October 14th 2010 2:07 pm

8.0
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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality Pretty good. Occasional call drops, but I wouldn't say its perfect. good
  • Display Usable even at low brightness levels great!
  • Battery life Battery is pretty good for normal calls. Dies quickly when using data. The standby time went to *ten* hours twice, and I had to reinstall the operating system. so-so
  • Camera + Very good color reproduction in day light - No autofocus and only VGA video so-so
  • Ease of use Its incredibly good! great!
  • Design and form factor Beautiful to hold and the portrait QWERTY is a joy to use good
  • Portability (size / weight) Perfect for one hand use. A little bulky but it aids in holding the phone. good
  • Media support No comments good
  • Durability My camera stopped working a few times, to fix which I had to reinstall the operating system. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Whats more painful than the number of apps in the app catalog restriction in a number of countries. However, the third party app eco system is very good so-so
Detailed review
Ergonomically designed with a very usable interface. The swipe gestures and multi tasking is nice to use. A better camera would have been great. The hp app catalog restrictions are a pain too. On a positive note, the third party developers network is insanely good. And did I forget, the touchstone dock is a joy to have
review history
2012-05-08
Updated detailed review