a horrible cell phone. Nevertheless...going back to the evil Verizon tomorrow AM, thanks to the 30 day test run.