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Bad: Sliding keyboard
Comment: It should first be a phone and then everything else... Otherwise it's a good piece of tech hardware.
Good: Sliding keypad, big touch screen, Wi-Fi, MP3 player
Bad: Bluetooth can sometimes be a bit dodgy, no 3G, camera could be improved
Comment: Great little phone, the best I've owned, and I've owned a lot of different phones from many manufacturers. I think the 2-megapixel version of this phone will be the dogs danglies! When that comes out I think this phone will be sold on (reluctantly). The features are a plenty, all very useful, work anywhere (but do we really want to do that? hehe!) Compatability with office is spot on, easy syncing with your pc. The XDA and SPV ranges of phones have just got better! (ive got the XDA Mini IIs, it is the same device tho). The suprising thing about this phone is the sliding down keypad, which i find very very easy to touchtype on, the device keeps up with my typing and texting, emailing and navigating around the phone is a doddle! If you're looking for a decent sized phone to fit in your pocket, work on the move, have access to what you want at your fingertips then this is the phone for you. I love it! And at a fear of sounding corny, I couldnt live without it! Most reliable, well built and functional phone I've had. Expanding more on the downside, everything's going to go 3G and broadband on your phone sounds very appealing and useful to me (I'm looking at the SPV M5000 now! Mmm, tempted!) and the camera could really have been a lot better, it's not bad, but quality could be improved, don't let this put you off as most people have decent digital cameras today anyway. Quality phone, bring on more phones like this as it's just a matter of time! :o) Highly recommended
Good: Windows OS, seamless moving from static to mobile computing, WiFi!
Bad: Seems to lean more towards PDA than phone
Comment: I've previously had a HP Jornada so the basic mobile computing features weren't new to me, but the familiarity of moving from a PC-based Windows desktop to the OS on the Vario is great. With WiFi, Bluetooth, IR and USB you are spoiled with connectivity options. The only downside is that I think it leans a little too heavily toward the PDA market, the phone side seems to be a bolt-on affair. On trying to enter numbers into an IVR while joining a conference I was a little lost off at first to find out how to bring the keypad up!
Good: The design, facial, and compact.
Bad: A little thick.
Comment: It is excellent.
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