"Stay away - Phone has been abandoned by Motorola"0.5 starson by lagpie01
Pros: - Very powerful hardware (lots of potential)
- Decent built
- Feels solid (but there's no case available for it)
- HDMI output (kind of)
Cons: - Built for 2.3, but stuck on 2.1
- Very slow camera
- EXTREMELY small internal memory
- Pretty much useless already
Summary: Like others have said already (and let it be a lesson for me never to buy anything before reading the review on CNET), this high end phone has been abandoned by its manufacturer. There will be no update and no upgrade to its operating system EVER. The phone has spectacular hardware, but it uses only 50% of it because it runs Android 2.1.Well well well... While Motorola wasn't willing to make this phone more usable, and even went as far as encrypting the bootloader to make it harder to develop custom ROMs for it, some people found a way to fix the problem.
Of course, the paranoid management team at Motorola also locked and encrypted the bootloader, which basically means that no hacker in the world has been able to change the ROM and update the phone. Don't be foolish and hope for something that won't happen, the phone is forever locked in 2.1, and Motorola has ignored (so far) the THOUSANDS of postings asking for an upgrade. In short, if you buy this phone, you're encouraging Motorola to treat their customers like dirt.
So, to resume: phone COULD be great, but unfortunately, will never be. it's "abandonware" from Motorola. Don't waste your money on this...
Updated on Feb 19, 2011
You can now have Android 2.2 , otherwise known as Froyo in this phone. It really brings the device to life! For more news about it, or instructions, please visit:
Up yours, Motorola!