"Dissapointing Results"2.0 starson by bahamanate
Pros: Looks cool, good resolution, great browser
Cons: reception, battery life, email, typing, message navigation
Summary: As a BlackBerry user for over two years, I was really excited to see this alternative finally arrive from Verizon.
I purchased a unit on 6/1 from a Verizon store in Roseville, California and have been using it for two days now. I was very dissapointed to find out (after hours of research) that the Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) was not included which eliminated the use of the new PUSH email capability from Exchange, not to metion the remote WIPE security feature in case the device is lost or stolen. The only alternative is an SMS based option which can be set to update your email every 5 minutes. However, this has really cut down my battery life. This solution should not be considered a "BlackBerry Killer" in my opinion.
Typing with larger fingers is a real pain. The Mobile 5.0 OS provides limited options for layout and configuration as compared to the BlackBerry. I found this really frustrating as BlackBerry has done a great job with having a single messaging list where all items (including there status) can be viewed and managed.
I hate to say it, but as a business user, I am going back to the BlackBerry 7250. I really hope that Verizon, Motorola, and Microsoft get this right in the future.
This is taking them WAY too long and they are obviously not paying attention to business user needs. Their advertising is very misleading as well when it comes to email integration and battery life.