I have used it for a couple of weeks right after its release - it did need SW updates to get in shape, several. However it's a great feature to be able to update it yourself, others should take note. The design of the update app isn't that great - I wouldn't call it communicative or fast but it does the job.
Most of the reviewer’s comments I subscribe to, except that USB charging does work, however I have some other issues that put together made me give back the phone and pick up my "old" Nokia 6630 again.
1) PIM sync is painfully slow - much slower than the not exactly lightning fast Nokia. It takes several minutes to determine that there are no changes.... God help you if there are, my patience could not take it. Palm sync or ActiveSync has given me much better experiences in that area.
2) If you, like me, have many contacts (ab 1k of them) in the phone it’s a pain finding the right one. You have to search by last name only (*or* first name if I change some setting) and can not alternate between searching on first name or last name as needed depending on who I look for. Why not allow for a global search? Well, why not have a true global search such as Palm had 7-8 years ago already? You found entries by search in phonebook, calendar or whatever in the whole device.
# 1 irritated me on a daily basis, #2 made me give up - I need to make calls, it's a phone, I can’t spend my life looking for their numbers with the little pen in hand…
A good thing worth highlighting is the calendar (bar the painful sync) which is beautifully laid out and better than my Nokia - it even handles the eternal problem of multiple time zones well. When I arrive in UK for example I reset the time zone and the calendar is in sync with time immediately. Good work.
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