Product Type: T-Mobile Smartphone
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A great phone
Member Name: craig123
Date: 04/08/10, updated on 08/08/10 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Hardware keyboard and android os
Disadvantages: No longer upgraded Android.
This phone has been my work phone for some months now and and its been very good. After several upgrades to the Android operating system the phone is no longer updated after onesix. The google maps keep getting updated and I find them really useful, the satellite navigation is very good, the standard gps type functions where great in places like london where getting lost is all too easy.
The phone itself is a very good mix of both touch screen and real keyboard for text entry which I find the best mix, I personally hate touch keyboard as I need to check where my fingers are too often. The keys are quite spaced out so its really a thumbboard unless you have it on the desk bouncing around as you type.
The flip action works well, a spring loaded clip in both directions with reassuring click. The few buttons on the outside work well and no build quality issues.
The OS works really well, after all the upgrades the system is stable and very rarely crashes but a reboot normally fixes most problems, even when it plays up for me.
The screen is large and easy to read with clear fonts its a breeze to use, the sound is clear and not too distorted, again the built in earphone and microphone work well.
The missing headphone jack is annoying as you have to an adapter unlike some newer models that do, this has some theories around it but its not a deal breaker.
The charger socket is a bit of a pain but nothing that bad compared to most and the use of the mini usb means loads of cables can charge it.
The phone is supplied with a mains charger and a usb lead for your computer to allow you to transfer music quickly and easily.
It supports 3g and the use of the wifi at home and shops makes for browsing the internet and gtalk very easy indeed. I was surprised that gtalk was available over 3g considering that it replacing text messaging.
Unofficially you can upgrade the phone to android two-one and more recently twotwo which is meant to work really well.
Summary: Worth its cost and hardware keyboard too boot.
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