"Long Live The Startac - The best REAL Phone"5.0 starson by jimbo33
Pros: Simple, Solid, Beautiful, Elegant, Dependable
Cons: The Fools at Motorola Stopped Making It !!!!!!!!!
Summary: The Startac is one of a kind. It's a timeless high quality machine, like my Ibm Thinkpad. Sometimes, once in a blue moon, a machine is designed that just feels perfect. This is the Startac.
It was king-of-the-hill before the cellphone industry went into a silly spiral of feature-adding nonsense - like cameras, games, ringtones and other gimmicky crap in order to get you to take your eye off the fact that they had started selling you flimsy, over-priced pieces of junk.
All you have to do is hold the Startac, open it, hear that solid click of the hinge, and feel the quality of the textured buttons to know it is a real high-end piece of equipment. The Startac is serious, not a toy. Not some shiny, smooth, lightweight-plastic piece of junk, like just about cell phone I've seen these days. Reception is usually great on the Startac, and your voice transmits crystal clear, not all warbly (like underwater) and cutting in and out like many of my friend's more modern phones. It does what a phone should do, ring, transmit and receive ... and all with precision, quality and style.
Only con: Sometimes I wish it had a color display.