4 Nice hardware, windows mobile still needs work...Rick01 | 21/12/2009 | See all Rick01's reviews (1)Generally this is a nice phone. It is a sensible size, not too heavy and sits very comfortably in the hand. Battery life, for a smart phone, is fairly good, I am getting 3 days of reasonable use, but if you use Wi-Fi then expect to charge it more regularly. Screen is really clear and easy to read, even though some other HTC phones have higher resolution. Email and calendar synchronisation works well.HTC TouchFLO front end is quite nice, certainly better than native Windows mobile. Manual is OK, a bit superficial about more general windows mobile topics.Reasons for not giving it 5 stars?Mostly windows mobile. Even by version 6.5 it is still not a great phone O/S. Networking is particularly confusing, after weeks of trying I have admitted defeat on proxy configuration. I also can not find any sensible way of specifying connection preferences. It seems to be using a Wi-Fi connection in preference to a 3G connection, but the configuration is so obscure I am uncertain if this is just luck. The TouchFLO front end could also do with some tweaks. I would like a way to get fast access to at least one installed program from the initial screen, and I would also like to know why the front page current weather summary updates fine when I am at work, but never, ever, updates when I am at home, even though both locations have reasonable 3G service.