"Good Value If It Is What You Are Looking For"4.0 starson by svgtom
Pros: $10 data plan
lots of features
good call quality
Cons: keyboard could be more responsive
learning curve is a little long
not as many apps available as other smartphones
Summary: While I wanted a smartphone, I wasn't willing to pay $30 for a data plan simply because I knew I wouldn't be using the phone enough to make it worth it. As a T-Mobile customer, when I saw the Nuron with it's $10 data plan, I jumped on it. When I was looking at it in a T-Mobile store, the sales clerk was actually trying to dissuade me from getting it, saying that a lot of people don't like it and end up returning it. After talking to him a little more, he stated that most of the people who return it had previously owned a smartphone.
I would imagine that if you had already owned an iPhone or Android phone, the Nuron would seem downright primitive. I've seen it referred to as a dumb smartphone. However if you've never owned a smartphone before or don't need one with all the bells and whistles, the Nuron may be for you. The interface can be sluggish at times but you get used to it. It's got plenty of features (for me at least) and while the number of apps either through the Ovi store or third party can't compare to other phones, there are plenty available. Ovi maps alone may be worth the price of this phone for some.
I have had no problems with calls or connectivity issues and battery life is excellent. It's not the slickest smartphone, most feature-packed, or easiest to use, but for those on a budget or not needing the latest and greatest, this phone may be for you. Also, even though the data plan with unlimited web is only $10, it is not required and the phone will work without it. You can even use Ovi maps (in offline mode) without having the data plan. All in all, I think it's a good value.