8.0
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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality Much better than the competition, not perfect. Depends on your signal & carrier. good
  • Display I was astonished at my home screen. You can put background pictures you take and it will display as if a big camera had taken it! great!
  • Battery life This almost never happens, but battery may present some anomalies in what's running time in some very-select days now and then. good
  • Camera No comments
  • Ease of use Very easy, although it still utilizes the ball, which I'm already accustomed to. good
  • Design and form factor Even better than more-recent releases, in my humble opinion. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) You don't even feel it, not too small, not big at all. great!
  • Media support Although I don't use nothing but its camera for travel photos and video, it seems to support major formats of media. good
  • Durability Mine's scratched by the use I gave it, but it's normal. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) This can be tricky, but I'm not one for accessories anyhow. RIM offers you all you might need. A must is a new-bigger memory. so-so
Detailed review
Overall, great phone. I love the mini-keyboard. The ball might get dirty and that might compromise its accuracy. But anything other is just normal. Very good.