"great phone"4.5 starson by drakefantastic
Pros: keyboard is comfortable and accomidates giant thumbs, quick processor, uncrippled wifi and bluetooth.
Cons: phone quality is tinny, needs an up-down scroll button, side call button is easy to hit when typing
Summary: I have had this phone for a month now (was on of "the 40") and i love it. one handed operation is a little tough--T9 would have been useful on the front numeric keyboard, however, the front does feature auto complete.
The only annoying thing about the phone is that when typing on the keyboard, it is easy to hit the green call button, which brings up a different menu. i would also like to have a up and down scroll button for web browsing with one hand.
this phone is capable with media--i can watch youtube via tcpmp and flashbundle. i can listen to MP3s and even set them to be my ring tone. it has the standard 2.5 mm jack, so you need a converter for regular headphones.
WM6 could use a few updates on this phone. there is no snooze button on the alarm. mobile office does not yet open office 2007 document--though i hear an update is coming. there is no native zip support, and the close button doesn't close the applications. after downloading a few mobile apps, i am pretty satisfied.
there could be more memory on the phone. when using PIE, it can get sluggish depending on the site and my memory drops. if you want a more desktop like browsing experience, you can use the included picsel browser, however, none of these have flash support.
the phone works well, though it is not the most comfortable when holding it up to my ear...and i get ear smudges on the screen. i can hear the callers fine, though they sound tinny. with my jawbone callers sound better.
the form factor is perfect for me. some complained that the phone is too big...but if it were any smaller, the buttons would not accommodate my hands. the construction feels solid and the slider is sturdy. i have dropped it once and i held up fine.
the phone comes with two batteries. i only use the extended battery, which usually lasts a day and a half depending on use. the desktop charger on the vzw website does not seem to sync the phone, which seems a little dumb, but it only came out today and accessories may be added.
all in all, i love this phone. it is dependable, and most of my issues are desired tweaks to the OS and not the phone. so far, it is the best pda offering from Verizon, and as they only seem to come only with one PDA a year, we are fortunate this is a good one.