Pros Small and easy to use
Cons No Wifi or SDHC
Summary I have a Tilt and the Pantech Duo. I find myself using the Duo far more than Tilt. If you have large hands I do see a problem with this device. I have chubby fingers but am able to use the keyboard just fine, I like the ease of being able to use the keypad to dial a number unlike PPC's where the keypad is on the screen and hard to your way around to dial without looking. Voice command that comes install works great. I use the phone as a way to receive my work email and personal email, calendar appointments, mp3 player, calculator, just about everything. Only thing I don't use it for is to cook my dinner. I can order it though. =)
Pros Processor Speed (works faster than the tilt), dual keypad design, very decent qwerty keyboard, features
Cons battery life is solid for 1 full day (only), flimsy but durable slider mechanism.
Summary The great look, high performing, Duo is a phone that you just can't go wrong with.
It does everything that any full featured windows mobile phone can do in a relatively small and compact design (fits perfectly in your pocket + hand), and its functions perform at full speed, and likely faster than any of its winmo6 competitors out there.
The design is very useful and gives you many easy ways to control the often cumbersome and unintuitive design of windows mobile 6. The slider mechanism is great but while I believe its completely durable and long lasting, there is a slight rattle when the phone is opened to either end and this is true of all duos. One other gripe to the very useful design is that there seems to be a very minute problem on all duos where white particles of dust collect under the screen which are only slightly visible when the screen is dark.
Next, the keyboard. The qwerty keyboard is actually big enough for large fingers and works very well for short messages. If you're in the mood to type something longer, ie a paper or memo on msword, than your fingers will tire quickly as there isn't a lot of feedback to the keys.
Internet. This is the primary usage you'll be getting out of the 3g. And its a great experience. I downloaded opera mobile and the experience is terrific to see full html pages load in only a few seconds flat. Great phone for this, although unless you travel a lot, the novelty of using the internet on your phone will wear off considerably.
Overall, the phone performs perfectly and does everything you could need it to. Though, what I think bugs many of the tech savy users of the duo is that the design is not typical (or nerdy enough?) of a windows mobile 6 phone. Seriously though, this phone may have been better with a proprietary OS and a non-3g application. Great-working, great-looking phone, though I would just recommend you consider how you plan to use it and if this is the best one for your needs.
Pros Windows Mobile 6, QWERTY Keyboard and Small Size
Cons Screen Problems
Summary This is a nice little phone, Great feel in the hand, excellent battery life (1350mA) and a loud speaker for speaker phone and music use. The display is what this device has going for it it packs a 240x320 screen the same thats in the Motorola Q9h; but of course it's in a much smaller package.
Everything else on this phone is typical smart phone features, Voice commands (Works Perfect by the way) Calendar, Phone book, blah blah blah.
The only problem I have personally had with was I got the phone and out of the box the screen had dust under it impeding the display and also the back light went out at random this was all in the 1st 30 hours of having this device. I have since taken it back to the store today and picked up a Motorola Q9h.
But I would have to say provided this phone did not have these problems I think it would have been a great phone for me, but each users experience will be different.
"Great Phone"on by ender330
Pros Great Size, Good Keyboard, Awesome Form Factor, Nice Screen
Cons Camera Quality, Tough to Find Voice Sweet Spot, A Little Slow
Summary This is an excellent phone overal. Ive been waiting to get a new phone for several months now, and when i heard about this in early september i decided to wait for it. Since then ive read more and more information on it and when i finally got my hands on one i was shocked at how much better it was than i thought it would be. Its a very small phone, though i find the size to be a pro. For very large hands it might be tough but i have skinny fingers and no problems with any keys. I Love the dual slider form factor. Everyone thats seen it thinks its the coolest thing ever, and i fully agree. Its mostly good. The only cons are a less than par camera quality, a tough to find ear speaker (gotta move it around a bit to get good voice quality), and with some things its a little slow in opening or transitioning, though nothing that really kills me. For most things its quite fast. I absolutey love it and have found no flaws greater than those ive mentioned in the 5 days ive had it.
Pros Nothing at all, what-so-ever.
Cons It freezes. My contacts never show up. Ive had it replaced once and the new one is still a piece of garbage. The screen switches VERY slowly. There is nothing good about this phone.
Summary I hate this piece of junky crap. It freezes constantly. The screens take like a minute to switch. I know other peoplewho have the same exact phone and they say they hate it too. I strongly advise you not buy this phone. Most of the time, in order to see your contacts, you have to take you the battery and reset the whole phone. It takes FOREVER to restart too. Then I try to go down on the original screen and it doesnt move, then a few minutes later it like flips out and it goes up and down crazily. NEVER EVER EVER BUY THIS PIECE OF FREAKIN GARBAGE EVER.