"Brilliant SmartPhone"4.0 starson by urr_quasdim
Pros: Small & light, excellent call quality, user-friendly UI, sharp display, decent battery life, high quality construction, Wi-Fi, decent camera
Cons: Sometimes a bit sluggish, no 3G, tri-band
Summary: I sometimes wonder about CNET's judgment in their reviews. If iPhone got an 8.0 with spotty call quality whereas the Touch scored a piddly 6.3 with excellent call quality, then something just doesn't add up - after all, these are PHONES first and foremost. Yes, WM 6 still provides a small keyboard but if you really hate using the stylus, you have a choice of several full-screen virtual keyboards from the Web. I find this a minor inconvenience at most. CNET also complains about difficulty inserting the SIM and memory cards. I am no wizard but I found it quite easy to accomplish - not any harder than in other phones. I also found the sluggishness issue not to be serious, and if one stops unused applications then the whole issue is mute. The lack of 3G (like in iPhone) is regrettable yet I found EDGE to be decent and Wi-Fi at least partially compensates for 3G's absence. My phone is the Asian one, lacking the 850 MHz band, but it works just fine with T-Mobile and will work in most of the world with its 3 bands.
This little phone, with its rubbery outer finish, is superbly constructed, has a brilliant display, WORKS GREAT AS A PHONE, WM 6 Professional has a lot to offer, the TouchFLO feature adds much strength to the UI, battery life is quite decent and, finally, the camera performs well in both still and video modes.