"Great phone, great review, bad rating"4.5 starson by ElGuero79
super fast processor,
beautiful responsive screen,
world roaming abilities,
syncs contacts and calendar perfectly with Outlook (2007)
Cons: A little biggish (but how can you avoid that with so many features?).
The interface takes a few hours to really get down, but after the learning period this becomes a non issue.
Summary: This phone deserves Droid's advertising slogan of "does". This phone's potential is limitless as it isn't constrained by bad hardware like the Droid (bad camera, no quad band, crappy keyboard etc)I just wanted to add that it tethers beautifully to provide internet to a device from the phone.
First thing I'd like to say is *** with the 3.5 star rating? The official review outlined a few small flaws but nonetheless, this phone is more capable than anything else on the market.
To address the issues, yes it's biggish, but doesn't feel as huge as my Touch Pro 2 felt. And it feels much more solid than the TP2. True, there isn't a lot of portrait mode, the app store isn't currently open, doesn't currently sync with Outlook 2003, but those are pure software things that Nokia knows and should be resolved very soon.
The user interface I wouldn't say is unintuitive by any means, but just like any new phone there is a learning curve and once you've played with it for a few hours you should have no complaints and even love it.
Also, apps are fun, apps are sweet, there WILL be apps, but when you have a browser that's no different from your computer in capabilities, do you need, say, the facebook app when you have the actual entire facebook on a webpage? But yes there are Facebook widgets, I especially love the one that accesses Facebook and takes all of your phone contacts profile pictures and birthdates and adds them to their contact card (no going around collecting pictures for caller ID).
I did need to call Tmo tier 3 support to get my phone's 3G straightened out, but they were as helpful as can be. Many people with this phone didn't need to call, but it may just be due to my particular package.
And big kudos to Tmo for offering the non contracted prices. 1000 minutes with unlimited internet and text is 69.99 whereas the contracted price is 84.99 if you're getting a 2 year contract subsidized phone. So essentially, you are subsidizing your own phone and over two years with $15 a month savings this phone (if bought at $500) will end up costing you $140. Not bad.
Updated on Dec 14, 2009
And valid point, the space bar could be more centered, I do have a habit of hitting "m" instead of "space", but I still think the reviewer was far off base giving this device/mobile computer/phone a 3.5.