"A little thick but the dual keyboards is a nice plus"3.5 starson by superguy
Pros: Numeric keypad and qwerty keypad. Quick internet
Cons: Fat. Directional pad not back lit. No LED notification.
Summary: I've had this for about a week.
I installed all my regular windows mobile software and have used it quite a bit.
1st off, it's not very comfortable to hold. It's a little thick but the real trouble is this thing needs a some rubber grips. I feel like it can fall out my hand. Especially since it gets a little hot after some usage.
Call quality could be better. Everything sounds fuzzy. Maybe this is a defective phone. It starts to vibrate now and then for no reason and it last for at least 30 seconds.
The keys are a little tight but it's not that bad if you are used to hunting and pecking. So far I keep thinking keys will be somewhere else. The keys are bright when they are lit, but the 4 way directional navi is not backlit. This seems to be one of the more important buttons. There's also a lock button at the bottom but by pressing it once, you get a menu with power off at as the top choice. Press and hold to lock, or press once for the menu.
Windows Mobile 6 is the main reason I upgraded. Some of the new features should have been there since version 1 and seem like a no brainer. I thought HTML emails would be a big plus but the scrolling makes it awkward and I think I may need to turn it off. No threaded text messages but new filtering makes finding conversations a little easier. Windows Mobile has always felt like an after thought. Text messages pile in endlessly unless you manually delete one by one. No empty folder on the inbox or "delete after 30 days" option here.
The LED only shows charging status. No LED for reminders, missed calls and text messages. This should be standard on all phones. I'm happy there is no annoying blue LED to let you know bluetooth is on. Also, when using a headset, I cann't figure out how to get back to the handset instead without turning off bluetooth.
It does come with the 3 major IM clients but after all these years, I can never figure out how to keep these things connected. After a few hours, they're always offline.
I'm not sure if I'm keeping this thing. I don't really need a keyboard if it adds this much bulk and makes the phone so uncomfortable to hold. Also, for a slider, you cannot answer or hang up by sliding the phone open and closed. I really want a dual hinge flip like the Samsung. It would give the same functionality but it a smaller form factor.