I got this phone on Christmas Eve as a gift. What can i say? Played and better played with it and it is awesome! The look is sleek, the touchscreen incredible and easy to navigate and the camera and video are second to none. I so love my first touchscreen phone, wonder how i ever managed without one, so simple to operate. This is a very user freindly phone that i believe caters for all.
The CAMERA : Last night i took some amazing pictures in the dark. All pictures have been incredibly good so far and anyone who has not had a good experience of this camera simply does not know how to use it properly, usually due to not reading the manual.
VIDEO CAPTURE : I filmed my son whizzing past my house on his bike. I did not expect to see him in such detail and with such clarity. This is the best video rec feature i have seen or used on any phone.
TOUCHSCREEN : Every icon is easy to tap and all menus are easily accessible. A nice vibrate is given off to confirm you have hit the key or icon properly. A joy to use.
THE KEYPAD : Sending texts is a delight. Once you know where the usual command keys are [ie, delete last character] it is very clear and simple to use.
INTERNET : Incredible load up speeds for the pages you view. Fantastic clarity on the 3" screen and can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode. I use Skype through this handset on the 3 network and MSN Messenger and they work very well on this phone.
HANDWRITING RECOGNITION : A bit of a pain at first but after a while i feel it learns your commands much better and i have noticed a vast improvement since yesterday and sent my first text using this feature today. Practice is all it takes.
THE SOFTWARE : Easy to sync with windows [vista incuding] and very easy to operate. I synced with outlook express and it worked a treat. Backed up my contacts and all data to my PC with no problems.
MUSIC PLAYER : Not bad at all. Only loaded about 20 files on so far but playback is effortless and sound quality very good. Would recommend new headphones though, an adaptor for a normal jack is included.
BLUETOOTH : Works with everything i have paired it with. My headset for the car, my PC and my wifes phone all work well. Easy to transfer and recieve files to and from the PC. Excellent !
OTHER FEATURES : Jog wheel on rear [very handy], a stylus but my preference if for the Jog Wheel or to finger scroll pages.
THE CONS : Yes a few small niggles. Nowhere for the stylus to live, no lens cover so a suitable case is needed and there is a genuine lack of accessories out there at the moment for this phone.
Please Please buy this phone. I had my doubts at first but so delighted i own it now. It truly is a quality phone and revolutionary. The Iphone is very humble in comparison and lacks many of the features this phone has. I for one will be very reluctent to go back to a normal handset.