Pros WiFi - right now, only 5 phones on Verizon sport WiFi. This is the only one under $200. Win Mobile is fine, default aps are fine, call quality is actually very good, and if you can use a Crackberry keyboard, this one is easy too.
Cons As is pointed out, camera is prettty cheezy. Thats fine, I've got lots of good cameras and don't need it on my phone. I wish it had a rollerball pointer instead of a rockerbox. It works, but the rollerball on my wife's Crackberry is easier.
Summary For $50, you can't go wrong. Toss in a $25 8GB memory card and you've got a very capable multi network phone. WiFi support is bonus, especially for folks like me that live out in the country. Data coverage inside the house is spotty at best, but my 802.11G makes up for it.
Pros Slim profile, light weight, sharp screen, easy functionality, good battery life thus far, works as well as a phone as it does a PDA (which can be rare in a "smartphone")
Cons Would prefer an aluminum case as the plastic feels cheap and vulnerable to drops, cramped keyboard and small keys lead to typing errors, wish the upper-case key was located where the function key is placed
Summary I got this phone because my XV6800 phone speaker went bad, and I couldn't wait for a warranty replacement phone. As a previous Motorola Q user I liked the look and size of the Ozone (especially to the brick that was the 6800), and the $50 price after rebate was very friendly. I purchased the phone without so much as picking it up in the store.
I've had the phone three days now, and thus far I'm very impressed. I much prefer its functionality of Widows Mobile to the XV6800 and don't really miss the 6800's touchscreen. The call quality is very good, and I've had no issues with call clarity or volume. It is great for emailing (my primary need) but the keyboard is cramped with small keys, so fat-fingering the wrong thing is easy to do; emailing and texting was the 6800's strongest suit.
The wifi of this phone works very well and connects to networks quite easily, but I've also had good luck and fast speeds with the regular data connection. Additionally, even with the phone receiving 100+ emails and a bit of web browsing via both data connection & wifi the battery was still showing 2 bars after an 18 hour day...which blows away my experiences with both the Q and the 6800.
Its still early, but so far I've been very pleased with this phone. The Ozone offers a lot of utility for a bottom-dollar price...but I hope the plastic case proves more durable than I'm afraid it may be.
"Very Pleased"on by srojo
Pros Tons of features
Easy and fast configuration
No touch screen
Cons No standard headphone jack
Summary I'll start out by saying my last two phones have been HTC windows mobile based-phones so I may have an unfair advantage in terms of configuration.....still, super-easy to use. Even has an mp3 trimming program to use only the sections you want for ringers. I just replaced my xv6800 which i loved except for the fact that it had a touchscreen and slide out keyboard (just me). This phone is better, faster and has more features, plus, no touchscreen and no flipping and sliding to use the keyboard. I had my contacts synched, corporate email and outlook caendar configured, bluetooth tethering with my laptop, gps and other stuff set up in less than 20 minutes. I highly recommend it even if youve never had a windows device....an unreal bargain at fifty bucks! As for a few comments about the case seeming cheap.....definitely not seeing it. Bummed about the lack of standard headphone jack but included in the box is a USB adapter for standard size headphones, something that was lacking in the xv6800. I like IE for most internet surfing, however Skyfire works excellent on this phone for sites like youtube, yahoomusic, etc., with flash functionality and it's free! Give this phone a fair chance and you won't be disappointed.
"Great Phone"on by bndaid
Pros Ease of use,Windows Mobil,Bsattery life
Cons close prox. of keys, no track ball. No built in headphone jack.
Summary This is my first smart phone and it was so easy to set up and use. If you remember to close out your apps the phone won't lockup on you. I have had the phone for two weeks and had absolutly no problems. If you are intrested in being trendy or style concious only go with the Black Berry or I phone. if you want a work horse for business and personal use buy the Ozone you won't be disappointed. Good sound on calls, great reception. If you have a windows based computer you can run this phone. Mobil office apps work great.
Pros This phone blows away any data device i have ever owned in regards to battery life. Super easy to use and more features than phones Verizon has that cost $200.
Cons So far I have not found any cons.