"Way better phones out there."0.5 starson by noblackberryplease
Pros: I got it for free.
Cons: Not worth it even if free.
Browser is lame
Requires HUGE and heavy case to use all phone features
Slow phone operation
Screen display is inconsistent
This phone is slow in navigation through some features and web access. Maybe that's Sprint.
Setup 2 personal email accounts and found it only works day forward or you have to sync email using the PC. No way to refresh mailbox to get latest messages. You have to wait up to 5 minutes to receive the email on this phone. Works well with text email messages but with rich HTML email messages you will be forced to click the "click here if you can't see.." link which launched the lame "lite" browser only to be disappointed again.
You want GPS? I mean to work. Expect to pay Sprint extra for the premium edition to be useful at all.
Memory. 106MB of application space and 916MB or space for media make this phone a joke. 1GB of storage when other phones in this price range have 8GB or more. This, and the fact that there is no touch screen make this phone way overpriced.
You get a rugged case that is almost 2" thick when the phone is placed in the holster which also brings the weight of this setup to 6 5/8 oz. Hang this off your belt and you can understand why some many have their "pants on the ground". Walk though an airport and you can spot Blackberries bulging out in plain view and from under suit coats.
OK. Business email is a use case. I mean, business email IS the only use case for this phone. The experience is not that good but you do have the benefit of receiving partial email. It does keep you connected in a low quality sort of way.
I hope tethering works because that will be the only use I have for this phone. I am a bit bitter because I was forced to use this Blackberry phone running the the Sprint NOW Network through a Managed Corporate plan using Bluefish services. I can off of a personal plan using the iPhone. I was shocked, shocked to experience the difference in the user experience. If you like this phone don't try the iPhone. What kills me about this whole thing is that Bluefish is charging in excess of $125.00 per month for only 1500 talk minutes plus data. With corporate discount at AT&T I was under $100.00 per month with the iPhone.
I really believe my Treo of 6 years ago was better than this phone.
I can't believe CNET ratted this phone so high. The specs look pretty good but in action this phone is just lame by todays standards.