Summary: For the young professionals who have outgrown their cell phone but aren't quite ready for a business-centric device, the T-Mobile Shadow offers a nice compromise, as the entry-level smartphone brings the capabilities of a Windows Mobile smartphone into a fresh and affordable package.
Pros: The T-Mobile Shadow offers a fresh take on Windows Mobile smartphones, with a sleek slider design and interface. The entry-level device also has an affordable price tag and features a beautiful display; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; a 2-megapixel camera; and various messaging capabilities.
Cons: The call quality of the Shadow could be better, particularly the speakerphone. The navigation wheel is slippery, and performance can be sluggish when numerous apps are in use.
The Shadow Knows A Good Deal: HTC Shadow Smartphone (T-Mobile)
Personal Electronics buzz
1 February 2008
Excerpt: This T-Mobile Shadow made by HTC suits me just fine. My contract was up on my cell phone with another company and after seeing the Shadow I decided to graduate into the smartphone category. It does not have all the data options as some smartphones. It does have the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0. I can look at my Word documents and access and sync my Outlook account. The features are just right for my needs and I think the Shadow is stunning.
Summary: Still, HTC and T-Mobile are to be commended for the work they did packaging the power of a Windows Mobile smartphone in a consumer-friendly offering. Shadow’s size, style, and friendly, efficient user interface go a long way towards making advanced features like WiFi connectivity and integrated Email much easier for the non-geek to get a grasp on.
Conclusion: The Shadow is slim, very attractive and hip looking, something we don't often say about MS smartphones. It does a good job of bridging the gap between a sexy-looking feature phone with entertainment on board and a business-minded device. Power users will be happy to hear the full compliment of WinMo features are there and novices will find navigating features easier.
Pros: Great looking, relatively small and well made. Great display, solid slider with hybrid keyboard. WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 on board. Ample memory for running apps and storing programs. SDHC support.
Cons: EDGE is slow by today's standards. Battery life is short. The Neo home screen theme makes it easy to do common tasks but it's not customizable. Speakerphone is annoyingly bad.
Summary: The T-Mobile Shadow has undergone a minor update over the first generation mobile phone handset that was first released over a year ago. The T-Mobile Shadow is a Windows Mobile handset, manufactured by HTC.